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 13, 2020 00:27:25
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#1621: The Violet Belt | 51%

On this week’s 51%, there was a time when violet corsages were in… even a first lady was known to sport them. The National Guard steps in to plug staff shortages at long-term care facilities in California. You’ve heard of the Rust Belt… the Corn Belt… the Sun Belt…but what about the Violet Belt? The […] ...

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August 06, 2020 00:27:29
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#1620: Food, Identity & Heritage | 51%

On this week’s 51%, a much-admired chef discusses her career, food, identity and heritage. We also hear about an exhibit highlighting notable women. Dr. Sharon Ufberg returns with her 51% segment “Force of Nature.” This time she interviews acclaimed chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Tanya Holland. Holland has been celebrated by critics for her distinct […] ...

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July 31, 2020 00:27:29
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#1619: Dear Professor, A Woman’s Letter To Her Stalker | 51%

On this week’s 51%, a professor and researcher on topics related to Title IX and sexual assault publishes a letter to her stalker, and a woman talks about living under a VA tent. Two years. That’s how long Donna Freitas’ graduate school mentor, a priest and celebrated scholar, stalked her. Last year, Freitas released her […] ...

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July 23, 2020 00:27:29
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1618: Breaking “The Stigma Of Silence” For Victims Of Sexual Violence | 51%

On this week’s 51%, a study shows victims of sexual violence experience a stigma of silence that healthcare providers could help break. And a serious hiker is determined to stay on the trail, with her family. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends universal sexual violence screenings during routine visits. Although one in three […] ...

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July 17, 2020 00:27:27
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#1617: Power Worshippers: The Rise Of Religious Nationalism | 51%

On this week’s 51%, a reporter dives into the rise of religious nationalism, a rapper talks about her music and experience and the VA wants to build more trust among female veterans when it comes to health care. Author and New York Times contributor Katherine Stewart was disturbed by the religious right, which she believes […] ...

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July 09, 2020 00:27:29
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#1616: Finding Inspiration In The Wake Of Cancer | 51%

On this week’s 51%, a Stage IV pancreatic cancer survivor motivates and inspires other cancer patients. We also hear about women adapting when the pandemic hit, who moved their dance party online. Dr. Sharon Ufberg returns with her 51% segment “Force of Nature.” This time she interviews Marisa Harris who, years ago, received a devastating […] ...

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