Lara Brown Megan Beyer Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Carly Fiorina Avis A. Jones-DeWeever Hadley Heath
Linda Chavez Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Rina  Shah
Marjorie Clifton Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) Priscilla Presley
Patricia Sosa Mandy Moore Jennifer Granholm
Hillary Clinton Anushay  Hossain Crystal Wright
Jane Pauley Cari Dominguez Rep. Carolyn  Maloney (D-NY)
Sabrina Schaeffer Rep. Donna Edwards Tara Setmayer

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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Decade In Review

Date: 12/25/2009
Program Number: 1842
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Compromising Women's Health: Once the Senate and House combine their versions of health care reform, some worry women's care will be on the chopping block.
  • Decade In Review: How have women's lives changed over the last ten years?

Queen Bees

Date: 12/18/2009
Program Number: 1841
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa; and Former National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy.

Featured Topics:

  • The Future of Sex Education: With the passage of the 2010 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Congress took a historic step in impacting the sexual health of young people by ending funding for abstinence-only education.
  • Smarty Pants Suits: Women now make up the majority of college students and some colleges may be using discriminatory admissions practices to keep the gender ratio in balance.
  • Queen Bees & Wannabes: Best-selling author Rosalind Wiseman gives advice to parents on how to help their teen daughters be socially competent and gain high self-esteem.

Marijuana Mom

Date: 12/11/2009
Program Number: 1840
Panelists: Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and The American Prospect's Ann Friedman.

Featured Topics:

  • Breaking Into The Boardroom: A new report on women's progress in corporate America finds women have stalled when it comes to attaining seats on boards.
  • CBC Backlash: The Congressional Black Caucus says President Obama is not doing enough to address the needs of the African American community.
  • Marijuana Mom: The case for legalizing marijuana has a new, unlikely advocate.

Toxic Friends

Date: 12/04/2009
Program Number: 1839
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Concerned Women For America President Wendy Wright.

Featured Topics:

  • Stamping Out The Stigma: More Americans are relying on food stamps and as a result, the stigma is waning.
  • The Maternal Wall: A new study finds employers believe women are more conflicted than men when balancing work-family responsibilities.
  • Toxic Friends: Female friendships demystified.

Too Close For Comfort

Date: 11/27/2009
Program Number: 1838
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

Featured Topics:

  • Gang of Four: The fate of the Senate's health care bill may rest in the hands of Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME); Blanche Lincoln (D-AR); Mary Landrieu (D-LA); and Susan Collins (R-ME).
  • Daddy Testing: Advances in genetic testing are revealing to some fathers the child they're raising is not theirs.
  • Too Close For Comfort The unhealthy side of overly close mother-daughter relationships.

Women's Media Center

Date: 11/20/2009
Program Number: 1837
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Mammogram Wars: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says women need to reduce the number of mammograms they receive, but breast cancer survivor Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) thinks otherwise.
  • Custody Lost: A new study finds more working mothers are losing custody of their children to stay-at-home dads after divorce.
  • Media Sexism The new president of the Women's Media Center, Jehmu Greene, talks about how her organization is working to combat gender-bias in the media.

Impossible Motherhood

Date: 11/13/2009
Program Number: 1836
Panelists: U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; The Washington Times' Amanda Carpenter; and PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger.

Featured Topics:

  • Boxer's Match: Republican Carly Fiorina stirs up controversy in her campaign to unseat Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer.
  • Cutting Off Coverage: The House of Represenatives passed a bill restricting abortion coverage, but pro-choice House members are planning to fight back.
  • Impossible Motherhood Author Irene Vilar shares her personal struggle with abortion addiction.

Caring For Female Vets

Date: 11/06/2009
Program Number: 1835
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; and Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett.

Featured Topics:

 

  • The New American Family: As straight married couples decline in percentages, the number of gay married couples is on the rise.
  • Ancient Alimony: The new alimony may be no alimony.
  • Caring For Female Vets On the road to recovery, female veterans are running into roadblocks when it comes to quality physical and mental health care.

Latinas Dropping Out

Date: 10/23/2009
Program Number: 1833
Panelists: Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa.

Featured Topics:

  • IVAWA: Members of Congress and an Oscar-winning actress unite to help end violence against women around the world.
  • Reverse Reformation:The Roman Catholic Church offers conversion to traditionalist Anglicans who are uncomfortable with their church's acceptance of female priests and openly-gay bishops.
  • Latinas Dropping Out: Why are so few Latinas graduating from high school on time?

