• 00:59

    Your Family Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island - Kenneth A. Bravo, JD

    in History

    Why the New York Times is Wrong – Using Basic Genealogy Tools and Methods to Show that Your Family Name Was Not Changed At Ellis Island.


    There is a common misconception, call it an old wives tale or an urban legend, that family names were often changed at Ellis Island.  Such myths gain a great deal of credibility when newspapers such as the New York Times, the country’s “paper of record”, perpetuates these myths by repeating them, in this case in obituaries.


    When Kenneth saw one of these obituaries a few years ago, he wrote to the Times pointing out their error and suggesting sources that they could check to verify what he was saying.  When they seemed to ignore him, he did the research on the family of the person named in the obituary and was able to show what the name was when the family immigrated and how the family name changed as they adapted to life in the United States.  He sent all of the proof to the Times and was still ignored.  Finally the Times responded.  They were not going to do anything to correct the erroneous obituary but suggested they might do a news story on the issue.  The experience led him to do a search of other Times obituaries with the Ellis Island story.  He located about half a dozen.  After doing the research on each, he was able to show the original name for each of them.


    Kenneth A. Bravo received his JD from The Ohio State University, College of Law and his B.A. degree in Economics from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.  He is Vice President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and, the former president and current member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.  Bravo has lectured on a number of genealogical topics.

  • 02:00

    Honoring Your Legacy: What Will You Be Remembered For?

    in Women

    In journalism class, one of our first assignments was to write our obituary. It was a task that got one to think about ones life and achievements, and what's really important in life. Some legendary men and women have chosen this time to make their transition, and as we honor their lives we reflect on what we learned from them, and what we will create that honors their legacy. We are the people we have been waiting for to come and change the world. So today's assignment is to write your own obituary. What will be said about YOU at your home going ceremony? Whose lives did you touch with your work? Who have you left behind to carry on your vision?


     

  • 01:28

    Re-telecast former Hen's Pen Hostess and Jehovah's Witness Marilyn Marsh

    in Religion

    Saturday 03/07/15 12pm ET/ 11am CTRL/10am MTN/9am Pac Call in and listen at 1-347-934-0379 or during and after the program online at:


    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/healingxoutreach/2015/03/07/re-telecast-former-hens-pen-hostess-and-jehovahs-witness-marilyn-marsh


    Marilyn Marsh our dear sister has gone home to be with her Lord and we honor her this day by this re-telecast. She was a valiant warrior for Christ, endearing host to the Hen's Pen program, and you can learn more about her through video and in her obituary which you can sign at:


    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?pid=174217742


    Her video Testimony at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnA-85jRG2I

  • 00:29

    How do you want to spend the time you have left?

    in Goals

     


    How about? How do you want the rest of your life to be?  Let's think about what you want the focus of the rest of your life to be.  If you wrote your obituary today what would it say?  What do you want it to say?


    Please join us this evening on BlogTalkRadio for another great chat on Discussions with Delia.


     


    BlogTalkRadio - DiscussionsWithDelia - Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 6:30pm


    Do call in live on 619639462


     

  • 01:00

    50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X are his words still true?

    in Current Events

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the question:


     


    50 years since the asasination of Malcolm X does his words still have relevance?


     


    His funeral was held on February 27, 1965 at Faith Temple Church of God in New York City. "All of us sitting here tonight, men and women, black and white, can stand a little taller because a man like Malcolm X walked on our earth, lived in our midst, smiled his smile on the face of Harlem," said Ossie Davis, an actor, director, writer and social activist, in a speech delivered at the funeral


     


    "You are not suppose to be so blind with Patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who says it."


     


    " Im for truth no matter who tells it, Im for justice no matter who its for or against".


