If you’ve ever stepped into a nail salon, you know the smell of a chemical cocktail that hits you like an invisible wall. While consumers may tolerate it during a short visit, the nail salon workers find themselves stewing in a toxic bubble for years. On this edition, we take a look at the health impacts of chemical exposure, the shoddy regulation of cosmetics, and the movement towards greener nail salons.

Direct download: MakingCon_110126_podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35am PST

The 1973 Roe versus Wade decision was hailed as a victory by many advocates of a woman’s right to choose. But decades later, many young people still lack the resources to make informed choices about sex – choices that could affect the rest of their lives. On this edition, we bring you a discussion about sex education in schools, federal funding for sex-ed and how advocacy groups and parents are making their voices heard on the issue.

Direct download: MakingCon_110119_podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:36pm PST

While the Korean War ended in 1953 with a temporary armistice, a formal peace treaty was never signed. The United States is still technically at war with North Korea, and tensions between the two countries remain high. Many view North Korea as a strange and rogue country that threatens U.S. security. But others argue that North Korea’s actions have legitimate basis and that historical context is critical to understanding the issues.

On this edition, we look at Korea’s past conflicts and current tensions to understand how to avoid another war in the peninsula.

Direct download: MakingCon_110112_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28pm PST

For many people in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community, the struggle to legalize gay marriage across the U.S. remains the priority political battle.  But others in the LGBT community disagree. They question whether gay marriage should be the central issue of their movement. 

Direct download: MakingCon_110105_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46pm PST





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