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  • 01:04

    Making Sure Your Sperm/Egg/Embryo Donation & Surrogacy is Legal

    in Parents

    Egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation and surrogacy can be a legal landmine. Each state has different laws and a mistake can have serious consequences. How to make sure your third party reproduction in legal and all parties are protected.

    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Stephanie Caballero and Catherine Tucker, both reproductive law attorneys covering egg donation, sperm donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation.

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

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  • 01:02

    Genetics 101 for Egg and Sperm Donation

    in Health

    What do you need to know about the genetics of a potential egg donor or sperm donor? What type of genetic testing is available both pre and post conception? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Dr. Harvey Stern, Director of Genetics and the Fetal Diagnostic Center at Genetics & IVF Institute, and Medical Director of Fairfax Cryobank and of GIVF’s Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) program. He also supervises genetic screening for GIVF’s egg donors and for Fairfax Cryobank’s sperm donors.

    Dr. Lee Silver, a molecular biology professor at Princeton; author of over 200 research articles on genetics and computational modeling, as well as two of the leading academic genetic textbooks; and he is the founder and Chief Science Advisor at Genepeeks. 

    Stephanie Andriole, who is a gentics counselor at Comprehensive Genetics with a masters in Human Genetics where she advised both prenatal and preconception patients.

    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
    Blog summary of the show
    More Creating a Family resources on egg and sperm donation can be found here.

  • 01:03

    How are Kids Conceived via Sperm/Egg/Embryo Donation Doing?

    in Parents

    Concern has been expressed on how children conceived via third party reproduction, including sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation are faring. Is attachment as strong in these families. What is the nature of the parent child relationships? Host Dawn Davenport interviews renowned researcher Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge and Dr. Martha Rueter, Associate Professor of Family Social Science at University of Minnesota. 

    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
    Blog summary of the show
    More Creating a Family resources on third party reproduction can be found here.

  • 01:58

    Green Egg with Dorothy Morrison and MR Sellars

    in Spirituality


    Dubbed by Publishers Weekly as "a witch to watch," Dorothy Morrison is the award-winning author of numerous books on the Ancient Arts and their application to modern life.  She's won several awards for her writing, and has become a favorite of readers and critics from all walks of life.  Some say it's because of the easily appreciated conversational tone she applies to her work.  Others say it's her down-to-earth and humorous approach to the subject matter.  But regardless of the debate, all agree on one thing:  Whether in her writing or her interaction with the public, it's Morrison's personal style that makes her memorable.  And it's that same sort of charm and grace that has some folks calling her "The Julia Sugarbaker of Paganism."

    A practicing Witch since the early seventies, Morrison is an elder of the Georgian Tradition of Wicca, and an initiate of the RavenMyst Circle Tradition.  Group memberships aside, though, her true focus has always been on the use of magic and its practical application to everyday living; so much so, in fact, that she collaborated with Coventry Creations to develop her own line of candles and oils - a product line known asWicked Witch Mojo – and created the Hexology spell jar line.





  • 01:02

    Should You Tell Family/Friends You Used Donor Sperm/Egg/Embryo

    in Parents

    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Bette Galen, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in alternative family building.

    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. 

    Please leave us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.

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  • 01:55

    Green Egg with Shauna Aura Knight

    in Spirituality

    An artist, author, ritualist, presenter, and spiritual seeker, Shauna travels nationally offering intensive education in the transformative arts of ritual, community leadership, and personal growth. Shauna is passionate about creating rituals, experiences, spaces, stories, and artwork to awaken mythic imagination. She is the author of The Leader Within, Ritual Facilitation, and Dreamwork for the Initiate’s Path. She’s a columnist on ritual techniques for CIRCLE Magazine, and her writing also appears in the anthologies Stepping in to Ourselves, A Mantle of Stars, Calling to our Ancestors, and Bringing Race to the Table.

    She’s also the author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels including The Truth Upon Her Lips, A Fading Amaranth, A Winter Knight’s Vigil, Werewolves in the Kitchen, Werewolves with Chocolate, and more. Shauna’s mythic artwork and designs are used for magazine covers, book covers, and illustrations, as well as decorating many walls, shrines, and other spaces.  http://www.shaunaauraknight.com

  • 00:43

    Rebel Rise Live: Egg Bowl Edition

    in Football

    On Saturday, Ole Miss travels to Starkville for the 88th annual Egg Bowl, as the 18th ranked Rebels (8-3, 5-2) battle instate rival No. 21 Mississippi State (8-3, 4-3). This will be the 112th meeting between Ole Miss and Bulldogs with the Rebels leading the series 62-43-6. 

    Rebels247's David Johnson, Dave Bevan and Michael Quirk give a preview of the upcoming regular season finale between Ole Miss and Mississippi State in this edition of Rebel Rise Live.

