'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.
Women in Distress /American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Segment 1: Women in Distress, Guest: Linda Parker, Presiden / CEO.
Parker is also Chair of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a coalition of all 41 State- Certified Domestic Abuse Shelters throughout Florida, including WID. FCADV is expanding its coordination efforts between shelters to provide survivors of Domestic Violence more options when escaping a violent situation. Parker discusses the increase in Domestic Violence since Covid-19 began, as well as the corresponding difficulty in escaping . Women in Distress has shifted some services to virtual platforms to accommodate safety guidelines for Covid-19.
http://www.womenindistress.org 24/7 Hotline 954-761-1133
Segment 2: American Cancer Society , Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Peter Rose, Community Development Manager, American Cancer Society, Southeast Region:
Wendy, Robbin, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Team Specialist, Broward County
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society is going forward with its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, holding the Walk virtually so participants can stay socially distanced in small groups in their own neighborhoods. To increase participation, there will also be a ‘Pink Car Parade’, an appealing option for people currently in treatment and unable to walk. The American Cancer Society has lost about 50 % of its usual fundraising dollars in 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and associated cancellations of fundraising events.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation / SafeSpace Foundation
Segment 1 - Kim Heard, Board President, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Miami / Fort Lauderdale Chapter.
Heard shares her personal story as a 25-year Breast Cancer Survivor, and the improvements in treatments and survival rates since her own experience, thanks to the funding of research by Susan G. Komen. She also notes disparities in healthcare accessibility and treatment for minorities and poor people, something Komen is working to overcome. Cox Media Group is sponsoring the 2020 Susan G. Komen Virtual More Than Pink Walk – virtual for the first time due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic.
http://www.komenmiaftl.org Breast Care Helpline: 1-877-GO-KOMEN (800-465-6636).
SEgment 2 - Karen Grey, Former Board Member, Current Volunteer, SafeSpace Foundation.
It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Grey wants anyone in an abusive relationship to know that SafeSpace Foundation is open to provide services and shelter to those who wish to free themselves of Domestic Violence. SafeSpace now has three locations in Miami-Dade County: South, Central and North. Working with the Miami Dade County Advocates for Victims Program, SafeSpace Foundation provides emergency services, transitional housing, guidance for creating an escape plan and more – and continues to accept new survivors, even during the Covid -19 pandemic.
http://www.safespacefoundation.org 24-hour Crisis Hotline # 800-500-1119
Miami Cancer Institute / American Cancer Society
Segment 1: Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health.
Guest: Dr. Lauren Carcas, Breast Oncologist.
On the first weekend of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Carcas reveals the stunning statistic - the number of women getting their annual screening mammograms has decreased 80% since March, when the Covid-19 Pandemic began to spread. She urges women not to wait because the delay can allow breast cancer to progress, potentially making it more difficult to treat and requiring more invasive procedures. She reassures women about Covid safety measures in place at imaging centers. Throughout October, Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health is offering $50 screening mammograms and $100 diagnostic mammograms.
Segment 2: American Cancer Society, 'Real Men Wear Pink'.
Guests: Peter Rose, Community Development Manager, Southeast Region. James Jackson, Volunteer Board Member, Real Men Wear PinkAmbassador
Rose talks about how the American Cancer Society is finding new ways to raise funds during Covid, with digital events so the organization can continue to provide patient services and fund research. Jackson shares the story of his cancer battle - now a 13-year survivor; and the help he received from the American Cancer Society that made him a passionate advocate. He founded and is an Ambassador for the 'Real Men Wear Pink' fundraising initiative during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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.
Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S. / While Collar Crime
Segment 1: The 12 Million Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.
Host: Gary Price. Guest: Richard Hanus, immigration attorney.
In 2016, President Trump ran on a platform that vowed to deport all of the undocumented immigrants in the country. However, four years later and this population is still relatively the same. Is it a practical plan to deport millions who have lived in the U.S. for more than a decade, are law-abiding and fill important jobs that would otherwise be vacant?
Segment 2: White Collar Crime The Players & its Economic Consequences.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Jennifer Taub, professor of law, Western New England University School of Law, author, Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White-Collar Crime.
Each year, white collar crime results in losses that range between 300 and 800 billion dollars. Comparatively, other street-level crimes only total 16 billion dollars. Despite the huge cost, we seldom hear about lasting consequences for corporate offenders. We explore the prevalence of white-collar crime in our country and the systems that allow this corruption to flourish.
The Life of a Modern Private Eye / Why is English So Hard to Learn?
Segment 1 - The Life of a Modern Private Eye.
Host: Gary Price. Guest: Tyler Maroney, private eye, co-founder, Quest Research and Investigations, author, The Modern Detective: How Corporate Intelligence is Reshaping the World.
The field of private investigation is rapidly changing. And not entirely for the good. We speak with Tyler Maroney – a journalist turned private eye about the evolution of the industry and the role tech-savvy investigators play in influencing and providing transparency to governments, corporate entities, criminal justice lawyers and other sectors.
Segment 2 - Why is English So Hard to Learn?
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Vivian Cook, Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University and author of Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can’t Anybody Spell; Niall McLeod Waldman, author of Spelling Dearest: The Down and Dirty, Nitty-Gritty History of English Spelling.
We all know the rule: “I before E, except after C,” but it’s not applicable in “weird” or “science” or many other words. The English language has many exceptions to its rules and these irregularities make it a difficult language to learn. Two language experts join Viewpoints this week to share the many frustrations of English and the rules at play today.
Covid Testing on College Campuses / Inside U.S. College Admissions
Segment 1: Covid Testing on College Campuses. Host: Gary Price. Guest: Dr. Martin Burke, associate dean for research, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, professor of chemistry, leader of SHIELD Illinois.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a quick and affordable saliva-based test that makes it possible for students, faculty and staff to get checked twice a week for COVID-19.One of its creators, Dr. Martin Burke about the largescale implementation of this method and the upcoming challenges with flu season quickly approaching. https://chemistry.illinois.edu/mdburke
Segment 2: Inside U.S. College Admissions
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Jeffrey Selingo, higher education journalist, author, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions.
How will COVID-19 change the college admissions process? Will more students stay close to home? Will standardized tests be a thing of the past? Journalist, Jeffrey Selingo spent a year embedded in three college admissions offices and joins Viewpoints this week to share his insights and how this pandemic will alter higher education for good. https://www.jeffselingo.com/about/