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When is it safe to open the Country again? Tonight on ‘Conversations Of A Sistah’


After weeks of shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, the nation has begun to slowly open up. President Trump declared May 1, when experts warned that Opening the economy too soon and confronting an enormous rise in deaths will inevitably scare everyone and lead to the worse economic setback in modern history. Some southern states opened last week. Beaches and state parks are reopening to visitors, spurring concerns about overcrowding. The first barbers have returned to work, masks over their faces. Some restaurants are getting ready to serve customers again. About half of the states have begun to reopen their economies and public life in some meaningful way, though health experts have expressed concern that a premature opening could lead to a spike in coronavirus infections that would not be detected in official case counts for weeks.

So when is it safe to open the country again?

Join us in the studio at 6:30 p.m. EST on Conversations Of A Sistah for the answer to this question. And we’ll be taking your calls in the studio at 516-595-8098

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‘Doulas on Duty’ in this Pandemic, Tonight on Conversations Of A Sistah


Can you imagine being pregnant and due to give birth during this global pandemic?

Having a baby during a pandemic presents its own challenges. And knowing that the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any wealthy nation, is something to be concerned about. Especially when you have the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still saying it doesn’t know how the disease impacts pregnancy and babies.

States and hospitals have mandated fathers cannot be present when the mother gives birth and have minimized them even during routine doctor visits. When you think about the worry of remaining healthy in the midst of this global pandemic, the thought of giving birth in spite of it all can be quite frightening.

Aside from partners, doulas can also offer support virtually during labor and delivery. Meanwhile, pregnant people and new parents are working to cope with this new reality. Despite the many challenges posed by the current crisis, though, many doctors, doulas, and others who work with people giving birth are doing their best to make sure families are still supported.

We hope you’ll tune into the Conversation at 6:30 p.m. EST for our topic of discussion ‘Doulas on Dutyin this Pandemic on tonight’s Conversations Of A Sistah. Our special guest in the studio is Ann Marie Pusterla, Doula, (pictured left) Founder and CEO of “Love your Labor

Hope you’ll tune into this interesting conversation!

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Quarantine and Your Mental Health Tonight on Conversations Of A Sistah


The outbreak of the corona-virus disease 2019 (COVID-19), may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about this disease, especially one of such magnitude; one that is yet to be fully known by Scientist and experts. This time in society can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. How you respond to the outbreak and being quarantined can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.

Quarantining yourself at home can play an important role in preventing the spread of the infectious diseases. But this doesn’t mean that coping with the disruption in your normal life and routine is easy.

In addition to the uncertainty and stress of the global outbreak, spending time in quarantine can take a serious mental toll on you.

Quarantine and your Mental Health” is the topic on this weeks podcast of “Conversations Of A Sistah” with host Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST. Special guest in our studios is Dr. Brianna Gaynor, Director of Peace of Mind Psychological Services.

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We hope to see you on the air!!

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How did Black People become the face of CoVid-19 – Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


This week, the U.S. joined nations around the world in instituting sweeping emergency measures to further combat the corona-virus pandemic. In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, schools and universities are shut down, and concerts and convention centers across the globe have been closed and cancelled. And now public health advocates are saying African Americans are at a greater risk of death from corona virus.

For a whole host of economic, political and historical reasons, Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, says it’s a threat that African Americans need to take particularly seriously.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” here on Blog Talk Radio as we ask the question: “How did Black People become the face of CoVid-19?Our host will address suggestions to combat these statistics at any rate.

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Corona Virus Reigns, so who’s to blame? Tonight’s Topic on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


BEIJING, CHINA – JANUARY 30: Chinese children wear plastic bottles as makeshift homemade protection and protective masks while waiting to check in to a flight at Beijing Capital Airport on January 30, 2020 in Beijing, China.

In the past three weeks since declaring the corona virus a national emergency, President Donald Trump has delivered a dizzying array of rhetorical contortions, sowed confusion and repeatedly sought to cast blame on others. He has faulted governors for acting too slowly, the democrats by claiming it’s a hoax and China because after-all, it’s their virus.

America is winning its war on corona-virus, the president says — yet the death toll is still rising, and in the best case scenario more Americans will die than in the wars fought in Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq combined.

Instead of real leadership from the current administration, all we’re hearing and seeing is a COMMANDER OF CONFUSION!! This president continues to sow uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in the midst of this deadly crisis.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. EST for this weeks conversation, Corona Virus Reigns – so who’s  to Blame?”

We will be taking your calls in the studio at 516-595-8098, hope to meet you on the air!!

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