Barnstorming PA
Naughty Words and Big Sighs: Talking Rural Reproductive and Sexual Health with Jess Brittain and Kate DiPasquale. Plus, stupid shit men say through the ages- a game. (s3e35)
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Kate DiPasquale and Jess Brittain join Taylor and Jordi to talk about reproductive and sexual health in terms of access (read this), politics (read this), and culture. We also get our first installment of “Heard in the Kitchen” from Jess. We learn about Kate’s journey to becoming an organizer. Find out why Jess says “My big sigh does not contain all the words!” If we wrote the headlines! And a game! “Stupid Shit Men Say Through the Ages!”

Links galore!
Take Action:
1) Caring Communities in Bloomsburg, Hazleton, and Wilkes-Barre (for HIV case management, STD testing and other services) Their mission: To provide a system of comprehensive services to prevent, test, and treat public health disparities while creating educated, stigma-free communities.
2) Planned Parenthood Keystone (for services and comprehensive sexuality education)

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Thaddeus Mortimer, cartographer who put Lewisburg on a beautiful map!
Berwick history. (Kate’s hometown)

Headlines!
Jordi’s Rachel Levine Portrait of Grace Under Fire
Taylor’s The Many Indignities of Work (Amazon strike)
Jess: Election Integrity- It’s not what you think! (Luzerne County is undermining its own board of elections)
Kate: Hurry Up and Wait!

Deep reads on this topic:
Study of access to health care in five US communities. Excellent research and Eerie PA is one of the communities.
Guttmacher Institute reports on PA. Fact sheet. Overview of politics 2020.

Chapter Notes
00:30 Welcomes
7:52 PA geography fun facts
18:25 stories from the kitchen
22:20 Kate’s story about becoming a political organizer
31:30 Housekeeping
35:00 Headlines
47:35 Women’s Health, Reproductive Justice and Rights
49:00 Sexual health or Reproductive Health?
57:17 Fetal Heartbeat Bill in PA and Sen Mastriano
1:03:02 Closure of Columbia County Family Health Clinic
1:10:47 What would a victim of rape do in Columbia County?
1:24:00 The Reality Now in Columbia County
1:28:50 If You Could Wave Your Magic Wand…
1:37:10 Men Say Stupid Shit Through the Ages. A game.

Morsels
On PA’s fragmenting. “Political geographic tectonic fragmenting 18:20”
Kate invents a new kind of career change book: 23:30
Why not talk about sex (versus reproductive): 34:20
My big sigh… 1:03:00