'Us & Them' Host Trey Kay Delves Into the Battle Over Sex Ed in Latest Episode

Jun 4, 2015

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Us & Them tackles an extremely hot topic in their latest episode, The Talk: the battle over whether or not (and how) sexual education should be taught in American schools.

In addition to taking a look at recent controversies, host and producer Trey Kay interviewed historian and New York University Steinhardt School of Culture professor Jonathan Zimmerman about the history of sexual education in the episode.

Zimmerman's latest book, Too Hot to Handle: A Global History of Sexual Education, explores the issue in-depth and concludes that despite all the fuss, children in American schools rarely get exposed to much about sexuality in the classroom.

Kay spoke with West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Beth Vorhees to recap the episode and what he learned in exploring such a divisive issue. You can listen to Trey's interview with Beth and hear from Zimmerman and others included in the episode in the audio stream above.

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