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.