Madeline  Albright Jane Goodall Valerie  Jarrett
Megan Beyer Rina  Shah Julie Gunlock
Tammy  Baldwin (D-WI) Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Janet Jagan
Elaine Chao Jenifer Rajkumar Ashe Schow
Gloria Steinem Dorothy Height Amanda Terkel
Lizz  Winstead Shelby Knox Francesca  Chambers
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Past Programs


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Woman Thought Leader: Tracye McQuirter

Date: 12/27/2019
Program Number: 2843
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We revisit our interview with Woman Thought Leader, Tracye McQuirter and journey toward veganism. In Ageless Vegan, McQuirter discusses the health benefits of adapting a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.

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About Women & Girls Film Festival Winner: The Red Phone Project

Date: 12/20/2019
Program Number: 2842
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In the Red Phone Project,  filmmaker Laney O’Shea brings us the story about a community organizer and philanthropist who purchased a red telephone for her home in south Charlotte North Carolina founding of what is now the local chapter of  Planned Parenthood.

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About Women & Girls Film Festival Winner: The Jessicas

Date: 12/13/2019
Program Number: 2841
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From “The Lily” and The Washington Post, The Jessicas. This documentary short is about a little known cultural phenomenon. 30 years ago the number one name for girls born in America was Jessica.

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Free Speech in the Internet Age (Encore)

Date: 12/06/2019
Program Number: 2808R
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How has the internet changed the exercise of the First Amendment? Do social media companies have the right to regulate speech on their platforms? What are the limits on speech in the public square?

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Woman Thought Leader: Sarah Parcak

Date: 11/29/2019
Program Number: 2826R
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Space archaeologist and Egyptologist, Sarah Parcak, sits down with Bonnie Erbe to discuss the challenges powerful women have faced over time, how space now plays a crucial part in discoveries, and how she handles being a woman in a male-dominated profession.

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Impeachment; Fire Drill Fridays; #MeToo & The C-Suite

Date: 11/22/2019
Program Number: 2838
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Megan Beyer, Women For Biden Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voice Sabrina Schaeffer, Senior Director, White House Writers Group

Featured Topics:

  • Impeachment Inquiry: Women support the impeachment of Trump more than men do.
  • Fire Drill Fridays: Jane Fonda joins young activists to protest against climate change.
  • #MeToo & The C-Suite: CEOs held accountable for sexual misconduct, but women still failing to reach higher representation in the S&P 500. 

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Woman Thought Leader: Kim Klacik

Date: 11/15/2019
Program Number: 2837
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We continue our Women Thought Leaders series with an interview with Republican commentator Kim Klacik. She rose to prominence after a video she took of rats in Baltimore was mentioned by President Donald Trump. Now, she's running for Congress in Maryland.

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Fetal Homicide Laws; Cohabitation; Pioneering Female Vet

Date: 11/08/2019
Program Number: 2836
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Ann Stone, Erin Matson, Rina Shah

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  • Fetal Homicide Laws: A California woman is charged with murder after delivering a stillborn.
  • Cohabitation: Living together is more common and more accepted than ever, a new study finds.
  • Pioneering Female Vet: Linda Bray was the first American woman to lead troops into battle. 

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Woman Thought Leader: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

Date: 11/01/2019
Program Number: 2835
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We continue our Women Thought Leaders series with an interview with Representative Carolyn Maloney. She is here to talk about her opinions towards gun control and her proposal to study on gun safety. Besides this, she also talks about her proposed bill on paid leave for the federal government.

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Woman Thought Leader: Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)

Date: 10/25/2019
Program Number: 2834
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) talks to us about her vision for America concerning Medicare for All, immigration, minimum wage, and other issues.

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Pelosi vs. Trump; #MeTooVoter; Transgender Athletes

Date: 10/18/2019
Program Number: 2833
Panelists: Erin Matson, Co-Founder of Reproaction, Rina Shah, Board Member, Republican Women for Progress, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Carrie Sheffield, Fellow, Independent Women’s Voice

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  • Pelosi vs Trump: Donald Trump takes aim at Nancy Pelosi, and the Speaker of the House fires back.
  • #MeTooVoter: Inside the next step of the #MeToo movement. 
  • Transgender Athletes: The effects of testosterone in women's athletics.

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Warren vs. Biden; SCOTUS & the LGBT Community; Facial Recognition

Date: 10/11/2019
Program Number: 2832
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Latifa Lyles, Fmr. Dir. Women’s Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Labor Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Voices Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump

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  • Warren vs. Biden: Elizabeth Warren is running neck-and-neck with Joe Biden in the Democratic primary, while Tulsi Gabbard threatens to boycott the debates.

  • Scotus & the LGBT Community: The Supreme Court takes on cases involving possible discrimination at work against 2 gay men and a transgender woman.

  • Facial Recognition: The possible racial bias in the software.

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Woman Thought Leader Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden

Date: 10/04/2019
Program Number: 2831
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Our Women Thought Leaders series continues with an interview with the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden. She tells us the library's priorities and the importance of having this institution. She also tells us about her activism about certain portions of the USA PATRIOT Act.

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Woman Thought Leader Tracye McQuirter

Date: 09/27/2019
Program Number: 2830
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On our next segment of #WomenThoughtLeader series, Bonnie Erbe speaks with the best selling author Tracye Mcquirter. Her newest book is called Ageless Vegan, the Secret to Living a Long and Healthy Plant Based Life. She has been a vegan for 32 years and she will talk about the reasons behind it, women of color as vegans in the community and the food industry as a whole.

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Self Induced Abortions; LGBTQ Pronouns; Financial Literacy

Date: 09/20/2019
Program Number: 2829
Panelists: Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump Tiana Lowe, Commentary Writer, Washington Examiner Anushay Hossain, @AnushayHossain Debra Carnahan, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor

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  •  Self-Induced Abortions: The overall rate of abortions is down, but the rate of self-induced ones is up. 
  •  LGBTQ Pronouns: Grammy award-winning singer Sam Smith triggers debate after asking to be referred to as "they".
  • Financial Literacy: The differences in the way girls and boys are taught to think about money. We interviewed Carrie Scbwab.

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Woman Thought Leader: Dr. Michele Angello

Date: 09/13/2019
Program Number: 2828
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We speak with a therapist focusing on LGBT youth who co-wrote "Raising the Transgender Child," Dr. Michele Angello. She tells us what parents should do to help their transgender child navigate life. How do you deal with issues such as bullying, pronouns, bathrooms, and surgery?

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Progress of #MeToo; Caregiving: Afghan Peace Deal

Date: 09/06/2019
Program Number: 2827
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Rina Shah, Republican Strategist Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump Megan Beyer, Wilson Center, Women In Public Service

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  • Progress of #MeToo: As allegations emerge against Placido Domingo, we ask: how effective has the #MeToo movement been?
  • Caregiving: Women are forced out of the workforce by the need to care for family members.
  • Afghan Peace Deal:Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) says women should be included. 

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Woman Thought Leader: Sarah Parcak

Date: 08/30/2019
Program Number: 2826
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Space archaeologist and Egyptologist, Sarah Parcak, sits down with Bonnie Erbe to discuss the challenges powerful women have faced over time, how space now plays a crucial part in discoveries, and how she handles being a woman in a male-dominated profession.

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Woman Thought Leader: Carly Fiorina

Date: 08/23/2019
Program Number: 2812R
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Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina tells us what she learned about leadership in her career, which included becoming the first female CEO of a Fortune 50 company. Fiorina also gave her opinion the 2020 race and reflected on being personally insulted by Donald Trump, and talks to us about her new book, Find Your Way: Unleash Your Power and Highest Potential.

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Encore Presentation: Free Speech in The Internet Age

Date: 08/16/2019
Program Number: 2808R
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How has the internet changed the exercise of the First Amendment? Do social media companies have the right to regulate speech on their platforms? What are the limits on speech in the public square?

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Misogyny & Shootings; Dartmouth Sexual Assault Settlement

Date: 08/09/2019
Program Number: 2823
Panelists: Megan Beyer, Wilson Center, Women In Public Service Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Voices Latifa Lyles, Fmr. Dir. Women’s Bureau, US Dept. of Labor Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump

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  • Misogyny & Shootings: The link between almost all mass shooters is a hatred of women, experts say.
  • Dartmouth Sexual Assault Settlement: The prestigious university pays out 14 million dollars to students who say teachers created a culture of assault.
  • Financial Literacy: The importance in teaching financial literacy to boys and girls. Bonnie says this part will be on an upcoming show on Sep 20, 2019.

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Competence Stereotypes; 2nd Primary Debates; Adultification

Date: 08/02/2019
Program Number: 2822
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Anushay Hossain, Founder, Anushay Hossain Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Tiana Lowe, Commentary Writer, Washington Examiner

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  • Competence: A new study reveals that women are finally perceived as competent as men.
  • 2nd Primary Debates: Did any candidate put a dent in Joe Biden’s lead?
  • Adultification: Black girls tend to be treated as if they were older than they actually are

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Women Thought Leaders: Service Women & Women Veterans Congressional Caucus

Date: 07/26/2019
Program Number: 2821
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On our next segment of #WomenThoughtLeader series, Bonnie Erbe speaks with Rep. Chrissy Houlahan & Rep. Mikie Sherrill about The Servicewomen and Women Veterans Congressional Caucus. The members aims to tackle issues that women face during and after active duty.

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Trump vs. The Squad; The Rise and Risks of E-Cigarettes

Date: 07/19/2019
Program Number: 2820
Panelists: Patricia Sosa, Progressive Commentator & Director, Latin American Programs, Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump, Fmr. Rep Donna Edwards (D-MD) Liz Matory, Republican Commentator

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  • Trump vs. "The Squad:" A crowd at a Trump rally chanted ‘send her back,’ in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), inspired by the president’s own tweets which have been denounced by Congress.
  • Rise and Risks of E-Cigarettes: Marketing tactics have led people to believe that vaping devices, like JUUL, are a safe alternative to cigarettes. 

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Acosta’s Resignation; Equal Pay; Democratic Division

Date: 07/12/2019
Program Number: 2819
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Hilary Rosen, Progressive Commentator Rina Shah, Republican Strategist, Liz Matory, Author, Born Again Republican

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  • Acosta’s Resignation: Amid intensifying criticism over plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein, Labor Secretary steps down.
  • Equal Pay: U.S Women’s national soccer team follows success with demands of better pay.
  • Democratic Division: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez & others clash with Speaker Pelosi.

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Woman Thought Leader: Linda Greenhouse

Date: 07/05/2019
Program Number: 2818
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We continue our woman thought leader series with renowned journalist Linda Greenhouse. The Yale Law lecturer spoke with Bonnie Erbe about reproductive rights and what's to come regarding abortion policies.

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First Democratic Debate & Women vs. Cable News

Date: 06/28/2019
Program Number: 2817
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Lara Brown, Associate Professor, George Washington University Tiana Lowe, Commentary Writer,Washington Examiner Sabrina Schaeffer, Senior Director, White House Writers Group

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  • First Democratic Debate: Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Marianne Williamson joined 14 men in the debates.
  • Women vs. Cable News: Jessica Yellin, formerly of CNN, tells us why she thinks women are tuning out.

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Woman Thought Leader: Aimee Allison

Date: 06/21/2019
Program Number: 2816
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Our #WomenThoughtLeaders series continues with an interview with Aimee Allison, founder of She The People. She argues that to win elections, Democrats must center women of color as they lead a diverse, inclusive coalition.

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Women's Issues in 2020; Peace & Security; Men & Feminism

Date: 06/14/2019
Program Number: 2815
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump Erin Matson, Liberal Commentator Patrice Lee, Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Voices

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  • Women's Issues: Reproductive rights and other issues are picking up importance for 2020, according to polls.
  • Peace & Security: Ivanka Trump is the face of a new initiative to include women in negotiating.
  • Men & Feminism: Deputy PM of Belgium Alexander De Croo tells us why he says we're in the "age of women."

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Free Speech in the Internet Age (Encore)

Date: 06/07/2019
Program Number: 2808R
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How has the internet changed the exercise of the First Amendment? Do social media companies have the right to regulate speech on their platforms? What are the limits on speech in the public square?

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New Freshwomen in Congress (Encore)

Date: 05/31/2019
Program Number: 2801R
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As we begin our 28th season and continue our Women Thought Leaders series we speak with the new "freshwomen" of Congress. Meet Representative Kim Schrier (D-WA) and Representative Susan Wild (D-PA)

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Woman Thought Leader: Carly Fiorina

Date: 05/24/2019
Program Number: 2812
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Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina tells us what she learned about leadership in her career, which included becoming the first female CEO of a Fortune 50 company. Fiorina also gave her opinion the 2020 race and reflected on being personally insulted by Donald Trump, and talks to us about her new book, Find Your Way: Unleash Your Power and Highest Potential.

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Abortion Laws & Immigration Plan

Date: 05/20/2019
Program Number: 2811
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Rina Shah, Republican Strategist Genevieve Wood, Senior Advisor, The Heritage Foundation Siobhan"Sam" Bennett, Chief Strategic Officer, Legal Momentum

Featured Topics:

  • Abortion Laws: Laws in states across America narrow abortion rights, with Alabama's governor signing a near-total ban. What's the future of Roe v. Wade?
  • Immigration Priorities: Donald Trump's new proposal seeks to prioritize "merit" over family ties.  

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2020 Gender Bias; Moms & Housework; Traveling Solo

Date: 05/10/2019
Program Number: 2810
Panelists: Rina Shah, Republican Strategist Latifa Lyles, Fmr. Dir. Women’s Bureau, US Dept. of Labor Patricia Sosa, Progressive Commentator Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women's Voices

Featured Topics:

  • 2020 Gender Bias: Are female presidential candidates being treated unfairly?
  • Moms & Housework:New study shows single moms do less housework than married moms.
  • Traveling Solo: The risks for women who visit foreign countries alone. 

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Women Thought Leaders: April Ryan

Date: 05/03/2019
Program Number: 2809
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What is it like covering Donald Trump? We speak with White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, April Ryan. Her new book is called "Under Fire."

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Free Speech in the Internet Age

Date: 04/26/2019
Program Number: 2808
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How has the internet changed the exercise of the First Amendment? Do social media companies have the right to regulate speech on their platforms? What are the limits on speech in the public square?

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Dershowitz Accusations; SPLC Controversy; HIV in Africa

Date: 04/19/2019
Program Number: 2807
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Anushay Hossain, Founder, Anushay’s Point Rina Shah, Republican Strategist Tiana Lowe, Commentary Writer, Washington Examiner

Featured Topics:

  • Dershowitz Accusations: Lawyer Alan Dershowitz is being sued for defamation.
  • SPLC Controversy: The Southern Poverty Law Center is awash in accusations of having a “toxic culture."
  • HIV in Africa: How the Global Gag Rule affects efforts to combat the disease. 

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Digital Privacy; Joe Biden; Marriage Fundamentalism

Date: 04/12/2019
Program Number: 2806
Panelists: Sabrina Schaeffer, Consulting Director, White House Writers Group Frmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Patrice Lee Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voice Debra Carnahan, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor

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  • Digital Privacy: What it’s like being a woman in the age of social media.
  • Joe Biden: The former VP emerges from controversy about his treatment of women with his polling numbers unscathed.
  • Marriage Fundamentalism: Is society unfairly biased towards traditional concepts of family? 

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Woman Thought Leader: Inez Stepman

Date: 04/05/2019
Program Number: 2805
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We continue our series with senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum, Inez Feltscher Stepman. With a background in education policy, we speak with Stepman about school policies including privatization,  public schools, and the changes to Title IX. Stepman explains in great detail the School Choice initiative is and how the education system is progressing under Sec. Betsy DeVos.

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Plans to Help Families & Girls in the Boy Scouts

Date: 03/29/2019
Program Number: 2804
Panelists: Frmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Erin Matson, Co-Founder; Reproaction Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist Genevieve Wood, Senior Advisor, The Heritage Foundation

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  • Plans to Help Families: We discuss Elizabeth Warren’s childcare plan, Kirsten Gillibrand’s FAMILY Act, the Republican paid leave plan, and the Paycheck Fairness Act.
  • Girls in the Boy Scouts: We speak with Sydney Ireland, who is trying to become the first female Eagle Scout, as well as with her ally in Congress, Rep. Maloney.

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Women's Equality: A National Monument (Encore)

Date: 03/15/2019
Program Number: 2522R
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This week on a encore documentary episode of To The Contrary, Bonnie Erbe explores the historic Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the final headquarters of the National Woman’s Party. Declared a national monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama, the 200-year-old home sitting on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. is a treasure trove of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

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New Freshwomen in Congress

Date: 03/08/2019
Program Number: 2801
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As we begin our 28th season and continue our Women Thought Leaders series we speak with the new "freshwomen" of Congress. Meet Representative Kim Schrier (D-WA) and Representative Susan Wild (D-PA)

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Woman Thought Leader: Cecile Richards

Date: 03/01/2019
Program Number: 2752
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We continue our Woman Thought Leader Series with former Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards. Richards talks with Bonnie Erbe about the future of Planned Parenthood, her career in activism and what's to come.

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The Pope On Sexual Abuse, Suffragists & Black History Month

Date: 02/22/2019
Program Number: 2751
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Patrice Lee Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum Angela Sailor, Chief of Staff to the President, Heritage Foundation Megan Beyer, Wilson Center, Women In Public Service

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  • Pope Francis & Sexual Abuse: The Catholic Church holds a historic summit to stop abuse of minor.
  • Black Suffragists: How white suffragists frequently turned their back on their black sisters.
  • Black History Month: We speak with Reps. Karen Bass and Barbara Lee about African-American role models. 

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Woman Thought Leader: Karine Jean-Pierre

Date: 02/15/2019
Program Number: 2750
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Continuing our Woman Thought Leader Series this week we have Karine Jean-Pierre, the national spokesperson for political advocacy group MoveOn.Org. Jean-Pierre talks with Bonnie Erbé about her time serving under the Obama administration to now campaigning for equal rights under this current administration.

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Woman Thought Leader: Irene Bueno

Date: 02/08/2019
Program Number: 2749
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We continue our Woman Thought Leader Series with Irene Bueno, who shares her thoughts on the priorities and challenges of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. She covers topics from stereotypes and discrimination to healthcare, leadership and representation. Irene served in the Clinton Administration and is a co-founder of the Nueva Vista Group (NVG).

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#Women2020, ERA, Women & The Draft

Date: 02/01/2019
Program Number: 2748
Panelists: Lara Brown, Associate Professor, George Washington University Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Linda Chavez, Chair, Center for Equal Opportunity Tiana Lowe, Contributor, Washington Examiner

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  • #Women2020: The majority of declared presidential candidates are women. What role will women play in 2020?
  • ERA: A new push to pass the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.
  • Women & The Draft: A new Congressional commission is evaluating whether women should be a part of the selective service. 

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Woman Thought Leader: Rep. Donna Shalala

Date: 01/25/2019
Program Number: 2747
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Rep. Donna Shalala, a recently sworn in member of the 116th Congress is no stranger to politics. In this week's Woman Thought Leader series, we talk to Rep. Shalala about her legislative plans for Florida under the Trump administration.

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Woman Thought Leader: Dr. Leana Wen

Date: 01/18/2019
Program Number: 2746
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We jumpstart the new year with this week's woman thought leader: Dr. Leana Wen. Wen  is the first physician, in the past 50 years, to serve as Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund's president.

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Women's March 2019 & Ageism

Date: 01/11/2019
Program Number: 2745
Panelists: Frmr. Rep. Donna Edwards; Megan Beyer, Wilson Center, Women In Public Service Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist Sabrina Schaeffer, Chariman, Independent Women’s Forum Leadership Circle

Featured Topics:

  • Women's March 2019: Organizers vow to march on with this year's edition amid controversy.
  • Ageism: Millions of Americans forced into retirement because of this insidious bias. 

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New Congress & Senators Weigh Presidential Runs

Date: 01/04/2019
Program Number: 2744
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump Erin Matson, Co-Founder, Reproaction Rina Shah, Republic Strategist

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  • New Congress: How will the new Congress, especially new female legislators, change the nation?
  • Senators Weigh Presidential Runs: We discuss the allegations against the Bernie Sanders campaign and Elizabeth Warren's chances of winning the primary. 

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All About Women & Girls Film Festival Winner: Love, Mommy

Date: 12/28/2018
Program Number: 2743
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Two years after being released from prison, Kilzy Gonzalez is fighting to regain custody of one of her daughters. Tala Hadavi and Yeong-Ung Yang bring us an intimate portrait of a mother trying to overcome personal demons and prove she deserves a second chance.

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All About Women & Girls Film Festival Winner: Hello Girls

Date: 12/21/2018
Program Number: 2742
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Filmmaker Jim Theres tells the story of America's first female soldiers.  In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France as telephone operators to help win the Great War.  But you've probably never heard of them.  Now you will!

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All About Women & Girls Film Festival Winner: No Choice

Date: 12/14/2018
Program Number: 2741
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One in four women has had an abortion yet no one talks about it. Director Pamela Mason Wagner and Public Square Media bring us stories they hope will break the silence and the stigma. What America might be like if Roe v. Wade were not the law of the land: if there were NO CHOICE.

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All About Women & Girls Film Festival Winner: Love Wins

Date: 12/07/2018
Program Number: 2740
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This heartwarming love story is a celebration of a relationship that was forbidden when it first blossomed some 45 years ago. They lived together hiding in plain sight - but not anymore.

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Encore: Marriage Rites in Mainline Christian Churches

Date: 11/30/2018
Program Number: 2737R
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In this special episode of To the Contrary, we interview various members of the church on their views of same sex marriage in the Christian faith. Progressives and traditionalists tell us their side of this debate, as leaders ask how they can embrace every member of their community at the same time.

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Woman Thought Leader: Duchess Harris

Date: 11/23/2018
Program Number: 2738
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Professor Duchess Harris author of Black Feminist Politics: From Kennedy to Trump, explores how black feminism is influencing politics and social media under the Trump administration.

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Marriage Rites in Mainline Christian Churches

Date: 11/16/2018
Program Number: 2737
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In this special episode of To the Contrary, we interview various members of the church on their views of same sex marriage in the Christian faith. Progressives and traditionalists tell us their side of this debate, as leaders ask how they can embrace every member of their community at the same time.

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Midterm Elections & Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Date: 11/09/2018
Program Number: 2736
Panelists: Megan Beyer, Wilson Center, Women in Public Service; Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump Rina Shah, Republican Strategist

Featured Topics:

  • Midterm Elections: The importance of women candidates and women voters for both parties.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Supreme Court justice lands in the hospital with three broken ribs, but is expected to make a full recovery. 

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Midterm Elections & Women; Future of #MeToo

Date: 11/02/2018
Program Number: 2735
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Rina Shah, Republican Strategist Debra Carnahan, Carnahan Consulting & Former Federal Prosecutor Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump.

Featured Topics:

  • Midterm Elections & Women: How women’s outrage will affect the elections.
  • Future of #MeToo: Polls show a partisan gap in attitudes towards the #MeToo movement. 

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Women's Anger as Political Fuel

Date: 10/26/2018
Program Number: 2734
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We interview Rebecca Traister about her book "Good and Mad" as we continue our Women Thought Leaders series. How has women's anger fueled movements throughout history, both on the left and right wings? And how will it affect this year's midterm elections?

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Trump's Insults Towards Women; Women of Color & Midterms

Date: 10/19/2018
Program Number: 2733
Panelists: Lara Brown, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Political Management Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist Sabrina Schaeffer, Chairman, Independent Women’s Forum Leadership Circle Former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)

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  • Trump's Insults Towards Women:  The president continues a trend of personally insulting language towards women he dislikes.
  • Women of Color & Midterms: The importance of the women's vote to Democrats' chances for a "blue wave." 

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Midterm Elections; Roe v. Wade; The Weight of Being

Date: 10/12/2018
Program Number: 2732
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, (D-DC) Rina Shah, Republican Strategist Alice Lloyd, Reporter, Weekly Standard Anushay Hossain, Founder, Anushay’s Point

Featured Topics:

  • Midterm Elections: Will the women’s vote put Democrats over the to?
  • Roe v. Wade: Activists on both sides of the abortion rights debate are gearing up for future battles after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.
  • The Weight of Being: Kara Richardson Whitely discusses battling a binge eating disorder.

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Woman Thought Leader: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Date: 10/05/2018
Program Number: 2731
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Historian and political commentator, Doris Kearns Goodwin talks to To The Contrary about her  new book Leadership in Turbulent Times, Goodwin talks about the shared leadership traits that embodied previous presidents Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. and Theodore Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as the support from the first ladies.

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Supreme Court Hearing & Captain Marvel

Date: 09/28/2018
Program Number: 2730
Panelists: Linda Chavez, Chair Emeritus, Center for Equal Opportunity Avis Jones DeWeever, Founder, Exceptional Leadership Institute For Women Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, Author & Political Advocate for Women

Featured Topics:

  • Supreme Court Hearing: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified.
  • Captain Marvel: Brie Larson leads Marvel’s first movie starring a female superhero.

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Kavanaugh Confirmation & ''Anti-Trump'' Hotel

Date: 09/21/2018
Program Number: 2729
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Megan Beyer, Wilson Center, Women in Public Service Project Patrice Lee Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voices Genevieve Wood, Senior Contributor, The Daily Signal

Featured Topics:

  • Kavanaugh Confirmation: Christine Blasey Ford is negotiating with congress when she will testify about her allegations against the nominated judge.
  • "Anti-Trump" Hotel: The Eaton Hotel in DC explicitly promotes progressive politics. 

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Women Thought Leaders: Mona Charen

Date: 09/14/2018
Program Number: 2728
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We continue our Women Thought Leaders Series with an interview with conservative columnist Mona Charen. In her new book Sex Matters, Charen says that modern feminism has “lost touch” with science, love and common sense.

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Women Thought Leaders: Eleanor Smeal

Date: 09/07/2018
Program Number: 2727
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We continue our Woman Thought Leader Series with Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.  Smeal discusses the progress the feminist movement has made since the term has been coined. Smeal also mentions policies under the current administration that could potentially do more harm than good among women and children.

