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  • 01:04

    A Miraculous Journey to Healing: Brenda Michaels and Marsha Mercant

    in Spirituality

    How can even the most challenging journey with cancer be viewed as a gift instead of an enemy? Inspirational radio host, speaker and author Brenda Michaels waged a battle with breast cancer for 14 years, starting at the age of twenty-six.  Brenda writes of her experiences in the new book The Gift of Cancer: A Miraculous Journey to Healing, co-authored with multi-award-winning actor/singer and voiceover artist Marsha Mercant.


    Brenda's story goes far beyond healing from a devastating disease.  It is a story of creating a joyous and highly fulfilling life, no matter what life circumstances invite us to grow in new ways.  Brenda explores her harrowing personal experiences with traditional treatment and how she was led to choose alternatives instead.  She is now healthy and thriving in ways traditional doctors would not have thought possible.


    Brenda Michaels is currently the cohost of Conscious Talk Radio: Radio That Makes a Difference with her husband, Rob Spears.  Recently appearing with Marsha on The Today Show, Brenda is a national speaker and workshop leader, providing one-on-one coaching to cancer patients.


    An internationally recognized actor/singer/voiceover artist, Marsha Mercant is the voice of Time Warner Cable, Aetna, HSBC, Hertz, Sirius/XM, and more.  She is co-editor of the Amazon #1 bestseller Fearless Women: Visions of a New World and recently completed a new play, When You Get There.


    Web sites:  ConsciousTalk.net      IntentionalShift.com


    Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.

  • 00:34

    The Impact of Better Compensation and Benefits Packages on the Workplace

    in Work

    It seems as though all the talk in the human resources and employee benefits world today is about how employers are trying to "get out of the benefits business." The combination of the 2008 recession coupled with the passage of the Affordable Care Act stagnated employee compensation and began to erode employee benefits packages -- all in the name of cutting back on expenses and improving corporate profitability. 


    Then, on January 2, 2015, Bobby Fry, one of the owners of Bar Marco, in Pittsburgh, PA, tweeted that the restaurant would stop accepting gratuities from its patrons and, starting in April, move its 20 full-time employees to a $35,000 base salary and provide full health coverage, vacation days and private shares. The Internet exploded with interest. 


    About two weeks later, Hartford, CT-based Aetna announced it would raise it's minimum wage to $16/hour -- begining in April 2015. The company will also give approximately 7,000 employees access to health benefits next year that should lower their out-of-pocket costs by up to $4,000.


    Economists Jan Zilinsky and Justin Wolfers released a paper coincident with the Aetna annoucement that reviewed the question: Under what circumstances can raising the pay of low-skilled workers at large corporations lead to general improvements in productivity?


    Both Jan Zilinsky and Bobby Fry join Carol Harnett this month to discuss the reasoning behind and impact of higher wages and better benefits on the workplace.


     

  • 00:16

    Healthcare Now. Our Interview with Dr Garth Graham

    in Health

    Hear our Healthcare Digital Help Interview with Dr Garth Graham for December 10. D

  • 00:31

    Countdown to PHA Forum: Meet Dr. David Nash & Betsy Farrell

    in Health

    On a special edition of This Week in Health Innovation on November 18th, 2014 at 12 Noon Eastern and 9AM Pacific we continue the series 'Countdown to the PHA Forum' with David Nash, MD, MBA and Betsy Farrell, RN.


    Dr. David Nash is the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy and a board-certified internist who is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement appointed as the Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health in 2008.  The Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) provides innovative educational programming designed to develop healthcare leaders for the future. Its offerings include Masters Programs in Public Health, Healthcare Quality and Safety, Health Policy and Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research. JSPH also offers a doctoral program in Population Health Science.


    Betsy A. Farrell, RN is Director of Performance Management at Aetna where she oversees teams of professionals who deliver strategic development for care management programs, process excellence, and change management. She also holds a Bachelor of Science from Charter Oak State College and a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and Lean from Villanova University.


    Join PHA Board Chair and Executive Director Fred Goldstein and me for an informative chat and preview of the PHA Forum 2014.


