Helen Clark Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Cokie  Roberts
Karin  Agness Jennifer Sevilla Korn Lara Brown
Rep. Donna Edwards Danielle Moodie-Mills Sen. Barbara  Boxer (D-CA)
Shelby Knox Amy Ziff Christina  Hoff Sommers
Janet Jagan Debbie Allen Lizz  Winstead
Debra Carnahan Former Rep. Mary  Bono (R-CA) Meryl Streep
Kathleen Turner Clara Del Villar Janet  Napolitano
Barbara Pierce Bush Cathy McMorris Rodgers Gov. Mary  Fallin (R-OK)

Past Programs


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Food Security

Date: 12/25/2015
Program Number: 2417R
Panelists: Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum Amber Smith, Republican strategist Rina Shah Bharara, former judge and federal prosecutor Debra Carnahan, congressional delegate Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC), president of Network of Enlightened Women Karin Agness, liberal commentator Erin Matson, and founder and editor-in-chief of The Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar

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We speak with Lars Perner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing at USC; Philip Cafaro from the Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability; Samuel Sandoval Solis, Assistant Professor of Water Resources Management at UC Davis; Shaun Kennedy, the Director of the Food System Institute; Carl Neilsen, a Consultant and former FDA Director of Import Operations; and Stefan Latoure, a consumer who was the victim of food poisoning. 
 
  • Part I: The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. 
  • Part II: The transportation of goods. 

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2015 Year in Review, Lactivism, Dr. Jane Goodall

Date: 12/18/2015
Program Number: 2441
Panelists: Journalist Anushay Hossain Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Show

Featured Topics:

2015 Year in Review: We look at the progress women and people of color have made.

Lactivism: Why some say we focus too much on breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding.

Dr. Jane Goodall: The renowned conservationist on women & conservationism.

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Fiancé(e) Visas; Stay-at-Home Dads; Women in Combat

Date: 12/11/2015
Program Number: 2440
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Norton (D-DC) United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan

Featured Topics:

  • Fiancé(e) Visas: The San Bernardino shooting brings renewed scrutiny towards the process for admitting partners of a US citizen.
  • Stay-at-Home Dads: Preference for one particular parent staying at home dwindles.  
  • Women in Combat: A survey reveals how elite servicemen feel about fighting alongside women.

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The Welcoming Movement (Encore)

Date: 12/04/2015
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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Dividing The United Methodist Church

Date: 11/27/2015
Program Number: 2433R
Panelists: Ginger Gaines-Cirelli, Reverend Dr. Karen Oliveto Reverend Rob Renfroe, Reverend Kenneth Livingston, Reverend Dr. John Copenhaver
, Sara Celec, Delyn Celec, Amanda, Miller Garber, Randy Conley

Featured Topics:

The United Methodist Church remains officially opposed to homosexuality, same sex marriage, and self-avowed gay pastors. It's official rulebook - the book of discipline states - "The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching." But not all United Methodist congregations agree with the church's view on the issue. The fight on this issue is testing the faith more than ever and Dividing the United Methodist Church.

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ISIS Women; Self-Induced Abortions; Fast Forward with Amb. Verveer

Date: 11/20/2015
Program Number: 2437
Panelists: USIP's Manal Omar, Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood, GOP POlitical Strategist Jennifer Higgins, Reproaction Co-founder Erin Matson

Featured Topics:

  • ISIS Women: We speak with experts, including Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who tell us why women are joining terror groups in unprecedented numbers.
  • Self-Induced Abortions: A study that finds these are the results of a Texas law which shut down many clinics.
  • Ambassador Melanne Verveer & Fast Forward: How women's equality can be pushed into overdrive.

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LGBT Parental Rights; Living with Parents; "Suffragette"

Date: 11/13/2015
Program Number: 2436
Panelists: The Task Force’s Rea Carey, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Professor and Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, Republican Strategist, Rina Shah Bharara, Author and Political Advocate Siobhan-Sam Bennett

Featured Topics:

  • LGBT Parental Rights: A lesbian couple is denied an adoption on the basis of their sexuality.
  • Living with Parents: More young women are living with their parents today than any time since the 40s.
  • "Suffragette": Director Sarah Gavron talks about her new film starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep.

