Mandy Moore Former Senator Blanche  Lambert Lincoln (D-AR) Benazir Bhutto
Hadley Heath Barbara Pierce Bush Eleanor  Smeal
Maria Teresa Kumar Danielle Moodie-Mills Jenifer Rajkumar
Erin Matson Francesca  Chambers Heather  White
Megan Beyer Debra Carnahan Cynthia Nixon
Kellyanne Conway Keli Goff Anushay  Hossain
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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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Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Date: 12/31/2010
Program Number: 1943
Panelists: No Panel: This was a documentary.

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Speaker Pelosi: As Republicans prepare to take control of the House, Nancy Pelosi reflects on her legacy as the first female Speaker of the House.

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Street Nurses

Date: 12/24/2010
Program Number: 1942
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Cutting the Deficit: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a member of the President's fiscal commission, discusses her proposal for trimming the federal deficit.

  • Street Nurses: The controversial method some medical professionals have adopted to decriminalize drug use.

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Dr. Maya Angelou

Date: 12/17/2010
Program Number: 1941
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Protecting Female Cadets: A report from the Defense Department shows an increase in sexual assaults at the nation's top military academies.

  • Mentors vs. Sponsors: A new study finds professional women need male mentors and sponsors to get promotions and higher compensation at work.

  • Sharing Her Wisdom: Renaissance woman Dr. Maya Angelou talks about her life, her career, and how she hopes to inspire women to see their own beauty and strength.

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Lisa Cortes

Date: 12/10/2010
Program Number: 1940
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton.

Featured Topics:

  • Failing to Make The Grade: American students lag behind their global peers.

  • Blue-Collar Marriages: Fewer job opportunities and greater financial stress have led to a decline in marriage among the working class.

  • Women in Film: Lisa Cortes, executive producer of the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated movie 'Precious,' talks about the state of women in Hollywood.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Date: 12/03/2010
Program Number: 1939
Panelists: Judge and Formal Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Human Rights Program Specialist Mariam Memarsadeghi; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy.

Featured Topics:

  • Tracking Women Online: The Federal Trade Commission proposes a plan to protect Internet users from advertisers and cyberstalkers.

  • Transgender Athletes: Several sports organizations allow transgender athletes to compete, but how will their inclusion impact gender rules on and off the playing field?

  • Political Islam and Political Correctness: Author and ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses her book Nomad.

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Working Mother-Career v. Job

Date: 11/26/2010
Program Number: 1938
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Bush Appointee Karen Czarnecki; Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; and Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez.

Featured Topics:

  • The Pope on Prevention: The Pope's recent comments on condom use suggest the Church may be moving forward in the modern fight against AIDS.

  • Palin on the Attack: With her new book out this week, the self-proclaimed Mama Grizzly is criticizing everyone from the First Lady to Katie Couric.

  • Dissatisfied Working Moms: A look at the difference between working mothers with careers versus women who are working simply for financial reasons.

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Karen Mills

Date: 11/19/2010
Program Number: 1937
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Security Screenings v. Privacy: Do the new TSA full-body scans invade passengers' personal privacy?

  • D.R.E.A.M. Act: Children of illegal immigrants could become citizens by attending college or joining the military if the controversial immigration reform legislation is approved by the lame-duck Congress.

  • Women Small Business Owners: SBA Administrator Karen Mills discusses her agency's efforts to help female entrepreneurs thrive in a down economy.

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Margaret Cho

Date: 11/12/2010
Program Number: 1936
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; Feminist Activist Gloria Feldt; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Citizenship Gender Bias: This week, the Supreme Court heard a case on citizenship challenging the current federal law regarding unmarried, foreign-born mothers versus fathers.

  • Food Fight: With new federal and state laws regulating food, is the government trying to control what we eat?

  • Margaret Cho: The comedienne, actress, and now singer talks about her childhood, career, and being a role model for women and women of color in her field.

