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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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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May 20, 2022 00:34:37
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#1713: Zain Asher on 'Where the Children Take Us' | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we bring you tales of resilience. Zain Asher of CNN International discusses her new book, Where the Children Take Us: How One Family Achieved the Unimaginable, and reflects on her mother’s strength as an immigrant and single mother in South London. Also, author Liisa Jorgensen shares the love story of Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman and his wife, Susan. Guests: Zain Asher, news anchor for CNN International's One World with Zain Asher, and author of Where the Children Take Us: How One Family Achieved the Unimaginable; Liisa Jorgensen, author of Far Side of the Moon: Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman and the Woman Who Gave Him Wings 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 13, 2022 00:32:13
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#1712: The Leaked Draft Opinion | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we discuss the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. WAMC’s Pat Bradley takes us to a protest at SUNY Plattsburgh. Former U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner offers her thoughts on the opinion. And Mount Holyoke College’s Cora Fernández Anderson shares how the decision might impact abortion rights movements in other countries. Guests: Nancy Gertner, senior lecturer at Harvard Law School and the former U.S. District Judge for the District of Massachusetts; Cora Fernández Anderson, assistant professor at Mount Holyoke College and author of Fighting for Abortion Rights in Latin America: Social Movements, State Allies and Institutions; WAMC's Pat Bradley; Karen Dewitt 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 06, 2022 00:29:15
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#1711: Thank Your Midwife | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we recognize Mother’s Day and the International Day of the Midwife. Betsy Mercogliano, a licensed midwife with Albany’s Family Life Center, discusses the ins and outs of home birth. And WAMC’s Sarah LaDuke shares an interview she conducted with her late mother last year. Guests: Kiki Smith and Maureen Murphy, CM/CNMs with Capital Region Midwifery; Betsy Mercogliano, CNM with the Family Life Center; Sarah LaDuke and Carolyn LaDuke 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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April 29, 2022 00:29:14
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#1710: Women in Business, Part Two | 51%

On this week’s 51%: we continue our series on women in business. Capital Region restaurateur Aneesa Waheed reflects on the success of her growing restaurant chain, Tara Kitchen, and Laura Mann, vice president of business resources for the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, offers up some advice on how to start a business. ...

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