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812: The Bear at the End of the Tunnel

812: The Bear at the End of the Tunnel

Update: 2023-10-2221
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People who have a good, long time to think about what they’re doing, look hard at what’s ahead of them, and decide to keep moving forward anyway.

  • Prologue: Brothers Wes and Jeff spent a winter tagging black bears in Bryce Canyon National Park. One of the bears they needed to tag decided to hibernate at the end of an usually long tunnel. Wes and Jeff try to figure out their next move. (5  minutes)
  • Act One: The story of Wes and Jeff venturing into the bear den continues. (11 minutes)
  • Act 2: Miki Meek reports on the situation for pregnant women in Idaho under the state’s new, post-Roe abortion laws, which are some of the most restrictive in the country. OB-GYNs say the state is in a crisis. Miki also talks to Idaho legislators who voted for the laws, some of whom now think there should be some changes to the laws. (42 minutes)

Transcripts are available at thisamericanlife.org

Comments (6)

Leah

Interesting: “We, as women, put our lives on the line by choosing to have children.” CHOOSING

Jan 5th
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Nancy

really really really good episode

Oct 26th
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812: The Bear at the End of the Tunnel

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