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Basic Black LIVE: Bullying; Environmental Justice

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics | Science & Technology

(Originally broadcast on April 22, 2010)  Our panel explores the issue of bullying and later in the broadcast, an acknowlegement of Earth Day and the "green economy" in communities of color.

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Basic Black: Reaction to the State of the Union Address and Chuck Turner's Sentence

Black Boston | Business | Education | Health | Politics | Science & Technology

(Originally broadcast on January 28, 2011)  On this episode of Basic Black, our discussion focuses on President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Later in the show, we turn our attention to the sentence handed down to former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner. more

Basic Black Live: Navigating The Afrosphere

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics | Science & Technology

(Originally broadcast on April 8, 2011) 
This week on Basic Black: The National Conference for Media Reform is being held in Boston this week so we turn our attention to people of color and social media. We’ll discuss how digital media has replaced or enhanced the work of traditional institutions such as churches or civil rights organizations in encouraging/organizing social activism; we’ll also look at recent trends in how African Americans in particular are using social media. more

Basic Black: Jordan, Trayvon, and the Consequences of Implicit Bias

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics | Science & Technology

February 21, 2014

Less than a year after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, a mistrial was declared in the shooting death of another 17-year-old African American boy, Jordan Davis. In both cases, much of the public conversation has been about racism and the validity of "stand your ground" laws, but this week on Basic Black, we take a look at implicit bias, the hidden prejudices and biases we all have, but when acted upon in the extreme, can have deadly consequences.

 

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Basic Black: Jordan, Trayvon, and the Consequences of Implicit Bias

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics | Science & Technology

February 21, 2014

Less than a year after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, a mistrial was declared in the shooting death of another 17-year-old African American boy, Jordan Davis. In both cases, much of the public conversation has been about racism and the validity of "stand your ground" laws, but this week on Basic Black, we take a look at implicit bias, the hidden prejudices and biases we all have, but when acted upon in the extreme, can have deadly consequences.

 

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Basic Black: A Reporter Roundtable

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics | Science & Technology

October 23, 2015

This week on Basic Black:  A Reporter Roundtable
- WGBH News reporter Rupa Shenoy gives us the highlights from her series, Food Fights - the impact of climate change on the accessibility to food.  
- The Boston Globe’s Nidhi Subbaraman on using virtual reality and Second Life to treat diabetes and the consequences of leaving communities of color out of the equation.  
- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter for WGBH News, takes a look at the 1992 murder of Lena Bruce and the recent arrest made in the case.

 

Photo: Rupa Shenoy/WGBH News

 

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Basic Black: A Reporter Roundtable

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics | Science & Technology

October 23, 2015

This week on Basic Black:  A Reporter Roundtable
- WGBH News reporter Rupa Shenoy gives us the highlights from her series, Food Fights - the impact of climate change on the accessibility to food.  
- The Boston Globe’s Nidhi Subbaraman on using virtual reality and Second Life to treat diabetes and the consequences of leaving communities of color out of the equation.  
- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter for WGBH News, takes a look at the 1992 murder of Lena Bruce and the recent arrest made in the case.

 

Photo: Rupa Shenoy/WGBH News

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Black To The Future

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics | Science & Technology

December 18, 2015

After the broadcast, the conversation delved into the many ways people of color have been cast in science fiction film and television. The long-awaited Star Wars movie opens on December 18. In the run up to the premiere, controversy swirled around the fact that one of the main characters is black.


 

 

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Basic Black: Surveillance Across the Color Line

Black Boston | Health | Politics | Science & Technology

April 8, 2016

This week on Basic Black, what does “security” mean in 2016 to communities of color. With the persistent plague of gun violence in Boston’s neighborhoods and the tragic bombings in Brussels still in the headlines as preparations for the 2016 Boston Marathon begin, security is at the forefront of conversations about policing. Close to home, we’ll take a look at the issue of body cameras for police and later, the larger issue of creating a secure environment in an age of domestic terrorism.
 

 
Philadelphia Police officers demonstrate a body-worn cameras being used as part of a pilot project in the department's 22nd District, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

 

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Basic Black: Surveillance Across the Color Line

Black Boston | Health | Politics | Science & Technology

April 8, 2016

This week on Basic Black, what does “security” mean in 2016 to communities of color. With the persistent plague of gun violence in Boston’s neighborhoods and the tragic bombings in Brussels still in the headlines as preparations for the 2016 Boston Marathon begin, security is at the forefront of conversations about policing. Close to home, we’ll take a look at the issue of body cameras for police and later, the larger issue of creating a secure environment in an age of domestic terrorism.
 

 
Philadelphia Police officers demonstrate a body-worn cameras being used as part of a pilot project in the department's 22nd District, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

 

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