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TTC Extra: Normalizing Relations With Cuba

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To The Contrary
PBS


President Barack Obama has announced his intentions to normalize relations with Cuba. The US has not had formal diplomatic relations with and had maintained an embargo against the island nation since the Cold War. We take a look back at a discussion on To The Contrary from 2002 which discusses Cuban-American relations. Continue


Supreme Court tests limits of free speech online

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Is an angry online post a real threat or an exercise of free speech? The Supreme Court will determine whether a man’s violence-filled rants on Facebook about his ex-wife -- posts that led to his arrest -- are protected by the First Amendment. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the case with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal. Continue


TTC Extra: Pro-Choice Activists Launch "1 in 3 Campaign"

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To The Contrary
PBS


Pro-choice activists say its time to change the culture of shaming women who have had an abortion. The "1 in 3 Campaign" is named after the claim that one of every three women has had an abortion. It encourages women to share their personal stories related to abortion in an effort to create a more accepting society. Continue


Women & Midterm Elections; Maternity Leave; Melanne Verveer

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women & Midterm Elections: How female voters and candidates shaped the midterm elections. Maternity Leave: Helpful policies can have unintended consequences. Melanne Verveer: The diplomat and scholar on why including women in peace negotiations will lead to a more secure world. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Sabrina Schaeffer; Erin Matson; Clara Del Villar Continue


Our Digital Future

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The Open Mind
PBS


Chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation, creator of one of the world's most successful Web browsers, Mitchell Baker probes the most daunting obstacles to a free, fair and flourishing Internet. Continue


Every Mother's Son

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POV
PBS


Every Mother's Son profiles three New York mothers who unexpectedly find themselves united to seek justice and transform their grief into an opportunity for profound social change. Continue


How the Islamic State lures teens on social media

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Three teenage girls from Denver were detained in Germany last weekend by American authorities under suspicion of joining the Islamic State. The militant group lures recruits worldwide with a sophisticated social media operation. Margaret Warner reports how the group tries to reach a wide audience while avoiding detection. Continue


HBO offers streaming as viewers shift to TV à la carte

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


With hit shows “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective,” HBO has been a big draw for traditional cable television subscribers. But now HBO is launching a standalone online streaming service, with broadcast network CBS announcing a similar plan. Judy Woodruff talks to Sharon Waxman of The Wrap about the changing ways Americans access entertainment. Continue


TTC Extra: Microsoft CEO on Women & Pay Raises

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To The Contrary
PBS


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told women they should not ask for raises and instead "trust the system." These comments were widely criticized, leading him to change his stance. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; IWF’s Sabrina Schaeffer; Liberal Commentator, Erin Matson; Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers Continue


Koch: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Filmmaker Neil Barsky discusses the making of his film Koch. Continue


Becoming Papa: Fathers Key to Gender Justice

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To The Contrary
PBS


Deep in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, something extraordinary is starting to take hold. “Becoming Papa” travels an arduous journey with two Brazilian men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free. Host Bonnie Erbé calls their remarkable transformations to equal caregiving, “the final chapter in feminism.” Don't miss this special documentary episode. Continue


Frats & Assault; Debunking Opting Out; Erdogan & Inequality

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To The Contrary
PBS


Frats & Assault: UVA suspends all fraternity related activity after an alleged gang rape occurs at a frat house. Debunking "Opting Out": new study shows women are no longer "opting out". Erdogan & Inequality: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan states women and men can never be equal. PANEL: Erin Matson; Darlene Kennedy; Anushay Hossain; Karin Agness Continue


Immigration; Cosby Accusations; Ms. Awards & Gloria Steinem

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To The Contrary
PBS


Immigration: President Obama pushes an executive order that could shield millions from deportation. Cosby Accusations: Over a dozen women allege the comedian raped them, bringing up questions about statutes of limitations Ms. Awards: The magazine honors women fighting assault & Gloria Steinem says rape can be eliminated. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Rina Shah, Genevieve Wood, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Continue


WORLD Channel Vets Coming Home

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World Channel
PBS


In honor of the men and women who have served in all branches of the United States armed forces, WORLD Channel commemorates Veterans' Day with twenty-two films by and about veterans. Listen to stories of those who served from the Civil War to the Vietnam War to the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq today. Understand what returning to civilian life was and is like for vet Continue


Women & Midterm Elections; Female Marines; Lean Together

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women & Midterm Elections: With women expected to play a huge role at the polls, how will female candidates perform? Female Marines: Women getting farther into the marines' infantry training courses, though not completing them. Lean Together: The Independent Women's Forum offers an alternative to the progressive agenda. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Jennifer Marshall; Patrice Lee; Kim Gandy Continue


Flex Time; TV War for Women; Young Female Voters

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To The Contrary
PBS


Flex Time: Research shows that a majority of men have a flexible work schedules, but they do not do more house or childcare. Political Ads: Conservatives like Mitch McConnell attempt to gain votes from women. Young Female Voters: Both parties realize how important the young, unmarried women's vote will be. PANEL: Karin Agness; Avis Jones-DeWeever; Danielle Moodie-Mills; Rina Shah Continue


TTC Extra: Feminist Critic Anita Sarkeesian & #GamerGate

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To The Contrary
PBS


Feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian cancelled her event in Utah after receiving death and rape threats. She has been the target of these threats for making videos critiquing misogynistic portrayals of women in video games. These threats intensified after the creation of the #GamerGate campaign. PANEL: Genevieve Wood, Patrice Lee, Patricia Sosa, Kim Gandy Continue


#Gamergate leads to death threats against women

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Members of the gaming community launched a campaign in August called Gamergate as a response to allegations of unethical journalism. But it has grown to include outright threats against women who work in or critique the industry. Hari Sreenivasan talks to one of the targets of the harassment, Brianna Wu of Giant Spacekat. Continue


TTC Extra: The Great Recession & Parenthood

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To The Contrary
PBS


A new report investigates the impact of the Great Recession on prospective parents. Not only did many couples decide not to have babies while economic conditions were uncertain, but many long-term effects persist. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Journalist, Founder, Anushay’s Point, Anushay Hossain; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy Continue


NFL Abuse Scandals; Hillary Clinton & Economy; Freed Slaves

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To The Contrary
PBS


NFL Abuse Scandal: The NFL could potentially loose sponsorships if they do not handle the recent domestic violence allegations appropriately. Hillary Clinton & Economy: Hillary Clinton believes more women working will boost the economy. Freed Slaves: A historical picture resurfaces of four freed female slaves after Reconstruction. PANEL: Del. Norton, Genevieve Wood, Avis Jones-DeWever, Patrice Lee Continue


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