Our Story

The drum soothes and communicates.It engages your senses and moves you to move or, in some cases, relax.

Each week, hosts Dr. Vicki Reese and Mr. Anthony Brooks discuss a variety of topics  and fields related to health and wellness. From discussions on food from executive chefs to research physicians from NIH, we hope to inform, inspire and move you to live your healthiest life.

We will share stories from patients who have seen the good, bad and the ugly of the American healthcare system. Our hope? To provide useful and practical information and feedback for patients and healthcare practitioners alike.

Health and wellness start at home, not in hospitals, clinics or sterile offices. More than science and STEM-  health and wellness are part art, economics, education, communication, sociology, and business. All can impact, and in some cases, determine health outcomes.  Social determinants of health- housing, finances, transportation, and access to fresh food -are some of the topics we discuss.

Join in on the conversations every Sunday from 5-6 pm.

Meet The Chefs

Food -an important part of culture, tradition, and health. Access to fresh food in the land of plenty and food waste remains a challenge for many. For many culinary professionals, the creativity nurtured in professional kitchens began at home.

 Chefs from a variety of backgrounds share their food memories and experiences. For many, the creativity nurtured in professional kitchens began at home.

Listen in to see learn more about these chefs that are innovating in the suburban DC area.


Chef Herbert Holden


Chef Freddie Bitsoie

Executive Chef, National Museum of African American History

Chef Jerome Grant

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Interested in listening live to our show? Tune in to BLIS FM, every Sunday from 5-6 pm

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