Lizz  Winstead Michelle Lujan  Grisham Frmr. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
Marcia Fudge Julie Gunlock Clara Del Villar
Bettina  Inclan Keli Goff Danielle Moodie-Mills
Dorothy Height Joy-Anne Reid Geena Davis
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Jennifer  Marshall Jane Goodall
Nicole Kurokawa Neily Christine Kim Kim Gandy
Angela McGlowan Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Sarah Palin
Leslie Sanchez Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Marjorie  Dannenfelser

Past Programs


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To The Contrary Film Festival: Clara, Angel of The Rockies

Date: 12/30/2016
Program Number: 2543
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This week on To The Contrary's All About Women and Girls Film Festival, we bring you the amazing true story of Clara Brown, a former slave who became a community leader and philanthropist during Colorado's Gold Rush. Learn why this African American historical icon is known as "The Angel of the Rockies."

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To The Contrary Film Festival: UnSlut

Date: 12/16/2016
Program Number: 2541
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This week's winner in TTC's All About Women & Girls Film Festival brings you a harsh, sometimes personal, look at how women are shamed for sex and sexual assault. Filmmaker Emily Lindin reflects on her own experience and speaks to survivors, families, volunteers, doctors and others as part to shed light on these sensitive issues.

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To The Contrary Film Festival: A Queen's Discovery

Date: 12/09/2016
Program Number: 2540
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A Queen’s Discovery is about 16-year-old, Nzinga Anasa Braswell on her first journey to Ghana. She compares her black American experience as a youth and what she discovered in Africa. 

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To The Contrary Film Festival: Tent Village

Date: 12/02/2016
Program Number: 2539
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Tent Village is a unique insider’s view of former roadside dwellers in Southern India. It’s an honest and nuanced look at child marriage, alcoholism and caste stigma that smashes stereotypes.

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Dividing The United Methodist Church

Date: 11/25/2016
Program Number: 2433R
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The United Methodist Church remains officially opposed to homosexuality, same sex marriage and self-avowed gay pastors. The fight on this issue is testing the faith more than ever and Dividing The United Methodist Church.

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Immigration; Trump's Possible Conflicts of Interest

Date: 11/18/2016
Program Number: 2537
Panelists: Women Vote Trump Co-Founder Ann Stone The Muslim Reform Movement, Co-founder Asra Nomani Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Center for Equal Opportunity’s Linda Chavez

Featured Topics:

  • Immigration: How immigrants and refugees will be affected by Donald Trump’s presidency.
  • Trump's Possible Conflicts of Interest: Why some are concerned about possible conflicts of interest in a Trump administration and his family’s businesses.

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Historical Election & The Women's Vote

Date: 11/11/2016
Program Number: 2536
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) American University Professor Jennifer Lawless IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer Women Vote Trump’s Ann Stone

Featured Topics:

  • Historical Election: Hillary Clinton's legacy as part of women's history and Donald Trump's task ahead as president
  • The Women's Vote: How different groups of women voted, and how it changed the election.

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Presidential Election Home Stretch; Going Flat

Date: 11/04/2016
Program Number: 2535
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Women Vote Trump Co-Founder, Ann Stone GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins Associate Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, GW Lara Brown

Featured Topics:

  • Presidential Election Home Stretch: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton rally voters. We speak with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
  • Going Flat: Women choose to "go flat" after cancer surgery. 

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Politics This Week, Obamacare Premiums & Good Girls Revolt

Date: 10/28/2016
Program Number: 2534
Panelists: President and Founder of The Republican Muslim Coalition Saba Ahmed Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow President Emeritus, Young Democrats of America’s Atima Omara

Featured Topics:

  • Politics This Week: The latest in the presidential and down-ballot races.
  • Obamacare Premiums: Costs on the rise.
  • Good Girls Revolt: The new show on Amazon Video is a re-telling of a real-life sex discrimination case led by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. 

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Early Voting Impacts Election; Debbie Allen's "Freeze Frame"

Date: 10/21/2016
Program Number: 2533
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) President and Founder of The Republican Muslim Coalition Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar Independent Women's Voice Senior FellowJulie Gunlock

Featured Topics:

  • Early Voting Impacts Election: How the presidential race will be shaped by Americans who have already cast ballots 
  • Debbie Allen's "Freeze Frame": The power of art in stopping violence. 

