It was a Saturday morning staple. Thanks to “Schoolhouse Rock!” we grew up learning how a bill becomes a law from Bill himself, counting and multiplying by fives and how conjunctions function. Now the group They Might Be Giants put their spin on the electoral college with a “Schoolhouse Rock!”-inspired music video.
'Community Focus' is EASY 93.1's long-running signature community affairs program, airing each Sunday morning at 6:50 a.m. ET, hosted by correspondents Ellen Jaffe and Jeff Martin.
Humane Society of Broward County / Best Roofing
Segment 1: Cherie Wachter, Vice President of Marketing, Humane Society of Broward County
Wachter updates the audience on changes in Covid-19 Safety measures being taken at the Humane Society to keep guest and staff safe. She talks about services that are still available, including vaccinations for pets, and the virtual programs they’ve begun to modify the extensive community programs usually offered. HSBC has created a library of educational videos for pet owners, and interactive videos for children to do projects with pet ambassadors. During #CleartheShelters month, HSBC is participating with Easy 93.1’s ‘Dog Days of Summer’ promotion, offering several dogs each week with adoption fees sponsored, so they can be adopted at no charge.
Segment 2: Gregg Wallick, President / CEO, Best Roofing, a Dog-Friendly Workplace
A partner in Easy 93.1’s ‘Dog Days of Summer’ promotion, Wallick talks about how Best Roofing became a dog-friendly business, allowing employees to bring their dogs to work any time. He describes the benefits to the employees and to the company; the dogs have a calming effect on people, create a peaceful environment, and improve relations between co-workers. Wallick & Best Roofing are major supporters of Hope South Florida, providing a bus for HSF to pick up homeless people and take them for a daily meal. The company also supports the Broward Pantry, collecting more than 700 pounds of food to donate; and also works with Sheridan House, a facility for at-risk youth. Volunteerism is another way that Wallick engages employees in the community, providing a greater sense of satisfaction about their work.
United Way of Broward / Miami Dade County Supervisor of Elections
Segment 1: Guest: Oylime Fernandez, Director of Disaster Management & Emergency Response - Fernandez reviews the forms of assistance United Way of Broward provides for residents who sustain storm damage. She also offers suggestions on how to prepare in advance, and steps to take to safeguard valuables. UWB is also participating in awareness campaigns about Voting and the Census; helping to provide meals during Covid -19, and providing mental health support videos on YouTube to provide guidance during challenging times. http://www.unitedwaybroward.org
Segment 2: Guest:Christina White, Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections - White provides details about Early Voting for the August 18th Primary, and directs Listeners to the website, www.IAmElectionReady.org for the addresses and house of 23 Early Voting locations throughout the county. She also reviews the thorough steps being taken to ensure that Covid-19 safety protocols are in place, reminding voters that they will be required to wear a mask. She also provides deadlines for requesting and returning Vote By Mail ballots.
United Teachers of Dade
Guest: Karla Hernandez Mats, President, United Teachers of Dade
Mats addresses the questions about whether to open Brick & Mortar schools for the Fall school year, or to continue distance learning. She explains the lawsuit filed by the Florida Education Association to overturn the Governor’s mandate to have schools open 5 days a week. Mats talks about the concerns about Covid 19, with Florida as the epicenter of the outbreak, and Miami-Dade as the most impacted county in the state. She discusses options that allow parents to choose what’s best for their child, and needed funding for schools to be compliant with safety guidelines.
Each week on 'Viewpoints,' you'll hear from experts, authors and newsmakers in fields such as business, social sciences, sports, education, popular culture and the arts. 'Viewpoints' airs on EASY 93.1 each Sunday morning at 6:20 a.m. ET.
Better Understanding Trauma / A Different Career: The Life of a Professional Cuddler
Segment 1: Host: Gary Price. Guest: Dr. James S. Gordon, psychiatrist, clinical professor, Georgetown Medical School
Trauma comes in many shapes and forms throughout life. Viewpoints speaks with psychiatrist, Dr. James S. Gordon in order to better understand a person’s reaction to trauma and the body’s resilience in dealing with these stressful events and situations.
Segment 2: Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Christina Hepburn, professional cuddler.
Thousands of Americans are certified cuddlers. You might be asking - what does it mean to be a ‘certified cuddler’? Christina Hepburn joins Viewpoints this week to talk about this relatively new niche and how she’s working to dissolve the stigmas associated with the industry.
The Many Faces of Homelessness / The World of Cults
Segment 1: Guest - Nikita Stewart, reporter at The New York Times, author, Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troup That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World. Segment 2: Guests - Dr. Janja Lalich, professor emerita, sociology, University of California State University & founder, Center for Research on Influence and Control; Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, professor, psychiatry, Columbia University and author, Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry.
Shakeups in Salons & Skincare / Exploring Wine
Guests: Chi Farley, FlutterFab Boutique; Emma Graves, co-owner, Brooklyn Herborium; Dr. Carlos Charles, owner, Derma Di Colore; discussing the current changes and challenges to salon operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. SEGMENT 2 Guest: Elizabeth Schneider, certified sommelier, author, podcast host, 'Wine for Normal People'; discussing an introduction to all things wine