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With women in the forefront of politics and on the cutting edge of national agendas, To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe continues to provide an important, timely forum for diverse women to discuss national and international issues and policies. It presents news and views that are rarely, if ever, available elsewhere on television.

Anita Hill:Woman Thought Leader

26m 33s

Thirty years ago, Anita Hill went before an all-white male Senate panel vetting the nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. It was a landmark moment when Hill told her story of sexual harassment and Clarence Thomas Despite her riveting testimony, Thomas was confirmed. However, she started a public discussion and a movement to end gender violence. Hill tells us about the journey

Episodes

  • Anita Hill:Woman Thought Leader: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Anita Hill:Woman Thought Leader

    S30 E3033 - 26m 19s

    Thirty years ago, Anita Hill went before an all-white male Senate panel vetting the nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. It was a landmark moment when Hill told her story of sexual harassment and Clarence Thomas Despite her riveting testimony, Thomas was confirmed. However, she started a public discussion and a movement to end gender violence. Hill tells us about the journey

  • Anita Hill:Woman Thought Leader: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Anita Hill:Woman Thought Leader

    S30 E3033 - 26m 33s

    Thirty years ago, Anita Hill went before an all-white male Senate panel vetting the nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. It was a landmark moment when Hill told her story of sexual harassment and Clarence Thomas Despite her riveting testimony, Thomas was confirmed. However, she started a public discussion and a movement to end gender violence. Hill tells us about the journey

  • Texas Abortion Law, FB Whistleblower, Marriage and Money: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Texas Abortion Law, FB Whistleblower, Marriage and Money

    S30 E3032 - 26m 16s

    Texas Abortion: The controversial law is blocked by a federal judge. Facebook Whistleblower: She says the tech giant was prioritizing "company over country." Marriage Rates: Declining rates signal bad news for straight single women. PANEL: Danielle Moodie, Tiana Lowe, Ann Stone, Erin Matson

  • Women In The Workplace, Is There Progress?; Women Governors: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Women In The Workplace, Is There Progress?; Women Governors

    S30 E3031 - 26m 16s

    Joining Bonnie Erbe' are Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, President of the Independent Women’s Forum Carrie Lukas, from the NY Amsterdam News, Sam Bennett and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara. They debate whether WFH is a blessing or a curse for working women, and with only 9 female Governors ( a record we only hit once before in 2004) it looks like that number could be going down.

  • Woman Thought Leader: Debbie Allen: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Woman Thought Leader: Debbie Allen

    S30 E3030 - 26m 30s

    Actress, Director, & Dancer Debbie Allen has recently been awarded the prestigious Governor's Award at the 73rd Emmy Awards. This week , To The Contrary revisits our 2016 interview with Allen about her many accolades including musical Freeze Frame...Stop The Madness. Freeze Frame address social issues, policing, and inequalities communities face.

  • Woman Thought Leader: Debbie Allen: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Woman Thought Leader: Debbie Allen

    S30 E3030 - 26m 12s

    Actror, Director, & Dancer Debbie Allen was awarded the prestigious Governors Award at the 73rd Emmy Awards for her lifetime of work and service, This week, To The Contrary revisits our 2016 interview with Allen about her views on art and society many accomplishment including musical Freeze Frame...Stop The Madness. Freeze Frame address social issues, policing, and inequalities communities face.

  • Woman Thought Leader: Dr. Leana Wen: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Woman Thought Leader: Dr. Leana Wen

    S30 E3029 - 26m 30s

    Healthcare, parental leave, education (at all levels) has been complicated before and after the pandemic. Experts say these are issues that shouldn't be taken lightly. This week’s Woman Thought Leader is physician and medical analyst, Dr. Leana Wen. Host, Bonnie Erbe, and Dr. Wen discuss ‘Lifelines” a focus on a fight for public health.

  • Abortion Regulations; Afghanistan & Women: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Abortion Regulations; Afghanistan & Women

    S30 E3028 - 26m 30s

    What does the new Texas abortion ban really mean? And does it foreshadow the upcoming Mississippi SCOTUS case? Will the all-male Taliban government reverse the gains women have made in the past 20 years?

  • Women Thought Leaders: Small Business Administrator: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Women Thought Leaders: Small Business Administrator

    S30 E3027 - 26m 46s

    Small business are the engine of the economy, and often its women who are their heads. We speak with the person in charge of the federal government's Small Business Administrator, Isabella Casillas Guzman, about the challenges small business owners - particularly women - face.

