Allison Dunne

Hudson Valley Bureau Chief / Host of 51%

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:55 am
Fri September 12, 2014

51% Show #1312

Dr. Barbara Oakley at the South Pole Station in Antarctica.
Credit Dr. Barbara Oakley

On this week’s 51%, it’s back to school. First we’ll hear from an engineer and author who says changing the way we learn could help attract girls and women to math and science. And it takes more than just following one’s passion.

Then we head to Germany to meet a woman who is providing education about the plight of Afghan women and children, and is on a mission to help, plus, a few professors and their robot want to wage war on ticks. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:15 am
Fri September 5, 2014

51% Show #1311

Tanya and Gabrielle in People’s Park, a hippy cooperative in Berkeley, 1968. A year-later Governor Ronald Regan sent the National Guard in with riot-gear and tear-gas. An innocent spectator was killed.
Credit Gabrielle Selz

On this week’s 51%, we turn to a woman who talks about her unstill life and what it was like to have a father who worked among art and artists during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Then we hear about a conference on women and power that for the first time will include men.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:58 am
Fri August 29, 2014

51% Show #1310

On this week’s 51%, we’re going to talk about it – suicide. First, we turn to an author who explores some philosophies against suicide. Then we hear from a researcher who is trying to get to the heart of why Latina teenage girls attempt suicide more than any other adolescent group.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:16 am
Fri August 22, 2014

51% Show #1309

Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt at Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1904 while courting.
Credit FDR Library

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from Ken Burns on his soon-to-be-aired documentary about the Roosevelts. On Eleanor Roosevelt. Then, a documentary currently in production on the Lost Girls of Sudan. And moving from screen to sound, we’ll hear from an audio engineer with a mission.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:32 am
Fri August 15, 2014

51% Show #1308

Credit Intel Free Press / https://www.flickr.com/photos/intelfreepress/

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about how a program for girls learning about science and technology is faring. Then, we’ll return to a forum on women’s health and the environment. Plus, who is doing a better job of recycling a certain product?

Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren recently was in the western portion of her state where she offered words of encouragement to teenage girls taking part in a summer science and technology education program. 51%’s Paul Tuthill reports.  

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:52 am
Fri August 8, 2014

51% Show #1307

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from a leading expert about how the environment is impacting women’s health. And we’ll return to a different environment, in which a discussion about the confidence gap between men and women takes place. It’s part two of an interview with the best-selling authors of their book The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:05 am
Fri August 1, 2014

51% Show #1306

On this week’s 51%, we’ll explore gaps -- the pay gap between men and women.  And the confidence gap, between men and women, as you’ll hear from two best-selling authors as they talk about their book The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know. Also on this week’s 51%, a gap in faith followed by faith in a gap.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:32 am
Fri July 25, 2014

51% Show #1305

Credit Tim Green / https://www.flickr.com/photos/atoach/

It is now approaching four months since more than 200 school girls were kidnapped from their dormitory in Nigeria. You’ll hear about how a Pakastani teenager’s recent efforts hope to bring back the girls.  Also on this week’s 51%, we then we turn to a woman who shares what it was like to have her husband leave her shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer. It’s raw, which is also the title of her memoir.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:08 am
Fri July 11, 2014

51% Show #1303

Jenny Bovey at her store in Chatham, MA
Credit Kara Janeczko

Alas, we’re into the thick of it… summer that is. For some this means it’s a time for fishing, from a pier or a boat, on a pond or out at sea. Yet for one woman in a seaside community, fishing season is year round as she practices a 2,000-year-old art form. Then we’ll turn to a scientist/author who searches all realms to tackle some big questions, and it doesn’t matter if it’s summer, spring, winter or fall.  Also on this week’s 51%, we’ll take a look at a female first for the U.S. Navy.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
11:49 am
Fri July 4, 2014

51% Show #1302

On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear more from the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution. We’ll also tell you about a push to rank college response to sexual assault.

And, you’ll meet a woman who creates wearable art with a message about America’s obsession with body image.

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