Jennifer Sevilla Korn Ritu  Sharma Former Rep. Mary  Bono (R-CA)
Siobhan-Sam Bennett Angela McGlowan Marjorie Clifton
Donna  Brazile Heather  White Kay James
Lara Brown Danielle Moodie-Mills Cheri Jacobus
Nicole Kurokawa Neily Hillary Clinton Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
Melanne Verveer Frmr. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) Darlene Kennedy
Amy  Siskind Christine Kim Cokie  Roberts
Hadley Heath Priscilla Presley Karin  Agness

Past Programs


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Future of Guns/Newtown Shooting; 2012 Year In Review

Date: 12/21/2012
Program Number: 2141
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Emeritus Linda Chavez; Women's Campaign Fund Board Member Jenifer Rajkumar; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood

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  • Future of Guns: After the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the future of guns remains up in the air.
  • 2012 Year in Review: A look back at the stories that kept us talking all year and a glance at what's ahead for women in 2013.

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Workers' Rights, Protecting Afghan Women, Women On Corporate Boards

Date: 12/14/2012
Program Number: 2140
Panelists: Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Democratic Commentator Monica Cevallos; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer

Featured Topics:

  • Workers' Rights: After Michigan becomes the 24th right-to-work state diminishing the rights of labor unions, women represented by unions are concerned about their future.
  • Protecting Afghan Women: The United Nations criticizes Afghan government for failing to enact laws that protect women.
  • Women on Corporate Boards: Experts on corporate board diversity explain how to change the way corporate board seats are selected to include more equality.

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Shopping Spree; All Boys Club; Hourly Workers

Date: 11/23/2012
Program Number: 2137
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Independent Women's Forum Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath; SpikeTheWaterCooler.com Founder Marjorie Clifton; ConservativeBlackChick.com Editor Crystal Wright

Featured Topics:

  • Shopping Spree: Despite the looming fiscal cliff, women are still planning to shop strong this holiday season.
  • All Boys Club: The Church of England voted this week against allowing women to serve as bishops, the highest office in the church.
  • Hourly Workers: A look at the challenges and rewards of working in a non-exempt job, with Working Mother Media President Carol Evans.

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Women Win Big; Birth Control Economics; Marianne Williamson

Date: 11/16/2012
Program Number: 2136
Panelists: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever

Featured Topics:

  • Women Win Big: Flanked by the record number of Democratic women in the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she wants to remain House minority leader.
  • Birth Control Economics: A new United Nations report on population says access to contraception could boost the world's economy by almost six billion dollars.
  • Marianne Williamson: The bestselling author and motivational speaker wants to change the way women talk about politics.

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Women Make History; The Women's Vote; Coming Home

Date: 11/09/2012
Program Number: 2135
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett;Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • Women Make History: As record number of women take office in Senate and the House this January, we look at what their win means to women.
  • The Women's Vote: Women who are 54% of the electorate voted in record numbers and they voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama this election.
  • Coming Home: The challenges faced by disabled women veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life.

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Election 2012 Preview; Marriage Equality

Date: 11/02/2012
Program Number: 2134
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; National Organization for Women Vice President Erin Matson; Hispanic Leadership Network Executive Director Jennifer Sevilla Korn.

Featured Topics:

  • Election 2012 Preview: We ask which candidate is better for women from two of the women who know the candidates best, Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan and Obama campaign insider Karine Jean-Pierre.
  • Marriage Equality: Voters in four states will decide whether to take the plunge and vote on same sex marriage this election season.

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Late Deciders; Give Us Women; Kathleen Turner

Date: 10/26/2012
Program Number: 2133
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; Independent Women's Forum Policy Analyst Hadley Heath; SpikeTheWaterCooler.com Founder Marjorie Clifton; Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright

Featured Topics:

  • Late Deciders: After Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock makes comments about children conceived through rape, the so-called "waitress moms" are even more important to the presidential candidates.
  • Give Us Women: The European Parliament rejected a male candidate for the Central Bank, saying they want more women.
  • Red Hot Patriot: Actress Kathleen Turner is starring as controversial political journalist Molly Ivins on stage and she wanted to bring the role to DC before the election.

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Closing Gender Gap; Sexual Assault On Campus; What's the Matter With White People?

