Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician and singer Ricky Byrd discussed living clean and sober for 27 years, his work in the music industry, and his role as Musical Director of the Clean Getaway All Stars.
Civil rights attorney Lisa Marcoccia discussed the case of a father of five jailed and indicted for child murder without eyewitnesses or physical evidence, legal issues in the Sandra Bland arrest, and the legal decision Facebook can not challenge federal government warrantd on behalf of its users.
Maple Family Centers President John LaSpina discussed the chain’s support of local programs for veterans, the Bowlers to Veterans Link charity which supports America’s veteran and active duty military personnel, and the importance of supporting members of the military personnel.
Independence Residences Incorporated Executive Director Ray DeNatale discussed the nonprofit organization’s work to support persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, what the work means for those persons and their family members, and the organization’s annual fundraising and public awareness activities.
Criminal defense attorney Daniel Hochheiser discussed the intensified manhunt for the remaining New York state prison escapee, the high stakes in Tom Brady’s appeal, and what can be done to limit the prison population in the United States.
Kenneth Wasserman, M.D., discussed the importance of yearly exams of the entire skin surface, the types of skin cancer, risk factors for skin cancer, and the impact of the internet on skin cancer awareness.
Author Anne Sarkisian discussed the recognition of non-celiac gluten intolerance, why doctors do not know more about symptoms and maladies linked to gluten, and how diet is an important way to address celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
Author Larry Lawton, a former prison inmate, discussed how objects are made in prison, ingenuity employed by two murderers who escaped from a federal prison in upstate New York, and his Reality Check program developed to help young people not to go to prison.
Voice Institute of New York director and author Dr. Jamie Koufman discussed acid reflux, dietary approaches to reduce the incidence of acid reflux, and whether non-invasive surgery is an option for acid reflux patients.
Israel American Council of New York Co-Chair Gil Galanos discussed the nonprofit organization’s effort to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States, the Celebrate Israel Festival, and the Celebrate Israel Parade.
YAI Chief Executive Officer Matt Sturiale and Senior Coordinator Tracy Kernan discussed the organization’s support and programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the annual Central Park Challenge, and the value of partnerships with families, government, corporations, and other donors.
Senior Air Force Representative Colonel Lynn Scheel discussed the Army War College, how to close the gap between civilians and the military, the meaning of Memorial Day, and what listeners can do to support people in the military.
Author and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practicioner Gaye O’Brien discussed how listeners can overcome their limiting beliefs, neuro-linguistic programming strategies that are useful for teachers to use as teaching techniques, and useful techniques listeners can use to resolve conflicts or communicate more effectively with their partners or co-workers.
EPIC Long Island Chief Executive Officer Tom Hopkins and Weill Cornell Medical Center Neuropsychology professor Kenneth Perrine, M.D., discussed work and services of the nonprofit organization, the connection between epilepsy and concussions, what is known about the risk of developing epilepsy from participating in sports, and efforts to increase public awareness of epilepsy.
Attorney Saundra Gumerove discussed the Able Act, the legislation’s intent to encourage and assist individuals and their families to save for future disability-related expenditures, and why anyone with a special needs family member should be aware of the Able Act limitations and consequences.
Author Anne Sarkisian discussed her belief doctors need better education on celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, her family’s propensity for gluten sensitivity, her view more gluten sensitivity testing is needed, and the effect of eliminating gluten from her household.
Sportscope founder and former New York Knick Dick Barnett, ph.d., discussed the literacy problem facing many inner city youth, the non-profit organization’s literacy initiative, and literacy challenges faced by many inner city youth.
Attorney Adam Thompson discussed how things have changed in the 20 years since the Oklahoma City bombing, as well as the conviction of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, and the aftermath of the Boston bombing trial.
Lisa Koss and Family Teams Committee Co-Chair Jennifer Orcott discussed the work of the March of Dimes, that prematurity is the leading cause of death in the first year of life, and the organization’s annual March for Babies.
Federal Tax Practitioner David Selig discussed last minute tax preparation tips, what happens if you can’t pay your taxes this year, charitable deductions, and the Affordable Healthcare Act provisions.
It’s Not Your Fault Executive Director Polly Franks discussed efforts to keep a sexual predator who attempted to attack her children behind bars, ways predators cultivate their victims, use of the internet to monitor predators, and the organization’s Operation Fuzzy.
Water Aid America Chief Executive Sarina Prabasi discussed the importance of water and sanitation, the Water for the World Act, and the reality of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.
Dr. Michael Fenster discussed recommendations listeners can use to motivate themselves to get in shape, why he views calories as an outdated measure of food value, and the importance of spicing up healthful choices. \
Shelley Pazer, Ph.D., discussed evidence showing age-related decline is not inevitable, how brain training can help people get smarter, and how brain training can address some attention issues and traumatic brain injury.
Lifespire Chief Executive Officer Mark van Voorst, Chief Operating Officer Tom Lydon, and former board member Larry Hirsch discussed the nonprofit agency’s services for individuals with developmental disabilities, initiation of the Sunday morning bowling league, and Lifespire’s March 22nd bowl-a-thon fundraiser.
