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Part 1
 
 
 
 
In this feature of the COVID Gap: Addressing the Pandemic Racial Divide, R-Town Associate Producer Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara discusses the large divide in COVID hospitalizations and deaths between the white and black communities in Minnesota. Joining her in this discussion is Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, a cardiologist with a primary focus in developing strategies to reduce cardiovascular disease health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations, and Pastor Kenneth Rowe, Senior Pastor of Christ's Church of the Jesus Hour in Rochester and well known community advocate.
 
 

 
 
Part 2
 
 
 
 
Following our first feature of the COVID Gap: Addressing the Pandemic Racial Divide, KSMQ is continuing the conversation with Dr. Stephanie Low from Community Health Services, Inc. in Rochester, Minnesota. She and R-Town Associate Producer and Host Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara discuss the large divide in COVID hospitalizations and deaths between the white and black communities in Minnesota. Community Health Service Inc. (CHSI) is a federally qualified healthcare center, serving uninsured and underinsured communities in the Midwest and is dedicated to health equity.
 
 

 
 
 Part 3
 
 
 
 
Following our previous features of the COVID Gap: Addressing the Pandemic Racial Divide, KSMQ is continuing the conversation with Bo Thao-Urabe and Chao Yang. They sit with R-Town Associate Producer and Moderator Nicole Nfonoyim-Hara to discuss the large divide in COVID hospitalizations and deaths between the white and Asian American communities, specifically the Hmong community in Minnesota. Bo Thao-Urabe is the Executive and Network Director of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders, based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Chao Yang is the founder of the Hmong Public Health Association, a catalyst of change and a leader with intense focus on impact.
 
 

 
 
What COVID Took From Us: Mental Health Across Generations
 
 
 
 
What COVID Took from Us: Mental Health Across Generations was a KSMQ produced live-streamed discussion with R-Town correspondent Danielle Teal featuring Rochester community mental health advocates, Sean Kinsella with NAMI Southeast Minnesota and Ashleigh Dowis with Family Service Rochester. This discussion was about the growing mental health issues in the time of the pandemic across multiple generations.

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