Date: 10/19/2012
Program Number: 2132
Panelists: NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • Closing Gender Gap: As the third and final presidential debate draws close, a new survey shows GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney pulls even with President Obama among women voters in swing states.
  • Sexual Assault on Campus: A female college student's account of sexual violence goes viral drawing attention to safety of women on college campuses.
  • What's the Matter with White People: Salon columnist Joan Walsh talks about her new book which explores how and why so many white working class families defected from the Democratic Party and became the Republican base.

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Women For Romney; Child Brides; Wage Theft

Date: 10/12/2012
Program Number: 2131
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Feminist Majority Foundation's Kim Gandy; The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall

Featured Topics:

  • Women for Romney: GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney surges ahead after moving in a more moderate position on women's issues.
  • Child Brides: As a part of International Day for the Girl Child, United Nations forcuses on the tragedy of child brides.
  • Wage Theft: This little known problem costs workers millions of dollars per year. The Department of Labor is fighting to get that money back.

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Reaffirming Affirmative Action; Voto!; Women in Drug Cartels

Date: 10/05/2012
Program Number: 2130
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp; Democratic Strategist Monica Cevallos; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Reaffirming Affirmative Action: The Supreme Court gets ready to hear its first affirmative action case in a decade, brought by a white female against the University of Texas.
  • Voto!: Despite having 24 million eligible voters, Latino/as are not expected to show up in November.
  • Women in Drug Cartels: An in-depth look at the rise of women as fighters and leaders in Mexicos most notorious drug cartels.

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Girls In Guns; Biased Science; Chemical Concern: BPA

Date: 09/28/2012
Program Number: 2129
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Girls with Guns: Parents and Second Amendment advocates take to Twitter to support the Republican Vice Presidential nominee who was criticized for buying hunting equipment for his 10-year-old daughter.
  • Biased Science: Despite years of fighting discrimination, a new study shows science professors at American universities regard women undergraduates as less competent than male students.
  • Chemical Concern: Bisphenol A (BPA), a by-product of plastic production, is raising health concerns in animals and people, and may have negative consequences for the environment. 

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Protecting Women's Rights; Swapping Wombs; The End of Men?

Date: 09/21/2012
Program Number: 2128
Panelists: FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; SpiketheWaterCooler.com Founder Marjorie Clifton; Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute's Wendy Wright.

Featured Topics:

  • Protecting Women's Rights: Women's rights and women's empowerment are chief concerns at the 67th UN General Assembly.
  • Swapping Wombs: The first mother to daughter womb transplants are performed in Sweden.
  • The End of Men?: Journalist Hanna Rosin argues with the rise of women, it may be the end of men.

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Testing Teachers; Breastfeeding Faculty; Roslyn Brock

Date: 09/14/2012
Program Number: 2127
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; CNN Political Analyst Hilary Rosen; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • Testing Teachers: Teachers in Chicago battle over the future of eduction and on top of their list of demands is restricting standardized testing as a measure of teacher performance.
  • Breastfeeding Faculty: The controversy over an American University Anthropology professor who breastfed her sick child during lecture.
  • Roslyn Brock: The Chairman of the NAACP has big plans for the nation's largest civil rights organization.

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DNC & Beyond; GOP & Marriage Equality

Date: 09/07/2012
Program Number: 2126
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Former RNC Director of Coalitions Angela Sailor.

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  • The DNC & Beyond: To The Contrary travels to the Democratic National Convention to talk to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and activist Sandra Fluke about why women's votes matter this election year.
  • GOP & Marriage Equality: A new organization, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, is urging the Republican party to support marriage equality.

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Presidential Politics; Solis Speaks

Date: 08/31/2012
Program Number: 2125
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Feminist Majority Foundation's Kim Gandy; Conservative Policy Analyst Shelby Emmett.

Featured Topics:

  • Presidential Politics: To the Contrary travels to the GOP Convention to talk to women about what matter in this election year.
  • Solis Speaks: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on how women are faring in the job market and what the Labor department is doing to promote job growth.

A Look Ahead; Healthy Moms; Cost of Hope

Date: 08/24/2012
Program Number: 2124
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Hispanic Leadership Network Executive Director Jennifer Sevilla Korn; National Organization for Women Vice President Erin Matson; Independent Women's Forum Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath.

