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  • 02:29

    Episode 1187: Professional Volunteer Fire Service

    in Training

    On this installment of The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, we will be talking about the importance of "arriving alive" and steps that we should be taking in our volunteer departments to put together and implement good driver training programs and to regularly re-certify drivers as well. Host Tom Merrill talks to guest Michael Wilbur, a nationally recognized professional in the area of emergency vehicle operations. He has been a volunteer firefighter for over 40 years and retired after a 32 year career with the FDNY. Please join us and feel free to call in and add to this important conversation we will be having and we can all learn together steps we can take to better protect ourselves and the public we serve while operating emergency vehicles. 

  • 00:30

    Interview with Stewart Collins, Convention of States Volunteer in Florida

    in US Government

    So, you're convinced that a Convention of States via Article V is the best hope for our nation, and you're ready to help out anyway that you can.  But, where do you start?  What can you do?


    Today's episode will be dedicated to an interview with Stewart Collins, a Convention of States volunteer in Florida. Stewart is the epitome of a self-governing individual - in today's language, Stewart "takes initiative" rather than waiting for direction.  I first became aware of Stewart in early 2015 on Facebook; the Convention of States Project began filing legislation in multiple states in a short period of time, and it became very difficult to keep track of which States were filing, which were already in process, and which had already completed the process with his maps - he became known as "Map Guy"!


    I realize that with the increaed interest generated from Governor Abbott's surprise endorsement last Friday, this would be a great time for news and phone calls - unfortunately, circumstances are such that I cannot accomodate a podcast for news and phone calls until the end of the month.  At that time we will dedicate at least one episode exclusively to Governor Greg Abbott's inclusion of a call for a Convention of States in the "Texas Plan", the legislative priorities he has for the next session!


    In the meantime, please consider hearing from active Convention of States volunteer from Florida.


    Mr. Collins will share some of his experiences in Florida, including participation in a mock Convention of States, and the success of seeing a state legislature approve of our Article V resolution..


    That Provident Article" is hosted by Convention of States Texas volunteer Paul Hodson, with the Convention of States since late 2013, a District Captain in Texas from February 2014 through November 2015, and now serving as Co-Director for the Convention of States Texas.

  • 00:30

    Interview with Stewart Collins, Convention of States Volunteer in Florida

    in US Government

    So, you're convinced that a Convention of States via Article V is the best hope for our nation, and you're ready to help out anyway that you can.  But, where do you start? What can you do?


    Today's episode will be dedicated to an interview with Stewart Collins, a Convention of States volunteer in Florida. Stewart is the epitome of a self-governing individual - in today's language, Stewart "takes initiative" rather than waiting for direction.  I first became aware of Stewart in early 2015 on Facebook; the Convention of States Project began filing legislation in multiple states in a short period of time, and it became very difficult to keep track of which States were filing, which were already in process, and which had already completed the process with his maps - he became known as "Map Guy"!


    I realize that with the increased interest generated from Governor Abbott's surprise endorsement last Friday, this would be a great time for news and phone calls - unfortunately, circumstances are such that I cannot accommodate a podcast for news and phone calls until the end of the month.  At that time we will dedicate at least one episode exclusively to Governor Greg Abbott's inclusion of a call for a Convention of States in the "Texas Plan", the legislative priorities he has for the next session!


    In the meantime, please consider hearing from active Convention of States volunteer from Florida.


    Mr. Collins will share some of his experiences in Florida, including participation in a mock Convention of States, and the success of seeing a state legislature approve of our Article V resolution..


    That Provident Article" is hosted by Convention of States Texas volunteer Paul Hodson, with the Convention of States since late 2013, a District Captain in Texas from February 2014 through November 2015, and now serving as Co-Director for the Convention of States Texas.

  • 01:52

    Episode 1153: Professional Volunteer Fire Service

    in Training

    Examining issues and challenges faced by the volunteer firefighter today.  Being a professional firefighter has nothing to do with earning a paycheck but has everything to do with attitude, appearance, commitment and dedication.

  • 00:30

    Russ Illes Show: Wicked Duct Tape: The Good & The Bad

    in Pop Culture

    Russ advises to get involved by volunteering your time. There are many things to get involved with that many people are passionate about. You can give back. It is a great feeling when you have helped someone. You have made a difference in their lives and their gratitude makes a difference in yours.


    Please contact Russ to start the conversation through Facebook Magic Hat Project, use his contact information. 


    Russ thanks his listeners. Let’s change our corner of the world.



    About The Host: Russ Illes is the Author of Duct Tape Won’t Fix This and an 8-year cancer hospice volunteer. He is co-founder and leader of a men’s support group that has been together for 26 years. His goal is to create a safe and supportive place for fathers of children with life-threatening illnesses begin a conversation. His book is available on Amazon.
    Please visit his website: www.DuctTapeWontFixThis.com  and his Facebook Page at The Magic Hat Project.


    Contact: Russell Illes / 617-827-0225 / Email: ssur1@verizon.net

  • 00:47

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Soul With Robert Clancy!

    in Health

    TWU Radio welcomes Robert Clancy to the show!  Robert is an entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, ordained minister, master martial arts instructor in both Tae Kwon Do & Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido.  Clancy is a published author from the heart of upstate New York.  He is the co-founder and managing partner of Spiral Design Studio, one of the largest full-service graphic design and web development firms in the Northeast. Spiral Design's clients include dozens of corporations, educational & healthcare organizations, non-profits and startups, including Citigroup, Home Depot, Sears, Activision, Disney, among many others.


