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  • 01:00

    Claire Buffie for Miss America: Night of A Thousand Moms Parties

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    SPECIAL TIME: 8:30PM EST...Join the parties, from Sag Harbor to Buffalo, as we cheer on our friend and ally Claire Buffie, Miss New York, to victory in the Miss America contest. Claire's platform is "Straight for Equality" and she's be a great supporter of A Thousand Moms. We'll be celebrating and invite you to join in, to call us, to make a pledge, send a word of support. Call in: 518 322-0607 or dial in directly to the show at 917 388-4649.

  • 00:46

    Q&A Day for A Thousand Moms

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    Q & A is all the rage on YouTube. Here's our version, with everything you wanted to know about Fred, Ray and Dave. Hear from Sarah in Alaska, Vladimir in Russia, George W. in Texas...and much more!

  • 00:45

    Patrick Smith, International Mr. Leather, Joins Us

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    Patrick Smith, in his own words:


    "I am Patrick Smith, the 37th International Mr. Leather since the establishment of the contest in 1979. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Mr._Leather)


    I competed with 52 contestants from around the world to win the title and consider it an honor to represent the leather and LGBT communities globally. I also represent the City of Los Angeles as Mr. Los Angeles Leather, the title that sent me to the international contest.


    In addition to spending my time stomping on a stage in my jock strap, I am politically active. I have written on political issues for The Advocate, HIV Equal and Bear World Magazine. I served in Canadian politics for four years before moving to Los Angeles, working as assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister.


    As International Mr. Leather, I am committed to traveling the world and meeting with activists on the ground in the places where our community is still on the fringes of society.


    I live in Los Angeles with my husband and love of my life, Michael."


    Join us for a special segment of A Thousand Moms Talk. We seek your support. Click here!

  • 00:12

    Depression and the Brain: A Treatable Disorder

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    Does depression affect adults only? No. For singer and songwriter Judy Collins, depression began in her teenage years and is as vivid to her now as it was then. For Collins, her depression led to alcoholism, which damaged her vocal cords and threatened her career.



    Can depression travel through families? Yes. In her particular case, Judy Collins described her depression as a family legacy. It affected her father, herself, and her son, Clark, who committed suicide in 1992. In fact, scientists are currently investigating the hereditary, genetic bases for depression.



    A Thousand Moms is releasing as a e-book, The Sourcebook of Brain Science. Knowledge of the brain is essential for parents, teachers, students, the general public to make good decisions, reduce the toll of suffering of patients and families.  Depression, manic depression, and schizophrenia are illnesses that originate in the brain, affect the brain, and also affect all those things most affect what we think of as human characteristics: our mood, our thinking, our behavior, our energy levels, our patterns of sleep, according to brain scientist Kay Redfield Jamison.



    I am Dave Balog, CIO of A Thousand Moms.....



    Order your copy of the Sourcebook of Brain Science by visiting our Web site, www.athousandmoms.org. Two links at the upper right will allow you to order a copy right away and/or get more information on this resource. Www.athousandmoms.org We ask a donation of just $10 to support the work of A Thousand Moms.


     

  • 00:46

    Stress and the Brain: Part I

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    With the assistance of the Dana Foundation, we present the second in our series on the brain and behavior. Leading researchers and behavior experts will discuss topics critical to lgbt youth, their families and professionals in the foster care system.


    Hi I'm Dave Balog of A Thousand Moms. We are pleased to offer this invaluable series of programs on our podcasts. You may listen on iTunes or download these programs to your Smartphone or other device to listen on the go.


    We welcome Dr. Ray Werking and Fred Elia, president of A Thousand Moms for their comments on this important topic.


    We ask your support. Please visit www.AThousandMoms.Org and with a donation of just $10 or more, we will send you the companion book to this series, The Dana Sourcebook of Brain Science. Your support will help us continue to be a recognized voice for gay youth in foster/adotive care. Learn all about our programs at www.AThousandMoms.Org.


