When Public Health Saves Lives, Returning to In-Person Education with a Disability, and Texas Abortion Ban’s Impact on Women of Color


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Farai Chideya talks with Dr. Leana Wen about how public health can save lives, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, and about her book “Lifelines.” Lydia X.Z. Brown explains how important it is to have a safe learning environment, especially with the return to in-person teaching. The new chief curator at the National Gallery of Art, E. Carmen Ramos, talks about elevating Latino and Latin American art in mainstream museums. On Sippin’ the Political Tea, Errin Haines of The 19th and political scientist Christina Greer of Fordham University join Farai to discuss the real-life ramifications of the abortion ban in Texas, and the Biden-Harris administration’s handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.


0:49 Public health expert Dr. Leana Wen answers listener questions about Covid-19

12:30 Disability justice advocate and lawyer Lydia X.Z. Brown on the anxiety around returning to in-person teaching

25:15 The National Art Gallery’s new chief curator E. Carmen Ramos on spreading her love of Latino art

31:16 Sippin’ the Political Tea: Errin Haines of The 19th and political scientist Christina Greer discuss the week’s news, including the abortion ban in Texas

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