W4CY 4/15/2021 2:00 PM ET W4VET 4/18/2021 9:00PM ET

Ty Mann'sOur guest today is Major (Retired) Terrence “Ty” Manns he will discuss the new movie My Brother’s Keeper, he is the writer of the film and the story is based loosely on Ty’s father’s story coming back from Viet Nam.  Ty never lost his passion for storytelling, creativity, and film making. In 1999, Ty met his friend, colleague, and mentor, Mr. Rick Bieber, former President of HBO Pictures. Through Rick’s support and mentoring, Ty’s filmmaking and storytelling, knowledge, and experience grew. In 2006, Ty worked with Rick under his independent film production company, Angel City Pictures (ACP). From 2006 to 2009 ACP produced a number of independent film projects, including the tragic true story of Luke Abbate in the film The 5th Quarter.The film is now playing in theatres across the country.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KycbKhJL47Y

My Brother’s Keeper shares the story of returning war veteran SFC Travis Fox (TC Stallings) who has one more battle to fight – PTSD.  Fox and his best friend SFC Ron “Preach” Pearcy (Joey Lawrence) are in their 6th combat deployment when Preach and his entire Ranger platoon are killed in a deadly IED attack. Travis returns to his hometown to settle the affairs of his parents who had passed away years before. In searching for answers about his parents, he also discovers a new obstacle in PTSD. He finds support from church counselor Tiffany Robertson (Keshia Knight-Pulliam) and slowly begins to rediscover his faith in God, until he discovers a secret. Travis uncovers a secret hidden by his best friend Donnie Berry (Robert Ri’chard) that threatens his new-found faith, restores his guilt, and causes him to consider the unthinkable. For more information go to:  https://www.mybrotherskeeper.com

Roshanda Turner a patient advocate for Kidney disease, she discusses managing the disease and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment choice. Roshanda is passionate about educating others about kidney failure and home dialysis. Since her diagnosis, Roshanda has trained on how to do her hemodialysis treatment at home and is now on the kidney transplant list. She has two children, 22-year-old and a 7-year-old, and lives in Massachusetts. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, feng shui and meditation. For more information go to:https://www.kidney.org/

Our second guest is Kathy Cummings, Bank of America SVP Homeownership Solutions and Strategic Relationships, discusses the  new wave of first-time homebuyers are eager to change things up in a home of their own but face challenges. While many prospective homebuyers can afford monthly mortgage payments, the upfront costs and current environment may make homeownership seem out of reach. Bank of America offers a wealth of resources and significant grant programs to help buyers achieve affordable and sustainable homeownership. Most recently, Bank of America tripled its affordable homeownership initiative to $15 billion through 2025, aiming to help more than 60,000 individuals and families to purchase homes. For more information go to Bank of America.com