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To the Contrary Podcast October 21, 2016

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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.


To The Contrary Podcast October 14, 2016

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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


To The Contrary Podcast, October 7, 2016

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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.


To The Contrary Podcast September 30, 2016

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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


To The Contrary Podcast September 23, 2016

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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


To The Contrary Podcast September 9, 2016

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Clinching Women's Votes: How are Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton polling among married and unmarried women? Can the Independent or Green Party take over the election? To The Contrary interviews Jill Stein.Transgender Pregnancy: Evan's story. Can new medical advancements change what the American family looks like in years to come. Panel: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Saba Ahmed, Sarah McBride, Saba Ahmed


To The Contrary Podcast August 26, 2016

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This encore presentation of The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument showcases a newly designated site declared a monument by President Obama in 2016. This was the original home of the National Women’s Party and holds the country’s first feminist library. Alice Paul and other suffragists moved into the house to lobby congress for the Equal Right’s Amendment. In order to gain lawmakers attention, the suffragists used tactics such as picketing the white house and putting on pageants to call for change. Although the fight for women’s equality is not over yet, the artifacts and treasures on display throughout this monument stand as a reminder of the movement.


To The Contrary Podcast August 19, 2016

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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. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Atima Omara, Jennifer Higgins, Ashe Schow


To The Contrary Podcast August 12, 2016

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Can Clinton’s comfortable lead in the polls over Donald Trump lead to complacency? Growing up in “the other America” and how identity projects play a role in breaking the cycle of poverty. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Lara Brown, Francesca Chambers


To The Contrary Podcast July 29th, 2016

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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. PANEL: Debra Carnahan, Amber Smith, Jenifer Rajkumar, Jennifer Higgins

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

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Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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

October 21, 2016 Early Voting Impacts Election; Debbie Allen's

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss early voting patterns among men and women and Debbie Allen’s theatrical narrative: Freeze Frame.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is 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 Voice Julie Gunlock.

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Standing with Standing Rock – Update

October 19, 2016 Standing with Standing Rock – Update

By Sallie Bingham

An auction to benefit the tribes gathered at Standing Rock—also called Sacred Rock—may not have raised a lot of cash, but it did help us in the audience to have a clearer sense of what is happening.

As they continue to protect the waters of the Missouri River, and ultimately, of the Mississippi, into which it flows, the people at Standing Rock are no longer permitted to leave the encampment to go and offer prayers where the digging for the pipeline is continuing, nearby.

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