Saturday, July 2, 2022


The U.S. Supreme Court strips the EPA's power to curb pollution, California takes a big step toward universal health care, and a Florida judge will temporarily block the state's 15-week abortion ban.


SCOTUS significantly limits the Clean Air Act and rules against the "Stay in Mexico" policy, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in to office, and President Biden endorses a filibuster carveout for abortion rights.


From flying saucers to bologna: America's summer festivals kick off, rural hospitals warn they do not have the necessities to respond in the post-Roe scramble, advocates work to counter voter suppression, and campaigns encourage midterm voting in Indian Country.

Lily Bohlke


Originally from just outside Boston, Lily Bohlke is formerly from 2020Talks, a show tracking politics and elections, that started prior to the 2020 Iowa caucuses at KHOI in Ames. She's also a past intern for the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism.

Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: voting rights, civic engagement

Local Expertise: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada

Location: Boston, MA

Demographic Expertise: students and young people


Latest Work

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MO Advocate: Connect With Disability Issues During Pride Month

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Study: Sperm Cells' Age May Play Role in Reproductive Success

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Advocates to NY Latinos: Create Advance Directive for End-of-Life Plans

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MA Groups: Wheelchair Repair Process Needs Improvements

Advocates for people with disabilities are urging the Massachusetts General Court to pass what is known as the Wheelchair Warranty bill, to improve …

Defensores de personas con discapacidad realizarán encuesta sobre accesibilidad en lugares de votación en NY

Mañana es el comienzo de la votación anticipada para las primarias de Nueva York, y los defensores de los neoyorquinos con discapacidades …

As MO's Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect, Advocates Turn to IL

When Friday's Supreme Court decision came down overturning Roe v. Wade, Missouri's attorney general took action to put the state's trigger law into …

Report: Last Decade Has Seen Too Many Methane Gas Leaks

A new report found in the last decade, there have been nearly 2,600 methane gas pipeline incidents in the U.S. serious enough to require reporting to …

Doctors, Advocates: Know Your Status This National HIV Testing Day

Today is National HIV Testing Day, and doctors and advocates for people living with HIV and AIDS are urging everyone to make sure they know their …

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