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To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe

Episode #2250

Distressing Women in Media Report; Sochi Olympics - Snowboarding Too Extreme?; WVa Mountaintop Removal Advocacy.

PANELISTS: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Kim Gandy, CEO National Network to End Domestic Violence; Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition's Janet Keating. [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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    Topics include middle-class families and the recession and the number of women in Obama's cabinet. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1744

    The recession causes more women to become the primary breadwinners. Author Marvelyn Brown appears. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1745

    Obama advisor Karen Kornbluh discusses what lies ahead for women under an Obama Presidency. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1746

    Pro-life activists rally and ask Obama to uphold the Bush Administration's anti-abortion policies. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1747

    WOMEN'S HEALTH AXED?: Does bi-partisanship trump women's health? MYTHS DEBUNKED: Two women's health myths debunked--teen pregnancy and crack babies. BLACK WOMEN IN OFFICE: In honor of black history month, Black women and politics. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Independent Women's Forum's Princella Smith. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1748

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  • Episode #1749

    EMPLOYMENT MILESTONE: Working women may soon outnumber working men on the nation's payrolls. PRE-ABORTION ULTRASOUNDS: Some states consider mandating ultrasounds before abortions. GLOBAL WOMEN'S ISSUES: Sen. Barbara Boxer disscusses the U.S. Senate's new subcommitee on global women. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1750

    WOMEN, MINORITES AND THE HOUSING CRISIS: Women and minorites were targets of subprime lending and President Obama has a plan to keep them in their homes. BRISTOL PALIN AND ABSTINENCE ONLY EDUCATION: Bristol Palin speaks out against abstinence-only education. ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN AND RETIREMENT: We examine how a longer lifespan affects retirement goals for Asian American women. Panelists: U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; The Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Center for Equal Opportunity's Linda Chavez; Former Clinton Campaign Senior Advisor Ann Lewis; and Former Assistant Secretary on Aging Jeanette Takamura. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1751

    RECESSIONARY DISCRIMINATION: As the number of women working on Wall Street plummets, Women say financial firms are using the recession as an excuse to practice employment discrimination. CHURCH AND SEX: The formerly straight-laced evangelical church is changing with the times and now promoting married couples to have varied sex and more of it. CELEBRATING WOMEN'S ACHIEVEMENTS: Every year since 1987 Congress has approved March as Women's History Month. Find out how well society is doing at celebrating women's achievements. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1801

    PRESIDENT OBAMA ON WOMEN: President Obama reinstates a White House office dedicated to women and girls. MATERNITY LEAVE AND THE RECESSION: New data shows that the recession is forcing many new mothers who planned to take time off back to work much sooner. HOW AMERICANS VIEW RAPE: The editors of a new anthology, Yes Means Yes, say for too long rape prevention methods have approached sexual violence in a way that places a burden on women. Panelists: The Gloucester Institute President Kay James; National Organization for Women's Latifa Lyles; Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; and Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1802

    BABY BOOM: More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than in any other year in American history. CONDOM CONTROVERSY: Pope Benedict created a firestorm of criticism when he said condoms increase the spread of AIDS in Africa. REFORMING EDUCATION: DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee discusses President Obama's education policy and what it's like being in the national spotlight. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; National Organization for Women's President Kim Gandy and Political Intersection Blog's Editor-in-Chief Sophia Nelson [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1803

    END OF FLEXTIME?: Work-life balance is no longer just a women's issue, but will it be able to survive the recession? SEXTING: Teens battle authorities over prosecution for texting suggestive pictures to friends. FIRST UNWED MOTHER IN CONGRESS: Single, pregnant and a member of Congress. California Democrat Linda Sanchez discusses her personal choice to have a baby out of wedlock. Panelists: Republican Strategist Nancy Pfotenhauer; Former Clinton Appointee Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and The New Agenda's Amy Siskind. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1804

    RECESSION ABORTIONS: Abortion rates and birth control usage rise as the recession deepens. VACCINATING BOYS: The controversial HPV vaccine Gardasil may soon be approved for boys. STRUGGLING TO FIGHT HUNGER: The nation's food banks are running out of food just as millions of families turn to them for help. Panelists: U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; The Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-Weever; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1805

    SAME SEX MARRIAGE: Gay marriage proponents are celebrating what they call a possible turning point in their campaign as Vermont becomes the fourth state to allow same sex marriage. THE BAD MOMS: A growing online community of mothers allows women to claim the bad-girl traits that motherhood threatens to take away. OLDER WOMEN AND RETIREMENT: With the U.S. in the midst of a recession, we take a look at the challenges facing American women in their later years. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; The Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; Conservative Columnist Star Parker; and Cindy Hounsell of Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1806

    A PROTEST FOR RIGHTS: Afghan women stage a daring protest against legalized marital rape. WOMEN WHO KILL: A look at the psychology behind female murderers. ENDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) discusses the Violence Against Women Act and ending domestic violence. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The Center for Equal Opportunity's Linda Chavez; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1807

    BREASTFEEDING AND A WOMAN'S SALARY: Breastfeeding your baby may cause you to earn less money. PLAN B FOR MINORS: The FDA announced 17-year-olds will soon be allowed to buy the "morning-after pill" without a doctor's prescription. CONGRESSIONAL RENEGADE: U.S Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) discusses how her personal struggles with domestic abuse and unwanted pregnancy led her to become one of Washington's most outspoken lawmakers. Panelists: National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; The Washington Times' Amanda Carpenter; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, and Republican Blogger Sophia Nelson. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1808

    THE NEXT HUNDRED DAYS FOR WOMEN: Despite a challenging start, some women's rights groups say Obama has put women's issues front and center. THE RISE OF ATHEISM: The percentage of Americans who believe in God is declining as more choose not to identify with a particular religion. FEMINISM AND WOMEN OF COLOR: Latifa Lyles on her historic run for President of the National Organization for Women and her plans for attracting more women of color to the organization. Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Feminist Blogger Jessica Valenti; and Independent Women's Forum's Princella Smith. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1809

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  • Episode #1810

    RECRUITING REPUBLICAN WOMEN: As the GOP remakes itself after huge losses in the last election, one point of weakness is its attraction to women . POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT: The first in a three part series, a historical look at the connection between population stabilization and the environmental movement. Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Political Analyst Melinda Henneberger; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; National Organization for Women's Latifa Lyles; and Numbers USA's Rosemary Jenks. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1811

    MOTHER KNOWS BEST? Who controls a child's health care-parents, doctors, or local government? WORKFORCE WOES: Rifts in the U.S. labor force are being blamed on feminism and the recession. HAPPILY EVER AFTER DIVORCE: Advice for surviving life after divorce. Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki, and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1812

    HISTORIC NOMINATION: President Obama nominates U.S. Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. POPULATION GROWTH & FEMINISM: A historical look at the connection between the women's movement and a movement to suppress U.S. population growth. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Voices' Sabrina Schaeffer; National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Progressives for Immigration Reform's Leah Durant. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1813

    EMPOWERING ISLAMIC WOMEN: President Obama visits the Middle East with encouraging words for Islamic women on the matter of equality. PRO-CHOICE BACKLASH: Fallout from Kansas Obstetrician George Tiller's death and its impact on the pro-life/pro-choice debate. WOMEN & GLOBALIZATION: A look at how globalization is affecting women around the world. Panelists: Conservative Columnist Star Parker; Center for American Progress' Heather Boushey; The Washington Times' Amanda Carpenter; and National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1814

    HATE CRIMES: Domestic terrorism is on the rise after three hate-based extremists have carried out violent attacks, most recently this week's Holocaust Museum shooting. POPULATION GROWTH & POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: A historical look at how political correctness within the environmental movement began to take precedence over the campaign to suppress U.S. population. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Progressives for Immigration Reforms' Leah Durant; U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce's' Susan Au Allen; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1815

    WOMEN & IRAN'S ELECTION: The world watches as many Iranian women protest the recent election between President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, whose regime has thrown dozens of feminists in jail and has suppressed the women's movement, and reformist candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. INFIDELITY IN THE GOP: The Republican Party encounters new obstacles in its attempt to refresh its brand as the party of family values after Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) admits to having an extramarital affair. FATHER'S DAY: Chuck Saylors will be celebrating this Father's Day by setting new goals for children and education as the first male President of the National Parent Teacher's Association. Panelists: Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; President of Women's Learning Partnership Mahnaz Afkami. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1816

    HEALTH CARE REFORM: White House Office of Health Reform Director Nancy Ann DeParle talks about President Obama's plans to reform the nation's healthcare system. BENEFITS OF WOMEN WORKING LONGER: How working past the traditional retirement age may benefit women fiscally and emotionally. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett; and Former Labor Dept. Assistant Secretary Victoria Lipnic. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1817

    REVERSING DESCRIMINATION: Judge Sonia Sotomayor?s judicial record in question after the Supreme Court overturns her earlier ruling in the reverse discrimination case brought by a group of white New Haven firefighters. BARRIERS OF WOMEN WORKING LONGER: How tax codes, bias, and legal barriers stand in the way of women who want to work past the traditional retirement age. Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; and Wider Opportunities for Women's Joan Kuriansky. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1818

    HEALTH CARE & REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: Health care reform debates continue as Congress discusses whether to include funding for reproductive services. WOMEN IN THE NEWS: Judge Sonia Sotomayor awaits Senate confirmation hearings as the GOP maps out its future after Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) resigns. CLEANING UP THE COUNTRY: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson on ensuring a clean and green America for generations to come. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and The Gloucester Institute President Kay James. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1819

    SENATE HEARINGS: As Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Senate Judiciary hearings come to a close some are questioning the necessity of the lengthy procedure. CLINTON IN THE BACKGROUND: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is back in the news after what critics call an attempt by the Obama Administration to keep her on the sidelines. CRISIS IN THE CONGO: Horrific rape and sexual violence has become the norm in this war-torn country. Panelists: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and The New Agenda's Amy Siskind. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1820

    REFORMING HEALTH CARE: Middle-class families worry about President Obama's health care reform plan as he pledges to raise taxes for upper-income Americans. YOUTH AT RISK: A new health report says teen pregnancy rates and sexually transmitted disease infections increased during the Bush administration. ELEVATING WOMEN: Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, discusses America's role in expanding opportunities for women and girls around the world. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Columnist Kathleen Parker; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1821

    BEER SUMMIT: In an effort to ease racial tensions and to address the backlash from his recent remarks, President Obama sits down with Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley. WOMEN AND SPORTS: ESPN's decision to hold news of the sexual assault allegations facing Ben Roethlisberger and the privacy invasion of sports reporter Erin Andrews suggest a misogynistic sports culture. PAID FAMILY LEAVE: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) wants U.S. government workers to receive paid time off following the birth or adoption of a child. Panelists: Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1823

    HEALTH CARE UPROAR: Protesters voice their opposition against President Obama's proposed health care reform in nationwide town hall meetings. CLINTON IN THE CONGO: Has the Secretary of State's mission to end female torture been overshadowed by her uncharacteristic outburst?. MINORITY WOMEN LAWYERS: Law firms struggle to retain minority women. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Independent Women's Voice's Sabrina Schaeffer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1824

