Cari Dominguez Barbara Pierce Bush Cynthia Nixon
Lara Brown Amy  Siskind Benazir Bhutto
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Genevieve Wood Megan Beyer
Rina  Shah Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Cecilia Muñoz
Melanne Verveer Rep. Jan  Schakowsky (D-IL) Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Rep. Carolyn  Maloney (D-NY) Ritu  Sharma Monica Cevallos
Jane Pauley Carole Simpson Debra Carnahan
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2011: Year in Review

Date: 12/23/2011
Program Number: 2041
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily

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  • Year in Review: We take a look back at the stories that kept us talking all year and impacted women the most.
  • Women & Peace: The Obama Administration released the first ever U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security to get more women involved in preventing conflict and sustaining peace.

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Protecting Female Veterans

Date: 11/11/2011
Program Number: 2035
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow Sabrina Schaeffer; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Cain Controversy Continues: Will GOP president candidate Herman Cain survive four different allegations of sexual harassment? And a new AAUW study shows sexual harassment affects 50 percent of students.
  • Healing Head Start: The federally funded early education program is struggling as the Obama Adminstration announces new guidelines.
  • Protecting Female Veterans: The Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention Act passes to prevent female veterans from sexual violence, with an interview with Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY).

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Protecting Domestic Workers

Date: 11/04/2011
Program Number: 2034
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa

Featured Topics:

  • Cain Controversy: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's campaign may be in jeopardy after three women allege Cain sexually harassed in the 1990's.
  • Global Gender Gap: A new report by the World Economic Forum ranks the U.S. seventeenth in the world when it comes to narrowing the gender gap.
  • Domestic Workers Convention: A groundbreaking international treaty aims to protect the human rights of millions of domestic workers worldwide, the vast majority of whom are women and girls.

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7 Billion People

Date: 10/28/2011
Program Number: 2033
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, • Political Commentator Lara Brown, The Daily Caller Contributing Journalist Tara Wall

Featured Topics:

  • Occupying Women: Women are being drawn to the "Occupy" movements to improve their situations in a time of high unemployment.
  • Pinkwashed: The use of pink and sexualized breasts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month has one journalist speaking out.
  • 7 Billion People: As the world's population hits 7 billion people, two experts explain the impact that number will have on natural resources, war and women.

What Moms Choose

Date: 10/21/2011
Program Number: 2032
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan

Featured Topics:

  • Single Sex-ist?: As more schools embrace single-sex classrooms, a new report says classrooms segregated by gender reinforce gender stereotypes.
  • Health & Home: A new study finds low-income women who move to higher-income neighborhoods are less likely to become obese or have diabetes.
  • What Moms Choose: Working Mother Media President Carol Evans discusses a new survey that reveals how working and stay-at-home moms view careers and family life.

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Switching Roles with Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Date: 10/14/2011
Program Number: 2031
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Center for Urban Renewal and Education President Star Parker, Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • In Sync?: As people "Occupy Wall Street," and unemployment hovers at 9.1 percent, Republican lawmakers are hearing over 200 bills on abortion.
  • Fall Television Trends: Fall television shows are showcasing plus-sized women more than ever before. And for men, the characters are often emasculated.
  • Switching Roles: In the second of our two-part series on former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and her husband, Dan Mulhern, the former first couple talks about switching traditional gender roles.

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Nicolle Wallace

Date: 10/07/2011
Program Number: 2030
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad, The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall, National Council of Negro Women's Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer
Guest Host: The Daily Beast's Patricia Murphy

Featured Topics:

  • War on Women's Health Care: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke out this week against the Republican Party, saying the GOP wants to roll back women's health 50 years.
  • Unintended Consequeces: As Alabama's new anti-illegal immigration law requires officials to check the immigration status of students, many Hispanic parents are withdrawing their children from school and fleeing the state.
  • It's Classified: Nicolle Wallace, author and former Bush White House Communications Chief, discusses her new book about a fictional female president and vice-president. She also shares insights about working with Sarah Palin as a Senior Advisor for the McCain-Palin 2008 presidential campaign.

