'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.
Movember - Prostate Awareness Month
Guest: Dr. Jonathan Silberstein, Chief of Urologic Oncology, Memorial Health Systems Dr. Silberstein is a 'Movember' Ambassador, encouraging men not to shave during the month of November as a way to spread awareness about Men's Health, and in particular Prostate Cancer Awareness. Silberstein talks about testing for Prostate Cancer, the challenges in determining whether or not treatment is necessary, and shreds the myth that the DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) is the only option for testing. A simple PSA blood test can now show if prostate cancer is present, and how aggressively it may develop. He encourage all men to join the movement and go without shaving during the month, and recognizes the important role women play in encouraging men to get annual medical checkups.
NAMI Miami (National Alliance on Mental Illness - Veterans
Guests: Kathy Coppola, Executive Director, NAMI Miami (National Alliance on Mental Illness).
Anita Herron, National Manager of Educational Programs, Homefront Program, NAMI
The program focuses on mental health challenges Veterans face when transitioning to civilian life, and the impact of their experiences on family and friends. Coppola is the daughter of a World War II Veteran; Herron’s father is a Vietnam Veteran, and her husband is a Veteran of the ongoing war in Afghanistan. They share their personal stories of how each Veteran handled their emotional difficulties differently and explain how a Veteran’s abilities to cope with the lasting effects of war are often dependent on the cultural norms of the time: the public’s reaction to the war, expectations of gender-specific behavior, and the availability of Mental Health Assistance, which until recently has been largely stigmatized by both the Military and the general public. Acceptance of Mental Health Care is growing, and NAMI has programs, such as ‘Homefront’ specifically for Veterans. http://www.namimiami.org
Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department
Guest: Jennifer Messemer, Media & Public Relations Officer, Miami-Dade WASD.
Messemer alerts Miami-Dade residents that for two weeks, from November 8th thru November 21st, water pipes will be flushed, an annual process to keep the water from the Biscayne Aquifer as clean and pristine as possible. During this time, residents may notice a slight chlorine taste in their water, or some cloudiness. They can just run the tap for a few minutes and the water will clear. Messemer also provides tips on keeping pipes clear and running smoothly, including their 'Can the Grease' promotion, to prevent people form pouring grease down pipes, which eventually solidifies and clogs the pipes. She also offers water-saving tips, and shares information about rebates the county offers for switching to energy-efficient shower heads, toilets and more.
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.
Surviving Parkland: The Perspective of One Teacher / Relationships: The Human Experience in 2020
Segment 1: Surviving Parkland: The Perspective of One Teacher
Host: Gary Price. Guest: Jeff Foster, A.P. government teacher, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, author, For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters.
The 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida was the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history. A teen gunman opened fire killing 17 students and faculty and injuring 17 others. Viewpoints speaks with high school teacher Jeff Foster who was there that day and is still an active voice in ending gun violence.
Segment 2: Relationships: The Human Experience in 2020
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Dr. Debora Spar, professor, Harvard Business School, author, Work, Mate, Marry, Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny.
Technology has shaped the way we stay in touch, fall in love and even have kids. Dr. Debora Spar joins Viewpoints this week to share how innovation affects several different aspects of our lives and what the future holds in this space.
The History of Football as the NFL Celebrates its 100th Anniversary / The State of Science
Segment 1: The History of Football as the NFL Celebrates its 100th Anniversary
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Dr. Rob Ruck, professor, sports history, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Travis Vogan, associate professor, American studies, University of Iowa; Dr. Kurt Kemper, professor, history, Dakota State University.
Synopsis: The National Football League was founded in 1920. Viewpoints speaks with three sports experts about the evolution of the football industry, its humble beginnings and why the NFL is still so pervasive and popular in American culture.
Segment 2: The State of Science.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Dr. Jayshree Seth, chief science advocate, 3M Corporation.
Synopsis: Before the pandemic, roughly 4 in 10 people across the world believed that if science didn’t exist their lives would be no different, according to a global survey. We dig into this statistic and how COVID-19 has altered people’s perception of the field.
The State of Climate Science in the U.S. / Holiday Shopping 2020: Do You Need to Buy It?
Segment 1: The State of Climate Science in the U.S.
Host: Gary Price. Guest: Dr. Jennie C. Stephens, director and professor, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University, author, Diversifying Power. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere leading to a warmer planet. The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities is from burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas for electricity, heat and transportation. In recent years, the increasingly dry and warm climate in the U.S. has led to extreme fires, record drought and more severe hurricanes. So, what can be done to alter the path we’re currently on and make renewable energy (that results in less emissions) widely accessible for everyone?
Segment 2: Holiday Shopping 2020: Do You Need to Buy It?
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Dr. Michael Vilensky, psychologist, The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.
Compulsive buying disorder affects around five percent of Americans. We speak with psychologist, Dr. Michael Vilensky about how retailers get you to keep buying and what to do if you feel like you’re shopping is getting to be a problem.