Flashpoint: Debating the region's hot stories; HIV cure; mindfulness for the underserved

July 21, 2019 - 5:00 am

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This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the hottest headlines of the summer. From gun violence, to racist Facebook posts by Philadelphia Police, to state lawmakers undermining the power of the Philadelphia DA's office- there has been lots of news in the past few months.  

We debate the topics that have sparked discussion among our region.  Larry Ceisler, principal of Ceisler Media and Advocacy joins Farrah Jimenez, a known conservative and CEO of Philadelphia Education Fund and Asa Khalif, Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ Activist. 

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The newsmaker of the week is Dr. Kamel Khalili, head HIV researcher at Temple University School of Medicine.  A team of researchers from Temple and the University of Nebraska Medical Center successfully eliminated HIV from the genomes of living animals. Dr. Khalili discusses their breakthrough, how it works and whether it has the potential to be a cure to HIV. 

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The changemaker of the week is Roots 2 Rise, an organization breaking barriers by offering free or donation based yoga across the Philadelphia area. They have weekly classes in public spaces that allow anyone to experience an hour of mindfulness. Roots 2 Rise executive director and founder Tim Wagner joins community program director Maria Flaccovento.  

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Flashpoint airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on 1060AM. It also airs at 5 a.m. Sundays on B101FM and WPHP 1210AM and at 6 a.m. on WOGL 98.1 and TDY 96.5.  

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