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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Date: 09/30/2011
Program Number: 2029
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer
Guest Host: NPR/ABC News Political Analyst Cokie Roberts

Featured Topics:

  • Cost of Health Care: Amidst news health care costs have risen sharply, the Affordable Care Act prepares to defend itself in the nation's highest court.
  • Supreme Anniversary: To commemorate thirty years since her historic appointment, ABC News Political Analyst Cokie Roberts interviews Justice Sandra Day O'Connor about her career and the current status of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Date: 09/23/2011
Program Number: 2028
Panelists: Women's Campaign Forum President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily; and Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton
Guest Host: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad

Featured Topics:

  • White House Boys Club?: We speak with White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind about Suskind's new book, Confidence Men, which claims women felt excluded in the early days of the Obama presidency.
  • A Governor's story: Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm discusses her political career and shares insight on how to fix the country's jobs crisis.

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Margaret Hoover

Date: 09/16/2011
Program Number: 2027
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow Sabrina Schaeffer; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Former Senior Counsel - Senate Judiciary Committee Cherylyn Harley LeBon.
Guest Host: The Daily Caller's Tara Wall

Featured Topics:

  • Standardized Sex Education: D.C. becomes the first place in the United States to test students on sex education.
  • Fatherhood Foibles: New research shows men experience a drop in testosterone when they become dads.
  • Margaret Hoover: The great granddaughter of President Hoover discusses her new book and why the GOP needs to focus on the youth vote.

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Off the Sidelines with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Date: 09/09/2011
Program Number: 2026
Panelists: FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Women's Campaign Forum President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; and The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel
Guest Host: Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez

Featured Topics:

  • Obama's Jobs Plan: As men continue to outpace women in the job market, we examine how President Obama's new jobs plan will help women and families.
  • Remembering 9/11: Ten years after the tragedy, we discuss how the nation has changed, and one widow shares her story about losing her husband in the World Trade Center.
  • Off The Sidelines: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) talks about her new campaign to get more women involved in politics.

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Date: 09/02/2011
Program Number: 2025
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily
Guest Host: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever

Featured Topics:

 

  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis discusses women's employment during the economic recovery.
  • U.S. Newborn Survival: The United States finds itself ranked poorly in newborn mortality rate.
  • Shirting Controversy: A controversial t-shirt is making waves across the internet.

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Doris Leuthard

Date: 08/26/2011
Program Number: 2024
Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton; Conservative Commentator Dana White

Featured Topics:

  • Women's Equality: As women celebrate over 90 years of voting, the question of women's role in politics comes into play.
  • Swiss Women's Political Power: Former Swiss President Doris Leuthard talks about what the U.S. can learn from Switzerland when it comes to women's political progress.
  • Wedding Weight Gain: Women tend to gain weight after they marry, while men gain weight after they divorce.

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Women's Financial Security

Date: 08/19/2011
Program Number: 2023
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The Progressive Magazine Ruth Conniff; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer
Guest Host: Democratic Political Strategist Donna Brazile

Featured Topics:

  • The Value of College: New research shows women value higher education more than their male counterparts.
  • Honoring Dr. King: A new memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is set to be unveiled on the National Mall, becoming the first to pay tribute to an African-American and a non-president.
  • Women's Financial Security: Author Deborah Owens discusses ways women can use their feminine powers of intuition, creativity, and empathy to create and maintain personal wealth.

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Paying the Poor To End Poverty

Date: 07/29/2011
Program Number: 2020
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar; and Daily Caller Contributor Tara Wall
Guest Host: Former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala

Featured Topics:

  • Debt Ceiling Countdown: As the debt ceiling debate continues on Capitol Hill, Congress struggles to compromise and citizens feel the pain.
  • Shocking Suicide Statistics: Middle-aged women are committing suicide at a much higher rate than any other group of women.
  • Paying the Poor to End Poverty: A controversial idea to use conditional cash transfers to pull families out of poverty.

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Anne Mulcahy

Date: 07/22/2011
Program Number: 2019
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 Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily
Guest Host: NPR & ABC News Political Analyst Cokie Roberts

Featured Topics:

  • Free Birth Control: A medical panel recommends contraceptive medications and treatments should be free to women through their insurance companies.
  • Gay Marriage: Democratic Senators are working to overturn the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act as New York becomes the sixth and largest state to legalize gay marriage. Includes an interview with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
  • Anne Mulcahy: The former Xerox CEO discusses her transition from the business world to the nonprofit sector as Board Chairman of Save the Children.

