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A Political Newcomer Challenges Arlen Specter's Pennsylvania Senate Seat

Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Seat, Lynn Yeakel. She is running against incumbent Republican Senator Arlen Specter. Yeakel has never served in elected office before, but says she was inspired to run because of Specter's treatment of Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. Yeakel helped found and has been President of "Women's Way," a coalition of organizations raising money to help women and their families. It's the first and largest regional women's fund in the U.S. and has been the model for similar organizations in other communities.

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Other segments from the episode on September 1, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 1, 1992: Interview with Lynn Yeakel; Interview with Robert Brustein; Review of the television show "Going to Extremes."

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