From Disaster to Triumph: An inspirational story of perseverance, overcoming obstacles & a gold medal winning performance.
2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist Mallory Weggemann had her life changed on January 21, 2008. A routine epidural to help treat back pain left the college freshman paralyzed from the waist down. However, having been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven, she found one thing unchanged - her love for swimming. On April 8, 2008, Mallory returned to the pool, and has been breaking national and world records ever since. However, just days before the 2012 Paralympics, a controversial decision to move Mallory up a class left her competing against less disabled swimmers. Nonetheless, she defied the odds and won Gold in the 50m freestyle, which became one of the signature races during the Games.
Many people come to Holistic Health in desperation. After numerous failed attempts at managing their conditions with conventional medicine, they are fed up and finally turn to an alternative, lesser known source for help. Some of those people are so changed by their experience with Holistic Health Care that their passion drives them to become a Holistic Health Practioner themselves. Kristi Acuña is one of those people.
Kristi Acuña was born with a severe case of psoriasis – an autoimmune disease that causes red, patchy skin from head to toe. Her childhood was filled with frequent visits to pediatricians, dermatologists, and alternative health care practitioners to help cure – or at least control – her psoriasis. Each doctor visit became one disappointment after another, as all the medical professionals focused on treating her symptoms rather than getting to the root cause of the problem – what she was putting into her body. Consequently, all attempts failed.
When Kristi was 19 years old, her mother, a Registered Nurse for 27 years, studied to become a Traditional Naturopath. She was able to uncover the root cause of Kristi’s psoriasis and introduced her to a line of whole food supplements called Standard Process. The supplements and her new individualized nutrition plan cleared the psoriasis and gave Kristi a level of confidence she had never before experienced.
Holistic Nutrition gave Kristi back her LIFE.
Join us as Kristi shares her story and offers great advice on how to achieve a healthier, happier you!
THE OTHER SIDE OF PAIN
Diann Diaz served victims of domestic and sexual violence as the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator in the New River Valley in Virginia and was proudly known for emergency advocacy in the hospitals and police stations. She has also been called upon to speak at local colleges, universities, civic organizations and churches. Additionally, she was the Violence Prevention Educator serving middle and high school aged youth to prevent violence in relationships, helping them build healthy relationships, and informing them where to turn for help.
Tune in to hear Diann's story of trauma to triumph.
EVERY 9 SECONDS...
Brenda Clubine-Coolbaugh is a domestic violence survivor that offers a unique perspective regarding the dynamics and extreme consequences of abuse. She spent 26 years in prison for protecting her life from her abuser, and is the founder of the first abuse support group within the U.S.prison system.
In the early 1990s, Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA) played an active role in a California effort to establish precedence for the psychological circumstances of battered women's lives. Brenda and her fellow inmates decided to try to make change in a system that did not recognize the intricacies of an abusive
Ultimately, Brenda had the opportunity to petition the courts and be released on October 22, 2008. Her story is the subject of the life changing documentary “Sin By Silence” which aired on Investigation Discovery in 2011.
Since Brenda was released on October 22, 2008, she has traveled across the U.S. as a professional speaker and advocate for victims of abuse. She is the founder and Executive Director of "Every 9 Seconds" and has repeatedly been a guest expert on HLN's Jane Valez Mitchell Show.
Join us to hear Brenda's story.
Jillian Mass Backman is an Award-Winning Radio Personality and Intuitive Life Facilitator. Through years of study and experience, Maas Backman has developed her
Jillian is also the Author of the award-winning book, BEYOND THE PEWS: Breaking With Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown, an interactive journey exploring the presence of divine intuition and how combining it with tradition illuminates the true essence of our being.
Join us in our enlightening conversation with Jillian!
Drastic times have seen drastic measures in American History. Families have evolved and the teenagers of today appear to be so much different than the youth of yesterday. But are they really that different than yesterday's youth?
