NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Where The Hell Is The U.S. Surgeon General?


In the midst of the Ebola crisis Roland Martin has a question for the powers that be in Washington D.C., where the hell is the U.S. Surgeon General? We’ve got an Ebola crisis on our hands—and no surgeon general to deal with it. Blame the NRA, but President Obama and the Senate Democrats, too.

DON’T MISS: Roland Martin’s Daily Beast commentary, Where the Hell Is the Surgeon General?

The United States Supreme Court seems to have no problem with voter suppression. The High Court continues to allow states to pass laws that are clearly established to keep people from voting. Martin takes your calls on this highly contested topic during the radio portion of “NewsOne Now.”

An off-duty St. Louis police officer working as a security guard shot and killed 18-year-old Vonderrick Myers Jr.. Martin and the “NewsOne Now” panel (Rock Newman, Lauren Victoria Burke and Armstrong Williams) discuss the circumstances surrounding this developing story. According to reports, Myers was shot at 16 or 17 times by the off-duty officer during the “pedestrian check.

Liberian national, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States died on Wednesday at Texas Presbyterian Hospital.

Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Zachary Thompson, Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services spoke with Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel  (Rock Newman, Lauren Victoria Burke and Armstrong Williams) about the treatment Duncan received prior to succumbing to Ebola. During their conversation, Rev. Jackson explained Duncan did not receive the best medical care. He did receive top notch care just before he died.

R&B Divas LA alum,  Chrisette Michele continues to make music on her own terms. The quirky singer/songwriter talks about what inspires her, shares a few candid moments and gives us a behind the scenes look into one of her creative entertainment projects, “The Lyricists Opus.”