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August 12, 2017

Aired 8/12/2017

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Ms. Toni Carey, co-founder of "Black Girls Run".    Ms. Carey discussed the history of the "Black Girls Run" and upcoming events.  For more information go online to www.blackgirlsrun.com.

Ms. Susan Price, a nurse practitioner from Mercy Health Saint Mary's.  Ms. Price discussed why African American women have a higher risk of contracting Alzheimer's Disease.

Mr. Gino Gonzalez, a 2nd year community college student.  Mr. Gonzalez discussed the challenges and rewards of attending a local community college.

Ms. Jordyn Crowley, Public Relations and Communications Specialist.  Ms. Crowley discussed an upcoming event called, "Soul Pose".  For more information go online to www.soulpose.com. 

 

 

 

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  • August 19, 2017

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    Jolanta Juszkiewicz, Ph.D., Director of Policy Analysis or the American Association of Community Colleges, discussed her published report on "Trends of the Community College Enrollment and Completion Data".  

    Christy M. Gamble, JD, DrPH, MPH, political commentator, discussed a co-authored a Center for American Progress report on "Black Women's Maternal Health".

    (REPEAT)Ian K. Smith, MD, bestselling auther of "The Shred Power Cleanse" introduces "Blast the Sugar Out".

     

     

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  • August 12, 2017

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    Ms. Toni Carey, co-founder of "Black Girls Run".    Ms. Carey discussed the history of the "Black Girls Run" and upcoming events.  For more information go online to www.blackgirlsrun.com.

    Ms. Susan Price, a nurse practitioner from Mercy Health Saint Mary's.  Ms. Price discussed why African American women have a higher risk of contracting Alzheimer's Disease.

    Mr. Gino Gonzalez, a 2nd year community college student.  Mr. Gonzalez discussed the challenges and rewards of attending a local community college.

    Ms. Jordyn Crowley, Public Relations and Communications Specialist.  Ms. Crowley discussed an upcoming event called, "Soul Pose".  For more information go online to www.soulpose.com. 

     

     

     

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  • August 5, 2017

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    Dr. Nimrod Chapel, Jr., President for the NAACP Missouri Chapter; discussed the black tourists travel ban for the State of Missouri.

    Betsy Graziani Fasbinder discussed her new book entitled, "Filling Her Shoes".  Betsy shares her inspiring true story of her personal journey as the becomes the wife of a widow with a 7 year-old motherless child. 

    Eonica Smith is the founder of the "Detroit Natural Hair Expo".  She discussed her vision and success of organizing an event that focuses on the natural hair revolution.  For more information about upcoming event on August 26, 2017 go to www.detroitnaturalhairexpo.com.  

     

     

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  • July 29, 2017

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    Christy M. Gamble, JD, DrPH, MPH, political commentator, discussed various breaking news topics and the U.S. Senate repeal/replace attempts to dismantle the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act.

    Timothy Moore, CEO of Detroit IPTV will discuss personal experience of 1967 Detroit riot and his upcoming film documentary.

    Teresa Folden is the owner of a new restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan called, "Boston Street Ice Cream Parlor and Cafe".  She will discuss her personal perspective on the challenges of entrepreneurship.

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  • July 22, 2017

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    (REPEAT) Christy M. Gamble, JD, DrPH, MPH, political commentator, discussed various breaking news topics related to the American Healthcare Act repeal and the Russian hacking investigation.

    (REPEAT)Rosie Sorenson,  is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (psychotherapist).  She is an author and political satire writer.  Ms. Sorenson discussed recent national topics and her 2016 article in the Progressive Populist entitled, "All Over but he Googling".  

    (REPEAT)Jennifer Vasich is the founder of the Michigan Lavendar Festival.  She discussed the success of 15 years success of the festival.  The Michigan Lavendar Festival will begin at 10AM EST until 5PM EST on Friday through Sunday, July 14-16, 2017.  For more information go to www.michiganlavenderfestival.net.

