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TTC Extra: Women Sports Executives

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To The Contrary
PBS


Washington DC litigator Michele Roberts shattered a glass ceiling by becoming the first woman to head a players union for one of the top four pro sports. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Patrice Lee, Megan Beyer Continue


Initiative aims to end 'schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline'

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The White House announced a $100 million expansion to a program aimed at improving life chances for young men of color. Sixty of the country’s school systems, mayors, corporations and nonprofits all pledged to support My Brother’s Keeper. John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, join Gwen Ifill. 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


Journalist Alex Tizon

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Tizon examines race and gender stereotypes from the Asian perspective, as detailed in his text, "Little Big Man." Continue


Getting Back to Abnormal

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POV
PBS


What happens when America’s most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for Getting Back to Abnormal, a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Continue


American Revolutionary: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Grace Lee on the making of American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. Continue


Closing the racial divide in Wisconsin’s capital

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Wisconsin has the worst rankings for African American children in the country for basic factors like education, income, health and home stability, and that statistic has real long-term consequences. Hari Sreenivasan reports on a new effort in the city of Madison to bridge the extreme racial disparity — an effort that leaders hope will provide a template to communities across the country. Continue


TTC Extra: World Cup Mural - Brazil & U.S. Friendship

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To The Contrary
PBS


A mural made by Alexandre Keto with the help of Brazilian and American children and the United States Soccer team depicts the friendly relationship between Brazil and the USA. It attempts to capture the spirit of understanding through sport that competitions such as the World Cup strive to achieve. We capture US Ambassador to Brazil Lilyana Ayalde on a tour of the finished product. 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


Let the Fire Burn: The MOVE Bombings 29 Years Later

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Independent Lens
PBS


On the 29th anniversary of the MOVE bombings, for those who were in the middle of it and are still with us, the memories of those tragic events still linger all these years later. As the haunting story unfolds in Jason Osder‘s Let the Fire Burn, you may be curious as to what became of some of the central people (and places) involved. Continue


Arresting Parents, Promoting Diversity, What Women Want

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To The Contrary
PBS


Arresting Parents: Mothers are being arrested for child endangerment. Promoting Diversity: Female and minority executives are penalized for advancing workplace diversity. What Women Want: Deborah Rhode says the women's movement needs a jump start. PANEL: Avis Jones DeWeever, Erin Matson, Jennifer Marshall, Rina Shah Continue


Initiative aims to end 'schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline'

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The White House announced a $100 million expansion to a program aimed at improving life chances for young men of color. Sixty of the country’s school systems, mayors, corporations and nonprofits all pledged to support My Brother’s Keeper. John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, join Gwen Ifill. Continue


Getting Back to Abnormal: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler on the making of Getting Back to Abnormal. Continue


108 Essential Documentaries About New Orleans

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POV
PBS


Explore Getting Back to Abnormal filmmaker Paul Stekler's list of essential documentaries about New Orleans below, or read more in his history of documentary film in New Orleans. Continue


15 to Life: What Were You Like At 15?

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POV
PBS


Criminal psychologist Randy Otto explains to Kenneth's lawyers the dangers of deciding a defendant's future based on his or her behavior as a teenager. Continue


American Revolutionary: Black Power

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POV
PBS


In the 1960s, Grace Lee Boggs split from the Marxist establishment and became active in the Black Power movement in Detroit. Continue


"Separate and Unequal" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, school segregation is making a comeback. In "Separate and Unequal," airing July 15, FRONTLINE travels to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a group of mostly white parents are trying to form their own city with its own separate school district, leaving behind a population of black students. 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


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


NIGERIAN GIRLS STILL MISSING

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To The Contrary
PBS


More girls have reportedly been abducted in Nigeria by the terrorist group Boko Haram that's threatening to sell them. Meanwhile, protests are intensifying as people worldwide call for action. To the Contrary spoke with Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive Worldwide. She calls for the passage of International VAWA. Continue


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