Fresh Takes on Equity
This week, The Fix explores equity through three unique angles. Eric Harris Bernstein explores hidden inequities in our society’s bathroom infrastructure, Lucy Meyer investigates inequities in California’s tax treatment of menstrual products, and our hosts, Anthony Rodriguez and Luis Hernandez, discuss inequities facing under-represented students pursuing higher education.
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PRODUCERS: Emnet Almedom and Lauren Randall
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Eric Harris Bernstein
ANCHORS: Anthony Rodriguez and Luis Hernandez
REPORTERS: Eric Harris Bernstein, Lucy Meyer, Anthony Rodriguez, and Luis Hernandez
ENGINEER: Francesca Fenzi
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ben Manilla and Jennifer Granholm
MUSIC: Peter Tosh, Jackson 5
INDIVIDUAL STORIES FROM SHOW
Higher education is considered the great equalizer of society. Scholarships can help give access to high education for low-income, high-achieving, first-generation students through covering the cost of tuition. There are more needs and ways minority students need to be supported in advance of equity. Anthony Rodriguez talks about scholarships, unique…Story Details North Gate Radio Home
When Luis Hernandez was 17, he received a life-changing opportunity: A full scholarship to the University of Southern California from the Posse program. Undergraduate scholarships open opportunities to new generations of college students. Luis discusses the impact the program had on his life, and its broader societal importance.Story Details North Gate Radio Home
Everybody poops. But where? Many people never have to worry about meeting their basic needs, but for many groups, such as the homeless and disabled, something as simple as finding a bathroom can be present a massive challenge. Eric Harris Bernstein explores.Story Details North Gate Radio Home
Unlike Rogaine, Viagra, and condoms, which are all tax exempt, tampons are considered “non-essential” by several state tax codes. This means that many states – California included – charge sales tax on these medical necessities. Lucy Meyer has the story.Story Details North Gate Radio Home