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TTC Extra: Women In Tech

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women continue to be underrepresented in the technology industry. A few top colleges have managed to reverse the trend by reaching out to high school teachers, offering mentoring programs and focusing recruitment on prospective female students. PANEL: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Former Judge & Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Journalist Anushay Continue


CEO Mary Barra defends GM’s top lawyer at Senate hearing

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


General Motor's top lawyer became the top target at a Senate hearing on ignition switch defects that GM failed to address for years. The automaker's own internal report found that the legal staff had failed to share details of related crash settlements, but CEO Mary Barra defended GM’s general counsel Michael Millikin. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue


TTC Extra: Women Can't Have It All

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To The Contrary
PBS


At the Aspen Ideas Festival Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi admitted to the difficult balancing act of being a wife, mother and CEO. She says women can't have it all. PANEL: National Network to End Domestic Violence’s President Kim Gandy, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, DC Congresswoman Del. Norton (D), and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Continue


Grass Roots Grow Against Greed

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Moyers & Company
PBS


This Fourth of July weekend, as we celebrate our independence and democracy, we pay tribute to the champions of grassroots action fighting against the moneyed interests trying to buy and control government. Continue


Lawmakers skeptical that GM can remodel its leadership

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


General Motors CEO Mary Barra returned to address Congress about an internal company report on the ignition switch defect that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. Barra announced a new campaign to reward employees who report safety concerns, but lawmakers remained skeptical that the corporate culture could be changed. Gwen Ifill gets more detail from David Shepardson of The Detroit News. Continue


Best-selling author James Patterson on the crisis in books

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Despite having dozens of best-selling titles to his name in crime, mystery and even children's books, James Patterson is very worried about the present and future of books in America, as the publishing world grapples with the advent of ebooks and their major distributor, Amazon. Continue


How Tax Reform Can Save the Middle Class

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Moyers & Company
PBS


In part two of his interview, the Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz talks to Bill about his new plan for overhauling America's current tax system, which he believes contributes to making America the most unequal society of the advanced countries. Continue


Did GM’s corporate culture help obscure safety issue?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The CEO of General Motors acknowledged that the American automaker faces public outrage for its delay in acting on the deadly ignition switch problem. Mary Barra released the details of an internal report on the defect and announced that 15 employees had been fired. Judy Woodruff talks to Micheline Maynard of Forbes and Erik Gordon of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Continue


TTC Extra: Diversity at Google

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To The Contrary
PBS


Google is seeking to diversify in the midst of criticism after divulging the gender and racial breakdown of its workforce. Less than one-third of employees are women, and only 3% African-American or Hispanic. PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Dr. Lara Brown, Donna Brazile, Francesca Chambers Continue


Joseph E. Stiglitz: Let’s Stop Subsidizing Tax Dodgers

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Moyers & Company
PBS


A new report by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz suggests that paying our fair share of taxes and cracking down on corporate tax dodgers could be a cure for inequality and a faltering economy. Stiglitz tells Bill that Apple, Google, GE and a host of other Fortune 500 companies are creating what amounts to “an unlimited IRA for corporations,” some of them paying no taxes whatsoever. Continue


Clinton vs. Warren; Hobby Lobby; Female Genital Mutilation

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To The Contrary
PBS


Clinton vs. Warren: Elizabeth Warren is being touted as a possible “spoiler” against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Hobby Lobby: The Green family who owns the craft store chain aims to build a bible museum in Washington, DC. Female Genital Mutilation: The cultural tradition is an American problem. PANEL: Cari Dominguez, Debra Carnahan, Darlene Kennedy, Anushay Hossain Continue


Pope Francis picks new leader for troubled Vatican Bank

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Vatican officials announced that Pope Francis will replace top management of the Vatican Bank, plagued for years by scandals involving corruption, money laundering and mismanagement. Hari Sreenivasan talks to John Allen of The Boston Globe about the Pope’s new strategy for reforming the bank, as well as his recent meeting with victims of sexual abuse. Continue


TTC Extra: Secret Spenders

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To The Contrary
PBS


According to a new survey, men are significantly more likely than women to be "secret spenders" who hide or lie about their spending. Reasons include to avoid argument, limit unnecessary worry and avoiding guilt. PANEL: National Network to End Domestic Violence’s President Kim Gandy, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, DC Congresswoman Del. Norton (D), and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Continue


USAID & Maternal Health; Abortion & Film; PAST Act

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To The Contrary
PBS


USAID & Maternal Health: The agency is spending more money on saving mothers and children. Abortion & Film: "Obvious Child" depicts abortion in a rare light by movie standards. PAST Act: The law the US Humane Society says will stop cruelty against horses. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Nicole Kurokawa Neily, Erica Williams SImon, Holly Hazard Continue


Too Big to Fail and Getting Bigger

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Moyers & Company
PBS


In Washington, DC a bi-partisan effort is underway to chip away at the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which is supposed to prevent the type of economic meltdown that brought the world to the brink in 2008. "It keeps being weakened and weakened," economist Anat Admati, co-author of the book, The Bankers’ New Clothes, says of the Dodd-Frank legislation. “We haven’t really gotten to the heart Continue


Home Births; Pope Francis; Hillary Clinton & World Bank

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To The Contrary
PBS


Home Births: A new reality show chronicles women having babies in the wild. Pope Francis: The pontiff says couples should have children, not raise pets. Hillary Clinton & World Bank: Clinton and other leaders weigh in on the economic advantages of empowering women. PANEL: Erin Matson; Karin Agness; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Linda Chavez Continue


SEC seeks to rein in high-frequency trading

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission laid out new rules to regulate high-frequency trading. Critics have argued that high-speed, computer trading gives a small group of traders an enormous advantage over the general public. Judy Woodruff talks to Bloomberg News reporter Keri Geiger for a closer look at the potential changes. Continue


BMW plant in S.C. imports German apprenticeship program.

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The BMW factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is luring workers with a program that offers part-time work, an all-expenses paid associates degree and near guarantee of a job and future education down the road. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how such apprenticeships, modeled after European programs, may boost employment and help tailor curricula to employers’ needs. Continue


Mass Shootings; Arianna Huffington's Thrive; Maya Angelou

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To The Contrary
PBS


Mass shootings are looked at through a gendered lens. Arianna Huffington's new book teaches us how to Thrive with rest and recovery. Remembering poet and author Dr. Maya Angelou. PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Dr. Lara Brown, Donna Brazile, Francesca Chambers Continue


What is peak oil, and will fracking buy us time?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with former big pharma executive Chris Martenson about why the money the U.S. printed after the financial crash would have been better spent on alternative energy rather than on the banks. Continue


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