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  • 01:09

    Panel of Donor Conceived Adults

    in Parents

    More children are being conceived with donor egg, sperm, and embryo through third party reproduction and IVF. We can learn from the generation that went before who were conceived through donors in the past. What was their experience growing up? Did their parents tell them of their donor conception. Does their donor conception affect how they feel about their family? Join our panel of four adult who were conceived with the help of a donor.

    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
    Blog summary of the show
    More Creating a Family resources on telling your children about their conception can be found here.

  • 00:26

    Donor Smart / Market Smart

    in Business

    Join us on June 26 2014 as we tap into intuitive techonology to attract, engage and retain donors - even on a large scale.  Greg Warner of MarketSmart will share with us how you can actually quantify donor interest and guide them through a series of messages tailored specifically to their interests.  This type of intimate fundraising can happen even if you never meet with them face to face.  Philanthropy for everybody, on their own terms.  We invite you to come listen and learn about the new wave in donor cultivation for nonprofit organizations- stewarding before they give you a gift.


  • 01:02

    Modern Families-Single Moms, Same Sex, IVF, & Donor

    in Parents

    How are the children and parents in alternative/non-traditional families doing? Families through IVF and donor conception, as well as single moms by choice and same sex families are increasing, but how are they doing, and how are the children developing? Are these new family forms harmful to children? 

    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews world renowned expert on new family structures, Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, England.

    For a discussion of this show, go to our blog tomorrow http://creatingafamily.org/blog/. 

    Creating a Family has many free resources related to this topic on our website at www.CreatingaFamily.org. 

    Show Highlights

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  • 00:50

    #40: Everything You Wanted to Know about Donor Conception with Alice Ruby

    in Moms and Family

    As lesbians, the way we conceive, typically, is through donor conception, and donor conception is whole new paradigm for most of us.  There are many intricacies, details and lots of new information to learn. How do sperm banks work?  How selective are they with the guys that may be the future biological father of your child? What kind of background study do they do on these guys? How extensively do they test for disease or genetic conditions? How many biological siblings might your child have out in the world?  How do they handle future contact with the donor? How do you talk to your child about donor conception? What are the chances your child is going to want to contact their donor?  Alice Ruby, executive director The Sperm Bank of California (TSBC) is on the show to answer these questions and more.  TSBC was the first sperm bank in the country to serve lesbians and other unmarried women.  As the only non-profit sperm bank in the country, TSBC does immense amounts of research the outcomes and implications of donor conception for parents, donor-conceived individuals, and donors. TSBC offers tons of resources on their site for lesbian parents looking to conceive.  Find out why TSBC may be a great option for your choice in sperm banks.

    Find out more about The Sperm Bank of California at https://www.thespermbankofca.org/.

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  • 00:26

    The Reluctant Donor with Suzanne Ruff

    in Self Help

    "You have the power to donate life. “ – Author Suzanne Ruff 

    Listen in as Suzanne Ruff joins Sister Jenna on the America Meditating Radio Program to discuss the transforming power of love.

    Suzanne Ruff is a living kidney donor and the author of the inspiring, award-winning book, “The Reluctant Donor,” Suzanne is also a freelance writer for The Charlotte Observer and has been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul books – “Grieving and Recovery” and the Chicken Soup for the Soul Harvard Medical School series:  “Say Hello to a Better Body.”

    Suzanne is on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Kidney Patients, serves on the Executive Committee of the Living Donor Council of the National Kidney Foundation and volunteers with the PKD Foundation. She works tirelessly to tell others how organ donation has saved her family because of a genetic disease. Today, as one of the nation’s greatest advocates for organ transplant, Suzanne is a sought-after speaker across the country.

    Suzanne and her sister were featured in a Chicago newspaper in a multi-part story and she has appeared on Fox News Minneapolis, Good Morning San Antonio and NBC in Chicago.  Visit her website atwww.suzanneruff.com

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  • 00:22

    The Reluctant Donor

    in Education

    An interview with: Suzanne Ruff   Suzanne Ruff's family was afflicted with PKD ( Polycystic KidneyDisease). Suzanne was the only one not affected by it. Her mother and two sisters, as well as several aunts and uncles and cousins have all needed kidney transplants to save their lives. When the bell rang with the call for her to donate her kidney to her sister, she became "The Reluctant Donor" . This happens to be the name of her book which chronicles her thoughts, feelings, emotions during this life-altering chapter of her life. PKD is the most common genetic disease - 12.5 million people worldwide have PKD; over half a million Americans suffer from it. As of the latest count, over 90,000 are waiting for a kidney transplant. Listen and be inspired by Suzanne's story. Perhaps, in the not too distant future, this could alter your life and someone else's.  

  • 00:31

    Blurring the Borders with Giving: The Impact of HNWI on Diaspora Giving

    in Business

    Alex Dixon, Director of the Aspen Institute’s Diaspora Investment Alliance, will be joining Ted Hart, CEO of CAF America, on the CAF America Radio Network show to discuss the role of HNWI within the context of diaspora philanthropy. Drawing upon Alex’s experience in both the banking and nonprofit sectors, the show will highlight the impact that diaspora communities can have with their philanthropic efforts and how they can give abroad in an easy and effective manner.


  • 01:06

    Gay's PSA

    in Self Help

    Bettering Yourself, Part VII: Gratitude

    This week on Gay's PSA, I will continue my discussion in "Bettering Yourself"!! This week's topic is: Gratitude!! I will have with me Worship Pastor Michael R. Minor, who will share with us how he maintained faith and never-yielding gratitude through his lengthy illness. Because of his rare blood type, finding a kidney donor was unlikely but his testimony will help you realize that "the impossible is God's chance to work a miracle"!

  • 00:30

    Episode 0097: Goose Vs Gander, Pt 2 (Double Standards In Dating)

    in Relationships

    In this episode, Mike talks about his perspective on how the sexes treat one another & how he is treated by women. What are your views on this? If you're listening, try calling The Mike Behind The Mike Show @ (929) 477-3402. 

    Mike was heated up in the first installment of this topic. Let's see how he reacts in this episode!

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  • 00:36

    Kidney Donor Josh Morrison..........and WaitList Zero Foundation

    in Health

    Josh Morrison is a co-founder and Executive Director of Waitlist Zero a non-profit founded by kidney donors, whose mission is to expand support for living kidney donations.

    Josh donated a kidney to a stranger in December 2011. He will explain his reason for his donation along with the process and recovery after the gift of his kidney. He and his group are bringing awareness to the lack of funds available to assist in the living donor transplant process.

    He was a life sciences attorney at Ropes & Gray, a law firm in Boston, He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

  • 00:32

    Talk with Marie Presents Be The Match Live Music Concert in Second Life

    in Non-Profit

    On today's show, Marie interviews Be The Match event organizers, Brianna Beresford and Katsii Tennen about the mission of the organization, how to get involved and upcoming fundraiser on Saturday, October 17 from 12:00p-6pm slt. If you are in Second Life, make sure to join us to support this life saving organization. Let's connect on Twitter and Pinterest!

     About Be The Match

    For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match ® , operated by the National Marrow Donor Program ®  (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant. Check out the Be The Match website for ways to get involved today:   http://www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/BWBTM