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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August 12, 2022 00:34:34
#1725: The Creative World of Jan Brett | 51%

#1725: The Creative World of Jan Brett | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we’re highlighting women in the arts. We tune into a webinar discussing the importance of protecting the spaces where women create, and we also sit down with renowned children’s book writer and illustrator Jan Brett. Our Dr. Sharon Ufberg also speaks with eco-feminist artist Mira Lehr to look back on her career. Guests: Jan Brett, children's book author and illustrator; Mira Lehr, artist; Dr. Sharon Ufberg You can listen to the whole panel, "Preserving the Places Where Women Made Art," on the National Trust for Historic Preservation website. 51% is national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It is produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue. ...

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August 05, 2022 00:29:15
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#1724: Sweet Talk | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we’re talking comfort food. We speak with food writer and chocolate expert Megan Giller of Chocolate Noise about her love of bean-to-bar chocolate, and how the craft is challenging the larger chocolate industry. We also speak with Saratoga Tea & Honey Co.’s Hayley Stevens about how to best prepare your favorite blend of loose leaf tea. Guests: Megan Giller, founder of Chocolate Noise and author of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution; Hayley Stevens, owner of Saratoga Tea & Honey Co. 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue. ...

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July 29, 2022 00:29:28
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#1723: Keep Calm and Travel On | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we’ll have you planning your next adventure. Travel writer and photographer Susan Portnoy shares her experience as a solo explorer working on the road, and Dr. Sharon Ufberg takes a closer look at how women are traveling with Xanterra’s Betsy O’Rourke. Guests: Susan Portnoy, travel writer and photographer behind The Insatiable Traveler; Betsy O'Rourke, Chief Marketing Officer of the Xanterra Travel Collection 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue. ...

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July 22, 2022 00:29:44
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#1722: Women and Politics | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we stop by a panel commemorating the 174th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, and take a look at the status of women’s rights. We also speak with Amanda Hunter, executive director of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, about how things are shaping up for women running in this fall’s midterm elections. Guest: Amanda Hunter, executive director of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation You can watch the full "New York Women Then & Now" panel here. 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue. ...

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July 15, 2022 00:30:51
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#1721: Falguni Sheth on "Unruly Women" | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we speak with professor and author Falguni Sheth about her new book, Unruly Women: Race, Neocolonialism, and the Hijab, on the animosity faced by Muslim women in the U.S. We also hear from WAMC’s Ashley Hupfl about how the overturning of Roe v. Wade could impact the country’s already overburdened foster care system. Guest: Falguni Sheth, associate professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Emory University, and the author of Unruly Women: Race, Neocolonialism, and the Hijab 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue. ...

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July 08, 2022 00:29:14
#1720: The Long Road to Roe (and Beyond) | 51%

#1720: The Long Road to Roe (and Beyond) | 51%

The Supreme Court recently overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion rights in the U.S. But how did we get here? On this week’s 51%, we speak with author and professor Jennifer Holland about the history of abortion in the U.S., and how abortion became a political issue.  Guest: Jennifer Holland, associate professor of U.S. History at the University of Oklahoma, author of Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It’s produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is “Lolita” by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue. ...

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