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  • 00:33

    Teen Dating Violence statistics are alarming

    in Current Events

    The words domestic violence are usually assoiciated with an adult woman being abused by an adult male.  One in four women will be affected by some form of domestic violence, in their lifetime. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. http://www.ncadv.org/need-support/what-is-domestic-violence.


    With awareness growing, studies have been geared to teen domestic violence.  The statistics are alarming.  http://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/dating-violence-statistics/  Over 1.5 million high school students will experience some form of physical abuse, this year.  43% of college dating women have reported some form of abuse.  These numbers only include the reported number of cases. Statistically, only 33% of those vicitims every told anyone about the abuse.  Parents that were surveyed don't believe that teen domestic violence is an issue (81%). The shocking part, only 58% of parents could identify the signs of an abusive relationship.


    Organizations can spread awareness, but education is needed for our teens.  As of July 2014, only 22 states had some form of legislation; in place, that addresses education for teen dating violence.  http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/teen-dating-violence.aspx


    Spreading awareness is a step in the right direction, but without educational programs we could see these statistics continue to grow. 


     

  • 01:01

    Gun violence and moral collapse:

    in Current Events

    Join us today 5:30 CST as we raise the subject of: 


     


    Gun violence and moral collapse:


     


    When you see or hear the slogan Black lives matter what does that mean to you; What is taking place in our country that leads many to believe that the lives of blacks does not matter?


     


     


    If there is legitimate concerns surrounding issues of policing and police practices in communities of color, particularly the African-American communities why do some individuals attempt to diminished or ignore these concerns, by talking about issues of African-American fathering and community violence among black youths?


     


     


    To have your thoughts,  views and  opinions  heard call 718-508-9533 press #1 to express your views or click below to  listen……


     


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    http://abc7chicago.com/news/boy-15-fatally-shot-during-robbery-attempt-police-say/435553/

  • 02:01

    Talking gun violence with Tunechi & Hubert

    in Education

    Today me and Hubert will talk about gun violence and it's effect on the community. I myself is a big fan of the second amendment and have a big love for guns. We will explore both sides of the conversation and take callers ideas. Today will be a explicit show and it will also be educational. Tune in and enjoy us exploring the best ways to deal with guns. People die from gun everyday and we need to stop being scared to talk about this.....

  • 00:23

    Stop The Gun Violence: #PeaceInTheSprings Community March

    in Current Events

    On our next edition of America's Community Voices Network, we examine gun violence in at risk communities in the City of Tampa that has reached epidemic preportions.  On Saturday, April 18, 2015, 12 noon sharp at the Abundant Life Church Parking Lot, 8117 N 13th Street, Sulphur Springs a Community March will occur to raise awareness about the increased gun violence in the Springs threatening the safety and health of children, families and neighborhoods.  Our guest is a representative of the Tampa Police Department, Lt. Randy Peters.  This event will also provide information about positive resources available to the community.  Rally! Eat! Drink! Support.

  • 00:10

    Violence in America: Gun Violence

    in Current Events

    While we have clear data on murders from gun violence, no one seems to know how many Americans are shot – and survive – every year. In fact, the government’s own numbers seem to conflict on the matter.


    How can this be? And why has no one tried to resolve the difference?


    Lois Beckett explains that doctors and researchers have been pushing for clear numbers on gun injuries since 1989. “But what’s happened over that time is the politics of gun research, the politics of guns in America, are so divided and so fierce that even the effort to count the number of people injured by guns is incredibly political,” she says.

  • 02:02

    Free Fire Friday (Gun Talk)

    in Politics

    Host Johnny Kempen broadcasts live from the wilds of Alaska about all things gun related. Call in using +1 (213) 943-3444 when the show is live every Friday at 6pm Pacific/ 9pm Eastern to ask questions and participate in the show. Call in and participate!

  • Gun Sense in America

    in Social Networking

    Last week, a TV news reporter and her cameraman were shot live, on air by a former colleague. That story made national news but every day someone is killed by gun violence. The question is... Why? Does it have to be this way? Is there anything we can do to stop it or even slow it down? This week on IN THE KNOW, we'll talk with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America about what they say are some common sense steps we can take as a country. I hope you'll join us tomorrow night at 8:00 pm for IN THE KNOW. And be sure to send me your thoughts, questions and comments even before the show.

  • 00:45

    Does the High Rate of Gun Violence in America Reflect Our Values?

    in Parents

    Today our guest is Attorney Mike McLively from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. We will discuss the complexity of gun laws in the US.

    The latest manifestation of this "hot" topic is campus life and guns -- "lawmakers in 10 states are busy adapting the issue of campus sexual assault to the campaign to arm college students". (http://nyti.ms/1D2uR1S)

    How do we understand the prevalence of gun violence in America?
    60% of the US homicide occur using a firearm. In other gun permeated countries like Finland it is only 19%. United States has the highest gun ownership in the world. (The Washington Post, 12/14/12)

    Is it totally unrealistic to think we can ever become a land without guns such as Japan? Are they smarter than we are? What's the story?

  • 00:31

    Is Gun Control The Answer or the Diversion?

    in Self Help

    We all know what's wrong. Ask anyone and they can point to guns, the economy, terrorism, unemployment, immigration...the list is seemingly endless. But like putting a band aid on the surface of an underlying bone disease...other than appearances not much gets fixed.


    It’s easy to respond to the latest act of senseless violence that occurred in Virginia yesterday by resurrecting the cry for gun control, but if our problems are so numerous and so easily identified, isn't it time we looked at root causes instead of symptoms?


    Tonight's show will explore not what's happening but the basis for it and the obstacles to getting beyond our current difficulties.


     

  • 00:54

    The Crusader Against Gun Violence

    in Education

    Eighty-two people were shot in Chicago over the July 4th weekend. Fourteen of those people died. Most of the victims were Black and Latino men.


    Dr. Roger A. Mitchell has made it his personal crusade to put an end to the senseless violence that consumes far too many sons and brothers, daughters and sisters, and that lays waste to entire communities. Named by Mayor Vincent Gray in Washington, DC as Chief Medical Examiner earlier this year after a stint as Regional Medical Examiner in New Jersey, Dr. Mitchell is breathing life into his unique profession of forensic pathology by sharing vital information with communities and invigorating a movement that had lost its focus. He talks to us about his heavy charge as Chief Medical Examiner, about his mission to save Black lives, and about his forthcoming memoir, The Price of Freedom: A Son's Journey.


    Host Allison R. Brown is a civil rights attorney and the President of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), which creates racial equity plans and promotes racial equity, particularly in education.

  • 02:01

    Gun Violence and Our Youth

    in Entertainment

    Each year, more than 20,000 children and youth under age 20 are killed or injured by firearms in the United States.1 Thousands of young people are shot by peers, family members, or strangers, either intentionally or unintentionally. Thousands more use guns to attempt suicide, and these attempts prove successful more often than suicides attempted by other means.2 Countless other children and youth, though not injured or killed themselves, are survivors of gun violence, scarred by the effects of such violence in their homes, schools, or communities. Although children and youth are often victimized by gun violence, they also can become perpetrators, using guns to kill or maim others.

    What is the answer to keeping guns out of the hands of our children?

    Let's talk about it Wednesday night at 8pm on DPRADIOXL.