'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.
Caring for South Florida / Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Segment 1: Caring for South Florida, Guest - Betty Jean-Baptiste, Acute Care Nurse at Jackson North Medical Center Jackson Health System is one of 10 premiere hospitals or health systems in South Florida that have collaborated to form Caring for South Florida, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of wearing a mask during the Covid 19 pandemic. As a nurse in the Acute Care ward, Jean-Etienne shares stories from the frontline about the impact of Covid. http://www.caringforsouthflorida.org
Segment 2 - Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Guest: Kim Heard, President, Miami-Fort Lauderdale Chapter Heard talks about the expansion of services and focus at Komen South Florida: Increased outreach to Bahamian and Hispanic residents who are at higher risk for Breast Cancer; Financial aid for patients who need assistance; Advocacy for easier access to mammograms.
Return 2 Work / Ft Lauderdale Fire Dept / Fl Counts Census / Susan G Komen
Segment 1 - Guest: Melissa Dunn, MD Networking, founder of the Return 2 Work Job Fair on September 22nd. https://return2work.us
Segment 2 - Guest: Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr, City of Fort Lauderdale Fire Department A look at the extra precautions firefighters have to take in the year of Covid -19. https://www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/fire-rescue
Segment 3 - Guest: Emmanuela Jean-Etienne, Florida Counts & Urban League of Broward County. New initiatives to reach people who have not yet responded to the Census, how full response helps Florida financially with Federal funding. The deadline to fill out the Census is September 30th. http://2020Census.gov
Segment 4 - Guest: Kim Heard, President, Miami / Fort Lauderdale Chapter of Susan G. Komen Foundation
As part of their Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities, SGK is holding their 'Big Wigs' competition - 'Big Wigs' in the community receive Pink Wigs to wear and help promote fundraising for services for people dealing with Breast Cancer. Call Kelly Lindsey, 561-514-3020, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Breast & Heart Initiative Pink Walk / Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida 'Lead the Way'
Segment 1: Women's Breast & Heart Initiative, Guest - Andrea Ivory, Founder.
Ivory discusses the importance of not waiting to get mammograms because of Covid, or loss of insurance or other financial need. WBHI makes arrangements for low or no-cost mammograms, reminding women that early detection is the key to survival. To help fund their efforts, WBHI holds their Annual Pink Walk:A Virtual Movement, September 20th - 27th. The Walk this year is Virtual, and participants have a full week to complete their 2 miles.
Segment 2: Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, Guest - Girl Scouts 'Media Girl', Samantha White. White talks about her experience as a Girl Scout for 11 years, and how being part of Girl Scouts opens opportunities for girls, teaches them about volunteerism, helps develop business skills and ethics, and creates lasting friendships. She talks about how the annual 'Lead the Way Luncheon' honoring professional women leaders has impacted her personally. This year's Lead the Way 'luncheon' will be a virtual Facebook Live event, September 16th, noon - 1 p.m., and will be free to view. Seven women leaders will be honored, and will participate in panels talking about 'Breaking the Glass Ceiling', and 'Success in a Changing World'. https://www.gssef.org/en/donate/special-events/GirlScoutsLeadtheWay.html
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.
Back to School 2020: Learning Through Tech / Hidden Gems Across Chicago & In Every U.s. Town
Segment 1: Back to School 2020: Learning Through Tech.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Justin Reich, assistant professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, director, MIT Teaching Systems Lab, author, Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education; Dr. Sanjay Sarma, professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, vice president, Open Learning at MIT, co-author, Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn Viewpoints speaks with two education experts about the biggest barriers to learning and what online education technology can really offer students.
Segment 2: The Hidden Gems Across Chicago & In Every U.S. Town
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Jessica Mlinaric, writer, author Secret Chicago: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
Chicago writer, Jessica Mlinaric believes that if you look hard enough you don’t have to leave your town or city to experience something new. We cover some of the interesting, historical sights around Chicago and how you can explore your own area.
Peak Hurricane Season 2020 / Fueling Creativity: Funding Modern Independent Invention
Segment 1 - Peak Hurricane Season 2020.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Eric Jay Dolin, author, Furious Sky: The Five Hundred Year History of America’s Hurricanes; Dr. Barry Keim, Lousiana state climatologist, professor, Department of Geography & Anthropology
Segment 2: Fueling Creativity: Funding Modern Independent Invention.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Yancey Strickler, co-founder, Kickstarter, author, This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World.
Violent Wildfire Season in the West / Current Scope of Surveillance in the U.S.
Segment 1: Violent Wildfire Season in the West:
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Stephen Pyne, fire expert, emeritus professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University; Kendra Atleework, writer, author, Miracle Country: A Memoir.
We explore the growing challenges facing Californians and what the future holds for The Golden State. Exploring the growing challenges facing Californians and what the future holds for The Golden State.
Segment 2: The Current Scope of Surveillance in the U.S.Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Barton Gellman, journalist, The Atlantic, author, Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State; Dr. Marcus Rogers, professor, executive director, Cybersecurity Programs, Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University.
Exploring the benefits and consequences of modern surveillance and how both private business entities and governments are acquiring information from millions of Americans.