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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#1543: Women And The Oscars; A Women-Only Theater Company

On this week's 51%, hear from a professor about where women stand in the film industry given the Academy Award nominees; learn about Minnesota's first women-only theater company; and a teen gives her take on dating.

#1542: Bodybuilding As Mental Strength And A Women's Sports Competition

On this week's 51%, meet a woman whose bodybuilding is a source of both physical and mental strength; a college student launches a program to provide free sanitary products and a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer talks about a treatment that saved her hair.

#1541: Rebel Girls; Transgender Troops; The Ice Wrangler

On this week's 51%, hear from an author of a book about Rebel Girls; listen to what a woman is doing to get her late husband's art before the eyes of the world and meet the ice wrangler.

#1540: In Recovery; Medical Foster Homes; Meklit; Bio-Scenic Art

On this week's 51%, we meet a woman in recovery from substance abuse who helps other women just entering recovery; learn about the need for medical foster homes for older veterans; and hear from a singer/songwriter whose music sways between cultures and continents.

#1539: Training Women To Run For Office

On this week's 51%, a campaign and leadership program is training women to run as they are for political office; hear about the author who revolutionized children's picture books; and writer Dr. Jeri Burns returns with another point of view.

#1538: Documentary Filmmaker Barbara Kopple; Spoon Carving

On this week's 51%, we speak with filmmaker Barbara Kopple, about her current works, and one from decades ago; hear wistful words about a lesbian bar up for sale; and learn about carving spoons in a women's woodshop.

#1537: Pioneering Journalism; Teaching Veterans To Cook; Flour Milling

On this week's 51%, hear about a society editor who was among few female journalists, meet a women who started a cooking school for veterans, and two millers honor a traditional food craft.

#1536: A Look Back Into 2018

On this week's 51%, we take a look back at some interviews and stories we aired during 2018, ones that both serve as a reflection and perhaps indication of what lies ahead. In Politics. Music. Water. Opinion. Unapologetically.

#1535: Biofuels, Lessons From A Gymnast, Haitian Dance

On this week's 51%, meet a businesswoman whose biofuel crops include sunflowers, Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman shares some life lessons and hear from a mother-daughter dance team from Haiti.

#1534: Dreaming Of A Vetter World, Changing Tradition

On this week's 51%, meet a woman who, after a career in TV, made her first feature-length documentary, and Dr. Jeri Burns tells a seasonal story. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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