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Basic Black: The Power of Boston's Black Vote

Black Boston | Politics

(Broadcast on October 29, 2009) Basic Black looks at the impact of the black vote on Boston’s upcoming elections for City Council At-Large, Mayor and U.S. Senate. Will black voters turn out to the polls? How are the candidates answering needs of communities of color? Which senate candidate is really carrying the torch of Ted Kennedy’s legacy in championing civil rights. And we look at the potential for history to be made in the City Council At-Large race as one of the candidates is poised to become the first African American woman to hold the seat.

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Basic Black: Shopping For Obamacare

Black Boston | Health | Politics


October 4, 2013

This week on Basic Black, Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act, began on October 1st.  The signature legislation of President Obama's administration went live online, with millions attempting to access the applications.  Although its launch was marked by a government shutdown and systems crashing under the weight of consumers eager to learn more, will this health insurance marketplace become a defining moment of President Obama's legacy?  And will the marketplace be the answer to the health care problems of those who need it most?

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Basic Black News of the Week: On-Screen Families and the Vaccination Question

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

February 6, 2015

This week on Basic Black’s roundtable:

    •    With the rise of television shows like Black-ish and Empire and the newly-released movie Black and White, we ask if Hollywood is on the way to realistic portrayals of families of color.
    •    A measles outbreak earlier this week at Disneyland in California re-ignited the debate over vaccinations - with oftentimes limited access to healthcare are children of color at particular risk?

 

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Basic Black News of the Week: On-Screen Families and the Vaccination Question

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

February 6, 2015

This week on Basic Black’s roundtable:

    •    With the rise of television shows like Black-ish and Empire and the newly-released movie Black and White, we ask if Hollywood is on the way to realistic portrayals of families of color.
    •    A measles outbreak earlier this week at Disneyland in California re-ignited the debate over vaccinations - with oftentimes limited access to healthcare are children of color at particular risk?

 

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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: Puerto Rico 2 Weeks after Hurricane Maria

Politics

October 6, 2017

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria, most of Puerto Rico's residents still lack access to electricity and clean water. Watch this week's converstaion on resources and relief efforts in Puert Rico with Callie Crossley of 89.7FM.

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Basic Black: Puerto Rico 2 Weeks after Hurricane Maria

Politics

October 6, 2017

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria, most of Puerto Rico's residents still lack access to electricity and clean water. Watch this week's converstaion on resources and relief efforts in Puert Rico with Callie Crossley of 89.7FM.

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Basic Black: The Cannabis Industry and People of Color

Health

October 27, 2017

This past fall, Massachusetts voters legalized cannabis. But across the country few people of color have access to the cannabis industry. This week on Basic Black, we examine efforts to get more people of color involved. 

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Basic Black: The Cannabis Industry and People of Color

Health

October 27, 2017

This past fall, Massachusetts voters legalized cannabis. But across the country few people of color have access to the cannabis industry. This week on Basic Black, we examine efforts to get more people of color involved. 

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