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Jan 6, 2017

01/06/17: The women at the center of ‘Hidden Figures’

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"Hidden Figures," a film about three African-American women fighting for workplace equality as NASA mathematicians in the '60s, opens in theaters across the country today. We spoke to the screenwriter, Allison Schroeder, about the film's importance and her family history with NASA. Next, we'll play this week's Silicon Tally with Dan Moren, co-host of the tech podcast "The Rebound," and then hear some New Year's tech resolutions from our listeners and staffers.

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Allison Schroeder on writing the movie 'Hidden Figures'

Jan 6, 2017
Hidden Figures tells the story of three African-American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA in the 1960s. Screenwriter Allison Schroeder tells us about writing the film and her family history with NASA.
NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) meets astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell), in the film Hidden Figures.
Hopper Stone / Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

“Hidden Figures,” a film about three African-American women fighting for workplace equality as NASA mathematicians in the ’60s, opens in theaters across the country today. We spoke to the screenwriter, Allison Schroeder, about the film’s importance and her family history with NASA. Next, we’ll play this week’s Silicon Tally with Dan Moren, co-host of the tech podcast “The Rebound,” and then hear some New Year’s tech resolutions from our listeners and staffers.

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