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
9:43 am
Fri March 1, 2013

51% Show #1233

We live in a rapidly changing world. A study done by the Pew Charitable Trust into the religious beliefs of 

  Americans found that fully one quarter of Americans have left the faith they grew up in, and many have abandoned all organized religion.

Catholicism has suffered the greatest net loss, and people who describe themselves as “unaffiliated” now make up sixteen percent of the population.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:12 am
Thu February 21, 2013

51% Show #1232

  March brings a huge change in the European Union – animal testing for personal products will be banned…and companies that test on animals won’t be able to sell their products there. That’s bad news for China, which requires animal testing, and many American companies, which cling to testing despite new test which are cruelty free.  Pascaline Clerc is senior director for animal research issues at the Humane Society of the United States.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:16 am
Fri February 8, 2013

51% Show #1230

  When President Barack Obama took the oath of office for the second time, he’s followed it with an address that signaled a clear focus on progressive issues.

Gun violence, gay rights, climate change, voting reform, immigration – and equal pay – it’s a list of priorities that got the attention of conservatives across the country. But let’s break it down and look at just one issue – wage equity.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:58 am
Thu February 7, 2013

51% Show #1231

  On Valentine’s Day, we traditionally think about love – but what if you decided to be your own Valentine this year? With so many of us trying to do it all while doing way too much, this year perhaps it’s time to stop and look in the mirror – and ask yourself if you’re being your own best friend.

And if you aren’t, what does that teach the next generation?

Christine Arylo’s book, Madly in Love With Me – The Daring Adventure of Becoming Your Own Best Friend, talks about why you need to love yourself – and how to start.

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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

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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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