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Explorers & Contenders: Amelia Earhart

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Encyclopedia Womannica
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Every weekday, listeners explore the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of groundbreaking women throughout history who have dramatically shaped the world around us. In each 5 minute episode, we’ll dive into the story behind one woman listeners may or may not know -- but definitely should. These diverse
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Every weekday, listeners explore the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of groundbreaking women throughout history who have dramatically shaped the world around us. In each 5 minute episode, we’ll dive into the story behind one woman listeners may or may not know -- but definitely should. These diverse women from across space and time are grouped into easily accessible and engaging monthly themes like Pioneers, Dreamers, Villainesses, STEMinists, Warriors & Social Justice Warriors, and many more. Encyclopedia Womannica is hosted by WMN co-founder and award-winning journalist Jenny Kaplan. The bite-sized episodes pack painstakingly researched content into fun, entertaining, and addictive daily adventures.Encyclopedia Womannica was created by Liz Kaplan and Jenny Kaplan, executive produced by Jenny Kaplan, and produced by Liz Smith, Cinthia Pimentel, Grace Lynch, and Maddy Foley. Special thanks to Shira Atkins, Edie Allard, and Luisa Garbowit. Theme music by Andi Kristins. Follow Wonder Media Network:WebsiteInstagramTwitter
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aviation. This young modern giant exemplifies a possible relationship of women on the creations of science. Hello from Wonder Media Network. I'm Jenny Kaplan, and this is Encyclopedia. Whoa, Manica, Today's Explorer broken countless records, paving the way for women in a new method of transport flight. We're talking about the one and only Amelia Earhart. Amelia Mary Erhard was born on July 24th, 18 97 in actress in Kansas. Even as a child, she had a bit of an adventurous streak. She spent much of her early childhood at her grandparent's house, exploring the neighborhood and climbing trees with her younger sister. Amelia saw her first airplane at a state fair in Iowa when she was about 10 years old. She wasn't particularly impressed, she later said. It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and look not at all interesting. Amelia's love of flight wouldn't develop for about a decade. Growing up, Amelia had to move from state to state due to her alcoholic fathers difficulty keeping a job. After Emilia's mother left him, the family settled in Chicago. They're Amelia attended Hyde Park High School, which she personally chose for its exceptional science program she excelled in class, but she wasn't exactly a social butterfly. Her yearbook caption read E the Girl in Brown, who walks alone During World War One, Amelia worked at a military hospital in Toronto, Canada, where she attended a flying exhibition with a friend. When a stunt pilot dove past her, Amelia's interest was piqued. In 1919, Amelia briefly entered the pre med program at Columbia University but left soon after to join her reunited parents in Los Angeles. She took her first airplane ride at an air show in Long Beach in December of 1920 days Later, she took her first flying lesson with the female aviator, Netta Snook. Amelia took on a variety of odd jobs to save money for flight lessons. She was a photographer, a truck driver and a stenographer. Over the course of a few months on her 25th birthday, Amelia bought a yellow Kiner air stir by plane that she called the Canary. After passing her flying test, Emilia flew in the Pacific Coast Ladies derby and later sat an unofficial women's altitude record. When she took her plane to 14,000 ft, she was the 16th woman to earn an international pilot's license. 1924. Amelia's parents divorced, putting the family through financial difficulties, and Amelia had to sell her plane. She moved with her mother to Massachusetts, where Amelia worked as a teacher and social worker while occasionally flying in air shows. Four years later, in 1928 Amelia's life took another exciting turn. Publisher George Putman approached her to join a transatlantic flight to the United Kingdom. Amelia joined pilot Wilmot Stults and mechanic Lewis Gordon on a 20 hour journey. Toe whales arriving to cheering crowds, Amelia became the first woman to cross the Atlantic by plane. And just like that was an overnight sensation. Amelia wrote two books called 20 Hours, 40 Minutes Our Flight. In the Friendship and the Fun of It, she went on a book tour and became the face of a variety of products, including modern air Erhard luggage. She bought a new plane and set seven women's flight speed and distant records between 1930 1935. I can't have fitting my flight, Matt Little, the aviation, but it could mean something. Tow women, then I feel it justified. Amelia also married George Putnam, who continued to promote her celebrity status. In 1932 Amelia once again made history. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. This feat earned her the gold medal of the National Geographic Society, among other rewards, and her record setting didn't stop there. That same year, she became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back. She repeated that flight the following year and broke her own speed record. Amelia was also the first person man or woman to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii TOE Oakland, California
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