My first guest today is Kathy Guillermo, Senior Vice President of PETA’s horse racing department. The 146th Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY was on September 5, 2020, the first time it was not held on the first Saturday in May since 1945. To protect against COVID-19 a series of guest safety protocols have been put in place, but much more needs to be done to protect horses at the track. The dangers of horse racing have been in the spotlight since last year, when 37 horses died at Santa Anita Park, leading to a PETA-requested investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney and groundbreaking new regulations to protect horses. But every week, at least 24 horses experience fatal injuries at racetracks across the country. While PETA doesn’t support horse racing, the group is advocating life-saving changes. PETA is calling on Churchill Downs and all racetracks to enact these changes to make progress for thoroughbreds. For more information go to www.peta.org/
Our second guest today is Colleen Burns the Mom on the Run. A former national and local TV journalist, Colleen shares tips on parenting, travel, looking, and feeling good. She has represented hundreds of the world’s most successful mom and kid-friendly consumer brands and helps families get the most from their lives while saving money and time. She regularly appears on Lifetime, and the CW network as well as local appearances on network affiliates in NY, San Francisco, Minneapolis, San Diego, Chicago, Miami, and more. Colleen Burns has a psychology degree, a background in childhood education, and the real-life experience of raising six sons.
As billions of people around the world face stay-at-home orders, family dinners, breakfasts, and lunches are resurgent. Colleen’s mother of 6 boys, takes us back to an earlier time when things were less busy and we took the time to sit down with a meal and enjoy our families. Whether its breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Colleen will suggest nutritious meals that also give us comfort and stability in these fast-changing times. For more information go to www.themomontherun.tv/
Our last guest is Reverend Dr. Reginald Davis from the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg discusses “The Archaeology Project” that will explore the site of America’s oldest church founded by enslaved and free Blacks. The First Baptist Church, Colonial Williamsburg Lead Community-Supported Excavation to Find Church’s First Permanent Structure. The excavation and being part of the process of healing, peace, and hope as an international call-to-action with a ceremonial kick-off ignites a movement. The site of one of America’s oldest churches founded entirely by Blacks may soon be unearthed. Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists, under the guidance of First Baptist Church, will begin excavating this nationally significant site in early September to find the earliest structure within the city limits where the congregation met. If successful, this initiative will enable Colonial Williamsburg to expand its Black-interpretative programming through voices that have been silent since the Revolution.
Ground-penetrating radar indicates that remains of this early structure used by members of First Baptist Church—originally founded in secret by free and enslaved Blacks at the start of America’s Revolution—may lie buried near the intersection of Nassau and Francis streets in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. It’s here that archaeologists and church leaders hope to unearth evidence of what researchers believe may have been the structure that was offered for their use by a white landowner named Jesse Cole, who owned the property at the time. The team also will explore how the congregation used the structure and seek to identify any burial sites present so they can be protected and memorialized. For more information please visit www.firstbaptistchurch1776.org