    WOMEN AT WAR: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are changing women's role in the military. WOMEN AND DRINKING: DUI's among women are up as more turn to the bottle for relief. FEMINIST PET PEEVE: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk seeks to clear up the controversy surrounding her organization's relationship with women's rights advocates. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1825

    IDENTITY POLITICS: Racially charged comments haunt the GOP. THE LIBERAL LION'S LEGACY: The late Sen. Ted Kennedy's legacy on women's issues. GIRLS GO ONLINE: Single-sex education in cyberspace. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; The American Prospect's Ann Friedman; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1826

    TRACKING OFFENDERS: States struggle to keep track of registered sex offenders. "BUMPAHOLICS": Pregnancy obsessed women and reality TV are stretching the limits of the traditional nuclear family. LIVES SUSPENDED: Immigrant women with H-4 visas come to America for a new life, but are barred from working. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett; and The Washington Times' Amanda Carpenter. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1827

    Benefits to Working Longer: How working past the traditional retirement age may benefit Americans fiscally and emotionally. Barriers to Working Longer: How tax codes, bias, and legal barriers stand in the way of Americans who want to work past the traditional retirement age. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1828

    INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION: Women's organizations call for an end to the health insurance industry's discriminatory practices against domestic violence survivors. WOMEN RULE CONGRESS: A new study finds women lawmakers are out-performing their male counterparts. NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addresses the threat of the H1N1 virus. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1829

    CHANGING PRIORITIES: In tough economic times, women are going back to work and thinking twice about expanding their families. VACCINES FOR CITIZENSHIP: A Florida teen is denied citizenship after refusing to receive the mandatory HPV vaccine for immigrant women. NATIONAL SECURITY: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks on national security in post 9/11 America. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Princeton University Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell; and The Washington Times Amanda Carpenter. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1830

    OFFICIAL ENGLISH: The movement to declare English the official language of the United States is picking up momentum as more states consider pro-English measures. HEALTH CARE REFORM FOR WOMEN: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) discusses how the proposed health care plan will impact women and families. Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1831

    REPORTING RAPE: The number of reported rapes in the US is at a twenty-year low and researchers are crediting a changing justice system and widespread use of DNA evidence for the decrease. YOUTH VIOLENCE: The Obama Administration is addressing ways to end youth violence after a cell phone video captures the brutal killing of a 16-year-old honor roll student. MARTYR MOTHER: Eleven years after the murder of her son Matthew, Judy Shepard talks about turning her tragedy into activism to end hate crimes against gays and lesbians. Panelists: The Washington Times' Amanda Carpenter; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Feminist Activist Jaclyn Friedman. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1832

    WOMEN AT WORK: A new survey finds Americans are more supportive of women in the workplace. FEMALE FACES OF THE G.O.P: A new wave of female G.O.P leaders are emerging and hoping to change the Republican Party's image. POVERTY IN AMERICA: Poverty in the U.S. is at its highest rate in over a decade and women and children are being hardest hit. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1833

    INTERNATIONAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT: Celebrities and members of Congress are taking action to combat violence against women around the world. CATHOLIC CHURCH WELCOMING ANGLICANS: The Vatican is inviting traditionalist Anglicans, who oppose female and openly gay priests, to join the Catholic Church while preserving their religious traditions. LATINA'S DROPPING OUT: Latina students in the U.S. are at a high-risk for dropping out of school without completing their education. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1834

    FLU SHOT FIASCO: Can a flu shot shortage topple health care reform? A "WOMAN'S" WORK: A new study finds girls not only do more chores than boys, but the more their fathers work, the more time children spend on housework. A MIGHTY LONG WAY: In her new memoir, Carlotta Walls LaNier shares her story as one of the original Little Rock Nine and discusses the state of race relations in the U.S. today. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-In-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1835

    SAME-SEX FAMILIES: The number of same-sex couples with children is on the rise and new research finds the children of same-sex couples fair no differently than the children of heterosexual couples. ALTERING ALIMONY: Opponents of alimony are calling for changes in divorce laws claiming the alimony system is outdated. WOMEN WARRIORS: The organization, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, has released a report on the state of women veterans detailing the discrepancies in access to healthcare. Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; and Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1836

    BOXER V. FIORINA : A Senate campaign heats up in California as Republican Carly Fiorina tries to unseat Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. THE STUPAK-PITTS AMENDMENT: Pro-choice House members are warning they'll vote down health reform if an amendment limiting abortion coverage for women remains. IMPOSSIBLE MOTHERHOOD: Irene Vilar, a self-proclaimed abortion addict, speaks about her new book and her journey towards becoming a mother. Panelists: U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; The Washington Times' Amanda Carpenter; and PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1837

    MIXED MESSAGES ON MAMMOGRAMS: The U.S. Preventative Service Task Force issued a report this week suggesting women should reduce the number of mammograms they receive, but breast cancer survivor and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says otherwise. CUSTODY BATTLE OF THE SEXES: A new study finds more men are winning full custody of their children as more women put in longer hours at work. WOMEN IN THE MEDIA: The new President of the Women's Media Center, Jehmu Greene talks about how her organization is working to combat gender-bias in the media. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1838

    HEALTHCARE HINGES ON WOMEN: The fate of the Senate's bill may come down to the votes of four women. Senators Olympia Snowe, (R-ME); Blanche Lincoln (D-AK); Mary Landrieu (D-LA); and Susan Collins (R-ME) may be pivotal for Democrats to see their bill passed. GENETIC DISAPPOINTMENT: The number of men taking tests to prove paternity is on the rise. And so are messy family-court battles over child support and custody once the results are found. TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: The unhealthy side of overly close mother-daughter relationships. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Bush Appointee Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1839

    FOOD STAMP SURGE: A growing number of Americans are relying on Food Stamps. And, as the numbers increase, the stigma fades away. WORK'S MATERNAL WALL: A new study finds employers assume women are more conflicted than men when balancing work and family. But, new research finds the opposite to be true. TOXIC FRIENDS: A new book helps to de-mystify female friendships, both positive and negative. Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Concerned Women For America President Wendy Wright; and Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1840

    WOMEN ON BOARDS: A new report on women's progress in corporate America finds little progress has been made over the last five years when it comes to the number of women serving on boards. CBC BACKLASH: The Congressional Black Caucus is saying President Obama is not doing enough to keep his promise of ending racial economic disparities. MARIJUANA MOMS: Support is growing around the country for the legalization of marijuana, and the movement has found an unlikely proponent in Republican Mom Jessica Corry. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Feministing.com's Ann Friedman; and Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1841

    SEX-ED: The 2010 Omnibus Appropriations Bill ends years of funding for abstinence only sex-education. Instead, the bill allocates funds for a hybrid model of sex-education that teaches safe sex and abstinence. TOO FEW MEN?: Women now make up the majority of college students and some colleges may be using discriminatory admissions practices to keep the gender ratio in balance. QUEEN BEES & WANNABES: Best-selling author Rosalind Wiseman gives advice to parents on how to help their teen daughters be socially competent and gain high self-esteem. Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa; and Former National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1842

    COMPROMISING WOMEN'S HEALTH: Will health care reform compromise women's health? DECADE IN REVIEW: How have women's lives changed over the last ten years? Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1843

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  • Episode #1844

    IMMIGRATION REFORM: How will the White House and the Democratic-controlled Congress approach immigration reform in 2010? 21st CENTURY EUGENICS: A Massachusetts mother of nine says doctors sterilized her against her will. CARNISM: Are meat eating societies rooted in sexist principles? Panelists: Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez, National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer, and Former Federal Prosecutor and Judge Debra Carnahan. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1845

    FAT ATTACK: Mrs. Obama announces her top priority as first lady: ending childhood obesity. HILLARY EFFECT: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's effect on women in politics. COUNCIL ON WOMEN & GIRLS: Executive Director Christina Tchen talks the White House's mission to expand opportunities for women and girls. Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily. com's Editor-In-Chief Melinda Henneberger; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; and Global Summit of Women's President Irene Natividad [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1846

    PRESIDENTIAL REPORT CARD: We grade President Obama's first year in office and the impact he's had on issues affecting women and families. EXTRAORDINARY MEDICINE: A look at DNA sequencing technology and the benefits it holds for children with rare diseases. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, (D-DC); U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1847

    HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES: President Obama promises to help small businesses, but will women entrepreneurs be left out? FRISKY TEENS: A new report this week finds the teen pregnancy rate rose by three percent in 2006, after a decade of decline. PAID SICK LEAVE: A look at the need for U.S. laws requiring employers to provide paid sick leave benefits. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-In-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1848

    SPENDING FOR WOMEN: Funding for programs benefiting women and girls increases in President Obama's proposed budget for 2011. FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS: New research shows more women are participating in and carrying out terrorist plots. DEPRESSED DADS: Men are also suffering from postpartum depression after becoming fathers. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Voices Sabrina Schaeffer; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1849

    NO MORE SWEETS: The Obama Administration announces new efforts to improve childhood nutrition. BAILIN ON PALIN: New poll shows almost 3/4 of Americans find Republican Sarah Palin unqualified for the presidency. ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM: Research shows that historically communities of color have been located closer to toxic waste facilities more than their white counterparts. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; Project 21's Robin Martin. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1850

    SENIOR SKIP YEAR: More states adopt programs making 12th grade optional for students who complete their required credits early. ATHLETICS LEAD TO SUCCESS: Two new studies show girls involved in high school athletics will lead better and healthier lives. DECODING DNA: In the second part of our three part series on DNA sequencing, we take a look at how rapidly developing techonology is advancing treatment for rare pediatric diseases. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Global Summit of Women's President Irene Natividad; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurakowa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1851

    WOMEN AT SEA: The Navy announces to drop a century-old ban on women serving on submarines. ABORTION ON TWITTER: Angie Jackson, an atheist blogger, live tweets her experience with the abortion pill. WOMEN ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY: In honor of National Women's History Month, To The Contrary looks at the current state of women in science, technology, engineering and math jobs. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1852

    SEX OFFENDERS PROWLING: Laws to protect communities against sex offenders are going unenforced across the country. ILLEGAL ABORTIONS ILLEGAL: The Utah state legislature passes a bill making it a crime to have an illegal abortion. COMMITMENT TO COHABITATION: Why are Gen Y couples waiting longer before walking down the aisle? Panelists: Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa; Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1902

    LEAVING "NO CHILD" BEHIND: This week President Obama presented Congress with his plan to improve America's schools including a blueprint to overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act. BIG BROTHER AT WORK: Employers start tracking their employees' email, text messaging and social network accounts with electronic monitoring. RECESSION'S IMPACT ON WOMEN: A look at women's unemployment and the lack of media attention given to women during the Great Recession. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Independent Women's Voices' Sabrina Schaeffer; PoliticsDaily.com's Patricia Murphy; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1903

    SEXISM IN WORKPLACE: 40 years ago a group of women sued Newsweek magazine for gender discrimintation. Now, Newsweek female writers are asking how far women have come since the historic lawsuit. RARE PEDIATRIC TREATMENTS: A look at how DNA sequencing is helping the 25 million American children and adults who have rare diseases. Panelists: U.S. News & World Report's Dr. Bernadine Healy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; and PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1904