Randy Lewis, author of the book
STEP INTO YOUR MOXIE WITH
Since winning the Miss Junior America competition, Alexia Vernon has been on the speaking circuit as a motivational speaker and change agent, sharing her inspirational story and tangible tips for women's empowerment and
Branded a "Moxie Maven" by the White House for her unique approach to developing women leaders, Alexia is the creator of Step Into Your Moxie, a platform that teaches women how to become protagonists in the story of their lives and speak with power and impact. Through her Moxie Camp, Moxie Mastery, and Influencer Academy, Alexia creates a pathway for women to overcome real and self-imposed barriers to professional and personal success
Alexia speaks on a range of communication and leadership issues, but she is most passionate about helping fellow sexual abuse survivors access their power, supporting families to heal from and curb the cycle of abuse, and demystifying dangerous stereotypes about sexual offense that keep women, children, and communities vulnerable.
Drafted into the NFL by the Arizona Cardinals in 2002, Levar Fisher uses the same strength and fortitude that got him into the NFL to now inspire people of all ages through his motivational speaking.
“What I’ve learned on the field is to never allow anyone to claim my attention…except the one that I’ve already tackled in my mind. I’ve learned that real power doesn’t come from the heart or even from lifting weights – it comes from placing belief in yourself and trusting your maker.”
After playing three seasons in NFL, Levar was released from the Arizona Cardinals in 2005. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints in 2006 where he suffered a terrible knee injury and thus retired from the NFL in 2007.
“I’m not on the field anymore, but I’m passionately using everything I have to help my team win, and my team now…is simply everyone within earshot.”
Robin Sax is a renowned
From investigation to litigation to advocacy, Robin Sax specializes in victim's advocacy, criminal defense, family law, child custody matters, constitutional law, and various stories involving the law and victims of crime.
Tune in while Robin shares her experience and answers some common questions about victims of crime and other issues plaguing society.
Melissa Moore is the National Bestselling author of, “Shattered Silence: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer’s Daughter”, and a survivor of domestic and
Today, Melissa is an advocate for the safety of women and children by serving with the board of Hope’s Door Women’s Shelter in Dallas, Texas. Melissa travels across the nation and internationally to speak with youth at high
Patricia Wenskunas is a survivor of attempted murder and childhood abuse, Founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization, Crime Survivors, Inc., a professional public speaker, victim advocate and motivational consultant, and future author of the journey through victimization and survival.
Patricia has spent the last several years empowering victims of crime to survive and thrive while bringing awareness and prevention to our communities. She has been speaking to corporations, community groups, service organizations, schools, colleges, universities, and to law enforcement agencies, academy classes, patrol schools and to non profits and agencies providing assistance to victims of crime.
Join us to hear Patricia's story and what solutions she has for crime survivors.
Marie Newman, Managing Director and Founder,
Team Up To Stop Bullying
- Marie is an attending and contributing member of the Annual National Bullying Prevention Summit presented by the US Department of Education and The White House
- She is also an attending and contributing member to the U.S. Congressional Anti-Bullying Legislative Caucus
Marie Newman is currently the managing director of Team Up To Stop Bullying, a coalition of 70 bullying solutions organizations all dedicated to helping anyone affected by bullying in any way. Her 25-year professional background includes writer, marketing executive and business consulting company owner. She has written and co-produced several anti-bullying tools/resources including "Bullies 101", an educational film concept and support system.
Marie has worked with state/regional anti-bullying task forces and speaks on anti-bullying topics in community settings, parental meetings and corporate events. Marie and her co-author share some of their tools and resources on their website, www.solutionsforbullying.com. She is also the co-author of When Your Child Is Being Bullied: Real Solutions for Parents, Educators & Other Professionals.
What if you knew that there was a 10-step, fail-safe, formula, already successfully used by thousands of men and women around the world for assessing who’s right or wrong for you BEFORE committing to any serious relationship? Would you not want to learn about it today?
This formula will change the way that you’ll look at relationships forever. It may even save your life!
Beatty Cohan is a nationally recognized psychotherapist who has been practicing psychotherapy for over 35 years who specializes in relationships, marriage and family therapy.
Join us as Beatty shares the secrets to healthy, happy relationships.
Dr. Steve Albrecht is internationally-known for his consulting and training work in workplace violence prevention and high-risk human resources. Steve continues to speak, write, consult, and train on tough organizational topics. He brings his HR, training, law enforcement, security, coaching, and writing background to issues like workplace violence, school violence, sexual or racial harassment, diversity, drugs and alcohol at work, team conflicts, and employee stress.
