Allison Dunne

Hudson Valley Bureau Chief / Host of 51%

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:32 am
Fri December 12, 2014

51% Show #1325

President Jimmy Carter signs books at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC on April 2, 2014
Credit Mark Turner

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear a few thoughts from former President Jimmy Carter on gender equality. Then, Ebola has left thousands of orphans in one African country. From this, we’ll try and face the music. And we’ll get to know some women who are in male-dominated music professions.

Former President Jimmy Carter recently spoke at Yale University about his latest book. And as 51%’s Jim Levulis tells us, President Carter touched on the issue of gender equality. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:01 am
Fri December 5, 2014

51% Show #1324

On this week’s 51%, we’re going revisit an archival show to talk about – 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
9:50 am
Thu December 4, 2014

51% Show #1324

On this week’s 51%, we’re going revisit an archival show to talk about – 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
9:38 am
Fri November 28, 2014

51% Show #1323

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from author and journalist Gail Sheehy about her memoir. Then it’s off to France to hear about a man in a role traditionally for women. From there, we time travel, to Eden.  

Gail Sheehy, author of the influential Passages, now lays bare her own life passages in a memoir that reveals her path from groundbreaking 1960's "girl" journalist to bestselling author who made a career of excavating cultural taboos.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:22 am
Fri November 21, 2014

51% Show #1322

On this week’s 51%, you’ll learn about a piece of Japanese subculture that focuses on girls and women. It’s an art form called shojo manga. We then turn from art to the natural world, and one woman’s obsession with pigeons. Plus, we shine a spotlight on witches.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:03 am
Fri November 14, 2014

51% Show #1321

Credit Jen Chien

On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear about a club for women in a predominantly male profession – automotive technology. Plus, we bring you the author of Soldier Girls, a book about women enlisted in the National Guard just months before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. And you’ll learn about why Brooklyn, Illinois could be on the map.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:32 am
Fri November 7, 2014

51% Show #1320

On this week’s 51%, you’ll hear from recipients of a medal that exemplifies the ideals of Eleanor Roosevelt. Plus, a Women in History profile.

October 19 marked the 28th year of awarding the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill medal. The Val-Kill Medal Awards recognize and honor individuals who make a significant contribution to society in the arts, 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:49 am
Fri October 31, 2014

51% Show #1319

Me and the Lamp
Credit Maciej Lewandowski

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about a study on fat shaming. A woman tells a fat shaming story about her friend. And around the November elections, we get a refresher about an icon of the woman's suffrage movement.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
12:37 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

51% Show #1318

On this week’s 51%, ties to FDR. First, a woman pens a memoir about her polio and kinship with Franklin Roosevelt. And you’ll hear about an effort to garner votes and preserve Social Security in honor of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
12:20 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

51% Show #1317

On this week’s 51%, cooking, farming, and cultivating history. First, a woman in Germany starts a class in cooking for peace. Then an organic farmer tells the story about the hardship and reward of her endeavor; a teenager employs 30 girls to produce a green product; and a New York singer and songwriter tells why he shines a spotlight on women in history.

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