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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. 

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. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
3:17 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

51% The Women's Perspective

Albany, NY – One thing we can thank the Internet for is access to information about where we came from. Not just geographically, but ancestrally. Websites that give us access to ships records, census records, birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates now make it possible to do research that used to mean travel to distant towns to see records first hand. And shows like Who Do You Think You Are, are feeding our thirst to know more. Megan Smolenyak is the genealogist whose work inspired that show.

9:50 Megan Smolenyak

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51 % The Women's Perspective
2:55 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

51% Show # 1134

51 % The Women's Perspective
10:23 am
Thu March 31, 2011

51% Show # 1133

51 % The Women's Perspective
2:58 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

51% Show # 1032

Albany, NY –
Dr. Helen Caldicott, physician and vocal anti-nuclear campaigner, spoke by phone with journalist Claudia Cragg after the 2007 6.8 earthquake in Japan which hit the world's largest nuclear power plant at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa. That is not the same plant affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami it's a different one. And back in 2007, Dr. Caldicott was warning that the worries in Japan should be shared at California's nuclear plants.

8:52 Japan Quake Caldicott

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51 % The Women's Perspective
1:04 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

51% Show # 1131

Albany, NY – The United States considers itself the model for a democratic society - and yet our businesses are far behind the rest of the world in recognizing the needs of families. The United States is one of the only countries in the world that doesn't offer paid parental leave. Veteran public radio reporter Anne Garrels looks at what this means for American families.

6:06 Planned Family Leave - PRX

That report comes to us from Rights Watch Radio, produced by Human Rights Watch.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
4:01 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

51% Show # 1130

Albany, NY – Italian women started marching in the streets at around the same time as revolution in Egypt but this is a drama that's still playing out. Correspondent Nancy Greenlease reports on street protests over the sex scandal involving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

5:19 Italy Greenlease

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:42 am
Thu March 3, 2011

51% Show # 1129

Albany, NY – The news that Egypt's protesters had toppled a thirty year regime was a moment of jubilation here's reporter Heba Morayef on the scene

:19 celebration

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:22 am
Thu February 24, 2011

51% Show # 1128

Albany, NY – Environmental activists and safe food advocates are up in arms over a decision by the USDA to allow unrestricted planting of genetically engineered alfalfa. It's not the first crop that's been genetically engineered by chemical giant Monsanto to allow heavy pesticide use, but it's perhaps the most threatening so far, with opponents calling it the beginning of genetic pollution of not only crops, but the animals and people who eat them. Page Tomaselli is a staff attorney with the Center for Food Safety.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:00 am
Thu February 17, 2011

51% Show # 1127

51 % The Women's Perspective
12:38 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

51% Show # 1126

Albany, NY – Majora Carter is an environmental activist and the founder of Sustainable South Bronx. She spearheaded the creation of a riverside park on what had been a garbage dump. Her organization then began a green training and jobs placement program. She was named a MacArthur fellow in 2005 and has piled up the awards since then. She went into the private sector and started her own company, but her focus is still on the environment. James Mill has this report.

8:32 Majora Carter

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