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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. 

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. 

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9:17 am
Fri January 16, 2015

51% Show #1330

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On this week’s 51%, as more states legalize some form of marijuana use, one woman has a message for other women. We’ll hear about a female pinball wizard and a male midwife.

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9:42 am
Fri January 9, 2015

51% Show #1329

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from the lead author on a study about Chinese comfort women. And a medical student uses crowdfunding to help Ugandan’s access clean water.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:06 am
Fri January 2, 2015

51% Show #1328

On this week’s 51%, a young woman in England is out to combat sexism worldwide. Then we’ll hear from a doctor about cancer prehab. And women on the fire brigade in France are far from numerous.

Laura was sick of rude comments and inappropriate groping on crowded buses, so the young Londoner has been sending a clear message to other women: You do not have to tolerate sexism. Joanna Impey reports from London. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:58 am
Fri December 26, 2014

51% Show #1327

Girls at a school in Charikar, Parwan province prepare to take their final examination of the schoolyear.
Credit Photo by Mohammed Zarif Daraie, of Afghanistan / Afghanistan Matters

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about gifts, gifts that know no special time of year. We’ll meet one young woman who is behind an effort to donate food and we’ll travel abroad to meet another young woman intent upon educating her country’s youth, especially girls. Then we’ll hear about women whose gift is and was their poetry.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:34 am
Fri December 19, 2014

51% Show #1326

On this week’s 51%, we’ll speak with a filmmaker who walked the wards of Chinese hospitals to speak with young workers poisoned by the chemicals that went into making our cell phones. We’ll also hear about a program to entice women into coding. And, sure, the cookies may be good, but the Girl Scouts want to be known for a lot more than that.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:32 am
Fri December 12, 2014

51% Show #1325

President Jimmy Carter signs books at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC on April 2, 2014
Credit Mark Turner

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear a few thoughts from former President Jimmy Carter on gender equality. Then, Ebola has left thousands of orphans in one African country. From this, we’ll try and face the music. And we’ll get to know some women who are in male-dominated music professions.

Former President Jimmy Carter recently spoke at Yale University about his latest book. And as 51%’s Jim Levulis tells us, President Carter touched on the issue of gender equality. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:01 am
Fri December 5, 2014

51% Show #1324

On this week’s 51%, we’re going revisit an archival show to talk about – suicide.  First, we turn to an author who explores some philosophies against suicide. Then we hear from a researcher who is trying to get to the heart of why Latina teenage girls attempt suicide more than any other adolescent group.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:38 am
Fri November 28, 2014

51% Show #1323

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from author and journalist Gail Sheehy about her memoir. Then it’s off to France to hear about a man in a role traditionally for women. From there, we time travel, to Eden.  

Gail Sheehy, author of the influential Passages, now lays bare her own life passages in a memoir that reveals her path from groundbreaking 1960's "girl" journalist to bestselling author who made a career of excavating cultural taboos.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:22 am
Fri November 21, 2014

51% Show #1322

On this week’s 51%, you’ll learn about a piece of Japanese subculture that focuses on girls and women. It’s an art form called shojo manga. We then turn from art to the natural world, and one woman’s obsession with pigeons. Plus, we shine a spotlight on witches.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:03 am
Fri November 14, 2014

51% Show #1321

Credit Jen Chien

On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear about a club for women in a predominantly male profession – automotive technology. Plus, we bring you the author of Soldier Girls, a book about women enlisted in the National Guard just months before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. And you’ll learn about why Brooklyn, Illinois could be on the map.

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