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Oct. 18, 2019: Tax On Menstrual Products; 'The Cave' Syria Documentary43:31
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On average, people who menstruate spend an estimated $150 million a year just on the sales tax for pads and tampons. We talk with an activist about the legal fight to end the so-called tampon tax and the nation's first-ever Period Day. Plus, National Geographic will release a documentary on Friday called "The Cave" about an underground hospital in a suburb of Damascus that was bombed by the Syrian government. Host Peter O'Dowd talks to Oscar-nominated filmmaker Feras Fayyad about his documentary. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's October 18, 2019, full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on October 18, 2019.

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