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  • 00:44

    Dr. Maureen Petersen Talks Diabetes on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher

    in Health

    Dr. Maureen M. Petersen, the Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Director of the National Capital Consortium Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, talks to Shannon Fisher about diabetes from both a medical and personal perspective. Dr. Petersen’s daughter, Kyleigh, has type 1 diabetes and joins the conversation to offer her perspective on having been diagnosed with the disease at a young age. In addition to discussing the warning signs, risk factors, and treatment for diabetes in children and adults, the Petersens share details about Hazel, Kyleigh’s new diabetic alert dog.


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon Fisher: Facebook - Twitter -  Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman. Copyrighted podcast by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • 01:00

    Backbone Power: Dr. Anne Brown on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher

    in Women

    This week, Shannon welcomes Dr. Anne Brown, PhD, RN. Brown worked as an Alcohol Clinical Specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and also served as the Program Director of the Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Program at Greater Cape Ann Human Services. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, BS in Nursing; Boston University, MS in Psychiatric-Mental Health in Nursing; and International University, PhD in Addiction Studies.


    Most of us know at least one individual suffering from an addiction, victimhood, or martyrdom. Dr. Brown explains how and why we must stand up to these masters of sabotage. Addiction touches the life of everyone who knows the addict, and people-pleasing behavior only enables the addiction. The message in her book, Backbone Power, is that we must act to address addiction by finding our blind spots and learning to speak eith authenticity and power.  Brown has been described by one client as “having a very caring way of going for the jugular.”


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon Fisher: Facebook - Twitter -  Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman. Copyrighted podcast by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • 01:00

    Beagle Freedom Project: Shannon Keith on The Authentic Woman w/ Shannon Fisher

    in Culture

    Shannon Fisher interviews Shannon Keith, President and Founder of the Beagle Freedom Project (BFP). You've seen the viral YouTube videos showing terrified beagles hesitant to come out of crates but ultimately overcoming their fear and frolic in the grass? Those were made by BFP! Shannon Keith's organization fights for animal rights on many levels, from fighting for legislation requiring humane treatment of laboratory animals to physically rescuing beagles used in laboratory testing and helping them assimilate into life outside of the lab - and ultimately finding them loving homes.


    Most beagles used in experiments have never seen grass, the sun, or anything outside the walls of a laboratory. They have received little or no affection & are often afraid of people. Beagle Freedom Project is doing some amazing work in bringing joy & love to these animals. Shannon and her BFP team work tirelessly to rescue animals from cruel circumstances, rehabilitate them, and get them the love and care they deserve. 


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon Fisher: Facebook - Twitter -  Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman. Podcast by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • 00:21

    Birth Affirmations with Susan Singer on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher

    in Women

    Shannon Fisher interviews artist and author, Susan Singer, about her book for expectant mothers, Birth Affirmations. Susan wrote and illustrated the book, filled with positive statements to help pregnant women develop an empowered, positive mindset for giving birth. The Birth Affirmations book guides pregnant women through creating and accepting their own personal birthing experience, making it perfect for her - whatever that might mean.  


     


    They will discuss Susan's inspirations for the book, both the text and the illustrations, and the manner in which women can use these affirmations to strengthen their connectedness to themselves, their child, and the world throughout pregnancy, during delivery, and following birth. 


     


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon Fisher on the web: Facebook - Twitter -  Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman. Podcast by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • 01:01

    Angela Peabody, Female Genital Mutilation, The Authentic Woman w/ Shannon Fisher

    in Women

    This week, Shannon Fisher welcomes Angela Peabody, President and Founder of the Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed to eradicate gender based violence and empower women and girls worldwide through education.


    Female Genital Mutilation is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. An estimated 230,000 women and girls are at risk for female genital mutilation in the U.S. annually.  Around the world, 8000 girls are victims of FGM daily. Up to 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of FGM. 


    Female genital mutilation has been illegal in the United States since 1996, and transporting girls out of the U.S. for FGM is now punishable by five years in jail, but the procedure is still performed in private, and it has gone largely underground.


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Links to Previous Episodes are posted on Shannon’s Website or on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. Follow Shannon on Facebook and Twitter.

  • 00:56

    Life in New York: Laura Pedersen on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher

    in Books

    This week on The Authentic Woman, Shannon’s guest is Laura Pedersen. The two will discuss Pedersen’s memoir, Life in New York, about three decades of living in New York City. Her life in NYC began when neighborhoods that now feature chai bars, Pilates, and Gymboree were drug dens, ganglands, and shantytowns.  Pedersen has experienced NYC in the best and worst of times. We will discuss her hilarious trip down memory lane, incuding becoming – at age 20 – the youngest person to have a seat on the American Stock Exchange.


    Pedersen writes for the New York Times. She penned the bestseller Play Money, as well as the highly regarded Buffalo Gal and Beginner's Luck. Also a playwright, Pedersen’s award-winning comedies and dramas have been performed in festivals and Off-Broadway.


