Abortion legislation, Seven-day week

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People standing outside the U.S. Supreme Court and protesting anti-abortion
A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court early Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday. Whatever the outcome, the Politico report represents an extremely rare breach of the court’s secretive deliberation process, and on a case of surpassing importance. Alex Brandon/AP Photo

A Washington D.C. reporter joins us for the latest on abortion legislation in Congress. Then, a historian and author tells us about how the seven-day week came to be.

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Episode Credits

  • Molly Stentz Host
  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Christine Hatfield Producer
  • Lauren Gambino Guest
  • David Henkin Guest
  • Lee Rayburn Interviewer

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