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In honor of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., his birthday, and his holiday, Carroll replays his how from 1/19/14.
Carroll's guests are Massachusetts State Representative Byron Rushing and Marsha Joyner, a frequent participant on our show. They start with a discussion of the civil rights movement, a reminder of its historical importance, and of what is relevant today.
Rushing is an advocate for homelessness, civil rights, health reform, same sex marriage, and other social issues. His philosophy is to approach all people as human beings. Representative Rushing tells us the priority in Massachusetts is to get housing first. He also makes clear, people should not be discriminated against in any civil institution. Civil rights are for all people. Representative Rushing stresses the need to know the history of all oppression - Blacks, Chinese, Native Americans, and other cultures - before we can move forward. A caller recommends reading Howard Zinn's book, A History of the United States.
Representative Rushing tells us many of the housing problems in Massachusetts started when rooming houses were lost due to gentrification, and when the deinstitutialization of mental health facilities released many patients into the general population. Additional housing was not created for those segments of the population.
Regarding housing, Carroll and Representative Rushing talk about how Massachusetts handles money it receives from HUD. As discussed on previous shows, Carroll has many questions about Hawaii's use / non-use of HUD money, particularly in how it relates to the City's proposed sale of their affordable housing units.
Looking at Hawaii
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Carroll continues his discussion about local issues on Olelo Public Television, Channel 54.