Each week Ryan Gorman discusses important national topics with experts, newsmakers, and organizations working to make a positive difference in communities across the country.
Mission Roll Call & The NAACP
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Jim Whaley, CEO of Mission Roll Call. Jim Whaley joins the show to discuss Mission Roll Call’s recent polling among veterans on the issues they’re most concerned about, along with the battle against veteran homelessness and food insecurity. Plus, Trovon Williams, SVP of Marketing & Communications for the NAACP, checks in for Black History Month to discuss the NAACP’s work in organizing voter turnout ahead of the November elections and other initiatives underway for 2024.
National Cancer Prevention Month With the Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. David Spigel, Chief Scientific Officer at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute. Dr. Spigel joins the show for National Cancer Prevention Month to discuss how to be proactive about your health regarding cancer, the importance of screenings, understanding risk factors, and advancements in treatment and cancer research.
American Heart Month With Women's Heart
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Celina Gorre, Chief Executive Officer at Women Heart. Celina Gorre joins the show for American Heart Month to discuss the issue of heart disease among women, along with the work Women Heart does supporting the millions of American women living with or those at risk of heart disease.
Tax Season Tips & American Red Cross Blood Donation Shortage
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Mark Steber, Chief Tax Information Officer for Jackson Hewitt. Mark Steber joins the show for the start of tax season, providing numerous tips on filing 2023 tax returns and information on significant tax changes. Also, Jonathan McNamara, Regional Communications Director for the American Red Cross, checks in to recap National Blood Donor Month and discuss the shortage of blood donations nationwide and how the American Red Cross is working to address the shortage.
Zero Prostate Cancer & National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Robert Ginyard, Former Chairman of the Board of Directors for Zero Prostate Cancer. Robert Ginyard shares his personal experience battling prostate cancer and discusses Zero Prostate Cancer’s mission to bring awareness, advocacy, and resources to the fight against prostate cancer. Also, Bill Alexander, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, checks in. Bill Alexander discusses a new report on law enforcement line-of-duty deaths for 2023, along with the NLEOMF’s work recognizing those who died while serving and providing resources and training to agencies nationwide.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Water King, Chairman & President of the Drum Major Institute. Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King join the show ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss Dr. King’s life and legacy, the impact it continues to have, and their efforts to continue the mission he started through the Drum Major Institute.
Health Tips for the New Year & Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Trisha Pasricha, ‘Ask A Doctor’ Columnist for The Washington Post. Dr. Pasricha joins the show with health tips for the new year, including a to-do checklist for those of every age and the importance of sleep, hydration, and diet. Also, Natasha Nascimento, Founder & Executive Director of Redefining Refuge, checks in. Natasha Nascimento checks in for Human Trafficking Prevention Month to explain the scope of the issue across the country and ways to spot and help victims of human trafficking.
Protecting Yourself From Holiday Scams & The Salvation Army
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Kathy Stokes, AARP’s Director of Fraud Prevention Programs. Kathy Stokes joins the show to break down some of the top scams to watch out for this holiday season, from gift card fraud to online shopping threats, along with what to do if you fall victim to a scam. Also, Commissioner Kenneth Hodder, National Commander of The Salvation Army, joins the show. Commissioner Hodder checks in to discuss the services provided by The Salvation Army, the Red Kettle campaign, and the need Americans are experiencing nationwide.
Petco Love Nonprofit Animal Welfare Charity
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Susanne Kogut, CEO of Petco Love. Susanne Kogut joins the show to discuss her organization's work in facilitating pet adoptions nationwide, providing vaccines and affordable pet treatment options for pet owners, and helping unify lost pets with their owners.
World AIDS Day, Veteran Suicide Report & Holiday Spending Tips
Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Robyn Neblett Fanfair, Acting Director of CDC’s Division of HIV Prevention. Dr. Neblett Fanfair joins the show for World AIDS Day to discuss the progress made in combating the HIV epidemic, along with the latest information on the amount of Americans impacted by the disease and which groups are most at risk. Cole Lyle, USMC Veteran & Executive Director of Mission Roll Call, also joins the show. Cole Lyle breaks down the latest Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Suicide Report and discusses ways to help prevent veteran suicide moving forward. Finally, Jennifer Streaks, Senior Personal Finance Reporter for Business Insider, checks in. Jennifer Streaks joins the show for insight into spending best practices during the holiday season and important information on how to deal with stolen or missing packages.