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  • 00:41

    Home Repair and Renovations for the Special Needs Family

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    We talk with Debbie Farson, Owner/Operator of HomeWise Referrals, a company that helps people find contractors to do home repairs and renovations.  Given the high numbers of adults with disabilities living with parents, who also may be aging and needing home modifications, the need for contractors who can renovate homes for our population is critical.   Learn how Ms. Farson helps meet this need.  Also joining us will be Mark Friese, Vice President or Merrill Lynch Special Needs Planning Group to discuss the financial side of housing, and how to plan for good financial decisions for your loved ones with special needs.  




  • 00:37

    A Discussion with MemoryBanc -A Company Serving Families with Aging Loved Ones

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    We are joined by Kay Bransford, President and Chief Curator at Memory Banc, a company that helps families organize important documents and family memories when loved ones are no longer able to do so. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that at least 70%  of Americans turning 65 will need three years of care, and many people struggle to care for loved ones  because they don’t have the right legal paperwork or the information to be able to act on their behalf.  This is where MemoryBanc helps.  www.memorybanc.org

    Also, joining in the discussion is Mark Friese, Vice President of Special Needs Planning at Merrill Lynch who will discuss the financial side of being organized and ready for the inevitable aging process which often includes a disabling condition.  

  • 00:40

    The Ins and Outs of the Able Act

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    The Able Act was signed into law by President Obama and promises to help people with disabilities live lives of more independence through tax free savings accounts.  Join us as we discuss how these account will work with Mark Friese, Vice President of Special Needs Planning at Merrill Lynch, and Sara Weir, President National Downs Syndrome Society.


  • 00:33

    FES Tidbits with Greg Friese

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    This month I'll have Greg Friese from "everydayemstips" on discussing Mash-Ups and Training...  How to gather content and Mash it and put together training for Fire/EMS.  

    Also possibly discuss why proper training is essential for Fire/EMS safety.

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  • 00:33

    End of the Year Financial Tips

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    We get tax information from CPA Robin Gordon that can help parents of children with disabilities.  Also, joining in the discussion is Mark Friese, Vice President of the Special Needs Planning Group at Merrill Lynch. Robin is based in Northern VA and can be reached via her website at  http://www.cgcocpas.com/robin_gordon.php   Mark Friese is in the DC office of Merrill Lynch and can be reached at: 202.659.6138  E-mail: mark_friese@ml.com

  • 02:17

    MXTalkRadio – Friese, Bowers, Ames

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    Cool show this week catching up with Friese and Bowers and meeting Ames for the first time.

    Factory Metal Works/Club MX Vince Friese fought a hard earned battle in Dallas this weekend and walked away with a 4th place finish and was top privateer. We talked with Friese about the race, the 250, the teams trailer mishap, his 450 results an his hot girlfriend before switching gears to our Arenacross madmen.

    Zach Ames is a cool operator with a passion for what he does as well as a shared passion for fast cars with our host Steve Flanders. We talked for a bit with Ames about rooming with his Arenacross rival and teammate Tyler Bowers as well as stolen cell phone pics, Mookie, cars… etc.

    Next up the other Babbits Monster Energy Kawasaki guy Tyler Bowers joined MXTR. We got to catch up with Bowers about AX vs SX money, his thoughts on SX and his close AX points battle with Ames. We also talked to him about his recent ankle injury and he had some funny stories to tell about previous injuries he tried to hide from his Babbit’s roomie.

    Check in for MXTalkRadio LIVE @ 7:00pm Pacific, this Tuesday, and every Tuesday on MXTalkRadio.com

  • 00:28

    Better Than Botox - Collagen Peptides, Gelatin & Bone Broth

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    Collagen is essential for one’s overall health, fitness and wellbeing. It is the basic building block of skin, hair, hails, bones and joints. Our ancestors utilized sustainable whole animal nutrition, which provided an abundant amount of collagen. Today we will talk about collagen gelatin and bone broth - Better Than Botox with guest Corey Friese, Vital Proteins.

    Hosted by The Real Food Revivalist, Erin Chamerlik

    Get Better Wellness, Inc.  www.GetBetterWellness.com  Brentwood, TN

    As the Real Food Revivalist, I believe that many of the "modern" diseases of our society are the result of factors that we can influence or control. On this show we talk about real food for real life. How to make changes that matter. It is time to get back to an ancestral way of eating and stop taking our nutrition advice from those who are not science-based. 

    One-on-one consultations provided local and long distance, in person or via the telephone or internet.

    I use Real Food nutrition and quality supplementation to help improve and reverse many chronic health conditions.

    My plan will help you uncover hidden food sensitivities, detect candida overgrowth, dysbiosis, and leaky gut. You will have a solid plan to heal your digestive tract and restore health and vitality.

  • 01:52

    MXTalkRadio – Vince Friese, Justin Buckelew

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    Tonight on MXTalkRadio:

    Vince Friese
    Justin Buckelew
    Weston Peick

    Great chat tonight with Vince Friese about his new team, success on the lites bike, rumors of AX for 2014 and making money in professional racing.

    We caught up with Justin Buckelew for our “where are they now” segment and talked about raising a family, his motocross training school, money, fun times and advice he has for up and coming racers.

    Last, but not at all least, was our “Where’s Weston” call to Weston Peick. This week Weston was not naked, but he did talk about his emotion at Daytona as well as his clutch and engine trouble that ultimately resulted in a DNF.

  • 00:34

    Drumming and Disability - A Conversation with Drum Therapy Pioneer Pat Gesualdo

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    When you are a parent of a child with disability, you are forced to try new things. So let's try Drum Therapy.  Pat Gesualdo is an award winning drummer, author and educator and pioneer of Drum Therapy.    Join us to learn what Drum Therapy is and how it can help your child.  Also joining us on the show is our regular guest Mark Friese, Vice President of Special Needs Planning at Merrill Lynch.  

  • 00:33

    Finding Financial Gold for Special Needs Families

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    As we know raising children is expensive, let alone children with disabilities.  Mark Friese, Vice President of the Special Needs Group at Merrill Lynch join us to discuss how to find financial gold in ways you may not have considered.

  • 00:29

    Long Term Care Insurance : Even If Not a Sexy Topic - You Know You Want It!

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    Long Term Care Insurance might not be at the top of the list of things we like to talk about, but as Robin Thicke croons "You know you want it!"

    70% of people with disabilities live at home with aging parents.  Who is caring for whom?   And even if you do not have a disability, odds are that you or a loved one will have a disabling condition especially as we all joyfully live longer lives.  Long Term Care Insurance is a key tool to ensuring that we live our lives to the fullest at every stage!!!  

    Listen up as we hear from Mark Ravalico, Regional Director, and Certified Long-Term Care Consultant with Lincoln Financial Group , as well as from our ongoing colloborator Mark Friese, Vice President, Special Needs Group at Merrill Lynch.