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    You’ve experienced violence from your partner, and everyone is telling you to get a protection order. Sounds right. The legal aid representative tells you how to proceed, it might help, and it doesn’t cost anything. Or does it? 

            Two researchers looked at whether getting a protection order had any impact on women’s earnings, and their findings may be a shock. And those findings covered six years of women’s earnings. Free to get a protection order? Think again.

    Melanie M. Hughes and Lisa D. Brush join us to look at their research and what it told them about women’s financial picture after getting a protection order. Hughes is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. She uses quantitative approaches to study women’s empowerment, often focusing on groups of women who are particularly marginalized. She is coauthor of Women, Politics, and Power: A Global Perspective (3rd Edition forthcoming with CQ Press). Her research has been published in journals such as American Sociological Review, American Political Science Review, and Social Forces. 

    Brush is Professor of Sociology and of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her first book was Gender and Governance (Rowman and Littlefield 2003), and her second book was Poverty, Battered Women, and Work in U.S. Public Policy (Oxford University Press 2011). Her current research looks at preventing adolescent relationship abuse and teen dating violence by engaging high school and middle school boys in coached athletic programs to change masculinities.

  • The Other Side: A Global Drama Exchange

    in Culture

    This prerecorded conversation between two young women: one in the United States; the other in India shows the similarities as well as the vast social differences between their two worlds. The intention of the program, produced by Voice of Evolution Radio in partnership with The Other Side and Melanie Closs, is to connect and share the natural curiosity we have about the people and things of which we know very little; to show that we are all so very similar despite our cultural differences. 

    Since this program was recorded in part in India at the Kingdom of Dreams Contact Center and in part in the United States, there may be some background noises as the young women share their monologues. Please stay with us and listen to the entire broadcast. There is much to learn from these two! 

    Guest Melanie Closs moderates the drama exchange. As always, Linda Lombardo hosts.  

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    Melanie Camden makes waves in the Bahamas

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    Let's give God the Glory TheWWShoW

    in Current Events

    Let's give God the Glory TheWWShoW
    I mite say something you mite not like.
    The Willie Williams Radio Show
    free call (347) 677-1859 to listen/talk

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    Melanie Dobson debuts Shadows of Ladendbrooke Manor

    in Lifestyle

    Melanie Dobson debuts Shadows of Ladendbrooke Manor.  Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor slips back and forth between

    the 1950s and a contemporary story where we meet Heather the Doyles daughter. She

    returns to her family’s cottage to sort through her parents belongings where she uncovers a string of shocking secrets that leave her wondering if anything her mother said about her childhood was true.

    “Mother daughter relationships can be complicated,” Dobson concedes. “

    I love when women of different generations are honest with one another about their weaknesses and offer each other

    grace just as Christ gave freely to each of us.”

    As Heather sorts through the belongings left behind in the cottage, trying to separate truth from deceit, she has

    an uncomfortable reunion with her first love. Together, they unravel a mystery that will change ever

    ything she

    thought she knew about herself and her family.

    Award winning author Dobson seamlessly weaves the past and present together, fluidly unraveling the

    decades old mystery to reveal how the Doyle and Croft families are entwined. Set in a charming world of

    thatched cottages and lush English gardens, this

    mystery highlights how God’s light cuts through the shadows of life bringing

    transformation and restoration and creating

    beauty from the ashes of our lives

  • 01:45

    Melanie Shifflet Ridner-Warner

    in Writing

    Melanie comes to us from Milan, Indiana.
    She is a handicapped seven stint heart patient that writes for a living.

    She is a diverse writer in all areas:
    Short Stories
    Children’s Books
    Newspaper Columnist
    Ray Bradbury Short Story Winner

    Received Poet Laureate April 3rd, 2003. The International Library Of Poetry. Poet/Author/Short Story
    Writer/ Songwriter/Poet Laureate/Stage Play writer/Screen Script writer.

    Over one hundred something songs nationwide
    and internationally.

    She is also an ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Award Winning Songwriter. She has multiple sites running her works and music.

    Several Stars worked with her including Richard
    Melvin, brown-former band member to David Foster, C.J. Rielly-
    Nashville, Tennessee and the famous Donna Frost and Roy Stuart has
    worked with this Artist/Writer.

    Melanie has several books under her belt and selling on the Markets.

