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Censorship In the Classroom: Book Bans and Challenges, Part 2

PHPod sits down with Leah Watson, a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Racial Justice Program, to discuss book bans happening across the country and censorship in the classroom. Watson is a former high school teacher in Atlanta, Georgia, and her current focus with the ACLU is on classroom censorship efforts, otherwise known as educational gag orders.

 

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Censorship In the Classroom: Book Bans and Challenges, Part 1

PHPod sits down with Christina Dobbs, an assistant professor at Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development and the director of the college’s English Education for Equity and Justice program, to discuss the current onslaught of book challenges and bans in classrooms across the country and the actions being taken to support teachers and students during this time.

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Food Sovereignty and Indigenous Food Practices

PHPod host Kara Schmidt sits down with Ryann Monteiro, a Boston University School of Public Health alum and an Indigenous public health practitioner and educator, to discuss food sovereignty and indigenous food practices related to cultural preservation and revitalization.

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The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Epidemic

PHPod host Kara Schmidt sits down with Annita Lucchesi, founder and director of Sovereign Bodies Institute, and Jodi Voice Yellowfish, founder and chair of MMIW-Texas Rematriate, to discuss the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States.

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The Unsung Intersection of Ballroom and Public Health

PHPod sits down with Jennifer Barnes-Balenciaga to discuss her work with health policy and the ballroom community. As co-director of the Crystal LaBeija Organizing Fellowship and Commissioner for Gender Equity in New York City, Jennifer shares about her work in HIV and Mpox research and what drives her. Join the conversation and learn more about the intersection of Black and trans communities with health policy and research.

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Meet Our 2023 Public Health Post Fellows

Former writing fellow Connor McCombs sits down with our new fellows, Caroline Dignard, Sean Hagan, Adna Jaganjac, and Kara Schmidt, to discuss health communication and their public health interests going into their year-long writing fellowship with Public Health Post.

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‘There Is No Wrong Body for Gymnastics’

In this month’s episode of PHPod, hosts Bethany Hallenborg and Connor Mccombs sit down with Abbie Green, the founder and executive director of EveryBODY Gymnastics, a gymnastics incubator focused on teaching the sport to anyone wanting to learn. Born out of the COVID-19 pandemic, EveryBODY has a mission to show that there is no wrong body, shape, size, gender, or age for gymnastics.

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PHPod Goes to APHA, Part II

PHPod hosts Bethany Hallenborg and Connor McCombs attended the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo held in Boston in November. There, they met and spoke with students, professors, and public health professionals about their public health work in action. In this episode, they spoke with Michael Curry, CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers; Nicole Huberfeld, Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law at Boston University School of Public Health; and Christina Dantam and Rhea Manocha, members of the Grassroots Maternal and Child Health Initiative at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health. This is part two of a two-part series.

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PHPod Goes to APHA

PHPod hosts Bethany Hallenborg and Connor McCombs attended the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo held in Boston in November. They met people who are doing public health in action. In this episode, two public health students sat down to talk about their work, their time at APHA, and where they see public health going. Both guests, Emma Blackson and Diana Vasquez, discussed their research in K-12 school settings, their findings, and where they hope to go in the future as they continue working in public health. This is part one of a two-part podcast series.

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