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% #1626: The Woman Behind The Dance Of Diplomacy

On this week's 51%, we hear from an author whose book explores Martha Graham's international political life as she and her dance company promoted the United States in more than thirty nations for every presidential administration from Franklin D. Roosevelt through George H.W. Bush.

51% #1625: Sex Abuse Cases Rise During COVID; Help For Partners Of Problem Drinkers

On this week's 51%, some calls reporting domestic violence have been different since COVID, and there's a program offering online help to women living with a problem drinker.

51% #1625: Sex Abuse Cases Rise During COVID; Help For Partners Of Problem Drinkers

51% #1624: Excavating The Stories Of Forgotten Women

On this week's 51%, we spend the show with author Marie Benedict.

51% #1623: Savage Appetites; Women & Crime

On this week's 51%, we speak with author Rachel Monroe about her new book, which examines the complicated relationship between women and the crime genre.

51% #1622: Singing In Prison; Talking About Being Undocumented

On this week's 51%, we hear about a women's prison choir, and the coronavirus pandemic presents even more challenges to female veterans in need of housing.

51% #1621: Celebrating The Violet Capital; A Performer Rejects Being Put In A Box

On this week's 51%, there was a time when violet corsages were in... even a first lady was known to sport them. The National Guard steps in to plug staff shortages at long-term care facilities in California.

51% #1621: Celebrating The Violet Capital; A Performer Rejects Being Put In A Box

51% #1620: Top Chef; Transgender Service Members; Exhibit On Women's Lives

On this week's 51%, a much-admired chef talks about her career. She says financing is still more available to men; and we hear about an exhibit highlighting notable women.

51% #1620: Top Chef; Transgender Service Members; Exhibit On Women's Lives

51% #1619: A Woman Writes A Public Letter To Her Stalker; A Dance Of Healing

On this week's 51%, a professor and researcher on topics related to Title IX and sexual assault publishes a letter to her stalker, and a woman talks about living under a VA tent.

51% #1619: A Woman Writes A Public Letter To Her Stalker; A Dance Of Healing

51% #1618: A Stigma Of Silence; Raising Kids In Nature

On this week's 51%, a study shows victims of sexual violence experience a stigma of silence that healthcare providers could help break. And a serious hiker is determined to stay on the trail, with her family.

51% #1617: Religious Nationalism; VA Healthcare For Women; Female Rappers

On this week's 51%, a reporter dives into the inner workings of religious nationalism; a rapper talks about her music and experience and the VA wants to build more trust among female veterans when it comes to health care.

51% #1617: Religious Nationalism; VA Healthcare For Women; Female Rappers

Back To Top