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Kevin and Karen are joined this week by Mark & Nancy, who have now becomed permanent fixtures of the show. We interviewed Wanda Morris of the Dying with dignity Canada, to explain to us where the situation is in relation with end of life care in Canada. We explore the myths and truths surrounding assisted death.
Nancy delivers her "this day in History" segment
Mark gives us a list of his recommended books for freethinkers and
we have another Reformation report out of Chilliwack
This episode was pre-recorded
Today's show is a tough one, as I have a very special guest on the show to discuss her feelings about the controversial Death with Dignity program offered by Oregon as an option to terminal patients with 6months to live or less. It is a lethal dose of barbituates self administered by the patient who is looking die when THEY say, around the people THEY choose and without the pain they most certainly would face, otherwise. My guest, a close personal friend, is the widow of a man who had the same disease Brittany Maynard had, only unlike Brittany Maynard, her husband did not have that option. We will take a very emotional and painful look at the weeks leading up to and the day of her husband's death.
I will take calls, even if you oppose Death with Dignity. HOWEVER, you better be respectful or your off air, no warning given.
Thank you for listening.
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This week's special guest is Wanda Morris, CEO of the organization, "Dying with Dignity."
Wanda has been on the front lines of the Right to Die Movement in Canada for many years, educating the public, challenging government officials and fighting for patients' rights regarding end-of-life choices.
In this podcast, we explore death, the fear of death, and the question of how humanity should approach life, death, suffering, compassion and dignity.
Speech at IMAGINE NO RELIGION 4: http://youtu.be/M3-6BIMkjRA
February is Black History Month, and a site filled with black history, the final resting place for a who's who of prominent black South Floridians, is in Miami. Also resting there are blacks born into slavery, but good luck finding many of their graves. And even worse, part of the cemetery may be sold to pay back taxes owed on the property. What is going on there?.""Dying Cemetery."
B.J. Chisvar: "You have Gwen Cherry over here."
If you care about the black people who helped shape South Florida...
B.J. Chisvar: "The Rolles, the Bullards, the who's who in the black community."
Then you might care about where they are buried.
B.J. Chisvar: "Oh yeah, D.A. Dorsey. First African-American millionaire in the South."
You might want to see their gravesites, but it's not easy.
Gloria Fisher: "That's a shame for God. Something really needs to be done right here about that grave."Paster Vizion Jones brings us this heart breaking story . How could we let this happen.. This is the story. Dying Cemetery Is this how we treat our army Vet? Former Chairman of the Miami Dade Democratic Party Army intelligence veteran
BJ Chiszar will be our guest. The owner may come on but she is in hospice. NEWS Report Go Fund Me Campaign
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One topic that can make even the strongest of people cringe is death. Death is also the one part of life that we can bank on. If we live....we die, that's that. How can we become comfortable with this concept and accept that we are not alone in this end result? How can we prepare for the end days of our loved ones and for ourselves? We experience this transition over and over again during our lives vicariously through the transition of others. We can learn what we wish for ourselves, and what we definitely don't want. But how will anyone know your wishes unless you talk about it!
Let's get together and share our experiences, our knowledge, and our tips on how to hold onto dignity and great grace during the most trying, and yet inevitable event in our lives.
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Ai-Jenn Poo to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss what led her to write the book THE AGE OF DIGNITY and what she hopes readers glean from it when it comes to long-term care for the elderly.
In the beginning there is the Emergency Room (ER). Away we go – off on a journey – trying our best to re-build our shattered lives in a society that ill equips us to deal with our new selves. The loss. The Pain. The Fear. The lack of self-confidence and self-esteem makes everything harder! Families caught in the middle desperately trying to help and understand our issues and new lives. Friends want to help but don't know how. We try – we fail – some will try again – some succeed – some don’t. To become a victim creates a partnership with dysfunction, and the brotherhood of misery and distain! We must look deep inside ourselves to find the discipline to persevere and not become a victim. The road to recovery begins with the person standing in front of the mirror. It also takes personal responsibility to get better and move on. We must hold ourselves accountable for our actions and well being. It is our obligation to rebuild our lives and not be held back when people don’t understand the consequences of a brain injury. We must find hope – because hope enables us to try again – you can make it – keep trying until you succeed! Learn from this experience and move on. I don’t care if you are a caring professional or a person with a brain injury. We must speak to each other and hear what we are saying and try our best to overcome the burden this tragic turn of events has created in our lives. We must trust what each of us has to say and not dictate our values and prejudices into each other’s lives. Trust flourishes and is nourished when we hear and understand what each of is saying. Respect and dignity is something everyone needs to survive and thrive. Call in tonight and talk about your journey and recovery. Our knowledge is based on experience. Let people hear what you know and how to live!
“I Am Somebody” is a spiritually nourishing book by poet/author Frances H. Kakugawa - that is also likely to be healing for people who lack the words to describe their caregiving experiences, both past and present, and the range of emotions that accompany those experiences.
Her message is a powerful one: Despite all the demands and burdens that caring for someone with dementia entail, the bottom line is never to forget that person’s humanity. The care recipient may no longer have the memories, abilities and personality that he or she once did, but there is a soul within that body that responds to and is deserving of love and compassion.
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We here at Project PHD believe that advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time & more about changing systems (as we know them) to help all of us. We are all connected & interdependent. We all win when a person has the dignity of receiving a paycheck. When a person has his/her dignity (a job) research shows that the children of parents earning a paycheck succeeds far better in school than those with parents who do not receive a paycheck from working. When families are financially stable; our churches, communities, states & country as a whole is a lot healthier & more secure.
The Mission of Project PHD is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of the unemployment & underemployed problems. We will build the strongest representation for employment this country has ever seen allowing us a bargaining seat at the Federal, State, & local levels with the kind of leverage that makes an impact. By you working with us with one voice means you are actively being a part of this much needed change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. “Join Us To Speak With One Voice!”
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IS THE BLACK WOMAN DYING IN THE IMAGE OF OTHER RACES OF WOMEN? WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? IS THE BLACK WOMAN AWARE OF THIS DEATH? WHEN THIS START? WHEN WILL THIS END? FIND OUT THE ANSWERS TO ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS TONIGHT AT 9PM ON FUTURE OF MENTELLECT RADIO (BLOGTALK) FEAT THE INTEL.NUBEN MENKARAYZZ/MFA
Detroit a portrate of a dying city being resucitated for gentrification.
In the 1950's, Detroit was considered the Paris of the west in regards to architecture. Entrepreneurs had an immense amount of wealth giving Detroit unique and magnificent building structures.
What is happening presently to Detroit is precisely what is happening to America. Jobs are disappearing, and the middle class is being systematically destroyed. Less than half of the residents of Detroit over the age of 16 are working at this point. 2010, the city had a population of 713,777, more than a 60 percent drop from a peak population of over 1.8 million at the 1950 census.
What it will be is called “Trickle-Down Urbanism,” or the process of displacing and relocating residents from urban neighborhoods that have been targeted for new investment and resources.
Can and is this happening in your town?
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