Hope and Wellness


Getting ready for college! Heading off to college is  an exciting time for parents and adults.   Dr. Nancy Young, Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County joins us to share tips with parents and students on college life and safety for your new or returning student.



Early detection of major depression in adolescents remains a challenge. Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble created the AAKOMA Project, African-American Knowledge Optimized for Mindfully-Healthy Adolescents, to help African-American, Black and racially diverse youth and families successfully recognize the signs and symptoms of depression and access mental health care.


Is It Time to Speak With a Therapist? Listen in to our conversation with mental health professional, Quinn Gee, M.S., owner of Magnolia Mental Health.


Sarah Bazzi, Esq.,immigration attorney discusses the current immigration climate affecting the health of millions of immigrants currently living in the US.


Yasmine Arrington, founder of ScholarChips, an organization that provides scholarships to children with an incarcerated parent, and Miss DC Plus America.



General and transplant surgeon, Dr. Rodrick Stevenson, on kidney disease in the African-American community.


Registered dietitian, Cordialis Msora-Kasago, on eating foods good to you and for you with The African Pot Nutrition.




The opioids crisis in America continues to plague families from all walks of life and regions. We discuss the role of prescription opioids and illicit drugs and the lessons learned by the public health community.

Dr. Patricia Frye
Dr. Patricia Frye

This week, we welcome physician Dr. Patricia Frye, owner of Takoma Park Alternative Care to the BLIS.FM studio. Dr. Frye is an expert on the benefits of cannabis, the physiology of endogenous and exogenous cannabinoids and the role of cannabis plays in the management of acute and chronic pain and chronic disease.

Tameka Bell
Tameka Bell

This week, we welcome community organizer,  and social justice activist Tameka Bell from Swamp Revolt, an organization providing training sessions in nonviolence and active bystander intervention.

What Does Love Look Like In Action?