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

#1556: Making Furniture; Righting The World; Directing Opera

On this week's 51%, meet a female duo in a male dominated industry – furniture making; hear about Girls Right the World; and an opera director shares with us her craft.

#1555: Miscarriage Language; Regulating Midwives

On this week's 51%, there's a study that explores the language around men and miscarriages; we meet a woman in transition; hear about a state grappling with regulating midwives and writer Dr. Jeri Burns shares her thoughts on patterns.

#1554: Women Help At The Border; Teens Work On An Album For Somali Youth

On this week's 51%, we head to the U.S./Mexico border and find out how women are gaining self-esteem and learning the hard truths. Plus, transgender people are grappling with a new policy from the Trump administration, and hear from some teens who worked on an album for Somali youth.

#1554: Women Help At The Border; Teens Work On An Album For Somali Youth

#1553: A Woman Bears Witness

On this week's 51%, a woman finally finds a safe place in the remote Rocky Mountains. But when an oil rig moved in, she wondered how safe it was after all.

#1552: A Taekwondo Medalist Tells Her Story Of Sexual Abuse

On this week's 51%, a four-time U.S. team medalist in the martial arts was the victim of sexual abuse; and hear from an indie folk artist whose works walk the line between personal and political. I'm Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1551: Her Blood Divides And Unites

On this week's 51%, meet a woman who has ideas about how to help schools help their young students resolve racial conflict and hear how a nonprofit is supporting new moms.

#1550: A Women's Suffrage Anthology; A College Will Give Women A New Start

On this week's 51%, a feminist pioneer shines a light on the lesser known women who helped achieve women's suffrage and hear about a new education program to help women living in poverty.

#1550: A Women's Suffrage Anthology; A College Will Give Women A New Start

#1549: The LGBT Cancer Network; Problem Pregnancies; And A Plea For Unity

On this week's 51%, the founder of the National LGBT Cancer Network says a more inclusive medical community could encourage more screenings; hear how troubled pregnancies could mean years of health problems; and the political stage drives a singer/songwriter into the recording studio.

#1549: The LGBT Cancer Network; Problem Pregnancies; And A Plea For Unity

#1548: Botanical Art; Unconsented Pelvic Exams; A Police First

On this week's 51%, there's an exhibit featuring the daughter of the founder of the Hudson River School; could changes be afoot to ensure women allow pelvic exams when under anesthesia? And we meet a university's first woman police chief.

#1547: Two Women Use Photography As Documentation

On this week's 51%, we meet an award-winning photographer, and encounter another photographer dedicated to a different mission.

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