• 01:38


    in Entertainment

    My Co Host: Monica Rosales Executive Director of DOCMIAMI.ORG The organization is dedicated to promoting the best that documentary film making has to offer worldwide. "BURMA: AN INDICTMENT" -PART II
    Watching the film and seeing the extent of the suffering, one can only begin to grasp the level of greed and corruption employed by the military regime’s control. “It's a real shame. Burma has the largest reserves of gas in Southeast Asia—she's rich in rubies and jadeite, but Burma is the poorest country outside of Africa. Senior General Than Shwe and his cohorts are plundering Burma's wealth for themselves.” The film coherently explains the historical background of how Burma was a peaceful democracy after gaining independence from Britain following World War II. However, in 1962, a military general staged a coup and established the ruling junta, effectively ending freedom and legitimate democracy in the country. “Every time Burma's people and clergy march in the street seeking democracy, freedom, and human rights, they get gunned down. The junta doesn't care if they shoot thousands and thousands of people dead. They've done it before; they'll do it again. The people know it. They’re living in fear. They're terrified.”

  • 00:32

    Your Vibrant Heart with Dr. Cynthia Thaik

    in Self Help

    Harvard-trained, Dr. Cynthia Thaik is a heart doctor who practices with her heart. She delivers security and peace of mind to her clients by orchestrating behavioral and mindset shifts to evoke lasting transformational changes in their health, well-being, vitality, energy, and creativity. Intuitively, she has known that she would serve this calling since the age of five, after accompanying her physician mother to the medical clinic in their home country of Mayamar. There, she witnessed the pure hands-on art of healing,

    It wasn’t until the opening of her wellness center three years ago - where she guided her patients to experience tremendous improvement in their health and well-being through integrative lifestyle practices that focused on nutrition, fitness, and spiritual or meditative practices - that those early childhood memories of the art of self-directed healing were reawakened. A practicing Buddhist, Dr. Cynthia is now on a mission to deliver that message about healing through her new book, "Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength & Spirit from the Body’s Core." She manages two successful cardiology clinics and is the founder of Revitalize-U, a wellness center focused on health, nutrition, weight loss, and detoxification. Visit http://drcynthia.com

    Get the OFF TO WORK CD by Sister Jenna.  Like America Meditating on Facebook, visit our website and follow us on Twitter.

  • 00:52

    Merrill's Marauders and Madison Rising

    in Military

    Guests are LTG (ret) Samuel Wilson - Distinguished Service Cross recipient and original WWII Merrill's Marauder and Davy Bray - Navy veteran and lead singer for Madison Rising.

    Steven Pressfield on LTG Wilson.

    Madison Rising's TEN Million Star Spangled Banner Challenge



  • 01:03

    Ranger Schlitz and National WW II Merrill's Marauder Day

    in Military

    Listen as Sergeant First Class (retired) Mike Schlitz brings us up to date on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Gary Sinise Foundation; and Jonnie Clasen tells us about a grass-roots effort to get August 10, 2014 designated as National WW II Merrill's Marauder Day.  Also included are updates on Rangers Cory (Run Ranger Run) Smith and Cory Remsburg.

  • 00:21

    Joy Keys chats with Film Director Biyi Bandele about Half of a Yellow Sun

    in Movies

    A prolific Nigerian playwright, novelist and screenwriter now based in London, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN is Biyi Bandele’s feature film directorial debut. This first feature follows his distinguished career writing and directing plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, and writing screenplays for the BBC and British and international film productions.

    Bandele has previously written and directed a short, THE KISS (2009), a psychological thriller.
    For television, Bandele wrote Not Even God is Wise Enough directed by Danny Boyle for BBC2 in 1994. His prolific writing for theatre includes his adaptation of Aphra Benn’s Oroonoko, which was a huge hit for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2000, and was successfully revived by New York’s Theatre for a New Audience in 2007. Bandele’s fiction writing includes Burma Boy published by Jonathan Cape in 2007 (published as The King’s Rifle, Harper Collins in the US in 2009).

    Film Synopsis: Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Upon returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor)  in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises even herself when she falls in love with Richard (Joseph Mawle), an English writer. They become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic.

    Website: http://montereymedia.com/halfofayellowsun/ 


  • 01:02

    Discharge Lessons on The Other Side of Military Trauma

    in Family

    Events are taking place across the nation in recognition of Armed Forces Week. Currently, less than one percent of our population wears the uniform as compared to more than 12 percent during World War II. Those numbers are set to shrink even more in response to the President declaring an end to the 12-year-plus "global war on terror." Thousands of members will exit with discharge lessons in mind of the risks ahead. Perhaps, even greater challenges lie ahead for those on the other side of trauma. 

    Lydia Davey, a former U.S. Marine, is one of tens of thousands who experienced military sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress while serving, and beyond. As a columnist for Military 1 and The Huffington Post she's defined the lessons learned since discharge, and their application to heal, forgive, and forge ahead. 

