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

From WAMC Northeast Public Radio

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.

Most Recent Episodes

#1724: Sweet Talk | 51%

On this week's 51%, we're talking comfort food. We speak with food writer and chocolate expert Megan Giller of Chocolate Noise about her love of bean-to-bar chocolate, and how the craft is challenging the larger chocolate industry. We also speak with Saratoga Tea & Honey Co.'s Hayley Stevens about how to best prepare your favorite blend of loose leaf tea. Guests: Megan Giller, founder of Chocolate Noise and author of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution; Hayley Stevens, owner of Saratoga Tea & Honey Co. 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

#1723: Keep Calm and Travel On | 51%

On this week's 51%, we'll have you planning your next adventure. Travel writer and photographer Susan Portnoy shares her experience as a solo explorer working on the road, and Dr. Sharon Ufberg takes a closer look at how women are traveling with Xanterra's Betsy O'Rourke. Guests: Susan Portnoy, travel writer and photographer behind The Insatiable Traveler; Betsy O'Rourke, Chief Marketing Officer of the Xanterra Travel Collection 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

#1722: Women and Politics | 51%

On this week's 51%, we stop by a panel commemorating the 174th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, and take a look at the status of women's rights. We also speak with Amanda Hunter, executive director of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, about how things are shaping up for women running in this fall's midterm elections. Guest: Amanda Hunter, executive director of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation You can watch the full "New York Women Then & Now" panel here. 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

#1721: Falguni Sheth on "Unruly Women" | 51%

On this week's 51%, we speak with professor and author Falguni Sheth about her new book, Unruly Women: Race, Neocolonialism, and the Hijab, on the animosity faced by Muslim women in the U.S. We also hear from WAMC's Ashley Hupfl about how the overturning of Roe v. Wade could impact the country's already overburdened foster care system. Guest: Falguni Sheth, associate professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Emory University, and the author of Unruly Women: Race, Neocolonialism, and the Hijab 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

#1720: The Long Road to Roe (and Beyond) | 51%

The Supreme Court recently overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion rights in the U.S. But how did we get here? On this week's 51%, we speak with author and professor Jennifer Holland about the history of abortion in the U.S., and how abortion became a political issue. Guest: Jennifer Holland, associate professor of U.S. History at the University of Oklahoma, author of Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

#1719: The Fall of Roe | 51%

On this week's 51%, we discuss the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion in the United States. We speak with Albany Law School professor Vincent Bonventre about what this means for the Court, and hear from advocates on both sides of the debate over abortion rights. Albany Medical Center's Dr. Rachel Flink also discusses how to pick and properly use the birth control method that's best for you. Guests: Vincent Bonventre, Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School; WAMC's Pat Bradley and Mary Hahn Beerworth, executive director of Vermont Right to Life; Dr. Rachel Flink, chief of family planning at Albany Medical Center. 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

#1718: Title IX at 50 | 51%

On this week's 51%: we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX. We look back on the history of the legislation and its impact on women's sports, and civil rights lawyer Alexandra Brodsky discusses her book Sexual Justice, about how Title IX can better address cases of sexual harassment and assault. Guests: Alexandra Brodsky, attorney for Public Justice and author of Sexual Justice: Supporting Victims, Ensuring Due Process, and Resisting the Conservative Backlash 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

#1717: Janie Ward, Tracy Robinson-Wood on 'Sister Resisters' | 51%

On this week's 51%, we speak with authors Janie Victoria Ward and Tracy Robinson-Wood about their new book, Sister Resisters: Mentoring Black Women on Campus, on how college faculty can better mentor Black students. We also take a look at a new Marist Poll analyzing how Americans perceive Title IX, ahead of the legislation's 50th anniversary. Guests: Janie Victoria Ward and Tracy Robinson-Wood, co-authors of Sister Resisters: Mentoring Black Women on Campus 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

#1716: Cracking the Code | 51%

On this week's 51%, we catch up with some savvy women in STEM. Annmarie Lanesey of CanCode Communities offers her advice for those looking to work in the tech sector, and we also stop by the Springfield Science Museum in western Massachusetts to speak with its new director, Jenny Powers. Guests: Annmarie Lanesey, CEO and founder of CanCode Communities; Jenny Powers, director of the Springfield Science Museum 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

#1715: Women in Business, Part Four | 51%

On this week's 51%, we wrap our series on women in business. Harvard economist Claudia Goldin explains how women persisted in the job market during the coronavirus pandemic, and Beth Miller Guthier with Capital District WERC shares her tips for those needing to start over. We also take a look at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals, and speak with finalist Pamela White about her love of recitation. Guests: Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University; Elizabeth Miller Guthier, executive director of Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center; and Pamela White, Bethlehem High School student and New York Champion for Poetry Out Loud You can watch the Poetry Out Loud National Finals here on June 5 starting at 7 p.m. ET. 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.