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.... Show More

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July 15, 2019 10 min

Words are powerful. They shape the way we view the world and consequently our behavior in it. I chat with Candace Yaeger, from Success Coaching and by the end of the interview I now know at least two words to erase from my vocabulary that can make a huge difference in my work and personal life and yours. http://www.candaceyaeger.com/

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You can never be too young to make a difference in the world. When Kim Rhodes was diagnosed with breast cancer her then 7 year old daughter Brynne raised a hundred dollars to benefit breast cancer research by starting a pink lemonade stand. The Pink Lemonade Challenge has spread to 15 states and raised over 10K. I spoke to Brynne who’s now 10, her mom Kim and Pink Lemonade stand challenge Ambassador Moira McConnell. https://www.... Read more

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Loraine Ballard Morrill talks with Angel and Tim Hunter who are personal trainers with a difference. They work on getting our insides fit as well as the outside and each have inspirational personal stories to tell about their fitness journeys. https://achieversexcel.com/

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For those of you like me who could use some financial literacy help Loraine Ballard Morrill speaks toJoanna Jane of JB Enterprises who calls herself a economic change agent. https://twitter.com/j_b_enterprises

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Have you heard about Chicken Bone Beach? Loraine speaks with Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks for a discussion and book signing on her chicken bone beach: a pictorial history of Atlantic city’s Missouri Avenue Beach about this historically black beach. https://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Bone-Beach-Pictorial-Atlantic/dp/1620067838

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Words are powerful. They shape the way we view the world and consequently our behavior in it. I chat with Candace Yaeger, from Success Coaching and by the end of the interview I now know at least two words to erase from my vocabulary that can make a huge difference in my work and personal life and yours. http://www.candaceyaeger.com/ You can never be too young to make a difference in the world. When Kim Rhodes was diagnosed with ... Read more

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Good morning and welcome to insight a show about empowering our community I’m Loraine Ballard Morrill. I haven’t feeling all the rain we’ve been getting but my flowers are loving it. But I’m not letting it get me down because I am working out and getting into the best shape of my life. I’m pretty amazed at how much this helps my mood and sense of wellbeing. This morning we talk with angel and Tim hunter who are personal trai... Read more

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I visited SCI Phoenix on Friday to meet with my brothers from another Mother…..the men I first met at Graterford Prison who have created a truly remarkable program Called Fathers and Children Together or F.A.C.T which connects fathers living behind the walls with their children. I re-air an interview with a member of the external team and the mother and son whose lives have been changed by the program.

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The WesGold Fellows is a highly intensive summer internship program focusing on personal and professional development. Over the course of eight weeks, 15 high school students are guided through curriculum based instruction, experiential learning opportunities, uniquely engaging field trips, and professional development training. Last month I had the pleasure of hosting the highschool students taking part in the program. Afterward... Read more

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The WesGold Fellows is a highly intensive summer internship program focusing on personal and professional development. Over the course of eight weeks, 15 high school students are guided through curriculum based instruction, experiential learning opportunities, uniquely engaging field trips, and professional development training. Last month I had the pleasure of hosting the highschool students taking part in the program. Afterward... Read more

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Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati, founder of the Literary and the African American Children's Book Fair, guest hosts her monthly segment "VLS Journeys" with an interview with Philadelphia based winner of the show "Chopped" Gregory Duval Headin of the restaurant South and ABC Network TV Journalist Linsey Davis author of One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike Than Different. https://www.amazon.com/One-Big-Heart-Celebration-Differe... Read more

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The tax credit for converting your home to solar runs out at the end of 2019. Loraine speaks with Laura Rigell Solar Manager for the Philadelphia Energy Authority about how you can go solar. http://solarizephilly.org/

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I chat with Jared Yates Sexton the author of The Man They Wanted Me to Be - Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our own Making. https://www.jysexton.com/

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June 27, 2019 7 min

We’re pulling up an interview from the archives with local artist Ashli Rice who has a lovely song called Woman. https://ashliricemusic.com/

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As we head into the Fourth of July Week –There are tons of free events during Welcome America of course including the signature concert and fireworks at the art museum. You can check out the full schedule at welcomeamerica.com. But the fun continues with Concilio’s Hispanic Fiesta next Saturday and Sunday at Penns landing – we’ll talk with Concilio’s Executive Director Adonis Banegas – the food and music are awesome. https://elco... Read more

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As we head into the Fourth of July Week –There are tons of free events during Welcome America of course including the signature concert and fireworks at the art museum. You can check out the full schedule at welcomeamerica.com. But the fun continues with Concilio’s Hispanic Fiesta next Saturday and Sunday at Penns landing – we’ll talk with Concilio’s Executive Director Adonis Banegas – the food and music are awesome. https://elco... Read more

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There are tons of free events during Welcome America of course including the signature concert and fireworks at the art museum. You can check out the full schedule at welcomeamerica.com. But the fun continues with Concilio’s Hispanic Fiesta next Saturday and Sunday at Penns landing – we’ll talk with Concilio’s Executive Director Adonis Banegas – the food and music are awesome. https://elconcilio.net/event/hispanic-fiesta-2019-p... Read more

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This is an interview from the archives with Artist, organizer, educator, and popular public speaker, Patrisse. In 2013, Patrisse co-founded the global movement with the viral twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter which has since grown to an international organization with dozens of chapters around the world fighting anti-Black racism. In January 2016, Patrisse Cullors published her memoir, “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Live... Read more

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Families look for the best fit for their kids when it comes to K-12 schools. About 33K school age children in PA have elected to attend a cyber school. We’ll take a look at why students choose cyber with folks who’ll also address some recent criticism of online schooling. Joining me are Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School’s Doug Wessels, Director of Public Affairs and Accountability, and Laura Afshari, current PA Virtual tea... Read more

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Romy Bronstein was a medical mystery. After a back operation Romy started feeling pretty terrible, was falling a lot and for a long while doctors had no idea what the problem was –then she was misdiagnosed. When Romy finally got her correct diagnosis it turns out she had a rare disease Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is a rare autoimmune disorder of the neuromuscular junction. Then she was told there was no cure. Lorain... Read more

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