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  • 00:40

    Are You Involved In A Church Or A Cult?

    in Christianity

    There are a lot of churches who act like they teach God's word but use mind controlling tactics on the membership. It is extremely sad how some preachers and some members dominate others to do what they want them to do. I have been in situations from my last church in Little Rock, Ar. where I was put down because of who I was. I've been verbally attacked by two of the church's pastors. One told me he was going to slap me if I ever so called "read" my sermon. I've been talked about by a pastor in front of the class I was taking. I've been questioned on how I praise God. I've been lied on from certain members about how I live my life. 19 years of being a member of that church. After I left, the question was raised; "Why did I stay so long?" God was teaching me even though I was in the fire, I came out with no smell of smoke.

    Are you told not to question what is being taught because the leaders are honest and want the best for you must trust them? Are you told that you must be with a certain group to be saved and not by Jesus Christ? Are you made to feel your failures, your performances are not up to par for the bibles standard? Are you being rebuked for turning down certain ministry assignments or telling the leadership you are not “comfortable” being involved in such ministries? Does leadership put down others to make themselves look better, calling themselves righteous and others unrighteous? Does the leadership defend all that they do even though it can be harmful or wrong? Does the leadership say things about you in a sermon that was confidential?

    If questions like these answer YES, GET OUT NOW!!!!!!!!

  • 01:01

    Keeping the Promise

    in Non-Profit

    Michael McAfee, EdD, is the Vice President for Programs with PolicyLink in Oakland, CA.  In this capacity, he  joins the Executive Team and Program Teams in strategic planning, policy development, policy campaign strategy, and programmatic design and implementation at the local, state, and national levels. Michael is determined to create conditions that will allow equity to flourish all across America-- just and fair inclusion into a society where all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.

    Join us for a virtual teach-in on PolicyLink’s evidence-based Promise Neighborhoods Institute (PNI). Based on the Harlem’s Children’s Zone, PNI provides resources to all communities, whether or not they have been awarded a federal grant, including technical support for planning, identifying quality approaches, building partnerships, assessing needs, and many more essentials for successfully building a cradle-to-career pipeline.

    Call in live at (347) 884-8121. You don't need an account to listen, but, if you want to participate in an online chat, open a listener-only account at https://secure.blogtalkradio.com/register.aspx?type=listener to participate in a live chat.

    Visit Valeriefleonard.com.  Archived episodes may be found at http://Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes, Podcast Chart, Blubrry and Stitcher.

    Download pre-reading and handouts at https://www.scribd.com/doc/289946539/Reading-Assignments-and-Handouts


  • 00:28

    Kingdom Business Can't Wait!

    in The Bible

    In life we pursue our dreams,our goals but what happened to pursuing and pressing forth in the assignments God has appointed us too? 

  • 01:00

    Rebroadcast Dr. Katie Eastman Gief Education

    in Spirituality

    Dr. Katie Eastman is a Transition Life Coach and Licensed Psychotherapist who supports people before during and after serious loss to rediscover their feelings of love and peace and redefine their pain as purpose. 

    One of her first assignments as a medical social worker was to support a high school senior who had been told he was dying and that the cancer he so valiantly fought was going to end his life. This encounter forever changed the way Dr. Katie Eastman has worked for almost thirty years. Jason DeBusk was a football star, a scholar, popular, intelligent and a compassionate young man. He had everything and he had cancer. Katie helped him, his family, his team and the community that grew to support him deal with the impact of his life and death. She made a promise that she would share his story and that of the involvement of his community. Jason was an old soul, wise beyond his years. He was a leader with a contagious universal loving nature and 26 years later he is remembered by classmates as someone who made a difference in their lives. 

    Dr. Eastman formed a charity in Jason's name in Maine where she supported dying children and their families. It was through this transformative work she learned the power of grief as a catalyst to discovering purpose.  Now in WA state, she brings spiritual tools acquired from her work with Jason and other dying children and teens to her clients off all ages as a Transition Life Coach and psychotherapist. Currently, her charity Children's Palliative Care Community. CPCC,  provides gas and food cards to families with severely ill children. Continuing to support the needs of these children, Dr. Eastman is beginning to implement a unique volunteer program that works with teens providing services to these same families. She is also a co-producing a feature film about the life of Jason and her book, "Connect Now" will be available in 2016.

