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TTC Extra: ISIS' Sisterhood

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To The Contrary
PBS


A recent study found that women join the Islamic state group not just to become 'jihadi wives', but instead to be part of a sisterhood who believe in the same cause. Panel: Francesca Chambers, Erin Matson, Rina Shah Bharara, Anushay Hossain Continue


Gwen Ifill Tells Utica College Graduates: "Do Something"

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Washington Week
PBS


Washington Week moderator Gwen Ifill delivered the commencement address to the 2015 graduates of Utica College in New York. She urged the graduates: "If you see something, do something." "Don't forget to laugh along the way," Ifill said. "Your learning does not end today; it only begins today." Continue


Femvertising, "#RapeHoax", Food Security Part II

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To The Contrary
PBS


Femvertising: including women on ad campaigns has proven successful for huge corporations. "#RapeHoax": A smear campaign agains Columbia grad Emma Sulkowicz accuses her of falsely accusing a fellow student of rape. Food Security: The second part of our series on food security investigates the transportation of goods. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Karin Agness, Erin Matson, Clara Del Villar Continue


TTC Extra: Women Start Fewer Businesses

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To The Contrary
PBS


New data shows that women are not founding as many businesses as their male counterparts. Some contribute the fear of failing as a factor. Continue


TTC Extra: Social Media & Marriage

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To The Contrary
PBS


Is going on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook ruining marriages? A new study finds it can happen. What is fueling our social addiction? Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Anushay Hossain, Mercy Viana Schlapp Continue


TTC Extra: Justice Served, #BringBackOurGirls

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To The Contrary
PBS


The Nigerian army rescued over 500 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram have been rescued by. And 10 men have been jailed for the attack against Malala Yousafzai. Continue


TTC Extra: Supreme Court Hears Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

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To The Contrary
PBS


Advocates rallied outside the Supreme Court as the justices heard the arguments in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, which seeks to answer whether the Constitution requires states to allow same-sex marriage. Activists from different spheres and representing different viewpoints demonstrated and spoke. Continue


TTC Extra: Gender Equality in Islam Preview

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To The Contrary
PBS


Dr. Azizah al-Hibri explains the goal of her group, Karamah. Don't miss this special documentary edition of To The Contrary exploring gender equality in Islam! Continue


TTC Extra: Abstinence-Only Class

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To The Contrary
PBS


A professor's tweets went viral recently after expressing disappointment in her high school's son's abstinence-only sexual education program. Continue


2015 Daytime Emmy Nominations

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PBS Specials
PBS


PBS and PBS KIDS programs received 49 Daytime Emmy Award nominations. Among the PBS programs with multiple nominations are SESAME STREET (13), ODD SQUAD (6), PEG + CAT (6), THE MIND OF A CHEF (5), and MARTHA BAKES, CYBERCHASE and A CHEF’S LIFE with two nominations each. Continue


TTC Extra: Cannes Film Festival's "Heelgate"

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To The Contrary
PBS


A controversy dubbed "Heelgate" at the Cannes Film Festival. Women were turned away from the red carpet if they were not wearing high heels. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Liberal Commentator, Erin Matson, Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar Continue


Cindy Williams: "We Were Paid Half of What The Boys Made"

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To The Contrary
PBS


Cindy Williams. star of the television show "Laverne & Shirley," reveals that she and her female co-star Penny Marshall were paid half of what the male actors from "Happy Days" made. Continue


Christianity in United States & Food Security

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To The Contrary
PBS


Christianity in the US: The percentage of people that call themselves Christian is in steep decline according to a new Pew Study. Food Security: We explore the threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Amber Smith, Rina Shah, Debra Carnahan Continue


Gwen's Take: Politics Through A Glass, Darkly: Trade Edition

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Washington Week
PBS


"Is Washington transparent? Certainly not. Are all lawmakers friends, even within their own parties? No way. So it helps to have a glossary when you listen to them speak." Continue


Poverty & Geography; #TalkPay; Mothers Who Leave

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To The Contrary
PBS


Poverty & Geography: a re-analysis of the anti-poverty experiment "Moving to Opportunity." #TalkPay: How Twitter could end the pay gap. Mothers Who Leave: Author Melissa Cistaro discusses her life after her mother left. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Anushay Hossain, Mercy Viana Schlapp Continue


Gwen's Take: Ask Me Take

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Washington Week
PBS


"My head was so full of so many disparate topics this week that I could not decide how to fill this space or what I had to add to debates over race, politics, violence, trade and disaster. So I have turned this week's Take over to you, gentle readers, in a new, irregularly recurring feature I believe I'll call 'Gwen's Bingo.'" Continue


Gender Equality in Islam

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To The Contrary
PBS


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. One such advocate is Dr. Azizah Al-Hibriwho started a non-profit organization called Karamah with the goal of advancing the gender-equitable principles of Islam to Musllm women. Continue


Gwen's Take: Accepting the Urbino Press Award

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Washington Week
PBS


"I tell people that I love covering politics because everything is politics. That, or religion. But politics, in particular, is about more than elections. It is about whether your child will be fed. It is about whether your parents can afford long-term care. It is about whether you have a roof over your head. Or, perhaps, whether your son will be able to survive his next encounter with police." Continue


Gwen's Take: Truth, Justice and the American Way

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Washington Week
PBS


"Truth, is in fact, an elusive concept. It depends almost entirely on where you are standing at the time. It is a human instinct to confuse belief with truth. The best journalists can do is try to scrub our inbred biases (we all have them) by asking more questions. All the time. Every time. This is nearly impossible to do if you have already decided you know the answer." Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: 1971

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Independent Lens
PBS


On March 8, 1971, a group of citizens broke into a small FBI office in Pennsylvania, took every file, and shared them with the public. Their actions exposed the FBI's illegal surveillance program of law-abiding Americans. Now, these previously anonymous Americans publicly share their story for the first time. Continue


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