Genevieve Wood Eleanor  Smeal Cynthia Nixon
Debra Carnahan Shelby Knox Rep. Donna Edwards
Elaine Chao Siobhan-Sam Bennett Rina  Shah
Cari Dominguez Erica  Williams Simon Bettina  Inclan
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Lara Brown Avis A. Jones-DeWeever
Mandy Moore Janet  Napolitano Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
Angela McGlowan Phyllis Schlafly Gov. Mary  Fallin (R-OK)
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Bay Buchanan Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

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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The Welcoming Movement (Re-Air)

Date: 12/26/2014
Program Number: 2231R
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Join us as we look at three churches around the United States who are part of the "Welcoming Movement." These churches, in Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., are committed to accepting and affirming gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Watch their triumphs and struggles in this special documentary episode!

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Sexual Assault; Pregnancy Discrimination; Kids Gone Wild

Date: 12/19/2014
Program Number: 2341
Panelists: The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers; The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever

Featured Topics:

Sexual Assault: What did we learn from the NFL's response to players misconduct, the UVA rape scandal, and the White House taskforce against campus rape? Pregnancy Discrimination: A former employee says Walmart discriminated against her. Kids Gone Wild: A look at the truth behind the hype surrounding teens & sex.

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Moms vs. Police Brutality; Sexual Assault; Bacha Posh

Date: 12/12/2014
Program Number: 2340
Panelists: The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer; The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Featured Topics:

  • Moms vs. Police Brutality: Mothers demand police reform.
  • Sexual Assault: New Department of Justice study shows differences for survivors on and off campus.
  • Bacha Posh: Jenny Nordberg chronicles Afghanistan's hidden third gender in "The Underground Girls of Kabul."

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Becoming Papa: Fathers Key to Gender Justice (Re-Air)

Date: 12/05/2014
Program Number: 2311R
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Deep in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, something extraordinary is starting to take hold. “Becoming Papa” travels an arduous journey with two Brazilian men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free. Host Bonnie Erbé calls their remarkable transformations to equal caregiving, “the final chapter in feminism.” Don't miss this special documentary episode.

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Frats & Assault; Debunking Opting Out; Erdogan & Inequality

Date: 11/28/2014
Program Number: 2338
Panelists: Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain; and Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness

Featured Topics:

  • Frats & Assault: UVA suspends all fraternity related activity after an alleged gang rape occurs at a frat house.
  • Debunking "Opting Out": new study shows women are no longer "opting out".
  • Erdogan & Inequality: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan states women and men can never be equal.

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Immigration; Cosby Accusations; Ms. Awards & Gloria Steinem

Date: 11/21/2014
Program Number: 2337
Panelists: Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara; The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood; and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Featured Topics:

  • Immigration: President Obama pushes an executive order that could shield millions from deportation.
  • Cosby Accusations: Over a dozen women allege the comedian raped them, bringing up questions about statutes of limitations.
  • Ms. Awards: The magazine honors women fighting assault & Gloria Steinem says rape can be eliminated.

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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

Date: 11/14/2014
Program Number: 2336
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Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural.

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Women & Midterm Elections; Maternity Leave; Melanne Verveer

Date: 11/07/2014
Program Number: 2335
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); IWf Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.

Featured Topics:

  • Women & Midterm Elections: How female voters and candidates shaped the midterm elections.
  • Maternity Leave: Helpful policies can have unintended consequences.
  • Melanne Verveer: The diplomat and scholar on why including women in peace negotiations will lead to a more secure world.

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Women & Midterm Elections; Female Marines; Lean Together

Date: 10/31/2014
Program Number: 2334
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall; Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee; and National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy

Featured Topics:

  • Women in the Midterm Elections: How influential will women voters and candidates be in this year's election?
  • Female Marines & Military Standards: Is the Marine infantry course fair for women?
  • Lean Together: IWF’s Sabrina Schaeffer

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Flex Time; TV War For Women; What Millennials Want

Date: 10/24/2014
Program Number: 2333
Panelists: Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever; Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Flex Time: Majority of men are taking flex time and enjoying it
  • TV War For Women: Conservatives wooing the women's vote with political ads?
  • What Millennials Want: What do young women voters want?

