Women's Film Festival
  • Nice Attacks & RNC; Masculinity & Election; <br> Jennifer Aniston

    Nice Attacks & RNC; Masculinity & Election;
    Jennifer Aniston

    How terrorism and racial tension will impact this presidential election.Can America shake its machismo and accept a female president? The actress calls out tabloids for its poor representation of women.

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  • Police Shootings; Disability Bias?; <br>Transwomen & Olympics

    Police Shootings; Disability Bias?;
    Transwomen & Olympics

    Police Shootings: The country reacts to two men shot by police followed by a sniper attack on police officers in Dallas. Disability Bias?: A lawsuit alleges gender inequality when it comes to disability payments. Transwomen & Olympics: Transgender athletes will compete without gender restrictions in Rio. PANEL: Erin Matson, Patrice Lee, Kristin Tate, Avis Jones DeWeever, Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan

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  • Our Nation's Infrastructure at Risk

    Our Nation's Infrastructure at Risk

    A solid infrastructure provides jobs, allows domestic trade, as well as delivery and export of foreign goods, helping us to compete in a global economy.But over the years, our spending on maintenance has gone down,our use of our infrastructure has gone up, leaving it crumbling and in critical condition. How can this be remedied?

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  • Gun Control Sit-In; <br> Donald Trump & Immigration Debate

    Gun Control Sit-In;
    Donald Trump & Immigration Debate

    Gun Control Sit-In: Why diverse Democrats are leading the gun control push, and why some say the sit-in was counterproductive. Donald Trump & Immigration Debate: What Trump's candidacy means in a nation divided over immigration. PANEL: Genevieve Wood, Cari Dominguez, Patricia Sosa, Zoe Carpenter, Jessica Vaughan

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  • Gun Control & Politics; State of Women;<br>Millennial Dads

    Gun Control & Politics; State of Women;
    Millennial Dads

    Will the Orlando shooting reshape America's views on gun ownership and how will that effect the presidential race? The White House highlights women's issues worldwide. Young fathers redefining the term "dad."

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Full Episode

Police Shootings; Disability Bias?; Transwomen & Olympics

Police Shootings; Disability Bias?; Transwomen & Olympics

What to do in the wake of tragedy? Gender and disability payments. Trans athletes.

Webisode

TTC Extra: Twitter Bans Troll

TTC Extra: Twitter Bans Troll

Online abuse gets a popular user barred from Twitter.

Blog

Mabel’s House

July 25, 2016 Mabel’s House

One of the great pleasures attendant on my beloved Tuesday evening writers’ group in Taos is that I get to stay Mabel’s house that night—the glorious B&B on the edge of Taos Pueblo land that preserves her spirit. Here come all kinds of people from all kinds of places, not exactly the luminaries like D.H. Lawrence that she drew, but fine people of all shades and stripes. Mabel’s portrait and the portrait of her Taos Pueblo husband, Tony Luhan, preside over the big dining room where the guests all share tables for breakfast.

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The Republican National Convention; Roger Ailes Axed

July 22, 2016 The Republican National Convention; Roger Ailes Axed

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss highlights from the Republican National Convention and the sexual assault allegations against Roger Ailes.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Executive Director of the Independent Women’s Forum Sabrina Schaeffer, Associate Professor at George Washington University Lara Brown, and Republican Strategist Rina Shah.

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Women's News

Menopause May Speed Up Aging In Women, Scientists Say

July 26, 2016  | Read More »

Hot flashes, night sweats and sleep disturbances make menopause miserable for many women, and new research suggests there's even more bad news for women going through this natural life stage. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that menopause may actually accelerate the aging process in women.

Bernie Sanders: 'I Am Proud To Stand With Her'

July 26, 2016  | Read More »

Bernie Sanders on Monday led an orchestrated attempt by Democratic leaders to pull their party together, but simmering anger among his die-hard supporters proved that Democratic unity will be a work in progress. On a dramatic first night of the Democratic convention, Michelle Obama brought the house down with an emphatic endorsement of Hillary Clinton. The first lady said she was the person most qualified to be president, and "I'm with her."

Code Club Senegal, Where Women Are Leading The Way

July 26, 2016  | Read More »

Buying land to build on in Senegal can be a nightmare. There are plenty of empty-looking plots in desirable areas, but woe betide the novice buyer. Scams abound, and any one plot might have five “owners” – each of whom has paid and thinks it is all theirs. “Not for sale” is scrawled on walls across the country as a rudimentary prevention tactic.

Clinton Leads Way On Abortion Rights As Democrats Seek End To Decades-Old Rule

July 26, 2016  | Read More »

On a biting day in January, Hillary Clinton climbed the stage at a New Hampshire rally and accepted an endorsement from Planned Parenthood. It was a day of unusual events. The country’s largest reproductive healthcare provider had never before made an endorsement in a presidential primary. But it was the Democratic presidential candidate who made the truly surprising announcement: a call for the repeal of the Hyde amendment, which bans the use of federal Medicaid dollars to pay for abortions.

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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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