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Programs A Beautiful World: Rebels, Renegades and Wild Women

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"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen. We investigate several women who stand out as the rebels of their time.

A Beautiful World is a solutions journalism news program that focuses on inspirational stories and ideas from around the globe. "Rebels, Renegades and Wild Women" celebrates Women's History Month with stories of powerful women throughout history: suffragette Susan B. Anthony; female samurai Tomoe Gozen; animal rights activist Jane Goodall; first African American female astronaut Mae Jemison; Elena Favili and Francesca Cavallo, authors of the "Rebel Girls" series.


Heather McElhatton

Heather McElhatton, the host of A Beautiful World, is a writer and independent producer whose work has appeared on Minnesota Public Radio. Her commentaries and stories have been heard nationally on This American Life, Marketplace, Weekend America and Sound Money. As a best-selling author, Heather has written several novels, including Pretty Little Mistakes, A Million Little Mistakes, Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single, and Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Married.


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Preview audio available: February 8, 2018
Promo spot available: February 15, 2018
Program and rundown available: February 28, 2018


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March 1—April 2, 2018, with multiple airings permitted.

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Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before April 3, 2018. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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