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Women CEOs; Egg Freezing; Male Sexual Assault

Date: 10/17/2014
Program Number: 2332
Panelists: The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood; Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy

Featured Topics:

  • Women CEOs: Only 2 women in the HBR's list of the Top 100 Most Effective CEOs.
  • Egg Freezing: Apple and Facebook offering to pay women to freeze their eggs.
  • Male Sexual Assault: Male victims speak out.

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War On Women; Yes Means Yes; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Date: 10/10/2014
Program Number: 2331
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Liberal Commnetator Erin Matson; and the Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • War On Women: Is the "War On Women" difused? GOP pushes back.
  • Yes Means Yes: New policies for prevention of sexual assault on college campuses.
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: How Wasserman Schultz uses her breast cancer experience to help other women and raise awareness

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Emma Watson & HeForShe; Julia Pierson; Christy Turlington

Date: 10/03/2014
Program Number: 2330
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Emma Watson & HeForShe: The role of men in feminism.
  • Julia Pierson: The correlation between the decline in marriages among young adults and their financial status.
  • Christy Turlington: This supermodel and advocate helps women around the world, along with her non-profit, Every Mother Counts.

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''Security Moms'' & ISIS; Money & Marriage; Wendy Davis

Date: 09/26/2014
Program Number: 2329
Panelists: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills; and The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall.

Featured Topics:

  • "Security Moms" & ISIS: Women contribute to the struggle against ISIS.
  • Money & Marriage: The correlation between the decline in marriages among young adults and their financial status.
  • Wendy Davis: We speak to the woman running to become the first Democratic Governor of Texas in 20 years.

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NFL Abuse Scandals; Hillary Clinton & Economy; Freed Slaves

Date: 09/19/2014
Program Number: 2328
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

  • Hillary Clinton & Economy: Hillary Clinton on Women, the Economy and Elections
  • NFL Abuse Scandals: The NFL, Women CEOs and Domestic Violence
  • Freed Slaves: Stunning Photo of Freed Female Slaves after Reconstruction

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Domestic Violence & NFL; Jihadi Female Fighters; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Date: 09/12/2014
Program Number: 2327
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan-Sam Bennett; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • ISIS: Jihadi Female Fighters
  • Domestic Violence & NFL: NFL’s Rice Saga
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand discusses new memoir

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ISIS Bride; Transgender Students; LGBT Winning Lessons

Date: 09/05/2014
Program Number: 2326
Panelists: Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills; The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers; and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar

Featured Topics:

  • Transgender Students: Women's colleges starting to openly welcome transwomen.
  • ISIS Bride: Western women are being recruited to join the terrorist organization as wives.
  • LGBT Winning Lessons: Activist Jay Michaelson says the women's movement should emulate the gay rights movement's winning strategy.

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Obama & Hillary; Domestic Violence; Night Shelters

Date: 08/29/2014
Program Number: 2325
Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; President and CEO of Women’s Campaign Fund Betsy Mullins; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Domestic Violence: The NFL and US Immigration policy take steps to address domestic violence.
  • Obama and Hillary: Should Hillary run against Obama's record on women?
  • Night Shelters: Vital Voices honoree Priti Patkar runs night shelters for children of prostitutes in India.

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ISIL, Terrorism & Women; Ethics of Surrogacy; Child Abuse

Date: 08/22/2014
Program Number: 2324
Panelists: Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones DeWeever; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain; and The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall

Featured Topics:

  • Surrogacy Controversy: A documentary called Breeders stirs up controversy over the ethics of surrogacy.
  • ISIL: Terrorist group ISIL uses sexual enslavement of women as a weapon of war.
  • Child Abuse: How to treat and prevent rising child abuse and neglect.

