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51 Percent

Northeast Public Radio

Each week, 51% tunes into the issues of particular concern to women and, by extension, to all of us. This award-winning program takes an honest look at the questions, concerns, and successes born out of the professional and social progress made by women. Hosted and Produced by Susan Barnett, the aim of the series is to both educate and empower listeners. While many of the subjects addressed are serious ones, the tone of the program is upbeat and affirmative.

Each week, 51% tunes into the issues of particular concern to women and, by extension, to all of us. This award-winning program takes an honest look at the questions, concerns, and successes born out of the professional and social progress made by women. Hosted and Produced by Susan Barnett, the aim of the series is to both educate and empower listeners. While many of the subjects addressed are serious ones, the tone of the program is upbeat and affirmative.
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Albany, NY

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Each week, 51% tunes into the issues of particular concern to women and, by extension, to all of us. This award-winning program takes an honest look at the questions, concerns, and successes born out of the professional and social progress made by women. Hosted and Produced by Susan Barnett, the aim of the series is to both educate and empower listeners. While many of the subjects addressed are serious ones, the tone of the program is upbeat and affirmative.

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@WAMCRadio

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English

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WAMC/Northeast Public Radio P.O. Box 66600 Albany, NY 12206 (800) 695-9170


Episodes

#1504: Difficult Women, Brave Women

5/18/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we speak with an author of a book about difficult women and hear from leaders of women’s groups about abuse allegations that took down a state attorney general. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1503: PCOS, Publishing, Poetry

5/16/2018
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On this week’s 51%, learn more about a chronic disorder called PCOS, meet a publisher who talks about the type of writing that catches her eye, and listen to poetry from former and current poet laureates. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1502: Coping With Chronic Pain

5/14/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we meet women who have found approaches to coping with chronic pain, hear about the culture of gender bias in STEM and listen to a woman’s generational story turned into poetry. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1501: Rejecting Super-Girl Pressure, Defining Moments

5/4/2018
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On this week’s 51%, an author talks about moving beyond impossible standards for girls, we hear how Sputnik sent women to college and a woman’s path to public service started after an act of intimidation against her family. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1500: Revolutions Of All Sizes

4/28/2018
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On this week’s 51%, an author talks about the feminist revolution; hear from a transgender Orthodox Jewish professor; and learn how the VA is handing sexual assault victims. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1499: Deciding Whether Biology Dictates Motherhood

4/25/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we hear from a woman who writes about reproductive technology and who decided to become a single mother. Plus, how has the role of the first lady evolved? I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1498 (Repeat of #1485): A Film Director Rolls With It

4/16/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we meet a film director who almost quit the business and hear about an alternative healthcare program for female veterans. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1496: The Gender Effect In Philanthropy, Managing Chronic Pain

4/16/2018
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On this week’s 51%, hear about the gender effect in charitable initiatives, meet a woman who has learned to manage her chronic pain, and writer Dr. Jeri Burns shares a fable. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1497: REI Co-Op Puts Women Front & Center

3/28/2018
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On this week’s 51%, an outdoor co-op puts women front and center, we hear why the job market is tough for military spouses, who mainly are women, and hear why pregnant women with opioid addictions have trouble finding doctors.

Duration:00:24:59

#1495: Women Riders And Boy Scouts Welcome Girls

3/16/2018
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On this week’s 51%, a woman’s experience at a motorcycle repair shop prompts her partner to weigh in on women riders; we hear from the first black female police officer in a certain Northeastern city; and Boy Scouts start letting in girls. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1494: She Wants Voices Of Women Of Color To Be Heard

3/16/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we meet an author and activist whose anthology aims to draw readers closer to inclusion and understanding hear from a military spouse about how frequent moves takes their toll, and writer Dr. Jeri Burns shares story about appropriate public displays. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1493: She Wants Voices Of Women Of Color To Be Heard

3/15/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we meet an author and activist whose anthology aims to draw readers closer to inclusion and understanding, hear from a military spouse about how frequent moves takes their toll, and writer Dr. Jeri Burns shares story about appropriate public displays. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1492: Art And Culture In Activism

3/14/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we speak with two women who use the power of art and culture in activism, and have a book out that documents the women’s march. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1491: A Transgender Woman Battles Insurance; Could Aging Positivity Be A Movement?

2/21/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we meet a transgender woman who fought the health system, follow two young female scientists in evolution territory and hear from a storyteller about building on the body positivity movement. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1490: Prioritizing Motherhood And Lobbying For A Carbon Tax

2/14/2018
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On this week’s 51%, a psychoanalyst shares her views on prioritizing motherhood, we hear from women working to see climate bills passed in their state and a sexual assault prevention program trains staff in bars and restaurants. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1489: Training Women Journalists In The Least-Covered Places

2/7/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we look back at one of the women’s marches in New York and hear from the founder of a nonprofit that trains women journalists in the developing world. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1488: A Story Of Women's Suffrage Targets A Younger Audience

1/31/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we speak with the author of a book about the women who fought for the right to vote, and we hear how heroin addiction can trap women into becoming victims of human trafficking. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1487: Navigating Clutter, #MeToo And Fashion

1/24/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we hear about a woman’s struggle with clutter, listen to an artist’s rendition of #MeToo and meet a fashion designer whose appearance on a reality show altered her path in a way. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1486: Women As Stars Of Astronomy, For One

1/17/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we learn about women’s major contributions to astronomy, hear from a project manager of one of the largest bridge projects in the country and listen to an essay on body positivity. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

#1485: A Film Director Rolls With It

1/10/2018
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On this week’s 51%, we meet a film director who almost quit the business and hear about an alternative healthcare program for female veterans. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:24:59

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