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Jerry Gonzalez - Border Cages, Mass Shootings & ICE Raids

Jerry Gonzalez - Border Cages, Mass Shootings & ICE Raids

August 15, 2019

Jerry Gonzalez – Border Cages, Mass Shootings & ICE Raids: What does it mean to be Hispanic in the US today?

Aired Thursday, 15 August 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

With a Federal Administration as divisive as it is, conspiracy theories abound in the United States. But, can it continue to be a theory when we witness overt abuses specifically against Hispanic families everyday? Are we supposed to believe that the media is only showing us ultra liberal views when, in one week, we witness ICE raids, mass shootings and continued abuses and neglect at our Southern border? Join Jennifer as she addresses the implications of recent disturbing experiences with her guest, Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO: Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.

About the Guest:

Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO: Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials

Jerry Gonzalez is the founding and current Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund. GALEO, a statewide nonprofit and non-partisan organization, has a mission to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community across Georgia. Gonzalez is a native of Laredo, Texas and received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1995. He completed his Master of Public Administration at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University in 2005. Due to his efforts at GALEO, Mr. Gonzalez has been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of Georgia’s 100 Most Influential Georgians for several years. Gonzalez lives in Atlanta with his husband of over 23 years, Ray, an established and practicing pediatrician, and their dogs, Jenny & Zack. Jerry’s hobbies include photography, travel, hiking, and he considers himself an avid road cyclist.

Website: http://galeo.org

Rebecca Turk - Reduce Stress and Anxiety Through a Sound Bath

Rebecca Turk - Reduce Stress and Anxiety Through a Sound Bath

August 8, 2019

Rebecca Turk – Reduce Stress and Anxiety Through a Sound Bath

Aired Thursday, 8 August 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

With negative news coming at us all the time, most of us are facing high stress levels and could benefit from self-care. A sound bath is an ideal practice in turbulent times likes these. The intention of a sound bath is to guide a person into a deep meditative state while being ‘bathed’ in high vibrational sound. From Tibetan singing bowls to Aboriginal didgeridoos, music has been used for its therapeutic benefits for thousands of years. Join Jennifer as she discusses the benefits of sound healing with Rebecca Turk, Founder and CEO of SNDBath and JMac Consulting Wellness Coach.

About the Guest:

Rebecca Turk, Founder and CEO of SNDBath.com and JMac Consulting Wellness Coach

Rebecca Turk is Founder and CEO of SNDBath. She is a sound healing practitioner, Reiki Master, and a transformation coach where she is certified in the JMac Consulting Methodology. Her work supports the power of intrinsic motivation to ensure behavior change. As a Reiki Master she helps clients move energetic blockages and also incorporates Reiki into her sound healing work. She provides sound bath experiences for groups, corporate wellness programs, retreats and private sessions. As a trained sound practitioner Rebecca takes participants on a meditative and healing journey of sound where she utilizes the frequencies of vibrations of her instruments for relaxation and healing. During her career, she has worked with numerous brands, entrepreneurs and executives from highly successful companies including, international entertainer and philanthropist, Usher Raymond and Usher’s New Look Foundation, international shapewear brand, Spanx, Sara Blakely and The Sara Blakely Foundation, platinum selling rock band, Collective Soul and numerous others.

Jamie Anne Harrell - The Transgender Journey

Jamie Anne Harrell - The Transgender Journey

August 1, 2019

Jamie Anne Harrell – The Transgender Journey: What’s it really like?

Aired Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

After Olympic Gold Medalist Caitlyn Jenner transitioned from male to female in 2015, transgender individuals everywhere felt more liberated. Yet even with all the publicity since then, there are many who still don’t fully understand what being transgender means and why it’s so important to the transgender community to keep the conversation – and compassion – going. Join Jennifer as she interviews Jamie Harrell, who also transitioned from male to female, to find out more about the realities of being transgender.

Guest Bio:

Jamie Anne Harrell, MBA, Business Intelligence Lead at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School

Jamie Harrell is the business intelligence and data analytics lead at Emory Goizueta Business School where she earned her MBA in 2016. She also earned a degree in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1996. Reporting to the Chief Analytics Officer, Jamie manages the data analytics strategy for the operations team at Goizueta Business School. She and her team designed and created the school’s data warehouse, reports, and visualizations that facilitate area leaders in making data informed decisions.