Poverty in America

Date: 10/16/2009
Program Number: 1832
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • The New Workforce: A new report finds women make up half of the U.S. workforce.
  • Snowe-ball Effect: Some analysts say Republican women are key as the GOP attempts to regain power.
  • Poverty in America: According to a new report from the Census Bureau, the poverty rate is at its highest in more than 10 years and women and childre are disproportionately affected.

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Judy Shepard

Date: 10/09/2009
Program Number: 1831
Panelists: The Washington Times' Amanda Carpenter; Former Clinton Appointee Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Women, Action & the Media Director Jaclyn Friedman.

Featured Topics:

  • Youth Violence: A new study from the Justice Department finds most American youth are exposed to violence on a daily basis.
  • Decline in Rape: The number of reported rapes hits a 20-year low.
  • Martyr Mother: Eleven years after the murder of her son Matthew, Judy Shepard talks about turning her tragedy into activism.

Official English

Date: 10/02/2009
Program Number: 1830
Panelists: Former National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez.

Featured Topics:

  • Health Care Reform for Women: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) discusses how the proposed health care plan will impact women and families.
  • Official English: The movement to declare English the official language of the U.S. is gaining momentum as more states consider pro-English measures.

Secretary Napolitano & Post-9/11 America

Date: 09/25/2009
Program Number: 1829
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Princeton University Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell; and The Washington Times' Amanda Carpenter.

Featured Topics:

  • Recessionistas: In this economy, women are delaying childbearing and returning to the workforce.
  • Citizen Gardasil: Critics say the government's mandate of HPV vaccinations for immigrant women is unnecessary.
  • National Preparedness Month: In the second half of a two-part interview, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses national security in a post-9/11 America.

Secretary Napolitano & H1N1

Date: 09/18/2009
Program Number: 1828
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Healthcare Denied: Some insurance companies deny healthcare coverage to domestic violence survivors because domestic violence is considered a pre-existing condition.
  • Women Rule: A new study finds women lawmakers are outperforming their male counterparts.
  • National Preparedness Month: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addresses the threat of the H1N1 virus.

Working Longer Special

Date: 09/11/2009
Program Number: 1827
Panelists:

Featured Topics:

  • Benefits to Working Longer: Working past the traditional retirement age may benefit women fiscally and emotionally.
  • Barriers to Working Longer: How tax codes, bias, and legal barriers stand in the way of women who want to work past the traditional retirement age.

H-4 Visas

Date: 09/04/2009
Program Number: 1826
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett; and The Washington Times' Amanda Carpenter.

Featured Topics:

  • Tracking Sex Offenders: States struggle to keep track of registered sex offenders.
  • "Bumpaholic" Women: Pregnancy obsessed women and reality TV are stretching the limits of the traditional nuclear family.
  • Lives Suspended: Immigrant women with H-4 visas come to America for a new life, but are barred from working.

Online School for Girls

Date: 08/28/2009
Program Number: 1825
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; The American Prospect's Ann Friedman; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Identity Politics: Racially-charged comments haunt the GOP.
  • The Liberal Lion's Legacy: The late Sen. Ted Kennedy's legacy on women's issues.
  • Educating Girls Online: Single-sex education in cyberspace.

PETA

Date: 08/21/2009
Program Number: 1824
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former Bush Appointee Karen Czarnecki; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa.

Featured Topics:

  • Women in Combat: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are changing women's roles in the military.
  • Women & Drinking: DUI's among older women are on the rise as more moms turn to alcohol.
  • Feminist Pet Peeve: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk seeks to clear up the controversy surrounding her organization's relationship with feminists.

Minority Women Lawyers

Date: 08/14/2009
Program Number: 1823
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Hispanic Alliance for Progress Institute Co-Chair Leslie Sanchez; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Independent Women's Voice's Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • Healthcare Uproar: Protesters voice their opposition to President Obama's proposed healthcare reform at nationwide town hall meetings.
  • Clinton in the Congo: Has the Secretary of State's mission to end female torture been overshadowed by her uncharacteristic outburst?
  • Minority Women Lawyers: Law firms struggle to retain minority women.

Population Stabilization Special

Date: 08/07/2009
Program Number: 1822
Panelists:

Featured Topics:

  • Population Growth & The Environment: A historical look at the connection between population stabilization and the environmental movement.
  • Population Growth & Feminism: A historical look at the connection between the women's movement and a movement to stabilize U.S. population growth.
  • Population Growth & Political Correctness: A historical look at how political correctness within the environmental movement began to take precedence over the campaign to stabilize U.S. population.