Besides providing training for private-sector clients, Steve teaches workshops for all city and county government departments, helping taxpayer-contact employees stay safe at work, and offers harassment prevention, stress management, and team-building programs to solve conflicts.
Join us as Dr. Albrecht discusses how we should address violence, not only in the workplace, but in society.
Dr. Tony Fedoryk joins us to expel the many myths surrounding chiropractic treatment, address common questions and concerns, and explain how chiropractic care can help us achieve overall wellness.
Dr. Fedoryk developed a passion and desire at a very young age to become a chiropractic healer. Inspired by his family chiropractor's ability to heal his childhood illnesses naturally, he decided to study how to help the body express its innate ability to heal and repair itself.
After completing his Bachelors of Science degree in nutrition, he received the President's Award from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 2002, graduating with honors and on the Dean's list.
Basing his practice on the belief that no single technique or tool provides all the answers or resolves all issues, he has been educated in and utilizes numerous chiropractic and wellness techniques.
Mirthologist* Steven M. Sultanoff, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and therapeutic humor-ist. As a professional speaker, he has presented his unique perspective on therapeutic humor to national, state, and local conferences, as well as, to numerous organizations and corporations. His programs are a blend of valuable information presented through cartoons, jokes, anecdotes, props, quotes, and experiences which illustrate how humor changes our feeling, thinking, behavior, and even our biochemistry in order to help us lead healthier and happier lives. He is the Past President of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.
Steve emphasizes how humor influences health, reduces stress, provides perspective, improves communication, energizes, enhances relationships, and generally makes people feel better. While Therapeutic Uses of Humor is his passion, he has also presented numerous workshops on Humor as it relates to Stress, the Workplace, Health, Healthy Relationships, and the Helping Professions to a wide range of organizations including hospitals, school districts, universities, medical facilities, community agencies, corporations, professional associations, etc.
CREATING SAFER SCHOOLS
Expert John Vandenburgh joins us to discuss how we, both individually and collectively, can create safer schools for our children.
In 2002 John was honored as one of the California League of High Schools Educators of the Year. When he became a Safe Schools Administrator for schools in Southern California, his career transitioned and he began focusing on violence prevention services in schools.
John has served on the California Department of Education’s Gang Task Force, In 2007, he received the “Ananda Guruge” Lifetime Commitment Award, presented by Stop the Violence, Increase the Peace Foundation based in Los Angeles, California. He is currently the Vice President of the California School Resource Officers Association (CSROA) and an active member of the Southern California Regional Violence Prevention Coalition.
John Vandenburgh is a nationally recognized speaker, program developer and trainer on violence prevention and youth development approaches in education.
HOLIDAY & TRAVEL SAFETY TIPS
Charley & Tracy Vega, founders of Simple Self Defense for Women, rejoin us to discuss safety tips for holiday travelers as well as safety while shopping, leaving your home and other great tips and advice to help you stay safe during the holidays and all year around!
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GRIEF & HEALING DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Alicia King, Author of Healing: The Essential Guide For Helping Others Overcome Grief and Loss, Speaker and leading expert on grief and grief support (aka The Grief Lady) writes and speaks about the dos and don'ts of grief -- what helps someone after a death, and what can unwittingly make it worse.
Alicia joins us to discuss what helps and what hurts when it comes to grief and grief support and what you can do to manage grief during the holidays without the guilt or other debilitating emotions.
GREG & MERCEDES REESE
Retired police officer Greg Reese and his wife Mercedes have dedicated themselves to educating the community and to make every effort to identify and stop human trafficking wherever they can find it. They are in the forefront of leading actions to free children from these clutches and spend a great deal of time in this effort.
Sex trafficking within the U.S. is legally defined as commercial sex acts induced by force, fraud, or coercion or commercial sex acts in which the individual induced to perform commercial sex has not attained 18 years of age. The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the U.S. is between 12 to 14 years old.
Stopping Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) is their mission. Greg & Mercedes work with many individuals and organizations to identify, extract and assist victims of these crimes. They get involved with EXODUS CRY, and their non-profit, Safe Passage OC, in Orange County, among others to build allies for this battle.
Greg works with and runs surveillance teams to identify victims and execute extractions and coordinates with local, regional and national law enforcement agencies in these efforts. The pair are driven to save these victims even if it is one at a time.
