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. 

51% Show #1327

Dec 26, 2014
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Photo by Mohammed Zarif Daraie, of Afghanistan / Afghanistan Matters

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about gifts, gifts that know no special time of year. We’ll meet one young woman who is behind an effort to donate food and we’ll travel abroad to meet another young woman intent upon educating her country’s youth, especially girls. Then we’ll hear about women whose gift is and was their poetry.

51% Show #1326

Dec 19, 2014

On this week’s 51%, we’ll speak with a filmmaker who walked the wards of Chinese hospitals to speak with young workers poisoned by the chemicals that went into making our cell phones. We’ll also hear about a program to entice women into coding. And, sure, the cookies may be good, but the Girl Scouts want to be known for a lot more than that.

51% Show #1325

Dec 12, 2014
Mark Turner

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear a few thoughts from former President Jimmy Carter on gender equality. Then, Ebola has left thousands of orphans in one African country. From this, we’ll try and face the music. And we’ll get to know some women who are in male-dominated music professions.

Former President Jimmy Carter recently spoke at Yale University about his latest book. And as 51%’s Jim Levulis tells us, President Carter touched on the issue of gender equality. 

51% Show #1324

Dec 5, 2014

On this week’s 51%, we’re going revisit an archival show to talk about – suicide.  First, we turn to an author who explores some philosophies against suicide. Then we hear from a researcher who is trying to get to the heart of why Latina teenage girls attempt suicide more than any other adolescent group.

51% Show #1323

Nov 28, 2014

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from author and journalist Gail Sheehy about her memoir. Then it’s off to France to hear about a man in a role traditionally for women. From there, we time travel, to Eden.  

Gail Sheehy, author of the influential Passages, now lays bare her own life passages in a memoir that reveals her path from groundbreaking 1960's "girl" journalist to bestselling author who made a career of excavating cultural taboos.

51% Show #1322

Nov 21, 2014

On this week’s 51%, you’ll learn about a piece of Japanese subculture that focuses on girls and women. It’s an art form called shojo manga. We then turn from art to the natural world, and one woman’s obsession with pigeons. Plus, we shine a spotlight on witches.

51% Show #1321

Nov 14, 2014
Jen Chien

On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear about a club for women in a predominantly male profession – automotive technology. Plus, we bring you the author of Soldier Girls, a book about women enlisted in the National Guard just months before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. And you’ll learn about why Brooklyn, Illinois could be on the map.

51% Show #1320

Nov 7, 2014

On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear from recipients of a medal that exemplifies the ideals of Eleanor Roosevelt. Plus, a Women in History profile.

October 19 marked the 28th year of awarding the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill medal. The Val-Kill Medal Awards recognize and honor individuals who make a significant contribution to society in the arts, 

51% Show #1319

Oct 31, 2014
Maciej Lewandowski

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about a study on fat shaming. A woman tells a fat shaming story about her friend. And around the November elections, we get a refresher about an icon of the woman's suffrage movement.

51% Show #1318

Oct 24, 2014

On this week’s 51%, ties to FDR. First, a woman pens a memoir about her polio and kinship with Franklin Roosevelt. And you’ll hear about an effort to garner votes and preserve Social Security in honor of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

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