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Mosquitoes, Poverty & The Zika Virus

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We take a look at mosquitoes, poverty, and the Zika virus. With: Dr. Shannon LaDeau, Associate Scientist of Disease Ecology at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study and The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.


Sound Bites: “If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?”

Kim EckartFebruary 4, 2016 – Segment 2

Today on Sound Bites, we meet with Kim Eckarta Seattle-based writer and associate editor at Yes! magazine.  She wrote an article called, “If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food?” for How to Create a Culture of Good Health, the Winter 2016 issue of YES! Magazine.

We are then joined by young farmers Walker Marsh, Founder & Owner of The Flower Factory; Isabel Antreasian, Project Manager for Whitelock Community Farm; Sache Jones, Food Justice Consultant for Park Heights Community Health Alliance and Manager of the AFYA Community Teaching Garden in Park Heights; and Charlotte Keniston, current Open Society Institute fellow, working with Paul’s Place on community-led interventions to address food accessibility in the Pigtown neighborhood of Baltimore.


Sound Bites: Environment & Upcoming Legislative Session | Remembering Life & Work of Cultural Anthropologist Sidney Mintz

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Today during the newest edition of Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, we begin with a look at environmental legislation that will be addressed in the 2016 Maryland General Assembly, in our Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. Joining us will be  Dru Schmidt-Perkins, President of 1000 Friends of Maryland; and Mitch Jones, Senior Policy Advocate at Food and Water Watch.
We close out Sound Bites with a special tribute to the life and work of renowned cultural anthropologist Dr. Sidney Mintz, known as the Father of Food Anthropology. Mr. Mintz died on December 27, 2015 at the age of 93. Celebrating his life and work is Sarah Hill, Associate Professor of Environmental and Sustainability Studies at Western Michigan University and author of the Boston Review article “The Sweet Life of Sidney Mintz;” Kevin A. Yelvington, Professor of Anthropology at the University of South Florida; Richard Wilk, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University and Jane Guyer, George Armstrong Kelly Professor of Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University.

 


Sound Bites: Fairfield Incinerator Protest Ends In Arrests | Environmental Justice In Maryland

Incinerator Protest (Credit: Nicole King)December 17, 2015 – Segment 2

On our newest edition about our series about food and our world, Sound Bites, we check in on a protest against the proposed Fairfield trash incinerator in South Baltimore. Joining us will be Destiny Waterford, leader with Free Your Voice and United Workers and junior at Towson University; Gregg Sawtell, leadership organizers for United Workers, Josh Acevedo from Free Your Voice who was arrested for protesting, Crystal Hall from Free Your Voice, also arrested for protesting  and Nell Seldman, President of the Institute for Local Self Reliance.

And, we talk with Dr. Matthew Peters, Staff Attorney, for the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic.  The Environmental Law Clinic is the largest public interest environmental law firm in the State of Maryland devoted to providing free legal services to support environmental litigation and legal reform that protects the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.


Sound Bites: Fairfield Incinerator | The Chesapeake Bay and Agricultural Pollution

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On our newest edition of Sound Bites, our series on food and our world, we begin with an update on the status of the Fairfield incinerator project. We will also share information on an upcoming action around the project on December 15, 2015. Joining us will be Greg Sawtell, Leadership Organizer, United Workers; and Destiny Watford, a leader with Free Your Voice and United Workers, and junior at Towson University.

There will be an action at the Maryland Department of the Environment on December 15, 2015http://www.unitedworkers.org/events
We then look at a report commissioned by the Abell Foundation, The Chesapeake Bay and Agricultural Pollution: The Problem, Possible Solutions, and the Need for Verification. We’re joined by Rona Kobell, staff writer for the Chesapeake Bay Journal, and news reporter of nearly 20 years.

 


Health and Fitness: Finding Motivation for Movement

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With the 15th annual Baltimore Marathon fast approaching we pick up on a conversation Dr. Kaye started last week on discussing practical advice for cultivating health and wellness in your life, with: Willie Flowers, Executive Director of Park Heights Community Health Alliance; Chauncey Whitehead, health and fitness with fitness trainer and activist; and Sharone Stovall, first time half-marathon runner.


Health and Wellness: Breast Cancer Month

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It’s our monthly feature on health and fitness with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead, Ernestine Shepherd, the world’s oldest female competitive body builder, and Kimberly Whitfield of Kimberly Inspiring Beauty and Strength. In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, joins us as we focus on breast cancer awareness and fitness.

Health and Fitness with Chauncey Whitehead

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We close out the show with our regular monthly feature on health and fitness with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead, who is hosting an April 11th community walk in Druid Hill Park. This month, Chauncey is partnering with the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, whose mission is to inspire Marylanders to save and enhance lives through organ and tissue donation while honoring the legacy of their donors. Joining us in-studio with Chauncey will be Latrice Price, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland and Manager of Team Maryland, a group of transplant recipients that compete in Olympic style games every two years; and Sonia Taylor, Donate Life Ambassador and active volunteer for Donate Life Maryland and The Living Legacy Foundation, who is also a cornea transplant recipient.


