To The Contrary
With women in the forefront of politics and on the cutting edge of national agendas, To The Contrary continues to provide an important, timely forum for women to discuss national and international issues and policies.
Fri, 10 May 2013 15:27:00 +0000
Sexual Assault in the military is on the rise. The debate on women freezing their eggs. Behind the Headlines: International Surrogacy. PANELISTS: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Hadley Heath, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Tara Setmayer
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:09:00 +0000
This week, panelists discuss a federal judge's ruling about the morning after pill. Then, Princeton alum Susan Patton has some advice for young women: find your husband in college. And, Behind the Headlines: Going Solo. More adults are choosing to live alone.
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 09:38:00 +0000
This week, panelists discuss why young women are running from political office. Then, the future of same-sex marriage after hearings in the US Supreme Court. And Behind the Headlines: Lauren Drain, a young woman who was banished from the Westboro Baptist Church.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:11:00 +0000
This week, panelists discuss whether single parent families are leading to the decline of men. Then, we turn to a New York Magazine article about feminist women who choose to stay home. And, behind the headlines, a history of women in defense.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:49:00 +0000
This week, panelists discuss the effect sequestration cuts will have on women and their children. Then, we turn to Marissa Mayer's surprising announcement about employees at Yahoo!. And, Behind the Headlines: Rep. Jan Schakowsky explains why cosmetics and personal care products may be more dangerous than you think.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:42:00 +0000
This week on To the Contrary, we introduce you to 6 more Congresswoman: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA).
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:25:00 +0000
This week, To the Contrary sits down with 5 of the newest women in Congress to discuss their goals for the first term. Guests include Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM).
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:50:00 +0000
Are children being used as props in the gun control debate? Then, is the U.S. falling behind on participation of women in the workplace? Behind the Headlines: Arizona's new Congresswoman , Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. Panel: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
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:08:00 +0000
As the 113th Congress gets sworn in, new Illinois Democrat and Iraq war veteran Rep. Tammy Duckworth shares her story of service. Then, international rights community calls for change after the brutal gang-rape of a woman in India, and declining birth rates in the United States.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the future of gun laws in the United States following the tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Then, we turn to a look at the stories that had everyone talking all year, with a glance ahead at what's next for women in 2013.
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss how the newly elected women will change things in the next Congress. Then, a new UN report says access to contraception could boostthe world's economy by billions of dollars. Behind the Headlines. Marianne Williamson on changing the way women talk about politics.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the historic win for women in Congress and Senate and what President Obama's second term means for women. Then, the importance of women's vote in this election. Behind the Headlines. Coming Home. The challenges faced by returning women veterans.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the waitress moms impact on election day and whether they'll be swayed by recent political gaffes about rape. Then, we turn to the European Parliament, who rejected an application for the Central Bank becausethe applicant was a MAN. And, Behind the Headlines: Kathleen Turner. The Actress and advocate brings the role of Molly Ivins to DC in advance of election day.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Gop nominee Mitt Romney pulls even with President Obama among women voters in swing states. Then, a former Amherst College student brings attention to rape on college campuses. And, Behind the Headlines, Salon.com's Joan Walsh asks, What's the Matter with White People?
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Will a more moderate Mitt Romney appeal to women voters? Then, we turn to the first UN International Day of the Girl Child and its focus on child marriage. And, Behind the Headlines, wage theft, a little known problem that costs mainly women workers millions of dollars.
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:06:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the criticism and support GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has received for buying hunting gear for his 10-year-old daughter. Then, we turn to a new study that shows bias still persists against women in the sciences. And, Behind the Headlines, BPA-a by-product of plastic production, is raising health concerns.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:05:00 +0000
Panelists discuss women's rights on the agenda at the UN General Assembly. Then, we turn to news of the first mother-daughter womb tansplant. And, behind the headlines, is it the end of men? Journalist Hanna Rosin thinks in this economy, it might be.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the future of education and the efficacy of standardized testing for teachers. Then, public breastfeeding by an American University professor during lecture sparks controversy. Behind the Headlines: Roslyn Brock. The youngest Chair of NAACP leads the organization into the 21st century.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Women dominated the Democratic National Convention, but will they turn up to vote for President Obama. Behind the Headlines: GOP and Equality. A new organization, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, wants their party to be more flexible on marriage equality to appeal to younger voters.
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0000
With the GOP Convention over, the Republicans take their message on the road as the Democrats head to Charlotte to nominate President Obama as their candidate. Then, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis defends the administration with a Labor Day interview on women and jobs.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss how the new Republican Party platform and the remarks of Republican Rep. Todd Akin about rape and pregnancy resulting from rape will impact the Republican Convention. Then, we turn to new data showing full-time working moms are healthier than part-time working and stay at home moms. And, Behind the Headlines: cost of hope. One woman shares her journey of navigating the health care system during her husband's terminal illness.
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss whether women's health is a winning issue this election year as women heat up the campaign trail. Then, we turn to a new study that shows having female managers may not help women employees get ahead. And, Behind the Headlines: Jennifer Garner. The star of "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" talks about the movie and her work with Save the Children.
