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05/09/2020
Rep. Demings on Coronavirus, Unemployment, and Biden VP Speculation

Please watch our newest episode as we talk with Rep. Val Demings about #COVID19 and speculation that she could be Joe Biden's running mate. Check local listings or go here:

Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) talks to us about the coronavirus response in her state and nationwide, and the rising unemployment caused by the fallout. The first ...

05/09/2020
The deadliest day from #COVID19 in Florida

Is Florida safe to reopen? @RepValDemings says not until deaths from #coronavirus slow down in the sunshine state. "We recently had the most deadly day... I gotta tell you, that doesn't seem like it's an indication of getting back to business as usual."

05/09/2020
COVID-19 relief

The CARES package aimed to provide relief for small businesses and the unemployed, but @RepValDemings says the money in it only goes so far and the House is back at work to help those who need it.

05/08/2020
Rep. Demings on Coronavirus, Unemployment, and Biden VP Speculation

Please watch our brand new episode with @RepValDemings which premieres in 30 minutes. Please check local listings or catch it on our YouTube

Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) talks to us about the coronavirus response in her state and nationwide, and the rising unemployment caused by the fallout. The first ...

Today, a new episode premieres at 5:30! Check out local listings or watch online: https://buff.ly/3fpNN3w
05/08/2020

Today, a new episode premieres at 5:30! Check out local listings or watch online: https://buff.ly/3fpNN3w

05/08/2020
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Today at 2 PM EST, Valerie Jarrett will joining It's On Us and End Rape on Campus for a #TitleIX Virtual Town Hall.

She will talk about working on Title IX in the Obama admin and her response to new changes announced recently from the Trump admin.

05/08/2020
SPECIAL REPORT: Long Term Unemployment

The unemployment rate is at its highest since the Great Depression, but the number of people out of jobs could be even higher. As a candidate, President Trump criticized the Obama administration, saying the real unemployment was higher than the one usually reported in the media. What are different ways of measuring unemployment? For more explanation, please watch our #SpecialReport on Long Term Unemployment.

To The Contrary SPECIAL REPORT: Is there a labor shortage? Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we take a look at whether there are not enough workers in the United S...

05/07/2020

What is a news story that is going under the radar these days? Send us your tips!

In Texas, #abortion was deemed a non essential procedure during the #coronavirus pandemic. What was the effect?
05/07/2020
How new US abortion bans affect women

In Texas, #abortion was deemed a non essential procedure during the #coronavirus pandemic. What was the effect?

In Texas, abortions are resuming as virus restrictions ease - but for many, the damage has been done.

Will U.S. Senator Susan Collins have the support of women voters in her reelection? #politics
05/07/2020
The Women of Maine vs. Susan Collins

Will U.S. Senator Susan Collins have the support of women voters in her reelection? #politics

The senior senator faces of an especially difficult reelection challenge. Did she change or did her voters?

The Trump administration has brought forth new rules on cases of accused #sexaulassault and #sexualharassment
05/07/2020
DeVos’s Rules Bolster Rights of Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct

The Trump administration has brought forth new rules on cases of accused #sexaulassault and #sexualharassment

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released final regulations for schools dealing with sexual misconduct, giving them the force of law for the first time and bolstering due-process rights.

Is this what the #coronavirus economic recovery depends on?
05/06/2020
Opinion: Our economic recovery depends on policies that benefit women

Is this what the #coronavirus economic recovery depends on?

Our public policies and private sector practices are rarely designed to support the dual roles of women, leaving us all vulnerable as a result, write Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the First Partner of California, and Heather McCulloch, founder and executive director of Closing the Women's Wealth Gap.

05/06/2020
To The Contrary on Twitter

Should corporations such as #Facebook get to decide what speech is and is not acceptable on their platform?

#freedomofspeech #protest #1stamendment #worldpressfreedomday #journalism #freespeech

“Facebook has created their own set of community standards which outline what is and isn't allowed on the platform. But should corporations play a role in deciding issues of free speech? https://t.co/1fPNxJZou5”

05/06/2020
To The Contrary on Twitter

Is Facebook doing a good job of balancing the need for #FreeSpeech with a responsibility to keep users safe and stop misinformation? #WorldPressFreedomDay

“Facebook has billions of users on the site. The team behind Facebook strives to keep the platform a place where people can express their freedom of speech in a safe environment Watch the full documentary here: https://t.co/PNSwJ4AGhJ https://t.co/UIyFZmqsJs”

05/06/2020
To The Contrary on Twitter

What is "the public square"? #WorldPressFreedomDay

“The public square is a whole new concept, with the internet broadening the public square to include every laptop or cellphone in the world. What can be said, and by whom, is now the focus of fierce political debate. #FreedomOfSpeech https://t.co/ogfx69wnda”

05/05/2020

Happy #TeacherAppreciationDay to all our teachers!

The Institute For Women's Policy Research & Continuing our Climate Change Series - https://mailchi.mp/d556028c665f/woman...
05/05/2020
The Institute For Women's Policy Research & Continuing our Climate Change Series

The Institute For Women's Policy Research & Continuing our Climate Change Series - https://mailchi.mp/d556028c665f/woman-thought-leader-dr-michele-angello-2133057

Veteran journalist Bonnie Erbé’s To The Contrary is a news analysis forum, discussing pertinent, hard-hitting issues from unique and diverse female perspectives. Each week a panel of prominent women debate social issues, cultural trends, politics, and events that impact viewers’ lives. To The ...