Rep. Maloney/Paid Family Leave

Date: 07/31/2009
Program Number: 1821
Panelists: Former National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Beer Diplomacy: President Obama meets with Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley in an effort to ease racial tensions.
  • Foul Play: ESPN's decision to hold news of the sexual assault allegations facing Superbowl champion Ben Roethlisberger and the privacy invasion of sports reporter Erin Andrews suggest a misognyistic sports culture.
  • Paid Family Leave: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) wants U.S. government workers to receive paid time off following the birth or adoption of a child. 

Melanne Verveer

Date: 07/24/2009
Program Number: 1820
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Columnist Kathleen Parker.

Featured Topics:

  • Selling Healthcare: President Obama pitches healthcare reform to the middle class.
  • Risky Behavior: Is abstinence-only education to blame for the rise in teen pregnancy and STD rates?
  • Elevating Women: Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, discusses America's role in expanding opportunities for women and girls around the world. 

Crisis in the Congo

Date: 07/17/2009
Program Number: 1819
Panelists: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and The New Agenda's Amy Siskind.

Featured Topics:

  • Supreme Sotomayor: As Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Senate Judiciary hearings come to a close, some are questioning the necessity of the lengthy procedure.
  • Madame Secretary Sidelined?: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is back in the news after what critics call an attempt by the Obama Administration to keep her on the sidelines.
  • Crisis in the Congo: Horrific rape and sexual violence has become the norm in this war-torn country. 

Administrator Lisa Jackson

Date: 07/10/2009
Program Number: 1818
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and The Gloucester Institute President Kay James.

Featured Topics:

  • Healthcare Reform & Abortion: Will a restructured U.S. public healthcare system include coverage of abortions?
  • Leading Ladies: Sarah Palin and Sonia Sotomayor dominate political headlines this week--but for very different reasons.
  • Cleaning Up Country: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson on ensuring a clean and green America for generations to come.

Working Longer: Barriers

Date: 07/03/2009
Program Number: 1817
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; and Wider Opportunities for Women's Joan Kuriansky.

Featured Topics:

  • Reversing Discrimination: Judge Sonia Sotomayor's judicial record is in question after the Supreme Court overturns her earlier ruling in the reverse discrimination case brought by a group of white New Haven firefighters.
  • Barriers to Working Longer: How tax codes, bias, and legal barriers stand in the way of women who want to work past the traditional retirement age. 

Working Longer: Benefits

Date: 06/26/2009
Program Number: 1816
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett; and Former Labor Dept. Assistant Secretary Victoria Lipnic.

Featured Topics:

  • Prescription for Reform: White House healthcare "czar" Nancy-Ann DeParle on how the President's proposed reforms benefit women and children.
  • Benefits to Working Longer: How working past the traditional retirement age may benefit women fiscally and emotionally. 

Outsourcing

Date: 06/25/2009
Program Number: 1813
Panelists: Conservative Columnist Star Parker; National Council of Negro Women's Avis Jones-DeWeever; The Washington Times' Amanda Carpenter; and Center for American Progress' Heather Boushey.

Featured Topics:

  • Empowering Islamic Women: In his address to the Muslim world, President Obama calls for gender equality, but some American women believe he could have said more.
  • The Future of Abortion: The murder of Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller has some wondering whether pro-life and pro-choice groups will ever be able to reach common ground.
  • Women & Globalization:More American companies with overseas offices are improving work-life balance for women worldwide.

Dad-In-Chief: Charles Saylors

Date: 06/19/2009
Program Number: 1815
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; and Human Rights Program Specialist Mariam Memarsadeghi.

Featured Topics:

  • Outrage in Iran: Some say women are the biggest losers in the disputed Iranian election.
  • GOP Family Values: Another sex scandal rocks the Republican party, further tarnishing its image as the party of family values.
  • Dad-In-Chief: Charles Saylors is making history as the first male president of the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Population Growth & Political Correctness

Date: 06/12/2009
Program Number: 1814
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce's Susan Au Allen; Progressives for Immigration Reform's Leah Durant; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Homegrown Hate: Americans are on alert after three hate-filled extremists carry out back-to-back shootings on fellow citizens.
  • Population Growth & Political Correctness: A historical look at how political correctness within the environmental movement began to take precedence over the campaign to stabilize U.S. population.

Karen Kornbluh

Date: 06/03/2009
Program Number: 1752
Panelists:

Featured Topics:

  • Karen Kornbluh: An in-depth interview with the woman they call President Obama's brain.

