On this week’s 51%, we explore choices in a lifetime. First we'll hear from an author who wants to change the approach to exercise. Then we meet a woman honored with being her town's oldest resident followed by a teenager who wants the right to make her own medical decisions.
On this week’s 51%, we'll hear about two famous cousins in the Roosevelt family who took on public, powerful roles for women at the time; and a woman honors patients who died at a mental institution and a man in Nigeria ditches Barbie dolls for African queens.
On this week’s 51%, a sports psychologist talks about female athletes; a star basketball player gets to have a baby and her game. Plus, a writer returns to her roots.
Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete is a book by clinical and sports psychologist Dr. Joan Steidinger, herself a highly accomplished athlete. It illuminates how the female brain works differently from that of men; how women achieve at the same high level as men, but relate to others within their sport in their own way.
On this week’s 51%, we'll meet a firearms instructor who works to enroll women in shooting classes. Then, a church official talks about helping widows in Nigeria. And a woman tells a story about her grandmother's choices in partners.
On this week’s 51%, a woman talks about her non-profit group helping young people released from prison. We'll also hear about a women's prison book project, and a daughter shares her experience of loving and letting go of her father.
In New York City a food truck with a purpose takes a chance on young people fresh out of jail. It’s a way for the previously incarcerated youth to integrate back into society by earning paychecks and getting work experience. Pierre Bienaimé has this Deutsche Welle Generation Change report.
On this week’s 51%, women and children freed from Boko Haram face difficult times returning home; human rights activist and author Rafia Zakaria talks about unheard female voices in Pakistan; and a woman finds comfort in a veterans comedy boot camp.
On this week’s 51%, there’s a new site focusing on gender dynamics in the 2016 presidential race. Plus, a teen reporter equates a pop star with feminism; and young girls guess at what their future careers might be.
On this week’s 51%, a deaf woman expresses her love of music and misconceptions, and we’ll hear from filmmaker, writer, and artist Miranda July about her first novel and then a snippet about Muppet feminism.
From jazz to hip hop - Louisa Petcure, finds herself wrapped up in music. But she hears the music differently than someone who is not deaf. Marcia Adair reports for DW from Hamburg, Germany.
On this week’s 51%, we’ll speak with an author of a book about women in baseball, and you’ll hear about a push to put a female face on the $20 bill and pushback in France over price differences for products marketed to women.
Only occasionally do we hear about girls playing baseball. Many baseball followers may not even be aware that there is a national women's baseball team in the U.S. or that Team USA has medaled in every international competition in which it has played for the past decade. American women baseball players are one of the best kept secrets in American sports.
On this week’s 51%, just more than one year after the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls, we’ll hear from Amnesty International on militant group Boko Haram. Plus, Vermont takes action to close the pay gap, and a trio of stories for Mother’s Day.
On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier. Plus, the head of Fair Trade Africa wants to effect change, and a bit about birdsong.
Mary Gauthier is on tour with her latest album, Trouble & Love. She has seen plenty of both: an orphan and teenage runaway, former addict and alcoholic, and restaurateur. 51%’s Ian Pickus spoke with Gauthier during one of her stops in New York.
On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about a woman who takes on the Catholic Church by becoming a priest. And candid conversation on a web site about loss and grief. We’ll hear from the co-founder of that site.
We first bring you a story about a woman who says, yes, she broke the Church's Canon Law and she doesn’t care. She has found a place in Roman Catholic Women Priests. We go to San Francisco where Judy Silber reports for KALW’s Crosscurrents.
On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from the co-founder of a web site on loss and grief, where issues are presented candidly. Plus, a man does his part to combat sex trafficking in Argentina; and Amy Poehler talks about that voice in the mirror.
On this week’s 51%, we’ll meet the only female motorcycle taxi driver in one African country’s capital. Then, we’ll hear from women about two disorders – one involves a lot of pain, the other, none at all.
In Rwanda's capital, Kigali, Claudine Nyanamajambere is the only woman to drive a motorcycle taxi, otherwise known as a "moto." She is regarded by some as an unofficial gender equality officer. Jesko Johannsen reports.
That was Jesko Johannsen reporting for Deutsche Welle.
On this week’s 51%, we’ll speak with a filmmaker who walked the wards of Chinese hospitals to speak with young workers poisoned by the chemicals that went into making our cell phones. Plus, we’ll hear about a program to entice women into coding. And, sure, the cookies may be good, but the Girl Scouts want to be known for a lot more than that.
On this week’s 51%, female film directors. There weren’t any nominated for this year’s Oscars, so we’ll turn elsewhere to hear from the women’s director chair. And one director talks about group Film Fatales.
On this week’s 51%, domestic violence from two angles. First, we’ll hear about a message from a book about domestic violence - an adult message from a book written by a girl. Then a retired police officer discusses a protocol adopted in his New York county to help victims. Plus, hiring women mechanics to appeal to women.
On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear about women who are changing the game, literally or figuratively. First the literal, as in developing video games. Then, a female farmer fights for land use; a teenager grows wary of lipstick ingredients; and an essay about changing a human brand.
Female gamers do not always have it easy in the virtual world. But, as Rhiannon Corby reports, they are finding ways to combat sexism in video game culture.
On this week’s 51%, we’ll tell you about women and the field of veterinary science; you’ll hear about how a dog helped a girl stop trying to kill herself. Plus, federal legislation concerning abortions, and a teenager who wants to learn about love.
On this week’s 51%, New York’s governor has a plan to combat sexual assault on college campuses. Plus, a Central American girl heads to Texas to escape domestic violence; a proofreader finds herself more involved in her work than anticipated; and a story about Cupid's flawed approach to romance.
With New York having the most schools being federally investigated for sexual abuse complaints, WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley has a story about a recent complaint filed against Canisius College in Buffalo.
On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about efforts to address sexual assault on campus. Also on this week's show, the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress is sworn in, and we’ll hear about the female side of football, when it comes to Super Bowl ads and on the field.
On this week’s 51%, a young woman in England is out to combat sexism worldwide. Then we’ll hear from a doctor about cancer prehab. And women on the fire brigade in France are far from numerous.
Laura was sick of rude comments and inappropriate groping on crowded buses, so the young Londoner has been sending a clear message to other women: You do not have to tolerate sexism. Joanna Impey reports from London.
On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about gifts, gifts that know no special time of year. We’ll meet one young woman who is behind an effort to donate food and we’ll travel abroad to meet another young woman intent upon educating her country’s youth, especially girls. Then we’ll hear about women whose gift is and was their poetry.
On this week’s 51%, we’ll speak with a filmmaker who walked the wards of Chinese hospitals to speak with young workers poisoned by the chemicals that went into making our cell phones. We’ll also hear about a program to entice women into coding. And, sure, the cookies may be good, but the Girl Scouts want to be known for a lot more than that.