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I Love A Man In Uniform

Date: 11/05/2010
Program Number: 1935
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Fewer Women in Congress: Although fewer women will be serving, conservative and minority women made significant gains this election cycle.

  • The Legacy of Nancy Pelosi: Looking back on the last four years with the first female Speaker of the House.

  • I Love A Man in Uniform: A look at the challenges and joys of being a military spouse.

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No Excuses: Gloria Feldt

Date: 10/29/2010
Program Number: 1934
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Former Republican Congressional Candidate Angela McGlowan.

Featured Topics:

  • Standing Up To Sexism: Is 2010 the year female candidates finally stand up to sexism? Democratic House candidate Krystal Ball says yes.

  • Supreme Injustice?: Due to recent revelations in the case of now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, some media say Thomas and his wife owe Anita Hill an apology.

  • No Excuses: Feminist activist Gloria Feldt says women are to blame for their own lack of power.

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No Excuses: Gloria Feldt

Date: 10/29/2010
Program Number: 1934
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Former Republican Congressional Candidate Angela McGlowan.

Featured Topics:

  • Standing Up To Sexism: Is 2010 the year female candidates finally stand up to sexism? Democratic House candidate Krystal Ball says yes.

  • Supreme Injustice?: Due to recent revelations in the case of now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, some media say Thomas and his wife owe Anita Hill an apology.

  • No Excuses: Feminist activist Gloria Feldt says women are to blame for their own lack of power.

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The Women's Bureau

Date: 10/22/2010
Program Number: 1933
Panelists: Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • White House Woos Women: This week the White House released a report detailing its policies designed to help women survive the recession.

  • GOP 'Mean Girls:' After a number of female politicians were caught using gendered language, some political pundits are asking: do women have to be mean to win?

  • The Women's Bureau: Sara Manzano-Diaz, new director of the Women's Bureau, the only federal agency exclusively serving and promoting the interests of working women.

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The Most Powerful Woman in Politics

Date: 10/15/2010
Program Number: 1932
Panelists:

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The Most Powerful Woman in Politics: A half-hour profile of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker in U.S. history, at a time when many pollsters and pundits are predicting she may lose her historic title.

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The First Ladies Club

Date: 10/08/2010
Program Number: 1931
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com's Patricia Murphy; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Losing Political Power: Experts predict there will be fewer women in Congress after the mid-term elections.

  • Slim Women-Fat Checks: New study finds employers reward thin women with higher pay, while penalizing average-weight and overweight women.

  • First Ladies Club: A look at the role of the First Lady and her political clout at home and abroad.

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Best Companies for Working Moms

Date: 10/01/2010
Program Number: 1930
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; PoliticsDaily.com's Patricia Murphy; and The Winston Group's Kristen Soltis.

Featured Topics:

  • Marching for Votes: Several progressive groups unite with the hopes of bringing white women back to the Democratic party.

  • Saying No to 'I Do': Fewer people got married last year than at any point in the last century.

  • Best Companies for Working Moms: For 25 years Working Mother magazine has selected the best companies for working moms. We take a look at how the criteria has changed over the years.

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Sec. Sebelius & Meryl Streep

Date: 09/24/2010
Program Number: 1929
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; and Center For Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez.

Featured Topics:

  • Understanding the Affordable Care Act: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explains how the new health care law will impact American women and families.

  • Hollywood Icon Helps Promote Women in History: In an exclusive interview, Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep encourages women to push for a National Women's History Museum.

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Boxer v. Fiorina

Date: 09/17/2010
Program Number: 1928
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Boxer v. Fiorina: Incumbent U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) squares off against her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina.

  • Education Milestone: For the first time, more women received doctoral degrees than men last year.

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Women in Combat

Date: 09/10/2010
Program Number: 1927
Panelists: Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; and Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett.

Featured Topics:

  • The Debate on Islam: As the nation commemorates the ninth anniversary of the Septermber 11 terrorist attacks, Americans' attitudes toward Islam grow increasingly unfavorable.

