Audio Vignettes

Audio vignettes produced by KUT in Austin, honoring Women’s History Month.

TV 8 Programming

  • Tuesday, March 7
    7pmHarriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom
  • Tuesday, March 14
    11pmIsabel and Roy
  • Thursday, March 16
    11pmMargaret: The Rebel Princess
  • Friday, March 17
    8:30pmGreat Performances at The Met: The Hours
  • Monday, March 20
    9pmIndependent Lens: Storming Caesar’s Palace 10:30pmTell Me More: Dolores Huerta
  • Tuesday, March 21
    10pmDaring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century
  • Friday, March 24
    8:30pmAmerican Masters: In the Making 10:30pmIndependent Lens: Story of a Movement
  • Monday, March 27
    9pmAmerican Experience: Sandra Day O’Connor
  • Tuesday, March 28
    10:30pmIndependent Lens: Hidden Letters
  • Wednesday, March 29
    9pmSecrets of the Dead: Lady Sapiens
  • Friday, March 31
    10pmAmerican Masters: Roberta Flack 11pmIrma: My Life in Music

News 88.7 Programming

Rocket Girls and Astro-netts

Sunday, March 5th, 9 PM
This program is the story of women in the ultimate Man’s World — the labs and Shuttle crew cabins of NASA. Told in the first person, these stories explore the experiences of NASA’s first woman engineers and scientists and its first astronauts. It also tells the fascinating story of a group of women pilots who, in the early 1960s, were led to believe that they would be America’s first women astronauts and were given the exact same physical tests are the Mercury astronauts. The program is narrated by retired astronaut Eileen Collins, the first woman commander of a Space Shuttle.

Humankind: “The Extraordinary Life of Dorothy Day”

Sunday, March 12th, 9 PM
This Women’s History Month special will profile Dorothy Day — a remarkable 20th century figure. Dorothy Day was a journalist and the founder of the “Catholic Worker” movement, which established soup kitchens and “houses of hospitality” in the Great Depression. More than 200 Catholic worker facilities remain in operation today. Hear the provocative story of her social activism and inspiring spiritual beliefs.

BBC Witness: “Women’s History Month Special”

Sunday, March 19th, 8 PM
This hour-long special features remarkable stories of women’s history, told by the women who were there. Selected from the BBC’s Witness History program, we hear moving, inspiring, and even outrageous stories about a few of the most important women in living memory.

The Hidden Economics of Remarkable Women: Global Women Fighting Back

Sunday, March 19th, 9 PM
This one-hour special is about how women overcome economic barriers to empower themselves and their communities. hosted by Reena Ninan. You'll hear about justice for domestic migrant workers in Gulf states, the financial factors behind female genital mutilation and a program in the Congo working to overcome longstanding cultural barriers to women owning land.

Peace Talks Radio: Julia Ward Howe

Sunday, March 26th, 8 PM
The story of Julia Ward Howe’s 1871 Proclamation for Peace and her call for a universal Mother’s Day to promote peace and disarmament. Host Carol Boss talks with Kate Stickley, a direct descendent of Howe, and Jane Smith Bernhardt, an actor who portrays Howe onstage. Plus, a conversation with Susan Galleymore, author of a book “Long Time Passing: Mothers Talk About War and Terror.”