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 hear about honoring women and labor and have you ever wondered about the origin of pregnancy tests? Plus, we meet a woman who focuses on food, farms and sustainability. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we hear about the state of women presidents at Catholic colleges. And we learn about the largest Jewish Women's organization operating in the countries of the former Soviet Union. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


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On this week’s 51%, we speak with a presidential historian about women in political dynasties. And we explore changes when it comes to women in comedy. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Feb 26, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, we meet a women who set out to complete each of the Corporal Works of Mercy in 40 days. A professor talks about civil rights and television. Then a farmer discusses racism and food. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Feb 19, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, we explore the LGBTQ community, in relation to a legacy wall in Illinois and an LGBTQ studies class in California. And we meet the film director of Big Stone Gap. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


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Feb 12, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, an educator seeks to teach black girls about their heritage and steer them toward a successful future. Plus, college students weigh in on how race affects actions. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Jan 28, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, a university creates an endowment chair for a feminist icon; we hear about women of color becoming doulas. Then nurses help refugees navigate the health care system. Plus, we catch a glimpse of courtship in Kazakhstan. 

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Jan 21, 2016

On this week’s 51%, we look at an aspect of pay equity; meet a woman who turned her love for nut butter into a business, hear from a musician about her work to help ill miners and are introduced to a Nigerian pop star who struggles with hanging on to her roots. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Jan 14, 2016

On this week’s 51%, a young woman with ovarian cancer is believed to be New York’s first medical marijuana patient. Another young woman uses white privilege to fight racism. We take a look at the criminalization of black girl. And a California woman starts churning out books to tell her story. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Jan 7, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, we meet the last nun teaching at a certain college in New York and another nun who makes it her business to help bond people out of jail. We hear how a Maryland law that clears certain arrest records impacts one woman, and we bring you an essay on bystander racism. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


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Dec 30, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author of a memoir about her experience on an organic farm and the owner's suicide. Then, Moroccan women help bring discounted goods from a Spanish enclave, on their backs. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Dec 23, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author of a book about what it will take for a woman to be president. And teaching kids about preventing sexual violence goes the texting route in a rural county. Plus, a teen tells about the travails of junior year.

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Dec 17, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we take a look at female robots and other artificial Eves. And you'll hear how a government program is helping new mothers in a California county. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


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Dec 10, 2015
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On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author devoted to raising awareness about ocean conservation and climate change. Then, a girls basketball team gets a clothing makeover, and the game gets easier. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Dec 3, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we take two looks at matchmaking. First we meet the most popular woman on a certain online dating site. Then we travel to Israel for a story of matchmaking in a more traditional sense. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Nov 26, 2015

On this week’s 51%, the family gatherings have begun, and we take a look at the state of the Family Leave Act in California. Then, a woman who cares about New York City children in foster care seeks to broaden their horizons by exposing them to the arts. And we make a toast to the original Champagne Lady. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Nov 19, 2015
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On this week’s 51%, we get personal, below the belt. First, homeless women face a particular monthly challenge. Then we hear why girls should be queens of their pelvic regions. And we have an historical look at gal pals. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Nov 12, 2015

On this week’s 51%, a woman takes her work against gun violence to another level. Then we hear from former Fortune 500 executive about women and transition. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Nov 5, 2015

On this week’s 51%, reversing the roles in one of Shakespeare's tragedies.

We hear from a transgender service member on balancing identity and serving the country. Plus, a woman creates the tiniest museum in her city. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Oct 29, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear about a local effort to raise awareness about human trafficking. An Internet sensation goes on tour to share fans' stories, and a young woman leads "Hipsters of Nature." I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Over the Columbus Day holiday in October some local schoolgirls in the Albany, New York area opted not to take the day off.  51%'s Dave Lucas reports they came away from a workshop at the Academy of the Holy Names having learned an important lesson. 

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Oct 22, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a woman who runs a medicinal marijuana bakery. A teen goes public about domestic violence, and we bring you a Halloween memory.

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Oct 16, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear about helping women take the lead, there's hope for reducing child marriages in Africa, and a story about a voodoo queen.

We bring you the first installment of a 51% segment called “Force of Nature,” from Dr. Sharon Ufberg. She is co-founder of the personal development/wellness company, Borrowed Wisdom. As a freelance journalist, she regularly blogs for The Huffington Post and lives in California's Napa Valley. This week, she interviews Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of Take The Lead, to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. Sharon asks her for the  most recent statistics regarding pay parity and corporate boardroom representation.  

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Oct 9, 2015

On this week’s 51%, taking a breath and the time to regroup. First, a yoga therapist addresses food addictions.Then, does yoga have to go om-less? And a writer looks at yoga and storytelling. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


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Oct 2, 2015
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On this week’s 51%, we hear about how a certain university is responding to sexual assault; a retiree and her dog search for missing people; a harpist elicits interesting reactions from primates; and we have a women in history profile.

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Sep 25, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we'll hear about how a famous New York City park could see its first female statue; a Malaysian woman is a virtual mom, and another mom takes issue with a few words. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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