  • America's 'New Moment': Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech outlining a bright future for America.

  • Women in Combat: U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) says it's time for the military to abolish its combat-exclusion policy for women.

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Women & Labor Unions

Date: 09/03/2010
Program Number: 1926
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez.

Featured Topics:

  • Young Women's Earning Power: In a wage gap reversal, young women in most U.S. cites are now outearning their male peers.

  • Employees Pay Up: A new study finds businesses are shifting a larger share of health care costs to their employees.

  • Women & Labor Unions: Mary Kay Henry, the first female president of the Services Employees International Union (SEIU).

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Birth Control Sabotage

Date: 08/27/2010
Program Number: 1925
Panelists: Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; American Enterprise Institute's Christina Hoff Sommers; and The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy.

Featured Topics:

  • Degree Debt & Regret: Skyrocketing tuition is leading students and their families to reevaluate higher education choices.

  • The Wages of Motherhood: Childfree women have achieved pay equity, but the majority of women--mothers--continue to earn less than their male counterparts.

  • Birth Control Sabotage: To prevent women from leaving relationships, domestic abusers are tampering with contraception.

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Cantwell & Collins CLEAR Act

Date: 08/20/2010
Program Number: 1924
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Princella Smith.

Featured Topics:

  • Competing for Women Voters: Republicans and Democrats launch an all-out competition for women's votes in time for midterm elections.

  • Celebrating Women's Suffrage: The ninetieth anniversary of women receiving the right to vote.

  • The CLEAR Act: Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) work together to slow the effects of climate change.

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Losing Our Religion

Date: 08/13/2010
Program Number: 1923
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Rich Women Running: Female self-funded candidates are breaking spending records on their political campaigns.

  • Goodbye Girlhood: A new study finds American girls are entering puberty sooner.

  • Losing Our Religion: Conservative atheist S.E. Cupp worries Christianity is under attack in America.

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DNA Sequencing Special

Date: 08/06/2010
Program Number: 1922
Panelists:

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  • Extraordinary Medicine: A look at the ways DNA sequencing is helping children with rare diseases.

  • Decoding DNA: An in-depth look at the rapidly developing technology behind DNA sequencing and how it may soon make its way into our everyday lives.

  • Meet the Beerys: The Beery family shares their story of heartbreak and hope.

Population & Natural Resources Special

Date: 07/30/2010
Program Number: 1921
Panelists:

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  • Water & Immigration: The growing population is producing a cloudy forecast for America's supply of clean water.

  • Population Growth & Farmland: As America's population grows, the number of farms is shrinking, further complicating the problem of food insecurity.

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Speaker Pelosi

Date: 07/23/2010
Program Number: 1920
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:

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: In an exclusive interview, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks about the flood of major legislation the President has signed into law and what it's like to be the most powerful woman in American politics.

  • Borrowing While Pregnant: The federal government is looking into allegations that some mortgage lenders illegally denied home loans to pregnant women.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar-STANDUP Act

Date: 07/16/2010
Program Number: 1919
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Obama's AIDS Strategy: President Obama announced the country's first national comprehensive plan to fight HIV and AIDS.

  • War of Words: The NAACP condemned racist elements of the Tea Party, prompting a response from Sarah Palin.

  • Protecting Teen Drivers: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) discusses the Stand Up Act, which would establish new national driving standards for teens.

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No Impact Man

Date: 07/09/2010
Program Number: 1918
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The New Agenda's Amy Siskind; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • United States v. Arizona: The U.S. Justice Department files a lawsuit against Arizona over its controversial immigration law.

  • Unhappy Parents: A look at why today's parents are more stressed and less happy being parents than those of previous generations.

  • No Impact Man: How and why one dad convinced his family to live off the grid for an entire year.

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Secretary Hilda Solis

Date: 07/02/2010
Program Number: 1917
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; Emily's List President Stephanie Schriock; and Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • Confirming Kagan: Solicitor General Elena Kagan is poised to become the fourth woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, but her gender was not the focus of her confirmation hearings.

