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  • 01:29

    Fighting B. A.C.K with Sandra Grazzini-Rucki

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    On this episode of Fighting B.A.C.K. with Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, courageous mother Judith Forrestel, shares her story of surviving an abusive relationship only to be battered through the family court system where she lost custody of her infant son to an abuser in a temporary order that continues to this day. The State of Maryland later issued felony child abduction charges against Judith for her efforts to protect her son after his father had bruised and battered him during a two day weekend stay. On May 24, 2017, after a three day jury trial, eight woman and four men briefly deliberated and returned a unanimous not guilty verdict. Despite this, the child has not been returned and remains in the custody of a dangerous abuser. Judith was the primary caregiver when she was forcibly separated from her son, age 15 months, due to an unjust court order that has denied any and all access for visitation for over 8 long months, and counting. Sadly, the fight for her child's freedom, and safety, continues to be an unbelievable struggle in the Howard County Circuit Court, where a custody hearing will be held this August. Tune in to Fighting B.A.C.K. to hear Judith share her story. Listening to Fighting B.A.C.K. will also help expose the injustices of the the Howard County family court system and sends a message to judges, and family court professionals, that the public is concerned about families and demands justice for those hurt by unjust court orders, and family court corruption.

  • 00:46

    #08 - "How To Stay Married” with guest Dani Klein Modisett

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    Meredith and April have both been married for ten years. In Los Angeles, that’s a lifetime. But as any married person knows, marriage isn’t easy. More accurately, staying married isn’t easy. So this week author and comedienne Dani Klein Modisett, author of “Take My Spouse Please” in which she applies the rules of comedy to marriage, stops by. The conversation is equally honest and hilarious with tips every couple can use to laugh more in their marriage. Sit back and listen up. You may even wanna invite your spouse to listen to this episode of Meltdown Moms presented by Meltdown Comics!
    Produced by Mason Booker and Adam Silverstein.
    Engineered by Mason Booker
    Theme music by Brian Bulman
    Logo design by Emily Wagner, EMILYWAGNERSTUDIO.com
    #daniklein #danikleinmodisett #meltdownmoms #podcast #badsandy #aprilpeveteaux #episode08 #meredithgordon #glutenismybitch #howtostaymarried #book

  • 00:40

    It's Your Turn to Make Doula History an Interview With Amy Gilliland Phd

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    Amy L. Gilliland, Ph.D., BDT(DONA), CD(DONA), CSE (AASECT) researches and teaches about doula labor support, women’s sexual experiences, and the psychological needs of mothers and fathers during the birth experience. She is an AASECT certified sexuality educator, a past member of the psychology faculty at Madison College, and one of the first DONA International birth doula trainers.  Over her twenty-five year career, her work has spanned the perinatal spectrum. Dr. Gilliland’s research has been published in JOGNN, Midwifery, Journal of Perinatal Education, Sexuality and Culture, and the Wisconsin Medical Journal.  She is considered to be a “thought leader” on birth doula issues through her influential blog, Doulaing The Doula.  For more information, please go to www.amygilliland.com.

  • 00:58

    Foster Talk with Dr. Johh

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    America's Foster Care Radio show. Don't miss this week's episode with the foster care news of the week, the NFPA News and Notes, the foster care question of the week, and special guest Penelope Webster of Foster2Forever.

  • 01:31

    Professional Predatory Guardians: The perfect job for psychopaths?

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    Our guests this evening: Atty. Lisa Belanger & David Arnold (physicist, Ret.)
    We will be discussing a really ugly case of guardianship and what might be the underlying cause that drives this system of human trafficking.
    From Psychology Today:
    According to the articles on the website of Psychology Today, titled, “Psychopathy” and “PlainSight” psychopaths appear perfectly normal. However, they lack conscience and empathy.
    “The most dangerous predators often look harmless — until they strike.”
    As explained by Dr. J. Reid Meloy, author of The Psychopathic Mind: Origins, Dynamics, and Treatment, psychopathic serial killers are emotionally disconnected from their actions and, therefore, indifferent to the suffering of their victims. Their ability to dissociate themselves emotionally from their actions and their denial of responsibility effectively neutralizes any guilt or remorse that other people would feel in similar circumstances
    Considering the number of victims of predatory guardians, could we really be dealing with the most dangerous individuals in society? Indifferent to their actions? Denying responsibility? No guilt or remorse? 
    David Arnold:
    “In my opinion the power, immunity, and lack of oversight of guardians may be attracting people with dangerous hidden personality traits. This is potentially very serious. However, it would need to be evaluated by someone with the proper expertise in psychology.”
     
