51%

Wednesdays, 3pm - 3:30pm; Thursdays, 8pm - 8:30pm

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

Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday December 16, 2011
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Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday December 9, 2011
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Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday December 2, 2011
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STATIONS: If you have comments or suggestions, please contact Susan Barnett at SBARNETT@WAMC.ORG

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Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday November 25 2011
RE: 51% Show # 1167

STATIONS: If you have comments or suggestions, please contact Susan Barnett at SBARNETT@WAMC.ORG

We encourage stations to air the entire show in full, but you can also excerpt portions, with appropriate credit given upon notification of WAMC.

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Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday November 18 2011
RE: 51% Show # 1166

STATIONS: If you have comments or suggestions, please contact Susan Barnett at SBARNETT@WAMC.ORG

We encourage stations to air the entire show in full, but you can also excerpt portions, with appropriate credit given upon notification of WAMC.

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Albany, NY – FM: National Productions
DT: Friday November 11 2011
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STATIONS: If you have comments or suggestions, please contact Susan Barnett at SBARNETT@WAMC.ORG

We encourage stations to air the entire show in full, but you can also excerpt portions, with appropriate credit given upon notification of WAMC.

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Ten years ago, the idea of 3D films was still something out of science fiction. We knew it could be done, but it just wasn't practical. And then Hollywood took 3D mainstream. Now every action film seems to leap out of the screen and sneak up behind you. But Bettina Martin, a 3D engineer currently working in Burbank for a company called 3Ality Technica, thinks 3D can do a lot more.

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Albany, NY – The economy has tossed hundreds of thousands of households into upheaval - and that's been bad news for family pets. Shelters around the country are inundated with cats, and with older dogs whose families just can't keep them. Those dogs are hard to adopt out, but there's a program aimed at changing that. Sue Sternberg is the founder of the Rondout Valley Animal Shelter in New York, which also has a national program called Train To Adopt.

8:18 Sue Sternberg

Albany, NY –
Six months after the Japanese tsunami, American musicians are working together to raise money to help the rebuilding effort.

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And we'll meet a writer who's moved from New York to Alaska to trace her seafaring roots. I'm Susan Barnett and you're listening to 51% the women's perspective.

Albany, NY – There's a lot of chaos in the world, a lot of uncertainty and a lot of change. So when Dr. Sharon Ufberg told me this week's Alive and Kicking was all about learning to embrace change, it seemed like just what we all needed.

6:36 Alive and Kicking Doughty - Ufberg

Albany, NY – Politicians, and particularly Washington politicians, aren't enjoying great public opinion these days. The loud and highly publicized battles over the national debt have sent public opinion of both parties plummeting. What we sometimes forget is that these are just people. But if you go to the Capitol building, talk to the very first curator of the House of Representatives collection. She's enthusiastically tracking down the artwork and artifacts that put a human face on our policymakers.

6:05 House of Reps PRX

Albany, NY – There's been a lot of talk about pay parity and the glass ceiling for women in the workplace. You may be surprised to learn that a new study shows that women actually work fewer hours than men but they get the same amount of work done AND make less money. Personal finance expert Manisha Thakor has more.

4:53 White House Study Thakor

Manisha Thakor is a personal finance expert and founder of the Women's Financial Literacy Institute. Find out more at manishathakor.com

Albany, NY – It's hard to imagine being happy when you're sick - particularly when you've been sick for a long time. But that's what author Toni Bernhard proposes in her book "How to Be Sick." Dr. Sharon Ufberg, our wellness correspondent from California's Napa Valley, spoke with her about how Buddhist philosophy and acceptance can make being sick, or being the caretaker of someone who is sick, just a small part of your life story.

8:37 Toni Bernhard Ufberg

The book is "How to Be Sick." The author is Toni Bernhard.

Albany, NY – Olympic wrestling - do those words conjure up a picture of female athletes? There are a group of determined women who believe they do. They're struggling against not just gender bias, but religious taboos they're the Turkish wrestling team and their sport outrages many in their Islamist country. 51%'s Bijoyeta Das reports from Turkey.

4:24 Turkish Wrestlers Das

Albany, NY – Small towns across America may soon lose a part of their identity. Up to 3,000 post offices are targeted for closure because of the US Post Office's budget troubles. Eleven community post offices are on the line in Colorado, and for residents in the town of New Raymer the move is raising a slew of questions, sparking anger and some introspection about whether a town is really a town without a post office. KUNC's Grace Hood has more.

4:13 Post Office Closure Hood

Albany, NY – Julie Keene harvests snails for a living, but she's had to give that up. Julie's given up her only source of income to wage a lonely fight to save her snails and her community's way of life.

8:33 Snails

That report from Salt Radio.

Albany, NY – Have you heard about the link between anti-depressants and cancer? 51% is happy to introduce you to Dr. Sharon Ufberg, an integrative health care journalist and global women's activist who hosts a regular wellness feature on KVON/KVYN in Napa Valley. Today she begins a feature we're calling Alive and Kicking.

5:18 Ufberg/Cancer

Albany, NY – Studies estimate as many as 6 million people are hoarders - they collect and save to the point where their lives are dominated by their stuff. It's often a problem with the elderly, whose habit of saving escalates into a problem that's not only unsanitary - it's unsafe. But sometimes hoarding is the result of a mental problem. Some studies link it to obsessive compulsive disorder. It's still a mystery and one that is hard to empathize with when it's obvious that collecting has gone out of control.

Albany, NY – We're eating processed foods, exercising too little, stressing out more, and developing chronic health problems younger and younger. Do you wonder if it's too late to make a change? Susun Weed is an herbalist, teacher and author who is convinced the answer is simple - remember what our grandparents and their grandparents knew about natural medicine. We chatted about herbs, food, and her new book about reproductive health.

8:45 Susun Weed

Albany, NY – In mid-May, coordinated Palestinian protests against the Israeli occupation led to violence. Ten protesters died after reportedly being shot by Israeli soldiers. But behind the headlines are people - people interviewed by an Israeli woman. Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta has written a book called "Refusing to Be Enemies."

11:30 Kaufman LacustaI Barnett

Albany, NY – It's been said that the moral test of any society is how it treats its weakest members. In Florida, tens of thousands of people live in the state's nearly 3-thousand assisted-living facilities. A year-long collaborative investigation by the Miami Herald and public radio station WLRN has turned up at least 70 questionable deaths due to caretaker neglect in Florida assisted-living facilities over the past decade. As the nation ages, Florida is a case study for how the U.S. cares for the elderly. Kenny Malone reports

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