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Doctors of the USA welcomes Bill Long, Director, Center for Radon and Air Toxics, to talk about how to protect yourself and your family from radon. Listen in as he shares the dangers of radon and how you can protect your family’s health by testing your home for radon gas in 2015.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, estimated to cause about 21,000 deaths per year. It can be found all over the U.S. Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes. Radon reduction systems work and they are not too costly. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. For new homes, radon-resistant construction techniques can be effective in preventing radon entry. When installed properly and completely, these simple and inexpensive techniques can help reduce indoor radon levels in homes.
Bill Long is the Director of the Center for Radon and Air Toxics in EPA’s Indoor Environments Program. He has over 20 years of experience directing national and international environmental programs to improve air quality and save lives at the US EPA.
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Once upon a time, there was a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. This particular year a few days before Christmas, he punished his little five-year-old daughter after learning that she had used up the family's only roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. As money was tight, he became even more upset when on Christmas Eve he saw that the child had used all of the expensive gold paper to decorate one shoebox she had put under the Christmas tree. He also was concerned about where she had gotten money to buy what was in the shoebox.
Nevertheless, the next morning the little girl, filled with excitement, brought the gift box to her father and said, "This is for you, Daddy!" As he opened the box, the father was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, now regretting how he had punished her. But when he opened the shoebox, he found it was empty and again his anger flared. "Don't you know, young lady," he said harshly, "when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside the package!" The little girl looked up at him with sad tears rolling from her eyes and whispered: "Daddy, it's not empty. I blew kisses into it until it was all full." The father was crushed. He fell on his knees and put his arms around his precious little girl. He begged her to forgive him for his unnecessary anger.
In a very real sense, each of us has been given an invisible golden box filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, family, friends and God. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.
On this wonderful Christmas Day in 2014, let us remember the TRUE meaning of Christmas. Christ. Family. Friends. May you and yours have the best Christmas ever from your friends and family at American White Hostory Month and Prepare To Take America Back!
In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, teen hosts Grace, Morh'ese, and Sarah discuss LGBTQ issues and culture.
Pride Month is celebrated each June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. The purpose of the month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. For more information on Pride Month, visit the Library of Congress website.
For more information on the Q Center, visit their webpage or call 315-701-2431. The Q Center is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, their families and allies to gather. The goal of the Q center is to create a safe space and a safer community for all.
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June is LGBTQ Pride Month. Despite the popular images of wealthy LGB celebrities, many queer and trans* people are low-income. Employment discrimination, lack of health insurance, homelessness, and other factors make LGBT people particularly vulnerable to the impact of economic inequality. Gay and lesbian families (especially the latter) are significantly more likely to be living below the poverty line than heterosexual married families, and children in gay and lesbian households are twice as likely to live in poverty as compared to children in homes with heterosexual parents. And given the legacy of racism in the U.S., the statistics are even worse for LGBT people of color. Other concerns include: trans justice and violence against LGBTQ youth. (http://www.buzzfeed.com/hfetter/7-lgbt-issues-that-matter-more-than-marriage-fk74)
Today’s guest is Andy Humm. Andy has been a gay activist since 1974 helping lead the fight for New York City's gay rights bill that passed in 1986 through the efforts of the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay rights and getting explicit AIDS education in the public schools in the 1990s through his work as director of education at the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBT youth. A lifelong journalist as well, he has co-hosted the national "Gay USA" television program weekly since 1985 and writes regularly for the Gay City News and Gotham Gazette. Andy Humm was host of WNET-TV's "Informed Sources" weekly reporters' roundtable in the 1990s. Mr. Humm's work has also appeared in the NY Times, Daily News, and Post.
The 'Liberal Left', the mainstream media and other so-called progressives want you to believe that the people of American White History Month are racist - with the only reason, in their minds, to substantiate their claims: The members of American White History Month are outwardly expressive of the pride that they have in their White Heritage. Fortunately for us having a White Heritage, there are organizations on the forefront of the movement to lend a powerful voice to our cause: The American Freedom Party, the Republic Broadcasting Network, American White History Month and Prepare To Take America Back. I'm James Royster, your Host and the Voice of American White History Month and I urge you to gather your family together and join me this Sunday, December 7th at 7pm CST when I welcome two very special guests on the show to discuss this, and other, relevant and important topics. Joining myself will be James Kelso, the host of the American Freedom Party Report on the Republic Broadcasting Network. Mr. Kelso is also a on the Board of Directors of the AFP. Also joining myself this Sunday evening will be Bill Bohart, also on the Board of Directors of the AFP and a representative of AWHM. Mr. Bohart is a Constitutional Moderate.
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.
What does the word pride mean to you? Do you support black businesses if so which ones and are you sure they are black owned? If you wanted to take your Queen out to dinner or take your family out to eat do you ever think to take them to an African restaurant or an Jamaican restaurant? For those of you that have kids how important is it to have black books that are written by blacks for them to read such as the black children books? Are we to eat meat if not where did that come from? What foods are we to eat and are we eating such as the Africans? Are we using products out of the store that are filled with chemicals for our skin and hair? How can we claim African pride if we don't know what it means to be an African? Name 5 things that you do on a day to day basis that would classify yourself as an African? Vibe with us to find out.
Richard Torrance, Creative Writer
Richard Torrence III is a Jr. Marketing Executive at a Fortune 50 Technology Company. Richard’s scholarly determination and attributes have driven him to strive and pursue excellence in every undertaking that he has ever chosen.
In 2010, Richard was accepted into the prestigious Edinburgh Business School in Edinburgh, Scotland. During his time there, Richard was elected as the Edinburgh Business School Class President while graduating with distinction and a Specialized Interest in Strategic Planning. The wonder kid has now renewed and employed his genius in the penning and development of the inspirational musical “Lord, Why Can’t I Do Right?”.
Michael Lange, Director
Michael Lange, actor, director and filmmaker, is best known for his portrayal as a Malcolm X delineator, having performed the fiery freedom fighter and orator’s speeches Message to the Grassroots and The Ballot or the Bullet nationally on stage since early 1990. He recently performed the role of Elijah Muhammad in Larry Americ Allen’s The Expulsion of Malcolm X. Currently,