51 minutes | Oct 16th 2020

October 16, 2020: WoC and the Republican Party, Healthcare for the People, and the Activism of 2020

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This week Farai Chideya explores the ideological diversity among women of color with Shirlene Ostrov, the Chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party, and Dr. Leah Wright Rigueur, a leading expert on Black Republicans. "Rise" looks closer at feminism and social issues, from China to the U.S. with writer Frankie Huang, and a provocative discussion of Black leadership with Janaya “Future” Khan, international ambassador of the Black Lives Matter movement.Episode Rundown4:30 Hawaii GOP Chairman Shirlene Ostrov talks about how the President has helped people of color. 7:29 Dr. Leah Wright Rigueur talks about the difference between Black Americans who identify as Democrats and those who identify as Republicans. 10:14 There's a gender gap between Black men and women at the polls. 13:22 Errin Haines and Farai Chideya talk about which congressional races have significant impact on women of color candidates and voters.15:53 New York Times reports that the Trump Administration secretly briefed stock market investors ahead of the pandemic. 17:25 Covid update: Where cases are spiking, and how to vote safely. 20:09 Dr. Kavita Trivedi talks about vaccine trials for COVID24:50 Shyvon Paul and Dr. Ronica Mukerjee tell us about Healthcare for the People. 26:40 The U.S. has “the highest rates of death from COVID in the world because of the lack of caring for communities of color, and also poor people” - Dr. Mukerjee. 28:28 As much as the healthcare system needs reform, systemic racism is at the root of healthcare disparities. 33:30 Writer Frankie Huang talks about the racism Chinese-Americans face because of COVID and white supremacy.37:43 The Good News segment includes Megan Thee Stallion, police accountability and Ava DuVernay. 40:19 Activist Janaya Future Khan explains why “our job is to make revolution irresistible.”44:00 Khan speaks about the new  leadership of Black women and queer folks today46:34 Khan talks about their first time experiencing and understanding activism. 
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