We talk with psychology expert about how people develop their sexual identities and why more are identifying as LGBTQ+. We’re also joined by members of Project RENEW to discuss removing bombs from Vietnam and promoting healing. Plus, we dig into how the end of pandemic safety nets affects people’s finances.

Featured in this Episode

  • More people identifying as LGBTQ+

    Surveys from Gallup and others find that the percentage of the population that identifies as LGBTQ+ has seen significant increases in recent years, led by younger generations. We talk to a developmental psychologist about how people develop their sexual identities and how these trends fit into broader societal acceptance.

  • Legacies of U.S. war in Vietnam

    Since 1975, thousands of Vietnamese people have been killed or injured by bombs and landmines left in the country by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Two members of Project RENEW join us to talk about their work removing unexploded ordnances in the Quảng Trị province and dealing with the painful legacies of the war. 

  • Personal finances and the end of pandemic safety net programs

    We keep hearing the question: why do Americans feel so bad about the economy if the metrics are so good? We talk to a researcher who thinks it may be because of the end of pandemic-era safety nets.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director

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