A Frank Conversation
What is race?

What is race?

October 21, 2021

Race is a social construct based on physical attributes. It's a human invention, not something scientific. And that invention created a hierarchy. In this episode, 10 Tampa Bay Brightside anchor Frank Wiley is joined by history teacher Larry Bowler and Donna Lowry, a communications consultant and award-winning journalist who works at the Poynter Institute. Together, they discuss historic and modern conversations about race.

Domestic violence

Domestic violence

October 14, 2021

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Although abuse remains a problem every month of the year, we’re using the month to increase education about the topic. Dr. Carleah East has 'A Frank Conversation' about the signs of abuse in a loved one, the stages of grief and her own struggles with domestic violence. 

Black professionals and suicide

Black professionals and suicide

October 7, 2021

You’ve grown in your professional life, but have you really made it to a comfortable destination? New opportunities present new challenges. But, for some African American individuals, their challenges are a familiar foe. This week on A Frank Conversation, Clinical Social Worker Jewel Woods explains how deep discouragement sometimes goes.

Black Boy Joy

Black Boy Joy

October 1, 2021

What is Black Boy Joy? Maybe you’ve seen the hashtag. New York Times Bestselling author, Kwame Mbalia said his latest book expands the conversation to a push for freedom for Black children.  

“I just want them to be able to exist free of constraints, free of stigma, free of judgment. I want them to be children. Let our boys be boys and our girls be girls and our children be children,” said Mbalia.  

What the pandemic has done to addiction recovery

What the pandemic has done to addiction recovery

September 23, 2021

Addiction recovery is a multistep process. Changes in routine can make it more difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic has been the change that has concerned recovery sponsors at Turning Point of Tampa. Some addicts have backslid into actively using substances. In this episode of A Frank Conversation, we discuss problems and solutions.

Rocky and Karl

Rocky and Karl

September 16, 2021

Violence around Tampa Bay has pushed two retired members of law enforcement, with more than 60 years of combined experience, to question what’s wrong with the communities they used to serve. The talk we had on A Frank Conversation involved what moves people in the wrong direction and what it will take to turn lives around. 

Athletes & Anxiety

Athletes & Anxiety

September 10, 2021

This week on "A Frank Conversation," 10 Tampa Bay's Frank Wiley spoke with former NFL player Jerod Cherry about the pressure athletes face. He discussed Simone Biles as well as his own panic attacks. Jerod also talked about Tom Brady's Hall of Fame career, as they were both teammates in New England.

Simeon Rice Part 2

Simeon Rice Part 2

September 2, 2021

This is Part 2 of 10 Tampa Bay Brightside anchor Frank Wiley's conversation with Simeon Rice. Rice earned three Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl title with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This week, Simeon talks about his views on CTE, social justice and other tough topics.

Simeon Rice Part 1

Simeon Rice Part 1

August 26, 2021

Simeon Rice, who earned three Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl title with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joins 10 Tampa Bay Brightside anchor Frank Wiley for a conversation about his life and football career. This is Part 1 of a two-part series.

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

August 13, 2021

Are you deserving of your success, or do you believe your opportunities belong to a better qualified person? Psychologist Lisa Orbe-Austin PhD joined us to discuss imposter syndrome. She never promised perfection but did offer what it would take for you to grow into the best, healthy version of yourself.

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