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Hillary Clinton & Millennials; Egg Donors; Gloria Steinem

Date: 11/06/2015
Program Number: 2435
Panelists: IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins, Co-founder, Reproaction Erin Matson, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Featured Topics:

  • Hillary Clinton & Millennials: Hillary Clinton still trails among millennials, but she’s making progress. Interview with Page Gardner of the Voter Participation Center.
  • Egg Donors: Should there be a cap on how much money donors get? 
  • Gloria Steinem: The feminist icon talks about her experiences and her new book, “Life on the Road.” 

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Millennial Feminists & Armchair Activism Encore

Date: 10/30/2015
Program Number: 2419R
Panelists: Erin Matson, Liberal Commentator; Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; Anushay Hossain, Founder of Anushay's Point; and Francesca Chambers of The Daily Mail.

Featured Topics:

  • Millennial Feminists: Some older feminists say millennials are not as feminist as they hoped. Meanwhile, some young women flood social media with #WhyIDontNeedFeminism. 
  • Armchair Activism: Are young feminist activists spending too much time online and not doing enough in the "real world"?  

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Dividing The United Methodist Church

Date: 10/23/2015
Program Number: 2433
Panelists: Ginger Gaines-Cirelli ,Reverend Dr. Karen Oliveto Reverend Rob Renfroe, Reverend Kenneth Livingston, Reverend Dr. John Copenhaver
, Sara Celec, Delyn Celec, Amanda, Miller Garber, Randy Conley

Featured Topics:

The United Methodist Church remains officially opposed to homosexuality, same sex marriage, and self-avowed gay pastors. It's official rulebook - the book of discipline states - "The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching." But not all United Methodist congregations agree with the church's view on the issue. The fight on this issue is testing the faith more than ever and Dividing the United Methodist Church.

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Parliament of Religions; Jennifer Lawrence; Overparenting

Date: 10/16/2015
Program Number: 2432
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy, IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar

Featured Topics:

  • Parliament of Religions: Women's issues take center stage for the first time at the largest interfaith gathering in the world.
  • Jennifer Lawrence: The actress says she's had enough of not getting paid as much as her male co-stars.
  • Overparenting: Jessica Lahey on why failure can be a gift for kids.

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Women, Gun Control & NRA; Shark Tank; Golden Girls Network

Date: 10/09/2015
Program Number: 2431
Panelists: Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Schow, Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar, Journalist Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Women, Gun Control & NRA: As the nation grieves another mass shooting, we look at how men & women support gun control at different rates.
  • Shark Tank: A contestant on the show cries during a business meeting, igniting a debate.
  • Golden Girls Network: Boomers - especially women - look into alternative ways to living their golden years.

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Equality Study; Planned Parenthood; Anne-Marie Slaughter

Date: 10/02/2015
Program Number: 2430
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Chair Emeritus,Center for Equal Opportunity Chavez, Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez

Featured Topics:

  • Equality Study: A LeanIn.Org / McKinsey study looks at why women aren't equal in American corporations.
  • Planned Parenthood: The organization enjoys popularity amid calls from Republicans to defund it.
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter: The President and CEO of the New America Foundation speaks about balancing work and family. 

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Pope Francis; Legislating the Pay Gap; Women in Theater

Date: 09/25/2015
Program Number: 2429
Panelists: Former President of Women’s Campaign Fund Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, Washington Examiner columnist Sarah Westwood, Politini host Danielle Moodie-Mills, GOP strategist Jennifer Higgins, and Catholic Women’s Forum’s Mary Rice Hasson

Featured Topics:

  • Pope Francis: The Pope’s rhetoric and actions on climate change, Obamacare and the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the church. 
  • Legislating the Pay Gap: California takes a bold approach.
  • Women in Theater: The Women's Voices Theater Festival promotes works made by women.

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Pope Francis & Women; Paternity Leave; Girls Who Code

Date: 09/18/2015
Program Number: 2428
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Susan Ferrechio, Chief Congressional Correspondent, Washington Examiner; Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; Erin Matson, Co-Founder, Reproaction

Featured Topics:

Pope Francis & Women: Will the pontiff allow women into the priesthood?

Paternity Leave: Men ask for equal paid parental leave.

Girls Who Code: How to get young girls on the track to study STEM and computer science.  Interview withReshma Saujani.

