Women

Murphy Brown

Sep 13, 2018
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The late-80’s hit television series “Murphy Brown” makes its way back to primetime this fall. Centered on the life of a top female broadcast journalist with a knack for calling out hypocrisy and sparking controversy, the show won five Emmy awards over the course of 10 seasons.

The Federal Election Commission has ruled that federal candidates can use campaign funds to pay for child care costs that result from time spent running for office.

On Thursday, the FEC ruled unanimously, 4-0, in favor of New York Democratic House candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley.

There's already a record number of women running for House seats and governorships in 2018 — and women Senate candidates are on track to break records as well.

On the first big night of the 2018 primaries this week, those women fared particularly well.

Editor's note: This story was originally published in December and has been updated on March 8.

March 8 is International Women's Day — dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in all arenas: social, economic, cultural, political and personal as well.

To mark the day, we've compiled some of the profiles we've done of truly remarkable women, from a 101-year-old runner from India to a Yemeni refugee who didn't let war stop her from being a scientist.

Women in Politics

Feb 1, 2018
Victoria Woodhull
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Women have been striving for greater representation in the sphere public office for decades. Since President Trump's victory, a new wave of groups seeking to fund female candidates are joining the cause.

Today, we discuss the push to fund female candidates in their efforts as well as the history of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to ever run for president.

Women in Politics

Nov 28, 2017
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Women racked up victories across the country on Election Day. It’s a testament to the explosion of women candidates who have entered the political stage since Donald Trump was elected president one year ago. Coming up a look at how gender influences politics.

Workplace Harassment and Assault

Nov 3, 2017
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Today at 10am 

A number of women stepped forward with accusations of sexual misconduct from Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein of Miramax Films. It's not the first storyline on the subject to emerge from a high-profile industry this year. With sexual assault and gender discrimination scandals also erupting in Silicon Valley and awareness growing nationwide, we look at the prevalence sexual harassment in the workplace.


Workplace Harassment and Assault

Oct 18, 2017
Pexels

Last week, a number of women stepped forward with accusations of sexual misconduct from Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein of Miramax Films. It's not the first storyline on the subject to emerge from a high-profile industry this year. With sexual assault and gender discrimination scandals also erupting in Silicon Valley and awareness growing nationwide, we look at the prevalence sexual harassment in the workplace.

Women in Film

Jun 12, 2017
Warner Brothers

Wonder Woman has taken the box office by storm, grossing $103.3 million in its opening weekend. Critics have long pointed out that women are underrepresented both in front of and behind the camera, but Wonder Woman’s success is being lauded as a big gain in an industry increasingly dominated by big budget superhero action movies.

 What does the success of the film mean for women in the film industry? Join us today as we talk about women in film. 

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Protesters in Columbus rallied in Goodale Park on Wednesday to commemorate International Women's Day, which until this year has garnered little attention in the U.S.

When MoniCa Singh, then 19, went to visit her parents in Lucknow, India, in 2005, she had just finished her first year at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi. She hoped to complete her degree and pursue a career in fashion design.

Then her life changed in a flash.

As she was driving down the street, a long-time acquaintance waved and motioned her to roll down her car window. Over the years, she had refused his persistent marriage proposals but his sociable gesture seemed to signal that was in the past. So why not?

Women make up more than half of the voters in Ohio. Women’s issues and the way women are treated have dominated the talk through much of this year’s presidential campaign. In the latest installment in the Statehouse News Bureau’s series featuring voices of voters, women talk about the issues that are driving their decisions this year.

The Life and Career of Mary McGrory

May 20, 2016
Penguin Random House

Mary McGrory was a groundbreaking reporter and columnist, who won a Pulitzer prize for her work covering Watergate. She was the first women to receive the award for commentary. This hour, we'll talk about the life and prominent career of Mary McGrory. 

The Life and Career of Mary McGrory

Jan 6, 2016
Penguin Random House Publishing

Mary McGrory was a groundbreaking reporter and columnist, who won a Pulitzer prize for her work covering Watergate. She was the first women to receive the award for commentary. This hour, we'll talk about the life and prominent career of Mary McGrory. 

Women in Politics

Dec 24, 2015
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

11 a.m. 

Although women are slowly gaining political representation, they only make up about 19% of Congress. Today, only 104 women serve in the House and Senate, a number that is almost double what it was twenty years ago and a figure that has not kept pace with other countries. This hour, we're talking about barriers that women in politics still face and looking at how far women in politics have really come. 

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