Ruth Conniff Kellyanne Conway Avis A. Jones-DeWeever
Darlene Kennedy Erin Matson Danielle Moodie-Mills
Ritu  Sharma Nicole Kurokawa Neily Janet  Napolitano
Roslyn Brock Cokie  Roberts Former Senator Blanche  Lambert Lincoln (D-AR)
Frmr. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) Rep. Jan  Schakowsky (D-IL) Kim Gandy
Marjorie Clifton Amy  Siskind Rina  Shah
Amanda Terkel Christine Kim Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Siobhan-Sam Bennett Manal Omar Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

Past Programs


Summaries of To the Contrary's shows from 1996 to present are listed. You can also watch full episodes from 2010 to the present online here.

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New Year's Special 2007

Date: 12/28/2007
Program Number: 1642
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); US News and World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; National Organization for Women PresidentKim Gandy; and Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez.

Featured Topics:

  • 2007 in Review: Women's big breakthroughs in the past year.
  • Look Ahead at 2008: What women should be looking for next year.

Business Case

Date: 12/21/2007
Program Number: 1641
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); US News and World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; and Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez.

Featured Topics:

  • Rising Rate: American women are having more children today than three decades ago.
  • Crying While Campaigning: Big girls may not cry, but male presidential candidates sure can.
  • Business Case: Baby Boomers take on new jobs after retiring from long careers.

Family Friendly Benefits

Date: 12/14/2007
Program Number: 1640
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard.

Featured Topics:

  • Women Heart Huckabee? He's up in the polls, but will Mike Huckabee's views on women and marriage set him back?
  • Pages Behaving Badly: Republicans say Democrats are to blame for the latest Congressional page scandal.
  • Family Friendly Benefits: Many corporations along with the federal government are redesigning the workplace and making it more family friendly.

Career Customization

Date: 12/07/2007
Program Number: 1639
Panelists: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and the National Organization for Women's Latifa Lyles.

Featured Topics:

  • Teen Pregnancy: A rise in the number of unwed teen mothers sparks a debate on abstinence-only education.
  • Celebrity Politics: Are women voters more influenced by celebrity supporters of presidential candidates?
  • Career Customization: Some big companies are allowing women to customize their career paths so they can work and take care of families.

Immigration Special

Date: 11/30/2007
Program Number: 1638
Panelists:

Featured Topics:

  • Immigration and Wages: The impact of immigration on American wages.
  • Immigration and Healthcare: The impact of immigration on the American healthcare system.

FEED America

Date: 11/23/2007
Program Number: 1637
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); the Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Jenny Backus; and FOX News Political Commentator Angela McGlowan.

Featured Topics:

  • Economic Blues: Americans are feeling the pinch this holiday season and spending may be down.
  • Immigration and Children: Should the government rip a breast feeding infant from her mother if the woman is an illegal immigrant?
  • FEED America: Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) discusses new legislation aimed at ending hunger in America.

The Missing Class

Date: 11/16/2007
Program Number: 1636
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Political Blogger Mary Katherine Ham; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard.

Featured Topics:

  • War on Women? Is the President's latest veto the next chapter of what some are calling a war on women?
  • Banning the Habit: If you smoke or are overweight, your employer may start penalizing you.
  • The Missing Class: We take a look at the plight of America's near poor.

Gray Rape

Date: 11/09/2007
Program Number: 1635
Panelists: Hillary for President Senior Advisor Ann Lewis ; U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Feminist Activist Crystal Lander; and Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard.

Featured Topics:

  • Leading Contenders?: Hillary Clinton needs the married male vote, and Rudy Giuliani is courting Evangelicals.
  • Abstinent No More: Abstinence-only programs don't work according to a national organization trying to prevent teen pregnancy.
  • Gray Rape: A new form of sexual assault develops out of today's hookup culture.

Escape from Polygamy

Date: 11/02/2007
Program Number: 1634
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard.

Featured Topics:

  • $$ Backing Up Their Vote: More women are donating money to presidential campaigns.
  • First Lady Politics: First Lady Laura Bush takes on foreign and domestic policy issues.
  • Escape from Polygamy: Former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints member Carolyn Jessop tells how she and her eight children escaped the radical polygamous religious group.

