Middle Georgia Speaks

Middle Georgia Speaks

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November 18, 2019 31 min
Are you feeling a little under the weather . . . Are you coughing, sneezing, or do you have a fever? Do you have a cold or the flu? In the morning Dr. Juan Velazquez & Marlene Noles, RN, with Houston Health Care will tell us how we can stay healthy during cold & flu season, the difference between a cold & the flu & why we should get the flu shot.
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November 18, 2019 29 min
Are you a State of Georgia employee & thinking about retiring or already a retiree from the State? Melissa Belk Teague, Membership Chair of the Macon Middle Georgia Chapter of the Georgia State Retirees Association (GSRA) & member Gregorgy Patrick will tells us how the GSRA supports retirees & how you can become a member.
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November 18, 2019 31 min
There are many homeless people in Middle Georgia & others who need assistance at some time in their life. Loaves & Fishes Ministries, a faith based non-profit organization has been around for 50 years providing food & other services for those in need in our community. Judy Sexton, the director of Day Services will give us all the details about the upcoming Foodie Fundraiser on Nov 7 & how we can participate. Freddie...
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November 18, 2019 32 min
There is a stigma attached to Mental Illness which causes many adults and children to Suffer In Silence. It’s something we don’t talk about especially in the African American community. Rhonda “Sunshine” Miller and MyKenzie Shephard know first-hand what it’s like to live with issues related to mental illness & they will candidly share their stories with us. Mykenzie’s mom Janice Shephard will also join us.
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Ruth Hartley Mosley was a philanthropist, businesswoman & women’s empowerment pioneer. Her legacy lives on today because of a trust she left which established the Ruth Hartley Mosley Women’s Center in Macon. The center is competing for $150,000 grant & needs our votes. Executive Director Gerri McCord & Bob Fickling, a community activist, tell us why it’s important to keep her legacy alive & how we can vote for the C...
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Secrets & Stilettos: Sex, Scandals & Scars is not the title of a new movie . . . It’s about REAL LIFE! This Sunday on Middle Georgia Speaks Attorney Tomieka Daniel with Georgia Legal Services will give us the details about the upcoming Secrets & Stilettos event featuring keynote speaker Jerhonda Pace, who is featured in the “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary. Author Crystal Pennymon will also join us to share her story of...
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September 16, 2019 32 min
No woman wants to hear that she has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. This Sunday on Middle Georgia Speaks our guest Ulanda McClinton shares her personal journey since receiving the devastating diagnosis. Also a young lady (who prefers to remain anonymous)will share her story after receiving an abnormal breast exam. LaTasha Hill with the Navicent Health Breast Cancer Center joins us with information about breast cancer & Afric...
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September 9, 2019 27 min
Andrea Cooke and Susan Long with Macon Periods Easier and Deborah McCarthy a nurse at Northeast High School will share some shocking yet realistic information about poverty and a girls menstrual cycle. What is period poverty? We will explain.
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August 29th marked the 14th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It was one of the most devastating hurricanes in our history. Today, we are preparing for the landfall of Hurricane DORIAN in the U.S. Yes, it’s National Hurricane Season! Hurricanes are Destructive & Unpredictable!!! How do we prepare for them? In the morning on Middle Georgia Speaks WGXA News Chief Meteorologist Jeff Cox and Ruben Brown, External Affairs Officer wi...
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Brittany Wynn the founder & CEO of Black Girl Empowerment is not only empowering young girls but also doing her part to stop gun violence. Jayleen Walker who is a victim of gun violence will tells his story & why he encourages others to put the guns down. And they’ll give us all the details about the upcoming Black Girl Empowerment “Put The Guns Down Anti Gun Violence Rally” In Warner Robins on September 21.
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August is National Black Philanthropy Month. Being a philanthropist isn't just for the rich & famous. Our guests Tonja Kabir, Executive Director of the Griffith Family Foundation & Darius Maynard, Program Officer & Nancy Cleveland, Community Associate , both with the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, talk about how we too came become philanthropist and fill us in on the upcoming special events celebrating Bla...
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August 12, 2019 32 min
The recent back to back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio & El Paso, Texas have left us heartbroken. We feel the pain of the victims, the survivors, their families & community! As a country how do we come to grips with these tragedies? Hear what our guests Bibb Sheriff David Davis, Moises Velez, Publisher of Que Pasa Magazine and Georgia State Representative James Beverly have to say about these tragedies. Kim Faris from our i...
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August 1-7 is National Minority Donor Awareness Week. According to Life Link of Georgia African Americans make up 60% of the transplant waiting list in Georgia. Our guests Johnny Smith & his sister Penny Smith and mother Alexa Johnson share their incredible stories about “Giving the Gift of Life.” Asha Ellen an Educational Specialist with Life Link of Georgia also joins us with information about how you can become a donor and g...
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AAJJP founder Attorney Sherri Jefferson, Sahid Kebe, Bill Gates Scholar & 2019 Mercer University graduate and Economist Mark Rogers discuss the collaboration with the Fort Valley State University P.R.I.D.E Navigator Project program to help you understand your rights about child support, discrimination & to give you information about substance abuse/HIV AIDS prevention.
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Are you between the ages of 16 and 24, dropped out of high school and need to get your GED? Dr. Ulrica Jones, Owner/President, Dannie Perry, Management Assistant & Lisa McIntosh with Eventual Success LLC will tell about they’re collaboration with the Middle Georgia Consortium, Inc. & how you can get your GED and on the job training.
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July 14, 2019 31 min
The brothers of Lambda Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. do so much for our community from mentoring to providing scholarships to students. Members Roger Jackson, William Daugherty and Ronald Taylor will join us to talk about the fraternity & why they are Omega Men. Also, the beautiful Leah Duval the winner of the fraternity’s 2018 & 2019 Hunt Talent Search also joins us.
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June 30, 2019 32 min
June is “Pride Month” & we’re celebrating with our friends in the LGQBT community. See what Tangerine Summers and married couple Ravion Starr & James Tarrant have to say about how love & tolerance can bring us together as ONE with the LGBT community!
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June 23, 2019 31 min
George McCanless, President & C.E.O, of the United Way of Central Georgia, Charise Stephens, Create Macon and David Griffin, President & CEO, Middle GA Food Bank talk about the “United Way Day of Action" in Pleasant Hill on Sat. June 29 & how you can volunteer to help.

Also Kanvas Weaver(11), Rontravious Smith (15), Jarvis Knight (15) and Richone Jackson (15) will tell what they will be doing to help.
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June 20, 2019 30 min
What is CBD oil? Is it legal in the State of Georgia? Do you have to have a prescription to purchase it? Is it safe? Dr. Bryan Scott, Pharmacist, with Scott’s Pharmacy will joins us with the answers to these questions & more.
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June 20, 2019 30 min
Susanna Patterson, Executive Director of Central GA. CASA shares her story of being a Foster Mom to adopting 5 wonderful siblings. Beverly Hicks with CASA also joins us & shares how rewarding it is to be an advocate for a child in foster care.
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