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D.C.’s maternal mortality rate is well above the national average, and the city has finally established a committee to review the cases of mothers who die in the District. City Paper‘s Kayla Randall, who previously reported on the obstacles women giving birth in D.C. face, joins host Will Warren to talk about the new committee.

Warren also discusses the week’s news, which includes the Environmental Film Festival, DC Central Kitchen, and, of course, our Peeps diorama contest. 

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Stories in this episode:

Green New Reels: Reviews From the Environmental Film Festival

DC Central Kitchen Loses the Bulk of Its Homeless Shelter Food Service Contract

Submit Your Peeps Diorama Here!

D.C. Finally Establishes a Committee to Address Maternal Deaths

Women in D.C. Face Obstacles at Every Step of Pregnancy and Childbirth

Music for this episode was by Lee Rosevere and Jahzzar used under the Creative Commons license.