An explosive op-ed, LGBTQ celebrations in India and sex-ed in Toronto

September 06, 2018

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We start with a look at international coverage on the anonymous New York Times op-ed. Plus, India decriminalizes gay sex. And reporter Rupa Shenoy looks at how Toronto is rolling back sex-ed.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: Free Radicals
Label: Free Rads
Artist: Le Trio Joubran
Label: Cooking Vinyl Limited
Song: Alegría
Artist: Chancha Via Circuito
Label: Wonderwheel Recordings
Song: Va
Artist: Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble
Label: Bafe's Factory

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Ontario debates what kids should learn about sex in school

In 2015 the government of Ontario, Canada, introduced a landmark new sex ed curriculum, designed to be more inclusive of transgender and gay people. But the program became deeply entangled with politics, and was pulled back by conservatives this summer. As kids head back to school this week, teachers remain at odds with the government over what students will learn.