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51 Percent

Northeast Public Radio

Each week, 51% tunes into the issues of particular concern to women and, by extension, to all of us. This award-winning program takes an honest look at the questions, concerns, and successes born out of the professional and social progress made by women. Hosted and Produced by Susan Barnett, the aim of the series is to both educate and empower listeners. While many of the subjects addressed are serious ones, the tone of the program is upbeat and affirmative.

Each week, 51% tunes into the issues of particular concern to women and, by extension, to all of us. This award-winning program takes an honest look at the questions, concerns, and successes born out of the professional and social progress made by women. Hosted and Produced by Susan Barnett, the aim of the series is to both educate and empower listeners. While many of the subjects addressed are serious ones, the tone of the program is upbeat and affirmative.
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Albany, NY

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Each week, 51% tunes into the issues of particular concern to women and, by extension, to all of us. This award-winning program takes an honest look at the questions, concerns, and successes born out of the professional and social progress made by women. Hosted and Produced by Susan Barnett, the aim of the series is to both educate and empower listeners. While many of the subjects addressed are serious ones, the tone of the program is upbeat and affirmative.

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@WAMCRadio

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English

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WAMC/Northeast Public Radio P.O. Box 66600 Albany, NY 12206 (800) 695-9170


Episodes

51% #1591: Exploring How Domination And Partnership Shape Us

1/22/2020
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On this week’s 51%, we spend time with cultural historian Dr. Riane Eisler, who examines where societies fall on the partnership-domination scale.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1590: The Work Of Sh8peshifter; A Teen Worries About Water

1/15/2020
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On this week’s 51%, we examine water, first as a metaphor, as Sh8peshifter explains, then, through the narrative of a Tucson teenager.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1589: Anti-Sexist Men, There's A Group For Them

1/8/2020
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On this week’s 51%, we learn about an anti-sexist men’s group; a documentary about formerly incarcerated mothers is in the works; and Dr. Jeri Burns returns with an essay on bathroom message art.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1588 (repeat of #1582): A Woman In Middle America Walked Away From Her Faith

1/2/2020
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On this week’s 51%, meet a Midwestern woman who talks about God Land after the election of Donald Trump, learn about a wellness studio strengthening people in recovery from addiction, and a composer in residence reviews her year.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1587: Exploring The Experience Of Girls Of Color In Schools

12/25/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author about the experience of young black and brown girls in school. And the Army turns to gaming for new recruits – enlisting at least one woman during a recent event.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1586: A Veteran Advocates To End Military Sexual Trauma

12/18/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we meet a veteran who suffered sexual violence and now advocates for ending military sexual trauma and writer Dr. Jeri Burns shares an essay on synagogue doors and letting in the light.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1585: STIs Rise In The Military; Country Songwriter Has A Women-Only Label

12/11/2019
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On this week’s 51%, could online dating be partly responsible for an uptick in STIs among service members? An award-winning country music songwriter started a record that signs only women and writer Dr. Jeri Burns returns with an essay on ability privilege.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1584: Cases Continue Unsolved Along The Highway Of Tears

12/4/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we hear from a journalist about the Highway of Tears and indigenous communities in Canada, plus we remember one of India’s most treasured writers.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1583: Sustainable Food Advocate Alice Waters

11/27/2019
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On this week’s 51%, it’s that time of year... when people are talking about food more than usual. Alice Waters has been talking about food for decades. And a jazz and blues singer has another specialty.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1582: Why A Woman In Middle America Walked Away From Her Faith

11/20/2019
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On this week’s 51%, meet a Midwestern woman who talks about God Land after the election of Donald Trump, learn about a wellness studio strengthening people in recovery from addiction, and a composer in residence reviews her year.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1581: What It Takes To Lead The Way While Daring To Be You

11/13/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we spend time with author and activist Marianne Schnall, who, along with her interview subjects, helps women and girls lead the way.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1580: Time's Up Has A New Leader

11/6/2019
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On this week’s 51%, hear from the new head of Times Up, who talks about what’s missing on the presidential debate stage, and writer Dr. Jeri Burns talks about decision fatigue.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1579: A Few Female Ocean Firsts; Embracing A New Identity

10/30/2019
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On this week’s 51%, she’s considered a gender barrier disruptor on the high seas; plus a new identity and new motherhood are a lot to shoulder.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1578: Telling Stories; Training Doctors To Help Refugees; Travelling For Tea

10/23/2019
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On this week’s 51%, hear about hidden voices in storytelling; how doctors are being trained to work with refugees; and it is tea time practically all the time for a woman who wants to help other women and the planet. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1577: Depression The Comedy; Experiencing Autism Together

10/16/2019
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On this week’s 51%, meet a comedian turned mental health advocate; a mother starts a social group for people on the autism spectrum; and storyteller Dr. Jeri Burns shares her view on “It’s a Boy” or “It’s a Girl.”

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1576: She Uses Stand-Up Comedy As A Platform For Disability Advocacy

10/9/2019
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On this week’s 51%, meet a comedian who is a disability advocate, and learn how an Amish community handles health care.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1575: Attorney Faith Gay; Ocean Dead Zones

10/2/2019
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On this week’s 51%, meet one of the country’s leading lawyers, and hear how she is handling immigration and other issues; plus a pioneering fish ecologist tells us about how dead zones are impacting fish, and how we’re impacting the oceans.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1574: Misogyny

9/25/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we’ll spend some time with a philosophy professor and discuss misogyny; plus, you’ll hear the Massachusetts twist on women’s suffrage.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1573: Women And Power Conference Preview; More RBG

9/18/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we’ll speak with the president of the Omega Institute about an upcoming women and power conference, and listen to an essay entitled “Florida,” though it’s not what you may think.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1572: A Conversation With Ruth Bader Ginsburg At UB Law School

9/11/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we’ll spend the show with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She talks about her decision to enter law school, cases such as the US v. Virginia (which allowed women into Virginia Military Institute), and more.

Duration:00:27:29