Featured Topics:

  • A Look Ahead: As we look toward the Republican Convention, the new GOP platform and Rep. Todd Akin's remarks on rape may change the focus of the GOP event.
  • Healthy Moms:  Mothers who work full time outside the home are healthier than stay at home moms or those who work part time, according to new research.
  • Cost of Hope: Journalist Amanda Bennett shares her personal story of handling the costs of end of life care.

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Campaigning Women; No Helping Hand; Jennifer Garner

Date: 08/10/2012
Program Number: 2122
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Democratic Commentator Monica Cevallos.

Featured Topics:

  • Campaigning Women: Women heat up the campaign trail as female activist Sandra Fluke joins the Obama campaign and GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announces his new Women for Mitt Coalition headed by his wife Ann.
  • No Helping Hand: A new study reveals women managers don't always extend a helping had to their female employees.
  • Jennifer Garner: The star of "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" is working with Save the Children to encourage early childhood education.

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Changing Care; Bossing Around; Petitioning Women

Date: 08/03/2012
Program Number: 2121
Panelists: Feminist Majority Foundation's Kim Gandy; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Policy Analyst Shelby Emmett.

Featured Topics:

  • Changing Care: Changes to women's health care go into effect this week but some women expecting services with no copays may be confused.
  • Bossing Around: Married bosses whose wives stay home may have inherent biases against female employees.
  • Petitioning Women: Three teenagers start an online petition to get a female debate moderator for one of this year's presidential debates.

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Strong!

Date: 07/27/2012
Program Number: 2120
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Democratic Commentator Monica Cevallos; Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright.

Featured Topics:

 

  • Reigniting the Gun Debate:The Aurora Colorado theater shooting sparks the debate surrounding gun control once again.
  • Watch Women Run:: North Dakota Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp on why she expects more women in the Senate in the next session. Plus a heated debate on the differences between women candidates from different political parties.
  • Strong!: The challenges for competitive women weightlifters in a world that values feminintity.

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Moms In The C-Suite; Closing The Gap; Meghan McCain

Date: 07/20/2012
Program Number: 2219
Panelists: Panelists: Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright; National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp.

Featured Topics:

  • Moms in the C-Suite: Marissa Mayer announced her new role as CEO of Yahoo this week, and then revealed she is six months pregnant.
  • Closing the Gap: The State Department is teaming up with World Bank and Gallup to close the gender gap in data.
  • Meghan McCain: The media darling talks about her new book, her road trip across the U.S. and the future for young women in the Republican party.

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Honor Killing Or Murder; Sporting Women; BPA

Date: 07/13/2012
Program Number: 2218
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum Policy Analyst Hadley Heath; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Director Dr. Linda Birnbaum.

Featured Topics:

  • Honor Killing or Murder?: A 22-year-old Afghan woman is killed for alleged adultery, raising questions about the safety of women in the country.
  • Sporting Women: Women make history at the Olympics, with more women on the U.S. Olympic team than men, and Saudi Arabia sending female athletes for the first time.
  • BPA: Bisphenol A (BPA), a by-product of plastic production, is raising health concerns in animals and people, and may have negative consequences for the environment.

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Supreme Surprise; Ticking Clock; Human Trafficking

Date: 06/29/2012
Program Number: 2116
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Political Commentator Keli Goff; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan.

Featured Topics:

  • Supreme Surprise:The future of women's health after the Supreme Court ruling on the healthcare bill.
  • Ticking Clock:study revelas in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and use of younger eggs gives older women the same chance of having a baby as younger women.
  • Human Trafficking:Israeli lawmaker Orit Zuaretz and USAID's Sarah Mendelson talk about the challengs governments and non-profits face in combatting trafficking around the world.

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Sea Change; Equal Pay; The New Feminist Agenda

Date: 06/22/2012
Program Number: 2115
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; CNN Political Analyst Hilary Rosen; Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar; The Heritage Foundation's Christine Kim.

Featured Topics:

  • Sea Change: The demand for higly skilled workers and a slowdown in illegal immigration leads to Asians surpassing Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the U.S.
  • Equal Play: As we celebrate 40 years of Title IX, we look at the impact the statute has had on women in sports and the challenges ahead.
  • The New Feminist Agenda: Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin shares her thoughts on the state of American women, compared to women in other developed countries.

