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  • 00:37

    Chicago’s First Steakhouse Gene & Georgetti Supports National Adoption Month

    in Current Events

    Joining Mary E. today will be Michelle Durpetti, daughter of proprietors Tony and Marion Durpetti and granddaughter of founder Gene Michelotti. Also, joining us will be Molly Philosophos Director of Development with Hephzibah Children's Association. 


    Chicago legend Gene & Georgetti, nestled under the El tracks at 500 N. Franklin St., supports National Adoption Month in November by donating a portion of proceeds from all dessert sales- including handmade Tiramisu, Chocolate Tuxedo Mousse Cake, and their famous Italian Lemon Crème Layer Cake- to Oak Park based Hephzibah Children’s Association.   


    Hephzibah’s Group Homes are where abused and neglected children come to heal and grow, where they can be free of fear, worry, and loneliness. Their family based services renew and strengthen family bonds and their foster care services create new, loving and secure family ties. Hephzibah’s day care program offers an award winning educational experience for children in the community — regardless of their family’s ability to pay. 


    Since opening in 1941, Gene & Georgetti is still family owned and operated. Co-founder Gene Michelotti’s daughter Marion Durpetti and her husband Tony Durpetti purchased the restaurant in 1990 after the passing of her father. Marion’s cousin Richard Ciota serves as general manager while their daughter Michelle Durpetti runs marketing and events.  "We are thrilled to bring some attention to and donate toward Hepzibah during National Adoption Month. As a family who has enjoyed the blessings of adoption, this is a cause very close to our heart," says the Durpetti Family. 


     


     

  • 00:40

    National Adoption Month

    in Family

    This week on Mom Talk Radio, we are joined by Sharon Simons, author of Mom At Last: How I Never Gave Up On Becoming a Mother, shares information about infertility, adoption and becoming a mom at last. Spotlight on Moms features Mira Park of MiraBest.com. Rene Alegria, CEO of Mamiverse shares information on Bilingual Plus, the new platform for help in raising bilingual kids. Dr. Cass Ingram, author of The Cure is in the Cupboard, shares natural remedies for cold season. Carrie Goldman, award-winning author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear, shares information about her Adoption Portraits series in honor of National Adoption Month.

  • 01:34

    OPEN MIC POETRY NIGHT! National Poetry Month

    in Poetry

    Celebrating Poetry Month!


    OPEN MIC POETRY NIGHT


    Join us C. Bravo and Mr. Speaker


    New York 7:00 PM EST California 4:00 PM PST


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  • 00:33

    National Women's History Month and Nutrition and Athletic Month

    in Radio

    Join Chaplain Jones, Nancy Smith, LaShanda Lewis, Crystal Bates and Patrina Smalls.


    This week #TeamChaplain will hightlight women who have impact their lives through a life of legacy making history. 


    March is National Women’s History Month.  There is a website dedicated to Women's History http://www.nwhp.org/2015-national-womens-history-month-honorees/.  2015 is the National Women’s History Project’s  35th Anniversary.  In celebration of this landmark anniversary, They have chosen 9 women as 2015 Honorees who have contributed in very special ways to our work of “writing women back into history.”  


    TeamChaplain will also share their fitness and nutrition goals and accomplishments for the month of March.

  • 01:01

    National Poetry Month featuring Ivy Ford DeShield the "Poetess Dorhora"

    in Self Help

    Words have POWER! Words have FEELING!  Words have MOTION!  Words have LIFE!  National Poetry Month gives tribute to the creative minds that share their gifts with the world.  Ivy Ford Deshield the "Poetess Dorhora" touch lives and inspire souls!  Her “confessional” style verse is a form of self-prescribed therapy for a balanced existence and beautiful mind.


    IT’S TIME TO EXHALE!


    So, Let’s Talk!


    Knowledge Always Empowers


    TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 @ 10PM EST


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  • 01:07

    How to Do an Independent Private Adoption in the US

    in Parents

    It is possible to do an independent adoption without using an adoption agency. 


    Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews two of the top adoption attorneys that facilitate independent adoptions in the US: Steven M. Kirsh and Mark McDermott.


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


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us. Thanks.


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

  • 00:50

    Sue Badeau and Tricia Goyer Kick Off National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    in Books

    National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country. It is also the 40th anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

  • 01:04

    Transracial Adoption: Parenting 12 to 18 Year Olds

    in Parents

    Parenting children tweens and teen requires a different approach than parenting preschool and school aged children. No where is this more true than when parenting transracially adopted kids. It helps to think about these differences when our children are young. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support organization, interviews Beth Hall, founder and director of Pact and Adoption Alliance, co-author of Inside Transracial Adoption, and a mom to two transracially adopted young adults; and Judy Miller, an adoption educator and support specialist, author of the email course, Parenting Your Adopted Child: Tweens, Teens & Beyond, and mom of four through birth and adoption.


    For more information on this subject, check out the free resources on Transracial Adoption on our website. 


    If you enjoyed this show, we would very much appreciate you leaving us a review on iTunes. It only takes a moment and it really helps others find us.


     


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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  • 00:25

    7 Fruits and Vegetables to Enjoy During National Nutrition Month

    in Health

    While it is important to eat foods that are nutritious, taste is a key reason why people choose to eat what they do. Pairing good nutrition with great taste creates a win-win situation.


    National Nutrition Month, created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is a nutrition education campaign which focuses on the importance of making good food choices.


    There are seven nutrition-rich foods to which you may want to pay more attention.


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  • 00:31

    #114 National Adoption Month - Mark and Kim Dessez, Adoptive Parents

    in Education

    The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program is the largest school based father engagement program in the nation with over 4000 schools participating.


    November is National Adoption Month. As we prepare for Thanksgiving, this is a great time to express our gratitude for all of the wonderful families that have been created through the miracle of adoption.


    Mark and Kim Dessez are current;y working through the process of expanding their family through international adoption. They are the parents of two girls, AnnaGrace, a surviving biological twin and MaryAlice who was adopted from China. Yesterday, they recieved travel clearance to go to China and gain custody of, not one but two little boys. 


    Mark and Kim will share threir story about the joys and trials of international adoption as we give thanks for all families, regardless of their stories.


    Each week, WatchDOGS Radio host Keith Schumacher and co-host Chris Danenhauer discuss how this program is impacting families and schools across our nation and in four foreign countries.


    Please join our audience and call in with your questions and comments.
     

  • 01:03

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Patrick Sullivan is the chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency. He works with the NSTA board of directors to set the long-term strategy for tourism and deliver sustainable growth for the industry.


    Patrick has been General Manager and President for both start-up and large organizations, including Indigo.ca, Toronto.com and Workopolis.com. He has also worked for Procter and Gamble, McCain Food Ltd., Moosehead Breweries Ltd., and Upper Canada Brewing Company, specializing in marketing and digital marketing.

    Patrick enjoys running and has participated in a number of marathons. In October of 2011, he completed a 250 km run across the Sahara Desert, helping to raise over $100,000 for the National Advertising Benevolent Association.  Accepting a tourism industry challenge, he recently participated in the 2013 Blue Nose Marathon.


    Sgt. Craig Marshall Smith is a 18th year veteran of Canada's national police force the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a descendant of both Black Loyalists who came to Nova Scotia from the USA in 1784 and Black Refugees of the War of 1812. 

    Craig is also an author and historian on African Canadian achievements and the journey of Black men and women who serve in the RCMP. 
     


     

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