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OUR BODY POLITIC Special

Created and hosted by award-winning journalist Farai Chideya (pictured), OUR BODY POLITIC is unapologetically centered on reporting on not just how women of color experience the major political events of today, but how they're impacting those very issues.
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Created and hosted by award-winning journalist Farai Chideya (pictured), OUR BODY POLITIC is unapologetically centered on reporting on not just how women of color experience the major political events of today, but how they're impacting those very issues.

Stream on demand now or tune in Sundays April 11, 18 & 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. on KPBS FM

Available online, wherever you get your podcasts, and on public radio stations around the country!

Created and hosted by award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, OUR BODY POLITIC is unapologetically centered on reporting on not just how women of color experience the major political events of today, but how they're impacting those very issues.

Weekly episodes feature in-depth conversations about the economy, health, politics, education, the environment, and the most prescient issues—because all issues are women's issues. Tune in every Friday everywhere you listen to podcasts, and on public radio stations around the country.

On this episode, Farai Chideya talks with Representative Lauren Underwood about how the federal government can tackle the Black maternal health crisis. Dr. Rachel Hardeman of the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity explains why she focuses on the impact of racism on health.

Farai shares the latest findings that Black women are over three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white men or Asian men in two U.S. states. And we learn about Dr. Justina Ford, a Black doctor in the 1900s who served patients of color in Denver.

On Sippin’ the Political Tea, Farai and Errin Haines of the 19th welcome journalist Fernanda Santos to talk about the state of things at the U.S.-Mexico border, and the possibilities of immigration reform under the Biden-Harris administration.

Join The Conversation:

Farai Chideya is on Facebook. Follow @farai on Twitter.

Rep. Lauren Underwood is on Facebook and Instagram. Follow @RepUnderwood on Twitter.

Follow Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH @RRHDr on Twitter.

Follow Errin Haines @emarvelous on Twitter.

Fernanda Santos is on Facebook and Instagram.

Presented by KCRW, KPCC, and KQED.