• The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

    The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

    Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural.

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  • Femvertising, ''#RapeHoax'',<br>Food Security Part II

    Femvertising, ''#RapeHoax'',
    Food Security Part II

    Including women on ad campaigns has proven successful for huge corporations. A smear campaign against Columbia grad Emma Sulkowicz accuses her of falsely accusing a fellow student of rape. The second part of our series on food security investigates the transportation of goods.

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  • Cindy Williams:<br>

    Cindy Williams:
    "We Were Paid Half of What The Boys Made"

    "Laverne & Shirley" star says the female stars were paid half as much as the male stars

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  • Christianity in the US & Food Security

    Christianity in the US & Food Security

    The percentage of people that call themselves Christian is in steep decline according to a new Pew Study. We explore the threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors.

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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost ...

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TTC Extra: ISIS' Sisterhood

TTC Extra: ISIS' Sisterhood

A recent study found that women join the Islamic state group not just to become 'jihadi wives', but instead to be part of a ...

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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

May 29, 2015 The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

This week on PBS' To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, a documentary edition discussing diversity in the Foreign Service.

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Femvertising, "#RapeHoax" and Food Security Part II

May 22, 2015 Femvertising,

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss  the fourth wave of feminism, the social media campaign #rapehoax, and part two of our series on food security.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Liberal Commentator, Erin Matson; Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness; and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.


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Women's News

Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science

May 29, 2015  | Read More »

Earlier this spring, headlines around the world trumpeted an exciting bit of news that seemed too good to be true: "Eating that bar of chocolate can HELP you lose weight," as Britain's Daily Mail put it. From India to Australia and Texas to Germany, news organizations shared findings published in the International Archives of Medicine in late March. The problem? The study they were based on was pure junk. And the person behind it, John Bohannon, would be the first to tell you that.

Poverty-Linked Heart Risks High for Poor Black Women

May 29, 2015  | Read More »

(Reuters Health) -- Among African American adults with low education and income levels, the increase in risk of heart disease or stroke associated with living in poverty is largest for women and people under age 50, according to a large new study. In the Mississippi African American population studied, women with the lowest "socioeconomic position" were more than twice as likely to have heart disease or stroke as those with the highest socioeconomic position.

Why This One Photo Speaks Volumes About America’s Political Evolution

Why This One Photo Speaks Volumes About America’s Political Evolution

May 29, 2015  | Read More »

On Wednesday, Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar performed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” This fact alone tells you a lot of what you need to know about what’s happening in American politics. I got into Kendrick in 2010 when I discovered his “Look Out for Detox” freestyle ahead of the release of his first album, “Section.80.” His organic virtuosity and rejection of conventions was exciting and new; so were his radical politics. Never in a million years would I have expected to see him on America’s most popular afternoon talk show, broadcast into middle America’s living rooms.

In Search of the Democratic Soul

In Search of the Democratic Soul

May 29, 2015  | Read More »

A Google search for the phrase "soul of the Democratic Party" yields thousands of hits, because the struggle for that soul has been a perennial subject of debate. I've probably used the phrase myself. But after a week spent tracking the independent left's political progress, I've become even more convinced that politicians should seek the soul of the country instead. Tap into that, and the rest will follow.

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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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