Lisa Yaszek, professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Institute of Technology, was interviewed in the GPB News, January 9, article and radio segment, “On Second Thought For Tuesday.” The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a unit in the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.
The Georgia legislative session has begun. Among many bills in play: a sweeping plan to revitalize rural Georgia. This might mean paying people who move to the country, subsidizing internet connections, and making it easier for small hospitals to stay open and in the black. But how all this attention under the Gold Dome translates to real improvements for people outside Atlanta remains to be seen. We talk with Sharon Wright Austin, a political scientist at the University of Florida. And Mark Niesse, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution… The sci-fi world may still be very much dominated by men behind the scenes, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t female trailblazers. Georgia Tech professor Lisa Yaszek went on a mission to honor some of these unsung heroines in her book, “Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction.” We talk with her and Bill Campbell. He’s the head of Rosarium Publishing, which works to bring more diversity to science fiction.
To listen to the full interview, visit the GPB News website.