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#1653: Army Working To Fix Broken Sexual Assault Prevention Program | 51%

On this week’s 51%, the Army is working on fixing its broken sexual assault prevention program, a Peace Corps experience prompted a woman to help communities save seeds, and a performance artist gets personal.

The Army admitted in November that its sexual assault and harassment prevention program is broken. Now one elite Army corps is taking matters into its own hands; asking soldiers and survivors for ideas to fix it. Carson Frame reports for the American Homefront Project.

Now we hear from producer Diana Opong, who introduces us to a woman whose time in the Peace Corps inspired her to start an international non-profit.

Sherry Manning and the rest of the Global Seed Savers team continue to teach farmers throughout the Philippines. They highlight how to save seeds, maintain seed libraries and leave the world a better place for future generations. For more information about seed saving go to

Lastly, we hear about performance artist Emily Michaels King, who has a new production called ‘Digital,” an immersive, tangible virtual experience for the Zoom era. KFAI’s Sheila Regan spoke with King about nostalgia, family history, and “bloodline.”

That’s our show for this week. Thanks to Tina Renick 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. Follow us on Twitter @51PercentRadio.

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