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When Terrorism Comes To YOUR Backyard When the two bombs blew my city apart at 2:50 pm on April 15, 2013, I was leading my group on the Cultural Caribbean Cruise that had been planned for more than a year. We had just docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico and I was able to turn my phone back on and check my email massages. As I finished that task and prepared to get off the ship to enjoy parts of the island, my phone rang. It was my childhood friend, Denise Gray Felder, calling in a panic. “Carole! Where are you? Are you and Michelle safe?” How close are you to the explosion that just happened at the finish line of the Boston Marathon?”
I thanked my friend for calling and reassured her that we were thousands of miles away from the scene of the amazing event. I collected my thoughts, wiped the shock off my face, and desperately searched the internet for more information on this breaking story. I had just sent off unrelated emails to friends and colleagues and learned that one friend had just handed the award to the winning female marathon runner more than half an hour before the first bomb exploded.
I took this terrorist act PERSONALLY. These two demonic young monsters tried to destroy MY city.
And as the chair of the Multicultural Committee of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, I took these bombings PERSONALLY. Our committee and our Bureau have worked for nearly 20 years to eradicate the stigma of racial hostility that still lingers with some people. This incident was a personal affront to all of the efforts of our committee and Bureau. I was concerned that it would further hurt the Boston brand and keep diverse conventions, conferences, meetings and family reunions away from our city.
Join me in today’s program and learn why Boston is MY city...a Boston Strong city.
Join me on this special episode of Own Your Life as we reflect and remember the Boston Marathon Bombing of 2013. Special guest callers will include runners from last year's race, Becca Pizzi and Ken Doucette. Rick Pizzi of Pizzi Farms in Waltham, Mass will be joining the discussion. What lessons have we learned in the years that followed? We will discuss the resilient nature of the people of Boston and how this tragedy brought a community and a nation together to become Boston Strong. We will also discuss the impact of the bombings on security measures at different venues. We will describe how people can be aware of their surroundings during large events. I will also give some of my reflections from my crisis response to Boston during the bombings.
This week, Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson takes on the Boston Marathon Bombings and the age-old question of security vs. liberty. At the Roundtable are Juliette Kayyem, columnist for the Boston Globe and a mainstay on CNN throughout its coverage of the events; Senator for Massachusetts William “Mo” Cowan; Eric Hauser, democratic strategist and owner of the progressive communications firm, the Hauser Group; and Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan.
Is there really such a thing as national security? What are our privacy rights as we grapple with the threat of domestic terror? Did the incident leave public officials wishing for some absent tool of government to improve safety now or in the future?
Roundtable guests take on these questions and more, all while listeners ask questions and share their experiences about the bombing and its aftermath. Time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson leads the discussion on hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson...pull up a chair.
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This week, Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson takes on the Boston Marathon Bombings and the age-old question of security vs. liberty. At the Roundtable are Juliette Kayyem, columnist for the Boston Globe and a mainstay on CNN throughout its coverage of the events; Senator for Massachusetts William “Mo” Cowan; Eric Hauser, democratic strategist and owner of the progressive communications firm, the Hauser Group; and Harvard Law Professor Ronald Sullivan. Is there really such a thing
We will open the show with a discussion on Satan Worship in America and whether or not it is something that we should be concerned about or not after Satanic Temple unveils goat-headed statue in Detroit. That will be followed by another discussion on whether or not Pastors and Priests should concealed carry weapons while in the pulpit. In hour two, on the agenda will be Ed's review of the premiere episode of Answered Prayers, a look at Bringing up Bates and time permitting promoting some of the other shows and music we are promoting.
That was quick. Just days ago after over half a year of boosterism (and the incumbent lies), there were promises that the meeting with the US Olympics Committee would go fine, just fine. Instead, Boston's Mayor Walsh pushed back. The Committee said in effect, "We don't need this crap."
I'll talk about how I see the result and why we got there.
There were hidden cost-overrun commitments, closeted bids, hidden contracts while the proponents feigned transparency, and even City Councilor Tito Jackson whipping out the subpoena. Let's think about who was being naive.
This is our first live show on blog talk w co-host John Morgan. John discusses his kidney disease and dialysis treatments. This is also John's farewell episode. We talk about our adventures in Toronto, funny undies and what led me to Thailand.. We will play a song or 2 and also feature the debut Periscope Girl. Sorry about the poor audio quality in parts but it was a full moon in Thailand at the time of this broadcast.
The horrific bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon has had a profound impact on all of us whether we were there or watching on TV. The images are forever part of our lives now.
Events of this magnitude have the potential to cause Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD). What is happening is, the brain is having great difficulty filtering and understanding the information. It is trying to process the experience or visuals. The result is can cause stress with symptoms ranging from anxiety, disrupted sleeping patterns, anger, sadness, fear and loss of appetite.
It is often thought that PTSD occurs only to those who experience a severe trauma like war. But this is not the case. An event like the bombings can traumatize and cause PTSD to those who only see it on TV.
Healthcare Whisperer welcomes back Michele Rosenthal, an expert on PTSD to talk about PTSD. She has personally experienced and overcome PTSD. She has dedicated her life to helping others to understand PTSD and find the appropriate care. Her website www.healmyPTSD.com offers a wealth of information on PTSD and resources. Her book, Before the World Intruder: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future is an award nominated book.
Michele will be offering assistance and resources for those experiencing PTSD after the horrible Boston events. Listen and call in with questions
Ed and Kevin Downes discuss the movie Faith of our Fathers, which opens in theaters July1. After the interview, I will take a look at several Supreme Court decisions that have a huge impact on our country. I will report on them and I will also give my thoughts and opinions as well.
The "Gay Marriage" issue is the one that has gotten the most attention, and it's now time for me to share with you, the listeners of The Ed Boston Podcast, just how I feel - and you might be surprised because the are several directions I will take this story.