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  • 00:31

    The Sibling Show

    in Spirituality

    For those of us who have siblings, it is important to understand and acknowledge your siblings' point of view and to facilitate a healthy relationship with them. Therefore, this show is all about getting to know and understand our siblings better in order to cultivate strong relationships that last a lifetime...namast

  • 00:02

    Sibling Fights

    in Pop Culture

    Two siblings fighting about pop culture.

  • 01:02

    Sibling Rivalry!

    in Entertainment

    As children we don't always get along with our siblings. We fight over everything from clothing to who is going to use the bathroom next. But there are often times when we grow into adults and feel as though our siblings were treated a certain way as children and we have now taken those feelings from childhood into our adult lives. Join us for "Sibling Rivalry" as we discuss taking the feelings and emotions of being treated differently as a child into adulthood. Thursday November 12 9AM EST.

  • 00:39

    The Sibling Project: Episode 4 - Theresa Valentin

    in Family

    According to SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 24.6 million Americans were illicit drug users in 2013.  Now just for a moment, take that number and try to imagine the number of people that were impacted by that illicit drug use. Think about the families. Think about the number of mothers, fathers, cousins, grandfathers, co-workers and best friends. Think about all the people that were pulled into and torn apart by the viscous cycle of addiction.


    Clearly, the numbers are staggering and the heartache is real and we need to start talking about it. That’s why I’ve created The Sibling Project: Exploring How The Lives of Siblings Are Impacted By Addiction. Over the next several weeks, I will be speaking one on one with a group who’s voice we rarely if ever get to hear, the siblings of addicts and alcoholics. 


    It is my hope, with this series of podcasts, that we can spark a new conversation that focuses on the countless number of siblings living and struggling alongside an addicted loved one. 


    In this fourth episode of The Sibling Project, I'm sitting down with Theresa Valentin. Theresa grew up with two older brothers both of which struggled with addiction. One loved heroin and the other would settle for just about anything he could get his hands on. At 19, Theresa left home to get away from the chaos, a decision she says she's never regretted. 

  • 00:31

    The Sibling Project: Episode 5 - Beth Glowacki

    in Family

     


    According to SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 24.6 million Americans were illicit drug users in 2013.  Now just for a moment, take that number and try to imagine the number of people that were impacted by that illicit drug use. Think about the families. Think about the number of mothers, fathers, cousins, grandfathers, co-workers and best friends. Think about all the people that were pulled into and torn apart by the viscous cycle of addiction.


    Clearly, the numbers are staggering and the heartache is real and we need to start talking about it. That’s why I’ve created The Sibling Project: Exploring How The Lives of Siblings Are Impacted By Addiction. Over the next several weeks, I will be speaking one on one with a group who’s voice we rarely if ever get to hear, the siblings of addicts and alcoholics. 


    It is my hope, with this series of podcasts, that we can spark a new conversation that focuses on the countless number of siblings living and struggling alongside an addicted loved one. 


    In this fifth and final episode, I'm talking with Beth. Beth is currently a senior at the University of California-Berkley. So on one hand she's got this fantastic new chapter in her life that she's ready to open and explore. But on the other hand, at home, her oldest brother is struggling with a heroin addiction, while her other brother tragically died from a painkiller overdose in 2011. Unfortunately, Beth's story is not uncommon in the heartbreaking world of addiction. 

  • 00:42

    The Sibling Project: Episode 3 - Merna & Linda

    in Family

    According to SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 24.6 million Americans were illicit drug users in 2013.  Now just for a moment, take that number and try to imagine the number of people that were impacted by that illicit drug use. Think about the families. Think about the number of mothers, fathers, cousins, grandfathers, co-workers and best friends. Think about all the people that were pulled into and torn apart by the viscous cycle of addiction.


    Clearly, the numbers are staggering and the heartache is real and we need to start talking about it. That’s why I’ve created The Sibling Project: Exploring How The Lives of Siblings Are Impacted By Addiction. Over the next several weeks, I will be speaking one on one with a group who’s voice we rarely if ever get to hear, the siblings of addicts and alcoholics. 