Virtual Classroom

Date: 10/26/2007
Program Number: 1633
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Nancy Pfotenhauer; Political Blogger Jane Hamsher; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Partners in Politics: Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Edwards and Maria Shriver talk with 'To The Contrary' about the increasing power of political spouses.
  • Funding Farming: The U.S. Senate takes steps to fight obesity by improving access to healthy and affordable food.
  • Virtual Classroom: More school districts are saying goodbye to traditional classrooms and hello to online virtual learning.

Unassisted Homebirth

Date: 10/19/2007
Program Number: 1632
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Wooing Women Voters: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton campaigns for the women's vote.
  • Birth Control Battle: A nation divided: over birth control?
  • Unassisted Homebirth: More women are choosing to give birth at home without the assistance of a midwife or doctor.

Buy Buy Baby

Date: 10/12/2007
Program Number: 1631
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard; Former Clinton Appointee Patricia Sosa; and Political Blogger Mary Katharine Ham.

Featured Topics:

  • Gun Control: Despite a rise in school shootings, Americans still prefer lighter gun control laws.
  • Bloomberg Bias: Three women sue New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's company for sexual discrimination.
  • Leading Ladies: Sexist remarks by a Hollywood producer and the return of Don Imus to the airwaves outrage women's media groups. Buy Buy Baby: Are educational toys for babies and toddlers doing more harm than good?

Presenteeism

Date: 10/05/2007
Program Number: 1630
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder (D-CO); and Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard

Featured Topics:

  • Campaigning to Men: Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton vies for the white male vote.
  • The Evangelical Candidate: Will the Christian right distance themselves from the GOP?
  • Presenteeism: Working Mother Magazine's Carol Evans tells us how employers benefit when they offer paid sick days to their employees.

The End of America

Date: 09/28/2007
Program Number: 1629
Panelists: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez and former Clinton appointee Patricia Sosa.

Featured Topics:

  • Happiness Gap: A new study shows men tend to be happier than women, a reversal of a prior trend.
  • SCHIP Showdown: Congress and the White House battle over children's healthcare.
  • Democracy in America: Naomi Wolf discusses her new book on the state of democracy in America.

Feminism Interrupted

Date: 09/21/2007
Program Number: 1628
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Political Blogger Jane Hamsher; and Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard.

Featured Topics:

  • Health Care vs. Taxes: Will Clinton's health care plan appeal more to women than Obama's middle class tax cuts?
  • TV's New Men: The new TV season promises strong female leads with emasculated men in their lives.
  • Feminism Interrupted: The new push to get more Generation Y women involved in feminism.

Prevention First Act

Date: 09/14/2007
Program Number: 1627
Panelists: National Women's Political Caucus Former Chair Irene Natividad ; Conservative Commentator Nancy Pfotenhauer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Women Not Breadwinners: One major lawsuit proves women are still facing sex discrimination in corporate America.
  • A Rise in Hate: Several unrelated hate-based crimes spark the debate over race relations in America.
  • Prevention First Act: New York Democratic Representative Louise Slaughter tells us about her bill to curb the abortion rate by preventing unwanted pregnancies.

High School Majors

Date: 09/07/2007
Program Number: 1626
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Jenny Backus; and Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez.

Featured Topics:

  • Battle Over the War: This week Congress is back in session and one women's peace organization is lobbying them to end the war.
  • Opting In: A new poll shows more American women prefer to work rather than stay home full time.
  • High School Majors: More school systems are requiring students to choose majors in high school.

Labor Day Special

Date: 08/31/2007
Program Number: 1625
Panelists:

Featured Topics:

Bargaining Power: The so-called pay gap may have more to do with women's hesitation to negotiate.

Discriminating Justice: A look back at the Supreme Court's wage discrimination decision.

Part-time Work for Moms: A look back at a recent study finding more working moms would prefer to work part time.

Lesbians in the Rabbinate

Date: 08/24/2007
Program Number: 1624
Panelists: National Women's Political Caucus Former Chair Irene Natividad; Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; The Feminist Majority's Crystal Lander; and Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez.

Featured Topics:

Children's Healthcare: Should government sponsored healthcare be expanded to include middle class children?

Girls Gone Mild: The new modesty movement among teen girls.

Lesbians in the Rabbinate: The story of a lebian rabbi and her stuggle for acceptance.

Hurricane Katrina, Two Years Later

Date: 08/17/2007
Program Number: 1623
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Clinton Appointee Patricia Sosa; Concerned Women for America's Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse; and The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood.

