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The Women of Pan Am in the Golden Age of Flight

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Stewardesses in the 1960’s and 70’s were far from in-flight hostesses. They were required to speak 2 languages, have a college degree and be poised, gracious and clever. We talk with Julia Cooke about her new book Come Fly The World-:The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am, and hear the stories of the women who flew at this time and how they paved the way for the feminist movement of the 1970’s.

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI. After starting her broadcasting career as a midday DJ at WARE in Ware, Massachusetts, she quickly advanced to host of the morning drive show, which in 1981, made her one of the few women in broadcasting to anchor her own morning show. Her career has covered nearly all aspects of broadcasting. She has been a radio disc jockey, a traffic reporter, a television news anchor and reporter, a program director, talk show host, and even a ski reporter. Her television work brought her to White River Junction, VT, Portland, ME, Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN. Mindy also worked at radio stations in West Palm Beach, FL, Hartford, CT, Boston, MA and Lebanon, NH. She has received numerous awards, most recently her 5th National PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Incorporated) award for best Call-in program and best Interview.