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.... Show More

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Loree Jones is what I call a true public servant – and her journey has landed her at an organization that has become a critical lifeline during this COVID 19 pandemic. Loree Jones is now the President and CEO of Philabundance. I spoke to her about her vision for the future of the organization.
https://www.philabundance.org/

You’d think a youth basketball organization might have to suspend operations during Philly’s stay at home ord...
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Loree Jones is what I call a true public servant – and her journey has landed her at an organization that has become a critical lifeline during this COVID 19 pandemic. Loree Jones is now the President and CEO of Philabundance. I spoke to her about her vision for the future of the organization.
https://www.philabundance.org/

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We were so happy to bring you interviews with some of nurses selected to be honored by Independence Blue Cross 2020 Celebrate Caring campaign. An extra congrats One of them, Jeff Salvatore along with his crew the Swab Squad at Jefferson University Hospital received a 2020 Webby award for their awesome video to the tune of Level Up. This week we speak to Kem Mayer, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Andrea Kirsch, Axia Women’...
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We were so happy to bring you interviews with some of nurses selected to be honored by Independence Blue Cross 2020 Celebrate Caring campaign. An extra congrats One of them, Jeff Salvatore along with his crew the Swab Squad at Jefferson University Hospital received a 2020 Webby award for their awesome video to the tune of Level Up. This week we speak to Kem Mayer, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Andrea Kirsch, Axia Women’...
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May is Stroke Awareness Month. I spoke to a volunteer for the American Stroke Association, David Feinman who is riding his bike from Philadelphia to Florida to raise funds for the organization in the name of his late grandfather – who was a stroke survivor.
http://www2.heart.org/goto/NortonGRide
https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/pennsylvania/philadelphia

The COVID 19 pandemic has created a great deal of stress for so many of us. ...
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May is Stroke Awareness Month. I spoke to a volunteer for the American Stroke Association, David Feinman who is riding his bike from Philadelphia to Florida to raise funds for the organization in the name of his late grandfather – who was a stroke survivor.
http://www2.heart.org/goto/NortonGRide
https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/pennsylvania/philadelphia

The COVID 19 pandemic has created a great deal of stress for so many of us. ...
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The challenge of a Crisis can sometimes lead to extraordinary innovation and unique partnerships. That’s exactly what’s happening at Temple University with the Temple University COVID Assistance Team (TUCAT). I mean we’re seeing engineers collaborating with artists and architects among others who have joined forces to come up with creative solutions for mass producing medical shields for healthcare workers and so much more. I spo...
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I speak with Einstein Philadelphia President & COO Dixie James, President & and Vice Chair for Emergency Medicine, Dr. Merle Carter about what Einstein Healthcare Network is doing to combat COVID-19, and how the pandemic is hitting the African American community they serve especially hard.
https://www.einstein.edu/


One of the coolest fundraisers is Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Reach and Raise yoga on the steps of the Ph...
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Vanesse Llloyd Sgambati speaks with Dr. Jim Smith about some things to think about when we start getting back to work during this pandemic. Plus Vanesse shares her perspective on "What is Philadelphia Reading?"
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The Philadelphia Union and the Philadelphia Union Foundation has created the “FIGHT FOR PHILLY” initiative to provide thousands of items of Personal Protective Equipment and thousands of meals to frontline workers and vulnerable populations in the greater Philadelphia area. I speak with Philadelphia Union President Tim McDermott
https://www.philadelphiaunion.com/fight4philly
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Ted Millstein of Patriot Home Care tells us how he found a source of PPE and is sharing it with first responders.
https://www.patriothomecare.org/
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There are also pretty wonderful volunteers for the organization CASA who work to be to be the "eyes and ears" of the court - to advocate for abused and neglected children so their needs don't get overlooked by the system. Executive Director Happi Grillon tells us how we can help.
https://www.casaphiladelphia.org/
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As a city, as a state and as a country we’ve been through it. This COVID 19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our way of life. What hasn’t changed are the many individuals and organizations that are stepping up in so many generous ways. We’ll talk with two examples – Ted Millstein of Patriot Home Care tells us how he found a source of PPE and is sharing it with first responders.
https://www.patriothomecare.org/
The Philadelphia U...
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As a city, as a state and as a country we’ve been through it. This COVID 19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our way of life. What hasn’t changed are the many individuals and organizations that are stepping up in so many generous ways. We’ll talk with two examples – Ted Millstein of Patriot Home Care tells us how he found a source of PPE and is sharing it with first responders.
https://www.patriothomecare.org/
The Philadelphia U...
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We hosted a virtual town hall on COVID 19 and the impact on communities of color. Featuring Rodney and Erica McLeod founders of Change Our Future, Rodney of course starting Safety for the Superbowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson
Dr. Ala Stanford , GLENN ELLIS Sr. is a medical ethicist, researcher, lecturer and president of Strategies for Well-Being, LLC.,
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz, Md, Owne...
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The Stay at home order continues. Governor Tom Wolf says he will be rolling out a plan to reopen Pennsylvania in stages and based on the latest data and whether we have enough protective gear for our front line health care workers, adequate testing to get a real lock on infections, a robust system for tracing infections. The good news is the compared to NY and NJ PA has had fewer COVID cases – possible because we started our stay...
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The stay at home order continues. Governor Tom Wolf says he will be rolling out a plan to reopen Pennsylvania in stages and based on the latest data and whether we have enough protective gear for our front line health care workers, adequate testing to get a real lock on infections, a robust system for tracing infections. The good news is the compared to NY and NJ PA has had fewer COVID cases – possible because we started our stay...
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We’re starting to see some results from weeks of social distancing but all the experts say it’s too soon to relax. Public Citizens for Children and Youth is one of our leading advocacy organizations for kids. I speak with Executive Director Donna Cooper about the consequences of this pandemic on the education of our children, plus resources or parents and teachers to include arts in online learning and information on getting kids...
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We’re starting to see some results from weeks of social distancing but it’s clear that for a variety of reasons people of color are more heavily impacted by COVID 19. I’m airing an excerpt from a news briefing this week from The Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights addressing this issue.
https://lawyerscommittee.org/

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You settled into your Covid 19 routine? I’m still one of the few people who go into the office since I’m doing all the news updates these days. First I wake up – I run 2 or three miles. I’ve taken to running in the middle of the road of one way streets – which is pretty easy in my neighborhood because most folks are sticking to the stay at home order. I see someone coming my way and I cross the street or they do. Sometimes I do...
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