    And now, Gray Matters: Stress and the Brain


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    We ask your support. Please visit www.AThousandMoms.Org and with a donation of just $10 or more, we will send you the companion book to this series, The Dana Sourcebook of Brain Science. Your support will help us continue to be a recognized voice for gay youth in foster/adotive care. Learn all about our programs at www.AThousandMoms.Org. Look forward to PART II of Gray Matters Stress and the Brain at www.AThousandMoms.org.

  • 00:36

    Alcohol, Drugs and the Brain II: Treatments

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    With the assistance of the Dana Foundation, we present the second in our series on the brain and behavior. Leading researchers and behavior experts will discuss topics critical to families and professionals in the foster care system.


    Hi I'm Dave Balog of A Thousand Moms. We are pleased to offer this invaluable series of programs on our podcasts. You may listen on iTunes or download these programs to your device to listen on the go.


    Thank you for listening. We ask your support. Subscribe to these podcasts, more than 13 in total, covering Learning, Pain, Memory, Depression, Autism, Art/Music Therapy and much more. Please visit www.AThousandMoms.Org and with a donation of just $10 or more, we will send you the companion e-book to this series, The Dana Sourcebook of Brain Science. The Sourcebook has been used in schools, in community groups, among professionals. We conduct free workshops on the Brain and Behavior. Please contact us at 518 322-0607. Your support will help us continue to be a recognized voice for gay youth in foster/adotive care. Learn all about our programs at www.AThousandMoms.Org.


    And now, Gray Matters: Alcohol, Drugs and the Brain II: Treatments. Hosted by Pat Summerall.


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     Please visit www.AThousandMoms.Org and with a donation of just $10 or more, we will send you the companion book to this series, The Sourcebook of Brain Science. Your support will help us continue to be a recognized voice for gay youth in foster/adotive care.  Look for our next program in this series, Stress, Trauma and the Brain.

  • Gray Matters: Alcohol, Drugs and the Brain

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    With the assistance of the Dana Foundation, we present the first in our series on the brain and behavior. Leading researchers and behavior experts will discuss topics critical to families and professionals in the foster care system.


    Hi I'm Dave Balog of A Thousand Moms. We are pleased to offer this invaluable series of programs on our podcasts. You may listen on iTunes or download these programs to your device to listen on the go.


    We ask your support. Please visit www.AThousandMoms.Org and with a donation of just $10 or more, we will send you the companion book to this series, The Dana Sourcebook of Brain Science. Your support will help us continue to be a recognized voice for gay youth in foster/adotive care. Learn all about our programs at www.AThousandMoms.Org.


    And now, Gray Matters: Alcohol, Drugs and the Brain.
     

  • 00:46

    So What's 'Stress on Steroids?'

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    Welcome to a landmark edition Of A Thousand Moms Talk. Today we celebrate our 100th episode of  show that  focuses on gay youth in foster care and adoption. So pull up a chair for a front-row seat recapturing out 10 most-listened to programs.

  • 00:45

    Too Cool News: Boy Scouts, Robbie Rogers, Harvey Milk

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    Fresh from the pages of A Thousand Moms Daily...yes, our daily e-newspaper. Read it every day at www.athousandmoms.org.

  • 00:44

    The Queen's Cool With Marriage Equality

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    The return of Too Cool News, based on the stories appearing on our online newspaper, A Thousand Moms Daily. This week: The Boy Scouts drop the ball with regard to gay members. Britain approves Gay Marriage. 

  • 00:46

    "He doesn't need a shrink--just a sewing machine!"

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    Special podcast: Our Fifth Anniversary!

    Listen to a special podcast, available live at 5:00 pm, Sat. February 22 and on demand after. We'll celebrate the work of Marcia Novey, our co-founder, our earliest and current supporters, our great events, our best podcast (and funniest). Make a tax-deductible donation to our efforts by clicking here. We greatly appreciate your support as we educate families and give voice to gay youth in foster/adoptive care.Thank you from our Moms' hearts.