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The "Kelsunn-on-the-Air" Social Work Podcast

72 EpisodesProduced by Silas , Your "E-Journalism Social Work Advocate"Website

Become a Paid Subscriber: program Promotes, Highlights, and Uplifts the Social Work Profession. The podcast aims to educate the general public to the undeniably vital contributions Professional Social Workers make in every aspect of our society ever… read more

72 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Ms. Haley Ingersoll, MSW - Mental Health & Wellness Advocate

November 17th, 2022


The "Kelsunn-on-the-Air" Social Work podcast invites you to this insightful interview with Ms. Haley Ingersoll, MSW. Here's some information about …

Mental Health Advocate Haley Ingersoll, MSW - Trailer

November 11th, 2022


Listen to this trailer featuring Mental Health Advocate, Ms. Haley Ingersoll.  You'll hear a clip of her thoughts about Mental Health & Wellness. …

Vote, Vote, Vote !!!!!

November 6th, 2022


#Electionday Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022!! Make sure to exercise your franchise, and claim your #right to #Vote ... Because #V.ictory #O.ften #T.akes #E.veryone!!!


October 21st, 2022


GOTV Means - Get Out The #Vote!!! 

Here's an urgent message from 3 Voting Rights Champions who have since passed away. However, their words ring truer today than ever!!! Please heed the words of the Late Supreme Court …

Z 100's Skeery Jones Says Vote for Silas

October 2nd, 2022


Skeery Jones, Executive Producer of the "Elvis Duran in the Morning" show on NY Radio Station, Z-100 is asking for your vote!!! 

He say's follow …

"Tipping The Pain Scale" - A Podcast Promoting This Film Screening

September 25th, 2022


Kelsunn Communications, Inc ( is proud to bring you this podcast which features a discussion about a ground-breaking film on addiction & treatment.  The film is called “Tipping the Pain Scale” - The …

Juneteenth 2022 Celebration Co-Sponsored by MLK Center, Long Beach, NY & NSABSW

September 9th, 2022


Kelsunn Communications is proud to bring you this re-cap of this Juneteenth 2022 Celebration put on jointly by the Nassau/Suffolk Association of …

Nassau County, NY Legislator Carrie Solages - "A Friend of Social Work"

August 25th, 2022


Kelsunn Communications (, is honored to bring you this interview featuring the "The Honorable Carrie Solages" Legislator of the 3rd …

The Honorable Legislator Carrie Solages - Trailer

August 19th, 2022


The Honorable Legislator Carrie Solages joins the program to talk about a range of issues that are important to him as a Public Servant.  He also …

My Most Impactful Social Worker, The Late Mr. Dalton Murchison!!!

August 4th, 2022


To Everyone: This interview is a tribute to a professional Social Worker who had a profound impact on my life. His name is Mr. Dalton Murchison. Last year I was fortunate to re-connect with him after many, many years. I …

Trailer - "My Most Impactful Social Worker"

July 29th, 2022


Prepare for the upcoming story saluting an impactful Social Worker in my life.  I was fortunate enough to re-connect with him after many years. …

"Kelsunn-on-the-Air" Juneteenth 2021 Podcast Wins Award of Distinction

June 5th, 2022



Contact: Kara Cleary

The Communicator Awards, 212.675.3555


"Raise-The-Wage" For Social Workers_Eps. #5 - Dr. Lois Stein: DSW, LMSW

April 7th, 2022


Kelsunn Communications brings you this 5th Episode of a 6-Part Series feat. Dr. Lois Stein, DSW.  Dr. Stein received her BS degree in Community Service Education from Cornell University and her MSW and DSW in Social …

Eps. #5 - Trailer: "Raise-The-Wage" For Social Workers_ Dr. Lois Stein

April 2nd, 2022


Dr. Lois Stein received her BS degree in Community Service Education from Cornell University and her MSW and DSW in Social Work from Adelphi University. Her social work career began as a medical social worker and …

"Raise-The-Wage Episode #4 -Feat. Ms. Sarah C. Butts, LMSW Director of Public Policy, NASW

March 17th, 2022


Sarah Christa Butts, LMSW Is the Director of Public Policy with the National Association of Social Workers, in Washington, DC. Ms. Butts is …

Kelsunn Communications Proudly Presents: Social Work Month 2022 Tribute

March 7th, 2022


This is  the audio track of photo montage video (***Click here to access the YouTube Video: ) saluting all that Social Workers do ... Year-Round, All the time!! 