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Women Thought Leaders: Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)

Date: 08/31/2018
Program Number: 2715R
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Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) survived the Jonestown massacre when she was with her boss Representative Leo Ryan in Guyana in 1978 investigating a cult.  After all these years she is now talking about what happened there.  Now as a long time Congresswoman herself she is an outspoken critic of President Trump and is very active introducing legislation. Shewants to pass the ROBOCOP (Repeated Objectionable Bothering of Consumers on Phones) Act. She wants to require phone companies to provide robocall-blocking tools for consumers. Fraud and spam calls are still a problem despite the creation of the National Do Not Call Registry.

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Encore Presentation: Hidden Health Hazards

Date: 08/24/2018
Program Number: 2651R
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The surprising story of pharmaceuticals & products in our waterways and food animals and the crisis of antibiotic resistance. Dr. Lance Price, George Washington University  and Dr. Emma Rosi, Cary Institute of Ecosystem explain what they're finding. And Everly Macario, a SuperMom Against Superbugs talks about her 1-1/2 year son who  died of MRSA suddenly.

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Encore Presentation: Women Thought Leaders- Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

Date: 08/17/2018
Program Number: 2707R
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On this edition of our continuing series on women thought leaders, we speak with Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, the co-authors of The Confidence Code. The book talks about the challenges girls go through in gaining confidence and how to overcome them.

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Female Governors; MeToo Fizzling?; Progressive Democrats

Date: 08/10/2018
Program Number: 2723
Panelists: Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump Frmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Maryland) Jo Ousterhout, Consultant & Strategist, Women’s Leadership Patrice Lee Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voices

Featured Topics:

  • Female Governors: Women are running in record numbers.
  • MeToo Fizzling?: The new challenges facing the movement.
  • Progressive Democrats: What is the future for the Democrats - going further left, or becoming more moderate?

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White Women Voters; Diversity in Hollywood; The EMPOWER Act

Date: 08/03/2018
Program Number: 2722
Panelists: Rina Shah, Republican Strategist Debra Carnahan, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Patrice Lee Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women's Voices Anushay Hossain, Founder, Anushay's Point

Featured Topics:

  • White Women & the GOP: is the party losing  white women voters?
  • Diversity in Hollywood: Little progress despite many campaigns to make Hollywood diverse.
  • Fonda & the EMPOWER Act: the actress rallies for protections for women working low-wage jobs.

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Moms in Politics; VAWA; From Prison to College

Date: 07/27/2018
Program Number: 2721
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Sabrina Schaeffer, Chairman, Independent Women’s Forum Leadership Circle Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Stragegist Megan Beyer, Wilson Center, Women In Public Service

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  • Moms in Politics: Women emphasize their roles as mothers while running for office.
  • VAWA: The Violence Against Women Act is in danger of not being reauthorized.
  • From Prison to College: College Bound aims to take young men and women off the streets and into classrooms.

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Women Thought Leaders: Christine Todd Whitman

Date: 07/20/2018
Program Number: 2720
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We speak with  Christine Todd Whitman, the former governor of New Jersey and chief of the Environmental Protection agency, as part of our continuing series of interviews with Women Thought Leaders.  She tells us about the state of the EPA under the Trump administration and what's next for the Republican Party.

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Women Thought Leaders: Jean Case

Date: 07/13/2018
Program Number: 2719
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We continue our Woman Thought Leader Series with philanthropy leader,  Jean Case as she details how millennials today are different from how they are portrayed. Case discusses how the nation can become stronger, and how she and the Case Foundation are focused on what was then the digital divide.

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Women Thought Leaders: Amy Siskind

Date: 07/06/2018
Program Number: 2718
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We continue our Women Thought Leaders series with Amy Siskind. In her recent book The List, Siskind details President Trump's actions throughout his presidency. She says she worries about the U.S. going from a democracy to an authoritarian leadership.

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Justice Kennedy Retires; Ocasio-Cortez Wins; Jemele Hill

Date: 06/29/2018
Program Number: 2717
Panelists: Anushay Hossain, Latifa Lyles, Ann Stone, Jennifer Higgins

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Justice Kennedy Retires: What will happen to civil rights once he is replaced?

Ocasio-Cortez Wins: What the victory of a Democratic Socialist against a high-ranking incumbent means for the Democratic party.

Jemele Hill: The former Sportscenter host and current ESPN columnist talks about the intersection between sports and politics, and being targeted by Donald Trump for her comments.

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Separated Families; Celebrity Candidates; Paid Leave

Date: 06/22/2018
Program Number: 2716
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Rina Shah, Republican Strategist Ann Stone, Women For Trump Lara Brown, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, GW

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  • Separated Families: We take a look with special focus on how girls are being affected.
  • Celebrity Candidates: With Cynthia Nixon running for governor of New York, we ask whether female celebrities have a harder time breaking into politics.
  • Paid Leave: The differing plans for offering paid leave to American workers. 

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Women Thought Leaders: Rep. Jackie Speier

Date: 06/15/2018
Program Number: 2715
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We continue our Woman Thought Leader Series with Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA). Speier emphasizes the importance of creating a safe atmosphere as well as justice for sexual assault victims. She says she believes in the importance of listening to millennials’ voices, and tells us about her remarkable experience as a victim of gun violence,  and why she supports stricter gun control.

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The Changing Face of America (Encore)

Date: 06/08/2018
Program Number: 2710R
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A special documentary edition of To the Contrary, The Changing Face of America looks at the latest trends in immigration and how they will shape the future of our country. We take a look at the different backgrounds, education levels, and skillsets that people bring to the US, as well as controversies surrounding access to higher education.

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Women Thought Leaders: Judy Chicago (Encore)

Date: 06/01/2018
Program Number: 2652R
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We highlight Judy Chicago's art journey in creating the genre of feminist art. Chicago talks about her famous installation: The Dinner Party and the importance of institutions like the National Museum of Women in the Arts. 

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Women Thought Leaders: Carrie Lukas

Date: 05/25/2018
Program Number: 2712
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Carrie Lukas, the president of the Independent Women’s Forum. We speak to her as part of our continuing series of interviews with Women Thought Leaders. She discusses the role of conservative women in the Trump era.

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Women in Politics; Childcare; Death Penalty

Date: 05/18/2018
Program Number: 2711
Panelists: Lara Brown, Rina Shah, Julie Gunlock, Atima Omara

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  • Women in Politics: Women win big in the primaries so far, but will they be able to win against incumbents in the general election?
  • Childcare: Why women being able to write off childcare as a campaign expense is being called a “game changer.”
  • Behind the Headlines: The Death Penalty. Support for capital punishment is going down.

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The Changing Face of America

Date: 05/11/2018
Program Number: 2710
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A special documentary edition of To the Contrary, The Changing Face of America looks at the latest trends in immigration and how they will shape the future of our country. We take a look at the different backgrounds, education levels, and skillsets that people bring to the US, as well as controversies surrounding access to higher education.

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#MUTERKELLY,Babies in Congress,Sen. Joni Ernst

Date: 05/04/2018
Program Number: 2709
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Genevieve Wood, The Heritage Foundation Patrice Lee Onwuka, Independent Women's Forum Siohban “Sam” Bennett, Author and Women's Rights Advocate

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R. Kelly: The Time’s Up movement tries to #MuteRKelly

Babies in Congress: What it’s like for Tammy Duckworth and other female lawmakers to have children while in office 

Sen. Joni Ernst: Ernst talks to us about Donald Trump, Planned Parenthood, and working with other women in Congress 

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Enough is Enough, Girl Cub Scouts, How Change Happens

Date: 04/27/2018
Program Number: 2708
Panelists: Anushay Hossain, Anushay's Point Patrice Lee Onwuka, Independent Women's Voices Erin Matson, Co-Founder Reproaction Karin Lips, Founder and President of the Network of enlightened Women

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Topic 1:Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jackie Speier on how to help low wage women fight back against sexual harassment.

Topic 2: Thousands of girls to become cub scouts.

Behind the Headlines: The significant movements of today in Leslie Crutchfield’s book How Change Happens: Why Some Social Movements Succeed.

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The Confidence Code For Girls: Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

Date: 04/20/2018
Program Number: 2707
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On this edition of our continuing series on women thought leaders, we speak with Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, the co-authors of The Confidence Code. The book talks about the challenges girls go through in gaining confidence and how to overcome them.

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An Encore Presentation: Hidden Health Hazards

Date: 04/13/2018
Program Number: 2651R
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We take an in-depth look at the crisis of antibiotic resistance in food production as well as products in our waterways. Dr. Everly Macario of the Pew Charitable Trusts SuperMoms Against Superbugs, Dr. Lance B. Price of the Milken Institute School for Public Health at George Washington University  and Dr. Emma Rosi of the Cary Institute give their perspectives on this critical issue.

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Women Thought Leaders: Kay Coles James

Date: 04/06/2018
Program Number: 2705
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Kay Coles James is known for her lifelong career in public service, including stints in three Presidential administrations, as well as serving as the state of Virginia's Secretary of Health and Human Resources.  She was appointed President of the prominent conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation in December of 2017.

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Women's Progress; GOP Women; Muslim Women in the Workforce

Date: 03/30/2018
Program Number: 2704
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump Anushay Hossain, Founder, Anushay's Point Rina Shah, Republican Strategist

Featured Topics:

  • Women's Progress: Tracking the advancement made since the start of second-wave feminism.
  • GOP Women: Will Republican women be weighed down by Donald Trump for this year's elections?
  • Muslim Women in the Workforce: Saadia Zahidi talks about women's growing influence in the workplace in "Fifty Million Rising."

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Trump Sex Scandals, Starbucks Equal Pay, Deb Haaland

Date: 03/23/2018
Program Number: 2703
Panelists: Linda Chavez, Chair Emeritus, Center for Equal Opportunity Former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Carrie Lukas, President, Independent Women’s Forum Lara Brown, Associate Professor, George Washington University

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  • Trump Sex Scandals: More women are speaking up about their alleged extra-marital affairs with Donald Trump.
  • Starbucks Equal Pay: Coffeeshop says it is set to achieve complete equal pay.
  • Behind the Headlines: Deb Haaland is running to become the first female Native American in Congress. PANEL: Linda Chavez, Donna Edwards, Carrie Lukas, Lara Brown

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Women's Equality: A National Monument (Encore)

Date: 03/16/2018
Program Number: 2522R
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This week on a special documentary episode of To The Contrary, Bonnie Erbe explores the historic Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the final headquarters of the National Woman’s Party. Declared a national monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama, the 200-year-old home sitting on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. is a treasure trove of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

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Women’s History Month Profile: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (Encore)

Date: 03/09/2018
Program Number: 2601R
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Bonnie Erbé sits down with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) to chronicle her life and achievements, from the civil rights movement, to   the "Good Girls Revolt" Newsweek case, to the EEOC, to Congress.

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Women Thought Leaders: Judy Chicago

Date: 03/02/2018
Program Number: 2652
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We highlight Judy Chicago's art journey in creating the genre of feminist art. Chicago talks about her famous installation: The Dinner Party and the importance of institutions like the National Museum of Women in the Arts. 

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Hidden Health Hazards

Date: 02/23/2018
Program Number: 2651
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We take an in-depth look at the crisis of antibiotic resistance in food production as well as pharmaceuticals and personal care products in our waterways. Dr. Lance B. Price of the Milken Institute School for Public Health at George Washington University  and Dr. Emma Rosi of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on their  groundbreaking research. 

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Tarana Burke; Domestic Violence Scandal; School Tragedy

Date: 02/16/2018
Program Number: 2650
Panelists: Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, Author & Political Advocate for Women Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Patrice Lee Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voices Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump

Featured Topics:

  • Tarana Burke: We speak with the originator of the #MeToo movement.
  • Domestic Violence Scandal: Two White House staffers resign after allegations of abuse.
  • School Tragedy: Students demand action on gun control.

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#MeToo and Working Women; Teaching Slavery in School

Date: 02/09/2018
Program Number: 2649
Panelists: Latifa Lyles, Vice President, National Network to End Domestic Violence Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist Avis Jones DeWeever Founder, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women Patrice Onwuka, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum

Featured Topics:

  • #MeToo and Working Women: Is the movement reaching working-class women?
  • Teaching Hard History: American Slavery: Are educators effectively prepared to teach slavery in high schools?

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Women Thought Leaders: Farah Tanis

Date: 02/02/2018
Program Number: 2648
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We speak with the co-founder of Black Women's Blueprint about the challenges the black women's movement faces. She discusses the intersecting problems of racism and sexism as well as what it means to be a "transnational feminist."

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Larry Nassar; Women & Trump; Birthright: A War Story

Date: 01/26/2018
Program Number: 2647
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood; Hilary Rosen; Jennifer Higgins

Featured Topics:

  • Larry Nassar: sexual assault and USA’s gymnastics team
  • Women & Trump: Donald Trump’s approval rating among white women
  • Behind the Headlines - Birthright: A War Story. 

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Women Thought Leaders: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)

Date: 01/19/2018
Program Number: 2646
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Sen. Cortez Masto is the first Latina and woman from Nevada to be elected to the United States Senate. As Nevada Attorney General, she led the effort to criminalize sex trafficking at the state level. Now as Senator, she's pushing for more diversity in the Senate,  to keep the Dream Act intact and a variety of other issues.

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Women's Movements; Women & the Cannabis Industry

Date: 01/12/2018
Program Number: 2645
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Carrie Lukas, President, Independent Women's Forum Erin Matson, Co-Founder, Reproaction Rina Shah, Republican Strategist

Featured Topics:

  • Women's Movements: What lies ahead for #TimesUp, #MeToo and #PowerToThePolls.
  • Women & the Cannabis Industry: The impact of women on the legal marijuana business.

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Women Thought Leaders: Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

Date: 01/05/2018
Program Number: 2644
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Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico talks taxes, immigration, elder care and why she's leaving Congress and running for Governor...and more.

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Donald Trump's Impact on Women; The #MeToo Revolution

Date: 12/29/2017
Program Number: 2643
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Rina Shah, Republican Strategist Erin Matson, Co-Founder, Reproaction Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump

Featured Topics:

  • Donald Trump's Impact on Women: From his cabinet picks, to the SCOTUS nomination, how has the Trump Administration worked in favor of women? 
  • The #MeToo Revolution: How a movement changed the way sexaul assault is addressed in Hollywood, schools and the workplace.

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The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen : TTC Film Festival Winner, Women's History-U.S.

Date: 12/22/2017
Program Number: 2642
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Filmmaker Jennifer Abod introduces us to a woman hasn't been widely recognized for her achievements. The inspirational story of a young black girl who grew up during the Jim Crow era and became a classical ballerina, legendary dance teacher, black lesbian feminist activist, writer and professor.

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Cut:Exposing FGM, a TTC Film Festival Winner

Date: 12/15/2017
Program Number: 2641
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This documentary tells the history of FGM in the United States. Dr. John Chua's Cut: Exposing FGM is the US issues winner in the TTC All About Women and Gils Film Festival.  Important yet disturbing topic.

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Ties That Bind: TTC Film Festival Winner, Changing Attitudes about Gender

Date: 12/08/2017
Program Number: 2640
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Documentary filmmaker Diana Newton takes us on a family journey of her younger sibling's gender transition. While it takes place upon the backdrop of North Carolina politics this is a personal story.

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Good Morning, Mrs. Rice: TTC Film Festival Student Entry

Date: 12/01/2017
Program Number: 2639
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This week we present the winner for the student entry category: Andie Eisen's Good Morning Mrs. Rice. In this sometimes personal journey, we follow the filmmakers as they research the peculiar case of Mrs. Rice. Are they finding "a piece of queer history" or something else entirely?

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Women Thought Leaders: Joan Williams

Date: 11/24/2017
Program Number: 2638
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In our continuing series of interviews with Women Thought Leaders, we speak with Joan Williams, author of "What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class." She discusses the way the media, politicians, and the upper class hav misunderstood America's working class and how it affected the election of Donald Trump. She discusses issues such as white privilege & class-based discrimination.

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Women Thought Leaders: Rep. Marcia Fudge

Date: 11/17/2017
Program Number: 2637
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Ohio Representative Marcia Fudge is calling on her fellow Democrats to make the case for a progressive and inclusive agenda and tell the story of what they've accomplished.

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Changing the Culture; Election 2017

Date: 11/10/2017
Program Number: 2636
Panelists: Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist Carrie Lukas, President Independent Women’s Forum Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)

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  • Changing the Culture: Are we moving towards a society that believes sexual assault accusers?
  • Election 2017: Women and minorities were the reason behind the Democrats’ success. 

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Sexual Assault in the Workplace; Women’s Equality Party

Date: 11/03/2017
Program Number: 2635
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Conservative Commentator, Juleanna Glover Republican Strategist, Rina Shah Author and Political Advocate for Women, Siobhan "Sam" Bennett

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  • Sexual Assault: After so many high-profile cases of alleged assault, is this a turning point towards a culture that holds abusers accountable?
  • Women’s Equality Party: Catherine Mayer, co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party, speaks on “Equalia” and her TIME Magazine lawsuit.

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Manal Omar, Crossing Red Lines

Date: 10/27/2017
Program Number: 2634
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Focusing on women's rights, humanitarian aid, and peace-building for more than 15 years, Manal Omar continues her interfaith work and empowerment of women in Muslim communities. One focus - Muslim women and sexuality.

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Susan B. Anthony List, Marjorie Dannenfelser

Date: 10/20/2017
Program Number: 2633
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Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List that works to elect anti-abortion candidates on how she went from pro-choice to pro-life, the Trump Administration's commitment to the cause and more.

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Criminal Justice Reform for Women

Date: 10/13/2017
Program Number: 2632
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Susan Burton six terms in prison.  This former inmate is now helping other women rebuild their lives after being incarcerated. Burton started "A New Way of Life," and is working towards criminal justice reform.

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Women & Guns; Abortion Rights; Birth Control Rollback

Date: 10/06/2017
Program Number: 2631
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin Independent Women’s Voices Senior Policy Analyst Patrice Onwuka Former Judge & Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan

Featured Topics:

  • Women and Guns: Does owning a gun make women safer?
  • Abortion Rights: Are GOP House Members anti-abortion in public yet pro-choice in private?
  • Birth Control: A roll back on Obamacare birth control mandate.

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Women in Diplomacy; Human Trafficking; Political Violence

Date: 09/29/2017
Program Number: 2630
Panelists: Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Former. Undersecretary Ellen Tauscher FormerUndersecretary Paula Dobriansky Former Ambassador Jendayi Frazer

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  • Women in Diplomacy: How do women diplomats differ from male ones?
  • Human Trafficking: The US’s role in ending modern slavery.
  • Political Violence: We speak with Sandra Pepera of NDI about their #NotTheCost campaign. 

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Women & GOP, Hiring Discrimination, Women as Providers

Date: 09/22/2017
Program Number: 2629
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Maria Teresa Kumar, Voto Latino Executive Director Ann Stone, Women For Trump Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist

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Women & the GOP: Mitch McConnell says it’s time for Republicans to appeal to women more. Hiring Discrimination: A new study says bias in hiring is as bad today as it was in 1989. Women as Providers: Americans still see men as the primary providers, even as women’s contribution in terms of income goes up. Panel: Del Eleanor Holmes Norton, Maria Teresa Kumar, Ann Stone and Jennifer Higgins 

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Women Thought Leaders: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Date: 09/15/2017
Program Number: 2628
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To The Contrary speaks with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers about the ABLE Act, being a working mom and the need for more women in office.

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Leading Women Philanthropists Changing Lives

Date: 09/08/2017
Program Number: 2627
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We speak with three leading philanthropists about how they are changing the lives of women across the world. Bonnie Erbé interviews Jacki Zehner of Women Moving Millions; Lynda Weinman, co-founder of Lynda.com; and Dr. Mary Lake Polan, who helped women in Eritrea suffering from fistula.

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Leading Women Philanthropists Changing Lives

Date: 09/08/2017
Program Number: 2627
Panelists: Jacki Zehner of Women Moving Millions Lynda Weinman of Lynda.com Dr. Mary Lake Polan

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We speak with three leading philanthropists about how they are changing the lives of women across the world. Bonnie Erbé interviews Jacki Zehner of Women Moving Millions; Lynda Weinman, co-founder of Lynda.com; and Dr. Mary Lake Polan, who helped women in Eritrea suffering from fistula.

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Sarah McBride: Fighting Transphobia and Misogyny

Date: 09/01/2017
Program Number: 2626
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Bonnie Erbe sits down for an in-depth interview with Sarah McBride, the national press secretary of the Human Rights Campaign and an LGBT and women's rights activist. She tells us her personal story and shares her thoughts on the state of LGBT and women's rights  under the Donald Trump administration.

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Trump Gender Gap; Teen Pregnancy; Boy Scouts vs Girl Scouts

Date: 08/25/2017
Program Number: 2625
Panelists: Carrie Lukas, President, Independent Women’s Forum Lara Brown, Associate Professor, George Washington University Manal Omar, CEO & Founder, Across Red Lines & Truman National Security Fellow Rina Shah, Republican Strategist

Featured Topics:

  • Trump Gender Gap: Donald Trump continues to be unpopular among women as support for impeachment grows
  • Teen Pregnancy: Trump administration cuts programs attempting to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
  • Boy Scouts vs Girl Scouts: The Girl Scout leadership opposes the Boy Scouts considering letting girls in.

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Women Thought Leaders: Valerie Jarrett

Date: 08/18/2017
Program Number: 2624
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Bonnie Erbe sits down for an indepth interview with Senior Advisor to President Obama to talk about women's issues in a post-Obama era and the Trump presidency.

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Women Thought Leaders: Jill Filipovic

Date: 08/11/2017
Program Number: 2618R
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Continuing our interview series with women thought leaders, Bonnie Erbé interviewed Jill Filipovic. In her recent book The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness, she discusses happiness and how it shapes the course of life. Filipovic also discusses how the political climate has the potential to negatively effect women's rights if their needs are not considered in policy making.

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Feminist Rock Band Betty's Amy Ziff

Date: 08/04/2017
Program Number: 2615R
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She talks about her music and the social effect of feminist rock. Known for providing songs for HBO's Encyclopedia and performing the theme for The L Word on Showtime, BETTY has been playing for over 30 years. Amid the discussion, we hear snippets from BETTY's new CD, On the Rocks, and catch glimpses of their live performances.

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The "Skinny Bill", Trans Military Ban, Women CEOs

Date: 07/28/2017
Program Number: 2621
Panelists: Former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Senior Policy Analyst at the Independent Women’s Voices Patrice Onwuka Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan Republican Strategist Rina Shah

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  • The “Skinny Bill”: The GOP’s attempt to repeal Obamacare ended after the proposed “skinny bill” failed to garner enough votes.
  • Trump and LGBT Issues: The Trump administration sparked outrage from LGBT groups by opposing employment protections and announcing plans to ban transgender soldiers. 
  • Women CEOs: The New York Times Op-ed of the lackof Women CEO's

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Domestic Violence; Climate Change; Feminism & Victimology

Date: 07/21/2017
Program Number: 2620
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist Annushay Hossain, Founder, Anushay’s Point Ann Stone, Co-Founder, Women For Trump

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  • Domestic Violence: A new Washington state law warns survivors if abusers are attempting to buy guns.
  • Climate Change: The impact of family planning on global warming.
  • Feminism & Victimology: Camille Paglia says Title IX is not helping women. 

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Women Thought Leaders: Leslie Sanchez

Date: 07/14/2017
Program Number: 2619
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Continuing our Women Thought Leaders series, Bonnie Erbe interviews former panelist, Leslie Sanchez. To The Contrary talks to her about the Hispanic Vote, what the Democratic party and GOP needs to do to get their vote next election,  and how marketing shapes our lives.

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Women Thought Leaders: Jill Filipovic

Date: 07/07/2017
Program Number: 2618
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Continuing our interview series with women thought leaders, Bonnie Erbé interviewed Jill Filipovic. In her recent book The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness, she discusses happiness and how it shapes the course of life. Filipovic also discusses how the political climate has the potential to negatively effect women's rights if their needs are not considered in policy making.

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Millennial Parents; Donald Trump Tweets; ProtectHer

Date: 06/30/2017
Program Number: 2617
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Carrie Lukas, President, Independent Women's Forum; Anushay Hossain, Journalist; Ann Stone, Women For Trump

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  • Millennial Parents: Why one study says the "success sequence" for young people includes marriage.
  • Donald Trump Tweets: The president's attack on a cable news host drew widespread condemnation. 
  • ProtectHer: Alexis Jones on how to make young athletes part of the solution when it comes to sexual assault

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GOP Healthcare, Losing Ground, Crunk Feminism

Date: 06/23/2017
Program Number: 2616
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Rina Shah, Republican Strategist; Atima Omara, President Emeritus, Young Democrats of America; Patrice Onwuka,Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Voices

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  • GOP Healthcare: Republican women senators could prove pivotal in whether the bill passes.
  • Losing Ground: A new report says young women’s progress is stalling, or even reversing.
  • Crunk Feminism: Looking at the intersectionality between African American culture and feminism.

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Feminist Rock Band Betty's Amy Ziff

Date: 06/16/2017
Program Number: 2615
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She talks about her music and the social effect of feminist rock. Known for providing songs for HBO's Encyclopedia and performing the theme for The L Word on Showtime, BETTY has been playing for over 30 years. Amid the discussion, we hear snippets from BETTY's new CD, On the Rocks, and catch glimpses of their live performances.

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An Encore Presentation: The Controversy Over H-1B Visas

Date: 06/09/2017
Program Number: 2603 (R)
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Increasing the pool of US skilled labor or Off-shoring American Jobs? To The Contrary spoke with Americans whose jobs have been replaced by immigrant workers through the H-1B Visa program, and advocates who provided positions for immigrant workers coming to the U.S.

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Women’s History Month Profile: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (Encore)

Date: 06/02/2017
Program Number: 2601R
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Bonnie Erbé sits down with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) to chronicle her life and achievements, from the civil rights movement, to   the "Good Girls Revolt" Newsweek case, to the EEOC, to Congress.

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Becoming a Progressive Leader: A Conversation with Neera Tanden

Date: 05/26/2017
Program Number: 2612
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The first in our series of interviews with female thought leaders across the country and political spectrum! We interview Neera Tanden, who tells us why she became a progressive leader and what the future holds for progressive politics in the United States.

