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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.

Equality Behind the Scenes in TV and Movies

26m 46s

Pamala Buzick Kim, the executive director of Free the Work, talks to us about how to increase diversity in the film and TV industry. She talks to us about how she thinks we need to focus on "calling in and not calling out."

Episodes

  • Equality Behind the Scenes in TV and Movies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Equality Behind the Scenes in TV and Movies

    S31 E3147 - 26m 46s

    Pamala Buzick Kim, the executive director of Free the Work, talks to us about how to increase diversity in the film and TV industry. She talks to us about how she thinks we need to focus on "calling in and not calling out."

  • Misty Copeland Discusses the History and Future of Ballet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Misty Copeland Discusses the History and Future of Ballet

    S31 E3142 - 26m 46s

    This week we interview Misty Copeland, the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, and the author of The Wind at My Back. Her latest book highlights her friendship with trailblazer Raven Wilkinson, as she reflects on her own life experiences.

  • 2022 Year in Review: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    2022 Year in Review

    S31 E3141 - 26m 46s

    The biggest stories this year that affected women. Abortion: We take a look at the SCOTUS's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and what it meant for the midterm elections. Women & Work: how the workplace has changed after the pandemic. Ketanji Brown Jackson: We talk about the first black woman to become a SCOTUS Justice. PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Linda Chavez, Debra Carnahan, Ann Stone

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Women: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Women

    S31 E3140 - 26m 46s

    We speak with Madalene Mielke, the president & CEO of Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies about the role of AAPI women both as candidates and voters. What are the top issues for this demographic and what are the different ways this voting bloc affected the midterms?

  • The Importance of Women in the 2022 Midterms: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Importance of Women in the 2022 Midterms

    S31 E3138 - 26m 46s

    This week, we speak with Debbie Walsh, Director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. We discuss the impact of women running for office in both parties, and the importance of the women's vote.

  • Midterm Election Analysis; Inflation & Abortion: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Midterm Election Analysis; Inflation & Abortion

    S31 E3137 - 26m 34s

    Midterm Election Analysis: We take a look at the red wave that wasn't. Inflation & Abortion: The two biggest issues this election took center stage. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Carrie Sheffield, Tiana Lowe, Lara Brown

  • Midterm Election; Affirmative Action: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Midterm Election; Affirmative Action

    S31 E3136 - 26m 46s

    Midterm Election: How will abortion and inflation, among other issues, affect the women's vote? Affirmative Action: SCOTUS decisions set to change how colleges accept students. PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Fmr. Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), Hilary Rosen; Amala Ekpunobi

  • Should Sex Workers Be Unionized?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Should Sex Workers Be Unionized?

    S31 E3135 - 26m 46s

    African American lesbian feminist sociologist Dr. Siobhan Brooks sheds light on the unionizing of sex workers. Dr. Brooks gives insight on the struggle for empowerment amidst hardships within the industry. Once thought of as a taboo subject, there is debate within the feminist movement about how to approach the subject.

  • Bully Market: Misogyny at Goldman Sachs: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bully Market: Misogyny at Goldman Sachs

    S31 E3134 - 26m 46s

    This week, we speak with Jamie Fiore Higgins, author of "Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs." She tells us about the abuse and sexism that is all too common on Wall Street.

  • Maternity Deserts, Abortion Vote Motivation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Maternity Deserts, Abortion Vote Motivation

    S31 E3133 - 26m 46s

    How the US went from a leader in maternal-infant health to a country of maternity deserts, why and what can be done. And how SCOTUS overturning Roe will impact this year's midterm elections. Our guests are Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Republican Strategists Ann Stone and Rina Shah and Siobhan "Sam" Bennett of the NY Amsterdam News.

  • Fighting for Domestic Workers' Rights: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Fighting for Domestic Workers' Rights

    S31 E3132 - 26m 45s

    We speak with Jenn Stowe, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Stephanie Land, author of the memoir "Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive," which became a Netflix series. Together they discuss the lack of pay, the tough working conditions, and the rights of domestic workers.