  • 02:00

    Green Egg with Suzie Wright

    in Spirituality

    Suzie has been offering stellar readings to clients all over the country for over two decades, giving thoughtful, honest advice with a slice of her charm and a dash charisma to sweeten the consultation. Being one of the most well-established Astrologers in Nashville, she has helped to bring positive insight into the lives of those who see her for Astrology, Mediumship, Tarot and Life Coaching. Her many years in the Human Resources field adds to her ability to empower, educate and uncover her clients’ abilities and potential. A gal with a whole lot of style, Suzie brings excitement and fun to the world of metaphysics through many different venues. Her adorable Gypsy Wagon is always a hit at parties and conventions. She hosts her own BlogTalk show, and television show, Mystic Coffee Hour, and has a YouTube vlog “The Cosmic Cupcake.” Suzie has written Astrology columns for Brides.com, Las Vegas Karaoke Magazine, has been a contributing Astrologer for Cosmo Magazine and has made numerous television appearances as a metaphysical expert and also singer! She was the on-air Astrologer for 3 years on the High Lonesome Sound radio program on WSCA-FM. And a featured blogger on Inspiremetoday.com. Suzie is a graduate of Dale Carnegie and has a PHR in Human Resources. She hosts AstroDrama events and also attunes Reiki students, teaches Astrology and Tarot, and classes in Psychic Development. Visit her website at www.astrogirl12.com

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  • 01:09

    Green Egg Radio with Priestess Nancie Clark

    in Spirituality

    Priestess Clark is an ordained Minister, co-founder of Spirit of the Earth and founder of the Western Kentucky Hoodoo Rootworker Heritage Festival. Having been involved with the Interfaith and Pagan communities for many years, Priestess Clark works with various organizations and travels teaching at various events. Currently Priestess Clark is full time student and is putting the finishing touches on her first book. She honors the sacred in all and her Ancestors always....

    Ritual is a Black Tie Affair A workshop that dives into the world of the Afro-Caribbean tradition Palo Mayombe, ritual sacrifice, and sacred practices. Workshop with a Ritual Ancestor Reverence in Afro-Caribbean Religions: In this workshop you will learn the role of Ancestors in Afro-Caribbean Culture and how Ancestors are revered among the different Afro-Caribbean Religions. You will learn how to incorporate Ancestor worship into your Rituals. Dare to connect and to listen. This will be a hands on workshop in which participants will engage in Ritual to honor our Ancestors. Bring a picture, memento, or favorite treat of an Ancestor you wish to honor for the altar.

    Ritual:The Power of Loss a Women's Ritual Gather together Sisters as we honor and celebrate loss in our lives. An intensive, introspective, affirming Ritual. Empower yourself and the Women you share this experience with.

  • Green Egg Radio with Tesea Dawson

    in Spirituality

    Tesea Dawson is a native of Tennessee and is one of the founding members of the Celtic, Tribal, Gypsy, Rock band Tuatha Dea.  She’s toured with the group for five years playing the bass guitar, the flute, keyboard and various percussion instruments.  Her final show was December 31, 2014 after deciding to leave to raise her two children.  Today she remains involved with the group by assisting with bookings, promotions, etc. 

    After spending 5 years touring the festival circuit she is now using that knowledge and close network of friends and tribe to build a new convention in Nashville, TN.  After being inspired by a smaller festival she was asked to help coordinate in April of 2015, she began building a convention based on the idea of unity.  ODD Con personifies that as it’s main message is be original, be diverse, be different.  Though not labeled a pagan event it remains pagan friendly and hosts a variety of pagan speakers, authors, musicians and presenters.  In order to bring folks of all walks of life together she has incorporated mainstream acts and presenters and incorporated events that reach a diverse audience to include a zombie pin up beauty pageant, a professional drag show and a cosplay contest.  Her belief is that societies view of normal is nothing more than a façade and deep down we are all just a bunch of weirdos.  To prove that, she blends the strange, unique and odd into one giant melting pot of weird in order to celebrate everyone’s individual brand of YOU.   No matter your race, religion, sexual orientation, upbringing or age, her goal is to build a community where everyone has a place and show that we all really can get along. 

    For more info please go to www.oddconnashville.com

  • 02:35

    Let the Holidays Begin ... Balancing the Added Stresses and Desired Joys ...

    in Self Help

    When we're kids, the holidays usually represent joy and wonder, excitement and extra activity. Not for all, but for many of us. For other less fortunate kids, the desire for those emotions is there.

    As an adult survivor of brain injury and the caregivers, while the wish we could still feel that way, the truth is, the tightrope can be very thin. Sometimes as hard we try, the positive emotions can give way to overwhelming, stressful, and depressive feelings. How can we achieve a balance, or can we?  How do we makea tricky situation more tolerable and happy for everyone? 

    Special guests with a special request will be stopping by. Wendy "Yaya", her daughter Melissa and her two sons Dillon (12) and Tyler (10). They both have a terminal illness. With surgeries and proper medical care they can be expected to live into their 20s.  After they were diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and are the 2015 NE MDA Ambassadors. Their house burned down in CO. They returned to Omaha and are now both confined to wheelchairs. In the brutal climate of the midwest, a critical need has come up and we hope you can help. See www.gofundme.com/whafuw48 Or if you prefer Wells Fargo Omaha has an account set up called DillonTylerVan, which you can send a donation to. Check with your own Wells Fargo about getting the deposit made to Account number 5089869753.

    After hearing my guests, I think you'll find Thanks and Giving easier to achieve, and hopefully help in the spirit of Thanksgiving.