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She the People is a weekly podcast hosted by Heather Linder and Billy Puckett, recognizing some of the most influential women in history that you should have learned about in school

Latest Episodes

Episode 36: Olive Wetzel Dennis

Railway companies made up yet another industry that excluded women from their ranks, but when Olive Wetzel Dennis became a civil engineer she wouldn't take no for an answer. The first female engineer for a major rail company, her decades long career resulted in numerous improvements that impacted the entire travel industry. Learn more in this week's She the People! Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus Sources: https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/olive-dennis-7092.php http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/02/cornell-rewind-phenomenal-first-women-engineering https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/olive-dennis-train-comfort-engineer http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2010/03/the-lady-engineer-olive-d-wetzel-dennis/ https://transportationhistory.org/2017/03/10/women-in-transportation-history-olive-dennis-us-railroad-civil-engineer/

34 MIN2018 MAY 18
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Episode 36: Olive Wetzel Dennis

Episode 35: Rosalind Franklin

In an era where women were rarely given the opportunity to make an impact in science and math, Rosalind Franklin stood out among some of the most influential scientists of the era. After decades of being nearly anonymous due to her work being taken without credit, she is finally being recognized for her significant advancements in DNA research. Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Timothy Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: https://www.famousscientists.org/rosalind-franklin/ https://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/franklin.html https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/rosalind-franklin-a-crucial-contribution-6538012 https://www.livescience.com/39804-rosalind-franklin.html https://www.biography.com/people/rosalind-franklin-9301344 https://interestingengineering.com/rosalind-franklin-unsung-hero-discovery-of-dnas-structure

37 MIN2018 APR 13
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Episode 35: Rosalind Franklin

Episode 34: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Marjory Stoneman Douglas's name has been thrust into the spotlight again recently due to the latest mass school shooting that took place last month, so we decided to learn more about that school's namesake. Listen to this week's episode to hear about the life of the woman who almost single-handedly saved the Florida Everglades. Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Original Music: Timothy Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/15/us/marjory-douglas-champion-of-everglades-dies-at-108.html http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/issues-ideas/article1960434.html https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/us/marjory-stoneman-douglas-who-was-trnd/index.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1998/05/15/environmentalist-marjory-stoneman-douglas-dies-at-108/99d2a81d-2141-4dd1-b8fc-69d4cb0da27b/?utm_term=.9f54bf5a4841 https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/historyculture/msdouglas.htm http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/Column-Marjory-Stoneman-Douglas-would-be-proud-...

44 MIN2018 MAR 16
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Episode 34: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Episode 33: Pauli Murray

Why haven't you heard of Pauli Murray? This accomplished lawyer, educator, and civil rights activist is one of America's most influential individuals of the 20th century, but her gender and sexuality likely kept her out of our textbooks. Learn more about Pauli as Black History Month comes to a close in this week's She the People. Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer and Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/the-many-lives-of-pauli-murray https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/books/review/the-firebrand-and-the-first-lady-by-patricia-bell-scott.html https://www.salon.com/2015/02/18/black_queer_feminist_erased_from_history_meet_the_most_important_legal_scholar_youve_likely_never_heard_of/ https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/02/19/387200033/the-black-queer-feminist-legal-trailblazer-youve-never-heard-of

30 MIN2018 FEB 23
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Episode 33: Pauli Murray

Episode 32: Mary McLeod Bethune

As the only formally educated person in her family, Mary McLeod Bethune realized how important access to education was. She became a successful educator, civil rights activist, philanthropist and businesswoman, all while serving as an adviser to four different presidents. Learn more about her amazing life as She the People observes Black History Month. Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: http://www.nytimes.com/1974/07/11/archives/20000-at-unveiling-of-statue-to-mary-bethune-in-capital-a-fine.html http://www.blackpast.org/aah/bethune-cookman-university-1904 https://www.biography.com/people/mary-mcleod-bethune-9211266 http://www.blackpast.org/aah/bethune-mary-jane-mcleod-1875-1955 http://www.cookman.edu/about_BCU/history/our_founder.html https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/mary-mcleod-bethune