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Planned Parenthood; Politics & Sexism;The Sentencing Project

Date: 09/11/2015
Program Number: 2427
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Washington Examiner's Susan Ferrechio; The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood; Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett

Featured Topics:

  • Planned Parenthood: An all-male faction of the GOP threaten a government shutdown unless the government cuts all funding to Planned Parenthood.
  • Politics & Sexism: How deeply rooted is sexism in American politics?
  • The Sentencing Project: The often-overlooked problems faced by women who are incarcerated.

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Pope & Abortion; Sexual Assault Stats; Black Women & Unions

Date: 09/04/2015
Program Number: 2426
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Patricia Sosa, Progressive Commentator; Darlene Kennedy, Conservative Commentator; The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Pope & Abortion: Pope Francis authorizes all priests to forgive "the sin of abortion" for the "year of mercy."
  • Sexual Assault Stats: Research calls into question the statistic that one in five women are raped in college.
  • Black Women & Unions: The book "And Still I Rise" chronicles struggles and triumphs.

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Politics & Race; Colleges Tackle Assault; Elena Vanishing

Date: 08/28/2015
Program Number: 2425
Panelists: Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; Megan Beyer, The Gender Equality Project; Ashe Schow, Columnist, Washington Examiner; Anushay Hossain, Founder, Anushay’s Point

Featured Topics:

  • Politics & Race: Donald Trump and Jeb Bush criticized for what some perceive as anti-immigrant rhetoric.
  • Colleges Tackle Sexual Assault: After much debate, are campuses any safer?
  • Elena Vanishing: One woman, with the help of her mother, tells her tale of struggling with anorexia. 

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Donald Trump; Trans Women & Sexism; Senator Claire McCaskill

Date: 08/21/2015
Program Number: 2424
Panelists: Clara Del Villar, Hispanic Post, Founder and Editor-in-Chief; Avis Jones DeWeever, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, Founder; Lara Brown, Associate Professor, George Washington University; Patrice Lee, Senior Fellow, Independent Women’s Forum

Featured Topics:

  • Donald Trump: Is the businessman what the GOP needs to pull in more women voters?
  • Transgender Women: Do transgender women understand sexism the same way other women do?
  • Senator Claire McCaskill: In her new memoir, Plenty Ladylike, Sen. McCaskil reveals how she strives for success.

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Entitlements; Discipline in Public Schools

Date: 08/14/2015
Program Number: 2418R
Panelists: Anushay Hossain, Founder of Anushay's Point; Jennifer Marshall of The Heritage Foundation; Danielle Moodie-Mills, Host of Politini; and Darlene Kennedy, Conservative Commentator.

Featured Topics:

  • Entitlements: Lawmakers proposing restrictions to welfare.
  • Discipline in Public Schools: Are minority girls disciplined in school more harshly than others? We hear from Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum.

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Gender Equality in Islam

Date: 08/07/2015
Program Number: 2407R
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A new crop of female Islamic scholars says there is nothing in the Koran that treats women unequally. Instead, they argue, Muslim women have been marginalized by cultural practices and patriarchal interpretations. One such advocate is Dr. Azizah Al-Hibriwho started a non-profit organization called Karamah with the goal of advancing the gender-equitable principles of Islam to Musllm women.

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Bacha Posh; Night Shelters; Child Brides; Child Slavery

Date: 07/31/2015
Program Number: 2421
Panelists: Megan Beyer; Darlene Kennedy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah Bharara; Kim Gandy; Kellyanne Conway; Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Bacha Posh: A young Afghan girl dressed up and raised as a boy.
  • Night Shelters: A shelter in India that offers protection for young children. Child Brides: young girls being married off in India.
  • Child Slavery: Once child slave Shyima Hall tells her story.

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Stopping Sexual Assault on Campus and in the Military

Date: 07/24/2015
Program Number: 2420
Panelists: Ellie Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation President; Darlene Kennedy, Conservative Commentator; Jenifer Rajkumar,Civil Rights Lawyer; and Amber Smith, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum

Featured Topics:

Stopping sexual assault has become the focus of two institutions: higher education and the military. We take a look at what has been done and what more could be done to stop more people from becoming victims. Interviews with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Representative Loretta Sanchez and Dr. Sislena Ledbetter, Associate Vice President of Student Development, UDC.

