'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.
Stand With Parkland / Hispanic Unity
Segment 1: Guest, Tony Montalto, President, Stand With Parkland. With more mass shootings this week, we talk to Mr. Montalto about the progress Stand With Parkland has made in advocating for laws to improve school safety, gun control laws and provide mental health assistance for those in need. http://www.standwithparkland.org. Segment 2: Guest, Josie Bacallao, President/CEO Hispanic Unity. Bacallao shares her own experience of moving to the U.S. from Cuba as a child, and discusses the growth of Hispanic Unity and the increased number of immigrants they're able to assist with acclimating to a new country & finding a pathway to citizenship. http://www.hispanicunity.org
Feeding South Florida / Pink Walk at Miami Dade College North
Segment 1: Guest, Sari Vatske, Executive Vice President of Feeding South Florida, talks about the '30 Things in 30 Days' that people can do to help people who are 'food insecure' during September, Hunger Action Month. http://www.feedingsouthflorida.org Segment 2: Guest, Fermin Vazquez, President of Miami Dade College North discusses the campuses partnership with the Women's Breast & Heart Initiative and the importance of reaching people at an early age to teach them the importance of giving a 'Disease-Deterrent LifeStyle'. MDC North Campus is the host-site for the 5th annual Pink Walk. http://www.mdc.edu http://www.thepinkwalk.com
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward / Broward County Library
Segment 1: Guest - Karriem Edwards, Vice President of Resource Development, talks about the evolution of service provided to Club Kids during the Covid Pandemic, adding resilience to their skill set. http://www.bgcbc.org / www.dunnsrun.com Segment 2: Guest - Freda Mosquera, Community Library Manager at Lauderdale Lakes Branch Library, talks about the Library's upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month Events, including a free Facebook Live visit with author Don Miguel Ruiz. http://www.broward.org/library.
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.
Explaining OCD / Diversity in Opera
Segment 1: Guest: David Adam, freelance journalist, author of The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often misunderstood and clumped into a stereotypical category. David Adam, who has OCD and has extensively studied the disorder, helps dispel myths and pre-conceived perceptions. https://tinyurl.com/2xsj89vk. Segment 2: Guest: Naomi Andre, professor, Afro-American and African studies. Naomi Andre talks about the history of race in opera and how this traditional art form is evolving with the times. https://lsa.umich.edu/rc/people/faculty/nandre.html
Working in Intensifying Heat / Designing a Greener Building Landscape
Segment 1: Guests: Dr. Rachel Licker, senior climate scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists; Kate Suisman, attorney, Northwest Workers Justice Project. A look at life for millions of agricultural workers dealing with extreme temperatures and poor working conditions. https://mrgfoundation.org/grantees/northwest-workers-justice-project/ Segment 2: Guest: Ned Cramer, design consultant, former editor-in-chief, Architect Magazine. A look at how the construction industry is utilizing new technology to build more sustainably and lessen waste. https://www.architectmagazine.com/author/ned-cramer
Getting Kids Back to School / 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Segment 1: Guest: Julie King, parent educator, mother, co-author, How to Talk When Kids Won’t Listen: Whining, Fighting, Meltdowns, Defiance, and Other Challenges of Childhood. Education expert, Julie King, gives tips on how to navigate the hectic back to school season and how parents can communicate with their kids so they feel heard and supported. https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/index.html. Segment 2:Guest: Joseph Pfeifer, Former FDNY Battalion Chief, author, Ordinary Heroes: A Memoir of 9/11. Former FDNY Battalion Chief shares his story of being first onsite the morning of the 9/11 attacks.https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/668959/ordinary-heroes-by-joseph-pfeifer/
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