Jodi is now on a crusade to educate teens, their families and communities on the dangers and possible fatal outcomes of drug use, both prescribed and street drugs. She has partnered with another parent, Christine Brant, to create a documentary titled
Statistically, every 17 minutes someone in the U.S.experiences a drug overdose and is now the leading cause of death among young people in many states.
Jodi joins us to share her story, discuss Overtaken and the many lives effected and lost by drug use.
STRESS MANAGEMENT & COPING SKILLS
Using her personal experiences and professional education, Tanya Brown helps others to understand how critical self-care is through her speaking and coaching programs. She has created dynamic programs that not only share a personal story, but also offer effective coping skills necessary to manage stress, anxiety and depression.
In addition to being a professional speaker, Tanya is a certified life coach who provides her clients with heightened clarity, awareness, and focus to overcome life’s challenges. She empowers others to remain disciplined and focused so they will reach their ultimate goal of optimum mental health.
Join us as guest Tanya Brown shares her personal story and gives us daily coping skills and tools we can use to effectively manage stress and create a healthier, happier lifestyle!
Yeardley's mother, Sharon Love, joins us to discuss the foundation she co-founded in her daughter's memory. The One Love Foundation is working to become a leading voice against Relationship Violence (RV) in the United States. In doing so, the Foundation is partnering with respected leaders and organizations to provide information for individuals associated with RV.
Sharon discusses Yeardley, her love for life and the work the One Love Foundation is doing with their new initiative - Be 1 For Change.
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Deb Cottle is focused on enhancing people's lives through inspirational seminars, workshops, coaching, products, and professional speaking.
With her proven 4STEP GUTS FORMULA, Deb has successfully motivated individuals and groups in major corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations to exceed personal and professional expectations.
On May 23, 2010 Rachelle was enjoying her bachelorette party, a night that should have been memorable for its celebration but instead holds a memory that is far different. When she was playfully pushed into a pool Rachelle was tragically injured, and is now a quadriplegic.
Two years later, Rachelle plays wheelchair rugby, helps others through motivational speaking, is writing a book and yes, she and her fiance eventually married!
Rachelle visits D-Talks to share her inspiring story with us.
DONATE TO RACHELLE'S TRUST
You may remember Rosie as the jeopardy obsessed girlfriend of Woody Harrelson in "White Men Can't Jump" or the materialistic wife of Nicholas Cage in "It Could Happen to You".
Ms. Perez is an Academy Award nominee whose acting credits include the films "Do The Right Thing", "White Men Can’t Jump", "Fearless", "It Could Happen to You", and numerous others, including her new movie just released "Wont Back Down".
In addition to acting, Rosie is a choreographer whose work includes music videos for LL Cool J, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson and the Fly Girls, on the 1990's hit TV show "In Living Colour".
But most importantly, Rosie Perez is a tireless activist for underserved youth, public schools, and the Latino community in America. In 2010 she was appointed to the Presidentiary Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and has served as chair of the artistic board at Urban Arts Partnership since 1994.
Hip-Hop Recording Artist Larry Henderson a.k.a. LAK is the ‘hip-hop educator’ featured on CBS and London FM radio. He is the co-founder, CEO, recording artist & co-executive producer of Smart Music Entertainment. LAK has created a new sound called educational hip-hop soul music, a blend of educational lyrics, ill metaphors, a hypnotic flow, and underground hip-hop beats.
His new album, Lesson One: Hip-Hop & Education has hit Amazon.com bestseller lists, reaching #1 in Hot New Releases and #8 in Educational Music.
Pastor Neil Schori is the lead pastor of Naperville Church - and was previously the Pastor of Westbrook Church where Stacy Peterson attended prior to her disappearance in 2007.
Earlier this month Pastor Schori testified at the widely publicized Drew Peterson trial whose third wife Kathleen Savio was found dead in her bathtub in 2004.
Initially Kathleen's death was ruled an accident and it wasn't until the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy, that Drew Peterson became a suspect in Kathleen's death. Many believe that it was Pastor's Schori's testimony which swayed the jury toward a guilty verdict.
Listen in as Pastor Schori shares with D-Talks what Stacy confided in him and explains the importance of domestic violence awareness and how his church is helping spread awareness and provide support to victims.
