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  • Urban Teen Magazine's Celebrity Re-Air Interview with E-Rilla!

    in Entertainment

    E. Rilla is an Independent South Carolina artist.  He has recently performed 20+ shows this year across South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina with the likes of Pastor Troy, Lil Wyte, Jelly Roll, Blind Fury, Haystak, FK, BTColumbia, Dr.iLL, P-Nyce & more.


    He is currently sponsored by VLADO FOOTWEAR and has his own radio station E. Rilla Radio on Pandora Radio.  He also has his own mixtape "The Takeoff" featured on MyMixtapes and had performed dozens of shows in various states for "The Takeoff" tour.

  • 00:29

    Urban Teen Magazine's Celebrity Interview with Jilly Anais!

    in Entertainment

    Rising Urban Pop artist Jilly Anais Moor, going by the name of Jilly Anais is determined to be an artist to watch.  More than just a breathtaking beauty, Jilly’s resume includes modeling, acting, commercials, print ads, competitive dance and competitive cheer. Through music, Jilly has showcased her sound armed with infectious hooks and lyrics that are upbeat and edgy. 

  • 00:30

    "Teen Dating, Sex & Social Issues"

    in Self Help

    Teen dating has changed over the years and the violence in teen dating is on the rise.  According to a nationwide study experts say the latest numbers reveal a startling culture of relational abuse, especially emotional abuse, with much of it happening online.  We've seemed to turn a blind ey to helping teens understand how to treat each other properly and giving them parental guidance and support in their relationships.  Discussions on teen sex, abuse, neglect and other social issues.  Guest speakers and youth participants. 

  • 01:05

    Drug abuse in the Muslim community

    in Islam

    Imam Nadim Ali, will educate and inform our listeners of the Drug use, Drug abuse and Drug addiction that plagues the Muslim Communities

  • 01:21

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1168

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guests are Alan and Barbara Cohen from Connecticut, husband and wife. He's an attorney and author (aka Avi Morris) who's written about the experience of being a foster father in his book "Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young". Barbara's a now-retired teacher, a middle-school language arts and literacy specialist who continues to teach adult literacy classes. It was her observations of children being removed from abusive homes that led the couple to become foster parents. They began fostering teens after their own three sons were grown and on their own. Their experience with a girl and her sister became the models for the novel's main characters, which has led them to become speakers at various foster care foster care and child abuse advocacy groups. Alan and Barbara's family has not been immune from the ravages of child abuse and trauma. Their niece survived the abuses of her grandfather, but is now a major success story. There were extreme bumps along the way, including she and her younger brother becoming wards of the state after falling into drug abuse. She attempted suicide twice before age 17, and was sent to a year long rehab. When she emerged she was dedicated to sobriety, finished high school with a GED, and got straight "A"s in a community college. Her brother, who Alan and Barbara fostered, is the other side of the coin. He is still struggling with drug abuse and in the process lost an academic scholarship to a good university. "In the meantime," Alan reports, "the grandfather's abuse pretty well tore apart the whole immediate family. There are many victims of one person's abuse."

  • 00:32

    Urban Teen Magazine Celebrity Re-Air Interview with Aaron Fresh!

    in Entertainment

    Born in the U.S., Aaron Jamal Hinton  (Also professionally known as “Aaron Fresh”) always knew what he wanted. He migrated to the Caribbean (Trinidad) where he stayed for 5 years. Aaron grained an appreciation for a more diverse culture. This is reflected in his debut song “Spending All My Time”, which earned over 3 million in radio audience and at Pop and Rhythm formats. As a Singer/ Songwriter, Aaron expressed he has no musical preference, as long as the music send a vibe through the soul.  As a Television Host, Aaron is taking diligent cues from the world most talented with hopes of injecting a “Fresh” twist, that will be inspiring to the listening ear. Aaron is well like by his peers, he is a fun-loving, witty person.

  • 00:54

    Families for Sensible Drug Policy

    in Self Help

    Our guest this evening is Carol Katz Beyer, founder of Families for Sensible Drug Policy.

  • 00:33

    Teen Dating Violence statistics are alarming

    in Current Events

    The words domestic violence are usually assoiciated with an adult woman being abused by an adult male.  One in four women will be affected by some form of domestic violence, in their lifetime. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. http://www.ncadv.org/need-support/what-is-domestic-violence.


    With awareness growing, studies have been geared to teen domestic violence.  The statistics are alarming.  http://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/dating-violence-statistics/  Over 1.5 million high school students will experience some form of physical abuse, this year.  43% of college dating women have reported some form of abuse.  These numbers only include the reported number of cases. Statistically, only 33% of those vicitims every told anyone about the abuse.  Parents that were surveyed don't believe that teen domestic violence is an issue (81%). The shocking part, only 58% of parents could identify the signs of an abusive relationship.


    Organizations can spread awareness, but education is needed for our teens.  As of July 2014, only 22 states had some form of legislation; in place, that addresses education for teen dating violence.  http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/teen-dating-violence.aspx


    Spreading awareness is a step in the right direction, but without educational programs we could see these statistics continue to grow. 


     

  • Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1170

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Vanessa McNeal from Cedar Falls, Iowa, 22, a child abuse and sexual assault survivor, NAASCA activist and documentary filmmaker. Her goal is to help other people heal and to spread awareness on the issues of child abuse and trauma. NAASCA needs MORE young folks in recovery like Vanessa! Growing up, Vanessa a lot of family violence until she was around five years old. Her father would leave the house voluntarily or because her mom would kick him out because of the fighting. "That left me and my older sister home alone with my mom who was very involved in the party scene," she writes. "I wasn't taken to school regularly so I became far behind in school to the point where I had to be placed in a special class for kids that were behind." Vanessa goes on, "Due to the lack of parental supervision I was placed in compromising positions with compromising people. I was exposed to men and drugs. There was a lot of DHS involvement and police intervention. My needs were not met adequately." Her grandmother eventually gained custody of all four siblings. "I was molested by my 2 older female cousins and by my older sister. There were times I went years without talking to my mother. We eventually began having a consistent healthy relationship around late high school." Vanessa's doing better now. "I struggled most of my life thinking that no one would want or desire me because I thought my own mom did not." She concludes, "I am in a wonderful place in my life right now and I have never been happier."
     

  • Addiction with Victor Parziale of Drug Free Workplace PA

    in Health

    Victor Parziale joins us once again to talk about substance abuse and addiction. We'll branch out from the workplace into the home, community, and streets of Pennsylvania and beyond, to talk about addiction dynamics, when use becomes addiction, family roles, the designer drug epidemic, and how to get help for yourself or a loved one.  


    Victor is Program Supervisor at the newly established Drug Free Workplace PA (DFWPA), a non-profit organization funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency. Help employers start drug free workplaces, setup policies, train supervisors, educate employees and their families on the signs, symptoms and dangers of drug abuse. He is in charge of promoting the free services of DFWPA to HR Managers and CEOs across PA.


    Follow DFWPA on Facebook and Twitter. 


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  • 01:25

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1167

    in Self Help

    Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org