Population Growth & Feminism

Date: 05/29/2009
Program Number: 1812
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Voices' Sabrina Schaeffer; National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Progressives for Immigration Reform's Leah Durant.

Featured Topics:

  • First Hispanic on the Bench: President Obama nominates U.S. Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Population Growth & Feminism: A historical look at the connection between the women's movement and a movement to stabilize U.S. population growth.

Happily Ever After Divorce

Date: 05/22/2009
Program Number: 1811
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa.

Featured Topics:

  • Mother Knows Best?: Who controls a child's health care--parents, doctors, or local government?
  • Workforce Woes: Rifts in the U.S. labor force are being blamed on feminism and the recession.
  • Happily Ever After Divorce: Advice for enjoying life after a divorce.

Population Growth & The Environment

Date: 05/15/2009
Program Number: 1810
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor Melinda Henneberger; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; National Organization for Women's Latifa Lyles; and Numbers USA's Rosemary Jenks.

Featured Topics:

  • Recruiting Republican Women: The GOP is struggling to attract women voters and candidates.
  • Population & The Environment: A historical look at the connection between population stabilization and the environmental movement. 

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)

Date: 05/08/2009
Program Number: 1809
Panelists: Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Former Hillary for President Senior Advisor Ann Lewis; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa

Featured Topics:

  • Supreme Women: Women top the President's short list for Supreme Court nominee.
  • Pregnant Pink Slip: This Mother's Day, pregnancy discrimination is on the rise.
  • Commission on Women: U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) tells us why she's pushing for a permanent cabinet-level commission devoted solely to women. 

Latifa Lyles

Date: 05/01/2009
Program Number: 1808
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Former Clinton Appointee Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Princella Smith.

Featured Topics:

  • One Hundred Days for Women: How did women fare during President Obama's first 100 days in office?
  • Losing Their Religion: Atheists gain political clout as more Americans give up religion.
  • Feminists of Color: Latifa Lyles on her historic run for President of the National Organization for Women and her plans for attracting more women of color to the organization. 

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Date: 04/24/2009
Program Number: 1807
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; The Washington Times' Amanda Carpenter; National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; Concerned Women For America's Wendy Wright.

Featured Topics:

  • Breastfeeding Moms Beware: Does breastfeeding lower a mother's salary?
  • Plan B for Teens: The FDA approves the "morning after" pill for 17-year olds.
  • Congressional Renegade: Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) discusses how her personal struggles with domestic abuse and unwanted pregnancy led her to become one of Washington's most outspoken lawmakers. 

Loretta Sanchez & VAWA

Date: 04/17/2009
Program Number: 1806
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez.

Featured Topics:

  • A Protest for Rights: Afghan women stage a daring protest against legalized marital rape.
  • Women Who Kill: A look at the psychology behind female murderers.
  • Ending Domestic Violence: Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) discusses the Violence Against Women Act and ending

Food Banks

Date: 04/03/2009
Program Number: 1804
Panelists: U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; The Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Recession Abortions: Abortion rates and birth control usage rise as the recession deepens.
  • Vaccinating Boys: The controversial HPV vaccine Gardasil may soon be approved for boys.
  • Struggling to Fight Hunger: The nation's food banks are running out of food just as more families turn to them for help. 

Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA)

Date: 03/27/2009
Program Number: 1803
Panelists: Republican Strategist Nancy Pfotenhauer; Former Clinton Appointee Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and The New Agenda's Amy Siskind.

Featured Topics:

  • The End of Flex Time?: The recession is leading companies to eliminate flexible benefits, just as data show more men are struggling to balance work and family.
  • "Sexting" Scandal: Teens battle authorities over prosecution for texting suggestive pictures to friends.
  • Mom in the House: Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) is making history as the first pregnant and unmarried member of Congress. 

Michelle Rhee

Date: 03/20/2009
Program Number: 1802
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; and Republican Blogger Sophia Nelson.

Featured Topics:

  • Baby Boom: The U.S. birthrate reaches an all time high, with more babies being born to unwed mothers.
  • Condom Controversy: During his first visit to AIDS-stricken Africa, the Pope sets off a storm of controversy.
  • Michelle Rhee: The unconventional Chancellor of Washington D.C. public schools discusses education reform.

Yes Means Yes!

Date: 03/13/2009
Program Number: 1801
Panelists: The Gloucester Institute President Kay James; National Organization for Women's Latifa Lyles; Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; and DNC Women's Leadership Forum's Megan Beyer.