     

  • 00:51

    Dr. Debra Moore: The Loving Push What’s Holding ASD Kids Back & How to Change It

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    Psychologist Dr. Debra Moore was the Founder & Director of Fall Creek Counseling Associates, for 35 years. This large private practice trained dozens of student therapists, and provided specialized evaluations and counseling for those impacted by autism. Upon retirement from active practice, she coauthored “The Loving Push” with the renowned Dr. Temple Grandin. 
    Dr. Moore’s also written chapters for “The Nine Degrees of Autism”: A model for adults newly adjusting to a spectrum diagnosis, and for “Internet Addiction in Children and Adolescents”. She facilitates two LinkedIn groups “Autism Spectrum Across the Lifespan”, and Autism Spectrum HELPING HANDS Mentors, a resource for anyone seeking or wanting to be a mentor. Dr. Moore was also honored with a “Top Autism Solution Writer” award in 2016.
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  • 00:54

    Lynn Grubb- The Adoptee Survival Guide

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    Join President of Indiana Adoptee Network and Host Pam Kroskie with her Guest Lynn Grubb-
    Lynn Grubb is an Illinois adoptee, stepmother, biological mother and adoptive parent.  She is a contributing author to Lost Daughters, and to various adoption anthologies including the newly released It’s Not About You:  Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion and Open Adoption. Her proudest accomplishment is editing The Adoptee Survival Guide:  Adoptees Share Their Wisdom and Tools.
    Besides writing, Lynn also enjoys singing with her church praise team and watching true crime shows, which sparked her interest in DNA and genetic genealogy. Four years ago, Lynn began blogging about her DNA discoveries at her blog, No Apologies for Being Me.  Lynn is a volunteer co-facilitator of the Adoption Network Cleveland (Miami Valley) general discussion group in Dayton, Ohio and a board member of the Adoptee Rights Coalition which gives her an opportunity to educate legislators about equal access to original birth certificates.
    Lynn lives with her family in Dayton, Ohio.

  • 00:48

    LIVE Episode featuring guest Gladys Bolding creator of Biologue

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  • 01:57

    Black Farmers Panel Discussion Update

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    Name of Black Farmers on panel discussion include:
    Michael Stovall, Lawrence County Alabama, Co-founder, Independent Black Farmers Association. He filed his first discrimination complaint against USDA in 1993. Latest complaint filed in 2016. ((256) 691-1752,michaelstovallfarms@gmail.com)
    Eddie Slaughter, Marion County, GA, Co-founder of the African American Agriculturalist Association. He filed his first complaint against USDA in 1980. Latest complaint filed in 2016. His Black farmer organization is still fighting for the many Black farmers waiting for justice from the USDA. ((229) 649-2243, eddieslaughter51@yahoo.com)
    Muhammad Robbalaa, Leflore County, OK, Co-founder of the African American Agriculturalist Association. He filed his first complaint against USDA in 1983. Muhammad has been a leader for justice, as others mentioned above, in their counties, state and nationally. ((918) 721-3031, lulumr41@gmail.com)
    Lawrence Lucas, Founding member and former President of the USDA Coalition of Minority employees since May 1994. Now President emeritus of the coalition. Is a native of Washington, DC, and now living in Pennsauken, NJ, outside Philadelphia, PA and is still in the struggle for justice for minority farmers, especially Black farmers and USDA employees.
    Lawrence Lucas, President emeritus
    USDA Coalition of Minority Employees
    Phone: (856) 910-2399, Email: lawrLCL@aol.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USDA-Coalition-of-Minority-Employees-295492347132367/
    Website: www.agcoalition.org
     

  • 00:53

    La’Torria Lemon - Lemon-Lime Light Media

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    La’Torria Lemon is the owner and operator of Lemon-Lime Light Media, a public relations boutique that operates out of both Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated Westfield High School in 2007 and went to Clark Atlanta University to study Public Relations.  While living in Atlanta, La'Torria worked on campaigns for Essence Magazine, So So Def, and various college tours. Through her company, La’Torria has represented Mrs. Georgia Globe 2014,  campaigns for Bobby Valentino, Just Brittany, Chauncy Glover, Higher Dimensions Church, cast members of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, talent from ABC Network, Mathew Knowles of the Music World Artist Showcase, talent from VH1, BET, Oprah Winfrey Network, various Award Shows and is one of the coordinators for the Finding Ashley Stewart Tour. The former Miss United Negro College Fund has served as one of the staffing coordinators on the My Black Is Beautiful Tour's  for the past 9 years, as well as is the coordinator & publicist for The Sisters In Power tour which features Tami Roman, Meagan Good, Kyla Prat, Cynthia Bailey, and more. In addition to representing several tours, she also represents The Musicians' Wives, BEAUTY Mentoring Organization, Forever Yours Creations, Film Producer Chris Kelsey of Turner Broadcasting Studios, and a plethora of other brands. She has activated screenings for STAR on Fox, Academy Award winning film Moonlight, Birth of a NatioInline image 1n, Are You The One, and Dirty South House Arrest. La'Torria was named Woman of the Year by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in 2011 and received the Student of the year while at Clark Atlanta University. Her campaigns have received recognization from some the top bloggers, television stations, and media outlets. When she is not working, she enjoys teaching theater to grade school students.
     

  • 01:26

    Rage Machine With Rudy Orr

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    LIVE!!!LIVE!! LIVE!! Tonight 8PM Eastern Time!! Join Me Rudy Orr As I Rage Aganist The Machine With My Special Guest Shannon Lee Duncan AKA Austin Anon Angel... We Will Discuss Her Fight And LIfe And Whats She Is All ABout!! This Chic IS A Fucking Warrior That Has Had A Life Of Hell But Never Give Up Or In!!!

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