This montage also includes a …

Raise The Wage Ep.#4 Trailer - Ms. Sarah C. Butts, MSW, NASW Director of Public Policy

March 4th, 2022


Sarah Christa Butts, MSW, is currently the Director of Public Policy for the National Association of Social Workers. Previously she was the Executive …

Ep. #3 - Raise-the-Wage For Social Workers, Feat. Dr. Tracy R. Whitaker, DSW

February 17th, 2022


Dr. Tracy Whitaker is an associate professor and the associate dean for academic and student advancement at the Howard University School of Social …

Raise The Wage Ep.#3-Trailer: Dr. Tracy R. Whitaker, DSW

February 4th, 2022


Dr. Tracy Whitaker is an associate professor and the associate dean for academic and student advancement at the Howard University School of Social …

"Raise The Wage" Episode #2 Trailer Featuring - Dr. Katherine-Briar Lawson

January 7th, 2022


This trailer announces that coming up on Thursday, January 20th Episode #2 will launch. This episode will feature the widely known and highly …

"Raise The Wage"Trailer - With Dr. Mildred "Mit" C. Joyner, NASW President

December 10th, 2021


Coming up on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 5AM (Also in video on my YouTube Channel) will be the 1st of my 6 interviews with distinguished Professional Social Work Leaders. The series is called "Raise the Wage" - The …

“Raise The Wage” – The Case for Equitable Pay for Social Workers

November 25th, 2021


Problem Statement: Social Worker salaries need to be increased so that they are commensurate with their skill, education and credentials. Above anything else Social Work salaries need to be commensurate with the impact …


November 13th, 2021


*** Full Version Originally Launched on 8/19/21

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, The "Kelsunn-on-the-Air" Social Work Podcast, Award-Winning Flagship …

Z-100's Radio Personality Skeery Jones Says Vote for Silas!!

November 8th, 2021


Hello Everyone:

Well everyone, there's only 5 weeks left for the competition. Here is Z-100's Executive Producer of the "Elvis Duran in the Morning" Show, Skeery Jones, urging you all to vote .... for my podcast!!

Once …

Highlighting the "Sunshine Alternative Education Prevention Center"

September 30th, 2021


The Sunshine Alternative Education and Prevention Center (, founded in 1992. It is a true grass-roots organization that formed from the personal experiences of its 2 co-founders,

A Conversation With Legislator Kara Hahn, MSW - Political Social Worker

September 9th, 2021


The Honorable Legislator Kara Hahn, MSW - Representing the 5th Legislative District of Suffolk County, NY. 

Legislator Hahn is the National …

Re-Cap of 6-19-21 “Official Juneteenth Holiday” Community Celebration

August 19th, 2021


The "Kelsunn-on-the-Air" Social Work Podcast, Award-Winning Flagship offering of “Kelsunn Communications” ( went on location to record a podcast live on Saturday, June 19, 2021. This marked the …

***2021 - "1st Place Media Award" Re-Launch of "Destigmatize to Normalize" - A Needed Mental Health Discussion

August 7th, 2021


In November of 2019 this podcast episode, entitled “Destigmatize to Normalize” was recorded on the campus of Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY. …

Philanthropy Infusion Ep# 5 - With M.Woodard & Dr. Copeland

July 29th, 2021


Philanthropy Infusion – Host: Ms. Michele Woodard

Guest: Dr. Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland

***This is a “Kelsunn Communications Production” (

Today’s guest is, Dr. Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland, Founder of …

Philanthropy Infusion Ep.#4- M. Woodard & E.J. Cooper: CEO, Young, Black, & Giving Back

July 22nd, 2021


Philanthropy Infusion – Host/Creator:  Ms. Michele Woodard

Guest: Ms. Ebonie J. Cooper-Jean

***This is a “Kelsunn Communications Production” (

Today’s guest is, Ms. Ebonie Johnson Cooper, Founder & …

Philanthropy Infusion: Ep. #2 - Host: Ms. Michele Woodard, Guest: C'Ardiss "CC" Gardner Gleser

