51% Show #1362

Aug 28, 2015
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On this week’s 51%, a woman hopes to help others caring for their aging parents,  a female activist works to keep youth from fleeing an African country, and an anthropologist tells us about a macho sport involving birds.

51% Show #1361

Aug 20, 2015
BHS of Revolution Music Video

On this week’s 51%, a Kurdish singer takes her message to the war zone.; we check in with a mother who started a foundation after her son was fatally shot by police; and a writer shares a story about racism.

51% Show #1360

Aug 14, 2015

On this week’s 51%, two mothers launch a math and science-themed clothing line for girls. We also have a story about a coveted red dye, and you'll hear from a few women about a mental health line for peers.

51% Show #1359

Aug 7, 2015
Leticia Miranda

On this week’s 51%, we explore pregnancy from two different angles. First, we hear from a mother who gave birth as a teenager in foster care. Then, a midwife talks about her profession and latest novel.

While teen pregnancy has declined throughout the years, it has not for girls in the foster care system. They’re two and a half times more likely to become pregnant by the time they're 19. Nicole Rocke was one of these young girls. Making Contact Reporter Leticia Miranda has Nicole's story from New York City. 

51% Show #1358

Jul 31, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear about a book on First Ladies. Then, three young women head off for military life and we hear from a lawyer who says the U.S. criminal justice system is broken.

51% Show #1357

Jul 24, 2015
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On this week’s 51%, a psychotherapist talks about healing and self-love, a Nobel laureate marks her birthday by opening a school for girls, and an essay on storytelling after the shooting at a Charleston church.

51% Show #1356

Jul 17, 2015
Jeremy Dalmas

On this week’s 51%, New York is home to new legislation combating sexual assault on college campuses; a woman talks about companies that hire workers with disabilities, a female comedian says there's more than just humor in her Disabilities Act; and a young woman provides art therapy to marginalized kids in Portugal.

51% Show #1355

Jul 10, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we explore choices in a lifetime. First we'll hear from an author who wants to change the approach to exercise. Then we meet a woman honored with being her town's oldest resident followed by a teenager  who wants the right to make her own medical decisions.

51% Show #1354

Jul 3, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we'll hear about two famous cousins in the Roosevelt family who took on public, powerful roles for women at the time;  and a woman honors patients who died at a mental institution and a man in Nigeria ditches Barbie dolls for African queens.

51% Show #1353

Jun 26, 2015

On this week’s 51%, a sports psychologist talks about female athletes; a star basketball player gets to have a baby and her game. Plus, a writer returns to her roots.

Sisterhood in Sports:  How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete is a book by clinical and sports psychologist Dr. Joan Steidinger, herself a highly accomplished athlete. It illuminates how the female brain works differently from that of men; how women achieve at the same high level as men, but relate to others within their sport in their own way.