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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 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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    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

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.

    #1731: Couples Counseling with Vanessa Bever | 51%

    #1731: Couples Counseling with Vanessa Bever | 51%

    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. 









    Guest: Vanessa Bever, LMFT with Capital District Marriage and Family Therapy



    51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

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

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

    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 Buffalo who are studying the ways college women support and protect each other at college parties.









    Guests: Kate Mangino, author of Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home; Dr. Jennifer Read, Department of Psychology chair at the University at Buffalo; Dr. Jennifer Livingston, associate professor of nursing at the University at Buffalo



    51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

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

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

    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.









    Guests: Dr. Elena Lister and Dr. Michael Schwartzman, authors of Giving Hope: Conversations with Children About Illness, Death, and Loss



    51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

    • 29 min
    #1728: "Standing Up" and Saving Up | 51%

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

    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 finance guru Anne Lester about how young women can better take advantage of the tools around them to save for their futures. 









    Guests: Ellen Bravo, Larry Miller, authors of Standing Up: Tales of Struggle; Dr. Sharon Ufberg and Anne Lester, retirement expert



    51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

    • 32 min
    #1727: Women's Equality Day | 51%

    #1727: Women's Equality Day | 51%

    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 it a career. We’ll look back on her tennis legacy with fellow legends Chris Evert and John McEnroe.









    Guest: Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates



    51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

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

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

    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. 









    Guest: Dr. Sonya Ramsey, Women's and Gender Studies Director at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, and the author of Bertha Maxwell-Roddey: A Modern Day Race Woman and the Power of Black Leadership



    51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

    • 29 min

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