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The Wilkerson Case / The Crazy Cat

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A pregnant mother drove her minivan occupied by her and her children into the Atlantic Ocean.  The woman alleges she suffered abuse at the hands of her husband for some time, and her claims are backed by her family who say they attempted to get mental health help for her.  She's charged with attempted murder, but will she get the help she needs.  Audio from a video clip of Terrie Williams discussing her book, Black Pain: It Only Looks Like We're Not Hurting (25:25).  She discusses her struggle with depression and how mental health issues are viewed and dealth with in the black community. 

At the conclusion of our broadcast we discuss the crazy cat who held it's owners hostage (30:00).  Then we we briefly talk about the Target Thigh Gap controversary which leads Lavinia to offer up a heart felt apology.