Susie Kroll joins us to discuss the issues that are taking the lives of our kids such as teen dating violence, bullying and more. She reveals the staggering statistics surrounding teen dating violence and fatalities.
Susie's background includes training and experience as a intervention center and domestic violence shelter volunteer and she has also worked with children that have been secondary victims of domestic violence.
Today, Susie conducts workshops, keynotes, trainings, and seminars on issues specifically related to teens and their relationships. She promotes the concept that healthy teen dating relationships will translate into strong and healthy adult relationships. Susie strives to educate both teens and adults about the seriousness of teen dating violence and specializes in speaking about Teen Dating Violence and Healthy & Safe Dating.
Did you know that an average of four women per day are murdered by their partner? Most of us are not aware of this because unless it's a high profile, big media event, we don't hear about it. It's time we all work together to bring this dark secret into the light and start preventing these tragedies before they happen.
Art Ciasca. Director of Development at SafeSpace Florida, returns to the show to discuss SafeSpace, their upcoming events, including Walk a Mile in Her Shoes with honorary chairs, John Walsh from America's Most Wanted, UFC Champion Din Thomas and former Major League Baseball Player Rusty Meachum.
SafeSpace is a non profit organization serving victims of domestic violence through their shelter, education and counseling.
Join us to hear Art talk about SafeSpace, what they have to offer victims of DV, how YOU can get involved and why you should, and where to register for
Johnny Lee is the Director of Peace@Work, an agency dedicated to the prevention of violence in and through the workplace.
Johnny is also the CEO of Workplace Security Solutions which offers the ePanic Button, a desktop software duress alarm program for companies and organizations to alert via text, pop-up, email or other notification when a dangerous situation arises.
The ePanic Button empowers front line employees to be in control of situations and their personal safety, prevents situations from escalating into threatening, dangerous, or tragic events, improves the safety and security of employers and peace-of-mind of employees, and much more!
Johnny Lee is also the author of
Tune in as Johnny explains how employers can limit their exposure, reduce absenteeism and strengthen work performance as well as how to empower employees and greatly reduce risks to both. Learn what signs in employees/co-workers should not be ignored!
Statistics show that over 80% of boys and men do not come forward about abuse out of fear and shame. Patrick Dati was one of those statistics, but after years of depression and attempts with suicide he decided to tell his story.
At the age of 9, Patrick life took a dramatic change as a result of a horrifying and traumatic event that affected the rest of his life: he was raped by notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy in the men’s room of a department store on a winter morning. Fear from the rapist’s threat to track him down and kill him and his family if he spoke a word about the rape to anyone kept him silent about the event for 35 years.
Patrick also experienced years of abuse and bullying from his older brother. He is now speaking out and devoting his time and attention to helping victims of abuse and bullying.
A Mission for Michael, Inc was founded on the belief that providing a comprehensive integrated approach to treating mental illness and co-occurring chemical dependency will result in the most
A Mission For Michael, Inc is a group of healthcare professionals with established experience and commitment to providing the best treatment for those who suffer from dual diagnosis mental illness and co-occurring chemical dependency by using a biological, psychological and social model for the foundation of our comprehensive treatment curriculum.
PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN FROM PEDOPHILES!
This week we have Polly Franks, founder of the Franks Foundation -
an organization created to protect children from sexual predators.
Polly Franks has lived through every parent's worst nightmare. On a cold October night in 1995, she learned that her two daughters (ages 8 and 9) had been attacked by a trusted neighbor and family friend. This "friend" turned out to be a convicted serial predator from the state of Texas; a man who years earlier had become known as San Antonio's "Ski Mask Rapist."
Polly's story has been told in major magazine publications, newspapers and she has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs. She has lobbied on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C. on behalf of tougher sex offender laws and testified before Congress. She has lobbied for the "Children's Safety Act of 2005," the "Amber Alert Act" and the "Victims' Rights Act." In her home state of Virginia, she lobbied for the "Safe Kids Initiative," which has been called the toughest sex offender legislation in the nation.
LOSE WEIGHT, FEEL GREAT, REJUVENATE!!
Join us with Whole Earth Wellness Founder, Laura Oatman.
Laura and WEW co-founder, Mohini Bhatia, received their nutrition training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where they were trained in more than one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, both Laura and Mohini can help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to vegetarianism” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.