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Women Senators; Education Budget; Forced Marriage

Date: 05/19/2017
Program Number: 2611
Panelists: Ann Stone, Women For Trump Debra Carnahan, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Avis Jones-DeWeever, Founder, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women Patrice Lee, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum

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  • Women Senators: A record 11 women are up in 2018, with 10 being Democrats.
  • Education Budget: Cuts to after school programs and more money for school choice and religious schools.
  • Forced Marriage: A problem usually seen as only happening in far off land actually occurs in the US as well. 

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DeVos Booed; All Male Healthcare Working Group; Sexual Assault Stats

Date: 05/12/2017
Program Number: 2610
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Francesca Chambers, The Daily Mail Erin Matson, Co-Founder ReproActive Anneke E. Green, Senior Director, White House Writers Group

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DeVos Booed: The Education Secretary’s speech was met with protest by students. No Women in Healthcare Working Group: Senate Republicans defended their all-male panel. Strange Sexual Assault Stats: Skepticism as almost 90% of campuses reported 0 sexual assaults.  

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House Passes Trumpcare; Comp Time Rules; Hillary & Ivanka

Date: 05/05/2017
Program Number: 2609
Panelists: Panel: Ann Stone, Women for Trump; Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Frmr. Lieutenant Gov. Maryland (D); Patrice Lee, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Voices; Latifa Lyles, Frmr. Head US Dept. Labor Women’s Bureau

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- House Passes TrumpCare

- Senator Patty Murray on the Letter She Wrote to the President about "Dispicable Attacks" on Women

- Comp Time Vs. OT Pay - Who Should Decide?

- Are Hillary and Ivanka More Similar than You thought?

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First 100 Days; Ivanka Trump; Our House

Date: 04/28/2017
Program Number: 2608
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Anneke Green, Senior Director White House Writers Group; Anushay Hossain, Journalist; Rina Shah, Republican Strategist

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  • First 100 Days: How has the country fared over the course of the Donald Trump's first 100 days in office?
  • Ivanka Trump: Why was she jeered at a women’s conference and how much influence does she have in the White House?
  • Our House: We take a look at an innovative program to alleviate homelessness.

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Bill O'Reilly Forced Out; Ivanka Trump Ethical Considerations; Betsy DeVos

Date: 04/21/2017
Program Number: 2607
Panelists: Frmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist Sabrina Schaeffer, Independent Women’s Voices Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist

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  • Bill O'Reilly Forced Out: O'Reilly is off Fox News after sexual harassment allegations.
  • Ivanka Trump Ethical Considerations: Is there a conflict of interest?
  • Betsy DeVos: Critics voice concern over her choice to lead the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education. 

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Family Planning Rollback; Gender-Reassignment Surgery; The First Amendment

Date: 04/14/2017
Program Number: 2606
Panelists: Latifa Lyles, Frmr. Director of the Women's Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor Ann Stone, Women for Trump Patricia Sosa,Progressive Commentator Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist

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  • Family Planning Rollback: Is this the end of Planned Parenthood?
  • Gender-Reassignment Surgery: Should health insurance cover it?
  • First Amendment: Is the nation in a First Amendment crisis?

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Gorsuch & Women; O'Reilly Allegations; Trump Administration

Date: 04/07/2017
Program Number: 2605
Panelists: Anneke Green, White House Writers Group Avis Jones DeWeever,Founder Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women Rina Shah, Republican Strategist Anushay Hossain, Journalist

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  • Gorsuch & Women: What does the new Supreme Court Justice mean for women?
  • Bill O'Reilly Allegations: Accusations against the Fox News host mount as advertisers pull support.
  • Donald Trump Administration: How has he fared in his first almost 80 days? 

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#BlackWomenAtWork, Trump Admin., Offices of Women's Health

Date: 03/31/2017
Program Number: 2604
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Ann Stone, Women for Trump Co-founder Debra Carnahan, Former judge and Federal prosecutor Patrice Lee, Senior Fellow at Independent Women's Voices

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  • #BlackWomenAtWork: The issues black women face in the workplace.
  • Trump Administration: Hillary Clinton criticizes the lack of women in the administration. Fair?
  • Offices of Women's Health: What will happen to these offices under this administration? We speak with HealthyWomen's Phyllis Greenberger. 

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The Controversy Over H-1B Visas

Date: 03/24/2017
Program Number: 2603
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Increasing the pool of US skilled labor or Off-shoring American Jobs? To The Contrary spoke with Americans whose jobs have been replaced by immigrant workers through the H-1B Visa program, and advocates who provided positions for immigrant workers coming to the U.S.

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Food Security

Date: 03/17/2017
Program Number: 2417 R
Panelists: Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Amber Smith, Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Liberal Commentator Erin Matson, Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness, and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.

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This Week on To The Contrary:

 An encore presentation of Food Security in the United States. We explore what threats may there be to the nation’s food supply including illness and environmental factors. The documentary also hones in on the problems behind importing and exporting goods.

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Women's History Month Profile: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Date: 03/10/2017
Program Number: 2601
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Bonnie Erbé sits down with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) to chronicle her life and achievements, from the civil rights movement, to   the "Good Girls Revolt" Newsweek case, to the EEOC, to Congress.

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Women's Equality: A National Monument

Date: 03/03/2017
Program Number: 2522 (Encore Presentation)
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This week on a special documentary episode of To The Contrary, Bonnie Erbe explores the historic Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the final headquarters of the National Woman’s Party. Declared a national monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama, the 200-year-old home sitting on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. is a treasure trove of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Originally aired August 2016.

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Social Safety Net, Ivanka Trump's Role; Hidden Figures

Date: 02/24/2017
Program Number: 2551
Panelists: Anne Stone, Women for Trump Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist Anushay Hossain, Founder, Anushay’s Point Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist

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  • Social Safety Net: What can Americans expect from President Trump when it comes to cuts to social programs?
  • Ivanka Trump's Role: Is the president daughter more about policy or PR?
  • Hidden Figures: We look at the book about the groundbreaking black women of NASA that inspired the Oscar-nominated movie. 

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Women In Politics, White House Advocates & Deportation

Date: 02/17/2017
Program Number: 2550
Panelists: Asra Nomani, The Muslim Reform Movement, Co-founder Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Rina Shah, Republican Strategist Dana White, Conservative Commentator

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  • Women In Politics: How this current administration is pushing more women to run for office. 
  • White House Advocates: The women behind the president.
  • Deportation: Two high profile cases profile the lives of undocumented immigrants. 

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Trump Ethics; #ShePersisted, Political Relationship Stress

Date: 02/10/2017
Program Number: 2549
Panelists: Manal Omar, United States Institute of Peace Patrice Lee, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Voices & National Spokeswoman for Generation Opportunity Avis Jones-DeWeever, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, Founder Ashe Schow, Reporter, Watchdog.org & The New York Observer

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  • Trump Ethics: Donald Trump's administration questioned for mixing business with his presidency.
  • #ShePersisted: Elizabeth Warren silenced for reading Coretta Scott King's criticism of Jeff Sessions, leading to a feminist rallying cry.
  • Political Relationship Stress: How IMAGO Relationship Therapy could soothe strained relationships. 

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SCOTUS Nominee; Betsy DeVos; Abandoned Families

Date: 02/03/2017
Program Number: 2548
Panelists: Ann Stone, Women Vote Trump Co-Founder Latifa Lyles, Former Director of the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor Patrice Lee, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Megan Beyer, Democratic Strategist

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  • SCOTUS Nominee: What are the implications for women and society at large if Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to the Supreme Court bench?
  • Betsy DeVos: Is Betsy DeVos fit to serve as Secretary of Education?
  • Abandoned Famiies: Why it’s hard for low-income women to pull their families out of poverty. Interview with author Kristin Seefeldt. 

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The March For Life; President Donald Trump's Cabinet

Date: 01/27/2017
Program Number: 2547
Panelists: Jennifer Higgins, GOP Political Strategist; Anushay Hossain, Journalist Anushay’s Point; Ann Stone, Women Vote Trump Co-Founder; Debra Carnahan, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor

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  • March For Life: Pro-Life activist advocate for the overturning of Roe V. Wade and President Donald Trump reinstates the "global gag rule".
  • President Donald Trump's Cabinet: If confirmed women and nonwhites would make up 5 out of 22 of his cabinet. How will that impact policy making? 

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Donald Trump's First 100 Days; Young People Weigh In

Date: 01/20/2017
Program Number: 2546
Panelists: Clara Del Villar, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen Women For Trump Co-Founder Ann Stone The Daily Beast Columnist Keli Goff

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  • Donald Trump's First 100 Days: How far will he be able to push his agenda in the first 100 days, and will it be a successful one?
  • Young People Weigh In: Young adults generally have a low opinion of the new president and have a grim view of the future. 

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Donald Trump Cabinet Hearings; Women's March on Washington

Date: 01/13/2017
Program Number: 2545
Panelists: Founder, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women Avis Jones-DeWeever The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa

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  • Donald Trump Cabinet Hearings: Trump’s picks were grilled by Democrats, but are expected to be confirmed
  • Women's March on Washington: Can the march set a progressive agenda that is followed through by grassroots activists?

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Obamacare Repeal; Cyber Effect

Date: 01/06/2017
Program Number: 2544
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Women Vote Trump Co-Founder Ann Stone GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins Co-founder, Reproaction Erin Matson

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  • ObamaCare Repeal: The Republicans’ plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act
  • Cyber Effect: effect of increased internet use. 

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To The Contrary Film Festival: Clara, Angel of The Rockies

Date: 12/30/2016
Program Number: 2543
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This week on To The Contrary's All About Women and Girls Film Festival, we bring you the amazing true story of Clara Brown, a former slave who became a community leader and philanthropist during Colorado's Gold Rush. Learn why this African American historical icon is known as "The Angel of the Rockies."

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To The Contrary Film Festival: UnSlut

Date: 12/16/2016
Program Number: 2541
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This week's winner in TTC's All About Women & Girls Film Festival brings you a harsh, sometimes personal, look at how women are shamed for sex and sexual assault. Filmmaker Emily Lindin reflects on her own experience and speaks to survivors, families, volunteers, doctors and others as part to shed light on these sensitive issues.

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To The Contrary Film Festival: A Queen's Discovery

Date: 12/09/2016
Program Number: 2540
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A Queen’s Discovery is about 16-year-old, Nzinga Anasa Braswell on her first journey to Ghana. She compares her black American experience as a youth and what she discovered in Africa. 

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To The Contrary Film Festival: Tent Village

Date: 12/02/2016
Program Number: 2539
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Tent Village is a unique insider’s view of former roadside dwellers in Southern India. It’s an honest and nuanced look at child marriage, alcoholism and caste stigma that smashes stereotypes.

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Dividing The United Methodist Church

Date: 11/25/2016
Program Number: 2433R
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The United Methodist Church remains officially opposed to homosexuality, same sex marriage and self-avowed gay pastors. The fight on this issue is testing the faith more than ever and Dividing The United Methodist Church.

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Immigration; Trump's Possible Conflicts of Interest

Date: 11/18/2016
Program Number: 2537
Panelists: Women Vote Trump Co-Founder Ann Stone The Muslim Reform Movement, Co-founder Asra Nomani Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Center for Equal Opportunity’s Linda Chavez

Featured Topics:

  • Immigration: How immigrants and refugees will be affected by Donald Trump’s presidency.
  • Trump's Possible Conflicts of Interest: Why some are concerned about possible conflicts of interest in a Trump administration and his family’s businesses.

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Historical Election & The Women's Vote

Date: 11/11/2016
Program Number: 2536
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) American University Professor Jennifer Lawless IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer Women Vote Trump’s Ann Stone

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  • Historical Election: Hillary Clinton's legacy as part of women's history and Donald Trump's task ahead as president
  • The Women's Vote: How different groups of women voted, and how it changed the election.

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Presidential Election Home Stretch; Going Flat

Date: 11/04/2016
Program Number: 2535
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Women Vote Trump Co-Founder, Ann Stone GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins Associate Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, GW Lara Brown

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  • Presidential Election Home Stretch: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton rally voters. We speak with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
  • Going Flat: Women choose to "go flat" after cancer surgery. 

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Politics This Week, Obamacare Premiums & Good Girls Revolt

Date: 10/28/2016
Program Number: 2534
Panelists: President and Founder of The Republican Muslim Coalition Saba Ahmed Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow President Emeritus, Young Democrats of America’s Atima Omara

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  • Politics This Week: The latest in the presidential and down-ballot races.
  • Obamacare Premiums: Costs on the rise.
  • Good Girls Revolt: The new show on Amazon Video is a re-telling of a real-life sex discrimination case led by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton. 

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Early Voting Impacts Election; Debbie Allen's "Freeze Frame"

Date: 10/21/2016
Program Number: 2533
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) President and Founder of The Republican Muslim Coalition Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar Independent Women's Voice Senior FellowJulie Gunlock

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  • Early Voting Impacts Election: How the presidential race will be shaped by Americans who have already cast ballots 
  • Debbie Allen's "Freeze Frame": The power of art in stopping violence. 

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Sexual Assault & Trump; Americans With Disabilities Act

Date: 10/14/2016
Program Number: 2532
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Democratic Pollster, Celinda Lake Chief Spokesperson Evan McMullin Campaign, Rina Shah Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute,Diana Furchtgott-Roth Director, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, Marian Vessels

Featured Topics:

  • Sexual Assault & Trump: Allegations continue against Donald Trump. Will he be able to secure the women's vote?
  • Americans with Disabilities Act: The challenges faced by Americans with disabilities, more than 25 years after the passage of the ADA. 

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Baby Boomers & The Election; Incarcerated Women

Date: 10/07/2016
Program Number: 2531
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Center for Equal Opportunity’s Linda Chavez Women Vote Trump Co-Founder Ann Stone President Emeritus, Young Democrats of America’s Atima Omara

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  • Baby Boomers & The Election: While the focus has been on how to earn the millennial vote, a study reveals what issues matter to baby boomers the most. Interviews with Celinda Lake, Neera Tanden and Diana Furchtgott-Roth.
  • Incarcerated Women: How women with a criminal history reenter society and join the workforce.

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Trump vs. Clinton - Race, Gender, & Politics; Pronatalism

Date: 09/30/2016
Program Number: 2530
Panelists: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Patricia Sosa, President and Founder of The Republican Muslim Coalition Saba Ahmed

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Race, Gender & Politics: The racial and gender divides that surround the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 

Pronatalism: Why Michele Goodwin says American society is hyper-focused on childbirth.

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Shooting & Racial Unrest; A Historic Senate Race

Date: 09/23/2016
Program Number: 2529
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Columnist, Washington Examiner Ashe Schow, Founder, Anushay’s Point Anushay Hossain, Conservative Commentator Dana White

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Shootings & Racial Unrest: Police shootings of black men and women lead to unrest as both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton propose solutions.

 A Historical Senate Race: The first Senate race between two women of color - Attorney General Kamala Harris and Representative Loretta Sanchez - will take place in California.

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Our Nation's Infrastructure At Risk

Date: 09/16/2016
Program Number: #2509R
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A solid infrastructure provides jobs, allows domestic trade, as well as delivery and export of foreign goods, helping us to compete in a global economy.But over the years, our spending on maintenance has gone down,our use of our infrastructure has gone up, leaving it crumbling and in critical condition. How can this be remedied? To The Contrary investigates.

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Woman Voters; Jill Stein; Transgender Pregnancy

Date: 09/09/2016
Program Number: 2527
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), The Human Rights Campaign Sarah McBride, Center for Equal Opportunity’s Linda Chavez, The Republican Muslim Coalition’s Saba Ahmed

Featured Topics:

  • Woman Voters: Who will win the woman's vote in the upcoming presidential election?

 

  • Jill Stein: How is the Green Party candidate doing in the presidential race?

 

  • Transgender Pregnancy: We explore the difficulties of transgender people and proper healthcare.

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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

Date: 09/02/2016
Program Number: 2336R
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Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural.

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Women's Equality: A National Monument

Date: 08/26/2016
Program Number: 2522R
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This week on this encore presentation of Women's Equality: A National Monument, Bonnie Erbe explores the historic Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the final headquarters of the National Woman’s Party. Declared a national monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama, the 200-year-old home sitting on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. is a treasure trove of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

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Nate Parker; Donald Trump Campaign; Burkini Controversy

Date: 08/19/2016
Program Number: 2524
Panelists: Author and Activist Siobhan “Sam” Bennett Republican Strategist Jennifer Higgins Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Schow Democratic Strategist Atima Omara

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Nate Parker: "Birth of a Nation" director faces questions about past rape case, of which he was acquitted.

Donald Trump Campaign: Will the promotion of Kellyanne Conway along with the arrival of Steve Bannon bring women into the Trump camp?

Burkini Controversy: French towns ban swimsuit worn by some Muslim women. 

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Hillary Clinton vs. Complacency; Intergenerational Poverty

Date: 08/12/2016
Program Number: 2523
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer Associate Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, GW Lara Brown The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers

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  • Hillary Clinton vs. Complacency: Can Clinton’s comfortable lead in the polls over Donald Trump lead to complacency?
  • Intergenerational Poverty: Growing up in “the other America” and how identity projects play a role in breaking the cycle of poverty. 

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Women's Equality: A National Monument

Date: 08/05/2016
Program Number: 2522
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This week on a special documentary episode of To The Contrary, Bonnie Erbe explores the historic Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the final headquarters of the National Woman’s Party. Declared a national monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama, the 200-year-old home sitting on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. is a treasure trove of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

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Hillary Accepts Nomination & Role of Family in the Race

Date: 07/29/2016
Program Number: 2521
Panelists: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Political Commentator Amber Smith, Candidate for NY State Assembly & Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins

Featured Topics:

  • Hillary Accepts Nomination: Who had the better convention - Democrats or Republicans? And can Hillary unify the Democratic Party?
  • Role of Family in the Race: Did the focus on family help the  DNC? And, the battle of the daughters - Ivanka Trump versus Chelsea Clinton.  

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The Republican National Convention; Roger Ailes Axed

Date: 07/22/2016
Program Number: 2520
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes Republican Strategist Rina Shah Associate Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, GW Lara Brown IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer

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  • The RNC: As the nation waits for the presumptive democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's veep nod, the RNC ended this week. From speech forgery to fact checking, millions tuned in to hear the Trump family rally around the GOP nominee.
  • Roger Ailes: Admd sexual harrasment allegations, the media mogul leaves Fox.  Panel: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Rina Shah, Lara Brown, Sabrina Schaeffer

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Nice Attacks & RNC; Masculinity & Election; Jennifer Aniston

Date: 07/15/2016
Program Number: 2519
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Founder, Anushay’s Point Anushay Hossain, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Julie Gunlock

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  • Nice Attacks & RNC: How terrorism and racial tension will impact this presidential election.
  • Masculinity & Election: Can America shake its machismo and accept a female president? Jennifer Aniston: The actress calls out tabloids for its poor representation of women.

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Police Shootings; Disability Bias?; Transwomen & Olympics

Date: 07/08/2016
Program Number: 2518
Panelists: Co-founder, Reproaction Erin Matson, Senior Fellow, Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee, Author and Political Columnist Kristin Tate, Founder, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women Avis Jones-DeWeever, National LGBTQ Task Force Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan

Featured Topics:

  • Police Shootings: The country reacts to two men shot by police followed by a sniper attack on police officers in Dallas.
  • Disability Bias?: A lawsuit alleges gender inequality when it comes to disability payments.
  • Transwomen & Olympics: Transgender athletes will compete without gender restrictions in Rio. 

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Our Nation's Infrastructure At Risk (An Encore Presentation)

Date: 07/01/2016
Program Number: 2509R
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A solid infrastructure provides jobs, allows domestic trade, as well as delivery and export of foreign goods, helping us to compete in a global economy.But over the years, our spending on maintenance has gone down,our use of our infrastructure has gone up, leaving it crumbling and in critical condition. How can this be remedied? To The Contrary investigates.

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Gun Control Sit-In; Donald Trump & Immigration Debate

Date: 06/24/2016
Program Number: 2516
Panelists: Senior Contributor At The Daily Signal Genevieve Wood Former Chair of EEOC Cari Dominguez Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa Director of Policy Studies At Center For Immigration Studies Jessica Vaughan

Featured Topics:

  • Gun Control Sit-In: Why diverse Democrats are leading the gun control push, and why some say the sit-in was counterproductive.
  • Donald Trump & Immigration Debate: What Trump's candidacy means in a nation divided over immigration. 

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Gun Control & Politics; State of Women; Millennial Dads

Date: 06/17/2016
Program Number: 2515
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) IWF Exec. Director Sabrina Schaeffer Conservative Commentator Rina Shah Bharara Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) D.C.

Featured Topics:

  • Gun Control & Politics: Will the Orlando shooting reshape America's views on gun ownership and how will that effect the presidential race?
  • State of Women : The White House Summit highlights women's issues worldwide.
  • Millennial Dads: Redefining the term "dad."

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Our Nation's Infrastructure At Risk (An Encore Presentation)

Date: 06/10/2016
Program Number: 2509(R)
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 A solid infrastructure provides jobs, allows domestic trade, as well as delivery and export of foreign goods, helping us to compete in a global economy.But over the years, our spending on maintenance has gone down,our use of our infrastructure has gone up, leaving it crumbling and in critical condition. How can this be remedied? To The Contrary investigates.

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''The Orphan Myth: Keeping Families Together'' Encore

Date: 06/03/2016
Program Number: 2505R
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A special documentary episode of To the Contrary explores the trend away from orphanages and towards family reunification. Host Bonnie Erbé travels to Ethiopia to explore why parents give up their children. She reports on the research showing how orphanages jeopardize children's psychological and mental well-being.

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Trump vs Clintons, Religious Schools; We Were Feminists Once

Date: 05/27/2016
Program Number: 2512
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Dana White Co-founder, Reproaction Erin Matson Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Julie Gunlock Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC)

Featured Topics:

  • Trump vs Clintons: Donald Trump brings back old attacks against Hillary and Bill.
  • Religious Schools: Colleges such as Baylor balance football, spirituality, and fighting rape.
  • We Were Feminists Once: Andi Zeisler on the commercialization of feminism.

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Women Voters; Overtime; Transgender Rights

Date: 05/20/2016
Program Number: 2511
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) D.C. The Center for American Progress’ Sarah McBride The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins

Featured Topics:

  • Women Voters: Soccer moms, security moms, diverse women? Who will give Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton the advantage?
  • Overtime: Why new rules may benefit women. 
  • Transgender Rights: More than just a bathroom debate. How perceptions of gender are changing. Interview with Dr. Sheena Howard.

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The Extremist Influence, Muslim Women & the Hijab, Sex Talk

Date: 05/13/2016
Program Number: 2510
Panelists: United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar The Republican Muslim Coalition, President and Founder Saba Ahmed Journalist Anushay Hossain Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Asra Nomani

Featured Topics:

  • The Extremist Influence: social media is adding to the increas of women's participation in terrorist acts.
  • Muslim Women & the Hijab: Is the choice to wear or not wear the hijab becoming a feminist movement? Interviews with Hanna Yusuf and Masih Alinejad.
  • Sex Talk: Mona Elthawy's "Sex Talk for Muslim Women" brings to light the need to discuss the once taboo subject openly.

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Our Nation's Infrastructure At Risk

Date: 05/08/2016
Program Number: 2509
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 A solid infrastructure provides jobs, allows domestic trade, as well as delivery and export of foreign goods, helping us to compete in a global economy.But over the years, our spending on maintenance has gone down,our use of our infrastructure has gone up, leaving it crumbling and in critical condition. How can this be remedied? To The Contrary investigates.

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Hillary's "Woman Card"; Millennial Voters; #MoreThanMean

Date: 04/29/2016
Program Number: 2508
Panelists: The Nation’s Zoe Carpenter IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer Journalist Anushay Hossain GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins

Featured Topics:

  • Hillary's "Woman Card": Donald Trump says Clinton's only asset is "the woman card."
  • Millennial Voters: Kristin Tate on government waste and what young voters want.
  • #MoreThanMean: Combating the abuse female journalists must face from online trolls.

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Staying Too Long?, Life Expectancy, Girls & Sex

Date: 04/22/2016
Program Number: 2507
Panelists: Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Progressive Magazine Editor-in-chief Ruth Conniff Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Julie Gunlock

Featured Topics:

  • Staying Too Long?: Has Hillary clinched the Democratic nomination ahead of Bernie?
  • Life Expectancy:  Why white women are not living as long.  
  • Girls & Sex: Peggy Orenstein's new book on the "complicated new landscape" of sex.

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Patricia Arquette & Rep. Maloney Discuss Equal Pay Day

Date: 04/15/2016
Program Number: 2506
Panelists: The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers, President Emeritus, Young Democrats of America’s Atima Omara, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Political Management, GW Lara Brown, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum & National Spokeswoman for Generation Opportunity Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

Women still only make 79 cents on the dollar compared to men in the United States. Actress Patricia Arquette brought the issue to national prominence in her Oscar acceptance speech for "Boyhood," and she continues her advocacy on Equal Pay Day with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).  Meanwhile, the IWF releases their Working for Women report.

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The Orphan Myth: Keeping Families Together

Date: 04/08/2016
Program Number: 2505
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A special documentary episode of To the Contrary explores the trend away from orphanages and towards family reunification. Host Bonnie Erbé travels to Ethiopia to explore why parents give up their children. She reports on the research showing how orphanages jeopardize children's psychological and mental well-being.

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Abortion Pill, Barriers & Bias, Public Service

Date: 04/01/2016
Program Number: 2504
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Schow Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara CEO and President of Concerned Women for America Penny Young Nance

Featured Topics:

  • Abortion Pill: Is surgical abortion a thing of the past?
  • Barriers & Bias: The myriad factors holding women back from leadership positions.
  • Public Service: Empowering women to make a difference. Interview with Anna Applebaum.

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Moms Against Terrorism; Contraception; All the Single Ladies

Date: 03/25/2016
Program Number: 2503
Panelists: United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins

Featured Topics:

  • Moms Against Terrorism: Women organize to root out extremism.
  • Contraception: The Supreme Court weighs whether accommodations for religious organizations in regards to birth control coverage are reasonable.
  • Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies: The growing influence of single women. 

