Today with Dr.Kaye

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

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."  

  

Ways to Connect

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — During Dr. Kaye’s ‘weekly wrap’, she addresses a number of matters impacting the Black community. 

 

One of the topics Dr. Kaye talks about is the allostatic load, the “wear and tear on the body” caused by repeated and prolonged chronic stress, and how it is linked to racial discrimination. 

 

 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Dr. Kaye reflects on the trial of Derick Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. 

 

Prosecutors on Monday, said Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, correcting the 8:46 timing that was initially reported. 

 

“We are going to talk about the persistent, stubborn nature of racism. We are going to talk about the path toward redemption….We are going to talk about how there can be no forgiveness without justice…” - Dr. Kaye

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — What does race equity and justice look like in this country? 

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial, charged with murder and manslaughter in the May 25 death of George Floyd. 

According to prosecutors, Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, correcting the 8:46 timing that was initially reported. 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Kaye celebrates former Maryland Senator Barbara Robinson. 

“It took me 18 years to get my bachelor’s degree", Barbara says.

 

The businesswoman, author, and educator shares her captivating journey from cleaning homes in Alabama to holding a seat as an influential senator in Maryland. 

 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Every time there’s been racial progress in this country, it has been met with racist policies. — Dr. Kaye

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Dr. Kaye weighs in on Equal Pay Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap, and how she feels it does not include all women.

“It is only Equal Pay Day for white women and to call it all women when you actually mean white women, is racist… It is no longer acceptable to say women and to assume that all women are included in that definition, because we’re not.” 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — According to CNN, there have been at least seven mass shootings in the past week across the United States. 

The latest incident occurred at a supermarket in Boulder, Coloardo. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Dr. Michael Zollicoffer,  a pediatric medicine specialist joins Dr. Kaye to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and to clear up confusion and concerns circulating about the different types of vaccines available. 


BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore City Schools is reporting 13 positive COVID-19 results following pooled testing on staff and students. 

 

City school officials released a statement on Monday in regard to the test results, " As part of our safety protocols to prevent COVID spread, City Schools proactively conducts weekly asymptomatic pooled testing on staff and students that informs us if there is an individual in a learning pod that is positive.

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic.

Dr. Kaye shares challenges she has faced and reflects on major stories she has covered during the first year of the pandemic. 

Dr. Kaye also addresses the "disturbing" phone conversation between gospel superstar Kirk Franklin and his 32-year-old son that was recently posted to social media. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — March 8, 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of an event where activists broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation office in Pennsylvania and leaked documents that described the Counterintelligence Program used to monitor, infiltrate and disrupt social and political movements. 

Dr. Raymond Winbush, a research professor and the director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University joins Dr. Kaye to discuss the government program nicknamed COINTELPRO. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, a double board-certified physician in OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine joins Dr. Kaye to address COVID-19 concerns and health challenges of pregnant women during the pandemic. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott joins Dr. Kaye to address a number of issues affecting city residents. 

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