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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 all human beings and citizens of the global community. 51% highlights a wide range of women from Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go’s, author and historian Amy Teitel on spaceflight and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on her history and decision to enter law school.

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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Albany, NY – Italian women started marching in the streets at around the same time as revolution in Egypt but this is a drama that's still playing out. Correspondent Nancy Greenlease reports on street protests over the sex scandal involving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

5:19 Italy Greenlease

Albany, NY – The news that Egypt's protesters had toppled a thirty year regime was a moment of jubilation here's reporter Heba Morayef on the scene

:19 celebration

Albany, NY – Environmental activists and safe food advocates are up in arms over a decision by the USDA to allow unrestricted planting of genetically engineered alfalfa. It's not the first crop that's been genetically engineered by chemical giant Monsanto to allow heavy pesticide use, but it's perhaps the most threatening so far, with opponents calling it the beginning of genetic pollution of not only crops, but the animals and people who eat them. Page Tomaselli is a staff attorney with the Center for Food Safety.

Albany, NY – Majora Carter is an environmental activist and the founder of Sustainable South Bronx. She spearheaded the creation of a riverside park on what had been a garbage dump. Her organization then began a green training and jobs placement program. She was named a MacArthur fellow in 2005 and has piled up the awards since then. She went into the private sector and started her own company, but her focus is still on the environment. James Mill has this report.

8:32 Majora Carter

Albany, NY – The shooting in Tucson earlier this month got a lot of conversations started - there's been some soul searching, some questions about the impact of the extreme partisanship in American politics these days - and the media. But there are also some good things to be learned from this tragedy. Ginny Apuzzo, a former member of the Clinton White House, says she's seeing not only the changing face of our society, but the goodness of many of its people.

6:32 Ginny Apuzzo

Albany, NY – Despite all the advances made by women, many successful women still feel that to succeed, they need to play by men's rules. But there is a growing call for society to embrace women's strengths, and to create more balance. It's something to think about as we start a new year - a time when many of us resolve to make changes to improve ourselves. I spoke with Nina Simons, a social entrepreneur and the author of Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart.

9:18 Nina Simons

Albany, NY – Depending on who you talk to, Wikileaks is either a victory for government transparency or a dangerous site revealing state secrets. But set aside that debate, and the question becomes, what have we learned from the documents it's released? WomensENews put a reporter to work on reading the State Department documents posted by Wikileaks and according to editor Corinna Barnard, there's a disturbing omission in our diplomatic policy.

11:48 Barnard Wikileaks

Albany, NY – 7:18 Intro and interview with Harriet Brown

We're continuing our conversation with Harriet Brown of Syracuse University. She's the author of Feed Me, Brave Girl Eating, and the founder of Project Body Talk.

14:38 More interview with Harriet Brown

Harriet Brown teaches at Syracuse University. She's the author of Feed Me, Brave Girl Eating, and the founder of Project Body Talk.

If you would like to hear more, or you'd like to share your own thoughts, visit projectbodytalk.com

Albany, NY – BILLBOARD - Susan Barnett(1:12)
Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy is one of the lucky ones - she found the son she'd given up when she was 19 and he wanted to be found. They met in March of last year. They are building a relationship. During D'Arcy's search for her son, she discovered what she calls the secret of adoption...it's a business.

9:00 D'Arcy

Albany, NY – Ferraro recalls the mixed emotions and emotional self-control she exerted as Democratic nominee for vice-president in 1984.

Albany, NY – Ann Friedman, editor of feministing.com, talks about the feminist generation gap when it comes to Hillary Clinton -- especially in the choice between Clinton and Barack Obama.

Albany, NY – Ferraro and addresses race and gender in the current presidential election, and puts the competition in context.

Albany, NY – Center for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research: www.cemcor.ubc.ca

Planned Parenthood: www.plannedparenthood.org

Wyeth: www.wyeth.com/hcp/lybrel


Albany, NY – Author of This Common Secret, the abortion providor gives insights into her pro-choice activism, her plans for another book and tips for finding a local clinic

Albany, NY – Is chocolate addictive? And does it always evoke pleasant reactions for women? For answers, we turned to psychologist Antonio Cepeda-Benito, of Texas A&M University.

Albany, NY – Policies matter in a presidential election, but let's face it: so does image. It's spin season in the U.S., and Hillary Clinton has assembled quite a team of masters to help her create a trustworthy image. In fact, many criticize Clinton of over-planning her public persona. As the first woman front-runner for president, she's got a bevvy of expectations to contend with - and everything seems fair game for analysis, from her demeanor to her wardrobe to her laugh.

Albany, NY – Ana Nogales specializes in treating Latinas living in the United States. Nogales appears on Spanish-language television shows on channels like Univision, and has even had her own Spanish-language radio call-in show. I met with Nogales at the Omega Institute in New York's Hudson Valley. She began by telling me how she ended up in psychology.


Albany, NY – The radiologist from River Radiology in New York's Hudson Valley talks about advances in screening, diagnosis, and the social effects of breast cancer treatment