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