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Episode 61

Lady Parts Justice

Next week marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, the notorious law that denies abortion coverage to Medicaid beneficiaries. Rebecca crashes the green room to talk with Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, and the comics of Lady Parts Justice to explore an unlikely form of activism around reproductive rights: comedy. Next, we go behind the scenes with Planned Parenthood and the creators of “Across the Line,” a virtual reality experience that places viewers in the position of an abortion seeker en route to the clinic. And we take a look at how Hyde compounds systemic racism and income inequality with Jamila Taylor, who leads women’s health for the Center for American Progress. But first, we kick off a new segment, “In Case You Missed It,” a weekly roundup of what you need to know in poverty this week.

Follow this week’s guests on Twitter:

Lizz Winstead: @lizzwinstead
Sarah Thyre: @SarahThyre
Joyelle Johnson: @joyellenicole
Maysoon Zayid: @maysoonzayid
Brad Lichtenstein: @bradleylbar
Kristen Tilley: @KmTilley
Jamila Taylor: @drtaylor09
Jeremy Slevin: @jeremyslevin

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Tracey Ross

Associate Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress, focusing on place-based responses to fighting poverty

Rebecca Vallas

Managing Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress. Previously, Rebecca worked directly with low-income individuals and communities as a legal aid attorney in Philadelphia

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