  • ''The Godmother'' - Women in Organized Crime: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    ''The Godmother'' - Women in Organized Crime

    S31 E3131 - 26m 46s

    This week we interview Barbie Latza Nadeau, a journalist and author of "The Godmother," a book about the rise of women in the mafia. What drives these women to turn to a life outside the law, and how do they rise up the ranks of organized crime?

Extras + Features

  • TTC Extra: Word of the Year: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Word of the Year

    S31 - 6m 20s

    Dictionary.com said the word of the year was "woman," especially as searches for the word spiked during Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing. PANEL: Ann Stone, Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards, Debra Carnahan, Linda Chavez

  • TTC Extra: Celebrities Leaving Twitter: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Celebrities Leaving Twitter

    S31 - 6m 21s

    Celebrities like Shonda Rhimes, Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Bareilles, and Toni Braxton are leaving Twitter after the social media company was taken over by Elon Musk. Critics say the billionaire's approach has made it too easy for hate speech to propagate. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Carrie Sheffield, Tiana Lowe, Lara Brown

  • Women Labeled ''Emotional'' Seen as Less Credible: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Women Labeled ''Emotional'' Seen as Less Credible

    S31 - 3m 21s

    According to a new study, women who are labeled "emotional" or told to "calm down" are seen as less credible in a disagreement. Men do not experience similar effects. PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Fmr. Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), Hilary Rosen; Amala Ekpunobi

  • TTC Extra: Teaching LGBT Topics at School: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Teaching LGBT Topics at School

    S31 - 8m 13s

    A lot of parents do not want public schools to teach about LGBT topics. However, some say that gay history and topics should be discussed in a more in depth manner. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rina Shah, Ann Stone, Siobhan Bennett

  • TTC Extra: Women Protest in Iran: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Women Protest in Iran

    S31 - 20m 12s

    Iranians took to the streets to protest against the government in Iran. The treatment of women was one of the most important topics that have sparked the protests. PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), Danielle Moodie, Ruth Conniff

  • TTC Extra: America's First Lesbian Governors?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: America's First Lesbian Governors?

    S31 - 3m 58s

    Two women are running to become America's first openly lesbian governors: Maura Healey of Massachusetts and Tina Kotek of Oregon. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Ann Stone, Rina Shah, Erin Matson

  • TTC Extra: Capitol Names Rooms After Women: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Capitol Names Rooms After Women

    S31 - 4m 12s

    Two rooms were dedicated to Sens. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and Margaret Chase Smith, R-Ma. This marks the first time rooms in the Capitol have been named after women. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Linda Chavez, Genevieve Wood, Lara Brown

  • TTC Extra: SBC Faces Bombshell Sexual Assault Report: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: SBC Faces Bombshell Sexual Assault Report

    S31 - 5m 53s

    The Southern Baptist Convention is under fire after a report revealed alleged cover-ups and corruption in addition to sexual assault from leadership. PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Debra Carnahan, Amala Ekpunobi

  • TTC Extra: ''The 'No' Club'': asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: ''The 'No' Club''

    S31 - 4m 47s

    A new book argues that women should turn down work that is optional or that will not help them get promotions. Some activities the authors say women should say no to is organizing parties and keeping meeting minutes. PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Ann Stone, Tiana Lowe, Danielle Moodie

  • TTC Extra: Social Media & Depp v. Heard: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Social Media & Depp v. Heard

    S31 - 8m 32s

    Amber Heard has fired her PR team as she loses the publicity and social media battle with her ex-husband Johnny Depp. The two actors are engaged in a fierce legal battle in which Depp accuses Heard of defaming him. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Fmr. Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), Rina Shah, Hilary Rosen

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    Misty Copeland Discusses the History and Future of Ballet

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    Misty Copeland, the first Black female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.
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    Misty Copeland, the first Black female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre.

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