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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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:17 am
Fri February 21, 2014

51% Show #1284

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The art of storytelling is enjoying a resurgence, but being a writer is paying less and less. Plus, a writer's festival and the writing life in a recession.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:48 am
Fri February 14, 2014

51% Show #1283

An interview with an American treasure... plus, playing with dolls as a second career, and some thoughts on love.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:32 am
Fri February 7, 2014

51% Show #1282

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Canada's got a year to figure out its position on prostitution... A court decision is leading to new policy on sex for money in Canada, and we'll hear about our own country's prostitution problems.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:01 am
Fri January 31, 2014

51% Show #1281

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  This week, we're looking at poverty in America... The divide between haves and have nots is gaping wider – what can you do about it?

The newest Shriver Report released last month looked deeply into the issue of poverty. It found that policy changes in the sixties and seventies have been effective at helping our nation's seniors – but both children and women have been left behind. And it suggests that closing the wage gap between men and women, which hasn't budged in recent years, could make a dramatic difference.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:38 am
Fri January 24, 2014

51% Show #1280

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The sheer numbers of the baby boomer generation are leading to another crisis... and this time it's about getting older.  The caretaker cliff is coming – and we'll talk with a woman who predicts that if we don't build a bridge soon, we're in big trouble.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

51% Show #1279

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This week on 51%,  the changing face of currency. Technology is creating new forms of money – and new issues.

Bitcoins have been in the news lately – with a Chinese bitcoin exchange firm vanishing along with more than four million dollars... a teenager in Australia whose bitcoin bank website took in more than a million dollars, then vanished, and the world's second Bitcoin ATM set to open in Hong Kong this month. Online sellers are increasingly accepting bitcoins while central banks are warning against a volatile and unregulated form of money.

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