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  • 00:28

    2015 Alzheimer's Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    in Health

    It is estimated that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer's disease.

    The mission of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families-through our member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life..” http://www.alzfdn.org/

    Special guest: Charles J. Fuschillo was appointed chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America in January 2014. Prior to that, he served eight terms as a New York state senator representing the 8th Senate District.

    Special Guest:  Amy McVeigh.worked with the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging for about 10 years. Currently working with the Caregiver Support Program as a Supervisor. She has a Masters of Gerontology and she has worked in the field of Aging for 16 years. www.pcacares.org

  • 2015 Down Syndrome Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    in Current Events

    Special Guest: David Charmatz, SVP of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.Charmatz oversees marketing, public relations, research and analysis for Global, and his top priorities will be growing the personnel and revenue in order to better serve the needs of people with Down syndrome nationally and internationally.

    Before joining Global full-time, Charmatz was a consultant assisting with the launch of Down Syndrome World magazine and Global’smonthly electronic newsletter, and with the planning of a second edition of the Down Syndrome Prenatal Testing Pamphlet.

    The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical Care, Education and Advocacy. www.globaldownsyndrome.org


  • 00:32

    2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    in Current Events

    On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States--more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.(www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/ipv-factsheet.pdf)

    Special Guest: Jeannine Lisitski, Executive Director and President for Women Against Abuse.the mission of women against abuse  is to provide quality, compassionate and nonjudgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education. www.womenagainstabuse.org

    Special Guest: Vashti Bledsoe, Director of Lutheran Settlement House’s Bilingual Domestic Violence Program.Established in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia. Over the past century, the programs and services offered by LSH have changed in response to the evolving needs of the community. However, the core mission of Lutheran Settlement House — “to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services” — has remained constant. www.lutheransettlementhouse.org


  • 00:36

    Joy Keys chats with Musician Toshi Reagon

    in Current Events

    Special Guest: Toshi Reagon has been described as “a talented, versatile singer, songwriter and musician with a profound ear for sonic Americana—from folk to funk, from blues to rock” by critic/blogger Eva Yaa Asantewaa (InfiniteBody). “She masters each of these genres with vocal strategies that easily spiral and swoop from the expressively sinuous to the hard-charging, a combination of warmth and mischief.”

    While her expansive career has landed her comfortably in residence at Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House and Madison Square Garden, you can just as easily find Toshi turning out a music festival, intimate venue or local club. Toshi finds home on any musical stage. Toshi has had the pleasure of working with Lenny Kravitz, Lizz Wright, Ani DiFranco, Carl Hancock Rux, Nona Hendryx, Pete Seeger, Chocolate Genius and many other amazing artists, including her favorite collaborator, her mom, Bernice Johnson Reagon.

    Toshi has been the recipient of a NYFA award for Music Composition, The Black Lily Music and Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performance. She is a National Women’s History Month Honoree, and is the 2010 recipient of OutMusic’s Heritage Award. www.toshireagon.com

  • 00:33

    Joy Keys chats with Dr. Shane Perrault about The Black MANual

    in Current Events

    Whether you are single, divorced or widowed -- Dr. Shane Perrault, PhD., has learned first hand that "It is never too late to live happily ever after." As founder of AfricanAmericanMarriageCounseling.com, he has provided relationship and marital counseling to hundreds of couples since 2004. Throughout his work as a marital psychologist, he as found one of the key factors in relationship or marital success is choosing the right partner.

    Dr. Shane received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Ohio State University, and received his BS from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. He also completed Level I, II and III training at the world-renowned Gottman Marital Therapy Institute.

    He is regularly invited to speak at church retreats, has spoken at the Congressional Caucus on the topic of "What has happened to Marriage in Black America", blogs for Psychology Today; and has been featured in Ebony and Essence Magazines, the Washington Post": XM Radio, BET and TV One. He has also appeared as a guest expert in "You Saved Me", a film about marriage in the black community.


  • 00:30

    Joy Keys chats with Author Cynthia Bond about her book RUBY

    in Current Events

    Special Guest: CYNTHIA BOND is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Her novel RUBY was chosen to be an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection. RUBY was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and an Indie Next Pick. A PEN Rosenthal Fellow, Bond attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, then moved to New York and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She founded the Blackbird Writing Collective in 2011. Cynthia has taught writing to at-risk and homeless youth for over fifteen years, and is on staff at Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center. http://cynthiabond.com

  • 00:32

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    Joy Keys chats with Actor JR Lemon from NBC's The Night Shift

    in Entertainment

    JR Lemon was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. A Stanford University graduate with a BS degree in Management Science and Engineering, JR was signed as a running back to the Oakland Raiders subsequent to finishing school.  After being released from the Raiders, JR relocated to southern California with the intention of continuing his football training.  Little did he know at the time, but the move would expose JR to possibilities of a life he had never imagined in the entertainment industry.

    While appearing in numerous national commercial and print campaigns JR honed his craft with the intention of pursuing an acting career.  The hard work paid off when he booked a series regular role in NBC’s medical drama The Night Shift, which was recently renewed for a third season. He recently also made his big screen debut as one of the male leads in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas – the next installment in Lionsgate’s successful franchise.

    In order to satisfy his football interest, JR still performs much of the Motion Capture for Electronics Artists on their extremely popular football video game, Madden. 

  • 00:31

    Joy Keys chats with MS Activist Kristen Henry King about her song Impervious

    in Health

    Special Guest: Singer, Model, and Actress Kristen Henry King  (http://kristenhenryking.com) - Kristen battles with Multiple Sclerosis. She was inspired to write the song IMPERVIOUS chronicling her experience with MS.. listen to the song here on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScJit0ET-pw

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).

    In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. 

    Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.

    There's no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.

  • 00:27

    2015 Diabetes Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    in Current Events

    November is Diabetes Awareness Mionth.

    29 million Americans have Diabetes.(CDC)

    The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. - http://www.diabetes.org

    Special Guest: Theresa Sims-Cardiothoracic Registered Nurse. BSN from Drexel University. She is a volunteer with the American Diabetes Association. 

  • 00:27

    What is Psoriasis? with Joy Keys

    in Health

    August is Psoriasis Awareness Month-Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales.

    Special Guest: Jerry Bagel, M.D.: He is a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board.  www.psoriasis.org 

    Dr. Bagel is the Director of the Psoriasis Treatment Center of Central New Jersey. Dr. Bagel has been named a Top Doctor in the Castle Connolly Medical Top Doctors of the New York Metro Area every year from 2001-2013. He was named a 2005 New Jersey Top Doctor by New Jersey Life; a Best Doctor in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly in 2001 and 2003; and received a Patients’ Choice award in 2008 as well as in Inside Jersey in 2013.  He has published extensively on the topic of psoriasis in such journals as The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and The Journal of Drugs & Dermatology.