    She reported that "more veterans than ever before are reporting post-traumatic stress. This is a good thing. Combat is stressful. Rape is stressful. The loss of your buddies is stressful ... we can't muscle through trauma alone." Lydia describes the endeavor of healing and forgiveness as an even greater risk than "donning body armor and loading weapons" during Afghanistan deployment. 

    "Challenging your heart to heal as an incredibly powerful thing," she says. Whether you're a veteran who's experienced military trauma, helping a veteran on the other side of it, or simply looking for entrepreneur insights, this episode is one you won't want to miss. Tune in to meet Lydia Davey, successful vetrepreneur, motivational speaker, Founder and CEO of Moriah Creatives Public Relations, project manager, author of The Adventures of Puppi and Burma (a story of a homeless veteran and his two pets), and an "Outward Bound" veteran dogsledding participant.

  • 01:45

    free on the inside At SGPBC Men's Breakfast 2014

    in Youth

    Free on the Inside will be broadcastring live at the Men's Annual Prayer Breadkfast at the Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church located at 4802 Burma Rd., Dallas, TX. Pastor Michael Morgan, Sr. Listen in and be blessed.

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  • 01:24

    Patrick Ryan: Bringing Wisdom Circles and Awakened Wisdom Inside San Quentin

    in Culture

    Patrick's work is with those who understand that their success is for the sake of the world. His clients aim to reach beyond themselves to create dynamic and purpose-driven legacies. Patrick leads Wisdom Circles and teaches Awakened Wisdom in San Quentin prison. 

    Patrick has traveled the world speaking, coaching and leading retreats and workshops in 15 different countries to thousands of people and worked with audiences on the importance of creating and leading with positive impact.

    As a former Buddhist monk in Burma (now Myanmar), Patrick practiced the path of awakened living.  He has written two best sellers based on his life, business and learning experiences.  He has studied with several indigenous teachers in a variety of wisdoms.  He is an entrepreneur, creating and leading his own small business inspirations.

    Patrick works with professionals, executives and entrepreneurs, focusing on questions of personal effectiveness, development and leadership.  Powerfully integrating ancient teachings and modern applications to more deeply understand and integrate all life experiences and wisdom to propel you to your highest callings and goals.



    More to come about Patrick and this program!


  • 01:01

    How to Maintain a Vibrant Heart in a Fast Paced World

    in Women

    Cynthia Thaik, M.D., is a Harvard-trained cardiologist who focuses on the mind-body connection to help her patients achieve overall health and wellness. She is board-certified in noninvasive cardiology and internal medicine and has been practicing medicine for over 20 years, specializing in women’s health, cardiovascular health and congestive heart failure.

    Born in Myanmar (formerly Burma), Dr. Cynthia’s practice is strongly influenced by her Eastern roots and her Buddhist faith. She helps her patients incorporate mindfulness, personal responsibility, Eastern philosophy and the mind-body-soul connection in order to achieve optimal health, happiness and peace in their lives. Her new book, Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength & Spirit for the Body's Core unites Eastern and Western medicine to take a whole life approach to heart health. Click to learn more.

  • 01:00

    Finding Peace in a Noisy World, Laila's Story and Burma

    in Travel

    Join World Footprints as hosts Tonya and Ian explore the world of silence, the power of perfume and a new Burma.
    Imagine living for 17 years under a personal vow of silence.  Our first guest, National Geographic author John Francis, did just that.  After witnessing the devastating effects of the 1971 oil spill in San Francisco Bay, John embarked on a period of reflection that involved a 17 year long self-imposed silence and 22 years of walking.  John’s incredible journey is chronicled in his book The Ragged Edge of Silence: Finding Peace in a Noisy World.
    Then, you will hear the extraordinary story of a self-made man from Norway, Geir Ness, and how he is leaving positive footprints through his multi-million dollar Laila Perfume Company.  During our interview with Geir we spoke about his dear friend, 9-time New York City Marathon Champion Grete Weitz, with whom he joined forces to raise money for cancer research.  We learned that Geir substituted for Grete in the 2009 NYC Marathon and raised nearly $300,000 for the Norway Cancer Society.  Sadly, Grete recently lost her courageous battle with cancer so we dedicate this show in Grete’s memory and to everyone whose lives have been affected by cancer.
    Finally, World Footprints welcomes back travel writer Cynthia Dial.  Cynthia has recently returned from Burma (Myanmar) and she joins us to share some of her surprising experiences.
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  • 01:56

    A Hmong Couple Helped Raise Aid to Rebuild Hmong Village

    in Current Events

    There is a time we would need someone with good leadership and courage to make things happen help those that are in needed of helps.  On March 6, 2014, a Hmong Village in the border of Burma and Thailand was destroyed by fire. It did not take long for a Hmong couple to make decision what to help these Hmong families. He and his wife launched a fundraising campaign to help rebuilt the Village. They received many donations to help these families. Faaj Qhua Muas from Thailand will be on my show to share how/why him and his wife decided to do such hard and wonderful thing for these Hmong families.

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