Season 2020: The Welcome Mat

The Welcome Mat is a Millennial focused talk show, hosted by Andre Douglas & Lekia Gumbs, airing weekly on WTJX. This fresh new series allows for a voice to be heard on topics that matter most within the Territory.

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The Welcome Mat

The Welcome Mat: It’s Been a Year

Andre is joined by friend of the show Colette Brown for a recap of 2021.

The Welcome Mat: It’s Been a Year

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The Welcome Mat

The Welcome Mat: Holiday Special

Kia is joined in the studio by friend of the show Rubi Wade to break down traditions.

The Welcome Mat: Holiday Special

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The Welcome Mat

The Welcome Mat: Different Strokes

In this episode, Kia and Andre discuss the he benefits of entrepreneurship.

The Welcome Mat: Different Strokes

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The Welcome Mat

The Welcome Mat: Celebrity Culture

Kia is joined by friend of the show, Nina Douglas, to discuss toxic celebrity culture.

The Welcome Mat: Celebrity Culture

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The Welcome Mat

The Welcome: Back to Business

Kia is joined by friend of the show Colette Brown to discuss online business marketing.

The Welcome: Back to Business

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The Welcome Mat

The Welcome Mat: Happy Diwali

Kia is joined by WTJX's own Sierra Singh to discuss Diwali.

The Welcome Mat: Happy Diwali

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The Welcome Mat

The Welcome Mat: Time to Legalize?

Andre and Kia are joined by Kia's mother, Barbara Laronde, to discuss legalizing cannabis.

The Welcome Mat: Time to Legalize?

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The Welcome Mat

The Welcome Mat: Reading the Signs

Kia and Andre discuss the various layers of domestic violence and abuse in relationships.

The Welcome Mat: Reading the Signs

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The Welcome Mat: Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

Andre is joined by his partner Nina Douglas to discuss Hispanic and Latino culture.

The Welcome Mat: Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

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The Welcome Mat: The Pros and Cons of Tech

Kia is joined by friend of the show, Desiree Maduro, to discuss advances in technology.

The Welcome Mat: The Pros and Cons of Tech

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The Welcome Mat: Where from Here?

In this episode, Kia is joined by a friend of the show, Michael Vante.

The Welcome Mat: Where from Here?

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The Welcome Mat: Age of Entrepreneurship

Kia is joined by friend and fellow entrepreneur Collete Brown to discuss owning a business

The Welcome Mat: Age of Entrepreneurship

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The Welcome Mat: Top 5 Artists List

Andre and Kia debate the recently posted top-five V.I. artists list.

The Welcome Mat: Top 5 Artists List

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The Welcome Mat

The Welcome Mat: Mental Health Revisited – Social Media

In this episode, Andre and Kia revisit the topic of mental health.

The Welcome Mat: Mental Health Revisited – Social Media

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The Welcome Mat: Unboxing Sexual Assault

Desiree and Denise George, V.I Attorney General, discuss sexual assault in the community.

The Welcome Mat: Unboxing Sexual Assault

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The Welcome Mat

The Welcome Mat: Check Yourself

In this episode, Andre and Gabrielle Bailey discuss personal and sexual health basics.

The Welcome Mat: Check Yourself

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The Welcome Mat: What Women Want

In this episode, Kia is joined by Desiree Maduro to discuss challenges looking for love.

The Welcome Mat: What Women Want

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The Welcome Mat

The Welcome Mat: What’s the Issue?

Andre is joined by a friend of the show Julius Jackson to touch on some issues in the V.I.

The Welcome Mat: What’s the Issue?

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The Welcome Mat: Comparing Caribbean Cultures

Guest Omar Ewen joins Andre for a follow-up discussion about Caribbean culture.

The Welcome Mat: Comparing Caribbean Cultures

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The Welcome Mat: Virgin Islands Roots

Guest Yasmeen Gumbs-Breakenridge joins Andre for a discussion about her rise to the crown.

The Welcome Mat: Virgin Islands Roots

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The Welcome Mat: Double Standards

Andre and Kia dive into the idea of double standards in our society.

The Welcome Mat: Double Standards

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The Welcome Mat: Defining our Culture

Andre is joined by a friend of the show, Desiree Maduro, to discuss Caribbean culture.

The Welcome Mat: Defining our Culture

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The Welcome Mat: Marriage Insiders

Andre is joined by his wife, Nina, for a discussion about the marriage.

The Welcome Mat: Marriage Insiders

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The Welcome Mat: Breaking Down Gender Roles

Andre and Kia sit down for an informative discussion on the history of gender roles.

The Welcome Mat: Breaking Down Gender Roles