Allison Dunne

Hudson Valley Bureau Chief / Host of 51%


10:38 am
Fri February 27, 2015

51% Show #1336

On this week’s 51%, female film directors. There weren’t any nominated for this year’s Oscars, so we’ll turn elsewhere to hear from the women’s director chair. And one director talks about group Film Fatales.

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10:00 am
Fri February 20, 2015

51% Show #1335

Valerie with the book she helped create.
Credit Rachel Otwell/WUIS

On this week’s 51%, domestic violence from two angles. First, we’ll hear about a message from a book about domestic violence - an adult message from a book written by a girl. Then a retired police officer discusses a protocol adopted in his New York county to help victims. Plus, hiring women mechanics to appeal to women.

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6:17 am
Fri February 13, 2015

51% Show #1334

Diablo 3 Screenshot
Credit Chris Moore

On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear about women who are changing the game, literally or figuratively. First the literal, as in developing video games. Then, a female farmer fights for land use; a teenager grows wary of lipstick ingredients; and an essay about changing a human brand.

Female gamers do not always have it easy in the virtual world. But, as Rhiannon Corby reports, they are finding ways to combat sexism in video game culture. 

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11:18 am
Fri February 6, 2015

51% Show #1333

Pacific Harbor Seal
Credit The Marine Mammal Center

On this week’s 51%, we’ll tell you about women and the field of veterinary science; you’ll hear about how a dog helped a girl stop trying to kill herself. Plus, federal legislation concerning abortions, and a teenager who wants to learn about love.

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11:11 am
Fri January 30, 2015

51% Show #1332

Dilcia M Asencio Mazariegos
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On this week’s 51%, New York’s governor has a plan to combat sexual assault on college campuses. Plus, a Central American girl heads to Texas to escape domestic violence; a proofreader finds herself more involved in her work than anticipated; and a story about Cupid's flawed approach to romance.

With New York having the most schools being federally investigated for sexual abuse complaints, WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley has a story about a recent complaint filed against Canisius College in Buffalo. 

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11:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

51% Show #1331

Northeast Rebels Women's Football
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On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about efforts to address sexual assault on campus. Also on this week's show, the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress is sworn in, and we’ll hear about the female side of football, when it comes to Super Bowl ads and on the field.

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9:17 am
Fri January 16, 2015

51% Show #1330

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On this week’s 51%, as more states legalize some form of marijuana use, one woman has a message for other women. We’ll hear about a female pinball wizard and a male midwife.

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9:42 am
Fri January 9, 2015

51% Show #1329

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from the lead author on a study about Chinese comfort women. And a medical student uses crowdfunding to help Ugandan’s access clean water.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
10:06 am
Fri January 2, 2015

51% Show #1328

On this week’s 51%, a young woman in England is out to combat sexism worldwide. Then we’ll hear from a doctor about cancer prehab. And women on the fire brigade in France are far from numerous.

Laura was sick of rude comments and inappropriate groping on crowded buses, so the young Londoner has been sending a clear message to other women: You do not have to tolerate sexism. Joanna Impey reports from London. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:58 am
Fri December 26, 2014

51% Show #1327

Girls at a school in Charikar, Parwan province prepare to take their final examination of the schoolyear.
Credit Photo by Mohammed Zarif Daraie, of Afghanistan / Afghanistan Matters

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about gifts, gifts that know no special time of year. We’ll meet one young woman who is behind an effort to donate food and we’ll travel abroad to meet another young woman intent upon educating her country’s youth, especially girls. Then we’ll hear about women whose gift is and was their poetry.

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