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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity (Encore Presentation)

Date: 03/18/2016
Program Number: 2336R
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Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural.

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Dividing The United Methodist Church (Encore)

Date: 03/11/2016
Program Number: 2433R
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Encore: The United Methodist Church remains officially opposed to homosexuality, same sex marriage and self-avowed gay pastors. The fight on this issues is testing the faith more than ever and Dividing The United Methodist Church.

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Women World Leaders:Interviews with Women in Power

Date: 03/04/2016
Program Number: 2351R
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An encore presentation of 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.

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Older Working Women; UN Women Funding; Flint Water Crisis

Date: 02/26/2016
Program Number: 2451
Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins Journalist Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Older Working Women: Why women are working longer, and what it means for the economy.
  • UN Women Funding: Activists call for more money for gender equality.
  • Flint Water Crisis: We speak with LeeAnne Walters, the mom being hailed as one of the heroes to emerge from the water crisis.

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SCOTUS, Trump & Pope; Football, Alcohol & Rape; Curvology

Date: 02/19/2016
Program Number: 2450
Panelists: Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara; Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Schow; The Nation’s Zoe Carpenter; Founder, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women Avis Jones-DeWeever

Featured Topics:

  • SCOTUS, Trump & Pope: We take a look at important issues for women surrounding the presidential race.
  • Football, Alcohol & Rape: Is there a connection between campus party culture and sexual assault?
  • Curvology: David Bainbridge's surprising and controversial explanation behind women's unique bodies. 

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Election & Black Vote; Raising the Race; Black Heroines

Date: 02/12/2016
Program Number: 2449
Panelists: Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women founder Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever, conservative commentator Dana White, Independent Women's Forum senior fellow Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

  • Election & Black Vote: Bernie Sanders & Hillary Clinton make their pitches to black voters.
  • Raising the Race: Richie Barnes’s new book talks about the unique experience of black mothers and career women.
  • Black Heroines: For Black History Month, we reflect on influential black women who have changed the world. 

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Young Women and Elections; Military Draft; Football and Feminism

Date: 02/05/2016
Program Number: 2448
Panelists: Conservative commentator Dana White, Washington Examiner columnist Ashe Schow, liberal commentator and co-founder of Reproaction, Erin Matson, Anushay's Point founder Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Young Women and Elections: Organizations such as WUFPAC and young female politicians (Grace Meng, Tulsi Gabbard, Kyrsten Sinema) urge young women to make their voices heard.
  • Military Draft: Should women be drafted into the armed forces?
  • Football and Feminism: It's Super Bowl time again! Diane Roberts asks: can feminists be football fans?

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Academic Gender Gap, Trump Feud, Ambassador Swanee Hunt

Date: 01/29/2016
Program Number: 2447
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Rina Shah,Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Founder, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women Avis Jones-DeWeever, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Julie Gunlock

Featured Topics:

  • Academic Gender Gap: Have researchers found the reason behind the gap between boys and girls in school?
  • Trump Feud: The role of gender in Donald Trump's feud with Fox.
  • Ambassador Swanee Hunt: We hear the amazing story of how Rwandan women rebuilt their country.

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Guns & Women; Problems with Diversity Policies; Forgiveness

Date: 01/22/2016
Program Number: 2444R
Panelists: Congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Independent Women's Forum executive director Sabrina Schaeffer, author and political activist Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, GOP political strategist Jennifer Higgins, author Megan Feldman Bettencourt

Featured Topics:

  • Guns & Women: Why more women are owning guns and opposing gun control.
  • Problems with Diversity Policies: New research says most company diversity policies may not actually promote diversity.
  • Forgiveness by Megan Feldman Bettencourt: What we can learn from victims who have forgiven the most outrageous criminals.

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Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton; Oscars & Equality; Adoption

Date: 01/15/2016
Program Number: 2445
Panelists: Journalist Anushay Hossain, Republican strategist Rina Shah Bharara, The Washington Examiner's Ashe Schow, author and political analyst Lara Brown

Featured Topics:

  • Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton: Will it be 2008 all over again for the Democratic frontrunner?
  • Oscars & Equality: Women and minorities still lag in equal representation behind and in front of the camera.
  • Adoption: Why international adoption has shrunk in the last decade.

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Guns & Women; Problems with Diversity Policies; Forgiveness

Date: 01/08/2016
Program Number: 2444
Panelists: Congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Independent Women's Forum executive director Sabrina Schaeffer, author and political activist Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, GOP political strategist Jennifer Higgins, author Megan Feldman Bettencourt

Featured Topics:

  • Guns & Women: Why more women are owning guns and opposing gun control.
  • Problems with Diversity Policies: New research says most company diversity policies may not actually promote diversity.
  • Forgiveness by Megan Feldman Bettencourt: What we can learn from victims who have forgiven the most outrageous criminals.

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Gender Equality in Islam

Date: 01/01/2016
Program Number: 2407R
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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.

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Food Security

Date: 12/25/2015
Program Number: 2417R
Panelists: Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum Amber Smith, Republican strategist Rina Shah Bharara, former judge and federal prosecutor Debra Carnahan, congressional delegate Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC), president of Network of Enlightened Women Karin Agness, liberal commentator Erin Matson, and founder and editor-in-chief of The Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar

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We speak with Lars Perner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing at USC; Philip Cafaro from the Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability; Samuel Sandoval Solis, Assistant Professor of Water Resources Management at UC Davis; Shaun Kennedy, the Director of the Food System Institute; Carl Neilsen, a Consultant and former FDA Director of Import Operations; and Stefan Latoure, a consumer who was the victim of food poisoning. 
 
  • Part I: The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. 
  • Part II: The transportation of goods. 

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2015 Year in Review, Lactivism, Dr. Jane Goodall

Date: 12/18/2015
Program Number: 2441
Panelists: Journalist Anushay Hossain Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Show

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2015 Year in Review: We look at the progress women and people of color have made.

Lactivism: Why some say we focus too much on breastfeeding vs. bottle-feeding.

Dr. Jane Goodall: The renowned conservationist on women & conservationism.

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Fiancé(e) Visas; Stay-at-Home Dads; Women in Combat

Date: 12/11/2015
Program Number: 2440
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Norton (D-DC) United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan

Featured Topics:

  • Fiancé(e) Visas: The San Bernardino shooting brings renewed scrutiny towards the process for admitting partners of a US citizen.
  • Stay-at-Home Dads: Preference for one particular parent staying at home dwindles.  
  • Women in Combat: A survey reveals how elite servicemen feel about fighting alongside women.

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The Welcoming Movement (Encore)

Date: 12/04/2015
Program Number: 2231R
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Join us as we look at three churches around the United States who are part of the "Welcoming Movement." These churches, in Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., are committed to accepting and affirming gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Watch their triumphs and struggles in this special documentary episode!

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Dividing The United Methodist Church

Date: 11/27/2015
Program Number: 2433R
Panelists: Ginger Gaines-Cirelli, Reverend Dr. Karen Oliveto Reverend Rob Renfroe, Reverend Kenneth Livingston, Reverend Dr. John Copenhaver
, Sara Celec, Delyn Celec, Amanda, Miller Garber, Randy Conley

Featured Topics:

The United Methodist Church remains officially opposed to homosexuality, same sex marriage, and self-avowed gay pastors. It's official rulebook - the book of discipline states - "The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching." But not all United Methodist congregations agree with the church's view on the issue. The fight on this issue is testing the faith more than ever and Dividing the United Methodist Church.

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ISIS Women; Self-Induced Abortions; Fast Forward with Amb. Verveer

Date: 11/20/2015
Program Number: 2437
Panelists: USIP's Manal Omar, Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood, GOP POlitical Strategist Jennifer Higgins, Reproaction Co-founder Erin Matson

Featured Topics:

  • ISIS Women: We speak with experts, including Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who tell us why women are joining terror groups in unprecedented numbers.
  • Self-Induced Abortions: A study that finds these are the results of a Texas law which shut down many clinics.
  • Ambassador Melanne Verveer & Fast Forward: How women's equality can be pushed into overdrive.

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LGBT Parental Rights; Living with Parents; "Suffragette"

Date: 11/13/2015
Program Number: 2436
Panelists: The Task Force’s Rea Carey, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Professor and Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, Republican Strategist, Rina Shah Bharara, Author and Political Advocate Siobhan-Sam Bennett

Featured Topics:

  • LGBT Parental Rights: A lesbian couple is denied an adoption on the basis of their sexuality.
  • Living with Parents: More young women are living with their parents today than any time since the 40s.
  • "Suffragette": Director Sarah Gavron talks about her new film starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep.

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Hillary Clinton & Millennials; Egg Donors; Gloria Steinem

Date: 11/06/2015
Program Number: 2435
Panelists: IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins, Co-founder, Reproaction Erin Matson, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Featured Topics:

  • Hillary Clinton & Millennials: Hillary Clinton still trails among millennials, but she’s making progress. Interview with Page Gardner of the Voter Participation Center.
  • Egg Donors: Should there be a cap on how much money donors get? 
  • Gloria Steinem: The feminist icon talks about her experiences and her new book, “Life on the Road.” 

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Millennial Feminists & Armchair Activism Encore

Date: 10/30/2015
Program Number: 2419R
Panelists: Erin Matson, Liberal Commentator; Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; Anushay Hossain, Founder of Anushay's Point; and Francesca Chambers of The Daily Mail.

Featured Topics:

  • Millennial Feminists: Some older feminists say millennials are not as feminist as they hoped. Meanwhile, some young women flood social media with #WhyIDontNeedFeminism. 
  • Armchair Activism: Are young feminist activists spending too much time online and not doing enough in the "real world"?  

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Dividing The United Methodist Church

Date: 10/23/2015
Program Number: 2433
Panelists: Ginger Gaines-Cirelli ,Reverend Dr. Karen Oliveto Reverend Rob Renfroe, Reverend Kenneth Livingston, Reverend Dr. John Copenhaver
, Sara Celec, Delyn Celec, Amanda, Miller Garber, Randy Conley

Featured Topics:

The United Methodist Church remains officially opposed to homosexuality, same sex marriage, and self-avowed gay pastors. It's official rulebook - the book of discipline states - "The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching." But not all United Methodist congregations agree with the church's view on the issue. The fight on this issue is testing the faith more than ever and Dividing the United Methodist Church.

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Parliament of Religions; Jennifer Lawrence; Overparenting

Date: 10/16/2015
Program Number: 2432
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy, IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar

Featured Topics:

  • Parliament of Religions: Women's issues take center stage for the first time at the largest interfaith gathering in the world.
  • Jennifer Lawrence: The actress says she's had enough of not getting paid as much as her male co-stars.
  • Overparenting: Jessica Lahey on why failure can be a gift for kids.

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Women, Gun Control & NRA; Shark Tank; Golden Girls Network

Date: 10/09/2015
Program Number: 2431
Panelists: Washington Examiner Columnist Ashe Schow, Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar, Journalist Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Women, Gun Control & NRA: As the nation grieves another mass shooting, we look at how men & women support gun control at different rates.
  • Shark Tank: A contestant on the show cries during a business meeting, igniting a debate.
  • Golden Girls Network: Boomers - especially women - look into alternative ways to living their golden years.

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Equality Study; Planned Parenthood; Anne-Marie Slaughter

Date: 10/02/2015
Program Number: 2430
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Chair Emeritus,Center for Equal Opportunity Chavez, Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez

Featured Topics:

  • Equality Study: A LeanIn.Org / McKinsey study looks at why women aren't equal in American corporations.
  • Planned Parenthood: The organization enjoys popularity amid calls from Republicans to defund it.
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter: The President and CEO of the New America Foundation speaks about balancing work and family. 

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Pope Francis; Legislating the Pay Gap; Women in Theater

Date: 09/25/2015
Program Number: 2429
Panelists: Former President of Women’s Campaign Fund Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, Washington Examiner columnist Sarah Westwood, Politini host Danielle Moodie-Mills, GOP strategist Jennifer Higgins, and Catholic Women’s Forum’s Mary Rice Hasson

Featured Topics:

  • Pope Francis: The Pope’s rhetoric and actions on climate change, Obamacare and the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the church. 
  • Legislating the Pay Gap: California takes a bold approach.
  • Women in Theater: The Women's Voices Theater Festival promotes works made by women.

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Pope Francis & Women; Paternity Leave; Girls Who Code

Date: 09/18/2015
Program Number: 2428
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Susan Ferrechio, Chief Congressional Correspondent, Washington Examiner; Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; Erin Matson, Co-Founder, Reproaction

Featured Topics:

Pope Francis & Women: Will the pontiff allow women into the priesthood?

Paternity Leave: Men ask for equal paid parental leave.

Girls Who Code: How to get young girls on the track to study STEM and computer science.  Interview withReshma Saujani.

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Planned Parenthood; Politics & Sexism;The Sentencing Project

Date: 09/11/2015
Program Number: 2427
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Washington Examiner's Susan Ferrechio; The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood; Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett

Featured Topics:

  • Planned Parenthood: An all-male faction of the GOP threaten a government shutdown unless the government cuts all funding to Planned Parenthood.
  • Politics & Sexism: How deeply rooted is sexism in American politics?
  • The Sentencing Project: The often-overlooked problems faced by women who are incarcerated.

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Pope & Abortion; Sexual Assault Stats; Black Women & Unions

Date: 09/04/2015
Program Number: 2426
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Patricia Sosa, Progressive Commentator; Darlene Kennedy, Conservative Commentator; The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Pope & Abortion: Pope Francis authorizes all priests to forgive "the sin of abortion" for the "year of mercy."
  • Sexual Assault Stats: Research calls into question the statistic that one in five women are raped in college.
  • Black Women & Unions: The book "And Still I Rise" chronicles struggles and triumphs.

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Politics & Race; Colleges Tackle Assault; Elena Vanishing

Date: 08/28/2015
Program Number: 2425
Panelists: Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; Megan Beyer, The Gender Equality Project; Ashe Schow, Columnist, Washington Examiner; Anushay Hossain, Founder, Anushay’s Point

Featured Topics:

  • Politics & Race: Donald Trump and Jeb Bush criticized for what some perceive as anti-immigrant rhetoric.
  • Colleges Tackle Sexual Assault: After much debate, are campuses any safer?
  • Elena Vanishing: One woman, with the help of her mother, tells her tale of struggling with anorexia. 

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Donald Trump; Trans Women & Sexism; Senator Claire McCaskill

Date: 08/21/2015
Program Number: 2424
Panelists: Clara Del Villar, Hispanic Post, Founder and Editor-in-Chief; Avis Jones DeWeever, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, Founder; Lara Brown, Associate Professor, George Washington University; Patrice Lee, Senior Fellow, Independent Women’s Forum

Featured Topics:

  • Donald Trump: Is the businessman what the GOP needs to pull in more women voters?
  • Transgender Women: Do transgender women understand sexism the same way other women do?
  • Senator Claire McCaskill: In her new memoir, Plenty Ladylike, Sen. McCaskil reveals how she strives for success.

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Entitlements; Discipline in Public Schools

Date: 08/14/2015
Program Number: 2418R
Panelists: Anushay Hossain, Founder of Anushay's Point; Jennifer Marshall of The Heritage Foundation; Danielle Moodie-Mills, Host of Politini; and Darlene Kennedy, Conservative Commentator.

Featured Topics:

  • Entitlements: Lawmakers proposing restrictions to welfare.
  • Discipline in Public Schools: Are minority girls disciplined in school more harshly than others? We hear from Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum.

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Gender Equality in Islam

Date: 08/07/2015
Program Number: 2407R
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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.

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Bacha Posh; Night Shelters; Child Brides; Child Slavery

Date: 07/31/2015
Program Number: 2421
Panelists: Megan Beyer; Darlene Kennedy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah Bharara; Kim Gandy; Kellyanne Conway; Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Bacha Posh: A young Afghan girl dressed up and raised as a boy.
  • Night Shelters: A shelter in India that offers protection for young children. Child Brides: young girls being married off in India.
  • Child Slavery: Once child slave Shyima Hall tells her story.

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Stopping Sexual Assault on Campus and in the Military

Date: 07/24/2015
Program Number: 2420
Panelists: Ellie Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation President; Darlene Kennedy, Conservative Commentator; Jenifer Rajkumar,Civil Rights Lawyer; and Amber Smith, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum

Featured Topics:

Stopping sexual assault has become the focus of two institutions: higher education and the military. We take a look at what has been done and what more could be done to stop more people from becoming victims. Interviews with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Representative Loretta Sanchez and Dr. Sislena Ledbetter, Associate Vice President of Student Development, UDC.

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Millennial Feminists & Armchair Activism

Date: 07/17/2015
Program Number: 2419
Panelists: Erin Matson, Liberal Commentator; Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; Anushay Hossain, Founder of Anushay's Point; and Francesca Chambers of The Daily Mail.

Featured Topics:

  • Millennial Feminists: Some older feminists say millennials are not as feminist as they hoped. Meanwhile, some young women flood social media with #WhyIDontNeedFeminism. Interviews with Eleanor Smeal of the Ms. Foundation, Gloria Steinem, co-founder of Ms. Magazine, and Edwith Theogene of Feminist Majority.
  • Armchair Activism: Are young feminist activists spending too much time online and not doing enough in the "real world"? 

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Entitlements; Discipline in Public Schools

Date: 07/10/2015
Program Number: 2418
Panelists: Anushay Hossain, Founder of Anushay's Point; Jennifer Marshall of The Heritage Foundation; Danielle Moodie-Mills, Host of Politini; and Darlene Kennedy, Conservative Commentator.

Featured Topics:

  • Entitlements: Lawmakers proposing restrictions to welfare.
  • Discipline in Public Schools: Are minority girls disciplined in school more harshly than others? We hear from Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum.

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Food Security

Date: 07/03/2015
Program Number: 2417
Panelists: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Host of Politini; Amber Smith, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum; Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; Debra Carnahan, former Judge and Federal Prosecutor; Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC); Karin Agness, president of Network of Enlightened Women; Erin Matson, Liberal Commentator; and Clara Del Villar, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Hispanic Post

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We speak with Lars Perner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing at USC; Philip Cafaro from the Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability; Samuel Sandoval Solis, Assistant Professor of Water Resources Management at UC Davis; Shaun Kennedy, the Director of the Food System Institute; Carl Neilsen, a Consultant and former FDA Director of Import Operations; and Stefan Latoure, a consumer who was the victim of food poisoning. .
 
  • Part I: The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. 
  • Part II: The transportation of goods. 

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Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

Date: 06/26/2015
Program Number: 2416
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara

Featured Topics:

  • Racist Violence: Author Chloe Angyal's op-ed on white women's passive role in racist attacks.
  • Hollywood vs. Congress: Actress Meryl Streep's call to action for equal rights for women.
  • Freelance Economy: Why the head of the Freelancers Union, Sara Horowitz, says freelancing is feminist.

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State of the World's Fathers; HeForShe; #TheNew10

Date: 06/19/2015
Program Number: 2415
Panelists: Joseph Jones of the Center for Urban Families; Christopher Johnson from the US-Afghan Women's Council; David Martosko, Political Editor at the Daily Mail; and Washington Post Columnist Colbert King

Featured Topics:

  • State of the World's Fathers: This Father's Day, we take a look at a report on how fatherhood is evolving, along with a panel made up of fathers. We speak with Gary Barker of Promundo, which along with the MenCare Campaign released the State of the World's Fathers report.
  • HeForShe: The progress of the UN's campaign to get men involved in gender equality.
  • #TheNew10: Women will start appearing on $10 bills in 2020.

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Michelle Obama; Workplace Priorities; Human Trafficking

Date: 06/12/2015
Program Number: 2414
Panelists: Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan-Sam Bennett; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Network of Enlightened Women President; and The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Michelle Obama: The First Lady speaks on race relations and becoming a role model. 
  • Workplace Priorities: A new IWF study finds women value different things at work.
  • Human Trafficking: Reagan Stanfor, Victim Services Coordinator, speaks on the efforts made by Catholic Charities of Arkansas to stop trafficking in America.

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Becoming Papa: Fathers Key to Gender Justice (Re-Air)

Date: 06/05/2015
Program Number: 2311R
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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.

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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity (Re-Air)

Date: 05/29/2015
Program Number: 2336R
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Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural.

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Fem-vertising, #RapeHoax, Food Security Part II

Date: 05/22/2015
Program Number: 2411
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC); Karin Agness, president of Network of Enlightened Women; Erin Matson, Liberal Commentator; and Clara Del Villar, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Hispanic Post

Featured Topics:

  • 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. Interviews with Lars Perner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing at USC; Philip Cafaro from the Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability; Shaun Kennedy, the Director of the Food System Institute; and Philip Lymbery, the CEO of Compassion in World Farming

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Christianity in the United States and Food Security

Date: 05/15/2015
Program Number: 2410
Panelists: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Host of Politini; Amber Smith, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum; Rina Shah Bharara, Republican Strategist; and Debra Carnahan, former Judge and Federal Prosecutor.

Featured Topics:

  • 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. We speak with Lars Perner, Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing at USC; Philip Cafaro from the Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability; Samuel Sandoval Solis, Assistant Professor of Water Resources Management at UC Davis; Shaun Kennedy, the Director of the Food System Institute; Carl Neilsen, a Consultant and former FDA Director of Import Operations; and Stefan Latoure, a consumer who was the victim of food poisoning. .

Poverty and Geography, #TALKPAY, Mothers Who Leave

Date: 05/08/2015
Program Number: 2409
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Sabrina Schaeffer, Executive Director at Independent Women's Forum; Anushay Hossain, Founder of Anushay's Point; and Mercy Viana Schlapp, Former Bush Advisor.

Featured Topics:

  • Poverty & Geography: a re-analysis of the anti-poverty experiment "Moving to Opportunity" finds the program is not a failure after all.
  • #TalkPay: How Twitter could end the pay gap.
  • Mothers Who Leave: Author Melissa Cistaro discusses her life after her mother left.

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Baltimore Mom; Carly Fiorina; Salma Hayek Pinault

Date: 05/01/2015
Program Number: 2408
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

  • Baltimore Mom: Why Toya Graham is being called “mother of the year" for her actions in a viral video.
  • Carly Fiorina: The presidential race now includes another female contender.
  • Salma Hayek: To The Contrary spoke with actress, producer and activist Salma Hayek about her efforts to help women and children.

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Gender Equality in Islam

Date: 04/24/2015
Program Number: 2407
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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.

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Vatican & Nuns; Reddit & The Wage Gap; Stay-at-Home Moms

Date: 04/17/2015
Program Number: 2406
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • Vatican & Nuns: The Vatican cut short its investigation of the largest order of American nuns.
  • Reddit & The Wage Gap: Interim CEO Ellen Pao bans salary negotiations for entry-level positions in an attempt to level the playing field.
  • Stay-at-Home Moms: Is motherhood a career? 

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Hillary Clinton Announcement; Pay Gap; Safe Sex in College

Date: 04/10/2015
Program Number: 2405
Panelists: Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar; IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa

Featured Topics:

  • Hillary Clinton Announcement: The start of Hillary's presidential run is imminent.
  • Pay Gap: How the wage gap persists in so-called liberal institutions and in the offices of Democrats.
  • Safe Sex in College: New research shows some students may be putting themselves in danger.

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Religious Rights Debate; Allowance Equity; Fashioning Fat

Date: 04/03/2015
Program Number: 2404
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar; Progressive Magazine Editor-in-chief Ruth Conniff; and The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Religious Rights Debate: LGBT activists pressure Arkansas & Indiana to make changes to "religious freedom" laws, as a woman is sent to prison for a miscarriage.
  • Allowance Equity: Boys do less chores than girls, but on average get more allowance for their work.
  • Fashioning Fat: Prof. Amanda Czerniawski went undercover as a plus-size model to study the industry through the lens of a sociologist.

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Afghani Women Leaders; Women's Colleges; All-Female Mosque

Date: 03/27/2015
Program Number: 2403
Panelists: United States Institute of Peace’s Manal Omar; Journalist Anushay Hossain; Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

Afghani Women Leaders: Women forming part of Afghani president Ashraf Ghani's delegation say support from the US is vital.

Women's Colleges: The closing of Sweet Briar College may point toward a demise of all-women's schools.

All-Female Mosque: We speak with one of the woman behind the first mosque in the US for women only.

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

Date: 03/20/2015
Program Number: 2402
Panelists: Pollster Kellyanne Conway; The Center for American Progress’ Neera Tanden; Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara

Featured Topics:

  • 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.

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Becoming Papa: Fathers Key to Gender Justice (Re-Air)

Date: 03/13/2015
Program Number: 2311R
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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.

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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity (Re-Air)

Date: 03/06/2015
Program Number: 2336R
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Featured Topics:

Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural.

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Women World Leaders: Interviews with Women in Power

Date: 02/27/2015
Program Number: 2351
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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.

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

Date: 02/20/2015
Program Number: 2350
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar; and The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • 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.

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Rising Hate Crimes; Challenged CEOS, Minority Women in STEM

Date: 02/13/2015
Program Number: 2349
Panelists: Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills; Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

  • Rising Hate Crimes: 5 transgender women of color are recent victims of social injustice.
  • Targeted Women CEOS: certain companies have proven itself biased as more female CEOs get challenged by investors than males.
  • Diversifying STEM: Women hold 46% of degrees in STEM fields, but less than 30% maintain a career. Dr. Pamela McCauley speaks to TTC about about diversifying STEM.

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Army Rangers; Vatican & Women; Cultures Without Borders

Date: 02/06/2015
Program Number: 2348
Panelists: The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer; Journalist Anushay Hossain; Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp; and The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood

Featured Topics:

  • Army Rangers: Women make steps towards becoming Rangers.
  • Vatican & Women: The Holy See tries to appeal to female Catholics.
  • Cultures Without Borders: Former UN official May Rihani says Islam, the west, and other cultures are more similar than many realize. 

