51 Percent

#1446: A Female Exec At Facebook And A Wall Of Positivity

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a female executive at Facebook and we bring you an essay about a wall of positivity.

#1445: So They’re Visible

On this week’s 51%, we speak with the author of a book of voices from the illegal abortion era. Two kids from Syria talk about their country at war and we bring you an essay called “Invisible.”

#1444: Resisting Extremism And Singing Helps Sexual Assault Survivors

On this week’s 51%, we speak with the founder of a daily text service to promote progressive policies. We’ll hear about a Marine Corps photo scandal and how sexual assault survivors heal in harmony.

#1442: Women Present And Past Strive For A Peaceable Kingdom

On this week’s 51%, we meet the president of Peaceable Kingdom that makes cooperative games for kids. And we revisit a Women in History profile.

#1440: College Women And Exercise; An Author Who Wrote About Immigrant Life

On this week’s 51%, a study shows that college women could use more physical activity, and we remember an award-winning author who wrote about immigrant life.

#1439: New Mom Comics, Paid Family Leave And Hidden Figures

On this week’s 51%, we meet the author of “New Mom Comics.” We learn about new legislation for paid family leave and hear about one of the women featured in the Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures.”

#1438: Pink Collar Jobs And Baby Cafes

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear why pink-collar jobs have trouble attracting men; find out about baby cafes, and bring you a listener essay.

#1437: Women’s Marches And Women Entrepreneurs

On this week’s 51%, we tune in to some of the sounds from a few of the many women’s marches the day after the presidential inauguration. We learn about a network for women entrepreneurs 40 years and older and hear about an Afghan woman’s take on beauty.

#1436: Photo-Based Therapy Helps Sexual Assault Survivors And Singing On The Side

On this week’s 51%, we learn about using photos and storytelling to help sexual assault survivors. We hear from a social worker by day, singer by night. And we hear from a singer/songwriter who’s on tour with her seventh album.

#1435: Girl Flu And Finding One’s Place

On this week’s 51%, we speak with the writer/director of a film called Girl Flu about menstruation and womanhood. And we bring you two commentaries on origin, race and assumptions.

#1434: Women Veterans Join D.C. March, A Woman Shares Her MLK Story

%On this week’s 51%, we speak with a woman leading a veterans group to the Women’s March on Washington, learn about transgender people’s concerns in a new administration and hear from a woman in the civil rights movement alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

#1433: Millennial Women And Feminism, Fertility Treatments And The VA

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about what millennial women think about feminism. Then we tune into a tribute to Maya Angelou and bring you a story about fertility treatments and the VA.

#1432: WWII Women, A Petition To Honor A Suffragist, Homeless Hospitality

On this week’s 51%, reflecting on old times and new. First, we meet two women from World War II. We hear about a petition to award a suffragist with a presidential honor. And a West Coast priest hopes her program for homeless hospitality serves as a model.

#1431: A Sample Of 2016, Legacies Of Sorts

On this week’s 51%, we take a look back to earlier in 2016, at the first lady, a legacy wall and an airbrush-free magazine

#1430: Women In Academia, Liquid Gold and Canyon Ranch’s CEO

On this week’s 51%, we have another example of the gender pay gap, this time in academia, hear about the call to have insurance cover donor breast milk and meet the CEO of Canyon Ranch.

#1429: A Warrior Writer, Skid Row Artist And Trump Anecdote

On this week’s 51%, we meet a woman veteran who turned to writing to process her experience overseas and upon return. Then we meet a woman trying to nurture her art while being homeless and we hear about a time when Donald Trump had a Cosmopolitan invitation.

#1428: A Conversation With Best-Selling Author Sapphire

On this week’s 51%, we bring you an interview with bestselling author and poet Sapphire. You’ll hear about her novels, social consciousness and thoughts on the presidential election.

#1427: Women Help In Haiti, Malawi And Another Woman Is Helped By Martin

#1427: Women Help In Haiti, Malawi And Another Woman Is Helped By Martin

On this week’s 51% a New York-based Haiti Project includes a focus on women; we meet a chef intent on village transformation in Malawi; and a writer tells a post-election story.

#1426: Girls And Sex, Girls And Roller Derbies (Repeat of #1406)

An author talks about her book, Girls & Sex. A teen reflects upon her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, and we visit a roller derby team in New York.

