Host, Vox's The Weeds podcast
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Jonquilyn Hill is the host of The Weeds, Vox's podcast for politics and policy discussions. Prior to joining Vox she was a senior producer for WAMU and NPR’s 1A, where she was a member of the team that helped launch the show and produced segments on everything from Cardi B to the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. While at WAMU she also created and hosted Through the Cracks, a podcast that examined the systems in place that led to the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd from a D.C. homeless shelter. Prior to that she worked on NPR’s 2016 Elections Desk, NY1, and NBC’s Washington bureau.
Vox Presents The Weeds, Live: Anti-trans legislation explained
There’s been a sharp increase in anti-LGBTQ+ bills across the country, a lightning rod for the bases of the politicians who introduce them. Meanwhile, trans people are four times more likely than cisgender people to be victims of violent crime, and 45% of LGBTQ+ youth considered suicide last year. Jonquilyn Hill talks with Danni Askini, co-executive director of the Gender Justice League.
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