Listen now: Racism and public health, social media misinformation, ‘Ozark’ is back, and so is allergy season | Podcasts

The Lee Enterprises newsroom podcasters had a busy week with lots of great new episodes.

The first we examine asks a question: is racism a threat to public health?

It’s a topic Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Michael Paul Williams and Kelli Lemon tackle with fellow Richmond Times-Dispatch Sabrina Moreno, who joins them on After the Monuments to share insights from her series on Richmond’s Southwood community. , Virginia, which has the highest concentration of Latinos in the city.

Studies show a large number of COVID-19 cases concentrated in the neighborhood and discuss the barriers that exist for the community to access public health.

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ethical life

Following Twitter’s decision to accept billionaire Elon Musk’s offer to buy the company, Richard Kyte and Scott Rada discuss the problems created by misinformation on social media. This includes a discussion of former President Barack Obama’s calls for tech companies to better protect the public from polarizing lies online. The pair also delves into the ethics of cancel culture in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

broadcast and projected

After a few heavy topics, we turn to the world of entertainment. On Streamed & Screened, host Bruce Miller chats with Ben Foster, star of the HBO Max film “The Survivor,” as well as the film’s director Barry Levinson.

There aren’t many new movies in theaters this week, so the team is looking at options for your TV. There are series finales on Netflix for ‘Ozark’ and ‘Grace & Frankie’, as well as debuts such as ‘We Run This City’ on HBO, ‘The Offer’ on Paramount+, ‘Shining Girls’ on Apple TV. + and “I Love That For You” on Showtime.


You did a great job managing the credit card department. But now we are dealing with rising prices as well as interest rates.

Don’t worry, Sara Rathner of NerdWallet shares some tips to help you manage credit card debt as we face big swings in the economy.

across the sky

This week, Lee’s weather team spoke with Theresa Crimmins, director of the US National Phenology Network, about the spring pollen season.

The next episode of Across the Sky, our new podcast dedicated to weather and climate, will be released Monday morning and the team will share stories behind their experiences covering tornadoes.

Fully Moderated Podcast

In this episode, host Lawrence Eppard is joined by University of Baltimore law professor Kimberly Wehle to discuss his new book, “How to Think Like a Lawyer and Why: A Common Sense Guide to the Dilemmas of every day”. The idea is that in these polarizing times, you can take a legal approach to help you consider the best arguments and make a decision, even if you don’t necessarily agree.

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Need something to listen to this week? Check out some recent episodes from various podcasts from around the country.