  • 02:03

    On Point Broadcasting with Laurie Bartlett - In Response to Paris

    in Politics

    Paul “Dave” Gaubatz  Former Federal Agent, is a U.S.State Department trained Arabic linguist and counterterrorism specialist. Working on assignments in Middle-Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait and Iraq, Dave has more than two decades of experience and is the author of "Muslin Mafia".

    Don Barnett  Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies. He gained his expertise in immigration and refugee policy during an assignment in the U.S.S.R. with the U.S. State Department. His articles on U.S. refugee and asylum policy have appeared in the National Review, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Chronicles and elsewhere.

    Dr. Layton The founder of several International humanitarian organizations, an American author, businessman, and champion of human rights in the Middle East. He has traveled in over one hundred countries and lived and worked for many years in countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. He has spent much of his last 25 years working in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). He has worked for the US State Department as Country Director of one of the largest healthcare projects ever undertaken in Kurdistan. Dr. Layton testified at the US Senate hearings on Saddam’s genocide against the Kurds (1993). He is considered an expert on current and past political issues in the region.

    Gadi Adelman Born in the U.S., Gadi moved to Israel with his family while still at an early age where he survived a terrorist bomb detonated on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem. During an interview with a law enforcement government agency, the interviewer laughed at the ‘long term objective’ on his resume saying “This is America, we don’t have terrorism”!  Gadi told him to “wait ten years and remember the word Jihad”. http//:gadiadelman.com

  • 00:31

    The Truth About Love: An in depth series about what love REALLY is!

    in Christianity

    Love: A simple 4 letter word that has so much power. We use this word and for the most part most of us attribute love to how we feel. However, love is a CHOICE and when you learn the TRUTH about love, your perception of if you are really operating in it will be challenged. Join us as we embark on a journey of learning what God's word says about love. See what those 4 letters really mean and how we should both practice and walk in love in every area of our lives in this in depth series on Beauty of The Woman. 

    Tune in this afternoon at 2:00 PM for our last show until December to hear Part 2 of the series dealing with Kindness. Also, have a pen and paper ready- Dr. Harris has 2 good assignments for us ladies to participate in with our loved ones over the Thanksgiving holiday. Spread the word with the women you know and continue to join us in this journey of inspiration, transformation and break-through (in the way you and carry yourself as a woman!) As always, buckle up! This segment was fun, comical, and enlightening, but may also hit you where it hurts as it will challenge how you perceive and act in love! Today's show link is below:


    Love & Blessings


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    Warm Regards

  • 00:30

    How do I know if I'm in the right relationship

    in Spirituality

    Many times when a relationship is not based on God it will fail. Relationship are assignments to uplift your spouse and push them closer to God. Relationship are built on unity when you become as one as God as your foundation. Know what you deserve,and don't accept anything less. If they don't have a relationship wit a God who is love,then how are they going to love you!

  • 02:00


    in Military

    While researching information about starting a business Theresa Found information on a program called VWISE “Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship” It sounded like the perfect program, but it was for “Veterans” I nearly dismissed it, but decided to read the website instead. The website was clear that the program was open to participants from any branch of the military and from any era of service. Well, I served, it was a long time ago, but I did serve, so I had nothing to lose, I applied. I was accepted!According to VWISE I was a VETERAN, but I still wasn’t convinced.The honor of being a Veteran is growing on me as I created a Facebook group in September, this group has reached over 1200 other women veterans, it is because of them that I am growing into my new persona. It is because of them that I work to create products that tell the world “Woman are Veterans too” Because of my new found persona I have a new passion and a desire to create a letter writing campaign to service women from women veterans.After nearly 30 year of considering myself Prior Service the title of Veteran is still growing on me.

