Francesca  Chambers Hilary Rosen Jane Pauley
Angela McGlowan Rep. Jan  Schakowsky (D-IL) Melanne Verveer
Eleanor  Smeal Cari Dominguez Rep. Donna Edwards
Bay Buchanan Cynthia Nixon Christy Turlington
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Elaine Chao Janet  Napolitano
Rina  Shah Avis A. Jones-DeWeever Barbara Pierce Bush
Crystal Wright Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Amy  Siskind
Monica Cevallos Maria Teresa Kumar Danielle Moodie-Mills


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To The Contrary Podcast, November 15th, 2013

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Obamacare and Women’s Health Protection First Lady Michelle Obama’s Education Initiative EDGE - Certifying Companies as Woman-Friendly PANELISTS: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer, The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp


To The Contrary Podcast, November 8th, 2013

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Sex Trafficking: New report card on states' efforts to combat modern slavery. Women Recruits: Military does not see drop in recruits despite increasing reports of sexual assault. Behind the Headlines: Gillibrand's FAMILY Act promises to reward working families with new paid leave program. PANELISTS: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Siobhan ”Sam" Bennett, Sabrina Schaeffer, Rina Shah


To The Contrary Podcast, November 1st, 2013

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Sexual assault on College Campuses Surprising New Survey on how Men and Women Define “Having it All” Behind the Headlines: Phyllis Chesler - An American Bride in Kabul


To The Contrary Podcast, October 25th, 2013

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Mother vs Fetus: Challenging the Fetal Protection Law. UN Women Ad Campaign: What do Google searches reveal about discrimination. Behind the Headlines: Gov. Mary Fallin, new Chair of the NGA. PANELISTS: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Spike the Watercooler Founder Marjorie Clifton, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers


To The Contrary Podcast, October 18th, 2013

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The Only Adults in D.C.: Women in the Senate to the government's rescue. Yellen Effect: The Fed Chair nominee could become a role model for young female economists. Behind the Headlines: Unflinching Courage. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison talks about bipartisanship and the pioneering women of Texas. PANELISTS: Megan Beyer of the Gender Equality Project, Sr. Policy Analyst for the Independent Women’s Forum Hadley Heath, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Republican Strategist Rina Shah


To The Contrary Podcast, October 11th 2013

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Join us as we look at three churches around the United States who are part of the "Welcoming Movement." These churches, in Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., are committed to accepting and affirming gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Watch their triumphs and struggles in this special documentary episode!


To The Contrary Podcast, October 4th 2013

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Decriminalizing Prostitution: NY's New Anti-Trafficking Policy. Government Shutdown: How the shutdown affects the GOP's image in the eyes of women. Wonder Women: Barnard President Debora Spar on women not having it all. PANELISTS: RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp


To The Contrary Podcast, September 27th 2013

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Catholic Church & Women: Pope Francis and the future of the Church. Behind the Headlines: An Unquenchable Thirst. A former nun says Catholics should reconsider celibacy. Donation Gap: Why women trail men in political donations. PANELISTS: Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown


To The Contrary Podcast, September 20th 2013

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Papal Revelations: Pope Francis's new comments on gays and women. The UN & Women: How the United Nations can help women's empowerment. Behind the Headlines: Wadjda. The first feature film shot in Saudi Arabia, directed by a woman, opens in the US.


To The Contrary Podcast, September 13th 2013

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Sexual Assault: A shocking UN survey adds to global rape concerns. Re-Adoption: Parents give away their kids to strangers on the internet. Behind the Headlines: Only Children. Why having one child may be the way to go. PANELISTS: Maria Teresa Kumar, Darlene Kennedy, Kim Gandy, Rina Shah

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

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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For Women in Science

November 24, 2014 For Women in Science

by Cari Stein

To the Contrary Executive Producer

There is a gender gap in STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  That fact is no surprise to our viewers.  To the Contrary has been reporting on the issue for years now. Not too long ago we discussed the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s findings that 15-year-old girls around the world, outperform boys in science – EXCEPT in the United States, Britain and Canada.


But what is surprising is that the gap is not  being closed in any appreciable way.  So what can be done?  One solution is to highlight successful women scientists, technology wizzes, engineers and mathematicians.   Even more powerful is when that is  coupled with mentorships.  Earlier this month the two came together as L’Oreal USA celebrated their 2014 For Women in Science Fellows. 

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Immigration; Bill Cosby; Ms. Magazine Awards

November 21, 2014 Immigration; Bill Cosby; Ms. Magazine Awards

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the immigration showdown, rape accusations against Bill Cosby, and the Ms. Magazine Wonder Awards and why Gloria Steinem says sexual assault can be eliminated.

On the panel this week joining host  Bonnie Erbe is Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton; Republican Strategist, Rina Shah; Former President Women’s Campaign Fund, Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood

Click “read more” to see what they had to say!

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