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Heather  White Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) Mercedes  Viana Schlapp
Tammy  Baldwin (D-WI) Frmr. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) Eleanor  Smeal
Donna  Brazile Jane Pauley Jennifer Higgins
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To The Contrary Podcast, September 11, 2015

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Planned Parenthood: An all-male faction of the Republican Party threaten a government shutdown unless the government cuts all funding to Planned Parenthood. Politics & Sexism: With Donald Trump’s comments about Carly Fiorina’s face, and Hillary Clinton's drop in the polls to Bernie Sanders, we ask the question: 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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To The Contrary Podcast, September 4th 2015

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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.PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Patricia Sosa, Darlene Kennedy, Francesca Chambers

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To The Contrary Podcast, August 28, 2015

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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. PANEL: Rina Shah Bharara; Megan Beyer; Ashe Schow; Anushay Hossain

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To The Contrary Podcast, August 21, 2015

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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. PANEL: Clara Del Villar, Avis Jones DeWeever, Lara Brown, Patrice Lee

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To The Contrary Podcast, August 14th 2015

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Re-Air: Entitlements; Lawmakers proposing restrictions to welfare. Discipline in Public Schools; Are minority girls disciplined in school more harshly than others? PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Jennifer Marshall, Danielle Moodie-Mills, and Darlene Kennedy.

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To The Contrary Podcast, July 31st 2015

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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. PANEL: Megan Beyer; Darlene Kennedy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah Bharara; Kim Gandy; Kellyanne Conway; Anushay Hossain

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To The Contrary Podcast, July 24th, 2015

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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. PANEL: Ellie Smeal. Darlene Kennedy, Jenifer Rajkumar, Amber Smith

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To The Contrary Podcast, July 17 2015

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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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To The Contrary Podcast, July 3rd 2015

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Part I: The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Amber Smith, Rina Shah, Debra Carnahan Part II: the transportation of goods. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Karin Agness, Erin Matson, Clara Del Villar

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To The Contrary Podcast, June 26th, 2015

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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 says freelancing is feminist. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Lara Brown, Rina Shah Bharara

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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 ...

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

April 29, 2016 Hillary's ''Woman Card''; Millennial Voters; #MoreThanMean

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Donald Trump’s attack on Hillary Clinton’s “woman card,” Kristin Tate’s new book “Government Gone Wild,” and combating abuse against women on social media

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is The Nation’s Zoe Carpenter, IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Anushay’s Point Founder Anushay Hossain, and GOP Strategist Jennifer Higgins.

Click read more to see what they had to say!

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What It Takes to Be a Writer

April 28, 2016 What It Takes to Be a Writer

by Sallie Bingham

Every Tuesday evening, I drive the sixty plus miles from Santa Fe to Taos to join the six or seven members of my writing group, sponsored by SOMOS, the long-lived and long-enduring Society of the Muse of the Southwest.

Several years ago, Bonnie Lee Black, then living in Taos and the most gifted teacher I have had the privilege of encountering, began our workshop in the writing of what is called–rather mystifyingly, to me– “Creative Non-Fiction.” This seems to beg the question: what is non-creative non-fiction? I dread to think…

Last fall, Bonnie moved to Mexico and it seemed that our workshop, like all of them, would end.

It did not.

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