     

     

     

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  • July 15, 2017

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    Christy M. Gamble, JD, DrPH, MPH, political commentator, discussed various breaking news topics related to the American Healthcare Act repeal and the Russian hacking investigation.

    Rosie Sorenson,  is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (psychotherapist).  She is an author and political satire writer.  Ms. Sorenson discussed recent national topics and her 2016 article in the Progressive Populist entitled, "All Over but he Googling".  

    Jennifer Vasich is the founder of the Michigan Lavendar Festival.  She discussed the success of 15 years success of the festival.  The Michigan Lavendar Festival will begin at 10AM EST until 5PM EST on Friday through Sunday, July 14-16, 2017.  For more information go to www.michiganlavenderfestival.net.

     

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  • July 8, 2017

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    Margie Burns, Ph.D. is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland.  She is a freelance journalist on government, law, and politics.  Dr. Burns discussed her article in the Progressive Publicist entitled, “Foreclosures Lead to Flippers”.

     

    Ian Smith, MD, served two terms as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.   He is the founder of two national health initiatives – the 50 Million Pound Challenge and the Makeover Mile.  Dr. Smith is the  #1 New York bestselling author of SHRED, SUPER SHRED, THE SHRED POWER CLEANSE and other top selling titles.  He is also a well-known medical expert who you have probably seen as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and a medical correspondent for the NBC Network, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC’s Nightly News, and MVH1’s Celebrity Fit Club. Dr. Smith discussed his new book, "Blast the Sugar Out!".  For more information please contact Dr. Ian Smith on the following social media:  

    1) www.driansmith.com; 2) www.facebook.com/ShredderNation; or 3) TWITTER @DrIanSmith. 

     

    Charmane Echols, Ed.D is the author of “In My Shoes:  The Adventures of Kimberlite”.    Dr. Echols will discuss her new children’s book and building low self esteem for K-12 students, parents, and educators.  For more information contact Dr. Echols at www.adventuresofkimberlite.com or call (269) 359-0657 for speaking engagements or workshops.

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  • July 1, 2017

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    Christy M. Gamble, JD, DrPH, MPH is the Director of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs for the Black Women's Health Imperative.  Dr. Gamble discussed the United States House of Representatives passage of the American Healthcare Act. 

    John Corvino is the Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He has contributed his expertise on several national media outlets and is the author of several books.  Dr. Corvino discussed the Masterpiece Cakeshop Limited versus Colorado Civil Rights case.   

    Valerie J. Mercer is a curator for the Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA).  Ms. Mercer discussed the “Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement” exhibition.  For more information go online at www.dia.org or call (313) 833-7900. 

    (REPEAT) Kyle Guerrant is the Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Operations for the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).  Mr. Guerrant discussed “Meet up and Eat up” a U.S.D.A. statewide Summer Food Program developed to supply food for school aged children throughout the summer.  For more information on location near you, please call 2-1-1 or text 877-877.  

       

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  • June 24, 2017

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    Richard D. Kahlenberg is a Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation.  Dr. Kahlenberg has been called "the intellectural father of the economic integration movement" in K-12 schooling and "arguably the nation's chief proponent of class-based affirmative action in higher education admissions."  He has published six books and is the editor of ten Century Foundation books.  Dr. Kahlenberg discussed segregation and racial inequality.

    Jocelyn Benson is the CEO of RISE.  Dr. Benson is a former Dean of Wayne State University and a former 2010 candidate for the Michigan Secretary of State. She discussed gerrymandering.

    Dr. Karen Marshelia Kennedy is the Medical Director for Mercy Health Browning Claytor Health Center.  Dr. Kennedy discussed immunizations for children and adults.

    Ms. Erin Falker is an Assistant Curator for the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, MI.  She discussed the upcoming events at the museum.

     

     

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  • June 17, 2017

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    Dr. Samuel Uretsky is a Retired Pharmacist and column writer for the Progressive Populist.  Dr. Uretsky discussed his article entitled, “Superbugs at the Gate”. 

    Kyle Guerrant is the Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Operations for the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).  Mr. Guerrant discussed “Meet up and Eat up” a U.S.D.A. statewide Summer Food Program developed to supply food for school aged children throughout the summer.  For more information on location near you, please call 2-1-1 or text 877-877.                    

