What Next

A National Wave of Anti-Trans Bills

The coordinated flood of legislation isn’t new. But now, it’s targeting kids.


Episode Notes

As legislative sessions begin across the country, a rash of anti-trans bills has been brought to the floor by Republican legislators. Many of the proposals target trans youth, both in sports and in access to medical care. If any of these bills become law, what will that mean for trans rights across the country?

Guest: Kate Sosin, reporter for the 19th.

Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz and Carmel Delshad.


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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.