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  • 01:31

    WTF? - w/Kevin A. Phillips - Is it STILL Brain Injury Awareness MONTH?

    in Self Help

    There is nothing new in the Universe, just new to YOU! ~Gzus

    Interviewer: Brain Injury Awareness Month you find...


    Kevin A. Phillips: Superfluous


    Interviewer: Why?


    Kevin A. Phillips: You're going to regulate Brain Injuries to a Month?


    Interviewer: Oh, come on.


    Kevin A. Phillips: What do you do with yours? Which month is Drama Awareness Month?


    Interviewer:  (pause) Well, I'm not a Dumb Retard Asking for More Attention (D.R.A.M.A.)


    Kevin A. Phillips: Okay, Which is Ignorance Awareness month?


    Interviewer: there isn't one.


    Kevin A. Phillips: Oh really? Why Not? Do you want one?


    Interviewer: No


    Kevin A. Phillips: Right, neither do I, I live with my Brain Injury every single day.


    Interviewer: How are we going to fix this?


    Kevin A. Phillips: Stop beLIEving something is wrong and start UNDERSTANDing each other more.

    Join us tonight as Kevin and the Marvelous Maggie bring to light some misperceptions that could inhibit your FUNctionality about Brain Injury Awareness the 11 other months out of the year.

  • 03:02

    Brain Injury Awareness Month - Share your story with Craig Sicilia

    in Social Networking

    March is brain injury awareness month, there are so many stories, so many successes that survivors have had.  Let us share some of those stories tonight.  Kind of an open mic night about brain injury stories.  Your story could be the story that helps someone through their challenges and hard times so please share your story tonight


     


    Listen in tonight and make sure you call in and share your individual story, be that voice in the dark of the night be you

  • 01:24

    Brain Injury Awareness at Brain Injury Round Table

    in Education

    Brain Injury Round Table is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding your brain injury and how to change your life for the better. Brain Injury Round Table is a place of discovery and exploration of the sacred moments in ordinary events. It is a place where you will find your center when the world is spinning out of control. In so doing you will unlock secrete pathways in your heart and gain greater enlightenment. So be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the World.
    In honor of Brain Injury Awareness we will revisit two previous guests of Brain Injury Round Table. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the amazing Cheryl Kempf and the intrepid Tai Campbell. Tonight we catch up with these two survivors for updates on their selfless advocacy since their last appearance on the show.
    Cheryl is Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council for the state of Texas. She also shares her story with audiences in an effort to inspire awareness and motivate change. Under her leadership the council has been involved changing the world for brain injury survivors through new legislation. Tonight, Cheryl will describe their activities and bring us up to date on their progress. You can reach Cheryl at Ckwords@aol.com
    Our other very special guest tonight is Tai Campbell, a survivor of two severe childhood brain injuries. Tai is a tireless activist who is leading the effort to take back his community by empowering the youth of his community to create a better world. Since his last appearance on the show he has lobbied business and civic leaders to expand job development. Yesterday he took part in Brain Injury Awareness activities at the U. S. Capitol. He'll report on what he heard and said. You can reach Tai at www.tbocn.org.

     

  • 02:59

    EVERY BRAIN INJURY MATTERS-awareness campaign - with Craig Sicilia

    in News

    EVERY BRAIN INJURY MATTERS - BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS – WITH Craig Sicilia


    Lots of new shows on brain injury radio, lots of new projects such as “CLOSING THE GAP IN BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS” awareness campaign, and tonight we will feature Mick Beaman, and his upcoming show starting in Feb, Lori Faitel as she shares the new on-line support groups that have been in live testing mode, having the bugs out of it by its launch in February.  Hoping to call in Mia and talk about her newly released book and Maybe we might even hear from racecar extraordinaire Kevin Butterfield.


    DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A NEW RADIO SHOW TELL US TONIGHT


    So much going on in the world of brain injury, let us talk about the possibilities.  Change is never easy and it begins with us, let us be the change that helps us live a life we can only imagine.


