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  • 01:53

    American Variety Network Special: 2015 Cancer Awareness

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    Cancer is an illness that many people unfornately get and it can be a deadly illness. Cancer not only affects the person who has cancer, but it also affects that person's family and friends. I would not wish cancer upon my worst enemy. I, Alex Cardinale have felt the effects of cancer as my late great Nonnie Lucy aka Italian for Grandma passed away 3 years ago due to cancer. I also have lost my great grandpa to cancer and know friends who've lost gramdparents and family members to cancer. 

    October is Cancer Awareness Month (specifically Breast) but it's good to raise awareness about all types of cancer, so join Alex Cardinale and us at the AVN as we pay our respects to those with cancer.

    Topics to be discussed:

    -What you can do to help those with cancer

    - My personal cancer story

    -Hear from some people with cancer and maybe some call ins


    Feel free to call in at  1 347-989-8142 to discuss how cancer has affected you.

  • 01:06

    Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

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    Joe Hackman discusses Pancreatic Cancer awareness with Judy Loyd, Michelle Monhart and Diane Borrison of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Joe, Judy and Michelle lost parents to Pancreatic Cancer and Diane is a survivor! Join us in raising awareness for this particularly lethal form of cancer. 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease this year, 39,000 of them will die from the disease.

  • 00:29

    Patients and Physicians Network about Kidney Cancer

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    The annual Kidney Cancer Symposium was held this year in Miami, Florida.  It was chaired by Dr. Toni Choueiri of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute in Boston, and contained a wealth of information for physicians, both urologists and oncologists dealing with kidney cancer.

    This year for the first time in many years more patients and patient advocates were included in the mix.  In the past Joyce has been one of 4-5 patients invited to help report the meeting, under the general editorship of Mike Lawing.  This year, in part to celebrate the 25th anniversary oCaleb f the founding of KCA by a kidney cancer patient, more patients were invited to attend, including two from outside the United States: Caleb from Nigeria and Juanita Ruiz from Peru.

    Billy Foster, a long-time KCA supporter and jazz musician, was on hand to provide wonderful music for the reception.  He has given us permission to broadcast an interview he recorded with Caleb Egwuenu, founder and president of Stand Up to Cancer Naija, http://www.su2c9ja.org  In Nigeria many people still believe that cancer is "juju" or some harmful magical power inflicted by someone else, or as a result of something you did wrong.  The biggest challenge to managing any cancer is that diagnoses are usually after the cancer is already advanced to a late stage.  For Nigeria as for most developing countries, the management of late stage cancer is beyond the skills and budgets of the health care systems.  Their only hope of managing cancer is to find it at early stages.

    Billy's jazz music show can be found at http://billfosterjazzzone.com


  • 00:37

    Pancreatic Cancer - a tough cancer to diagnose and to treat!

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    Dr. Jagannath, Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center will join Anna's Journey to discuss

    Pancreatic Cancer as this topic hits the airways due to actor Sir John Hurt's (actor) recent announcement about his diagnosis of this cancer.


    Sir John Hurt, the veteran actor, has been diagnosed with cancer but will keep working and says he is "more than optimistic" about his future.

    The star, 75, has enjoyed a successful career with notable roles including Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, the title role in The Elephant Man and a recurring role in the Harry Potter films.

    In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, he said: "I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement.

    "I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team.

    "I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life's small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4."

  • 00:29

    What is The School-To-Prison Pipeline? With Youth Action Leader Hakim Crampton

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    The School-to-Prison Pipeline is identified as a real and intense system in which students find themselves routinely suspended, expelled and often times sent to alternative educational programs or schools. Kids who find themselves in this situation ultimately begin to fall further behind in school, have juvenile contact, and end up in prison. 

    Join host Hakim Crampton as he reads from Chapter  3 of his book America's Pipeline to Prison.

  • 00:57


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    While adoption is an option for many patients who want to build a family after cancer treatment, the process of can be long, difficult and very expensive. Joining us to share their experience and insight into this process are Matt and Heidi Cahill, both of whom are young adult survivors and caregivers to each other. Survivor Spotlight on young adult lymphoma survivor Samantha Stanley.

  • 01:02

    Parkinson’s Action Network the Voice of the Parkinson's Community in Washington

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    The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) is the unified voice of the Parkinson’s community in the United States, advocating for better treatments and a cure. In partnership with other Parkinson’s organizations and a powerful grassroots network, their mission is to educate the public and government leaders on better policies for research and about issues affecting quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s.

    PAN has a unique structure as the one organization in Washington, DC advocating on behalf of the entire Parkinson’s community. Research and innovation, access to care and medications, and data collection on Parkinson’s disease are among its many projects.

    About my guests: Michael J. Church, Executive Director, Movers & Shakers, Naples, Florida, and Adrienne O’Neill, M.Div., South Carolina, are both living with the daily challenges of Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, but neither has time for feeling sorry for themselves, instead, they are actively working as their state’s representative to PAN. The issues that fuel their passions, the current activities of the national organization, and opportunities for your involvement, will be the subject of our discussion. “Advocacy is a year round activity undertaken with boldness and commitment to something bigger than ourselves.” Michael J. Church, Fl. State Director.

    Have a question for my guests? Call toll free (888) 787-5265 and touch 1 on your phone keypad. Send an email to: info@voiceaerobicsdvd.com or @voiceaerobics #Parkinson’s #PAN

  • 00:30

    Kids & Teachers in The Classroom: How to Build a Working Relationship

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    Kids & Teachers in The Classroom: How to Build a Working Relationship with featured guest John Brandon, Teacher at Middle School at Parkside

  • 01:11

    The Natural Running Network Black Friday Episode

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    Every year as a way of showing our appreciation to our listeners, we do a Black Friday giveaway show. The way it works is simple: Write or message me, Richard Diaz or The Natural Running Network Facebook page and provide a question related to Obstacle Racing, Running or associated training. We'll do our best to answer the question on our Friday show and award gifts to the providers of the best questions. We gave away ver $1,000 in gifts last year and plan to do it again! Don't be left out!  Be sure to visit www.naturalrunningnetwork.com 

  • 00:44

    Cancer Answer

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    Join cancer survivor and host Arnie Levine along with his co-host Stephen Ezakovich for a show of inspiration and encouragement about cancer related topics that can give guidance on how one and their family can be a survivor!

    Special Guest:

    Kathlene Seymour, Executive Director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (San Diego and Hawaii)


  • 00:33

    Empowering Youth with a Voice: Hosted by Adult Ally Hakim Crampton

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    Youth Action Adult Ally Hakim Crampton asks tough questions from YARN student co-hosts about the absence of student leadership, the lack of student participation in availble programs, and the lack of insterest in school by students in Middle and High School.