Tonight's special guest is Dale Hemming, a returning NAASCA family member from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Among numerous other issues for Dale is the safety of our children and child abuse. Tonight he'll be sharing about his current billboard campaign that features images and messages concerning Child Abuse Awareness month (in April). Dale leads the effort at Sioux Falls Free Thinkers where the motto is 'Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!' The web site says, ".. all those with open minds are welcome. Free Thinkers are those that want a world without rules and controls on thought, without mental borders and boundaries. A world where anything is possible." Dale, now in his 70s, became a feminist in 1960 while he was in high school. In college he went further. "I was a campus radical and civil rights activist fighting against the Vietnam War, racism, and for women's rights and gay/lesbian rights," Dale explains. "If one looks at the appalling statistics and facts on child abuse you will understand my involvement in the issue," Dale says. He's addressing these issues head on, and at his own expense. "I believe we need to stop hiding the ugliness of child physical and sexual abuse." His billboard images and wording are as explicit as freedom of speech allows. Dale has appeared on our show many times, always sharing about the terrific work he's doing for his home town. One of our most dedicated volunteer contributors, there's no question Dale is one of our NAASCA family's true heroes !!