Today With Dr.Kaye

Today with Dr. Kaye airs daily from 3 PM - 5 PM ET

Baltimore, Maryland (September 17th 2017) – From speaking at the White House to speaking in the classroom, Dr.Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is known for having an informed opinion about issues that are happening within Baltimore City and around the country. Passionate, edgy and unapologetic, Dr. Kaye writes monthly Op-Eds in both The Baltimore Sun and The AFRO or in K-12 and college classrooms, Dr. Kaye finds ways to engage her audience by challenging them to think deeply about political, social, and cultural issues—sometimes with humor, sometimes with sadness, but always with an ear that bends toward the truth. This fall she broadens her platform with the launch of her daily talk show, Today with Dr. Kaye—“I believe that everyone should do the hard work to uncover the truth and speak it as loud as possible, even if no-one is listening. Your life and what you stand for will be recorded by history and your truth will be carried by the wind.

 Starting October 2nd at 3pm daily, on Today with Dr. Kaye, she will cover multiple topics, capturing every mood with clever,smart and thoughtful conversation—discussing everything from politics to prose; parenting to peace studies; statutes to statues; education to evangelicals; and Taiwan to Trump. If it is important, if it is interesting, if it is happening in your community or around the country; and, if it has your ear, then it has Dr. Kaye’s attention. At once personal and political,socially aware and socially responsible, Today with Dr. Kaye will create an environment where all voices are heard, all perspectives are respected, and everyone has the space to speak up and be heard. 

Ways to Connect

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Cristina Duncan Evans, a representative in the Baltimore Teachers Union joins Dr. Kaye to discuss the many challenges of reopening schools and the impact it could have on students and educators. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Dr. Aysha Khoury, a physician educator committed to health equity and the elimination of health disparities joins Dr. Kaye to address viewer-submitted questions and concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Want to hear the entire show? Click here: Teachers push back against schools reopening; U.S. tops 500,000 COVID deaths

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA)—Teachers are protesting the decision to reopen schools before everyone is vaccinated.  Cindy Sexton, president of the Teachers Association of Baltimore County joins Dr. Kaye to discuss the many concerns educators have regarding in-person learning.

Dr. Kaye also addresses the grim milestone the United States has reached, surpassing 500,000 COVID-related deaths. 

In the second hour, Dr. Kaye is joined by Dr. Aysha Khoury as part of the Vaccination Hesitation Conversation Series. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — What does it mean to be Black in America?

Dr. Kaye and callers weigh in:

In the second hour of the show, Senator Ben Cardin joins the conversation to discuss his legislation to ban religious, racial and discriminatory profiling by law enforcement.  

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — “It has been horrific…”

Dr. Alicia Moore, Associate Professor of Education at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas joins Dr. Kaye to share her personal experience during the deadly, historic winter storm.


Dr. Kaye also interviews Joshua Evans, an 11-year-old who recently published his first book. Joshua introduces us to his book’s adventurous characters and shares what inspired him to start writing. 

  To listen to the second hour of the show, click the link. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Dr. David Satcher, the first African American Director of the CDC and the first African American man named Surgeon General joins Dr. Kaye to address racial health disparities and COVID-19.

(WEAA) —A college professor at HBCU is accused of telling a Black student to "Take your hoodie off, you're not going for Skittles and sweet tea". 

The comment, makes a reference to Trayvon Martin who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in 2012. 

Martin, who was unarmed, was wearing a hoodie and carrying a bag of Skittles and an iced tea when he was killed.

Dr. Kaye poses the question, "Can Black people be racist?". 

(WEAA) — Many African Americans are skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccine due to the history of medical abuse and mistreatment within Black communities. 



  Dr. Tanjala Purcell, an epidemiologist and an Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health joins Dr. Kaye to answer tough questions about medical mistrust. 


Dr. Aysha Khoury, a physician educator committed to health equity and the elimination of health disparities, joins Dr. Kaye to address medical racism. 

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UN Women

(WEAA) —  United Nations Women, the global campaign for gender equality, is facing backlash after releasing a controversial Valentine's Day illustration some people say "disrespected Black women". 

Dr. Kaye says, “I’m tired of White America defining what it means to be a Black woman”. 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Dr. James Campbell, a pediatric infectious disease expert, joins Dr. Kaye to discuss COVID-19 vaccinations and children.

(WEAA) If our children fail or fall behind, who is to blame?

Are parents obligated to help their children with virtual learning?

Alexis Stutts, a teacher, posted an emotional video on Facebook sharing her frustration over the lack of support from parents during virtual learning.

"I can only do so much, I cannot do this by myself", Alexis says with tears in her eyes.

The video has been shared over 62,000 times.

(WEAA) — If Black people got their own country, would you move there? 

Where can Black people go —on this planet — to be free and not have to deal with racism, oppression and hostility?

 (WEAA) --Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott joins Dr. Kaye for On The Stoop with the Mayor. 

Mayor Scott discusses vaccine inequity, issues surrounding the city’s payroll system, Baltimore crime and policing as well as his newly released transition report.