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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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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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Amber Guyger – Guilty or did she stand her ground? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


Amber Guyger, 31 shot and killed Botham Jean in his apartment in September 2018. Guyger’s story is that she entered Jean’s apartment thinking it was hers, and believed she encountered a burglar who might kill her. Jean’s apartment was one floor above Guyger’s. Prosecutors argue that Guyger saw several numerous signs indicating she was on wrong floor and at the wrong apartment, including a skylight, a neighbor’s decorative planter, Jean’s red doormat and differences in the hallways.

Jurors, who began deliberating on Monday, were instructed to find whether Guyger is guilty of murder, manslaughter or neither. Prosecutors objected to applying the castle doctrine because Guyger was in Jean’s home — not the other way around. Although the judge allowed it and the defense leaned on it, it didn’t work and Guyger was found guilty of murder.

Join the Conversation with host Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations of a Sistah” as we discuss the Amber Guyger case. Is she guilty or did she stand her ground?

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A Women’s Right to Choose or Not? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


Roe vs. Wade gave women the right to choose abortion. We can all be sensitive to the devastating impact of rape and abuse on women and the pressure to abort when the mother’s life is at risk or she’s been violated sexually.

We are also very aware of the fact that since 1973, Roe vs. Wade set a precedent where abortion is legal across the country up to the point of viability.

But Roe vs. Wade is currently being challenged with new laws in the states, and the number of states with pending highly restrictive abortion laws is growing. On Friday, Missouri’s legislature passed a bill to outlaw almost all abortions after eight weeks. This came on the heels of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing into law a near total abortion ban law in her state.

Do Women still have the right to choose or NOT?

Alabama’s abortion law is the most extreme. The legislation carries a life sentence of 99 years behind bars for abortionists and pregnant women who seek their services.

Republican-led states Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, and Kentucky have all passed so-called “heartbeat bills” outlawing abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Missouri’s Senate just passed a heartbeat bill that outlaws all abortions after 8 weeks.

Georgia’s bill threatens to punish women even if they leave the state to get an abortion.

Join host Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” for this discussion.

You can add your 2 cents to the conversation by dialing into our studios when the lines are open at 657-383-1199. Just press “1″ for the host Que.

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