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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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%.

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about what millennial women think about feminism. Then we tune into a tribute to Maya Angelou and bring you a story about fertility treatments and the VA. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, reflecting on old times and new. First, we meet two women from World War II. We hear about a petition to award a suffragist with a presidential honor. And a West Coast priest hopes her program for homeless hospitality serves as a model. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1431: A Sample Of 2016, Legacies Of Sorts

Dec 29, 2016

On this week’s 51%, we take a look back to earlier in 2016, at the first lady, a legacy wall and an airbrush-free magazine. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we have another example of the gender pay gap, this time in academia, hear about the call to have insurance cover donor breast milk and meet the CEO of Canyon Ranch. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we meet a woman veteran who turned to writing to process her experience overseas and upon return. Then we meet a woman trying to nurture her art while being homeless and we hear about a time when Donald Trump had a Cosmopolitan invitation. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we bring you an interview with bestselling author and poet Sapphire. You’ll hear about her novels, social consciousness and thoughts on the presidential election.

On this week’s 51% a New York-based Haiti Project includes a focus on women; we meet a chef intent on village transformation in Malawi; and a writer tells a post-election story. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, an author talks about her book, Girls & Sex. A teen reflects upon her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, and we visit a roller derby team in New York. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a writer travelling to Armenia to empower women artists, a new exhibit highlights the author of what many consider to be the first science fiction novel and a mother tells a birth story. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1424: Enter Helen And A New Focus For School Nurses

Nov 7, 2016

On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author about her book on Helen Gurley Brown and school nurses find themselves in a new era tending to food allergies. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1423: Women Coaches, Black In Blue, And Army Zen

Nov 4, 2016
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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 hear from the woman behind The Conscious Kitchen and her mission with schools.Learn how dragon boats keep cancer survivors afloat and why AARP is pushing a retirement savings plan it says will help women. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author about first-born daughters, learn about legislation introduced concerning human trafficking and hear about perhaps alternative views of Mother Teresa. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we learn how one state is working to get more women political candidates. We meet a mother who gave birth during treatment for heroin addiction and find out why a California woman rescues horses. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear about women-directed films at the upcoming Woodstock Film Festival. We’ll meet a woman who is a deputy fire chief and see how VA medical centers fare when it comes to providing services for women. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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