• 01:09

    Concussion Management Program and Prevention

    in Sports

    Sport-related concussions have become the "hot topic" ever since Sidney Crosby, a professional hockey player in the National Hockey League, has become the public face for this injury.

    It seems as if everyone has an opinion about how to improve the safety of sport, so that we reduce or eventually eliminate concussions. Everything from improving equipment to rule changes, to government legislation, have been suggested.
    Up until now many people have felt that the highest quality of care with respect to concussion management was reserved for athletes at the professional and semi-professional levels. .
    Perhaps this should start with teaching injury awareness and fundamentals of prevention to coaches, teachers, parents, student athletes and teams.
    Let me bring you up to date with the latest information on concussion management and how you can join in becoming more proactive. We have Robert Kirwan LIVE on Wednesday August 29th  @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, or email in advance. 

  • 00:45

    Interview with John & Karen Mealer of CMPI

    in Paranormal

    I'll be talking with John & Karen Mealer, lead investigators of Central Michigan Paranormal Investigations.

  • 01:01

    Africa Public Square

    in Current Events

    In the past 8 months, four African leaders have fallen from the pinnacle of power.  Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast, and lately Moumer Ghadafi of Libya all were dethroned with ignominy.  Whereas Tunisian and Egyptian revolution was largely internal, the change that occurred in Ivory Coast and Libya was a combination of internal and external interventions. Some have argued that interventions in African affairs through judicial and military means are too frequent. In particular, the interventions of International Criminal Court and NATO are clear examples of the neo-colonial attempts. Yet, others insist that those opposed to external intervention should embark on internal reforms.
    Where do you stand? Are you in favor of external intervention as a mechanism to ensure a change of political leadership in Africa? Join the conversation! Welcome to Africa Public Square —the meeting place of Africans in Diaspora.
    Join Africa Public Square Saturday 12noon to discuss this important topic. The number to call 1- 818-301-5820. You can also join on Facebook or Twitter.

  • 00:28

    Lessons from Death of Muammar Ghaddafi

    in Current Events

    Lessons from Death of Muammar Ghaddafi


    On Thursday, the world was greeted with the news of the death of former Libyan leader, Muammer Ghaddhafi following intensified fighting between Libyan forces and pockets of loyalists of the departed leader.


    The demise of Ghaddafi effectively brought to an end a 42- year old regime of oppression, dictatorship, and human rights violations.


    Ghaddafi’s ignominious exit raises the specter of dictatorship in Africa and its inglorious reward. The list is long: Mobutu Sese Seko of former Zaire, Idi Amin of Uganda, Sani Abacha of Nigeria, Samuel Doe of Liberia, and lately Mubarak of Egypt and Ben Ali of Tunisia. These leaders either lost their lives or prestige in desperate but unsuccessful bid to retain power.


    Why do some African leaders cling to power to the point of death? What are the benefits (if any) of Ghaddafi’s death to the people of Libya, Africa, and the world? Does Ghaddafi’s death provide a teachable moment to others like him in the continent?


    Join Africa Public Square to discuss these and other issues related to the demise of the former Libyan strongman.


    The number to call: 818-301-5820 You can also join us via Facebook.com/cmpimedia or Twitter @cmpimedia

  • 01:01

    Africa Public Square

    in Current Events

     


    The African woman faces challenges from all corners: cultural barriers, economic opportunity, inequality, male chauvinism, and misogyny. The place of women in development has attracted worldwide attention to the extent that United Nations recognizes the crucial role of women in all societies. The body declared 1976-1985 as the decade for women and since then observed every March 8 as the International Women’s Day.


    In Africa, women have made significant progress in political and economic development in an environment hostile to women liberation. The continent produced the first female president, a record the United States is yet to accomplish.


    So how have African women faired in contemporary political and economic environment where a lot of odds stack against the attainment of their full potentials.


    Africa Public Square examines women in development from the African perspective.


    Join Africa Public Square Saturday 12noon to discuss this important topic. The number to call 1- 818-301-5820. You can also join on Facebook or Twitter.

  • 01:01

    Africa Public Square

    in Current Events

    In the past 8 months, four African leaders have fallen from the pinnacle of power.  Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast, and lately Moumer Ghadafi of Libya all were dethroned with ignominy.  Whereas Tunisian and Egyptian revolution was largely internal, the change that occurred in Ivory Coast and Libya was a combination of internal and external interventions. Some have argued that interventions in African affairs through judicial and military means are too frequent. In particular, the interventions of International Criminal Court and NATO are clear examples of the neo-colonial attempts. Yet, others insist that those opposed to external intervention should embark on internal reforms.
    Where do you stand? Are you in favor of external intervention as a mechanism to ensure a change of political leadership in Africa? Join the conversation! Welcome to Africa Public Square —the meeting place of Africans in Diaspora.
    Join Africa Public Square Saturday 12noon to discuss this important topic. The number to call 1- 818-301-5820. You can also join on Facebook or Twitter.