Chauncey Whitehead on Health and Fitness

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We close out the show with our regular segment on Health & Fitness with Chauncey Whitehead, fitness trainer and activist.


The Complexity Around Pain Management For Patients

OxyContinFebruary 26, 2015 – Segment 4

We turn to the issue of pain management and discuss treatment options and barriers to treatment. With: Dr. Thelma B. Wright, M.D., Esq., Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Maryland School of Medicine and Fellowship Program Director, Pain Management Center, University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedics Institute; Nancie Fish, advocate for people who suffer chronic pain; and Jana M. Mossey, PhD, MPH, MSN, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Drexel University.


Vaccine, Measles, and Children: Is Worry Over Vaccines Misplaced?

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We turn to the topic of vaccinations, measles, and children, with: Dr. Julia A. McMillan, Professor of Pediatrics, Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, and Designated Institutional Official at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Dr. Andrea A. Berry, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Pediatrics Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine and Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

 


Health and Fitness: HIV and Breast Cancer

HIVDecember 4, 2014 – Segment 4

We have our monthly feature on health and fitness, focusing on breast cancer and HIV awareness. With fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead; professional trainer and body builder Ernestine Shepherd; Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center; and Jamal H.N. Hailey, MA, Director of Programs in the STAR TRACK Program at the University of Maryland-Baltimore.


Health & Fitness: Spotlight on National Diabetes Month

National Diabetes MonthNovember 6, 2014 – Segment 4

We hear our monthly feature on health and fitness, with fitness activist and trainer Chauncey Whitehead, professional trainer and body builder Ernestine Shepherd, and registered dietician Angela Ginn-Meadow. This month, we discuss diabetes.  

 


Ebola: Quarantines and Transmission

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We discuss some issues around Ebola, including the question of quarantines and how the virus is transmitted.  We are joined by: Dr. Adil Shamoo,Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, and author of Equal Worth – When Humanity Will Have Peace; Dr. Zackary Berger, Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Associate Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; and Dr. Dougbeh Nyan, Liberian Infectious Disease Specialist; and Dr. Meryl Nass, an internal medicine physician.

 


Health and Fitness: Breast Cancer Awareness

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We close out the show with our monthly health and fitness segment with Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, joins us as we focus on breast cancer awareness and fitness.

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Health and Fitness Roundtable

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We speak with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd, the world’s oldest female bodybuilder. They are joined by Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Rhonda manages the program that provides free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings for uninsured women and men from the ages of 40-64 living in Baltimore City.

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Burn Off The Barbecue Walk

Chauncey Whitehead and Ms. Ernestine ShephardJuly 3, 2014 – Segment 3

It’s our monthly segment on fitness and wellness, with fitness trainer and community activist Chauncey Whitehead and Rhonda SilvaDivision Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program(BCCP) at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Join Chauncey and Ernestine Shepherd on Saturday morning at 7:30 at Druid Hill Park for their post-July 4th “Burn Off the Barbecue” Walk.

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Lead Paint Lawsuit and Kennedy Krieger Institute

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We discuss a lawsuit involving Kennedy Krieger Institute, which is being accused of knowingly exposing black children as young as a year old to lead poisoning in the 1990s as part of a study exploring the hazards of lead paint. We’re joined by: 

  • Dr. Ray Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University;
  • William Murphy Jr., Founder and a Senior Partner of Murphy, Falcon & Murphy in Baltimore;
  • Dr. Gerald Markowitz, Distinguished Professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University Of New York and co-author, with David Rosner, of Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children; 
  • Dr. David Buchanan, Professor and Director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-author of Justice and Fairness in the Kennedy Krieger Institute Lead Paint Study: The Ethics of Public Health Research on Less Expensive, Less Effective Interventions;
  • and Dr. Kristal Brent Zook, award-winning journalist, director of the MA Journalism Program at Hofstra University and author of Black Women’s Lives: Stories of Power and Pain. She can be found at www.kristalbrentzook.com and tweets at @kristalzook.

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Health and Fitness with Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd

Ernestine ShepherdJune 5, 2014 – Segment 4

We have our monthly Health and Wellness conversation with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherdfitness trainer and the world’s oldest female competitive body builder. Chauncey and Ernestine will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of their monthly community walk! Angela Ginn, National Spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, also join us.

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Health And Fitness With Chauncey And Miss Ernestine

Chauncey Whitehead and Ms. Ernestine ShephardMay 1, 2014 – Segment 4

We have our regular segment on health and fitness with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd, the world’s oldest female bodybuilder. Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, joins us in-studio.

This Saturday Chauncey and Ernestine will host their monthly community health walk at Druid Hill Park. This month the walk honors mothers – both those who are alive and those who are no longer with us. “We are asking mothers to wear a church hat and men to wear a brim for our one-mile stroll around the Druid Hill Reservoir. Again, we are partnering with the Baltimore City Cancer Program. ‘Survivors’ will be there dressed in pink and wearing their favorite hat.”

