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

51% Show #1365

Sep 18, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear about how technology is helping to combat sexual assault. We then travel to the Yucatan to learn about indigenous women and childbirth. And a women's choir sings without a director, by choice. 

College students are back in school and, over the past couple of years, governmental leaders and victims have increasingly called attention to sexual assault on campuses across the country. Using a pilot program at a college in Massachusetts, one company is working to combat the issue with technology. 51%’s Jim Levulis reports.  

51% Show #1364

Sep 11, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we talk about empowering women and men. First, a producer attempts to crack the mystery of men, and starts The Testosterone Project. Then, we hear from a few high-school students about feminism and gender equality. 

51% Show #1363

Sep 4, 2015

On this week’s 51%, it's living large with a same-sex couple from many decades ago; and women going to or teaching at the gym is commonplace in the U.S., but not in another country. 

51% Show #1362

Aug 28, 2015
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On this week’s 51%, a woman hopes to help others caring for their aging parents,  a female activist works to keep youth from fleeing an African country, and an anthropologist tells us about a macho sport involving birds.

51% Show #1361

Aug 20, 2015
BHS of Revolution Music Video

On this week’s 51%, a Kurdish singer takes her message to the war zone.; we check in with a mother who started a foundation after her son was fatally shot by police; and a writer shares a story about racism.

51% Show #1360

Aug 14, 2015

On this week’s 51%, two mothers launch a math and science-themed clothing line for girls. We also have a story about a coveted red dye, and you'll hear from a few women about a mental health line for peers.

51% Show #1359

Aug 7, 2015
Leticia Miranda

On this week’s 51%, we explore pregnancy from two different angles. First, we hear from a mother who gave birth as a teenager in foster care. Then, a midwife talks about her profession and latest novel.

While teen pregnancy has declined throughout the years, it has not for girls in the foster care system. They’re two and a half times more likely to become pregnant by the time they're 19. Nicole Rocke was one of these young girls. Making Contact Reporter Leticia Miranda has Nicole's story from New York City. 

51% Show #1358

Jul 31, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear about a book on First Ladies. Then, three young women head off for military life and we hear from a lawyer who says the U.S. criminal justice system is broken.

51% Show #1357

Jul 24, 2015
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On this week’s 51%, a psychotherapist talks about healing and self-love, a Nobel laureate marks her birthday by opening a school for girls, and an essay on storytelling after the shooting at a Charleston church.

51% Show #1356

Jul 17, 2015
Jeremy Dalmas

On this week’s 51%, New York is home to new legislation combating sexual assault on college campuses; a woman talks about companies that hire workers with disabilities, a female comedian says there's more than just humor in her Disabilities Act; and a young woman provides art therapy to marginalized kids in Portugal.

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