    A HOLY COVER-UP: This week more allegations of sexual abuse by the Catholic church emerged including a possible cover-up by Pope Benedict XVI. RARE PEDIATRIC TREATMENTS: A look at how DNA sequencing is helping the 25 million American children and adults who have rare diseases. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Children's National Medical Center's Dr. Chiatogu Onyewu. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1905

    TEEN BIRTH RATE DECREASES: A new national birth rate shows a decrease in births among teens, but an increase for women over 40. WOMEN NOT ADVANCING: Female federal employees find it hard to advance to top positions within the government. CHILDREN WITH DIABETES: We take a look at the challenges a family faces when a child has diabetes. Panelists: Physician and Wellness Expert Dr. Andrea Pennington; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; and Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1906

    REAL WORLD AVATAR: Actress and "Avatar" star Sigourney Weaver talks about the importance of preserving the environment through green energy. WATER AND IMMIGRATION: In the first of a two-part series on growing land and water shortages, we take a look at the impact the country's growing population is having on natural resources. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Center for Immigration Studies' Jessica Vaughan . [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1907

    LET THE GIRLS PLAY: This week the Obama Administration repealed controversial Title IX limitations initiated by the Bush Administration. FEMALE CANDIDATES LACKING: Democratic party leaders believe they have the advantage of women in the 2010 mid-term elections. ELDER ABUSE: To recognize National Sexual Assault Month, we take a look at the rarely discussed topic of elder abuse. Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1908

    BANK FAVORED REFORM: Republicans opposed to a consumer protection agency favor an agency run by bank regulators. MOTHER JUSTICE: Will President Obama nominate a mom for the Supreme Court? GIRLS' MEDIA IMAGE: Conflicting images of women in media are sending mixed messages to girls about body image. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-In-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1909

    THE PILL: This week marks the 50th anniversary of the FDA's approval of oral contraception for women. THE NEW MOTHERS:A new study finds new mothers to be single, older, better educated and more likely to be non-white. MOTHER OF AFGHANISTAN: A courageous Afghan mother of six risks her life to help the women and girls of Afghanistan. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Former Women's Campaign Forum President Ilana Goldman; and Independent Women's Voice's Sabrina Schaeffer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1910

    WOMEN ON THE HIGH COURT: President Obama nominates Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, and if she's confirmed, women will make up one-third of the bench for the first time in history. WOMEN CEOS EARN MORE THAN MEN: A new study finds top female CEOs are bringing home more money than their male counterparts. FINANCIAL REFORM: Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) proposes reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act to prevent another Wall Street meltdown. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; and PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-In-Chief Melinda Henneberger; Former Labor Dept. Official, Karen Czarnecki. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1911

    FRONTIER FEMINISM: Anchored by Sarah Palin, the women of the tea party are forging a new maternal, grass-roots activism. LATINA ENTREPRENEURS: Latina entrepreneurs help build wealth in their communities and conquer the recession. Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Domingeuz; Center for American Progress Senior Economist Heather Boushey; Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; and Small Business Owner Leticia Velez-Hudson. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1912

    EXCOMMUNICATION BIAS: The Catholic Church excommunicates a nun who signed off on an abortion, but practices leniency with convicted pedophile priests. WORKFORCE TO WELFARE: The Great Recession is causing low-income mothers-in search of affordable childcare -to go on public assistance. JUDGE SUSAN CARBON: An exclusive interview with the new director of the Office on Violence Against Women. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1913

    NANNY PROTECTION: The New York legislature has passed a bill requiring workplace benefits for domestic workers. Supporters of the bill hope that other states will follow suit. PREGNANCY PREVENTION: As the government works to implement health care reform, reproductive rights groups are hoping birth control will become free with insurance plans. NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MUSEUM: With a cyber version of their museum already running, supporters of a women's museum on the National Mall hope Congress passes legislation this year allowing them to build the physical version. Panelists: National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1914

    ASHLEY JUDD AND WOMEN DELIVER: Influential women, including actress Ashley Judd, gathered at Women Deliver 2010, with the goal of reducing maternal mortality and expanding access to reproductive services around the world. YEAR OF THE WOMAN: With women sweeping Democratic and Republican primary races across the country, 2010 is shaping up to be the year of the woman candidate. MUSLIM WOMEN AND PRAY-INS: Muslim women are using their own form of the Civil Rights era sit-in to push for greater gender equality within the Islamic community. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Journalist and Filmmaker Jehan Harney. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1915

    JOB SAFETY IN THE GULF: Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis discusses worker safety during the clean-up of the Gulf oil spill. THE END OF THE DEADBEAT DAD: Sociologists find single dads are becoming more involved in their children's lives. PATERNITY LEAVE: In Sweden, most fathers take paternity leave thanks to a government mandate. As a result there has been a cultural shift, with men taking on more responsibilities at home. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Daily Caller White House Correspondent Jon Ward; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; and Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1916

    OBAMA AND GAY RIGHTS : This week the Obama administration extended some family leave benefits to same-sex couples. Our panel debates whether Obama is living up to his campaign promises. POPULATION GROWTH & FARMLANDS: With more farms being turned into subdivisions, To The Contrary examines how the rising population is affecting the nation's food supply. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Feminsting.com's Miriam Perez; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and NumbersUSA's Anne Manetas. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1917

    CONFIRMING KAGAN: The role gender did not play in Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings. HOLLYWOOD'S GLASS CEILING: While Forbes considers Oprah Winfrey to be the most powerful celebrity and ranks other women high on their list, men still dominate in Hollywood. To The Contrary looks at why women do not have the power rankings suggest they should. SEC. SOLIS: Labor Secretary Hilda Solis discusses how her department is working to combat unemployment and illegal immigration. She also shares what it means to be the first Latina Labor Secretary. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; Emily's List President Stephanie Schriock; and Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1918

    IMMIGRATION SUIT: With the Justice Department suing the state of Arizona over its new immigration law, To The Contrary discusses whether or not the system is so broken only states can fix it. UNHAPPY PARENTS: A look at why today's parents are more stressed and less happy being parents than those in prior generations. NO IMPACT MAN: To The Contrary talks with a New York City man who convinced his family to live off the grid for an entire year. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The New Agenda's Amy Siskind; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1919

    COMBATING HIV/AIDS: With President Obama unveiling the country's first national comprehensive plan to fight HIV/AIDS, our panel discusses if his goals are attainable. WAR OF WORDS: The NAACP condemned racist elements of the Tea Party, prompting a response from Sarah Palin. TEEN DRIVING: Senator Amy Klobuchar discusses her attempts to set national standards for teen driving. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1920

    HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: In an exclusive interview, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks about the flood of major legislation that has passed Congress and been signed by the President in the last year, and she talks about what it is like to be the most powerful woman in American politics. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MOMMIES: This week the Housing Department announced it would look into whether some mortgage lenders illegally denied home loans to pregnant women. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1921

    Water & Immigration: In the first of a two-part series on growing land and water shortages, a look at the impact the country's growing population is having on natural resources. Population Growth and Farmland: As America's population grows, the number of farms is shrinking, further complicating the problem of food insecurity. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1923

    RICH WOMEN RUNNING: A look at female self-funded candidates, California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and Connecticut U.S. Senatorial candidate Linda McMahon, who are breaking spending records on their political campaigns. GOODBYE GIRLHOOD: The span of time between childhood and womanhood is slowing shrinking as a new study finds American girls are entering puberty sooner than past generations. LOSING OUR RELIGION: Conservative atheist and author S.E. Cupp worries Christianity is under attack in America. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1924

    Competing for Women's Votes: Republicans and Democrats are launching an all-outcompetition for women's votes in time for the midterm elections. Women's Suffrage Anniversary: This week marks the ninetieth anniversary of women receiving the right to vote. The CLEAR Act: Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Susan Collins(R-ME) are working together to slow the effects of climate change. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Princella Smith. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1925

    DEGREE DEBT & REGRET: Skyrocketing tuition is leading students and their families to reevaluate higher education decisions. THE WAGES OF MOTHERHOOD: Childfree women have achieved pay equity, but the majority of women--mothers--continue to earn less than their male counterparts. BIRTH CONTROL SABOTAGE: Domestic violence victims are being forced into pregnancy. Panelists: American Enterprise Institute's Christina Hoff Sommers (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1926

    Young Women's Earning Power: Ina wage gap reversal, young women in most US cities are now out-earning their male peers. Employees Pay Up: A new study finds businesses are shifting a larger share of health care costs to their employees. Women & Labor Unions: Women are establishing themselves as leaders in the labor movement including Mary Kay Henry, the first female president of the Services Employees International Union (SEIU). Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, (D-DC); Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1927

    The Debate on Islam: As America commemorates the ninth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, America's views of Islam continue to be unfavorable. America's "New Moment": Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech outlining a bright future for America, despite the ongoing wars and economic downturn. Women & War: U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) says it's time for the military to abolish its combat-exclusion policy for women. Panelists: Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; and Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1928

    Boxer v. Fiorina: Democratic incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) squares off against her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina. Education Milestone: For the first time, more women than men in the United States received doctoral degrees last year. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1929

    Health Care Reform Takes Effect: Obama Cabinet member Kathleen Sebelius, explains the new changes in the health care law that took effect this week. Hollywood Icon Helps Promote Women in History: Actress Meryl Streep encourages women to push for a National History Museum. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; and Center For Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1930

    Women and the Democratic Party: With the midterm elections a month away, the Democratic Party is working hard to persuade women to vote in large numbers as they did in 2008. Saying "I Don't": According to a recent Census data showing fewer people got married last year than at any point in the last century. Best Companies for Working Moms: For 25 years Working Mother magazine has selected the best companies for working moms. We take a look at this year's winners and how the criteria has changed over the years. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-In-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and The Winston Group's Kristen Soltis. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1931

    Historic Drop of Women in Congress: Fewer women are predicted to stay in Congress after the elections. Thinner Women = Bigger Pay: Why being thin will earn you more money. First Ladies Club: What exactly is the role of the first lady of the United States? Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1932

    The Most Powerful Woman in Politics: A half-hour profile of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker in U.S. history, at a time when many pollsters and pundits are predicting Speaker Pelosi may lose her historic title. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1933

    The White House, Women, and the November Elections: With less than two weeks to go before the mid-term elections, the White House released a report detailing its policies to help women survive the recession. From 'Mean Girls' to "Mean Women": With more women running for office this election season, some experts are asking: do women have to be mean to win? The Women's Bureau: Created in 1920, the Women's Bureau is the only federal agency exclusively serving and promoting the interests of working women. Its new director, Sara Manzano-Diaz, discusses women's progress in the workforce. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; PoliticsDaily.com Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1934

    Female Candidates Standing Up To Sexism: New Democratic House candidate Krystal Ball has been speaking out against the personal attacks that are being thrown her way. Rehashing Justice Thomas' Confirmation Hearings: New incriminating evidence surfaces after almost two decades about the Supreme Court Justice. No Excuses: Feminist activist Gloria Feldt says women are to blame for their own lack of power. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Former Republican Congressional Candidate Angela McGlowan. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1935

