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. 

Twitter: @51PercentRadio

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#1463: Unruly Women And Women Sing The Blues

Aug 9, 2017

On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author on unruly women, check in with blues singer Lila Ammons and share a personal essay. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, a percussionist with an opera orchestra talks about her performance anxiety, and find out how specially trained nurses can help in rape cases. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear from an undocumented farm worker, learn about a suffragists exhibit in New York, where U.S. Senator from the state Kirsten Gillibrand visited and find out how a comedian is navigating politics in the punch line. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1460: A Man Walks For Women And Water

Jul 21, 2017

On this week’s 51%, we take a look at women and water, and hear from the young man who walks, sometimes runs, miles and miles to raise awareness about women and water. Plus, we meet one of just two female police chiefs in Vermont, and a playwright confronts the fear of aging. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1459: On Posterity And On Equality, Diversity

Jul 12, 2017

On this week’s 51%, we hear from mothers on their thoughts during these changing times and meet the president of a foundation that works to advance gender and racial equality. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, a researcher looks into fixing mutated genes linked to breast cancer and we bring you a conversation with the CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1457: Stirring Things Up At The Culinary Institute

Jun 28, 2017
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On this week’s 51%, we learn that, for the first time, The Culinary Institute of America has more women than men in its student body, and it’s reflected in the culinary world. And we meet one of the women enrolled at the CIA and hear her thoughts on the change. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, a reform advocate in New York retires from her post, we hear about empowering girls through dance and we meet a female playwright whose work is about children in military families. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1455: Advancing Women In the Corporate World

Jun 14, 2017
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On this week’s 51%, we hear from a consultant who helps to advance women in the corporate world. And we hear a story about modern day slavery. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we hear from a multidisciplinary artist known for her feminist performance art  and hear what is being done to help the growing number of homeless female veterans. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear about the need to fill the vacuum of quotes by contemporary women, and we’ll hear the story behind the song “I Will Survive.” Yes, that one — THE women’s empowerment anthem. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1452: A Woman's Side Of Genius And Honeybee Brown

May 24, 2017

On this week’s 51%, we hear what the actress playing Albert Einstein’s first wife in a National Geographic series thinks about the woman she portrays; we meet a woman who’s out to change the plight of honeybees and tune in to what a few high school girls have to say about pressure. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we hear about proposed legislation in New York to require hotels to train employees to recognize human trafficking. And we’ll hear from an advocate of this bill, a child sex trafficking survivor. Plus, a military wife turns full-time caregiver but who’s helping the caregiver? I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1450: Blaming Mothers And A Mother's Lens

May 10, 2017

On this week’s 51%, we learn about mother blaming,  hear about the immigration ban through a mothers lens and more, about mothers.  I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, a college student looks into why her region is known as the Goiter Belt and what’s in the water; we hear about a Code Like A Girl event; and meet an artist who talks about the reprise of her installation. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we check in on the progress of women in the military, hear from a woman behind an initiative called BlackStoriesMatter and meet a Tony winner come cartoon laureate. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear about what people in New York think about women. And we hear about the first Asian-American women’s act to star in Broadway musical reviews, known as the Chinese Andrew Sisters. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a female executive at Facebook and we bring you an essay about a wall of positivity. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1445: So They're Visible

Apr 8, 2017

On this week’s 51%, we speak with the author of a book of voices from the illegal abortion era. Two kids from Syria talk about their country at war and we bring you an essay called “Invisible.”  I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we speak with the founder of a daily text service to promote progressive policies. We’ll hear about a Marine Corps photo scandal and how sexual assault survivors heal in harmony. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we have a story about the state of women coaches at colleges, hear from a police officer about what she calls being black in blue and find out how the Army is incorporating mindfulness. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we meet the president of Peaceable Kingdom that makes cooperative games for kids. And we revisit a Women in History profile. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1441: Disordered Eating, Women Of Greenpeace

Mar 15, 2017

On this week’s 51%, a writer from the Midwest pens a memoir of hunger and disordered eating with a message about ageism. And we learn about women in the earlier days of Greenpeace. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, a study shows that college women could use more physical activity, and we remember an award-winning author who wrote about immigrant life. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we meet the author of “New Mom Comics.” We learn about new legislation for paid family leave and hear about one of the women featured in the Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures.” I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1438: Pink Collar Jobs And Baby Cafes

Feb 15, 2017
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On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear why pink-collar jobs have trouble attracting men; find out about baby cafes, and bring you a listener essay. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1437: Women's Marches And Women Entrepreneurs

Feb 8, 2017
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On this week’s 51%, we tune in to some of the sounds from a few of the many women’s marches the day after the presidential inauguration. We learn about a network for women entrepreneurs 40 years and older and hear about an Afghan woman’s take on beauty. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we learn about using photos and storytelling to help sexual assault survivors. We hear from a social worker by day, singer by night. And we hear from a singer/songwriter who’s on tour with her seventh album. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1435: Girl Flu And Finding One's Place

Jan 26, 2017

On this week’s 51%, we speak with the writer/director of a film called Girl Flu about menstruation and womanhood. And we bring you two commentaries on origin, race and assumptions. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we speak with a woman leading a veterans group to the Women’s March on Washington, learn about transgender people’s concerns in a new administration and hear from a woman in the civil rights movement alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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