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Bonnie Erbé on the “Yellen Effect”

October 16, 2013
By Bonnie Erbé
 
Finally President Obama clumsily backed into the right choice to replace Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chair.  And not for the right reason, either: that Janet Yellen was and has been all along the best choice for the job. But he only caved after his first choice, Larry Summers, flamed out.
 
She had the better credentials. She is already Vice Chair of the Fed, for one thing. She predicted the financial collapse that created the Great Recession. She tends to view economic downturns in very human terms and she received high praise and support from most Senate Democrats, 20 of whom took the unusual step of sending a letter to the President imploring him to nominate her, when it was clear he was heading towards nominating Summers.
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This Week on To The Contrary: LGBT-Affirming Churches

October 11, 2013
Tune in to To The Contrary this week to catch a special episode about "The Welcoming Movement." We traveled to churches in Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington D.C., and talked to pastors and church goers about why they decided to become “Open and Affirming” of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
 
If you don’t know when To The Contrary airs in your area, click here.
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#Facebookproblems @twitter

October 10, 2013 Megan Beyer, TTC Panelist & Gender Equality Project

Last night at a meeting with a group of women executives, I mentioned how surprised I was that Twitter was going public without any women on the board. One woman thought I was joking. 

Another thought I had Twitter confused with Facebook. The iPhones came out, and Google confirmed. Reaction: incredulity.
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To The Contrary Visits Open and Affirming Church in MN

October 10, 2013 Community UCC in St. Paul Park
We visited a church in St. Paul Park, MN, for our special documentary episode on the Welcoming Movement, which airs this week.
 
Our visit caught the attention of local media. Read South Washington County Bulletin for a peek behind the scenes of the filming. 
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To The Contrary Explores the Issue of Mountaintop Removal Mining

October 09, 2013 Maria Gunnoe; Larry Gibson, Jr.; and Cari Stein

To The Contrary Executive Producer Cari Stein met with environmental activists Maria Gunnoe and Larry Gibson, Jr. to discuss the issue of mountaintop removal mining. Here they are pictured about to board a plane in West Virginia to survey mountains that have been subjected to this procedure. This form of coal mining is highly controversial for its environmental impact. Learn more on an upcoming episode of To The Contrary! Stay tuned!

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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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