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

51% #1672: From Comedy To Advocacy

This week on 51% we highlight some favorites from our archives. Two comedians share their story; one is a disability advocate, the other a mental health advocate.

51% #1671: Human Trafficking And Unhoused Youth, Part Two

On today's 51%, the second part of a series on human trafficking and unhoused youth. We'll speak with a young woman who became unhoused and sought help with a local housing program. And we'll meet the executive director of that program.

51% #1670: Human Trafficking And Unhoused Youth, Part One

On today's 51%, we begin a two-part series on human trafficking and unhoused youth. I ride along with a street outreach coordinator for a youth shelter. And we'll meet a woman who has walked the Underground Railroad to raise awareness about human trafficking.

51% #1669: Hollywood's Women In Charge

On today's 51%, we speak with one of the people responsible for bringing Hollywood to upstate New York. And we meet a producer of HBO's new series "The Gilded Age," which was filming this spring in New York's Capital Region.

51% #1668: Recovering From Rape And Abuse - Part Two

On today's 51%, we bring you part two of our series on rape and sexual abuse. Last week we visited the Crime Victim Services Unit of a hospital to learn about what's involved in a forensic rape exam. And a counselor told us what recovery looks like after an abuse. This week we speak to that counselor's client about her healing journey.

51% #1667: Recovering From Rape And Abuse - Part One

On today's 51%, we bring you the first part of a two-part series on rape and sexual abuse. I visit the crime victim services unit of a hospital to learn about what's involved in a forensic rape exam. And a counselor tells us what recovery looks like after an abuse.

51% #1666: Girl Scouts Changing The World

On today's 51%, we learn how some high school girl scouts have been helping their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. And we'll learn how the Girl Scouts are trying to diversify.

51% #1665: Non-Traditional Graduates

On today's 51%, for graduation season, we celebrate non-traditional students who returned for their degree later in life. And we'll hear a first-hand experience of walking across the graduation stage: mine.

51% #1664: Akwesasne Women Fight Sexism And Colonization

On today's 51%, we visit the Akwesasne Nation near the U.S. – Canada border to learn about indigenous women leaders.

51% #1663: Film Archivist Audrey Kupferberg

On today's 51%, we explore the world of film with archivist Audrey Kupferberg.