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The Dose is the Commonwealth Fund’s podcast that asks, What can the U.S. do differently when it comes to health care? Join host Shanoor Seervai every other Friday for conversations with leading and emerging experts. This season we’re focusing on new ideas that could strengthen and improve health care for everyone. Get the Dose in your inbox: https://thedose.show/signup
 
Produced live at WGBH Studios in Boston, Basic Black *is the longest-running program on public television focusing on the interests of people of color. The show, which was originally called *Say Brother, was created in 1968 during the height of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of communities of color. Each episode features a panel discussion across geographic borders and generational lines with the most current stori ...
 
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Vaccines have saved thousands of lives and are an incredible tool in the seemingly endless battle against the coronavirus. But even with COVID surging anew in Europe as winter approaches, the rate at which Americans are getting vaccinated has plateaued. On the latest episode of The Dose, Alison Galvani, founding director of the Yale Center for Infe…
 
The U.S. housing crisis and health care are inextricably linked. Compared to the general population, people experiencing homelessness have higher rates of illness and mortality. These struggles are even more acute for transgender people, who often face discrimination when they seek both housing and health care. On the latest episode of The Dose, Pa…
 
Basic Black The panelist discuss the Boston mayoral race between Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George. How will the historic run for mayor change the perception of Boston and what issues will impact communities of color? Dr. Paul Watanabe, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Asian American Studies at UMass, Boston Tan…
 
Between “Stop the Steal” activists and “Big Lie” critics, it’s become difficult to have a civil conversation over election reform. But, it turns out that calls for many reforms have been both longstanding and bipartisan. Commonwealth Partners Board Member and entrepreneur Rob Shearer explained in an op-ed what a Democrat-led audit of Pennsylvania's…
 
When the pandemic hit last March, mental health care, which was typically delivered in face-to-face sessions, rapidly moved online. At a time when the need for support was greater than ever, this was a welcome shift. But as we glance – with cautious optimism – toward a return to “normal,” will telehealth be the dominant mode of delivering mental he…
 
While rich countries are doling out booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine, many poor countries have vaccinated less than five percent of their population. And, while many leaders agree that vaccinating the world is the only way out of the pandemic, vaccines are still not moving around the globe in a rapid and equitable manner. This is because “we l…
 
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro likes to present himself as the champion of the little guy. But thanks to Shapiro, thousands of Pennsylvania landowners lost out on tens of millions of dollars in royalty payments from one of the nation’s largest natural gas companies. In this episode, we take a look at how Shapiro’s determination to targe…
 
Even as the Delta variant rages through the U.S., many Americans have not received a COVID-19 vaccine. The reasons are complex, but for Black and Latinx communities, a long history of poor access to health care has been a tall barrier. On the first episode of our brand-new season of The Dose podcast, host Shanoor Seervai talks to Rhea Boyd, M.D., a…
 
The Dose is the Commonwealth Fund’s podcast that asks, What can the U.S. do differently when it comes to health care? Join host Shanoor Seervai every other Friday for conversations with leading and emerging experts. This season we’re focusing on new ideas that could strengthen and improve health care for everyone. Get the Dose in your inbox: https:…
 
This November, Pennsylvania voters will elect four judges to our three statewide appellate courts. In this episode, we break down the difference between our state’s appellate courts, the types of cases each hears, and how these courts can impact our lives. This episode is an audio version of a commentary that originally appeared at www.broadandlibe…
 
Since taking office as PA Attorney General, Josh Shapiro has issued more than 990 press releases—or one every 1.67 days. But while he says a lot, many questions remain unanswered. As Shapiro has set his sights on becoming Pennsylvania’s next governor, here are some of the many questions Pennsylvanians deserve to have answered. This episode is an au…
 
What happens when judges who are supposed to be fair and impartial instead consistently issue rulings that align with the special interests that elected them? Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette recently authored an op-ed looking at partisan rulings by Pennsylvania's state Supreme Court – and noting what voters can do to protec…
 
Many Americans have started to behave as if the pandemic is over, but large numbers of people remain unvaccinated. At the same time, other parts of the world are experiencing their worst COVID-19 surges yet. On the season finale of The Dose, Sandro Galea, physician, epidemiologist, and dean of the Boston University School of Public Health, talks ab…
 