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Division of Labor; Bye Bye, Baby; Fatherhood

Date: 06/15/2012
Program Number: 2114
Panelists: The Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; The Daily Caller Publisher Neil Patel; Politic365.com Managing Editor Charles D. Ellison.

Featured Topics:

  • Division of Labor: Women are still doing more housework than men and they are stressed about it. Unless, of course, they make more money.
  • Bye Bye, Baby: The United Nations speaks out against the practice of using baby boxes in Europe.
  • Fatherhood: NBA star Etan Thomas talks about his book 'Fatherhood' which profiles celebrity fathers.

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Sisters In Arms; Prepared For Change?; Fighting For Women

Date: 06/08/2012
Program Number: 2113
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright; National Organization for Women's Vice President Erin Matson; Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus

Featured Topics:

  • Sisters in Arms: The American nuns release their response to the Vatican's rebuke, as they prepare to travel to Rome to meet with church leaders.
  • Prepared for Change?: The Boy Scouts of America hear a resolution to change the rules on openly gay members, but say they won't change their policy.
  • Fighting for Women: Service Women's Action Network Executive Director Anu Bhagwati explains misconceptions about sexual assault in the military and how to protect women and men.

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What Women Want; Romancing Marriage; Jill Stein for President

Date: 06/01/2012
Program Number: 2112
Panelists: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Political Commentator Terri Givens; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • What Women Want: As Planned Parenthood stands up for President Obama, women report women's issues are at the bottom of their priorities in this election.
  • Romancing Marriage: Marriage may be experiencing a revival with more viral videos and reality shows.
  • Jill Stein for President: The Green Party Presidential Candidate shares her platform for a better America.

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GOP Women Shift Focus; Pink Collar Goes Blue; Model Alliance

Date: 05/25/2012
Program Number: 2111
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Former Bush Appointee Mercedes Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • GOP Women Shift Focus: Republican women in the House of Representatives start a new caucus to highlight female lawmakers and court women voters.
  • Pink Collar Goes Blue: So-called "pink collar" jobs like nursing and primary education are recruiting more men than ever before.
  • Model Alliance: A new organization lobbies for better working conditions of models in the United States.

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Majority Minority; Women On the Front Lines; Foreign Service

Date: 05/18/2012
Program Number: 2110
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; Politic365 Senior Editor Alicia Menendez; Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow Nicole Kurokawa Neily; Assistant Secretary of State Janice Jacobs.

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  • Majority Minority:For the first time in U.S. history, white newborns are outnumbered by babies of color.
  • Women On the Front Lines:The U.S. Army recently made history by officially opening jobs in combat battalions to women, but direct ground combat roles are still exclusive to men.
  • Foreign Service:To The Contrary travels to China to explore the role the U.S. Foreign Service plays in diplomacy overseas..

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Coming Out; In This Progre$$?; Bay & Her Boys

Date: 05/11/2012
Program Number: 2109
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus; Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar.

Featured Topics:

  • Coming Out: What impact will President Obama's surprise announcement that he is for gay marriage have on this year's election?
  • Is This Progre$$?: A new study finds more women paying child support and alimony.
  • Bay and Her Boys: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan shares her experience as a single mother of three boys in our Mother's Day show.

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Women: Obama Or Romney; Radical Nuns; Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Date: 05/04/2012
Program Number: 2108
Panelists: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; NOW Action Vice President Erin Matson.

Featured Topics:

  • Women: Obama Or Romney?: As President Obama reminds women about his commitment in a new online graphic, Romney tells women the President's policies are hostile towards them.
  • "Radical Nuns?": The Vatican releases a letter scolding American nuns for themes of radical feminism.
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2011: Women's rights advocates and Nobel Peace Prize recipients reflect on their work and stress the need for women globally to speak up against inequality.

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The Women's Vote; Facebook's Boys Club; Immigration and Education

Date: 04/27/2012
Program Number: 2107
Panelists: Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Political Commentator Lara Brown; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; Center for Immigration Studies' Jessica Vaughan.

