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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July 08, 2021 00:28:10
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#1668: Recovering From Rape And Abuse - Part Two | 51%

This week on 51%, we bring you part two of our series on rape and sexual abuse. Last week we visited the Crime Victim Services Unit of a hospital to learn about what’s involved in a forensic rape exam. And a counselor told us what recovery looks like after an abuse. This week we speak to that counselor’s client about her healing journey. (more…) ...

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July 01, 2021 00:27:57
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#1667: Recovering From Rape And Abuse - Part One | 51%

This week on 51%, we bring you the first part of a two-part series on rape and sexual abuse. Host Jackie Orchard visits the crime victim services unit of a hospital to learn about what’s involved in a forensic rape exam. And a counselor tells us what recovery looks like after an abuse. (more…) ...

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June 24, 2021 00:27:57
#1666: Girl Scouts Changing The World | 51%

#1666: Girl Scouts Changing The World | 51%

When you think of the Girl Scouts, what comes to mind? For me, it’s cookies. Samoas, specifically. It’s cute little hats and sashes with badges and if I’m being honest, those little plastic boondoggle crafts that I could never get to look good enough to give as a keychain gift on Christmas. Whatever I thought I’d find in this banquet hall, it certainly wasn’t these composed, serious-looking high school girls who are changing the world.  On 51%, we learn how some high school girl scouts have been helping their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. And we’ll learn how the Girl Scouts are trying to diversify. (more…) ...

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June 17, 2021 00:31:16
#1665: Non-Traditional Graduates | 51%

#1665: Non-Traditional Graduates | 51%

On today’s 51%, for graduation season, we celebrate non-traditional students who returned for their degree later in life. And we’ll hear a first-hand experience of walking across the graduation stage: mine. (more…) ...

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June 10, 2021 00:27:57
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#1664: Akwesasne Women Fight Sexism And Colonization | 51%

This week on 51%, we visit the Akwesasne Nation near the U.S. – Canada border to learn about indigenous women leaders. (more…) ...

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June 03, 2021 00:31:44
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#1663: Hollywood Film History With Archivist Audrey Kupferberg | 51%

This week on 51%, we explore the world of film with archivist Audrey Kupferberg. (more…) ...

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