Featured Topics:

  • Focusing on Women: President Obama reinstates a White House office dedicated to women and girls.
  • Maternity Leave & the Recession: New data show that the recession is forcing many new mothers who planned to take time off back to work much sooner.
  • Yes Means Yes!: Two young feminists discuss female sexual empowerment and a world without rape.

Remembering Women

Date: 02/27/2009
Program Number: 1751
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Recessionary Discrimination: Some women say financial firms are using the recession as an excuse to practice employment discrimination.
  • Church & Sex: Churches are changing with the times and now promoting married couples to have varied sex and more of it.
  • Celebrating Women's Achievements: Every year since 1987 Congress has approved March as Women's History Month. As a society, how good of a job are we doing to celebrate women's achievements?

Asian American Women & Retirement

Date: 02/20/2009
Program Number: 1750
Panelists: U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy, The Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad, The Center for Equal Opportunity's Linda Chavez, Former Clinton Campaign Senior Advisor Ann Lewis, and Former Assistant Secretary on Aging Dr. Jeanette Takamura.

Featured Topics:

  • Housing Hardships: As targets of subprime lending, women and minorities stand to benefit from the President's housing relief plan.
  • Bristol Palin: The daughter of Gov. Sarah Palin speaks out against abstinence-only education.
  • Asian American Women & Retirement: The struggles Asian American women face when saving for retirement.

Sen. Barbara Boxer & Global Women's Issues

Date: 02/13/2009
Program Number: 1749
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Progressive CommentatorPatricia Sosa; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Role Reversal: Women may soon outnumber men on the nation's payrolls for the first time in American history.
  • Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds: Some states consider mandating ultrasounds before abortions.
  • Global Women's Issues: Sen. Barbara Boxer discusses the U.S. Senate's historic launch of a subcommittee on global women.

Student Drug Testing

Date: 02/06/2009
Program Number: 1748
Panelists: Hispanic Alliance for Progress Institute Co-Chair Leslie Sanchez; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Townhall.com's Amanda Carpenter; and National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-Weever

Featured Topics:

  • Leading Lady: First Lady Michelle Obama drums up support for a stimulus, while her husband signs a new healthcare law.
  • Regulating Fertility: Is the California octuplets case evidence there needs to be better regulation of the fertility industry?
  • Student Drug Testing: Is random drug testing the best way to avoid student drug use?

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

Date: 01/30/2009
Program Number: 1747
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Independent Women's Forum's Princella Smith.

Featured Topics:

  • Women's Health Axed? Does bi-partisanship trump women's health?
  • Myths Debunked: Two women's health myths debunked--teen pregnancy and crack babies.
  • Black Women & Politics: For Black History Month, Rep. Marcia Fudge(D-OH) discusses black women's political representation.

Best of TTC

Date: 01/25/2009
Program Number: 1743
Panelists:

Featured Topics:

  • Choosing Single Motherhood: A look into the lives of women who have children with the intention of raising them alone.
  • Math Doesn't Suck: Former Wonder Years star Danica McKellar tells girls math is fun.
  • Sex Education & the Black Church:Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders wants more churches to talk about sex.
  • Not Behaving Badly: Actress Raven-SymonĂ© on surviving the pressures of Hollywood.

Post Partisanship

Date: 01/23/2009
Program Number: 1746
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Roe v. Wade at 36: President Obama overturns a key Bush administration abortion policy one day after the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
  • First Lady Politics: How will Michelle Obama redefine the role of first lady?
  • Post Partisanship: Polar opposite authors Kathy Roth-Douquet and Frank Schaeffer want Americans to move past partisanship.

Karen Kornbluh

Date: 01/16/2009
Program Number: 1745
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • "Obama's Brain": Chief Policy Director Karen Kornbluh discusses how the Obama Administration plans to help women and families.
  • Madame Secretary: Senator Hillary Clinton's nomination for the Secretary of State is approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
  • Race v. Gender: Does race trump gender in American politics?

Marvelyn Brown

Date: 01/09/2009
Program Number: 1744
Panelists: Former Hillary for President Senior Advisor Ann Lewis; The Gloucester Institute President Kay James; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Townhall.com National Political Reporter Amanda Carpenter.

Featured Topics:

  • Fair Pay: Congress re-examines the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
  • Role Reversal: Roles reverse as the recession causes more women to become the primary breadwinner.
  • The Naked Truth: Author Marvelyn Brown on what it's like being young, beautiful, and HIV positive.

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