July 15th, 2021


***This is a “Kelsunn Communications Production (

Today’s guest is, Ms. C’Ardiss “CC” Gardner Gleser, who holds the inaugural …

Philanthropy Infusion - Host: Ms. Michele Woodard, Guest: Coach Carmen Duncan

July 8th, 2021


***This is a “Kelsunn Communications Production (

Today’s guest is, Coach Carmen Duncan, MSW - Founder & CEO of “Mission Accomplished Transition Services” (   A …

Kelsunn's 1st International NY-to-Israel Interview W/Ms. Anat Ben Salmon, Psychotherapist

July 2nd, 2021


Kelsunn Communications is excited to bring you this first-ever, International NY-to-Israel Interview. Make sure to log in and listen as I interviewed Mrs. Anat Ben Salmon, a Veteran Psychotherapist.  She was on location …

Kelsunn Communications Introduces "Michele Woodard" Creator of Philanthropy Infusion

July 1st, 2021


Hello Everyone, We’ve got exciting news here at Kelsunn Communications!!! We are kicking off a brand-new Podcast Series called “Philanthropy Infusion”!!! This podcast is the Brainchild of Host, Ms. Michele Woodard, …

Silas, your "EJournalism Social Work Advocate" Promoting NASW on WHPC 90.3, Nassau Community College

April 25th, 2021


Hear Silas W. Kelly, LMSW doing the voice-over to this Promo to promote a workshop. This was for a Workshop held in April of 2018 to address how to re-integrate the formerly incarcerated back into society.  This worshop …

Z-100 "Get Active" Public Afairs Show, 1st Place, 2018 Media Award - Sarah O' Connor & The INNcredible Bike Ride,

April 25th, 2021


****This just in:  Since  November of 2020, This episode, “Sarah O'Connor and the INNcredible Bike Ride”, is rated #2 in Melbourne, Australia in the "Education Category".  

Since 2019 this has Ranked #1 in Austraila!!! - Promoting the Social Work Profession - **2017 NASW Media Award-Radio**

April 12th, 2021


***This Segment is currently Ranked #1 on the Podcast Hosting site in Melbourne, Austrailia. It has been Ranked at #1 since August of 2019 in the Social Sciences Category:

Introducing The Award-Winning "Urban Social Work Journal"

April 1st, 2021


"Urban Social Work Journal" Founders: Dr. Brenda Williams-Gray, DSW; Dr. Carl Mazza, DSW; and Dr. Dana Burdnell Wilson, PhD-LCSW discuss their award-winning Publication. In 2018 the journal won the Prose Award …

Social Work Month 2021 - NASWNYS Leadership: Dr. Fletcher, Exec. Dir. & Mr. Capiello, Board President

March 1st, 2021


Happy Social Work Month!!!!

In this Special Podcast Episode we kick-off Social Work Month 2021 with the NASWNYS Chapter Leadership.  Listen as Dr. Samantha Fletcher, Exec. Dir. and  Mr. Michael T. Capiello, Board …

Black History Month - Featuring Dr. Veronica Hardy, LCSW

February 19th, 2021


Exciting News!!! Clinical Social Worker, Dr. Veronica Hardy’s Book Launch Countdown is under way and in full gear!!  Be on the look-out for …

"Ranked #1", on In Austraila - National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - NYS Region 5 Leadership Round Table

January 22nd, 2021


***This Just In:  This episode was just "Ranked #1" in the Science, Social Sciences Categories in Melbourne, Austraila on their Podcast-Hosting website!!!

In this, the first Episode of Season #3 …

Re-Air: "Election Day 2020" - Feat. Political Social Workers: Jessica J. Mitchell, LMSW & Chantel Jackson, LMSW

January 3rd, 2021


This is an edited version of the complete broadcast aired on October 5, 2020, just prior to election day last November 3, 2020.

