Allison Dunne

Hudson Valley Bureau Chief / Host of 51%


51 % The Women's Perspective
9:08 am
Fri October 10, 2014

51% Show #1316

On this week’s 51%, a woman nearing 80 is on a mission to introduce the world to Indonesian literature.

Then, we visit Zambia to learn what is being done to decrease the number of teen pregnancies and we’ll hear about a young woman’s campaign to put an end to a human rights violation.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:57 am
Fri October 3, 2014

51% Show #1315

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks at an event to launch the "It's On Us" campaign, a new public awareness and action campaign designed to prevent sexual assault at colleges and universities, in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 19, 2014.
Credit Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

On this week’s 51%, the U.S. president and vice president announce a campaign to help put an end to sexual assault on college campuses.

You’ll hear about a study focused on female college students and sexual assault. Plus we’ll hear from actress Swoosie Kurtz about her memoir.

Last month, the White House  launched an awareness campaign on sexual assault called "It's On Us"

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:55 am
Fri September 26, 2014

51% Show #1314

Credit David Shankbone

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from actress Swoosie Kurtz about her memoir, and her relationship with her mother. Then we turn to a relationship of an entirely different sort. And a high school student aspires to a better relationship with her sister.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:48 am
Fri September 19, 2014

51% Show #1313

On this week’s 51%, we learn about a new transgender policy at an all-female college. Then we turn to a study on coming out to adult children. Plus, we’ll hear from an author whose fictional works explore real-life themes about teenage girls.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:55 am
Fri September 12, 2014

51% Show #1312

Dr. Barbara Oakley at the South Pole Station in Antarctica.
Credit Dr. Barbara Oakley

On this week’s 51%, it’s back to school. First we’ll hear from an engineer and author who says changing the way we learn could help attract girls and women to math and science. And it takes more than just following one’s passion.

Then we head to Germany to meet a woman who is providing education about the plight of Afghan women and children, and is on a mission to help, plus, a few professors and their robot want to wage war on ticks. 

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:15 am
Fri September 5, 2014

51% Show #1311

Tanya and Gabrielle in People’s Park, a hippy cooperative in Berkeley, 1968. A year-later Governor Ronald Regan sent the National Guard in with riot-gear and tear-gas. An innocent spectator was killed.
Credit Gabrielle Selz

On this week’s 51%, we turn to a woman who talks about her unstill life and what it was like to have a father who worked among art and artists during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Then we hear about a conference on women and power that for the first time will include men.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
9:58 am
Fri August 29, 2014

51% Show #1310

On this week’s 51%, we’re going to talk about it – 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
9:16 am
Fri August 22, 2014

51% Show #1309

Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt at Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1904 while courting.
Credit FDR Library

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from Ken Burns on his soon-to-be-aired documentary about the Roosevelts. On Eleanor Roosevelt. Then, a documentary currently in production on the Lost Girls of Sudan. And moving from screen to sound, we’ll hear from an audio engineer with a mission.

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:32 am
Fri August 15, 2014

51% Show #1308

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On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear about how a program for girls learning about science and technology is faring. Then, we’ll return to a forum on women’s health and the environment. Plus, who is doing a better job of recycling a certain product?

Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren recently was in the western portion of her state where she offered words of encouragement to teenage girls taking part in a summer science and technology education program. 51%’s Paul Tuthill reports.  

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51 % The Women's Perspective
8:52 am
Fri August 8, 2014

51% Show #1307

On this week’s 51%, we’ll hear from a leading expert about how the environment is impacting women’s health. And we’ll return to a different environment, in which a discussion about the confidence gap between men and women takes place. It’s part two of an interview with the best-selling authors of their book The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know.

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