    Fewer Women in High Profile Political Jobs: Although there are less women in Congress, there is a turnaround for conservative, minority women making significant gains. The Legacy of Nancy Pelosi: Looking back on the last two years with the first female Speaker of the House and what lies ahead for the new Speaker-elect. I Love a Man in Uniform: A look at the challenges and joys of being a military spouse. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; PoliticsDaily.com's Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger and Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1936

    Birthright, Citizenship and Gender Bias: The Supreme Court is faced with a new case that challenges the difference in time and citizenship between an unmarried, foreign-born father versus unmarried foreign-born mother this week. Regulating America's Food: Americans face new federal and state laws to regulate food aimed at curbing obesity. Margaret Cho: The comedienne, actress, and now singer discusses her new worldwide tour and how she has become a role model for women and girls of color. Panelists: Feminist Activist Gloria Feldt; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1937

    New Airport Screenings: As more people are expected to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, passengers are being subjected to full body scans and pat-down searches before taking their flights. D.R.E.A.M. Act: President Obama announced he wants the lame-duck Congress to approve the controversial immigration reform that will grant citizenship to children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. Women Small Business Owners: SBA Administrator Karen Mills discusses her agency's efforts to help female entrepreneurs thrive in a down economy. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1938

    Pope Says 'OK' To Contraception Use: The Pope's recent comments on condom use suggest the Church may be moving forward in the modern fight against AIDS. Palin On The Attack: With her new book out this week, the self-proclaimed Mama Grizzly is criticizing everyone from the First Lady to Katie Couric. Dissatisfied Working Moms: A look at why some working mothers see their 9 to 5 as a career, while others see it as just a job. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Bush Appointee Karen Czarnecki; Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; and Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1939

    Protecting Women's Online Privacy: This week, the Federal Trade Commission recommended the development of a "do-not track" system to protect Internet users' privacy. Transgender Athletes: A rise in transgender athletes is leading sports officials to rethink gender rules on and off the field. Political Islam and Political Correctness: Author and ex-Muslim, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, discusses her new book and America's growing anti-Islamic sentiment. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1940

    America Falls Behind Academically: New test results show U.S. students are lagging behind their peers in China, South Korea and Canada. Marriage Declining in Blue-Collar America: Fewer job opportunities and greater financial stress have resulted in an increase in divorce among the working class. Women in Film: Lisa Cortes, executive producer of the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated movie 'Precious,' talks about the state of women in Hollywood. Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1941

    Protecting Female Cadets: The Defense Department reports sexual assaults are on the rise at the nation's top military academies. Mentors vs. Sponsors: A new study finds professional women have mentors, but they need sponsors to get promotions and higher compensation. Renaissance Woman: Dr. Maya Angelou talks her life, career and how she hopes to inspire women to see their own beauty and strength. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1944

    Justice Controversy: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the 14th Amendment does not guarantee equal rights to women. Birthright Citizenship Battle: Some state lawmakers want to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. Rwandan Women in Power: Rwanda leads in the world for female representation in government and this achievement has empowered women in all aspects of life in the east African nation. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1945

    Debating Gun Control: In the wake of the Tucson massacre some in Congress are renewing their efforts to pass gun control legislation. Abortion Rate Stalls: The once declining abortion rate hits a plateau. Michelle Bachelet: The former President of Chile talks about her new position as the Executive Director of UN Women. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad Norton; Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright; Feminist Activist and Author Gloria Feldt; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1946

    Workplace Competition: A new study finds women are not as competitive at work as men. Eastern vs. Western Parenting: Are the strict Chinese parenting practices a form of child abuse? Reality Bites Back: Author and media critic Jennifer Pozner says reality TV depicts women in a negative way. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez; and Feminist Activist Shelby Knox. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1947

    The Effects of Abortion: A new study shows continuing with an unplanned pregnancy may be more harmful to a woman's mental health than terminating one. Breast Milk Exchange: More women are connecting online and sharing breast milk. Crash Into Me: Author Liz Seccuro details her journey from rape victim to survivor to activist in her new memoir. Panelists: Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett; and The Winston Group's Kristen Soltis. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1948

    Debunking Gender Myths: A new survey finds more unmarried men are seeking marriage and children, while single women desire independence and casual relationships. Conservative Gay Rights Advocate: This week, Barbara Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, publicly supported gay marriage. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL): The first black woman to represent her state in Congress discusses her historic win and her legislative agenda for the next two years. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Political Commentator Dr. Lara Brown; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1949

    First Family Faith: Michelle Obama opens up about her family's religion. STEM Women: New research homes in on why so few women pursue careers in math and science. Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Why every little girl want to be a princess Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Center for Urban Renewal and Education President Star Parker; The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; and Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1950

    Obama's Budget & Women: White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett talks about President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 and how it will benefit women's health programs. News Lady: Carole Simpson, the first black woman to anchor a newscast for a major network, discusses her trailblazing career and the injustices she faced in a new memoir. Panelists: Rep. Barbara Leee (D-CA); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1951

    Ditching DOMA: The Obama Administration comes out for gay marriage. Budgeting Out Women: Are majority-female unions being unfairly besieged in state and national budget battles? News Lady: Carole Simpson, the first black woman to anchor a major network newscast, discusses her trailblazing career. Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Writer/Blogger Danielle Belton; Conservative Commentator Dana White; and Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #1952

    White House Report on Women: A nonprofit called the Former Majority Association for Equality, has created a college scholarship exclusively for white men. Rallying for an ERA: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) talks about what she and other women's rights advocates are doing to guarantee women equal protection under the U.S. Constitution. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Center for American Progress' Erica Williams; and Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2001

    Arab Women's Revolution: Uprising are sweeping Middle East nations, but will the culture shift enough for women to gain more rights? Mommy Blog Power: Corporations are seeing huge results from marketing their products and services to blogging moms. Fat Studies: More colleges are offering courses in weight and body image. Panelists: The Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; Conservative Commentator Dana White; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2002

    Obama's Women Warriors: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, and National Security Council aide Samantha Power apparently persuaded President Obama to take military action against Libya. The HE-Covery: New federal government data shows men are outpacing women in the recovery job market, after women were relatively unaffected by the recession. Women's Economic Power: U.S. Ambassador Karen Kornbluh discusses America's role in improving the economic condition of women around the world. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2003

    Maternity Tourism: Wealthy foreign women are spending big bucks to deliver their babies on American soil. Women v. Wal-Mart: Female employees of America's largest private employer band together before the Supreme Court. Education RHEE-form: Education reform expert Michelle Rhee wants to put students first. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad ; Former Republican Congressional Candidate Angela McGlowan; Political Commentator Dr. Lara Brown; and The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2004

    Majority Minority: A new report predicts white Americans will be the minority by the end of the decade. Rallying for Abortion Rights: Women's rights advocates rally to protest against pro-life House Republicans who want to end private insurance coverage for abortions and government support for family planning. The Flipside of Feminism: Phyllis Schlafly, the matriarch of the conservative movement, says women can't, nor should they want, to have it all. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, (D-DC); Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2005

    Women in Combat: A Pentagon panel says female soldiers should be in combat. Teens At Work: Republican lawmakers in several states want to loosen restrictions on child labor. Jillian Michaels: The tough, no-nonsense trainer, discusses her mission to help women and girls get physically and mentally fit. Panelists: Former Canadian Prime Minister: Rt. Honorable Kim Campbell; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; TheLoop21.com Managing Editor Danielle Belton; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2007

    Education Milestone: For the first time, American women have earned more advanced degrees than men. Unhappy Spouses: Some marital experts say couples should seek pre-baby and postpartum counseling to help strengthen their relationships. The 2012 Budget & Child Poverty: A look at how the upcoming federal budget could impact the country's poor children. *Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Conservative Commentator Dana White. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2008

    Gay Adoption: Congressional Democrats propose a bill which bans discrimination against would-be adoptive parents based on sexual orientation, marital status, or gender identity. The GOP & Abortion: The Republican-led House passed a bill that limits low-income women's access to abortion. Immigration & Health Care Reform: In the first of a two-part series, we explore the hidden costs illegal immigration will add to the nation's new health care law. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2009

    Peace Corps' Rape Controversy: Former Peace Corps workers spoke out this week against sexual assaults they endured while overseas. Delayer Boom: According to new Census Bureau data, college-educated women are waiting longer to have children. Immigration & Poverty: In the second of a two-part series on the costs of immigration, we explore how immigration has affected efforts to end poverty. Panelists: The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; Citizen Jane Politics' Editor Patricia Murphy; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2010

    Female New Hires Earn Less: A new study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers finds female new college graduates earn less money than their male classmates. IMF Sex Scandal: Sexual assault allegations against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn shocked the world and shed light on the differences in how the U.S. and France handle sexual assault cases. Redefining Motherhood: In her memoir, Hiroshima in the Morning, author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, discusses her decision to give up full-time parenting in order to reclaim her own identity. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The National Organization for Women's Erin Matson; and Republican Commentator Mercy Viana Schlapp. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2011

    Medicare in a Crisis: The GOP's proposed budget would privitize Medicare, a move that Democrats say hurts women. The War on Gay Marriage: A prominent evangelical leader spoke out this week about how Christians have "lost" the war on gay marriage. A Decline in Nuns: As the Catholic Church's U.S. membership is on the rise, fewer women are becoming nuns. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; The Citizen Engagement Laboratory's Erica Williams; and Conservative Commentator Dana White. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2012

    Nutrition Battle: First Lady Michelle Obama and the USDA unveil a new nutrition icon to replace the food pyramid as the GOP campaigns for anti-obesity initiative funding. Palin's Media Mania: Sarah Palin keeps the media wrapped around her finger on her multi-state bus tour, drawing the media attention away from GOP presidential hopefuls. Kah Walla: Cameroonian presidential candidate and grassroots activist Kah Walla captures the attention of the world as she makes a historic run for office. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Concerned Women for America President Wendy Wright; Villanova University Professor Lara Brown; and Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2014

    Weiner Resigns: Embattled Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner officially resigns from Congress following pressure from top Democratic leaders. Co-Ed No More: Catholic University of Washington announces that all residence halls will return to same-sex housing in order to lessen the culture of binge drinking and casual sex. Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Author and economics professor, Bryan Caplan, is encouraging parents to stop stressing about the kids and maybe even have a few more. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever; Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer; The National Organization for Women's Erin Matson; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2015

    Wal-Mart v. Dukes - Looking Forward: A major Supreme Court decision will not stop women workers of Wal-Mart from continuing the fight. Uncertain Future for Afghan Women: Following President Obama's announcement to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Afghan women wonder what impact the decision will have on their rights, even as the country remains the worst country to be a woman. Marriage Confidential: Author Pamela Haag examines whether marriages today are happier than they were in the 1960s. Guest Host: Award-winning Journalist Karen DeWitt Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2017