Dr. Donna Volpitta, CEO - Pathways to Empower - The Resilient Mindset Model

December 17th, 2020


Log-on to listen to my fascinating interview with Dr. Donna Volpitta. She is the Founder and Education Director of Pathways to Empower …

Dr. Lakeya Cherry, DSW: CEO of The Network for Social Work Management

November 29th, 2020


Dr. Lakeya Cherry, DSW, MSSW is the Chief Executive Officer of The Network for Social Work Management, an international membership organization dedicated to strengthening leadership in health and human services. Under …

The “Anat Ben Salmon Live” Show W/ Silas W. Kelly, LMSW: Discussing why Social Workers are Essential (Audio Only)

November 23rd, 2020


Kelsunn Communications Founder and CEO, Silas W. Kelly, LMSW was a guest on the “Anat Ben Salmon Live” Show on which was “Streamed Live” directly from “Israel” on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Listen or view (Click here to …

CV-19 Seg. #13_Ed Paley, LCSW: Private Practice Social Worker

November 5th, 2020


Ed Paley has been a Professional Social Worker for 50 years. He received his MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work in 1979. He specializes in …

GOTV 2020 VOTE - Because V-ictory O-ften T-akes E-veryone!!!

October 23rd, 2020


This is a Tribute to 3 Voting Rights Giants: The Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Late John Lewis, and The Late Elijah Cummings.  Listen, Be Inspired & GOTV!!!  Get Out The Vote!!! That is the best way to honor their …

CV-19 Seg.# 12 - Dr. Aisha M. Washington, LCSW

October 22nd, 2020


Our special Guest for today’s show is Dr. Aisha Mitchell Washington, LCSW. She Is currently a Clinical Director at Behavioral Health Connections - Atlanta, a Universal Health Services, Inc. entity. She graduated from …

(Ad) CV-19 Seg.#11- M.Payne-MSW, Adelphi SSW

October 8th, 2020


Ms. Miriam Payne was highlighted in Adelphi University President, Christine Riordan’s May 2020 Newsletter. President Riordan recognized Miriam as one …

"Election Day 2020" - Feat. Political Social Workers: Jessica J. Mitchell, LMSW & Chantel Jackson, LMSW

October 6th, 2020


Chantel Jackson, LMSW

Chantel Jackson is a licensed social worker, author, college professor and the Democratic Nominee for the 79th Assembly …

(Vote) CV-19 Seg. #10_Adelphi 2020 SSW MSW- Elisa Brown

September 24th, 2020


Tune in to Segment #10 of This Covid-19 Special which features 

Ms. Elisa Brown, MSW: Class of 2020  Adelphi University School of Social Work

Ms. …

CV-19 Seg. #9 - Dr.Laura S. Abrams, MSW - Chair, UCLA Luskin School of Social Welfare

September 10th, 2020


Tune in to Segment #9 of This Covid-19 Special which features Dr. Laura S. Abrams:  Dr. Abrams is Chair of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, …

Black Philanthropy Month - Featuring Dr. Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland, Founder

September 2nd, 2020


Join us and get inspired listening to Dr. Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland’s extraordinary journey in the world of philanthropy and her exceptional contributions to advancing the social and economic wellbeing of …

CV-19 Seg.#8 - A.Peters, LCSW -Director of SW_Adelphi - Manhattan

August 27th, 2020


Andrew J. Peters, LCSW, is the Director of Social Work programs at Adelphi University's Manhattan Center. He is also an adjunct professor teaching generalist practice, group work, and oppression and diversity. 

He talks …

I-heart Radio Podcast Pitch: 1-minute Audio Trailer

August 23rd, 2020


Kelsunn-on-the-Air I-Heart Radio Podcast Pitch Audio Sample Trailer

LI News 103.9 Radio Jobline- Scott Passeser & Silas Kelly: "The Pandemic & The Protest"

August 17th, 2020


On Saturday August 15, 2020,  “Radio Jobline” Executive Producer and  Host, Scott Passeser interviewed Silas W. Kelly, LMSW – CEO & Founder of Kelsunn Communications, Inc. On LI News Radio Station, 103.9 FM. Listen …

CV-19 Special Seg. # 7 - Dr. Veronica Hardy, LCSW

August 13th, 2020


Dr. Veronica Hardy, LCSW: Dr. Veronica Hardy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, published writer, and Full Professor at The University of North …

