The Caribbean Exchange

Every Saturday from 2- 3 pm

Caribbean Public Affairs Program

The Caribbean Exchange is a live call-in talk show that covers news and information pertaining to the Caribbean region as well as Caribbean people in the United States and around the world.

We cover a wide variety of topics:  politics, environmental music, arts and culture. 

We bring you the story behind the story that gets to the truth that connects us all. Tune in every Saturday from 2pm-3pm.  

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —It has been nearly a year and a half since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. To say the pandemic has changed the world is an understatement. How we work, learn and interact has changed. Social distancing guidelines have led to a more virtual existence both personally and professionally. 

 

Misinformation regarding the COVID vaccine continues to circulate and as a result, triggers doubts, concerns and hesitation. 

 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Sickle cell disease (SCD), a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that block blood flow and oxygen from reaching all parts of the body, affects millions of people around the world.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disease is particularly common among those whose ancestors came from sub-Saharan Africa; Spanish-speaking regions in the Western Hemisphere (South America, the Caribbean, and Central America); Saudi Arabia; India; and Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy.

 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —The Covid 19 pandemic has affected immigration on a global scale.

Travel and immigration in the United States has been significantly altered by the pandemic. 

The extended process and uncertainty has created anxiety for many immigrants and their families. 

In 2020, former President Donald Trump issued several immigration bans and restrictions that President Joe Biden has started to lift.

 

(WEAA) — Host Claudette Lindsay and Gabriel J. Christian, of Gabriel J. Christian & Associates, LLC discuss some of the challenges facing the Caribbean such as COVID-19, corruption and crime. 

 

Christian, a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia College of Business and Public Management, is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

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(WEAA)— On the second Saturday of each month, Caribbean Exchange host Claudette Lindsay is joined by Dr. David Hinds for the Caribbean Political Hour. 

 

Dr. Hinds is an associate professor of Caribbean and African Diaspora Studies at Arizona State University. 

 

Ambassador Curtis Ward, former ambassador of Jamaica to the United Nations and publisher of the Ward Post also joins the show. 

 

 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — The Caribbean has played a major role in global history. Although, geographically the region is small, its impact has led to significant changes politically, socially, economically and culturally worldwide. 

 

Claudette Lindsay, host of The Caribbean Exchange is launching a series titled Caribbean History:The Changing Role Of The Caribbean And Its Impact Globally. 

 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — June is recognized as Men’s Health Month. 

 

During the month of June, health officials and organizations work to increase awareness of health issues in men so that they, and family members, can identify any problems that may arise.

 

One of the most common health issues that men face is erectile dysfunction, also known as ED. 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month. Throughout the history of the United States, Caribbean Americans have made significant contributions to every aspect of American society. 

 

For generations, the skills, knowledge, rich history and vibrant culture, of Caribbean Americans have enhanced the great nation. 

 

For the entire month of June we are celebrating the legacy and contributions of Caribbean Americans.

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — “If you don’t live it, you can’t even understand how horrid those two and a half years living in sanctuary was,” said Oneita Thompson. 

Each year, thousands of people come to the United States seeking asylum or protection from persecution. 

Oneita Thompson and her husband Clive Thompson traveled from Jamaica 16 years ago seeking asylum in the U.S. after Oneita’s brother was murdered and her family was threatened. 

Within three months of arriving in the U.S., Oneita applied for asylum.