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

Many school districts are working to draft a transgender policy to protect a student’s rights. The transgender issue affects not only students in K through 12, but at colleges and universities. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says there is no one set policy in place for schools to follow after President Obama’s recent directive.

#1404: Empowering Women And Girls In Africa

Jun 17, 2016

Dr. Haoua Hamza is a professor at Niagara University in upstate New York. Her Global Network for Niger (GNN) is more than a year old and continues its goal of assisting women and children in Africa with health and education concerns, despite attacks by Boko Haram in her own hometown of Diffa, a small city in southeastern Niger, West Africa. Dr. Hamza talks about GNN’s mission.

Arianna Huffington
Asa Mathat

On this week’s 51%, we hear from Arianna Huffington on the importance of sleep. A high school student shares a story about her stepfather; a professor offers her views about changes on the Mexican stage; and we have a Women in History profile.

The Watchers book
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On this week’s 51%, we hear from a photographer who takes on societal sneers at body image. And we explore the biography of one of the most important French writers of the 20th century.

#1401: Where Domestic Violence Meets The Law

May 27, 2016

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a woman who supplies pro-bono attorneys to low-income women who are victims of domestic violence. We meet a woman who teaches skills to deaf children through education and theater and we bring you two very different stories about proms, from Montana to Ireland. 

Pregnant Woman
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On this week’s 51%, we’ll learn about ovarian transplants. Hear from the executive director of Carlos Santana’s foundation and her mission to help underserved youth, and find out about a project to register births via text.

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a college president who focuses on affordability and access. Then we meet an activist whose mic gives communities a voice, and a teenage girl talks about her parents’ divorce. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we look at women in music — from a young musician praised for her lyrics, vocals and willingness to experiment to a veteran country star who’s taking it on the road. Plus we hear from a woman who plays the drums in a Republic where it’s men who usually pick up the sticks. 

  On this week’s 51%, we hear from a critic of natural parenting. A high school reporting project focuses on a transgender student and find out just how far good friends go to have a baby. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we look at male versus female voices in political advertising; pay attention to equal pay. Hear about gender bias in science and learn about the Mothers’ Day Movement. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, is the fertility cliff a myth? And we hear from a nurse who has developed a unique training program to screen patients who are victims of partner violence. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, hear about presidential candidates appeal to millennial women. A teenage girl gains medical experience in Peru and a young man feels pressure to stick with sports over music, though professes his love for his grandmother. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear about female entrepreneurs, get a snapshot from a Michelle Obama biographer and listen to a message about women’s rights. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

The Kate Mullany House at 350 Eighth Street in Troy, New York, Executive Director, Paul F. Cole
Dave Lucas

On this week’s 51%, we hear about honoring women and labor and have you ever wondered about the origin of pregnancy tests? Plus, we meet a woman who focuses on food, farms and sustainability. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Sister Mary Reap
Elms College

On this week’s 51%, we hear about the state of women presidents at Catholic colleges. And we learn about the largest Jewish Women's organization operating in the countries of the former Soviet Union. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


America's Political Dynasties
America's Political Dynasties

On this week’s 51%, we speak with a presidential historian about women in political dynasties. And we explore changes when it comes to women in comedy. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

51% Show #1388

Feb 26, 2016
Mercy in the City by Kerry Weber
Kerry Weber

On this week’s 51%, we meet a women who set out to complete each of the Corporal Works of Mercy in 40 days. A professor talks about civil rights and television. Then a farmer discusses racism and food. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

51% Show #1387

Feb 19, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, we explore the LGBTQ community, in relation to a legacy wall in Illinois and an LGBTQ studies class in California. And we meet the film director of Big Stone Gap. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


51% Show #1386

Feb 12, 2016
Legacies: A Guide For Young Black Women in Planning Their Future Cover
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On this week’s 51%, an educator seeks to teach black girls about their heritage and steer them toward a successful future. Plus, college students weigh in on how race affects actions. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

51% Show #1385

Jan 28, 2016
Gloria Steinem
wikipedia.org

On this week’s 51%, a university creates an endowment chair for a feminist icon; we hear about women of color becoming doulas. Then nurses help refugees navigate the health care system. Plus, we catch a glimpse of courtship in Kazakhstan. 

51% Show #1384

Jan 21, 2016

On this week’s 51%, we look at an aspect of pay equity; meet a woman who turned her love for nut butter into a business, hear from a musician about her work to help ill miners and are introduced to a Nigerian pop star who struggles with hanging on to her roots. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

51% Show #1383

Jan 14, 2016

On this week’s 51%, a young woman with ovarian cancer is believed to be New York’s first medical marijuana patient. Another young woman uses white privilege to fight racism. We take a look at the criminalization of black girl. And a California woman starts churning out books to tell her story. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

51% Show #1382

Jan 7, 2016
Sister Mary Anne Nelson
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

On this week’s 51%, we meet the last nun teaching at a certain college in New York and another nun who makes it her business to help bond people out of jail. We hear how a Maryland law that clears certain arrest records impacts one woman, and we bring you an essay on bystander racism. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


51% Show #1381

Dec 30, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author of a memoir about her experience on an organic farm and the owner's suicide. Then, Moroccan women help bring discounted goods from a Spanish enclave, on their backs. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

51% Show #1380

Dec 23, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author of a book about what it will take for a woman to be president. And teaching kids about preventing sexual violence goes the texting route in a rural county. Plus, a teen tells about the travails of junior year.

51% Show #1378

Dec 17, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we take a look at female robots and other artificial Eves. And you'll hear how a government program is helping new mothers in a California county. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


51% Show #1377

Dec 10, 2015
Ocean Country by Liz Cunningham
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On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author devoted to raising awareness about ocean conservation and climate change. Then, a girls basketball team gets a clothing makeover, and the game gets easier. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

51% Show #1376

Dec 3, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we take two looks at matchmaking. First we meet the most popular woman on a certain online dating site. Then we travel to Israel for a story of matchmaking in a more traditional sense. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

51% Show #1375

Nov 26, 2015

On this week’s 51%, the family gatherings have begun, and we take a look at the state of the Family Leave Act in California. Then, a woman who cares about New York City children in foster care seeks to broaden their horizons by exposing them to the arts. And we make a toast to the original Champagne Lady. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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