Conference highlights transgender health issues, brewers hope to recreate a familiar taste

    Welcome to the end of NewsWorks Tonight’s third week. Tonight’s broadcast features some weekend previews and late-breaking news. The show begins at 6 p.m. on 91 FM.

     

    This weekend is the Trans-Health Conference to shed light on health issues transgender people face. Health & Science reporter Carolyn Beeler will tell us what to expect from the conference, and how transgendered people are affected by the health care system.

    It’s been a little while since we’ve heard news from Martin Luther King High School. Bill Hangley has been toiling away all day to get the latest for us.

    School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Arlene Ackerman announced this afternoon that full-day kindergarten will stay. We’ll hear from Tom MacDonald about what saved kindergarten and what cuts are still on the table.

    Thirty years since its discovers, there is still no cure for AIDS. Taunya English speaks with health experts about why we don’t yet have a vaccine for HIV and why Philadelphia’s HIV/AIDS death toll has surpassed 600,000.

    In honor of Beer Week, home brewers are doing things a bit backward. We’ll learn more about Sunday’s “clone taste-test,” in which home brewers will reveal their attempts at recreating the taste of commercial beers.

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