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Join Christy Demetrakis and her special guest Wolfgang Wolf for "I used to drive a BMW, now I get around in a wheelchair." Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm EST.
About Wolfgang Wolf:
Wolfgang Wolf was born in 1951 in Leipzig, GDR, he was taken by his parents to West Germany (FRG) at the age of 10 months because his father was sentenced to 18 years in Siberia for an alleged assassination attempt on the Russian dictator Joseph Stalin.
He grew up in a refugee camp near Stuttgart until 1957. Having studied Visual Communication, Semiotics and Communication Theory , Wolfgang went on to work in Advertising and Direct Marketing (first as graphic designer, later a copywriter). In 1980 he emigrated to New Zealand, travelled up and down the country, photographed a lot, co-founded Ogilvy & Mather Direct, and was their Creative Director. He worked half a year in Los Angeles, USA, and founded his own agency in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1985.
Then in 1990 he had a major stroke, which he barely survived. It left him in a wheelchair, unable to write, barely able to stand, and talk. He did not give up and feel sorry for himself, but went on to orchestrate this change to his new life, and take control of it. While he recovered and adjusted to life in a wheelchair he wrote the book "I’m not stupid, just disabled", which is out of print now, but a revised, version based on it is available on Amazon/Kindle.
Join host Dave Etter and assorted callers as they discuss the Family Readiness Programs for each service. Are they of any use to us men? Are they completely obsolete? Dave has answers to alot of FRG questions, but, what is your take? Keep em or junk em?
MMSRS is a weekly 2-hour web-based call-in radio show (516-453-9167), hosted by Dave Etter, focusing on the needs of men married to serving military members, both men and women. Male Military Spouses are a small niche of military spouses, comprising of only 7%-8% of all military spouses. We feel left out, usually, at support functions - especially those designed with the spouses being identified as "wives"! We get cajoled at playgrounds where our kids play, from the mommies there who think we don't belong. We are proud SAHDs, who gave up our careers to follow our spouses as they dedicate thier lives to defend our country! Here, on this show, we come together and share beer recipes, diaper changing techniques, financial discoveries - manly things, for men! Airs Fridays at Noon CT, rated R for the cussing that can occur, and available for download (podcast) immediately following each show.
Tonight we have Tracy Freeman & Tasha Short Bachelder of the South Carolina FRG as our special guests.
The subjects we are going to spotlight on our shows are the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, the Declaration of Independence & the Bill of Rights. We will also have weekly shows focusing on Shariah Law & Islam.
Starting July 10th Toots Sweet will be joining us as your host as we devote Tuesday nights to "Patria Music" taking back this country one song at a time.
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Please join Health Educator & Life Coach, Erica Haray-Butcher, as she chats with Master Coach, Ashley Folsom, on the wisdom they've learned as military spouses. Life Coach, Jen Gotti, will be back on as guest co-host. Ashley & Erica will also share some funny stories about their experiences in the military.
The show is for civilians, as well as fellow military peeps! All the lessons Ashley & Erica have learned are great lessons for everybody. Fellow milspouses are invited to call in and share what they've learned as well!
To learn more about Erica and Catch Good Health, please visit www.CatchGoodHealth.com. To learn more about Ashley, please check out www.ashleyfolsom.com.
Compassion Fatigue for FRG Leaders & Volunteers
Guest Speaker: Kim Beair, Director of Psychological Health
Discover how the Oklahoma National Guard Family Program Office can help Service Members and families through their program with resources throughout the deployment cycles.
Uncle Sam's Mistress is a Caregiver to a Combat Medic who served in our modern wars where he sustained an IED blast. She is the FRG Leader and Regional Trainer as well as a member of the Disabled American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary. She is a member of my Coalition of Combat PTSD Bloggers and a proud Veterans Advocate. Today we will be discussing how she has turned her worst nightmare into her lifes work and passion. You can catch her writing at Living with PTSD and TBI: An Army Wife's POV
This special segment of AWTR will feature FRG leaders from Fort Sill, OK sharing their responses and conversation after visiting the AUSA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Join us for a fun and true conversation with leaders and Army wives just like YOU!
With over 15,000 fans on his Facebook page, MCPON Rick West (Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy) has embraced the use of social media to connect directly with Navy families, Sailors and retirees. Posting photos of his travels as he meets Sailors across the fleet and posting his views on current issues, he is engaging Sailors and families in a whole new way. Join us as we sit down with MCPON West to chat about social media, OPSEC and how he sees the future of social networking sites as a way to communicate with Navy families. We'll also be sharing a few tips on practicing safe social networking. You don't want to miss this show! You are sure to learn something to share with your FRG, command and/or extended military family!
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