Allison Dunne

Hudson Valley Bureau Chief / Host of 51%


9:00 am
Fri April 17, 2015

51% Show #1343

Maria Eitz is a priest for the San Francisco Sophia in Trinity community
Credit Image by: Tom Levy

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. 

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10:43 am
Fri April 10, 2015

51% Show #1342

Rebecca Soffer

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.

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10:35 am
Fri April 3, 2015

51% Show #1341

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?

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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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