    We are calling 2015  YEAR OF THE SURVIVOR bringing change and awareness to those who actually are living with the effects of brain injury.  Just like it should be, this is a “NO BRAINER” pun intended.


    AND TONIGHT A NEW EPISODE OF PHONE ZAPP -


     

  • 03:01

    Rise Up after brain injury - And there was awareness - Hosted by Craig Sicilia

    in Social Networking

    Rise Up After Brain Injury Hosted by Craig Sicilia


    Being Aware - Creating Awareness - What are people aware of


    Sherry Johnson of TBI Awareness sharing their passion of bringing awareness and spreading the word, about what it means to live with a brain injury as a mother of a child with a brain injury trying to get the word out to who ever she can.


    as Well ( DJ (Dave) Asselin  of Team Hi Level with  a update on rehab in America from the gut of the system, a system that is confusing even for those with out a brain injury.  Our topic how to get your questions answered which is something DJ is not getting as he sits in a Florida rehab center trying to figure out whats going on.


    Do you have something you need to share tonight come on in and join our show for interactive conversation. 

  • 01:30

    Brain Injury Awareness After All These Years

    in Education

    So why after all these years of brain injury awareness campaigns that started in 1983, that there is still little known about brain injury?  Aren’t people listening or don’t they care?  Tonight, we will talk about how long brain injury awareness has been happening and what else we can do to make brain injury awareness a reality.  Why isn't there more discussions about creating cost effective brain injury services and discussing the recovery process after brain injury?   Who benefits from all our hard work to make people aware of brain injuries?    Why is brain injury the most lucrative field in rehabilitation medicine and yet little known about what a brain injury is and how best to treat it?  Why is that advocacy groups only talk about problems after a brain injuries instead of solutions many of us face after a brain injury?   Who benefits from all our hard work to make people, doctors and lawyers aware of these solutions?  Good questions.  Listen to tonight’s show - call in and share your ideas and recommendations.  Thank You!  

  • 01:27

    Brain Injury Roundtable – BRAINSTORM

    in Education

    .Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Roundtable. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of 32 years; author of the original brain injury owner's manual entitled From The Ashes. This innovative guidebook was featured on Super Bowl XXXIV. Miller is Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com.  Also joining us will be Tai Campbell, my invaluable contributor who is a tireless community activist, and founder of Taken Back Our Community (TBOC) http://www.tbocnow.org. Also of note he is the survivor of an incredible history of childhood brain injuries.   I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, or your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of http://www.TBILaw.com .
    The Brain Injury Roundtable is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding brain injury and insights on how to change life for the better so be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the world. The main reason we are tackling this topic this evening is that even a seemingly minor concussion can have life-long, life altering consequences. And that is the topic of tonight's discussion. The plan is to learn from one another and to educate one another about TBI and its aftermath. We know personally just how a traumatic even a concussion can be.

  • 00:30

    Brain Awareness Day! Bronx NY; LavonneHunter@gmail.com

    in Culture

    Brain Awareness Day! SYNAPTIK FOUNDATION. Come out to The Learning Tree at 801 Bartholdi Street in the Bronx this Saturday from 1-5pm for Pi and Brain Awareness Day.
    LavonneHunter@gmail.com
    Listen and learn more about Brain Awareness Day on The Gist of Freedom


      Www.blogTalkRadio.com/blackhistory
    Saturday March 14th


    SYNAPTIK FOUNDATION. Come out to The Learning Tree at 801 Bartholdi Street in the Bronx this Saturday from 1-5pm for Pi and Brain Awareness Day.


     


    The most complex object in the known universe, the brain, only uses 20 watts of power.
    It would require a nuclear power plant to energize a computer the size of a cit block to mimic
    your brain.  Brain Awareness Day! LavonneHunter@gmail.com


    Lavonne Hunter earned a dual BA in Psychology and Special Honors Curriculum, and MS in Secondary Adolescent Education in Biological Sciences from Hunter College. Trained as a research scholar in neurobiology, Ms. Hunter served as the Science Learning Coordinator of the Minority Access to Career (MARC) program coaching MARC scholars, and taught the fundamentals of biomedical research to undergraduates for two years before teaching adolescents. Celebrating her 11th year in New York City classrooms, Ms. Hunter currently teaches 8th Grade Science in the Bronx


    O Ms. Hunter actively shares her work presenting workshops on student-led and place-based learning for the World Maker Faire, Alternative Education Resource Organization, and Math for America. Ms. Hunter garners inspiration from two quotes:


    1. “Start where you are, with what you have, make something of it, and never be satisfied” – George Washington Carver
    2. “The problem with the US educational system is that it rewards students for answering questions they never asked”.


