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Mandy Teefey, co-founder Wondermind and mother of Selena Gomez

June 17, 2022 | Listen »

We continue our Women Thought Leader series with Mandy Teefey, mother of Selena Gomez and business partner. With the help of Selena and Newsette founder Daniela Pearson, Mandy is creating a multimedia platform to help young women and men with their mental health. Join us to hear what Mandy has to say.


Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to Pres. Trump

June 10, 2022 | Listen »

An interview you don’t want to miss: Kellyanne Conway. As part of our Women Thought Leader series, Kellyanne Conway joins us as she dives into her new memoir, “Here’s the Deal.” She shares never before heard stories from her life and her work with the Trump Administration.


Post Roe World; Baby Formula Crisis

May 27, 2022 | Listen »

This week on To The Contrary: Topic 1: Ripple Effects of No More Roe: More ramifications from the leaked Supreme Court document that would, if handed down in that form, annihilate abortion rights. Topic 2: Baby Formula Crisis: Could the baby formula crisis be averted if more women worked in that industry? Panel: Fmr. Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Debra Carnahan, Former Judge and Prosecutor Amala Ekpunobi, Host of Unapologetic LIVE and PragerU Personality


Jenny Stojkovic: The Future of Food is Female

May 20, 2022 | Listen »

We continue our Women Thought Leader series with Jenny Stojkovic, the founder of the Vegan Women's Summit. She has a new book out entitled The Future of Food is Female.


SCOTUS Draft Leaks Overturning Roe v. Wade

May 06, 2022 | Listen »

A draft Supreme Court decision apparently overturning Roe v. Wade has been leaked. What does it mean for the future of abortion rights in America? PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Fmr. Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), Rina Shah, Hilary Rosen


Dr. Paula Stone Williams

April 29, 2022 | Listen »

We speak with Women Thought Leader, Dr. Paula Stone Williams. She is a transgender author, public speakers, and pastoral counselor.


Abuse Settlement, "Woke" Math, Child Poverty

April 22, 2022 | Listen »

This week on To The Contrary: Topic 1: New Jersey Diocese Settlement: A New Jersey Diocese agrees to one of the largest settlements in the US charging the Catholic Church with Sex Abuse. Topic 2: Florida Textbook Ban: Florida’s Department of Education rejected nearly half the suggested math textbooks for the 2022-2023 school year because they say the books violate state laws prohibiting the teaching of critical race theory. Topic 3: Child Tax Credit: The expanded child tax credit is dead, despite experts concluding that it was extremely effective in lowering child poverty rates. Panel: Amala Ekpunobi, Host of Unapologetic LIVE and PragerU Personality Latifa Lyles, Former Women’s Bureau Director, Obama Administration Carrie Sheffield, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, NY Amsterdam News


Reproductive Rights, Gender X Passports, Johnny Depp Lawsuit

April 15, 2022 | Listen »

Topic 1: Women Reproductive Rights: Oklahoma just signed one the strictest abortion laws in the country, adding to the count of states that will put these types of laws into effect if the Supreme Court decision goes their way. Topic 2: X Marks the Gender: U.S. citizens now have the option to mark X as their gender on their passport. The U.S. State Department is the first federal agency to allow gender marker X in official documents. Topic 3: Johnny Depp’s Libel Lawsuit: Hollywood star Johnny Depp has sued ex-wife Amber Heard for 50 million dollars. He claims she defamed him in a Washington Post article about surviving domestic abuse, although it never mentioned his name. Panel: Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) Erin Matson, Co-founder, Reproaction Genevieve Wood, Senior Advisor and Spokesperson for the Heritage Foundation


Ketanji, Oscars Slap, Women out-earning men

April 01, 2022 | Listen »

TT back w/a diverse panel talking:the first black female Justice on SCOTUS,Will Smith's infamous Oscars slap in defense of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and where women out-earn men & why. Joining Bonnie' Erbe are Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rep.Consultant Ann Stone, Woke AF Daily podcast host Danielle Moodie and Republican Strategist ina Shah.


Secretary DOE Granholm

March 28, 2022 | Listen »

Secretary Jennifer Granholm talks to Bonnie Erbe' about Energy policy and the President's energy goals as well as Russian oil.

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Johnny Depp Wins Defamation Case, But Is This A Set Back For Women?

June 03, 2022
Written by: Ava Sekowski
After six weeks of testimony from Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, a unanimous decision was made — Depp won. The jury sided with Depp on all three counts of defamation against Amber Heard, awarding him 15 million dollars. While many fans are thrilled with this outcome, the verdict has caused speculation about the impact this will have on the #MeToo movement and women coming forward to speak about their abusers. 
To understand the possible implications here's a breakdown of what happened. 
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Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Dies at 84

March 24, 2022 Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Dies at 84
The staff of To the Contrary mourns the passing of the first US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright. She was 84. In 2017, Bonnie Erbe interviewed her about @Trump controversy over refugees in the U.S.  Albright also addresses her life as a refugee.


Secretary Albright also joined our special To the Contrary panel on 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.  This show also includes former Representative and Undersecretary of State Ellen Tauscher.