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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.

Gender Divide; Immigration & Suozzi

26m 46s

Gender Divide: The significant political divide that's happening between the sexes. Immigration & Souzzi: Why a Democratic victory in New York could be Joe Biden's blueprint. PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Sam Bennett, Hadley Heath Manning, Linda Chavez

Episodes

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    Gender Divide; Immigration & Suozzi

    S32 E3249 - 26m 46s

    Gender Divide: The significant political divide that's happening between the sexes. Immigration & Souzzi: Why a Democratic victory in New York could be Joe Biden's blueprint. PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Sam Bennett, Hadley Heath Manning, Linda Chavez

  • Black History Month Profile: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Black History Month Profile: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton

    S32 E3248 - 26m 46s

    In this special encore episode originally from 2017, 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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    Merze Tate: Black Woman Scholar

    S32 E3247 - 26m 46s

    For Black History Month, we speak with Barbara Savage, a professor and author of “Merze Tate: The Global Odyssey of a Black Woman Scholar.” It tells the real life story of the groundbreaking black female scholar Merze Tate.

  • Nikki Haley's Chances; DEI Backlash: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Nikki Haley's Chances; DEI Backlash

    S32 E3246 - 26m 46s

    Nikki Haley's Chances: Where does her campaign go from here? DEI Backlash: Should DEI programs continue in companies and schools? PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Fmr. Rep. Nan Haywoth, Erin Matson, Rina Shah.

  • Single At Heart - Dr. Bella DePaulo: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Single At Heart - Dr. Bella DePaulo

    S32 E3245 - 26m 39s

    Dr. Bella DePaulo, social psychologist and lifelong single woman, discusses her book titled "Single at Heart: The Power, Freedom, and Heart-Filling Joy of Single Life" in which her research challenges the stereotypes associated with single life, arguing being single can be a joyful, meaningful, fulfilling, psychologically rich, and authentic life.

  • Pope & Surrogacy; Abortion Politics: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pope & Surrogacy; Abortion Politics

    S32 E3244 - 26m 46s

    Pope & Surrogacy: The pope comes out strongly against surrogacy. Abortion Politics: What will the shifting state of abortion rights mean for the elections this year? PANEL: Debra Carnahan, Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, Carrie Sheffield, Tiana Lowe Doescher, Keli Goff

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    The First Influencer

    S32 E3243 - 26m 46s

    This week on To The Contrary, we speak with Julia Allison, one of the first online influencers. She tells us how she innovated this profession, and what she thinks of online influencers today.

  • Pivotal Arizona Abortion Case: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pivotal Arizona Abortion Case

    S32 E3240 - 26m 46s

    The state of abortion rights continues to be decided on a state-by-state basis. This week, we speak with two people involved in a pivotal case in Arizona: Laura Conover, the Pima County Attorney and a defendant in the case, and Jill Habig, who is part of the legal team.

  • Hamas Attack; Nikki Haley & Women in the GOP: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hamas Attack; Nikki Haley & Women in the GOP

    S32 E3239 - 26m 46s

    Hamas Attack: Examining the horrific use of rape as a weapon of war. Nikki Haley & Women in the GOP: Haley is at the center of the last debate, moderated by three women. Liz Cheney vows to defeat Donald Trump. PANEL: Linda Chavez, Carrie Lukas, Jessica Washington, Lara Brown, Ph.D.

  • Nikki Haley's Rise; Remote Work Dilemma: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Nikki Haley's Rise; Remote Work Dilemma

    S32 E3236 - 26m 46s

    Nikki Haley's Rise: Can a woman of color win in the GOP primary? Remote Work Dilemma: Working from home can be a blessing for many women, but will it hurt their advancement? PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Fmr. Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), Erin Matson, Rina Shah

  • Maryam Keshavarz, Director of The Persian Version: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Maryam Keshavarz, Director of The Persian Version

    S32 E3235 - 26m 34s

    Bonnie Erbé interviews Maryam Keshavarz, the director of the new film, The Persian Version. The semi-autobiographical movie follows the story of an Iranian-American woman straddling both cultures’ equal yet disparate influences. It won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

  • Violence Against Women; Girls & Gangs

    S32 E3234 - 26m 34s

    Violence Against Women: The SCOTUS takes up a case involving firearms as new legislation is proposed regarding violence against women. Girls & Gangs: Why some women and girls are joining gangs, and what can be done about it. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Hadley Heath Manning, Lori Jump, Tiana Lowe Doescher

Extras + Features

  • TTC Extra: Lauren Boebert Cleared of Allegation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Lauren Boebert Cleared of Allegation

    S32 - 7m 24s

    Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has been cleared of an accusation of domestic violence put forth by her ex husband. The former spouse, Jayson Boebert, was arrested on suspicion of abusing their adult child. PANEL:

  • TTC Extra: New White House Initiative on Women's Health: asset-original

    TTC Extra: New White House Initiative on Women's Health

    S32 - 6m 38s

    First Lady Jill Biden spearheads a White House initiative for Women's Health, addressing gender disparities in diagnosis and treatment. Recent findings highlight a 5.8-year life expectancy gap between women and men in the U.S., with factors like COVID-19 and violence playing a role. Researchers stress the need for improved healthcare access.

