#139 - Black History Month: America's infant mortality crisis | Curio

#139 - Black History Month: America's infant mortality crisis

26 mins | Feb 4, 2022

Today's episode from 4th February 2022. First this morning: 

 In the US, black babies die at twice the rate of white babies. In Cleveland, the mortality rate is nearly three times as high. As part of Black History Month we meet the black doulas trying to change that by campaigning against a racist health system. Then later, as working home from blurs the lines between our professional and personal lives, we explore six different ways to ‘clock out’ at the end of the workday. For The Guardian, 
 Nina Lakhani explores the running of Birthing Beautiful Communities. This Cleveland-based African American doula collective provides culturally sensitive education, advocacy and emotional support for women during pregnancy and up to a year after birth, fighting back against the racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality. Without a buffer of activities such as the commute, the pandemic has provoked new proximity between work and personal lives. A majority of workers admit struggling to log off at the end of the workday. But, as Diana Shi reveals in Fast Company, scheduling different activities after work can create a better boundary between the professional and personal life. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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