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Millennial Feminists & Armchair Activism

Date: 07/17/2015
Program Number: 2419
Panelists: Erin Matson, Liberal Commentator; Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; Anushay Hossain, Founder of Anushay's Point; and Francesca Chambers of The Daily Mail.

Featured Topics:

  • Millennial Feminists: Some older feminists say millennials are not as feminist as they hoped. Meanwhile, some young women flood social media with #WhyIDontNeedFeminism. Interviews with Eleanor Smeal of the Ms. Foundation, Gloria Steinem, co-founder of Ms. Magazine, and Edwith Theogene of Feminist Majority.
  • Armchair Activism: Are young feminist activists spending too much time online and not doing enough in the "real world"? 

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Entitlements; Discipline in Public Schools

Date: 07/10/2015
Program Number: 2418
Panelists: Anushay Hossain, Founder of Anushay's Point; Jennifer Marshall of The Heritage Foundation; Danielle Moodie-Mills, Host of Politini; and Darlene Kennedy, Conservative Commentator.

Featured Topics:

  • Entitlements: Lawmakers proposing restrictions to welfare.
  • Discipline in Public Schools: Are minority girls disciplined in school more harshly than others? We hear from Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum.

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Food Security

Date: 07/03/2015
Program Number: 2417
Panelists: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Host of Politini; Amber Smith, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum; Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; Debra Carnahan, former Judge and Federal Prosecutor; Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC); Karin Agness, president of Network of Enlightened Women; Erin Matson, Liberal Commentator; and Clara Del Villar, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Hispanic Post

Featured Topics:

We speak with Lars Perner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing at USC; Philip Cafaro from the Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability; Samuel Sandoval Solis, Assistant Professor of Water Resources Management at UC Davis; Shaun Kennedy, the Director of the Food System Institute; Carl Neilsen, a Consultant and former FDA Director of Import Operations; and Stefan Latoure, a consumer who was the victim of food poisoning. .
 
  • Part I: The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. 
  • Part II: The transportation of goods. 

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Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

Date: 06/26/2015
Program Number: 2416
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara

Featured Topics:

  • Racist Violence: Author Chloe Angyal's op-ed on white women's passive role in racist attacks.
  • Hollywood vs. Congress: Actress Meryl Streep's call to action for equal rights for women.
  • Freelance Economy: Why the head of the Freelancers Union, Sara Horowitz, says freelancing is feminist.

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State of the World's Fathers; HeForShe; #TheNew10

Date: 06/19/2015
Program Number: 2415
Panelists: Joseph Jones of the Center for Urban Families; Christopher Johnson from the US-Afghan Women's Council; David Martosko, Political Editor at the Daily Mail; and Washington Post Columnist Colbert King

Featured Topics:

  • State of the World's Fathers: This Father's Day, we take a look at a report on how fatherhood is evolving, along with a panel made up of fathers. We speak with Gary Barker of Promundo, which along with the MenCare Campaign released the State of the World's Fathers report.
  • HeForShe: The progress of the UN's campaign to get men involved in gender equality.
  • #TheNew10: Women will start appearing on $10 bills in 2020.

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Michelle Obama; Workplace Priorities; Human Trafficking

Date: 06/12/2015
Program Number: 2414
Panelists: Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan-Sam Bennett; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Network of Enlightened Women President; and The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Michelle Obama: The First Lady speaks on race relations and becoming a role model. 
  • Workplace Priorities: A new IWF study finds women value different things at work.
  • Human Trafficking: Reagan Stanfor, Victim Services Coordinator, speaks on the efforts made by Catholic Charities of Arkansas to stop trafficking in America.

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

Date: 06/05/2015
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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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity (Re-Air)

Date: 05/29/2015
Program Number: 2336R
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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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Fem-vertising, #RapeHoax, Food Security Part II

Date: 05/22/2015
Program Number: 2411
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC); Karin Agness, president of Network of Enlightened Women; Erin Matson, Liberal Commentator; and Clara Del Villar, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Hispanic Post

Featured Topics:

  • Femvertising: including women on ad campaigns has proven successful for huge corporations.
  • "#RapeHoax": A smear campaign agains Columbia grad Emma Sulkowicz accuses her of falsely accusing a fellow student of rape.
  • Food Security: The second part of our series on food security investigates the transportation of goods. Interviews with Lars Perner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing at USC; Philip Cafaro from the Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability; Shaun Kennedy, the Director of the Food System Institute; and Philip Lymbery, the CEO of Compassion in World Farming

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Christianity in the United States and Food Security

Date: 05/15/2015
Program Number: 2410
Panelists: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Host of Politini; Amber Smith, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum; Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; and Debra Carnahan, former Judge and Federal Prosecutor.

