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The Blog

GOP Healthcare, Losing Ground, Crunk Feminism

June 23, 2017

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the Republicans’ healthcare bill, why young women’s progress is stalling, and Crunk Feminism.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe are Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC);  Atima Omara, President Emeritus, Young Democrats of America; Patrice Lee Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voice; and Rina Shah, Republican Strategist.

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Amy Ziff of the Feminist Rock Band BETTY

June 16, 2017

She talks about her music and the social effect of feminist rock. Known for providing songs for HBO's Encyclopedia and performing the theme for The L Word on Showtime, BETTY has been playing for over 30 years. Amid the discussion, we hear snippets from BETTY's new CD, On the Rocks, and catch glimpses of their live performances.

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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 To The Contrary spoke with Americans whose jobs have been replaced by immigrant workers through the H-1B Visa program, and advocates who provided positions for immigrant workers coming to the U.S.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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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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