  • What's Up With Time's Up?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What's Up With Time's Up?

    S30 E3024 - 26m 30s

    Following the revelation of her work with now-former Governor Andrew Cuomo, Time's Up Legal Defense co-founder Roberta Kaplan has stepped down. Earlier this week the Governor resigned due to several sexual assault allegations. We Speak to The Hollywood Reporter's Rebecca Keegan, who has been following this situation closely.

  • Simone Biles; Women in Business; LGBT Politicians: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Simone Biles; Women in Business; LGBT Politicians

    S30 E3022 - 26m 30s

    Simone Biles: We discuss the latest Olympic controversies, including the gymnast's decision to withdraw due to mental health. Women in Business: The Wharton School reports more women than men in their MBA class for the first time. LGBT Politicians: The rise of the female LGBT politician. PANEL: Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever, Tiana Lowe, Lara Brown, Linda Chavez

  • Pelosi & Biden; LGBT & Olympics; SI Swimsuit Edition: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pelosi & Biden; LGBT & Olympics; SI Swimsuit Edition

    S30 E3021 - 26m 30s

    Pelosi & Biden: The differing roles of two of the top politicians in the country. LGBT & Olympics: A record number of LGBT athletes compete in Tokyo. SI Swimsuit Edition: The first trans model to grace the cover is set to appear. Hitting stands July 22 - swimsuit.si.com. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rina Shah, Erin Matson, Ann Stone

Extras + Features

  • TTC Extra: How Important are Higher Degrees?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: How Important are Higher Degrees?

    S30 - 2m 8s

    How important is it for women to continue to focus on pursuing higher degrees in order to achieve full equality in the workplace? We discuss with Tiana Lowe, who reacts to news that the Wharton School would have more women than men in their incoming MBA class.

  • TTC Extra: Zoom Fatigue Among Women: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Zoom Fatigue Among Women

    S30 - 4m 15s

    According to a Standford University study, women experience more "zoom fatigue" than men. Determining factors could be psychological and personality differences, age, or even race. Are women more stressed and worried during this pandemic? The panel weighs in. Panel: Debra Carnahan, Patrice Onwuka

  • TTC Extra: Dating Post Pandemic: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Dating Post Pandemic

    S30 - 8m 56s

    A survey conducted by Dating.com revealed that people are now open to in-person dates post this phase of the pandemic. Daters tend to spend more now that the country is opening up. Panel: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Linda Chavez, Lara Brown, Tiana Lowe

  • TTC Extra: Why Women Worry: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Why Women Worry

    S30 - 7m 55s

    A new study finds that women tend to take more initiative when it comes to household responsibilities and problem-solving than men. Panel: Aisha Mills, Carrie Lukas, Erin Matson, Tiana Lowe

  • TTC Extra: Women & The Pulpit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Women & The Pulpit

    S30 - 4m 16s

    Is there a "gender hierarchy" when it comes to women and the Church. We speak with author and professor, Beth Allsion Barr, PhD about the woman's role in the church and how subordination or lack thereof plays a part.

  • TTC Extra: Will The District of Columbia Become A State?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Will The District of Columbia Become A State?

    S30 - 4m 26s

    The House's D.C. Statehood Bill passed back in April. Now we await the Senate's decision. To The Contrary panelist and one of the main supporters of the Bill, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), discusses the future for the District.

  • TTC Extra: Honoring Prominent Women On Quarters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Honoring Prominent Women On Quarters

    S30 - 5m 25s

    The US Mint will issue over the course of four years, a new design to the quarter featuring prominent women. The first two honorees are poet Maya Angelou and Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Panel: Linda Chavez, Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards, Carrie Lukas, Megan Beyer

  • Planned Parenthood President on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Planned Parenthood President on SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

    S30 - 13m 35s

    After the Supreme Court declined to block Texas's restrictive abortion law, activists have raised alarms that the court will overturn or completely neuter Roe v. Wade. We speak with the president of Planned Parenthood, Alexis McGill Johnson, about this development.

  • TTC Extra: State of the World's Fathers: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: State of the World's Fathers

    S30 - 5m 49s

    Parenting experts have come together to create new ways to support fathers and increase equality in unpaid care work. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Ann Stone, Hilary Rosen, Rina Shah

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