New School: Naomi Osaka, Global Vax Access, Teaching Tulsa

Published on: Jun 3, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round


  • First up: We’ll break down Israel’s (likely) big government shakeup, Biden’s latest moves on the southern border, and new data about female CEOs.

  • Next: We’ll look at why tennis star Naomi Osaka’s decision to take a break from competition is about so much more than sports.

  • Then: While the U.S. deals with vaccine hesitancy, a lot of countries have no shots, period. We’ll talk to a health reporter about how the U.S. can (and should) turn the global vaccine shortage around.

  • ICYMI: This week was the 100 year anniversary of the race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We asked two experts why schools don’t teach students about that and the dozens of similar events that happened in what’s known as the “Red Summer.”

  • Finally: We’ll get the lowdown from a book critic about why adding a kinda dark-sounding work of foreign fiction to our summer reading list is worth it.

P.S. You can get your copy of this year’s International Booker Prize winner here.

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 

  • Natasha Loder, health policy editor, The Economist, host, “The Jab” podcast

  • Dr. Shanedra Nowell, associate professor of social studies education, Oklahoma State University

  • Heather Goodenough, social studies teacher, Oklahoma

  • Lily Meyer, writer, translator and book critic

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