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8:51am

Fri January 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Gerda Lerner Dies, Women's Studies Trailblazer

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 10:00 am

Professor Gerda Lerner, in a handout from the University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconson, Madison

Historian Gerda Lerner, a pioneer in the creation of women's studies as an academic discipline, has died in Madison, Wisc. She was 92.

A prolific feminist author, Lerner wrote texts that traced the history of patriarchy going back thousands of years to more modern topics, such as African American women's history. Her many books included a two volume work called 'Women in History': the first book examined the history of patriarchy and the second dealt with the start of feminist consciousness.

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7:47am

Fri January 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Secretary Clinton Now Expected Back In Her Office Next Week

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 10:00 am

Wednesday: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (in sunglasses) as she left New York Presbyterian Hospital with her husband, former president Bill Clinton (top right), and their daughter, Chelsea.
Joshua Lott Reuters /Landov

6:50am

Fri January 4, 2013
The Two-Way

155,000 Jobs Added In December, Jobless Rate At 7.8 Percent

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 10:00 am

Looking for work: The scene at a "diversity job fair" in Manhattan last month.
John Moore Getty Images

There were 155,000 jobs added to public and private payrolls in December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning.

That's right in line with economists' expectations and is another sign of steady, though modest, growth in employment. In November, employers added an estimated 161,000 jobs. The average monthly gain in 2012 was 153,000 jobs, BLS says. That's the same average as in 2011.

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6:18am

Fri January 4, 2013

6:16am

Fri January 4, 2013
The Two-Way

In War-Torn Northern Syria, Children 'Only Paint In Red'

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 7:18 am

Children often show signs of trauma from their experiences inside Syria. A U.N. team interviewing Syrian children in a refugee camp found that most lost a loved one in the fighting, and almost half have post-traumatic stress disorder.
Jodi Hilton for NPR
  • From 'Morning Edition': Deborah Amos on the children of Northern Syria

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