Posted 26 Jul 2012
CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) The Arkansas Educational Television Networks (AETN) new monthly series Minority Matters, which provides a dedicated forum for discussion and exploration of issues affecting Arkansans from a minority perspective, will explore minority health concerns in the next episode Sunday, July 29, at 4:30 p.m.
Panelists sharing their experiences and health care expertise include: Dr. Jocelyn Elders, former U.S. Attorney General; Dr. Idonia Trotter, executive director, Arkansas Minority Health Commission; and Dr. Emilio Tirado, general surgeon.
Host Sylvester Smith also interviews Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes, co-chair of the Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, covering such topics as physical activity, nutrition, blood pressure, cholesterol and childhood obesity.
Minority Matters host Sylvester Smith is a local businessman and community leader. Smith publishes the Web-based ink Magazine and serves on the Arkansas Real Estate Commission. He is a graduate of Philander Smith College and earned his MBA at Harding University.
Minority Matters airs the last Sunday of each month at 4:30 p.m. and repeats the following Thursday at 6:30 p.m. This episode repeats Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m.