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Year in Review 2015; Lactivism; Dr. Jane Goodall

December 18, 2015

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists take a look back at the top stories from 2015, “lactivism,” and Dr. Jane Goodall’s work in conservation.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Progressive Blogger Anushay Hossain, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, and Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Schow.

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Peggy Guggenheim: Life as Art, Art as Life

December 17, 2015

by Sallie Bingham

And what a woman she was. The new documentary, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, using tapes recorded at the end of her life—and mysteriously “lost” in a basement—reveals her as a truth-teller, and a woman with a superb, intuitive eye for the vast changes in painting that happened, largely in New York, over her lifetime.

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Fiancé(e) Visas; Stay-at-Home Dads; Women in Combat

December 11, 2015

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the scrutiny over the process by which people acquire fiancé(e) visas, the end of mommy wars to the rise of stay-at-home dads, and women in combat - are servicemen happy about their inclusion?

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Manal Omar of the USIP; Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist; and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan.

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Closing in on Doris Duke

December 10, 2015 Joey Castro, 1965 (Doris Duke Photograph Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

By Sallie Bingham

I am in the final stages, finally—the final stages, after three and a half years. My editor has completed her work on my biography of Doris Duke and I am now adding essential final touches, hoping for publication next April. What a hegira this has been (I refuse to use that overworked term, journey), from the first day I called for a box of research materials at the Duke University Library to the pile of manuscript pages lying beside my computer.

Startling revelations continue to occur.

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Turning Back The Clock: Can We Really Expect Our Partners To Age Well?

December 08, 2015

By Bridget Reed Morawski

I won’t pretend that the thing that first drew me to my now-boyfriend wasn’t his looks. But that certainly isn’t the reason why I eventually wanted to date him.

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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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