33 MIN2018 FEB 15
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Episode 32: Mary McLeod Bethune

Episode 31: Catherine Bauer Wurster

In the wake of America's Great Depression, Catherine Bauer Wurster published a book that forever changed how the United States approached public housing. An adviser to five sitting presidents, this "Houser" put a spotlight on the lack of quality opportunities in housing and ensured the government provided subsidies to improve living conditions. Learn more about Bauer Wurster in this week's She the People! Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Beer: California Lager, Anchor Brewing Company Sources: https://www.socialworkhelper.com/2013/02/04/the-history-of-public-housing-started-over-70-years-ago-yet-still-evolving/ http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/products/books/abstracts/5530024%20chapter%201_abs.pdf http://texts.cdlib.org/view?docId=hb658006rx&doc.view=frames&chunk.id=div00031&toc.depth=1&toc.id http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=4866 http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/catherine_bauer_wurster Houser: The Life an...

42 MIN2018 JAN 25
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Episode 31: Catherine Bauer Wurster

Episode 30: Nellie McClung

Already a well-known, best selling author throughout Canada, Nellie McClung also had the goal of making sure women were treated as equals. Through an active role in government, and joining four other women to form the Famous Five, she was able to change the direction of women's rights for our neighbors to the north. Learn more in this week's She the People! Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/nellie-letitia-mcclung/ http://www.ournellie.com/about-nellie/ https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/nellie-mcclung http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/biography/biographi226e.shtml https://www.thoughtco.com/nellie-mcclung-508318 http://www.canadianchristianleaders.org/leader/nellie-mcclung/ https://archive.org/details/OCanada_317

37 MIN2018 JAN 18
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Episode 30: Nellie McClung

Episode 29: Alice Peurala

For decades, the steel industry was one of the most important in all of the United States, but despite the existence of unions, workers of all genders and races were treated unfairly. That's where Alice Peurala stepped in and became one of the most influential voices in the steel industry. Learn more about her landmark lawsuits and tireless work to make sure steel workers got their fair shake in this week's She the People! Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer and Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2012/2/8/1058372/-Alice-Puerala-A-Woman-Of-Steel http://www.illinoislaborhistory.org/hall-of-honor-articles/2012 http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1986-06-21/news/8602140343_1_union-politics-south-works-department-store-union https://socialistworker.org/2014/11/18/woman-steel http://www.nytimes.com/1986/06/23/obituaries/alice-peurala-local-leader-of-steelworkers-dies-at-58.html http://www.nytimes.com/1979/06/18/archives/woman-...

38 MIN2018 JAN 11
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Episode 29: Alice Peurala

Episode 28: Hattie Wyatt Caraway

Prior to the 1930s, women had only served in the United States Senate as a sign of respect to the widowed wives of senators until a special election could be held. Then Hattie Wyatt Caraway came along and decided to "try out my own theory of a woman running for office." She was soon one of the most respected voices in U.S. government. Learn more in this week's She the People! Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer and Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/not-so-silent-hattie-caraway http://history.house.gov/People/Listing/C/CARAWAY,-Hattie-Wyatt-(C000138)/ https://www.thoughtco.com/hattie-caraway-biography-3530379 https://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/hattie-caraway-declares-her-senate-candidacy-may-9-1932-222930

37 MIN2018 JAN 4
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Episode 28: Hattie Wyatt Caraway

Episode 27 - Madam C.J. Walker

Widowed at age 20, Sarah Breedlove was driven to do whatever she could for work to put her child through school. This drive lead to her developing a hair care empire that trained and employed tens of thousands of black women throughout North America. And so began the legend of Madam C.J. Walker, the first female millionaire in the United States. Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: http://www.madamcjwalker.com/bios/madam-c-j-walker/ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/walker_hi.html http://time.com/3641122/sarah-breedlove-walker/ http://nwhm.org/education-resources/biographies/madam-cj-walker http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/madame-c-j-walker https://www.biography.com/people/madam-cj-walker-9522174

