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  • 01:02

    PWN 2015.4.3: 30 Days of Advocacy Against Witch-Hunts w/ Damon Leff

    in News

    Damon Leff of the Pagan Rights Alliance (South Africa) and Touchstone Advocacy joins RevKess and KaliSara during the 8th annual 30 Days of Advocacy Against Witch Hunts. The persecution of "witches" in South Africa and elsewhere around the world is real. The majority of the victims of these witch hunts are old women and young children. Damon will talk about the history of this program and the impact that it has had in South Africa as well as what the persecutions are about.


    The Inquisition and the Salem Witch Craze are far behind us in Europe and North America, but the danger of their legacy exist to this day. Find out what these modern day witch hunts are and how they are having dangerous effects on the people persecuted.


    This is Damon's third visit with the Pagan Weekly News. He joined Zaracon and RevKess in 2012 and 2013. Zaracon may join in the discussion.

  • 01:30

    Quantum Leap: IPAS- State Advocacy and Protection Agencies

    in Education

    Please join me in welcoming Karen Pedevilla from IPAS. Karen is the Education and Trainer Director from Indiana's protection and advocacy center. Tune in and together we can make a difference!

  • 00:37

    Breastfeeding Advocacy anytime, any place?

    in Women

    Why do we have so much contraversy around Breastfeeding?  One of the reasons is the way women's bosies have been objectified and subjectified.  Showing women's nipples in public has such shame attached to it - as Janet Jackson found out at the Super bowl when her nipple slipped out of her top.  Women are covering their babies in a quest to cover themselves while breastfeeding in public - almost seems like a step backwards in liberating ourselves.  Advocacy plays an important role in liberating us from taboos that no longer serve us.  Today we talk breastfeeding & advocacy with Derek Forgie, a Canadian comedian and active advocate for breastfeeding and a whole lot more!  He posted a very passionate rant entitled "Superbowl vs My Wifes Breasts" that went viral.  You will hear it here but it's a must to watch https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153051548929836

  • 01:00

    Talking Advocacy with Tim and Margaret!

    in Health

    Join me as we do a full hour introduction to our first two guest hosts, Mr. Tim Blue and Margaret Sisson. Their advocacy stories are incredible and then you will get a sneak peak at what is in store when they are a co-host!


    It's all about mental health at 'Mental Illness Matters'!


    Changing the way we view mental illness, one personal story at a time!

  • 03:20

    Dream Catcher's - With Les Paul - Effective Advocacy

    in Lifestyle

    Tonight's show is on Effective TBI Advocacy. I am starting to feel under the weather but hopefuly will feel better and be able to come on and do a live show. Togetheher as a community of survivors we can change the World around us and as I sit here nearly 30 Years after my first injuries ocurred I want to see major positive changes start happening NOW!!!!


    I want my next few weeks of shows to be a cellibration of survival for 30 years and about the hopes and promise of the future!

  • 00:40

    Advocacy: Moving Forward, What Now?

    in Women

    After immigrating to Queens, New York, Marisol has suffered alone and in silence at the hands of her abusive and cheating husband for years. Now pregnant with her second child, her desperation to save her young son and soon-expected daughter from this hell has reached its breaking point. The catalysts that finally make Marisol muster up the courage to escape are the words from her son, “Mom, get us out of here”, and the encouragement of her neighbor, Gladys. One night, she wakes her son while her husband is asleep. They escape with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Marisol is all alone in a new country with no means of support, but she knows she must find the strength to make a better future for her children.


    Domestic Violence disrupts lives on so many levels.  This story is just one of many.  Awareness needs to increase.  What can you do to change folks lives?  Check out Domestic Violence Voices on fb and G+.  


    Creating change begins with you.  Always share your voice!


