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The Marines’ Sexual Assault Problem

Years of scandals seem to have wrought little change.

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Episode Notes

The U.S. military has long had a sexual assault problem. And the Marine Corps—the final service branch to gender-integrate—is no exception. Though multiple scandals have rocked the Marines, continued abuses make it clear that deeper changes are needed to make all service people safe.

Guest: Erin Kirk-Cuomo, founder of #NotInMyMarineCorps.

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.