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

May 20, 2022 29 min
Democratic US Senatorial Candidate John Fetterman was hit with a stroke and atrial fibrillation on the eve of the PA Primary. What better time to raise our awareness about stroke during May Stroke Awareness Month? I speak to Dr. Deborah Crabbe, Cardiologist at Temple University Hospital and Professor at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University about warning signs of stroke, treatment and prevention.
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Democratic US Senatorial Candidate John Fetterman was hit with a stroke and atrial fibrillation on the eve of the PA Primary. What better time to raise our awareness about stroke during May Stroke Awareness Month? I speak to Dr. Deborah Crabbe, Cardiologist at Temple University Hospital and Professor at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University about warning signs of stroke, treatment and prevention.
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PECO has announced applications are open for the Racial Equity Capital Fund, created to provide capital to minority owned businesses in partnership with RockCreek, one of the largest diverse-owned global investment firms and United Bank of Philadelphia. I speak to Romona Riscoe-Benson, Corporate Community Impact, Director for PECO about the Fund and the company’s other programs designed to remove barriers to economic development...
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Nurses have always been true superheroes but even more so during the pandemic. That's why I'm excited to share an interview with the winners of Independence Blue Cross Celebrate Caring Campaign which honors outstanding nurses. I speak with Lenore Sears – Health Care Stat Nursing Agency, Ann Coyle – Virtua Health Perinatal Bereavement Program,Bonnie Lynn – Horsham Clinic. The campaign added a special COVID-19 designation to ...
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Nurses have always been true superheroes but even more so during the pandemic. That's why I'm excited to share an interview with the winners of Independence Blue Cross Celebrate Caring Campaign which honors outstanding nurses. I speak with Lenore Sears – Health Care Stat Nursing Agency, Ann Coyle – Virtua Health Perinatal Bereavement Program,Bonnie Lynn – Horsham Clinic. The campaign added a special COVID-19 designation to...
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BLACK ENTERPRISE, the premier resource for black entrepreneurs, black-owned businesses, and career, tech, and money content for black people and is sponsoring the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit—the nation’s largest annual gathering of Black business owners, entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and wealth creators for an in-person event May 18-20in Philadelphia Pennsylvania Convention Center. I speak to Selena Hill Deputy Dig...
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I had the privilege of speaking with two of the Recipients of the Juvenile Law Center Leadership Prize are leading lights whose inspirational careers are beacons for future generations and whose work has substantially improved the lives of youth. Please meet us online on May 12th to celebrate and honor our 2022 Leadership Prize winners:
Dorothy E. Roberts, J.D.; Scholar, Professor of Africana Studies, Law & Sociology, Universit...
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I had the privilege of speaking with two of the Recipients of the Juvenile Law Center Leadership Prize are leading lights whose inspirational careers are beacons for future generations and whose work has substantially improved the lives of youth. Please meet us online on May 12th to celebrate and honor our 2022 Leadership Prize winners:
Dorothy E. Roberts, J.D.; Scholar, Professor of Africana Studies, Law & Sociology, Universit...
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The Center for Global Africa (CGA) is an academic think tank incubated at Delaware State University (DSU) with satellite partners in Africa and throughout the Diaspora, that engages in research, consultancy, advocacy and enterprising practices for global African development. I speak to Professor Ezrah Aharone, Director of the Center for Global Africa about the ways the organization is promoting both economic and cultural opportun...
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The McDonald’s jingle, the Law and Order theme: these are just a few of the sounds that allow us to immediately recognize a brand. I talk with Dave Allan, the author of Super Sonic Logos: The Power of Audio Branding who tells us the history of some of the most famous “sonic logos” from the people who created them.
https://tinyurl.com/Super-Sonic-Logos

You won’t want to miss my interview with Larry Miller and his daughter Laila Lacy. ...
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We celebrate City Year, a national service program to unite young adults from diverse backgrounds for a demanding year of full-time community service. I speak to Darryl Bundrige Executive Director and Vice President, City Year Philadelphia. I also talk with Sharif El-Mekki Founder and CEO, Center for Black Educator Development who will be honored at City Year's Red Jacket Gala on May 5, at The Fillmore
www.cityyear.org/philadelp...
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Guest Host Vanesse Lloyd Sgambati talks about Floyd Cooper Day - honoring one of Children's literatures’ most celebrated illustrators during Children's Book Week May 3-9th.To talk about Floyd's legacy Vanesse speaks to Carl Lennertz - Executive Director of the Children's Book Council and authors Carole Boston Weatherford, Leah Henderson, and Sharon Langley. In addition to the many events sponsored by the Children...
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April is National Healthcare Decisions Month, a time to educate the public about the importance of advance care planning, and inspire and empower everyone to put a plan in place. Having a living will could be one of the greatest gifts to your family. It allows you to name the person who should make healthcare decisions for you in case you cannot speak for yourself due to illness or injury. I speak to Joanne Rosen, Chief Marketing &...
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April is National Healthcare Decisions Month, a time to educate the public about the importance of advance care planning, and inspire and empower everyone to put a plan in place. Having a living will could be one of the greatest gifts to your family. It allows you to name the person who should make healthcare decisions for you in case you cannot speak for yourself due to illness or injury. I speak to Joanne Rosen, Chief Marketing...
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Urban renewal in the sixties and seventies was supposed to revitalize neighborhoods living in poverty. Instead, this government funded program erased many black communities including a neighborhood in Athens, Georgia called Linnentown. I speak to author and activist Hattie Thomas Whitehead who chronicled efforts to seek justice on behalf of Linnentown and it’s first descendants in her book “Giving Voice to Linnentown.”
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It’s been 50 years since the enactment of the federal Clean Water Act with the goal of making all waters across the U.S. “Fishable and Swimmable.” I speak with Eric Schaeffer, Executive Director of The Environmental Integrity Project who tells us the promise of the legislation is only half fulfilled.
https://environmentalintegrity.org/
https://environmentalintegrity.org/news/clean-water-acts-promises-half-kept-at-half-century-annive...
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Starting on April 18th the city of Philadelphia returns to indoor mask requirements. I speak with Deputy Health Commissioner Frank Franklin with the latest on COVID 19, guidance on vaccinations and masks as well as resources.
www.phila.gov/covid19

There is a pressing need for organ donation. I talk about National Donate Life Month with Rick Hasz, Gift of Life President and CEO and transplant recipient Brian Rath about the seriou...
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We love shining a light on extraordinary people and this morning we speak with Dixieanne James who is truly the definition of extraordinary. Initially contemplating a medical degree – James decided she could make a real impact on the health of communities including addressing health disparities in communities of color by choosing the path that has taken her to her current position. Since first speaking to Dixie, she has added S...
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Should you get a second booster shot? I speak with Jessica McDonald Science Editor of FactCheck.org about the latest information on boosters.
https://www.factcheck.org/2022/04/scicheck-qa-on-second-covid-19-boosters-for-older-people/

Have you ever gone to the vet and come away having spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars? Or have you put off going – just because you know a vet bill would break the bank? That’s where Emancipet...
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The work of Resolve Philly centers on improving how misrepresented communities are covered by the media. I speak Derrick Cain, Community Engagement Editor for Resolve Philly about their efforts to support journalism that thoughtfully considers how stories are found, framed and told. The organization also works to build a community of leaders and transform how communities engage with news and information.
https://resolvephilly.org/

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