37 MIN2017 DEC 14
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Episode 27 - Madam C.J. Walker

Latest Episodes

Episode 36: Olive Wetzel Dennis

Railway companies made up yet another industry that excluded women from their ranks, but when Olive Wetzel Dennis became a civil engineer she wouldn't take no for an answer. The first female engineer for a major rail company, her decades long career resulted in numerous improvements that impacted the entire travel industry. Learn more in this week's She the People! Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus Sources: https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/olive-dennis-7092.php http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/02/cornell-rewind-phenomenal-first-women-engineering https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/olive-dennis-train-comfort-engineer http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2010/03/the-lady-engineer-olive-d-wetzel-dennis/ https://transportationhistory.org/2017/03/10/women-in-transportation-history-olive-dennis-us-railroad-civil-engineer/

34 MIN2018 MAY 18
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Episode 36: Olive Wetzel Dennis

Episode 35: Rosalind Franklin

In an era where women were rarely given the opportunity to make an impact in science and math, Rosalind Franklin stood out among some of the most influential scientists of the era. After decades of being nearly anonymous due to her work being taken without credit, she is finally being recognized for her significant advancements in DNA research. Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Timothy Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: https://www.famousscientists.org/rosalind-franklin/ https://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/franklin.html https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/rosalind-franklin-a-crucial-contribution-6538012 https://www.livescience.com/39804-rosalind-franklin.html https://www.biography.com/people/rosalind-franklin-9301344 https://interestingengineering.com/rosalind-franklin-unsung-hero-discovery-of-dnas-structure

37 MIN2018 APR 13
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Episode 35: Rosalind Franklin

Episode 34: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Marjory Stoneman Douglas's name has been thrust into the spotlight again recently due to the latest mass school shooting that took place last month, so we decided to learn more about that school's namesake. Listen to this week's episode to hear about the life of the woman who almost single-handedly saved the Florida Everglades. Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Original Music: Timothy Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/15/us/marjory-douglas-champion-of-everglades-dies-at-108.html http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/issues-ideas/article1960434.html https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/us/marjory-stoneman-douglas-who-was-trnd/index.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1998/05/15/environmentalist-marjory-stoneman-douglas-dies-at-108/99d2a81d-2141-4dd1-b8fc-69d4cb0da27b/?utm_term=.9f54bf5a4841 https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/historyculture/msdouglas.htm http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/Column-Marjory-Stoneman-Douglas-would-be-proud-...

44 MIN2018 MAR 16
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Episode 34: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Episode 33: Pauli Murray

Why haven't you heard of Pauli Murray? This accomplished lawyer, educator, and civil rights activist is one of America's most influential individuals of the 20th century, but her gender and sexuality likely kept her out of our textbooks. Learn more about Pauli as Black History Month comes to a close in this week's She the People. Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer and Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/the-many-lives-of-pauli-murray https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/books/review/the-firebrand-and-the-first-lady-by-patricia-bell-scott.html https://www.salon.com/2015/02/18/black_queer_feminist_erased_from_history_meet_the_most_important_legal_scholar_youve_likely_never_heard_of/ https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/02/19/387200033/the-black-queer-feminist-legal-trailblazer-youve-never-heard-of

30 MIN2018 FEB 23
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Episode 33: Pauli Murray

Episode 32: Mary McLeod Bethune

As the only formally educated person in her family, Mary McLeod Bethune realized how important access to education was. She became a successful educator, civil rights activist, philanthropist and businesswoman, all while serving as an adviser to four different presidents. Learn more about her amazing life as She the People observes Black History Month. Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: http://www.nytimes.com/1974/07/11/archives/20000-at-unveiling-of-statue-to-mary-bethune-in-capital-a-fine.html http://www.blackpast.org/aah/bethune-cookman-university-1904 https://www.biography.com/people/mary-mcleod-bethune-9211266 http://www.blackpast.org/aah/bethune-mary-jane-mcleod-1875-1955 http://www.cookman.edu/about_BCU/history/our_founder.html https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/mary-mcleod-bethune

