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Family Matters: How Communities Support Trans Kids in Conservative States
Jun19

Family Matters: How Communities Support Trans Kids in Conservative States

In 2023, Kirin Clawson’s endocrinologist placed a puberty-blocking implant in her arm, a medical intervention that is associated with improved mental health for many trans kids with gender dysphoria. In February, Indiana joined several other conservative states banning this treatment for minors. In the first of a 2-part series, we hear from the Clawsons how the ban has impacted their family.  And, we hear from psychologist, Dr....

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Well Nourished: How Mutual Aid is Transforming Food Security for Single Moms in Ohio (Encore)
May31

Well Nourished: How Mutual Aid is Transforming Food Security for Single Moms in Ohio (Encore)

Federal food programs, like WIC, face big changes coming out of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Meanwhile, a single moms collective in Ohio holds it down for the single pregnant and parenting people in their community. Motherful’s resource pantry serves their 325-strong membership out of a garage three times a week.  We talk to members and founders to learn what’s it’s like to participate,...

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Life During COVID
Sep01

Life During COVID

Making Contact · Life During COVID The COVID 19 pandemic has transformed all of our lives in some way. But some are feeling the impacts more than others. Take healthcare workers, for example: As the United States surpasses 38 million COVID-19 cases and 637,000 deaths as of August 28th, 2021, many healthcare workers continue to be overloaded by caring for COVID-19 patients. Globally, COVID-19 has presented unique challenges, leading to...

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Spare the Kids, Dr. Stacey Patton
Feb06

Spare the Kids, Dr. Stacey Patton

Dr. Stacey Patton We speak with author Dr. Stacey Patton about her book, Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Won’t Save Black America. The book examines the unique cultural and historical specificity of corporal punishment in Black communities. Given the prevalence and acceptance of spanking in American culture, the discussions will be useful to a wide and diverse audience. Dr. Stacey Patton is an adoptee, child abuse survivor, and...

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