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  • 01:30

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1149

    in Self Help

    SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "For Our Kids" - Deborah Maddison and Tracy Baxter, Canadian activists from British Columbia, will join Bill Murray to lead this evening's discussion about the Rights of Children and Families in North America. The institution commonly known as "Child Protective Services" has operated in an almost untouchable position in North America for decades, as if it was "above the law". To speak out against CPS was to risk losing your children, your family, your career, and in some cases your freedom, as retaliation was quick and vicious. Thankfully, there has been a recent turn in public opinion due to media exposure, precedent-setting lawsuits, ground breaking documentaries and people refusing to be silenced. Slowly, the Courts are starting to hold CPS agencies responsible for their illegal actions and abuses." We'll speak to the producer and director of 'Hope Stripped Bare', Tom Sutherland and cameraman Linley Redford, whose documentary is about the CPS system in North America. We will also be speaking with attorney and advocate Nanine McCool, executive director of Bridge to Justice Foundation, who fought to expose injustice in Family Court. We'll also have a former CPS worker who is willing to speak out about just how deep and how prevalent the corruption of these agencies is. ~~ Every two weeks a new THEME will be presented in this series, with frequent special guests speaking from their own experience. ~~ Please see our web page at: www.NAASCA.org/ForOurKids or write to: naasca.forourkids@gmail.com

  • 02:02

    Jamal Murray Balls Out, Yahtzees Galore, UK Track Gets Love + Emory Hunt!!

    in Sports

    Jamal Murray eased some angst over the past few days. The Kentucky Wildcats back court looks even stronger. Mark Stoops, Vince Marrow and the rest of the UK Football staff are off and running with some big time 2017 commits. Kendra Harrison has put Kentucky Track & Field on the map in a big way.


    Tom Brady is the buzz word in the NFL as are the New England Patriots and Roger Goodell. Jen Welter isn't chopped liver though.


    Cooperstown welcomed some more legends.


    Emory Hunt, former Louisiana Lafayette running back joins us to preview the season opener between ULL and UK.


    Our thoughts are with you TB! Call us at (845)277-9373 or tweet us @CatsTalkWed! 

  • 01:32

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1148

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Donna (Dee) Wood from West Virginia, a verbal abuse survivor (as both a child and adult) who says she would be honored to tell her story in the hope she could help others. The devastating effects of the abuse lasted for over forty years, through most of her life. The trauma she endured through her mother’s husband brought a partial amnesia. She writes, "I lived on a small farm in a remote part of southern West Virginia. I was a very introverted child, extremely fearful of strangers." Her mother's husband, who she and her brother always called by his first name, Quentin (never Daddy or Dad), had an intense dislike of people. She goes on, "He never talked to us, unless it was to criticize, intimidate or inflict some form of verbal abuse." He sometimes administered severe belt beatings, beyond the necessary punishable offence, if it indeed was an offense. Her childhood trauma led to a difficult life. But Dee's on a better path now. "If I had known that the problems in my life were due to a term referred to as child abuse earlier in my life," she says, "and if I'd received the appropriate counseling and therapy, then my life would have been much easier and better. Yet, I believe if I had not gone through the trauma of those years I would not be the person I am today." Now she's a person who is more accepting, compassionate and understanding of others who have suffered and still suffer from different types of abuse. "I thank the Lord Almighty for answering my prayers to be whole," Dee writes. "I am still recovering, but I feel a lot more whole today."

  • 00:44

    Victoria Christopher Murray

    in Writing

    Victoria Christopher Murray always knew she would become an author, even as she was taking an unlikely path to that destination. A native of Queens, Victoria first left New York to attend Hampton University where she majored in Communication Disorders. After graduating, Victoria attended New York University where she received her MBA.


    Victoria originally self-published her first novel, Temptation and in 2000, Time Warner published that novel. Temptation made numerous best sellers list and remained on the Essence bestsellers list for nine consecutive months. In 2001, Temptation was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Literature.


    Since Temptation, Victoria has written over twenty adult novels, including: JOY, Grown Folks Business, The Ex Files, and The Deal, the Dance and the Devil, and the popular Jasmine Cox Larson Bush series.  In 2012, Victoria joined ReShonda Tate Billingsley to write collaborations which pits Victoria's Jasmine character against Rachel Adams, a first lady created by ReShonda.