  • TTC Extra: Rise in Infant Mortality: asset-original

    TTC Extra: Rise in Infant Mortality

    S32 - 5m 25s

    In 2022, U.S. infant mortality rose by 3%, the first in two decades. Neonatal and postneonatal rates increased by 3-4%, particularly in states with near-total abortion bans. Experts attribute this to challenges in maternity care, abortion access, hospital closures, racial disparities, and legal decisions, including the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

  • TTC Extra: Women in Scripted vs. Unscripted TV: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Women in Scripted vs. Unscripted TV

    S32 - 6m 33s

    A new report shows that women are more likely to be in unscripted shows such as reality or game shows, compared to scripted TV. PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, Carrie Sheffield, Kira Davis

  • TTC Extra: Anger in Women vs. Men: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Anger in Women vs. Men

    S32 - 7m 46s

    How anger is perceived differs depending on whether it comes from a man or a woman. PANEL: Ann Stone, Keli Goff, Carrie Scheffield, Debra Carnahan

  • TTC Extra: Mexico's Women Presidential Candidates: asset-original

    TTC Extra: Mexico's Women Presidential Candidates

    S32 - 4m 54s

    Mexico is on the brink of electing its first female president, as both major political groups have nominated women candidates. Xóchitl Gálvez, an outspoken senator, represents the Broad Front for Mexico, and Claudia Sheinbaum, the former mayor of Mexico City, is the nominee for the governing Morena party.

  • TTC Extra: Transgender Sports & Bathrooms: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Transgender Sports & Bathrooms

    S32 - 9m 3s

    We look at two debates involving transgender rights this week. One, the debate over transgender women in sports. And, a harsh new rule in Florida that punishes people for using a bathroom of a sex other than that shown on their birth certificate.

  • TTC Extra: Climate Anxiety: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Climate Anxiety

    S32 - 8m 51s

    A new study finds young people are affected by anxiety over climate change. So much so, that they are choosing not to have children. PANEL: Fmr. Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY), Kira Davis, Jessica Washington, Siobhan “Sam” Bennett

  • TTC Extra: Women's Speech: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Women's Speech

    S32 - 3m 16s

    In a thought-provoking twist, advice often given to women about adopting a more assertive communication style is being challenged. Recent experimentation reveals a counterintuitive trend – women employing what's labeled as "tentative speech" or employing language perceived as weaker, are surprisingly found to be more likely to secure salary increases compared to their assertive counterparts.

  • TTC Extra: Barbie Movie: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Barbie Movie

    S32 - 8m 37s

    The new Barbie movie opens 64 years after the doll debuted. We discuss the doll's impact on young girls and what the panel expects from the new film. PANEL: Siobhan "Sam" Bennett, Carrie Sheffield, Lavern Spicer, and Jessica Washington.

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    LGBTQ+ Acceptance

    S32 - 5m 50s

    As the Supreme Court strikes down some civil rights protections for LGBTQ+, We ask how do cisgender Americans view their LGBTQ+ neighbors.

  • TTC Extra: Harassment at Work: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    TTC Extra: Harassment at Work

    S32 - 6m 41s

    Harassment at work continues to be a problem for women, according to a new report. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sam Bennett, Linda Chavez, Tiana Lowe.

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    Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Hadley Heath.
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    Saturday
    Feb 24

    30 Minutes

    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah; Carrie Sheffield; Erin Matson.
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    Feb 24

    30 Minutes

    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah; Carrie Sheffield; Erin Matson.
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    Sunday
    Feb 25

    30 Minutes

    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah; Carrie Sheffield; Erin Matson.
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    Feb 25

    30 Minutes

    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah; Carrie Sheffield; Erin Matson.
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    Wednesday
    Feb 28

    30 Minutes

    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah; Carrie Sheffield; Erin Matson.
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    Feb 29

    30 Minutes

    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah; Carrie Sheffield; Erin Matson.
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    Saturday
    Mar 2

    30 Minutes

    Filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz.
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    Mar 2

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    Filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz.
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