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This edition: Unhealthy Advertising

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 10, 2017.

First aired: April 12, 2017.

On this edition of Independent Sources, hosted by Zyphus Lebrun, new research shows that some food and beverage companies are directly targeting high risk populations in the Bronx with advertisements for unhealthy food. We talk about the spike in hate crimes across the country. Then we learn more about the effort to get Americans to read more books featuring diverse characters and written by more authors of color.

Guest List

Jorge Aguirre Writer, Dragons Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette)

Lecia Brooks Outreach Director, Southern Poverty Law Center

Dr. Sean Lucan Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

Omar Sanon Student Researcher, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center

Mark Siegel Founder/Creative and Editorial Director, First Second Books

Gene Luen Yang Cartoonist / National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

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