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EASY Community Focus

EASY Community Focus

'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.

Miami-Dade County Consumer Protection / Farmshare

Segment 1: Miami-Dade County Government Consumer Advocate, Holly Beth Billington provides tips for avoiding credit card fraud and identity theft during the Holiday shopping season. http://www.miamidade.gov/consumerprotection Segment 1: Farmshare's Marketing Director, Gil Pedraza explains how Farmshare's partnerships with local farmers and supermarkets enable them to provide free food for millions of Florida families. They have multiple Holiday food distributions on the calendar over the next couple of months. Find one in your neighborhood: https://www.farmshare.org/food-distributions-florida

Miami Foundation / Broward County Library

Segment 1: Guest, Miami Foundation President / CEO, Rebecca Fishman Lipsey provides an update on 'Give Miami Day', 24 hours of digital giving, set for November 17th. People can choose from more than 1000 non-profits to support. http://www.givemiamiday.org http://www.miamifoundation.org. Segment 2: Guest, Broward County Library Director Allison Grubbs, announces a new initiative. In conjunction with the Broward County Board of Commissioners, the Library will no longer charge overdue fees. She also talked about their upcoming Veterans Family Day and the December 'Director's Book Club' choice. http://broward.org/library

Broward Veterans Coalition / City of Miami Beach Veterans Day Parade

Segment 1: Vice President of the Broward Veterans Coalition, Joy Allington, talks about the multitude of services BVC provides as an 'umbrella' organization, helping connect Veterans to the organizations that best suit their needs. She also shares the different challenges female Veterans face, both in service and back in civilian life. http://www.browardveteranscoalition.org Segment 2: Marcia Monserrat, Director of External Affairs for the City of Miami Beach, talks about everything the City has planned to honor Veterans on November 11th, when they hold their 14th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Picnic Lunch. https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/events/veteransday/

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EASY Viewpoints

EASY Viewpoints

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.

In Pursuit of Better Sleep / Celebrity Gossip: A Billion Dollar Industry

Segment 1: Guest: Aric Prather, sleep expert, psychologist, author, The Sleep Prescription: Seven Days to Unlocking Your Best Rest. About 70 million people in the U.S. struggle with sleep. We speak with sleep expert and psychologist Aric Prather about how to fix your sleep problems without relying on sleep aids.https://profiles.ucsf.edu/aric.prather Segment 2: Guests: Sharon Marcus, professor, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; Frank McAndrew, professor, psychology, Knox College. Millions of people follow celebrity culture sites, social accounts, and outlets. How did this industry of celebrity news become the billion-dollar machine it is today? We speak with two media experts about its evolution and pros and cons to this form of entertainment. https://www.knox.edu/academics/faculty/mcandrew-frank

Higher Education Cost Crisis Part 2 / Questions That Have No Right Answer

Segment 1:Guests: Mark Kantrowitz, financial aid expert; Sandy Baum, higher education expert, nonresident senior fellow, Center on Education Data and Policy, Urban Institute. The average cost of attending a four-year, public college has ballooned to $27,800 per year. This equates to more than $110,000 spent to have an undergraduate degree. Even with current financial aid, for millions of students, it’s not feasible to dig themselves into lifelong debt. We speak with two higher education experts about what needs to change with financial aid in America. https://www.nasfaa.org/issue_brief_double_pell Segment 2: Guest: Dr. Gregory Stock, bioethicist, author of The Book of Questions.We all want answers to the complicated questions in life, but sometimes just asking the questions are enough to make us think deeply about our lives and our world. We talk to bioethicist Dr. Gregory Stock who’s made a living asking questions that sometimes have no hard and fast answers. https://tinyurl.com/2sp8a6d2

Higher Education Cost Crisis / New York: A People's History

Segment 1 :Guest: Sandy Baum, higher education expert, nonresident senior fellow, Center on Education Data and Policy, Urban Institute.Student loan debt in the U.S. has burgeoned to 1.7 trillion dollars. And over the past two years, many borrowers have paused on paying these loans because the government paused on payment deadlines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, Biden’s administration vowed to cancel $10,000 of student loan debt for the average borrower and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. We highlight what this move achieves (and doesn’t) and what solutions are needed to solve this problem long-term.https://studentaid.gov/debt-relief/application Segment 2:Guest: Sam Roberts, journalist, The New York Times, author, The New Yorkers: 31 Remarkable People, 400 Years and the Untold Biography of the World’s Greatest City.New York is America’s largest metropolis with a population of more than eight million people. Longtime resident and New York Times journalist, Sam Roberts joins us this week to highlight the stories behind some of the remarkable people who made the Big Apple the innovative and bustling city it is today. https://tinyurl.com/8bns2a6k

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