The General Assembly's Public Health Committee has handled some of the most emotional and hotly contested issues of the session.
Lawmakers held a 24-hour public hearing filled by parents opposed to vaccines. Some of those same parents rallied outside the state capitol as lawmakers voted to end religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements .
Some legislators on the panel choked up as they described their personal experiences with the loss of loved ones during debate on a failed bill that would have allowed terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication.
The day before the show, the committee's leader presented a bill to the state Senate that promotes a different way of looking at racism -- As a public health crisis.
This hour, we speak to that committee leader.