The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

The latest episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” examines the debt crisis in Puerto Rico and growing calls for the island to end relations with the U.S.; a project that aims to lower the number of women of color dying from breast cancer; and an exhibition on gold from the Philippines.

Dr. Hector Cordero-Guzman, a professor at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs, discusses what can be done to help Puerto Rico. Some are calling for statehood while others say it’s time to cut ties with the U.S. Watch at 0:42.

While women of color are getting screened for breast cancer at nearly the same rate as white women, a large gap mortality rate exists between the two populations. Mary Solomon, the director of Project Renewal’s ScanVan (a mobile mammography program that provides free breast cancer screening primarily to uninsured adults), goes into reasons for this gap and why the new mammogram guidelines at the American Cancer Society “concern” her. Watch at 17:20.

In the final segment, at 25:15, Adriana Proser, senior curator at the Asia Society, talks about “Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms,” an exhibition featuring gold mostly from between the 10th and 13th centuries.

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