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In America, roughly 50% of all African Americans are obese, and 30% of all Caucasians are obese. Losing weight is hard, and bariatric surgery is now recognized as a sucessful treatment to lose weight and prevent serious complications of obesity like high blood pressure and diabetes.  Yet according to a recent study, more Whites than African Americans take advantage of this weight loss option, citing lack of insurance and cultural differences as possible reasons why.  On the next Another View on Health we'll discuss the pros and cons of bariatric surgery with David Salzberg, M.D, Director of Riverside Weight Loss Center. Join host Barbara Hamm Lee, along with co-host cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby for Another View on Health, Friday June 26 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!

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What would cause Dylann Storm Roof to enter Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, sit with the pastor and members of a bible study group for an hour and then open fire killing 9 people? Law enforcement officials allege that's exactly what he did and they're calling it a hate crime.  Church and civil rights leaders are outraged and everyone is searching for understanding. On the next Another View we will bring perspective to this crime based on race.  Our guests include Kay Wright Lewis, PhD, Assistant Professor of African American History at Norfolk State University; Eric Claville, PhD, History and Political Science Professor at Hampton University; Stacie Otey-Scott, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist; and Reverend Melvin Cotton, Pastor of New Genesis Baptist Church.  Join us for this critical discussion on the next Another View, Friday, June 19 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us on this blog!

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On the next Another View we talk with parenting journalist Ylonda Gault Caviness, author of "Child, Please:  How Mama's Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself"...a wise and funny memoir of Caviness coming to the understanding that all of the parenting advice she obsessively devoured as a new parent didn't mean a thing compared to her mama's old school wisdom as a strong black woman and mother.  Caviness shares with candor and love how raising an African American child today demands discipline and old school parenting.  Join us for an amusing yet truthful conversation about parenting today on the next Another View, Friday, June 19 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!

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After the riots ended in Baltimore in late April, a strange thing happened - Baltimore City Police apparently stopped policing.  In fact, the month of May was the most lethal month in the city in more than 40 years, according to the Washington Post, with 32 shootings and 9 homicides over the Memorial Day weekend alone.  Arrests are down more than 50% since the civil unrest - and according to at least one officer, "After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate a lack of police presence, and that's exactly what they're getting".  Police Commissioner Anthony Batts says his officers feel confused and unsupported following the charges filed against the six officers in the Freddie Gray case.  On the next Another View we continue our discussion on the relationship between the police and the African American community with Virginian-Pilot columnist, Roger Chesley; NSU political science professor Carol Pretlow; community activist, Bill Thomas; and journalist, author and talk show host Wil LaVeistJoin us for the next Another View Round Table, Friday, June 12 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live on this blog!

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On the next Another View, we talk with Bert Ashe, author of "Twisted:  My Dreadlock Chronicles".  This University of Richmond English professor extols the heartache, headache, joy, and mystery of African American hair from a man's perspective.  Ashe is a middle-aged family man who decides to grow dreadlocks, and through his personal journey also unpacks issues of identity, politics, gender and race in the US.  Join us for a cultural voyage of America through the eyes of one man who just wanted to express himself!  It's all on Another View, Friday, June 5 at NOON on 89.5 WHRV-FM or stream us live on this blog!

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