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"Meet The Need": Day 43 | Planned Parenthood, Tanya Atkinson

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Listen: For Day 43 of 50, entering our last full week of Meet The Need, we go inside Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, an organization empowering all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health through patient services, education, and advocacy. One of our aims in this campaign is to differentiate organizations that attack similar problems and work with similar populations -- their approach to solving problems and serving a population gives each organization its own unique personality.

Further, in the case of higher profile organizations in our community, like Salvation Army or the Hunger Task Force, our goal was to get behind the name and hear their stories, to get a feeling both for their work and how they impact individuals. Listen below as Tanya Atkinson, Vice-President of Public Affairs and Community Education, brings us inside what Planned Parenthood does in the Milwaukee community:

-There are common perceptions of Planned Parenthood and the work they do, but their work has much more depth than that reduction:


-Tanya talks about why her some of her favorite days come when she's working at health centers:


-The story of Alison and how Planned Parenthood helped her find and overcome cervical cancer:


-In the case of Liz, Planned Parenthood went above and beyond the call of duty:


To learn more about Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, visit their website, and if you'd like to help Planned Parenthood meet their needs this holiday season, learn how you can help here.

Produced by: Adam Carr