... about a number of stories in the news this week, curated and highlighted for you in The Ten.
First, we’re seeing more vaccine sites open in Maine, and greater numbers of people now eligible to get vaccinated, that is good news!
Host and reporter Jennifer Mitchell spoke with author Heather McGhee about how racially discriminatory policies created inequity across the board and not just for people of color — highly recommend listening and reading.
Sense of smell and how it can be an early warning sign for disease I think puts more emphasis on an often overlooked symptom that could reflect important ramifications. Understanding the drive behind the multitude of potato chip flavors got me salivating. We’ve been on a big music and literature kick the past few editions — here’s one more highlighting Fela Kuti, the late afrobeat star from Nigeria. Is your head bopping yet?
Mark Simpson, News Director
Maine Public: Author Says Racially Discriminatory Policies Drive Inequality For Everyone, Not Just People Of Color
Heather McGhee is an author and speaker who says that racially discriminatory laws and practices negatively impact everyone. And she’s got some economic data to back that up.