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TTC Extra: UPS Accused of Pregnancy Discrimination

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To The Contrary
PBS


The Supreme Court has ruled that UPS employee Peggy Young can proceed with her lawsuit against the shipping company for pregnancy discrimination. She charges she was not given light work in accordance with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. PANEL: Manal Omar, Anushay Hossain, Sam Bennett, Patrice Lee Continue


Beijing+20; Hillary Clinton Doctrine; "War on Women" Over?

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To The Contrary
PBS


Beijing+20: How far have women come and what still needs to be done, 20 years after the famed women's conference? Hillary Clinton Doctrine: How much has Hillary Clinton done to improve women's lives? "War on Women": Democrats say it's back, while Republicans say it's over. PANEL: Kellyanne Conway; Neera Tanden; Erin Matson; Rina Shah Continue


Emma Goldman: A Modern Joan of Arc

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American Experience
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Emma Goldman's anarchist politics and outspoken activism against capitalism, wars, and the oppression of women captivated and polarized the American public for nearly thirty years. Continue


A Bloody Labor Battle

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American Experience
PBS


In June 1892, workers at the Andrew Carnegie-owned steel plant in Homestead, Pennsylvania went on strike. When plant manager Henry Clay Frick hired 300 armed guards to attack strikers, the resulting battle ended in deaths on both sides. Continue


180 Days: Hartsville (Rashon's Family)

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180 Days
PBS


Single mother Monay and her sons deal with the realities of living in a low-income single parent family in Hartsville, SC. Continue


Can we achieve global gender equality by 2030?

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Twenty years since the UN announced a major effort to reduce global gender inequality, women and girls today are far from getting equal treatment and participation in society, while violence against females is commonplace. Lakshmi Puri of UN Women joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the findings of a pair of reports looking at the status of women and girls, plus opportunity for further progress. Continue


Women World Leaders: Interviews with Women in Power

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To The Contrary
PBS


Some To The Contrary Classics: interviews with women who have attained the highest office in their countries. We speak with Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, Helen Clark of New Zealand, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Janet Jagan of Guyana, and Gro Harlem Brundtland of Norway. Continue


Why tech companies struggle with gender equality

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A discrimination lawsuit in California involving a former employee at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm signals another instance of that industry being critiqued for its treatment of women. Jeffrey Brown talks to Nicole Sanchez of Vaya Consulting and Nellie Bowles of Re/code. Continue


Retirement Gap; Female "Viagra"; Angelina Jolie & Difret

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To The Contrary
PBS


Retirement Gap: Minority families do not have nearly as much in savings as white families do. Female "Viagra": In their third attempt, Sprout Pharmaceutical believes their drug to help women with HSDD will be approved. Difret: Angelina Jolie executive produces an Ethiopian film about child brides. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Jenifer Rajkumar, Francesca Chambers Continue


Activist Marian Wright Edelman

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund discusses organization's recently released report, "Ending Child Poverty Now." Continue


The Perfect Victim | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


Four incarcerated women were beaten, raped, sold, abused, and nearly killed by their husbands. Collectively, they spent over eighty-five years in prison, convicted for having killed their husbands to save their lives. Will the judicial system and a notoriously secretive Missouri parole board give them a chance to renew their lives? Continue


TTC Extra: SXSW Panel Interruption

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To The Contrary
PBS


The lack of diversity in the tech field was awkwardly displayed at the South By South West festival. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for repeatedly interrupting former Google executive Megan Smith. PANEL: Kellyanne Conway; Neera Tanden; Erin Matson; Rina Shah Continue


A New Generation of Radicals

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American Experience
PBS


American Anarchists in the 1880s were a small but powerful movement who advocated radical ideals of universal human equality, education for all, and an end to state government. Continue


A Chasm Between Rich and Poor

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American Experience
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The Panic of 1893, a severe economic depression, created public awareness of the growing gap between the rich and the poor. Emma Goldman organized demonstrations and encouraged unemployed Americans to demand jobs and food from the wealthy. Continue


Beijing+20: Coverage of Original UN Conference on Women

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To The Contrary
PBS


It's been 20 years since the Fourth UN World Conference on Women's rights in Beijing. To commemorate this landmark, To The Contrary presents our coverage of the 1995 conference. Continue


Hillary, Congress & Ferguson: Perils of Seeing More Clearly

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Washington Week
PBS


"Let’s have a chat about transparency, and how much we really want to know about the way things work. This week provided several good examples of the discussion along the campaign trail, and in all three branches of government." Continue


The Backstory: The Notorious R.B.G.

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Washington Week
PBS


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been making headlines lately by speaking out on decisions and even claiming she wasn't "100% sober" when she fell asleep during President Obama's State of the Union address. Ginsburg's outspoken nature is changing the mold of the traditional aloof justice, and the 81-year-old Clinton appointee has become something of an Internet phenomenon. Continue


TTC Extra: Trans Women Rights at Women's Colleges

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To The Contrary
PBS


Trans women activists want women's colleges to incorporate gender inclusive language, in a larger bid to gain more acceptance. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers Continue


Singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The legendary singer-songwriter discusses her highly anticipated new album, "You Gotta Love the Life." Continue


Hot flashes can strike for more than a decade, study finds

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Four out of five middle-aged women cope with hot flashes, night sweats and other uncomfortable consequences of menopause. Now, the largest study of its kind has shown that those symptoms can last much longer than previously thought, and are worse for some women of color. Judy Woodruff learns more from Dr. Nancy Avis of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Continue


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