#1425: Empowering Women Artists In Armenia, Seeing Mary And Her Monster

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a writer travelling to Armenia to empower women artists, a new exhibit highlights the author of what many consider to be the first science fiction novel and a mother tells a birth story.

 

#1424: Enter Helen And A New Focus For School Nurses

Hear from an author about her book on Helen Gurley Brown and school nurses find themselves in a new era tending to food allergies.

#1423: Women Coaches, Black In Blue, And Army Zen

On this week’s 51%, we have a story about the state of women coaches at colleges, hear from a police officer about what she calls being black in blue and find out how the Army is incorporating mindfulness.

#1422: A Conscious Kitchen, Dragon Boats And Transgender Troops

On this week’s 51%, we hear from the woman behind The Conscious Kitchen and her mission with schools. Learn how dragon boats keep cancer survivors afloat and why AARP is pushing a retirement savings plan it says will help women.

#1421: Eldest Daughters, Human Trafficking, Mother Teresa

#1421: Eldest Daughters, Human Trafficking, Mother Teresa

Hear from an author about first-born daughters, learn about legislation introduced concerning human trafficking and hear about perhaps alternative views of Mother Teresa.

#1420: Women In The West: Political Office In Utah And Horse Rescue In California

On this week’s 51%, we learn how one state is working to get more women political candidates. We meet a mother who gave birth during treatment for heroin addiction and find out why a California woman rescues horses.

#1419: WFF Has Several Women-Directed Films; Services Pale For Female Veterans

On this week’s 51%, we hear about women-directed films at the upcoming Woodstock Film Festival. We’ll meet a woman who is a deputy fire chief and see how VA medical centers fare when it comes to providing services for women.

#1418: The Ascent Of Woman And A Woman’s Scent

On this week’s 51%, an historian talks about women’s roles in shaping civilization and her BBC documentary on the subject. And we meet a woman with a nose for memory.

#1417: An Airbrush-Free Mag, Help For Crow Children, Worry Over A Cat Parasite

On this week’s 51%, we speak with a woman who launched an airbrush-free women’s magazine. We meet a woman who helps Crow children connect with their heritage and a female scientist fills us on a cat parasite that could be especially harmful to women who are pregnant.

 

#1416: Tinker Camp, Recovery On Stage And Founding Friendships

#1416: Tinker Camp, Recovery On Stage And Founding Friendships

On this week’s 51%, it was the inaugural year for an engineering camp for girls, a mother who lost a daughter to childhood cancer dedicates her time to helping others, we hear about theatre therapy for recovering from addiction, and bring you an historical look at friendships between men and women. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

 

#1415: A Suffragist, A Refugee And An Immigrant

On this week’s 51%, a film shines a light on a suffragist and we hear different views about coming to the States, from a refugee girl now a teen poet and an immigrant girl now an adult author.

 

#1414: Life Is Better When You Do It For The Love

#1414: Life Is Better When You Do It For The Love

On this week’s 51%, an emergency room nurse marries her skills with those of her famous musician husband bringing together music and healing. We’ll learn about woman’s experience with peer support in recovering from addiction, plus we get a perspective on the hopes raised and dashed for an Indian gymnast. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

 

#1412: Storytelling And Women, Social Work Helps To Prevent Premature Births

#1412: Storytelling And Women, Social Work Helps To Prevent Premature Births

On this week’s 51%, hear about storytelling and its effect on women, learn how social workers are helping to prevent premature births, and brush up on a brief history about women and voting. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1411: Transgender Bias And Hotels Target Sex Trafficking

#1411: Transgender Bias And Hotels Target Sex Trafficking

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a filmmaker and educator on transgender discrimination; bring you a story about how one area in the U.S. is homing in on sex-trafficking; and meet an actress whose theater group transcends the stage.

#1410: Is It The End Of The Perfect 10?

#1410: Is It The End Of The Perfect 10?

On this week’s 51%, with the summer Olympics in Brazil, we focus on a sport that captivates many viewers – gymnastics. And we hear from an LGBTQ educator about how schools can best include transgender students in athletic programs.

#1409: The Criminalization Of Black Girls In School And Women In History

#1409: The Criminalization Of Black Girls In School And Women In History

On this week’s 51%, we feature a discussion with the author of a book about the criminalization of Black girls in school. And we have a Women in History spotlight on two notorious women.

