Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Carly Fiorina Benazir Bhutto
Crystal Wright Phyllis Schlafly Cari Dominguez
Sarah Palin Cokie  Roberts Amanda Terkel
Monica Cevallos Cynthia Nixon Former Senator Blanche  Lambert Lincoln (D-AR)
Christy Turlington Jane Pauley Jennifer  Marshall
Bay Buchanan Danielle Moodie-Mills Carole Simpson
Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Donna  Brazile Megan Beyer
Bettina  Inclan Kay James Melinda Gates

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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