  • Hollywood's Power Women: While Forbes ranks women high on its 100 most powerful celebrities' list, men still dominate in Hollywood.

  • Secretary Hilda Solis: As the head of the nation's Labor Department, Secretary Solis discusses the major issues affecting America's workforce and what she hopes to be her legacy as the first Latina to hold her position.

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Population Growth and Farmland

Date: 06/25/2010
Program Number: 1916
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Feministing.com's Miriam Zoila Perez; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and NumbersUSA's Anne Manetas.

Featured Topics:

  • Obama and Gay Rights: This week the Obama Administration took another step in addressing the concerns of the LGBT community by extending some family leave benefits to gay parents.

  • Population Growth and Farmland: As America's population grows, the number of farms is shrinking, further complicating the problem of food insecurity.

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Father's Day Special-Sec. Hilda Solis

Date: 06/18/2010
Program Number: 1915
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Daily Caller's Jon Ward; Independent Women's Voice's Sabrina Schaeffer; and Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page.

Featured Topics:

  • Job Safety in the Gulf: Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis discusses worker safety during the clean-up of the Gulf oil spill.

  • The End of the Deadbeat Dad: Sociologists find single dads are becoming more involved in their children's lives.

  • Paid Paternity Leave: In Sweden most fathers take paternity leave thanks to a government mandate. Should the U.S. follow Sweden's lead?

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Muslim Women & Gender Equality

Date: 06/11/2010
Program Number: 1914
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Journalist and Filmmaker Jehan Harney.

Featured Topics:

  • Ending Maternal Mortality: Actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd talks about the importance of ending maternal mortality and helping women and girls infected with AIDS.

  • Women Win Big: Female candidates won in many of this week's primary elections, leading some to predict 2010 will be another 'year of the woman.'

  • Muslim Women & Gender Equality: Muslim women fight for equal rights by staging pray-ins at mosques.

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Women's History Museum

Date: 06/04/2010
Program Number: 1913
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Nanny Bill of Rights: New York is on the path to becoming the first state to require workplace benefits for domestic workers.

  • Freeing Birth Control: As the government works to implement health care reform, reproductive rights groups are insisting birth control become free with insurance plans.

  • Honoring Women's Accomplishments: The fight to bring a women's history museum to the nation's capital.

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Judge Susan Carbon

Date: 05/28/2010
Program Number: 1912
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Religious Double Standard: The Catholic Church excommunicates a nun who approved an abortion for a dying woman, but has yet to discipline any pedophile priests.

  • Workforce to Welfare: Low-income mothers in search of affordable childcare are leaving the workforce for public assistance.

  • Ending Violence Against Women: In an exclusive interview with To The Contrary Judge Susan Carbon, the new director of the Office on Violence Against Women, discusses how the Violence Against Women Act has changed the way we respond to intimate partner violence over the last 15 years.

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Latina Entrepreneurship

Date: 05/21/2010
Program Number: 1911
Panelists: Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Center for American Progress' Heather Boushey; and Small Business Owner Leticia Velez-Hudson.

Featured Topics:

  • Frontier Feminism: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says 'mama grizzlies' will make their voices heard in the November mid-term elections by supporting more social and fiscal conservative candidates.

  • Latina Entrepreneurship: A look at why the creation and success of women-owned businesses is essential for Latino wealth and community building

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Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

Date: 05/14/2010
Program Number: 1910
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Changing the Court: President Obama nominates Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, and for the first time in history, women could make up one-third of the nation's highest court.

  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A new study finds top female CEOs are bringing home more money than their male counterparts.

  • Wall Street v. Main Street: As a leader on financial reform legislation, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) discusses strategies to prevent future Wall Street meltdowns.