LISTEN HERE TO LAURA'S INTERVIEW!
Join us with Stan and Deb Cottle of in Search of Me Cafe as they discuss what National Cyber Awareness Day is - what "In Search of Me Cafe" is and how they are contributing to teen online awareness and education. Hear teens discuss their thoughts on topics such as bullying and the impact ISOMC has had in their lives!
ISOMC is where young people, ages 13-19, connect online to discuss topics such as bullying, body image, dating, alcohol abuse, peer pressure and much more. This is more than just a website. ISOMC is a non-profit organization. Its program features a unique content delivery system that combines education and entertainment in a media-rich, peer-to-peer, social networking environment.
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In 2003, as a writer on assignment in Sudan for Newsweek International, Benjamin Skinner met his first survivor of slavery. He had first flown in under enemy radar with an Evangelical group purporting to buy slaves en masse to secure their freedom. Afterwards, on his own, he hitched a ride on a U.N. Cessna to the frontlines of the north-south Sudanese civil war. There he met Muong Nyong. Like Benjamin, Nyong was 27 at the time, and pondering what to do with the rest of his life. Unlike Benjamin, he had spent the first part of that life in bondage.
After meeting Nyong, Ben Skinner traveled the globe to find others like him. Scholars estimate the total number of modern-day slaves is greater than at any point in history. But the number means nothing, unless slavery means something.
Mr. Skinner is the Author of "A Crime So Monstrous"
Read Mr. Skinner's most recent article
"The Fishing Industry's Cruelest Catch"
LISTEN HERE BENJAMIN SKINNER'S INTERVIEW!
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AT SAFESPACE
SafeSpace is a non-profit organization helping victims of domestic violence by operating shelters where families can escape to a safe environment, plus so much more.
Join us while Art discusses the organization, upcoming events including Every Woman is My Sister and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,
plus domestic violence, from a male perspective.
Did you know that every 3 seconds a person's identity is compromised or stolen?
Leigh Ann Gilmore is a native of Orange County, California, a wife, a stay at home mom and an independent associate for LegalShield, a prepaid legal service that enables people to maintain legal protection that they may not otherwise be able to afford.
Find out how Leigh Ann can help get you the legal protection you may not otherwise be able to afford!
Olivia Klaus is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who passionately believes in the power of visual stories to create positive social change. Her various roles in production have helped create projects that have dealt with such issues as human rights, incarceration, poverty, and domestic violence.
Olivia's work has been seen on various networks like Discovery, CNN, HLN, Showtime, and The History Channel. She was listed by Pixel Project as one of the top 16 influential leaders in the movement to end violence against women for 2011.
Olivia directed and produced Sin by Silence that aired on Investigation Discovery to over 2 million viewers in October 2011. This film, about the first inmate led battered women’s group in the US prison system, went on to win numerous film festival and advocacy awards, as well as be featured in People Magazine and CNN.
The Stop the Violence campaign,
created to enhance the film’s movement and impact, was a catalyst that significantly furthered the fight against domestic violence through a national community tour and innovative online initiative. Sin by Silence is distributed by Women Make Movies and continues to be an essential educational resource on domestic violence that is utilized across the world in classrooms, training agencies and non-profits.
Mischa Martineau is uniquely accomplished as a trainer, curriculum developer and performance artist. Mischa is the co-founder of Martineau Systems which delivers authentic high performance training systems. Her credo is “The most important system for success is our belief system.”
For over two decades she has innovated curricula for business
and personal development.
Mischa's latest creations are the "I Am Who I Say I Am: program and the book, "My Discovery Journal".
Join us as Mischa shares with us how to change our lives by changing the way we think - and she demonstrates how to do it!
Join us on January 24th to meet the founders 13 Year Old
MaryMargaret O'Neill and her very proud Dad, Gabe!
Pat Brown has provided crime commentary, profiling and forensic analysis in over one thousand television and radio appearances in the United States and across the globe. She can be seen regularly on the cable television news programs of MCNBC, CNN, and FOX, and is a regular guest of Nancy Grace, Issues with Jane Velez-Mtichell, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Larry King, Joy Behar and Inside Edition.
Join us as Pat takes us inside the crime scene and also shares with us traits and warning signs that we should be aware of.