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Rape on Campus; Male Allies In Feminism; NFL & Women

Date: 01/30/2015
Program Number: 2347
Panelists: Journalist Anushay Hossain; Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Amber Smith

Featured Topics:

  • Rape on Campus: Will bans on women at frat parties or new laws referring cases to the police be effective in stopping sexual assault?
  • Male Allies in Feminism: We explore what role men should play.
  • NFL & Women: The league is making its pitch to moms & women in time for the Super Bowl.

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White House Pay Gap; Microcredit & Poverty; Anonymous

Date: 01/23/2015
Program Number: 2346
Panelists: Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; and The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • White House Pay Gap: Are women in the White House paid fairly?
  • Microcredit & Poverty: Is microcredit living up to expectations as a tool for poverty reduction?
  • Anonymous: Does the secretive hacking group help or hurt women?

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Terrorism; Transgender Discrimination; Domestic Trafficking

Date: 01/16/2015
Program Number: 2345
Panelists: Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan-Sam Bennett; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress Aisha Moodie-Mills; and IWF Executive Direcotr Sabrina Schaeffer

Featured Topics:

  • Terrorism: Why women and girls join terrorist organizations like ISIS.
  • Transgender Discrimination: The policies surrounding discrimination of transgender people.
  • Domestic Trafficking: The story of one survivor of whose sex trafficking was inter-generational. 

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Abortion Debate; Involved Fathers; UN Women: Beijing+20

Date: 01/09/2015
Program Number: 2344
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood; Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Abortion Debate: A Texas law requiring clinic upgrades reignites debate.
  • Involved Fathers: Involved dads are more satisfied with their jobs than involved moms.
  • Beijing+20: UN Women Executive Dir. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka discusses the progress made towards empowerment.

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The Welcoming Movement (Re-Air)

Date: 12/26/2014
Program Number: 2231R
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Join us as we look at three churches around the United States who are part of the "Welcoming Movement." These churches, in Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., are committed to accepting and affirming gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Watch their triumphs and struggles in this special documentary episode!

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Sexual Assault; Pregnancy Discrimination; Kids Gone Wild

Date: 12/19/2014
Program Number: 2341
Panelists: The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers; The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever

Featured Topics:

Sexual Assault: What did we learn from the NFL's response to players misconduct, the UVA rape scandal, and the White House taskforce against campus rape? Pregnancy Discrimination: A former employee says Walmart discriminated against her. Kids Gone Wild: A look at the truth behind the hype surrounding teens & sex.

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Moms vs. Police Brutality; Sexual Assault; Bacha Posh

Date: 12/12/2014
Program Number: 2340
Panelists: The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer; The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Featured Topics:

  • Moms vs. Police Brutality: Mothers demand police reform.
  • Sexual Assault: New Department of Justice study shows differences for survivors on and off campus.
  • Bacha Posh: Jenny Nordberg chronicles Afghanistan's hidden third gender in "The Underground Girls of Kabul."

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Becoming Papa: Fathers Key to Gender Justice (Re-Air)

Date: 12/05/2014
Program Number: 2311R
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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.

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Frats & Assault; Debunking Opting Out; Erdogan & Inequality

Date: 11/28/2014
Program Number: 2338
Panelists: Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain; and Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness

Featured Topics:

  • 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.

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Immigration; Cosby Accusations; Ms. Awards & Gloria Steinem

Date: 11/21/2014
Program Number: 2337
Panelists: Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara; The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood; and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

Featured Topics:

  • 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.

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The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

Date: 11/14/2014
Program Number: 2336
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Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural.

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Women & Midterm Elections; Maternity Leave; Melanne Verveer

Date: 11/07/2014
Program Number: 2335
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); IWf Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.

Featured Topics:

  • 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.

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Women & Midterm Elections; Female Marines; Lean Together

Date: 10/31/2014
Program Number: 2334
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall; Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee; and National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy

Featured Topics:

  • Women in the Midterm Elections: How influential will women voters and candidates be in this year's election?
  • Female Marines & Military Standards: Is the Marine infantry course fair for women?
  • Lean Together: IWF’s Sabrina Schaeffer

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Flex Time; TV War For Women; What Millennials Want

Date: 10/24/2014
Program Number: 2333
Panelists: Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever; Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Flex Time: Majority of men are taking flex time and enjoying it
  • TV War For Women: Conservatives wooing the women's vote with political ads?
  • What Millennials Want: What do young women voters want?

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Women CEOs; Egg Freezing; Male Sexual Assault

Date: 10/17/2014
Program Number: 2332
Panelists: The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood; Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy

Featured Topics:

  • Women CEOs: Only 2 women in the HBR's list of the Top 100 Most Effective CEOs.
  • Egg Freezing: Apple and Facebook offering to pay women to freeze their eggs.
  • Male Sexual Assault: Male victims speak out.

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War On Women; Yes Means Yes; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Date: 10/10/2014
Program Number: 2331
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Liberal Commnetator Erin Matson; and the Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • War On Women: Is the "War On Women" difused? GOP pushes back.
  • Yes Means Yes: New policies for prevention of sexual assault on college campuses.
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: How Wasserman Schultz uses her breast cancer experience to help other women and raise awareness

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Emma Watson & HeForShe; Julia Pierson; Christy Turlington

Date: 10/03/2014
Program Number: 2330
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Emma Watson & HeForShe: The role of men in feminism.
  • Julia Pierson: The correlation between the decline in marriages among young adults and their financial status.
  • Christy Turlington: This supermodel and advocate helps women around the world, along with her non-profit, Every Mother Counts.

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''Security Moms'' & ISIS; Money & Marriage; Wendy Davis

Date: 09/26/2014
Program Number: 2329
Panelists: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills; and The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall.

Featured Topics:

  • "Security Moms" & ISIS: Women contribute to the struggle against ISIS.
  • Money & Marriage: The correlation between the decline in marriages among young adults and their financial status.
  • Wendy Davis: We speak to the woman running to become the first Democratic Governor of Texas in 20 years.

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NFL Abuse Scandals; Hillary Clinton & Economy; Freed Slaves

Date: 09/19/2014
Program Number: 2328
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

  • Hillary Clinton & Economy: Hillary Clinton on Women, the Economy and Elections
  • NFL Abuse Scandals: The NFL, Women CEOs and Domestic Violence
  • Freed Slaves: Stunning Photo of Freed Female Slaves after Reconstruction

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Domestic Violence & NFL; Jihadi Female Fighters; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Date: 09/12/2014
Program Number: 2327
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan-Sam Bennett; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • ISIS: Jihadi Female Fighters
  • Domestic Violence & NFL: NFL’s Rice Saga
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand discusses new memoir

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ISIS Bride; Transgender Students; LGBT Winning Lessons

Date: 09/05/2014
Program Number: 2326
Panelists: Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills; The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers; and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar

Featured Topics:

  • Transgender Students: Women's colleges starting to openly welcome transwomen.
  • ISIS Bride: Western women are being recruited to join the terrorist organization as wives.
  • LGBT Winning Lessons: Activist Jay Michaelson says the women's movement should emulate the gay rights movement's winning strategy.

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Obama & Hillary; Domestic Violence; Night Shelters

Date: 08/29/2014
Program Number: 2325
Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; President and CEO of Women’s Campaign Fund Betsy Mullins; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Domestic Violence: The NFL and US Immigration policy take steps to address domestic violence.
  • Obama and Hillary: Should Hillary run against Obama's record on women?
  • Night Shelters: Vital Voices honoree Priti Patkar runs night shelters for children of prostitutes in India.

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ISIL, Terrorism & Women; Ethics of Surrogacy; Child Abuse

Date: 08/22/2014
Program Number: 2324
Panelists: Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones DeWeever; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain; and The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall

Featured Topics:

  • Surrogacy Controversy: A documentary called Breeders stirs up controversy over the ethics of surrogacy.
  • ISIL: Terrorist group ISIL uses sexual enslavement of women as a weapon of war.
  • Child Abuse: How to treat and prevent rising child abuse and neglect.

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Pro-Choice Label; Prostitution Debate; Gender Lens Investing

Date: 08/01/2014
Program Number: 2321
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood; The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer; and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee

Featured Topics:

  • Pro-Choice Label: Abortion-rights advocates are pushing away from the “pro-choice” label
  • Prostitution Debate: Should selling sex be legal?
  • Gender Lens Investing: Jackie Vanderbrug of US Trust speaks on this growing trend.

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Arresting Parents; Promoting Diversity; What Women Want

Date: 07/25/2014
Program Number: 2320
Panelists: Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones DeWeever; Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Arresting Parents: Mothers are being arrested for child endangerment after acts of desperation. 
  • Promoting Diversity: Female and minority executives are penalized for advancing workplace diversity. 
  • What Women Want: Author Deborah Rhode says the women's movement needs a jump start.

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Clinton vs. Warren; Hobby Lobby; Female Genital Mutilation

Date: 07/18/2014
Program Number: 2319
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; and Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Clinton vs. Warren: Elizabeth Warren is being touted as a possible “spoiler” against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
  • Hobby Lobby: The family behind Hobby Lobby wants to build a Bible Museum near the National Mall.
  • FGM: How female genital mutilation has become an American problem.

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Obama & Border Crisis; Gay Rights; Teach a Woman to Fish

Date: 07/11/2014
Program Number: 2318
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee; The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa

Featured Topics:

  • Obama & Border Crisis: The President spars with Congress on how to handle the immigration crisis.
  • Gay Rights: A teacher says discrimination based on sexual orientation is the same as gender discrimination.
  • Teach a Woman to Fish: Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive Worldwide on why helping women can help entire communities.

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Sexism & Tech; Immigration Crisis; Fertility Decline

Date: 07/04/2014
Program Number: 2317
Panelists: Republican Strategist Rina Shah; National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Sexism & Tech: Yet another scandal in the tech industry leads to accusations of "frat culture."
  • Immigration Crisis: Thousands of minors who crossed into the US illegally are being deported.
  • Fertility Decline: Why the US's record-low fertility rate may not be cause for alarm.

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USAID & Maternal Health; Abortion & Film; PAST Act

Date: 06/27/2014
Program Number: 2316
Panelists: The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer; Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily; Social Impact Strategist Erica Williams Simon; and the Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • USAID & Maternal Health: The agency is spending more money on saving mothers and children.
  • Abortion & Film: "Obvious Child" depicts abortion in a rare light by movie standards.
  • PAST Act: The law the US Humane Society says will stop cruelty against horses.

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Human Trafficking, Working Families, Men & Feminism

Date: 06/20/2014
Program Number: 2315
Panelists: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Deborah Carnahan; Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; and The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood

Featured Topics:

  • Human Trafficking: A new State Department report focuses on the journey from victim to survivor.
  • Working Families:Valerie Jarrett provides insight into the upcoming White House Summit on Working Families.
  • Men & Feminism: An all-male panel at a women's summit divides feminists.

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Becoming Papa: Premiere

Date: 06/13/2014
Program Number: 2311R
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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.

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Home Births; Pope Francis; Hillary Clinton & World Bank

Date: 06/06/2014
Program Number: 2313
Panelists: Liberal Commentator Erin Matson; Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity’s Linda Chavez

Featured Topics:

  • 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.

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Mass Shootings; Arianna Huffington's Thrive; Maya Angelou

Date: 05/30/2014
Program Number: 2312
Panelists: IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Author and Political Analyst Dr. Lara Brown; CNN Political Commentator Donna Brazile; and The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Mass Shootings: Looking at violence through a gendered lens.
  • Arianna Huffington: Her new book teaches us how to Thrive with rest and recovery.
  • Dr. Maya Angelou: Remembering the poet and author.

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Becoming Papa: Fathers Key to Gender Justice

Date: 05/23/2014
Program Number: 2311
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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.

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Jill Abramson; GOP Women; Women's History Museum

Date: 05/16/2014
Program Number: 2310
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Vianna Schlapp; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Jill Abramson: The first female executive editor of the New York Times controversially fired.
  • GOP Women: The Republican party lags behind the Democratic Party when it comes to female candidates.
  • Women's History Museum: Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) & Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) on building a National Women's History Museum.

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Nigerian Schoolgirls; Teen Pregnancy Lows; Infertility

Date: 05/09/2014
Program Number: 2309
Panelists: Republican Strategist Bettina Inclan; Women Thrive Worldwide President Ritu Sharma; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; and Host of Focus Point Avis Jones DeWeever

Featured Topics:

  • Nigerian Schoolgirls: U.S. women senators call for action on the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls.
  • Teen Pregnancy Lows: Teen pregnancy and abortion reach record lows.
  • Behind the Headlines: Infertility. The pros and cons of the infertility industry.

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Sexual Assault; Feminist Men; Girls Abducted; Child Slavery

Date: 05/02/2014
Program Number: 2308
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; and Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Sexual Assault: The White House says men can stop rape. Feminist Men: Why men don't advocate for women's rights.
  • Girls Abducted: The need to act in the case of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped this week.
  • Behind the Headlines: former child slave Shyima Hall.

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Drought:The Drying of America

Date: 04/25/2014
Program Number: 2307
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To the Contrary takes an in-depth look into our depleting water supply; the causes and what, if anything, we can do to reverse this trend. From Nevada, Arizona and California in the west to North and South Carolina on the east coast, this provocative documentary takes you to communities struggling with the impact of this critical problem.

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Confidence Gap; Sex Assault Normalized;
Jesus Feminist

Date: 04/18/2014
Program Number: 2306
Panelists: Progressive Magazine Editor-in-Chief Ruth Conniff; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); and The Daily Signal's Genevieve Wood

Featured Topics:

  • Confidence Gap: Is a lack of confidence the main thing holding women back? Journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman on their new book, The Confidence Gap.
  • Sexual Assault: Young people report seeing harassment as normal.
  • Behind the Headlines: Jesus Feminist. Why author Sarah Bessey says the term is not a contradiction.

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Sebelius Resigns; Women Voters; At-Home-Moms; Women Veterans

Date: 04/11/2014
Program Number: 2305
Panelists: The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers; The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall

Featured Topics:

  • Sebelius Resigns: Secretary of Health & Human Services steps down after Affordable Care Act failures.
  • Women Voters: Why women don't vote for women.
  • At-Home-Moms: More women are staying home to raise their children.
  • Women Veterans: Employing service women after their service.

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Equal Pay Study; Campaign Finance; Modern Technology

Date: 04/04/2014
Program Number: 2304
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC; Republican Strategist Bettina Inclan; The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers; and The Gender Equality Project's Megan Beyer

Featured Topics:

  • Equal Pay Study:  Sons earn more than their fathers but daughters don't.
  • Campaign Finance:  Will weaker campaign finance regulations benefit women?
  • Behind the Headlines:  A look at the pros and cons of modern technology

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Carter & Religion; Marriage & Divorce; Cindy Chupack

Date: 03/28/2014
Program Number: 2303
Panelists: IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain; and Republic Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

Jimmy Carter & Religion: The former president says most religions are sexist.

Marriage & Divorce: Why millennials want to get married, but aren't. 

Behind the Headlines: Cindy Chupack, an award-winning screenwriter, on women and humor.

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Contraception Cases; Ban Bossy; Congresswomen

Date: 03/21/2014
Program Number: 2302
Panelists: The New Agenda’s Amy Siskind; Gloucester Institute President & Founder Kay Coles James; Incite Unlimited President Avis Jones DeWeever; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Contraception Cases: Do for-profit corporations have religious rights?
  • Ban Bossy: Sheryl Sandberg says everyone should stop calling young girls "bossy."
  • Behind the Headlines: Congresswomen talk about the past and future of women in leadership. Including Blanche Lincoln, Carol Moseley Braun, Mary Bono, Barbara Kennelly, and Connie Morella.

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Saving Women and Girls (Re-Air)

Date: 03/07/2014
Program Number: 2220R
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Melinda Gates, Barbara Bush, Mandy Moore, and other global health leaders on efforts to save the lives of women and girls by increasing access to maternal and child healthcare. Executive producer Cari Stein reports in this special documentary from Malaysia and the Women Deliver Conference.

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New Americans (Re-Air)

Date: 02/28/2014
Program Number: 2210R
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A special documentary edition of To The Contrary. We are in Southern California, where we are going to introduce you to the New Americans and the emerging industry that is growing up around them.

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Women In Media; Sochi Olympic Courses; Mountain Top Removal

Date: 02/21/2014
Program Number: 2250
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp; National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; and Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition’s Janet Keating

Featured Topics:

Women In Media: The 2014 annual Women In The Media report shows that women remain underrepresented

Sochi Olympic Courses: Too dangerous for both genders or just women? 

Mountain Top Removal: West Virginia residents struggle against pollution.

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Wendy Davis; Women-Owned Businesses; Jane Pauley

Date: 02/14/2014
Program Number: 2249
Panelists: Former Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills; and Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Wendy Davis: Are her newest declarations on abortion flip-flopping or consistent?
  • Women Owned Businesses: Women prove to run longer-lasting companies than men
  • Jane Pauley: Re-inventing yourself

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Sochi Olympics & LGBT; Vatican vs. United Nations; EEOC

Date: 02/07/2014
Program Number: 2248
Panelists: IWF’s Hadley Heath; Progressive Commentator Anushay Hossain; Democratic Strategist Hillary Rosen; and Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Sochi Olympics: Controversy over gay rights at the Winter Olympics
  • Vatican vs. United Nations: Holy See under pressure over Magdalene laundries
  • EEOC: Chai Feldblum and dealings with pregnancy discrimination

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Unwed Mothers, Feminist Infighting, Spelman College

Date: 01/31/2014
Program Number: 2247
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers; Progressive Commentator Anushay Hossain; and IWF President Sabrina Schaeffer

Featured Topics:

  • Unwed Mothers: Sen. Rand Paul and Government Caps
  • Feminist Infighting: Online Feminine Wars Impacting Movement
  • Spelman College:  President Beverly Tatum and the Minority Rise of  Higher Education 

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Obama vs. Sexual Assault, Divorce & Religion, Gimme Shelter

Date: 01/24/2014
Program Number: 2246
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Republican Commentator Angela McGlowan, Former Prosecutor and Judge Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Obama vs. Sexual Assault: Obama’s Task Force to Fight Sexual Assault
  • Divorce & Religion: How Religion Can Be the Cause of Divorce
  • Gimme Shelter: "Pro-Life Movie"?

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UN Scrutinizes Vatican, "Viagra for Women", Pollution Leak

Date: 01/17/2014
Program Number: 2245
Panelists: NPR Program Host Avis Jones DeWeever, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Environmental Working Group Executive Director Heather White

Featured Topics:

  • UN Scrutinizes Vatican: UN vs. Catholic Church on Sex Abuse Scandal.
  • "Viagra for Women": “Female Viagra” Drug Rejected by FDA.
  • Pollution Leak: Pregnant Women Cautioned Againt Drinking Water in Wva.

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Shriver Report & Poverty, Online Misogyny, Ageism

Date: 01/10/2014
Program Number: 2244
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Shriver Report: What do low-income women need to succeed?
  • Online Misogyny: Writer Amanda Hess on why internet abuse is the next civil rights issue.
  • Behind the Headlines, Ageism: Professor Lynne Segal's book says it's the new frontier of feminism.

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The Welcoming Movement (Encore)

Date: 12/27/2013
Program Number: 2231R
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Join us as we look at three churches around the United States who are part of the "Welcoming Movement." These churches, in Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., are committed to accepting and affirming gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Watch their triumphs and struggles in this special documentary episode!

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Women CEOs; Feminist Advertising; Pastrix

Date: 12/20/2013
Program Number: 2241
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer. Republican Strategist Rina Shah.

Featured Topics:

  • Women CEOs: Women getting to the top of the tech corporate world.
  • Feminist Advertising: Pantene's new ad sends a feminist message.
  • Behind the Headlines: Pastrix, Meet a foulmouthed, tattoo-sporting Lutheran pastor.

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SCOTUS Obamacare Contraception Mandate, Bode Miller and Mom's Parental Rights, Jezebel.com Founder Anna Holmes

Date: 11/30/2013
Program Number: 2238
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Editor, Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer

Featured Topics:

  • Contraception Mandate:  SCOTUS will review the Obamacare mandate.
  • Parental Custody Laws: A mother's right to relocate is highlighted in case involving Olympic medal skiier Bode Miller.
  • Jezebel.com: The internet behemoth's founder Anna Holmes talks about feminism and flaws in women's media. 

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Men & Aggression, Cheney Daughter's Feud, Child Brides

Date: 11/22/2013
Program Number: 2237
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD),National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy,Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Men & Aggression: New research suggests men are not more biologically inclined to violence than women.
  • The Cheney Sisters & Gay Marriage: Former VP Dick Cheney's daughters, Liz and Mary, publicly debate gay marriage.
  • Behind the Headlines: Child Brides. How education can help stop girls from becoming married too early around the world. We go to India for the story on a program supported by The Elders.

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Obamacare & Abortion Rights, First Lady, EDGE Certification

Date: 11/15/2013
Program Number: 2236
Panelists: Panelists: Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, Genevieve Wood, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids' Patricia Sosa, Former White House Aide for President George W. Bush Mercedes Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • Deadline delay: The President delays Obamacare, announcing the formerly insured can keep their insurance for another year.
  • First Lady on Policy: First Lady Michelle Obama announces education initiative at a local high school.
  • Getting the EDGE: A new certification rewards companies helping to progress women in the workplace.

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Sex Trafficking; Women Recruits; Gillibrand's FAMILY Act

Date: 11/08/2013
Program Number: 2235
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Women’s Campaign Fund CEO Siobhan ”Sam” Bennett, Independent Women’s Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Sex Trafficking: New report card on states' efforts to combat modern slavery.
  • Women Recruits: Military does not see drop in recruits despite increasing reports of sexual assault.
  • Behind the Headlines: Gillibrand's FAMILY Act promises to reward working families with new paid leave program.

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Rape On Campus; Defining Success; An American Bride In Kabul

Date: 11/01/2013
Program Number: 2234
Panelists: Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers, Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Avis Jones DeWeever host of NPR’s Focus Point, Journalist Anushay Hossain

Featured Topics:

  • Rape on Campus: Who's to blame?
  • Defining Success: New survey reveals surprising results.
  • Behind the Headlines: An American Bride in Kabul. Phyllis Chesler's autobiographical account of her escape from Afghanistan after marriage.

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Mother vs. Fetus; UN Women Ad; Gov. Mary Fallin

Date: 10/25/2013
Program Number: 2233
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Spike the Watercooler Founder Marjorie Clifton, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Mother vs Fetus: Challenging the Fetal Protection Law.
  • UN Women Ad Campaign: What Google searches reveal about discrimination.
  • Behind the Headlines: Gov. Mary Fallin, new Chair of the NGA.

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Female Senators & Shutdown; Yellen Effect; Sen. Hutchison

Date: 10/18/2013
Program Number: 2232
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, IWF Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa

Featured Topics:

  • The Only Adults in D.C.: Women in the Senate to the government's rescue.
  • Yellen Effect: The Fed Chair nominee could become a role model for young female economists.
  • Behind the Headlines: Unflinching Courage. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison talks about bipartisanship and the pioneering women of Texas.

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The Welcoming Movement

Date: 10/11/2013
Program Number: 2231
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Join us as we look at three churches around the United States who are part of the "Welcoming Movement." These churches, in Arizona, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., are committed to accepting and affirming gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Watch their triumphs and struggles in this special documentary episode!

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Decriminalizing Prostitution; GOP & Shutdown; Wonder Women

Date: 10/04/2013
Program Number: 2230
Panelists: RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • Decriminalizing Prostitution: NY's New Anti-Trafficking Policy.
  • Government Shutdown: How the shutdown affects the GOP's image in the eyes of women.
  • Wonder Women: Barnard President Debora Spar on women not having it all.

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Catholic Church; An Unquenchable Thirst; Donor Gap

Date: 09/27/2013
Program Number: 2229
Panelists: Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown

Featured Topics:

  • Catholic Church: Pope Francis and the future of the Church
  • Behind the Headlines: An Unquenchable Thirst A former nun says Catholics should reconsider celibacy
  • Donation Gap: Why women trail men in political donations.

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The Pope, Gays & Women; UN General Assembly; Wadjda

Date: 09/20/2013
Program Number: 2228
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Francesca Chambers, Erin Matson, Hadley Heath, Manal Omar

Featured Topics:

  • Papal Revelations: Pope Francis's new comments on gays and women.
  • The UN & Women: How the United Nations can help women's empowerment.
  • Behind the Headlines: Wadjda. The first feature film shot in Saudi Arabia, directed by a woman, opens in the US.

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Global Rape Concerns, Re-Adoption, Only Children

Date: 09/13/2013
Program Number: 2227
Panelists: Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy, Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Global Rape Concerns: A shocking UN survey in Asia sheds light on a worldwide problem.
  • Re-Adoption: Parents give away their kids to strangers on the internet.
  • Behind the Headlines: Only Children Why having one child may be the way to go.

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Obamacare, Interracial Couples, Madam President

Date: 09/06/2013
Program Number: 2226
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood

Featured Topics:

  • Obamacare: Will young people save the Affordable Care Act?
  • Interracial Couples: More and more are living together, but not as many are getting married.
  • Behind the Headlines: Madam President Emily's List is a PAC that is trying to get a woman elected to the highest office in 2016.

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Over 50 And Looking For Jobs, Obama's Cabinet, FMLA

Date: 08/30/2013
Program Number: 2225
Panelists: Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Progressive Magazine Editor-in-chief Ruth Conniff

Featured Topics:

  • Over 50 And Looking For Jobs: Why women over age 50 aren't getting hired.
  • Obama's Cabinet: Why there are so few women in President Obama’s cabinet.
  • Behind the Headlines: FMLA The Family and Medical Leave Act, 20 years later. 

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Marissa Mayer's Photo Shoot; The Achievement Gap; The March on Washington

Date: 08/23/2013
Program Number: 2224
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan, The American Enterprise Institute's Christina Hoff Sommers

Featured Topics:

  • Marissa Mayer's Photo Shoot: The Yahoo! CEO's controversial photo shoot.
  • The Achievement Gap: Girls continue to outperform boys in school.
  • Behind The Headlines: The March on Washington The historic march, 50 years later.

