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Join Garrett for tons of fun as he welcomes Jody Iorns, Executive Director of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for the San Francisco Bay Area. Jody will be sharing a great message and helping you talk with your teens about the benefits of staying sober! Call in with your questions or comments @ 323 657-1493. It all happens LIVE on Thursday starting 10est/7pst. LISTEN! SHARE!
This Sunday, attorney Jeff Weinstein will be speaking with Kimberly Berrier, a survivor of a horrific drunk driving accident. When Kimberly was 18 months old, she, her Mother and a family friend were hit head on by a drunk driver - The driver had just left a bar.
Seconds before the impact, Kimberly's mom, Andrea flung her entire body around her child, saving Kimberly's life. Andrea took the full force of the impact and broke almost every bone in her body. She had multiple injuries, surgeries and lost large amounts of blood. She survived for three weeks but ultimately lost her life as a result of the injuries she sustained. She was 26 years old.
"I don't think people realize how their actions can affect generations of people, not just the people involved in the incident itself."
Kimberly will discuss the tragedy that was caused by a drunk driver and the impact it had on her life and others.
WTF Radio will explore the pitfalls of how drunk drivers are the #1 killer of under 18 year old youth and how the BAC (blood alcohol concentration) system is designed so that nearly all responsible drinkers break the law despite responsible consumption. The way the BAC system is set up is much like ticketing bicyclers for exceeding a posted 15 mph speed limit on a beach boardwalk in California. One should ask: "How are cyclists to abide by a system which measures speed when bikes have no speedometers which to measure speed by?"
Enforced public BAC levels are as an ineffective measuring tool to those in need, though conveniently abscent from public access, as is the ability of drinkers to accurately predict their own BAC levels under .08 without any device or instrumentation. And those law makers overseeing DUI's almost assume drinkers are somehow suppose to "know" that their BAC levels exceed as little as a 10th of a percent above the legal limit so as to avert driving under the influence and breaking the law when exiting a bar.
And how is knowing ones BAC's done without any measuring device? By way of reciting the alphabet without missing a letter, walking a self-imposed foot-to-toe 20 step sobriety line test or "feeling" that one can handle an automobile responsibly?
I'm not sure these methods would be considered fail safe under the eyes of the law. The current nation wide technology most law enforcement agencies reliably and accurately utilize is the fuel cell breathalyzer test.
So the question then becomes why doesn't every single on premise drinking establishment provide such a measuring device so that cusomers can account for their legal limit of blood alcohol consumption prior to getting behind the wheel of an automobile? This is the question we will challenge and try to get to the root of.
This Sunday, attorney Jeff Weinstein will be speaking with Tammi Branch. Tammi's 18 year old son was tragically killed last year by a drunk driver. She will share her story with listeners and will also discuss how she became involved with the organization, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
"Eric's death is what brought me to do what I am doing. I don't want another parent to get the phone call that I received, or to ever show up at a crash scene like I did, and go home empty-handed and broken-hearted. Because of that, I want change." - Tammi Branch
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Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answered questions on one thought too many in egoism, drunk driving in a free society, dogs versus private property, and more in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Question 1: Does egoism suffer from 'one thought too many'?
Question 2: Should driving drunk be illegal in a free society?
Question 3: Do dog owners violate rights by allowing their dogs to poop on others' lawns?
To download or feed a high-quality version of this episode, plus show notes and other details, visit its archive page.
For more from Dr. Diana Hsieh on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit PhilosophyInAction.com.
Rachel Blasingame was 16 years old when she was killed by a drunk driver on a Mesquite, TX freeway, May 30, 2003. Since that day, she has continued to make an important impact on many lives, and in many ways.
Rachel was involved with the Shattered Dreams program. She wanted to be part of persuading students not to drink and drive. It was ironic that an intoxicated driver took part in ending her life.
Rachel was a straight A, National Honor Society student. She shared her talents through her appreciation of music and theater. Rachel read her bible under the covers at night and made notes in it from cover to cover. She read until the pages fell out and she had to laminate the outside pages.
Her true talent, however, was realized through her selfless desire to help other people.
Her spirit of giving included participating at Special Olympics, homeless shelters, and in children's libraries.
This year marks the 12th Annual Rachel Blasingame Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament. It will be held at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Rockwall, Texas on Monday, June 1, 2015.
The Rachel Blasingame Scholarship Fund <~(Please Donate) assists deserving High School Seniors in meeting tuition requirements at Abilene Christian University where Rachel was headed. These efforts have raised over $160,000 and assisted 142 freshman. Her spirit continues to live on by fulfilling college dreams for others.
Join us as we discuss Rachel's story with her mom, Julie Blasingame.
Join Jennifer Montrose (AL), Dan Wilson (FL), Kip Allen (MO) and Scott Osborn (TX) on American Sovereignty Radio!
Everyday People with host Monica Douglas Davis
IN 2013, 10,076 people died in drunk driving crashes. One every 52 minutes and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes.
Join us in this candid discussion on Everyday People with host Monica Douglas Davis and guest Niya Owens . She will discuss her own loss from a drunk driver and her association with MAAD Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Monday9pm Eastern time.
“The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.”
Interested in helping to save lives and serve people through MADD’s vital victim services and awareness programs? They are provided at no cost to communities throughout America. These are programs that would not be possible without your support.
Together, we can make the world a safer place for our loved ones. Listen in and learn more...
On tonight's show:
Senator Mikulski has announced she will not seek reelection in 2016. Who will replace her? We'll discuss.
Maryland Democrats are pushing a bill to have felons vote. No, really.
The Baltimore Sun thinks they have an answer to drunk driving. I will provide some insight.
Thinking about running for President? You'll need a great campaign song but make sure the artist supports your political agenda or you might have the same problems these candidates had.
The cyclists have returned to demand motorists treat them with more respect. I invite them to "Get Off My Lawn".
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