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 15, 2022 00:30:51
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#1721: Falguni Sheth on "Unruly Women" | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we speak with professor and author Falguni Sheth about her new book, Unruly Women: Race, Neocolonialism, and the Hijab, on the animosity faced by Muslim women in the U.S. We also hear from WAMC’s Ashley Hupfl about how the overturning of Roe v. Wade could impact the country’s already overburdened foster care system. Guest: Falguni Sheth, associate professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Emory University, and the author of Unruly Women: Race, Neocolonialism, and the Hijab 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 08, 2022 00:29:14
#1720: The Long Road to Roe (and Beyond) | 51%

#1720: The Long Road to Roe (and Beyond) | 51%

The Supreme Court recently overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion rights in the U.S. But how did we get here? On this week’s 51%, we speak with author and professor Jennifer Holland about the history of abortion in the U.S., and how abortion became a political issue.  Guest: Jennifer Holland, associate professor of U.S. History at the University of Oklahoma, author of Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement 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 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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