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Coming up on Connections: Monday, February 19

Feb 17, 2018

Credit AVIELLEFOUNDATION.ORG

First hour: Special rebrodacast - Jeremy Richman on the impact of mass shootings on communities

Second hour: BBC World Service presents remarkable stories of African American history

Jeremy Richman is a neuro-pharmacologist, but after his six-year-old daughter, Avielle, was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, he and his wife shifted their focus to preventing violence and building compassion through brain research and education. In this special rebroadcast, we talk to him about the impact of mass shootings on communities. Our guests:

  • Jeremy Richman, co-founder and CEO of The Avielle Foundation
  • Mel Callan, family nurse practitioner at Highland Family Medicine

Then in our second hour, special Black History Month programming from the BBC World Service. You'll hear remarkable stories of African American history, told by the people who were there. Selected from its Witness program, audiences will hear the story of America's first major-party black candidate for president; meet one of the founding members of the first classical ballet company to focus on black dancers; and Ruby Bridges talks about being escorted to school by U.S. Marshals.