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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November 26, 2021 00:30:39
#1688: Works in Progress: The Logan Nonfiction Program, Part Two | 51%

#1688: Works in Progress: The Logan Nonfiction Program, Part Two | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we continue our conversations with the Carey Institute’s Logan Nonfiction fellows. Documentarian Tsanavi Spoonhunter previews her upcoming film, Holder of the Sky, on efforts to preserve treaty rights for native tribes in Wisconsin. And reporters Jillian Farmer and Cheryl Upshaw discuss their in-progress podcast, 50-Foot Woman, documenting life with the rare pituitary disease acromegaly. (more…) ...

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November 19, 2021 00:31:08
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#1687: Works In Progress: The Logan Nonfiction Program | 51%

  On this week’s 51%, we speak with some of the writers and filmmakers in the Carey Institute for Global Good’s Logan Nonfiction Program. Documentary filmmaker Ilse Fernandez previews her upcoming film, Exodus Stories. And we also speak with reporter Deborah Barfield Berry of the USA Today.   (more…) ...

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November 12, 2021 00:31:19
#1686: Veterans Day | 51%

#1686: Veterans Day | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we focus on women in service. WAMC’s Ashley Hupfl takes us to a ceremony for living veterans in Albany, New York. Karen Dewitt reports on a program for veterans with PTSD that’s seeking full funding in the New York state budget. And we speak with Lt. Col. Bree Fram and Army veteran Mael Embser-Herbert about their new book, With Honor and Integrity: Transgender Troops in Their Own Words. (more…) ...

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November 05, 2021 00:34:53
#1685: Heart and Sexual Health | 51%

#1685: Heart and Sexual Health | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we speak with Stephanie Johnson of the American Medical Association about a new campaign to promote heart health and self-care among Black women. We also discuss sexual health, vaginal pain, and postpartum care with Dr. Molly Rivest, a women’s health practitioner based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (more…) ...

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October 29, 2021 00:33:00
#1684: Witches | 51%

#1684: Witches | 51%

On this week’s 51%, it’s witching hour. We speak with a Massachusetts state senator about a bill to exonerate a woman convicted during the Salem witch trials. Author Kate Laity teaches us about the history of magic, and we also speak with author and podcaster Pam Grossman about modern witchcraft, and why witches are a feminist icon. (more…) ...

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October 22, 2021 00:29:15
#1683: Domestic Violence | 51%

#1683: Domestic Violence | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we discuss domestic violence: what it looks like, what resources are available, and how to get help. We sit down with Stand Up Survivor Founder Lisa Alexander to learn about the different types of domestic violence. And we also speak with Kelli Owens, executive director of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, about how the office’s approach to services is changing. (more…) ...

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