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Sexual Assault & Trump; Americans With Disabilities Act

Date: 10/14/2016
Program Number: 2532
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Democratic Pollster, Celinda Lake Chief Spokesperson Evan McMullin Campaign, Rina Shah Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute,Diana Furchtgott-Roth Director, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, Marian Vessels

Featured Topics:

  • Sexual Assault & Trump: Allegations continue against Donald Trump. Will he be able to secure the women's vote?
  • Americans with Disabilities Act: The challenges faced by Americans with disabilities, more than 25 years after the passage of the ADA. 

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Baby Boomers & The Election; Incarcerated Women

Date: 10/07/2016
Program Number: 2531
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Center for Equal Opportunity’s Linda Chavez Women Vote Trump Co-Founder Ann Stone President Emeritus, Young Democrats of America’s Atima Omara

Featured Topics:

  • Baby Boomers & The Election: While the focus has been on how to earn the millennial vote, a study reveals what issues matter to baby boomers the most. Interviews with Celinda Lake, Neera Tanden and Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
  • Incarcerated Women: How women with a criminal history reenter society and join the workforce.

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Trump vs. Clinton - Race, Gender, & Politics; Pronatalism

Date: 09/30/2016
Program Number: 2530
Panelists: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Patricia Sosa, President and Founder of The Republican Muslim Coalition Saba Ahmed

Featured Topics:

Race, Gender & Politics: The racial and gender divides that surround the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 

Pronatalism: Why Michele Goodwin says American society is hyper-focused on childbirth.

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Shooting & Racial Unrest; A Historic Senate Race

Date: 09/23/2016
Program Number: 2529
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Columnist, Washington Examiner Ashe Schow, Founder, Anushay’s Point Anushay Hossain, Conservative Commentator Dana White

Featured Topics:

Shootings & Racial Unrest: Police shootings of black men and women lead to unrest as both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton propose solutions.

 A Historical Senate Race: The first Senate race between two women of color - Attorney General Kamala Harris and Representative Loretta Sanchez - will take place in California.

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Our Nation's Infrastructure At Risk

Date: 09/16/2016
Program Number: #2509R
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A solid infrastructure provides jobs, allows domestic trade, as well as delivery and export of foreign goods, helping us to compete in a global economy.But over the years, our spending on maintenance has gone down,our use of our infrastructure has gone up, leaving it crumbling and in critical condition. How can this be remedied? To The Contrary investigates.

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Woman Voters; Jill Stein; Transgender Pregnancy

Date: 09/09/2016
Program Number: 2527
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), The Human Rights Campaign Sarah McBride, Center for Equal Opportunity’s Linda Chavez, The Republican Muslim Coalition’s Saba Ahmed

Featured Topics:

  • Woman Voters: Who will win the woman's vote in the upcoming presidential election?

 

  • Jill Stein: How is the Green Party candidate doing in the presidential race?

 

  • Transgender Pregnancy: We explore the difficulties of transgender people and proper healthcare.

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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

Date: 09/02/2016
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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Women's Equality: A National Monument

Date: 08/26/2016
Program Number: 2522R
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This week on this encore presentation of Women's Equality: A National Monument, Bonnie Erbe explores the historic Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the final headquarters of the National Woman’s Party. Declared a national monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama, the 200-year-old home sitting on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. is a treasure trove of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

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Nate Parker; Donald Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

Date: 08/19/2016
Program Number: 2524
Panelists: Author and Activist Siobhan “Sam” Bennett Republican Strategist Jennifer Higgins Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Schow Democratic Strategist Atima Omara

Featured Topics:

Nate Parker: "Birth of a Nation" director faces questions about past rape case, of which he was acquitted.

Donald Trump Campaign: Will the promotion of Kellyanne Conway along with the arrival of Steve Bannon bring women into the Trump camp?

Burkini Controversy: French towns ban swimsuit worn by some Muslim women. 

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Hillary Clinton vs. Complacency; Intergenerational Poverty

Date: 08/12/2016
Program Number: 2523
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer Associate Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, GW Lara Brown The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Hillary Clinton vs. Complacency: Can Clinton’s comfortable lead in the polls over Donald Trump lead to complacency?
  • Intergenerational Poverty: Growing up in “the other America” and how identity projects play a role in breaking the cycle of poverty. 

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Women's Equality: A National Monument

Date: 08/05/2016
Program Number: 2522
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This week on a special documentary episode of To The Contrary, Bonnie Erbe explores the historic Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the final headquarters of the National Woman’s Party. Declared a national monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama, the 200-year-old home sitting on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. is a treasure trove of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

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Hillary Accepts Nomination & Role of Family in the Race

Date: 07/29/2016
Program Number: 2521
Panelists: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Political Commentator Amber Smith, Candidate for NY State Assembly & Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins

Featured Topics:

  • Hillary Accepts Nomination: Who had the better convention - Democrats or Republicans? And can Hillary unify the Democratic Party?
  • Role of Family in the Race: Did the focus on family help the  DNC? And, the battle of the daughters - Ivanka Trump versus Chelsea Clinton.  