    Melanie is also proud to be known for her Cousin the late the great “Patsy Cline”.




    Twitter:  @ladyloves77

  • 02:59

    C.D. - TRIUMPH! Over Diabetes: A Sit Down with Dr. Melanie Cooper

    in Islam


    This Saturday, August 15, Critical Discourse is proud to invite to our Roundtable, Dr. Melanie Cooper, of Atlanta, Ga., and founder and CEO of Triumph Over Diabetes.

    That the black community is gravely suffering from the plight of diabetes is an understatement. 

    We are in Crisis.

    We are at War.

    The devastation that it brings (blindness, amputation, heart and kidney problems, impotence) is well documented and understood.

    That we must act on this now, is something to which we at Critical Discourse are so duly dedicated, and it is in this spirit, that this writer is confident, all who listen to Dr. Cooper live and afterwards, will leave with vision, commitment and TRIUMPH.

    Also, keep in mind that August 17, 1887, is the 128th birthday of the great Marcus Mosiah Garvey, so, as we will have Dr. Cooper scheduled for 7 AM, we will dedicate the first hour (6 - 7 AM) to Garvey.

    Dr. Cooper Website:


    Garvey Speech:



  • Be Your Own God - Finding Happiness Through Self Awareness! With Melanie M Byres

    in Spirituality

    Be Your Own God - Finding Happiness Through Self Awareness! With Melanie M Byres @ Andy Peacher 


    Today as you celebrate this major milestone in your life and commence a new stage of your life journey, I ask you to reflect on the gift of life itself. And life, in essence, is nothing but awareness. Furthermore human life, considered the pinnacle of biological evolution, is not just awareness, but self-awareness. Amongst creatures on this planet, we human beings are not only aware; we have the capacity to be aware that we are aware, to be conscious of our consciousness. In that self-awareness lies our potential and power to direct our own future evolution and the future evolution of civilization.

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    On Why Yet's Watch with Mimi Rose

    in Books

    After Major swooped in and saved Melanie from an abusive boyfriend, the two became inseparable. Melanie never thought she'd fall in love with a woman, much less two. At least not until she met Kris. Although Melanie loved Major, she was starting to fall for Kris and found herself torn between them.

    For a year and a half, she maintained her juicy secret life and juggled them both. But what she didn't realize was that her infidelity was like a Jack Of Diamonds, in comparison to Major's ultimate betrayal—the Ace Of Spade!

    Find out what's in store for them all when I sit down with author Mimi Rose! On Why Yet's Watch where I let you know what's going on. See ya soon, Why Yet
    Call #646-716-5330

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    Npc Womens Physique Competitor Melanie Wood

    in Sports

    Join me Monday as I welcome to the show Npc Women's Physique Competitor Melanie Wood as we discuss her past placing at The Masters National Show in Pittsburgh and her future competitive plans.The First Lady Ifbb Pro Gloria Faulls will give her rundown of the weekends events as well as upcoming shows. Call in to speak the guest of hosts 347-215-6772 or just list in there or click on the active link to do the same. Follow me on Twitter @Mouthandmuscle and Facebook @ The Mouth And The Muscle show

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    HHS Secretary Defends Planned Parenthood, & Life After Forgiveness

    in Politics

    Mark Crutcher-President of Life Dynamics and producer of the documentary film on Black Genocide, Maafa21, asks, "Why do the same people who mark the 1964 Civil Rights Act ignore the most widespread civil rights crime of our day:  Black Genocide ?" Mark also discusses lawmakers grilling of HHS Secretary over Planned Parenthood funding

    Samantha Mills-The Good News Girl reports on the latest viral videos from the internet.

    Megan Feldman Bettencourt- Award winning journalist and author talks about her latest book, Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness In An Unforgiving World."

    Larry Pratt-The Executive Director of Gun Owners of America says it's "Hard to Refute The Evidence: Just about Every Urban Disaster Is Controlled By Liberalism."

    Melanie Hall-The Executive Director of the Family Healthcare Foundation reminds parents with Back-To-School kids that in addition to back packs, and books, make sure you have health coverage. 

    Zachary King-He began practicing magic at 10 years old, joined a satanic coven at 13 years old, and had broken all 10 Commandments by 15 years old. After 26 years in the occult, his life was totally transformed.  Zach discusses the widespread practice of satanism-even a small town can have 100 practitioners

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