'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.
RISE Small Business Grants / SafeSpace Foundation
Segment 1: Guest Marta Casas Celaya, External Affairs Director for Comcast South Florida Division talks about the Comcast RISE initiative. Comcast is giving out 100 $10,000 grants to women and minority-owned small businesses in South Florida to help support jobs and the loan economy. Applications are open from 10/1 - 10/16. Apply online at http://www.comcastrise.com. Segment 2: A rundown of upcoming charity walks, including Breast Cancer Awareness Month events with the Women's Breast & Heart Initiative, Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Cancer Society's Making Strides for Breast Cancer Event. We also speak with the SafeSpace Foundation board member Cora Mann with details but the upcoming annual Family Violence Awareness Walk on 10/1/22.
SafeSpace Foundation / Women's Breast & Heart Initiative
Segment 1: Cora Mann, North Miami Beach Police Officer & Board Member of the SafeSpace Foundation talks about the continued increase in Domestic Violence locally and how anyone wanting to leave an abusive relationship can call SafeSpace for help, at 800-500-1119. She also provides a preview of the 13th Annual Family Violence Awareness Walk on October 1st. WWW.2022DVWALK.EZREGISTER.COM Segment 2: Andrea Ivory, Founder and CEO of the Women's Breast & Heart Initiative shares her journey through breast cancer. As an 18-year survivor she dedicates herself full time to providing mammograms to low-income, at-risk women; as well as focusing on disease prevention and education. The WBHI 6th Annual Pink Walk is September 25th at Miami-Dade College North Campus. Register at http://www.thepinkwalk.com.
Camp Lejeune Toxic Water / Girl Scouts Lead the Way
Segment 1: Guest, Miriam Fresco Agrait, Litigating Attorney at Rubenstein Law explains the 'Honor Our Pact' act that will allow compensation to veterans and civilians living at Camp Lejeune, NC, between 1953 and 1987, while the water was contaminated with toxic chemicals. 1-800-FL-Legal, http://www.rubensteinlaw.com. Segment 2: Former News Anchor, Neki Mohan, talks about her extensive community work, for which she'll be honored at the Girl Scouts 'Lead the Way' luncheon, September 13th. http://www.gssef.org
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.
Gender Roles in the Household / Lost World of Shipwrecks
Segment 1: Guest: Kate Mangino, gender expert, author, Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home. We speak with gender expert Kate Mangino about this imbalance in cognitive labor and physical chores and how more of a balance can be carved out in current relationships and future generations. https://hbr.org/2020/05/gender-equity-starts-in-the-home. Segment 2: Guest: Daniel Stone, senior editor, National Geographic, author, Sinkable: Obsession, The Deep Sea, and the Shipwreck of the Titanic.There are an estimated three million shipwrecks lying under the ocean and underground. We speak with author Daniel Stone this week about these fascinating structures that give us a fascinating look into a past era. https://tinyurl.com/2jzxtarw
Conversations About Loss and Death / College Sports Mental Health
Segment 1: Guest: Dr. Elena Lister, psychiatrist, associate professor, Cornell University, Columbia University Medical Centers, author, Giving Hope Conversations with Children About Illness, Death and Loss. Death is a natural part of life, yet we avoid talking about it in American society. We speak with a psychiatrist and expert in grief and trauma about how parents, caregivers and adults in general can best have conversations with young people about loss and death. Segment 2: Guest: Dr. Julie Amato, clinical and sports psychologist, Princeton University, Lafayette College. We speak with a sports psychologist about the rising prevalence of mental health disorders among young athletes and what’s being done to improve support services and get rid of stigma both on campus and off-campus.
The Invisible Power of Privilege / Public Transportation
Segment 1: Guests: Guests: Baynard Woods, writer, author, Inheritance: An Autobiography of Whiteness; Dr. David Canton, professor, history & director, African American Studies, University of Florida. We highlight conversations about the role of white privilege in American society and how the average person can push for greater racial justice.https://naacp.org/issues/race-justice Segment 2: Guests: Bradley Lane, associate professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration, University of Kansas; Bobby Sisneros, deputy director, transit, Albuquerque Transit Department. Public transportation – from trains to buses to trams – took a big hit in ridership and profits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as more people are back and relying on these community systems once again, the future is unclear as many municipalities face record challenges.We speak with two experts about the current state of public transit in the U.S. https://tinyurl.com/2p8452df
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