12 episodes

Two journalists explore the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on minorities and immigrants in the United States.

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Race and Coronavirus Levi Sumagaysay, Pati Navalta

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Two journalists explore the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on minorities and immigrants in the United States.

raceandcoronavirus.substack.com

    The COVID-19 obit that went viral

    The COVID-19 obit that went viral

    This podcast features an interview with Kristin Urquiza, pictured here with her dad, Mark Anthony Urquiza, in 2016. Her dad died of COVID-19 last month, and her obituary for him — in which she blamed politicians for contributing to his death — went viral. And because this is our last podcast, we also talk about what we learned from this project, and our concerns for the future as this pandemic rages on.

    For more on our conversation with Urquiza, plus a perspective about gun violence amid this pandemic, please read our last newsletter. Thanks for reading and listening.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit raceandcoronavirus.substack.com

    • 45 min
    COVID-19 and Latino communities

    COVID-19 and Latino communities

    In this podcast, we interviewed Maria Lemus, executive director of Vision y Compromiso, an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of underrepresented people, especially by training promotores — who are liaisons trusted by the Latino community — and community health workers.

    For more on our conversation with Lemus, plus a new campaign on behalf of essential workers, please read this week’s newsletter. Thanks for reading and listening.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit raceandcoronavirus.substack.com

    • 27 min
    On politics and pandemics

    On politics and pandemics

    In this podcast, we interviewed Aimee Allison, founder of She the People, about the political impact of the coronavirus crisis. She the People is a national organization dedicated to boosting women of color in politics.

    For more on our conversation with her, plus other political players, please read this week’s newsletter, which is all about politics. Thanks for reading and listening.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit raceandcoronavirus.substack.com

    • 41 min
    The coronavirus crisis and its effects on education

    The coronavirus crisis and its effects on education

    In this podcast, we interviewed Dr. Elisha Smith Arrillaga and Cole Margen about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on education. Smith Arrillaga is executive director of The Education Trust-West, and Margen is a history teacher at Oakland High School.

    For more on our conversation with them, plus other teachers, students and parents, please read this week’s newsletter, which is all about education. Thanks for reading and listening.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit raceandcoronavirus.substack.com

    • 28 min
    Tech, COVID-19 and race

    Tech, COVID-19 and race

    In this podcast, we interviewed Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change, a national group that uses online activism to advocate for African Americans. We talked about technology and its role in the response to the COVID-19 crisis and to the widespread protests over racism.

    For more on our conversation with Robinson, please read our story on technology, the coronavirus and race in this week’s newsletter. It also includes quotes from an Edward Snowden talk this week, plus updates on immigration news and anti-Asian sentiment. Thanks for reading and listening.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit raceandcoronavirus.substack.com

    • 22 min
    COVID-19's effects on small businesses

    COVID-19's effects on small businesses

    In this podcast, we interviewed Luz Urrutia, Alicia Villanueva and Mikkoh Chen about how small businesses are dealing with the coronavirus crisis. Urrutia, left, is CEO of Opportunity Fund, a nonprofit microfinance organization. Villanueva, center, is owner of Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas. Chen, right, is venture director for Gold Rush, an accelerator for Asian-led businesses.

    For more on our conversation with Luz, Alicia and Mikkoh, please read our in-depth story on small businesses in this week’s newsletter, which includes a separate story about a Bay Area business accelerator’s COVID-19 initiative, #FilipinosFeedtheFrontlines. Thanks for reading and listening.

    This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit raceandcoronavirus.substack.com

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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syllied ,

The conversation we need to have

This is such an essential conversion to have amid the Coronavirus pandemic and these journalists are the perfect people to lead it. Passionate, knowledgeable and incisive.

sfgirl99462 ,

Great podcast

It’s been enlightening and informative. It’s now required listening for me!