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Over The Hills And A Great Way Off

October 25, 2016

By Sallie Bingham:

In the midst of the confusion and chaos of this presidential race (fortunately, it seems to be clearing), I’m comforted by my daily walk to the pond.

Pip always goes with me and waits patiently while I sit on the Poets’ Bench, halfway along the rough trail. The bench is a rough-hewn creation for two, although no one else has ever sat there with me. I keep a sun-worn red bag there, with a small collection of Emily Dickinson’s poems in it. I try every day to memorize a few more lines.

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Early Voting Impacts Election; Debbie Allen's "Freeze Frame"

October 21, 2016

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss early voting patterns among men and women and Debbie Allen’s theatrical narrative: Freeze Frame.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD), President and Founder of The Republican Muslim Coalition Saba Ahmed,  Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Voice Julie Gunlock.

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Standing with Standing Rock – Update

October 19, 2016

By Sallie Bingham

An auction to benefit the tribes gathered at Standing Rock—also called Sacred Rock—may not have raised a lot of cash, but it did help us in the audience to have a clearer sense of what is happening.

As they continue to protect the waters of the Missouri River, and ultimately, of the Mississippi, into which it flows, the people at Standing Rock are no longer permitted to leave the encampment to go and offer prayers where the digging for the pipeline is continuing, nearby.

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Sexual Assault & Trump; Americans with Disabilities Act

October 14, 2016

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the presidential election. Will Donald Trump’s assault scandal affect the race and his support from women? Behind The Headlines: the American’s With Disabilities Act. What policies need to change to guarantee proper access to public places.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Democratic Pollster Celinda Lake,  Republican Strategist Rina Shah, The Manhattan Institute’s Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Director of the MidAtlantic ADA Center Marian Vessels

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You Come Too

October 13, 2016

By Sallie Bingham

“The Pasture”, an uncharacteristically sweet poem of Robert Frost’s—one of the handful given to grade school children to read—ends each of its two stanzas with the line, “You come too.”

Frost wrote of cleaning a spring and tending to a new calf—“You come too”—with the promise that it wouldn’t take long, that hint of the over-busy world to which we all belong.

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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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