51 Percent

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#1410: Is It The End Of The Perfect 10?

On this week's 51%, with the summer Olympics in Brazil, we focus on a sport that captivates many viewers – gymnastics. And we hear from an LGBTQ educator about how schools can best include transgender students in athletic programs.

#1409: The Criminalization Of Black Girls In School And Women In History

On this week's 51%, we feature a discussion with the author of a book about the criminalization of Black girls in school. And we have a Women in History spotlight on two notorious women.

#1409: The Criminalization Of Black Girls In School And Women In History

#1408: Eating Disorders In The Military And An Uncomfortable Topic

On this week's 51%, we bring you a story about eating disorders in the military. And we have a subject few want to talk or hear about, but the statistics will make women pay attention — urinary incontinence. You'll also hear from a woman on an audio mission.

#1407: From Sci-Fi To Role-Playing Games, Here Come The Women

On this week's 51%, we hear from a former NASA engineer about science fiction heroines. Then we meet a game maven, and the Army is opening its first autism therapy center.

#1406: Girls And Sex, Girls And Roller Derbies

Peggy Orenstein is an author and journalist, whose most recent book is "Girls & Sex. Navigating the Complicated New Landscape." Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, invited Orenstein to her studio in San Francisco to discuss the new book, including why girls feel such pressure to be "hot", and how sex is like...a pizza? That was Peggy Orenstein, author of "Girls & Sex. Navigating the Complicated New Landscape." She spoke with Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, produced at KALW. Schiller's entire interview with Peggy Orenstein can be heard at inflectionpointradio.org. Now we hear from a teenager who reflects upon the time when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Here's Katie Wilhem. From a choreographed show to a fast paced sport, Emma Pettersen has the story on the growing popularity of roller derby. And that's our show this week. Thanks to Patrick Garrett for production assistance. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock. Our theme music is Glow in

#1405: Transgender Policy, Women In The Navy And Travel For A Cause

Many school districts are working to draft a transgender policy to protect a student's rights. The transgender issue affects not only students in K through 12, but at colleges and universities. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says there is no one set policy in place for schools to follow after President Obama's recent directive.

#1404: Empowering Women And Girls In Africa

Dr. Haoua Hamza is a professor at Niagara University in upstate New York. Her Global Network for Niger (GNN) is more than a year old and continues its goal of assisting women and children in Africa with health and education concerns, despite attacks by Boko Haram in her own hometown of Diffa, a small city in southeastern Niger, West Africa. Dr. Hamza talks about GNN's mission.

#1403: Arianna Huffington On Sleep

On this week's 51%, we hear from Arianna Huffington on the importance of sleep. A high school student shares a story about her stepfather; a professor offers her views about changes on the Mexican stage; and we have a Women in History profile.

#1402: Photographer Takes On Sneers At Body Image

On this week's 51%, we hear from a photographer who takes on societal sneers at body image. And we explore the biography of one of the most important French writers of the 20th century.

#1401: Where Domestic Violence Meets The Law

On this week's 51%, we hear from a woman who supplies pro-bono attorneys to low-income women who are victims of domestic violence. We meet a woman who teaches skills to deaf children through education and theater and we bring you two very different stories about proms, from Montana to Ireland.

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