With calls coming from both sides of the aisle for changes to Pennsylvania's election laws, House State Government Committee Chair Seth Grove dives into the latest on his committee’s work on comprehensive election reform. What’s been reviewed? What problems have been discovered? And what’s ahead when it comes to improving our election processes?…
 
When the pandemic hit last March, the U.S. was still facing another major public health crisis —the opioid epidemic. Between COVID-19 lockdowns and economic devastation, overdose deaths soared. Experts estimate that around 90,000 people died of a drug overdose in 2020. That’s the highest number of overdose deaths ever, and it represents the largest…
 
Are Pennsylvania’s public schools underfunded? Commonwealth Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Colleen Hroncich joins Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette to take a hard look at several myths surrounding public school funding and to set the record straight.By Commonwealth Partners
 
Many of us can recall a time we felt nervous about seeing a doctor. Maybe it was because we were wary about how much the visit would cost, or what a diagnosis would mean for our health. Now, imagine how much more stress you would feel if you had experienced trauma — from domestic violence or human trafficking, for example. Trauma survivors are the …
 
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, founded by former President Barack Obama and his former Attorney General Eric Holder, claims to want fair congressional maps. But that claim is far from accurate. Here’s the story of how this committee is working not for fairness but for pure Democrat control—and how they’re willing to use even the m…
 
Tune in as Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs Political Director Jeremy Baker outlines our endorsements in the Pennsylvania judicial primary elections and why we are recommending "YES" votes on two proposed constitutional amendments to restore a legislative check and balance on a governor's emergency powers.…
 
In late April, 2021, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf abruptly withdrew all his pending nominations to lead key state agencies. In a recent op-ed, Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette explored the implications of Wolf’s move, which canceled Senate confirmation hearings, shielding his appointees from public questioning. This episode is an audio…
 
Migrants are crossing the southern border in record numbers this year, many of them unaccompanied children. What happens to them once they make it into the U.S., or if they've been here for a long time, when they need health care? On the latest episode of The Dose podcast, Carrie Byington, executive vice president of University of California Health…
 
CHANNELLOCK® President and CEO Jon DeArment, who is also on our board of Trustees at Commonwealth Partners, recently wrote an op-ed on how Gov. Wolf shutdown his business last year and why he’s urging Pennsylvanians to vote yes on two proposed constitutional amendments so no one’s livelihood is again deemed non-essential. This episode is an audio v…
 
If you work with hand tools, you probably have a pair of CHANNELLOCK® pliers. CHANNELLOCK® President and CEO Jon DeArment joins Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette to discuss how Gov. Wolf shut down his business last year and to encourage Pennsylvanians to vote yes on two proposed constitutional amendments that would protect bu…
 
The Biden-Harris administration has taken several measures in its first three months to strengthen the nation’s social safety net. Many of these policies will have an outsized impact on women — particularly women of color, who often struggle to access health care and now are bearing the brunt of the COVID-induced economic crisis. From mandating pai…
 
In the past three years, a left-wing group called Pennsylvania Fund for Change has raised $9.8 million and spent nearly all of it trying to defeat state legislative Republicans. They're particularly fond of targeting Republicans who side with government unions. This is ironic, given where Fund for Change gets its money; namely, from government unio…
 
Hate crimes against Asians in the United States more than doubled from 2019 to 2020. Last month, in one of the most conspicuous acts of violence against Asians in recent history, six Asian American women were shot dead in Georgia. Racism against people of Asian descent is not a new problem, but it has been exacerbated of late by politicians using r…
 
Commonwealth Court Judge Kevin Brobson is running for Pennsylvania Supreme Court this year. Judge Brobson recently sat down with Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette to share more about his background, how he became interested in public service, and why he’s running for the state’s highest court.…
 
As the COVID pandemic emerged last year, Gov. Wolf promised his decisions would be “data-driven”. But his Department of Health recently revealed that Wolf’s travel restrictions were unsupported by any data. This episode is an audio version of an op-ed by Commonwealth Partners Public Affairs Director Gina Diorio detailing this latest revelation.…
 