    Rodd Monts is the Field Director for the American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU).  Mr. Monts discussed the “School to Prison Pipeline”. 

    Samuel Gray is a retired United States Navy veteran. He is the 1st Vice President for the local chapter of the NAACP in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Mr. Gray discussed the annual Juneteenth Celebration. 

    HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

     

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  • June 10, 2017

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    Don Rollins, is a Unitarian Universalist minister.  Reverend Rollins discussed politics and religion.

    Liz King, is the Senior Policy Analyst and Director of Education Policy for the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.  Director King discussed educational equity and proposed policies that will affect underserved students.

    Rosie Sorenson,  is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (psychotherapist).  She is an author and political satire writer.  Ms. Sorenson discussed free speech from her perspective as a political satirist.  

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  • June 3, 2017

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    Mr. Rontel Batie, Federal Advocate for the National Employment Law Project (NELP) will discuss his article in the Huffington Post entitled “Why Black Women Are  --  And Should Be  --  Leading The Fight for $15” and why he believes the $15 minimum wage increase will occur sooner than later.

    Joan Retsinas, Ph.D., Professor, Former Executive Director of the Rhode Island Health Medical Society, and writer of a regular column for the Progressive Populist on Health Policy.  Dr. Retsinas will discuss the Affordable Healthcare Act (aka Obama care) and the American Healthcare Act (aka Trump care).

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  • May 27, 2017

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    Pat Aikens, a military veteran for the United States Air Force and United States Air Guard.  Ms. Aikens will discuss experience as a military veteran and commemorate Memorial Day.

    Jim Shaneberger, band leader and concert producer.  Mr. Shaneberger will discuss an upcoming concert tribute to POP music icon, Prince.  For more information contact  www.jimshanebergerband.com.

    BlasttheSugarOut!CVR.jpgIan Smith, MD, served two terms as a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.   He is the founder of two national health initiatives – the 50 Million Pound Challenge and the Makeover Mile.  Dr. Smith is the  #1 New York bestselling author of SHRED, SUPER SHRED, THE SHRED POWER CLEANSE and other top selling titles.  He is also a well-known medical expert who you have probably seen as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and a medical correspondent for the NBC Network, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NBC’s Nightly News, and MVH1’s Celebrity Fit Club. Dr. Smith discussed his new book, "Blast the Sugar Out!".  For more information please contact Dr. Ian Smith on the following social media:  

    1) www.driansmith.com; 2) www.facebook.com/ShredderNation; or 3) TWITTER @DrIanSmith. 

     

    A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE MULTI-TALENTED AND DIVERSE MUSIC ICON PRINCE WHO PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 21, 2016 WILL PLAY THROUGHOUT SHOW. HAVE A SAFE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

     

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  • May 20, 2017

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    Ms. Jamila Larson, Director of Playtime Project in the District of Columbia will discuss her advocacy for homelessness, safety, and the new playground dedicated to Relisha Rudd. Relisha Rudd was 8 years old living in a homeless shelter in the District of Columbia.  She has been missing since 2014.  

    Karen Marshelia Kennedy, M.D., Medical Director of Mercy Health Saint Mary's Browning Claytor Health Center will discuss pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

    Julianna K. Wilson, Ph.D., Tree Fruit Integrator/Outreach Specialist for the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University will discuss different species of bees.  Dr. Wilson is the founder of the Bee-Palooza a one-day public outreach event held during the National Pollinator Week in June.  The event will take place on Sunday, June 18, 2017.  For more information contact call (517) 355-4663 or online www.beepalooz.org, 

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  • May 13, 2017

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    Christy M. Gamble, JD, DrPH, MPH the Director of Health Policy & Legislative Affairs for the Black Women's Health Imperative, discussed the BWHI website statement: “House Vote to Repeal ACA Endangers Health of Black Women & Girls”, and other important issues related to how the repeal of the Affordable Care Act will affect women of color.

