Allison Dunne

On this week’s 51% a New York-based Haiti Project includes a focus on women; we meet a chef intent on village transformation in Malawi; and a writer tells a post-election story. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, an author talks about her book, Girls & Sex. A teen reflects upon her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, and we visit a roller derby team in New York. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a writer travelling to Armenia to empower women artists, a new exhibit highlights the author of what many consider to be the first science fiction novel and a mother tells a birth story. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1424: Enter Helen And A New Focus For School Nurses

Nov 7, 2016

On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author about her book on Helen Gurley Brown and school nurses find themselves in a new era tending to food allergies. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1423: Women Coaches, Black In Blue, And Army Zen

Nov 4, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, we have a story about the state of women coaches at colleges, hear from a police officer about what she calls being black in blue and find out how the Army is incorporating mindfulness. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear from the woman behind The Conscious Kitchen and her mission with schools.Learn how dragon boats keep cancer survivors afloat and why AARP is pushing a retirement savings plan it says will help women. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear from an author about first-born daughters, learn about legislation introduced concerning human trafficking and hear about perhaps alternative views of Mother Teresa. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we learn how one state is working to get more women political candidates. We meet a mother who gave birth during treatment for heroin addiction and find out why a California woman rescues horses. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we hear about women-directed films at the upcoming Woodstock Film Festival. We’ll meet a woman who is a deputy fire chief and see how VA medical centers fare when it comes to providing services for women. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1418: The Ascent of Woman And A Woman's Scent

Sep 26, 2016

On this week’s 51%, an historian talks about women’s roles in shaping civilization and her BBC documentary on the subject. And we meet a woman with a nose for memory. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

On this week’s 51%, we speak with a woman who launched an airbrush-free women’s magazine. We meet a woman who helps Crow children connect with their heritage and a female scientist fills us on a cat parasite that could be especially harmful to women who are pregnant. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1414: Life Is Better When You Do It For The Love

Aug 31, 2016

On this week’s 51%, an emergency room nurse marries her skills with those of her famous musician husband bringing together music and healing. We’ll learn about woman’s experience with peer support in recovering from addiction, plus we get a perspective on the hopes raised and dashed for an Indian gymnast. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

#1413: Getting More Girls To Code

Aug 24, 2016
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On this week’s 51%, it’s time to interest more girls in coding. And a new book and video game feature a previously atypical girl. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, hear about storytelling and its effect on women, learn how social workers are helping to prevent premature births, and brush up on a brief history about women and voting. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.

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On this week’s 51%, we hear from a filmmaker and educator on transgender discrimination; bring you a story about how one area in the U.S. is homing in on sex-trafficking; and meet an actress whose theater group transcends the stage.

#1410: Is It The End Of The Perfect 10?

Jul 29, 2016

On this week’s 51%, with the summer Olympics in Brazil, we focus on a sport that captivates many viewers – gymnastics. And we hear from an LGBTQ educator about how schools can best include transgender students in athletic programs.

On this week’s 51%, we feature a discussion with the author of a book about the criminalization of Black girls in school. And we have a Women in History spotlight on two notorious women.

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On this week’s 51%, we bring you a story about eating disorders in the military. And we have a subject few want to talk or hear about, but the statistics will make women pay attention — urinary incontinence. You’ll also hear from a woman on an audio mission.

On this week’s 51%, we hear from a former NASA engineer about science fiction heroines. Then we meet a game maven, and the Army is opening its first autism therapy center.

#1406: Girls And Sex, Girls And Roller Derbies

Jul 1, 2016

Peggy Orenstein is an author and journalist, whose most recent book is "Girls & Sex. Navigating the Complicated New Landscape." Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, invited Orenstein to her studio in San Francisco to discuss the new book, including why girls feel such pressure to be "hot", and how sex is like...a pizza?

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If you spent any of your school years at all in a Catholic school, then you probably spent some time being taught by nuns. Over the years, more and more Catholic schools are turning to lay teachers as fewer women are called to a religious vocation. But there is at least one college in the northeast that is still run by someone called “sister”, not “mister”

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear a conversation with Sister Mary Reap, the President of Elms College in the Berkshires.

51% Show #1378

Dec 17, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we take a look at female robots and other artificial Eves. And you'll hear how a government program is helping new mothers in a California county. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


51% Show #1369

Oct 16, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear about helping women take the lead, there's hope for reducing child marriages in Africa, and a story about a voodoo queen.

We bring you the first installment of a 51% segment called “Force of Nature,” from Dr. Sharon Ufberg. She is co-founder of the personal development/wellness company, Borrowed Wisdom. As a freelance journalist, she regularly blogs for The Huffington Post and lives in California's Napa Valley. This week, she interviews Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of Take The Lead, to prepare, develop, inspire, and propel women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions across all sectors by 2025. Sharon asks her for the  most recent statistics regarding pay parity and corporate boardroom representation.  

51% Show #1368

Oct 9, 2015

On this week’s 51%, taking a breath and the time to regroup. First, a yoga therapist addresses food addictions.Then, does yoga have to go om-less? And a writer looks at yoga and storytelling. I’m Allison Dunne and this is 51%.


51% Show #1367

Oct 2, 2015
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On this week’s 51%, we hear about how a certain university is responding to sexual assault; a retiree and her dog search for missing people; a harpist elicits interesting reactions from primates; and we have a women in history profile.

51% Show #1366

Sep 25, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we'll hear about how a famous New York City park could see its first female statue; a Malaysian woman is a virtual mom, and another mom takes issue with a few words. 

51% Show #1365

Sep 18, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we hear about how technology is helping to combat sexual assault. We then travel to the Yucatan to learn about indigenous women and childbirth. And a women's choir sings without a director, by choice. 

College students are back in school and, over the past couple of years, governmental leaders and victims have increasingly called attention to sexual assault on campuses across the country. Using a pilot program at a college in Massachusetts, one company is working to combat the issue with technology. 51%’s Jim Levulis reports.  

51% Show #1364

Sep 11, 2015

On this week’s 51%, we talk about empowering women and men. First, a producer attempts to crack the mystery of men, and starts The Testosterone Project. Then, we hear from a few high-school students about feminism and gender equality. 

51% Show #1363

Sep 4, 2015

On this week’s 51%, it's living large with a same-sex couple from many decades ago; and women going to or teaching at the gym is commonplace in the U.S., but not in another country. 

51% Show #1362

Aug 28, 2015
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On this week’s 51%, a woman hopes to help others caring for their aging parents,  a female activist works to keep youth from fleeing an African country, and an anthropologist tells us about a macho sport involving birds.

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