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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.

Simone Biles; Women in Business; LGBT Politicians

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

Episodes

  • 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

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

    Woman Thought Leader: Anita McBride

    S30 E3020 - 26m 30s

    We continue our Woman Thought Leader Series with Anita McBride, head of American University’s Institute on First Ladies and former Chief of Staff for former First Lady Laura Bush. She shares about the lives of the First Ladies and how they have influenced American society through their work.

  • Woman Thought Leader Rosa "Rosie" Gumataotao Rios: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Woman Thought Leader Rosa "Rosie" Gumataotao Rios

    S30 E3019 - 26m 45s

    Host Bonnie Erbe interviews Woman Thought Leader Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios, 43rd Treasurer of the United States, where she shares about her career as the United States Treasurer. She tells about her initiative to recognize influential American women by including them on U.S. currency.

  • Bill Cosby Conviction Overturned; Transgender Athletes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bill Cosby Conviction Overturned; Transgender Athletes

    S30 E3018 - 26m 30s

    Bill Cosby Conviction Overturned: Now that the actor's conviction is changed, what is the future of the #MeToo movement? Transgender Athletes: A trans woman makes history participating in the Olympics, but not without controversy. PANEL: Patrice Onwuka, Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Tiana Lowe, Lara Brown

  • Mj Rodriguez of Pose: Interview On Groundbreaking Show: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mj Rodriguez of Pose: Interview On Groundbreaking Show

    S30 E3017 - 26m 30s

    We continue our Women Thought Leaders series by speaking to one of the stars of the FX show "Pose." Mj Rodriguez talks to us about this groundbreaking show and its place in LGBT history and about her new song.

  • Biden & Catholic Church; Women In Stem: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden & Catholic Church; Women In Stem

    S30 E3016 - 26m 30s

    US Bishops try to ban prominent Catholic politicians from receiving communion due to their pro-choice beliefs. How women have been discouraged from STEM jobs, and how we can change that. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Ann Stone, Rina Shah, Hilary Rosen

  • Woman Thought Leader: Kitt Shapiro: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Woman Thought Leader: Kitt Shapiro

    S30 E3015 - 26m 16s

    An interview with Kitt Shapiro, the daughter of actress and singer Eartha Kitt. She’s the author of the new book, Eartha & Kitt: A Daughter's Love Story in Black and White. Eartha Kitt was once the most famous African-American in the world, and is remembered for her role as Catwoman and her song “Santa Baby,” among many other performances.

  • Author of "In The Heights" Speaks on Her "Broken Language": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author of "In The Heights" Speaks on Her "Broken Language"

    S30 E3013 - 26m 31s

    On this week's episode, we speak with Quiara Alegría Hudes, the author of "In the Heights" and the writer of the new book "My Broken Language." Co-written with Lin Manuel Miranda, "In the Heights" was a Tony-award winning musical that is slated to become a blockbuster movie this summer.

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    The Gender Policy Council

    S30 E3012 - 26m 16s

    What is the mission of the Gender Policy Council set up by President Biden? How is it different from previous Presidential initiatives for equality? Find out when Bonnie Erbe' interviews the GPC Co-chairs Jennifer Klein and Julissa Reynoso. This week on To the Contrary.

  • Women & COVID Recovery; Catholic Bishops & Biden: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Women & COVID Recovery; Catholic Bishops & Biden

    S30 E3011 - 26m 30s

    Women & COVID Recovery: The recovery is coming along, but women bear the brunt when it comes to economic and mental health matters. Catholic Bishops & Biden: The Vatican warns bishops to think carefully before banning politicians from receiving communion. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Carrie Lukas, Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards, Linda Chavez

Extras + Features

  • TTC Extra: Transgender Girls & Female Sports Teams: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Transgender Girls & Female Sports Teams

    S30 - 3m 6s

    South Dakotas Republican Governor Kristi Noem used executive orders banning transgender girls and women from competing on women’s sports teams at public high schools and colleges. The panel discusses. Panel: Fmr. Rep Donna Edwards (D-MD), Patrice Onwuka, Amanda Terkel, Ann Stone

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • TTC Extra: In The Heights Casting Backlash: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: In The Heights Casting Backlash

    S30 - 6m 44s

    The musical "In The Heights" received rave reviews coming in second in the box office its opening week. However, critics question the erasure of the Afro-Latinx community in casting. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rina Shah Bharara, Hilary Rosen, Ann Stone

  • TTC Extra: Transgender Athletes and LGBT Allies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Transgender Athletes and LGBT Allies

    S30 - 3m 26s

    Can you be an ally to the LGBT community if you oppose transgender athletes? That is the question we ask our panel. PANEL: Patrice Onwuka, Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Tiana Lowe, Lara Brown

  • TTC Extra: Biden/Trump Vogue Cover: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Biden/Trump Vogue Cover

    S30 - 8m 5s

    First Lady Jill Biden appears on the cover of Vogue , but Former First Lady Melania Trump was not on the cover while she was First Lady.... Why is that? Our panelists have some thoughts on the matter. Panelists: Former Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD), GWU Professor Lara Brown, Independent Women's Voice's Patrice Onwuka, and Washington Examiner Commentary Writer, Tiana Lowe

  • TTC Extra: Women Returning To The Workplace: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Women Returning To The Workplace

    S30 - 7m 6s

    According to a survey conducted by The Conference Board, women and millennials find themselves more productive working remotely. A long with additional factors including Covid-19, many of the people surveyed prefer working from home. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Erin Matson, Rina Shah, Ann Stone

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    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Rosie Rios on women, currency and cryptocurrency.
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    Aug 8

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    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Rosie Rios on women, currency and cryptocurrency.
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    Aug 8

    30 Minutes

    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Rosie Rios on women, currency and cryptocurrency.
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    Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Rosie Rios on women, currency and cryptocurrency.
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