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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January 29, 2021 00:27:27
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#1645: The Objects That Remain | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we spend the show with gender and religion scholar Laura Levitt. You’ll hear her story of rape, and while not graphic, please be forewarned. She hopes more federal attention is paid to unprocessed rape kits. In 1989, Laura Levitt was raped in her own bed. Her landlord heard the assault taking […] ...

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January 22, 2021 00:27:28
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#1644: Women & The Arts | 51%

On this week’s 51%, a musician talks about what she calls her new feminine EP. Teenage girls of color in ballet say this form of dance caters to white women. A mother speaks out about her missing son in the Army while another woman offers support for families of missing service members. Plus, Dr. Jeri […] ...

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January 15, 2021 00:27:28
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#1643: The Women Reshaping Congress | 51%

On this week’s 51%, hear from a longtime Capitol Hill reporter on women reshaping Congress. She followed them in 2019. Veteran New York Times Capitol Hill reporter Jennifer Steinhauer followed the women who, in 2018, were elected as the first representations of different ages, races, and religions in Congress. The result is her book, The […] ...

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January 08, 2021 00:27:28
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#1642: When Women Are The Storytellers, The Human Story Changes | 51%

On this week’s 51%, would the story change if told by women? We spend time with best-selling author Elizabeth Lesser. Then we travel to meet an “Extreme Cowboy” as it’s called, though she’s a woman. Dr. Sharon Ufberg returns with her 51% segment Force of Nature. This time, she interviews Elizabeth Lesser, co-founder of the […] ...

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January 01, 2021 00:27:24
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#1641: A Life In Objects | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we spend time with feminist poet and activist Margaret Randall, she has advice for activists today and a Native American poet says working on her latest volume brought some pain to the surface. Whether it is one object or several, we all have touchstones. Things that we consider crucial to our […] ...

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December 25, 2020 00:27:27
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#1640: Simple Health CEO Trying To Break Down Barriers | 51%

On this week’s 51%, there is some help for veterans’ caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic; we hear from a CEO trying to break down barriers to obtaining birth control, and Dr. Jeri Burns chimes in about charity in the checkout line. Burnout is a common problem for family members who care for disabled veterans. And […] ...

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