Featured Topics:

  • The Women's Vote: As women's issues cloud the political sphere - from student loans, to VAWA, to Romney's VP candidate - the women's vote rises to the forefront.
  • Facebook's Boys Club: As Facebook gears up for is Initial Public Offering, women's groups are dissaopinted in its lack on women on the board of directors.
  • Immigration & Education: An in-depth look at the costs and challenges of educating the immigrant population and children who don't speak English.

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Political Wives' Power; Show Me The Money; Mandatory E-Verify

Date: 04/20/2012
Program Number: 2106
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Latino Decisions' Communications Director Victoria DeFrancesco Soto; Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow Nicole Kurokawa Neily; Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton; NUMBERS USA's Rosemary Jenks.

Featured Topics:

  • Political Wives' Power: Wives of two U.N. Ambassadors call on Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad to stop her husband and his fight against Syrian revolutionaries, raising questions about the roles of First Ladies.
  • Show Me The Money: New data shows, for young women, a high-paying career is a top priority.
  • Mandatory E-Verify: An in depth look at the federal program that allows employers to check the immigration status of potential employees, and the push to make it mandatory.

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Romney For Women; Reviving The ERA; Governor Bev Perdue

Date: 04/13/2012
Program Number: 2105
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Darlene

Featured Topics:

  • Romney For Women:Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney goes full force for the women's vote.
  • Reviving The ERA:Time to remove the deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
  • Governor Bev Perdue:As the first woman governor of North Carolina prepares to step down, she shares her legacy and her plans to campaign for high-quality education.

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Women And The Economy; Lily Ledbetter; No Girls Allowed

Date: 04/06/2012
Program Number: 2104
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood

Featured Topics:

  • Women and the Economy: White House pushes for women's economic empowerment and votes.
  • Lilly Ledbetter: The pioneer for equal pay shares her story and thoughts on a future of pay equity for women.
  • No Girls Allowed: Really? It's still male-only members at Augusta National Golf Club?

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Renwing VAWA; Bachmann Responds; Society of St. Andrew

Date: 03/30/2012
Program Number: 2103
Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Feminist Activist Shelby Knox; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer

Featured Topics:

  • Renewing VAWA: A female US Representative, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), describes her rape in a speech on the House floor.
  • Bachmann Responds: Women's health and the Supreme Court, including an interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).
  • Society of St. Andrew: The organization that aims to end hunger by gleaning fresh produce to deliver to food agencies across the United States.

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Contraception Clahses Continue; Rating 'Bully'; The 2012 Project

Date: 03/16/2012
Program Number: 2101
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer

Featured Topics:

  • Contraception Clashes Continue: The Arizona legislature hears two bills that would limit women's access to contraception and prenatal testing results.
  • Rating 'Bully': A new documentary, 'Bully,' is rated 'R,' and one Michigan teen hopes to change that..
  • The 2012 Project: In this election year, a new initiative seeks to get more women involved in all levels of politics and from all backgrounds.

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Women's Rights Roundup; International Impact; King Peggy

Date: 03/09/2012
Program Number: 2052
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Gloucester Institute Founder & President Kay James

Featured Topics:

  • Women's Rights Roundup:A rundown of the issues impacting women's health care and reproductive rights, including one state lawmaker who is fighting back.
  • International Impact: As the world celebrates International Women's Day, we examine where women in the U.S. stand in relation to other countries.
  • King Peggy: Female King Peggielene Bartels empowers her town in Ghana and shows what women leaders can do.

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Women's History Month Special

Date: 03/02/2012
Program Number: 2051
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  • Women's History Month Special: In honor of Women's History Month, watch our specials from the past including interviews with Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep on her Oscar winning role as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor speaks about her historic appointment to the Supreme Court. Also featuring interviews with Nancy Pelosi, when she was the first female Speaker of the House, and the most honored African-American woman in the civil rights movement, Dr. Dorothy Height. And the story of a female Pharaoh.

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Fight For Women's Rights; Adieu to Mademoiselle; The Pregnancy Project

Date: 02/24/2012
Program Number: 2050
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Politic365.com Senior Contributing Editor Alicia Menendez; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood

Featured Topics:

  • Fight for Women's Rights: The contraception debate rages on as Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill hold their own hearing this week allowing testimony from Georgetown University student, Sandra Fluke who was banned from the Republican hearing.
  • Adieu to Mademoiselle: The term mademoiselle is no longer an official term for French women and is being removed from all official documents. The change comes after lobbying by women's groups who called the term sexist.
  • The Pregnancy Project: Gaby Rodriguez discusses her decision to fake a pregnancy for her high school senior project, which garnered national attention and led to a book and a made-for-TV movie.