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon Fisher: Facebook - Twitter -  Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman. Copyrighted podcast by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • 01:02

    Jennifer-Scott Mobley on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher

    in Women

    Returning to the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network after a winter sabbatical, Shannon Fisher welcomes her first guest of the 2015 season to The Authentic Woman: Author and Theatre Scholar, Jennifer-Scott Mobley. Mobley is the Immediate Past President of the Women and Theatre Program of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education. Holding a PhD in Theatre Studies from The City University of New York Graduate Center, an MFA in Dramaturgy and Theatre Criticism from Brooklyn College, and a BA in Theatre from the College of William and Mary, Mobley has worked as a performer and dramaturge throughout the New York City metropolitan area. She also serves as a curator of the Jane Chambers Feminist Playwriting Contest.


    Tonight on The Authentic Woman, we will discuss Jennifer-Scott Mobley's fascinating new book, Female Bodies on the American Stage: Enter Fat Actress, which analyzes the female body in performance, specifically the manner in which in which we represent and interperet the fat feminine form. Above all else, this will be an exploration of female body image.


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly show on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, airing Sundays at 8 pm EST. Host and Producer, Shannon Fisher, enjoys sharing varying perspectives on the female experience through the eyes of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders.  Follow Shannon on Facebook and Twitter to follow news of future shows and guests.


    This podcast is copyrighted and solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, LLC.

  • 00:40

    Deep Look into TRAP Laws: Tarina Keene on The Authentic Woman w/ Shannon Fisher

    in Women

    NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Executive Director Tarina Keene talks to Shannon Fisher about the TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) legislation that has been debated in Virginia for the last four years. The fight against these TRAP laws has been the focus of much media attention, including being featured in the film Political Bodies, which won "Best Documentary" at the Austin Film Festival in 2013. 


    Tarina has been mentioned in many national publications and has appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the impact on women’s access to reproductive healthcare.  Her interview with Shannon Fisher is a deep look into TRAP Laws and the methods by which they circumvent Roe v. Wade by chipping away at abortion rights with unnecessary and cost-prohibitive regulations. After years of heated debate and political maneuvering, Virginia's women's health centers reached a critical victory at the September 17th Virginia Board of Health meeting.  This podcast details the long and winding road heretofore of Virginia TRAP regulations.


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon Fisher: Facebook - Twitter -  Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman. Copyrighted podcast by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • 00:50

    Unmasked. Teen Author, Hope Bolinger, on The Authentic Woman w/ Shannon Fisher

    in Writing

    The Authentic Woman host, Shannon Fisher, is proud to welcome 17-year-old author, Hope Bolinger, as her guest this week to discuss her newly released novel, Unmasked. Hope has written everything from poems to short stories to scripts - and now has published a full-length novel (the first in a series). Hope wrote Unmasked when she was 16, during her junior year in High School in Hudson, Ohio. The book is filled with deep insight into human nature and timeless religious themes.


    Several of Hope's poems and essays have been published in anthologies, she is a journalist for N 2 Publishing, and her first original play was performed when she was in eighth grade. Now a senior in High School, Hope lives with her parents, older sister Grace, younger brother Daniel, Brazilian exchange student “sister” Fe, three dogs, and Twix the Wondercat (who has his own Facebook page).


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon Fisher on the web: Facebook - Twitter -  Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman.


    This podcast is copyrighted and solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • 01:00

    Beagle Freedom Project: Shannon Keith on The Authentic Woman w/ Shannon Fisher

    in Pets

    The Authentic Woman Host, Shannon Fisher, is excited to welcome her guest this week: Shannon Keith, President and Founder of the Beagle Freedom Project (BFP). Keith's organization fights for animal rights on many levels, from fighting for legislation requiring humane treatment of laboratory animals to physically rescuing beagles used in laboratory testing and helping them assimilate into life outside of the lab - and ultimately finding them loving homes.


    Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities. Most beagles used in experiments have never seen grass, the sun, or anything outside the walls of a laboratory. They have received little or no affection & are often afraid of people. Beagle Freedom Project is doing some amazing work in bringing joy & love to these animals.  


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon Fisher on the web: Facebook - Twitter -  Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman. This podcast is copyrighted and solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • 01:03

    Celebrity Therapist, Dr. Gilda Carle, on The Authentic Woman with Shannon Fisher

    in Women

    Shannon Fisher is thrilled to welcome notorious Celebrity Relationship Therapist, Dr. Gilda Carle, as her guest this week! The New York Times has called Dr. Gilda "the busiest television therapist in the business," as she has been seen and heard on countless news programs and talk shows for decades. Gilda has authored 15 books and several columns for news organizations, including regular advice columns for Match.com and The Today Show. She has been interviewed for newspaper and magazine articles throughout the world.


    Dr. Gilda's newest venture is as the Country Music Doctor with her nonprofit organization, Country Cures. Through this, she helps to heal the relationships of veterans re-entering life with their families after a tour of duty. Dr. Gilda’s work reaches 5 million people weekly.


    The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher, offering perspectives on the female experience in America. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders. Shannon Fisher on the web: Facebook - Twitter -  Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman.


    This podcast is copyrighted and solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.