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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 us all as human beings and citizens of the global community.

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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 us all as human beings and citizens of the global community.

    #1626: The Dance of American Diplomacy | 51%

    #1626: The Dance of American Diplomacy | 51%

    On this week’s 51%, author Victoria Phillips discusses her book Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy. In the book Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy, Cold War historian Victoria Phillips illuminates the dance icon’s four-decade reign as the country’s premiere cultural ambassador. Graham toured on behalf of every seated […]

    • 27 min
    #1625: Domestic Violence Amid COVID | 51%

    #1625: Domestic Violence Amid COVID | 51%

    On this week’s 51%, some calls reporting domestic violence have been different since COVID; and there’s a program offering online help to women living with a problem drinker. Service providers and others were fearing that the COVID-19 pandemic would intensify domestic and sexual violence. In Berkshire County, Massachusetts, one center is an example seen in […]

    • 27 min
    #1624: Marie Benedict “Lady Clementine” | 51%

    #1624: Marie Benedict “Lady Clementine” | 51%

    On this week’s 51%, we spend the show with author Marie Benedict. Marie Benedict writes historical novels inspired by women whose achievements have been overlooked or underappreciated. The New York Times bestselling author’s latest book Lady Clementine, tells the story of the woman beside British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Benedict views herself as an archaeologist […]

    • 27 min
    #1623: Rachel Monroe “Savage Appetites” | 51%

    #1623: Rachel Monroe “Savage Appetites” | 51%

    On this week’s 51%, we speak with author Rachel Monroe about her new book, which examines the complicated relationship between women and the crime genre. I’m Elizabeth Hill, in for Allison Dunne and this is 51%. In her new book Savage Appetites: True Stories of Women, Crime, and Obsession, Rachel Monroe crafts an illuminating study […]

    • 27 min
    #1622: Women’s Prison Choir & Homeless Female Veterans Find Refuge | 51%

    #1622: Women’s Prison Choir & Homeless Female Veterans Find Refuge | 51%

    On this week’s 51%, we hear about a women’s prison choir. We also hear how homeless female veterans are finding refuge. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, nearly six in every 10 women incarcerated in U.S. state prisons are survivors of physical or sexual violence. Prison often compounds the trauma. Amanda Weber had this […]

    • 27 min
    #1621: The Violet Belt | 51%

    #1621: The Violet Belt | 51%

    On this week’s 51%, there was a time when violet corsages were in… even a first lady was known to sport them. The National Guard steps in to plug staff shortages at long-term care facilities in California. You’ve heard of the Rust Belt… the Corn Belt… the Sun Belt…but what about the Violet Belt? The […]

    • 27 min

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