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 26, 2022 00:29:17
#1727: Women's Equality Day | 51%

#1727: Women's Equality Day | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we recognize Women’s Equality Day and speak with Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates, about just where gender equality in the U.S. stands after the fall of Roe v. Wade. Also, Serena Williams is making one last stand at the U.S. Open before calling it a career. We’ll look back on her tennis legacy with fellow legends Chris Evert and John McEnroe. Guest: Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates 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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August 20, 2022 00:29:14
#1726: Sonya Ramsey on "Bertha Maxwell-Roddey" | 51%

#1726: Sonya Ramsey on "Bertha Maxwell-Roddey" | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we speak with UNC professor and author Dr. Sonya Ramsey about her new biography celebrating the life and accomplishments of educational activist Bertha Maxwell-Roddey, reflecting on the impact of educators and the power of Black leadership.  Guest: Dr. Sonya Ramsey, Women's and Gender Studies Director at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and the author of Bertha Maxwell-Roddey: A Modern Day Race Woman and the Power of Black Leadership 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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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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