#1408: Eating Disorders In The Military And An Uncomfortable Topic

#1408: Eating Disorders In The Military And An Uncomfortable Topic

On this week’s 51%, we bring you a story about eating disorders in the military. And we have a subject few want to talk or hear about, but the statistics will make women pay attention — urinary incontinence. You’ll also hear from a woman on an audio mission.

#1407: From Sci-Fi To Role-Playing Games, Here Come The Women

#1407: From Sci-Fi To Role-Playing Games, Here Come The Women

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a former NASA engineer about science fiction heroines. Then we meet a game maven, and the Army is opening its first autism therapy center.

 

#1406: Girls And Sex, Girls And Roller Derbies

#1406: Girls And Sex, Girls And Roller Derbies

Peggy Orenstein is an author and journalist, whose most recent book is “Girls & Sex. Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.” Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, invited Orenstein to her studio in San Francisco to discuss the new book, including why girls feel such pressure to be “hot”, and how sex is like…a pizza?

That was Peggy Orenstein, author of “Girls & Sex. Navigating the Complicated New Landscape.” She spoke with Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, produced at KALW.  Schiller’s entire interview with Peggy Orenstein can be heard atinflectionpointradio.org.

Now we hear from a teenager who reflects upon the time when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Here’s Katie Wilhem.

From a choreographed show to a fast paced sport, Emma Pettersen has the story on the growing popularity of roller derby.

And that’s our show this week. Thanks to Patrick Garrett for production assistance. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock. Our theme music is Glow in the Dark by Kevin Bartlett. This show is a national production of Northeast Public Radio. If you’d like to hear this show again, sign up for our podcast, or visit the 51% archives on our web site at wamc.org. And follow us on Twitter @51PercentRadio

#1405: Transgender Policy, Women In The Navy And Travel For A Cause

#1405: Transgender Policy, Women In The Navy And Travel For A Cause

Many school districts are working to draft a transgender policy to protect a student’s rights. The transgender issue affects not only students in K through 12, but at colleges and universities. WBFO’s Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says there is no one set policy in place for schools to follow after President Obama’s recent directive.

#1404: Empowering Women And Girls In Africa

#1404: Empowering Women And Girls In Africa

Dr. Haoua Hamza is a professor at Niagara University in upstate New York. Her Global Network for Niger (GNN) is more than a year old and continues its goal of assisting women and children in Africa with health and education concerns, despite attacks by Boko Haram in her own hometown of Diffa, a small city in southeastern Niger, West Africa. Dr. Hamza talks about GNN’s mission.

#1403: Arianna Huffington On Sleep

#1403: Arianna Huffington On Sleep

On this week’s 51%, we hear from Arianna Huffington on the importance of sleep. A high school student shares a story about her stepfather; a professor offers her views about changes on the Mexican stage; and we have a Women in History profile.

#1402: A Photographer Takes On Body Image

#1402: A Photographer Takes On Body Image

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a photographer who takes on societal sneers at body image. And we explore the biography of one of the most important French writers of the 20th century.

#1401: Where Domestic Violence Meets The Law

#1401: Where Domestic Violence Meets The Law

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a woman who supplies pro-bono attorneys to low-income women who are victims of domestic violence. We meet a woman who teaches skills to deaf children through education and theater and we bring you two very different stories about proms, from Montana to Ireland.

#1400: Ovarian Transplants Present New Pregnancy Options

#1400: Ovarian Transplants Present New Pregnancy Options

On this week’s 51%, we’ll learn about ovarian transplants. Hear from the executive director of Carlos Santana’s foundation and her mission to help underserved youth, and find out about a project to register births via text.

#1399: Affordability And Access To College

#1399: Affordability And Access To College

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a college president who focuses on affordability and access. Then we meet an activist whose mic gives communities a voice, and a teenage girl talks about her parents’ divorce.

#1398: Women In Modern Music

#1398: Women In Modern Music

On this week’s 51%, we look at women in music — from a young musician praised for her lyrics, vocals and willingness to experiment to a veteran country star who’s taking it on the road. Plus we hear from a woman who plays the drums in a Republic where it’s men who usually pick up the sticks.

#1397: Guilt In The Age Of Natural Parenting

#1397: Guilt In The Age Of Natural Parenting

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a critic of natural parenting. A high school reporting project focuses on a transgender student and find out just how far good friends go to have a baby.