Have you ever wondered what healthcare workers are experiencing in the hospital setting during this pandemic or if the drug that the president is using as a preventive measure for COVID-19 is actually working in the hospital? Join us as we talk to Dr. Brady McIntosh from the Emergency Medicine department at Froedtert Hospital and Dr. Jane N. Wainaina from the Infectious Disease department who is also from Froedtert Hospital for the answers to those questions. We will also talk about whats going on now with the Coronavirus in the emergency room and more. This is The 411 Live. Real People. Real Talk.
The pain and uncertainty of the impact of the coronavirus on small business owners is shocking and likely to be substantial. The impact varies by type of business, with these three categories most affected: personal service, hospitality and retail. Join us as we talk to Lisa Caesar, COO of Nō Studios and Antoi Johns, owner of Transcending Spa & Salon about how they had to reevaluate their services and business models to survive the Safer at Home order.
First Responders are very important to todays pandemic, but we often forget about the Last Responders...Funeral Homes. The Coronavirus has changed the way funeral services are conducted and it is very painful for the family. Families can’t gather to show love and support for one another and sadly, there is a limit to the amount of people that can gather in one place for a funeral. This has in some cases left the majority of family members not being able to pay their final respects or painfully watching it virtually through live stream.
To kick off our new season, we are joined by Joshua Parish, Deputy Chief of Emergency Medical Services at the Milwaukee Fire Department. First Responders, in relationship to ambulances is unique to Emergency Medical Services at the Milwaukee Fire Department. Unlike law enforcement, they are the first ones to arrive at the scene. One of the first things EMS knew they had to do during this era of COVID-19 is provide respiratory protection to their team so they can continue to help people in need of medical services. Join us as we talk to Joshua Parish, Deputy Chief of Emergency Medical Services at the Milwaukee Fire Department about how they are keeping their first responders safe, COVID-19 cases and deaths in Milwaukee County and the disparities among race.
In this episode of The 411 Live, we’re joined by Trisha Pugal, the CEO of the Wisconsin Hotel Lodging Association. Hotels and motels are a common venue for sex trafficking because of the easy access for buyers and the ability to maintain secrecy by paying with cash. Not to mention the lack of facility maintenance and upkeep expenses. Traffickers often take advantage of the privacy through the hospitality industry. But today there are not many hotels and motels open because of another problem that’s affecting the entire hospitality industry. That is the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we’re going to talk about how some hotels are training their staff to handle sex trafficking victims and the impact of the COVID-19 Virus on the hotel industry.
In this episode of The 411 Live, we’re joined by Dr. Patricia McManus, President/CEO of the Black Health Coalition of WI and Rep. David Bowen of the Wisconsin State Assemble to talk about how the Corona-virus is affecting the African American community. African Americans appear to have worse outcomes from the corona-virus. The majority of the cases in the City of Milwaukee are on the north side of town, primarily African-Americans. Local officials are scrambling to respond to the outbreak disproportionately affecting the black community. Other states and cities including Milwaukee, Chicago, and Louisiana, are reporting that disproportionately high numbers of black residents are testing positive for COVID-19 and dying from the virus. Some would say Black Americans are more likely to be uninsured and likely to have jobs that require them to keep going into work in this crisis, risking exposure to the virus. Why are African Americans hit so hard by this virus?
In this episode of The 411 Live, we’re joined by Carmen Pitre, Executive Director of Sojourner Family Peace Center. Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking are two horrible situations to be in and unfortunately there are too many victims. When you think about the two topics, nine times out of ten, you would consider them as separate things that don’t co-mingle. Sadly that’s not true and it’s happening a lot more under our noses than people realize. Understanding the intersections of human trafficking, domestic and sexual violence, and homelessness is a critical part of providing accessible, trauma-informed services. Survivors of human trafficking face complex barriers to safety, particularly those who are most marginalized and have the least access to resources. Milwaukee is in need of more housing for trafficked and domestic violence survivors. Join us as we talk to Carmen Pitre, Executive Director of Sojourner Family Peace Center about housing and sex trafficking survivors.
In this episode of The 411 Live, we by Shawn Muhammad, Co-Executive Director of Asha. Sam Alford, a Community Organizer, writer, and a poet. And Khalio Borum, a licensed professional Counselor. They have gathered to talk about how men and boys handle sexual abuse and heal. Healing, a subject that needs to be covered more often. For far too long, men and boys have been told to stop crying, suck it up, don’t show your emotions. This can be dangerous for so many reasons and even more so for those who are victims of sex trafficking and sexual abuse. It can be hard to tell someone that you have experienced sexual assault or abuse. Healing can begin when a man or boy recognizes the possible connection between his life experiences and talking about it.
When a molester or a predator of the same gender makes the decision to introduce a male child to sex, then sex is usually used as a weapon to take a kids power. Male victims of sexual abuse can be a difficult topic to talk about because most men or boys don’t like to talk about it. In this episode of The 411 Live, we’re joined by Shawn Muhammad, Co-Executive Director of Asha. Sam Alford, a Community Organizer, writer, and a poet and Khalio Borum, a licensed professional Counselor. We talk to a survivor of sexual abuse and extend the conversion so you learn how men and boys handle sexual abuse.
Bringing awareness to sex trafficking also means bringing awareness to all those that it affects. Often times sex trafficking focuses on woman and young girls. One of several key ways sex traffickers’ prey on those within the LGBTQ community is homelessness. Homelessness is one of the key avenues a sex trafficker uses to lure in victims. In this episode of The 411 Live, Beverly Taylor talks to, Sandra Zapata, the Counseling & Advocacy Coordinator for the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.