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This week, we continue our month-long series ‘Our Body Politic Presents’ with ‘Into America’ – a podcast about being Black in America, told by people who have the most at stake. Host Trymaine Lee spoke with his 9-year-old daughter Nola and author and illustrator Jerry Craft about banned books and Critical Race Theory. Also, from Minneapolis, Cup Foods clerk Christopher Martin, witness to the murder of George Floyd, opened up to Trymaine about moving forward from trauma. On our weekly roundtable ‘Sippin the Political Tea’, I was joined by former Obama White House Health Policy Director Dr. Kavita Patel, and Dr. Bernard Ashby, Florida State Lead for the Committee to Protect Health Care. Together we examined the latest on COVID and Omicron, the impacts on mental health, and the Biden Harris administration’s response.