Featured Topics:

  • Christianity in the US: The percentage of people that call themselves Christian is in steep decline according to a new Pew Study.
  • Food Security: We explore the threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. We speak with Lars Perner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing at USC; Philip Cafaro from the Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability; Samuel Sandoval Solis, Assistant Professor of Water Resources Management at UC Davis; Shaun Kennedy, the Director of the Food System Institute; Carl Neilsen, a Consultant and former FDA Director of Import Operations; and Stefan Latoure, a consumer who was the victim of food poisoning. .

Poverty and Geography, #TALKPAY, Mothers Who Leave

Date: 05/08/2015
Program Number: 2409
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Sabrina Schaeffer, Executive Director at Independent Women's Forum; Anushay Hossain, Founder of Anushay's Point; and Mercy Viana Schlapp, Former Bush Advisor.

Featured Topics:

  • Poverty & Geography: a re-analysis of the anti-poverty experiment "Moving to Opportunity" finds the program is not a failure after all.
  • #TalkPay: How Twitter could end the pay gap.
  • Mothers Who Leave: Author Melissa Cistaro discusses her life after her mother left.

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Baltimore Mom; Carly Fiorina; Salma Hayek Pinault

Date: 05/01/2015
Program Number: 2408
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

  • Baltimore Mom: Why Toya Graham is being called “mother of the year" for her actions in a viral video.
  • Carly Fiorina: The presidential race now includes another female contender.
  • Salma Hayek: To The Contrary spoke with actress, producer and activist Salma Hayek about her efforts to help women and children.

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Gender Equality in Islam

Date: 04/24/2015
Program Number: 2407
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A new crop of female Islamic scholars says there is nothing in the Koran that treats women unequally. Instead, they argue, Muslim women have been marginalized by cultural practices and patriarchal interpretations. One such advocate is Dr. Azizah Al-Hibriwho started a non-profit organization called Karamah with the goal of advancing the gender-equitable principles of Islam to Musllm women.

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Vatican & Nuns; Reddit & The Wage Gap; Stay-at-Home Moms

Date: 04/17/2015
Program Number: 2406
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • Vatican & Nuns: The Vatican cut short its investigation of the largest order of American nuns.
  • Reddit & The Wage Gap: Interim CEO Ellen Pao bans salary negotiations for entry-level positions in an attempt to level the playing field.
  • Stay-at-Home Moms: Is motherhood a career? 

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Hillary Clinton Announcement; Pay Gap; Safe Sex in College

Date: 04/10/2015
Program Number: 2405
Panelists: Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar; IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa

Featured Topics:

  • Hillary Clinton Announcement: The start of Hillary's presidential run is imminent.
  • Pay Gap: How the wage gap persists in so-called liberal institutions and in the offices of Democrats.
  • Safe Sex in College: New research shows some students may be putting themselves in danger.

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Religious Rights Debate; Allowance Equity; Fashioning Fat

Date: 04/03/2015
Program Number: 2404
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar; Progressive Magazine Editor-in-chief Ruth Conniff; and The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Religious Rights Debate: LGBT activists pressure Arkansas & Indiana to make changes to "religious freedom" laws, as a woman is sent to prison for a miscarriage.
  • Allowance Equity: Boys do less chores than girls, but on average get more allowance for their work.
  • Fashioning Fat: Prof. Amanda Czerniawski went undercover as a plus-size model to study the industry through the lens of a sociologist.

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Afghani Women Leaders; Women's Colleges; All-Female Mosque

Date: 03/27/2015
Program Number: 2403
Panelists: United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar; Journalist Anushay Hossain; Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

Afghani Women Leaders: Women forming part of Afghani president Ashraf Ghani's delegation say support from the US is vital.

Women's Colleges: The closing of Sweet Briar College may point toward a demise of all-women's schools.

