KUT celebrates women’s history month with series of profiles of women who made a difference in Texas history
AUSTIN, Texas—Feb. 24, 2011—KUT 90.5, listener-supported news, music and NPR from Austin, Texas, will present a moment in Texas women’s history each day in March, Women’s History Month.
In collaboration with the Ruthe Winegarten Foundation for Texas Women’s History, KUT will turn the spotlight on individuals and groups that made a difference in Texas women’s history in a series of 90-second profiles. Some of the women being profiled include Angelina, Bessie Coleman, Oveta Culp Hobby and Jovita Idar.
Singer-songwriter Sara Hickman, editorial cartoonist Ben Sargent and cookbook and children’s author Angela Shelf Medearis are among the voices behind the 31 profiles.
Each profile will air on KUT four times a day during Morning Edition, Music with Jay Trachtenberg, All Things Considered, Music with Matt Reilly and Left of the Dial with Jeff McCord (Fridays) on weekdays, and during Weekend Edition, Folkways, A Prairie Home Companion (Saturdays), Across the Water with Ed Miller (Sundays), Twine Time with Paul Ray (Saturdays) and Global Grooves (Sundays) on weekends.
In addition to the broadcasts, listeners can engage in Texas women’s history at KUT.org, which will feature video interviews with the four of the women who established the Ruthe Winegarten Foundation for Texas Women’s History, a daily brain teaser to challenge knowledge of Texas women’s history and links to resources to explore Texas women’s history. Each 90-second profile will be archived on KUT.org along with the profile scripts, which were developed by historians at the foundation.
All items from the KUT website, including the audio profiles, will be on the Winegarten Foundation’s website after March.
The series is being underwritten in part by Floor King, founded by Texas business woman Patsy Wade.