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Twanda Black Hosts KISS 104.1's weekly public affairs program "Business in the Black"

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  • Mona Friis Bertheussen, Producer/Director of Twin Sisters

    Mona Friis Bertheussen, Producer/Director of Twin Sisters, a documentary about a set of twins abandoned and then put up for adoption to parents in Norway and Sacramento. A great turn of events allows the parents to connect and bring the girls together. At age 8, with a language barrier the girls spend a summer together in Norway. The documentary will be show on PBS Independent Lens.

    10/16/2014 listen   download 
  • Pests in the winter |Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

    Dr. Ron Harrison, entomologist and Director of Technical Services at Orkin talks about how to keep pests from your home in the winter months. Statistics show that each fall, mice and rats invade an estimated 21 million homes in the US looking for food and a warm place to stay. He discusses possums, squirrels, rodents, bats, raccoons, yellow jackets and more. Sasha talks with Gene Douglas, Executive Director of Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

    10/16/2014 listen   download 
  • Eve Effect-Secrets to Getting Your Desired Results from Him

    Anthony Wilson, author of the Eve Effect-Secrets to Getting Your Desired Results from Him talks about his book that shares secrets of men and how women can use them to create a wonderful relationship. Wilson talks about the male ego, the three types of men, myths about men and more.

    10/16/2014 listen   download 
  • Benhill United Methodist Church 2014 Health Fair

    Janet Gordon, Coordinator of the Benhill United Methodist Church 2014 Health Fair- addressing the 4 Dimensions of Health-Body, Heart, Mind & Spirit. All services are free and open to the public. ***Sophia Burns talks about the Concerned black Clergy's 24th Annual Salute to Black Mothers. They are commemorating the Million Woman March that happened 17 years ago.

    10/16/2014 listen   download 
  • Planning a retirement and income planning with peace of mind

    Cyrus Hancock, wealth expert and CEO of Hancock Wealth Management talks about financial products such as; annuities, stocks, bonds, insurance and more. We also discussed an Oct. 30th seminar- Planning a retirement and income planning with peace of mind.

    10/16/2014 listen   download 
  • Women's Empowerment Network pt3

    10/14/2014 listen   download 
  • Judith Salerno, CEO of Susan G. Komen

    Judith Salerno, CEO of Susan G. Komen talks about the thousands of low-income, uninsured and under-insured women for whom breast cancer is both a medical and financial burden. Although the Komen foundation has been supporting research and the cure for breast cancer, there are many women who are not getting equal access of care.

    10/10/2014 listen   download 
  • Mental health and the continuing stigma of getting care

    Carolyn McKenzie, founder and CEO of Mental Health in the African American Community and Nikhol Jackson, CEO of Just a Journey Therapists talks about mental health and the continuing stigma of getting care. McKenzie tells her personal story of her niece stabbing her repeatedly and then killing herself due to an undiagnosed mental illness. Jackson talks about when to seek care for yourself or someone you love.

    10/10/2014 listen   download 
  • Atlanta Black Theatre Fest

    Toni Henson, Founder and CEO of the Atlanta Black Theatre Fest which features 40 plays in 4 days! The event includes workshops, a gala and awards show and more.

    10/10/2014 listen   download 
  • Dr. Joyce Morley, Psychotherapist talks about why we stay in violent relationships

    Dr. Joyce Morley, Psychotherapist talks about why we stay in violent relationships. Morley discussed when to get counseling, when to leave and how to forgive the perpetrator and move on as we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

    10/10/2014 listen   download 
  • A Family RAYunion

    India Hines, radio personality, entrepreneur and producer talks about "A Family RAYunion" a celebration of the life, music and family of Ray Charles. This event begins with an outdoor festival with music, entertainment and a screening of the movie "Ray", then on to a VIP, red carpet concert with 5 of Ray Charles' children performing with many other artists and afterwards an After party "jam Session". This event will unite Charles' 12 children along with family, friends and fans.

    9/30/2014 listen   download 
  • Brenetia Robinson: "When I'm Sorry just isn't enough"

    Brenetia Robinson, CEO of Proverbial Peace Revived talks about "When I'm Sorry just isn't enough". Robinson talks about domestic violence, verbal abuse, when it's time to let go of relationships whether it is family or friends.

    9/30/2014 listen   download 
  • Blake England, 12 year old singer

    Blake England, 12 year old singer and winner of the McDonald's -The Gift Singing Competition 2014 shares details about his career and his future. He is a 7th grader who's been singing since he was 3 and his father introduced him to Frankie Valenz, the Temptations, Michael Jackson and many old school artists. ***Sasha- Lisa Nicole Cloud, CEO of Women's Empowerment Network Conference

    9/30/2014 listen   download 
  • Black Men: Naked Truth One Man Show

    Egypt, performer and community leader talks about his show Black Men: Naked Truth One Man Show, featuring 7 distinct characters that address different aspects of being a black man in America. Egypt's form of acting is called confessional narration to educate on social issues such as HIV, Black History and relationships.

    9/30/2014 listen   download 
  • Annual Obesity Health Fair

    Master Percy Brown CEO of Crossland Karate talks about the Annual Obesity Health fair held at Greenbriar Mall. Statistics show that African Americans are at the top of the lists for Diabetes, Heart Disease and Hypertension and obesity is one of the risk factors. KISS is a media sponsor.

    9/30/2014 listen   download 
  • Heart of South Dekalb Festival 2014 & Atlanta Community Day

    Commissioner Larry Johnson talks about the Heart of South Dekalb Festival 2014 to bring the community together to witness the good in the area. It kicks off with a parade, car & bike show, vendors, food, and entertainment. ***Pastor Jean Ward talks about The Atlanta Community Day festival held a Washington Park which includes; free food, clothes, free medical screenings, HIV testing, car show. KISS is sponsor for both events.

    9/23/2014 listen   download 
  • Importance of genetic testing before you decide to have children

    Dr.Jessica Spencer from Emory University's Reproductive Center in Atlanta and Caroline Gold talk about the importance of genetic testing before you decide to have children. Geneticists have identified genetic markers for more than 4000 diseases caused by a mutation in a single gene. Caroline told her story of how she had inferior genetic testing and her daughter was born with a genetic disease that prevents her from walking and talking. They discuss a new first-of-its-kind at-home screening program called Jscreen. **Sasha, SWAYBO

    9/23/2014 listen   download 
  • The African American Financial Experience

    Wealth expert, Cyrus Hancock CEO of Hancock Wealth Management talks about a new survey entitled," the African American Financial Experience" conducted by Prudential. The survey addresses; personal progress, generational links,debt and student loan hurdles, retirement plans and protection versus investment products. Part 2 next month.

    9/23/2014 listen   download 
  • Tips for owning your own business

    Michael Bevis, Director of Academic Affairs for Univ of Phoenix talks about a new survey that says that half of Americans want to own their business. Bevis offered tips for owning and operating your own business; for being more entrepreneurial in your career and; the pitfalls to avoid and barriers to business ownership. the survey was conducted by the University of Phoenix School of Business.

    9/23/2014 listen   download 
  • National Voter Registration Day

    Rev. Albert Love, President of the Voter Empowerment Collaborative and Maynard Jackson III, President of the American Voters League, Inc. talk about the National Voter Registration Day taking place Sept. 23, 2014 at 4 high schools, a Wal-Mart and the West End Mall. In 2008, six millions Americans did not vote because they missed the registration deadline or simply didn't know how to register.

    9/23/2014 listen   download 
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