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iHeartRadio Communities

Each week Ryan Gorman discusses important national topics with experts, newsmakers, and organizations working to make a positive difference in communities across the country.

Episodes

February 4, 2023 29 min
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging and Principal Deputy Administrator at the Administration for Community Living. Alison Barkoff explains the role of ACL in assisting older adults and those with disabilities, along with the importance of COVID-19 vaccines for those specific groups of individuals. Brian Hooks, Chairman & CEO of Stan...
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Robert Otto Valdez, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. Dr. Valdez explains AHRQ's work, including its role in the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the battle against Long COVID. Plus, Dr. Valdez describes how the agency addresses issues of patient safety. Mindfulness Expert and Host & Founder of the Self-Help Podcast N...
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Baia Lasky, Medical Director for the American Red Cross. For National Blood Donor Month, Dr. Lasky explains the American Red Cross's work involving blood donations across the country, along with important information on who can donate and how blood donations are utilized. Anahad O'Connor, Washington Post Eating Lab Columnist, also joined the show. Anahad expl...
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Raquel Hernandez, Medical Director for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Healthy Weight Initiative. Dr. Hernandez breaks down new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics for addressing childhood obesity, including changes to treatment recommendations and tips for parents to make sure their children get off to a healthy start in 2023.
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January 7, 2023 29 min
Following the Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin incident, Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Comilla Sasson, Practicing Emergency Medicine Physician in Denver and Vice President for Science & Innovation for Emergency Cardiovascular Care at the American Heart Association. Dr. Sasson discusses the cardiac event involving Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin, including steps everyone can take in an emer...
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Carole Johnson, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration. Carole Johnson explains the programs HRSA oversees to help give underserved communities access to health care, the role of HRSA in administering COVID-19 vaccines, and the support they provide for workers in the health care industry. Dr. David Rudd, former President of the University of Me...
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring January Contreras, Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services. Secretary Contreras explains the different programs provided by ACF, including Head Start, and offers details into their work assisting communities in their battle against COVID-19, the flu, and RSV. Also, Bill Potts, Author of Up for th...
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Christina Huntsman Durham of the Huntsman Mental Health Foundation & Dr. Mark Hyman Rapaport, CEO of the Huntsman Mental Health Institute and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine. Christina Huntsman Durham and Dr. Rapaport join the show to discuss a new mental health initiative started in conjunction with the Ad Council, along with a...
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Loretta Christensen, Chief Medical Officer of the Indian Health Services. Dr. Christensen joins the show for Native American Heritage Month to discuss different health issues impacting Native American communities. Vice President of Policy for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Avenel Joseph, also checks in for National Hunger and Homelessness Week to discuss how hig...
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Chiquita Brooks Lasure, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where she oversees Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Healthcare.gov health insurance marketplace. Plus, ahead of the kick-off to The Salvation Army’s 132nd Red Kettle Campaign, National Commander of The Salvation Army Commissioner Kenneth Hodder ...
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Dara Kass, HHS Regional Director for Region 2. Dr. Kass discusses COVID-19, the flu, and RSV, along with info on COVID-19 and flu vaccines. American Lung Association Representative and Thoracic Medical Oncologist Dr. Jacob Sands also checked in for Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Mohammad Jahanzeb, Medical Oncologist at the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Andrew Kahn, Licensed Psychologist and Associate Director of Behavior Change and Expertise at Understood.org, also checks in to discuss those who think and learn differently, as this month is also Learning Disabilities Awareness Mon...
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October 24, 2022 29 min
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Patsy Stinchfield, a retired pediatric nurse practitioner and President of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, to discuss flu season. Neurologist, Sleep Specialist, and Author Dr. Chris Winter also joins the show to discuss the importance of sleep, including how much you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and ways to unwind better and get the quality sleep...
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Catherine Pearlman, author of FIRST PHONE: A kids’ guide to safely and productively navigating the digital landscape. Plus, 3-time medal-winning Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy checks in for World Mental Health Day to discuss overcoming obstacles and challenges.
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Ben Sommers, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation (ASPE) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Sommers breaks down a new study on the impact of the COVID-19 vaccines. Plus, Sherri McKinney, a spokesperson with the American Red Cross, checks in...
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Scott Strode, Founder and National Executive Director of The Phoenix, a national sober active community. Plus, the Director of FEMA’s Ready Campaign Lea Crager discusses preparing for natural disasters and emergencies as part of National Preparedness Month.
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September 30, 2022 28 min
For this week's iHeartRadio nationwide special, FDNY Capt. Michael Kozo, the commanding officer of the FDNY's Fire Safety Education Unit, joins the show. Also, Michael Capponi, Founder/President of Global Empowerment Mission, checked in to discuss how Global Empowerment is assisting with disaster aid throughout the Southeast following the destruction of Hurricane Ian.
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Gonzalo Bearman, Chief of Infectious Diseases at VCU Health, on the updated COVID-19 vaccines. Plus, Jenny Siler and Brian DiSabatino from Stop Soldier Suicide join the show to discuss Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and their upcoming VetFest event.
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Evelyn Twentyman, the CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Unit Lead. Dr. Twentyman discusses the updated COVID-19 vaccines. Mary Tobin, Senior Advisor for Wounded Warrior, Veteran, and Military Families for AmeriCorps, also joins the show to talk about this weekend’s 9/11 Anniversary and National Day of Service & Remembrance.
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Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Christopher Jones, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, for National Recovery Month. Plus, Dr. Matthew Miller, Executive Director of Suicide Prevention for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, also joins the show to discuss a new veteran suicide prevention campaign called “Don’t Wai...
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