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Unnatural Selection

Date: 07/15/2011
Program Number: 2018
Panelists: National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill; Conservative Commentator Dana White; Citizen Engagement Laboratory's Erica Williams; and Conservative Commentator Wendy Wright.
Guest Host: Political Strategist Donna Brazile

Featured Topics:

  • Women and the Debt Ceiling: Women's groups enter the debt reduction debate as the United States reaches the debt ceiling.
  • Obese Child Custody: A controversial idea to remove severely obese children from their parents custody.
  • Unnatural Selection: Some parents in Asia and Eastern Europe are going to extreme measures to guarantee they have sons.

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Cyberstalking

Date: 07/08/2011
Program Number: 2017
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer, Villanova University Professor Lara Brown, The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall
Guest Host: Political Strategist Donna Brazile

Featured Topics:

  • Recovery Out of Reach: A new data from the Pew Research Center finds this is the first recovery since 1970 in which women lost jobs as men gained them.
  • Career Women's Frozen Eggs: Young, career women are freezing their eggs to have children later in life.
  • Cyberstalking: Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) discusses what lawmakers are doing to protect women from cyberstalkers.

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The State of Women with Working Mother Media President Carol Evans

Date: 07/01/2011
Program Number: 2016
Panelists: "Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy, Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel, Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton, Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily
Guest Host: The Daily Beast's Patricia Murphy

Featured Topics:

  • Credibility Concerns: The case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn may derail as concerns about the accuser's credibility arise.
  • Homework Reform: Some school districts are enacting policies to limit homework to lessen the burden on students.
  • The State of American Women: Despite being the most powerful country in the world, America is falling behind several other countries in the advancement of women.

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Marriage Confidential

Date: 06/24/2011
Program Number: 2015
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer
Guest Host: Award-winning Journalist Karen DeWitt

Featured Topics:

 

  • Wal-Mart v. Women Workers: The Supreme Court decision to dismiss the class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart will impact future sex discrimination cases and make it harder for female employees to challenge gender bias.
  • Afghan Women's Rights: President Obama's plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan has Afghan women wondering what impact it will have on their rights.
  • Marriage Confidential: Author Pamela Haag's new book examines the state of marriage and how spouses are rewriting the rules.

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Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Date: 06/17/2011
Program Number: 2014
Panelists: Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton, Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer, The National Organization for Women's Erin Matson, Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer
Guest Host: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever

Featured Topics:

  • Weiner and the Media: Rep. Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal has captivated the media, but a new survey finds the public is not interested.
  • Co-Ed No More: The Catholic University of America has returned to same-sex dormitories in hopes of reducing drinking and sexual activity.
  • Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Author and economics professor, Bryan Caplan, is encouraging parents to stop stressing about the kids and maybe even have a few more.

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Immigration Special

Date: 06/10/2011
Program Number: 2013
Panelists:

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  • Immigration Special Event: In a special edition of To The Contrary, host Bonnie Erbe examines the impacts immigration and population growth have on healthcare, poverty and our natural resources.

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Kah Walla

Date: 06/03/2011
Program Number: 2012
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez, Villanova University Professor Lara Brown, Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright
Guest Host: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad

Featured Topics:

  • Nutrition Battle: First Lady Michelle Obama and the USDA unveil a new nutrition icon to replace the food pyramid.
  • Palin's Media Mania: Sarah Palin keeps the media guessing about her next move on her multi-state bus tour, drawing the media spotlight away from GOP presidential hopefuls.
  • Kah Walla: Cameroonian presidential candidate and grassroots activist Kah Walla captures the attention of the world as she makes a historic run.

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Decline in Nuns

Date: 05/27/2011
Program Number: 2011
Panelists: The Global Summit of Women's Irene Natividad; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Citizen Engagement Laboratory's Erica Williams; and The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall.

Featured Topics:

  • Medicare in Crisis: This week, Washington is at war once again: this time over Medicare.
  • War on Gay Marriage: Have conservative Christians lost the war on gay marriage?
  • Decline in Nuns: A shortage of Nuns. While US membership in the Catholic Church is rising, the number of nuns has been declining for decades.

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Hiroshima in the Morning

Date: 05/20/2011
Program Number: 2010
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The National Organization for Women's Erin Matson; and Republican Commentator Mercy Viana Schlapp.

