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April is "Minority Health Month" - and also the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of "The Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health", also known as the "Heckler Report".  This groundbreaking report was the first time the US government convened a group of health experts to conduct a comprehensive study of the health status of minorities in this country. As a result of this report, additional studies were done, such as the Jackson Heart Study that explored disparties in cardiovascular health and the Healthy Start program that brought infant mortality prevention to underserved communities. In addition,  national standards were set to give guidance to health care workers on how to provide respectful and responsive services to minority patients.  On the next Another View we'll examine the health issues that still plague African Americans, including obesity which is the driving force behind almost all diseases prevalent in the Black community.  Join us for the next Another View, featuring co-host, cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, Friday, April 24 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!

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On this edition of Another View we'll talk about all things to do with your pets, starting with finding your furry friend at the Norfolk SPCA!  Executive Director Robert Blizard joins us to talk about ways to ensure that the animal you choose from shelter is the right one for you.  And on this "pet pledge Friday" you can also show your love of Another View by pledging your support during the broadcast!  Support what you love on the next Another View, Friday, April 17 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!

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Education is front and center for the Another View Round Table - from the resignation of Norfolk Public Schools Superintendent Samuel King, to a new report that says education is not the great equalizer for African Americans to seasoned teachers being sent to prison for altering student test scores in Atlanta. Join us for spirited conversation from our Round Table pundits - NSU professor Carol Pretlow, community activist Bill Thomas, journalist, author and talk show host, Wil LaVeist and guest pundit Dr. Eric Claville, political science and history professor at Hampton University.  It's Another View, Friday, April 10 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!

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As a part of WHRO/WHRV's continuing effort to improve high school graduation rates, Another View explores the Norfolk Public Schools' "Open Campus" - a Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy.  At the "Open Campus", students who have dropped out of school or are at risk of dropping out are given a second chance to earn their high school diploma.  Flexible hours, online classes and career and life counseling are provided as tools to help students succeed despite life's challenges.  Our guests include the Director of the Open Campus, Daun Hester, along with student T'Evon Spicer, and Jennifer Parker, Executive Director with EdisonLearning, the creators of the Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academies nationwide.  Join us for the next Another View, Friday, April 3 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!

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Like many other illnesses and aliments, studies show that African Americans are more susceptible to heart disease than any other race.  In fact, according to the American Heart and American Stroke Associations, about 45% of black men and 49% of black women have (CVD) cardiovascular disease. This resulted in more than 94,000 deaths in 2009.  But why are the numbers so high among African Americans?  Join Another View Producer, Lisa Godley and Another View on Health Co-Host, Dr. Keith Newby as they explore the causes and cures surrounding African Americans and Cardiovasular Diseases, particularly when it's induced by stress.  Also joining the discussion is Jonathan Smith, PhD and CEO of the Wellness Collaborative and Ulysses Robinson, a heart patient will be on hand to share his experience.  Join us for the next Another View on Health this Friday, March 27th  at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!

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