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Clinching Women's Votes, Jill Stein, Transgender Pregnancy

September 09, 2016

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss politics this week. How are Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton polling among married and unmarried women? Can the Independent or Green Party take over the election? To The Contrary interviews Jill Stein.  And transgender pregnancies. Could new medical advancements change what the American family looks like in years to come.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), The Human Rights Campaign Sarah McBride, Center for Equal Opportunity’s Linda Chavez, The Republican Muslim Coalition’s Saba Ahmed

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Resisting the Annunciation

September 08, 2016 The Annunciation – Domenico Veneziano. Image from Wikiart.

By Sallie Bingham

I’ve always been intrigued by an alternative version of the Annunciation, that mysterious insemination, not mentioned in the Gospels until two hundred years after Jesus’ birth. My version allows for at least some ambiguity in Mary’s response to the Angel Gabriel’s announcement that she would become the mother of God. A print, possibly a version of Domenico Veneziano’s Annunciation, hung in my childhood bedroom, maybe because its pastel tones made it suitable for a girl, or maybe before its message was deemed equally appropriate. 

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Aboard the Arabella: Last Day, August 17 (Part 4)

August 26, 2016

By: Sallie Bingham 

I’ve been waiting to get on shore, but now I find waves of sentiment washing across my mood; this experience, with this boat and this crew, won’t be repeated. And it is precious. Yesterday we took the tender to Menemsha on Martha’s Vineyard, another of these seaside resort towns which easily become monotonous: the clam shack, the sailing boats and power boats tied to buoys, the little rowboats with motors skittering around. An attempt to walk left us on a trail through a bog and the deep, welcome shade of an oak forest, but in a matter of minutes, we were out on a paved road and that was the end of the “hike.”

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Aboard the Arabella:Tied up to a Buoy off Martha’s Vineyard, August 16 (Part 3)

August 25, 2016

By: Sallie Bingham

One of Oscar Wilde’s poems, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” has a line lamenting, “…that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky”—his feeling when jailed on charges of indecency or some such after his relationship with a young man was revealed. I used to repeat that line to myself when washing dishes in a Manhattan apartment beneath a window that opened onto an airshaft; now, it comes to mind in my tiny cabin with its porthole that shows a bit of sea and sky.

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Aboard the Arabella: Setting Sail, August 15 (Part 2)

August 24, 2016

By: Sallie Bingham

Sailing out of Newport on the first morning of our trip, the ship began to roll. The motion reminded me of cantering on horseback or riding the earlier rapid on the Colorado through the Grand Canyon; physical instability has its curious rewards. Through the lounge window, the horizon rose and fell; on the steepest downward dip, there was no horizon, only a blink of the blue sea. On the most extreme upward roll, only the sky was, briefly, available. This was not due to stormy weather but the effect of long regular swells on the hull of the ship.

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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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