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Monday on Lake Effect: Abortion Access, Journalist Rights, Drag Queen Jaida Essence Hall

Monday on Lake Effect

We examine added barriers to abortion in Wisconsin during the coronavirus, despite telehealth being encouraged in health care. Then, we learn about what rights journalists have while covering protests. Plus, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner and Milwaukee-native Jaida Essence Hall talks about the city’s drag community and working through the pandemic.


  • Dr. Jenny Higgins, UW-Madison professor in Gender and Women's Studies and Obstetrics and Gynecology; Barbara Alvarez, Ph.D. student at UW-Madison studying information access and abortion
  • Erik Ugland, associate professor at Marquette University’s college of communications
  • Jaida Essence Hall, drag performer and winner of Season 12 of RuPaul's Drag Race