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Basic Black Live: The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act

Black Boston | Health | Politics


Originally broadcast June 29, 2012

June 28, 2012 was another historic milestone in the presidency of Barack Obama as the Supreme Court upheld the major provisions of his landmark legislation, the Affordable Care Act.  Basic Black explores the implications of the ruling for communities of color and the 2012 presidential election. Later in the show, a discussion of a more complicated Supreme Court ruling: Arizona’s SB1070, and its lingering impact on immigrant communities.

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Basic Black: The Battle for the Redistricting of Boston

Black Boston | Politics


Originally broadcast on October 26, 2012:

The deadline is fast approaching on a federal mandate for the Boston City Council to pass a plan that reorganizes the city’s voting districts. But there seems to be no clear consensus among council members, nor among many in Boston’s communities of color, on how to do it. The mayor has already vetoed two maps. A coalition representing African American, Asian, and Latino voters has vowed to sue if they are unsatisfied with the council's solution. Emotions are running high, and only ten days remain.


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Basic Black: A New Kind of Politics in Boston?

Black Boston | Politics


September 27, 2013

This week on Basic Black, we now know that John Connolly and Martin Walsh will face-off in the November election. And political new-comer Michelle Wu is poised to win one of the four at-large seats on the city council. As they march towards November 5, how will they make an appeal to an increasingly diverse, majority-minority city?



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Basic Black: Readin', Writin', & Race

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

February 12, 2016

This week on Basic Black: education in the news. We’ll look at the controversy over accusations of racism at Boston Latin School; also, a discussion on the persistent trend of racial disparities in discipline, starting with kindergartners; and finally, in his first State of the Commonwealth address last month, Governor Baker called for a raise on the cap for charter schools, so we’ll discuss the pros and cons of a charter school education.

 

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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Classroom Discipline Disparities

Black Boston | Education | Health | Politics

February 12, 2016

After the broadcast, the panelists discussed recent trends in racial disparities when it comes to disciplining black children in school.

 

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Basic Black: Readin', Writin', & Race

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

February 12, 2016

This week on Basic Black: education in the news. We’ll look at the controversy over accusations of racism at Boston Latin School; also, a discussion on the persistent trend of racial disparities in discipline, starting with kindergartners; and finally, in his first State of the Commonwealth address last month, Governor Baker called for a raise on the cap for charter schools, so we’ll discuss the pros and cons of a charter school education.

 

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Basic Black: Affordable Housing

Black Boston

April 7, 2017

In Boston and across the state, families are finding themselves priced out of the market for housing large enough to accommodate them. Some groups like the CDCs are trying to fix the problem by transforming their own neighbhood. Joining Callie Crossley on this week's broadcast are Attorney and President of the Boston City Council, Michelle Wu; Managing Director, Real Estate Development at Preservation of Affordable Housing, Rodger Brown; Executive Director of Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation,Gail Latimore; and WGBH News Senior Investigative Reporter, Phillip Martin.

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Basic Black: Racism in Boston

Black Boston

May 5, 2017

Host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM examines the current racial climate, both nationally and locally with guest panelists Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor-At-Large; President of Boston NAACP,Tanisha Sullivan ; Assoc. Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College, Michael Jeffries ; and Senior Investigative Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin.

 

 

 

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Basic Black: Racism in Boston

Black Boston

May 5, 2017

Host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7FM examines the current racial climate, both nationally and locally with guest panelists Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor-At-Large; President of Boston NAACP,Tanisha Sullivan ; Assoc. Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College, Michael Jeffries ; and Senior Investigative Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin.

 

 

 

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Basic Black: Affordable Housing

Black Boston

April 7, 2017

In Boston and across the state, families are finding themselves priced out of the market for housing large enough to accommodate them. Some groups like the CDCs are trying to fix the problem by transforming their own neighbhood. Joining Callie Crossley on this week's broadcast are Attorney and President of the Boston City Council, Michelle Wu; Managing Director, Real Estate Development at Preservation of Affordable Housing, Rodger Brown; Executive Director of Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation,Gail Latimore; and WGBH News Senior Investigative Reporter, Phillip Martin.

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