The Broadway Joe Talk Show – February 8, 2018

February 08, 2018

– Brian Rodgers, Community Liaison and Latriana Robertson, Director of Development of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) |  “Arkansas Divine 9: An Exhibit of Arkansas’s African American Greek Letter Organizations” is Mosaic Templars Cultural Center’s first community-curated exhibit.  The exhibit is currently on display through May 30th at 501 West Ninth Street in Little Rock. “Arkansas Divine 9” includes a collection of photographs, memorabilia and other artifacts submitted by community members throughout the state.  The exhibit will highlight the academic achievement, culture, legacy of service and community shared by African American Greek letter organizations. The museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-5pm.  For more information, call 501-683-3593 or visit

  • MTCC in partnership with The Center for Humanities and Arts hosts A Conversation with Annie Abrams, Elizabeth Eckford, and Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton moderated by Author & Publisher, Janis F. Kearney, Thursday, February 8th at 6pm at the The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) Theater, UA Pulaskit Tech, 3000 West Scenic Drive in NLR. For more information, call 501-812-2715 or visit

-Dr. John Armitage, CEO and Jerald Gardner, Account Consultant at Arkansas Blood Institute (ABI) | Arkansas Blood Institute teamed up with Baptist Health and Conway Regional Hospital for a first-of-its-kind program that enables blood recipients to thank their individual blood donors.  “Thank-The-Donor” allows patients to send a thank you note to their actual blood donor using their smart phones, tablets, or computers, simply by visiting the website. Baptist Health and Conway Regional Medical Center are the first hospitals in Arkansas to fully implement Thank-The-Donor, in order to give patients who receive blood a unique opportunity.  To learn more, visit or call 501-904-4500.

-Dr. Derek Lewis, Arkansas Primary Care Clinic | There is a Nationwide influenza epidemic.  According to the Arkansas Health Department, 125 people have died, including 3 pediatric deaths to date.  Precautions you can take to keep you and your loved ones healthy are:

  • Wear a mask
  • Handwashing
  • Take Vitamin C
  • Take flu shot (Especially adults over 65 years of age)
  • Rest
  • Avoid going to the doctor’s office if you have the flu. Call them instead, and they can call-in a prescription to your pharmacy.
  • Avoid shaking hands. Fist bump instead
  • Hydrate (Drink plenty of water)
  • Sanitize
  • A good recommendation is to wait at least 5 days before returning to work if you had the flu virus.
  • Note:  Antibiotics can fight infections caused by bacteria, but will not fight the flu.  The flu is caused by a virus.

For more tips on how you can take more precautions on how to avoid getting the flu, contact one of the two Arkansas Primary Care Clinic locations at:

  1. 6209 West 12th Street in Little Rock | Phone: 501-663-5221
  2. 400 West Pershing Blvd. in North Little Rock | Phone:  501-771-7717

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