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She Votes

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Apr 30, 2014 9:23 AM

NPR looks at the role of women in the 2014 election in the series She Votes. Tune in for stories on women voters, who make up more than half of the electorate and are being courted with unusual vigor by both parties this year. The series also focuses on female candidates and the challenges in persuading them to run, with reports from NPR's Mara Liasson, Tamara Keith, Ailsa Chang and Liz Halloran.

She Votes begins on WITF with a preview on Weekend Edition Sunday on May 4 with host Rachel Martin, and airs across Morning Edition and All Things Considered through May 10.

Politics and the Single Woman Morning Edition; Monday, May 5
A gender gap is standard fare in politics, but in 2012 Barack Obama had a 38 point advantage when it came to single women. Mara Liasson looks at the demographic and voter trends that have Democrats honing in on single women in 2014.

Republican Outreach Morning Edition; Tuesday, May 6
The GOP knows it has a problem with women. But is it tone or issues? And what can they do to woo more women without alienating their male base? Tamara Keith reports.

Governing Style Morning Edition; Week of May 5
There's a long held idea that female management and communications styles may affect governing. Ailsa Chang examines the power of relationships in a conversation with Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski and Republican Sen. Susan Collins

Moms Run Morning Edition; Week of May 5
Tamara Keith reports on the growing number of mothers in office around the country and how motherhood affects their politics.

Cash Cowgirls All Things Considered; Week of May 5
There was a time when women couldn't run for office because they didn't have seed money. Now female candidates are leading fundraisers in both parties. But as Ailsa Chang reports, political donors fit a familiar partisan and economic patterns.

What Women Want All Things Considered; Week of May 5
Mara Liasson looks at the market research that drives advertising to women on TV, social media and elsewhere. Is an emotional Hallmark ad enough to sway their vote?

We're 84 All Things Considered; Week of May 5
Michele Kelemen examines why the U.S. lags far behind the rest of the world in electing women.

Candidates Wanted Weekend Edition Saturday; May 10
For Indian women, gold is not just about ornamentation. It's a solid investment and insurance policy against bad economic times and marriages that could go sour. The obsession is worth tens of billions of dollars that ties up India's foreign reserves in a commodity that often does little more than sit in vaults. But enterprising, practical Indian women are now using it to get loans to fix houses or start small businesses. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.

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