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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July 01, 2022 00:35:06
#1719: The Fall of Roe | 51%

#1719: The Fall of Roe | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion in the United States. We speak with Albany Law School professor Vincent Bonventre about what this means for the Court, and hear from advocates on both sides of the debate over abortion rights. Albany Medical Center’s Dr. Rachel Flink also discusses how to pick and properly use the birth control method that’s best for you. Guests: Vincent Bonventre, Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School; WAMC’s Pat Bradley and Mary Hahn Beerworth, executive director of Vermont Right to Life; Dr. Rachel Flink, chief of family planning at Albany Medical Center. 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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June 24, 2022 00:29:21
#1718: Title IX at 50 | 51%

#1718: Title IX at 50 | 51%

On this week’s 51%: we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX. We look back on the history of the legislation and its impact on women’s sports, and civil rights lawyer Alexandra Brodsky discusses her book Sexual Justice, about how Title IX can better address cases of sexual harassment and assault. Guests: Alexandra Brodsky, attorney for Public Justice and author of Sexual Justice: Supporting Victims, Ensuring Due Process, and Resisting the Conservative Backlash 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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June 17, 2022 00:29:13
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#1717: Janie Ward, Tracy Robinson-Wood on 'Sister Resisters' | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we speak with authors Janie Victoria Ward and Tracy Robinson-Wood about their new book, Sister Resisters: Mentoring Black Women on Campus, on how college faculty can better mentor Black students. We also take a look at a new Marist Poll analyzing how Americans perceive Title IX, ahead of the legislation’s 50th anniversary. Guests: Janie Victoria Ward and Tracy Robinson-Wood, co-authors of Sister Resisters: Mentoring Black Women on Campus 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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June 10, 2022 00:29:14
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#1716: Cracking the Code | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we catch up with some savvy women in STEM. Annmarie Lanesey of CanCode Communities offers her advice for those looking to work in the tech sector, and we also stop by the Springfield Science Museum in western Massachusetts to speak with its new director, Jenny Powers. Guests: Annmarie Lanesey, CEO and founder of CanCode Communities; Jenny Powers, director of the Springfield Science Museum 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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June 03, 2022 00:29:15
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#1715: Women in Business, Part Four | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we wrap our series on women in business. Harvard economist Claudia Goldin explains how women persisted in the job market during the coronavirus pandemic, and Beth Miller Guthier with Capital District WERC shares her tips for those needing to start over. We also take a look at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals, and speak with finalist Pamela White about her love of recitation. Guests: Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University; Elizabeth Miller Guthier, executive director of Capital District Women's Employment & Resource Center; and Pamela White, Bethlehem High School student and New York Champion for Poetry Out Loud You can watch the Poetry Out Loud National Finals here on June 5 starting at 7 p.m. ET. 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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May 27, 2022 00:29:21
#1714: Women in Business, Part Three | 51%

#1714: Women in Business, Part Three | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we continue our series highlighting women in business. Holly Seidewand of First Fill Spirits in Saratoga Springs, New York teaches us the ins and outs of the whiskey industry, and shares her own journey of opening a small business. Guest: Holly Seidewand, co-owner of First Fill Spirits and writer behind the "Her Whisky Love" blog 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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