Date: Wed February 6, 2013
Show: Andrew Walsh
FIRST THINGS FIRST The Boy Scouts aren't as close to lifting their ban on gays as we thought. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council takes the logically consistent but sexually paranoid position that he wouldn't want a gay man camping with his underage boys and wouldn't want a straight man camping with his underage girls. Andrew points out that pedophilia and homosexuality are different things. // One of the leaders of the campaign to let gays in the Boy Scouts, Jennifer Tyrell, was a former scout leader who was kicked out for being lesbian. She got involved with the organization when her son told her he wanted to join, so they joined together. She says the Scouts made him a better person and would like to have that opportunity open to all kinds of people. // DAVE OF THE DAY This segment represents the farthest one can be from Dave Ross Commentary (twelve hours), but the good news is you're only twelve hours away from the next Dave Ross Commentary. We premiere our new segment where we play our favorite Dave Ross audio of the day. On the docket today: Nine high school students were jailed for instigating and participating in a food fight. // A Bellingham, WA inventor helped create a prosthetic hand for a fingerless child in South Africa and it only costs $150 (a fraction of the price of similar prosthetics). Ivan Owen is co-designer of Robohand and he joins us live to tell us about his invention that could change the prosthetic industry for the better. Ivan and his partner in South Africa use email and 3D printers to exchange designs long distance.
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