    We will be discussing his inspiring book:"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Soul: A Collection of Scenic Views of Volunteerism, Transcendental Encounters with Kindred Spirits and Lessons in Compassion."  The book is a soul-filled travelogue of experiences in which volunteerism is the catalyst for life-changing events and joyful interaction. The book is born from Clancy's own passion to serve, which began when he was just six years old.


    To learn more about Robert, visit his website:http://www.guidetothesoul.com/.

  • 00:57

    Episode 1225: Saving Those Who Save Others

    in Training

    Jeff Dill travels the United States & Canada holding workshops to teach firefighters about behavioral health awareness and suicide prevention.  Jeff is the founder of the Firefighter Behavior Health Alliance, the only known organization that collects data on FF/EMT suicides across the United States, as well as globally

  • 01:00

    Creating a New Narrative of Peace with Philip Hellmich

    in Spirituality

    Awake 2 Oneness Radio with Philip M. Hellmich, Director of Peace at The Shift Network on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM EST.  


    Philip brings more than 25 years of experience in international development and conflict transformation including 14 years with Search for Common Ground. He also served for four years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone where he lived and worked in small remote bush villages.


    A published author, Philip recently published God and Conflict: A Search for Peace in a Time of Crisis. He serves as adviser to The Global Peace Initiative of Women. A long-time meditation practitioner, Philip enjoys studying and teaching about the parallels between inner and outer peacebuilding.


    Philip is the Director of Peace at The Shift Network, director of The Summer of Peace and lead designer of the World Peace Library. The Summer of Peace is an annual event created by The Shift Network in 2012 that includes a free online telesummit featuring interviews with peacebuilders from around the world.


    Philip has dedicated most of his life to global and local peacebuilding initiatives, including 14 years with Search for Common Ground. He also served for four years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone where he lived and worked in small remote bush villages. A published writer, Philip is author of God and Conflict: A Search for Peace in a Time of Crisis with a Foreword by Lama Surya Das. He serves as adviser to The Global Peace Initiative of Women. A long-time meditation practitioner, Philip enjoys studying and teaching about the parallels between inner and outer peace.

    To learn more about Philip and his work visit:
    http://theshiftnetwork.com/

  • 03:02

    Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia 2/12/2016

    in Sports

    The Fast Break Sports Network’s “Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia” is your most comprehensive source for West Virginia high school basketball on the radio dial. West Virginia’s only live syndicated high school basketball program provides coverage and recaps from high school gymnasiums from the coalfields to the panhandles.


    Hosts Ryan Epling, Coach Ric Morrone, James Collier and guests provide fans with continuous score updates, interviews, and analysis of the evening’s games along with recaps of high school basketball games that were played throughout the week.


    Originating from the WMUL-FM studios on Marshall University’s Huntington campus, “Basketball Friday Night in West Virginia” airs each Friday night from 9:00 p.m. until midnight.


    The Fast Break Sports Network crew works behind the scenes with play-by-play crews, correspondents, coaches and statisticians across West Virginia to make certain all the scores are continually updated for our radio listeners and website viewers.


    “Basketball Night,” as the hosts commonly call it, first hit the airwaves in December 2013. Every live episode is produced entirely by student and volunteer broadcasters.

  • 00:34

    Let's Talk Kingdom with Catrina - Interview with NurJehan Al-Haqq

    in Religion

    Biography for Nur Jehan A. Al-Haqq


     


                Her name is NurJehan Abdellah Al-Haqq which means "Light of the World"; but she prefers to be called Nur for short. Nur was born on August 9, 1975 in Detroit,MI.  She was brought up in the Islamic faith until she gave her life to the Lord in June of 1996.  She became a single mom at the tender age of 18 and gave birth to a beautiful son who is named Hasan.  Hasan is now 21 and is serving in the U.S. Army Reserve.  During Nur's walk with the Lord she became paralyzed on October 19, 1997 when she was assaulted in a domestic violence altercation. Her neck was broken which resulted in permanent damage to her spinal cord.  By the grace of God she has recovered much of her physical strength and has been able to walk, work and go to school.  Nur just completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology on December 12, 2014 from Austin Peay State University.  She is now engaged in motivational speaking and is also an advocate against Domestic Violence.  Nur has appeared on several radio and T.V. shows as a special guest and will continue to share her testimony to inspire others as she feels led by the Lord. She is involved in volunteer work in the Community so she is a DMC task force member with Dr. Merriel Bullock-Neal.  She is a Leading Lady with Treva Gordon and also a member of the Y.D.O.D (Young Daughters of Destiny) org. with Min Rita Ewing. She plans on writing a book in the near future.

  • 00:26

    This One Step - Older Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

    in Christianity

    Thursday


                            I am here for you


     


    Thursday is dedicated to survivors to call in and let us all know how they are helping other fellow survivors.  Survivors, at any stage of healing can be a tremendous help to fellow survivors.  It does not have to be on a grand scale.  You can call into a blogtalk radio show and just having your name present can let survivors know that they are not alone.  You can visit a non-profit that deals with survivors of child sexual abuse and volunteer at an event or visit their web page.  Visiting web pages gives them a count on how many visits and that helps with applying for grants. Also, leave a testimony.  You may believe that your story is not that interesting, but it is to someone who has not found the courage to break their silence and sees that there is someone who has the same story as they do.  Buy a t-shirt or a book.    It is great healing when you help others.