All-Female Mosque: We speak with one of the woman behind the first mosque in the US for women only.

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Beijing+20; Hillary Clinton Doctrine; "War on Women" Over?

Date: 03/20/2015
Program Number: 2402
Panelists: Pollster Kellyanne Conway; The Center for American Progress’ Neera Tanden; Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara

Featured Topics:

  • Beijing+20: How far have women come and what still needs to be done, 20 years after the famed women's conference.
  • Hillary Clinton Doctrine: How much has Hillary Clinton done to improve women's lives?
  • "War on Women": Democrats say it's back, while Republicans say it's over.

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

Date: 03/13/2015
Program Number: 2311R
Panelists:

Featured Topics:

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.

Watch Now »

The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity (Re-Air)

Date: 03/06/2015
Program Number: 2336R
Panelists:

Featured Topics:

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 World Leaders: Interviews with Women in Power

Date: 02/27/2015
Program Number: 2351
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Some To The Contrary Classics: Interviews with women who have attained the highest office in their countries. We speak with Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, Helen Clark of New Zealand, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Janet Jagan of Guyana, and Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway.

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Retirement Gap; Female ''Viagra''; Angelina Jolie & Difret

Date: 02/20/2015
Program Number: 2350
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar; and The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Retirement Gap: Minority families do not have nearly as much in savings as white families do.
  • Female "Viagra": In their third attempt, Sprout Pharmaceutical believes their drug to help women with HSDD will be approved.
  • Difret: Angelina Jolie executive produces an Ethiopian film about child brides.

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Rising Hate Crimes; Challenged CEOS, Minority Women in STEM

Date: 02/13/2015
Program Number: 2349
Panelists: Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills; Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

  • Rising Hate Crimes: 5 transgender women of color are recent victims of social injustice.
  • Targeted Women CEOS: certain companies have proven itself biased as more female CEOs get challenged by investors than males.
  • Diversifying STEM: Women hold 46% of degrees in STEM fields, but less than 30% maintain a career. Dr. Pamela McCauley speaks to TTC about about diversifying STEM.

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Army Rangers; Vatican & Women; Cultures Without Borders

Date: 02/06/2015
Program Number: 2348
Panelists: The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer; Journalist Anushay Hossain; Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp; and The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood

Featured Topics:

  • Army Rangers: Women make steps towards becoming Rangers.
  • Vatican & Women: The Holy See tries to appeal to female Catholics.
  • Cultures Without Borders: Former UN official May Rihani says Islam, the west, and other cultures are more similar than many realize. 

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Rape on Campus; Male Allies In Feminism; NFL & Women

Date: 01/30/2015
Program Number: 2347
Panelists: Journalist Anushay Hossain; Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Amber Smith

Featured Topics:

  • Rape on Campus: Will bans on women at frat parties or new laws referring cases to the police be effective in stopping sexual assault?
  • Male Allies in Feminism: We explore what role men should play.
  • NFL & Women: The league is making its pitch to moms & women in time for the Super Bowl.

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White House Pay Gap; Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

Date: 01/23/2015
Program Number: 2346
Panelists: Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; and The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • White House Pay Gap: Are women in the White House paid fairly?
  • Microcredit & Poverty: Is microcredit living up to expectations as a tool for poverty reduction?
  • Anonymous: Does the secretive hacking group help or hurt women?

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Terrorism; Transgender Discrimination; Domestic Trafficking

Date: 01/16/2015
Program Number: 2345
Panelists: Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan-Sam Bennett; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress Aisha Moodie-Mills; and IWF Executive Direcotr Sabrina Schaeffer

Featured Topics:

  • Terrorism: Why women and girls join terrorist organizations like ISIS.
  • Transgender Discrimination: The policies surrounding discrimination of transgender people.
  • Domestic Trafficking: The story of one survivor of whose sex trafficking was inter-generational. 

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Abortion Debate; Involved Fathers; UN Women: Beijing+20

Date: 01/09/2015
Program Number: 2344
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood; Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Abortion Debate: A Texas law requiring clinic upgrades reignites debate.
  • Involved Fathers: Involved dads are more satisfied with their jobs than involved moms.
  • Beijing+20: UN Women Executive Dir. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka discusses the progress made towards empowerment.

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