1.27.15: Black History Is American History & Making A Fashion Statement For The Sake Of Vaccinations

Jan 27, 2015

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In a series of comic books, Joel Christian Gill shines a light on unsung African American figures from history. On today’s show, he tells us why he’s launched a campaign against Black History Month, and makes the case that #28DaysAreNotEnough.

Then, an outbreak of measles traced to Disneyland has outraged parents and cast anti-vaccine advocates as dangers to the public. We’ll hear about a propaganda tool that targeted anti-vaxxers in 18th Century France: fashionable hats!

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Joel Christian Gill in studio with Virginia Prescott
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#28DaysAreNotEnough

Encouraging Vaccination With A Little Help From Fashion

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