Bill Would Allow Guns At School, Wisconsin’s Cyber-Security Hub, Women’s Magazine Decision To Ban Certain Phrases

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We speak to a Wisconsin senator who has proposed a bill to allow guns on school property. A women’s health magazine has banned phrases like “bikini body” and “drop two sizes” after readers said the phrases equate being healthy to being skinny. Our guest explains how women, and men, respond to the ideal body image in media. We also learn about a new cyber-security hub to be based in Wisconsin.

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  • Proposed Bill Would Allow Guns On School Property

    A proposed bill in the Wisconsin legislature would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring guns on school grounds. It would also allow school boards to choose to permit guns in school buildings. The Wisconsin senator who authored the bill join us to discuss.

  • Wisconsin Chosen As Home Of New National Guard Cyber Protection Team

    Last month the National Guard Bureau announced it had chosen Wisconsin as the home of a new cyber protection team. With information technology now an essential part of almost every aspect of our lives, cyber security has become increasingly important both on the state and national level.

  • Women's Health Magazine Bans Body-Shaming Phrases From Its Covers

    Most magazines dedicated to women’s health are centered on diets and achieving a “bikini body.” But the editor-in-chief of Women’s Health said she’s banning body-shaming phrases like “bikini body” and “drop two sizes” from the magazine’s covers. We talk to a sociologist about this news and how the media affects body image.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • KP Whaley Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Mary Lazich Guest
  • Abigail Saguy Guest

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