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Cost of Having Kids; Selling Eggs; Air Force Sexual Assault

Date: 08/16/2013
Program Number: 2223
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan,

Featured Topics:

  • The Cost of Having Children: The high price families pay to raise children.
  • Selling Eggs: California women may not be compensated for donating their eggs for research
  • Air Force Sexual Assault: Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward's plan to stop sexual crimes.

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Saving Women And Girls

Date: 07/26/2013
Program Number: 2220
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Melinda Gates, Barbara Bush, Mandy Moore, and other global health leaders on efforts to save the lives of women and girls by increasing access to maternal and child healthcare. Executive producer Cari Stein reports in this special documentary from Malaysia and the Women Deliver Conference.

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Sexual Assault; Transgender Rights; Women-Owned Businesses

Date: 07/19/2013
Program Number: 2219
Panelists: Host of Focus Point Avis Jones-DeWeever, Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez

Featured Topics:

  • Sexual Assault: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's plan aims to end this crime from occurring in the military.
  • Transgender Rights: A victory for transgender workers.
  • Women-Owned Businesses: How certification can help women who run companies.

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Contraception Split; Inmates Sterilized; Human Trafficking

Date: 07/12/2013
Program Number: 2218
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, Independent Women's Forum President Sabrina Schaeffer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurakowa Neily

Featured Topics:

  • Contraception Split: Catholic organizations disagree on the Obamacare contraception mandate.
  • Inmates Sterilized: California female prisoners sterilized without the proper approval.
  • Behind the Headlines: Human Trafficking Interviews with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Marilyn Carlson Nelson of Carlson Companies.

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Egyptian Uprising, Women In Film, Poverty In The Suburbs

Date: 07/05/2013
Program Number: 2217
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy, IWF Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath, Republican Strategist Rina Shah

Featured Topics:

  • Egyptian Uprising: Sexual assault is on the rise during the protests in Egypt.
  • Women in Film: Speaking roles for women are on a downward trend.
  • Behind the Headlines: Poverty in the Suburbs Poverty is rising in suburban neighborhoods.

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Wendy Davis, Gay Marriage, Flexism

Date: 06/28/2013
Program Number: 2216
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall, Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, Center for American Progress' Advisor for LGBT Policy & Racial Justice Aisha Moodie-Mills

Featured Topics:

  • Wendy Davis: The Texas state senator fights an abortion bill with a long filibuster.
  • Gay Marriage: We take a look at what lies ahead after the DOMA and Proposition 8 decisions
  • Behind the Headlines: Flexism Carol Evans says it's time to stop unfair criticism of workplace flexibility.

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Human Trafficking, SNAP Challenge, Nursing Research

Date: 06/21/2013
Program Number: 2215
Panelists: Host of NPR’s Focus Point Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever, Women’s Campaign Fund President Sam Bennett, The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Republican Commentator Tara Setmayer

Featured Topics:

  • Human Trafficking: Interview with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
  • SNAP Challenge: Members of Congress live on a food stamp budget.
  • Behind the Headlines: Nursing Shortage How a lack of research grants for nurses affects your life.

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Women and Immigration, Mother Breadwinners, Surrogacy and Single Dads

Date: 06/14/2013
Program Number: 2214
Panelists: UPTOWN Magazine Chief Political Correspondent Charles Ellison, Campaign for America’s Future Online Producer Terrance Heath, Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan

Featured Topics:

  • Women and Immigration: The important role of women in immigration reform.
  • Mother Breadwinners: Women are more often than ever the primary or sole breadwinners for American families.
  • Behind the Headlines: Single Dads and Surrogacy In honor of Father's Day: the increased cultural acceptance of single dads.

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Sex Scandals; Pope Francis; Olympia Snowe

Date: 05/24/2013
Program Number: 2211
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy

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  • Sex Scandals: Anthony Weiner and Mark Sanford bounce back from political scandals.
  • "The Cult of Money": Pope Francis denounces the global financial system.
  • Behind the Headlines: Senator Olympia Snowe The respected senator's next act in public service.

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New Americans

Date: 05/17/2013
Program Number: 2210
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A special documentary edition of To the Contrary featuring the New Americans. We are in Southern California where we are going to introduce you to the new Americans and the emerging industry that is growing up around them.

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Sexual Assault; Egg Freezing; International Surrogacy

Date: 05/10/2013
Program Number: 2209
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), IWF Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath, Host of NPR's Focus Point Avis Jones-DeWeever, Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Sexual Assault in the Military:.Interview with Rep. Loretta Sanchez
  • Egg Freezing: Women choose to delay motherhood.
  • Behind the Headlines: International Surrogacy More women are looking abroad as they try to become mothers.

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Plan-B; Spoiled Millennials; Sex and the Citadel

Date: 05/03/2013
Program Number: 2208
Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily, SpikeTheWaterCooler.com Founder Marjorie Clifton, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, and United States Institute of Peace's Manal Omar

Featured Topics:

  • Plan B: Tthe Obama Administration moves to challenge a federal court ruling on contraception
  • Spoiled Millennials: Are millennials more materialistic than previous generations?
  • Behind the headlines: Sex and the Citadel. Author Shereen El Feki tells us about the relationship between sex and Islam.

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Women in Power; Wadjda; Students Against Sexual Assault

Date: 04/26/2013
Program Number: 2207
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, Former Bush Advisor Mercedes Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • Women in Power: Influential women fight being stereotyped as overly harsh.
  • Wadjda: A Saudi filmmaker makes history with her film,
  • Students Against Sexual Assault. College students fight sexual assault with social media.

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Environmental Racism & Flame Retardant Danger

Date: 04/19/2013
Program Number: 2206
Panelists: Host of NPR's Focus Point Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall, The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Environmental Working Group Director of Research Renee Sharp

Featured Topics:

  • Environmental Racism: The NAACP fights for climate justice.
  • Behind the Headlines: Flame Retardant Danger The dangerous chemicals in your couch.

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Femen & Islam; Margaret Thatcher; Veteran Entrepreneurs

Date: 04/12/2013
Program Number: 2205
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Women’s Campaign Fund President Sam Bennett, IWF Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath, Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez

Featured Topics:

  • Femen & Islam: Ukranian topless feminists protest Islam
  • Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady's polarizing legacy
  • Behind the Headlines: Veteran Entrepreneurs Count Me In focuses on female veterans building business leaders.

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Plan B; Marriage Advice; Living Alone

Date: 04/05/2013
Program Number: 2204
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus

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  • Plan B: The Morning after pill may become available to all ages now that a Federal judge has ordered a change in the age restriction.
  • Princeton Letter: Susan Patton's letter to the editor of The Princetonian, which encouraged women to find husbands while they are in college, caused uproar this week. Leading to the significant question, should women marry young?
  • Behind the Headlines: Going Solo A new book which takes a look at the highest amount of Americans ever living alone and apparently, they're thriving.

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Women & Politics; Gay Marriage; Westboro Baptist Church

Date: 03/29/2013
Program Number: 2203
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Progressive Magazine’s Ruth Conniff, Independent Women’s Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Women & Politics: Data shows young women aren't interested in running for office.
  • Gay Marriage: the future of same-sex marriage after hearings at the Supreme Court.
  • Behind the Headlines: Westboro Baptist Church Lauren Drain, a young woman banished from the Westboro Baptist Church, on her new mission.

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Single Parent Families; Retro Wife; Women In Defense

Date: 03/22/2013
Program Number: 2202
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers

Featured Topics:

  • Single Parent Families: Are single parent families are leading to the decline of men?
  • Retro Wife: New York Magazine article about feminist women who choose to stay home.
  • Behind the Headlines: Women in Defense A history of women in the armed forces.

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Women & Sequester; Marissa Mayer's Yahoo; Rep. Schakowsky

Date: 03/01/2013
Program Number: 2151
Panelists: Women’s Campaign Fund President Sam Bennett, Political Commentator Keli Goff, Conservative Commentator Mercy Van Schlapp, ConservativeBlackChick.com's Crystal Wright

Featured Topics:

  • Women & Sequester: A look at how massive cuts across the federal government will impact women, children and families.
  • Marissa Mayer's Yahoo: The new CEO's recent stance on telecommuting for Yahoo employees.
  • Behind the Headlines: Cosmetic Danger Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois wants to make personal care products safer.

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VAWA's Future; The Feminine Mystique; Blerdology

Date: 02/22/2013
Program Number: 2150
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Avis Jones De-Weever; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Democratic Commentator Monica Cevallos

Featured Topics:

  • VAWA's Future: House Republicans decide whether or not to vote on the Violence Against Women Act amidst political issues barring its passage
  • The Feminine Mystique: The book turns 50 this week, but is it still relevant?
  • Behind the Headlines: Kat Calvin The CEO and Founder of Blerdology wants to get more black women and girls into tech.

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Introducing More Congresswomen

Date: 02/15/2013
Program Number: 2149
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We introduce you to 6 more powerful political women in Congress: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

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Introducing Congresswomen

Date: 02/08/2013
Program Number: 2148
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We introduce you to 5 of the newest members of the 113th Congress: Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM).

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Hillary Clinton

Date: 02/01/2013
Program Number: 2147
Panelists: Hillary Clinton

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As Hillary Clinton leaves behind her work at the State Department, she sits down with host, Bonnie Erbe, to share her dedication and commitment to women and girls' empowerment. From First Lady to the U.S. Senate to the State Department, Clinton guides us through her storied career with one common thread: issues facing women and girls. AND, she tells us what's next for her.

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Women in Combat; Hillary Testifies; Women in Hollywood

Date: 01/25/2013
Program Number: 2146
Panelists: Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway, Former Judge Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa

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  • Women in Combat: The Pentagon lifts the ban on women in combat;
  • Hillary Testifies: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill showing poise under pressure;
  • Women in Hollywood: The SAG Awards won't have gender specific terms for actors, prompting some to wonder, should we still have gender specific awards?

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Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema; Kids & Guns; Women Working

Date: 01/18/2013
Program Number: 2145
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood; Women’s National Democratic Club President Nuchhi Currier; Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan

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Panelists discuss whether children are being used as props in the gun control debate. Then, is the U.S. falling behind on participation of women in the workplace? Behind the Headlines: Arizona's new Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema on her hopes and plans for her state. 

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Obama's Cabinet; Binge Drinking; Governor Maggie Hassan

Date: 01/11/2013
Program Number: 2144
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Avis Jones-DeWeever; Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp; Women’s Campaign Fund President Siobhan ‘Sam’ Bennett; ConservativeBlackChick.com’s Crystal Wright

Featured Topics:

  • Obama's Cabinet: President Obama is under fire for his recent high-ranking appointments of men for positions in the Departments of State Defense and Treasury, as Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis surprisingly steps down
  • Binge Drinking: New data shows women are binge drinking at startling rates
  • Behind the Headlines: Governor Maggie Hassan The newest female governor in the United States, New Hampshire's Maggie Hassan

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Tammy Duckworth; Delhi Protests; U.S. Birth Rates

Date: 01/04/2013
Program Number: 2143
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Jennifer Sevilla Korn Executive Director Hispanic leadership Network, Maria Teresa Kumar Executive Director of Voto Latino, Executive Director of Public Notice Gretchen Hamel.

Featured Topics:

  • Tammy Duckworth: As the 113th Congress gets sworn in, Illinois Democrat and Iraq war veteran Rep. Tammy Duckworth shares her story of service
  • Delhi Protests: International rights community calls for change after the brutal gang-rape of a woman in India
  • U.S. Birth Rates: Declining birth rates in the United States.

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Future of Guns/Newtown Shooting; 2012 Year In Review

Date: 12/21/2012
Program Number: 2141
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Emeritus Linda Chavez; Women's Campaign Fund Board Member Jenifer Rajkumar; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood

Featured Topics:

  • Future of Guns: After the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the future of guns remains up in the air.
  • 2012 Year in Review: A look back at the stories that kept us talking all year and a glance at what's ahead for women in 2013.

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Workers' Rights, Protecting Afghan Women, Women On Corporate Boards

Date: 12/14/2012
Program Number: 2140
Panelists: Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Democratic Commentator Monica Cevallos; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer

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  • Workers' Rights: After Michigan becomes the 24th right-to-work state diminishing the rights of labor unions, women represented by unions are concerned about their future.
  • Protecting Afghan Women: The United Nations criticizes Afghan government for failing to enact laws that protect women.
  • Women on Corporate Boards: Experts on corporate board diversity explain how to change the way corporate board seats are selected to include more equality.

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Shopping Spree; All Boys Club; Hourly Workers

Date: 11/23/2012
Program Number: 2137
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Independent Women's Forum Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath; SpikeTheWaterCooler.com Founder Marjorie Clifton; ConservativeBlackChick.com Editor Crystal Wright

Featured Topics:

  • Shopping Spree: Despite the looming fiscal cliff, women are still planning to shop strong this holiday season.
  • All Boys Club: The Church of England voted this week against allowing women to serve as bishops, the highest office in the church.
  • Hourly Workers: A look at the challenges and rewards of working in a non-exempt job, with Working Mother Media President Carol Evans.

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Women Win Big; Birth Control Economics; Marianne Williamson

Date: 11/16/2012
Program Number: 2136
Panelists: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever

Featured Topics:

  • Women Win Big: Flanked by the record number of Democratic women in the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she wants to remain House minority leader.
  • Birth Control Economics: A new United Nations report on population says access to contraception could boost the world's economy by almost six billion dollars.
  • Marianne Williamson: The bestselling author and motivational speaker wants to change the way women talk about politics.

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Women Make History; The Women's Vote; Coming Home

Date: 11/09/2012
Program Number: 2135
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett;Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • Women Make History: As record number of women take office in Senate and the House this January, we look at what their win means to women.
  • The Women's Vote: Women who are 54% of the electorate voted in record numbers and they voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama this election.
  • Coming Home: The challenges faced by disabled women veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life.

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Election 2012 Preview; Marriage Equality

Date: 11/02/2012
Program Number: 2134
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; National Organization for Women Vice President Erin Matson; Hispanic Leadership Network Executive Director Jennifer Sevilla Korn.

Featured Topics:

  • Election 2012 Preview: We ask which candidate is better for women from two of the women who know the candidates best, Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan and Obama campaign insider Karine Jean-Pierre.
  • Marriage Equality: Voters in four states will decide whether to take the plunge and vote on same sex marriage this election season.

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Late Deciders; Give Us Women; Kathleen Turner

Date: 10/26/2012
Program Number: 2133
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; Independent Women's Forum Policy Analyst Hadley Heath; SpikeTheWaterCooler.com Founder Marjorie Clifton; Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright

Featured Topics:

  • Late Deciders: After Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock makes comments about children conceived through rape, the so-called "waitress moms" are even more important to the presidential candidates.
  • Give Us Women: The European Parliament rejected a male candidate for the Central Bank, saying they want more women.
  • Red Hot Patriot: Actress Kathleen Turner is starring as controversial political journalist Molly Ivins on stage and she wanted to bring the role to DC before the election.

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Closing Gender Gap; Sexual Assault On Campus; What's the Matter With White People?

Date: 10/19/2012
Program Number: 2132
Panelists: NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • Closing Gender Gap: As the third and final presidential debate draws close, a new survey shows GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney pulls even with President Obama among women voters in swing states.
  • Sexual Assault on Campus: A female college student's account of sexual violence goes viral drawing attention to safety of women on college campuses.
  • What's the Matter with White People: Salon columnist Joan Walsh talks about her new book which explores how and why so many white working class families defected from the Democratic Party and became the Republican base.

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Women For Romney; Child Brides; Wage Theft

Date: 10/12/2012
Program Number: 2131
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Feminist Majority Foundation's Kim Gandy; The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall

Featured Topics:

  • Women for Romney: GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney surges ahead after moving in a more moderate position on women's issues.
  • Child Brides: As a part of International Day for the Girl Child, United Nations forcuses on the tragedy of child brides.
  • Wage Theft: This little known problem costs workers millions of dollars per year. The Department of Labor is fighting to get that money back.

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Reaffirming Affirmative Action; Voto!; Women in Drug Cartels

Date: 10/05/2012
Program Number: 2130
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp; Democratic Strategist Monica Cevallos; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Reaffirming Affirmative Action: The Supreme Court gets ready to hear its first affirmative action case in a decade, brought by a white female against the University of Texas.
  • Voto!: Despite having 24 million eligible voters, Latino/as are not expected to show up in November.
  • Women in Drug Cartels: An in-depth look at the rise of women as fighters and leaders in Mexicos most notorious drug cartels.

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Girls In Guns; Biased Science; Chemical Concern: BPA

Date: 09/28/2012
Program Number: 2129
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Girls with Guns: Parents and Second Amendment advocates take to Twitter to support the Republican Vice Presidential nominee who was criticized for buying hunting equipment for his 10-year-old daughter.
  • Biased Science: Despite years of fighting discrimination, a new study shows science professors at American universities regard women undergraduates as less competent than male students.
  • Chemical Concern: Bisphenol A (BPA), a by-product of plastic production, is raising health concerns in animals and people, and may have negative consequences for the environment. 

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Protecting Women's Rights; Swapping Wombs; The End of Men?

Date: 09/21/2012
Program Number: 2128
Panelists: FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; SpiketheWaterCooler.com Founder Marjorie Clifton; Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute's Wendy Wright.

Featured Topics:

  • Protecting Women's Rights: Women's rights and women's empowerment are chief concerns at the 67th UN General Assembly.
  • Swapping Wombs: The first mother to daughter womb transplants are performed in Sweden.
  • The End of Men?: Journalist Hanna Rosin argues with the rise of women, it may be the end of men.

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Testing Teachers; Breastfeeding Faculty; Roslyn Brock

Date: 09/14/2012
Program Number: 2127
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; CNN Political Analyst Hilary Rosen; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • Testing Teachers: Teachers in Chicago battle over the future of eduction and on top of their list of demands is restricting standardized testing as a measure of teacher performance.
  • Breastfeeding Faculty: The controversy over an American University Anthropology professor who breastfed her sick child during lecture.
  • Roslyn Brock: The Chairman of the NAACP has big plans for the nation's largest civil rights organization.

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DNC & Beyond; GOP & Marriage Equality

Date: 09/07/2012
Program Number: 2126
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Former RNC Director of Coalitions Angela Sailor.

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  • The DNC & Beyond: To The Contrary travels to the Democratic National Convention to talk to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and activist Sandra Fluke about why women's votes matter this election year.
  • GOP & Marriage Equality: A new organization, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, is urging the Republican party to support marriage equality.

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Presidential Politics; Solis Speaks

Date: 08/31/2012
Program Number: 2125
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Feminist Majority Foundation's Kim Gandy; Conservative Policy Analyst Shelby Emmett.

Featured Topics:

  • Presidential Politics: To the Contrary travels to the GOP Convention to talk to women about what matter in this election year.
  • Solis Speaks: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on how women are faring in the job market and what the Labor department is doing to promote job growth.

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A Look Ahead; Healthy Moms; Cost of Hope

Date: 08/24/2012
Program Number: 2124
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Hispanic Leadership Network Executive Director Jennifer Sevilla Korn; National Organization for Women Vice President Erin Matson; Independent Women's Forum Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath.

Featured Topics:

  • A Look Ahead: As we look toward the Republican Convention, the new GOP platform and Rep. Todd Akin's remarks on rape may change the focus of the GOP event.
  • Healthy Moms:  Mothers who work full time outside the home are healthier than stay at home moms or those who work part time, according to new research.
  • Cost of Hope: Journalist Amanda Bennett shares her personal story of handling the costs of end of life care.

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Campaigning Women; No Helping Hand; Jennifer Garner

Date: 08/10/2012
Program Number: 2122
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Democratic Commentator Monica Cevallos.

Featured Topics:

  • Campaigning Women: Women heat up the campaign trail as female activist Sandra Fluke joins the Obama campaign and GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announces his new Women for Mitt Coalition headed by his wife Ann.
  • No Helping Hand: A new study reveals women managers don't always extend a helping had to their female employees.
  • Jennifer Garner: The star of "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" is working with Save the Children to encourage early childhood education.

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Changing Care; Bossing Around; Petitioning Women

Date: 08/03/2012
Program Number: 2121
Panelists: Feminist Majority Foundation's Kim Gandy; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Policy Analyst Shelby Emmett.

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  • Changing Care: Changes to women's health care go into effect this week but some women expecting services with no copays may be confused.
  • Bossing Around: Married bosses whose wives stay home may have inherent biases against female employees.
  • Petitioning Women: Three teenagers start an online petition to get a female debate moderator for one of this year's presidential debates.

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Strong!

Date: 07/27/2012
Program Number: 2120
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Democratic Commentator Monica Cevallos; Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright.

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  • Reigniting the Gun Debate:The Aurora Colorado theater shooting sparks the debate surrounding gun control once again.
  • Watch Women Run:: North Dakota Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp on why she expects more women in the Senate in the next session. Plus a heated debate on the differences between women candidates from different political parties.
  • Strong!: The challenges for competitive women weightlifters in a world that values feminintity.

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Moms In The C-Suite; Closing The Gap; Meghan McCain

Date: 07/20/2012
Program Number: 2219
Panelists: Panelists: Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright; National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp.

Featured Topics:

  • Moms in the C-Suite: Marissa Mayer announced her new role as CEO of Yahoo this week, and then revealed she is six months pregnant.
  • Closing the Gap: The State Department is teaming up with World Bank and Gallup to close the gender gap in data.
  • Meghan McCain: The media darling talks about her new book, her road trip across the U.S. and the future for young women in the Republican party.

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Honor Killing Or Murder; Sporting Women; BPA

Date: 07/13/2012
Program Number: 2218
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum Policy Analyst Hadley Heath; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Director Dr. Linda Birnbaum.

Featured Topics:

  • Honor Killing or Murder?: A 22-year-old Afghan woman is killed for alleged adultery, raising questions about the safety of women in the country.
  • Sporting Women: Women make history at the Olympics, with more women on the U.S. Olympic team than men, and Saudi Arabia sending female athletes for the first time.
  • BPA: Bisphenol A (BPA), a by-product of plastic production, is raising health concerns in animals and people, and may have negative consequences for the environment.

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Supreme Surprise; Ticking Clock; Human Trafficking

Date: 06/29/2012
Program Number: 2116
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Political Commentator Keli Goff; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan.

Featured Topics:

  • Supreme Surprise:The future of women's health after the Supreme Court ruling on the healthcare bill.
  • Ticking Clock:study revelas in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and use of younger eggs gives older women the same chance of having a baby as younger women.
  • Human Trafficking:Israeli lawmaker Orit Zuaretz and USAID's Sarah Mendelson talk about the challengs governments and non-profits face in combatting trafficking around the world.

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Sea Change; Equal Pay; The New Feminist Agenda

Date: 06/22/2012
Program Number: 2115
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; CNN Political Analyst Hilary Rosen; Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar; The Heritage Foundation's Christine Kim.

Featured Topics:

  • Sea Change: The demand for higly skilled workers and a slowdown in illegal immigration leads to Asians surpassing Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the U.S.
  • Equal Play: As we celebrate 40 years of Title IX, we look at the impact the statute has had on women in sports and the challenges ahead.
  • The New Feminist Agenda: Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin shares her thoughts on the state of American women, compared to women in other developed countries.

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Division of Labor; Bye Bye, Baby; Fatherhood

Date: 06/15/2012
Program Number: 2114
Panelists: The Daily Show Co-Creator Lizz Winstead; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; The Daily Caller Publisher Neil Patel; Politic365.com Managing Editor Charles D. Ellison.

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  • Division of Labor: Women are still doing more housework than men and they are stressed about it. Unless, of course, they make more money.
  • Bye Bye, Baby: The United Nations speaks out against the practice of using baby boxes in Europe.
  • Fatherhood: NBA star Etan Thomas talks about his book 'Fatherhood' which profiles celebrity fathers.

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Sisters In Arms; Prepared For Change?; Fighting For Women

Date: 06/08/2012
Program Number: 2113
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright; National Organization for Women's Vice President Erin Matson; Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus

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  • Sisters in Arms: The American nuns release their response to the Vatican's rebuke, as they prepare to travel to Rome to meet with church leaders.
  • Prepared for Change?: The Boy Scouts of America hear a resolution to change the rules on openly gay members, but say they won't change their policy.
  • Fighting for Women: Service Women's Action Network Executive Director Anu Bhagwati explains misconceptions about sexual assault in the military and how to protect women and men.

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What Women Want; Romancing Marriage; Jill Stein for President

Date: 06/01/2012
Program Number: 2112
Panelists: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Political Commentator Terri Givens; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • What Women Want: As Planned Parenthood stands up for President Obama, women report women's issues are at the bottom of their priorities in this election.
  • Romancing Marriage: Marriage may be experiencing a revival with more viral videos and reality shows.
  • Jill Stein for President: The Green Party Presidential Candidate shares her platform for a better America.

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GOP Women Shift Focus; Pink Collar Goes Blue; Model Alliance

Date: 05/25/2012
Program Number: 2111
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Former Bush Appointee Mercedes Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • GOP Women Shift Focus: Republican women in the House of Representatives start a new caucus to highlight female lawmakers and court women voters.
  • Pink Collar Goes Blue: So-called "pink collar" jobs like nursing and primary education are recruiting more men than ever before.
  • Model Alliance: A new organization lobbies for better working conditions of models in the United States.

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Majority Minority; Women On the Front Lines; Foreign Service

Date: 05/18/2012
Program Number: 2110
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; Politic365 Senior Editor Alicia Menendez; Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow Nicole Kurokawa Neily; Assistant Secretary of State Janice Jacobs.

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  • Majority Minority:For the first time in U.S. history, white newborns are outnumbered by babies of color.
  • Women On the Front Lines:The U.S. Army recently made history by officially opening jobs in combat battalions to women, but direct ground combat roles are still exclusive to men.
  • Foreign Service:To The Contrary travels to China to explore the role the U.S. Foreign Service plays in diplomacy overseas..

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Coming Out; In This Progre$$?; Bay & Her Boys

Date: 05/11/2012
Program Number: 2109
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus; Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar.

Featured Topics:

  • Coming Out: What impact will President Obama's surprise announcement that he is for gay marriage have on this year's election?
  • Is This Progre$$?: A new study finds more women paying child support and alimony.
  • Bay and Her Boys: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan shares her experience as a single mother of three boys in our Mother's Day show.