With over 20 years of experience in the computer hardware and software industry, Jamie has held VP positions in two public companies and has co-founded and sold two self-funded startups. After selling her first startup to MIVA Inc., Jamie served as the vice president and general manager of the MIVA Small Business Solutions division, a provider of e-commerce software for online retailers. Holding P&L responsibility, Jamie was responsible for the business turnaround and sale of the division to a private equity group. Subsequently, while vice president of product at Inuvo, Inc., she was responsible for the ALOT applications marketing business, where she managed $25 million in annual revenue and the search partner relationship with Google.

Jamie was the first openly transgender graduate of Goizueta Business School. She is a frequent speaker, panelist and panel moderator. Her speaking engagements cover diversity and inclusion in business, as well as technical topics on software engineering and data analytics. She has appeared at events ranging from Emory’s Out in Business panel and the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians The Patient Perspective panel, to keynote sessions at the Women Who Code WeRise conferences in 2017 and 2018, and Refactr.Tech in 2019. She was the keynote speaker at The Center for Civil and Human Rights / LGBT Institute’s Diversity in Business Forum in 2017.

In 2018 Jamie received the prestigious Atlanta Business Chronicle inaugural Diversity and Inclusion award for Outstanding Voice, and in 2019 she was named Transgender Advocate of the Year at Emory University.

Jamie is currently PTA co-president at her daughter’s elementary school, is the proud parent of two wonderful daughters, Sparrow and Anna, and lives in Atlanta, GA.

Teri Anulewicz - The Impact of the Heartbeat Bill

Teri Anulewicz - The Impact of the Heartbeat Bill

July 25, 2019

Teri Anulewicz – Georgia H.B. 481 / The Impact of the Heartbeat Bill

Aired Thursday, 25 July 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

Though abortion seems to surface as a political issue every election cycle, the potential of overturning Roe v. Wade has seemed somewhat unrealistic – until now. Recently Georgia passed state legislation, known as the Heartbeat Bill, outlining a way to defy a woman’s rights to her decisions regarding reproduction. Once Georgia’s governor signed it into law, other states followed suit. Join Jennifer as she discusses multiple implications of this legislation with Georgia House Representative Teri Anulewicz.

Guest Bio:

Teri Anulewicz, Georiga House of Representatives, District 42

Teri Anulewicz was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in a special election in November 2017. She represents House District 42, which includes parts of Smyrna and Marietta, as well as areas in unincorporated Cobb County. Prior to her service in the Legislature, Teri spent a decade representing Ward 3 on the Smyrna City Council. She was first elected in 2007 and was elected to her third term in 2015. In 2016, she was appointed Mayor Pro Tem.

The firstborn in a family of six children, Teri was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was raised in New Orleans and in Houston, Texas. She moved to Georgia in 1994 and received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Agnes Scott College in 1998. Her professional experience includes public affairs and government relations, with an emphasis on advocacy, alliance development, coalition building, and grassroots mobilization. Teri lives with her husband, Chris, and their two children near the heart of downtown Smyrna.

Joyce Dillon - Career Change Later in Life

Joyce Dillon - Career Change Later in Life

July 18, 2019

Career Change Later in Life: How to Move through it Successfully

Aired Thursday, 18 July 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

Today many professionals are healthy enough to stay in the workforce longer, but most often don’t want to keep the same pace or stay on the same career path. The desire to make a career change at a later stage in life can be equally terrifying and exhilarating. Join Jennifer and Life Purpose Coach Joyce Dillon as they discuss ways to help others move through the situation with greater confidence.

Bio:

Joyce Dillon, RN, MN is a highly skilled and certified life purpose coach and transition expert, author and speaker who helps professional women and men entrepreneurs, and leaders live and work from their highest self with authenticity, clarity, and purpose.

Her integrative, transformational coaching helps her clients identify their life purpose, change their core beliefs, and achieve mindfulness, and both mental and physical wellness through mind/body medicine, psychology, and intuitive painting.

