51%

Wednesdays, 3pm - 3:30pm; Thursdays, 8pm - 8:30pm

In America, women make up more than half the population. Worldwide, women are expected to outnumber men within the next fifty years. And every issue we face is one that affects us all. 

Whether it's the environment, health, our children, politics or the arts, there's a women's perspective, and 51% is a show dedicated to that viewpoint. 

Host Allison Dunne talks to experts in their field for a wide-ranging, entertaining discussion of issues that not only fall into the traditional 'women's issues' category, but topics that concern us all as human beings and citizens of the global community.

Tune to 51% weekly throughout the U. S. on public and community radio stations, some ABC Radio Network stations, Armed Forces Radio stations around the world and on the Internet. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:08 am
Fri June 27, 2014

51% Show #1301

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.

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.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
2:52 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

51% Show #1300

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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. 

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.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
3:03 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

51% Show #1299

Snob zones, animal testing, and making absinthe. This week on 51%, it's a special look back and a chance to say goodbye. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:53 am
Fri May 30, 2014

51% Show #1298

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The immigration problem – it's not just in the US.... This week on 51%, the international flood of immigrants, and what's left of the American Dream.

When we talk about illegal immigration, we in the US tend to forget that other countries also face that challenge. It's a crisis in Greece. Part of the backlash again a flood of immigrants from wartorn countries is the growing popularity of the Golden Dawn party. They're extreme-right – They call themselves nationalist and racist.  A third of their leaders are in jail, charged with murder, extortion and arson.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
2:34 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

51% Show #1297

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What's happening in Africa? This week on 51%, A global outcry against the Nigerian kidnappings – going dry in Yemen and Somalia, the forgotten need in Mali.

The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria has put the  world  on notice: it's time to pay attention to what's happening in Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
2:11 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

51% Show #1296

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The clothes you're wearing are still made by hand – hands often working in unsafe conditions for pennies. This week on 51%, bringing manufacturing back to the States... plus trading fashion for activism, and an unsung founder of the labor movement.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:06 am
Fri May 9, 2014

51% Show #1295

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This week, the softer side of math and its impact on your healthcare. Plus more thoughts on moms.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:30 am
Fri May 2, 2014

51% Show #1294

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This week, mothers take center stage... What we learn from our mothers, and making traditions work in a new era.

Mother's Day is coming up, so this week it's all about mom. We learn a lot from our mothers. More, sometimes, than they intend. Our families are reflections of our parents' interest, and that can lead to career choices once we've grown. Phoebe Judge features a mother and daughter who share an unusual interest - it's part of a series called This Is Criminal.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
2:56 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

51% Show #1291

Turning the tide on climate change by Robert Kandel
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Climate change alert; there's no easy solution, but this week we'll look at some changes that could help.

We're all sitting ducks. That's a quote from one of the authors of a new report on climate change released by a UN scientific panel last month. It's a report that may finally be the tipping point, convincing governments that policy changes to address climate change have to be a priority. Or it could be yet another warning that is drowned out by skeptics. Stephanie Coutrix of UN Radio has more on the UN Report on Climate Change.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:11 am
Fri April 25, 2014

51% Show #1293

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This week, women's health, family health... Plus gender equality and the mother of all scandals in Pakistan.

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