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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.
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. PANEL: Patricia Sosa, Genevieve Wood, Jennifer Higgins, Anushay Hossain
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: One anatomist's surprising and controversial explanation behind women's unique bodies. PANEL: Rina Shah Bharara, Ashe Schow, Zoe Carpenter, Avis Jones-DeWeever
Election & Black Vote: Bernie Sanders & Hillary Clinton make their pitches to black voters.. Raising the Race: Riché 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. Panel: Avis Jones DeWeever; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Dana White; Patrice Lee
Young Women & Elections: Organizations such as WUFPAC and young female politicians urge young women to make their voices heard. Military Draft: Should women be drafted into the armed forces? Football & Feminism: It's Super Bowl time again! Diane Roberts asks: can feminists be football fans? PANEL: Ashe Show, Erin Matson, Anushay Hossain, Dana White
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. PANEL: Rina Shah, Debra Carnahan, Founder, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Julie Gunlock
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 to the US has shrunk in the last decade. PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah Bharara, Ashe Schow, Lara Brown
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: What we can learn from victims who have forgiven the most outrageous criminals. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Sabrina Schaeffer, Siobhan ”Sam” Bennett, Jennifer Higgins
An Encore Presentation: 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. Dr. Azizah Al-Hibri, a law professor and Islamic scholar,started a non- profit organization called Karamah to advance the gender-equitable principles of Islam to Muslim women.
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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