January 1989 Teen Life: Tattoos, Teen Dads & The First-Ever Sassiest Girl In America

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3, 2, 1, HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s 1989, and we’re kicking off our coverage of the January issue by talking about its Teen Life topics. What’s teen pregnancy like for the dads? Why is your body going wacko? How did Christina survive an Outward Bound rafting trip? And who was named the very first Sassiest Girl In America? (Okay, the cover kind of gives that one away.) There’s also What He Said about tattoos; a trip to Wabash, IN; another too-whimsical fiction story; a wildly fake It Happened To Me; and so much more. Make some noise!

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Episode Rundown

It Is January 1989

Feature: My Girlfriend Got Pregnant

Feature: Who’s The Sassiest One Of All?

Feature: Why Your Body’s Going Wacko

Feature: There’s No MTV In The Wilderness

Fiction: Joe’s Dead

Body Talk

On The Road: Wabash, IN


It Happened To Me: Friend Getting Sexually Abused

What He Said: What Do You Think Of Girls With Tattoos?

Stuff You Wrote

Goodbye For Now

Episode Notes

Steel Magnolias on Wikipedia
Deano Mueller on Twitter
Program from Nobody Knows The Francher Kid, starring Annisa Morrison
Gena Cheng on LinkedIn
Margo Phillips (nΓ©e Meriwether) on Facebook
Obituary for Margo's mother, Dr. Myrtle Lillian Capehart
Sandra Oda's profile on OutSchool.com
A Josie Hodgson at Commo.com.au [co-host jury is out on whether it's the same one]
The same Josie Hodgson on LinkedIn
Rinnan Henderson on IMDb
Rinnan on Instagram
Rinnan mentioned in a post on Compendium Of Cool
Henry H. Roth on Amazon
The Buttered Cat Paradox on Wikipedia
The conundrum in OMNI magazine
Veronica Chambers on Wikipedia
Veronica on Twitter
Veronica on Instagram
Take the "What's Your Sports IQ" quiz
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