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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 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.

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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.  

 

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  • Taking the stage, part two

    Taking the stage, part two

    Jun 13, 2024 • 00:43:42

    On this week’s 51%, WAMC’s Sarah LaDuke catches up with singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco to talk about her new record and her debut on Broadway. DiFranco is starring as “Persephone” in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Hadestown through the end of June. We also hear from Amy Jordan, choreographer and…

  • Taking the stage

    Taking the stage

    Jun 6, 2024 • 00:29:14

    On this week’s 51%, our associate producer, Jody Cowan, meets with alternative soul artist Iniko to discuss their creative process and their world tour. We also stop by a celebration of public art in Troy, New York, and Dr. Sharon Ufberg speaks with the director of a 2022 documentary celebrating…

  • Mothering

    Mothering "difficult adult children" with Dr. Judith Smith

    May 30, 2024 • 00:30:38

    On this week’s 51%, we speak with psychotherapist Dr. Judith Smith about how parenting doesn’t stop once children reach adulthood – and how parenting a “difficult adult child” can be especially hard on moms in their later years. We also hear from the women behind Eyes That Weave the World’s…

  • For the record

    For the record

    May 23, 2024 • 00:30:09

    On this week’s 51%, we meet with the head of the National Archives amid her tour of presidential libraries across the U.S. Dr. Colleen Shogan discusses the role historical records can play in healing the country’s cultural and political divides. We also stop by an event with Supreme Court Justice…

  • Endometriosis, Part Three

    Endometriosis, Part Three

    May 16, 2024 • 00:28:56

    On this week’s 51%, we wrap our series on endometriosis. “Endo Dietitian” Stefanie Valakas explains how some endometriosis patients shift to an anti-inflammatory diet to self-manage their symptoms. We also learn about a new endometriosis research hub at the University of Pittsburgh.

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    Dr. Karen Tang on "It's Not Hysteria"

    May 9, 2024 • 00:31:23

    On this week’s 51%, we speak with Dr. Karen Tang about everything from fibroids and PCOS to sexual pain and pelvic floor therapy. Tang is a board-certified gynecologist and surgeon who, in her spare time, debunks reproductive health myths for millions of viewers on Tik Tok, YouTube, and Instagram. In…

  • Endometriosis, Part Two

    Endometriosis, Part Two

    May 2, 2024 • 00:31:37

    On the latest 51%, we continue our series on endometriosis, speaking with doctors, patients, advocates, and researchers about a disease that impacts roughly 1 in 10 women worldwide. Patient advocate and “Endo Girls” blogger Kate Boyce discusses her journey with endometriosis treatment, and an often-overlooked aspect of gynecologic surgery: recovery. 

  • Endometriosis, Part One

    Endometriosis, Part One

    Apr 25, 2024 • 00:32:06

    On this week’s 51%, we kick off our series on endometriosis, an inflammatory disease impacting roughly 1 in 10 women. Dr. Lora Liu, a gynecologic surgeon and endometriosis excision specialist in New York City, discusses the basics of the disease – and why we still know so little about it.…

  • Arizona's abortion ban

    Arizona's abortion ban

    Apr 18, 2024 • 00:29:19

    The Arizona state Supreme Court has cleared the way for the revival of an abortion ban dating back to the 1860s. On this week’s 51%, Rutgers Law School professor Kimberly Mutcherson breaks down the court’s decision, and analyzes the current tumultuous legal landscape for abortion rights in the U.S. WAMC’s…

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    Dawn Landes on "The Liberated Woman's Songbook"

    Apr 11, 2024 • 00:31:05

    On this week’s 51%, WAMC’s Sarah LaDuke sits down with singer-songwriter Dawn Landes to discuss her new record reimagining “The Liberated Woman’s Songbook” from 1971. WAMC’s Samantha Simmons also meets a couple with a decades-long story of love and friendship that finally tied the knot during the Great North American…