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Basic Black LIVE: A Focus on Current Health Issues

Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast on November 19, 2009)  In this episode of Basic Black the focus is on health. We'll take a look at the high rates of the H1N1 virus among African Americans and Latinos. We'll also discuss the status of health care reform and the impact of new legislation on communities of color.

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: A Focus On Health Issues

Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast/streamed on November 19, 2009)  In this episode of Basic Black the focus is on health.  After the broadcast concluded our panelists continued to discuss the impact of pending health care legislation on communities of color.

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Haiti, US Senate, & MLK

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally recorded January 14, 2010)  After the broadcast our panelists continued the conversation with a discussion on the upcoming special election to fill the late Senator Ted Kennedy's seat and thoughts on the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Our panelists:  Rep. Marie St. Fleur, Latoyia Edwards from NECN, writer Kim McLarin, and professor Davarian Baldwin.

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Basic Black LIVE: Coakley vs. Brown & A Review of Barack Obama's First Year

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally broadcast January 21, 2010)  This week our panel takes a look at the outcome of the Massachusetts special election for U.S. Senate; later in the program, a review of President Barack Obama's first year in office.

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Senate & Obama's First Year

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

(Originally recorded January 21, 2010)  Our panelists continued the conversation after the television broadcast to delve deeper into the significant moments in Barack Obama's first year as President.

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Basic Black LIVE: Massachusetts Politics

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Business | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast February 4, 2010)   Our panelists discuss Senator Scott Brown and the African American community and then take a look at the beginning of the Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign.

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Basic Black ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Politics and the TARP

Black Boston | Business | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast February 4, 2010)  After the broadcast, our panelists discussed the impact President Obama's proposal of a $30 billion initiative that would give small banks more money to make loans to small businesses.

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Basic Black Live: The Passage of Universal Health Care Legislation

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast March 25, 2010)  This week, Basic Black explores the impact of the passage of universal health care reform legislation - especially its impact on communities of color and the violent reaction from opponents to the legislation. 

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Basic Black Live: The Passage of Universal Health Care Legislation

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

(Originally broadcast March 25, 2010)  This week, Basic Black explores the impact of the passage of universal health care reform legislation - especially its impact on communities of color and the violent reaction from opponents to the legislation. 

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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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