Community Connection

Community Connection

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

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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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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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June 28, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are: Dr. Pampee Young is the Chief Medical Officer of Biomedical Services of the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross asked the public this week to help replenish the United States' depleted blood inventory amid a "severe" national shortage. Dr. Young discussed how the shortage is likely driven by a recent surge in trauma cases and emergency room visits, as well as advanced disease progre...
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June 21, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are: Dr. Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research for the Food & Drug Administration. Marks discussed the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines in adolescents 12-15 and the future of the vaccine for those aged 3-11. He discussed how the vaccines were tested on youth. He gave a response to those waiting for the FDA to approve the vaccines verses ...
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June 18, 2021 29 min
This week's guests: Zuani Villarreal Director of Communication for Feeding America. Villarreal talked about Feeding America’s mission to ensuring equitable access to nutritious food for all in partnership with food banks, policymakers, supporters, and the communities they serve. She discussed a new study released by Feeding America that shows that household budgets were seeing further strain despite improvements in overall fo...
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June 8, 2021 29 min
This week's guests are: Anil Soni, Chief Executive Officer, WHO Foundation. Soni discussed the Go Give One campaign and the opportunity for Americans to individually contribute to accelerating global vaccine access and COVID-19 recover throughout the world. This is a white label campaign that can be used by anyone who wants to help fund global vaccine equity. It was created by the WHO Foundation, in partnership with global an...
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This week's guests are: Dr. Chanel Dooley is the Director of Impact Assessment for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Chantel is the proud surviving fiancée of Captain Alex J. Stanton, United States Air Force. TAPS provides comfort, care and resources to all those grieving the death of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connecti...
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May 28, 2021 29 min
Our guests this week are: Reed V. Tuckson, MD, FACP, is Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC and member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine discussed the CDC’s recommendations on how fully vaccinated people can safely participate in most activities, indoor or outdoor, without wearing a mask or social distancing. Dr. Tuckson also talked about the growing confidence in vaccines and the la...
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