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Bill is the founder of the National Association for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (http://naasca.org/), a non-profit organization focused on providing a voice and resources to help victims of child abuse. Bill broadcasts an online radio podcast at 5pm PST Sundays to Fridays. Bill is a survivor of sexual abuse and is 25 years sober from drugs and alcohol. Bill was sexually abused when he was 11 years old by a summer camp counselor; the abuse continued for three summers. The counselor was a photographer who used the young Murray as a model for thousands of frames of ographic pictures. The counselor also took Murray to Montreal's Expo 67 for two weeks, and spent that time trying to convince the then 14-year-old Murray to engage in sex, introducing him to other pedophiles. That period was terrifying; Bill was at his mercy, powerless and ashamed, all the while refusing to engage in sex. After that, Bill became an introverted problem student and kept his silence. Once Murray started prep school in a seminary, Murray confided the story of his sexual abuse to the priest, who took a "special interest" in Bill. Bill then spent the next couple of years of high school trying to avoid the pedophiles. Though struggles with drug and alcohol abuse forced him to drop out of his first attempt at college,
In his late 20s his girlfriend (and later wife), encouraged him to seek therapy, and to reveal to his parents that he had been sexually abused. That was the beginning of Bill’s healing and recovery process, some 25 years ago. Murray eventually found success in the television industry in Los Angeles, doing camera work, production and editing for popular sit-coms like The Golden Girls. In 1984 he also enrolled in a 12-step program to overcome his drinking problem.
Bill Murray started NAASCA.org (National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse) and has a rapidly growing listener base of 1500.
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Tonight's special guest is Sue Julsen from Nevada, a returning NAASCA family member, a survivor and thriver and true crime, memoir and crime fiction writer. She's author of the best selling “Bitter Memories” series. Largely, autobiographical, Ms Julsen chose to use fictional names to protect the innocent, and the guilty, from those in real life (she has more crime fiction coming out this year.) Abducted by her father when she was three, the book’s main character, Sarah, found herself in a world of criminal neglect and unfathomable oppression as her father, stepmother and many others perpetrated more and more horrible acts of verbal, mental and sexual abuse on the innocent girl. Continually terrified, Sarah formed separate personalities in order to survive. In nightmares, the other personalities would show Sarah the horrific abuse she was being subjected to in her day to day life. This story of the author’s early life – a life on the run, hungry, abused, and terrified – is a truly unnerving and gripping account of the extremes of neglect and mistreatment a child can undergo, and still survive. “Bitter Memories,” written with the hope that exposing these horrors will help prevent them from happening to others, is dedicated to all survivors of abuse. “Trophy Murders” is the second in the series, part fiction/part non-fiction, and “Cutter’s Revenge” completes her story. Sue also has other works published that can be found on her web site.
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About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let’s talk about stuff that’s hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.
Health Conspiracy Radio – 1/29/15 – Hosted by Nick Brannigan.
Topics covered include:
Vegenation, Vegan and Non GMO Restaurant, opening in Las Vegas
The Food Babe Way book, Amy's Organics
Jail Anti-Vax Parents
USA Today columnist calls for arrest and imprisonment of vaccine skeptics
Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys
Why A Fake Article Titled "Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?" Was Accepted By 17 Medical Journals
Please join Frankie Picasso this Thursday, January 29 when she is joined by Toothena, The REAL Tooth Fairy whose organization ‘The Tooth Fairy Children's Foundation’ is a charitable organization with the mission to provide every child worldwide with a toothbrush, oral hygiene education and access to dental care. Pretty impressive I know.
The woman behind the mission and the pretty pink dress and wings is CoraMarie Clark, speaker, author, consultant and owner of a dental consulting firm Strategix. CoraMarie used her background as a dental hygienist, her love of children and her master’s degree in business, to create a philanthropic organization that is really changing the world, one child at a time. Proof positive that anyone who has a passion, drive and the courage to create their dreams can make a difference in the world..
Sabrina, will again discuss alternative to students loans and discuss the process of completing the FAFSA. Too many times parents think the only option is students loans. Learn how to help your child manage college, trade or vocational school.
Join Destiny Empowerment Hour Radio's Host Cherise L. Riley as she sits down with Writer, Director and Producer Arthur Jordan-Mohammad to discuss his upcoming movie release Carter High!
Arthur is a rare breed of filmmaker who integrates every element into the art and science of cinematography. He studied Cinema at Southern Methodist University. He won best short film for "C'Ya" in the Dallas Black Film Festival and the 21st Annual Scottsdale Film Festival.
Arthur's first feature "Solitaire", also won best film in the Dallas Black Film Festival, and went on to be distributed by Maverick Entertainment. Arthur has had to learn just about every facet of making a film, from writing, shooting, editing, directing, scoring, and producing.
The multi-talented award-winning director was recently honored as a writer for his screenplay, Carter High, at the 2009 Cinema City International Film Festival’sScreenwriter Awards, in Los Angeles. Carter High is the long awaited true story of the 1988 Carter High Cowboys, the most feared high school football team in Texas state history. It is the Carter High story that inspired Friday Night Lights. Arthur's second feature, Black Angels, the story of a private child support agency that believes in collecting payment by any means necessary, received a second place award in the Dallas Black Film Festival and received distribution through Wells Go, USA.
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About a decade ago, a friend I knew and cared about deeply told me that she was having an affair with her child's best friend's father. "My God," I said, swallowing hard. "That's complicated."
It was complicated all right. The families lived practically next door and were in and out of each other's houses all the time. But neither marriage was good. And my friend swore that this was the real thing.
The problem was her daughter. She worshipped her mum, watched her like a hawk. And though she was only six, she was one of those strange, precocious children who gets inside adult heads and roams around, looking for stuff. Like the fact that her mother was madly in love with someone other than her dad.
"You can't keep lying to her," I said.
"No, no," she assured me. "It's not a problem. She doesn't suspect a thing."
I looked at her. "She knows. She doesn't know what she knows, but she knows."
And she did. If ever a child knew something was wrong with her family, it was Evie. She had developed a heartbreaking look of puzzlement in the company of her mother, searching her face for answers.
I notice those children now, the ones people lie to. Like all children, they are studying the world, struggling to learn the rules of engagement. Except that, for them, life doesn't make sense because their instincts are negated. So they begin to twist in an attempt to accommodate a world full of half-truths.
An American woman visiting friends in London a few days after the school massacre in December 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut, asked the friend's family (two adults, three teenagers) not to refer to Newtown for the duration of their visit and not to turn on the news in case her children might overhear distressing stories.
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SPECIAL TOPIC - "Open Mike Night" - You'll help decide what will be discussed on tonight's show. This is audience participation night, where we talk of any of the topics from the world of child abuse and trauma. Call in with your questions and comments for our host, Bill Murray, who'll be joined by other dedicated NAASCA family members who'll act as panelists. They'll be ready to field questions and lead topic discussions, many of them suggested by our call-in participants. Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in the chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org