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Women: Obama Or Romney; Radical Nuns; Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Date: 05/04/2012
Program Number: 2108
Panelists: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; NOW Action Vice President Erin Matson.

Featured Topics:

  • Women: Obama Or Romney?: As President Obama reminds women about his commitment in a new online graphic, Romney tells women the President's policies are hostile towards them.
  • "Radical Nuns?": The Vatican releases a letter scolding American nuns for themes of radical feminism.
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2011: Women's rights advocates and Nobel Peace Prize recipients reflect on their work and stress the need for women globally to speak up against inequality.

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The Women's Vote; Facebook's Boys Club; Immigration and Education

Date: 04/27/2012
Program Number: 2107
Panelists: Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Political Commentator Lara Brown; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; Center for Immigration Studies' Jessica Vaughan.

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  • The Women's Vote: As women's issues cloud the political sphere - from student loans, to VAWA, to Romney's VP candidate - the women's vote rises to the forefront.
  • Facebook's Boys Club: As Facebook gears up for is Initial Public Offering, women's groups are dissaopinted in its lack on women on the board of directors.
  • Immigration & Education: An in-depth look at the costs and challenges of educating the immigrant population and children who don't speak English.

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Political Wives' Power; Show Me The Money; Mandatory E-Verify

Date: 04/20/2012
Program Number: 2106
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Latino Decisions' Communications Director Victoria DeFrancesco Soto; Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow Nicole Kurokawa Neily; Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton; NUMBERS USA's Rosemary Jenks.

Featured Topics:

  • Political Wives' Power: Wives of two U.N. Ambassadors call on Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad to stop her husband and his fight against Syrian revolutionaries, raising questions about the roles of First Ladies.
  • Show Me The Money: New data shows, for young women, a high-paying career is a top priority.
  • Mandatory E-Verify: An in depth look at the federal program that allows employers to check the immigration status of potential employees, and the push to make it mandatory.

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Romney For Women; Reviving The ERA; Governor Bev Perdue

Date: 04/13/2012
Program Number: 2105
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

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  • Romney For Women:Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney goes full force for the women's vote.
  • Reviving The ERA:Time to remove the deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
  • Governor Bev Perdue:As the first woman governor of North Carolina prepares to step down, she shares her legacy and her plans to campaign for high-quality education.

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Women And The Economy; Lilly Ledbetter; No Girls Allowed

Date: 04/06/2012
Program Number: 2104
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood

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  • Women and the Economy: White House pushes for women's economic empowerment and votes.
  • Lilly Ledbetter: The pioneer for equal pay shares her story and thoughts on a future of pay equity for women.
  • No Girls Allowed: Really? It's still male-only members at Augusta National Golf Club?

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Renwing VAWA; Bachmann Responds; Society of St. Andrew

Date: 03/30/2012
Program Number: 2103
Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Feminist Activist Shelby Knox; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer

Featured Topics:

  • Renewing VAWA: A female US Representative, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), describes her rape in a speech on the House floor.
  • Bachmann Responds: Women's health and the Supreme Court, including an interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).
  • Society of St. Andrew: The organization that aims to end hunger by gleaning fresh produce to deliver to food agencies across the United States.

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Contraception Clahses Continue; Rating 'Bully'; The 2012 Project

Date: 03/16/2012
Program Number: 2101
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer

Featured Topics:

  • Contraception Clashes Continue: The Arizona legislature hears two bills that would limit women's access to contraception and prenatal testing results.
  • Rating 'Bully': A new documentary, 'Bully,' is rated 'R,' and one Michigan teen hopes to change that..
  • The 2012 Project: In this election year, a new initiative seeks to get more women involved in all levels of politics and from all backgrounds.

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Women's Rights Roundup; International Impact; King Peggy

Date: 03/09/2012
Program Number: 2052
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Gloucester Institute Founder & President Kay James

Featured Topics:

  • Women's Rights Roundup:A rundown of the issues impacting women's health care and reproductive rights, including one state lawmaker who is fighting back.
  • International Impact: As the world celebrates International Women's Day, we examine where women in the U.S. stand in relation to other countries.
  • King Peggy: Female King Peggielene Bartels empowers her town in Ghana and shows what women leaders can do.

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Women's History Month Special

Date: 03/02/2012
Program Number: 2051
Panelists:

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  • Women's History Month Special: In honor of Women's History Month, watch our specials from the past including interviews with Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep on her Oscar winning role as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor speaks about her historic appointment to the Supreme Court. Also featuring interviews with Nancy Pelosi, when she was the first female Speaker of the House, and the most honored African-American woman in the civil rights movement, Dr. Dorothy Height. And the story of a female Pharaoh.

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Fight For Women's Rights; Adieu to Mademoiselle; The Pregnancy Project

Date: 02/24/2012
Program Number: 2050
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Politic365.com Senior Contributing Editor Alicia Menendez; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood

Featured Topics:

  • Fight for Women's Rights: The contraception debate rages on as Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill hold their own hearing this week allowing testimony from Georgetown University student, Sandra Fluke who was banned from the Republican hearing.
  • Adieu to Mademoiselle: The term mademoiselle is no longer an official term for French women and is being removed from all official documents. The change comes after lobbying by women's groups who called the term sexist.
  • The Pregnancy Project: Gaby Rodriguez discusses her decision to fake a pregnancy for her high school senior project, which garnered national attention and led to a book and a made-for-TV movie.

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Birth Control Politics; Women's Boxing; Finnish President Tarja Halonen

Date: 02/17/2012
Program Number: 2049
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; National Organization for Women's Vice President Erin Matson; Independent Women's Forum's Senior Fellow Nicole Kurokawa Neily

Featured Topics:

  • Birth Control Politics: A Congressional hearing on birth control versus religious liberty featured an all-male panel. Meanwhile, GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum also opposes use of birth control calling it harmful to women.
  • Women's Boxing: For the first time in 108 years, women's boxing will be part of the international competition at the Olympic games in London this summer.
  • President Tarja Halonen: The first female president of Finland shares her thoughts on women in power, quotas and how Finnish women differ from American women.

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Contraceptive Compromise; Women On the Front Lines; Katrina vanden Heuvel

Date: 02/10/2012
Program Number: 2048
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; Political Commentator Lara Brown; and Latino Decisions' Communications Director Victoria DeFrancesco Soto.

Featured Topics:

  • Contraceptive Compromise: President Obama compromises with religious leaders, no longer requiring them to cover free birth control for women.
  • Women On the Front Lines: The Pentagon is unveiling plans to allow women to serve in military jobs closer to the front lines.
  • Progressives and President Obama:The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel discusses how President Obama is faring with progressive women.

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Komen vs. Planned Parenthood; The Invisible War; Vernice Armour

Date: 02/03/2012
Program Number: 2047
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Komen vs. Planned Parenthood: The Komen Foundation backtracks on its earlier statements that the organization would defund grants to Planned Parenthood.
  • The Invisible War: A new documentary that examines the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military, which won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
  • Vernice Armour: In honor of Black History Month, we talk to America's first African American female combat pilot about her career and her new book, Zero to Breakthrough..

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Clinton's Next Act; First Lady Lunching; Tammy Baldwin For U.S. Senate

Date: 01/27/2012
Program Number: 2046
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus.

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  • Her Next Act: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declares her desire to get off the "high wire of American politics."
  • First Lady Lunching: First Lady Michelle Obama announces new regulations in school lunches, leading some to question the government's involvement in our food choices.
  • Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate: Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on her run for Senate, which would make her the first female Senator in the state of Wisconsin.

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Military Sexual Assaults; Ex-Wife Speaks Out; Paid Parental Leave

Date: 01/20/2012
Program Number: 2045
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Working Mother Magazine Editor Helen Jonsen; and Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • Military Sexual Assaults: In response to alarming statistics about sexual assaults in the military, the Pentagon announced new initiatives to prevent the crimes and help victims.
  • Ex-Wife Speaks Out: GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's ex-wife claims he allegedly asked for an open marriage. Some critics say this revelation could negatively impact his campaign.
  • Paid Parental Leave: Working Mother Media President Carol Evans discusses the push for more paid parental leave in the United States.

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Angelina Jolie; FLOTUS Joins Twitter

Date: 01/13/2012
Program Number: 2044
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; and Conservative Commentator Cheri Jacobus.

Featured Topics:

  • Angelina Jolie: The Academy Award winning actress turned director, and the stars of her new movie, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," discuss the movie's influence and the role of powerful women in Hollywood.
  • FLOTUS Joins Twitter: First Lady Michelle Obama created a Twitter account this week to show her commitment to her husband's campaign as well as her desire to play a major role in the upcoming Presidential election.

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Birth Control Ban?; Minimum Wage Increases; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison

Date: 01/06/2012
Program Number: 2043
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Fromer EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez.

Featured Topics:

  • Birth Control Ban?: GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum's opposition to birth control has progressive activists anticipating a new fight over women's reproductive rights.
  • Minimum Wage Increases: More than one million low-income workers in eight states got pay raises thanks to an increase in minimum wage. Women are expected to benefit most, since they make up the majority of minimum wage employees.
  • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison: The Republican Senator from Texas reflects over her political career and shares what she plans to do after she retires from Congress.

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2011: Year in Review

Date: 12/23/2011
Program Number: 2041
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily

Featured Topics:

  • Year in Review: We take a look back at the stories that kept us talking all year and impacted women the most.
  • Women & Peace: The Obama Administration released the first ever U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security to get more women involved in preventing conflict and sustaining peace.

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Protecting Female Veterans

Date: 11/11/2011
Program Number: 2035
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow Sabrina Schaeffer; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

Featured Topics:

  • Cain Controversy Continues: Will GOP president candidate Herman Cain survive four different allegations of sexual harassment? And a new AAUW study shows sexual harassment affects 50 percent of students.
  • Healing Head Start: The federally funded early education program is struggling as the Obama Adminstration announces new guidelines.
  • Protecting Female Veterans: The Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention Act passes to prevent female veterans from sexual violence, with an interview with Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY).

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Protecting Domestic Workers

Date: 11/04/2011
Program Number: 2034
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa

Featured Topics:

  • Cain Controversy: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's campaign may be in jeopardy after three women allege Cain sexually harassed in the 1990's.
  • Global Gender Gap: A new report by the World Economic Forum ranks the U.S. seventeenth in the world when it comes to narrowing the gender gap.
  • Domestic Workers Convention: A groundbreaking international treaty aims to protect the human rights of millions of domestic workers worldwide, the vast majority of whom are women and girls.

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7 Billion People

Date: 10/28/2011
Program Number: 2033
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, • Political Commentator Lara Brown, The Daily Caller Contributing Journalist Tara Wall

Featured Topics:

  • Occupying Women: Women are being drawn to the "Occupy" movements to improve their situations in a time of high unemployment.
  • Pinkwashed: The use of pink and sexualized breasts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month has one journalist speaking out.
  • 7 Billion People: As the world's population hits 7 billion people, two experts explain the impact that number will have on natural resources, war and women.

What Moms Choose

Date: 10/21/2011
Program Number: 2032
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan

Featured Topics:

  • Single Sex-ist?: As more schools embrace single-sex classrooms, a new report says classrooms segregated by gender reinforce gender stereotypes.
  • Health & Home: A new study finds low-income women who move to higher-income neighborhoods are less likely to become obese or have diabetes.
  • What Moms Choose: Working Mother Media President Carol Evans discusses a new survey that reveals how working and stay-at-home moms view careers and family life.

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Switching Roles with Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Date: 10/14/2011
Program Number: 2031
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Center for Urban Renewal and Education President Star Parker, Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp

Featured Topics:

  • In Sync?: As people "Occupy Wall Street," and unemployment hovers at 9.1 percent, Republican lawmakers are hearing over 200 bills on abortion.
  • Fall Television Trends: Fall television shows are showcasing plus-sized women more than ever before. And for men, the characters are often emasculated.
  • Switching Roles: In the second of our two-part series on former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and her husband, Dan Mulhern, the former first couple talks about switching traditional gender roles.

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Nicolle Wallace

Date: 10/07/2011
Program Number: 2030
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad, The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall, National Council of Negro Women's Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer
Guest Host: The Daily Beast's Patricia Murphy

Featured Topics:

  • War on Women's Health Care: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke out this week against the Republican Party, saying the GOP wants to roll back women's health 50 years.
  • Unintended Consequeces: As Alabama's new anti-illegal immigration law requires officials to check the immigration status of students, many Hispanic parents are withdrawing their children from school and fleeing the state.
  • It's Classified: Nicolle Wallace, author and former Bush White House Communications Chief, discusses her new book about a fictional female president and vice-president. She also shares insights about working with Sarah Palin as a Senior Advisor for the McCain-Palin 2008 presidential campaign.

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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Date: 09/30/2011
Program Number: 2029
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer
Guest Host: NPR/ABC News Political Analyst Cokie Roberts

Featured Topics:

  • Cost of Health Care: Amidst news health care costs have risen sharply, the Affordable Care Act prepares to defend itself in the nation's highest court.
  • Supreme Anniversary: To commemorate thirty years since her historic appointment, ABC News Political Analyst Cokie Roberts interviews Justice Sandra Day O'Connor about her career and the current status of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Date: 09/23/2011
Program Number: 2028
Panelists: Women's Campaign Forum President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily; and Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton
Guest Host: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad

Featured Topics:

  • White House Boys Club?: We speak with White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind about Suskind's new book, Confidence Men, which claims women felt excluded in the early days of the Obama presidency.
  • A Governor's story: Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm discusses her political career and shares insight on how to fix the country's jobs crisis.

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Margaret Hoover

Date: 09/16/2011
Program Number: 2027
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow Sabrina Schaeffer; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Former Senior Counsel - Senate Judiciary Committee Cherylyn Harley LeBon.
Guest Host: The Daily Caller's Tara Wall

Featured Topics:

  • Standardized Sex Education: D.C. becomes the first place in the United States to test students on sex education.
  • Fatherhood Foibles: New research shows men experience a drop in testosterone when they become dads.
  • Margaret Hoover: The great granddaughter of President Hoover discusses her new book and why the GOP needs to focus on the youth vote.

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Off the Sidelines with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Date: 09/09/2011
Program Number: 2026
Panelists: FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Women's Campaign Forum President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; and The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel
Guest Host: Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez

Featured Topics:

  • Obama's Jobs Plan: As men continue to outpace women in the job market, we examine how President Obama's new jobs plan will help women and families.
  • Remembering 9/11: Ten years after the tragedy, we discuss how the nation has changed, and one widow shares her story about losing her husband in the World Trade Center.
  • Off The Sidelines: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) talks about her new campaign to get more women involved in politics.

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Date: 09/02/2011
Program Number: 2025
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily
Guest Host: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever

Featured Topics:

 

  • Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis discusses women's employment during the economic recovery.
  • U.S. Newborn Survival: The United States finds itself ranked poorly in newborn mortality rate.
  • Shirting Controversy: A controversial t-shirt is making waves across the internet.

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Doris Leuthard

Date: 08/26/2011
Program Number: 2024
Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton; Conservative Commentator Dana White

Featured Topics:

  • Women's Equality: As women celebrate over 90 years of voting, the question of women's role in politics comes into play.
  • Swiss Women's Political Power: Former Swiss President Doris Leuthard talks about what the U.S. can learn from Switzerland when it comes to women's political progress.
  • Wedding Weight Gain: Women tend to gain weight after they marry, while men gain weight after they divorce.

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Women's Financial Security

Date: 08/19/2011
Program Number: 2023
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The Progressive Magazine Ruth Conniff; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer
Guest Host: Democratic Political Strategist Donna Brazile

Featured Topics:

  • The Value of College: New research shows women value higher education more than their male counterparts.
  • Honoring Dr. King: A new memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is set to be unveiled on the National Mall, becoming the first to pay tribute to an African-American and a non-president.
  • Women's Financial Security: Author Deborah Owens discusses ways women can use their feminine powers of intuition, creativity, and empathy to create and maintain personal wealth.

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Paying the Poor To End Poverty

Date: 07/29/2011
Program Number: 2020
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar; and Daily Caller Contributor Tara Wall
Guest Host: Former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala

Featured Topics:

  • Debt Ceiling Countdown: As the debt ceiling debate continues on Capitol Hill, Congress struggles to compromise and citizens feel the pain.
  • Shocking Suicide Statistics: Middle-aged women are committing suicide at a much higher rate than any other group of women.
  • Paying the Poor to End Poverty: A controversial idea to use conditional cash transfers to pull families out of poverty.

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Anne Mulcahy

Date: 07/22/2011
Program Number: 2019
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily
Guest Host: NPR & ABC News Political Analyst Cokie Roberts

Featured Topics:

  • Free Birth Control: A medical panel recommends contraceptive medications and treatments should be free to women through their insurance companies.
  • Gay Marriage: Democratic Senators are working to overturn the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act as New York becomes the sixth and largest state to legalize gay marriage. Includes an interview with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
  • Anne Mulcahy: The former Xerox CEO discusses her transition from the business world to the nonprofit sector as Board Chairman of Save the Children.

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Unnatural Selection

Date: 07/15/2011
Program Number: 2018
Panelists: National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill; Conservative Commentator Dana White; Citizen Engagement Laboratory's Erica Williams; and Conservative Commentator Wendy Wright.
Guest Host: Political Strategist Donna Brazile

Featured Topics:

  • Women and the Debt Ceiling: Women's groups enter the debt reduction debate as the United States reaches the debt ceiling.
  • Obese Child Custody: A controversial idea to remove severely obese children from their parents custody.
  • Unnatural Selection: Some parents in Asia and Eastern Europe are going to extreme measures to guarantee they have sons.

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Cyberstalking

Date: 07/08/2011
Program Number: 2017
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer, Villanova University Professor Lara Brown, The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall
Guest Host: Political Strategist Donna Brazile

Featured Topics:

  • Recovery Out of Reach: A new data from the Pew Research Center finds this is the first recovery since 1970 in which women lost jobs as men gained them.
  • Career Women's Frozen Eggs: Young, career women are freezing their eggs to have children later in life.
  • Cyberstalking: Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) discusses what lawmakers are doing to protect women from cyberstalkers.

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The State of Women with Working Mother Media President Carol Evans

Date: 07/01/2011
Program Number: 2016
Panelists: "Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy, Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel, Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton, Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily
Guest Host: The Daily Beast's Patricia Murphy

Featured Topics:

  • Credibility Concerns: The case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn may derail as concerns about the accuser's credibility arise.
  • Homework Reform: Some school districts are enacting policies to limit homework to lessen the burden on students.
  • The State of American Women: Despite being the most powerful country in the world, America is falling behind several other countries in the advancement of women.

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Marriage Confidential

Date: 06/24/2011
Program Number: 2015
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer
Guest Host: Award-winning Journalist Karen DeWitt

Featured Topics:

 

  • Wal-Mart v. Women Workers: The Supreme Court decision to dismiss the class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart will impact future sex discrimination cases and make it harder for female employees to challenge gender bias.
  • Afghan Women's Rights: President Obama's plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan has Afghan women wondering what impact it will have on their rights.
  • Marriage Confidential: Author Pamela Haag's new book examines the state of marriage and how spouses are rewriting the rules.

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Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Date: 06/17/2011
Program Number: 2014
Panelists: Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton, Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer, The National Organization for Women's Erin Matson, Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer
Guest Host: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever

Featured Topics:

  • Weiner and the Media: Rep. Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal has captivated the media, but a new survey finds the public is not interested.
  • Co-Ed No More: The Catholic University of America has returned to same-sex dormitories in hopes of reducing drinking and sexual activity.
  • Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Author and economics professor, Bryan Caplan, is encouraging parents to stop stressing about the kids and maybe even have a few more.

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Immigration Special

Date: 06/10/2011
Program Number: 2013
Panelists:

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  • Immigration Special Event: In a special edition of To The Contrary, host Bonnie Erbe examines the impacts immigration and population growth have on healthcare, poverty and our natural resources.

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Kah Walla

Date: 06/03/2011
Program Number: 2012
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez, Villanova University Professor Lara Brown, Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright
Guest Host: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad

Featured Topics:

  • Nutrition Battle: First Lady Michelle Obama and the USDA unveil a new nutrition icon to replace the food pyramid.
  • Palin's Media Mania: Sarah Palin keeps the media guessing about her next move on her multi-state bus tour, drawing the media spotlight away from GOP presidential hopefuls.
  • Kah Walla: Cameroonian presidential candidate and grassroots activist Kah Walla captures the attention of the world as she makes a historic run.

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Decline in Nuns

Date: 05/27/2011
Program Number: 2011
Panelists: The Global Summit of Women's Irene Natividad; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Citizen Engagement Laboratory's Erica Williams; and The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall.

Featured Topics:

  • Medicare in Crisis: This week, Washington is at war once again: this time over Medicare.
  • War on Gay Marriage: Have conservative Christians lost the war on gay marriage?
  • Decline in Nuns: A shortage of Nuns. While US membership in the Catholic Church is rising, the number of nuns has been declining for decades.

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Hiroshima in the Morning

Date: 05/20/2011
Program Number: 2010
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The National Organization for Women's Erin Matson; and Republican Commentator Mercy Viana Schlapp.

Featured Topics:

  • Female Graduates & The Pay Gap: A new study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers finds new female college graduates earn less money than their male classmates.
  • IMF Sex Scandal: Sexual assault allegations against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn shocked the world this week and shed light on the differences in how the U.S. and France handle sexual assault cases.
  • Hiroshima in the Morning: In her memoir, author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, discusses her decision to give up full-time parenting in order to reclaim her own identity.

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Immigration & Poverty

Date: 05/13/2011
Program Number: 2009
Panelists: Citizen Jane Politics' Editor Patricia Murphy; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall

Featured Topics:

  • Peace Corps Rape Controversy: Former Peace Corps workers spoke out this week against sexual assaults they endured while overseas.
  • Delayer Boom: According to the Census Bureau, college-educated women are waiting longer to have children.
  • Immigration & Poverty: In the second of a two-part series on the costs of immigration, we explore how immigration has affected efforts to eradicate poverty. 

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Immigration & Health Care Reform

Date: 05/06/2011
Program Number: 2008
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Gay Adoption: Congressional Democrats propose a bill which bans discrimination against would-be adoptive parents based on sexual orientation, marital status, or gender identity.
  • The GOP & Abortion: The Republican-led House passed a bill that limits low-income women's access to abortion.
  • Immigration & Health Care Reform: In the first of a two-part series, we explore the hidden costs illegal immigration will add to the nation's new health care law.

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Child Poverty & The 2012 Budget

Date: 04/29/2011
Program Number: 2007
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; and Conservative Commentator Dana White.

Featured Topics:

 

  • Education Milestone: For the first time, American women have earned more advanced degrees than men.
  • Unhappy Spouses: Some marital experts say couples should seek pre-baby and postpartum counseling to help strengthen their relationships.
  • Child Poverty & The 2012 Federal Budget: A look at how the upcoming federal budget could impact the country's poor children.

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Manning Up

Date: 04/22/2011
Program Number: 2006
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; and Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Green Fatigue: Americans grow weary of environmental issues.
  • Prosecuting Porn: The elimination of a Justice Department task force has angered social conservatives and rehashed another culture war.
  • Manning Up: The rise of the college-educated career woman has left her male counterparts confused.

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Jillian Michaels

Date: 04/15/2011
Program Number: 2005
Panelists: Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; TheLoop21.com Managing Editor Danielle Belton; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Women In Combat: A Pentagon panel says female soldiers should be in combat.
  • Teens At Work: Republican lawmakers in several states want to loosen restrictions on child labor.
  • Jillian Michaels: The tough, no-nonsense trainer from NBC's TV show "The Biggest Loser," talks about her mission to help women and girls get physically and mentally healthy.

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Phyllis Schlafly - The Flipside of Feminism

Date: 04/08/2011
Program Number: 2004
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Conservative Commentator Dana White.

Featured Topics:

  • Majority Minority: A new report predicts white Americans will be in the minority by the end of the decade.
  • Challenging Abortion Rights: Women's rights advocates rally on Capitol Hill to protest proposals targeting women's healthcare, including restrictions on abortion rights.
  • The Flipside of Feminism: Phyllis Schlafly and Suzanne Venker say women can't, nor should they want, to have it all.

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Education RHEE-Form

Date: 04/01/2011
Program Number: 2003
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Political Commentator Lara Brown; and The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall.

Featured Topics:

  • Maternity Tourism: Wealthy, foreign women are spending big bucks to deliver their babies on American soil.
  • Women v. Wal-Mart: Female employees of America's largest private employer band together before the Supreme Court.
  • Education Rhee-form: Michelle Rhee, former Chancellor of Washington D.C. public schools, discusses her new endeavor for reforming the nation's schools

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U.S. Ambassador Karen Kornbluh

Date: 03/25/2011
Program Number: 2002
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Obama's Lady Hawks: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.N Ambassador Susan Rice, and National Security Council aide Samantha Power apparently persuaded President Obama to take military action against Libya.
  • The HE-covery: New federal government data shows men are outpacing women in the recovery job market, after women were relatively unaffected by the recession.
  • Women's Economic Power: U.S. Ambassador Karen Kornbluh discusses America's role in improving the economic condition of women around the world.

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Fat Studies

Date: 03/18/2011
Program Number: 2001
Panelists: The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; Conservative Commentator Dana White; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel.

Featured Topics:

  • Arab Women's Revolution: Uprisings are sweeping Middle East nations, but will the culture shift enough for women to gain more rights?
  • Mommy Blog Power: Corporations are seeing huge returns from marketing their products and services to blogging moms.
  • Fat Studies: Colleges are teaching young women to develop a healthy body image and how to decipher media messages about weight.

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Equal Rights Amendment

Date: 03/04/2011
Program Number: 1952
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Center for American Progress' Erica Williams; and Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • The State of American Women: This week, the Obama Administration issued the first report on American women's progress at home and in the economic and social arenas.
  • For White Men Only: A nonprofit organization, the Former Majority Association for Equality, has created a college scholarship exclusively for white men.
  • Rallying for an ERA: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) talks about what she and other women's rights advocates are doing to guarantee women equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.