     


    Malcolm X


     


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/fifty-years-after-his-death-malcolm-x-speaks-to-the-current-moment/2015/02/19/4dba5ca4-091e-4303-b3ee-6a655c583655_story.html


     


     


     

  • 00:43

    How Much Time Do I have to Decide?

    in Christianity

    Look at your local newspaper's obituary section, do you see all ages in their?  Today is the day to decide the Bible tells us!

  • 01:00

    Art of Obituary Writing

    in Writing

    Learn tips, tools, and techniques on how to write an obituary. Learn about the anatomy of an obituary, as well as how to work through life events, such as adoption and divorce.

  • 01:30

    The Conservative Refuge

    in Politics Conservative

    On tonight's show:


    Maryland Democrats show what they think of you the citizens.  Hint, it isn't flattering.  


    BGE rates just went up for the fourth time in four years.  We discuss the O'Malley legacy of ever higher utility rates.


    Remember a year ago when Barry Rascovar wrote the obituary of the MDGOP? Tony O'Donnell does and he has a great "I told you so" for Mr. Rascovar.


    We start a discussion about how "Pro-Business" the Maryland Chamber of Commerce really is.


    Some fun time, I will tell you about 21 phrases you are using without realizing you are quoting Shakespeare.

  • 00:03

    Live Backwards

    in Motivation

    3 Crucial Steps For Creating The Perfect Life | MP3 and PDF Download


    Go to: www.UltimateLife360.com


    You’ll also be able to watch a short video on how you can reprogram your habits of thinking for happiness and success.


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    Inspiration of the Day


    “Live today the way you want to be remembered tomorrow.”


    - Dillon Burroughs


     


    So Now What?


    There’s an old saying: “If you want to know how to live your life, think about what you’d like people to say about you after you die and live backwards.”


    Let me give you an example.


    Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1867. He did so because he thought his invention would actually end warfare. He wrote that, “The day when two army corps can annihilate each other in one second, all civilized nations, it is to be hoped, will recoil from war and discharge their troops.”


    His ideas were not unlike the massive military build up during the Cold War between The Soviet Union and the United States from the 1960’s to 1980’s – preemptive deterrence.


    However, life has a way of throwing curve balls, and in 1888, when Alfred’s brother Ludvig died, a French newspaper mistakenly ran an obituary for Alfred, in which they called him “the merchant of death..."


    Continue Reading At Mojo Wisdom

  • 02:00

    Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Award Winning Author Michael Largo

    in Self Help

    Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of herbal health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Michael Largo. Michael Largo is the author of God’s Lunatics, Genius and Heroin, The Portable Obituary, the Bram Stoker Award-winning Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die, and three novels. His latest book is THE BIG, BAD BOOK OF BOTANY: The World’s Most Fascinating Flora, an entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world’s most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. He is the former editor of New York Poetry and the researcher/archivist for the film company Allied Artists. He and his family live in Florida with their dog, two turtles, a parrot, two canaries, and a tank of fish.


     


    this weeks Q&A includes:


    • making herbal medicinal vinegars


    • explanation of dosing different herbal tinctures


    • 4 types of plant poisons- alkaloids, glycosides, resins and volatile oils


    • why to make infusions, cook greens for an hour and the difference between seasoning herbs and nourishing herbs.


    • ingesting too many volatile oils in plants gum up the kidneys and liver


    • do plants contain estrogens? not many, but phytosterols which are precursors to be converted by intestinal flora..


    • motherwort tincture to moderate blood pressure, no hydrogenated oils and movement..


    • calcification in blood vessels? drink nettle infusion!


    • hormonal disruptors..


    • motherwort, lavender and other mints in regards to the thyroid..


    • poke berry seed safety..


    • estrogens in the body and vitex berry tincture..


    • anxiety, motherwort tincture, visualization exercise..


    • why Susun uses 100 proof vodka for tinctures

  • 00:30

    Do you dare to be different?

    in Self Help

    When you think of yourself, who do you say that you are? Did you know that you are a walking obituary? Who do you say that you are? Hum something to think about!
     

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