This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...
A few months ago, I went sifting through the Bay Area’s naval history at the Alameda Naval Air Museum, and there was one item I saw during my visit that boggled me. I had never seen it before. It was the logo for WASPs, Women Airforce Service Pilots.
From Radiotopia’s Radio Diaries, this is the story of WASP as told by the pilots themselves. Listen to dozens more stories from Radio Diaries by subscribing to their podcast, or listen to their backlog at radiodiaries.org.
In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to enter space. While much has changed in the 30 plus years since Ride made history, her unearthed interview with Gloria Steinem highlights the fact that some things sadly haven't changed. From the PBS series and podcast Blank on Blank, here’s an edited version of that original interview.
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