PBS Appearance- “New Approaches To Breast Health”

6:50 Interview starts

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Critic Byron Woods, Independent Weekly says this about Mama Juggs:
“You need to know this much going in: Suga Babe ain’t got time for no mess. (But then, you probably won’t either when you turn 100.) The feisty, funky centenarian is the indomitable matriarch of three generations touched by breast cancer, and as Anita Woodley’s captivating one-person show unfolds, she, her daughter Mable-Ree and her granddaughter Anita draw us into the family circle with a compelling mix of ancient songs, stories and straight talk. Though the subject matter is stark, Woodley animates this work with humor, warmth and wisdom; when she’s at her peak, it feels like she’s channeling these characters, not performing them. By the time Mama Juggs is over, it’s hard not to feel that we’ve joined their lineage ourselves—as survivors. “

Anita Woodley, Dr. Keith Amos, and Deborah Holt-Noel
On The Set of Black Issues Forum

Watch New Approaches to Breast Health on PBS. See more from Black Issues Forum.

About Mama Juggs

Anita Woodley is an award winning actress, mixed-media artist, and a multi-award winning national journalist. In 2011, she earned the "Best of the Best" M.A.L.I Film & Performance Arts Conference Award for Mama Juggs. An East Oakland native, Anita earned her B.A. in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University. A producer for North Carolina Public Radio’s nationally-syndicated show, The Story, Anita has received as number of awards including a Harry Chapin Radio Media Award, several National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Awards, and an Emmy with CNN.
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