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  • 00:28

    Transitoning Army Veteran Patrick Motto Talking Business #14 with Ken Kraetzer

    in Business

    Our talk with US Army veteran, graduate of Providence College Army ROTC, multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Major Patrick Motto has successfully transistioned from ten years US Army service to a new job in the civilian work force at United Natural Foods.  Pat's bio on Linked In:

    "Tested and proven management professional skilled in building and directing organizations large and small. Outstanding record of organizational training and development, including resource and risk management. Accomplished communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills who can build cohesion and extends influence to others. A thorough, organized, and detail oriented strategic thinker with a proven track record of process and project improvement experience able to manage multiple priorities and demands. Cross-functional team leader who will take charge but not afraid to follow when needed. Excels at short- and long-range planning, resourcing, executing and evaluating. Self-starter who can run on intent and vision. Decision maker. Recruiter. Resilient."

    Let me just add, "Great American, soldier, officer, husband, Dad".

    Ken Kraetzer works with Harrison NY based CBSI on programs that provide loyalty and usage benefits to major credit and retail card brands aswell as providing contact center mangement behind programs.   Prior to CBSI, Ken worked in card and financial marketing at Chase Manhattan Bank, Dean Witter, American Express, and Herbert Dunhill Associates.  Reach Ken on kkraetzer@CBSIservices.com or 914-630-3457.

  • In Memorium: Black Afrikan Nationalist Casualties of War

    in Politics Progressive

    I've been in the cultural conscious, Black Afrikan Progressive and nationalist movement for years. In that time I've come across a lot of strong, intelligent and resilient Brothas and Sistas who I both love and respect. Either they have gracefully bowed out, retired, or just found there personal way within our current socio-economic & political context and decided to disengage in the every day activism of "the struggle."

    A substantial percentage of these soldiers have been left bitter, angry, disappointed, sad, depressed  and in some cases left hating their own people or anything having to do with "Black Issues."

    I want to talk about why we have lost these powerful soldiers in our fight for nationhood and independence and how our lack of cultural cohesion and a sense of urgency is the reason why we will continue to lose more. 

  • 00:32

    FFW #15: Ryan Tate - Marine, Co-Founder of VETPAW, Wildlife and Veteran Advocate

    in Culture

    This week's warrior is Ryan Tate. Ryan is a Marine veteran and co-founder of VETPAW. VETPAW does some amazing things. In the podcast, we'll talk about:

    What is a warrior?
    What is VETPAW?
    The crisis of poaching and illegal trading.
    Kinessa Johnson
    Ryan's challenges
    Ryan's inspirations.

    About VETPAW: VETPAW collaborates closely with rangers, national parks, and government agencies. This includes working side-by-side with anti-poaching patrols, implementing infantry tactics, unit cohesion, medical skills, and other game-changing tools in the modern poaching war. We ensure that rangers have the best equipment to fight well-armed poachers.

    VETPAW promotes capacity- and relationship building in East Africa, elevating the perception of the military at home and abroad while preventing the extinction of keystone species and ecosystems.

  • 02:00

    The Gathering at the Hood - A Sacred Urantia Community Gathering in Oregon

    in Spirituality

    This week we are featuring the planners of 'The Gathering at the Hood' - Sept 17-20th.  This inaugural event is organized by a newly formed group, the Urantian Communities of the Pacific Northwest (UCPNW). Ninety people will gather in the intimate, natural beauty of Mt Hood, Oregon. The event theme is 'Getting to Know You.'  Barb Maier, Nancy Votrain and Pamela Chaddock will share their personal spiritual journeys and give the details of this 4-day gathering. The goal of the UCPNW is to develop a new model of cooperation and cohesion and to demonstrate "unity without uniformity" to inspire service in the Pacific Northwest.

    Nancy Votrain is a longtime active student of the Urantia Book, a member of Corvallis, Oregon’s 39 year old study group, and a founding member of the Oregondonters. She was instrumental in organizing two regional conferences in Oregon and she developed and conducted the first stand alone youth program for the Triennial Conference in 1996. Currently, Nancy serves as co-chair for the Urantia Communities of the Pacific Northwest “Gathering at Mt. Hood.”