     


     

  • 01:30

    Struggling in Silence/ Leadsership building

    in Spirituality

    Shermaine Yvette Jones Franklin was born on March 21st, 1972, to the wonderful parents of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph and Florean Franklin. She was educated through the Nassau County Public School System, graduating in the class of 1990 from Roosevelt Jr. Sr. High School. 
    She attended Suburban Technical Business School in 1997, graduating as the Valedictorian of her class with a
    degree in Business Administration. This degree opened doors for positions at State Farm Insurance, Aetna
    Incorporated, various banking institutions and her current employment of 11 years at the United States Bankruptcy
    Court, Eastern District of New York, where she serves as an Executive Administrator to the Clerk of Court and Chief Deputy Clerk. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior on June 1
    st, 1997, under the Pastorate of Fabian E.Williams of Holy Trinity Baptist Church, in Roosevelt, NY. 
     


    LaKisha C. Brooks, MS is a firm believer that "everyone has the ability to be a great leader". Additionally, she has conducted research on the need for leadership development for college students. She has a Bachelor’s in Speech Communications from Georgia State University and a Master’s in Administrative Leadership from Central Michigan University. LaKisha has used her talents to work as a speaker for companies and clients such as Atlanta Diabetes Association and DLP HDTV at Atlanta Motor Speedway. LaKisha’s big break came when she was cast as a mentor/ life coach on MTV’s hit show MADE. LaKisha Brooks is a trailblazer in leadership and empowerment and lives by the motto of "Create the Strength, Discipline and Freedom to Define Your Self". She is also the author of the book, Leadership's Got Everything to Do With It! 

  • 00:38

    THE JROWDY REPORT - TODAYS GUEST DANGERMANM

    in Entertainment

    DangerMan is an American Real Life Superhero who has promoted literacy, safety and good health for children since 1998. He emphasizes the importance of education and encourages children to celebrate the power of reading books, staying in school, being good citizens while avoiding violence and substance abuse.


    DangerMan founded a non-profit organization, the DangerMan Education Foundation, Inc. to fight childhood obesity and illiteracy. He frequently travels to promote his causes. In order to help support his causes, DangerMan has a number of corporate sponsorships, which include companies like Aetna, AmTrak, Blockbuster, General Motors, Pepsi, Target. There is a DangerMan comic book as well as a fan club, which can be subscribed to for a $3 yearly fee. There is also other merchandise for DangerMan sold under the was created in 1998 by Roger I. Tinsley, an actor, comedian, former security expert, bodyguard, entrepreneur 

  • 00:30

    PWE Lunch & Learn Featuring Stevii Aisha Mills: Talking Careers With Toy Parker

    in Entrepreneur

    Toy Parker is an EPIC (Exciting, Prosperous, Innovative, and Courageous) woman of God who lives LOVE daily. As a divorced single mother, model, entrepreneur, spokesmodel, author, motivational and empowerment speaker, radio and television host, Creative Content , Marketing and Media Strategist, among so many other “hats” she wears on any given day, she continues to serve as a living testimony to every life she touches how to stay victorious through the protection and favor of God.


    Additionally, many of her corporate writings and marketing materials created can be found in corporate materials distributed throughout Aetna, Cigna, and Hendrick Cadillac Buick GMC today. Parker is currently a certified Internet Manager as well as a certified Finance and Insurance professional. She is a philantropist who heavily gives back to her community.


    Parker continues her work today as a free-lance writer, publicist, public speaker, corporate trainer, media and marketing strategist as well as the founder of Live Wire Productions Plus, which provides professional writing, business, marketing and media consulting services to clients around the world. She is now also the founder, producer and host for the #IGNITEyourLife with Toy Parker Radio and Television Network.


     


    Professional Women Entrepreneurs


    Our goal is to empower the renaissance woman who has a purpose, vision and plan.


    Our vision is to help women around the world build businesses and grow their net worth


    Professional Women Entrepreneurs is a collaboration of liked minded women, breaking barriers and setting new heights.


     

  • 00:29

    THE ROWDY REPORT

    in Entertainment

    DangerMan is an American Real Life Superhero who has promoted literacy, safety and good health for children since 1998. He emphasizes the importance of education and encourages children to celebrate the power of reading books, staying in school, being good citizens while avoiding violence and substance abuse.


