51% http://wamc.org en 51% Show #1304 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1304 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A co-author of a report on black women in U.S. politics says the upshot is there is much opportunity and much work to be done.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week’s 51%, we’ll also define kitchen space south of the border. And then we’ll hear from an essayist about the spin on muffin tops – outside the kitchen.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 94522 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1304 51% Show #1303 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1303 <p>Alas, we’re into the thick of it… summer that is. For some this means it’s a time for fishing, from a pier or a boat, on a pond or out at sea. Yet for one woman in a seaside community, fishing season is year round as she practices a 2,000-year-old art form. Then we’ll turn to a scientist/author who searches all realms to tackle some big questions, and it doesn’t matter if it’s summer, spring, winter or fall. &nbsp;Also on this week’s 51%, we’ll take a look at a female first for the U.S. Navy.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:08:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 94523 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1303 51% Show #1302 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1302 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear more from the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. We’ll also tell you about a push to rank college response to sexual assault.</span></p><p>And, you’ll meet a woman who creates wearable art with a message about America’s obsession with body image.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:49:06 +0000 Allison Dunne 94359 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1302 51% Show #1302 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1302-0 <p>On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear more from the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. We’ll also tell you about a push to rank college response to sexual assault.</p><p>And, you’ll meet a woman who creates wearable art with a message about America’s obsession with body image.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:21:29 +0000 Allison Dunne 94772 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1302 51% Show #1301 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1301 <p>Gender. Sexuality. Transformation. And the language that limits, pigeonholes, or liberates. On this week’s 51%, you’ll meet the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution.</p><p>Then we’ll introduce you to an unlikely pair brought together by gender and technology. And you’ll hear about slut shaming and what one teacher is doing to change the mindset and the words we choose.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:08:48 +0000 Allison Dunne 94338 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1301 51% Show #1300 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1300 <p>June is a celebration of pride. President Barack Obama this year joined in the recognition as he proclaimed June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. On this week’s 51%, we’ll take a look at the momentum of legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ll visit a state that bans same-sex marriage, and where a pride movement has sprung up in a small town. Plus, a new publication about same-sex weddings is joining the magazine world. And we’ll take a look at a female first at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:52:19 +0000 Allison Dunne 93092 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1300 51% Show #1299 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1299 <p>Snob zones, animal testing, and making absinthe. This week on 51%, i<span style="line-height: 1.5;">t's a special look back and a chance to say goodbye.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:03:02 +0000 Susan Barnett 93094 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1297 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1297 <p>What's happening in Africa? This week on 51%,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A global outcry against the Nigerian kidnappings – going dry in Yemen and Somalia, the forgotten need in Mali.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria has put the&nbsp; world&nbsp; on notice: it's time to pay attention to what's happening in Africa and the Arabian peninsula.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 18:34:40 +0000 Susan Barnett 91454 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1297 51% Show #1296 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1296 <p>The clothes you're wearing are still made by hand – hands often working in unsafe conditions for pennies. This week on 51%, b<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ringing manufacturing back to the States... plus trading fashion for activism, and an unsung founder of the labor movement.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 18:11:52 +0000 Susan Barnett 91453 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1296 51% Show #1295 http://wamc.org/post/51-show-1295 <p>This week, the softer side of math and its impact on your healthcare.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plus more thoughts on moms.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 13:06:00 +0000 Susan Barnett 89450 at http://wamc.org 51% Show #1295