Featured Topics:

  • Female Graduates & The Pay Gap: A new study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers finds new female college graduates earn less money than their male classmates.
  • IMF Sex Scandal: Sexual assault allegations against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn shocked the world this week and shed light on the differences in how the U.S. and France handle sexual assault cases.
  • Hiroshima in the Morning: In her memoir, author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, discusses her decision to give up full-time parenting in order to reclaim her own identity.

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Immigration & Poverty

Date: 05/13/2011
Program Number: 2009
Panelists: Citizen Jane Politics' Editor Patricia Murphy; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall

Featured Topics:

  • Peace Corps Rape Controversy: Former Peace Corps workers spoke out this week against sexual assaults they endured while overseas.
  • Delayer Boom: According to the Census Bureau, college-educated women are waiting longer to have children.
  • Immigration & Poverty: In the second of a two-part series on the costs of immigration, we explore how immigration has affected efforts to eradicate poverty. 

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Immigration & Health Care Reform

Date: 05/06/2011
Program Number: 2008
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Gay Adoption: Congressional Democrats propose a bill which bans discrimination against would-be adoptive parents based on sexual orientation, marital status, or gender identity.
  • The GOP & Abortion: The Republican-led House passed a bill that limits low-income women's access to abortion.
  • Immigration & Health Care Reform: In the first of a two-part series, we explore the hidden costs illegal immigration will add to the nation's new health care law.

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Child Poverty & The 2012 Budget

Date: 04/29/2011
Program Number: 2007
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; and Conservative Commentator Dana White.

Featured Topics:

 

  • Education Milestone: For the first time, American women have earned more advanced degrees than men.
  • Unhappy Spouses: Some marital experts say couples should seek pre-baby and postpartum counseling to help strengthen their relationships.
  • Child Poverty & The 2012 Federal Budget: A look at how the upcoming federal budget could impact the country's poor children.

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Manning Up

Date: 04/22/2011
Program Number: 2006
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; and Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Green Fatigue: Americans grow weary of environmental issues.
  • Prosecuting Porn: The elimination of a Justice Department task force has angered social conservatives and rehashed another culture war.
  • Manning Up: The rise of the college-educated career woman has left her male counterparts confused.

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Jillian Michaels

Date: 04/15/2011
Program Number: 2005
Panelists: Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; TheLoop21.com Managing Editor Danielle Belton; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Women In Combat: A Pentagon panel says female soldiers should be in combat.
  • Teens At Work: Republican lawmakers in several states want to loosen restrictions on child labor.
  • Jillian Michaels: The tough, no-nonsense trainer from NBC's TV show "The Biggest Loser," talks about her mission to help women and girls get physically and mentally healthy.

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Phyllis Schlafly - The Flipside of Feminism

Date: 04/08/2011
Program Number: 2004
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Conservative Commentator Dana White.

Featured Topics:

  • Majority Minority: A new report predicts white Americans will be in the minority by the end of the decade.
  • Challenging Abortion Rights: Women's rights advocates rally on Capitol Hill to protest proposals targeting women's healthcare, including restrictions on abortion rights.
  • The Flipside of Feminism: Phyllis Schlafly and Suzanne Venker say women can't, nor should they want, to have it all.

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Education RHEE-Form

Date: 04/01/2011
Program Number: 2003
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Political Commentator Lara Brown; and The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall.

Featured Topics:

  • Maternity Tourism: Wealthy, foreign women are spending big bucks to deliver their babies on American soil.
  • Women v. Wal-Mart: Female employees of America's largest private employer band together before the Supreme Court.
  • Education Rhee-form: Michelle Rhee, former Chancellor of Washington D.C. public schools, discusses her new endeavor for reforming the nation's schools

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U.S. Ambassador Karen Kornbluh

Date: 03/25/2011
Program Number: 2002
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Obama's Lady Hawks: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.N Ambassador Susan Rice, and National Security Council aide Samantha Power apparently persuaded President Obama to take military action against Libya.
  • The HE-covery: New federal government data shows men are outpacing women in the recovery job market, after women were relatively unaffected by the recession.
  • Women's Economic Power: U.S. Ambassador Karen Kornbluh discusses America's role in improving the economic condition of women around the world.

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Fat Studies

Date: 03/18/2011
Program Number: 2001
Panelists: The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; Conservative Commentator Dana White; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel.