     


    #DVWarriors


    #SharingYourVoice

  • 00:49

    Cynthia Maclusky - Parent Advocacy Success Story

    in Family

    Cynthia is an active member of the autism community. She has a son who, through biomedical and therapeutic means, lost his diagnosis of autism and is a typical 16 years old.  Cynthia was one of the seven mom’s who lobbied successfully for Steven’s Law that requires insurance companies to cover autism in the state of Arizona. She has written articles for Autism File, spoken nationally, produced a documentary on co morbid medical conditions, been interviewed by local news, Lifetime TV, Good Morning America and appeared with her son in The New York Times Magazine this last summer. She is the Vice President of Autism Society of Greater Phoenix. Currently, she is helping to run legislation on restrain and seclusion in this legislative session.  She is also working with a group of lawyers to help parents with children with autism access good medical care with private insurance companies and using EPSDT to access appropriate care through Medicaid.


    All Autism Talk (allautismtalk.com) is sponsored by Autism Spectrum Therapies (autismtherapies.com) and Trellis Services (trellisservices.com) and Learn It Systems (learnitsystems.com)

  • 01:00

    Transition Age Youth and Parental Advocacy with Rachel Mann Esq.

    in Culture

    Join us for a conversation on the change from transition age youth to adult and parental advocacy, with Rachel Mann, Esq., Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania. 


    We'll discuss the differences in waivers available to children and those that start at age 18, aging out of the child welfare system, and other changes that occur in the milestone years of adulthood for individuals with disabilities. 


    PA Independent Living Radio Show is brought to you every Friday at 12:00 pm EDT/EST by The Arc of Luzerne County. Please consider a donation in support of our work to help improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.


    For more news and events of interest to the PA disability community, visit PA Disability News.


    Thanks for listening!


     

  • 00:59

    Back2Us Show: Educational Advocacy 101

    in LGBT

    It's that time of year when everyone is on the hunt for the school supply list, the teacher wish list; and, that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle backpack that Target had online but can't locate in the store (oh wait, that's MY challenge at the moment). 


    Seriously, this time of year for many is filled with excitement but for children who learn differently and their parents--there is often very little to be excited about as the fights about homework resume.  


    According to a 2010 report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, nearly 2.4 million students are diagnoised with LD and receive special education services in schools.  


    For parents trying to navigate this educational maze to obtain help for their child, it  is often described as the equivilent of attempting to climb Mt. Everest in flipflops.  


    What do you need to know to advocate effectively for your child? What is an IEP?  Who is eligible for a 504 plan? Is there really a difference between a 504 Plan and an IEP? What are the first steps in the IEP process? Does it really speed up the process to get your child tested outside of the school system? What are some types of things you as a parent or guardian can ask to have included in the IEP?  We're going to cover all of this and more! 


    If you have a child that you believe may need extra help in school to thrive then this show is for you! 


    We will have Licensed Psychologist Dr. Arcella Trimble as our guest to help navigate the waters on Educational Advocacy 101 for Parents and Guardians as well as blogger Karen Wesley Weaver.  


    Karen's blog, Confessions of An Asperger's Mom (http://confessionsofanaspergersmom.blogspot.com/) has been featured on Mamapedia and is listed on the Top Mommy Blogs http://www.topmommyblogs.com (yes, please go vote for Confessions of An Asperger's Mom).

  • 02:00

    Child Advocacy How to really REP YO SET!

    in Current Events

    Our conversation leads us to a discussion about saving our children and how to truly be a voice for their well being. We are seeing a shift in dynamics, our children are being targeted, arrested with heavy sentences for petty crimes. Targeted as social media stars by attacking one another and broacasting it and even murdered at the hands of yhe police. When do we say enough is enough? When do we start speaking up for those who are need advocates for them? Join me as I discuss the idea of child advocacy and how we can start saving our youth!

  • 01:00

    Advocacy Extraordinaires, Ro Vitale and Ethan Smith!

    in Health

    Join me as I talk mental health, advocacy, and stigma reduction with two of my favorites, Ethan Smith and Ro Vitale. Both of these advocates are dynamic individuals with incredible stories and an even more incredible passion for spreading the truth about mental illness!


    Ro and Ethan will both be co-hosts on Mental Illness Matters and will bring so much vibrance and interesting conversation surrounding the stigma of mental illness and how to live successfully with OCD.


     

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