     
     



  • 01:29

    Brain Injury Roundtable – BRAINSTORM

    in Education

    Welcome to another episode the Brain Injury Roundtable. I am your host, Constance Miller, brain injury survivor of 32 years; author of the original brain injury owner's manual entitled From The Ashes. This innovative guidebook was featured on Super Bowl XXXIV. Miller is Managing Director of Brain Injury Resource Center, located on the Internet at http://www.headinjury.com.  Also joining us will be Tai Campbell, my invaluable contributor who is a tireless community activist, and founder of Taken Back Our Community (TBOC) http://www.tbocnow.org. Also of note he is the survivor of an incredible history of childhood brain injuries.   I'd like to thank: all our listeners for bringing our voices, to your home, or your mobile device wherever you are around the world. Additionally, I’d like to give a big thank you to this show’s sponsors: Martha Marcum, mother of a brain injury survivor and author of MARTHA'S FABLES and Gordon Johnson, attorney of http://www.TBILaw.com
    The Brain Injury Roundtable is a place for Ideas, discussion, and recovery for people seeking solutions, to bridge the gap between understanding brain injury and insights on how to change life for the better so be prepared to hear some great information to motivate and inspire us and change the world. The main reason we are tackling this topic this evening is that even a seemingly minor concussion can have life-long, life altering consequences. And that is the topic of tonight's discussion. The plan is to learn from one another and to educate one another about TBI and its aftermath. We know personally just how a traumatic even a concussion can be

  • 01:52

    Brain Injury Awareness or What?

    in Education

    Tonight, Ken Collins will talk about brain injury awareness and who is getting helped by all this awareness.  Ken will talk about the many brain injury awareness efforts he has been involved with since 1985.  After all these years of brain injury awareness and advocacy why it is the public, legislators and health are care professionals not aware of brain injury?    How says we need more brain injury awareness?  When does brain injury awareness become just another way to market obscenely expensive services and the thieves who are stealing the lives of people with brain injuries for their own personal gain and prosperity?  When those of us who are concerned about this problem speak up we are labeled as trouble makers or worse.  Are all the brain injury survivor sites on Facebook helping people with brain injuries or the industry that is making billions of dollars exploiting people with brain injuries?  What role can people with brain injuries play in creating community-based services for people with brain injuries?   When does sitting around waiting for something to change without doing anything help the process? 

  • 00:36

    National Crime Victim's Rights Week & Sexual Assault Awareness

    in Radio

    This week U.S. observes National Crime Victims’ Rights week—promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. Millions of Americans each year are victimized by crime—acts of terrorism, violent crime, human trafficking, hate crimes, financial fraud, child abuse, cyber crime, kidnapping, bank robbery...the list goes on. And the FBI’s Office for Victim Assistance (OVA) is responsible for ensuring that victims of crimes investigated by the Bureau are afforded the opportunity to receive the services and notifications they are entitled to and the assistance they need to cope. http://www.fbi.gov/news/news_blog/2015-national-crime-victims-rights-week


    Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign


    The OVA manages the day-to-day operational aspects of our victim assistance program in each of our 56 field offices, where our victim specialists work with those who have suffered physical, emotional, and/or financial harm as a result of a federal crime. In addition, OVA is also responsible for providing training and information that equips FBI agents and other Bureau personnel to work effectively with victims


    Sexual violence including child sexual abuse crosses all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds. According to the Child Maltreatment 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau,  60,956 cases of child sexual abuse were reported in the US 2013—9.0 percent of the total number of reported maltreatment cases that year.