Allison Dunne

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9:53 am
Fri March 27, 2015

51% Show #1340

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. 

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9:39 am
Fri March 20, 2015

51% Show #1339

Lee Woodruff

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.

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9:12 am
Fri March 13, 2015

51% Show #1338

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.

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8:05 am
Fri March 6, 2015

51% Show #1337 (repeat #1326)

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.

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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
Credit Christina Ulsh/KERA News

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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51%
11:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

51% Show #1331

Northeast Rebels Women's Football
Credit Deb Kravitz

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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