If you’re an optimist, then every piece of good news about vaccine approvals and shots in arms has put the end of the pandemic in sight. If you’re a pessimist, then all the new variants with names sounding like computer-generated passwords signal the apocalypse. Will hope win, or will dread? On the latest episode of The Dose podcast, Eric Schneider…
 
From Gov. Tom Wolf's administration's policy requiring nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients, to Pennsylvanians' inability to reach the Department of Labor for months on end, state Rep. Natalie Mihalek has been asking public officials the hard questions. Are they giving her good answers? Listen to find out.…
 
Health care workers are among the heroes of the pandemic. One year in, many of us are experiencing stress, fatigue, and grief. But this can pale in comparison to the toll faced by those caring for the sick and dying on a daily basis. On this episode of The Dose, we listen to the stories of one group of frontline health workers: nurses. Often dealin…
 
Sen. Kim Ward made history by becoming the first female majority leader in the history of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. She sat down with Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette to talk about her path into politics, Gov. Wolf's latest tax hike plan, and the proposed constitutional amendments voters will soon vote on.…
 
Recently, PA Gov. Tom Wolf has upped his push to legalize recreational marijuana. And it’s actually politically savvy! After all, Wolf's policies throughout COVID have been such a disaster that he’d hardly want to talk about them. This episode is an audio version of a commentary by Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette on this ve…
 
Violence kills thousands of Americans each year and sends many more to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Even though many people recover physically, the issues that cause violence often go unchecked. On today’s episode of The Dose, we talk about how interventions, both in hospitals and in communities, that can help break the cycle of vio…
 
Education in the age of COVID has left students and parents frustrated to say the least. PA Senate Education Committee Chair Senator Scott Martin joins Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette to share how the Senate is taking bold action to deliver better educational opportunity to kids and families across Pennsylvania. (Check out …
 
In his 2021 budget address, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf asked for more than $1 billion in additional funding for public schools—even schools that are physically closed. In this episode, Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette says it’s time to do right by our kids by empowering parents to exercise control in sending their children t…
 
Living with the COVID-19 pandemic for a year, it’s hard to process the numbers. What we know is that nearly 500,000 Americans have lost their lives, and that Black, Latino, and Indigenous people are worst impacted. But behind the statistics are stories, and on the latest episode of The Dose, we listen to one of those stories. Our guest, Dr. Magdala…
 
Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. faces another health crisis – one of loneliness. Between lockdowns, social distancing, and the fear that contact with others could make us sick, many people are living in isolation. But there are ways to cope. On this episode of The Dose podcast, Matthew Pantell and Laura Shields-Zeeman, researcher…
 
Lawmakers are advancing several proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania constitution, including one providing that the Legislature must approve the extension of a disaster declaration after the initial 21 days and one establishing judicial districts for electing judges to statewide appellate courts. Rep. Seth Grove joins Commonwealth Partners Presi…
 
A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States appears to have learned few lessons from its disastrous early response. Hasty lockdowns and bungled reopenings have now given way to a sluggish and uncoordinated vaccine rollout. This month, the daily death toll crossed 4,000, and hospitals in many parts of the country are overflowing with sick p…
 
This week the show will discuss the Covid vaccines and how to move beyond fear, history and distrust of the medical community amongst people of color. It’s no secret that there has been a painful history that Black people have endured within the medical community, from the high-profile stories of the Tuskegee study to Henrietta Lacks. However, beyo…
 
Incoming state Senator Devlin Robinson defeated incumbent Democrat Sen. Pam Iovino in Nov. 2020, flipping the 37th Senate seat in Allegheny and Washington counties from blue to red. Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette speaks with Devlin about his background as a Marine Corps veteran who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afg…
 
COVID-19 brought the lives of college students to an abrupt standstill – being in a classroom, a dormitory, a dining hall table with friends became risky activities overnight. How did universities navigate the impossible tradeoff between having students on campus with the risks of the coronavirus, and keeping students remote but putting their educa…
 
For those of us who grew up in the United States, it can be easy to take for granted the freedoms we enjoy. But when we experience these freedoms through the eyes of someone who knows what it's like not to have them, our perspective can change. Abhi Samuel, who serves as Director of Entrepreneur Engagement for Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entre…
 
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