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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First I have to tell you I’d never heard of a racquet sport called Padel. Padel is in fact a sport that it’s advocate hopes will take root in the US the way it has in the rest of the world and we can experience it right here in Philadelphia. There’s an event kicking off the opening of a Padel pop up Friday 6-21 from 5-8 at Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center - 7 Lock St, Philadelphia, PA 19127. https://allracquets... Read more

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I have to admit – I’m very open minded when it comes to trying new things even though they may not fall inside the mainstream. Today I speak with Alexa Houser and Ambrosia Matthews - you’ve gotta love that name ambrosia about their work Alexa does work that involves tapping to unlock physical and emotional blocks– we’ll explain or and Ambrosia is a medium. Like I said – open mind :) Check out their podcast Inner Bloom abou... Read more

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One of the joys of mentoring is seeing your mentee grow into their potential. I speak with my former intern Chantelle Agbro who has taken her love of writing and produced a book aimed at connecting with the challenges many of us face as we go from girls to women. There will be a Book Launch for My Soul Told on Me Sat, 22 June Open Space 22 Jun, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Open Space, 1014 N Marshall St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 https://www.... Read more

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It probably won’t come as a surprise to you but there is a higher rate of maternal deaths for women of color. I had a wonderful conversation with Dr. David Jaspan, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Einstein Healthcare Network who says the time has come for a major paradigm shift in gynecologic care. Jaspan describes Einstein’s efforts to serve this at risk group. https://www.einstein.edu/obstetrics-and-gynec... Read more

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I chat with Jonathan Cameron founder of the Cameron Group dedicated to building young men from the inside out. The Cameron Group presents its 3rd Annual Leadership Conference for Boys Color. The purpose of this conference is to empower, educate and uplift boys of color. This year’s topic is “It takes a village to raise a Leader". The Cameron Group will offer workshops on Trauma, Finances, Character Development. Parents will be offe... Read more

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This is Insight a show about empowering our community. I’m Loraine Ballard Morrill It probably won’t come as a surprise to you but there is a higher rate of maternal deaths for women of color. I had a wonderful conversation with Dr. David Jaspan, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Einstein Healthcare Network who believes the time has come for a major paradigm shift in gynecologic care. One of the joys of men... Read more

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This is Insight a show about empowering our community. I’m Loraine Ballard Morrill It probably won’t come as a surprise to you but there is a higher rate of maternal deaths for women of color. I had a wonderful conversation with Dr. David Jaspan, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Einstein Healthcare Network The time has come for a major paradigm shift in gynecologic care. One of the joys of mentoring is ... Read more

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I’m Loraine Ballard and this is Insight a show about empowering our community. On this Father's Day day I couldn’t think of anything better than to bring you excerpts from an evening I spent at the old SCI Graterford prison a couple of years ago – where men along with their children and the moms attended a graduation behind the walls for the FACT Program – Father’s and Children together – let’s listen.

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Parents - time is running out to sign up your kids to summer camp! To help you procrastinators we have Andy Pritikin former President of the American Camp Association current owner of Liberty Lake Day Camp in Columbus NJ. https://www.acacamps.org/ https://libertylakedaycamp.com/

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Sometimes when I go through my finances I feel as though I need therapy. Which brings us to Marc Bernstein the author of The Fiscal Therapy Solution 1.0 - A Six-Step Process to Financial Health who thinks finances should go beyond just the numbers. https://www.amazon.com/Fiscal-Therapy-Solution-1-0-Financial/dp/1949639061

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There are few things more vital than guiding our young people through this crazy world. I’m going to tell you about Evoluer House, a mentoring, development and workforce development program for girls who have a record of 100 percent attending college. I speak to Cheryl Wadlington, the founder and two of the graduates of the program. The program fills up quickly for this free program. Go here to register for the summer programs... Read more

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When I started covering HIV and AIDS many years ago – an AIDS diagnosis was a death sentence and I lost some friends to the disease. I never thought I would live to see the day when people could talk about the possibility of HIV and AIDS cases getting to zero – but I have – I learned that at Philadelphia Fight’s annual AIDS Education Month summit. We’ll tell you what they have in store for this week with Tashina Okarie and Evon ... Read more

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I hope you’re all joining me at the third annual Sista Strut sponsored by WDAS FM and Power 99 with some of the proceeds going to the American Association for Cancer Research. I interviewed former AACR Board member Dr. Lucile Adams- Campbell who shares some alarming news about breast cancer rates among women of color as well proactive steps women can take to empower themselves during the diagnosis and treatment journey. https://w... Read more

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Sometimes when I go through my finances I feel as though I need therapy. Which brings us to Marc Bernstein the author of The Fiscal Therapy Solution 1.0 - A Six-Step Process to Financial Health who thinks finances should go beyond just the numbers. https://www.amazon.com/Fiscal-Therapy-Solution-1-0-Financial/dp/1949639061

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There are few things more vital than guiding our young people through this crazy world. I’m going to tell you about Evoluer House, a mentoring, development and workforce development program for girls who have a record of 100 percent attending college. I speak to Cheryl Wadlington, the founder and two of the graduates of the program. The program fills up quickly for this free program. Go here to register for the summer programs... Read more

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I speak with Bilal Qayyum, Co-founder and President of the Father’s Day Rally Committee which is celebrating 30 years with a week of events the Father’s Photoshoot June 10th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art , the Annual Fatherhood Awards Ceremony and Reception 6-14 and the 30th Annual Father’s Day Picnic & 8th Annual Jackie Robinson/Roberto Clemente Unity Softball Game 6-16. For the complete schedule go to https://fathersrally.c... Read more

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If you think the quality of our air is going downhill – you’re right – but there’s a great organization working to clean it up. I chat with Katie Edwards from the Clean Air Council who tells us how we can help. https://cleanair.org/

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I’m a huge fan of those wonderful dance routines in Bollywood movies. I speak with Swati Chaturvedi about Community Bollywood Dance Project which brings the joy of this style of dance to communities https://communitybollywooddanceproject.com/

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There’s something magical about the circus. I speak to Stephanie Monseu – about her fascinating journey from art student to Ringmaster at The Big Apple Circus which is in the Philadelphia area through June 16th. https://bigapplecircus.com/

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Have you ever wondered about cyber charter schools? I chat with the CEO of Commonwealth Charter Academy - Maurice Flurie who tells us how this online school works, the students who could benefit from enrolling and how they support social interaction with field trips and meet ups at CCA. https://ccaeducate.me/

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