Who We Are: Episode 5
Updated: Jan 10
Part five of a six-part podcast series hosted by Carvell Wallace and Jeffery Robinson—I composed and performed the theme music. You may not agree with everything they say, but there has never been a better time for empathetic education.
What does it mean to be well in America? Who is seen as deserving of healthcare? Racism has plagued the American medical system since its inception and continues to produce disparities in health and life expectancy to this day. In this episode, Carvell Wallace and Jeffery Robinson trace the decades-long epidemic of sharply higher mortality rates among both Black people giving birth and their babies. In conversation with OB/GYN and maternal/infant health advocate Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, as well as SéSé Doula Services founder Nicole JeanBaptiste, we’ll examine the way the healthcare system was designed to fail Black people, with a focus on Black maternal and infant health.
Markus Hunt is an educator, writer, speaker, and musician living in Aurora, Colorado.