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Life on the Margins Episode 3: Communities of Color and the Covid-19 Pandemic

by Enrique Cerna, Jini Palmer, and Marcus Harrison Green


A public health study reveals that King County has significant racial disparities in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths. Among Latinos, the study shows the virus death rate is two and a half times higher than white people. The study mirrors what is happening nationally as communities of color are being hit hard by the coronavirus. In episode 3 we break down the data in King County with Matias Valenzuela, equity officer for Seattle-King County Public Health, and we also meet registered nurse Jessica Esparza; an ICU nurse at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, who is risking her life to save others amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading Life on the Margins Episode 3: Communities of Color and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Life on the Margins Episode 2: The Better Angels of the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Enrique Cerna, Jini Palmer, and Marcus Harrison Green


Amid the death and turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic, people are stepping up to aid their community with humanity and compassion. We introduce you to coffee shop owner Luis Rodriguez and volunteer Maria Lamarca Anderson who show us why giving is so important in these difficult times. Plus, we begin a new segment “For Real Though” that examines society’s absurdities, ridiculousness, and injustices that are leaving us in a state of disbelief, and making us ask “but, for real though?”

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Life on the Margins Episode 1: Racial Politics and the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Enrique Cerna, Jini Palmer, and Marcus Harrison Green


We planned to wait for ideal production conditions, but giving a platform to the voices who need it most can’t wait (and if John Legend can perform from his living room, why can’t we)! The South Seattle Emerald, in partnership with Town Hall Seattle, is pleased to present the debut episode from our pilot season of Life On the Margins. Every other week, Enrique Cerna, Jini Palmer, and Marcus Harrison Green will strive to empower, elevate, and amplify stories not just about marginalized communities, but from within, and alongside them. We hope you enjoy listening (Jini and Marcus’s mics are thankfully in the mail)! Continue reading Life on the Margins Episode 1: Racial Politics and the Coronavirus Pandemic