Community Connection

Community Connection

Connecting with community leaders and organizations who work to improve the lives of San Diegans.

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November 29, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are: William Schaffner, MD, National Foundation Infection Disease Medical Director. Dr. Schaffner discussed this year’s flu season and the latest data related to COVID-19 and the flu. He talked about while more people plan to mask up this flu season, communities of color are disproportionately impacted by both flu and COVID-19. During the 2020-2021 flu season, among all individuals age six months and olde...
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This week's gusts are: Teri Nestel is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Nestel talked about the mission of Children’s Miracle Network and the impact that COVID has had on sick children nationwide. She discussed new technologies and giving to the foundation. More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital across North America every year. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Ne...
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November 15, 2021 29 min
Our guests this week are: Teri Nestel is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Nestel talked about the mission of Children’s Miracle Network and the impact that COVID has had on sick children nationwide. She discussed new technologies and giving to the foundation. More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital across North America every year. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Ne...
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November 13, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are Dr. Kenneth Alexander Chief of Infectious Diseases at Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida, spoke to 5-11 year-old vaccine approval. He discussed the impact of COVID-19 on children as compared to adults and why is it important for eligible children to get vaccinated. Alexander talked about why he thinks vaccines are safe for children and what parents should know about the recent authorization of a va...
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November 2, 2021 29 min
Our guests are: Dr. Dorraya El-Ashry, Chief Scientific Officer of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year, the World Health Organization announced that breast cancer is now the most common cancer worldwide—surpassing lung cancer for the first time. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. El-Ashry talked about the biggest advances in research over the last 30 years and what women know about screening and why is it espe...
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This week's guests are: Ken Seeley is an interventionist and author. He is best known for his appearances on the A&E reality show, Intervention. Certified as a CIP, CCMI-M, RAS, CATC, Seeley himself has been sober since July 14, 1989. Seeley discussed addiction and the impact COVID-19 has had on the increase in drug and alcohol abuse. He talked about relationships and where people can go for help. Seeley also mentioned S...
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October 18, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are: oColleen Tressler, a Consumer Education Specialist with the FTC's Division of Consumer and Business Education. Lois Greisman, FTC's Division of Marketing Practices, and Abby Stempson, Director of the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute's Center for Consumer Protection at the National Association of Attorneys General. The Federal Trade Commission guests discussed the la...
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October 11, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are: Dr. Ilan Shapiro is a pediatrician who is currently serving as AltaMed’s Medical Director of Health Education and Wellness. Dr. Shapiro discussed health care equality with an emphasis on the Latino population for Hispanic Heritage month. Shapiro has created binational public health programs to improve the health of Hispanic communities on both sides of the border. He talked about advocating for vaccine ...
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October 4, 2021 27 min
This week we introduce you to Kitchens For Good, a culinary program for the disadvantaged; we talk about supporting small businesses in a small town with Robin Boland from the Julian Chamber of Commerce; then we talk with Jeffrey Sitcov from Doors of Change, an organization that helps kids who call the streets of San Diego their home.
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September 27, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are: Diana W. Bianchi, M.D., is the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and head of the Prenatal Genomics and Therapy Section for the Medical Genetics Branch at NHGRI. Dr. Bianchi talked about why is it important for pregnant women to get a COVID-19 vaccine and why could COVID-19 be more dangerous for pregnant women than for people who are not pregna...
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September 24, 2021 29 min
o Lisa Skinner, behavioral expert in the field of Alzheimer’s and author of, “Truth, Lies and Alzheimer’s: Its Secret Faces” talked about September 21st marking World Alzheimer’s Day… A day to listen, learn and educate others about this devastating disease and how it impacts those battling it, loved ones or caretakers, and those to be diagnosed in the future. Skinner’s gave insight on some tools family members, spouses, children, a...
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September 13, 2021 28 min
Our guests include: Elvis Duran Host of the Nationally Syndicated Elvis Duran Show – Elvis relived his experience of being on-air as the September 11th attacks unfolded. He talked about how the last 20 years have impacted both history and New York. o Torie Clarke - Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs under Donald Rumsfeld – A firsthand account of the September 11th attack on the Pentagon. o Q104.3’s Shelli ...
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September 8, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are: Cristina Jones, CMO at Salesforce.org. Jones discussed the social issues that have the potential to lift our community and improve the state of the world. She talked about the importance of leveraging technology, content, and brands to propel discussions for the greater good of society and how organizations are being challenged to move beyond crisis donations and forge partnerships to drive real and sig...
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September 2, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are • Dr. Leonard Weather, an OB-GYN in Louisiana and Immediate Past President of the National Medical Association. Dr. Weather discussed the latest on COVID/the Delta variant. He provided information on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, address hesitancy in the Black community, encouraged listeners to get vaccinated, and discussed the latest CDC recommendations on vaccinations for pregnant people. ...
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August 23, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are: Dr. Jody Thomas with the Meg Foundation is a licensed clinical psychologist, and specialist in pediatric medical illness and trauma. The Meg Foundations’ goal is to empower families with pain management strategies, skills, and support needed to prevent and reduce pain. Thomas discussed how needle anxiety may be a barrier to some people seeking the COVID-19 vaccination… research shows that a quarter of ...
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August 20, 2021 29 min
Our guests this week are: Dr. Rachel Villanueva - President of the National Medical Association. Dr. Villanueva is a women's health expert and advocate who is committed to reproductive justice, health equity, workforce diversity, and disease prevention. Dr. Villanueva spoke about COVID's impact on the black community. She talked about how we all can lower COVID-19 infections with vaccinations and masks. Villanueva discus...
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Our guests this week are: Dr. Vivek Murthy who served as the 19th and now 21st Surgeon General of the United States under Presidents Obama and Biden. The surgeon general discusses the rapid increase in COVID-19 and calls it an “all-in moment” for the nation as the coronavirus pandemic becomes a more regional phenomenon. Murthy discusses the Delta variant and the CDC’s recommended mask mandate as well as the necessity for Americans...
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July 31, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are: Dr. Joseph Allen, associate professor and director of the healthy buildings program at harvard university’s school of public health - Latest on the pandemic and a Delta variant and vaccine Q&A; Dr. Brian Latell, Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University, who has 35 years of experience serving the CIA and National Intelligen...
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This week's guests are: • Dr. Aditi Nerurkar – Harvard Medical School Physician – Dr. Nerukar discussed the latest COVID Outbreak and the highly contagious Delta variant which according to the CDC now accounts for about 58% of all COVID-19 cases in the United States. Nerukar also gave us a vaccine update. • Rishad Tobaccowala – Chief Growth Officer at Publicis Groupe, Author & Futurist. Tobaccowala talked about workplac...
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Our guests this week are: Julie Brightwell Chairman & Saundra Cima, Director, Honor Flight San Diego; Miriam Rodriguez of San Diego Latino Health Coalition & Brent Wakefield from Meals on Wheels San Diego County.
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