    Women's Employment Woes: The mancession comes to an end as women begin to suffer much more greatly in the job market. Busy Women's Frozen Eggs: More single professional women are looking to egg freezing in order to give them the opportunity to choose to have kids later in life. Cyberstalking: Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez explains how stalking has extended from behind the bushes to behind a computer screen. Guest Host: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Villanova University Professor Lara Brown; and The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2018

    Guest Host: Political Strategist Donna Brazile. Topics: Women and the Debt Ceiling: As negotiations continue over the nation's 14 trillion-dollar debt, women's rights organizations are calling for an agreement that doesn't sacrifice programs that disproportionately serve women. Obese Child Custody: Obesity specialists are suggesting that parents of severely obese children should lose custody. Unnatural Selection: Journalist Mara Hvistendahl reveals how girls are starting to disappear in parts of China, India, and other Asian countries. Panelists: Conservative Commentator Dana White; National Organization of Women President Terry O'Neill; Conservative Commentator Wendy Wright; and Citizen Engagement Laboratory's Erica Williams. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2019

    Guest Host: Award-Winning Journalist Cokie Roberts. Free Birth Control: Birth control may soon be free to women as part of health care reform, as the Institute of Medicine has started to recommend that insurance companies cover contraceptive medications and treatments fully. Gay Marriage: Even as New Yorkers celebrate the legality of gay marriage, members of the Senate a working to repeat the Defense of Marriage Act so that those marriages actually have federal benefits and protections. Anne Mulcahy: From effective leadership as a CEO to charitable acts in the nonprofit world, former Xerox head Anne Mulcahy discusses the link between business and philanthropy. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Independent Women's Forum's Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily. [26 minutes]

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    Guest Host: Democratic Political Strategist Donna Brazile. Topics: The Value of College: New research shows women value higher education more than their male counterparts. Honoring Dr. King: A new memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is set to be unveiled on the National Mall becoming the first to pay tribute to an African-American and a non-president. Women & Money: Author and wealth coach Deborah Owens provides tips for how women can become financially independent. Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; The Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2024

    Guest Host: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad. Topics: The Female Vote: As women celebrate Women's Equality Day, the impact of women voters is examined. Swiss Women's Political Power: An interview with former Swiss President Doris Leuthard on women, politics and what the US can learn from Switzerland. Wedded Weight Gain: Women are gaining weight after marriage but men don't gain weight until their marriages dissolve. Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum Fellow Sabrina Schaeffer; Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton; and Conservative Commentator Dana White. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2025

    Guest Host: National Council of Negro Women President Avis Jones-DeWeever. Topics: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis discusses women's employment during the economic recovery. U.S. Newborn Survival: The United States finds itself ranked poorly in newborn mortality rate. Shirting Controversy: A controversial t-shirt is making waves across the internet. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Judge and former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2026

    Guest Hosted by Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez. Topics: Obama's Jobs Plan: As men continue to outpace women in the job market, we examine how President Obama's new jobs plan will help women and families. 9/11 Ten Years Later: As the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy looms near, we discuss how the nation has changed and what is being done to protect the country from potential threats. Off the Sidelines: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) talks about her new campaign to get more women involved in politics. Panelists: Women's Campaign Forum President Sam Bennett; FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2027

    Guest Hosted by Tara Wall. Standardized Sex Education: D.C becomes first place in the country to test student's sex education. Fatherhood Foibles: New fathers experience a drop in testosterone according to new research. Margaret Hoover: The great granddaughter of President Hoover writes a book encouraging the Republican Party to attract younger voters. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow Sabrina Schaeffer; Judge and former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and former RNC Spokesperson Cherylyn Harley LeBon. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2028

    Guest Host: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad. Topics: White House Gender Wars: The new book, "Confidence Men," by journalist Ron Suskind claims top female advisers in the Obama Administration felt bullied and excluded by their male colleagues. Senior White House official Valerie Jarrett responds to these allegations. A Governor's Story: Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm talks about her political career and shares insight on how to fix the country's jobs crisis. Panelists: Feminist Majority's Kim Gandy; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily; Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton; and former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2029

    Guest Host: NPR and ABC News Political Analyst Cokie Roberts. Show Includes a special interview with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Topics: The Cost of Health Care: While health insurance premiums are increasing, the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to be debated before the the U.S. Supreme Court. Supreme Anniversary: To celebrate thirty years since her historic appointment, ABC News Political Analyst Cokie Roberts interviews Justice Sandra Day O'Connor about her career and the current status of the U.S. Supreme Court. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2030

    Guest Host: The Daily Beast's Patricia Murphy. Show includes a special interview with best-selling author former Bush White House Communications Chief Nicolle Wallace. Topics: War Over Women's Health: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke out this week against the Republican Party, saying the GOP wants to roll back women's health 50 years. Alabama's Anti-illegal Immigration Law: Fear of deportation is making its way into Alabama's schools, as the state's new law requires officials to check the immigration status of students in public schools. It's Classified: Nicolle Wallace, former Bush White House Communications Chief, discusses her new book about a fictional female president and vice-president. She also shares insights about working with Sarah Palin as a Senior Advisor for the McCain-Palin 2008 presidential campaign. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2031

    Hosted by Bonnie Erbe. In Sync?: As people "Occupy Wall Street," and unemployment hovers at 9.1 percent, Republican lawmakers are hearing over 200 bills on abortion. Fall Television Trends: Fall television shows are showcasing plus-sized women more than ever before. And for men, the characters are often emasculated. Switching Roles: In the second of our two-part series on former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and her husband, Dan Mulhern, the former first couple talks about switching traditional gender roles. Panelists: Del.Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Urban Renewal & Education President Star Parker; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Republican commentator Mercy Vianna Schlapp. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2032

    Single Sex Education?: Science Magazine claims single-sex classrooms are no longer effective, but The National Association for Single Sex Public Education dares to disagree. Location, Location, Location: A new study finds low-income women who move to higher-income neighborhoods are less likely to become obese or have diabetes. What Moms Choose: Working Mother Media President Carol Evans discusses anew survey that reveals how working and stay-at-home moms view careers and family life. Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2033

    Women and Wall Street: Some organizations suggest that women are attracted to the Occupy movement because they are experiencing economic pain of cutbacks and layoffs in both the government and corporations. Breast Cancer "Pinkwashing": Journalist Mary Elizabeth Williams bemoans the overuse of pink and breasts to raise money for breast cancer research, suggesting men may be victims of "pinkwashing" too. 7Billion People: As the world's population hits 7 billion people, two experts explain the impact that number will have on natural resources, war and women. Panelists: Del.Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Political Commentator Lara Brown; and The Daily Caller's Tara Wall. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2034

    Cain's Alleged Sexual Harassment: Herman Cain says reports of sexual harassment allegations against him are "totally false" and baseless, yet many wonder if this will hurt his campaign for presidency. World's Gender Gap: Iceland once again ranks number one on the planet for advancing women's rights towards gender equality, but only 55 percent of countries worldwide are making strides to close the gender gap. Domestic Workers Convention: A groundbreaking international treaty aims to protect the human rights of millions of domestic workers worldwide, the vast majority of which are women and girls. Panelists: Women's Campaign Fund's President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett ; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; and FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2035

    Sexual Harassment Focus: Herman Cain vows to continue his campaign despite allegations of sexual harassment, but Sharon Bialek went public with her story and has attorney Gloria Allred at her side. Early Childhood Education: Head Start is the federal early education program designed to boost academic achievement for low income children, yet a new government study shows Head Start may not offer those kids much of a boost. Protecting Female Veterans: Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) discusses the Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention Act, legislation that would require the Dept. of Veteran Affairs to track all sexual assaults and better assess those at risk of committing crimes. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow Sabrina Schaeffer; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2037

    Drug Tests for Dollars: Lawmakers in nearly three dozen states are considering drug tests for people on welfare, unemployment and several other programs such as public housing. Sperm Donor Rights: A case involving children conceived through in vitro fertilization is headed to the Supreme Court.Justices will decide if a woman who uses her deceased husband's sperm to bear a child can still apply for survivor benefits for the child. Family Caregivers: In honor of National Family Caregivers month, we talk with a caregiver activist about the challenges and benefits of taking care of loved ones. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Former NOW President Kim Gandy; and Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2038

    The Catholic Church and Birth Control: The Catholic Church wants the Obama Administration to change its regulations on birth control and refrain from requiring insurance companies to cover birth control with no co-pays for women. Counterproductive Abstinence: A new study finds when public schools provide abstinence-only programs their teenage pregnancy and birthrates rise way above schools with comprehensive sex education. Celebrity Advocacy: Two young women in the entertainment industry are learning to use their influence to advocate for causes each holds dear. Their mission? - to make a difference. Panelists: The Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp; Democratic Strategist Krystal Ball; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa-Neily. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2039

    Secretary Speaks for Equality: Speaking to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Clinton outlined abuses suffered by gays around the world. She equated the targeting of gays to violence against women. No plan-b for Plan-b: FDA recommends that the morning after pill, or Plan-B, be made available over the counter to anyone. Right now girls under 17 need a prescription? but Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius blocked the FDA's recommendation. Breast Cancer Screenings: Even with false positives, over diagnosis and changing requirements, one breast cancer expert explains why mammograms are still the best measure we have. Panelists: Del. Elenor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2040

    Broke in America: According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, one in two Americans is classified as poor or low-income. "I Don't" to Marriage: A new report finds barely half of adults in the U.S. are married, which is a record low. Corporate Board Quotas: While quotas are not popular in the U.S., some European countries are instituting quotas to guarantee more female participation on corporate boards. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Public Notice's Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; Political Commentator Lara Brown; and Latino Decisions Director of Communications Victoria DeFrancesco Soto. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2041

    2011: Year in Review: We take a look back at the stories that kept us talking all year and impacted women the most. Women & Peace: The Obama Administration released the first ever U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security to get more women involved in preventing conflict and sustaining peace. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Nicole Kurokawa Neily. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2043

    Birth Control Ban?: GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum's opposition to birth control has progressive activists anticipating another fight over women's reproductive rights. Higher Pay for Low-Wage Workers: More than one million low-income workers in eight states got pay raises thanks to an increase in minimum wage. Women are expected to benefit most since they make up the majority of minimum wage employees. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison: The Republican Senator from Texas talks about her political career and shares why she decided to retire from Congress. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2044

    Angelina Jolie's Directorial Debut: The Academy Award winning actress turned director, and the stars of her new movie, "In the Land of Blood and Honey", sit down to discuss the movie's influence and the role of powerful women in Hollywood. Michelle Obama on Twitter: The First Lady created a Twitter account this week to show her commitment to her husband's campaign as well as her desire to play a major role in the upcoming Presidential election. Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD); FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; President of Capital Strategies and Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2045

    Military Sexual Assaults: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced this week that the Pentagon has prepared a series of new measures in an effort to stop sexual assaults in the military. Newt's Infidelity Woes: Newt Gingrich receives criticism after a recent interview with Marianne Gingrich, his second ex-wife, reveals that the GOP presidential candidate allegedly asked for an open marriage. Paid Parental Leave: Working Mother Media President Carol Evans discusses the push for more paid parental leave in the United States. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Working Mother Magazine Editor Helen Jonsen; and Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2046