    Victoria has received numerous awards including the Golden Pen Award for Best Inspirational Fiction and the Phyllis Wheatley Trailblazer Award for being a pioneer in African American Fiction.  Since 2007, Victoria has won six African American Literary Awards for best novel, best Christian fiction and Author of the Year - Female.  Her 2014 NAACP Image Award nomination for Never Say Never was her third Image Award nomination.


    Over the years, eight of Victoria's novels have been optioned to become movies and The Deal, the Dance and the Devil is scheduled to begin filming in the Spring of 2015.

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1127

    in Self Help

    Q & A Night - You'll suggest the themes for tonight's show, which will involve any topic from the world of public safety, violence prevention, and child abuse and trauma. Special co-host Dr. Debra Warner, Psy.D., a Los Angeles based Forensic Psychologist will lead the discussion. ~~ NAASCA is pleased to announce that Debra will be making regular special co-host appearances on upcoming Tuesday night question-and-answer style community participation shows. An educator and violence prevention expert, Dr. Warner will assist SCAN host and NAASCA founder Bill Murray field questions and lead a variety of topic discussions suggested by our call-in participants. Debra's understanding of the issues of child abuse and trauma spring not only from a professional perspective, but also from a personal one. Multiple members of her own family have been victims of predators. She'll share how she's participated in their struggle with surviving and thriving. ~~ Everyone's invited to engage on tonight's show .. on the phone or in SCAN's ever-present community chat room. ~~ Please visit our website: www.NAASCA.org

  • 00:31

    BLT - Business Life Transitions with guest Glenn Murray

    in Marketing

    This weeks guest is Glenn Murray.


    Glenn Murray Established 220 Communications as a vehicle to expand charitable endeavors and market the arts.  220 Communications has grown to include marketing consulting, publishing , music and events . The company has held various promotions  in Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Memphis, Dallas, Atlanta, and Milwaukee. In 2010, 220 Publishing was launched and has published books by over 25 authors in all genres including fiction, inspiration and self help.


    He was selected by the Chicago Defender as one of the "50 Men of Excellence" and selected for Who's Who Black Chicago. He also is a member of the Smart Marketing For Small Business Consortium made up of entrepreneurs across the U.S. and has been a frequent guest of the Smart Marketing For Small Business Radio Show. His latest venture is as a partner in the wine brand Love Cork Screw.


    Business Life Transitions is a radio show that talks about you and your business.  It will help you understand how to re-invent yourself, your business, and your life.


    Join Brian Basilico & Jan Marino every Monday Morning at 9am CST.


    Brian Basilico


    His best selling book, “It’s Not About You, It’s About Bacon! Relationship Marketing in a Social Media World!” simplifies the way social networking can help you grow your business.


    Recognized as one of the Top 40+ Digital Strategists in Marketing for 2014. 


    Jan Marino


    YOU are the product. YOU are valuable. YOU are on a mission and Jan can help guide you become even more successful.  She's the manager of the Linkedin Chicago group (87,000 members) and a business owner-High Gain Companies, Inc.

  • Open Talk: A Conversation with Arlington County Leaders

    in Lifestyle

    Murray “Jay” Farr was appointed Chief of Police in May 2015. Prior to his appointment, Jay served in the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) for 23 years, where he served in a variety of positions, including assignments as Acting Police Chief, Deputy Chief of Police for Systems Management, Operations, and Criminal Investigations. He has also served as Arlington County Acting Deputy County Manager.   Jay is also a U.S. Marine veteran, where he served with the Presidential helicopter unit.   Jay earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from George Mason University and he has undertaken study in a number of educational programs, including the Naval Post Graduate School CDHS,  FBI National Academy, Leadership Arlington and Senior Institute for Police Management – Boston College in conjunction with John F. Kennedy School of Business Management, Harvard University. He is Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, where he teaches a curriculum of criminal justice and emergency management for law enforcement.