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Pro-Choice Label; Prostitution Debate; Gender Lens Investing

Date: 08/01/2014
Program Number: 2321
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood; The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

  • Pro-Choice Label: Abortion-rights advocates are pushing away from the “pro-choice” label
  • Prostitution Debate: Should selling sex be legal?
  • Gender Lens Investing: Jackie Vanderbrug of US Trust speaks on this growing trend.

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Arresting Parents; Promoting Diversity; What Women Want

Date: 07/25/2014
Program Number: 2320
Panelists: Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones DeWeever; Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Arresting Parents: Mothers are being arrested for child endangerment after acts of desperation. 
  • Promoting Diversity: Female and minority executives are penalized for advancing workplace diversity. 
  • What Women Want: Author Deborah Rhode says the women's movement needs a jump start.

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Clinton vs. Warren; Hobby Lobby; Female Genital Mutilation

Date: 07/18/2014
Program Number: 2319
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; and Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Clinton vs. Warren: Elizabeth Warren is being touted as a possible “spoiler” against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
  • Hobby Lobby: The family behind Hobby Lobby wants to build a Bible Museum near the National Mall.
  • FGM: How female genital mutilation has become an American problem.

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Obama & Border Crisis; Gay Rights; Teach a Woman to Fish

Date: 07/11/2014
Program Number: 2318
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee; The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa

Featured Topics:

  • Obama & Border Crisis: The President spars with Congress on how to handle the immigration crisis.
  • Gay Rights: A teacher says discrimination based on sexual orientation is the same as gender discrimination.
  • Teach a Woman to Fish: Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive Worldwide on why helping women can help entire communities.

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Sexism & Tech; Immigration Crisis; Fertility Decline

Date: 07/04/2014
Program Number: 2317
Panelists: Republican Strategist Rina Shah; National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Sexism & Tech: Yet another scandal in the tech industry leads to accusations of "frat culture."
  • Immigration Crisis: Thousands of minors who crossed into the US illegally are being deported.
  • Fertility Decline: Why the US's record-low fertility rate may not be cause for alarm.

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USAID & Maternal Health; Abortion & Film; PAST Act

Date: 06/27/2014
Program Number: 2316
Panelists: The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer; Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily; Social Impact Strategist Erica Williams Simon; and the Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • USAID & Maternal Health: The agency is spending more money on saving mothers and children.
  • Abortion & Film: "Obvious Child" depicts abortion in a rare light by movie standards.
  • PAST Act: The law the US Humane Society says will stop cruelty against horses.

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Human Trafficking, Working Families, Men & Feminism

Date: 06/20/2014
Program Number: 2315
Panelists: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Deborah Carnahan; Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; and The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood

Featured Topics:

  • Human Trafficking: A new State Department report focuses on the journey from victim to survivor.
  • Working Families:Valerie Jarrett provides insight into the upcoming White House Summit on Working Families.
  • Men & Feminism: An all-male panel at a women's summit divides feminists.

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Becoming Papa: Premiere

Date: 06/13/2014
Program Number: 2311R
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Deep in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, something extraordinary is starting to take hold. “Becoming Papa” travels an arduous journey with two Brazilian men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free. Host Bonnie Erbé calls their remarkable transformations to equal caregiving, “the final chapter in feminism.” Don't miss this special documentary episode.

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Home Births; Pope Francis; Hillary Clinton & World Bank

Date: 06/06/2014
Program Number: 2313
Panelists: Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity’s Linda Chavez

Featured Topics:

  • Home Births: A new reality show chronicles women having babies in the wild.
  • Pope Francis: The pontiff says couples should have children, not raise pets.
  • Hillary Clinton & World Bank: Clinton and other leaders weigh in on the economic advantages of empowering women.

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Mass Shootings; Arianna Huffington's Thrive; Maya Angelou

Date: 05/30/2014
Program Number: 2312
Panelists: IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Author and Political Analyst Dr. Lara Brown; CNN Political Commentator Donna Brazile; and The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Mass Shootings: Looking at violence through a gendered lens.
  • Arianna Huffington: Her new book teaches us how to Thrive with rest and recovery.
  • Dr. Maya Angelou: Remembering the poet and author.

