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Bringing More Black Women to Medicine

This hour, New Haven-based filmmaker Crystal Emery takes us behind the scenes of her new documentary  "Black Women in Medicine." We meet some of the women profiled in her film, and discuss recent efforts to increase diversity in the science and medical fields. 

Later, we also check in with Afropop Worldwide senior producer Banning Eyre. We learn about his recent trip to Mali, Africa, and listen to some music from the region.


  • Crystal Emery New Haven-based filmmaker, writer, and activist
  • Dr. Jennifer Ellis - Senior cardiac surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute and Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Dr. Rashele Yarborough - Fourth year resident in family medicine
  • Dr. Linda K. Barry - Assistant professor at UConn Health; assistant director and COO of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science; director of the Young Innovative Investigator Program
  • Banning Eyre - Senior producer of Afropop Worldwide

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Lucy Nalpathanchil and Chion Wolf contributed to this show. 

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