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Vexed: A Podcast about the Controversial

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Students and their interviewees talk about their brushes with the child welfare system

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Katherine Parker and Gabrielle Roldan
West Orange (Parker) and Jersey City (Roldan)

Professor: Chenjerai Kumanyika
Class: Podcasting

Takeaway:
"I learned that there is a lot of work to be done in the child welfare system. While the system does work to ensure child safety, it remains nuanced and systematically flawed. Time and time again, it has proven its classicist and racial biases through its separation of black and minority families. We need to look harder for ways to keep families together." -- Parker
"Working with Kat definitely made the experience even more enlightening, because we were able to share insight into our experiences of being raised by single mothers. I met (our interviewee) Juanita a year before we did the podcast. We all were able to bond over these really traumatic experiences we had as women." -- Roldan