Nichole Mossalam ran this fall to represent Medford and Malden in the MA State House. We had this conversation before the election. She didn’t win, but I wanted you to still hear this because I don’t think she is going anywhere. She is a leader in the Muslim community, she does interfaith outreach, she organizes events promoting charitable causes and religious tolerance, she worked with Our Revolution, and she ran a creative, energetic campaign against an entrenched incumbent where she called attention to some of the deep injustices in Massachusetts right now. Injustices like inadequate school funding, dangerous lead pollution in playgrounds and in local drinking water, bad decisions about funding for transit transit, predatory housing practices, racist policing, and the need to reform our prison system. Nichole knows that these issues are too important for her to be deterred by one election, and I for one am excited to see what she does next. To read a transcript of this interview, head over to Medium.
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We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs the question: who - or what - is that system meant to protect? From Wondery, the network behind the hit podcast Dirty John, DR. DEATH is a story about a charming surgeon, 33 patients and a spineless system. Reported and hosted by Laura Beil.
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