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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:30 am
Fri May 2, 2014

51% Show #1294

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This week, mothers take center stage... What we learn from our mothers, and making traditions work in a new era.

Mother's Day is coming up, so this week it's all about mom. We learn a lot from our mothers. More, sometimes, than they intend. Our families are reflections of our parents' interest, and that can lead to career choices once we've grown. Phoebe Judge features a mother and daughter who share an unusual interest - it's part of a series called This Is Criminal.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
2:56 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

51% Show #1291

Turning the tide on climate change by Robert Kandel
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Climate change alert; there's no easy solution, but this week we'll look at some changes that could help.

We're all sitting ducks. That's a quote from one of the authors of a new report on climate change released by a UN scientific panel last month. It's a report that may finally be the tipping point, convincing governments that policy changes to address climate change have to be a priority. Or it could be yet another warning that is drowned out by skeptics. Stephanie Coutrix of UN Radio has more on the UN Report on Climate Change.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:11 am
Fri April 25, 2014

51% Show #1293

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This week, women's health, family health... Plus gender equality and the mother of all scandals in Pakistan.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:56 am
Thu April 17, 2014

51% Show #1292

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  Mothers taking over the message.  Turning story time into an opportunity to build self-esteem and understanding.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:06 am
Fri April 4, 2014

51% Show #1290

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Coming up this week, education equality – it's a long ways off... plus teaching children to think by teaching them language.

Part of the United Nations' Millenium Development Goals called for the elimination of gender inequality in all levels of education by 2015. That's not a goal that's going to be met. But representatives of Education International were in NY in late March to encourage the UN to continue to keep pushing.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:39 am
Fri March 28, 2014

51% Show #1289

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Writing as confession. This week on 51%, it's the Woodstock Writers Festival and the memoir boom.

We're living in what's been called the Age of Memoir. The public has a hunger for real stories – whether they're on television, on the radio (consider the huge popularity of The Moth Radio Hour) or in literature.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:23 am
Thu March 20, 2014

51% Show #1288

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Finding a home...and staying there. This week on 51%, aging in place, plus getting young people back to nature.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

51% Show #1287

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Socializing – the whys and the changing ways we do it. This week on 51%, bonding over Facebook, what we can learn from worms and the oral history of children's games.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:47 am
Fri March 7, 2014

51% Show #1286

  Heroic women, tragic stories and lessons for today. History knows them  as the Angels of Bataan but they can help us understand today's returning vets.

When Pearl Harbor was attacked in World War II, a group of nurses who never expected to be on the front lines found themselves in a combat zone – and taken prisoner.  They faced impossible working conditions, constant fear and starvation. The  experience would haunt them the rest of their lives...and helps us better understand the issues faced by today's returning veterans. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:16 am
Fri February 28, 2014

51% Show #1285

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It's been a tough winter... particularly if you are homeless. A tough economy combined with a brutal winter...we're taking a look at the issue of homelessness.

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