    Hillary Clinton Wants Out Of Politics: Clinton says she is ready to step off "the high wire of American politics." New Regulations On School Lunches: First Lady Michelle Obama supports new regulations to offer healthy lunches in schools while opponents worry about the involvement of government in school food. Tammy Baldwin For Senate: Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) on her run for Senate, which would make her the first female Senator in the state of Wisconsin. Panelists: Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2047

    The Invisible War: A new documentary that examines the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military, which won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Komen Foundation Ends Funding To Planned Parenthood - Planned Parenthood believes The Komen Foundation is caving in to pressure from anti-abortion groups while The Komen Foundation attributes it to the newly adopted policy of the foundation. Vernice Armour: In honor of Black History Month, we talk to America's first African American female combat pilot about her career and her new book, Zero to Breakthrough. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women's Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2048

    President's Stance on Birth Control: The Catholic Church and many Republicans continue to oppose President Obama's cost-free birth control plan calling it a War on Religion. Pentagon Recommends Women to Serve Closer to Combat: The Pentagon is unveiling plans to allow women to serve in military jobs closer to the front lines. Progressives and President Obama: The Nation's editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel discusses how President Obama is faring with progressive women. Panelists: Del.Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; Political Commentator Lara Brown; and Latino Decisions Communications Director Victoria De Francesco Soto. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2050

    Contraception Fight Continues: The contraception debate rages on as Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill hold their own hearing this week allowing testimony from Georgetown University student, Sandra Fluke who was banned from the Republican hearing. Adieu to Mademoiselle: The term mademoiselle is no longer an official term for French women and is being removed from all official documents. The change comes after lobbying by women's groups who called the term sexist. The Pregnancy Project: Gaby Rodriguez discusses her decision to fake a pregnancy for her high school senior project, which garnered national attention and led to a book and a made-for-TV movie. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Politic365.com Senior Contributing Editor Alicia Menendez; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2051

    Women's History Month Special: In honor of Women's History Month, watch our specials from the past including interviews with Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep as she lobbies for the National Women's History Museum and Justice Sandra Day O'Conner speaks about her historic appointment to the Supreme Court. Also featuring interviews with the first women Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, the most honored African-American women in the civil rights movement Dr. Dorothy Height and the story of a female Pharoah. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2052

    Political War over Contraception Broadens: More advertisers and stations drop Rush Limbaugh's radio show, even though Limbaugh apologized to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke for calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute." We interview one of the female lawmakers who has proposed a law to legislate men's health in response to legislations on women's health. International Women's Day: Celebrations, rallies, protests worldwide mushroomed in observance of International Women's day this year. We interview Leymah Gbowee, the Nobel Peace Prize winner about the existing and growing support for women's right overseas and in the United States. King Peggy: Female King Peggielene Bartels empowers her town in Ghana and shows what women leaders can do. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Hispanic Professional Women's Association President Laura Ramirez Drain [26 minutes]

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    Romney's Push for Women Voters: Mitt Romney went full force for women's support this week while his wife defends her choice to be a stay-at-home mom. Another Shot at ERA: There is anew push to ratify the Constitutional amendment which gives women & men equal rights under US law. We interview Maryland Senator Ben Cardin who wants to remove the deadline to ratify the ERA. He says the time is now. Governor Bev Perdue: As the first woman governor of North Carolina prepares to step down, she shares her legacy and her plans to campaign for high-quality education. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2107

    Women's Vote: This week low rate student loans, renewal of VAWA and the issue of Mitt Romney's running mate dominated the presidential race with both candidates trying to capture the women's vote. Facebook Faces Protests: Women's rights activists protest outside Facebook's offices against the all-male board. Protestors delivered a petition with 53- thousand signatures demanding women be placed on the board before the private company goes public. Immigration & Education: An in-depth look at the costs and challenges of educating the immigrant population and children who don't speak English. Panelists: Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Center for Immigration Studies' Jessica Vaughan; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; Political Commentator Lara Brown. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2108

    Women: Obama or Romney?: As President Obama reminds women about his commitment in a new online graphic, Romney tells women the President's policies are hostile towards them. "Radical" Nuns?: The Vatican releases a letter scolding American nuns for themes of radical feminism. Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2011: Women's rights advocates and Nobel Peace Prize recipients reflect on their work and stress the need for women globally to speak up against inequality. Panelists: Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; NOW Action Vice President Erin Matson. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2109

    President Obama endorses gay-marriage. How will voters respond? President Obama endorses gay-marriage. How will voters respond? More women are paying alimony and child support. A sign of progress? More women are paying alimony and child support. A sign of progress? Mother's day and Single Motherhood. Interview with Former U.S. Mother's day and Single Motherhood. Interview with Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan about her book "Bay and her Boys." Treasurer Bay Buchanan about her book "Bay and her Boys." PANELISTS: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Former PANELISTS: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus, Voto EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus, Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar. Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2110

    Majority Minority: For the first time in U.S. history, white newborns are outnumbered by babies of color. Women on the Front Lines: The U.S. Army recently made history by officially opening jobs in combat battalions to women, but direct ground combat roles are still exclusive to men. Foreign Service: To The Contrary travels to China to explore the role the U.S. Foreign Service plays in diplomacy overseas. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel; Politic365 Senior Editor Alicia Menendez; Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow Nicole Kurokawa Neily; Assistant Secretary of State Janice Jacobs. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2111

    Republican Women Shift Focus: House Republicans launched the "Women's Policy Committee," a caucus to showcase female lawmakers. Panelists discuss how this new perspective will get more women involved. Pink Collar Goes Blue: In today's unstable economy, more men are finding job security in fields previously dominated by women. Panelists debate what this means for gender roles, particularly in the job market. Model Alliance: A new organization lobbies for better working conditions of models in the United States. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Commentator Mercy Viana Schlapp; Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2112

    Courting Women Voters: As Planned Parenthood stands up for President Obama, women report women's issues are at the bottom of their priorities in this election. Romancing Marriage: Marriage may be experiencing a revival with more viral videos and reality shows. Jill Stein for President: The Green Party Presidential Candidate shares her platform for a better America. Panelists: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Political Commentator Terri Givens; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2113

    Nuns v. Vatican: American nuns who were chastised by the Vatican for going against the Catholic Church are now rejecting the Vatican's criticism through the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Panelists discuss the rift between the nuns and Vatican charter. Boy Scouts and Sexuality: The Boy Scouts of America is going to consider revising its national anti-gay policy. Panelists debate whether the organization will actually change its policy. Women in the Military: A look at the misconception about women who fight for our country and what the military can do to fix this problem. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright; National Organization for Women's Vice President Erin Matson; Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2114

    Division of Labor: A recent study shows that 56% of women still do the majority of household chores, despite their gains in the workplace. Panelists discuss the consequences of this, salary and gender inequalities on women's stress. Baby Boxes: In Europe, safe and anonymous drop-off locations for unwanted newborns are gaining popularity. Panelists address the United Nations' concerns of these "baby boxes," and the analogous Safe Haven laws in the United States. The Components of Fatherhood: A look at modern-day fatherhood--the male role models available for parenting and the attributes that make a good father. Panelists: Political Satirist Lizz Winstead; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; The Daily Caller Publisher Neil Patel; Politic365.com Managing Editor Charles D. Ellison. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2115

    Immigration Wave: Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the US. Panelists discuss the economic significance of this influx, reasons for the slowdown in illegal immigration, and consequences of outsourcing our high-tech skilled workers. Forty Years of Title IX: This year marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, designed to end gender discrimination in education and school sports. Panelists remark on Title IX's impact for women in sports, the statute's initial goals, and ways to expand Title IX to include other issues. The New Feminist Agenda: Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin shares her thoughts on the state of American women compared to women in other developed countries. Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; CNN Political Analyst Hilary Rosen; Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2116

    Healthcare Ruling and Health of Women: The Supreme court upheld the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, ruling that the controversial law and its policies such as providing birth control to women cost-free are constitutional. Panelists discuss how the decision will impact women's health. Women and Fertility: A new study reveals that in-vitro fertilization, or IVF, using donated eggs from younger women gives older women the same chance of having a baby as younger women. But as with any fertility treatment, there are risks. Panelists consider both the benefits of the procedure and possible complications. Human Trafficking: Human trafficking is an international crime considered by experts to be modern-day slavery. Panelists provide insight into why problem persists despite efforts by governments and nonprofits to end it. Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Political Commentator Keli Goff; Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; Judge and former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan. [26 minutes]

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  • 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]

  • Episode #2119

    Pregnant CEO: Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer is not only one of only 20 Fortune 500 female CEO's, but also six months pregnant. Panelists debate whether working mothers really can have it all, or if 'having it all' is an outmoded concept. Global Equality: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says data doesn't only measure progress it inspires progress. She calls for closing the gap in the collection and use of gender-sensitive data. Panelists explore how this will help not only women but communities and societies. Meghan McCain: We speak with the darling of moderate Republicans about whether she wants to go into politics. Panelists: Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; Republican Commentator Mercy Viana Schlapp and Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2121

    Health Care Changes: There were celebrations, caution and concern as new provisions that benefit women kick in as part of the Affordable Care Act. Male Boss Surprise: Male bosses may discriminate against female employees if they have stay-at-home wives, a new study indicates. But, most of them don't know they're doing it. Female Debate Moderator: No woman moderator a Presidential Debate since 1992? That's what three high schoolers found out and they say they want to change that - and they just might succeed. Panelists: Feminist Majority Foundation's Kim Gandy; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Global Summit of Women President Irene Natividad; Conservative Policy Analyst Shelby Emmett. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2122

    Campaigning Women: Georgetown University law graduate Sandra Fluke joined President Obama in Colorado reaching out to women on the topic of access to women's health care. The Obama campaign's recent ads calling Gov. Mitt Romney "out of touch" with women's health issues has prompted a new Women for Mitt Coalition. Panelists discuss what influence women will have over the upcoming elections. No Helping Hand: A new study reveals female bosses don't always extend a helping hand to their female employees. Panelists address women's influence on gender equality in the workplace. Jennifer Garner: The actress and mother of three works with Save the Children on issues affecting Children in the United States, including early childhood education and healthy eating. Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan 'Sam' Bennett; Democratic Commentator Monica Cevallos; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2126

    Democrats Woo Women: Women dominate at the DNC but will this be enough to sway their vote? GOP for Marriage Equality: A new organization, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, is urging the Republican Party to consider encouraging marriage equality as part of its platform. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Former RNC Director of Coalitions Angela Sailor. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2127

    Educating Students or Teachers? While thousands of teachers in Chicago take to the picket line, we examine the bigger issues such as the efficacy of standardized tests for testing teachers. Breastfeeding Faculty: The controversy over an American University professor who breastfed her sick child while all the while continuing her prepared lecture NAACP's Roslyn Brock: Chairman of the Board, Roslyn Brock, is bringing new practices to an old organization. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Avis Jones-DeWeever; CNN Political Analyst Hilary Rosen; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy; Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2129

