Women’s History Month

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with WCNY-TV, Radio Shows, and WCNY-produced video shorts.


Where to Watch


3-6 at 530 p.m. - Kitchen Queens_New Orleans‘Kitchen Queens’ New Orleans
Watch March 6 at 4, 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV.
This program turns the spotlight on female chefs that are changing the culinary landscape of New Orleans. From James Beard Award winners to the talented women at the helm of local restaurants, explore the food and personal stories of NOLA chefs with roots in Creole New Orleans, Louisiana Cajun country, Italy, Vietnam, and Latin America.
Link to trailer: https://www.pbs.org/show/kitchen-queens-new-orleans/

3-21 at 3 p.m. - Life in Synchro 2Life in Synchro
Air date: March 21 at 3 p.m.
Journey alongside incredible women around the country as they compete in synchronized ice skating.
Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ_UZx5LG1Y

3-14 at 2 p.m. - Celtic Woman_The Best OfCeltic Woman, The Best Of
Air dates: March 13 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
March 14 at 2 p.m.
Be transported to Ireland to celebrate magical moments and memories.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koFXyjU3kHA

3-12 at 2 p.m. - Loretta Lynn_My Story in my WordsLoretta Lynn: My Story In My Words
March 6 at 9:30 p.m.
March 9 at 8 p.m.
March 12 at 2 p.m.
March 14 at 3 p.m.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the Loretta Lynn song that became a book, feature film, and an indelible part of popular culture. Like so many other songs by Lynn, the autobiographical lyrics describe a woman struggling to make ends meet. Lynn’s simple, straightforward country ballads bring to life the joys, heartaches, and triumphs of everyday American life.

3-27 at 830 p.m. - Public Television Feature Film Package_North CountryPublic Television Feature Film Package ‘North Country’
March 27 at 8:30 p.m.
A woman who endured sexual harassment while working as an iron miner wins a landmark, 1984 lawsuit.

3-8 at 12 p.m. - International Women's Day SpecialInternational Women’s Day Special
Listen Monday, March 8 at 12 p.m.

Diane Jones is your host for another special broadcast celebrating the achievements of women in classical music, from the Baroque to the modern, in an hour filled with incredible pieces, composed and performed by women.

The rest of these are part of our regularly scheduled programming, but all of them feature women:

3-7 at 5 p.m. - Chamber Music Society of Lincoln CenterChamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Listen Sunday, March 7 at 5 p.m.

‘Courageous Women’ feature in this hour of specially curated music from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Among the highlights: Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet, and “Covered Wagon Woman” from Alan Louis Smith’s “Vignettes.” (Performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center are available every Sunday at 5 p.m. on WCNY Classic FM.)

3-10 at 8 p.m. - SymphonyCast_Mei-Ann ChenSymphonyCast
Listen Wednesday, March 10 at 8 p.m.

For Women’s History Month, SymphonyCast presents the first of two performances from women at the conductor’s podium. This week, Mei-Ann Chen conducts the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in works by Scofano, Kodaly, Montgomery, Faure, and Debussy. (SymphonyCast can be heard every Wednesday at 8 p.m. on WCNY Classic FM.)

3-17 at 8 p.m. - SymphonyCast_Ruth ReinhardtSymphonyCast
Listen Wednesday, March 17 at 8 p.m.

Ruth Reinhardt has established herself as one of the rising stars of the conducting world. This week on SymphonyCast, Reinhardt leads the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in works by Honegger, Bacewicz, Mazzoli, and Schubert. (SymphonyCast can be heard every Wednesday at 8 p.m. on WCNY Classic FM.)

March is Women’s History Month, a special time to celebrate the unique contributions of women in American life. At WCNY and Classic FM, we’re honoring this important month with special programming such as Classic FM’s International Women’s Day Special, and WCNY-TV’s Loretta Lynn: My Story In My Words.

Join us as we recognize the powerful female voices that have helped to shape our history. And don’t forget to check out our website, wcny.org, for more exclusive Women’s History Month content all March long!

The Fierce Women of ArtThe Fierce Women of Art
These courageous, unapologetic artists take risks, innovate, question art world practices—and also all happen to be women. Featuring artists such as the Guerrilla Girls, Corita Kent, Lynda Benglis, Xiao Lu, and Kara Walker.

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony
In 1846, while teaching at a female academy in Canajoharie, New York, Susan B. Anthony discovered that she earned only a quarter of the salary of her male co-workers. She Inspires showcases the many contributions of Anthony, who went on to co-found the Women’s Suffrage Association, spending the rest of her life fighting for equal rights and an equal voice for women in the world.

Roxane GayRoxane Gay
The child of Haitian immigrants, Roxane Gay became a leading voice in the feminist movement with her essay collection, Bad Feminist. Breaking Big dives into Gay’s painful childhood and the ways in which her early struggles propelled her career and determination to improve the lives of women around the world.

The Fierce Women of Art 2Fierce Women of Art 2
Female artists including Artemisia Gentileschi, Mona Hatoum, Frida Kahlo, Hannah Höch, and Yayoi Kusama push boundaries and inspire.

Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart went on to become one of America’s first celebrities, known for her daring, determination, and outspoken personality.

Real Women, Real JobsReal Women, Real Jobs
These are the innovators, problem-solvers, and dreamers who live right next door; real women who are passionate not just about their work, hobbies, and families, but about helping to make the world a better place.

Eleanor RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the 20th century’s most influential women. She transformed the role of first lady, challenged the Democratic Party, and dedicated her life to helping others.

Danai GuriraDania Gurira
Tony Award-nominated writer Dania Gurira made the leap from storyteller to Hollywood superstar. The Zimbabwe native yearned to bring African faces and voices to Broadway through her plays, going on to star in the blockbuster film, Black Panther.

Makers_The Feminine MystiqueMakers: The Feminine Mystique
In 1963, Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique, a book which exposed the ‘happy homemaker’ myth as a lie. Many women dreamed of the opportunity to have a career of their own outside the home, and Friedan’s book ignited a new wave of feminism in the United States.

The Seneca Falls 1848 Women’s Rights Convention focused political and public attention on gender equality and women’s suffrage in America.

Emily Howland, advocate for African American rights including education, and women’s suffrage, became the first woman to direct a national bank in the U.S.

Central New York’s Matilda Joslyn Gage became a nationally known abolition and women’s rights advocate.

Harriet Tubman was an Underground Railroad conductor, abolitionist, and advocate for women’s suffrage.