Angela Shelton is an American screenwriter, actress, and documentary film producer, best known for the film Tumbleweeds and the documentary Searching for Angela Shelton, which she wrote, directed, and edited. She has also just released her book, Finding Angela Shelton: The True Story of One Woman's Triumph over Sexual Abuse.
Join us as we speak with Angela about her experiences during the making of "Searching for Angela Shelton" and what she's doing now to help educate, heal and inspire others!
LISTEN HERE TO ANGELA'S INTERVIEW!
FOUNDER & CEO AMBERWATCH FOUNDATION
The AmberWatch Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to the prevention of child abduction and molestation. Their mission is to provide educational programs and innovative technologies that proactively and preemptively protect children against abduction, predators, and the dangers of the digital world.
The CEO and Founder of The AmberWatch Foundation. Keith Jarrett, joins us to talk about what programs and services are available to the public to help ensure safe, happy and healthy families!
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Sue Else, President of The National Network to End Domestic Violence joins D-Talks Radio to discuss what The National Network to End Domestic Violence is and what they do. Sue shares with us current projects the Network has in effect, including the Women's Law Project and the reinstating of the Violence Against Women Act.
Tune in Tuesday, December 20th to learn how the economy is effecting shelters and the victims who utilize them and how you can help during the holidays, and everyday! You will also learn what the Violence Against Women Act is and how you can assist in ensuring its reinstatement.
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Michael Bell is a renowned American artist, most famous for his thematic gangster series paintings and an infamous portrait painting clientele, which includes the late John Gotti and numerous actors from the "Sopranos", "Goodfellas", "A Bronx Tale" and more.
In addition to Bell's incredible accomplishments to the art world, Bell just finished writing his first screenplay based on the real-life events surrounding his famous "TICKET TO RIDE™" painting series, first launched at a star-studded launch party at New York City celebrity hotspot, "The Plumm"). TICKET TO RIDE™ is currently being developed into a full-length feature film. Backed by an impressive list of solid credentials and celebrity portrait painting clientele, Michael Bell is steadily rising to become just as famous as many of the celebrities he has painted for.
Bell has played a vital role in pioneering the Visual Journaling movement, giving numerous workshops and motivational presentations throughout the country for the National Art Education Association. He has donated his time, raised awareness and thousands of dollars through his paintings for numerous charities at auctions held in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. On October 1, 2005, Bell received the Los Angeles Good Shepherd Community Service Award at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for his domestic violence activism. Bell has also been a featured artist at the world's annual "For the Love of Chocolate" benefit in Chicago.
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Vikki S. Ziegler, Esq. is a multi-layered talent: a practicing attorney of matrimonial law and civil litigation; a television personality known for her commentaries on high-profile cases; an active volunteer for women’s and children’s charities; and the innovator of a unique and realistic approach to “divorce management.” Bringing together her insights as a divorce attorney, her childhood experience of her own parents’ divorce, and years of careful listening to clients and friends, Ziegler’s approach seeks to de-stigmatize divorce by allowing its empowering aspects to triumph. Her concrete pre-marital tips help couples avoid the pitfalls that can lead to divorce, and her step-by-step impact-management guide will prevent emotional and financial devastation for those facing the inevitable. Capable, qualified and compassionate, Ziegler holds a folio of accomplishments that speak for themselves.
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Online harassment, including Cyber Crime, Cyberstalking, cyberbullying, sexting.
Jayne Hitchcock has over a decade of experience, from training law enforcement to speaking at law-related and domestic violence conferences, educational institutions (from middle school up to college/university levels), libraries, corporations – anyone who wants to learn how to stay safer online or learn more about online issues.
Net Crimes & Misdemeanors 1st and 2nd Editions by J.A. Hitchcock, publisher is Cyberage Books; next book (due out in fall 2011) is True Crime Online: Most Shocking Stories from the Dark Side of the Web, also published by Cyberage (see netcrimes.net for more)
Jayne is also the President of two all-volunteer organizations, Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA) at haltabuse.org and WHOA-KTD (Kids/Teen Division), which help online victims of any age anywhere in the world.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO JAYNE'S INTERVIEW!
The show opens on a dark stage.
You hear a man and woman arguing.
He’s bullying her.
She begs him to stop.
Her begging angers him even more.