33 MIN2018 FEB 15
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Episode 32: Mary McLeod Bethune

Episode 31: Catherine Bauer Wurster

In the wake of America's Great Depression, Catherine Bauer Wurster published a book that forever changed how the United States approached public housing. An adviser to five sitting presidents, this "Houser" put a spotlight on the lack of quality opportunities in housing and ensured the government provided subsidies to improve living conditions. Learn more about Bauer Wurster in this week's She the People! Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Beer: California Lager, Anchor Brewing Company Sources: https://www.socialworkhelper.com/2013/02/04/the-history-of-public-housing-started-over-70-years-ago-yet-still-evolving/ http://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/products/books/abstracts/5530024%20chapter%201_abs.pdf http://texts.cdlib.org/view?docId=hb658006rx&doc.view=frames&chunk.id=div00031&toc.depth=1&toc.id http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=4866 http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/catherine_bauer_wurster Houser: The Life an...

42 MIN2018 JAN 25
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Episode 31: Catherine Bauer Wurster

Episode 30: Nellie McClung

Already a well-known, best selling author throughout Canada, Nellie McClung also had the goal of making sure women were treated as equals. Through an active role in government, and joining four other women to form the Famous Five, she was able to change the direction of women's rights for our neighbors to the north. Learn more in this week's She the People! Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/nellie-letitia-mcclung/ http://www.ournellie.com/about-nellie/ https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/nellie-mcclung http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/hist/biography/biographi226e.shtml https://www.thoughtco.com/nellie-mcclung-508318 http://www.canadianchristianleaders.org/leader/nellie-mcclung/ https://archive.org/details/OCanada_317

37 MIN2018 JAN 18
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Episode 30: Nellie McClung

Episode 29: Alice Peurala

For decades, the steel industry was one of the most important in all of the United States, but despite the existence of unions, workers of all genders and races were treated unfairly. That's where Alice Peurala stepped in and became one of the most influential voices in the steel industry. Learn more about her landmark lawsuits and tireless work to make sure steel workers got their fair shake in this week's She the People! Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer and Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2012/2/8/1058372/-Alice-Puerala-A-Woman-Of-Steel http://www.illinoislaborhistory.org/hall-of-honor-articles/2012 http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1986-06-21/news/8602140343_1_union-politics-south-works-department-store-union https://socialistworker.org/2014/11/18/woman-steel http://www.nytimes.com/1986/06/23/obituaries/alice-peurala-local-leader-of-steelworkers-dies-at-58.html http://www.nytimes.com/1979/06/18/archives/woman-...

38 MIN2018 JAN 11
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Episode 29: Alice Peurala

Episode 28: Hattie Wyatt Caraway

Prior to the 1930s, women had only served in the United States Senate as a sign of respect to the widowed wives of senators until a special election could be held. Then Hattie Wyatt Caraway came along and decided to "try out my own theory of a woman running for office." She was soon one of the most respected voices in U.S. government. Learn more in this week's She the People! Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer and Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/not-so-silent-hattie-caraway http://history.house.gov/People/Listing/C/CARAWAY,-Hattie-Wyatt-(C000138)/ https://www.thoughtco.com/hattie-caraway-biography-3530379 https://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/hattie-caraway-declares-her-senate-candidacy-may-9-1932-222930

37 MIN2018 JAN 4
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Episode 28: Hattie Wyatt Caraway

Episode 27 - Madam C.J. Walker

Widowed at age 20, Sarah Breedlove was driven to do whatever she could for work to put her child through school. This drive lead to her developing a hair care empire that trained and employed tens of thousands of black women throughout North America. And so began the legend of Madam C.J. Walker, the first female millionaire in the United States. Hosts: Heather Linder & Billy Puckett Producer & Music Composition: Tim Corpus (timcorpus.com) Sources: http://www.madamcjwalker.com/bios/madam-c-j-walker/ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/walker_hi.html http://time.com/3641122/sarah-breedlove-walker/ http://nwhm.org/education-resources/biographies/madam-cj-walker http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/madame-c-j-walker https://www.biography.com/people/madam-cj-walker-9522174

37 MIN2017 DEC 14
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Episode 27 - Madam C.J. Walker

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