Abortion economics; Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women; Plus, keeping cool with Eric Dean Wilson

May 5th is the national day of action for missing and murdered indigenous women | Wikimedia

0:08 – As the country reels from the Supreme Court’s draft leak of a repeal of Roe v. Wade, we take a look at the economic impacts of giving people who can get pregnant more control of their reproductive healthcare. We are joined by Kate Bahn (@LipstickEcon), Chief Economist & Director of Labor Market Policy at Equitable Growth.

0:33 – May 5th is the national day of action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – a date established by presidential proclamation last year. We are joined by Morning Star Gali (@saaylooli), a member of the Ajumawi band of Pit River located in northeastern California who serves as the California Tribal and Community Liaison for the International Indian Treaty Council. She also co-hosts KPFA’s Bay Native Circle Wednesdays at 7pm. We are also joined by April McGill, Director of Community Partnerships & Projects at California Consortium for Urban Indian Health, and Kimberly Ellis (@realkimberlye), the Director of the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women.

1:08 – We dive into a new book about the ways we are oriented around cooling, from air conditioning to refrigerators. Eric Dean Wilson (@ericdeanwilson) teaches environmental writing at Queens College. His new book is After Cooling: On Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort.