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  • 00:30

    Bet on a Vet

    in Military

    Bet on a Vet is a program dedicated to giving back to veterans and service members from all walks of life. These men and women have taken a vow to protect the lives and freedoms of Americans at the risk of thier own. Soldiers in the Army, Sailors in the Navy, Marines, Airmen in the Airforce and Coast Guard service members risk life and limb tp protect us; we need to pay homage to them in any way we can.
    That is not where it stops. Families make the greatest sacrifices when a mom or dad, daughter or son, make that commitment and leave families behind to serve.
    Today's program will be an introduction to a concept created to reciprocate. While the little I do to help them will never measure up to the sacrifices they have made and will make in the future, it is my way of saying thank you.
    As this show progresses and grows it is my hope to visit with these men and women, thier families and all affected by our service. It is my intent to connect those who served with organization that will help them return to a sense of normalcy in life as civilians and even help those lifers deal with the issues that they face daily.
    I will interview servicemen and women, officers and enlisted, families with servicemen serving abroad, those who have been injured physically and mentally and of course those who have lost loved ones in service of our nation.
    I will ask for advertisers to promote services directed at these fine men and women. Mental and physical health professionals, charitable organizations and individuals who want to donate time and or money to a great cause. Any advertising revenue, after production costs will be donated to military charities yet to be determined. Additionally, I am creating a 501 C charity to better direct any charitable funds generated by this program.
    Please join me in the celebration of our service men and women on "Bet on a Vet"

  • 00:30

    Meeting the Challenges of Youth Through Mentoring Programs

    in Training

     


    Today's youth face many challenges, both old and new. How can mentoring programs help leverage those challenges into opportunities?


    Consider the problems of gambling and substance misuse, which are prevalent among young people. For instance, 17% of youth reported gambling 52 or more times in the past year, and the same percentage of youth drank five or more drinks on 12 or more days in the past year, according to a recent study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.


    The Journal noted that 10% of youth reported having three or more gambling problems in the past year, and 15% of young people reported having three or more alcohol problems.


    On Thursday, August 6, I will discuss this topic with my guest Dr. Jim Kooler. Jim’s career has focused on helping youth become active leaders and resources in their communities. He is the administrator of the California Friday Night Live Partnership, the highly successful youth engagement program that is widely regarded as a landmark state-mentoring program. He has also served as deputy director of the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and director of the Governor’s Mentoring Partnership in California. Jim holds a BA in psychology and a Masters and Doctorate in Public Health from UC Berkeley.


    If you wish to learn more about Jim Kooler's work, visit the California Mentoring Partnership website at www.camentoringpartnership.org, email him at jimk@tcoe.org, or call him at 559-733-6496 ext. 1263.

  • 00:29

    How to Start and Build a Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program

    in Training

    How do you start and build a cross-cultural mentoring program? When we think of mentoring programs in the workplace, we tend to think of programs that carefully match mentors and mentees who share some or a lot of cultural similarities.  


    But there’s another approach to mentor/mentee matching and that is identifying and pairing mentors and mentees who cross different cultures, such as mentors and mentees who come from different races, genders, ethnicities, religions, cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, or nationality. 


    Today I will discuss this topic with my guest Jodi Davidson, Director of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives at Sodexo. 

  • 01:00

    Episode 7: Bailey's Value, How NHL Contracts Affect Okposo, Vet Dman

    in Hockey

    IslesBeat talks the Josh Bailey Effect, how NHL contracts are driving Okposo market value up, and if the Isles could get a vet dman before Camp.

  • 00:32

    Closing the "Opportunity Gap" Through Mentoring Programs

    in Training

    How is it that some people wind up on top of the social heap and others wind up on the bottom? This question, which sociologists refer to as social mobility, has been studied for decades. Recently, the prominent sociologist Robert Putnam has published a new book that examines social mobility, income equality and the American Dream.


    What he uncovers is disturbing. Putnam says that social mobility is poised to plunge in the years ahead, shattering the American Dream.


    Why is this so and what can be done about it?


    On Friday, May 29, at 9:00 a.m. (PDT) I will be discussing this topic with my guest Mary Fernandez, the President of MentorNet, a division of Great Minds in STEM™. MentorNet implements a national, guided, one-to-one mentoring program that matches STEM students with STEM professionals in high-quality, virtual mentorships. By the way, STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.


    This podcast is produced in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts at Boston's Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring and Vince Reardon. 

  • 00:26

    Empowering Women Through Mentoring Relationships

    in Training

    Here are some sobering statistics I will discuss with my guest Alison Martin-Books:



    57% of women are targeted for workplace bullying.
    Women make up 51% of the U.S. population but only hold 16% of seats in Congress.
    Only 2% of women think they’re beautiful.
    A girl is bullied every 7 minutes on the playground or in the classroom.
    90% of women want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance.  


    Alison Martin-Books, the founder of the Mentoring Women’s Network, will explain how mentoring women can empower them at work and in school.


    The Mentoring Women's Network is a national nonprofit organization that supports mentoring programs for women. In addition, the organization has created a proprietary training and software program to aid in the matching and scheduling of mentors and protégés. Alison is also the author of “Landing on My Feet: Learning to Lead Through Mentoring." 

  • 00:34

    Listen to Nate Watson Wounded Vet - Blaze Sports Adaptive Sports Specialist

    in Military

    Listen 24/7 to this program that aired June 18, 2015 to:


    Nate Watson, Combat Wounded US Army Afghanistan Veteran and Adaptive Sport Specialist with Veteran Programs at Blaze Sports!  www.blazesports.org Changing the lives of children and youth, adults and veterans with physical disabilities through sport.


    More Info at: http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/june-2015/article/listen-to-nate-watson-wounded-vet-blaze-sports-adaptive-sports-specialialist

  • 01:14

    MOTIVATED MEN MENTORING THE FUTURE.

    in Motivation

    Motivated Men Inc., located in Los Angeles California operates at Susan Miller Dorsey High School. This group of inspiring men assist the male youth of Dorsey High School in many ways. They serve as role models in addition to being of service to the community youth. They host events and provide scholarships. The Motivated Men team is highly charged with a can-do, will-do attitude that keeps the organization fully functioning in a time when it is most needed. Join in the discussion on why it’s important to help the young males of today.


    Listen in as President, Mr. David Richardson, leads us in a recap and explanation of the types of activities their mentoring program offers to the male youth in Los Angeles. They have plans of expansion to include the young females, however their current focus is on the male population.


    How can you create the same type of organization/program where you live? Are you looking for a way to serve the young people? Are you willing to help with our next generation?

  • 00:11

    Leadership, Leadership, Leadership

    in Motivation

    Alfreda B. has served in a leadership capacity for over 30 years.


    I think she has something to say.


    Listen in!

  • 02:02

    Game Changers Radio - Show #190 | Vet Combine, March Madness, 200th Episode

    in Video Games

    On today's show we'll talk about the Vet Combine; who came, who performed well and how can that be implemented into Madden 2016.  It's March Madness Time and although your brackets are busted there might be some hope in still joining the fun from this point on.  we'll also talk about our 200th episode coming up and how we plan to make it a big event for our listeners!


    The Question of the Night is something we do every show and gives you a chance to chime in with your answers. You can call in during the show at (760) 454-1156.  Join the debate and call in!


    QOTN:  How do you get out of a Madden slump?

  • A Conversation with David Shapiro, the President and CEO of Mentor

    in Training

    What is the state of mentoring in the U.S. today? What does the landscape look like? What are one or two of the important trends driving mentoring right now? And what can you, the listener, do to impact mentoring for the better?


    My guest on Thursday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) i’s uniquely qualified to answer these and many more pressing questions about mentoring. He is David Shapiro, the president and CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. MENTOR is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice, developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide and promoting quality for mentoring through standards, cutting-edge research and state of the art tools. 


    Please listen to the interview at http://bit.ly/1BMYesu.