You hear her being pushed…then hit…SHE SCREAMS!!!
Stage lights come up.
She’s on the floor.
He’s standing over her.
He’s going to hit her again!
Then another actor steps between them, and announces,
“We interrupt this beating to tell you how it could have been prevented!”
AFTER THAT, GET READY…because for the next 55 minutes you are going to take an emotional and musical roller coaster ride, in which a Male and Female Abuser, a Victim, and the rest of the cast of “DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THE MUSICAL?” tell you HOW Abusers do what they do, and WHY Victims, “Just don’t leave.”
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Kimleigh Smith is a one woman show. Her style is honest and raw and depicts her own rape experience and her quest to empower and educate men and women of all ages. Her passion for writing and acting inspired her to create her production, “T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!!!” Kimleigh educates and performs to audiences 17 and over and candidly depicts herself as a victim and survivor of rape.
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Deb Cottle, professional speaker and author, is focused on improving lives through inspirational keynote speeches, seminars, coaching and products. Deb’s proven and easy-to-follow 4Step GUTS FORMULA teaches others how to change their thinking, correct negative self-talk, gain more knowledge, and set realistic goals. Deb is the producer of the newly released Music & Motivation CD, co-author of the book, Success Simplified, and creator of the upcoming DVD series called Women with GUTS!
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Jacqueline Marcell, is a woman on a mission.…to Expose elder abuse, neglect and exploitation; Help improve eldercare laws; Encourage long-term care planning; Show healthcare professionals how they can better help the families they work with;
Jaqueline empowers caregivers with solutions and encourages them to put their health first; She is an Advocate for Alzheimer’s research funding and heightened early diagnosis awareness and brings attention to Adult Day Care Services.
Jacqueline is the author of Elder Rage and she has testified before the Assistant Secretary on Aging and received a Media Award from the National Adult Day Services Association. She was also honored with Advocate of the Year from the National Association of Women Business Owners.
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In Search of Me Café is where young people connect in a cyber café and begin the lifelong process of understanding themselves. A media-rich website combines edutainment content on life skills with a 30-minute-format TV series set in a cyber café filled with people ranging from 13 to 19 years old.
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Sandra is recognized for her pioneering work on women’s issues related to relational harm with Cluster B/Axis II/Sociopathy/Pyschopathy disordered partners. She specializes in the development of Pathological Love Relationship clinical training and survivor support services. Her books, CD’s, DVD’s, and other training materials have been used as curriculum in drug rehabs, women’s organizations and shelters, women’s jail and prison programs, school and college-based programs, inner city projects, and various psychology and sociology programs and distributed in almost every country of the world.
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Erin Runnion is the Founding Director of The Joyful Child Foundation – In Memory of Samantha Runnion, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, for public benefit organization dedicated to uniting and uplifting our nation’s communities in the protection and wonderment of all children. Samantha Runnion was a beautiful, bright, joyful little girl with a passion for art. Samantha’s life was cut short as the youngest victim of the “summer of abductions” in July 2002.
Erin is dedicated to ensuring Samantha’s tragic death continue to be a catalyst to engage others in our collective responsibility in protecting our nation’s children from sexual abuse and abduction. Honors include The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s 2003 Hope Award, A Certificate of Valor from The Department of Justice, People Magazine’s 2004 Heroes Among Us Award and Redbook Magazine’s 2005 Mothers and Shakers honor. Erin was additionally honored by People Magazine in the 2007 Heroes Among Us Awards as a founding member of The Surviving Parents Coalition. The Joyful Child Foundation’s comprehensive approach to preventing crimes against children propelled Erin to lobby support for the Adam Walsh Child Safety Act of 2006, the Combating Child Exploitation Act and join the board of the National Association to PROTECT Children to continue to improve legislation regarding child predators.
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Johnny Lee's previous experience includes his role as the Training Director for the UNC-Chapel Hill Injury Prevention Research Center’s PREVENT program, delivering a national violence prevention training program. He was also the Workplace Violence Specialist for the Office of State Personnel in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Join Us as Johnny Lee shares how you can protect yourself and your employees or co-workers from workplace violence!
related to teens and their relationships.
As an expert in the area of intimate partner violence and the prevention of homicide, Susan has created specific tools and procedures which the abused need to safely leave a violent relationship.
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