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Early Voting Impacts Election; Debbie Allen's

Early Voting Impacts Election; Debbie Allen's "Freeze Frame"

Early voting patterns among men and women. Addressing gun violence through dance.


TTC Extra: Baby Boomers Divorcing

TTC Extra: Baby Boomers Divorcing

Divorce rates vary among age groups, but baby boomers end up better off post divorce.


Women Moving Millions

October 25, 2016 Women Moving Millions

"I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated- can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet."    – Isabel Allende

by Cari Stein, TTC Executive Producer

Women working together accomplish great things.  That truth is embodied in Women Moving Millions, a group of 265 philanthropists, ALMOST exclusively female but including some men too. Individually and collectively they are taking on some of the most difficult challenges facing women and girls internationally and the United States.  Issues like child brides, refugees, education, pornography, sexual assault and harassment, gender equity just to name a few.

Women and Philanthropy was a topic, To the Contrary tackled 17 years ago (watch at 8:44)  at a time when there was scant attention to a slowly emerging trend. We interviewed female donors and women who ran women’s funds, a relatively new phenomenon at the time.  Our TTC survey found Americans didn’t know women controlled a slight bit more (51.3%) of the wealth in the country and they were starting to flex their philanthropic muscle.  

What a difference 17 years can make.  I recently secured a front row seat to a conference of visionary women committed to big, bold, impact driven giving to women and girls.  It was the Women Moving Millions Summit in San Francisco. Journalists don’t normally get an invitation to the summit. Perhaps it’s due to cultural norms that make women uncomfortable with bragging or seeking accolades for their philanthropic work. The charitable work they do is not about having their names on buildings, although in the words of Jerry Seinfeld, “not that there’s anything wrong with that.”  It just isn’t what these women seek to accomplish with their money.  Or maybe they worry the publicity would result in a deluge of unsolicited asks.  But in light of the great needs women and girls have today and a consciousness that stepping up and being visible about their gifts is inspiring to others, WMM opened its doors so I could get a peek into the world of Women Moving Millions.  

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Over The Hills And A Great Way Off

October 25, 2016 Over The Hills And A Great Way Off

By Sallie Bingham:

In the midst of the confusion and chaos of this presidential race (fortunately, it seems to be clearing), I’m comforted by my daily walk to the pond.

Pip always goes with me and waits patiently while I sit on the Poets’ Bench, halfway along the rough trail. The bench is a rough-hewn creation for two, although no one else has ever sat there with me. I keep a sun-worn red bag there, with a small collection of Emily Dickinson’s poems in it. I try every day to memorize a few more lines.

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Women's News

Women Work 39 Days More Than Men Per Year
NBC News

October 26, 2016  | Read More »

Women around the world work an average of 39 days per year more than men do, which breaks down to a full 50 minutes more per day, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2016.

Women, The Military And Bill Clinton: Donald Trump On Tape
New York Times

October 26, 2016  | Read More »

In hours of previously unpublished interviews with his biographer, Michael D’Antonio, Donald J. Trump covered a wide range of topics, from his marriages to his views on women in the military. Below are excerpts from those conversations, which occurred in 2014. On women in the military: Well, I went to a military academy, which was from a different planet. ... We didn’t have women in the academy at that time. Today you have women, which is a whole other story, women in the Army and you see what’s going on. It’s like — it’s like bedlam. It is bedlam. ... It’s something that people aren’t talking about, but what’s going on is bedlam, bringing women in the Army.

Emma Watson Asks Women To 'Swing' The US Election By Turning Up To Vote
The Telegraph

October 26, 2016  | Read More »

Emma Watson has implored women to vote in the US election, adding that it is "excruciating" she cannot vote for the president of her "second home".

Threats Of Death And Violence Common For Women In Politics, Report Says [Int'l]
The Guardian

October 26, 2016  | Read More »

Physical, sexual and psychological violence against female MPs is undermining democracy and efforts to end gender inequality, according to a study of parliamentarians around the world.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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