Thirty years ago, Anita Hill went before an all-white male Senate panel vetting the nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. It was a landmark moment when Hill told her story of sexual harassment and Clarence Thomas Despite her riveting testimony, Thomas was confirmed. However, she started a public discussion and a movement to end gender violence. Hill tells us about the journey
Texas Abortion: The controversial law is blocked by a federal judge. Facebook Whistleblower: She says the tech giant was prioritizing "company over country." Marriage Rates: Declining rates signal bad news for straight single women. PANEL: Danielle Moodie, Tiana Lowe, Ann Stone, Erin Matson
Joining Bonnie Erbe' are Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, President of the Independent Women’s Forum Carrie Lukas, from the NY Amsterdam News, Sam Bennett and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara. They debate whether WFH is a blessing or a curse for working women, and with only 9 female Governors ( a record we only hit once before in 2004) it looks like that number could be going down.
Actror, Director, & Dancer Debbie Allen was awarded the prestigious Governors Award at the 73rd Emmy Awards for her lifetime of work and service, This week, To The Contrary revisits our 2016 interview with Allen about her views on art and society many accomplishment including musical Freeze Frame...Stop The Madness. Freeze Frame address social issues, policing, and inequalities communities face.
Healthcare, parental leave, education (at all levels) has been complicated before and after the pandemic. Experts say these are issues that shouldn't be taken lightly. This week’s Woman Thought Leader is physician and medical analyst, Dr. Leana Wen. Host, Bonnie Erbe, and Dr. Wen discuss ‘Lifelines” a focus on a fight for public health.
What does the new Texas abortion ban really mean? And does it foreshadow the upcoming Mississippi SCOTUS case? Will the all-male Taliban government reverse the gains women have made in the past 20 years?
Small business are the engine of the economy, and often its women who are their heads. We speak with the person in charge of the federal government's Small Business Administrator, Isabella Casillas Guzman, about the challenges small business owners - particularly women - face.
Following the revelation of her work with now-former Governor Andrew Cuomo, Time's Up Legal Defense co-founder Roberta Kaplan has stepped down. Earlier this week the Governor resigned due to several sexual assault allegations. We Speak to The Hollywood Reporter's Rebecca Keegan, who has been following this situation closely.
Pelosi & Biden: The differing roles of two of the top politicians in the country. LGBT & Olympics: A record number of LGBT athletes compete in Tokyo. SI Swimsuit Edition: The first trans model to grace the cover is set to appear. Hitting stands July 22 - swimsuit.si.com. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rina Shah, Erin Matson, Ann Stone
We continue our Woman Thought Leader Series with Anita McBride, head of American University’s Institute on First Ladies and former Chief of Staff for former First Lady Laura Bush. She shares about the lives of the First Ladies and how they have influenced American society through their work.
Host Bonnie Erbe interviews Woman Thought Leader Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios, 43rd Treasurer of the United States, where she shares about her career as the United States Treasurer. She tells about her initiative to recognize influential American women by including them on U.S. currency.
Bill Cosby Conviction Overturned: Now that the actor's conviction is changed, what is the future of the #MeToo movement? Transgender Athletes: A trans woman makes history participating in the Olympics, but not without controversy. PANEL: Patrice Onwuka, Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Tiana Lowe, Lara Brown
We continue our Women Thought Leaders series by speaking to one of the stars of the FX show "Pose." Mj Rodriguez talks to us about this groundbreaking show and its place in LGBT history and about her new song.
US Bishops try to ban prominent Catholic politicians from receiving communion due to their pro-choice beliefs. How women have been discouraged from STEM jobs, and how we can change that. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Ann Stone, Rina Shah, Hilary Rosen
An interview with Kitt Shapiro, the daughter of actress and singer Eartha Kitt. She’s the author of the new book, Eartha & Kitt: A Daughter's Love Story in Black and White. Eartha Kitt was once the most famous African-American in the world, and is remembered for her role as Catwoman and her song “Santa Baby,” among many other performances.
On this week's episode, we speak with Quiara Alegría Hudes, the author of "In the Heights" and the writer of the new book "My Broken Language." Co-written with Lin Manuel Miranda, "In the Heights" was a Tony-award winning musical that is slated to become a blockbuster movie this summer.
What is the mission of the Gender Policy Council set up by President Biden? How is it different from previous Presidential initiatives for equality? Find out when Bonnie Erbe' interviews the GPC Co-chairs Jennifer Klein and Julissa Reynoso. This week on To the Contrary.
Women & COVID Recovery: The recovery is coming along, but women bear the brunt when it comes to economic and mental health matters. Catholic Bishops & Biden: The Vatican warns bishops to think carefully before banning politicians from receiving communion. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Carrie Lukas, Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards, Linda Chavez
Liz Cheney: The Republicans go to war with their top ranking woman over her comments against Trump. Harris & Immigration: How the VP is handling one of her top responsibilities. Eartha Kitt: For mother's day, we speak to her daughter, Kitt Shapiro. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Debra Carnahan, Rina Shah Bharara, Carrie Sheffield