The Significance Of The Equal Rights Amendment And Virginia’s Passage Of It, The Good And The Bad of Small-Scale Organic Farming, DOJ Reviewing Sexual Assault Investigations

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Equal Rights Amendment supporters demonstrate outside Virginia State Capitol in Richmond
Equal Rights Amendment supporters demonstrate outside Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. AP Photo/Steve Helber

We talk with a legal expert about the significance and context of Virginia passing the Equal Rights Amendment. We also weigh the pros and cons of organic farming on a lesser scale. And we look at why the Wisconsin Justice Department is reviewing the National Guard’s sexual assault investigations.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Tracy Thomas Guest
  • Nathanael Johnson Guest
  • Katelyn Ferral Guest

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