    Pamela Chaddock is a long-term dedicated student of the Urantia Papers.  She also is a member of The Urantia Book Fellowship, representing their Outreach and Interfaith Committees in building bridges between followers of the Revelation and Progressive Christians, whom she deems are expressing the emerging Religion OF Jesus.

    Barbara Maier is a co-chair of the Gathering at the Hood.  She is the President of The Fellowship's Northern Light Society of Alaska, serves on their International Committee and administers the 2x2=MORE project, which sponsors young adults to travel on global service missions sharing the Urantia teachings.  She is devoted to combining her love of the UB teachings with her love of people, travel, outreach and service.


  • 01:03


    in Writing

    Join hosts Tom Riddell and guest co-host Bobbi Hughes- Millman as they welcome author Dave Moore to The Writers Lounge. Sit back and relax as Dave discusses what it's like to be a writer and he will also talk to us about his book: GEAR UP, SHUT UP

    With content-rich examples, Dave Moore's Disruptive Leadership book, ‘Gear Up, Shut Up!’ is more entertaining than your favorite TV show. He provokes thought, action and gives audiences takeaways that develop more effective leaders and team members. Moore uses his unique experiences along with business acumen as a successful sales representative and multi-industry entrepreneur to inspire, develop and empower leaders and team members.

    Moore takes a disruptive approach in building teams and developing leaders that creates cohesion, maximizing results while minimizing human error keeping safety first. He creates an environment where others are encouraged to speak up and challenge one another, spawning new thoughts and ideas. Moore's unique background and insight allows him to be as effective addressing the men and women on the shop floor, showing them how to engage and connect with management, or the C-level executive.


  • 01:34

    How do we recover after trauma and love ourselves totally......

    in Romance

    Tonght we talk to Angela Rahman - Author, CEO & Editor Nubia Ltd about her book...Finally in love with myself

    Born to Jamaican parents in Manchester, England, Angela started Nubia Magazine in July 2008, initially as a project in Medway, Kent, after experiencing discriminatory practices whilst teaching, together with the rise of Black Minority Ethnic community in the area. Before moving to Kent, Angela provided PR and communications services to corporates in London for many years and, with a BA in Journalism and Humanities, she realised that she could use her skills to make a real difference in the community.Angela has recently published her first book, ‘Finally In Love With Myself”, one of many tool books, to support survivors and victims of emotional and psychological abuse after overcoming two dysfunctional abusive marriages.

    Angela, also works as an English teacher, who previously ran a social enterprise and now runs Nubia Ltd a private company, that offers creative media services and publishes two community publications.  Angela also offers English and Creative writing workshops to the community. Nubia’s mission is to create career and employment opportunities, promote positive images and celebrate achievements of community members, together with a platform for engagement that will ultimately promote community cohesion.

    In October 2010, with the support of the Big Lottery, Angela launch, a youth publication for young people.    Based at the Historic Dockyard, in Chatham Kent, and Old Street London, Nubia provides employment, work-placements and voluntary opportunities to young people and the community it serves collaborating with schools, colleges, universities and business enterprises.

    Join the conversation on 3479457556 or comment in chatroom



  • 00:32

    Real Talk Real Game: Reactivated

    in Entertainment

    TOPIC: Social Media, modern computing and technology.
    We will analyze the affect modern computing has on the community.
    We will discuss how current events and major issues affect urban communities when using social media. Has technology delivered on the promise of net neutrality, prosperity, 
    and cohesion of the populus? Has modern computing corrupted the mind and propspects forsocial activism?
    Is social media a tool to divide people or bring them closer together? 
    How do global technology issues affect urban communities? Will this community adapt or develop new technologies to manage and engage changing cultural and political nuance, change and challenges? 


  • 00:51


    in Culture

    ENVISION THIS: You can find balance, peace of mind and the joy & health benefits through skilled yoga practice!

