Giving Up Big Tech, Obstacles In Navigating Healthcare For LGBT Patients, The Latest On Nuclear Weapons

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We talk with a reporter who spent six weeks avoiding big tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook and realized how much of our lives they actually occupy. We also talk to a doctor who provides health care to LGBT and non-binary patients about the vulnerability they feel when seeking out medical care. We also talk about the U.S. and other country’s current stance on nuclear weapons.

Featured in this Show

  • Trying To Live Without The Five Big Tech Companies

    What would life look like without the five big technology companies – Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple? We talk to a tech reporter who tried an experiment doing just that.

  • Why Going To See The Doctor Is Still Scary For Many LGBTQ-Identifying Patients

    While the LGBTQ movement has achieved major victories in recent years, the healthcare sector still largely caters to cisgender and heterosexual individuals. We talk with a Wisconsin doctor who opened her own practice that specializes in providing healthcare to LGBTQ and non-binary patients, especially those who have not been able to receive adequate healthcare in larger settings.

  • An Update On Global Nuclear Weapons Developments

    In this week’s State of the Union address, President Donald Trump doubled-down on his decision to pull out of a nuclear weapons treaty with Russia. He also announced a second nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. We discuss the significance of those moves as well as other nuclear weapons developments around the world.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Kashmir Hill Guest
  • Dr. Kathy Oriel Guest
  • Sarah Kreps Guest

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