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Say Brother; What is Concilio?

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Say Brother
What is Concilio?
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Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program examines the work of the Concilio Human Services Program, which offers a bilingual drug rehabilitation program with detoxification, clinical, vocational, and academic services. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Executive Director Nick Arana about self-help drug rehabilitation, program funding, working with non-Spanish addicts, Concilio's connection to other heath centers, staffing, and court-ordered referrals. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with reporters Leah Fletcher, Eric Sampedro, and Justina Chu, and the "Community Calendar."

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Broadcast program

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Concilio Human Services
Civil rights
Drug abuse--Treatment
African Americans in television broadcasting
Arana, Nick
Puerto Ricans--Ethnic identity
Human services--Massachusetts--Boston
Puerto Rico--History
Television broadcasting of news
Race and Ethnicity
White, Conrad (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Barbara Barrow (Producer)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Sampedro, Eric (Reporter)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Coleman, Vernon (Audio Editor)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Editor)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Wilson, Bob (Stage Manager)
Fletcher, Leah (Reporter)
Floyd, Michael (Switcher)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Chu, Justina (Reporter)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Norton, Chas (Lighting)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Buccheri, Ron (Edit Programmer)
Balhatchet, Tom (Audio)
Shipley, Jack (Still Photography)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Correia, Dennis (Video)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
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