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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October 14, 2022 00:29:11
#1734: Breast Cancer Awareness | 51%

#1734: Breast Cancer Awareness | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month and sit down with Dr. Lisa Curcio, director of breast surgery at Northern Dutchess Hospital with Nuvance Health, to learn how to manage our risks, identify symptoms early, and navigate treatment. And what exactly is happening during a mammogram? Dr. Wendy DeMartini, professor of radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, discusses the factors that can mask or impact your results, and how technological advances are making screening easier.    Guests: Dr. Lisa Curcio, director of breast surgery at Northern Dutchess Hospital; Dr. Wendy DeMartini, professor of radiology and chief of the Breast Imaging Division in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine National Cancer Institute - Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. - Free Educational Guides on Breast Cancer 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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October 07, 2022 00:32:43
#1733: Shanterra McBride, Rosalind Wiseman on "Courageous Discomfort" | 51%

#1733: Shanterra McBride, Rosalind Wiseman on "Courageous Discomfort" | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we sit down with authors Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman about how to be a better ally, and tackle the tough questions asked in their new book Courageous Discomfort: How to Have Important, Brave, Life-Changing Conversations About Race and Racism. Guests: Shanterra McBride and Rosalind Wiseman, authors of Courageous Discomfort: How to Have Important, Brave, Life-Changing Conversations About Race and Racism 51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio in Albany, New York. 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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September 23, 2022 00:31:55
#1731: Couples Counseling with Vanessa Bever | 51%

#1731: Couples Counseling with Vanessa Bever | 51%

On this week’s 51%: how’s your love life? We step into the office of Vanessa Bever, a licensed marriage and family therapist in upstate New York, to learn how we can better communicate, make amends, and ground our relationships through couples counseling.  Guest: Vanessa Bever, LMFT with Capital District Marriage and Family Therapy 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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September 16, 2022 00:31:45
#1730: Kate Mangino on "Equal Partners" | 51%

#1730: Kate Mangino on "Equal Partners" | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we speak with gender expert Kate Mangino about her new book Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home, on how couples can better balance household work and promote gender equality in their personal lives. We also speak with a pair of professors at the University at Buffalo who are studying the ways college women support and protect each other at college parties. Guests: Kate Mangino, author of Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home; Dr. Jennifer Read, Department of Psychology chair at the University at Buffalo; Dr. Jennifer Livingston, associate professor of nursing at the University at Buffalo 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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September 09, 2022 00:29:41
#1729: "Giving Hope" When Discussing Grief | 51%

#1729: "Giving Hope" When Discussing Grief | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we speak with Drs. Elena Lister and Michael Schwartzman about their new book Giving Hope: Conversations with Children About Illness, Death, and Loss, on how to discuss death and grief in a way that leaves kids feeling safe, supported, and resilient. Guests: Dr. Elena Lister and Dr. Michael Schwartzman, authors of Giving Hope: Conversations with Children About Illness, Death, and Loss 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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September 02, 2022 00:32:17
#1728: "Standing Up" and Saving Up | 51%

#1728: "Standing Up" and Saving Up | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we speak with lifelong activist and former 9to5 Director Ellen Bravo and her husband, Larry Miller, about their new book Standing Up: Tales of Struggle, based on their personal experiences fighting for unionization and worker’s rights. We’re also saving up: our Dr. Sharon Ufberg speaks with finance guru Anne Lester about how young women can better take advantage of the tools around them to save for their futures.  Guests: Ellen Bravo, Larry Miller, authors of Standing Up: Tales of Struggle; Dr. Sharon Ufberg and Anne Lester, retirement expert 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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