Gender-affirming care bills, Wisconsin’s geological history

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A trans flag is draped over a table as people watch the hearing on tv.
A striped transgender pride flag is on display as people watch a public hearing on Assembly Bill 465 from an overflow room Oct. 4, 2023, at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. The bill would ban providing certain types of gender-affirming medical care to minors. Angela Major/WPR

An LGBT health expert joins us to look at the impacts of Wisconsin considering gender-affirming care bills in the state legislature. Then, a Wisconsin geologist explains the state’s history through its land and rock formations.

Featured in this Show

  • Vetoed or not, Wisconsin's gender-affirming care bill will have consequences

    A Republican-sponsored bill that would ban providing certain types of gender-affirming medical care to minors will soon come across the desk of Governor Tony Evers for approval. Although Evers has pledged to veto the bill, its existence sends a message to transgender youth and their families. We talk to an expert on LGBTQ+ health about how the existence of Assembly Bill 465 will affect the transgender community, vetoed or not.

  • Geology and deep time

    Geology isn’t just looking at rocks — it’s time traveling. We talk to a geologist who explains the multibillion year history of Wisconsin through the land.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • alithia zamantakis Guest
  • Marcia Bjornerud Guest

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