05/05/2020
To The Contrary on Twitter

ICYMI: For our special report on #FreeSpeech, we spoke with April Ryan about covering Donald Trump. #FreedomofSpeech #1stamendment #WorldPressFreedomDay #journalism

Full episode: https://buff.ly/2PB30lZ

“Several members of the press including our #WomanThoughtLeader @AprilDRyan say, their 1st amendment rights have been challenged by the current administration. Tune it to see the full documentary. #PBS #AmericanUrbanRadioNetworks https://t.co/GAsWyuVJeh”

05/04/2020
Free Speech in the Internet Age

Yesterday was #WorldPressFreedomDay

Please watch our full, FREE documentary on Free Speech in the Internet Age #1stamendment #journalism #news #protests #freedomofspeech

How has the internet changed the exercise of the First Amendment? Do social media companies have the right to regulate speech on their platforms? What are th...

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Public funding of this FASCIST Democrat propaganda must be [email protected]@!
PUBLIC FUNDING OF THIS FASCIST DEMOCRAT PROPAGANDA MUST CEASE! CALL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES!
I just watched your program with Ingrid Newkirk, founder & president of PETA. Did I miss the part where you asked her about PETA’s kill rate? This is easily verifiable.
This show is bias. Everything i just heard. All democrats bashing trump with no facts. Get a conservative woman in there on this table. What a waste of public broadcasting air time.
Well, well... interesting...well, I just heard the moderator say, " we'd expect sexual misconduct from this white house and Trump, but certainly not from a Democrat !!! Haha. Just go ahead and say, hi my show is a joke. And it goes on and on...what a panel, lame.
Can a man be to drunk to give consent?
Abductive reasoning says that the numerous (thousands to millions to billions to trillions) arguments against the existence of any "god" or "gods" add up to the conclusion of nonexistence. Legal rights and freedoms only apply to real things! This means that no one has religious rights or religious freedoms, by legal doctrine. Ironically, the doctrine relates to the "fruit of the poisonous tree" one. We have education and laws dealing with sanity because sane, rational, constructive, critical thinking is vital. No room for "faithful"/delusional mistaken thinking when real problems are growing out of control. Myriad studies link religiosity to various forms of social malaise. Try to get some 1st Amendment quoting judge to argue that rights/freedoms can be based, without regard to real things, on nonexistent parties, such as a "god" or "gods". Prayer is mathematically impossible. Communication of any sort, from all of history, is known to be only possible at finite/limited distances. All of calculus-related mathematics (and how the modern world has been engineered), requires that finite numbers (such as for distances) and linear infinity (directly implied by any Abrahamic "omnipresent god" that "exists" without a limiting wall/cage of some sort) cannot be equated, only related by transcendental numbers (or linear infinity can be used to find finite limits). Simply: limited and unlimited are not the same concepts. Getting rid of the negations: limited equals limited. "Man created in God's image": by the same thinking, man has a shape, an image, and is finite. The claimed "god" or "gods" from the major (Abrahamic) religions all require that it be omnipresent, without a limiting wall or cage, thus infinite in size/scope. This even more obviously shows an attempt to equate, not relate, finite things to claimed infinite things. Mathematically impossible. Creationism is barred by the solution to the Basel problem and the Riemann Zeta Function provable Law of Conservation of Mass - all closely related to Big Bounce theory. Richard Dawkins and "The God Delusion" book. Bill Maher and the "Religulous" documentary. There are books dedicated to exposing the absolutist claims of the Abrahamic religions: claimed omnipotence, omniscience, omnibenevolence, and omnipresence. The internet is rife with valid arguments against any "god" or "gods" including many one-line or one-paragraph plaintive arguments. The Founding Fathers, especially Thomas Jefferson, rightly, roundly ridiculed the many inanities of religions, forging the U.S.A. to get away from the religious wars and their crippling expenses, in Europe. America fearfully reacted to the Nuclear Age with a Red Scare and Christian revivalist crap that has eroded our infrastructure, jailed many innocent people, spread fear and hate to every corner of society, turned the media into wanton liars, drugged the inner cities, contributed to planned obsolescence and unhappiness, created dangerous economic bubbles, turned our budgets into a Ponzi scheme for the military-industrial complex, wasted many resources, directly and indirectly fostered diseases, wars, and starvation throughout the developing world, and persecuted our best and brightest in sadistic and spooky ways. America has illegally silenced about a quarter of itself - the righteously outspoken ones. America has messed around with other countries far more than it's policed anything. America and the world are on a path to horrible ruin for as long as humanity is denied a fundamental understanding of reality. Enslaving lies will be ended, or they'll end humanity as we know it. There must be a carefully thought out, peaceful plan to transition to the truth, considerable costs of closely embracing reality be damned.
Thanks Bonnie, I just saw the Nan Hunter episode. It really triggered a bunch of questions in my mind particularly after last week's maelstrom. Will the moderates in SCOTUS remain moderate or will we be facing a dismantling of rights now that partisanship seems to be seeping in? Love the show!
I really like this episode, so I'm posting here for others to watch:
I would like fans of the show to consider how great it would be to volunteers and non-profits if THEY COULD HAVE MEDICAL COVERED !!!!!!!
Misogyny :. When there's a power difference, there should be others in attendance. If equal, not necessarily needed. For instance, Weinstein never attempted to abuse females who were powerful stars in their own right because the consequences would have been too great. Women or young men who are subservient to another for job, college program acceptance, etc. require support and protection from any who would abuse their authority.
I'm disappointed at the smear job this show has been running on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this month. In two episodes she was blamed for killing Amazon coming to NY, as if that was ever a good thing in the first place. Amazon is well known for paying slave wages, horrible working conditions and avoiding taxes, and shame on everyone for failing to mention that. Her second great offense was when her chief of staff tweeted something that offended Nancy Pelosi; apparently speaking truth to power is just as unpopular on To the Contrary as everywhere else.