Insight on Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. White women are diagnosed with the disease more often than African American women, but African American women are more likely to die from it. If detected early through screening and early diagnosis, breast cancer can be treated successfully. Bhakti Larry Hough interviews Dr. Nancy Demore of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) about breast cancer on today’s edition of Insight at 10 a.m., 7 p.m. and midnight.

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Music Added This Week

Here is the list of music added into rotation this week on Radio Baha’i, WLGI. Listen for these songs and tell us what you think! And, let us know what else you think we should be adding to our playlist.

  • Kierra Sheard, “Love Like Crazy”
  • Chris August, “Center of It”
  • Damon Little, “Because of You”
  • Dorinda Clark-Cole, “You Are”
  • The Jackson Southernaires, “Thank you Mama”
  • Moriah Peters, “Brave”
  • Taylor Swift, “Change”
  • Jennifer Hudson, “Bring Back the Music”
  • Alicia Keys, “We Are Here”
  • Kierra Sheard, “You Don’t Know”
  • Chris August, “This Side of Heaven”
  • Ray, Goodman & Brown, “Special Lady”
  • Taylor Swift, “Best Day”
  • Kierra Sheard, “Why Me”
  • Chris August, “Let There Be Light”
  • The Jackson Southernaires, “Smile”
  • The Controllers, “People Want Music”
  • Kerrie Roberts, “No Matter What”
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Insight on Sickle Cell Disease

In South Carolina, 4,500 people have Sickle Cell Disease, an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues of the body). Most of these are African Americans. While the disease disproportionately affects African Americans and Hispanics of Caribbean ancestry, the Sickle Cell trait has also been found in persons of Middle Eastern, Indian, Latin American, Native American, and Mediterranean heritage. Even persons of European heritage whose ancestry also includes that of one of the aforementioned ethnic groups can have the trait or the disease. On today’s edition of Insight, Bhakti Larry Hough interviews Yvonne Donald, deputy director of the James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation of Columbia, which has offices in Florence and Bishopville.

Insight airs Wednesdays, at 10 a.m., 7 p.m. and midnight.

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Insight on Safe Routes to School

SCSRTS-LogoSafe Routes to School (SRTS) is a growing movement across the US that brings together parents, schools, and community leaders to encourage students, including those with disabilities, to walk and bike to school. SRTS activities and resources focus on improving walking and biking conditions around schools while building

Rodney Oldham, CHES, CPT

Rodney Oldham, CHES, CPT

healthy habits and safety skills. The South Carolina Department of Transportation created the Safe Routes to School Resource Center in the fall of 2010 to help schools, school districts, and communities throughout South Carolina to build and sustain SRTS programs. On the current edition of Insight, Bhakti Larry Hough interviews Rodney Oldham of the SC Department of Transportation, the state’s SRTS coordinator, about the program.

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Song Feature: “Black and White America”

July 20, 2014, by Briana

LennyKravits-BlackandWhiteAmericaLenny Kravitz, Grammy award winner, decided to step outside of his comfort zone in 2011 when he wrote the song “Black and White America”. As a rock star, Kravitz would normally write strictly rock songs, but he decided to take a different approach with this one by combining different genres. Kravitz told sources that this piece was written after he observed a documentary he found one night while flipping through the television. This documentary was about a group of Americans that weren’t in agreement with how the United States was being run. They were not fond of President Barack Obama and they were not supportive of equality between different races. They wished for America to be how it was years ago.

Lenny grew up with interracial parents, so he wanted people to understand his viewpoint and how he lived. He wanted people to understand that this isn’t just America, its black and white America, no matter where you go. The lyrics of this song are trying to help people understand that we are all one, as people. We may have different color skin, but that does not make us any better than the next person.

Below are the lyrics of the song.

“Black And White America”

Martin Luther King, he had a vision
And that’s a fact
He died so we could see that was his mission
So don’t look back
There is no division, don’t you understand
The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America
Rob from Always on the run is bad bad bad

In nineteen sixty three my father married
A black woman
And when they walked the street they were in danger
Look what you’ve done

But they just kept on walking forward hand in hand
The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America

The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America

We’ve waited so long
We’ve waited so long

There is no division, don’t you understand
The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America

The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America

The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America

Oh, yeah
Black and white America
Gonna keep moving forward, oh
Blow Harold !

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