    Our guest, Tisha Bremner, will help to support and encourage you to access your positive internal resources and intrinsic motivation to create and manage the best life you can dream of for yourself.  Let her walk with you on your journey to better health, happiness, and wellbeing. She is owner of Inner Light Yoga of Maine and a co-founder of the Integrative Wellness Council of Maine, a one-stop connection to integrative health and wellness in Maine where folks can discover the many aspects of holistic health in your life and how you can be happy, connected, and supported within your community.

    Tisha says, “Yoga is about finding cohesion in all aspects of ourselves, so that we can live in better balance, joy and harmony. ” She is a dedicated teacher who links skillful actions and movement to breath in a fun, safe and effective way.  She incorporates smart sequencing into each of her classes, so your body feels balanced, vibrant and well prepared to open in new ways. Her motto is “Movement is medicine and proper alignment heals.” 

    The vision of the Integrative Wellness Council of Maine is to support, promote and educate individuals, organizations and our community on the benefits and practices of holistic, evidence-based wellness and self-care.  Their mission is to “Empower people, practitioners, and organizations within Maine to realize their full potential to be healthy and well through the transformative practices of integrative wellness.”

    See the new book by your co-hosts, to be published in March 2015, at www.envisionthismedia.com/sophia-s-web

  • Breaking the Cycle of Racial Violence in America

    in Culture

    Now more than ever, America needs more open and inclusive conversations about the stereotypes on police protection, police brutality, crime, civil liberties, public safety, and social justice in the context of race.

    After many years of dissecting the driving factors on the issue of fragmentation and cohesion in American society, many of the same tragedies of error we've seen for years on race controversies continues to pervades the society. Race discussions, debate on race, or even race analysis are the so called inequality taboo topic of conversation in America. Silence on the issue of race only increases suspicions and erratic responses. 

     We are indeed in a delicate time.

    In any democracy, the government belongs to the people, and the police, which exist within the executive branch – enforcing the law, essentially serve as a buffer of balance between individuals and between people -- maintaining law, order, safety and most importantly peace. If a police error results in a tragedy, the police should be the first to demonstrate contrition, not defense of erratic positions. Otherwise, the society is at risk of an increasing political totalitarianism. It is unimaginable for any cultural group to live inequitably compared to the rest of its pairs in the same country, especially one that promises individualism, equal rights before the law, and the four freedoms. And just as one group should not be a burden to another, so should none be sustained at the expense of the other.

    Click here to see detail

    Join the conversation…

  • 00:59

    Being a good neighbor and a dog lover

    in Education

    Call us and join in the discussion! (718) 508-9419 + option #1

    Episode 57 – 10/22/2014 – Being a good neighbor and a dog lover

    Discussion  topics:

    Ebola update and discussions of liability and preparedness;

    Canada takes its turn becoming completely unhinged;

    Early voting and election mania - the heat is turning up;

    Being a good neighbor like Fred Rogers and the concept of being neighborly;

    Finding cohesion in your local groups and enjoying same;

    Dogs: Man’s best friend; about different breeds and why we love them;

    Passing Personages: Tim Hauser from The Manhattan Transfer died at 72 last Thursday;

    About our program:

    Hell No! the radio show is a socially conscious water cooler talk show about what’s going on in the world as we feature guests and callers who express their thoughts. Hell No! is friendly, funny, real and focused on empowering the truth. We give a voice to people left in the dust. This program is not democratic, fascist, politically correct or a place for sacred cows. We do advocate peace, critical thought, education, reading and social awareness.

    Email us! HellNoTheRadioShow@gmail.com and to find other episodes you can play on demand anytime, please Like us on Facebook.com/HellNoTheRadioShow.

  • 00:31

    "I Looked For A Man Who Would Build Up The Wall..."

    in Spirituality

    This episode of Pneumatikos explores the book of Ezekiel and Yahweh's search for a man who stand in the gap and lift up the banner of truth and righteousness before a nation that had lost its way.  When a nation turns against Yahweh its leadership disintegrates and fails to govern appropriately, and darkness takes over in every area.  Yes, there is the language of cohesion and unity, but the reality is otherwise.