Today with Dr.Kaye
Today with Dr. Kaye airs daily from 3 PM - 5 PM ET
- Hosted by Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Karsonya Wise Whitehead
Baltimore, Maryland (April 2021) – From speaking at the White House to speaking in the classroom, Dr. Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., —the host of Today with Dr. Kaye—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 is known for being deeply engaged with the community—from meeting monthly with the members of her Itty-Bitty Fan Club (listeners under the age of 12) to hosting Coffee and Conversation talks on Zoom to writing a bi-weekly Opinion Editorial column for the AFRO. She also finds a way 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. Dr. Kaye is always looking for ways to make connections and have conversations that matter—"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 the wind will carry your truth."
As one of only a handful of Black women who solo host a daily drive-time afternoon radio shows, Today with Dr. Kaye received the 2020 Chesapeake Associated Press Award for Outstanding Editorial or Commentary; the 2019 Associated Press Award for Outstanding Talk Show, and the second-place Award for Outstanding Editorial or Commentary. In 2020, the Baltimore Suns elected Dr. Kaye as the Best Radio Host.
Today, with Dr. Kaye airs Monday-Friday from 3:00p-5:00p; it is simultaneously broadcast on both weaa.org and the Today with Dr. Kaye Facebook page. Dr. Kaye covers 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 creates an environment where all voices are heard, all perspectives are respected, and everyone has the space to speak up and be heard.
Dr. Kaye is the author of four books, including RaceBrave: new and selected works; Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis, which received both the 2015 Darlene Clark Hine Book Award from the Organization of American Historians and the 2014 Letitia Woods Brown Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians; and Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America. She is a K-12 master teacher in African American history, an award-winning curriculum writer and lesson plan developer, and an award-winning former Baltimore City middle school teacher.
In 2021, Dr. Kaye received The Amistad Award for her contributions to human rights and social justice from the Amistad Committee. In 2020, The Baltimore Sun elected Dr. Kaye as the best Radio Host and The Daily Record selected her as one of Maryland's "Top 100 Women". In 2019, she received the Collegium Visionary Award from the College of Holy Cross; the Exceptional Merit in Media Award (EMMA) from the National Women's Political Caucus; the Baltimore Sun named her as one of Baltimore's 25 "Women to Watch in 2019"; and Essence magazine included her on the 2019 "Woke 100 List," of "black women advocating for change."