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Discrimination Doesn't Fight Disease

April 10, 2020

Written By: Emma Thorp

Over the past few weeks the United States has attempted to combat the relentless spread of the Coronavirus and the process is undoubtedly unsettling. Many schools, including my own, have moved their classes online, and are encouraging their students to practice social distancing by staying at home. Bars and restaurants have shut down temporarily, many Americans have been laid off, and Disney World has closed down marking that we truly have descended into a time of anarchy. Many of us are washing our hands on the hour while working our way through the entire Netflix library attempting to postpone our inevitable downfall to insanity. We are living in a time when one would assume we could all put aside our differences and try to work towards our common goal of slowing the spread of a deadly pandemic, but unfortunately it’s still 2020 America and we remain incapable of having nice things.

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Bloomberg’s Women Problem; Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy; Retirement Readiness

February 21, 2020

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Michael Bloomberg’s women problem, the Boy Scouts filing for bankruptcy, and why women aren’t prepared for retirement.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Frmr Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Genevieve Wood, Senior Advisor, The Heritage Foundation; Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Advisor, Independent Women’s Voices

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Was The Super Bowl NSFW?

February 21, 2020

Written by: Emma Thorp


In the musical entertainment industry, few entertainment opportunities top the coveted slot of the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Artists from Prince to Katy Perry to Janet and Michael Jackson have all dominated massive football stadiums for what was likely the most highly anticipated fifteen minutes of their musical careers. The Super Bowl is an event watched by a very large, and more notably, very diverse portion of America. One of the negative sides to performing at the Super Bowl compared to a special ticketed concert is that it’s truly impossible for any musician to please the entire audience. This year, the Halftime slot was filled by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, who chose to direct their performance towards empowering women and increasing visibility for Latin America. The high energy performance featured traditional Latin American dance moves, children in light up cages, a large feather cape with Puerto Rico’s flag on one side and America’s on the other, and Shakira playing the drums (that had not a lot to do with representation I just thought it was awesome). 

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Harvey Weinstein Trial; Transgender Athletes; Racial Healing

February 14, 2020

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Harvey Weinstein’s trial, transgender athletes and racial healing. On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Frmr Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Liz Matory, Republican Commentator; Patrice Onwuka, Senior Analyst, Independent Women’s Voices.

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Impeachment; Gender Quotas; For The Love of Men

January 03, 2020

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the impeachment gender gap, gender quotas for women on corporate boards, and “mindful masculinity.”

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Frmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Tiana Lowe and Ann Stone.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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