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A Queen's Discovery is about a 16-year-old, Nzinga Anasa Braswell and her eye-opening first journey to Ghana. Nzinga compares her black American experience as a youth with what she discovered in Africa.
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.
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. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), American University Professor Jennifer Lawless, IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Women Vote Trump’s Ann Stone
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. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Saba Ahmed, Atima Omara, Ashe Schow
Early voting and gender leads: As early voting begins in some states, how will the gender leads turn out for each candidate? What will those results mean for election day? Debbie Allen's “Freeze Frame...Stop the Madness”: A look at Debbie Allen's latest artistic and theatrical masterpiece, opening this month and the Kennedy Center, highlights race issues and police brutality. PANEL: Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD), President and Founder of The Republican Muslim Coalition Saba Ahmed Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Julie Gunlock.
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. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Celinda Lake, Rina Shah, Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Marian Vessels
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 Diana Furchtgott-Roth. Incarcerated Women: How women with a criminal history reenter society and join the workforce. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ann Stone, Linda Chavez, Atima Omara.
Race, Gender & Politics: The racial and gender divides that surround the presidential raee between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Pronatalism: Why Michele Goodwin says American society is hyper-focused on childbirth. Panel: Debra Carnahan, Genevieve Wood, Patricia Sosa, Saba Ahmedd
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 - Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez - will take place in California. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ashe Schow, Anushay Hossain, Dana White
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To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé
Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...More »
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe celebrates 25 seasons on PBS with a film festival highlighting documentaries by and about women, families and diverse communities. The All About Women & Girls Festival winner in the international category is A Queen's Discovery.
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By Sallie Bingham
A dear friend told me the other day that she thinks we live in a blue bubble here in New Mexico. On the electoral map, New Mexico and Colorado show up as almost insignificant small blue squares in a sea of red, so unimportant on the national level we received almost no attention or visits during the previous election—which may be just as well. But before I give in to survivor’s guilt about being the beneficiary of blue, I want to take a minute to think why this happened.Read More »