Allison Dunne

Hudson Valley Bureau Chief, Host of 51%

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Arianna Huffington
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On this week’s 51%, we hear from Arianna Huffington on the importance of sleep. A high school student shares a story about her stepfather; a professor offers her views about changes on the Mexican stage; and we have a Women in History profile.

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On this week’s 51%, we hear from a photographer who takes on societal sneers at body image. And we explore the biography of one of the most important French writers of the 20th century.

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On this week’s 51%, we’ll learn about ovarian transplants. Hear from the executive director of Carlos Santana’s foundation and her mission to help underserved youth, and find out about a project to register births via text.

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a college president who focuses on affordability and access. Then we meet an activist whose mic gives communities a voice, and a teenage girl talks about her parents’ divorce. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we look at women in music — from a young musician praised for her lyrics, vocals and willingness to experiment to a veteran country star who’s taking it on the road. Plus we hear from a woman who plays the drums in a Republic where it’s men who usually pick up the sticks. 

On this week’s 51%, we look at male versus female voices in political advertising; pay attention to equal pay. Hear about gender bias in science and learn about the Mothers’ Day Movement. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will speak at a rally Sunday in Poughkeepsie while Chelsea Clinton speaks at events on both sides of the Hudson River.

On this week’s 51%, is the fertility cliff a myth? And we hear from a nurse who has developed a unique training program to screen patients who are victims of partner violence. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, hear about presidential candidates appeal to millennial women. A teenage girl gains medical experience in Peru and a young man feels pressure to stick with sports over music, though professes his love for his grandmother. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear about female entrepreneurs, get a snapshot from a Michelle Obama biographer and listen to a message about women’s rights. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we hear about honoring women and labor and have you ever wondered about the origin of pregnancy tests? Plus, we meet a woman who focuses on food, farms and sustainability. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we hear about the state of women presidents at Catholic colleges. And we learn about the largest Jewish Women's organization operating in the countries of the former Soviet Union. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


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On this week’s 51%, we speak with a presidential historian about women in political dynasties. And we explore changes when it comes to women in comedy. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

51% Show #1388

Feb 26, 2016
Mercy in the City by Kerry Weber
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On this week’s 51%, we meet a women who set out to complete each of the Corporal Works of Mercy in 40 days. A professor talks about civil rights and television. Then a farmer discusses racism and food. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Feb 19, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, we explore the LGBTQ community, in relation to a legacy wall in Illinois and an LGBTQ studies class in California. And we meet the film director of Big Stone Gap. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


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Feb 12, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, an educator seeks to teach black girls about their heritage and steer them toward a successful future. Plus, college students weigh in on how race affects actions. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Jan 28, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, a university creates an endowment chair for a feminist icon; we hear about women of color becoming doulas. Then nurses help refugees navigate the health care system. Plus, we catch a glimpse of courtship in Kazakhstan. 

Democrat Zephyr Teachout today announced she is running for the New York Congressional seat currently held by Republican Chris Gibson, who is not seeking a fourth term. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more.

51% Show #1384

Jan 21, 2016

On this week’s 51%, we look at an aspect of pay equity; meet a woman who turned her love for nut butter into a business, hear from a musician about her work to help ill miners and are introduced to a Nigerian pop star who struggles with hanging on to her roots. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Jan 14, 2016

On this week’s 51%, a young woman with ovarian cancer is believed to be New York’s first medical marijuana patient. Another young woman uses white privilege to fight racism. We take a look at the criminalization of black girl. And a California woman starts churning out books to tell her story. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Jan 7, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, we meet the last nun teaching at a certain college in New York and another nun who makes it her business to help bond people out of jail. We hear how a Maryland law that clears certain arrest records impacts one woman, and we bring you an essay on bystander racism. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


51% Show #1380

Dec 23, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author of a book about what it will take for a woman to be president. And teaching kids about preventing sexual violence goes the texting route in a rural county. Plus, a teen tells about the travails of junior year.

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Dec 10, 2015
Ocean Country by Liz Cunningham
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On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author devoted to raising awareness about ocean conservation and climate change. Then, a girls basketball team gets a clothing makeover, and the game gets easier. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Dec 3, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we take two looks at matchmaking. First we meet the most popular woman on a certain online dating site. Then we travel to Israel for a story of matchmaking in a more traditional sense. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Nov 26, 2015

On this week’s 51%, the family gatherings have begun, and we take a look at the state of the Family Leave Act in California. Then, a woman who cares about New York City children in foster care seeks to broaden their horizons by exposing them to the arts. And we make a toast to the original Champagne Lady. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Nov 19, 2015
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On this week’s 51%, we get personal, below the belt. First, homeless women face a particular monthly challenge. Then we hear why girls should be queens of their pelvic regions. And we have an historical look at gal pals. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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Nov 12, 2015

On this week’s 51%, a woman takes her work against gun violence to another level. Then we hear from former Fortune 500 executive about women and transition. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

51% Show #1372

Nov 5, 2015

On this week’s 51%, reversing the roles in one of Shakespeare's tragedies.

We hear from a transgender service member on balancing identity and serving the country. Plus, a woman creates the tiniest museum in her city. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

51% Show #1371

Oct 29, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear about a local effort to raise awareness about human trafficking. An Internet sensation goes on tour to share fans' stories, and a young woman leads "Hipsters of Nature." I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

Over the Columbus Day holiday in October some local schoolgirls in the Albany, New York area opted not to take the day off.  51%'s Dave Lucas reports they came away from a workshop at the Academy of the Holy Names having learned an important lesson. 

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