    Girls with Guns: Second Amendment advocates tweet pictures of their young daughters with guns in their hands. This after Republican Vice President nominee Paul Ryan was spotted purchasing hunting equipment for his 10-year-old daughter. Is this going too far? Science and discrimination: Female undergraduate science students learn their professors find them less competent than their male counterparts, even when their qualifications are equal. BPA is found to be unsafe: Studies have found that Bisphenol A, a by-product of plastic production, is unsafe for humans, especially women who are trying to get pregnant. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2131

    Romney's Appeal to Women: The GOP Presidential candidate is hopeful his recent comments on abortion will lure in more women voters. International Day of the Girl Child: As the UN marks the first international day of the girl child a 14 year old Pakistani girl fights for her life because of her dedication to educating girls worldwide. The UN also takes aim at ending child marriage. Women and Wage Theft: A hush, hush problem that is affecting women across the country and costing them millions of dollars. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Feminist Majority Foundation's Kim Gandy; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2132

    Romney closing the gender gap: After this week's debate the Presidential candidates are focusing on undecided women in swingstates. The most recent Gallup poll shows Romney within one point of the President among women who are likely to vote. Spotlight on College Rape : A former Amherst College student brings attention to rape on college campuses after an article about her claim the school downplayed her rape allegation goes viral. The Department of Justice estimates that one in five women will be sexually assaulted throughout their college years What's the Matter With White People? Salon columnist Joan Walsh take us through a look at the history of women, politics and race in her new book. Panelists: NAACP Chairman Roslyn Brock; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2133

    Women? the coveted voting bloc: From waitress moms to the debates about womens health and incendiary comments like GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock's saying pregnancy was something that "God intended" even if produced by rape? we head into the last days before the Presidential election. European Parliament decries "men only" policy: Members of the European Parliament rejected a male candidate for a position at the European Central Bank because he was a man. Is this gender discrimination? Kathleen Turner on Her New Role: Interview with the actress as she dabbles in art and politics in her new play, "Red Hot Patriot." She plays the bold journalist, Molly Ivins. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director AvisJones-DeWeever; Independent Womens Forum Policy Analyst Hadley Heath; SpikeTheWaterCooler.com Founder Marjorie Clifton; Conservative Blogger Crystal Wright. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2134

    THE FINAL PITCH: The Presidential candidates set off on their final quest to court women voterd, particularly in swing states. SAME SEX MARRIAGE: Voters to decide whether to take the plunge and vote on same sex marriage. This time, the citizens are making the decision. CHINA'S ONE CHILD POLICY: The possibility of doing away with China's one child policy is becoming more of a reality. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Genevieve Wood The Heritage Foundation; Erin Matson National Organization for Women Vice President; Jennifer Sevilla Korn Hispanic Leadership Network Executive Director. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2135

    Women Make History in Politics: Twenty women will serve in the U.S. Senate come January. There will also be a record number of women in the House of Representatives. Most of the winners this year were Democrats. Why and what will this mean for women? The Women's Vote: Women make up 54 percent of the electorate who voted. Of that number, 55 percent voted for President Obama while 44 percent voted for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Obama claimed the single women vote, while married women preferred Romney. Returning Women Veterans: With veterans day right around the corner, we spoke with women vets about their experiences returning home and transitioning back to everyday life. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobohan "Sam" Bennett; Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2137

    Heavy Spending on Holiday Shopping: Despite the looming threat of the fiscal cliff, women are still planning on spending big on holiday shopping. UK Will Not See Women Bishops: The Church of England won't be setting an example of gender equality. The church did not pass a measure to ordain women bishops, despite growing support. Women and Hourly Work: Working Mother Magazine's Carol Evans explains the costs and benefits of hourly work for women and businesses. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Hadley Heath Independent Women's Forum Policy Analyst; Marjorie Clifton SpikeTheWaterCooler.com Founder; Crystal Wright Conservative Blogger. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2140

    Workers' Rights: After Michigan becomes the 24th right-to-work state, women represented by unions are worried about their rights. Protecting Afghan Women: The United Nations calls for more protection for women in Afghanistan, as U.S. troops slowly draw out their support. Changing Corporate Culture: Experts on women's corporate board participation say investors are the key to changing corporate culture. Panelists: Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Latinovations' Monica Cevallos; Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2143

    Tammy Duckworth: The Illinois Democrat and Iraq War veteran shares the story of her service and her injury, in her own words. Violence Against Women: After a brutal attack against a Indian woman in New Delhi, the international women's rights community is calling for change. No More Babies: Birth rates are declining for families in the Latino community. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Hispanic Leadership Network Executive Director Jennifer Sevilla Korn; The Public Notice's Gretchen Hamel. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2144

    All Boys Club: President Obama is being criticized for leaving out women and persons of color in his first few Cabinet nominations for his second term. Women and Binge Drinking: A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows one out of eight women are binge drinkers. Governor Maggie Hassan: The new governor of New Hampshire is leading the first state delegation with an all-women federal delegation. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; ConservativeBlackChick.com Editor Crystal Wright. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2145

    Gun Debate Rages On: Children move to the forefront of the gun control debate as both sides put kids in their campaigns. Women in the Workforce: Is he U.S. falling behind on women's workplace participation? Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema: The Arizona Democrat is young, openly bisexual and doesn't align herself with a faith community. This week she shares with us why she is good for her state. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Women's National Democratic Club President Nuchhi Currier; FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2146

    Women in Combat: The Pentagon decides to lift the ban on women in combat positions, but not everyone agrees women on the front lines is best. Hillary Testifies: Hillary Clinton testifies before the Senate and the House, showing her poise under pressure. Awarding Women: The SAG Awards changes their policies on gender specific terms for actors, prompting some to wonder, should we still have gender specific awards? Panelists: Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2147

    As Hillary Clinton leaves behind her work at the State Department, she sits down with host, Bonnie Erbe, to share her dedication and commitment to women and girls' empowerment. From First Lady to the U. S. Senate to the State Department, Clinton guides us through her storied career with one common thread: issues facing women and girls. AND, she tells us what's next for her. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2148

    Tammy Duckworth, (D-IL) - One of the first two female combat veterans in congress and the former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Tulsi Gabbard, (D-HI) - One of the first two female combat veterans, first Hindu and first female of Samoan ancestry to serve Congress. Susan Brooks, (R- IN) - She has made efforts to battle mortgage fraud, gun violence, drug trafficking, gangs, child exploitation and identity theft. She currently serves on the Education and Workforce, Homeland Security and Ethics Committees. Cheri Bustos, (D-IL) - She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and as the President of the Women's Connection. Michelle Lujan Grisham, (D-NM) - She served as the state's first Secretary of Aging and Long Term Services and head of the New Mexico Department of Health. She will serve on the House Committees on Agriculture, the Budget and Oversight. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2149

    TOPICS: Meet the New Congresswomen #2. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D- 3rd District OH) She is one of two African American women elected from Ohio. Beatty was a Senior Vice-President at Ohio State University and became a leader within her time spent as a democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D- 9th District AZ) Prior to being elected to Congress, Sinema served in both chambers of the Arizona legislature. During her tenure in government, Sinema worked on the adoption of the Dream Act and as an advocate for same-sex marriage in Arizona. She is also the first elected openly bisexual congressperson. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R- 2nd District IN) For the first time in the history of Indiana, Walorski became one of the two Republicans voted into Congress. She has also served in the Indiana House of Representatives. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, (D- 5th District CT) With her daughter to thank for her first campaign, Esty has become an important figure in government. Although she lost her seat at one point due to her stance on the death penalty, she has always voted according to her beliefs and won back her seat. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D- 2nd District NH) Ann McLane Kuster began politics while following in the footsteps of her father and is now the first woman to represent her district in Congress which additionally makes her part of the matriarchy taking place in New Hampshire government. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D- 1st District WA) DelBene helped to start drugstore.com, spent 12 years at Microsoft, became a senior advisor to Global Partnerships, and served as the Director of the Washington State Department of Revenue. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2150

    VAWA: The fight over VAWA is about to heat up again. As the debate continues, it is unclear whether the House will address the politically sensitive issues that blocked reauthorization last year. The Feminine Mystique: As the feminist manifesto celebrates 50 years this week, some wonder - Is it still relevant to women in today's world? Kat Calvin: The co-founder of Blerdology, formally black girls hack', is interested in getting more black women and girls involved in technology. Panelists: National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Democratic Commentator Monica Cevallos; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2202

    SINGLE MOTHERS AND MEN IN DECLINE? - Men in the workforce have seen their wages decline in recent decades and new research shows it may be linked to the rise of single parent families. RETRO-WIFE - While Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg is telling young women to "Lean In" and embrace career ambitions, more self-described feminists are opting for the traditional role of housewife. Behind the Headlines: In honor of women's history month, we take a look at women's role in national security throughout history and in today's world. Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, Francesca Chambers of Red Alert Politics [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2203

    Running FROM Office: A new study shows women are less likely to have considered running for office and this gender gap exists even when men and women are equally engaged politically. Same-sex marriage: Looking ahead to the changes we can expect with same sex marriage after this week's Supreme Court hearings on California's proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Behind the Headlines: The Westboro Baptist Church. Lauren Drain who was kicked out of the church is on a mission to help others who find themselves in cults. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff, Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2204

    Breaking the "Brass Ceiling": Taking a look at the increasing number of women in national security. Princeton Letter: Susan Patton's letter to the editor of The Princetonian, which encouraged women to find husbands while they are in college, caused uproar this week. Leading to the significant question, should women marry young? Behind the Headlines: Going Solo: A new book which takes a look at the highest amount of Americans ever living alone and apparently, they're thriving. Panelists: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, Republican Strategist Cheri Jacobus [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2205

    Sextremism: Radical women protesters have begun a movement called Femen. Their specialty? Protesting topless. Their most recent fight is supposedly for the rights of Muslim women, but Muslim women are saying that Femen does not represent their own beliefs. The Iron Woman: The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has brought about both criticism and praise. Was she a role model for women? Behind the Headlines: Female veterans building small businesses Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Women's Campaign Fund President Sam Bennett, Independent Women's Forum Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath, Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2206

    Environmental Racism: Does pollution disproportionately affect women of color? Why the NAACP is taking on this issue. BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Flame Retardant Dangers: Chemicals in furniture that are meant to keep you safe may cause big health problems. Panelists: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Host of National Public Radio Focus Point; Jennifer Marshall, The Heritage Foundation; Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post; Rina Shah, Republican Strategist; Renee Sharp, Environmental Working Group Director of Research. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2207

    Women in power; Wadjda, a groundbreaking Saudi film; and the internet, sexual assault and women on campus. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Former Bush Advisor Mercy Viana Schlapp, Feminist Activist Erin Matson, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2208

    Millennial teens- Are they really more materialistic than previous generations? Plan B: Is the Obama Administration's appeal of the court's decision to lift the age ban on plan B a step backwards for women or is it necessary to have an age limit? Behind the Headlines: Shereen El Feki and her new book, Sex and the Citadel. Panelists: Conservative Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily, SpiketheWaterCooler.com Founder Marjorie Clifton, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, USIP Director of Iraq, Iran and North Africa Programs Manal Omar. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2209