As a master-level nurse, Joyce worked as a clinical director and nurse consultant for several mental health programs in Manhattan and Atlanta. She launched one of Atlanta’s first holistic wellness centers to help people to effect change in their mind, body, and spirit.

As a former travel, incentive and meeting industry professional, she partnered with major corporations including Kellogg, Subaru, and The Carter Presidential Center, culminating in the opportunity to work with the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Using her therapeutic training and business experience, Joyce helps her clients transform old beliefs and thinking patterns, and navigate successfully life’s losses and transitions through one-on-one coaching, group coaching, workshops, and retreats.

Website: https://joycedillon.com

Dr. Mike Greenberg - Holistic Medicine

Dr. Mike Greenberg - Holistic Medicine

July 11, 2019

Dr. Mike Greenberg – Holistic Medicine: Why it’s Important to Integrate it into your Life

Aired Thursday, 11 July 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

Traditionally most of us have been conditioned to think that we have to go to a medical doctor (M.D.) to fix any ailment we have. But what if we were savvy enough to incorporate holistic practices into our lifestyles as a means to prevent losing our health and wellness? Join Jennifer as she discusses the importance of holistic medical practices with Dr. Mike Greenberg and provide tips and tools on how to integrate it into your life.

Bio: Dr. Mike Greenberg, Holistic Chiropractor at Advanced Medical & Chiropractic Services

For 20 years in Los Angeles, Dr. Mike treated many well-known celebrities, such as Dylan McDermott, Amy Irving, Richard Dreyfus, Quincy Jones, Rod Stewart, and Barry Bostwick. He has been a healthcare provider at four Olympic Games, assisting athletes capture gold. He has toured the country treating colleagues and has a patented multi-vitamin formula for optimal absorption of nutrients. His book, Keep Your Eyes on Attracting Love is available on Amazon.

Dr. Mike and his wife decided to raise their two children in Atlanta. He utilizes ‘state of the art’ gentle healing techniques to achieve quick results for pain relief. He is concerned first and foremost for the well-being of his patients, and also is considered a doctor’s doctor. He achieves extraordinary results for asthma, migraines, depression, food allergies, stress and anxiety.

In 2015, he was selected as a top holistic doctor in the state of Georgia.

You can reach “Dr. Mike” Greenberg at Advanced Medical & Chiropractic Services by calling (470) 799-2384.

Commander Doug Reinbold - The Power of True Patriotism

Commander Doug Reinbold - The Power of True Patriotism

June 20, 2019

The Power of True Patriotism

Aired Thursday, 20 June 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

Between prolonged war time, divisive politics and social controversy regarding the National Anthem, it’s hard to understand – much less embrace – the notion of true patriotism. Having been raised by a proud U.S. Marine, Jennifer is passionate about patriotism and equally frustrated by America’s political climate. Join her as she discusses the value and beauty of patriotism with Commander Doug Reinbold, who recently retired from active duty service after 21-years in the U.S. Navy. He’s currently in the Defense Industry in the Washington, DC area.

Bio: CDR Doug “Rhino” Reinbold, USN (ret.)

Commander Doug Reinbold, United States Navy (retired), was born and raised in Seymour, Indiana, and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Technology. Upon selection and graduation from Officer Candidate School he was commissioned as a Naval Officer and was designated a Naval Aviator following completion of flight training. His first fleet service was in San Diego, California, piloting the SH-60B Seahawk helicopter and deploying twice to the Arabian Gulf on missions to conduct maritime interdiction operations. While completing his tour, his peers selected him as the squadron’s Pilot of the Year.

He then received orders to Pensacola, Florida, to serve as a T-34C Instructor Pilot for U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and international flight students. Obtaining all possible qualifications, he was selected as Instructor Pilot of the Year and chosen to be in the first class of instructors to fly the T-6A Texan II. After completion of this tour, he was ordered back to sea duty as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer (Shooter) aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) nuclear aircraft carrier, deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

His next fleet assignment was with the first-ever MH-60R Seahawk squadron, operating the Navy’s newest and most advanced combat helicopter. As Department Head, he served during the command’s maiden deployment embarked onboard the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group, and he was named his squadron’s Officer of the Year upon completion of his orders.

