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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
11:31 am
Thu June 23, 2011

51% Show # 1145

Albany, NY – We're eating processed foods, exercising too little, stressing out more, and developing chronic health problems younger and younger. Do you wonder if it's too late to make a change? Susun Weed is an herbalist, teacher and author who is convinced the answer is simple - remember what our grandparents and their grandparents knew about natural medicine. We chatted about herbs, food, and her new book about reproductive health.

8:45 Susun Weed

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51 % The Women's Perspective
12:48 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

51% Show # 1144

51 % The Women's Perspective
2:16 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

51% Show # 1143

51 % The Women's Perspective
3:43 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

51% Show # 1142

Albany, NY – In mid-May, coordinated Palestinian protests against the Israeli occupation led to violence. Ten protesters died after reportedly being shot by Israeli soldiers. But behind the headlines are people - people interviewed by an Israeli woman. Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta has written a book called "Refusing to Be Enemies."

11:30 Kaufman LacustaI Barnett

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:51 am
Thu May 26, 2011

51% Show # 1041

Albany, NY – It's been said that the moral test of any society is how it treats its weakest members. In Florida, tens of thousands of people live in the state's nearly 3-thousand assisted-living facilities. A year-long collaborative investigation by the Miami Herald and public radio station WLRN has turned up at least 70 questionable deaths due to caretaker neglect in Florida assisted-living facilities over the past decade. As the nation ages, Florida is a case study for how the U.S. cares for the elderly. Kenny Malone reports

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:08 am
Thu May 19, 2011

51% Show # 1140

Albany, NY – Since the country's foreclosure crisis began in 2007, at least two million people have lost their homes. In the Bay Area of California, more than 70,000 homes are currently in some stage of foreclosure. And even though the economy might be getting better, they're still happening.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
3:13 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

51% Show # 1139

Albany, NY – UN Women is dedicated to global gender equality and the empowerment of women. But that's a complicated issue, one not achieved by simply voting for an idealistic set of guidelines. Empowerment means having clout - and that means having economic clout. So encouraging women to get into business, to take their own financial futures in their hands is key.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
12:32 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

51% Show # 1138

Albany, NY – The idea of setting aside a special day to honor our mothers is certainly not new. But did you know the special history of the day in the US was related to feminism and the peace movement? Carla Goldstein, Director of the Omega Women's Institute in New York explains.

5:28 Mother's Day Goldstein

Carla Goldstein is Director of the Omega Women's Institute in New York. Find out more at eomega.com

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51 % The Women's Perspective
12:08 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

51% Show # 1137

51 % The Women's Perspective
11:12 am
Thu April 21, 2011

51% Show # 1136

Albany, NY – It is impossible to overestimate the importance of adults in a child's life. Mothers know how big a part they play in their child's life - and how the example they set creates an imprint that lasts a lifetime. But author Selena Rezvani says fathers need to remember that they're important to their daughters, too.

4:50 The Daughter Effect Rezvani

Selena Rezvani is an author and lecturer. You can find out more at nextgenwomen.com.

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