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Tarik Moody speaks with panel of national healthcare experts on racial disparities

Last year, as the nation was experiencing a racial reckoning, Radio Milwaukee released a podcast -- By Every Measure -- focused on the undeniable data of systemic racism. The Milwaukee Press Club recently awarded the podcast with a gold medal for Best Podcast of 2020.

In the six-part podcast series, hosts Tarik Moody and local research journalist Reggie Jackson examined issues such as criminal justice and policing, housing, the racial wealth gap, education and healthcare. Then, in every episode, Tarik spoke with local experts who are leading solutions in each of these areas.

National healthcare experts from Rush University join Tarik Moody in Radio Milwaukee's "Ask the Experts" series.

But the topic of systemic racism is vast, far bigger than we could cover in just six episodes. We still had a lot of questions, and we were hearing them from our listeners, too. So we kept the conversation moving forward with a follow-up series to the podcast -- By Every Measure: Ask the Experts.

For five weeks, we took an even deeper dive into each of the sectors we explore in By Every Measure with national experts in each field.

The conversation below is a follow-up to the extended, final episode focused on healthcare disparities across racial lines. In that chapter, we spoke with a panel of experts, and in our follow up "Experts" series, Tarik does the same. He hosts a conversation with Dr. David Ansel; Darlene Hightower, JD; and Ayesha Jaco from Rush University and the Center for Health Equity and Engagement. The Office of Community Health Equity and Engagement at Rush University helps Rush fulfill its commitment to improving the quality of life for people in its diverse neighboring communities, according to its website.

Watch the live stream and listen to the original podcast episode below.