As season 1 of The Cost of Extremism comes to a close, we have one last bonus episode for you. We’re here with @JoJoFromJerz for a deep-dive into three stories that we think are especially important to hear right now. 

First, we have Mia Tretta from episode one, ‘The Impact of Active Shooter Drills.’ In her episode, Mia told her story of surviving a school shooting and the death of her best friend, Dominic Blackwell. But what’s often untold in these stories is the medical impact these events have on victim’s lives. There isn't a quick fix to being shot and in some cases, physical healing can take years. 

Eli Erlick and Alejandra Carraballo from episode two,  ‘Anti-Trans Bills are Harming LGBTQ+ Youth,’ explain the impact that anti-trans legislation has had not only on gender affirming care for youth, but adults as well. 

And Monica Walker from episode four,  ‘The School Board Culture War,’ discusses the banning of teaching accurate American history and the danger that comes from ignoring our past. 


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