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11:18 am
Fri February 6, 2015

51% Show #1333

Pacific Harbor Seal
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On this week’s 51%, we’ll tell you about women and the field of veterinary science; you’ll hear about how a dog helped a girl stop trying to kill herself. Plus, federal legislation concerning abortions, and a teenager who wants to learn about love.

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11:11 am
Fri January 30, 2015

51% Show #1332

Dilcia M Asencio Mazariegos
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On this week’s 51%, New York’s governor has a plan to combat sexual assault on college campuses. Plus, a Central American girl heads to Texas to escape domestic violence; a proofreader finds herself more involved in her work than anticipated; and a story about Cupid's flawed approach to romance.

With New York having the most schools being federally investigated for sexual abuse complaints, WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley has a story about a recent complaint filed against Canisius College in Buffalo. 

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11:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

51% Show #1331

Northeast Rebels Women's Football
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On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about efforts to address sexual assault on campus. Also on this week's show, the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress is sworn in, and we’ll hear about the female side of football, when it comes to Super Bowl ads and on the field.

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9:17 am
Fri January 16, 2015

51% Show #1330

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On this week’s 51%, as more states legalize some form of marijuana use, one woman has a message for other women. We’ll hear about a female pinball wizard and a male midwife.

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9:42 am
Fri January 9, 2015

51% Show #1329

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from the lead author on a study about Chinese comfort women. And a medical student uses crowdfunding to help Ugandan’s access clean water.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:06 am
Fri January 2, 2015

51% Show #1328

On this week’s 51%, a young woman in England is out to combat sexism worldwide. Then we’ll hear from a doctor about cancer prehab. And women on the fire brigade in France are far from numerous.

Laura was sick of rude comments and inappropriate groping on crowded buses, so the young Londoner has been sending a clear message to other women: You do not have to tolerate sexism. Joanna Impey reports from London. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:34 am
Fri December 19, 2014

51% Show #1326

On this week’s 51%, we’ll speak with a filmmaker who walked the wards of Chinese hospitals to speak with young workers poisoned by the chemicals that went into making our cell phones. We’ll also hear about a program to entice women into coding. And, sure, the cookies may be good, but the Girl Scouts want to be known for a lot more than that.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:32 am
Fri December 12, 2014

51% Show #1325

President Jimmy Carter signs books at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC on April 2, 2014
Credit Mark Turner

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear a few thoughts from former President Jimmy Carter on gender equality. Then, Ebola has left thousands of orphans in one African country. From this, we’ll try and face the music. And we’ll get to know some women who are in male-dominated music professions.

Former President Jimmy Carter recently spoke at Yale University about his latest book. And as 51%’s Jim Levulis tells us, President Carter touched on the issue of gender equality. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:01 am
Fri December 5, 2014

51% Show #1324

On this week’s 51%, we’re going revisit an archival show to talk about – 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.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:38 am
Fri November 28, 2014

51% Show #1323

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from author and journalist Gail Sheehy about her memoir. Then it’s off to France to hear about a man in a role traditionally for women. From there, we time travel, to Eden.  

Gail Sheehy, author of the influential Passages, now lays bare her own life passages in a memoir that reveals her path from groundbreaking 1960's "girl" journalist to bestselling author who made a career of excavating cultural taboos.

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