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Birth Control Politics; Women's Boxing; Finnish President Tarja Halonen

Date: 02/17/2012
Program Number: 2049
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; National Organization for Women's Vice President Erin Matson; Independent Women's Forum's Senior Fellow Nicole Kurokawa Neily

Featured Topics:

  • Birth Control Politics: A Congressional hearing on birth control versus religious liberty featured an all-male panel. Meanwhile, GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum also opposes use of birth control calling it harmful to women.
  • Women's Boxing: For the first time in 108 years, women's boxing will be part of the international competition at the Olympic games in London this summer.
  • President Tarja Halonen: The first female president of Finland shares her thoughts on women in power, quotas and how Finnish women differ from American women.

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Contraceptive Compromise; Women On the Front Lines; Katrina vanden Heuvel

Date: 02/10/2012
Program Number: 2048
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; Political Commentator Lara Brown; and Latino Decisions' Communications Director Victoria DeFrancesco Soto.

Featured Topics:

  • Contraceptive Compromise: President Obama compromises with religious leaders, no longer requiring them to cover free birth control for women.
  • Women On the Front Lines: The Pentagon is unveiling plans to allow women to serve in military jobs closer to the front lines.
  • Progressives and President Obama:The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel discusses how President Obama is faring with progressive women.

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Komen vs. Planned Parenthood; The Invisible War; Vernice Armour

Date: 02/03/2012
Program Number: 2047
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Komen vs. Planned Parenthood: The Komen Foundation backtracks on its earlier statements that the organization would defund grants to Planned Parenthood.
  • The Invisible War: A new documentary that examines the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military, which won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
  • Vernice Armour: In honor of Black History Month, we talk to America's first African American female combat pilot about her career and her new book, Zero to Breakthrough..

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Clinton's Next Act; First Lady Lunching; Tammy Baldwin For U.S. Senate

Date: 01/27/2012
Program Number: 2046
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus.

Featured Topics:

  • Her Next Act: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declares her desire to get off the "high wire of American politics."
  • First Lady Lunching: First Lady Michelle Obama announces new regulations in school lunches, leading some to question the government's involvement in our food choices.
  • Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate: Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on her run for Senate, which would make her the first female Senator in the state of Wisconsin.

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Military Sexual Assaults; Ex-Wife Speaks Out; Paid Parental Leave

Date: 01/20/2012
Program Number: 2045
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Working Mother Magazine Editor Helen Jonsen; and Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • Military Sexual Assaults: In response to alarming statistics about sexual assaults in the military, the Pentagon announced new initiatives to prevent the crimes and help victims.
  • Ex-Wife Speaks Out: GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's ex-wife claims he allegedly asked for an open marriage. Some critics say this revelation could negatively impact his campaign.
  • Paid Parental Leave: Working Mother Media President Carol Evans discusses the push for more paid parental leave in the United States.

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Angelina Jolie; FLOTUS Joins Twitter

Date: 01/13/2012
Program Number: 2044
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; and Conservative Commentator Cheri Jacobus.

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  • Angelina Jolie: The Academy Award winning actress turned director, and the stars of her new movie, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," discuss the movie's influence and the role of powerful women in Hollywood.
  • FLOTUS Joins Twitter: First Lady Michelle Obama created a Twitter account this week to show her commitment to her husband's campaign as well as her desire to play a major role in the upcoming Presidential election.

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Birth Control Ban?; Minimum Wage Increases; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison

Date: 01/06/2012
Program Number: 2043
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Fromer EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez.

Featured Topics:

  • Birth Control Ban?: GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum's opposition to birth control has progressive activists anticipating a new fight over women's reproductive rights.
  • Minimum Wage Increases: More than one million low-income workers in eight states got pay raises thanks to an increase in minimum wage. Women are expected to benefit most, since they make up the majority of minimum wage employees.
  • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison: The Republican Senator from Texas reflects over her political career and shares what she plans to do after she retires from Congress.

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