Featured Topics:

Politically Inactive: A new report shows a potential drop in the number of women office holders after the 2008 elections.

Pregnant Pause: More women are putting off having children due to the high cost of childcare.

Katrina Two Years Later: Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu updates us on the rebuilding process and what Congress is doing to help women and children returning to the Gulf Coast.

Caregiving

Date: 08/10/2007
Program Number: 1622
Panelists: Former National Women's Political Caucus Chair Irene Natividad ; U.S.News and World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Women in Media and News Executive Director Jennifer Pozner.

Featured Topics:

Majority Minority: The U.S. sees demographic shifts as minorities move to the suburbs.

Blogging Diversity: Where were all of the women and people of color at the progressive blogging convention?

Stuck in the Middle: A look at sandwich generation women who are raising children while caring for aging parents.

Closing the Gap

Date: 08/03/2007
Program Number: 1621
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp.

Featured Topics:

Closing the Gap: Young educated women out earn men in some large cities.

Left and Right: Democrats go left on gay rights and right on abortion rights.

On the Home Front: New research links child abuse and neglect to military deployment.

Profit and Loss

Date: 07/27/2007
Program Number: 1620
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; the Feminist Majority's Crystal Lander; and U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Susan Au Allen.

Featured Topics:

Veteran Healthcare: President Bush promises to improve healthcare for returning vets.

Leading Lady: Would a female U.S. president have enough credibility to deal with Arab leaders?

Profit and Loss: Carol Evans of Working Mother Magazine discusses the types of positions women must take in order to succeed in corporate America.

Women in the Anglican Church

Date: 07/20/2007
Program Number: 1619
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; and Former Independent Women's Forum President Nancy Pfotenhauer.

Featured Topics:

Vanishing Values: Are family values politics a thing of the past?
 
Summertime Strain: Some say kids' summer breaks can hurt working moms.
 
Women in the Anglican Church: A former female bishop says her church 
 
leaders are guilty of sexism.

Ideology Trumps Science

Date: 07/13/2007
Program Number: 1618
Panelists: Former National Women's Political Caucus Chair Irene Natividad; Democratic Commentator Jenny Backus; U.S. News and World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; and FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan.

Featured Topics:

Political Science: A former Surgeon General charges the Bush Administration with placing politics ahead of science.

Part Time Moms: More working moms say they'd prefer to work part time.

Thompson's Trophy: If Fred Thompson decides to run for the Republican presidential nomination, will his wife's looks hurt his chances of winning women's votes?

Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters

Date: 07/06/2007
Program Number: 1617
Panelists: The Feminist Majority's Crystal Lander; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard.

Featured Topics:

Green Generation: Will global warming be the signature issue for Gen Y?

Baby Not Required: Americans de-link children and marriage.

Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The obsession over perfection hits young women hard.

Date: 06/29/2007
Program Number: 1616
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Republican Commentator Tara Wall; Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers; Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard; and the National Congress of American Indians Executive Director Jacqueline Johnson.

Featured Topics:

School Re-segregation?: The Supreme Court rules public school diversity plans are unconstitutional.

Leaning Left : A new poll finds more younger Americans are moving left and lining up with the Democratic Party.

Native Women & Rape: U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) discusses the high incidence of rape among Native American women.

Minorities, AIDS, & Prison

Date: 06/22/2007
Program Number: 1615
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); U.S. News & World Report's Dr.Bernadine Healy; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard.

Featured Topics:

Stem Cell Clashes: Is the President's veto of the stem cell bill going against popular opinion?

Menopause is Hot: Menopause is no longer a taboo topic.

Minorities, AIDS, & Prison: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) discusses how HIV testing in U.S. prisons can curb the spread of AIDS in minority communities.

Fatherhood Model

Date: 06/15/2007
Program Number: 1614
Panelists: Former U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder (D-CO); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Republican Commentator Tara Wall

Featured Topics:

Women for Hillary: New York Senator Hillary Clinton gains support among low income women in her race for the White House.

Hollywood's Choice: Is Hollywood ignoring a woman's right to an abortion?

Fatherhood Model: For Father's Day, we look at the importance of familyfriendly workplaces from a male perspective.

Can We Talk about Race?

Date: 06/08/2007
Program Number: 1613
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer

Featured Topics:

Birth Control Battle: Is a woman's right to birth control in question?

