Latino Political Power, Rocket Girls
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 325
- Jun 24, 2016 11:00 pm
- 1:42:54 mins
Latino Political Power Guest: Ignacio Garcia, PhD, Professor of Western and Latino History at BYU America’s electorate is more racially and ethnically diverse than it’s ever been. Nearly one-in-three eligible voters this November are not white, according to the Pew Research Center. Hispanic voters are driving the shift toward diversity and they’re a particularly young group. Nearly half of the 27 million Hispanics eligible to vote are millennials. Rocket Girls Guest: Nathalia Holt, PhD, Author of “Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars” The women behind America’s space program were called “computers” because that’s what they did: with pencils, graphing paper and incredible math skills, this elite group of women were responsible for all the critical calculations that powered early military missiles, launched America’s first satellite, guided lunar missions, landed rovers on Mars and sent the Voyager spacecraft on its journey beyond our solar system.