‘The Conversation’ highlights community changemakers, reflects on 4 years of NBC4 specials

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A new episode of NBC4’s Emmy award-winning special, “The Conversation” airs Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by NBC4 anchors Matt Barnes and Jennifer Bullock, the series continues to look into racial inequalities in central Ohio, focusing on changemakers in our community.

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This Thursday’s program will include an interview with the head of the Columbus chapter of the NAACP, Nana Watson, who talks about the changes she has seen over the years and the reasons she is still fighting for progress.

Religious leader, Pastor Gerald Murphy, will also appear. Murphy has dedicated his life to making an impact in the community and discusses why he believes making a difference begins with being the change you want to see in the world.

The audience will also meet a central Ohio woman looking to improve birth outcomes for Black women — a sector of our community that has historically seen birth-related deaths and complications significantly higher than their white counterparts. Through education and the use of a health advocate known as a doula, Jatu Boikai’s mOBiNurses Inc. is working to save lives one mother at a time.

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Additionally, as we continue the conversation about changemakers in our community, the broadcast will shine a light on a central Ohio program that exists to serve “as a catalyst for change.” Viewers will learn how Black Girl Rising Inc. uses research to improve outcomes for African American girls and turn their traumas into testimonies while reminding them of their resilience.

Watch “The Conversation” on NBC4 Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

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