© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
kcur_89.3_up_to_date.png
Up To Date

Is Now The Time To Decriminalize Sex Work?

Western culture has highly stigmatized sex work, but is it time to decriminalize the trade? Up To Date takes a look at the pros and cons of legalizing prostitution. 

Guests:

  • Alison Bass is a long-time medical and science writer for the Boston Globe and teaches journalism at West Virginia University. She is the author of Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and the Law.
  • Taina Bien-Aime is the executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Slow news days are a thing of the past. As KCUR’s news director, I want to cut through the noise, provide context to the headlines, and give you news you can use in your daily life – information that will empower you to make informed decisions about your neighborhood, your city and the region. Email me at lisa@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @larodrig.