Harvard Medical School researcher and physician Dr. Angelo Volandes discussed a renewed vision of the patient-doctor relationship, his belief that a well-lived life deserves a good ending, and the importance of discussing final wishes with loved ones prior to the onset of chronic illness.
Journalist Doug Fine discussed the movement in Congress to lift the decades-long ban on hemp, and his belief that hemp legalization could boost the American economy and spawn a mini hemp-based industrial revolution.
Psychoanalyst Frieda Birnbaum discussed her belief that men who post a lot of selfies are more likely to be psychopaths; why men cheat on their pregnant wives; and the implications of dating coworkers.
Foundation Beyond Belief Executive Director Dale McGowan discussed his guidance and insights to help serious daters discuss their differences in belief, how the daters can discover shared values, and support for negotiating shared spiritual and ritual practices.
Former Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Executive Director Arnie Wexler and journalist Steve Jacobson discussed what compulsive gambling is, the scope of the problem with casino workers, Wexler’s work in recovery, the spread of legalized forms of gambling, and the impact of internet gambling.
The Lassy Project CEO John Guydon discussed the free missing child notification service, how the Lassy Project differs from amber alerts, and how the Lassy Project is also used for special needs children, missing or wandering seniors, and missing pets.
Marriage and family therapist Deborah Moore, Ph.D., discussed mindfulness, how it differs from meditation, how stress plays out in our bodies, and retraining one’s mind and body to function differently.
Beacon Program director Molly Carmel discussed how it is possible to lose weight and keep it off for good, the importance of eating smaller meals throughout the day, and how eating disorders affect the potential for weight loss.
Police Reform Organizing Project Director Robert Gangi discussed what he cites as the NYPD’s broken windows approach to law enforcement, his contention quotas in the NYPD are unwritten, and the organization’s issue is with department policy not all NYPD officers.
After some banter with John Minko, author Marianne Jordan discussed her belief that everyone needs some form of recovery, her view of the true meaning of Christmas, and the importance of giving back during the holidays.
Dr. Steven Victor discussed regenerative medicine, how stem cell therapy addresses areas where the body has injury, how bone marrow differs from stem cell therapy, and the growing use of regenerative medicine to treat sports injuries.
Attorney Daniel Hochheiser discussed why he advocates opening the grand jury process in police homicide cases, why he believes the grand jury made the correct decision in the Michael Brown death case, how grand jury operations differ from criminal juries, introduction of police body cameras, and what he sees as dangers of militarization of the police.
Care Connect President and CEO Alan Murray discussed how the New York state health exchanges handled the rollout of Obamacare, coverage and signup deadlines under the Affordable Care Act, and the impact of the individual penalty.
Suzanne Babb of WhyHunger, Jim Zullo of Elijah’s Promise, and David Waters of Community Servings discussed the scope of the food insecurity problem in America, increases in the numbers of homeless children and working poor, and the role of Hungerthon in raising awareness about hunger and poverty while raising money to support WhyHunger’s efforts to support grassroots programs.
Sam Pitkowsky of the Adoptive Parents Committee discussed the significance of November as National Adoption Month, the types of adoptions, increased difficulty for international adoptions in the United States, and the 34th Annual Conference.
Family Law attorney Jacqueline Newman discussed financial abuse in marriage, ways women suffer from financial abuse, the three ways to get divorced, mistakes to avoid when getting divorced, and child custody.
Test Prep Authority founder and president Anthony James Green discussed the test prep field, the difference between the SAT and ACT, and the overabundance of choices for colleges in the selection process.
Todd Cohen and Michael Weinsteen of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network discussed symptoms of pancreatic cancer, who is most susceptible to developing it, efforts to increase public awareness of pancreatic cancer, Weinsteen’s diagnosis and treatment, and the organization’s Operation Purple Stride.
Alan Clark discussed the estimated impact and cost of medical errors to the public, ways patients can protect themselves against possible negligence by a doctor or hospital, his suggestions to improve communication between doctors, patients, and other medical facility staff, and how the lack of disclosure of medical errors hurts hospitals and patients.
Operation Rescute founder Laurie Brown-Nagin discussed the non-profit organization’s effort to educate and encourage children and their parents to adopt shelter dogs, the number of shelter animals awaiting adoption, and how to incorporate the adopted shelter dog into one’s family.
The Book Fairies founder Amy Zaslansky discussed the nonprofit organization’s collection of new and gently used books for donation in impoverished neighborhoods in the New York city metropolitan area, the scope and impact of illiteracy, the organization’s first fundraiser to buy Ereaders to local hospitals with long-term care for their young parents.
Dr. Mardia Stone discussed her view there is a slim possibility of Ebola being a crisis in the United States, the crisis nature of the disease in West Africa, symptoms of Ebola, and her work in Liberia with government at the epicenter of the epidemic.
Author and former college football athlete Dr. Tommy Watson discussed how he survived growing up in thirty different locations, how involvement with sports changed his life, the current challenges facing the NFL and its players, and ways to help athletes transition from college and professional careers to general society.
Michele McKeon, former Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, discussed the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault, the NFL’s domestic violence problem, and the effects of domestic violence on victims and their children. Keywords: domestic violence, NFL, sexual assault