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The Story Exchange podcast showcases the stories and strategies of entrepreneurial women from San Diego to New York and beyond. Hosted by Colleen DeBaise. TheStoryExchange.org

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The Story Exchange podcast showcases the stories and strategies of entrepreneurial women from San Diego to New York and beyond. Hosted by Colleen DeBaise. TheStoryExchange.org

    100 Years of Power, Part 3: What the Future Holds

    100 Years of Power, Part 3: What the Future Holds

    In the conclusion to our 3-part series, we question: Is the future really female? As we head into a fierce presidential election, in a nation roiled by a pandemic and protests over police brutality, we look at the role women are playing as candidates and voters. Our guests include Kelly Dittmar of the Center for American Women and Politics; Joanna Weiss of Women for American Values and Ethics; author Molly Ball of the new "Pelosi" biography; Ronnee Schreiber of San Diego State University; and Glynda Carr of Higher Heights.

    • 25 min
    100 Years of Power, Part 2: Slow Burn of Progress

    100 Years of Power, Part 2: Slow Burn of Progress

    We spend this episode looking at what happened after women got the vote. If you missed Part 1, check it out -- we looked at the long years leading up to 1920. But in Part 2, we take you on a journey through history, from the Roaring Twenties through the Great Depression, through the Civil Rights Era, to Women's Lib in the '60s and '70s, all the way up to the early 2000s. Suffrage didn't change everything overnight...it was more like a slow burn. Our guests include Susan Ware, a historian focused on feminism; Gina Luria Walker, professor of Women's Studies at the New School in New York, and Nell Merlino, creator of Take Your Daughters to Work Day with Gloria Steinem at the Ms. Foundation.

    • 38 min
    100 Years of Power, Part 1: Battle for Suffrage

    100 Years of Power, Part 1: Battle for Suffrage

    72 years. That's how long it took for women to win the right to vote, after suffragists first rallied at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. The battle was long, heart-felt, and sometimes bitter -- with a surprising split over race issues after the Civil War ended. The 19th Amendment was finally ratified on August 18, 1920, in the wake of the Spanish Flu Pandemic. 100 years later, the war for equality is still being fought -- making the history explored in this podcast more important than ever. Ellen DuBois, author of Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote, joins reporter Victoria Flexner to answer this question: How did getting the vote in 1920 change women’s ability to wield power in America?

    • 38 min
    "100 Years of Power" Trailer

    "100 Years of Power" Trailer

    100 years ago this August, women finally won the right to vote . Coming soon, The Story Exchange will explore the bruising battle for suffrage, the women who took up the fight, the women who are still fighting. These are the stories that history often forgets. We haven't. In the 3-part-series "100 Years of Power," we'll take a how the 19th Amendment challenged basically every aspect of existence as people knew it -- and started a fire that is still burning. Music credit: Madame Gandhi, The Future Is Female.

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    Making Affordable Prosthetics for Amputees

    Making Affordable Prosthetics for Amputees

    Here's one good use for plastic: Medical devices. At UMass-Lowell, plastics engineer Erin Keaney decided to re-imagine the artificial limb after learning that much of the world’s amputees couldn’t afford high-cost prosthetics. In this inspiring podcast, listen to how 29-year-old Keaney has developed a patented prosthetic that is changing amputees' lives in India, Rwanda and the Philippines. She and classmate Jonathan de Alderete have raised $1 million for Nonspec.

    • 12 min
    Changing Immigrants' Lives Through Food

    Changing Immigrants' Lives Through Food

    "In every kitchen in the country," says Paty Funegra, "you are going to find Latinos." But too few programs help newly arrived immigrants learn food or language skills. Listen to how Paty, who was born in Lima, Peru, came to the United States and decided to start a program, La Cocina VA, to help her fellow immigrants land jobs in the restaurant industry. We spoke with Paty not long after the El Paso shootings targeted Hispanics. This inspiring podcast story works like a salve against the disheartening crush of stories about immigrants, and showcases their resilience and entrepreneurial spirit.

    • 14 min

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I find the stories covered by this podcast very inspirational, especially for women. The podcast episodes are the perfect length (usually about 20 minutes), and always have a clear focus. The episodes contain a nice balance of background information, interviews and general discussion of the topic. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone thinking of starting a business, and wondering how to get it done.

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