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Cheryl Rex,right, is comforted by her mother, Clarinda Montsuoka, near the grave of Rex's son at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange County, California. Lance Corporal Dylan Merola was killed in Afghanistan in August 2021.
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Cheryl Rex's son Dylan was among the last American victims of the Afghanistan war. In the months since his death, she's visited his grave almost every day.
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  • Following another heart-breaking massacre came the latest reminder of a fractured political infrastructure. While 19 children were murdered at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, it appears that policy changes in Raleigh, or Washington, remain a long shot. Meanwhile, the state’s most powerful politician does a major about-face on Medicaid expansion. Rob Schofield and Donna King discuss the two significant stories from the week.
  • Walking across a graduation stage and turning the tassel has not been easy for many Black students, who have traditionally taken longer to graduate than white students. So when you hear 'Pomp and Circumstance" play, it's time to celebrate.
  • A masculine-presenting person with medium-tone skin washes his face in a bathroom sink. In front of him are products lined up underneath a mirror that has the text: "Re-Cleansed" written across the bottom.
    Charnel Hunter
    Anita finally learned how to put on sunscreen properly and care for her body’s largest organ, thanks to medical and skincare industry experts who give advice she revisits in this episode. Their tips helped her figure out what to focus on in her skincare routine, and how to resist the temptation to fall down Tik-Tok beauty rabbit holes.
  • An illustration of a family walking on a beach with the word "Co-Parented" in the upper right-hand corner. A dark-skinned man with black hair and a light-skinned woman with brown hair are on either side of a young child, holding each of their hands, while a man with brown skin walks slightly behind them.
    Charnel Hunter
    Anita turns the mic over to guest host Omisade Burney-Scott to explore the many ways folks are raising kids outside the nuclear family unit. First, Omi talks with one of her co-parents about their evolution from romantic partners to partners in parenting. Plus, she meets a woman who is part of a four-person parenting structure and hears from someone who is creating resources for folks in blended families.
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