Coming up on today's show:
There is a new effort underway to renew Dr. Martin Luther King’s campaign against poverty. On this holiday honoring the late civil rights icon, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-director of the Kairos Center and co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, discusses the new poverty campaign. Shaun King, a columnist at The Intercept and a social justice activist, reflects on the movement in the wake of recent racialized statements made by President Trump.
A New York City program is taking a controversial approach to the opioid epidemic. They're practicing “harm reduction” — a non-punitive approach to reducing the consequences of drug use. That means giving access to sterile needles, and, in the case of The Washington Heights Corner Project, providing a bathroom where users can safely inject drugs. Takeaway Producer Alexandra Botti takes us to Washington Heights, Manhattan, for a look at how it works.
The 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival took place over the weekend in New York City. Thousands attended the two day festival — some were drawn in by the upcoming Black Panther movie, while others were seeking to find deeper stories through comics. Sheena Howard, associate professor of communications at Rider University and author of the "Encyclopedia of Black Comics," explores how black comics have evolved since the civil rights era.
This segment is hosted by Todd Zwillich