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The Republican National Convention; Roger Ailes Axed

Date: 07/22/2016
Program Number: 2520
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes Republican Strategist Rina Shah Associate Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, GW Lara Brown IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer

Featured Topics:

  • The RNC: As the nation waits for the presumptive democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's veep nod, the RNC ended this week. From speech forgery to fact checking, millions tuned in to hear the Trump family rally around the GOP nominee.
  • Roger Ailes: Admd sexual harrasment allegations, the media mogul leaves Fox.  Panel: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Rina Shah, Lara Brown, Sabrina Schaeffer

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Nice Attacks & RNC; Masculinity & Election; Jennifer Aniston

Date: 07/15/2016
Program Number: 2519
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Founder, Anushay’s Point Anushay Hossain, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Julie Gunlock

Featured Topics:

  • Nice Attacks & RNC: How terrorism and racial tension will impact this presidential election.
  • Masculinity & Election: Can America shake its machismo and accept a female president? Jennifer Aniston: The actress calls out tabloids for its poor representation of women.

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Police Shootings; Disability Bias?; Transwomen & Olympics

Date: 07/08/2016
Program Number: 2518
Panelists: Co-founder, Reproaction Erin Matson, Senior Fellow, Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee, Author and Political Columnist Kristin Tate, Founder, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women Avis Jones-DeWeever, National LGBTQ Task Force Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan

Featured Topics:

  • Police Shootings: The country reacts to two men shot by police followed by a sniper attack on police officers in Dallas.
  • Disability Bias?: A lawsuit alleges gender inequality when it comes to disability payments.
  • Transwomen & Olympics: Transgender athletes will compete without gender restrictions in Rio. 

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Our Nation's Infrastructure At Risk (An Encore Presentation)

Date: 07/01/2016
Program Number: 2509R
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A solid infrastructure provides jobs, allows domestic trade, as well as delivery and export of foreign goods, helping us to compete in a global economy.But over the years, our spending on maintenance has gone down,our use of our infrastructure has gone up, leaving it crumbling and in critical condition. How can this be remedied? To The Contrary investigates.

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Gun Control Sit-In; Donald Trump & Immigration Debate

Date: 06/24/2016
Program Number: 2516
Panelists: Senior Contributor At The Daily Signal Genevieve Wood Former Chair of EEOC Cari Dominguez Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa Director of Policy Studies At Center For Immigration Studies Jessica Vaughan

Featured Topics:

  • Gun Control Sit-In: Why diverse Democrats are leading the gun control push, and why some say the sit-in was counterproductive.
  • Donald Trump & Immigration Debate: What Trump's candidacy means in a nation divided over immigration. 

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Gun Control & Politics; State of Women; Millennial Dads

Date: 06/17/2016
Program Number: 2515
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) IWF Exec. Director Sabrina Schaeffer Conservative Commentator Rina Shah Bharara Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) D.C.

Featured Topics:

  • Gun Control & Politics: Will the Orlando shooting reshape America's views on gun ownership and how will that effect the presidential race?
  • State of Women : The White House Summit highlights women's issues worldwide.
  • Millennial Dads: Redefining the term "dad."

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Our Nation's Infrastructure At Risk (An Encore Presentation)

Date: 06/10/2016
Program Number: 2509(R)
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 A solid infrastructure provides jobs, allows domestic trade, as well as delivery and export of foreign goods, helping us to compete in a global economy.But over the years, our spending on maintenance has gone down,our use of our infrastructure has gone up, leaving it crumbling and in critical condition. How can this be remedied? To The Contrary investigates.

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''The Orphan Myth: Keeping Families Together'' Encore

Date: 06/03/2016
Program Number: 2505R
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A special documentary episode of To the Contrary explores the trend away from orphanages and towards family reunification. Host Bonnie Erbé travels to Ethiopia to explore why parents give up their children. She reports on the research showing how orphanages jeopardize children's psychological and mental well-being.

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Trump vs Clintons, Religious Schools; We Were Feminists Once

Date: 05/27/2016
Program Number: 2512
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Dana White Co-founder, Reproaction Erin Matson Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Julie Gunlock Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC)

Featured Topics:

  • Trump vs Clintons: Donald Trump brings back old attacks against Hillary and Bill.
  • Religious Schools: Colleges such as Baylor balance football, spirituality, and fighting rape.
  • We Were Feminists Once: Andi Zeisler on the commercialization of feminism.

