Host Michel Martin hosts a roundtable discussion on the new poll titled 'African American Lives Today.' Author Gil Robertson, regular parenting contributor Dani Tucker, Howard University Professor Ivory Toldson, and blogger Danielle Belton discuss relationships, money, health and more.
A new survey from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard School of Public Health details people's attitudes towards relationships, finances, families, health and discrimination. Host Michel Martin is joined by Matt Thompson of NPR's Code Switch team to discuss the poll's results.
One of the most surprising findings of a new poll conducted on over 1,000 African-Americans shows that black single men were much more likely to say they're looking for a long-term relationship than single black women. Professor Ivory Toldson, and regular parenting contributor, Dani Tucker weigh in on the poll's results.
Throughout the Soviet-era tuberculosis patients in Moldova were treated in special TB hospitals. But that system collapsed along with the Soviet Union. Now the Eastern European nation is struggling to cope with worst rate of drug-resistant TB in Europe. And there's a raging debate over whether infectious TB patients should be returned to sanitariums or be treated at home.
Oxana and Pavel Rucsineanu fell in love while living in a Moldovan hospital's tuberculosis ward. Now, several years later, Oxana has recovered, and she and the couple's new baby live in an apartment. But Pavel's infection has evolved into a deadly form of TB, which keeps him from joining his new son and wife.
Starting in July, doctors and midwives in Mississippi will be required by law to collect samples of umbilical cord blood from babies born to some girls under the age of 16. Officials will analyze the samples and try to identify the fathers through matches in the state's DNA database.
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