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June 26, 2021

Bridging the Racial Divide & A Surprising Tool to Fight Opioid Addiction
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Bridging the Racial Divide
The racial divide in America appears to have expanded significantly in recent times. We'll hear from Melvin J. Gravely, II. PhD, a civic leader and author of "Dear White Friend: The Realities of Race, the Power of Relationships and Our Path to Equity". He thinks the great majority of white Americans are not racists, but they are "benefiting bystanders," and he believes that Americans can solve racial problems together.
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A Surprising Tool to Fight Opioid Addiction
Opioid addiction is a widespread and devastating problem, but could a common vitamin be the key? David E. Fisher, MD, PhD, Director of the Mass General Cancer Center's Melanoma Program, Director of Massachusetts General Hospital's Cutaneous Biology Research Center, led a study that found that vitamin D deficiency strongly exaggerates the craving for and effects of opioids, potentially increasing the risk for dependence and addiction.
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Surviving a Lengthy Power Outage
If a large long lasting power outage happened, how could you get emergency power for your family's survival? M. Granger Morgan, PhD, Hamerschlag University Professor of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and co-director of the National Science Foundation's Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making, led a study that compared strategies for providing emergency power to residents during a large, long-duration power outage, particularly in rural and suburban communities.
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