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the changes to women's health care going into effect this week, and why some women may be confused at their next check-up. Then, we turn to a new study showing married male bosses with stay-at-home wives may be biased against female employees. And, Behind the Headlines: petitionining women. Three teenagers start an online petition to get a female presidential debate moderator.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss if the Aurora Colorado theater tragedy has reignited the debate over gun control. Then, North Dakota's Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp talks about the record breaking number of women running for office this year. And, Behind the Headlines: Strong! A new documentary about women weightlifters timed to release with the start of the 2012 Olympics.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss Marissa Mayer, Yahoo's new pregnant CEO and what her hiring means for women. Then, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on why data isn't boring in efforts to empower women around the world. And, Behind the Headlines: Meghan McCain. The young Republican on why she's a feminist and socially liberal.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the shocking video of an Afghan woman's execution by the Taliban. Then, a first for women and the Olympics? And, Behind the Headlines: BPA. A plastic by-product that's everywhere and rasing health concerns.
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss how the Supreme Court's ruling on the healthcare law impacts women's health. Then, can in-vitro fertilization reverse women's biological clock? And, behind the headlines: Human Trafficking. The challenges of combatting a international crime that experts call modern-day slavery.
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the new study that shows Asias have surpassed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the U.S. Then, we take a look back at 40 years of Title IX. And, behind the headlines: The New Feminist Agenda. Former Vermont governor Madeline Kunin on why American women are falling behind their European counterparts.
Fri, 15 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss new data showing women do more housework - and they aren't happy about it. Then, we turn to the United Nations' statement against baby boxes in Europe, which allow parents to give up children without penalty. And, behind the headlines: Fatherhood. NBA veteran Etan Thomas shares why fatherhood is such an important gift.
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss American nuns' response to a rebuke from the Vatican, as they travel to Rome to speak with church leaders. Then, we turn to the Boy Scouts of America as they consider a resolution to overturn their policy of excluding openly gay members. And, Behind the Headlines: misconceptions about sexual assault in the military.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss Planned Parenthood's support of President Obama as polls show women are NOT concerned about women's health issues this election. Then, we turn to the reinvigoration of marriage via viral videos and reality shows. And, Behind the Headlines: the woman running for president, Dr. Jill Stein.
Fri, 25 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the new GOP initiative to celebrate female lawmakers and recruit women voters. Then, we turn to pink collar jobs going blue as more men work in traditionally female jobs. And, Behind the Headlines: the Model Alliance bands models together for better working conditions.
Fri, 18 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss new data showing more than half of new births in the U.S. are to minorities. Then, we turn to women in combat as the U.S. Army opens positions for women on the front lines. And, behind the headlines: American foreign service officers in China.
Fri, 11 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the political impact of President Obama's announcement in support of gay marriage. Then, more women pay child support and alimony. And, Behind the Headlines: Mother's Day, we speak with Republican strategist Bay Buchanan on single motherhood.
Fri, 04 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss which presidential candidate is better for women as they both gear up to attract women voters. Then we turn to the status of American nuns after the Vatican accuses them of "radical" feminism. And, Behind the Headlines: Nobel Peace Prize winners. We sit down with 2011 recipients Tawakkol Karman and Leymah Gbowee.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the importance of the women's vote in the 2012 political climate. Then, the dearth of women in the world's largest social networking company. And, behind the headlines: Immigtaion & Education: An in-depth look at the costs and challenges of educating the immigrant population and children who don't speak English.
Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the role of First Ladies, as Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad is urged to end the violence in her country. Then we turn to new data showing women desire high-paying careers more than men. And, behind the headlines: mandatory E-Verify. An often overlooked part of immigration reform would open jobs for U.S. workers.
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss Republican presidential canditate Mitt Romney's focus on women's issues and votes. Next, another chance for the ERA? Then, a female politician who's foregoing re-election: North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue.
Fri, 06 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss the White House's push for women's economic empowerment and votes, including an interview with the Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Munoz. Next, Lilly Ledbetter, the face of pay equity, tells us her story. Then, controversy of the Augusta National Golf Club's all male policy as IBM, one of its top sponsors, sports a female CEO.
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000
Panelists discuss Arizona's new stance on womens health, including a bill restricting access to contraception. Then, we turn to the new documentary 'Bully' and the teenager who is trying to make sure every kid sees the movie. Behind the headlines: a new initiative, The 2012 Project, wants to get more women in public office, including women from unconventional places.
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000
In honor of Women's History Month, watch our specials from the past including interviews with Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep on her Oscar winning role as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor speaks on her historic appointment to the Supreme Court. Also featuring interviews with Nancy Pelosi, when she was the first female Speaker of the House, and the most honored African-American woman in the civil rights movement, Dr. Dorothy Height, and the story of a female Pharaoh.
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000
This week, Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill fight back, holding their own hearing on contraception. Then, French women will no longer be called 'mademoiselle'. Behind the Headlines: A high schooler spends her senior year pretending to be pregnant to challenge stereotypes about pregnant teens.
Fri, 17 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000
This week, birth control politics heat up on Capitol Hill and the GOP campaign trail. Then, women's boxing will make history in this year's Olympic games. Behind the Headlines, Finland's first woman President talks about her presidency and its impact.