    DangerMan founded a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, the DangerMan Education Foundation, Inc. to fight childhood obesity and illiteracy. He frequently travels to promote his causes. In order to help support his causes, DangerMan has a number of corporate sponsorships, which include companies like Aetna, AmTrak, Blockbuster, General Motors, Pepsi, Target. There is a DangerMan comic book as well as a fan club, which can be subscribed to for a $3 yearly fee. There is also other merchandise for DangerMan sold under the Urban Superhero franchise.[1]

  • 01:12

    Jason Drohn, Asher Fox, Danielle Kunkle, Dr. Carole Lieberman and Justin Rohner

    in Business

    Jason Drohn has been marketing online for 8 years, working with hundreds of businesses and thousands of entrepreneurs through his courses and done-for-you services.  He’s best know for his ‘quickest path to cash’ strategies where he cuts years of testing and development out of his client’s lives, and delivers sales funnels that are both automated and profitable


    Asher Fox a Subconscious Behaviorist, Cognitive Behavioral Coach, and Clinical Hypnotherapist,  specialized in helping those who suffer from being chronically overweight heal the subconscious issues that drive them to eat emotionally as well as working with singles to break free from unhealthy relationship patterns that leave them feeling alone and unfulfilled 


    Justin Rohner has been helping people around the world grow their own healthy, fresh foods at home for more than 25 years. He is an, educator, an artist, and entrepreneur who developed the core Agriscaping technologies that are re-defining how we use our landscapes and making locally sustainable agriculture both possible and universally scalable


    Danielle Kunkle founding partner of Boomer Benefits, an agency specializing in Medicare-related insurance products . Over the years, she and her agency have helped tens of thousands of people with Medicare. Boomer Benefits is a recognized national top producer with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna and several other major insurance companies, and they have 20 full-time licensed insurance agents working every day to assist Medicare beneficiaries 


    Dr. Carole Lieberman  well known psychiatrist with bestselling relationship books


     

  • 01:47

    MS SHERRY WINSTON - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - TUES, NOV 4, 2014 - 7:00 PM PST

    in Music

     


    Sherry Winston is a Jazz Flutist who has performed in many of the major concert halls throughout the U.S. including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Constitution Hall, and Lincoln Center.


     


    Sherry performed at The White House for President and Mrs. Clinton and for former President George H.W. Bush. She has appeared on "Emeril Live," The Today Show, BET, and many other TV shows nationally.


     


    Sherry has been featured in the New York Times, Ebony, Essence, and Black Enterprise.


     


    She has performed with Stevie Wonder and has opened for Sinbad, Fourplay, Ramsey Lewis, Chaka Kahn, Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle, and Grover Washington, Jr. She has appeared with Ronnie Laws, Kirk Whalum, "Pieces of a Dream, Norman Connors,  Jean Carne, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Roberta Flack, Flutists Hubert Laws and Herbie Mann.


     


     


    Sherry has produced and written music for all of her 6 CD's. Her 4th CD, "Life is Love & and Love is You," features the late Grover Washington, jr., Saxophonist, Najee, Guitarist, Norman Brown, Keyboard Wizard Bobby Lyle, and Vocalist Jon Lucien.


     


    Sherry’s client list includes many of the top Fortune 500 companies such as Aetna, Accenture, AT&T, Anheuser Busch, Bristol Myers Squibb, Burger King, Champion, Coca Cola, Equitable Capitol, Federal Express, General Electric, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Mercedes Benz, Pepsi Cola, Time Warner, Xerox, United Technology, Verizon Wireless, and many others across the U.S. and abroad.


     

  • 00:31

    Get Involved and Be Part of History - Show Me Better Health

    in Weight Loss

    There's a movement that is beginning in the beautiful state of Missouri - #ShowMeBetterHealth. For years people have talked about reversing childhood obesity. Each year there's a new answer to this growing epidemic, but unfortunately, the trajectory of the problem continues to increase in the wrong direction. In this show Robert Ferguson is going to introduce you to #ShowMeBetterHealth and how YOU can get involved and be a part of history.