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Becoming Papa: Fathers Key to Gender Justice

Date: 05/23/2014
Program Number: 2311
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Deep in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, something extraordinary is starting to take hold. “Becoming Papa” travels an arduous journey with two Brazilian men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free. Host Bonnie Erbé calls their remarkable transformations to equal caregiving, “the final chapter in feminism.” Don't miss this special documentary episode.

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Jill Abramson; GOP Women; Women's History Museum

Date: 05/16/2014
Program Number: 2310
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Vianna Schlapp; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Jill Abramson: The first female executive editor of the New York Times controversially fired.
  • GOP Women: The Republican party lags behind the Democratic Party when it comes to female candidates.
  • Women's History Museum: Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) & Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) on building a National Women's History Museum.

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Nigerian Schoolgirls; Teen Pregnancy Lows; Infertility

Date: 05/09/2014
Program Number: 2309
Panelists: Republican Strategist Bettina Inclan; Women Thrive Worldwide President Ritu Sharma; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; and Host of Focus Point Avis Jones DeWeever

Featured Topics:

  • Nigerian Schoolgirls: U.S. women senators call for action on the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls.
  • Teen Pregnancy Lows: Teen pregnancy and abortion reach record lows.
  • Behind the Headlines: Infertility. The pros and cons of the infertility industry.

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Sexual Assault; Feminist Men; Girls Abducted; Child Slavery

Date: 05/02/2014
Program Number: 2308
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; and Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Sexual Assault: The White House says men can stop rape. Feminist Men: Why men don't advocate for women's rights.
  • Girls Abducted: The need to act in the case of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped this week.
  • Behind the Headlines: former child slave Shyima Hall.

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Drought:The Drying of America

Date: 04/25/2014
Program Number: 2307
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To the Contrary takes an in-depth look into our depleting water supply; the causes and what, if anything, we can do to reverse this trend. From Nevada, Arizona and California in the west to North and South Carolina on the east coast, this provocative documentary takes you to communities struggling with the impact of this critical problem.

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Confidence Gap; Sex Assault Normalized;
Jesus Feminist

Date: 04/18/2014
Program Number: 2306
Panelists: Progressive Magazine Editor-in-Chief Ruth Conniff; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); and The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood

Featured Topics:

  • Confidence Gap: Is a lack of confidence the main thing holding women back? Journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman on their new book, The Confidence Gap.
  • Sexual Assault: Young people report seeing harassment as normal.
  • Behind the Headlines: Jesus Feminist. Why author Sarah Bessey says the term is not a contradiction.

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Sebelius Resigns; Women Voters; At-Home-Moms; Women Veterans

Date: 04/11/2014
Program Number: 2305
Panelists: The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers; The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall

Featured Topics:

  • Sebelius Resigns: Secretary of Health & Human Services steps down after Affordable Care Act failures.
  • Women Voters: Why women don't vote for women.
  • At-Home-Moms: More women are staying home to raise their children.
  • Women Veterans: Employing service women after their service.

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Equal Pay Study; Campaign Finance; Modern Technology

Date: 04/04/2014
Program Number: 2304
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC; Republican Strategist Bettina Inclan; The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers; and The Gender Equality Project's Megan Beyer

Featured Topics:

  • Equal Pay Study:  Sons earn more than their fathers but daughters don't.
  • Campaign Finance:  Will weaker campaign finance regulations benefit women?
  • Behind the Headlines:  A look at the pros and cons of modern technology

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Carter & Religion; Marriage & Divorce; Cindy Chupack

Date: 03/28/2014
Program Number: 2303
Panelists: IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain; and Republic Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

Jimmy Carter & Religion: The former president says most religions are sexist.

Marriage & Divorce: Why millennials want to get married, but aren't. 

Behind the Headlines: Cindy Chupack, an award-winning screenwriter, on women and humor.

