Women's Film Festival
  • Nate Parker;<br>Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

    Nate Parker;
    Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

    "Birth of a Nation" director faces questions about past rape case, of which he was acquitted. Will the promotion of Kellyanne Conway along with the arrival of Steve Bannon bring women into the Trump camp? French towns ban swimsuit worn by some Muslim women.

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  • Hillary Clinton vs. Complacency; Intergenerational Poverty

    Hillary Clinton vs. Complacency; Intergenerational Poverty

    Can Clinton’s comfortable lead in the polls over Donald Trump lead to complacency? Growing up in “the other America” and how identity projects play a role in breaking the cycle of poverty.

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  • Women's Equality: A National Monument

    Women's Equality: A National Monument

    A documentary episode on the historic Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the final headquarters of the National Woman’s Party. The 200-year-old home on Capitol Hill is a treasure trove of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

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  • Hillary Accepts Nomination & <br> Role of Family in the Race

    Hillary Accepts Nomination &
    Role of Family in the Race

    Who had the better convention - Democrats or Republicans? And can Hillary unify the Democratic Party? Did the focus on family help the DNC? And, the battle of the daughters - Ivanka Trump versus Chelsea Clinton. PANEL: Debra Carnahan, Amber Smith, Jenifer Rajkumar, Jennifer Higgins

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Full Episode

Nate Parker; Donald Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

Nate Parker; Donald Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

Director faces questions about past, Trump's shake-up, and French towns ban burkinis.

Webisode

TTC Extra: Revealing A Sexual Assault Victim's Identity

TTC Extra: Revealing A Sexual Assault Victim's Identity

A school ritual may force a sexual assault victim to reveal hear identity publicly.

Blog

Aboard the Arabella: Newport Harbor, August 15 (Part 1)

August 23, 2016 Aboard the Arabella: Newport Harbor, August 15 (Part 1)

By Sallie Bingham

She won’t sail, she can’t sail, this great queenly 120 feet long, three-masted white ship; her sails are furled, covered with their canvas slings and tied down tight, and the hydraulics that would grind them aloft are silent. One of these tall aluminum masts broke in a 15-knot wind some weeks ago with a terrible crack, a sundering, and a crash. Now the coastguard has ordered that the sails cannot be raised until all the masts are stripped of their paint and minutely inspected for more cracks.

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Nate Parker; Donald Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

August 19, 2016 Nate Parker; Donald Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Birth of A Nation’s director and star Nate Parker’s 1999 rape case, Donald Trump’s new campaign team and advisors and France’s ban on burkinis.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Author and Activist Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, Republican Strategist Jennifer Higgins, Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Schow, and Democratic Strategist Atima Omara.

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Women's News

Black And Native-American Women Saw the Largest Decline in Wages Over the Past 10 Years

August 23, 2016  | Read More »

Today you may be seeing the hashtag #BlackWomensEqualPayDay circulating around social media. That’s because in order to make the same amount of money that men did in the previous year, black women would have to work until August 23 the following year. For every dollar that a man earns, black women in America earn roughly 63 cents. And even worse: Native-American women’s equal pay day this year is September 14, since Native-American women still only make 59 cents to a man’s dollar.

Would Electing More Women Fix Congress?

August 23, 2016  | Read More »

Only 19 percent of the seats in the U.S. Congress are held by women, despite the fact that women make up more than half the United States’ population. Congress being what it is these days—a snarling ragebeast incapable of compromise—it’s an easy jump to wonder if this wild gender imbalance might be part of the problem.

UK Women Still Far Adrift On Salary And Promotion As Gender Pay Gap Remains A Gulf [Int'l]

August 23, 2016  | Read More »

Women earn 18% less than men on average, according to new research that highlights the challenge facing Theresa May in closing Britain’s stubbornly wide gender pay gap.

Bearing The Brunt Of Unequal Pay

August 23, 2016  | Read More »

My grandmother, Blanche Goings, worked tirelessly as a domestic nursing assistant and teacher's aide in Detroit. Her work helped support five children, including my mother. But she never saw the fair pay that matched the dignity of her work.

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The Host

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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