Ellie 2.0 Radio – July 17, 2021

With this being Pride Weekend in the Twin Cities, our theme is “Pride and Puppies.” We begin by highlighting the recent executive order of Governor Walz that directs health insurers in MN to attest that they don’t provide coverage for conversion therapy—the practice of trying to counsel LGBTQ youth to suppress their sexual or gender identities. The Big Interview is my encore interview of Vanessa Tennyson, a transgender woman who works behind the scenes to help many people. In my C-Block I talk about Jack, my new golden retriever puppy, and how the experience of raising him alone has broadened my perspective on single parenthood. (I know, raising a pup isn’t at all the same as raising a child, but still, there are some similarities and doing either alone is quite challenging!)