Each week Ryan Gorman discusses important national topics with experts, newsmakers, and organizations working to make a positive difference in communities across the country.

Stop AAPI Hate & Mental Health Awareness Month

Preventing Hot Car Deaths, The Child Mind Institute & Mental Health America

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Laura Dunn, NHTSA Highway Safety Specialist. Laura Dunn joins the show to discuss the partnership between the Ad Council and NHTSA on preventing hot car deaths, the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related fatalities for kids 14 and younger. Dr. David Anderson, Senior Psychologist & VP of Public Engagement and Education for The Child Mind Institute, also checks in for Mental Health Awareness Month to discuss the Child Mind Institute’s Positive Parenting, Thriving Kids series aimed at helping parents navigate the mental health issues impacting today’s youth. Finally, we talk to Schroeder Stribling, President & CEO of Mental Health America. Schroeder Stribling breaks down new data from MHA’s Online Screening Program, which revealed rates of anxiety and risk for psychosis remain higher than before the pandemic.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention & Every Mother Counts

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Vic Armstrong, VP of Health Equity at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Vic Armstrong joins the show for Mental Health Awareness Month to discuss suicide trendlines in recent years, steps to prevent suicide, and its new ‘Talk Away the Dark’ campaign, empowering people to have brave conversations about mental health and suicide. Also, Christy Turlington Burns, Founder & President of Every Mother Counts, checks in for Mother’s Day Weekend to explain how her organization is working to make pregnancy and childbirth safe, respectful, and equitable for mothers worldwide.

NAMI & The Jed Foundation

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Jessica Edwards, Chief Development Officer at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Jessica Edwards joins the show for Mental Health Awareness Month to discuss NAMI’s work supporting those impacted by mental illness, along with their awareness and educational efforts as the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. Also, Dr. Michelle Mullen, Senior Vice President & Chief Design and Impact Officer for The Jed Foundation, checks in to discuss The Jed Foundation’s work protecting emotional health and preventing suicide among our nation’s teens and young adults, including how the JED Campus program has offered vital support to colleges and universities.

Federal Trade Commission & Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Maria Mayo, Associate Director for the FTC’s Division of Consumer Response and Operations & Larissa Bungo, Senior Attorney with the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education. Maria and Larissa explain common scams and frauds, including how to spot them and what to do if you fall victim to one. Plus, Dr. Aimee Daily, President & CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, checks in to discuss the critical need for access to health care and mental health care for children and what Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide are doing to help provide treatments to children through funding.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund & Onward Ops + The PenFed Foundation

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Bill Alexander, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Bill Alexander joins the show to discuss the upcoming 36th annual candlelight vigil for fallen law enforcement officers, along with information on the organization’s memorial and museum in Washington D.C., and its work on safety and wellness for members of law enforcement nationwide. Plus, Brigadier General Mike Eastman, Executive Director of Onward Ops, and Andrea McCarren, President of the PenFed Foundation, check in to discuss their work assisting veterans transition back into civilian life, including a program partnering veterans with sponsors to help with that transition.

Prevent Child Abuse America

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Dr. Melissa Merrick, President and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America. Dr. Merrick joins the show for Child Abuse Prevention Month to discuss the different forms of child abuse, Prevent Child Abuse America’s work in public policy advocacy, and the resources it provides for communities and families to get the help they need before a crisis.

Prevent Cancer Foundation & Autism Society of America

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Jody Hoyos, CEO of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. For Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Month, Jody Hoyos joins the show to discuss the importance of cancer screenings and prevention strategies and the foundation’s work as the only US-based nonprofit organization solely dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection. Also, for National Autism Acceptance Month, Kristyn Roth, Chief Marketing Officer for the Autism Society of America, checks in to discuss general facts about autism, what autism acceptance means, and how people can take action and get involved.

FTC Experts on Scams and Frauds & National Nutrition Month

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Maria Mayo, Associate Director for the FTC’s Division of Consumer Response & Operations, and Larissa Bungo, Senior Attorney with the FTC’s Division of Consumer & Business Education. Experts from the FTC offer insight into some of the most common frauds and scams consumers need to be aware of, including how to spot and report them and actions that victims can take. Plus, Danielle Fanelle, a registered dietician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, joins the show for National Nutrition Month to discuss tips on better overall nutrition for children and adults.

American Red Cross & Share Our Strength

Ryan Gorman hosts an iHeartRadio nationwide special featuring Jennifer Pipa, Vice President of American Red Cross Disaster Programs. Jennifer Pipa joins the show for Red Cross Month and ahead of Red Cross Giving Day to discuss Red Cross disaster relief efforts, as 2024 is expected to be a busy year for natural disasters. Also, Lillian Singh, Senior Vice President for Family Economic Mobility at Share Our Strength, checks in to discuss how Share Our Strength is working to uplift women, particularly single mothers and their children, with their Jeremiah Program initiative.