Community D.C.

Community D.C.

Listen to interviews from the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia communities gathered by the iHeartRadio D.C./Baltimore team.

Episodes

August 27, 2021 18 min
Drunk driving prevention, Checkpoint Strikeforce, programs for students and adults are among the topics discussed by Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s Kurt Erickson and iHeart’s Bernie Lucas. Info: www.wrap.org and www.soberride.com
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Is remembering the emotions of 9/11 a healthy thing on the 20th anniversary? Clinical psychologist Dr. Cynthia Post and iHeart’s Bernie Lucas discuss this, as well as how to deal with the polarization of masks and vaccinations. Info: www.cynthiapostphd.com
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August 18, 2021 29 min
The hospital experience for seriously ill kids is not fun, but the Hope for Henry Foundation strives to improve it. Founder Laurie Strongin tells iHeart’s Bernie Lucas how they do it. Info: www.hopeforhenry.org
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August 13, 2021 13 min
J. Allen, owner of The Little Town’s Children’s Museum in Bethesda, talks with iHeart’s Bernie Lucas about the upcoming Kidchella event with Volunteers of America to help provide school supplies for local underprivileged children. Info: www.thelittletownsmd.com
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August 10, 2021 14 min
Mark Bucher, founder of DMV restaurant Medium Rare, talks with iHeart’s Jenni Chase about his Feed The Fridge program, which is helping to reduce food insecurity for those in need. www.Feedthefridge.org
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July 23, 2021 14 min
iHeart’s Jenni Chase spoke to Humane Rescue Alliance’s Barbara Hutcherson and Alexandra Dilley about adoptable pets, summer heat, HRA’s community programs & events, and how to deal with pets’ separation anxiety as workers go back to their offices. Info: www.humanerescuealliance.org
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July 23, 2021 14 min
John Townsend (AAA Mid-Atlantic & Bernie Lucas (iHeart Radio) discuss how the pandemic changed driving habits, peak summer driving season, gas prices and Maryland HOT Lane updates for the Beltway, 270 & the American Legion Bridge.
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July 15, 2021 14 min
Hear about local volunteer opportunities for 55+, types of activities, benefits to organizations & volunteers and more, from Vida Mikalcius with RSYP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) of Northern Virginia. Info: www.volunteerfairfax.org and www.rsvpnova.org
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July 15, 2021 14 min
Travel is back, but vacations can bring out both the best and worst of family relationships and the post-pandemic transition adds potential complications. Clinical psychologist Dr. Cynthia Post offers tips for navigating family travel. Info: www.cynthiapostphd.com
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June 29, 2021 14 min
Hear about the difference between Alzheimer's and Dementia, Alzheimer's warning signs and preventative care in this conversation with Kate Rooper (President, National Capital chapter, Alzheimer's Association) and Jenni Chase (iHeart Radio). Info: www.alz.org
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June 29, 2021 13 min
Immigrants often need help adjusting to their new lives in America, especially if they are survivors of human trafficking or are seeking asylum from war-torn countries. Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area CEO Kristyn Peck explains to iHeart;s Bernie Lucas what her organization does to help. Info: www.lssnca.org
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The St. Jude Hospital slogan “Finding cures, saving children” sets the tone for this conversation about childhood cancer, new research and the hospital mission. Lisa Surprenant (St. Jude) also tells Bernie Lucas (iHeart) about their upcoming return to live events. Info: www.stjude.org
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We adapted to pattern changes & isolation, now we’re adapting to getting back to normal. Are there issues within couples, did we learn about connection? Clinical psychologist Dr. Cynthia Post and iheart’s Bernie Lucas discuss these questions and others. Info: www.cynthiapostphd.com
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June 11, 2021 14 min
Dr. Sarah Combs (Children’s National Hospital) and Michael Czarnecki (iHeart Radio) discuss children and COVID vaccinations, as well as other childhood medical issues. Info: www.childrensnational.org
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June 11, 2021 25 min
June is the 40th anniversary of identifying the virus later known as AIDS. Demetre Daskalakis (CDC) & Harold Phillips (HHS) talk with Jerry Houston (iHeart’s Pride Radio) about progress that’s been made, PrEP, the importance of HIV testing, a connection to Covid and more. Info: www.hiv.gov
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Grieving the death of a military loved one is especially tough around Memorial Day. Dr. Chantel Dooley, with TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors), explains how her organization helps those grieving such a loss and she tells iHeart’s Bernie Lucas about her own loss. Info: www.taps.org and 800-959-TAPS
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May 25, 2021 12 min
Things are opening up, temperatures are going up and the summer travel season is coming up. John Townsend (AAA/Mid-Atlantic) and Bernie Lucas (iHeart Radio) discuss gas prices and travel predictions.
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May 25, 2021 15 min
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. iHeart Radio’s Jenni Chase talked with Board President of the MD chapter of the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, Tammi Ginsberg, about the mental health struggle during the pandemic, how to help a loved one showing signs of distress and the 2021 Out Of The Darkness Walk in Montgomery County. Info: https://afsp.org/chapter/maryland
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May 14, 2021 14 min
Virginia and Maryland are the fourth and fifth states in the country to ban cosmetics testing on animals. Humane Society International’s President Jeff Flocken discusses the issue with iHeart’s Lisa Berigan.
Info: www.humanesociety.org and www.hsi.org
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May 14, 2021 15 min
The worst pain a person can suffer is a burn injury. National Burn Prevention Day is coming. Founder Paul Samakow gives the details to iHeart’s Bernie Lucas and provides prevention tips. Info: www.nationalburnpreventionday.org
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