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 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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September 25, 2020 00:27:29
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#1627: Senior Citizens Coping With COVID | 51%

On this week’s 51%, COVID has changed so much in our lives. Community dance is off the table, and a group of senior citizens is learning to get by without it, for now. About four months ago, we brought you a story about a woman who had co-founded a community dance class that helps senior […] ...

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September 18, 2020 00:27:29
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#1626: The Dance Of American Diplomacy | 51%

On this week’s 51%, author Victoria Phillips discusses her book Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy. In the book Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy, Cold War historian Victoria Phillips illuminates the dance icon’s four-decade reign as the country’s premiere cultural ambassador. Graham toured on behalf of every seated […] ...

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September 11, 2020 00:27:24
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#1625: Domestic Violence Amid COVID | 51%

On this week’s 51%, some calls reporting domestic violence have been different since COVID; and there’s a program offering online help to women living with a problem drinker. Service providers and others were fearing that the COVID-19 pandemic would intensify domestic and sexual violence. In Berkshire County, Massachusetts, one center is an example seen in […] ...

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September 04, 2020 00:27:23
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#1624: Marie Benedict “Lady Clementine” | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we spend the show with author Marie Benedict. Marie Benedict writes historical novels inspired by women whose achievements have been overlooked or underappreciated. The New York Times bestselling author’s latest book Lady Clementine, tells the story of the woman beside British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Benedict views herself as an archaeologist […] ...

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