Vernice Miller-Travis, one of the nation's leading voices on environmental justice has fought for public health and racial justice for more than 30 years. In this episode, Miller-Travis and Dr. Chavis, discuss environmental racism and health issues in minority communities. Ms. Miller-Travis provides insights on how the government and communities can collaborate to eliminate environmental inequalities.
Award-winning civil rights attorney, media expert and talk show host, Areva Martin, is known for giving a voice to the voiceless. In this episode, Martin discusses the latest political, legal and women's issues making headlines. Martin, a best-selling author, talks about her self-help book "Awakening" and the inspiration behind her nonprofit.
Michael Regan is the first African American man ever to hold the position of EPA administrator. In this episode, Regan discusses his love of nature, the devastating impact of global warming and the struggle for environmental equality in minority communities.
Melinda Hightower, head of Multicultural Investors Strategic Client Segment for UBS Global Wealth Management talks about the bank's new initiative to attract multicultural investors. Hightower, a long-time banking executive in the U.S. discusses with Dr. Chavis the latest programs at UBS Bank to attract African American, Asian, and Hispanic investors.
Lester Munson is a Principal in the International Practice at BGR Group. Munson spent decades on Capitol Hill focusing on legislative affairs and global issues. In this episode, Munson, and Dr. Chavis explore one of the most dangerous weapons in modern time, cyberattacks and ransomware. Munson weighs in on what steps the U.S. should take in order to boost national security.
World renowned artist Larry "Poncho" Brown has been creating art with a message for more than 30 years. Brown talks with Dr. Chavis about what is at the core of his art and what moves him to create positive imaging of the Black community. In this episode, Brown reveals what inspires his thought provoking pieces and the cultures that influence his work.
Ken Hecht, President National STEM Honor Society, talks with Dr. Chavis about the growing demand for science, technology, engineering and math and the importance of encouraging more minority students to choose careers in STEM. Also, author and teacher Emmanuel Eppie discusses the need for more Black men to become teachers in the public school system.
Senior climate justice advocate and health scientist, Dr. Adrienne Hollis, and Dr. Chavis discuss the health impact of the environment, climate justice and the adverse effects on a person's health from extreme weather patterns and poor air quality. Dr. Hollis also provides tips on protecting and preserving the environment.
The Recording Academy's Co-President, Valeisha Butterfield Jones, weighs in on the future of the Grammy's and on the push for diversity and equal opportunities in music. Butterfield Jones discusses the changes that must happen to ensure the music industry is a place where equal opportunities are available for underrepresented groups.
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