CV- 19 Seg. #6 - Dr. Flethcher, MSW: ED-NASW - NYS

July 30th, 2020


Dr, Samantha Fletcher was selected as the Executive Director of the NY State Chapter of NASW in September of 2019. She has been instrumental in taking the chapter to new heights, especially since the on-set of the …

CV-19 Seg.# 5 - Dana Glickman - Kidz Helping Kidz

July 16th, 2020


Ms. Dana Kane Glickman, LCSW – Is a caring, dedicated, and seasoned professional who has 38 years of experience providing individual, group and …

CV-19 Seg. 4 - Dr. Melanie Sage, LCSW

July 3rd, 2020


Dr. Melanie Sage, LCSW, Is the Author of the Powerful and Widely Read Essay, “Love Letter To Social Workers”

CV-19 Special Segment #3_N.Gaines-MSW

June 18th, 2020


Ms. Nzingha Gaines currently provides social & emotional support services as the Family Support Social Work Specialist for three Alternative …

Segment 2_CV-19_NASW-MA_Ex.Dir. Gewirtz

June 4th, 2020


Listen to Ms. Rebekah Gewirtz, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Chapter of The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), as she talks about Social Workers from Massachusetts immediately answering the call to …

The “Social Workers – Confronting Covid-19 Series” Dr. Elizabeth Eckhardt, LCSW-"Social Workers In The Hospital”: Segment 1

May 21st, 2020


The is the first segment in the "Kelsunn-on-the-Air" Social Work Podcast,   Special Series entitled  "Social Workers - Confronting Covid-19 with Compassion, Courage, and Character".  Hear: Dr. Elizabeth Eckhardt, LCSW - …

Emily Nonko - "Social Workers in the Library" 2nd Place "#PCLI 2020 Media Awards"

March 9th, 2020


July 20, 2020 this Podcast was awarded 2nd Place in the Press Club of Long Islang, Society of Professional Journalist Media Awards!!!

Listen as …

"Destigmatize to Normalize"- A Needed Discussion on Mental Health & Wellness

January 24th, 2020


***This Just In!!!   "Destigmatize to Normalize", (Original Uploaded 1/24/20) a "Kelsunn Communications Production ( 1st Place (Podcast) in the 2021 Press Club of Long Island-Society of Professional …

The F.R.E.E. Ensemble Players

December 18th, 2019


***In Photo Pictured Left to Right: 

Ms Bridget Livingston, Direct Care Staff Member & Directress & Vocal Coach of the F.R.E.E. Ensemble …

D.Kirk - "Get Lifted by LiLi" !!!

December 11th, 2019


Listen to the moving story of Ms. Danielle Kirk and her passionate drive to "Destigmatize" Mental Illness once and for all. Hear her own story of fighting through her own mental illness brought on by a near-fatal …

Mental Health in the Workplace - An "EAP Social Worker" Perspective And A Personal, First-Hand Narrative

November 29th, 2019


Listen as Social Worker & EAP Specialist, Megan Dwyer, LMSW, and Mental Wellness Advocate Frank Pomata, MA Discuss Mental Health and Wellness in …

‘Election Day Special’ - In Memory of The Late *Congressman Elijah Cummings*

October 25th, 2019


Hello All:

Please Click, Listen, Like, & Share this Election Day Special - In Memory of the Late “Congressman Elijah Cummings” by Silas, Your "E-Journalism Social Work Advocate".  I interviewed NASW Member, …

Smithtown Youth Bureau & Suffolk Community College P.S.A. Project "Students Speak Up & Speak Out"

July 26th, 2019



Long Island Youth connected to the Town of Smithtown’s Horizons Counseling and Education Center, The Smithtown Youth Bureau, and the Smithtown Youth Alliance had some things they needed to say to other youth. …

"From Denial to Discussion" - Facing The Truth Finally

July 8th, 2019


Listen as Frank Pomata discusses his personal challenges dealing with his own Mental Illness diagnoses. Hear how he ran from it and hid it for many years before deciding to "Come Out Of The Shadows" as he put it. Hear …

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