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On March 23, the day before the Reason Rally, hundreds of atheists converged on Capitol Hill as part of the Secular Coalition for America’s lobby day. Joining us with a follow-up report on that momentous event will be Lauren Anderson Youngblood, Communications Manager of the Secular Coalition. She'll also tell us about the Secular Coalition's plans for the upcoming year, and share her insight about the Coalition's new executive director, Edwina Rogers -- a seasoned Republican lobbyist.
Co-hosting is Al Stefanelli, the Georgia State Director of American Atheists (a member of the Secular Coalition) and prolific author. Al's latest book is Free Thoughts - A Collection Of Essays By An American Atheist, a collection of 60 of Al's most-requested magazine, newspaper and Internet articles. We'll talk with Al about his new book and today's social-political issues.
Lauren joined the Secular Coalition in 2011, bringing with her several years experience in journalism, marketing writing and web editing. A New York native, Lauren studied Journalism and Political Science at Howard University, and Middle Eastern history at Tel Aviv University in Israel. As a journalist her work has appeared in various publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly.
Al began writing in 1985, starting with the New York Times. In 1993 he joined a McClatchy newspaper, writing a weekly column for ten years. His writing continues to be widely distributed on the Internet and in print. Al is a former Southern Baptist Pastor and today is a popular atheist activist.
Professional bloggers and podcasters have a lot in common! Not only are they both content creators, both have struggled to have their work be taken seriously by the mainstream public. However, times are a changin'! Wayne Clingman welcomes freelance writer Lauren Tharp back to Indy Film Wisconsin to talk about how blogging can help everyone from solopreneurs to large corporations.
Tonight on Mad U @ 9-11 PM Eastern - Right To Be Human! Thursday, 4/30 with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney. To listen, call: (267) 521-0167 (press 1 or *1 to talk) or click, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkwithtenney/2015/04/30/mad-u-with-hosts-sarah-knutson-and-lauren-tenney. We live in a world that thinks human rights end where psychiatry begins. But which came first, the deprivation or the diagnosis? In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognized that every human being needs certain fundamental protections in order to live, develop and thrive as a member of the human community. In 2006, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities applied these same protections to psycho-social disabilities. So.... What protections do we need as human beings? What affect does this have on mental well-being? What happens if we live our lives unprotected? How good is our society at looking out for us? What is the effect of being repeatedly violated or disregarded as a human being? Is psychiatry selling us a bill of goods that's distracting from the real issues? Why are we treating individuals if our whole society is sick? Would we better off focusing on human rights recovery than mental health recovery?
For further reading:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=15&pid=150
Join Talk with Tenney on April 22, 2015 from 9-11 PM Eastern for an exciting and informative conversation with Lauren Parks on surviving and ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
Lauren Parks is a social work graduate student at Monmouth university. Her life's work has been dedicated to aiding and assisting victims of violence, specifically, domestic violence and sexual assault. Through her own personal experience with teen dating violence, Lauren has been able to use that negative experience to advocate for victims everywhere. Lauren currently serves as a rape survivor advocate through safe horizon community program and also leads an empowerment group for female victims in Staten Island. Lauren has plans of developing a center for victims that would be dedicated to more long term after care.
Lines will be open for you to call in and be part of the program (267)521-0167
In tonights episode of The Red Light Sports Ramble, presented by The Red Light Sports Network, Evan Witalison and Troy Otradovec welcome Lauren Hopkins, the Editor-IN-Chief, of The Gymternet.
Hopkins began writing for The Couch Gymnast in July 2010, initially writing a few stories each year before becoming the U.S. Editor in 2012. She has covered every international elite competition on U.S. soil in addition to World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games. As Editor-in-Chief of The Gymternet since 2014, Lauren aims to bring the very best coverage, interviews, contests, quizzes, features, and blogs from the people who really “get” gym – other gym fans. A New England native, Lauren is a recent graduate of Columbia University who currently lives in New York City. She is in the process of writing her first young adult book about elite gymnastics in an Olympic year.
Listen in and learn more about the world of gymnastics.
Tonight Author Susanna K. Green of Sweet Nectar Publishing interviews Gerald C. Anderson, Sr.
Raine Davis is abused and battered by her husband. The music industry's newest star is loved by millions and adores the limelight. However, in the darkness she’s suffering. She turns on her family and finds herself betrayed by her friends. How will she escape? Who are the men hiding in shadows, running the world?
Gerald C. Anderson Sr.’s Standing Firm: One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence depicts the life of a young starlet with a thirst for fame. Turning her back on a loving family who live to the good word of the Lord, Raine joins forces with a shady man who delivers the fame he promises, but subjects her to harrowing abuse in the process. Gerald’s narrative is a microcosm of the abuse that plights the lives of millions of American women; a fictional tale with a very real wakeup call for reality.
While domestic violence is hidden behind the doors of homes on almost every American street, each case is chillingly unique and often a product of the most bizarre circumstances. For the protagonist in Gerald’s searing new novel, her life of hurt and pain should have been a life under the spotlight.
All is exposed in Standing Firm: One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence. Reading Raine’s story of abuse can be difficult and painful at times, but it tells a vital story.
Visit Gerald: www.GeraldcAndersonSr.com/ Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/DmRJnAjP1qI
Tonight on Mad U – 9-11 PM EASTERN. An Evening with Pat Risser. Pat Risser has been a psych rights activist and advocate for nearly 3 decades. His journey from childhood trauma/ abuse to mental health system trauma/ abuse to peer-supported recovery, healing and wholeness is powerful and compelling. In this episode, Pat will take us on a tour of his life, his work, his writing and his webpage. He’ll share his experience of what helped, what didn’t, where we’ve come as a movement, what needs to change, and how we can go about getting there.
