women http://kcur.org en Mother's Day: A Radical History, Plus Kansas Citians' Stories http://kcur.org/post/mothers-day-radical-history-plus-kansas-citians-stories <p>You could be forgiven if you happen to believe that Mother's Day is a holiday invented by florists, candy stores and greeting card companies. In point of fact, however, this holiday has a hard-won, grassroots history that puts today's celebrations in context.</p><p>On <em>Central Standard</em>, a historian introduced us to three women who lobbied for a mother's day of sorts: the first out of a desire for peace, the second to decrease infant mortality through education, and the third in service of her own professional yearnings.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:12:50 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Sylvia Maria Gross & Kate Baxendale 55415 at http://kcur.org Mother's Day: A Radical History, Plus Kansas Citians' Stories Wonder Women: The Strength Of Female Superheroes http://kcur.org/post/wonder-women-strength-female-superheroes <p></p><p>When you talk about heroes of the cape-and-tights variety, it’s not just a boy’s club. Just look at the comic book powers of Wonder Woman or the X-Men’s Storm, or even live-action heroes like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Xena.</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with the director of a new documentary about female superheroes and how they reflect and affect society’s ideas about women.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:20:07 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 54563 at http://kcur.org Wonder Women: The Strength Of Female Superheroes ERA DOA? The Fight For Equal Rights Lives On In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/era-doa-fight-equal-rights-lives-missouri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It was a chant from a different era.</p><p>“ERA now! ERA now! ERA now!”</p><p>As much as it sounded straight out of the past, the rallying cry was used Tuesday as a coalition of women’s groups marched to the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City on <a href="http://www.pay-equity.org/day.html">Equal Pay Day</a>, the day marking how far into a new year it takes a woman to earn what a man took home last year.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:24:58 +0000 Peggy Lowe 54018 at http://kcur.org ERA DOA? The Fight For Equal Rights Lives On In Missouri Where Women Entrepreneurs Can Find Support in Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/where-women-entrepreneurs-can-find-support-kansas-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent </span><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/geristengel/2014/01/08/11-reasons-2014-will-be-a-break-out-year-for-women-entrepreneurs/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Forbes.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> article headline touted “11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Breakout Year For Women Entrepreneurs.”&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And, indeed, the statistics are looking good.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Christie Garton 53591 at http://kcur.org Where Women Entrepreneurs Can Find Support in Kansas City How Women Make Their Mark In Male-Dominated Worlds http://kcur.org/post/how-women-make-their-mark-male-dominated-worlds <p>The business world is infamous for its “glass ceiling.” And it’s true that being a woman in a man’s world can make it more difficult to succeed.</p><p>In the second part of Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with the president the Kansas City Sports Commission and the publisher of <em>The Kansas City Star</em> — both women — about how they reached the top and what advice they have for other women.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:06:57 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 50053 at http://kcur.org How Women Make Their Mark In Male-Dominated Worlds An Unconventional First Lady http://kcur.org/post/unconventional-first-lady <p></p><p>Thomas Jefferson's eldest and favorite daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph, would often assume the role of First Lady after her mother died. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Kaitlin Brennan & Sangeeta Shastry 37919 at http://kcur.org An Unconventional First Lady Two Women, One World & 80 Days http://kcur.org/post/two-women-one-world-80-days <p>In 1889, it <strong>wasn't a woman's world</strong>, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of reporters <strong>Nellie Bly</strong> and <strong>Elizabeth Bisland </strong>when they embarked on a journey to beat <strong>Phileas Fogg's fictional travels</strong>.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:06:58 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34009 at http://kcur.org Two Women, One World & 80 Days Women's Experiences In The Military http://kcur.org/post/womens-experiences-military <p>Although they’ve just recently been allowed in combat, <strong>women in the military</strong> have long faced a host of <strong>challenges</strong>, both <strong>on the battlefield and at home</strong>. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 31492 at http://kcur.org Women's Experiences In The Military Training Women Leaders In Politics http://kcur.org/post/training-women-leaders-politics <p>As the number of female elected officials has steadily increased, so has the interest in training women to follow in their footsteps. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:29:07 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 30963 at http://kcur.org Training Women Leaders In Politics Women Facing Challenges In Business http://kcur.org/post/women-facing-challenges-business <p>Women business owners have less access to outside capital than their male counterparts. When they want to expand or improve their companies, they're more likely to use personal assets rather than seek larger outside funding.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Danie Alexander & Brian Ellison 25794 at http://kcur.org Women Facing Challenges In Business 'Madame President' Is Making The Future Of Women In Politics http://kcur.org/post/madame-president-making-future-women-politics <p>Hillary Clinton may have ran for president in 2008, and Michelle Bachmann tried to cinch the nomination this year in the GOP primaries. But the question remains: <strong>why aren&#39;t there more women in politics?</strong> Sat, 02 Jun 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Greta Wendelin 18676 at http://kcur.org 'Madame President' Is Making The Future Of Women In Politics