    Sexual Assault in the Military: The number of sexual assaults continues to rise. Would changing who handles these problems solve anything? A current bill in congress proposes that control should be taken away from the commanding officer. Frozen Eggs: Some women are choosing to freeze their eggs until they are ready for children, but critics think it could lead to gene selection. BEHIND THE HEADLINES: International surrogacy could be the best answer for women who cannot become mothers on their own, but are the surrogates being exploited? Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), National Council of Negro Women Executive Director Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever, Conservative commentator Tara Setmayer, Independent Women's Forum Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2210

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY This is a special edition of To the Contrary featuring a documentary entitled New Americans. We are in Southern California where we are going to introduce you to the new Americans and the emerging industry that is growing up around them. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2211

    Sex Scandals in Politics: Do sex scandals matter anymore? Discussing Anthony Weiner and Mark Sanford's second runs for office. Pope Francis and 'the cult of money': Pope Francis condemns materialism and issues a call for world financial reform. BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Former Senator Olympia Snowe's next act. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Kim Gandy, President and CEO of National Network to End Domestic Violence; Genevieve Wood, Conservative Commentator for the Heritage Foundation; Rina Shah, Republican Strategist [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2214

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: immigration law and discrimination against women, then moms as sole and primary breadwinners. Behind the headlines, surrogacy and the single dad. The panelists discuss: Immigration Reform: Discuss whether current immigration law is gender discriminating. Mother breadwinners: Looking at the rising number of households with mothers being the source of primary income. BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Surrogacy and single dads. Single men are pursing alternatives ways to becoming fathers. Panelists: Democratic Commentator Debra Carnahan, Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily, and special male guests: UPTOWN Magazine Chief Political Correspondent Charles Ellison, Campaign for America's Future Online Producer Terrance Heath. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2215

    Human Trafficking as a domestic and foreign issue. WE speak with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The SNAP Challenge: For one week almost 30 congressmen and women tried to dine for less then 5 dollars per day. BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Nursing Research. Why the U.S. is experiencing a shortage of nurses. Panelists: Women's Campaign Fund President Sam Bennett, The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, Host of NPR's Focus Point Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever, Republican Commentator Tara Setmayer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2216

    Wendy Davis and the Texas abortion battle. What's next in the same-sex Marriage Rulings and how it affects the future of the LGBT community and the nation. BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Flexism. Employers are finding new ways to adapt to their employees' needs. Panelists: The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall, Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Center for American Progress' Advisor for LGBT Policy & Racial Justice Aisha Moodie-Mills (for the gay marriage segment). [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2217

    Increase of sexual assault during Egypt's movement to oust Morsi. Why women's role in the film industry is not progressing. BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Poverty in the Suburbs. Poverty is becoming more prevalent in suburban areas rather than urban and rural areas. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), President of National Network to End Domestic Violence Kim Gandy, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Hadley Heath of the Independent Women's Forum. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2218

    The Catholic Health Association's decision to okay Obamacare's free birth control compromise for religiously affiliated non-profits. California prisons and the sterilizations of nearly 250 women inmates in the late 1990's. BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Human trafficking, and how the US is battling the issue in our nation. We spoke with Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and a champion in the fight Marilyn Carlson Nelson of Carlson Companies. Panelists: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Executive Director Independent Women's Forum Sabrina Schaeffer, Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily, Megan Beyer of the Gender Equality Project. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2219

    Senator Gillibrand's sexual assault bill, and it's gain of supporters from both parties. Senator Gillibrand tells Bonnie Erbe why critics have it wrong. Transgender people get federal backing to become a protected class - at least for employment rights. BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Women-owned businesses. Why has the US not reached their 5 percent goal? Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Host of Focus Point Avis Jones-DeWeever, Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2220

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: A special documentary episode on how family planning can save women and girls around the world. Featuring interviews with Melinda Gates, Mandy Moore, Barbara Bush, and other advocates and leaders. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2221

    Pregnant women from other countries are using tourist visas to give birth to their children on U.S. soil for an opportunity at a better life. A special edition. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2223

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: High Cost Of Raising Children; Egg Donation For Research: Should Women Fet Paid?; Major General Margaret Woodward/Sexual Assault in the Air Force. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2224

    Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's Vogue Photo Shoot; The achievement gap between girls and boys; Behind the Headlines: The March on Washington: 50 years later. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; The American Enterprise Institute's Christina Hoff Sommers. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2225

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: Women over age 50 not being hired; The lack of women in President Obama's Cabinet Behind the Headlines: The Family Medical Leave Act: 20 years later. Panelists: Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily; Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall, Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff. [26 minutes]

  • Madam President (#2226)

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: Young People will buy Obamacare exchanges; Interracial couples more likely to live together than get married; Madam President interview with Stephanie Schriock, President of Emily's List. Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-, DC; Megan Beyer, Center for Gender Equality; Francesca Chambers, Red Alert Editor; Heritage Foundations' Genevieve Wood. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2227

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: Judicial Systems Fail Rape Victims; Secondhand Adoption Online. Behind the Headlines: the Benefits of Being an Only Child. Panelists: Voto Latino Executive Director Maria Teresa Kumar, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, National Network to End Domestic Violence President Kim Gandy, Republican Strategist Rina Shah. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2228

    The UN Aims to Meet Global Needs of Women; Wajdja: the Saudi Arabia movie making headlines. Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, IWF Senior Policy Analyst Hadley Heath, United States Institute of Peace's Manal Omar. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2229

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: The Catholic Church and Social Issues; Mary Johnson: An Unquenchable Thirst; Political Donations and Women. PANELISTS: Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Host of Focus Point Avis Jones-DeWeever, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2230

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: New York State's New Anti-Trafficking Policy; Government Shutdown, Women, and the GOP; Wonder Women: Barnard President Debora Spar. PANELISTS: RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2231

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: Special Documentary on the Welcoming Committees of LGBTQ Open and Affirming Churches. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2232

    Women of Color in the USA; UN Women Ad Campaign Exposes International Sexism; Behind the Headlines: Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Chair of the National Governor's Association. PANELISTS: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Spike the Watercooler Founder Marjorie Clifton, The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2234

    Rape on College Campuses; Surprising New Survey on how Men and Women Define "Having it All"; Behind the Headlines: Phyllis Chesler - An American Bride in Kabul. PANELISTS: Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers, Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, Avis Jones DeWeever host of NPR's Focus Point, Journalist Anushay Hossain [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2235

    Face Minor Sex Trafficking in the U.S.; Women signing up for the military despite sexual assaults; Interview with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand about the Family Act. P ANELISTS: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Executive Director of Independent Women's Forum Sabrina Schaeffer, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, President of Women's Campaign Fund Siobhan "Sam" Bennett. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2236

    Obamacare and women's health protection act; Michelle Obama's Education Initiative; EDGE - Certifying Companies as Woman-Friendly. PANELISTS: Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa; The Gender Equality Project's Megan Beyer; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2237

    International Violence Against Women Act; Cheney Sisters Gay Marriage Dispute; Child Brides in India. PANELISTS: Darlene Kennedy; Rina Shah; Rep. Donna Edwards (MD); Kim Gandy National Network to End Domestic Violence. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2238

    Supreme Court to Decide on Obamacare Contraception Mandate; Parental Custody Rights; Behind the Headlines: Anna Holmes - Jezebel. PANELISTS: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-MD); Linda Chavez, Chair for Center for Equal Opportunity; Francesca Chambers, Red Alert Politics Editor; Megan Beyer, The Gender Equality Project. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2241

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: Women Breaking Industry Barriers; Feminism in Advertising; Pastrix Author Nadia Bolz-Weber Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, Democratic Commentaro Megan Beyer, Republican Strategist Rina Shah. [26 minutes]

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  • Women As The New Face of Poverty (#2244)

    Internet Trolls and the Safety of Women on the Internet; Behind the Headlines: Out of Time author Lynne Segal. PANELISTS: Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers, Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood, Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids' Patricia Sosa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2245

    Pregnant Women Cautioned Against Drinking Water in WVa; "Female Viagra" Drug Rejected by FDA; UN vs. Catholic Church on Sex Abuse Scandal. PANELISTS: NPR Program Host Avis Jones DeWeever, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, RH Reality Check Editor at Large Erin Matson, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Environmental Working Group Executive Director Heather White. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2246

    Obama's Task Force to Fight Sexual Assault; How Religion Can Be the Cause of Divorce; Gimme Shelter: "Pro-life" Movie. PANELISTS: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Republican Commentator Angela McGlowan, Former Prosecutor and Judge Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2247

    Benefit Cap for Unwed Mothers; Women on the Internet: Feminists Arise; Spelman College President Beverly Tatum. PANELISTS: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers, Progressive Commentator Anushay Hossain, IWF President Sabrina Schaeffer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2248

    Sochi Olympics and LGBT Rights; UN Demands Vatican Investigate Abuse; EEOC Chair Chai Feldblum. PANELISTS: IWF's Hadley Heath, Progressive Commentator Anushay Hossain, Democratic Strategist Hillary Rosen, Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2249

    Wendy Davis Accused of Flip Flopping on Abortion; New Study Says Women-Owned Businesses Do Better in Some Areas; Jane Pauley on Reinventing Yourself. PANELISTS: Former President and CEO of the Women's Campaign Fund Sam Bennett, Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall, Danielle Moodie-Mills of the Center for American Progress, Political Strategist, Rina Shah. [26 minutes]

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  • Episode #2302

    SCOTUS: Birth control mandate; Sheryl Sandberg's "Ban Bossy" Campaign; Former Congresswomen (Blanche Lincoln, Carol Moseley Braun, Connie Morella, Barbara Kennelly, Mary Bono). PANELISTS: The New Agenda's Amy Siskind, President, Gloucester Institute Kay Coles James, NPR host Avis Jones DeWeever, Republican Strategist Rina Shah. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2303

    Jimmy Carter's New Book Calls Out Religion; Rising Divorce Rates; Women and Humour- Cindy Chupack. PANELISTS: Sabrina Schaeffer Executive Director, Independent Women's Forum, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Journalist Anushay Hossain, Republican Strategist Rina Shah. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2304

    New Study on Gender Pay Gap; SCOTUS: Campaign Funding and Women; Technology: Empowering or Enslaving? PANELISTS: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers, The Gender Equality Project's Megan Beyer, Republican Strategist Bettina Inclan. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2305

    Why Women Don't Vote for Women; Stay-at-Home Moms on the Rise; Women Vets and Jobs. PANELISTS: The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall, The Daily Mail's Francesca Chambers, The Gender Equality Project's Megan Beyer, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2306

    Young Women See Sexual Assault as Normal; Sarah Bessey and her Book "Jesus Feminist". PANELISTS: Progressive Magazine Editor-in-chief Ruth Conniff, Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #2307

    This Week on TO THE CONTRARY: The Drying of America - Too Many People, Too Little Water. To the Contrary takes an in-depth look into our depleting water supply; the causes and what, if anything, we can do to reverse this trend. [26 minutes]

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