    Roslyn Bliss, the Mayor of Grand Rapids will discuss her second year as the first woman mayor in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Mayor Bliss discussed budget cuts, the Neighborhood Economic Connections Program, the Racial Equity Initiative, and other strategies to help build bridges of diversity and inclusion in the City of Grand Rapids..

    Ms. Nancy Lindman, CEO for the Michigan Association of United Ways discussed the ALICE Project (asset limited, income constrained, employed) and budget cuts for various safety net programs.

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  • May 6, 2017

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    Paula Triplett, a former sociology college professor in West Michigan.  She is also the organizer of a grassroots healthcare initiative seminar to be announced in the future to address the healthcare dilemma.  Ms. Tripplett discussed her personal experience and perspective on the affects of the American Healthcare Act.  

    Amy Goodman is the awarding winning journalist and host of the television and radio broadcast program, Democracy Now!.  Ms. Goodman discussed her experience facing jail time after reporting the treatment of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota.  She discussed politics from her perspective and announced her upcoming appearance on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Wealthy Street Theatre in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  

    Andola Mathis, MD a obstetrician and gynecologist for Mercy Health Physician Partners, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Dr. Mathis discussed prenatal care, safe treatment for at-risk pregnancies, treatment for various sexually transmitted diseases while pregnant, and the advantages of breast feeding, 

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  • April 29, 2017

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    Paula Brantner, JD is the Senior Advisor for Workplace Fairness.  Attorney Brantner discussed sexual harassment and workplace fairness.

    Darlene O'Neal is the City Clerk for the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  O'Neal discussed elections and opening the doors at City to help promote the first "Souls to the Polls" for the 2016 Presidential Election.

    Kathi Harris, International Union Representative and President of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Tour Experience.  Ms. Harris discussed the challenges for organized labor working in a Right to Work state.

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  • April 22, 2017

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    Shonda Buchanan, MFA  Professor of English and Creative Writing at Hampton University.  She is the author of "Who's Afraid of Black Indians?" and a new book published in May 2017, "Equipose: Poems from Goddess Country".  Ms. Buchanan will discuss her new book, collection of poetry, and personal experiences traveling abroad.

    Honorable Debra Thomas serves Wayne County Third Circuit Court.  Judge Thomas discussed wrongful convictions, fairness in legal representation for indigent defendants, the Democratic Black Caucus, and the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.  

    Miya Tokumitsu, PhD, Professor in Art History for the University of Melbourne in Australia and contributing editor to Jacobin magazine and author of "Do What You Love: And Other Lies about Success and Happiness".  Dr. Tokumitsu discussed her article in the Republic entitled, "The United States of Work", replacement of manufacturing jobs with technology, and the postwork society.

     

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  • April 15, 2017

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    Brenda Brame, Program Manager for the Heart of West Michigan United Way.  She is the founder and organizer for the Tax Coalition to provide free tax services to low-income families and individuals.  Ms. Brame will discuss tax time preparation. 

    Dorphine Payne, JD owner of law firm.  Attorney Payne will discuss challenges of representing cases for underserved individuals and the new United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    Darci McConnell, President and CEO of McConnell Communications in Detroit, Michigan.  She is also a former longtime journalist.  McConnell l will discuss the recent sexual harassment allegations in the media.

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  • April 8, 2017

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    FIRST EPISODE:

    Jeri Love, Award Winning Photographer and Professional Writer.  She will discuss her love of trees through the lens of a camera.  Ms. Love's artwork will be featured in Art Hop in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  For more information contact beautyandwonderoftrees.org.

    Kate Gernamo, Retired Lieutenant Colonel for the United States Marines and opinion writer for several renown magazines and newspapers.  Lieutenant Germano discussed differences between the armed forces in terms of acceptance of women and her column in the San Diego Tribune entitled, "Column:  Senior Female Marines Must Speak Out On Sexism In Ranks".

    Ursula Sandifer; Owner of Madear's aka Sandman's Restaurant located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Ms. Sandifer discussed the restaurant and personal experience recovering from a car accident.  


     

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