Featured Topics:

  • Arab Women's Revolution: Uprisings are sweeping Middle East nations, but will the culture shift enough for women to gain more rights?
  • Mommy Blog Power: Corporations are seeing huge returns from marketing their products and services to blogging moms.
  • Fat Studies: Colleges are teaching young women to develop a healthy body image and how to decipher media messages about weight.

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Equal Rights Amendment

Date: 03/04/2011
Program Number: 1952
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Center for American Progress' Erica Williams; and Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • The State of American Women: This week, the Obama Administration issued the first report on American women's progress at home and in the economic and social arenas.
  • For White Men Only: A nonprofit organization, the Former Majority Association for Equality, has created a college scholarship exclusively for white men.
  • Rallying for an ERA: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) talks about what she and other women's rights advocates are doing to guarantee women equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.

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Carole Simpson

Date: 02/25/2011
Program Number: 1951
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; BlackSnob.com Editor/Creator Danielle Belton; Conservative Commentator Dana White; and Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar.

Featured Topics:

  • Ditching DOMA: The Obama administration comes out in support of gay marriage.
  • Budgeting Out Women: Are majority-female unions and programs benefiting women being unfairly besieged in state and national budget battles?
  • News Lady: In her new memoir, Carole Simpson, the first African-American woman to anchor a major network newscast, talks about her career and racism and sexism in journalism.

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Women on Corporate Boards

Date: 02/18/2011
Program Number: 1950
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez.

Featured Topics:

  • The President's Budget: White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett talks about President Obama's proposed 2012 budget and how it will benefit women and families.
  • Women On Corporate Boards: Norway, Finland, and Canada have all succeded in increasing the number of women to sit on corporate boards. We hear from female leaders in each of those countries on how they were able to get more women at the table and why doing so is good for the bottom line.

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Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Date: 02/11/2011
Program Number: 1949
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Center for Urban Renewal and Education President Star Parker; The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; and Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel.

Featured Topics:

  • First Family Faith: First Lady Michelle Obama gets frank about her family's faith.
  • STEM Women: New research hones in on why so few women pursue careers in math and science.
  • Cinderella Ate My Daughter: From a young age, girls are bombarded with dolls, pink clothes, and makeup. What kinds of cultural messages is this implanting in their minds?

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Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL)

Date: 02/04/2011
Program Number: 1948
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; and Political Commentator Lara Brown

Featured Topics:

  • What Singles Want: A new Match.com/MarketTools survey finds more unmarried men are seeking marriage and children, while single women desire independence and casual relationships.
  • Conservatives Come Out: This week, Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, publicly supported gay marriage, which opposes her father's stance on the issue.
  • Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL): The first black woman to represent her state in Congress discusses her historic win and her legislative agenda for the next two years.

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Crash Into Me

Date: 01/28/2011
Program Number: 1947
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; The Winston Group's Kristen Soltis; and Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett

Featured Topics:

  • The Effects of Abortion: A new study shows continuing with an unplanned pregnancy may be more harmful to a woman's mental health than terminating one.
  • Breast Milk Exchange: More women are connecting online and sharing breast milk.
  • Crash Into Me: Author Liz Seccuro details her journey from rape victim to survivor to activist in her new memoir.

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Reality Bites Back

Date: 01/21/2011
Program Number: 1946
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; and Feminist Activist Shelby Knox.

Featured Topics:

  • Workplace Competition: A new study finds women are not as competitive at work as men.
  • Eastern vs. Western Parenting: Are the strict Chinese parenting practices a form of child abuse?
  • Reality Bites Back: Author and media critic Jennifer Pozner discusses reality television's negative impact on women.

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Michelle Bachelet

Date: 01/14/2011
Program Number: 1945
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright; Feminist Activist Gloria Feldt; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Debating Gun Control: In the wake of the Tucson massacre some in Congress are renewing their efforts to pass gun control legislation.
  • Abortion Rate Stalls: The once declining abortion rate hits a plateau.
  • Michelle Bachelet: The former President of Chile talks about her new position as the Executive Director of UN Women.

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Rwandan Women in Power

Date: 01/07/2011
Program Number: 1944
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Scalia Sparks Controversy: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the 14th Amendment does not guarantee equal rights to women.
  • Birthright Citizenship: Some state lawmakers want to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants.
  • Rwandan Women in Power: Rwanda leads in the world for female representation in government and this achievement is encouraging women's empowerment in all aspects of life in the east African nation.

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