Allison Dunne

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51% Show #1344

Apr 24, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier. Plus, the head of Fair Trade Africa wants to effect change, and a bit about birdsong.

Mary Gauthier is on tour with her latest album, Trouble & Love. She has seen plenty of both: an orphan and teenage runaway, former addict and alcoholic, and restaurateur. 51%’s Ian Pickus spoke with Gauthier during one of her stops in New York.  

51% Show #1343

Apr 17, 2015
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On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about a woman who takes on the Catholic Church by becoming a priest. And candid conversation on a web site about loss and grief. We’ll hear from the co-founder of that site.

We first bring you a story about a woman who says, yes, she broke the Church's Canon Law and she doesn’t care. She has found a place in Roman Catholic Women Priests. We go to San Francisco where Judy Silber reports for KALW’s Crosscurrents. 

51% Show #1342

Apr 10, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from the co-founder of a web site on loss and grief, where issues are presented candidly. Plus, a man does his part to combat sex trafficking in Argentina;  and Amy Poehler talks about that voice in the mirror.

51% Show #1341

Apr 3, 2015

On this week’s 51%, it’s the 100th anniversary of an international women’s peace group. Plus, a professor receives a grant to study a girls’ education program in India. And, what’s a runcle?

51% Show #1340

Mar 27, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we’ll meet the only female motorcycle taxi driver in one African country’s capital. Then, we’ll hear from women about two disorders – one involves a lot of pain, the other, none at all.

In Rwanda's capital, Kigali, Claudine Nyanamajambere is the only woman to drive a motorcycle taxi, otherwise known as a "moto." She is regarded by some as an unofficial gender equality officer. Jesko Johannsen reports.  

That was Jesko Johannsen reporting for Deutsche Welle. 

51% Show #1339

Mar 20, 2015

On this week’s 51%, one International Women’s Day event serves as a call to action, amid women’s resilience and ability to impact others.

51% Show #1338

Mar 13, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about a woman whose passion is ecotourism, in China. Then we’ll speak with an author with another passion, writing about unrequited love that she learned to let go.

On this week’s 51%, we’ll speak with a filmmaker who walked the wards of Chinese hospitals to speak with young workers poisoned by the chemicals that went into making our cell phones. Plus, we’ll hear about a program to entice women into coding. And, sure, the cookies may be good, but the Girl Scouts want to be known for a lot more than that.

51% Show #1336

Feb 27, 2015

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.

51% Show #1335

Feb 20, 2015
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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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