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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 Susan Barnett 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
9:45 am
Fri February 1, 2013

51% Show #1229

Credit Institute for Policy Studies

The balance of global power is in transition. CNN Host Fareed Zakaria has been praised and panned for his 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:11 am
Thu January 24, 2013

51% Show #1228

Credit Tax Credits

No matter how fiscally conservative you are, your credit score matters. Whether you’re buying a car, a house or buying a new refrigerator with a store credit card, your credit score will determine your interest rate.

According to a survey done by a Boston bank, there are over 600 million credit cards holders in the US.  And in households with ongoing credit card debt, the average balance is over fifteen thousand dollars.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:55 am
Fri January 18, 2013

51% Show #1227

There’s a crisis brewing with a symbol of the American west. More than 50 thousand wild horses, protected by law,  have been rounded up and moved to enclosed pastures to make way for cattle. But the US Bureau of Land Management says the wild horse population is growing at an unmanageable rate – and advocates for the mustangs say that the government’s approach is both ineffective and cruel.

Holding pens are at or near capacity and the cost of caring for the captive horses is skyrocketing.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:58 am
Thu January 10, 2013

51% Show #1226

Credit Matt Dente

Noel Carmichael is an American in Africa. She moved to Tanzania after recovering from cancer, determined to change her life. She’s certainly succeeded. But while working to improve nutrition for children in Africa, she’s also learning things about herself…and about what we as Americans take for granted.  As we settle into a new year, she’s got a viewpoint worth hearing.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:11 am
Fri January 4, 2013

51% Show #1225

The shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut stopped a nation in its tracks – leading us to look again at our gun laws, at our failures in dealing with mental health issues and maybe, just maybe, preparing us to find answers that prevent a future tragedy.  What’s shocking is that this was just another in a very long list of horrific school shootings – shootings that have been happening for generations.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:52 am
Fri December 28, 2012

51% Show #1224

 

Back in May, long before anyone had heard of a storm named Sandy, Dr. Heidi Cullen talked about the impact of climate change. She’s the chief climatologist at Climate Central, a non-profit climate science organization in New Jersey. When we spoke, studies were showing that little public interest in taking action to slow climate change. A superstorm may have reversed that trend..but the question now is if we’ve waited too long.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:00 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

51% Show #1223

Mike Ruff, Maya Yaakov, and Rebecca Aguilar at Shire Sharing Event in Manchester, NH

This is the time of year when people all over the world aren’t just buying gifts and planning holiday menus – they’re trying to help their neighbors. But for one community in Manchester, New Hampshire, private acts of charity aren’t just a holiday tradition. They are a display of Libertarian -- even Anarchist -- principles.  Emily Corwin reports.

Here in the US, the political divide often seems as vast as the Grand Canyon. Commentator Chris Tucker finds himself wondering about the personal price we pay for our political opinions.

3:05  Tucker Conflicts PRX

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:01 am
Fri December 14, 2012

51% Show #1222

Rachel Corrie

The tensions in Gaza heated up in November, with attacks from both sides ending with nearly 150 dead in Palestine and six dead in Israel.  At the same time, Palestine’s effort to win further UN recognition was being discouraged by both Israel and the US, with those countries arguing only negotiations could create an independent Palestinian state.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:29 am
Thu December 6, 2012

51% Show #1221

PAL 2009 Tournament of Champions

According to a 2008 study, there are over four hundred dead zones in waters all over the globe.  They are spots were increased nutrients have resulted in hypoxia – low oxygen – and can no longer sustain the organisms that once lived there.  The vast majority of them are along the US East Coast and Gulf Coast, with one area as large as 27 thousand miles across. This year, marine ecologist Nancy Rabalais was one of the winners of the MacArthur genius grants.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:16 am
Thu November 29, 2012

51% Show #1220

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51% Episode 1220
Nov 29, 2012

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