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Reza Rites Visits A Lively Experiment: On YouTube AND TODAY AT NOON, RI PBS

Reza Rites Visits A Lively Experiment: On YouTube AND TODAY AT NOON, RI PBS

Did you know that Black women and the African American community in RI deal with the highest infant mortality rates, the highest percentage of infants with low birth weight, and the highest percentage of pregnant women with delayed prenatal care? Did you know that the Black and Native American communities in RI have the highest rate of children with incarcerated parents – 63.8 for Black children…

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Reza Rites Visits A Lively Experiment: On YouTube AND TODAY AT NOON, RI PBS

Reza Rites Visits A Lively Experiment: On YouTube AND TODAY AT NOON, RI PBS

Did you know that Black women and the African American community in RI deal with the highest infant mortality rates, the highest percentage of infants with low birth weight, and the highest percentage of pregnant women with delayed prenatal care? Did you know that the Black and Native American communities in RI have the highest rate of children with incarcerated parents – 63.8 for Black children…

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Reza Rites Visits A Lively Experiment: On YouTube AND TODAY AT NOON, RI PBS

IMG_2748On Friday, August 19, Reza Clifton participated in “Troubling issues at Kennedy Plaza and the Ethics Commission dismisses the complaint against House Majority Leader John DeSimone,” a conversation on “A Lively Experiment,” a show that airs on RI PBS.

PROVIDENCE, RI – Did you know that Black women and the African American community in RI deal with the highest infant mortality rates, the highest percentage of infants with low birth weight, and the highest percentage of pregnant women with delayed prenatal care? Did you know that the Black and Native American communities in RI have the highest rates of children with incarcerated parents – 63.8 for Black children compared to 8.0 for White children? Did you know that “all minority groups [in RI] have higher poverty rates than [W]hites and the state as a whole,” and that Black Americans and Latinos in RI have higher unemployment rates than Whites and the state?

These sometimes staggering and often saddening facts, gathered and disseminated by the RI Department of Health, show how some communities are more vulnerable to the devastating consequences that come with these conditions and barriers – while others exacerbate the inequities or, at least, remain free or much less affected by them. On the other hand, both Black Americans in RI and Latinos have a lower median age than White Rhode Islanders and the state – meaning there are more and more Black and Brown youth and younger generations being brought up in RI who may help turn the tides on some of these Ocean State trends.


Watch the episode TODAY at noon on RI PBS or click on play above to see the episode on Youtube

Those are just some of the reasons why it’s important that we have inclusive and broad conversations and representations in the media, during and outside of election years. And that is why team #sonicwatermelons was so glad that Founder and Executive Producer, Reza C. Clifton, was selected to be a panelist on this week’s edition of A Lively Experiment, a political roundtable show that airs on RI PBS and PBS Learn. The show was guest-hosted by producer Kim Keough, and at the Friday, August 19 taping, #rezarites appeared alongside the following co-panelists: Ian Donnis, political reporter for Rhode Island Public Radio; Kate Nagle, news editor for GoLocalProv.com; and Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, president of Latino Radio and Chairman, Women & Infants Health Care Alliance.

Catch it on the medium screen TODAY at 12 noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS, which “transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable: Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 36.” Or see the YouTube clip: https://youtu.be/ENtr-yu-ZU4.


Click here or on the sheet above to review some of the coverage and fact sheets reviewed by Clifton prior to Friday’s taping.

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Have you seen that our friends at Sonic Watermelons have launched a new podcast series: #BlackLivesMatter on #SonicWatermelons? Hear part I, “Young, Gifted, Black…and Arrested, featuring the Sonic Watermelons podcast episode, "Christopher Johnson Visits Sonic Watermelons Y Las Vidas Negras Importan.”

Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud, http://bit.ly/2aTY7EP or read the full press release, and learn more about the #BlackLivesMatter on #SonicWatermelons podcast series here: http://bit.ly/2bfY7Or.

Follow Sonic Watermelons on Facebook, Soundcloud and Instagram @SonicWatermelons and on Twitter @watermelonradio; subscribe to podcasts on iTunes under “Sonic Watermelons.“ Listen live on Tuesday nights or find archive links (going back to 2010) by visiting http://www.bsrlive.com.

Young, Gifted, Black…and Arrested: #BlackLivesMatter on #SonicWatermelons, Part I

Young, Gifted, Black…and Arrested: #BlackLivesMatter on #SonicWatermelons, Part I

Young, Gifted, Black…and Arrested #BlackLivesMatter on #SonicWatermelons Sonic Sunday Podcast, August 14, 2016 Depending on who you talk to, Christopher Johnson may not quite fit under the moniker of young. Or maybe you think the 45 year old does. Still, there is no arguing that the poet, playwright and actor is gifted and Black, to borrow from the wise words of Nina Simone. In fact, just this…

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Young, Gifted, Black…and Arrested: #BlackLivesMatter on #SonicWatermelons, Part I

Young, Gifted, Black…and Arrested: #BlackLivesMatter on #SonicWatermelons, Part I

Young, Gifted, Black…and Arrested #BlackLivesMatter on #SonicWatermelons Sonic Sunday Podcast, August 14, 2016 Depending on who you talk to, Christopher Johnson may not quite fit under the moniker of young. Or maybe you think the 45 year old does. Still, there is no arguing that the poet, playwright and actor is gifted and Black, to borrow from the wise words of Nina Simone. In fact, just this…

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