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A Working River

June 13, 2017

By Sallie Bingham:

Historically, cities have been built on rivers: rivers meant trade. But as river boats were replaced by trains, trucks and airplanes, the rivers died… except as a place for pleasure boats. Soon enough, the cities died too.


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Encore Presentation: The Controversy Over H-1B Visas

June 09, 2017

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, Increasing the pool of US skilled labor or Off-shoring American Jobs? To The Contrary spoke with Americans whose jobs have been replaced by immigrant workers through the H-1B Visa program, and advocates who provided positions for immigrant workers coming to the U.S.

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French Tennis

June 06, 2017 Rafael Nadal – Aegon Championships, 2016 . Photo by DAVID ILIFF

By Sallie Bingham

Great athletes inspire. This is not something I have always known. Rafael Nadal, third in the world’s ranking, who won the French Open match I watched on Sunday to move to the quarter-finals in Paris, is a great athlete. His somber focus, his knotted passion on the court match his somber face; this is not a man made for humor or lightness, at least when he is playing tennis. His long legs seem made to span the end of his court, his long arms swing into the serve almost as though they are independent of his body. Before each serve, or before he accepts a serve, he goes through a curious ritual which seemed at first to be a brushing of his ears and nose. After watching him go over this again and again, I realized that he was crossing himself. And the way he plays tennis seems as ritualized and as serious as a monk’s way of addressing himself to prayer.

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Becoming a Progressive Leader: A Conversation with Neera Tanden

May 26, 2017

The first in our series of interviews with female thought leaders across the country and political spectrum! We interviewed Neera Tanden, who tells us why she became a progressive leader and what the future holds for progressive politics in the United States. Click read more from some highlights from our interview!

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Mother Tongue

May 23, 2017

By Sallie Bingham:

This is for you, Keesha, laboring away in a windowless cubicle in Nashville to enable my new cell phone to work in France. This required two hours of ceaseless effort that included translating the questions of a higher-up male with an impenetrable East Indian accent, leaving me wrung out but never denting Keesha’s humor and calm competence.

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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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