Our Body Politic’s weekly episodes feature in-depth conversations about the economy, health, politics, education, the environment, and the most prescient issues – because all issues are women’s issues.
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress in 1917. She was born in 1880 on her parent’s ranch in Montana.
Air Date: February 10, 2020
Dawn Staley, a Hall of Fame basketball player and coach, grew up playing against the boys in her North Philadelphia neighborhood. Her par
Air Date: February 3, 2020
Alva Belmont used her wealth to support the women’s suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Belmont was born i
Air Date: January 27, 2020
Grace Hopper was one of America’s first computer scientists and among the first women in the U.S. Navy to achieve the rank of rear
Air Date: January 20, 2020
Gloria Steinem was one of the most prominent faces of the feminist movement in the 1960s and 70s. Steinem used her skills as a journalist
Air Date: January 13, 2020
Mary Church Terrell
Mary Church Terrell was born during the Civil War, right after the Emancipation Proclamation. The daughter of former slaves who became su
Air Date: January 10, 2020
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