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Women, Gun Control & NRA: As the nation grieves another mass shooting, we look at how men & women support gun control at different rates. Shark Tank: A contestant on the show cries during a business meeting, igniting a debate. Golden Girls Network: Boomers - especially women - look into alternative ways to living their golden years. PANEL: Ashe Schow, Lara Brown, Clara Del Villar, Anushay Hossein
Equality Study: A LeanIn.Org / McKinsey study looks at why women aren't equal in American corporations. Planned Parenthood: The organization enjoys popularity amid calls from Republicans to defund it. Anne-Marie Slaughter: the President and CEO of the New America Foundation speaks about balancing work and family. PANEL: Del Eleanor Holmes Norton, Linda Chavez, Debra Carnahan, Cari Dominguez
Pope Francis & Women: Will the pontiff allow women into the priesthood? Paternity Leave: Men ask for equal paid parental leave. Girls Who Code: Getting young girls on the track to study and work in STEM fields. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Susan Ferrechio, Rina Shah Bharara, Erin Mats
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 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 »
By Sallie Bingham
As we try to make sense of what has happened and what is likely to happen, I keep hearing the phrase “The American Dream”—the mantra of the conservatives. I never believed it existed—what dream does?—but a commentator whose name I didn’t hear on NPR today advanced the opinion that it did exist—once—in a golden period of prosperity from the end of the war that created it in 1945 to the revelations of Watergate in 1973.Read More »
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, we explore our first winner in the To The Contrary All About Women Film Festival.
We celebrate our 25th season of To The Contrary by hosting a film festival. Our winners will be aired for the next few weeks on our show times instead of our regular show. Our film festival is highlighting the best work, documentaries by members of these communities in five categories: Student entry, current events about advancing the rights of girls, women or diverse communities in the United States, Internationally, The history of the US women’s movement, telling women’s stories and Student entry.
Click read more to find out this week's winner.Read More »