51 Percent In America, women make up more than half the population. Worldwide, women are expected to outnumber men within the next fifty years - and every issue we face is one that affects us all. Whether it's the environment, health, our children, politics or the arts, there's a women's perspective, and 51% is a show dedicated to that viewpoint.
51 Percent

51 Percent

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In America, women make up more than half the population. Worldwide, women are expected to outnumber men within the next fifty years - and every issue we face is one that affects us all. Whether it's the environment, health, our children, politics or the arts, there's a women's perspective, and 51% is a show dedicated to that viewpoint.More from 51 Percent »

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#1504: Difficult Women, Brave Women

On this week's 51%, we speak with an author of a book about difficult women and hear from leaders of women's groups about abuse allegations that took down a state attorney general. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1503: PCOS, Publishing, Poetry

On this week's 51%, learn more about a chronic disorder called PCOS, meet a publisher who talks about the type of writing that catches her eye, and listen to poetry from former and current poet laureates. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1502: Coping With Chronic Pain

On this week's 51%, we meet women who have found approaches to coping with chronic pain, hear about the culture of gender bias in STEM and listen to a woman's generational story turned into poetry. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1501: Rejecting Super-Girl Pressure, Defining Moments

On this week's 51%, an author talks about moving beyond impossible standards for girls, we hear how Sputnik sent women to college and a woman's path to public service started after an act of intimidation against her family. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1500: Revolutions Of All Sizes

On this week's 51%, an author talks about the feminist revolution; hear from a transgender Orthodox Jewish professor; and learn how the VA is handing sexual assault victims. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1499: Deciding Whether Biology Dictates Motherhood

On this week's 51%, we hear from a woman who writes about reproductive technology and who decided to become a single mother. Plus, how has the role of the first lady evolved? I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1498 (Repeat of #1485): A Film Director Rolls With It

On this week's 51%, we meet a film director who almost quit the business and hear about an alternative healthcare program for female veterans. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1496: The Gender Effect In Philanthropy, Managing Chronic Pain

On this week's 51%, hear about the gender effect in charitable initiatives, meet a woman who has learned to manage her chronic pain, and writer Dr. Jeri Burns shares a fable. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1497: REI Co-Op Puts Women Front & Center

On this week's 51%, an outdoor co-op puts women front and center, we hear why the job market is tough for military spouses, who mainly are women, and hear why pregnant women with opioid addictions have trouble finding doctors.

#1495: Women Riders And Boy Scouts Welcome Girls

On this week's 51%, a woman's experience at a motorcycle repair shop prompts her partner to weigh in on women riders; we hear from the first black female police officer in a certain Northeastern city; and Boy Scouts start letting in girls. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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