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Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 210 , Segment 5

Episode: Public Lands, Ranked-Choice Voting, Hearing Aids and Memory

  • Jan 12, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 14:43 mins

Guest: Beth Gorrie, Director of Staten Island’s OUtLOUD Program  What might happen if everyone in your community was reading and discussing the same book?  Staten Island residents spent a month reading Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and exploring its themes in community events. What made the experience powerful was the fact that it happened to coincide with a period of heightened racial tension after the death of Eric Garner in police custody on Staten Island.

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