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The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ON THE AIR! website was made possible by support from the National Science Foundation under grant number HRD-0332765. The site was redesigned under grant number HRD-0833247 to be fully accessible to people with disabilities. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and the people or subjects covered in each radio segment featured and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.

About Us

Founded in 1982, WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a non-commercial, public radio station and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our charter directs us to "furnish, prepare, and present non-profit and non-commercial educational, instructional, and cultural radio programs."

To this end, WAMC serves the public by bringing award-winning news and information that reflects the diversity of our listening audience. WAMC broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and with twenty-two broadcast facilities, WAMC ranks among the most-listened-to public radio stations in the nation, serving close to 400,000 monthly listeners in parts of seven states, including New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

As an affiliate of both National Public Radio and Public Radio International, WAMC is one of the most prolific original producers of public radio-style programming in the nation, nationally distributing news and information programs that cover a variety of topics, including health, women's issues, education, media accountability, news, and politics. WAMC's nationally-syndicated productions are available free-of-charge and can be heard on more than 300 public and commercial stations nationwide, and internationally via Armed Forces Radio.

WAMC's special radio programming on women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (made possible through support from the National Science Foundation) featured in this website was produced for broadcast on our nationally-syndicated radio programs:

51%: A weekly magazine-style radio program dedicated to women's news and views. The program includes news, features, commentary, music, and arts reviews from a women's perspective. Featuring producer and host, Susan Barnett.

The Best of Our Knowledge: a program dedicated to coverage of news and feature stories about issues and topics related to education, educational policy, innovation, and research. Featuring producer and host, Glenn Busby.

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