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Discussion: How the coronavirus crisis has exposed entrenched health inequities

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The coronavirus pandemic has exposed entrenched health inequities for communities of color in the US and around the globe. As part of our regular series discussing COVID-19, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Nancy Krieger from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Krieger recently co-authored an analysis confirming the extent of such disparities.

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The coronavirus pandemic is creating an insatiable demand for medical and personal protective equipment (PPE) that has overwhelmed the world market. China has ramped up the production of needed supplies by bringing new manufacturers online. In an international marketplace where companies, federal and state agencies are fighting for equipment, Harvard business student Sophie Bai and her colleagues are creating a new supply chain.

Against judge’s order, Iranian student removed from US

The detention and removal of Iranian student Shahab Dehghani from the US at Boston's Logan International Airport drew outrage Tuesday. Immigration lawyers and activists say Dehghani’s case is just one of several examples of how Iranian nationals, especially students, have been subject to aggressive screening at US ports of entry, even if they have valid documents to enter the country.

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Campaign theme songs

Faith and Fair Game news analyst Matt Pack take a look at John McCain's recent struggle to find the ideal theme song for his presidential campaign.

Environment

E-waste youth activist

Living on Earth interviews Alex Lin, who won the Brower Youth Award for his pioneering work on electronic waste. Lin recycled and refurbishes computers for kids in the U.S. and around the world.

Environment

World's cheapest car, The

Host Steve Curwood talks with Sunita Narain, director of the Center for Science and the Environment in Delhi, about what the Nano Car could mean for the developing world and how India should handle its transportation issues.

Environment

Green cleaning cooperative

Professional housecleaners are frequently exposed to hazardous cleaning products and have a higher incidence of asthma compared to other workers. In the Boston area, a group of Brazilian immigrant housecleaners have joined together to form a co-op that makes their own environmentally-friendly and safe cleaning products and educates other housecleaners.