National scenic trails, Great lakes ice, Fetal personhood

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Hikers on the Ice Age Trail.
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We talk to the first woman to hike all 11 National Scenic Trails. Then, we learn more about the decline of ice coverage on the Great Lakes. Later, a reproductive law professor joins us to explain the fetal personhood movement following the overturn of Roe v. Wade

Featured in this Show

  • First female hiker to complete all 11 national scenic trails wraps up journey in Wisconsin

    Arlette Laan recently completed a through hike of Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail, making her the first female hiker to have walked all 11 national scenic trails. We talk with her about her time in the state and what’s next on her hiking checklist.

  • Great Lakes ice coverage continues to decline, threatens ecosystem

    A team of researchers working with the organization Winter Grab obtained new data this year about ice coverage on the Great Lakes. The founder of Winter Grab and one of those researchers joins us to talk about the data and what the future of declining ice coverage means for the Great Lakes ecosystem.

  • Where the fetal personhood movement stands with Roe overturned

    Some legal experts think the push to recognize fetal personhood may be the next big fight in reproductive rights now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned. We talk to a reproductive law expert about the history of the movement, and some of the practical and legal implications of granting personhood to the unborn.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Arlette Laan Guest
  • Ted Ozersky Guest
  • Mary Ziegler Guest

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