Police spending, Abortion legislation

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Police tape cordons off a crime scene in Philadelphia on Dec. 14, 2018. Matt Rourke/AP Photo

We talk to a sociology professor about what happens when spending on police departments increases. Then, a Washington D.C. reporter joins us for the latest on abortion legislation in Congress.

Featured in this Show

  • The effects of increased police spending

    In his State of the Union speech, President Biden pushed back against calls to defund the police, calling instead for increased spending. A sociologist joins the show to talk about his new research looking at what effect more police spending has.

  • Senate Republicans vote against abortion protections

    In a vote of 51 to 49, Senate Republicans blocked the Women’s Health Protection Act. A reporter following the story talks with us about what this means for abortion rights in the United States.

Episode Credits

  • Molly Stentz Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Brenden Beck Guest
  • Lauren Gambino Guest

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