The second pandemic- domestic violence in America

Air date: 
Mon, 08/15/2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


On this segment of LTAR: The Second Pandemic- Domestic violence in America
-Special guest, Mary Li, Director of the Multnomah Idea Lab -a think tank in Portland, OR.
Nia Gray, our faith Reporter is on Assignment.
Domestic violence is a public health crisis that existed before COVID. If you had a problem before COVID in whatever sphere "domestic violence, health issues, racism" COVID has elevated it. At least four Black women and girls were murdered per day in the United States in 2020, according to statistics recently released by the FBI , a sharp increase compared with the year before.

The FBI recorded at least 405 additional murders of Black women and girls last year as homicide surged across the country, and experts caution that even that stark number probably represents an undercount.

To families of victims and local activists, the release of the data is just the latest reminder that violence against Black women and girls often goes ignored, and should be made a more urgent public priority


Lets Talk About Race (LTAR), a new intergenerational, roundtable discussion of independent national journalists featuring rigorous conversations and analysis of news coverage and the role race plays in politics, government, economy, education, and health. LTAR currently airs on KBOO Community Radio in Portland, OR .
LTAR brings independent journalists from all over the country from New Jersey to Texas and Pennsylvania with a home-base in Portland, Oregon. The hosts bring their own flavor, journalistic perspectives, and integrity, as well as news clips from around the world.

The roundtable line-up features: LaNita Duke, award-winning audio and video producer who has written, directed, and produced political news and commentary for Grassroots NW and KBOO Radio for over 45 years. Dianne Johnson, a journalist from Texas co-host/musicologist on From the Grassroots, a political news magazine. Althea Billings, current News Director at KBOO Community Radio. Cecil Prescod, talk-show host local, national, and international issues ranging from poverty in Portland to politics in Africa. Nia Gray, host and blogger of The Faith Report and The Woke Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Released on 02-03-2022

Producer: Lanita Duke/Grassroots News NW



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