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  • 01:42

    Episode 1009: Professional Volunteer Fire Service

    in Training

    In many areas of the country, fire departments have implemented junior firefighter programs to help recruit new members. Some departments have experienced great success with the programs, and others have had a difficult time. In addition, some firefighters speak favorably and fully support the programs, and others are against them. On tonight's show, host Tom Merrill and his guest will examine both sides of the issue and discuss the benefits as well as the challenges of having a Junior Firefighter program in our departments. 


    Our guest tonight is Chief Jeff Cash, who has been in the fire service for over 35 years serving in both career and volunteer departments. He is currently the chief of the Cherryville (North Carolina) FD – a position he has held since 1986 and is the past president of the North Carolina Firemen’s Association and serves as the North Carolina director to the National Volunteer Fire Council – also sits on the NVFC Executive Committee and is a member of the NVFC Junior Firefighter Program Advisory Group.


    We welcome your input is well. Feel free to call in and discuss junior programs or anything else on your mind concerning our great volunteer fire service

  • 00:28

    National Volunteer Week

    in Education

    Call in live!


    Find out how National Volunteer Week came about. The Pat Tillman Run is around the corner, and CSU's students and alumni are participating!  Hear about some of the national organizations CSU volunteers with and how our students/alumni can get involved locally. and the CSU philosophy about corporate involvement in the community.

  • 01:00

    Volunteer of the Year has 4 legs

    in Lifestyle

     


    Molly has just hit a milestone  as a volunteer, where she  officially passed her  300th visit as a therapuetic assistant, and no one is prouder of her than her  papa, retired Army vet Ron Leonard. Molly is a real people pleaser, and wherever she goes she brings along peace, comfort and lots of smiles.


    For the past two years, Molly frequented the Donaldson's Assisted living facility where she was honored recently as volunteer of the year! She also visits a few other seniors homes and everyone looks forward to her visits.
    Molly also visit MEPS with Ron, where they go to be with the men and women entering military service and their families in cooperation with the USO. Last summer Molly was involved with Camp Progress (YMCA) and was a hit among the mentally challenged children.She is really one busy lady who deserves some recognition for all the hard work she is putting in helping others.


    In fact, Molly is also assisting the Murfreesboro DA's office in some domestic violence cases. Who is this lady with the big heart?


    When Molly was 6 weeks old, she was rescued by  Ron and his wife and when she turned 2, she started her basic training through Petco. From there, she graduated and went on to be trained as a Therapy dog by Canines for Christ. Today, as a result of her milestone, she will receive advance certification from the American Kennel Club.


    God Bless Miss Molly!!!


     

  • 01:38

    Episode 974: The Professsional 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.


    This episode's guest is Candice McDonald who is a volunteer firefighter in the Winona (Ohio) Fire Department and is associated with the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association.  She will be discussing "Reputation Management" and how we can work within our firehouses to prevent behavior that is detrimental to the reputation of the fire service. She will offer tips and provide information and ideas on how to implement safeguards in your firehouse  to protect it from reputational threats AND from making headlines for the WRONG reasons. She will also offer ideas as to how social media can be used in a positive way to recruit new members as well as show the public the professional service your volunteer fire department provides!

  • 00:25

    Love of Heart Movement spotlights Shante King-Community Volunteer

    in Motivation

    Queen of Hearts interviews Shante King-Community Volunteer

  • 00:31

    Love of Heart Movement spotlights Dianne Gipson-Community Volunteer

    in Motivation

    Queen of Hearts interviews Dianne Gipson-Community Volunteer

  • 00:18

    Margaret Swallow joins Transformed Traveler in Guatemala

    in Lifestyle

    Former Folgers/P&G brand manager Margaret Swallow has developed a work program in the coffee farms of Guatemala. She is a true transformed traveler, created change throughout the world, while enjoying the sensory wonders of travels.


    This show is presented by AAA and their 53 million members. Visit www.shop.transformedtraveler.com to purchase America's favorite travel journals at a discount.