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Health And Fitness With Chauncey and Miss Ernestine

Ernestine ShepherdApril 17, 2014 – Segment 5

We speak with fitness trainer and activist Chauncey Whitehead and Ernestine Shepherd, the world’s oldest female bodybuilder. They are joined by Rhonda Silva, Division Administrator of the Baltimore City Cancer Program (BCCP) at the University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Rhonda manages the program that provides free breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings for uninsured women and men from the ages of 40-64 living in Baltimore City. This Saturday, Chauncey and Ernestine team with BCCP for their monthly walk – open to anyone – to promote cancer awareness and screenings.

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Health And Fitness

Ernestine ShepherdJanuary 30, 2014 – Segment 2

We have our monthly discussion on health and fitness with activist and personal trainer Chauncey Whitehead and Miss Ernestine Shepherd, the World’s Oldest Female Body Builder! Their special guest will be Dr. James E. Wood, Jr., Chief of Orthopedics at MedStar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore.

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New Year’s Fitness Special

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We continue our monthly series on health and fitness with a conversation on the New Year and fitness. Are you making New Years resolutions to stay fit? Are you trying to burn off some of the extra holiday calories? Are New Years resolutions even realistic?

We’re joined by:  Ernestine Shepherdpersonal trainer, professional model, and the world’s oldest competitive bodybuilder at age 77; inspirational trainer and community fitness activist Chauncey Whitehead; and Angela Ginn, National Spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and education coordinator/nutrition diabetes educator at University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Midtown Campus.

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CAPABLE: Helping Elders Age In Place

Aging in PlaceOctober 31, 2013 – Segment 4

We close the show with a look at a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing study and program that is helping elderly low-income individuals to remain functional and continue to live in their homes. The program is called Community Aging in Place – Advancing Better Living for Elders, or CAPABLE. Joining us will be:

  • Allysin Bridges, Senior Occupational Therapist with the CAPABLE program;
  • Manka Nkimbeng, RN, Senior Nurse with the CAPABLE program;
  • Dr. Sarah Szanton, Nurse Practitioner, Founder and Director of the CAPABLE program;
  • Joyce Brumfield, CAPABLE program participant;
  • and Janice Lynch Schuster, senior writer at Altarum Institute, who works with the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness to explore ways to make it safe to grow old.

To hear more and find out if you are eligible to participate in the CAPABLE program, call: 443-287-1584 and 410-502-8500.

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Health & Wellness: Fitness Activist Chauncey Whitehead and Dietitian Angela Ginn-Meadow

Registered Dietitian Angela Ginn-MeadowOctober 24, 2013 – Segment 2

It’s our regular show on fitness and health with Chauncey Whitehead, trainer and community fitness activist. He is joined by Angela Ginn-Meadow, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator who is an expert in nutrition specializing in type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and weight management.

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Sound Bites – Michael Moss on Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Michael Moss, author of Salt Sugar FatOctober 15, 2013 – Hour 2

This week is the WEAA Fall Membership Drive, so tune in for compelling topics and wonderful premiums! Now is your opportunity to support the station you have come to love: WEAA, THE Voice of the Community. Call 410-319-8888 or visit weaa.org to make your pledge of support during the show.

In the latest episode of Sound Bites, we look at how “Big Food” has lured us into eating high-fat, low-nutrition foods over the past century, when Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss joins us to discuss his book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.

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Ms. Ernestine Shepherd and Chauncey Whitehead On Health & Fitness

Ernestine ShepherdSeptember 26, 2013 – Segment 1

We begin the show with a special treat: Ernestine Shepherdpersonal trainer, professional model, and the world’s oldest competitive bodybuilder at age 77, is in the house! Joining her to talk about health and fitness is the inspirational trainer and community fitness activist Chauncey Whitehead.

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Breathing’s Impact On Health And Wellness

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Jessica Dibb, Founder, Spiritual Director, and Principal Teacher of Inspiration Consciousness School, joins us to speak about the impact of breathing on health and wellness.

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Pro-Choice Protests in Texas

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We discuss the demonstrations in support of reproductive rights in Austin, Texas. A special state legislative session is currently in progress, called for by Governor Rick Perry with the intention of pushing forward anti-abortion legislation. This has sparked large protests at the Capitol. We are joined by Rocio Villalobos, one of the demonstrations’ organizers, who works at the University of Texas at Austin’s Multicultural Engagement Center and organizes with local immigrant rights and and women’s rights groups in the Austin area.

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University of Maryland Health & Wellness Conference

WellnessConferenceSO1May 1, 2013 -Segment 1- The University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine will host Health and Wellness Conference 2013: Explore, Experience, Engage. Joining us at 6:00 to discuss the conference will be: Dr. William  Rollow, Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Integrative Medicine; and Dr. Chris D’Adamo, Assistant Professor of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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