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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% Show #1334

Feb 13, 2015
Chris Moore

On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear about women who are changing the game, literally or figuratively. First the literal, as in developing video games. Then, a female farmer fights for land use; a teenager grows wary of lipstick ingredients; and an essay about changing a human brand.

Female gamers do not always have it easy in the virtual world. But, as Rhiannon Corby reports, they are finding ways to combat sexism in video game culture. 

51% Show #1333

Feb 6, 2015
The Marine Mammal Center

On this week’s 51%, we’ll tell you about women and the field of veterinary science; you’ll hear about how a dog helped a girl stop trying to kill herself. Plus, federal legislation concerning abortions, and a teenager who wants to learn about love.

51% Show #1332

Jan 30, 2015
Christina Ulsh/KERA News

On this week’s 51%, New York’s governor has a plan to combat sexual assault on college campuses. Plus, a Central American girl heads to Texas to escape domestic violence; a proofreader finds herself more involved in her work than anticipated; and a story about Cupid's flawed approach to romance.

With New York having the most schools being federally investigated for sexual abuse complaints, WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley has a story about a recent complaint filed against Canisius College in Buffalo. 

51% Show #1331

Jan 23, 2015
Deb Kravitz

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about efforts to address sexual assault on campus. Also on this week's show, the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress is sworn in, and we’ll hear about the female side of football, when it comes to Super Bowl ads and on the field.

51% Show #1330

Jan 16, 2015
Dr. Brainfish / https://www.flickr.com/photos/drbrainfish/

On this week’s 51%, as more states legalize some form of marijuana use, one woman has a message for other women. We’ll hear about a female pinball wizard and a male midwife.

51% Show #1329

Jan 9, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from the lead author on a study about Chinese comfort women. And a medical student uses crowdfunding to help Ugandan’s access clean water.

51% Show #1328

Jan 2, 2015

On this week’s 51%, a young woman in England is out to combat sexism worldwide. Then we’ll hear from a doctor about cancer prehab. And women on the fire brigade in France are far from numerous.

Laura was sick of rude comments and inappropriate groping on crowded buses, so the young Londoner has been sending a clear message to other women: You do not have to tolerate sexism. Joanna Impey reports from London. 

51% Show #1327

Dec 26, 2014
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.