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Women Voters; Overtime; Transgender Rights

Date: 05/20/2016
Program Number: 2511
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) D.C. The Center for American Progress’ Sarah McBride The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins

Featured Topics:

  • Women Voters: Soccer moms, security moms, diverse women? Who will give Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton the advantage?
  • Overtime: Why new rules may benefit women. 
  • Transgender Rights: More than just a bathroom debate. How perceptions of gender are changing. Interview with Dr. Sheena Howard.

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The Extremist Influence, Muslim Women & the Hijab, Sex Talk

Date: 05/13/2016
Program Number: 2510
Panelists: United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar The Republican Muslim Coalition, President and Founder Saba Ahmed Journalist Anushay Hossain Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Asra Nomani

Featured Topics:

  • The Extremist Influence: social media is adding to the increas of women's participation in terrorist acts.
  • Muslim Women & the Hijab: Is the choice to wear or not wear the hijab becoming a feminist movement? Interviews with Hanna Yusuf and Masih Alinejad.
  • Sex Talk: Mona Elthawy's "Sex Talk for Muslim Women" brings to light the need to discuss the once taboo subject openly.

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Our Nation's Infrastructure At Risk

Date: 05/08/2016
Program Number: 2509
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 A solid infrastructure provides jobs, allows domestic trade, as well as delivery and export of foreign goods, helping us to compete in a global economy.But over the years, our spending on maintenance has gone down,our use of our infrastructure has gone up, leaving it crumbling and in critical condition. How can this be remedied? To The Contrary investigates.

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Hillary's "Woman Card"; Millennial Voters; #MoreThanMean

Date: 04/29/2016
Program Number: 2508
Panelists: The Nation’s Zoe Carpenter IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer Journalist Anushay Hossain GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins

Featured Topics:

  • Hillary's "Woman Card": Donald Trump says Clinton's only asset is "the woman card."
  • Millennial Voters: Kristin Tate on government waste and what young voters want.
  • #MoreThanMean: Combating the abuse female journalists must face from online trolls.

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Staying Too Long?, Life Expectancy, Girls & Sex

Date: 04/22/2016
Program Number: 2507
Panelists: Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Progressive Magazine Editor-in-chief Ruth Conniff Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Julie Gunlock

Featured Topics:

  • Staying Too Long?: Has Hillary clinched the Democratic nomination ahead of Bernie?
  • Life Expectancy:  Why white women are not living as long.  
  • Girls & Sex: Peggy Orenstein's new book on the "complicated new landscape" of sex.

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Patricia Arquette & Rep. Maloney Discuss Equal Pay Day

Date: 04/15/2016
Program Number: 2506
Panelists: The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers, President Emeritus, Young Democrats of America’s Atima Omara, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, GW Lara Brown, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum & National Spokeswoman for Generation Opportunity Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

Women still only make 79 cents on the dollar compared to men in the United States. Actress Patricia Arquette brought the issue to national prominence in her Oscar acceptance speech for "Boyhood," and she continues her advocacy on Equal Pay Day with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).  Meanwhile, the IWF releases their Working for Women report.

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The Orphan Myth: Keeping Families Together

Date: 04/08/2016
Program Number: 2505
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A special documentary episode of To the Contrary explores the trend away from orphanages and towards family reunification. Host Bonnie Erbé travels to Ethiopia to explore why parents give up their children. She reports on the research showing how orphanages jeopardize children's psychological and mental well-being.

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Abortion Pill, Barriers & Bias, Public Service

Date: 04/01/2016
Program Number: 2504
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Schow Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Penny Young Nance

Featured Topics:

  • Abortion Pill: Is surgical abortion a thing of the past?
  • Barriers & Bias: The myriad factors holding women back from leadership positions.
  • Public Service: Empowering women to make a difference. Interview with Anna Applebaum.

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Moms Against Terrorism; Contraception; All the Single Ladies

Date: 03/25/2016
Program Number: 2503
Panelists: United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins

Featured Topics:

  • Moms Against Terrorism: Women organize to root out extremism.
  • Contraception: The Supreme Court weighs whether accommodations for religious organizations in regards to birth control coverage are reasonable.
  • Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies: The growing influence of single women. 

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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity (Encore Presentation)

Date: 03/18/2016
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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Dividing The United Methodist Church (Encore)

Date: 03/11/2016
Program Number: 2433R
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Encore: The United Methodist Church remains officially opposed to homosexuality, same sex marriage and self-avowed gay pastors. The fight on this issues is testing the faith more than ever and Dividing The United Methodist Church.

