audio by subject health education
60:08 minutes (55.06 MB)
HEALTHY SCHOOLS. Leaders of philanthropic foundations recognized schools that are succeeding in creating healthier places for students to learn and staff to work. The award-winning schools have adopted policies and practices that promote physical activity and healthy eating and help combat the childhood obesity epidemic. Principals of honored schools are being invited to join this program.
Guests: John Govea, Senior Program Officer, Healthy Schools Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ, www.healthiergeneration.org/schools; Rosanna Lopez, PE and Health Teacher, American Senior High School, Dade County (Miami), Florida, http://american.dade.k12.fl.us/.
60:21 minutes (55.27 MB)
EAT-INS. The Child Nutrition Act, the law that rules the national school food programs, expires at the end of September. New bills in Congress are seeking to improve school lunches by allowing more children to access free meals, banning trans fats in schools, and working on healthier menus. Thousands across the country are organizing public potlucks on Labor Day to urge schools to serve healthy food and ban junk food.
Guests: Julie Burns and Gloria Cepin, Slow Food USA, New York, NY; Rep. Sam Farr, Democrat, Monterey county, Salinas, CA, www.farr.house.gov
59:13 minutes (54.23 MB)
A FUTURE WITHOUT HIV. The rate of HIV has gone down among Latinos in general, but it has risen among Latino youth in their early 20’s. Prominent researchers and experts in HIV joined forces last week at a Latino forum on HIV as part of the activities of the AIDS 2012 International Conference in Washington, DC. Some of these experts join this edition to share news about AIDS-fighting drugs and discuss how to create a future without HIV/AIDS.
Guests: Dr. Britt Rios-Ellis, Director, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)/California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Center for Latino Community Health, Long Beach, CA, http://www.csulb.edu/centers/latinohealth/ ; Daniel Leyva, Director, Prevention Services, Latino Commission on AIDS, Nueva York, NY, www.latinoaids.org ; Bambi Salcedo, Community Advocate, Trans Latina Coalition, Los Angeles, CA, http://translatinacoalition.org
59:06 minutes (54.11 MB)
The Will to Live. CNN on-air personality Zoraida Sambolin faced a stark choice that changed her life forever. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Sambolin underwent a double mastectomy and revealed it during her show. She says the hardest thing was telling her children, and how to guide them through that process. Sambolin and public health expert join this program to advocate for the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.
Guests: Zoraida Sambolin, CNN anchor, Atlanta, Georgia, http://earlystart.blogs.cnn.com/ ; Amelie G. Ramirez, Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research, San Antonio, TX, http://ihpr.uthscsa.edu
59:04 minutes (54.14 MB)
MEN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. Boys who witness violence in their homes are more likely to perpetuate this behavior as grown men and abuse their partners or wives. A growing movement by men seeks to change harmful attitudes and break this dangerous cycle. In this edition, we talk with two experts about how to engage fathers, brothers, friends and compadres to end the violence against girls and women.
Guests: Juan Cuba, Mental Health Educator, Clínica de la Raza, Oakland, CA, http://www.laclinica.org/ ; Juan Carlos Areán, Director, National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, St. Paul, MN (interviewed from Washington, DC) http://www.nationallatinonetwork.org/