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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

51% #1564: A Woman Carries The Water; Ani DiFranco Pens A Memoir

7/17/2019
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On this week’s 51%, meet a woman whose calling is to carry the water, and the iconic Righteous Babe has written a memoir. We’ll hear from Ani DiFranco. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1563: Motherhood On Both Sides Of The Pond

7/9/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we meet women experiencing motherhood in two countries… the U.S. and Germany.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1562: The Importance Of Cross-Race Friendships; Inclusivity On The Ice

7/3/2019
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On this week’s 51%, a researcher makes the case for the importance of interracial friendship among young people; hear how a few women are helping refugees with a language barrier to health care and a figure skater endeavors to bring more black women to the ice.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1561: Campaign Boot Camp; Postpartum Depression; Loneliness As A Health Issue

6/26/2019
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On this week’s 51%, grooming women for political office continues; a mother shares her struggle with postpartum depression, in a graphic way; and a researcher on gerontology says loneliness negatively impacts health.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1560: Forest Bathing; Woven Storytelling; Grandparents Raising Kids

6/19/2019
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On this week’s 51%, there is no soap involved in forest bathing; an artist shares her experiments with encrypted woven storytelling; and find out why a certain state has the highest number of children being raised by people other than their parents.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1559: Planned Parenthood's NY Plans; Savage News; A Health Puzzle

6/12/2019
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On this week’s 51%, a number of Planned Parenthoods in New York plan to merge; an award-winning broadcast journalist pens a novel; and hear why a woman is leading a different kind of health study.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1558: Involving Black Women In Public Policy; Racism In Reproductive Health

6/5/2019
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On this week’s 51%, hear how a survey aims to involve black women in public policy, meet two young women who searched for their biological fathers and writer Dr. Jeri Burns shares her view on manners.

Duration:00:27:29

51% #1557: Sexual Assault In The Military; Axe Throwing

5/29/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we bring you a few stories focused on women and the military… from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s calling out a report on sexual assault to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs take on the report to the moving process. And in civilian life, we’ll learn about axe throwing.

Duration:00:27:29

#1556: Making Furniture; Righting The World; Directing Opera

5/22/2019
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On this week’s 51%, meet a female duo in a male dominated industry – furniture making; hear about Girls Right the World; and an opera director shares with us her craft.

Duration:00:27:29

#1555: Miscarriage Language; Regulating Midwives

5/15/2019
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On this week’s 51%, there’s a study that explores the language around men and miscarriages; we meet a woman in transition; hear about a state grappling with regulating midwives and writer Dr. Jeri Burns shares her thoughts on patterns.

Duration:00:27:29

#1554: Women Help At The Border; Teens Work On An Album For Somali Youth

5/9/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we head to the U.S./Mexico border and find out how women are gaining self-esteem and learning the hard truths. Plus, transgender people are grappling with a new policy from the Trump administration, and hear from some teens who worked on an album for Somali youth.

Duration:00:27:29

#1553: A Woman Bears Witness

5/1/2019
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On this week’s 51%, a woman finally finds a safe place in the remote Rocky Mountains. But when an oil rig moved in, she wondered how safe it was after all.

Duration:00:27:29

#1552: A Taekwondo Medalist Tells Her Story Of Sexual Abuse

4/24/2019
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On this week’s 51%, a four-time U.S. team medalist in the martial arts was the victim of sexual abuse; and hear from an indie folk artist whose works walk the line between personal and political. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Duration:00:27:29

#1551: Her Blood Divides And Unites

4/17/2019
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On this week’s 51%, meet a woman who has ideas about how to help schools help their young students resolve racial conflict and hear how a nonprofit is supporting new moms.

Duration:00:27:29

#1550: A Women's Suffrage Anthology; A College Will Give Women A New Start

4/10/2019
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On this week’s 51%, a feminist pioneer shines a light on the lesser known women who helped achieve women’s suffrage and hear about a new education program to help women living in poverty.

Duration:00:27:29

#1549: The LGBT Cancer Network; Problem Pregnancies; And A Plea For Unity

4/3/2019
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On this week’s 51%, the founder of the National LGBT Cancer Network says a more inclusive medical community could encourage more screenings; hear how troubled pregnancies could mean years of health problems; and the political stage drives a singer/songwriter into the recording studio.

Duration:00:24:59

#1548: Botanical Art; Unconsented Pelvic Exams; A Police First

3/27/2019
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On this week’s 51%, there’s an exhibit featuring the daughter of the founder of the Hudson River School; could changes be afoot to ensure women allow pelvic exams when under anesthesia? And we meet a university’s first woman police chief.

Duration:00:24:59

#1547: Two Women Use Photography As Documentation

3/20/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we meet an award-winning photographer, and encounter another photographer dedicated to a different mission.

Duration:00:24:59

#1546 (Repeat of #1533): Breastfeeding, Exceptionally And Otherwise

3/14/2019
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On this week’s 51%, hear from a sociologist and author about exceptional breastfeeding, and breastfeeding poses challenges for military moms.

Duration:00:24:59

#1545: Former Governor Pens A Memoir About Aging

3/6/2019
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On this week’s 51%, we’ll spend our time with a former U.S. ambassador who also was the first woman governor in her state. She’s finished her fourth book, a memoir, about aging.

Duration:00:24:59