Politics and Policy / Science & Medicine

Episode 196: Dr. Mary Travis Bassett

  She is New York City’s health commissioner, and she sees 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 about public health and urban design, with music from Sam Reider.

    •  PERSON: Emmett W. Bassett
    •  PLACE: Inwood Public Library
    •  THING: Black Panther Party
    •  RANDY’S PERSON: Francis Barber

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