    It is my hope, with this series of podcasts, that we can spark a new conversation that focuses on the countless number of siblings living and struggling alongside an addicted loved one. 


    Joining us for the third episode of The Sibling Project are sisters Merna and Linda. Hailing from a family of eight, Merna and Linda lost one of their sisters to an alcohol influenced suicide. These two are no strangers to the chaos of addiction as both of their parents were alcoholics as well. 

  • 01:57

    My Ex Is Dating My Sibling???

    in Romance

    Would you be ok with your Ex dating or being in a relationship with your sibling (brother/sister)?


    You’d be surprised at how often this actually happens. 


    In a recent post on Facebook, the question was asked, and the response was overwhelming how many people said they would not be ok with it.  But you’d be also surprised at the many private messages we received from our listeners who have experienced this dating no-no. 


    On this episode of Hot Topics Talk Radio, we’re going to discuss why so many people said it’s a “no-no”, while others said, they didn’t really care.  We’ll also have a very special guest who will reveal her story and experiences in this issue.


    Join us on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 8:00pm PST/ 10:00pm CST/ 11:00pm EST.


    To listen and comment by phone, dial (646)200-3148.  Or listen and join the chatroom online at:


    http://www.hottopicstalkradio.com/hot-topics-talk-radio.html


    *Hot Topics Talk Radio and the HTTR Network is sponsored by Shades of Afrika (Corona, CA and Long Beach, CA)


    Follow Hot Topics Talk Radio here and on Facebook.  

  • 01:01

    Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket

    in Spirituality

    A compassionate and validating story for families balancing the needs of all their children when a child is diagnosed with cancer.


    Acknowledging the many dimensions of a sibling’s experience when a brother or sister is diagnosed with cancer normalizes siblings’ feelings and encourages more open dialogue within families about an often overlooked aspect of pediatric cancer.


    Tools to help reassure the healthy siblings of their place and importance in the family, model strategies for parents juggling attention to all their children, and increase siblings' understaning of one another.

  • 02:01

    The King Me Show: Sibling Rivalry

    in Radio

    Sibling rivalry is a type of competition or animosity among siblings, whether blood related or not. Siblings generally spend more time together during childhood than they do with parents. The sibling bond is often complicated and is influenced by factors such as parental treatment, birth order, personality, and people and experiences outside the family.  Sibling rivalry often continues throughout childhood and can be very frustrating and stressful to parents. Adolescents fight for the same reasons younger children fight, but they are better equipped to physically, intellectually, and emotionally hurt and be intellectually and emotionally hurt by each other. Physical and emotional changes cause pressures in the teenage years, as do changing relationships with parents and friends. Fighting with siblings as a way to get parental attention may increase in adolescence. Sibling rivalry can continue into adulthood and sibling relationships can change dramatically over the years. Events such as a parent’s illness may bring siblings closer together, whereas marriage may drive them apart, particularly if the in-law relationship is strained. 


     

  • 02:00

    Sibling Rivalry

    in Sports

    Listen LIVE to the DeAngelis brothers discuss the issues surrounding the world of sports in NY and beyond!

  • 02:59

    The Female Solution: Can Raising A Relative's Child Affect Your Marriage?

    in Religion

    Things happen in families. Someone gets sick, someone dies, someone goes to jail, someone gets strung out on drugs. It happens, our siblings, our cousins, maybe even our close friends, for whatever reason, leave behind children to raise and we choose to step up to the plate. But our choice, rather through a sense of compassion, obligation, or guilt, may not always be our spouse's choice. What if the child is unruly, undisciplined, disobedient and disrespectful? How do we love and care for them anyway? What if their presence disrupts our home? Should we expect our spouse to just continue to be patient and supportive? What happens if a child begins to negatively affect your marriage - and there is no other relative who is willing to step up? Would you put a child who is a blood relative in foster care? Should you, if they become too much to handle?