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  • 00:31

    A CSA Survivor Speaks Out in New Theatre Piece

    in Motivation

    Michael is the Producer, Director and Emcee for the Five Minute Follies, Philadelphia's only ongoing family friendly vintage variety show.

    His interactive one-man show "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor" will be staged on Sunday, June 29th at 5pm and 7pm at the Adrienne Theater in Philadelphia, as part of the SoLow Festival.

    In the show he will be recounting my experiences of childhood sexual abuse, as well as his struggles with recovery and finding peace. 

    "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor" will also include breaks where the audience can comment, ask questions, and share their stories. The hope is to open up a frank and productive discussion on the issues surrounding childhood sexual abuse, including ways to help prevent it.

    Healing is an ongoing process for Michael. After many unhealthy relationships, he has been fortunate enough to find a significant other who is completely supportive and understanding about all my daily challenges. His wife Kristie has helped to give him the strength to dig through all these awful memories and try and turn them into something that can make a positive impact.

    Putting the show together has been a harrowing experience. Digging down to the root of all these experiences, and letting the emotion connected to that root come out, is both terrifying and illuminating. Just by putting together this show, Michael is healing.

    Together we are stronger and together we heal. We are not alone.

    Web site: http://sexabusesurvivor.com

    FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/askasexabusesurvivor

    Email: askasurvivor@gmail.com

    Show title:

    "Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor"

  • 00:27

    April's St. Hildegard's Herbal CSA

    in Blogs

    Highlighting our April Hand Made herbal goodies!  Enjoy!

  • 01:00

    The Trucking News in Review

    in Training

    Our next program will be Friday, May 15 at 4:30 pm (mountain time).

    Call in number; 347-857-3624

    Please join us at;

    We will be reviewing the stories affecting trucking today.

    DISCLAIMER: We do not pretend to have all the answers nor know all the regulations, rules and rights. Remember states have the right to adopt all or some of the Federal Regulations so you must know your state laws as well as the Federal laws. We offer an arena to discuss both our and your experiences and best practices. Please keep in mind our goal is to improve the safety of our highways and byways across our great nation. We humbly defer to the regulatory agencies both state and federal to help all of us be the safest we can be.

    We encourage everyone to contact the appropriate regulatory agency directly, however if you are not comfortable doing that please contact the Safety Mentor.

  • 01:48

    Open Trucking Forum- Addressing FMCSA shortcomings

    in Current Events

    Saturday 4-11-15 6PM ET : A hot topic for many within the trucking industry- the FMCSA. 

    To say the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been under criticism and dissecting scrutiny is an understatement. Whether you are a company driver, owner operator, carrier, broker, organization, trade group, or Government Accountability Office, chances are you have found yourself fuming one time or another about an action FMCSA has either taken or proposed to take.

    We open up with Tom Byerley of UrTruckBroker.com. Tom is a 44 year trucking veteran with over 4 million safe miles.  Owner Operator turned freight broker, Tom shares his concerns with us tonight regarding the FMCSA’s CSA program scores and the affects they are making on the industry.

    From there we will lead into other areas which are seriously affecting the trucking industry, including how those acting as “brokers” are avoiding the $75,000 bond designed to protect carriers from broker fraud. 

    Join us and share your views, insights and opinions.  Let’s talk about it. Call in number: 347-826-9170.
    Call in to listen or to be a part of the show, press “1” on your keypad at anytime.

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1095

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Joel Moore from Denver, Colorado, child abuse survivor and activist writer / BLOGGER who says he'd like to redirect "the shame of CSA back to the perpetrators." Betrayed and sexually abused by the pastor of his church when he was a young adolescent, Joel buried the memories for decades. He struggled with addictions, and kept a part of himself walled off from everyone, even from Amy, whom he met at bible college and married when he was 24. Their bond was strong, yet their relationship was severely tested by his addictive behavior, moodiness and the secrets that Joel kept from both Amy and himself. When their children came along, Joel became a full-time parent, but the simmering secret he hid from himself fostered a chronic anger that brought their marriage to the brink. In desperation, Joel committed himself to reading the Gospel of John, every day, from start to finish, for one month. “That changed my life. I was seeing the opposite of my life. Love, not hate.” His openness to what lies within finally unsealed the long-buried memories of the abuse. He began writing in his journal (“my therapist”), a practice that continues to the present. He started his own web site (PerpetuallyHealing.com). Through writing and counseling, Joel is on the mend, and he and Amy are closer than ever. Tonight Joel wants to spend some talking about the aftermath of CSA, his addictions, antisocial behavior and moodiness. He also wants to address the healing process, coping with the emotions of abuse and betrayal for the first time, triggers, and feelings of rage and depression.

