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70 Million: When a State Treats Drug Addiction Like a Health Issue, Not a Crime
Apr06

70 Million: When a State Treats Drug Addiction Like a Health Issue, Not a Crime

  A year ago, Oregon became the first state to decriminalize drug possession. The goal is to reverse some of the negative impacts of the War on Drugs by approaching drug use from a health-centered basis. Reporter Cecilia Brown visits an addiction and recovery center in Portland that’s gearing up for what they hope will be an influx of people seeking treatment. Image Credit: Miracles Club Like this program? Please click here and...

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Medical Apartheid and the COVID-19 vaccines (ENCORE)
Mar09

Medical Apartheid and the COVID-19 vaccines (ENCORE)

The world is struggling to contain COVID-19, as variants continue to emerge in countries where the virus is spreading unchecked, killing thousands. Not only could widespread vaccination campaigns help slow the emergence of new variants, they would save countless lives. So why can’t countries in the global south access the novel COVID-19 vaccines? We take a deep dive into the WTO and international patents and we talk about the...

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70 Million: Taking Mental Health Crises Out of Police Hands
Feb09

70 Million: Taking Mental Health Crises Out of Police Hands

Making Contact · 70 Million: Taking Mental Health Crises Out of Police Hands   Police encounters during a mental health crisis have a greater chance of turning deadly if you’re Black. New response mechanisms bypass law enforcement and result in helpful interventions. Reporter Jenee Darden looks at how folks in Northern California are trying to reimagine crisis response services. Image Caption and Credit: Asantewaa Boykin,...

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Re:Work Radio: Stranded
Jan05

Re:Work Radio: Stranded

Making Contact · Re:Work Radio: Stranded   In 2020, India suddenly went into a national lockdown without advance planning or adequate government support. This led to a humanitarian crisis in addition to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Millions of jobs disappeared, and hunger was a serious issue. Tens of millions of migrant workers struggled to get home – often on foot – and many died attempting the journey. In this episode,...

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Medical Apartheid and the COVID-19 vaccines
Dec16

Medical Apartheid and the COVID-19 vaccines

Making Contact · Medical Apartheid and the COVID-19 vaccines   The world is struggling to contain COVID-19, as variants continue to emerge in countries where the virus is spreading unchecked, killing thousands. Not only could widespread vaccination campaigns help slow the emergence of new variants, they would save countless lives. So why can’t countries in the global south access the novel COVID-19 vaccines? We take a deep dive...

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Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism (Encore)
Oct21

Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism (Encore)

Making Contact · Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism   Activists in the Latinx immigrant community of Los Angeles share what they do to take care of their mental health. The issues these activists work on often impact their personal lives, and people who work in the service of others are particularly at risk of burnout and compassion fatigue. Self-care becomes a “selfless act” when it allows activists...

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