Ep. 28 The Returning to Work Blues

Covid restrictions are lifted. Half of all American adults are vaccinated. And people are going back to the office. For many, home was a safe zone, and now we must engage and process the various energies that occupy your same space. What about the people who never left the building and now must adjust to the return of follow office …

Ep. 27 Mental Health and Sports

Tennis star Naomi Osaka ignited a firestorm when she announced that she would not participate in any post-match interviews at the French Open due to concerns about her mental health. After she was fined by tournament officials, she said she had been dealing with bouts of depression and talking to reporters would bring on anxiety and proceeded to withdraw from …

Ep. 26 Taking time for self-care

Danita talks self-care, and its importance, with Cara King, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Women’s Health at Cleveland Clinic, Angela Gartner, Editor/Content Director at Northeast Ohio Parent magazine, and Valissa Turner Howard, First Assistant Deputy Inspector General (Chief of Staff) and Chief Diversity Officer at the Cuyahoga County Agency of Inspector.

Ep. 25: Closing the Achievement Gap

How to overcome the achievement gap that occurred during the pandemic and what to do about it post-pandemic. Guests include: Kathi Howard Primes, owner of Momentuum Tutoring, Dr. Tiffany Darby, psychologist, and Martin Zeinway, a teacher at Apex Academy charter school in East Cleveland.

Ep. 24: Talking About News Literacy

As part of National News Literacy Week, we’re talking about our efforts and those of our parent company Scripps to create an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities where we live. How does that play into news assignments? Joining Danita to discuss are News 5 anchor/reporter Mike Brookbank, executive producer for investigations Mark Ackerman, assignment editor Helen …

The Mental Health of Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers are mentally and physically exhausted from the pandemic. A new survey shows that 93% of them are experiencing stress. Here to discuss are two doctors from University Hospitals Medical Center: Dr. Rana Hejal, a pulmonary and critical care specialist, and Dr. Patrick Runnels, medical director of emergency psychiatric services and program director of public and community psychiatry.

Pastoring a Multicultural Church in a Racially-Divided Nation

If more Christians of different racial backgrounds began worshipping together, could racial reconciliation follow? Joining us to talk about it are Rev. Robert Marva, pastor at St. Agnes Our Lady of Fatima, and Mario Hauser, pastor at Church of the North Coast – Wickliffe campus.

Natural Hair and the Media

In some states, Black women and girls who go to work or school with a natural hairstyle can still lose their jobs or be sent home. That’s why the CROWN Act was passed in seven states and by the House of Representatives, to fight hair discrimination. CROWN stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair. Black women …

Love, Dating, Marriage: Corona Style

Warning: Mature subject matter. Trying to find love is tough already. Add a pandemic, and the challenge becomes even more difficult. For those who are married, the quarantine has highlighted some weak areas in relationships. Joining us for this spicy conversation are Ebony Webster, a married mother of three and career woman; Masamba Moses, a single father of two; Joevida …

The Currency of Empathy

We are dealing with a pandemic, racial reckoning, an election, natural disasters and remote learning. We are stressed to the max and trying to find successful ways to navigate it all. In this episode, our guests discuss how the power of empathy can help us heal what ails us. Our topic is The Currency of Empathy, which is also the …