    Ms. Karen Nightengale currently serves as President of the NAACP Arlington Branch. Prior to her election in December 2014, she served as first vice president of the Arlington branch of the NAACP for five years. Ms. Nightengale succeeded Mr. Elmer L.H. Lowe, Sr., who served as branch president since 2008.  The Arlington branch of the NAACP was founded in 1940 and its members meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Walter Reed Community Center.  From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.  This should be a very rewarding conversation all listeners.

  • 01:31

    Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) - 1126

    in Self Help

    Tonight's special guest is Penny Booth-Johnson from St Croix Falls, Wisconsin, a survivor and activist who's joining us for the first time. Among other things, she's been involved in "Million March Against Child Abuse," a Nationwide effort to bring voices together in making an impact, being a voice for our children. Penny explains, "My memories go back as far as probably before I was 2, being picked up and thrown into canning jars. I have enough scars on my head and you could draw a road map across country on my scalp." She goes on, "My mother was the abuser. Everyone knew, but no one stood up. Years of her abuse had taken a toll on not only my body but my mind." For a number of years, Penny had been what she calls "a keyboard advocate" sharing very little of herself and hiding behind a computer screen. Recovering from a stroke and news of a brain tumor got her into action. "I knew I had to do something, and determined I was going to become an advocate that was no longer going to hide behind my screen. In September of 2013, I contacted "Million March Against Child Abuse" and became a Lead Coordinator for St. Croix Falls WI, and held my first Walk against Child Abuse April 5th 2014." She concludes, "I'm ready to tell my story. Yesterday I lived in shame of my scars. Today I soar past them to tell other peoples stories, to be a voice. I thank you for this opportunity, and I only pray that when I have the opportunity to tell MY story it will help others come forwards and erase the stigma of shame and we can continue to grow for our future generation."

  • 00:40

    My dad is not drafting Adrian Peterson

    in Sports

    Mind of Mansion Podcast Episode 140: Matt Kelley @fantasy_mansion explains why Demarco Murray is the best of flawed options at running back in 2015. 


    Even in his prime, Peterson couldn't soak up enough targets to be considered the top-projected PPR running back.


    All stats and ranks should be PPR, but Adrian Peterson stats always manage to be non-PPR. 


    Norv Turner has not had a running back like Jerick McKinnon since LaDanian Tomlinson. 


    Fantasy writers fall into correlation traps when recounting a particular offensive coordinator's history of success with a particular position. 


    There will be enough volume in Philadelphia to support Demarco Murray as a fantasy RB1 and Ryan Mathews as a fantasy RB3.


    Le'Veon Bell has both a heighted injury risk and substance abuse risk profile.


    Mike Evans' beard is a red flag. 


    Cooling mister fans at Lucas Oil Stadium must spray holy water. 


    Advanced metrics, prospect evaluations, and fantasy football information were provided by PlayerProfiler.com

  • 02:01

    "Community Matters" This Week - 381

    in Self Help

    News Of The Week Show ~~ Please click on both these links to see our "News of the Week" for June - Week 4 from: LACP.org and NAASCA.org ~~ Join our founder and host, Bill Murray, co-hosts MJ Goyings, Carol D. Levine and other LACP & NAASCA family members, as they invite you to help them discuss the public safety and child abuse related news and crime stories of the week from each of our two national grassroots efforts, LA Community Policing and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. Every day we carry new articles based on current events on both our web sites. Look for them daily in the lower grey portion of our home pages. To make things easy, we collect them all together for this, our two hour long Sunday show .. where community call-in participation is always welcome!

  • 00:50

    January Jones-Abused & Lived To Tell-Hanna Murray

    in Family

    Hanna Lulgjuraj - Murray was shot in the chest in cold blood and was left for dead and Lived to Tell It. Hanna's story is very compelling and riveting.  It's a true crime account about survival and courage.  Hanna was living a beautiful life, a life of dreams that suddenly all changed.  Her dreamlike life turned to horror as her raging husband stood across from her and fired his gun.  By a miracle, she survived to tell her story and how she overcame abuse. It would be very beneficial for your audience to listen to Hanna's experience and know what questions to ask to identify abuse.  Reading her story, Lived to Tell It one will gain courage and the power to overcome similar situations and give hope to every woman trapped in an abusive relationship. 


    http://www.angelofmercyshelter.org