Top 5 Episodes Of 2018: Race, Violence & Medicine (Season 1)

With gratitude to all of the guests who shared their stories on my podcast, I am closing out 2018 with the top 5 listener downloads for the first season of Race, Violence & Medicine.

#1 - LET'S TALK RACISM, ISLAM, AND SHARED HUMANITY (Dec 2018)

As a teen, witnessing lawyers fight against the erosion of civil rights after 9/11 propelled Afia Yunus to become an immigration attorney. A personal and professional transformation occurred after the 2017 "Muslim Ban” which compelled her to "get off the hamster wheel of life" and apply her legal expertise as an activist.

#2 - CRIMINOLOGY 101 (Oct 2018)

Making complex science accessible to the lay public is a skill Dr. Alex Piquero has mastered. Ranked as the #1 Criminologist in the world, Dr. Piquero explains how he employs evidence-based research to tackle divisive social issues such as criminal justice reform, immigration, and the NFL National Anthem controversy.

#3 - FROM THE BATTLEFIELD TO SOUTH CHICAGO (Sep 2018)

Meet Dr. Ken Wilson, a Colonel in the US Army, and a trauma surgeon based in Chicago, Illinois. He is an example of black male excellence working to reverse the downward trend of minority representation in medicine. Learn about his journey to medicine, far-forward battlefield experience, and mission to bring healthcare equity to South Chicago.

#4 - WHAT DOES BARBECUE HAVE TO DO WITH RACE, VIOLENCE OR MEDICINE? (Jul 2018)

In this episode I dined with Daniel Vaughn - BBQ editor for the Texas Monthly Magazine - at the oldest black-owned barbecue restaurant in Dallas, TX. More than just a food critic, Daniel is a historian with engaging tales about the intersection of race and barbecue.

#5 - WHY YOU MUST JOIN THE FIGHT FOR HEALTHCARE EQUITY (Nov 2018)

What is healthcare equity and why should you care? Teresita Oaks gives a master class explaining why it matters to everyone, from the migrant farm workers in Arizona to the coal miners in West Virginia.

Listen to these episodes and more at RaceViolenceMedicine.com, or subscribe anywhere you get your podcasts. Season 2 coming to you January 2019.