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Women World Leaders:Interviews with Women in Power

Date: 03/04/2016
Program Number: 2351R
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An encore presentation of 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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Older Working Women; UN Women Funding; Flint Water Crisis

Date: 02/26/2016
Program Number: 2451
Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins Journalist Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Older Working Women: Why women are working longer, and what it means for the economy.
  • UN Women Funding: Activists call for more money for gender equality.
  • Flint Water Crisis: We speak with LeeAnne Walters, the mom being hailed as one of the heroes to emerge from the water crisis.

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SCOTUS, Trump & Pope; Football, Alcohol & Rape; Curvology

Date: 02/19/2016
Program Number: 2450
Panelists: Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara; Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Schow; The Nation’s Zoe Carpenter; Founder, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women Avis Jones-DeWeever

Featured Topics:

  • SCOTUS, Trump & Pope: We take a look at important issues for women surrounding the presidential race.
  • Football, Alcohol & Rape: Is there a connection between campus party culture and sexual assault?
  • Curvology: David Bainbridge's surprising and controversial explanation behind women's unique bodies. 

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Election & Black Vote; Raising the Race; Black Heroines

Date: 02/12/2016
Program Number: 2449
Panelists: Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women founder Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever, conservative commentator Dana White, Independent Women's Forum senior fellow Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

  • Election & Black Vote: Bernie Sanders & Hillary Clinton make their pitches to black voters.
  • Raising the Race: Richie Barnes’s new book talks about the unique experience of black mothers and career women.
  • Black Heroines: For Black History Month, we reflect on influential black women who have changed the world. 

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Young Women and Elections; Military Draft; Football and Feminism

Date: 02/05/2016
Program Number: 2448
Panelists: Conservative commentator Dana White, Washington Examiner columnist Ashe Schow, liberal commentator and co-founder of Reproaction, Erin Matson, Anushay's Point founder Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Young Women and Elections: Organizations such as WUFPAC and young female politicians (Grace Meng, Tulsi Gabbard, Kyrsten Sinema) urge young women to make their voices heard.
  • Military Draft: Should women be drafted into the armed forces?
  • Football and Feminism: It's Super Bowl time again! Diane Roberts asks: can feminists be football fans?

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Academic Gender Gap, Trump Feud, Ambassador Swanee Hunt

Date: 01/29/2016
Program Number: 2447
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Rina Shah,Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Founder, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women Avis Jones-DeWeever, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Julie Gunlock

Featured Topics:

  • Academic Gender Gap: Have researchers found the reason behind the gap between boys and girls in school?
  • Trump Feud: The role of gender in Donald Trump's feud with Fox.
  • Ambassador Swanee Hunt: We hear the amazing story of how Rwandan women rebuilt their country.

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Guns & Women; Problems with Diversity Policies; Forgiveness

Date: 01/22/2016
Program Number: 2444R
Panelists: Congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Independent Women's Forum executive director Sabrina Schaeffer, author and political activist Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, GOP political strategist Jennifer Higgins, author Megan Feldman Bettencourt

Featured Topics:

  • Guns & Women: Why more women are owning guns and opposing gun control.
  • Problems with Diversity Policies: New research says most company diversity policies may not actually promote diversity.
  • Forgiveness by Megan Feldman Bettencourt: What we can learn from victims who have forgiven the most outrageous criminals.

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Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton; Oscars & Equality; Adoption

Date: 01/15/2016
Program Number: 2445
Panelists: Journalist Anushay Hossain, Republican strategist Rina Shah Bharara, The Washington Examiner's Ashe Schow, author and political analyst Lara Brown

Featured Topics:

  • Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton: Will it be 2008 all over again for the Democratic frontrunner?
  • Oscars & Equality: Women and minorities still lag in equal representation behind and in front of the camera.
  • Adoption: Why international adoption has shrunk in the last decade.

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Guns & Women; Problems with Diversity Policies; Forgiveness

Date: 01/08/2016
Program Number: 2444
Panelists: Congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Independent Women's Forum executive director Sabrina Schaeffer, author and political activist Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, GOP political strategist Jennifer Higgins, author Megan Feldman Bettencourt

Featured Topics:

  • Guns & Women: Why more women are owning guns and opposing gun control.
  • Problems with Diversity Policies: New research says most company diversity policies may not actually promote diversity.
  • Forgiveness by Megan Feldman Bettencourt: What we can learn from victims who have forgiven the most outrageous criminals.

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Gender Equality in Islam

Date: 01/01/2016
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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