  • 01:01

    Africa Public Square

    in Current Events

    In the past 8 months, four African leaders have fallen from the pinnacle of power.  Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast, and lately Moumer Ghadafi of Libya all were dethroned with ignominy.  Whereas Tunisian and Egyptian revolution was largely internal, the change that occurred in Ivory Coast and Libya was a combination of internal and external interventions. Some have argued that interventions in African affairs through judicial and military means are too frequent. In particular, the interventions of International Criminal Court and NATO are clear examples of the neo-colonial attempts. Yet, others insist that those opposed to external intervention should embark on internal reforms.
    Where do you stand? Are you in favor of external intervention as a mechanism to ensure a change of political leadership in Africa? Join the conversation! Welcome to Africa Public Square —the meeting place of Africans in Diaspora.
    Join Africa Public Square Saturday 12noon to discuss this important topic. The number to call 1- 818-301-5820. You can also join on Facebook or Twitter.

  • 01:01

    Africa Public Square

    in Current Events

    In the past 8 months, four African leaders have fallen from the pinnacle of power.  Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast, and lately Moumer Ghadafi of Libya all were dethroned with ignominy.  Whereas Tunisian and Egyptian revolution was largely internal, the change that occurred in Ivory Coast and Libya was a combination of internal and external interventions. Some have argued that interventions in African affairs through judicial and military means are too frequent. In particular, the interventions of International Criminal Court and NATO are clear  neo-colonial attempts to undermine Africa's identity. Yet, others insist that those opposed to external intervention should resort to internal reforms and institutionalize good governance.


    Where do you stand? Are you in favor of external intervention as a mechanism to ensure a change of political leadership in Africa? Join the conversation! Welcome to Africa Public Square —the meeting place of Africans in Diaspora.


    Join Africa Public Square Saturday 12noon to discuss this important topic. The number to call 1- 818-301-5820. You can also join on Facebook or Twitter.

  • 01:02

    Africa Public Square

    in Current Events

     


     China’s growing economic influence in the world makes the United States jittery because of fears that US may lose its supremacy to the communist nation. In Africa, China is increasingly making incursions into the continent’s economy with vast political consequences.


    David Shinn, the former U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia was quoted recently as saying that the deepening engagement of China in Africa's infrastructure, mineral sector and telecommunications is creating "deep nervousness" in the West.


    The regions of Africa with heavy China influence coincidentally experience dictatorships like in China. Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, Maummer Ghadafi until recently the strongman of Libya, and Omar Bashir of Sudan are unrepentant allies of China.


    China’s involvement in Africa’s political and economic lives signals perhaps a second phase in the scramble for Africa’s resources after the partition of the continent by Western powers in Berlin in November of 1884.


    Africa Public Square examines the implications of China’s interest in Africa. What are the motives of the communist nation? Is it the beginning of Africa losing its traditional friends – the West? What is best for Africa in this new scramble for her resources?


     Join the conversation! Welcome to Africa Public Square —the meeting place of Africans in Diaspora.


    Join Africa Public Square Saturday 12noon (EST) to discuss this important topic.


    The number to call 1- 818-301-5820. You can also join on Facebook or Twitter.

  • 01:01

    Africa Without Khadafy

    in Current Events

    Moumer Khadafy, the strongman of Libya and arguably the longest reigning African head of State is probably on his way out of power. The opposition movement to oust the Libyan leader has taken some twists and turns culminating in a major advance to Tripoli, the capital city of the North African country.


    In his 42 years of rule, Khadafy has proved to be a quintessential dictator. The immediate family constitutes the government, the army, and other levers of administration. He undermined civil liberties and rule of law; ignored transparency, violated human rights, and supported international terrorism.


    The 68 year old leader used the enormous oil resources of his country to forge African unity under the aegis of African Union. He means different things to different people. Time magazine once described him as the "most dangerous man in the world" after President Reagan bombed the country in the 80’s.


    What does the Khadafy’s exit mean to Africa as a continent in terms of his dreams for the continent, his eccentricity, and relations with the entire world? Answers to these and other questions will form the basis of our conversation in this week’s edition of Africa Public Square.


    Join us Saturday Aug. 27 by 12noon to discuss this important topic. The number to call 1- 818-301-5820. You can also join on Facebook or Twitter.

  • 00:31

    Africa's Identity Crises

    in Current Events

    In the United States of America, Africans are the only ones identified by their continent and not by their countries of origin. We often hear about Irish-American, Pakistani-American, Russian-American, and Polish-American. You hardly hear about Ghanaian-American, Togolese-American or Zimbabwean-American. Why has this pattern persisted? Has it got to do with the image of Africa and the continuing decolonization processess? Our Guest and eminent social Science professor, Dr. Tak will join us to discuss Africa's Identity Crises in the US

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