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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#1498 (Repeat of #1485): A Film Director Rolls With It

Apr 16, 2018

On this week’s 51%, we meet a film director who almost quit the business and hear about an alternative healthcare program for female veterans. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, an outdoor co-op puts women front and center, we hear why the job market is tough for military spouses, who mainly are women, and hear why pregnant women with opioid addictions have trouble finding doctors.

 


On this week’s 51%, hear about the gender effect in charitable initiatives, meet a woman who has learned to manage her chronic pain, and writer Dr. Jeri Burns shares a fable. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1495: Women Riders And Boy Scouts Welcome Girls

Mar 16, 2018
Courtesy of Scotte and Toni Burns

On this week’s 51%, a woman’s experience at a motorcycle repair shop prompts her partner to weigh in on women riders; we hear from the first black female police officer in a certain Northeastern city; and Boy Scouts start letting in girls. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1494: She Wants Voices Of Women Of Color To Be Heard

Mar 16, 2018

On this week’s 51%, we meet an author and activist whose anthology aims to draw readers closer to inclusion and understanding  hear from a military spouse about how frequent moves takes their toll, and writer Dr. Jeri Burns shares story about appropriate public displays. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1493: No More Raising Mean Girls

Mar 7, 2018

  

On this week’s 51%, find out how to steer clear of raising mean girls, hear about removing firearms from homes in cases of domestic violence, and meet the illustrator behind a comic strip and book series. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1492: Art And Culture In Activism

Feb 28, 2018

On this week’s 51%, we speak with two women who use the power of art and culture in activism, and have a book out that documents the women’s march.  I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Courtesy of Kayana Szymczak

On this week’s 51%, we meet a transgender woman who fought the health system, follow two young female scientists in evolution territory and hear from a storyteller about building on the body positivity movement. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, a psychoanalyst shares her views on prioritizing motherhood, we hear from women working to see climate bills passed in their state and a sexual assault prevention program trains staff in bars and restaurants. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we look back at one of the women’s marches in New York and hear from the founder of a nonprofit that trains women journalists in the developing world. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we speak with the author of a book about the women who fought for the right to vote, and we hear how heroin addiction can trap women into becoming victims of human trafficking. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1487: Navigating Clutter, #MeToo And Fashion

Jan 24, 2018
Ahri Golden

On this week’s 51%, we hear about a woman’s struggle with clutter, listen to an artist’s rendition of #MeToo and meet a fashion designer whose appearance on a reality show altered her path in a way. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1486: Women As Stars Of Astronomy, For One

Jan 17, 2018

On this week’s 51%, we learn about women’s major contributions to astronomy, hear from a project manager of one of the largest bridge projects in the country and listen to an essay on body positivity. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1485: A Film Director Rolls With It

Jan 10, 2018

On this week’s 51%, we meet a film director who almost quit the business and hear about an alternative healthcare program for female veterans. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Courtesy of With Good Reason

On this week’s 51%, women may have been responsible for this in early America; meet a nonprofit founder whose aim to help women in poverty; and hear from a singer/songwriter whose been filling up her tour date calendar. 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.

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a woman whose illness led to her documentary film. And we hear what’s changing in some states to allow pregnant teens to make their own medical decisions. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, it’s exam time for many, and new research suggests that women have more test anxiety then men. We hear about a new contraceptive law in Massachusetts and have a different look at the #MeToo social media campaign. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Courtesy of Suzi Banks Baum

On this week’s 51%, a Massachusetts artist returns to Armenia to empower women in an ancient art and we tune in to an essay about a lockdown drill. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Courtesy of HBO

On this week’s 51%, we meet a woman making her directorial debut with a film about her sister’s suicide  and hear about a program to encourage young women to enter STEM-related fields. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1478: Meet The First Woman Who Coached In The NFL

Nov 22, 2017
Courtesy of Jen Welter

On this week’s 51%, we’re in the thick of football season and we hear from the first woman to coach in the NFL, plus we learn about an artificial pancreas from a woman who is an expert in type 1 diabetes.  I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1477: Two Women Are A Double Match

Nov 15, 2017
Courtesy of Gigantic! Productions

On this week’s 51%, they were a match, on Tinder, and for a kidney. The director thought it was good documentary material. And we hear about finding transgender health services.  I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1476: The ERA Battle, A Riveting Sculpture

Nov 8, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

On this week’s 51%, we jump into the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment and, with Veterans Day approaching, we have a story about a cultural icon from World War II. Plus, we meet an artist who experiences synesthesia.  I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

On this week’s 51%, a pioneering engineer is remembered for a number of her accomplishments, and the human race could use some rebalancing, with a heavy dose of feminine power.  I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1474: She Films Through A Lens Of Compassion

Oct 25, 2017
Courtesy of Allison Argo

On this week’s 51%, we meet a filmmaker whose mission is to raise awareness and instill compassion for all beings,  we hear about a program to get more female police officers into leadership and listen to an essay about toilet flowers.  I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Courtesy of Allison Greene/Indiana Women's Prison

On this week’s 51%, a program allows some women to keep their babies in prison; we hear about an online course about human trafficking; and a musician explores her Finnish past. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we speak with a New York Times best-selling author about her new work of fiction on women and politics, hear about suffrage and anti-suffrage exhibitions, meet a woman who connects with her Finnish past through song and listen to an essay on women and representation. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1471: Do Power Differently At Omega

Oct 4, 2017
Courtesy of Living Room Conversations

On this week’s 51%, we meet two women who are speakers at an annual women and power conference. One woman looks at the power in restoring civil discourse while the other transforms pain into power. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1470: Women And Various Arts

Sep 27, 2017
WAMC, Allison Dunne

On this week’s 51%, we look at women and the arts…from women as the subjects of paintings, to knitting as salvation, to filmmaking. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Courtesy of Dave Lucas

On this week’s 51%, we meet a 12-year-old boxing champion. Then we tune into two stories about love, one takes shape as a course in college, the other, under fear of deportation. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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