Philadelphia Community Podcast

Philadelphia Community Podcast

Each week, Loraine Ballard Morrill speaks to community leaders and groups in the Philadelphia region about topics affecting our local communities and upcoming events. Insight airs Sunday on WDAS FM 6-7 am and 7-7:30 am on Power 99. What's Going On airs Sundays on Q102, Radio 104.5, 106.1 The Breeze and 1480 Breakthrough Radio.

Episodes

September 30, 2022 31 min
A Pennsylvania Legislative Panel working to find grounds for impeaching Philadelphia's District Attorney. The effort is a rare step and Experts say their chances of succeeding are slim to none, but it does speak to the widespread view that cities have become less safe. I speak with Krasner about the move and distinguishing facts from perceptions when it comes to crime in the city.

First - as you probably know right now, I'm...
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Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. I speak to Kia Evans-Watson, External Affairs Officer and member of the FEMA Region 3 Incident Management Assistance Team about how to become "weather ready."
www.fema.gov

A Pennsylvania Legislative Panel working to find grounds for impeaching Philadelphia's District Attorney. The effort is a rare step and Experts say their chances of succeeding are slim to...
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Guest Host Vanesse Lloyd Sgambati speaks with award winning children's book illustrator Gordon C. James whose titles include Ode to the Fresh Cut, I am Every Good Thing and Just Like Jesse Owens.
https://www.gordoncjames.com/

Jamar Nicholas is an award-winning, Philadelphia-based artist and educator and author of Leon the Extraordinary is this month's "What is Philadelphia Reading."
https://jamarnicholas.weebly.com/
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An update on the AACR Philadelphia Marathon Weekend November 19-20th. I'm in week 3 of training for the 8 k. I'm excited to support the American Association for Cancer Research the first and largest cancer research organization. I know that 88 cents out of every dollar goes to an organization responsible for funding some of the biggest breakthroughs in cancer research. to find out how you can help go to aacr.org/runners ...
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Before we get started - an update on the AACR Philadelphia Marathon Weekend November 19-20th. I'm in week 3 of training for the 8 k. I'm excited to support the American Association for Cancer Research the first and largest cancer research organization. I know that 88 cents out of every dollar goes to an organization responsible for funding some of the biggest breakthroughs in cancer research. to find out how you can help...
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September 23, 2022 16 min
There are an estimated 30,000 people living with HIV in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Treatments are available but what if you can't afford rent or other basic needs make it harder take lifesaving medications? Gay Bingo is a fun way to support the work the AIDS Fund, which provides micro grants to take care of the things that get in the way of treatment. I speak to Robb Reichard, Executive Director of the AIDS Fund and Tim...
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You won't want to miss the PA Conference for Women. It’s in person October 6th and online October 7th. If you want to be inspired, uplifted, nurtured both personally and professionally there's no better place to be.

As part of our special series spotlighting Women Leaders sponsored by the PA Conference for Women - I speak to from Bristol Myers Squibb's Catherine Owen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. ...
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Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) is once again offering new K-8th grade scholarships to Philly students but this year there are more scholarships available than ever before, and big changes are ahead for the organization. I speak to Keisha Jordan, Executive Director of Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia and Lawanda Fowler Parent Ambassador.
Website: www.csfphiladelphia.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/csfphiladelp...
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We're talking education this morning because I believe a quality education opens a world of opportunity, possibility and life sustaining careers.

First update - I'm on week two of training for the AACR Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. I'm running the 8k and why? because the American Association for Cancer research is responsible for supporting some of the biggest breakthroughs in cancer treatment. I have people I love ...
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You won't want to miss the PA Conference for Women. It’s in person October 6th and online October 7th. If you want to be inspired, uplifted, nurtured both personally and professionally there's no better place to be.

As part of our special series spotlighting Women Leaders sponsored by the PA Conference for Women - I speak to from Bristol Myers Squibb's Catherine Owen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. ...
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PHL LIVE Center Stage is back! It’s a platform and competition designed to give musicians recognition and a career boost I speak to Philadelphia City Councilmember David Oh. From now through September 30th, musicians performing across a wide range of genres can upload videos of themselves performing original pieces of music to www.PHLLIVE.org.

Little Smiles is a volunteer driven, non-profit 501(c)3 children’s charity. Our mission is...
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Doriana Diaz and Mars Santiago have created a unique space in the Germantown Neighborhood that facilitates connection through art, music, food and more. It's called JazzB0x, a speakeasy, shop, cafe and community coworking space. I reconnected with Doriana who I knew through our past connection with an arts organization to tell us more.
Instagram @jazzb0x

First - There is a lot of potential opportunity in the Cannabis industr...
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From the archives an interview with Dr. Yaba Blay Author of “One Drop - Shifting the Lens on Race.”
https://www.yabablay.com/
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There's a wonderful event coming up next week - the 18 Annual Autism Beach Bash on September 11th. I speak to Liza Gundell, CEO Family Resource Network/Autism Family Services of NJ.
https://www.familyresourcenetwork.org/
https://autismfamilyservicesnj.org/
https://www.familyresourcenetwork.org/autism-beach-bash-2022/

When it comes to career advancement you’ve heard about the importance of networking and finding a mentor but what ab...
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PHL LIVE Center Stage is back! It’s a platform and competition designed to give musicians recognition and a career boost I speak to Philadelphia City Councilmember David Oh. From now through September 30th, musicians performing across a wide range of genres can upload videos of themselves performing original pieces of music to www.PHLLIVE.org.

When it comes to career advancement you’ve heard about the importance of networking and fi...
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Guest host Vanesse Lloyd Sgambati, interviews award winning children's book author and Indigenous Peoples Lawyer Traci Sorrell about her books that raise awareness about indigenous people's history and culture. She also speaks to Monique Greenwood, CEO of Akwaaba Bed and Breakfast Inns for her segment “What is Philadelphia Reading?”
https://www.tracisorell.com/
https://www.akwaaba.com/
https://tinyurl.com/Macysakwaaba
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The Velocity Fund directly supports Philadelphia-based artists by awarding grants up to $5000. Open to a wide range of experimental practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration between artistic genres. I spoke to one of the recipients, Melissa Langer, a filmmaker working on an installation and film called “InExcess” which takes a new look at an old problem: illegal dumping in Philadelphia.
www.melissalanger.com
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Monday, August 29th at 7:00 AM on the first day of school – marks the Million Fathers March. Fathers, father figures, and mentors gather at the House of Umoja at 5625 Master Street (David Fattah Way) to march along with a motorcade of horses, motorcycles, bikes, and cars (for elders who may not be physically able to walk) to Tustin Field across from Overbrook High School to greet students, strategize for the school year, and encou...
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WDAS FM's Mimi Brown is a broadcasting Icon. I had the privilege of interviewing her for a series of podcasts. In this edition we talk about her influence on the music scene. You can catch all of Mimi's Podcasts here: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/482-mimi-browns-podcast-28384257/
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I've signed up to join the American Association for Cancer Research Runners for Research team for the AACR Marathon Weekend. I speak with Kathleen Titus, Race Director for the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, produced and managed by the City of Philadelphia. Titus gives us all the details on how to sign up for the World Class race that takes you through some of the City’s most iconic landmarks.
https://www.philadelphiamarathon.c...
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