50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act, Bill Would Increase Training Requirements For Doctors, The Latest From Discover Magazine

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Fifty years ago today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the controversial Civil Rights Act. Veronica Rueckert and Gene Purcell talk to a historian about how the U.S. has changed in the last half-century and about what work still needs to be done for equality. They also discuss a new bill in Wisconsin that would increase training requirements for doctors and hear about some of the coolest science news from an editor at Discover Magazine.

Featured in this Show

  • 50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act

    On February 10th, 1964, the House of Representatives signed the Civil Rights Act and passed it on to the Senate. Fifty years later, a historian puts this moment into context and looks at how the groups affected by this bill are faring today.

  • New Bill Would Increase Training Requirements For Doctors In Wisconsin

    Two Wisconsin legislators with medical backgrounds (Representative Erik Severson, a doctor, and Senator Leah Vukmir, a nurse) introduced a bill last week that would increase the training requirements for doctors in Wisconsin. A political scientist who specializes in health and health policy explains how this bill would change existing requirements and why some think we need better-trained doctors.

  • Top Stories From Discover Magazine

    A science writer from Discover Magazine shares her top picks of the latest news in science, including a story about sound tourism, a new bionic hand, and a story about a scientist who visits extreme landscapes to try to replicate the conditions on Mars.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Stephanie Coontz Guest
  • Edward Miller Guest
  • Gemma Tarlach Guest

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