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Mother of Courage: Suraya Pakzad

Date: 05/07/2010
Program Number: 1909
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Political Strategist Ilana Goldman; and Independent Women's Voice's Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • The Pill Turns 50: This week marks 50 years since the FDA approved oral contraception for women. Today, some 12 million American women use the pill.

  • The New American Mom: New research finds today's mothers of newborns are older, single, better educated, and more likely to be non-white compared to moms 20 years ago.

  • Woman of Courage: In celebration of Mother's Day, To the Contrary profiles Suraya Pakzad, a mother of six, who for more than a decade, has risked her life to help the women and girls of Afghanistan.

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Real Images for Real Girls

Date: 04/30/2010
Program Number: 1908
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton(D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Family Finance: Are Republicans and moderate Democrats in Congress favoring banks ahead of working families?

  • Mom on the Court: As President Obama considers potential nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, some say he should choose not only a woman, but one with children.

  • Real Images for Real Girls: Rep. Shelley Moore Capito(R-WV) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) discuss the importance of promoting realistic images of women in the media.

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Ending Elder Abuse

Date: 04/23/2010
Program Number: 1907
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa; and Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad.

Featured Topics:

  • Let the Girls Play: The Obama Administration rescinded a controversial Title IX policy that allowed colleges and universities to rely solely on email surveys to measure female students' interest in athletics.

  • Recruiting Women to Run: Backlashes against Obama Administration policies have many Democratic Congressional incumbents facing tough mid-term races this fall, and the GOP hopes to recruit more women for its agenda.

  • Ending Elder Abuse: It's not talked about often, but seniors, especially women, are being victimized. We take a look at the different types of elder abuse and where victims can turn for help.

Clean Water & Immigration

Date: 04/16/2010
Program Number: 1906
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Center For Immigration Studies' Jessica Vaughan; and Former Federal Prosecutor and Judge Debra Carnahan

Featured Topics:

  • Real World Avatar: Actress and 'Avatar' star Sigourney Weaver talks about the importance of preserving the environment through green energy.

  • Water & Immigration: In the first of a two-part series on growing land and water shortages, a look at the impact the country's growing population is having on natural resources.

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Childhood Diabetes

Date: 04/09/2010
Program Number: 1905
Panelists: Physician and Wellness Expert Dr. Andrea Pennington; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; and Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez

Featured Topics:

  • Fewer Teen Moms: A new CDC report finds an increase in births among older women and a drop among teens.

  • Stuck In The Middle: A report shows steady growth and near equal representation of women in lower-ranking federal jobs, but men continue to outnumber women in Senior Executive Service positions.

  • Sweet Kids: A look at the physical and emotional challenges children with diabetes face.

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DNA Sequencing Part III: The Beery Family

Date: 04/02/2010
Program Number: 1904
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; The Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; and Children's National Medical Center's Dr. Chiatogu Onyewu

Featured Topics:

  • A Holy Scandal: During Holy Week, more claims of sex abuse rock the Catholic Church.

  • Diagnosing Disease: In the conclusion of our three-part series on genetic mapping and rare pediatric diseases, we examine the barriers families face when it comes to diagnosing rare conditions.

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Male Sexual Harassment

Date: 03/26/2010
Program Number: 1903
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Sexism at Newsweek: A look at women's progress in media 40 years after a historic gender discrimination lawsuit against the national magazine.

  • Men Behaving Badly: The number of male-on-male sexual harassment cases is on the rise.

Women and the Recession

Date: 03/19/2010
Program Number: 1902
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; PoliticsDaily.com's Patricia Murphy; and Independent Women's Voice's Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • Leaving 'No Child' Behind: President Obama presents Congress with a blueprint for improving America's public schools.

  • Big Brother Goes Hi-Tech: Hi-Tech bosses are spying on high-tech employees.

  • Women and the Great Recession: A look at how unemployment is affecting women and the future implications of tighter budgets at the state and local levels.

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Population Stabilization Special

Date: 03/12/2010
Program Number: 1901
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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.

