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  • Rev. Rosemary Dalton: Son Taken Away at the Hospital Emergency Room

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    Rev. Rosemary Dalton at age 19 and her husband at the age of 17 took their 2 year old son to the hospital like any normal parent would when they noticed something wrong with their child. The following story is fact, and gives a clear picture of what could happen on any given day, time, or place when a mandated reporter makes that call to CPS forcing a parent into the beginning of their own personal nightmare.
    At the time Rev. Rosemary took her son to St Vincent DePaul hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri she had two children; her son two and her other child 9 months; her child was complaining of his arm hurting and they could not touch it. Upon getting to the hospital Rev. Rosemary (not ordained yet) found out that her 2 year old son had a fractured arm. Upon the finding the fracture, the hospital called CPS, however; after informing the mother there was no investigation there was no calling the police; there was nothing, they just admitted the child to the hospital and told Rosemary she could not see her son, and that she had to “leave” the hospital and had her escorted off the hospital property. It can happen to you. Your child can be taken away, when you take them in, for medical care.

  • Sheila Matthews - Legislation on Psychotropics in the aftermath of Sandy Hook

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    Sheila Matthews, Ablechild Founder 
    Sheila Matthews, mother of two teenage boys, is the co-founder of AbleChild. She is a resident of Connecticut, and in 2001 was the first mother to successfully testify on behalf of the First State Law in the United States prohibiting school personnel from recommending psychotropic drugs to parents. Matthews advocated on behalf of children in Connecticut State care to effectively remove certain dangerous antidepressants from use on foster care children/wards of the State. Matthews participates nationwide in conferences and seminars and testifies on the federal level on behalf of AbleChild and the families who need AbleChild services. She has been featured on a number of high profile media outlets including CNN, FOX, Time Magazine (Sept. 10, 2001 Ed.), as well as numerous radio stations throughout the Country.
    See more here: http://ablechild.org/about-us/representatives/sheila-matthews/
     

  • Just Sayin

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    Hosts Mimi Kennedy and Judy Hess are joined by progressive leaders to discuss progressive politics, American politics, culture, faith, demographics, social justice, economic justice, justice, social change, candidates, elections, policy, Congress, and more!

  • Henry Aaron: Social Insurance in the United States

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    Policy economist Henry Aaron is arguably THE leading figure in analysis of American social insurance policies, working at the Brookings Institute since 1968.  He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the advisory committee of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and the visiting committee of the Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the board of directors of Abt Associates and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He was a founding member, vice president, and chair of the board of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He has been vice president and member of the executive committee of the American Economic Association and was president of the Association of Public Policy and Management.
    He and Jay will discuss the current and future states of social insurance policies in the United States.

  • Brass Knuckle Progressives Radio (POLITICAL POTPOURRI)

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    Join our panel discussion of the biggest stories in politics!