The Black & White Network 9-28-2022

Our first guest today is Dr. Catherine Satterwhite, Ph.D., MSPH, MPH, HHS Regional Health Administrator for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska). Dr. Satterwhite will address the latest information on COVID and its variants, myths, and misinformation about COVID vaccines and provide insights on what Americans need to know going into the fall.  Fall is almost here, which means cooler temperatures and more time spent indoors. Now more than ever, it is important for people to get protected against COVID-19 and its variants. Unvaccinated people are nearly twice as likely to get COVID than vaccinated and boosted people. Relying on immunity from previous infection alone does not provide reliable protection against COVID — especially as new variants continue to emerge. A COVID infection or reinfection can lead to severe illness, hospitalization, long-lasting symptoms, or even death, especially in unvaccinated people. Vaccines provide a high level of protection against the virus and added protection for people who have already had COVID. Getting a COVID vaccine is the best preparation for the upcoming fall season. For more information, please visit:

Our next guests are mother-daughter duo Sharon Engram and Lori Rohlinger, co-authors of Surviving Widowhood. You may have lost your husband suddenly, had only a few months to say goodbye, or were a caregiver for several years. And most widows don’t have the capacity for a book about moving through the trenches of grief or grappling with day-to-day life. That’s why this mother-daughter author team chose to write short, bite-sized devotions of hope from their journeys through grief. Lori’s husband of twenty-one years died of a neurological disorder. Sharon’s husband of sixty years passed away from an unexpected aggressive cancer. Both women understand grief and extend warm, comforting words of love from Jesus to other widows in times of deep loss. With each tender devotion and enough space for journaling your thoughts, their messages will help you:

  • Lean into Jesus and His love
  • Seek personal self-care
  • Accept comfort from others
  • Guide children through the grief process
  • Make important life and daily decisions
  • Celebrate the holidays and special events

In Surviving Widowhood: 40 Devotions of Hope, your grieving heart will be comforted, your tears will be seen, and your soul will be nourished. For more information, go to their website at or go to to purchase the book.

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