A Little Bit Married

Date: 03/05/2010
Program Number: 1852
Panelists: Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa; Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Prowling for Predators: Laws to protect communities against sex offenders are going unenforced across the country.

  • Illegal Abortions: The Utah state legislature weighs a bill making it a crime to have an illegal abortion.

  • A Little Bit Married: More young couples are living together and sharing financial responsibilities before they walk down the aisle.

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Women In Technology

Date: 02/26/2010
Program Number: 1851
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Women on Subs: The Navy announced its plan to drop a century-old ban barring women from serving on submarines.

  • T.M.I. on Twitter: A woman live tweets her abortion for the world to see.

  • Tech Ladies: Advancing women in technology from the classroom to the boardroom.

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DNA Sequencing Part Two-Helping Children With Rare Diseases

Date: 02/19/2010
Program Number: 1850
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Global Summit of Women's President Irene Natividad; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • The Optional Senior Year: More states adopt programs making 12th grade optional for students who complete their required credits early.

  • Playing For Success: Two new studies show girls involved in high school athletics will lead better and healthier lives.

  • Decoding DNA: The second in a three-part series on genetic mapping and finding cures for children with rare diseases.

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Environmental Racism

Date: 02/12/2010
Program Number: 1849
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Project 21's National Advisory Council Member Robin Martin.

Featured Topics:

  • No More Sweets: The Obama Administration says it wants to improve childhood nutrition by banning junk food in public school cafeterias and vending machines.

  • Unpopular Palin: Rogue Republican Sarah Palin's public support dives as a new poll finds more than half the nation views her unfavorably.

  • Environmental Justice: For Black History month, we investigate the issue of environmental racism and its impact on the health and wealth of the black community.

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Depressed Dads

Date: 02/05/2010
Program Number: 1848
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; and Independent Women's Voice's Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • 2011 Presidential Budget: President Obama proposes funding increases for programs benefiting women and girls.

  • Women With Bombs: New research shows more women are participating in and carrying out terrorist plots.

  • Depressed Dads: Men are also suffering from postpartum depression after becoming fathers.

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Paid Sick Leave

Date: 01/29/2010
Program Number: 1847
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:

  • Presidential Promises: President Obama has promised to help small businesses create jobs, but are women entrepreneurs being left out?

  • Teens Gone Wild: Teen pregnancy and abortion rates are on the rise.

  • Paid Sick Leave: A look at the need for U.S. laws requiring employers to provide paid sick leave benefits.

Children With Rare Diseases

Date: 01/22/2010
Program Number: 1846
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurakowa.

Featured Topics:

  • Presidential Report Card: We grade President Obama's first year in office and the impact he's had on issues affecting women and families.

  • Extraordinary Medicine: The first in a three-part series, a look at how DNA sequencing is helping children with rare diseases cope.

Christina Tchen

Date: 01/15/2010
Program Number: 1845
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-In-Chief Melinda Henneberger; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; and Global Summit of Women's President Irene Natividad.

Featured Topics:

  • Fat Attack: Mrs. Obama announces her top priority as first lady: ending childhood obesity.

  • Hillary Effect: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's effect on women in politics.

  • Council on Women & Girls: Executive Director Christina Tchen talks about the White House's mission to include women and girls in all of its policies and programs.

Carnism

Date: 01/08/2010
Program Number: 1844
Panelists: CNN Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Immigration Reform: How will the White House and the Democratic-controlled Congress approach immigration reform in 2010?

  • 21st Century Eugenics: A Massachusetts mother of nine says doctors sterilized her against her will.

  • Carnism: Are meat eating societies rooted in sexist principles?

Transplant Transactions

Date: 01/01/2010
Program Number: 1843
Panelists: CNN Political Analyst Hilary Rosen; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Gay Rights in 2010: Houston mayor-elect Annise Parker on the future of gay rights in America.

  • Transplant Transactions: During this season of giving, a former kidney transplant recipient makes the case for compensating organ donors.

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