He was then nominated to attend the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, graduating with a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Subsequently he received orders to the Office of Naval Research where he was detailed to the Pentagon to serve as the Deputy for Operations for the Defense Science Board.

His final assignment was as the MQ-8 (Fire Scout) Officer-in-Charge, directing the introduction and fleet integration of the Navy’s first operational unmanned aircraft system. During his career he has accumulated more than 3000 flight hours in 10 different aircraft and is a Commercial-rated Airplane and Helicopter pilot. His military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, as well as various unit, campaign, and individual ribbons.

He recently retired from active duty after more than 21 years of honorable service. Presently he serves in the defense industry in the Washington, D.C. area where he and his wife are the proud, but exhausted, parents of two awesomely energetic daughters.

Dan Guttmann - Refugee and Immigration Crisis

Dan Guttmann - Refugee and Immigration Crisis

June 13, 2019

A Conversation with Dan Guttmann on the Refugee and Immigration Crisis, then and now

Aired Thursday, 13 June 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

The grandson of a refugee from the horrors of Auschwitz, Dan Guttmann reflects on his family’s history and the refugee and immigration crisis then and now. Many of Dan’s family members were murdered by the Nazis, but some escaped. Join Jennifer as she discusses the fascinating and excruciating family history with Dan while exploring the correlations to today’s refugee challenges.

Bio:

Dan is the co-founder and Vice-President of the O’Briant Group, a design thinking consulting firm that works with Fortune 500 companies and educational systems throughout the United States. The O’Briant Group is partnered with Google Cloud, Google for Education, and Grow with Google.

Dan began his career with Quad Graphics, where he handled major contracts. He left to coach business owners in systems and marketing before returning to Florida State University in 2016 to earn a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. Dan also has a Master of Technology degree in Print Management.

For more info: https://www.obriantgroup.com

Page Love - Our Confusing Relationship with Food

Page Love - Our Confusing Relationship with Food

June 6, 2019

Page Love – Our Confusing Relationship with Food

Airing Thursday, 6 June 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

Dozens of commercial diets are still being launched consistently. “Eat this. Don’t eat that,” is a constant and confusing message. Where is the demand for these diets coming from? Are we still consumed with the need for the perfect body in the fastest, easiest way possible? Have we convinced ourselves we don’t have time to prepare and enjoy whole meals? Are we trying to undo years of physical damage caused by obesity and other health issues? Do we continue to struggle with body image and the ability to love ourselves wholly? Tune in as Jennifer asks these and many more questions when Page Love, RDN, joins the show to help us unravel the mysteries of our relationship with food.

Bio: Page Love, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD

Page specializes in sports nutrition therapy for eating disorder clients. She developed the nutrition program for Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders and led their core nutrition therapy group and local ANAD groups for the past 22 years. She has developed materials for the NEDA. She is the Vice President of the board for EDIN and she also serves as a consultant for the Women’s and Men’s Professional Tennis Tours, the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Ballet, and Atlanta Falcons Cheerleading.

Website: www.nutrifitga.com

McKenna Weinbaum and Georgia Gordon - Teen Perspectives on Today’s World

McKenna Weinbaum and Georgia Gordon - Teen Perspectives on Today’s World

May 30, 2019

McKenna Weinbaum and Georgia Gordon – Teen Perspectives on Today’s World

Aired Thursday, 30 May 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

With so many culturally divisive issues hitting the airwaves and internet everyday, it’s nearly impossible to ignore all the conflict. It can be hard enough for adults to face, but what about today’s teenagers? What do they think about how the world is being run? Join Jennifer as she asks these questions and more of two 15-year old females who just finished their freshman year in high school. All three have clear – and interesting – opinions about today’s hot topics.

BIOS:

McKenna Weinbaum, a rising sophomore, is Jennifer’s daughter. Active in performing arts and aerial silks, McKenna is also an avid photographer and sketch artist and is particularly fond of capturing the Earth’s beauty.

Georgia Gordon is a rising Sophmore at Atlanta Girls School. She has served as a Circle of Sister (student government) for 3 years at her school. She enjoys crafting, singing, and serving others!