A remastered conversation from the vault with a former New York City health commissioner, who regarded her work as part of a broader fight for social justice, not surprising given her family history: her parents are lifelong activists who met at a demonstration against a segregated restaurant, my idea of a love story. We spoke at the Van Alen Institute in 2017 about public health and urban design. Music: Sam Reider. Plus a segment from Garry Trudeau. It all fits together. Really.
- PERSON: Emmett W. Bassett
- PLACE: Inwood Public Library
- THING: Black Panther Party
- RANDY’S PERSON: Francis Barber
Amazing, beautiful interview with brilliant Mary Travis Bassett! Now I plan to listen to all the interviews! Thank you so much!