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Basic Black: 2016 Mass. Ballot Initiatives

Black Boston | Education | Health | Politics

November 06, 2016

When voters around the city of Boston go to the polls, they are not only voting for a new president, they will also be voting on several ballot initiatives that will affect the lives of people in the state.  Two of the ballot initiatives—numbers two and four--about lifting the cap on charter schools and legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, have been widely discussed and debated.  This week’s show discusses the realities and concerns on these issues for communities of color.  

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Basic Black: Coping With the Results of the Presidential Election

Politics

November 19, 2016

Basic Black explores how people are coping with the results of the presidential election, the repercussions of the proposed policies of the incoming administration and the fear they have around those policies. Do people turn to friends, family or faith leaders to make sense of what seems to be a seismic change to their way of life? Host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7 FM is joined by guest panelists Senior Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin; Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, Muslim Chaplain, Harvard University;  PhD, Assoc. Prof. at Boston College,Nancy Pineda-Madrid;  and Rev. Irene Monroe, syndicated columnist, contributor to Boston Public Radio’s “All Revved Up”.

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Basic Black: Coping With the Results of the Presidential Election

Politics

November 19, 2016

Basic Black explores how people are coping with the results of the presidential election, the repercussions of the proposed policies of the incoming administration and the fear they have around those policies. Do people turn to friends, family or faith leaders to make sense of what seems to be a seismic change to their way of life? Host Callie Crossley of Under the Radar 89.7 FM is joined by guest panelists Senior Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin; Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, Muslim Chaplain, Harvard University;  PhD, Assoc. Prof. at Boston College,Nancy Pineda-Madrid;  and Rev. Irene Monroe, syndicated columnist, contributor to Boston Public Radio’s “All Revved Up”.

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Basic Black: Predictions 2017

Politics

January 09, 2017

The new year is here! What will 2017 hold? This week on Basic Black with Callie Crossley of 89.7's Under the Radar, local leaders converge for an enlightening discussion on politics, race, immigration, and the economy. Guest panelists include Boston's Chief of Economic Development, John Barros;  President of the NAACP Boston, Tanisha Sullivan; Executive Director of Project Citizenship, Veronica Serrato; and Assoc. Professor at Tufts University, Natalie Masuoka.

 

 

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Basic Black: The Obama Legacy

Politics

 January 16, 2017

This week on Basic Black with Callie Crossley of 89.7's Under the Radar, local leaders converge for an enlightening discussion on Barack Obama's legacy. Panelists include Assoc. Professor at Emerson College, Kim McLarin; Senior Investigative Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin; Assoc. Professor at Wellesley College,Michael Jeffries;  and Assoc. Professor at Tufts University, Keith Maddox.

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Basic Black: Predictions 2017

Politics

January 09, 2017

The new year is here! What will 2017 hold? This week on Basic Black with Callie Crossley of 89.7's Under the Radar, local leaders converge for an enlightening discussion on politics, race, immigration, and the economy. Guest panelists include Boston's Chief of Economic Development, John Barros;  President of the NAACP Boston, Tanisha Sullivan; Executive Director of Project Citizenship, Veronica Serrato; and Assoc. Professor at Tufts University, Natalie Masuoka.

 

 

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Basic Black: The Obama Legacy

Politics

 January 16, 2017

This week on Basic Black with Callie Crossley of 89.7's Under the Radar, local leaders converge for an enlightening discussion on Barack Obama's legacy. Panelists include Assoc. Professor at Emerson College, Kim McLarin; Senior Investigative Reporter at WGBH News, Phillip Martin; Assoc. Professor at Wellesley College,Michael Jeffries;  and Assoc. Professor at Tufts University, Keith Maddox.

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Basic Black: Donald Trump's Inauguration

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A Discussion on the 2016 Presidential Race

Politics

Basic Black sits down with Dr. Paul Watanabe, Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass Boston to discuss the issues related to the 2016 Presidential Election. You’ll hear further insight to the issues that are being avoided, the rise in popularity of the “non-establishment” candidates, and how the issue of immigration extends beyond Latinos. 

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The Power of Black and Latino Voters

Politics

In the middle of the 2016 presidential primary races, candidates are dropping out, and the scramble for additional supporters have begun. With two candidates of Latino descent as major front-runners of the GOP, a new conversation around the ethnic diversity of Latinos has hit mainstream American politics. Meanwhile on the democratic side, the voters of color could be the deciding factor of the election. 

For more insight on the power of the Black and Latino vote this election season, Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University gives a closer look. 

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