51%

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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
11:16 am
Fri February 28, 2014

51% Show #1285

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It's been a tough winter... particularly if you are homeless. A tough economy combined with a brutal winter...we're taking a look at the issue of homelessness.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:17 am
Fri February 21, 2014

51% Show #1284

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The art of storytelling is enjoying a resurgence, but being a writer is paying less and less. Plus, a writer's festival and the writing life in a recession.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:48 am
Fri February 14, 2014

51% Show #1283

An interview with an American treasure... plus, playing with dolls as a second career, and some thoughts on love.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:32 am
Fri February 7, 2014

51% Show #1282

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Canada's got a year to figure out its position on prostitution... A court decision is leading to new policy on sex for money in Canada, and we'll hear about our own country's prostitution problems.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:01 am
Fri January 31, 2014

51% Show #1281

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  This week, we're looking at poverty in America... The divide between haves and have nots is gaping wider – what can you do about it?

The newest Shriver Report released last month looked deeply into the issue of poverty. It found that policy changes in the sixties and seventies have been effective at helping our nation's seniors – but both children and women have been left behind. And it suggests that closing the wage gap between men and women, which hasn't budged in recent years, could make a dramatic difference.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:38 am
Fri January 24, 2014

51% Show #1280

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The sheer numbers of the baby boomer generation are leading to another crisis... and this time it's about getting older.  The caretaker cliff is coming – and we'll talk with a woman who predicts that if we don't build a bridge soon, we're in big trouble.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

51% Show #1279

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This week on 51%,  the changing face of currency. Technology is creating new forms of money – and new issues.

Bitcoins have been in the news lately – with a Chinese bitcoin exchange firm vanishing along with more than four million dollars... a teenager in Australia whose bitcoin bank website took in more than a million dollars, then vanished, and the world's second Bitcoin ATM set to open in Hong Kong this month. Online sellers are increasingly accepting bitcoins while central banks are warning against a volatile and unregulated form of money.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:16 am
Fri January 10, 2014

51% Show #1278

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There's a big question about our future that no one's talking about... What happens when technology catches us – and then passes us by?

It's called the singularity – the moment, which experts say is fast approaching, when our technology is faster, better and smarter than we are.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:17 am
Fri January 3, 2014

51% Show #1277

What doesn't kill you makes you kinder... As we begin a new year, let's talk about the worst, and the best, of human potential.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:25 am
Fri December 27, 2013

51% Show #1276

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This week we're taking a look over our shoulder... Human potential, the future of news and wild horses. Plus we'll revisit some of the interviews that we liked best from the past year.

It's the last show of 2013 – and each year I like to take a look back and revisit some of the interviews that stayed with me – ones that maybe offered a new take on an old issue, or made us aware of something new, or offered solutions.

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