  • 02:17

    Meet AIMI's Drug/Alcohol Treatment Coordinator, Zora Ray, a Volunteer

    in Politics Progressive

    Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) is seeking volunteers. Tonight we welcome Zora Ray, who is AIMI's Advocacy Coodinator for Drug/Alcohol Dependencies, Zora Ray, at 9pmEST. Please call to speak on air at (818) 572-2947. Everyone is invited! Zora is a retired psychiatric nurse who successfully battled drug addiction and depression herself, and she looks forward to helping other people. Email Zora at the address below:


    ZoraJayPhoenix@gmail.com

    As a AIMI advocate, Zora will try to find treatment centers and other services for persons who suffer from drug/alcohol dependencies. AIMI believes that persons with drug/alcohol addictions need TREATMENT, NOT PUNISHMENT. Therefore, Zora will attempt to have drug/alcohol-dependent defendants tried in drug courts rather than regular criminal courts, and she will attempt to influence decision makers to sentence addicts to treatment rather than to jails and prisons. 

    If you would like to work with AIMI as a volunteer, please contact MaryLovesJustice at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com or call AIMI's director at (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741. We need people of every race and socioeconomic status, because mental illness affects people from every group. No matter what your skills and educational level may be, AIMI has a volunteer job for you.

  • 00:38

    "In Other Words..." with Drew Alexander

    in Lifestyle

    Drew Alexander  is the BMW Motorcycle Manager for Battly Cycles. Bikers have a stereotype that is almost never true - Drew's somewhat grizzled look notwithstanding. One thing that is true of most bikers and biking clubs is that they do a lot of fund-raising for various causes.
     
    Drew is a volunteer with Wellspring International Outreach, which focuses on supporting orphaned an otherwise abandoned children across the world. Drew has built homes, playgrounds, and other support structures in South Africa. He'll talk with us about the desperation he has seen and the rise in what is known as voluntourism.

  • 01:07

    Titus 2 Tuesday with Keva Renee & FURTESHA CARTER

    in Politics

    Titus 2 Tuesday Welcomes Back FURTESHA CARTER for Metro Council 13 in Nashville, TN
    Get to know Furtesha Carter…
    Furtesha Carter is a true “Nashvillian” born and raised. Growing up in Nashville allowed her to inherit a unique appreciation for southern hospitality. Furtesha quotes, “Without God, family and friends what do you have in life? In my world, those are my three focuses.”Whether it be in real estate or volunteer programs, she finds great joy in using the talents God has provided her in order to help people. Furtesha is the proud parent of a teenage daughter and son and is called Momma to many teenagers through Nashville’s Communityfoster care system. She is the founder of a non-profit mentoring program, Sister 2 Sistah that caters to middle-school age girls throughout the Nashville and surrounding communities. Because the majority of her family resides within the Nashville area, Furtesha has been allowed to spend spring/summers barbecuing and fall/winters entertaining in her home with family and friends which she truly enjoys.
    Furtesha attended Daymar Institute for Accounting and is attending Bethel University for Business Management. Her skill set has provided her vocational opportunities from church secretary to accountant. Her personality has allowed her to be an affective cheerleading coach, PTO president, and community volunteer. But her passion to connect community and family drives her efforts to serve as your metro council representative for District 13.
    Get to know her on social media before the broadcast:
    http://www.placingfamily1st.com/
    http://carterfor13.com/
    https://twitter.com/votecarter13
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sister-2-Sistah-Mentoring
    https://www.facebook.com/yourneighborhoodagentfurteshacarter

  • 01:30

    Voices Carry for Animals # 41

    in Current Events

    Hosted by Debbie Dahmer


    Guest will be : Mikael Nielsen  Serves as national volunteer coordinator for Mercy For Animals, recruiting and training activists throughout the United States.


     Mercy for Animals


    The Plight of Farmed Animals


    Over 95% of the cruelty to animals in the United States occurs at the hands of the meat, dairy, and egg industries which confine, mutilate, and slaughter over 9 billion land animals each year.


    Despite the fact that these are the most abused animals in the United States, they actually have the fewest number of advocates. That is why it is so important that we stand up and become a voice for the most defenseless.


    Published on Mar 14, 2015


    A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation into a poultry supplier to Gordon Food Service—the largest private foodservice distributor in North America—has exposed horrific cruelty to animals, including baby birds violently slammed into metal shackles before being painfully shocked with electricity and having their throats cut open while still conscious and able to feel pain. Take action at http://GoryFoodService.com