The Porn Effect: Hyper-sexuality in young women linked to increased exposure to pornography.

Can We Talk About Race?: The President of Spelman College says too many Americans are staying quiet as American public schools re-segregate.

Put the Kids Second

Date: 06/01/2007
Program Number: 1612
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; and Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway

Featured Topics:

Discriminating Judgment?: The Supreme Court limits women and minorities from suing companies for pay discrimination.

Calling It Quits: Cindy Sheehan quits as mother of the anti-Iraq war movement.

Put the Kids Second: MORE magazine tells women to save for their own futures before their children's.

Meditation and ADHD

Date: 05/25/2007
Program Number: 1611
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard

Featured Topics:

Pregnancy Discrimination: Job discrimination against pregnant women is on the rise.

Obama Opts Out: Michelle Obama scales back her work hours and hits the campaign trail.

Meditation and ADHD: Is meditation as effective as medication in treating children suffering from ADHD?

Demographic Shifts

Date: 05/18/2007
Program Number: 1610
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer (D-DC); U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer

Featured Topics:

Demographic Shifts: New data show the browning of American youth and young voters.

Gendered Politics: Transgendered Americans push for legal federal rights.

Defying Biology: High-tech fertility procedures threaten to doom women's biological clocks.

Motherhood Issues

Date: 05/11/2007
Program Number: 1609
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and EEOC Chair Naomi Earp

Featured Topics:

Blame Game: GOP Presidential candidates and their wives justify their stance on abortion.

Colorless Cable: Women and minorities disappear from the cable news networks.

Alphas vs. Betas: For Mother's Day we look at the latest battle in the mommy war.

The Sullivan Sisters

Date: 05/04/2007
Program Number: 1608
Panelists: National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Jenny Backus; and FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan

Featured Topics:

Women for Women? : Women candidates are reaching new heights, but are women reluctant to support them?

Risky Loans: Women and minorities are holding the deed in the sub-prime housing market.

The Sullivan Sisters: The impact of fathers on the lives of successful busineswomen.

Immigration and the Environment

Date: 04/27/2007
Program Number: 1607
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); U.S. News & World Report's Dr.Bernadine Healy; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard; and Numbers USA's Rosemary Jenks.

Featured Topics:

Military Assault: An increasing number of U.S. servicewomen report being raped by fellow servicemen.

Pay Gap Wars: New fodder in the pay gap wars.

Immigration and the Environment: A look at the impact of immigration on the environment.

Breaking Barriers

Date: 04/20/2007
Program Number: 1606
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; the Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard.

Featured Topics:

Violence at VT: In the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, we ask whether domestic violence is taken seriously enough.

Women for Obama: Democratic Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama reaches out to women voters.

Breaking Barriers: We take a look at a program aimed at increasing the number of women and minorities in science related fields.

Women on Reality TV

Date: 04/13/2007
Program Number: 1605
Panelists: National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguia; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez.

Featured Topics:

Foul Play: The impact of the Don Imus controversy on sexism and racism in the media.

The Battle Over Sex-Ed: Abstinence-only education comes under attack with the introduction of the REAL Act.

Reality TV and Women: We look at the portrayal of women on reality television shows.

Women and the Church

Date: 04/06/2007
Program Number: 1604
Panelists: Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; The Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce President Susan Au Allen; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa.

Featured Topics:

Stately Women: Hillary Clinton's campaign rakes in record breaking funds as women state legislators reach record breaking heights.

Cyber Sexism: One blogger's story of personal attacks on the web leads to calls for a bloggers' code of conduct.

Women and the Church: The growing influence of religion on politics and how this impacts women's rights.

Best Small Companies

Date: 03/30/2007
Program Number: 1603
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard; the Feminist Majority's Crystal Lander; and Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood.

Featured Topics:

The Daycare Wars: A new report raises questions about the benefits of daycare.

Battling Cancer: Will more high-powered political figures battling cancer make the phrase "terminal disease" obsolete?

Best Small Companies: Working Mother magazine CEO Carol Evans explains why it's important to recognize smaller workplaces.

Kissling Revisited

Date: 03/23/2007
Program Number: 1602
Panelists: EMILY's List President Ellen Malcolm; U.S. News and World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; the Feminist Majority's Crystal Lander; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

Web Politics: Negative ads are popping up on the internet, not from candidates but from regular citizens.

