Deconstructing Race: Anxiety About Racism Travels With Me

Aug 21, 2015
Catherine Crosby at her office in Dayton.
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 I recently took a trip to Augsburg, Germany as part of the City of Dayton’s Sister Cities delegation.  In the weeks leading up to my trip, people kept asking me if I was excited. To be honest, I was experiencing some anxiety. As an African American, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  In America, we have laws making it illegal to discriminate based on race even though many still experience discrimination. This right does not exist everywhere.  I Googled to mentally prepare for what I might experience in another country.

Assist America CEO Brian Mulligan joins us to talk about the unique emergency medical services that his company helps procure for medical students and leisure-seekers alike when they are traveling far from home.  Planning a vacation or medical mission abroad?  Check out this interesting conversation to hear about how you can do so with a little more confidence and a few fewer worries!

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A survey predicts a 2 percent drop in Labor Day travel by Ohioans, compared to last year's holiday weekend.

Auto club AAA said Wednesday that the decline is anticipated because of recent uncertainty about the economy as well as rising air fares.

Gas prices are not expected to have much impact. AAA says 71 percent of people intending to travel around the holiday say the cost of gasoline won't affect their plans.