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Seg. 1: Cannabis In Kansas | Seg. 2: Gender Identity

Segment 1: Medical marijuana in Kansas, and the use of hemp in farming

In the first conversation, reporter Nomin Ujyediin broke down why she thinks the path to legalization of medical marijuana in Kansas is a rocky one. Then, reporter Brian Grimmett discussed the industrialization of hemp in Kansas.

  • Nomin Ujiyediin, reporter, Kansas News Service
  • Brian Grimmett, reporter, Kansas News Service

Segment 2, beginning at 20:55: The emotional and physical transition to matching gender and identity

Peter knew that even though he was born and raised female, it didn't feel right, and recently got his top surgery to conform to his male identity. He and Dr. Wes Crenshaw discussed what it's like to make that transition, physically and emotionally. 

  • Wes Crenshaw, family psychologist and certified sex therapist
  • Peter, trans man who recently underwent gender-confirmation surgery
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