Female birth control pills

Female birth control pills

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  • OPB and Longreads have partnered to create a seven episode podcast about the family that inspired the Malheur Refuge occupation and the standoff at Bunkerville, Nevada. Reporter Leah Sottile digs into the motivations and beliefs of the Bundys. Editor Ryan Hass tells us about the podcast.

  • The FDA approved the world’s first contraceptive pill for women 58 years ago this month. Almost six decades later, we’re still waiting on a pill for men. We’ll sit down with Mary Zelinski, a primate researcher from OHSU who wants to change that. She’s working with a team on a non-hormonal pill to stop sperm from swimming.

  • Jonathan White is an author, sailor and surfer who spent seven years trying to understand the history and science of ocean tides. We hear from him about his book “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean.” This is a rebroadcast of a previously aired interview.

Editor’s note: This show will not be rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Instead we’ll be on live from 8 - 9 p.m. with primary election results from around Oregon.

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