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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. 

Twitter: @51PercentRadio

51% Show #1317

Oct 17, 2014

On this week’s 51%, cooking, farming, and cultivating history. First, a woman in Germany starts a class in cooking for peace. Then an organic farmer tells the story about the hardship and reward of her endeavor; a teenager employs 30 girls to produce a green product; and a New York singer and songwriter tells why he shines a spotlight on women in history.

51% Show #1316

Oct 10, 2014

On this week’s 51%, a woman nearing 80 is on a mission to introduce the world to Indonesian literature.

Then, we visit Zambia to learn what is being done to decrease the number of teen pregnancies and we’ll hear about a young woman’s campaign to put an end to a human rights violation.

51% Show #1315

Oct 3, 2014
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

On this week’s 51%, the U.S. president and vice president announce a campaign to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses.

You’ll hear about a study focused on female college students and sexual assault. Plus we’ll hear from actress Swoosie Kurtz about her memoir.

Last month, the White House  launched an awareness campaign on sexual assault called "It's On Us"

51% Show #1314

Sep 26, 2014
David Shankbone

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from actress Swoosie Kurtz about her memoir, and her relationship with her mother. Then we turn to a relationship of an entirely different sort. And a high school student aspires to a better relationship with her sister.

51% Show #1313

Sep 19, 2014

On this week’s 51%, we learn about a new transgender policy at an all-female college. Then we turn to a study on coming out to adult children. Plus, we’ll hear from an author whose fictional works explore real-life themes about teenage girls.

51% Show #1312

Sep 12, 2014
Dr. Barbara Oakley

On this week’s 51%, it’s back to school. First we’ll hear from an engineer and author who says changing the way we learn could help attract girls and women to math and science. And it takes more than just following one’s passion.

Then we head to Germany to meet a woman who is providing education about the plight of Afghan women and children, and is on a mission to help, plus, a few professors and their robot want to wage war on ticks. 

51% Show #1311

Sep 5, 2014
Gabrielle Selz

On this week’s 51%, we turn to a woman who talks about her unstill life and what it was like to have a father who worked among art and artists during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Then we hear about a conference on women and power that for the first time will include men.

51% Show #1310

Aug 29, 2014

On this week’s 51%, we’re going to talk about it – 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 #1309

Aug 22, 2014
FDR Library

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from Ken Burns on his soon-to-be-aired documentary about the Roosevelts. On Eleanor Roosevelt. Then, a documentary currently in production on the Lost Girls of Sudan. And moving from screen to sound, we’ll hear from an audio engineer with a mission.

51% Show #1308

Aug 15, 2014
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On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about how a program for girls learning about science and technology is faring. Then, we’ll return to a forum on women’s health and the environment. Plus, who is doing a better job of recycling a certain product?

Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren recently was in the western portion of her state where she offered words of encouragement to teenage girls taking part in a summer science and technology education program. 51%’s Paul Tuthill reports.