51 Percent

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. Host Jesse King talks to experts in their field for a ...more

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September 30, 2021 00:29:14
#1680: The National Women's Hall Of Fame | 51%

#1680: The National Women's Hall Of Fame | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we take a tour of the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. Executive Director Jennifer Gabriel previews the hall’s latest class, and shares her goals for the museum’s expansion. (more…) ...

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September 23, 2021 00:29:12
#1679: Women In Dance | 51%

#1679: Women In Dance | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we celebrate women in dance. We speak with a student at Julliard and take some lessons from a professional ballroom dancer, and we also speak with choreographer Helen Pickett about her creative process. (more…) ...

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September 16, 2021 00:30:02
#1678: Burnout In Healthcare Workers| 51%

#1678: Burnout In Healthcare Workers| 51%

On this week’s 51%, we discuss the growing burnout among healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic, and why some are leaving the profession. We also visit a new vacation spot for families and children battling serious illness, and speak with the new chief of surgery at a major hospital in New York state. Guests: Candie St. Jean, nurse case manager at Cooley Dickinson Hospital; Dr. KMarie King, chief of surgery at Albany Medical Center Follow Along A large crowd gathered for the grand opening of the “Family Retreat at Krantz Cottage” in July. You’re listening to 51%, a WAMC production dedicated to women’s issues and experiences. Thanks for giving us a listen, I’m Jesse King. We’re bringing you a trio of healthcare stories today — starting, of course, with the coronavirus pandemic. At this point, we’re all familiar with tales of the nurses and doctors battling the virus on the front lines, but what does the battle look and feel like now that the vaccine is out, and the country is straining for some version of normalcy?  Well, in some ways, it’s not all that different. COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise due to the Delta variant. Hospitals across the country are once again struggling to make room for new patients, only this time many of them rejected the vaccine that was supposed to be the light at the end of the tunnel.  So many healthcare workers are burning out. Some are quitting, exacerbating ...

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September 09, 2021 00:29:14
#1677: Texas Law SB 8 | 51%

#1677: Texas Law SB 8 | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we discuss Texas Law SB 8, a new law banning abortion in the state after six weeks of pregnancy – before many women know they are pregnant. The Supreme Court allowed the law to take effect September 1. What does this signal for the future of Roe v. Wade? We sit down with Chelly Hegan, the president and CEO of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, and Dr. Julie Novkov of the University at Albany. (more…) ...

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September 02, 2021 00:30:14
#1676: Eating Disorders | 51%

#1676: Eating Disorders | 51%

On this episode of 51%, we discuss eating disorders: what they look like, why they develop, and how they’re treated. We also speak with advocates with the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders, or STRIPED, who are working to restrict the sale of over-the-counter diet pills to minors. (more…) ...

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August 27, 2021 00:29:15
#1675: Kathy Hochul And Being The

#1675: Kathy Hochul And Being The "First Female" | 51%

New York Governor Kathy Hochul was sworn in as the state’s 57th governor on August 24. Her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, resigned under pressure, facing a likely impeachment vote after a state attorney general’s report found he sexually harassed multiple women, including state employees. In this episode of 51%, we discuss New York’s first female governor, and take a look at what’s in store for Kathy Hochul. We also speak with former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift about her experience being her state’s first female governor. (more…) ...

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