Here's the line up for the week:
2/27/17 Do Animals Ask for Help? by Aline Alexander Newman. It seems that some birds know that a human can help them when in distress. Aline Newman tells the stories of two birds.
2/28/17 Marie Curie: An Elite Player in the Science Game by Vicki Cobb, who tells you about a young Polish girl who traveled to the Sorbonne to major in math and physics -- and became first in her class.
3/1/17 Sarah Keys Evans: An Early Pioneer for Justice by Amy Nathan. Amy Nathan tells you about Sarah Key Evans, a young African American private in the US Army, who was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus -- three years before Rosa Parks.
3/2/17 Amazing Grace: The Admiral in Command of Knowledge by Jan Adkins. She graduated from Vassar College in math and physics then took a doctorate from Yale in math. In 1959 she was crucial in devising the first broad-based computer language, COBOL (COmmon Business Oriented Language) -- and she did all this as a Captain (and later Rear-Admiral) in the US Navy. Who was this Amazing woman?? Jan Adkins tells her story.
3/3/17 Mary E. Lease: Queen of the Populist Tornado by Cheryl Harness.Cheryl Harness tells you about a Kansas teacher who felt that her fellow citizens were not being treated fairly by the monied establishment. The unusual thing about Mary E. Lease is that she actually went out and did something about it.