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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.

Location:

Albany, NY

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@WAMCRadio

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

51% #1596: Through The Ages... Of Innocence; Of Advocacy In The White House

2/26/2020
On this week’s 51%, find out why 2020 marks an important age; a school nurse talks about how her profession has changed over the years; and listen to a profile on Eleanor Roosevelt. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1595: Domestic Violence; Body Armor For Women; Lost Keys

2/19/2020
On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author about domestic violence, learn about a proposal to provide female service members with proper-fitting body armor and Dr. Jeri Burns returns with an essay.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1594: UFO Culture; VA Couples Retreats; Mentoring Women Song Producers

2/12/2020
On this week’s 51%, a science writer talks about UFO culture and science writing in general, the VA is teaching intimacy skills to try to save marriages, and a singer/songwriter encourages women to produce their own work.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1593: A Sociologist Studies Horse Crazy Girls

2/5/2020
On this week’s 51%, a sociologist takes us into the world of horse crazy girls. (**This interview contains sexually explicit content about 21 minutes in until 23:35.)

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1592: A Donor Milk Bank For Preemies Opens In NY; Stop Telling Women To Smile

1/29/2020
On this week’s 51%, there’s help for very low birth weight premature babies, and an artist brings awareness to street harassment.

Duration:00:27:29

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

1/22/2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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