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Carole Simpson

Date: 02/25/2011
Program Number: 1951
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; BlackSnob.com Editor/Creator Danielle Belton; Conservative Commentator Dana White; and Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar.

Featured Topics:

  • Ditching DOMA: The Obama administration comes out in support of gay marriage.
  • Budgeting Out Women: Are majority-female unions and programs benefiting women being unfairly besieged in state and national budget battles?
  • News Lady: In her new memoir, Carole Simpson, the first African-American woman to anchor a major network newscast, talks about her career and racism and sexism in journalism.

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Women on Corporate Boards

Date: 02/18/2011
Program Number: 1950
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez.

Featured Topics:

  • The President's Budget: White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett talks about President Obama's proposed 2012 budget and how it will benefit women and families.
  • Women On Corporate Boards: Norway, Finland, and Canada have all succeded in increasing the number of women to sit on corporate boards. We hear from female leaders in each of those countries on how they were able to get more women at the table and why doing so is good for the bottom line.

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Cinderella Ate My Daughter

Date: 02/11/2011
Program Number: 1949
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Center for Urban Renewal and Education President Star Parker; The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; and Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel.

Featured Topics:

  • First Family Faith: First Lady Michelle Obama gets frank about her family's faith.
  • STEM Women: New research hones in on why so few women pursue careers in math and science.
  • Cinderella Ate My Daughter: From a young age, girls are bombarded with dolls, pink clothes, and makeup. What kinds of cultural messages is this implanting in their minds?

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Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL)

Date: 02/04/2011
Program Number: 1948
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; and Political Commentator Lara Brown

Featured Topics:

  • What Singles Want: A new Match.com/MarketTools survey finds more unmarried men are seeking marriage and children, while single women desire independence and casual relationships.
  • Conservatives Come Out: This week, Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, publicly supported gay marriage, which opposes her father's stance on the issue.
  • Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL): The first black woman to represent her state in Congress discusses her historic win and her legislative agenda for the next two years.

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Crash Into Me

Date: 01/28/2011
Program Number: 1947
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; The Winston Group's Kristen Soltis; and Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett

Featured Topics:

  • The Effects of Abortion: A new study shows continuing with an unplanned pregnancy may be more harmful to a woman's mental health than terminating one.
  • Breast Milk Exchange: More women are connecting online and sharing breast milk.
  • Crash Into Me: Author Liz Seccuro details her journey from rape victim to survivor to activist in her new memoir.

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Reality Bites Back

Date: 01/21/2011
Program Number: 1946
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; and Feminist Activist Shelby Knox.

Featured Topics:

  • Workplace Competition: A new study finds women are not as competitive at work as men.
  • Eastern vs. Western Parenting: Are the strict Chinese parenting practices a form of child abuse?
  • Reality Bites Back: Author and media critic Jennifer Pozner discusses reality television's negative impact on women.

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Michelle Bachelet

Date: 01/14/2011
Program Number: 1945
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright; Feminist Activist Gloria Feldt; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Debating Gun Control: In the wake of the Tucson massacre some in Congress are renewing their efforts to pass gun control legislation.
  • Abortion Rate Stalls: The once declining abortion rate hits a plateau.
  • Michelle Bachelet: The former President of Chile talks about her new position as the Executive Director of UN Women.

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Rwandan Women in Power

Date: 01/07/2011
Program Number: 1944
Panelists: Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Scalia Sparks Controversy: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the 14th Amendment does not guarantee equal rights to women.
  • Birthright Citizenship: Some state lawmakers want to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants.
  • Rwandan Women in Power: Rwanda leads in the world for female representation in government and this achievement is encouraging women's empowerment in all aspects of life in the east African nation.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Date: 12/31/2010
Program Number: 1943
Panelists: No Panel: This was a documentary.

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Speaker Pelosi: As Republicans prepare to take control of the House, Nancy Pelosi reflects on her legacy as the first female Speaker of the House.

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Street Nurses

Date: 12/24/2010
Program Number: 1942
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Cutting the Deficit: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a member of the President's fiscal commission, discusses her proposal for trimming the federal deficit.

  • Street Nurses: The controversial method some medical professionals have adopted to decriminalize drug use.

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Dr. Maya Angelou

Date: 12/17/2010
Program Number: 1941
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Protecting Female Cadets: A report from the Defense Department shows an increase in sexual assaults at the nation's top military academies.

  • Mentors vs. Sponsors: A new study finds professional women need male mentors and sponsors to get promotions and higher compensation at work.

  • Sharing Her Wisdom: Renaissance woman Dr. Maya Angelou talks about her life, her career, and how she hopes to inspire women to see their own beauty and strength.

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Lisa Cortes

Date: 12/10/2010
Program Number: 1940
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton.

Featured Topics:

  • Failing to Make The Grade: American students lag behind their global peers.

  • Blue-Collar Marriages: Fewer job opportunities and greater financial stress have led to a decline in marriage among the working class.

  • Women in Film: Lisa Cortes, executive producer of the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated movie 'Precious,' talks about the state of women in Hollywood.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Date: 12/03/2010
Program Number: 1939
Panelists: Judge and Formal Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Human Rights Program Specialist Mariam Memarsadeghi; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy.

Featured Topics:

  • Tracking Women Online: The Federal Trade Commission proposes a plan to protect Internet users from advertisers and cyberstalkers.

  • Transgender Athletes: Several sports organizations allow transgender athletes to compete, but how will their inclusion impact gender rules on and off the playing field?

  • Political Islam and Political Correctness: Author and ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses her book Nomad.

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Working Mother-Career v. Job

Date: 11/26/2010
Program Number: 1938
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Bush Appointee Karen Czarnecki; Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; and Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez.

Featured Topics:

  • The Pope on Prevention: The Pope's recent comments on condom use suggest the Church may be moving forward in the modern fight against AIDS.

  • Palin on the Attack: With her new book out this week, the self-proclaimed Mama Grizzly is criticizing everyone from the First Lady to Katie Couric.

  • Dissatisfied Working Moms: A look at the difference between working mothers with careers versus women who are working simply for financial reasons.

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Karen Mills

Date: 11/19/2010
Program Number: 1937
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Security Screenings v. Privacy: Do the new TSA full-body scans invade passengers' personal privacy?

  • D.R.E.A.M. Act: Children of illegal immigrants could become citizens by attending college or joining the military if the controversial immigration reform legislation is approved by the lame-duck Congress.

  • Women Small Business Owners: SBA Administrator Karen Mills discusses her agency's efforts to help female entrepreneurs thrive in a down economy.

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Margaret Cho

Date: 11/12/2010
Program Number: 1936
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; Feminist Activist Gloria Feldt; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Citizenship Gender Bias: This week, the Supreme Court heard a case on citizenship challenging the current federal law regarding unmarried, foreign-born mothers versus fathers.

  • Food Fight: With new federal and state laws regulating food, is the government trying to control what we eat?

  • Margaret Cho: The comedienne, actress, and now singer talks about her childhood, career, and being a role model for women and women of color in her field.

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I Love A Man In Uniform

Date: 11/05/2010
Program Number: 1935
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Fewer Women in Congress: Although fewer women will be serving, conservative and minority women made significant gains this election cycle.

  • The Legacy of Nancy Pelosi: Looking back on the last four years with the first female Speaker of the House.

  • I Love A Man in Uniform: A look at the challenges and joys of being a military spouse.

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No Excuses: Gloria Feldt

Date: 10/29/2010
Program Number: 1934
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Former Republican Congressional Candidate Angela McGlowan.

Featured Topics:

  • Standing Up To Sexism: Is 2010 the year female candidates finally stand up to sexism? Democratic House candidate Krystal Ball says yes.

  • Supreme Injustice?: Due to recent revelations in the case of now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, some media say Thomas and his wife owe Anita Hill an apology.

  • No Excuses: Feminist activist Gloria Feldt says women are to blame for their own lack of power.

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No Excuses: Gloria Feldt

Date: 10/29/2010
Program Number: 1934
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Former Republican Congressional Candidate Angela McGlowan.

Featured Topics:

  • Standing Up To Sexism: Is 2010 the year female candidates finally stand up to sexism? Democratic House candidate Krystal Ball says yes.

  • Supreme Injustice?: Due to recent revelations in the case of now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, some media say Thomas and his wife owe Anita Hill an apology.

  • No Excuses: Feminist activist Gloria Feldt says women are to blame for their own lack of power.

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The Women's Bureau

Date: 10/22/2010
Program Number: 1933
Panelists: Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • White House Woos Women: This week the White House released a report detailing its policies designed to help women survive the recession.

  • GOP 'Mean Girls:' After a number of female politicians were caught using gendered language, some political pundits are asking: do women have to be mean to win?

  • The Women's Bureau: Sara Manzano-Diaz, new director of the Women's Bureau, the only federal agency exclusively serving and promoting the interests of working women.

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The Most Powerful Woman in Politics

Date: 10/15/2010
Program Number: 1932
Panelists:

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The Most Powerful Woman in Politics: A half-hour profile of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker in U.S. history, at a time when many pollsters and pundits are predicting she may lose her historic title.

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The First Ladies Club

Date: 10/08/2010
Program Number: 1931
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com's Patricia Murphy; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Losing Political Power: Experts predict there will be fewer women in Congress after the mid-term elections.

  • Slim Women-Fat Checks: New study finds employers reward thin women with higher pay, while penalizing average-weight and overweight women.

  • First Ladies Club: A look at the role of the First Lady and her political clout at home and abroad.

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Best Companies for Working Moms

Date: 10/01/2010
Program Number: 1930
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; PoliticsDaily.com's Patricia Murphy; and The Winston Group's Kristen Soltis.

Featured Topics:

  • Marching for Votes: Several progressive groups unite with the hopes of bringing white women back to the Democratic party.

  • Saying No to 'I Do': Fewer people got married last year than at any point in the last century.

  • Best Companies for Working Moms: For 25 years Working Mother magazine has selected the best companies for working moms. We take a look at how the criteria has changed over the years.

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Sec. Sebelius & Meryl Streep

Date: 09/24/2010
Program Number: 1929
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; and Center For Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez.

Featured Topics:

  • Understanding the Affordable Care Act: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explains how the new health care law will impact American women and families.

  • Hollywood Icon Helps Promote Women in History: In an exclusive interview, Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep encourages women to push for a National Women's History Museum.

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Boxer v. Fiorina

Date: 09/17/2010
Program Number: 1928
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Boxer v. Fiorina: Incumbent U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) squares off against her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina.

  • Education Milestone: For the first time, more women received doctoral degrees than men last year.

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Women in Combat

Date: 09/10/2010
Program Number: 1927
Panelists: Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; and Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett.

Featured Topics:

  • The Debate on Islam: As the nation commemorates the ninth anniversary of the Septermber 11 terrorist attacks, Americans' attitudes toward Islam grow increasingly unfavorable.

  • America's 'New Moment': Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech outlining a bright future for America.

  • Women in Combat: U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) says it's time for the military to abolish its combat-exclusion policy for women.

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Women & Labor Unions

Date: 09/03/2010
Program Number: 1926
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez.

Featured Topics:

  • Young Women's Earning Power: In a wage gap reversal, young women in most U.S. cites are now outearning their male peers.

  • Employees Pay Up: A new study finds businesses are shifting a larger share of health care costs to their employees.

  • Women & Labor Unions: Mary Kay Henry, the first female president of the Services Employees International Union (SEIU).

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Birth Control Sabotage

Date: 08/27/2010
Program Number: 1925
Panelists: Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; American Enterprise Institute's Christina Hoff Sommers; and The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy.

Featured Topics:

  • Degree Debt & Regret: Skyrocketing tuition is leading students and their families to reevaluate higher education choices.

  • The Wages of Motherhood: Childfree women have achieved pay equity, but the majority of women--mothers--continue to earn less than their male counterparts.

  • Birth Control Sabotage: To prevent women from leaving relationships, domestic abusers are tampering with contraception.

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Cantwell & Collins CLEAR Act

Date: 08/20/2010
Program Number: 1924
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Princella Smith.

Featured Topics:

  • Competing for Women Voters: Republicans and Democrats launch an all-out competition for women's votes in time for midterm elections.

  • Celebrating Women's Suffrage: The ninetieth anniversary of women receiving the right to vote.

  • The CLEAR Act: Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) work together to slow the effects of climate change.

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Losing Our Religion

Date: 08/13/2010
Program Number: 1923
Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Rich Women Running: Female self-funded candidates are breaking spending records on their political campaigns.

  • Goodbye Girlhood: A new study finds American girls are entering puberty sooner.

  • Losing Our Religion: Conservative atheist S.E. Cupp worries Christianity is under attack in America.

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DNA Sequencing Special

Date: 08/06/2010
Program Number: 1922
Panelists:

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  • Extraordinary Medicine: A look at the ways DNA sequencing is helping children with rare diseases.

  • Decoding DNA: An in-depth look at the rapidly developing technology behind DNA sequencing and how it may soon make its way into our everyday lives.

  • Meet the Beerys: The Beery family shares their story of heartbreak and hope.

Population & Natural Resources Special

Date: 07/30/2010
Program Number: 1921
Panelists:

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  • Water & Immigration: The growing population is producing a cloudy forecast for America's supply of clean water.

  • Population Growth & Farmland: As America's population grows, the number of farms is shrinking, further complicating the problem of food insecurity.

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Speaker Pelosi

Date: 07/23/2010
Program Number: 1920
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: In an exclusive interview, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks about the flood of major legislation the President has signed into law and what it's like to be the most powerful woman in American politics.

  • Borrowing While Pregnant: The federal government is looking into allegations that some mortgage lenders illegally denied home loans to pregnant women.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar-STANDUP Act

Date: 07/16/2010
Program Number: 1919
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • Obama's AIDS Strategy: President Obama announced the country's first national comprehensive plan to fight HIV and AIDS.

  • War of Words: The NAACP condemned racist elements of the Tea Party, prompting a response from Sarah Palin.

  • Protecting Teen Drivers: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) discusses the Stand Up Act, which would establish new national driving standards for teens.

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No Impact Man

Date: 07/09/2010
Program Number: 1918
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The New Agenda's Amy Siskind; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

Featured Topics:

  • United States v. Arizona: The U.S. Justice Department files a lawsuit against Arizona over its controversial immigration law.

  • Unhappy Parents: A look at why today's parents are more stressed and less happy being parents than those of previous generations.

  • No Impact Man: How and why one dad convinced his family to live off the grid for an entire year.

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Secretary Hilda Solis

Date: 07/02/2010
Program Number: 1917
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; Emily's List President Stephanie Schriock; and Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • Confirming Kagan: Solicitor General Elena Kagan is poised to become the fourth woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, but her gender was not the focus of her confirmation hearings.

  • Hollywood's Power Women: While Forbes ranks women high on its 100 most powerful celebrities' list, men still dominate in Hollywood.

  • Secretary Hilda Solis: As the head of the nation's Labor Department, Secretary Solis discusses the major issues affecting America's workforce and what she hopes to be her legacy as the first Latina to hold her position.

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Population Growth and Farmland

Date: 06/25/2010
Program Number: 1916
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Feministing.com's Miriam Zoila Perez; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and NumbersUSA's Anne Manetas.

Featured Topics:

  • Obama and Gay Rights: This week the Obama Administration took another step in addressing the concerns of the LGBT community by extending some family leave benefits to gay parents.

  • Population Growth and Farmland: As America's population grows, the number of farms is shrinking, further complicating the problem of food insecurity.

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Father's Day Special-Sec. Hilda Solis

Date: 06/18/2010
Program Number: 1915
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Daily Caller's Jon Ward; Independent Women's Voice's Sabrina Schaeffer; and Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page.

Featured Topics:

  • Job Safety in the Gulf: Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis discusses worker safety during the clean-up of the Gulf oil spill.

  • The End of the Deadbeat Dad: Sociologists find single dads are becoming more involved in their children's lives.

  • Paid Paternity Leave: In Sweden most fathers take paternity leave thanks to a government mandate. Should the U.S. follow Sweden's lead?

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Muslim Women & Gender Equality

Date: 06/11/2010
Program Number: 1914
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Journalist and Filmmaker Jehan Harney.

Featured Topics:

  • Ending Maternal Mortality: Actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd talks about the importance of ending maternal mortality and helping women and girls infected with AIDS.

  • Women Win Big: Female candidates won in many of this week's primary elections, leading some to predict 2010 will be another 'year of the woman.'

  • Muslim Women & Gender Equality: Muslim women fight for equal rights by staging pray-ins at mosques.

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Women's History Museum

Date: 06/04/2010
Program Number: 1913
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Nanny Bill of Rights: New York is on the path to becoming the first state to require workplace benefits for domestic workers.

  • Freeing Birth Control: As the government works to implement health care reform, reproductive rights groups are insisting birth control become free with insurance plans.

  • Honoring Women's Accomplishments: The fight to bring a women's history museum to the nation's capital.

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Judge Susan Carbon

Date: 05/28/2010
Program Number: 1912
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Religious Double Standard: The Catholic Church excommunicates a nun who approved an abortion for a dying woman, but has yet to discipline any pedophile priests.

  • Workforce to Welfare: Low-income mothers in search of affordable childcare are leaving the workforce for public assistance.

  • Ending Violence Against Women: In an exclusive interview with To The Contrary Judge Susan Carbon, the new director of the Office on Violence Against Women, discusses how the Violence Against Women Act has changed the way we respond to intimate partner violence over the last 15 years.

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Latina Entrepreneurship

Date: 05/21/2010
Program Number: 1911
Panelists: Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Center for American Progress' Heather Boushey; and Small Business Owner Leticia Velez-Hudson.

Featured Topics:

  • Frontier Feminism: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says 'mama grizzlies' will make their voices heard in the November mid-term elections by supporting more social and fiscal conservative candidates.

  • Latina Entrepreneurship: A look at why the creation and success of women-owned businesses is essential for Latino wealth and community building

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Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

Date: 05/14/2010
Program Number: 1910
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Changing the Court: President Obama nominates Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, and for the first time in history, women could make up one-third of the nation's highest court.

  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A new study finds top female CEOs are bringing home more money than their male counterparts.

  • Wall Street v. Main Street: As a leader on financial reform legislation, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) discusses strategies to prevent future Wall Street meltdowns.

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Mother of Courage: Suraya Pakzad

Date: 05/07/2010
Program Number: 1909
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Political Strategist Ilana Goldman; and Independent Women's Voice's Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • The Pill Turns 50: This week marks 50 years since the FDA approved oral contraception for women. Today, some 12 million American women use the pill.

  • The New American Mom: New research finds today's mothers of newborns are older, single, better educated, and more likely to be non-white compared to moms 20 years ago.

  • Woman of Courage: In celebration of Mother's Day, To the Contrary profiles Suraya Pakzad, a mother of six, who for more than a decade, has risked her life to help the women and girls of Afghanistan.

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Real Images for Real Girls

Date: 04/30/2010
Program Number: 1908
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton(D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Family Finance: Are Republicans and moderate Democrats in Congress favoring banks ahead of working families?

  • Mom on the Court: As President Obama considers potential nominees to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, some say he should choose not only a woman, but one with children.

  • Real Images for Real Girls: Rep. Shelley Moore Capito(R-WV) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) discuss the importance of promoting realistic images of women in the media.

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Ending Elder Abuse

Date: 04/23/2010
Program Number: 1907
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa; and Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad.

Featured Topics:

  • Let the Girls Play: The Obama Administration rescinded a controversial Title IX policy that allowed colleges and universities to rely solely on email surveys to measure female students' interest in athletics.

  • Recruiting Women to Run: Backlashes against Obama Administration policies have many Democratic Congressional incumbents facing tough mid-term races this fall, and the GOP hopes to recruit more women for its agenda.

  • Ending Elder Abuse: It's not talked about often, but seniors, especially women, are being victimized. We take a look at the different types of elder abuse and where victims can turn for help.

Clean Water & Immigration

Date: 04/16/2010
Program Number: 1906
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Center For Immigration Studies' Jessica Vaughan; and Former Federal Prosecutor and Judge Debra Carnahan

Featured Topics:

  • Real World Avatar: Actress and 'Avatar' star Sigourney Weaver talks about the importance of preserving the environment through green energy.

  • Water & Immigration: In the first of a two-part series on growing land and water shortages, a look at the impact the country's growing population is having on natural resources.

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Childhood Diabetes

Date: 04/09/2010
Program Number: 1905
Panelists: Physician and Wellness Expert Dr. Andrea Pennington; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; and Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez

Featured Topics:

  • Fewer Teen Moms: A new CDC report finds an increase in births among older women and a drop among teens.

  • Stuck In The Middle: A report shows steady growth and near equal representation of women in lower-ranking federal jobs, but men continue to outnumber women in Senior Executive Service positions.

  • Sweet Kids: A look at the physical and emotional challenges children with diabetes face.

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DNA Sequencing Part III: The Beery Family

Date: 04/02/2010
Program Number: 1904
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; The Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; and Children's National Medical Center's Dr. Chiatogu Onyewu

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  • A Holy Scandal: During Holy Week, more claims of sex abuse rock the Catholic Church.

  • Diagnosing Disease: In the conclusion of our three-part series on genetic mapping and rare pediatric diseases, we examine the barriers families face when it comes to diagnosing rare conditions.

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Male Sexual Harassment

Date: 03/26/2010
Program Number: 1903
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Sexism at Newsweek: A look at women's progress in media 40 years after a historic gender discrimination lawsuit against the national magazine.

  • Men Behaving Badly: The number of male-on-male sexual harassment cases is on the rise.

Women and the Recession

Date: 03/19/2010
Program Number: 1902
Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; PoliticsDaily.com's Patricia Murphy; and Independent Women's Voice's Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • Leaving 'No Child' Behind: President Obama presents Congress with a blueprint for improving America's public schools.

  • Big Brother Goes Hi-Tech: Hi-Tech bosses are spying on high-tech employees.

  • Women and the Great Recession: A look at how unemployment is affecting women and the future implications of tighter budgets at the state and local levels.

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Population Stabilization Special

Date: 03/12/2010
Program Number: 1901
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  • Population Growth & The Environment: A historical look at the connection between population stabilization and the environmental movement.

  • Population Growth & Feminism: A historical look at the connection between the women's movement and a movement to stabilize U.S. population growth.

  • Population Growth & Political Correctness: A historical look at how political correctness within the environmental movement began to take precedence over the campaign to stabilize U.S. population.

A Little Bit Married

Date: 03/05/2010
Program Number: 1852
Panelists: Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa; Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.

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  • Prowling for Predators: Laws to protect communities against sex offenders are going unenforced across the country.

  • Illegal Abortions: The Utah state legislature weighs a bill making it a crime to have an illegal abortion.

  • A Little Bit Married: More young couples are living together and sharing financial responsibilities before they walk down the aisle.

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Women In Technology

Date: 02/26/2010
Program Number: 1851
Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

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  • Women on Subs: The Navy announced its plan to drop a century-old ban barring women from serving on submarines.

  • T.M.I. on Twitter: A woman live tweets her abortion for the world to see.

  • Tech Ladies: Advancing women in technology from the classroom to the boardroom.

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DNA Sequencing Part Two-Helping Children With Rare Diseases

Date: 02/19/2010
Program Number: 1850
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Global Summit of Women's President Irene Natividad; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.

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  • The Optional Senior Year: More states adopt programs making 12th grade optional for students who complete their required credits early.

  • Playing For Success: Two new studies show girls involved in high school athletics will lead better and healthier lives.

  • Decoding DNA: The second in a three-part series on genetic mapping and finding cures for children with rare diseases.

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Environmental Racism

Date: 02/12/2010
Program Number: 1849
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Project 21's National Advisory Council Member Robin Martin.

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  • No More Sweets: The Obama Administration says it wants to improve childhood nutrition by banning junk food in public school cafeterias and vending machines.

  • Unpopular Palin: Rogue Republican Sarah Palin's public support dives as a new poll finds more than half the nation views her unfavorably.

  • Environmental Justice: For Black History month, we investigate the issue of environmental racism and its impact on the health and wealth of the black community.

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Depressed Dads

Date: 02/05/2010
Program Number: 1848
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; and Independent Women's Voice's Sabrina Schaeffer.

Featured Topics:

  • 2011 Presidential Budget: President Obama proposes funding increases for programs benefiting women and girls.

  • Women With Bombs: New research shows more women are participating in and carrying out terrorist plots.

  • Depressed Dads: Men are also suffering from postpartum depression after becoming fathers.

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Paid Sick Leave

Date: 01/29/2010
Program Number: 1847
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Presidential Promises: President Obama has promised to help small businesses create jobs, but are women entrepreneurs being left out?

  • Teens Gone Wild: Teen pregnancy and abortion rates are on the rise.

  • Paid Sick Leave: A look at the need for U.S. laws requiring employers to provide paid sick leave benefits.

Children With Rare Diseases

Date: 01/22/2010
Program Number: 1846
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurakowa.

Featured Topics:

  • Presidential Report Card: We grade President Obama's first year in office and the impact he's had on issues affecting women and families.

  • Extraordinary Medicine: The first in a three-part series, a look at how DNA sequencing is helping children with rare diseases cope.

Christina Tchen

Date: 01/15/2010
Program Number: 1845
Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-In-Chief Melinda Henneberger; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; and Global Summit of Women's President Irene Natividad.

Featured Topics:

  • Fat Attack: Mrs. Obama announces her top priority as first lady: ending childhood obesity.

  • Hillary Effect: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's effect on women in politics.

  • Council on Women & Girls: Executive Director Christina Tchen talks about the White House's mission to include women and girls in all of its policies and programs.

Carnism

Date: 01/08/2010
Program Number: 1844
Panelists: CNN Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

  • Immigration Reform: How will the White House and the Democratic-controlled Congress approach immigration reform in 2010?

  • 21st Century Eugenics: A Massachusetts mother of nine says doctors sterilized her against her will.

  • Carnism: Are meat eating societies rooted in sexist principles?

Transplant Transactions

Date: 01/01/2010
Program Number: 1843
Panelists: CNN Political Analyst Hilary Rosen; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

  • Gay Rights in 2010: Houston mayor-elect Annise Parker on the future of gay rights in America.

  • Transplant Transactions: During this season of giving, a former kidney transplant recipient makes the case for compensating organ donors.

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