51%

Wednesdays, 3pm - 3:30pm; Thursdays, 8pm - 8:30pm

In America, women make up more than half the population. Worldwide, women are expected to outnumber men within the next fifty years - and every issue we face is one that affects us all. 

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 Allison Dunne talks to experts in their field for a wide-ranging, entertaining discussion of issues that not only fall into the traditional 'women's issues' category, but topics that concern us all as human beings and citizens of the global community.

Tune to 51% weekly throughout the U. S. on public and community radio stations, some ABC Radio Network stations, Armed Forces Radio stations around the world and on the internet. 

Twitter: @51PercentRadio

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Courtesy of Rachel Fears

On this week’s 51%, meet a woman who ditches the urban life for one amid nature. And the survivor of a bridge collapse is on a mission. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Logan Ahern

On this week’s 51, members of a surf punk band say a nonprofit has given them the confidence to really rock out. And we hear from a woman who decides her double life must come to an end. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1514: Women Also Know Stuff

Aug 2, 2018

On this week’s 51%, we’ll speak with a political scientist who works to give more women in the field a voice. And we hear about support and advocacy for domestic workers in Texas. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1513: Taking The Lead

Jul 25, 2018

On this week’s 51, she wants to prepare and propel women to take their equal share of leadership positions across every sector by 2025. And U.S. service members are marrying each other more often. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1512: Teaching Empathy

Jul 17, 2018

On this week’s 51%, we meet a woman who teaches empathy. And she talks about the difference between boys and girls when it comes to empathy. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, she was head of communications for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and has penned a book about a new model of leadership. Plus, a few women with open door policies of sorts don’t mind all the birders. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1510: Another State Ratifies The ERA

Jul 3, 2018
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On this week’s 51%, the ERA was ratified in Illinois, a singer-songwriter collaborates with veterans and meet a sound designer who takes us into her profession. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1509: A Difficult Decision

Jun 25, 2018
Courtesy of Joe Loud

On this week’s 51%, a mother experiences the unbearable, and then helps others. Rural communities struggle with few OB/GYNs around and meet Mother Banjo. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1508: Coercive Control, Synchronized Swimming

Jun 19, 2018

We see the headlines about allegations of sexual assault and physical abuse against well-known male figures. A therapist and educator talks about coercive control. Then we dive into synchronized swimming. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Courtesy of Ani DiFranco

On this week’s 51%, we have a look at music and the arts – first with musician Ani DiFranco. Then we hear about an exhibit on performance art and meet art and music therapists who are helping veterans. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1506: Suicide Rates Rise Among Female Veterans

Jun 1, 2018
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On this week’s 51%, suicide rates among female veterans are rising, hear about so-called “John School,” and a Rwandan woman shares her escape from genocide. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1505: What Will It Take?

May 25, 2018

On this week’s 51%, what will it take to empower a new generation of women leaders and a Hmong-American smashes stereotypes through her writing. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1504: Difficult Women, Brave Women

May 18, 2018

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%.

#1503: PCOS, Publishing, Poetry

May 16, 2018

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%.

#1502: Coping With Chronic Pain

May 14, 2018
Courtesy of Todd Melby

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%.

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%.

#1500: Revolutions Of All Sizes

Apr 28, 2018

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%.

#1499: Deciding Whether Biology Dictates Motherhood

Apr 25, 2018

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%.

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

Apr 16, 2018

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%.

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.

 


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%.

#1495: Women Riders And Boy Scouts Welcome Girls

Mar 16, 2018
Courtesy of Scotte and Toni Burns

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%.

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

Mar 16, 2018

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%.

#1493: No More Raising Mean Girls

Mar 7, 2018

  

On this week’s 51%, find out how to steer clear of raising mean girls, hear about removing firearms from homes in cases of domestic violence, and meet the illustrator behind a comic strip and book series. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1492: Art And Culture In Activism

Feb 28, 2018

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%.

Courtesy of Kayana Szymczak

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%.

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%.

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%.

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%.

#1487: Navigating Clutter, #MeToo And Fashion

Jan 24, 2018
Ahri Golden

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%.

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