From Pat: "I had been brainwashed by the psychiatric system to be hopeless, helpless and overly dependent. So now I've dedicated the greater part of my life to try and reach people who are currently affected by the system and deprogram them from the cult of psychiatry."
About Pat: Pat is a semi-retired, award-winning Mental Health Consultant who provides training and workshops for consumers/survivors throughout the country. Pat has extensive experience as an author trainer, facilitator, presenter and consultant. He’s been a human rights activist, mental health advocate and trauma champion for over twenty-five years. Pat has built and directed a statewide consumer network, directed a patients' rights program and developed countless self-help, peer support groups. Pat entered the mental health system at age 21. He survived over 20 hospitalizations for a raft of purported diagnosis entitling him to a boatload of pyschiatric drugs, none of which helped. He brings perspectives as a consumer/survivor, professional provider, administrator and family member.
To check out Pat's extensive website: www.patrisser.com
To talk with Pat, Sarah, and Lauren, and be part of the show, call (267)521-0167
4/2/15, 9-11 PM Estern Talk with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney. Be part of the program, call: (267)521-0167
"The barriers to change in the mental health system are enormous." These words are as true today as when they were written nearly 40 years ago by Judi Chamberlin (1978) in her paradigm-changing work, On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System. In this episode of Mad U, we explore and reflect together on some of Judi's core ideas.
Chamberlin, J. (1998). Confessions of a noncompliant patient. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 36, 49-52. http://www.power2u.org/articles/recovery/confessions.html.
Chamberlin, J. (1990). The ex-patients’ movement: Where we’ve been and where we’re going. The Journal of Mind and Behavior, 11, 323-336. http://www.power2u.org/articles/history-project/ex-patients.html
Questions for reflection: Judi calls the ex-patients movement a 'liberation struggle of oppressed people' - what does that mean to you? Have you ever been called non-compliant by the mental health system? Have you ever felt pressure to comply? How did that impact you? Your relationships? Your feelings about the system? What role is there, if any, for compliance/ noncompliance in a human rights informed society? When if ever, should one person be allowed to substitute their judgment (reality) for someone else's? What concerns motivated the early ex-patient's movement? How did those concerns inform the values of the ex-patients movement? Where do you see those same values present today in how ...we treat each other as individuals? we advocate for society to treat us? we organize together to serve our communities? Where and why have we lost sight of these values? What, if anything, should we do about that?
Chamberlin, J. (1978). On Our Own: Patient controlled alternatives. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
There are many labeled as "one to watch" the difference about Jas Anderson, is he one to be watched and remembered!. Training is essential when choosing acting as a career. Jas Anderson after graduating from Professional Performing Arts High Schoo in new york attended Rutgers University. Then he enrolled into Mason Gross School of the Arts majoring in theater and studying with William Esper; developing his acting craft was a formidable and given challenge. In his first theatrical performance he worked with the legendary Woodie King Jr., and recieved a Audelco nomination for Best Male in a Musical for the show Diss Diss Diss Dat at the New Federal Theater. Shortly after he begain to add film and TV credits to his repertoire.For those familar with his work, he is an actor who's star is only getting brighter as his career rapidly takes shape. He has already worked with seasoned actors such as Richard Gere,Ethan Hawke, Jim Caviezel, Matt Borner,Stephen Dorff and another of other notables in the business. His latest credits include filming two hit tv shows White Collar and Person of Interest. Aside from his charm, wit, and enormous talentJas Anderson is a man full of depth and enormous talent. Mr. Anderson needs no cliches like "on the rise" or eve "soon to be household name" his acting talent and work ethich speak volumes for itself.
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Tonight on Mad U - 9-11 PM "Shocking Thought - "Yes They Still Do That" - To listen, call: (267) 521-0167 (press 1 or *1 to talk). On Saturday, May 16th 2015, survivors around the world will stand in unity to ban the use of electro-convulsive shock (ECT) as a 'treatment' in mental health. An estimated 100,000 people still receive this brain-damaging procedure in the United States. While highly profitable for providers, shock is no more effective than placebo. The benefits, if any, tend to be short-lived and result largely from the natural endorphins that the body releases to sooth pain when an injury occurs. Shock is often urged, and sometimes forced, when people are in a highly vulnerable state. In this episode of Mad U, we talk about the upcoming protest, why it's important, and how to get involved. We also talk about the history of shock, why it's so damaging, and what we can and should do differently when human beings reach the point where life no longer feels worth living. For further reading:
Readings from Leonard Frank - http://psychiatrized.org/LeonardRoyFrank/FromTheFilesOfLeonardRoyFrank.htm
Book review of Linda Andre's "Doctors of deception http://journals.cortland.edu/wordpress/sasc/files/2012/12/6_smuckler_book_review.pdf
Ted Chabasinski, JD, Author, Mad in America, http://www.madinamerica.com/author/tchabasinski/
Join us on the discussion of initiatives that will assist the Black Community to Empower themselves with clear Goals and plans that can be accomplished in this era to develop a better quality of life for African American people.
Voting hasn't solved it (YOU GOT A BLACK PRESIDENT - NO CHANGE) PROTESTING hasn't solved it - YOU'VE BEEN MARCHING SINCE THE 60'S --- NO JUSTICE NO PEACE hasn't changed it --- YOU BEEN YELLING THAT SINCE THE 50'S . The only thing that hasn't been offered is a clear cut Economic Plan to create self sufficiency -- Dr. Claud Anderson (The MLK of Economics) has that Plan Join us for a spirited discussion this coming Thursday 12/11 @ 8pm est. on The Love Zone USA.com - To Advertise on this or any of the other epidsodes email email@example.com
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