    Robert Gschwind I joined the USMC on the delayed entry program in Feb. 1965. Graduated from Paris Island In Aug. 1965, Promoted to PFC. Graduated ITR in October 1965. Attended Aviation Fundementals course at NATTC Memphis, TN. Assigned to Short Airfield for Tactical Support School, at NAS Lakehurst, NJ. Class #1. Received my Primary MOS os 7011. Arrived in MAB Chu Lai, Repulic of South Viet Nam, April 1966. Assigned to Marine Airbase Squadron-12. Remained in country until October 1969. Reported for duty at Marine Barrachs HQ Marine Corps, November 1966. Various assignments allover the world until I retired 30 Sept. 1988. Also trained in Communications Security, Embarkation. Additional MOS's 0441 and 0491.

  • 00:44

    NUR 350 / NUR 310 / Advising All RN-BSN Option Students

    in Education

    In this show, multiple RN-BSN faculty will be be available to answer questions about assignments in Concepts in Professional Nursing and Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice, as well as answer questions about the upcoming registration period and course options.

  • 02:01

    THE HOTWASH WITH CJ Presents: Melony Butler and Mike Moore

    in Current Events

    Melony Butler is a proud military wife to MSG Blaine Butler and they reside in Staples, Minnesota. The Butlers have three adult sons who serve in the Minnesota National Guard.  As a family they have endured four deployments to OEF and OIF.  Melony has been on a mission for many years advocating and helping veterans. She has been a Family Readiness Leader for 14 years and volunteered every year at the Great Falls, MT Vets 4 Vets Stand Down.  Melony has experience in the private sector in sales and marketing, management, retail, as well as health and fitness. Melony’s mission began four years ago when the VA Hospital said they had no room for her son while he was suffering from PTSD. She subsequently enrolled in school to achieve a Degree in Psychology with the intention of opening a facility to help and heal soldiers, veterans, and families. Realizing the need can’t wait until fall when she achieves her degree, she began creating the Nest. She states, “We will build the Nest one branch at a time until it is complete! A place to call home and a place to Heal with Honor!”

    Mike Moore has served our country for over 37 years. 24 years in the US Army
    serving in various Ranger Assignments including the 75th Ranger Regiment The
    past 13 years in a Law Enforcement working in uniform patrol, directed patrol
    and Vice & Narcotics. Mike has served overseas as a private contractor in South
    East Asia and is now a NAPWDA Certified K9 Handler.  His primary focus, is in the training arena, where he has built his company Sponte Tactical, which is staffed by former combat veterans, who
    served in Special Operations Units, as well as Tier One Law Enforcement Agencies.
    He now instructs classes for professionals in tactical pistol, Dynamic Carbine and
    defensive shotgun. Sponte Tactical is where “Warriors Train Warriors”.


  • 00:45

    Discipline in the Classroom - What We Can Learn from the SC School Incident

    in Education

    Major media outlets have been dominated by the incident captured on cell phone videos at Spring Valley High School where a student was forcibly removed from a classroom.  Views on this incident has placed civil rights advocates, school and district leaders, student advocates, school officers and education experts at odds.  We have confirmed Dr. Jared Scherz and Mr. Curt Lavarello to participate with us on a discussion about the SC school incident and what we might learn from it.

    Dr. Jared Scherz is the founder of TeacherCoach (www.teachercoach.com), an online platform that integrates personal growth with professional development.  As a clinical psychologist, author, and educational consultant, working with educators for over twenty five years, Dr. Scherz believes in the paradoxical theory of change, in that a greater understanding of what keeps a person or system stuck is needed before sustainable change is possible.  His work includes a number of issues including school violence prevention, the organizational health of schools, and the personal wellness of educators.

    We also have Mr. Curt Lavarello - Executive Director of School Safety Advocacy Council. Curt Lavarello served as a 25+ year Law Enforcement Executive in South Florida. During his tenure as a police officer, Curt has held assignments on road patrol, detective bureau, gang task force unit, traffic division and 18 years as a school resource officer (SRO) and Patrol and SRO Supervisor. 

    This will be an open, but guided forum.  Listeners are encouraged to phone in to express your opinions and suggestions.