Mommy Guilt: Moms today are spending more time with their kids than the June Cleaver moms of the 1960s. So why do they have so much guilt?

Choice Changes: Recently retired president of Catholics for a Free Choice, Frances Kissling, reflects on how the pro-choice movement has changed over the past 25 years.

Women in Publishing

Date: 03/16/2007
Program Number: 1601
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Nancy Pfotenhauer; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard.

Featured Topics:

Marriage Casualties: Is the War in Iraq creating a war in American marriages?

Unhooked: Young women say goodbye to dating and relationships.

Women's New Voice: A new publishing company prints books for the "antichick lit" crowd.

Immigration Special

Date: 03/09/2007
Program Number: 1552
Panelists:

Featured Topics:

Immigration and Wages: The impact of immigration on American wages.

Immigration and Healthcare: The impact of immigration on the American healthcare system.

Boomer Women Fashions

Date: 03/02/2007
Program Number: 1551
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; and Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez.

Featured Topics:

Fleeting Funding: A bi-partisan group of female U.S. Senators respond to possible budget cuts to the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Women's Health.

Welfare Boom: A new study shows about one in six Americans rely on some form of government assistance.

Boomer Women Fashions: The success of fashion companies which cater to older women.

Menstrual Suppression

Date: 02/23/2007
Program Number: 1550
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) ; U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

• Campaign Wars: The fight over Hollywood democratic money and black voters.

• The Status of FMLA: Will the Family and Medical Leave Act be expanded or cut back?

• Cycle Control: The latest forms of birth control are making monthly periods a thing of the past. But is this healthy?

Senator Claire McCaskill

Date: 02/16/2007
Program Number: 1549
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Former U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder (D-CO); and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer

Featured Topics:

Blogging Troubles: Two feminist bloggers resign from John Edwards presidential campaign after complaints of their anti-Catholic writings.

Interracial Marriage: A new study says interracial marriage is down in communities where immigration is up.

Stem Cell Research: Newly elected U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) discusses her hopes for the future of stem cell research.

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

Date: 02/09/2007
Program Number: 1548
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard; Women In Media and News Director Jennifer Pozner; and the Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood.

Featured Topics:

Vaccinating Girls: Controversy over mandatory HPV vaccines for schoolgirls.

Risky Romance: More companies are choosing to ban on-the-job relationships.

Black Female Leadership: Newly elected U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke (DNY) talks about African-American women in politics.

Edible Schoolyards

Date: 02/02/2007
Program Number: 1547
Panelists: Independent Women's Forum's Nancy Pfotenhauer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Leslie Sanchez ; the Feminist Majority's Crystal Lander; and Food Systems Solutions President Kate Adamick.

Featured Topics:

Parenthood Politics: Parenthood permeates politics as Democrats try to become the party of family values and female politicians lead the way.

Edible Schoolyards: Children take an active role in choosing healthier alternatives for school lunch.

Diaper Ceiling

Date: 01/26/2007
Program Number: 1546
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and the Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood.

Featured Topics:

• Duke Case Controversy: The latest developments in the case and their impact on gender and racial bias.

• Interactive Politics: Senator Hillary Clinton changes the way presidential candidates use the web.

• Diaper Ceiling: Are women preventing their husbands from being equal partners in childrearing?

Mikulski and Hutchison

Date: 01/19/2007
Program Number: 1545
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Former U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder (D-CO); and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

• The Single Woman: More than half of American women are living single.

• Fruitless & Multiplying: Doctors are ready to perform the first womb transplant in the U.S., but is it too risky?

• Women Leadership in the Senate: Senators Barbara Mikulski and Kay Bailey Hutchison talk about their bipartisan work and the future of women in politics.

Retired With Husband

Date: 01/12/2007
Program Number: 1544
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum President and CEO Michelle Bernard; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and the Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood.

Featured Topics:

• Raising the Wage: What will a raise in the minimum wage mean for women workers?

• Grading NCLB: No Child Left Behind five years later.

• Retired With Husband: Women are facing new challenges when their husbands retire.

"30-Something" Working Group

Date: 01/05/2007
Program Number: 1543
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa.

Featured Topics:

• Reduced Abuse: Domestic violence rates are way down, but some experts worry this could be a sign of a more troubling trend.

• Widening the Gap: The gender pay gap is widening and educated women are being blamed.

• "30 Something" Working Group: Democratic House members are reaching out to younger Americans.

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