Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 495
- May 28, 2020 7:00 pm
- 50:33 mins
Fighting for Space Guest: Amy Shira Teitel, author, "Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight" Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb, two record-holding women pilots, fought each other and the male-dominated NASA for the right to travel into space in the 1950s. They never left the Earth, but the female astronauts who followed them reaped the rewards of their struggle. Trailblazing Women Lawyers Guest: Jill Norgren, Professor Emerita, Political Science, City University of New York, and author, "Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers: Lives in the Law" Up until the last decades of the 20th century, women had to fight to get into law school and then they had to fight for jobs once they graduated. And they even had to battle the stereotypes held by other women in the office once they landed a position.