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To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe

Episode #2118

Safety of Afghan Women: A video leaked of a 22-year old Afghan woman accused of adultery being shot in front of a jeering crowd. After worldwide outrage, panelists discuss the incident's implications about the Taliban and what can be done by the international community.

Female Olympic Athletes: For the first time ever, the US Olympic Team will have more women than men. AND, every country's team of competitors will include a female athlete. Panelists consider what this means for women's rights on and off the athletic field.

BPA and Health Risks: BPA is a plastic additive found in food packaging and many other consumer goods. Recently, the National Academy of Sciences suggested that BPA may be linked to higher rates of health cancer and other serious illnesses.

Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum Policy Analyst Hadley Heath; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Director Dr. Linda Birnbaum. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: This weekly news analysis program is the only woman-centered national news/talk show on television. Dedicated to the premise that women of all ethnic backgrounds and political persuasions are an important part of the national dialogues, the series provides a platform for the multifaceted views of involved, informed women journalists and commentators. Topics range from women's health to family issues to women in the workplace, the environment, women in finance and education.

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