Stories of the Relentless

Series Three

Series Three - Relentless Cities

Relentless Cities is a series of powerful stories and conversations documenting a community’s dedicated pursuit of health in the face of COVID- 19, racial injustice, system limitations and health inequities – all being met by an unyielding spirit of resilience. We begin with a three-part series in New York City.

Relentless Cities: NYC Change Agents

Relentless Cities is a series of powerful stories and conversations documenting a community’s dedicated pursuit of health in the face of COVID- 19, racial injustice, system limitations and health inequities – all being met by an unyielding spirit of resilience.

We begin with a three-part series in NYC. Meet Change Agents Stephen and Lizette Ritz, founders of the Green Bronx Machine who are on track to help millions of under-served communities be healthier one child at a time In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How the COVID -19 crisis has exposed just how vulnerable underserved communities are when it comes to underlying risks, fragilities, and inequities in our food system;
  • Why food justice matters; • How to empower a community through healthy fresh food;
  • How to use food to promote community and economic development;
  • How you too can become a change agent in your community and beyond.

Relentless Cities: NYC and COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on New York City. On the frontlines have been physicians whose personal and professional lives have been affected by the virus; like Dr. Larry Phillips, Board President for the American Heart Association in NYC and Dr. Samer Kottiech, a Venezuelan cardiologist and founder of a clinic that serves Spanish monolingual patients. He also had COVID-19.


Relentless Cities: Health Disparities

This episode is hosted by award-winning correspondent Trymaine Lee, with a story profile on pastor, radio show host, gospel artist and New Yorker Donnie McClurkin who testifies about his health journey with diabetes.We’re shining a light on diabetes and other health disparities which are often rooted in racial and economic inequality. In NYC, one subway stop apart may mean 10 years difference in life expectancy. Which is why we’ve brought together two relentless leaders: Dr. LeWanza Harris and philanthropist Liz Elting to discuss their efforts and much-needed solutions for underserved communities.