DATE: Friday, May 3
TIME: 5-8 p.m.
LOCATION: New England Public Radio
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Freshman Massachusetts state Senator Joanne Comerford sponsored the gender-neutral ID bill and gave her maiden speech on the subject during Thursday's session.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday voted 39-1 to allow residents to choose a nonbinary gender designation of "X" on driver's licenses and birth certificates, a move the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus said "marks the law catching up with the reality of peoples' lives."

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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Massachusetts has become the latest state to repeal a welfare rule that bars additional aid for children born into families already receiving welfare benefits.

Students enter Johnson Chapel on the Amherst College quad to hear former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speak on Wednesday
Kevin Gutting / The Daily Hampshire Gazette /

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions says it is time to move past special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and "get on with the business of America."

Eddie Brennan Valley Voices
Burns Maxey / NEPR

The winners of our "In The Mood" story slam are featured on the latest Valley Voices podcast. Eddie Brennan shares his story about the night he lost his virginity and fathered a child. Valerie Reiss opens up about her condition, vulvar vestibulitis. And we hear from Lauren Ostberg who at sixteen years old was in the mood for a little something different.