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Contraception Cases; Ban Bossy; Congresswomen

Date: 03/21/2014
Program Number: 2302
Panelists: The New Agenda’s Amy Siskind; Gloucester Institute President & Founder Kay Coles James; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones DeWeever; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Contraception Cases: Do for-profit corporations have religious rights?
  • Ban Bossy: Sheryl Sandberg says everyone should stop calling young girls "bossy."
  • Behind the Headlines: Congresswomen talk about the past and future of women in leadership. Including Blanche Lincoln, Carol Moseley Braun, Mary Bono, Barbara Kennelly, and Connie Morella.

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Saving Women and Girls (Re-Air)

Date: 03/07/2014
Program Number: 2220R
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Melinda Gates, Barbara Bush, Mandy Moore, and other global health leaders on efforts to save the lives of women and girls by increasing access to maternal and child healthcare. Executive producer Cari Stein reports in this special documentary from Malaysia and the Women Deliver Conference.

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New Americans (Re-Air)

Date: 02/28/2014
Program Number: 2210R
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A special documentary edition of To The Contrary. We are in Southern California, where we are going to introduce you to the New Americans and the emerging industry that is growing up around them.

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Women In Media; Sochi Olympic Courses; Mountain Top Removal

Date: 02/21/2014
Program Number: 2250
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp; National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; and Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition’s Janet Keating

Featured Topics:

Women In Media: The 2014 annual Women In The Media report shows that women remain underrepresented

Sochi Olympic Courses: Too dangerous for both genders or just women? 

Mountain Top Removal: West Virginia residents struggle against pollution.

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Wendy Davis; Women-Owned Businesses; Jane Pauley

Date: 02/14/2014
Program Number: 2249
Panelists: Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Wendy Davis: Are her newest declarations on abortion flip-flopping or consistent?
  • Women Owned Businesses: Women prove to run longer-lasting companies than men
  • Jane Pauley: Re-inventing yourself

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Sochi Olympics & LGBT; Vatican vs. United Nations; EEOC

Date: 02/07/2014
Program Number: 2248
Panelists: IWF’s Hadley Heath; Progressive Commentator Anushay Hossain; Democratic Strategist Hillary Rosen; and Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Sochi Olympics: Controversy over gay rights at the Winter Olympics
  • Vatican vs. United Nations: Holy See under pressure over Magdalene laundries
  • EEOC: Chai Feldblum and dealings with pregnancy discrimination

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Unwed Mothers, Feminist Infighting, Spelman College

Date: 01/31/2014
Program Number: 2247
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers; Progressive Commentator Anushay Hossain; and IWF President Sabrina Schaeffer

Featured Topics:

  • Unwed Mothers: Sen. Rand Paul and Government Caps
  • Feminist Infighting: Online Feminine Wars Impacting Movement
  • Spelman College:  President Beverly Tatum and the Minority Rise of  Higher Education 

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Obama vs. Sexual Assault, Divorce & Religion, Gimme Shelter

Date: 01/24/2014
Program Number: 2246
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Republican Commentator Angela McGlowan, Former Prosecutor and Judge Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Obama vs. Sexual Assault: Obama’s Task Force to Fight Sexual Assault
  • Divorce & Religion: How Religion Can Be the Cause of Divorce
  • Gimme Shelter: "Pro-Life Movie"?

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UN Scrutinizes Vatican, "Viagra for Women", Pollution Leak

Date: 01/17/2014
Program Number: 2245
Panelists: NPR Program Host Avis Jones DeWeever, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Environmental Working Group Executive Director Heather White

Featured Topics:

  • UN Scrutinizes Vatican: UN vs. Catholic Church on Sex Abuse Scandal.
  • "Viagra for Women": “Female Viagra” Drug Rejected by FDA.
  • Pollution Leak: Pregnant Women Cautioned Againt Drinking Water in Wva.

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Shriver Report & Poverty, Online Misogyny, Ageism

Date: 01/10/2014
Program Number: 2244
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Shriver Report: What do low-income women need to succeed?
  • Online Misogyny: Writer Amanda Hess on why internet abuse is the next civil rights issue.
  • Behind the Headlines, Ageism: Professor Lynne Segal's book says it's the new frontier of feminism.

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