  • 00:07

    trucking csa

    in Jobs

    truck drivers will and I will be discussing the csa Laws and
    how it will effect us as a driver and how it will effect our companys we work for and how it will effect the comsumer.

  • 00:40

    Living with Alzheimer's - with the James L. West Center (Safety & the 5 senses)

    in Women

    Today, I’m welcoming Jaime Cobb with the James L. West Center back to the show. During this segment, we’re going to be talking about safety around the 5 senses. What are the changes that happen to those with Alzheimer’s or dementia that compromise their safety, and what preventive measures can you take? Tune in to hear more.


    Plaid for Women radio is produced to give you information, advice and resources to manage “The Business of Life”. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals, get connected, and be heard. 


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    Jaime Cobb, CSA ®

    Director of Community Education

    Jcobb@jameslwest.org l 817-877-1199 ext. 199

    James L. West Alzheimer Center

    1111 Summit Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76102


  • 01:01

    Living Life on Purpose ~ Community Supported Agriculture Farming

    in Vegetarian

    Living Life On Purpose features authors & experts on a wide variety of topics including: Spirituality, Sustainability, Optimal Health & Wellbeing, and Inspirational Authors, Musicians and Entertainers.

    My Guest today is: Sharon Casey

    Sharon is the Co-Founder of an organic and sustainable farm called Towani Farms. Learn about the lifestyle and mindset of organic farmers who actually have made a living as farmers for the past 27 years. Towani Farms is also branching out into being a "CSA" or farm that is supported by the community.

    Music for the show gratefully provided by Mona Garcia. 

    For more information about the show, to become a guest or show sponsor:  Contact Suzanne



  • 01:57

    EOBR: Renaming the CSA Basics

    in Current Events

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently incorporated major changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, of which, most changes will take effect, December, 2012.
    Included among the changes was the renaming of the Fatigued Driving BASIC to the HOS Compliance BASIC. This change will reflect that the category measures everything from on-duty violations to paperwork violations.
    Under the newly named Basic, a truck driver could obtain as many as 24 violation points for simply writing the wrong date on his or her logs, thus resulting in unfair categories.
    By changing the Driver Fatigue Basic to the Hours of Service Basic, manual form and manner violations will count against a carrier and driver, while allowing data to be gathered to show where electronics will eliminate violations.
    FMCSA regulations expert, Richard Wilson joins us to discuss the changes to the CSA 7 Basics and why he believes that it is being done in order to achieve mandatory EOBR regulations.

  • 01:00

    CSA 2010

    in Automotive


  • 00:38

    MarsCrew134 - EWAN REID, Crew Engineer on the CSA Artemis Rover Jr

    in Science

    Ewan Reid is a Crew Engineer with MarsCrew134, a team of highly trained scientist, researchers and filmmaker who will embark on a Mars simulation at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, USA.

    Ewan has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Queen's University where he also played four seasons of rugby including tours to Ireland and Argentina.

    Ewan is currently the Rover Power and Electrical Systems lead at Neptec Design Group and responsible for the concept development, design, AIT and operations of power and electrical subsystems for robotic planetary vehicle applications.

    Ewan completed the International Space University's Space Studies Program in the summer of 2013. In the summer of 2012 Ewan supported a NASA/CSA lunar mission simulation on the slopes of Mauna Kea Hawaii manning the ROVER support console while answering directly to the mission's Flight Director.

    Previously he was a systems and electrical designer and operations engineer for Neptec's Laser Camera System. In this capacity Ewan supported nine of the last 12 Space Shuttle missions at Mission Control at NASA JSC. He also conducted numerous testing and verification activities at NASA Kennedy Space Center.

    Ewan started his professional career in the field of computer vision working on the design and operations teams for the Space Vision System (SVS). SVS was deployed on the Space Shuttle and was the primary astronaut cue for Internal Space Station assembly operations.

    Ewan enjoys outdoor sports including hiking, paddling, skiing and surfing and has played competitive Ultimate for several years, including participation in the World Club Championships in Prague in 2011.