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Basic Black: Addiction and Invisibility

November 13, 2015

This week on Basic Black: some neighborhoods already feel underserved by the MBTA, and with winter approaching we ask what these communities should expect from the transit authority ahead of the next major storm. Also, we take look at communities of color and addiction amidst the current opioid crisis: treatment vs. criminalization. Are substance abusers of color invisible?


Panelists:
- Callie Crossley, Host, Under The Radar with Callie Crossley, WGBH News
- Kim McLarin, Associate Professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College
- Gabrielle Gurley, Senior Associate Editor, CommonWealth Magazine
- Dante Ramos, Op-Ed Columnist, The Boston Globe
- Sheriff Frank G. Cousins, Jr., Essex County

 

Photo: Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press, 2014.