women's history

Tina Fey
PRX

Host Tina Fey, star of 30 Rock, author of Bossypants and Saturday Night Live alumna, takes listeners around the world into the secret life of girls—from the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, from the dancehalls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah—and reveals some of her own hidden worlds.

Tune in to The Hidden World of Girls on West Virginia Public Radio on Thursday, March 27 at 9 p.m.

Tina Fey Uncovers 'The Hidden World of Girls'

Mar 13, 2014
Tina Fey
PRX

Groundbreaking writer, actress and comedian, Tina Fey comes to West Virginia Public Radio's airwaves to host The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long Specials inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Tune in Thursday March 20, at 9 pm.

Eileen Collins
Eileen Collins

Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes is the story of women in the ultimate Man’s World – the labs and Shuttle crew cabins of NASA. 

Catch the broadcast Thursday March 12 at 9 pm.

Told in the first person, these stories explore the experiences of NASA’s first woman engineers and scientists and its first astronauts.  It also tells the fascinating story of a group of women pilots who – in the early 1960s – were led to believe that they would be America’s first women astronauts and were given the exact same physical tests are the Mercury astronauts. 

Jazzy Women Take the Stage

Feb 27, 2014
Nina Simone
PRX

In the 1960s, as the civil-rights movement and other cultural changes gained momentum, a generation of women artists made their way through a jazz world that had long been less than hospitable to their aims. 

This special program will air Thursday night, March 5 at 9 pm.