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Let's Talk About Sex: Sex Education in Our Public Schools

Paul Keller
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With sex education being a big political issue in many states, what does this all mean for the future of sex education funding in America? 

This hour, local and national experts weigh in on how public schools are talking to students about their sexual health. We learn about the history of sex education in the U.S., and find out where it's all headed in the future.


  • Sue Patria - Health and Physical Education Teacher at East Hartford High School
  • Maria Trumpler - Director of the Office of LGBTQ Resources and Senior Lecturer on Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University
  • Nancy Kendall - Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison; author of The Sex Education Debates
  • Jessica Fields - Associate Professor of Sociology at San Francisco State University; author of Risky Lessons: Sexuality Education and Social Inequality

Sydney Lauro and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, along with Hartford Journalism and Media Academy seniors Shyiann Johnson, Sumar Hewitt, and Floyd Watkis. 

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