urban gardens

Latest Episode

Thursdays @ 8 p.m. and Wednesdays @ 3 p.m. on WAMC

About The Show

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 Jesse King 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.

 

Jesse King

Meet The Host

Jesse King has been with WAMC since 2018, and currently produces its afternoon news programs. She also produces the WAMC podcast, A New York Minute in History. She grew up an avid writer and radio-nerd in upstate New York, and holds a B.A. in Music Industry and Mass Communications from SUNY Oneonta. You can find her reading, watching Marvel movies, and playing the fiddle in her free time.  

 

More Episodes

51 Percent
A "tasting sheet" details the chocolate bars on display at a Chocolate Noise tasting.
#1724: Sweet Talk | 51%

#1724: Sweet Talk | 51%

On this week’s 51%, we’re talking comfort food. We speak with food writer and chocolate expert Megan Giller of Chocolate Noise about her love of bean-to-bar chocolate, and how the craft is challenging the larger chocolate industry. We also speak with Saratoga Tea...

51 Percent
51 Percent
#1731: Couples Counseling with Vanessa Bever | 51%
/
  • #1731: Couples Counseling with Vanessa Bever | 51%

    #1731: Couples Counseling with Vanessa Bever | 51%

    Sep 22, 2022 • 00:31:55

    On this week’s 51%: how’s your love life? We step into the office of Vanessa Bever, a licensed marriage and family therapist in upstate New York, to learn how we can better communicate, make amends, and ground our relationships through couples counseling. 

  • #1730: Kate Mangino on

    #1730: Kate Mangino on "Equal Partners" | 51%

    Sep 15, 2022 • 00:31:45

    On this week’s 51%, we speak with gender expert Kate Mangino about her new book Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home, on how couples can better balance household work and promote gender equality in their personal lives. We also speak with a pair of professors at the University at…

  • #1729:

    #1729: "Giving Hope" When Discussing Grief | 51%

    Sep 8, 2022 • 00:29:41

    On this week’s 51%, we speak with Drs. Elena Lister and Michael Schwartzman about their new book Giving Hope: Conversations with Children About Illness, Death, and Loss, on how to discuss death and grief in a way that leaves kids feeling safe, supported, and resilient.

  • #1727: Women's Equality Day | 51%

    #1727: Women's Equality Day | 51%

    Aug 25, 2022 • 00:29:17

    On this week’s 51%, we recognize Women’s Equality Day and speak with Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates, about just where gender equality in the U.S. stands after the fall of Roe v. Wade. Also, Serena Williams is making one last stand at the U.S. Open before calling…

  • #1728:

    #1728: "Standing Up" and Saving Up | 51%

    Sep 1, 2022 • 00:32:17

    On this week’s 51%, we speak with lifelong activist and former 9to5 Director Ellen Bravo and her husband, Larry Miller, about their new book Standing Up: Tales of Struggle, based on their personal experiences fighting for unionization and worker’s rights. We’re also saving up: our Dr. Sharon Ufberg speaks with…

  • #1726: Sonya Ramsey on

    #1726: Sonya Ramsey on "Bertha Maxwell-Roddey" | 51%

    Aug 20, 2022 • 00:29:14

    On this week’s 51%, we speak with UNC professor and author Dr. Sonya Ramsey about her new biography celebrating the life and accomplishments of educational activist Bertha Maxwell-Roddey, reflecting on the impact of educators and the power of Black leadership. 

  • #1725: The Creative World of Jan Brett | 51%

    #1725: The Creative World of Jan Brett | 51%

    Aug 11, 2022 • 00:34:34

    On this week’s 51%, we’re highlighting women in the arts. We tune into a webinar discussing the importance of protecting the spaces where women create, and we also sit down with renowned children’s book writer and illustrator Jan Brett. Our Dr. Sharon Ufberg also speaks with eco-feminist artist Mira Lehr to…

  • #1724: Sweet Talk | 51%

    #1724: Sweet Talk | 51%

    Aug 4, 2022 • 00:29:15

    On this week’s 51%, we’re talking comfort food. We speak with food writer and chocolate expert Megan Giller of Chocolate Noise about her love of bean-to-bar chocolate, and how the craft is challenging the larger chocolate industry. We also speak with Saratoga Tea & Honey Co.’s Hayley Stevens about how…

  • #1723: Keep Calm and Travel On | 51%

    #1723: Keep Calm and Travel On | 51%

    Jul 28, 2022 • 00:29:28

    On this week’s 51%, we’ll have you planning your next adventure. Travel writer and photographer Susan Portnoy shares her experience as a solo explorer working on the road, and Dr. Sharon Ufberg takes a closer look at how women are traveling with Xanterra’s Betsy O’Rourke.

  • #1722: Women and Politics | 51%

    #1722: Women and Politics | 51%

    Jul 21, 2022 • 00:29:44

    On this week’s 51%, we stop by a panel commemorating the 174th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, and take a look at the status of women’s rights. We also speak with Amanda Hunter, executive director of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, about how things are shaping up for women…