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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:56 am
Fri July 18, 2014

51% Show #1304

A co-author of a report on black women in U.S. politics says the upshot is there is much opportunity and much work to be done. On this week’s 51%, we’ll also define kitchen space south of the border. And then we’ll hear from an essayist about the spin on muffin tops – outside the kitchen.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:08 am
Fri July 11, 2014

51% Show #1303

Jenny Bovey at her store in Chatham, MA
Credit Kara Janeczko

Alas, we’re into the thick of it… summer that is. For some this means it’s a time for fishing, from a pier or a boat, on a pond or out at sea. Yet for one woman in a seaside community, fishing season is year round as she practices a 2,000-year-old art form. Then we’ll turn to a scientist/author who searches all realms to tackle some big questions, and it doesn’t matter if it’s summer, spring, winter or fall.  Also on this week’s 51%, we’ll take a look at a female first for the U.S. Navy.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:49 am
Fri July 4, 2014

51% Show #1302

On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear more from the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. We’ll also tell you about a push to rank college response to sexual assault.

And, you’ll meet a woman who creates wearable art with a message about America’s obsession with body image.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:21 am
Fri July 4, 2014

51% Show #1302

On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear more from the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. We’ll also tell you about a push to rank college response to sexual assault.

And, you’ll meet a woman who creates wearable art with a message about America’s obsession with body image.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:08 am
Fri June 27, 2014

51% Show #1301

Gender. Sexuality. Transformation. And the language that limits, pigeonholes, or liberates. On this week’s 51%, you’ll meet the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution.

Then we’ll introduce you to an unlikely pair brought together by gender and technology. And you’ll hear about slut shaming and what one teacher is doing to change the mindset and the words we choose.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
2:52 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

51% Show #1300

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June is a celebration of pride. President Barack Obama this year joined in the recognition as he proclaimed June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. On this week’s 51%, we’ll take a look at the momentum of legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S. 

We’ll visit a state that bans same-sex marriage, and where a pride movement has sprung up in a small town. Plus, a new publication about same-sex weddings is joining the magazine world. And we’ll take a look at a female first at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
3:03 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

51% Show #1299

Snob zones, animal testing, and making absinthe. This week on 51%, it's a special look back and a chance to say goodbye. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
2:34 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

51% Show #1297

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What's happening in Africa? This week on 51%, A global outcry against the Nigerian kidnappings – going dry in Yemen and Somalia, the forgotten need in Mali.

The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria has put the  world  on notice: it's time to pay attention to what's happening in Africa and the Arabian peninsula.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
2:11 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

51% Show #1296

Credit marissa orton

The clothes you're wearing are still made by hand – hands often working in unsafe conditions for pennies. This week on 51%, bringing manufacturing back to the States... plus trading fashion for activism, and an unsung founder of the labor movement.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:06 am
Fri May 9, 2014

51% Show #1295

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This week, the softer side of math and its impact on your healthcare. Plus more thoughts on moms.

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