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Connections: National Women's Hall of Fame

Sep 24, 2015

On October 3, ten women will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls. We'll talk to one of the inductees, an award-winning researcher from the University of Rochester who discovered how bacteria communicate to attack human cells and initiate disease. And we'll talk to several inductees from past years, including a woman whose name landed on a major piece of federal legislation. Our guests:

  • Barbara Iglewski, University of Rochester, 2015 inductee
  • Lily Ledbetter, past inductee, the name behind the Lily Ledbetter Act that was the first piece of legislation that President Obama signed into law
  • Kathrine Switzer, past inductee who was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon
  • Judy Pipher, Women's Hall of Fame Board of Directors