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 06, 2020 00:27:28
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#1633: Bending In 2020 – Embracing Trauma | 51%

On this week’s 51%, hear the story of a woman reconciling with her past and working toward equitable and just relationships. Artist and Producer Ahri Golden brings us another installment of her BENDING IN 2020 series. This time an audio portrait of a woman embracing her trauma and emerging stronger that explores the themes of […] ...

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October 30, 2020 00:27:28
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#1632: The Cat I Never Named – A True Story of Love, War, and Survival | 51%

On this week’s 51%, a genocide survivor tells her story that began in Bosnia and crossed into the U.S. Plus, a filmmaker explores new ways of indigenous storytelling. In 1992, a teenager in Bihac, Bosnia, was told by her best friend they couldn’t speak anymore. Her friend didn’t say why, but she knew the reason: […] ...

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October 23, 2020 00:27:28
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#1631: SUNY New Paltz Faculty Compose Book About Women’s Suffrage | 51%

On this week’s 51%, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of guaranteeing women’s right to vote, and a professor talks about women who deserve more of the limelight. We also hear about the first all-woman team to receive a Nobel Prize in science. Suffrage and Its Limits: The New York Story, is a collection of essays […] ...

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October 16, 2020 00:27:29
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#1630: Play Like A Feminist | 51%

On this week’s 51%, a professor of entertainment studies hopes to draw more women into video gaming. Hear about a film project to highlight suffragists on Election Day and more. An effort is underway for local filmmakers to capture voters in New York visiting suffragists’ gravesites in their communities on Election Day. The project is […] ...

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October 09, 2020 00:27:29
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#1629: Perversity And Possibility In American Politics | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we discuss The Sex Obsession: Perversity and Possibility in American Politics with author Janet R. Jakobsen. In The Sex Obsession: Perversity and Possibility in American Politics (NYU Press), Janet R. Jakobsen examines how gender and sexuality have reappeared time and again at the center of political life, and is marked by […] ...

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October 02, 2020 00:27:24
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#1628: An Archival Conversation With Ruth Bader Ginsburg | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we revisit an interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg from 2019. The Supreme Court Justice’s death on September 18 sparked vigils across the country, and controversy over the timing of the next appointee. We’ve gone to the archives for an interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second women who […] ...

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