Community D.C.

Community D.C.

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June 26, 2020 14 min
Hear the latest about Volunteer Fairfax programs, volunteer & donation needs and new initiatives from their COO Emily Swenson. Info: www.volunteerfairfax.org
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Hear an update on Covid19 stress-related issues for parents, students, small business owners and demonstration participants, from clinical psychologist Dr. Cynthia Post. Info: www.cynthiapostphd.com
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June 18, 2020 29 min
Three Black fathers of 3 generations discuss what it’s like to be a Black father in America right now. John Townsend, Keith Melancon and Kevin White tell Bernie Lucas about their experiences, concerns and hopes for the future; and answer the question ‘what can white people learn and do?’
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June 12, 2020 15 min
Hear how COVID19 is affecting National Kidney Foundation programs, the Kidney Walk & other events, and people living with kidney disease. Local Exec. Dir. Michele Anthony gives iHeart’s Bernie Lucas the details. Info: www.kidneywdc.org, www.kidney.org/covid-19 and www.kidneywalk.org
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The Giant National Capital BBQ Battle is a virtual event this year, with online versions of their usual activities. It benefits the USO-Metro and the Capital Area Food Bank. Bernie Lucas (iHeart Radio) gets the details from Daniel Wolk (Giant) and Chef Andre Rush. Info: www.bbqindc.com
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June 5, 2020 11 min
Hear how COVID19 is affecting MS Society programs and events, as well as people living with MS. MS Society DC-MD President Chartese Berry explains it to iHeart’s Bernie Lucas. Info: www.nationalmssociety.org
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May 29, 2020 14 min
Washington Regional Alcohol Program President Kurt Erickson gives iHeart’s Bernie Lucas an update on how COVID19 is affecting their programs, including Sober Ride, In-School Alcohol Education Program, adult outreach and more. Info: www.wrap.org
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Clinical psychologist Dr. Cynthia Post talks with iHeart’s Bernie Lucas about how couples, families & individuals are dealing with COVID19, from a mental health perspective. She also offers coping suggestions and talks about health workers and first responders, Info: www.cynthiapostphd.com
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May 4, 2020 14 min
Do More 24 is on May 5th this year. Uniteed Way CEO Rosie Allen-Herring talks with iHeart’s Bernie Lucas about changes in this annual fundraising effort and discusses the effect of COVID19 on their programs. Info: www.domore24.org and www.unitedwaynca.org
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May 4, 2020 14 min
Christopher Fey from Homestretch VA talks with iHeart’s Jen Richer about his organization’s efforts to help bring families out of poverty & the impact COVID19 has on their mission. Info: https://homestretchva.org/
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April 24, 2020 18 min
Clinical psychologist Dr. Cynthia Post discusses the mental health aspects of COVID19 epidemic and provides tips for dealing with stress, family issues and more. Info: www.cynthiapostphd.com
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March 15, 2020 30 min
Hear COVID-19 medical information, government response, event cancellation reasons, economic impact and more.
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March 13, 2020 15 min
Drink too much on St. Patrick’s Day? Get a free LYFT ride home. WRAP’s Kurt Erickson & iHeart’s Bernie Lucas discuss the Sober Ride program and updates on VA and MD drunk driving legislation. Info: www.soberride.com and www.wrap.org
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March 13, 2020 14 min
A child with cancer experiences isolation, fear and boredom as well as physical discomfort. Hope For Henry’s Laurie Strongin talks about their innovative approach to pediatric patient care. They also discuss the effect of coronavirus on their programs and the 5k To Make A Kid’s Day on May 17th (as of now, it’s still on). Info: www.hopeforhenry.org
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March 6, 2020 14 min
What should you do when someone has a seizure? Hear about that, and the epilepsy types, symptoms, causes, treatments and help, from the Epilepsy Foundation’s Geoff Delizzio. The Walk to End Epilepsy DC is April 18. Info: www.walktoendepilepsy.org and www.epilepsy.com .
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March 6, 2020 17 min
Hear about an app that helps make social connections among people living with certain health issues or disabilities. Elizabeth Tikoyan, Founder of the Riley App, and iHeart’s Bernie Lucas also discuss the stigma sometimes associated with health issues. Info: www.rileyapp.co Also on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and the App Store.
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February 28, 2020 14 min
33% of Americans are at risk for kidney disease. Learn about risk factors, screenings, treatments, and upcoming events from Michele Anthony, Exec. Dir. Of the local National Kidney Foundation chapter. Info: www.kidneywdc.org and take a quiz at www.minuteforyourkidneys.org
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February 28, 2020 14 min
If you think someone is considering suicide, can you just ask them directly? Suicide is a complex topic, but we dive in to discuss reasons, warning signs and how we can react and help, with clinical psychologist Dr. Cynthia Post. Help: 800-273-TALK. Info: www.cynthiapostphd.com
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February 21, 2020 12 min
Hear about hospice care, its history in the DMV, related services, quality of life issues and more from Capital Caring Health CEO Tom Koutsoumpas, as told to iHeart’s Bernie Lucas. Info: www.capitalcaring.org
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February 21, 2020 16 min
Amanda Novotny from Fairfax County Animal Shelter talks with iHeart’s Lisa Berigan about the work the shelter does to get animals adopted, and to try and keep animals in homes once they are adopted. They also discussed volunteer opportunities. Info: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/
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