Coming up on Connections: Monday, September 7

Sep 4, 2020

Credit PRX

First hour: “And Nothing Less: The Untold Stories of Women's Fight for the Vote”

Second hour:  NPR Story Corps Special: “One Small Step”

We bring you special programming this Labor Day.

In our first hour, it’s “And Nothing Less: The Untold Stories of Women's Fight for the Vote.” "Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.” Written by suffragists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women’s rights activists used this rallying cry to demand voting equality. But the suffrage movement included far more voices and perspectives than these two well-known names: throughout the fight for women’s right to vote, generations of diverse activists demanded full access to the ballot box. Hosts Rosario Dawson and Retta guide us through this seven-part series, bringing us the stories we didn’t learn in our history books. “And Nothing Less” is a production of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the National Park Service, and PRX. It is the official podcast commemorating 100 years of the 19th Amendment and women's constitutional right to vote.

Then in our second hour, it's “One Small Step: Courageous Conversations Across A Growing Divide," a special hour from NPR and StoryCorps. At one of the most divided times in American history, StoryCorps and NPR Member stations around the country are inviting people to take One Small Step to better understand those with whom they disagree. One Small Step pairs people of differing political views to have conversations with one another out of respect and recognition of their shared humanity. This hour-long radio special from NPR and StoryCorps, along with member station WBHM, tells the story of a nation divided and one effort to create space for conversation. Host Elise Hu guides us through conversations with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, expert guests, and the highlights of a live stage presentation in Birmingham, Alabama, one of first cities to undertake the One Small Step project.