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Study: Racial Health Gap Persists

A recent study by former Surgeon General David Satcher says health in communities of color has improved considerably over the last fifty years. But, there still exists a chasm between black and white mortality rates. According to the report, more than 83,000 African-Americans die each year as a result of pervasive inequalities in America's social, economic and healthcare systems. NPR's Ed Gordon is joined by Dr. Adewale Troutman, Director of the Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Health Department, and co-author of the report.

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Hard hitting, intelligent, honest, and no-nonsense describe Ed Gordon's style and approach to reporting that have made the Emmy Award-winning broadcaster one of the most respected journalists in the business today. Known for his informative on-air interaction with newsmakers, from world leaders to celebrities, the name Ed Gordon has become synonymous with the "big" interview.