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Graham Younger - Guns, Guns and more Guns

Graham Younger - Guns, Guns and more Guns

October 3, 2019

Graham Younger – Guns, Guns and more Guns: Is This Really Where We’re Headed?

Aired Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12:00 PM PST / 3:00 PM EST

Due to the rise in mass shootings, many schools are now doing shooter drills in addition to tornado, hurricane and fire drills. What impact is this having on students’ state of mind? And why do some officials insist on bringing in more guns as a means to combat future shooters? Prior to the surge in mass shootings, guns were more associated with crime, domestic violence and suicide. Now the conversation related to guns has significantly shifted.

Join Jennifer as she discusses this critical issue and the need for gun safety legislation with Graham Younger, Georgia Director for Faith in Public Life.

Abou the Guest:

Graham Younger, Georgia State Director

Graham is the Georgia Director for Faith in Public Life. The son of two seminary graduates, he grew up in Baptist churches in Indiana, Kansas and Texas. He graduated from Davidson College and the University of Georgia School of Law. Graham worked on a campaign against predatory lending, focusing on faith leaders throughout the Southeast, before beginning work as the Georgia Statewide Coordinator. He is excited to help faith leaders become moral voices that transcend party lines.

Jamie Anne Harrell - Parenthood, Dead Names and Roosters

Jamie Anne Harrell - Parenthood, Dead Names and Roosters

September 26, 2019

Jamie Anne Harrell – Parenthood, Dead Names and Roosters: Transgender Conversation, Part 2

Aired Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM PST / 3:00 PM EST

As social awareness of gender differences increases, many of us are still scratching our heads as we attempt to integrate it into our traditional understanding of gender. Join Jennifer as she continues her conversation with Jamie Harrell about the many layers and intricacies involved in one’s life before and after a transgender transition. If you missed their first conversation, you can find it here: http://podcast.omtimes.com/e/jamie-anne-harrell-the-transgender-journey/

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.

Careshia Moore & Marvin Logan - Kids Growing Up in Urban America

Careshia Moore & Marvin Logan - Kids Growing Up in Urban America

September 19, 2019

Careshia Moore & Marvin Logan – Kids Growing Up in Urban America: The Truth About Their Support

Aired Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM PST / 3:00 PM EST

The political climate has been heating up over the past few years, and one of the many hot topics is racial disparity. Oftentimes the dialogue is judgmental and misinformed. Who gets hurt the most? The kids. Of all races. Urban America is comprised of a diverse racial landscape, and yet oftentimes the support systems necessary for urban youth to prosper are not in place. Join Jennifer as she discusses the many facets, consequences and importance of providing resources to the youth of urban populations with Careshia Moore, President and CEO of Usher’s New Look Foundation and Usher’s New Look Alumni, Marvin Logan.

Bios

Careshia Moore – President and CEO, Usher’s New Look

Careshia Moore is an advocate and educator who has a heart for inspiring others to reach their potential. She mentors leaders, facilitates workshops, designs educational products and connects people with others and opportunities to promote personal success through education. In her roles as an Attorney, Educator and most currently, President & CEO for Usher’s New Look, she has always worked on behalf of providing access, opportunity and exposure of underserved youth.

Careshia is active in her community through membership on boards such as Communities in Schools of Henry County and United Way Advisory Board, a certified Aggression Replacement Trainer and a mentor to young girls. She is also the founder of League of Women Entrepreneurs, a networking group that seeks to empower, educate and elevate women in business. In recognition of her dedication to the community and her passion for encouraging and inspiring others, she was named as one of Southern Journal Magazine’s Top 14 under 40.

Careshia earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education and Juris Doctor degree from University of Florida. She shares her thoughts and experiences regarding education, parenting and success on her blog Compete to Succeed and is the President and Founder of Compete to Succeed Educational Resources, an entity that creates resources that promote positive parenting and student success.

Careshia is married to her husband of 16 years, and they are the proud parents of one son and one daughter. The Moore family recently co-authored a children’s book, Mikaela the Koala.

Marvin Logan

Marvin Logan is a youth advocate, Hip Hop education professional, and activist. Over nearly a decade, Marvin has dedicated himself to advocating for access to education and leadership opportunities from youth all over the country. He regularly lectures on community building and bridging the gaps on how it relates to the principles of Hip Hop. Marvin’s journey began in the small city of Warren, OH. Even before he graduated high school, he participated in several student organizations, community organizing, and leadership.

Marvin has worked in education with The White House, The Department of Education, the National Campus Leadership Council, Usher Raymond IV, and many others. He served as the SGA President at Kent State, and worked 2 years with Usher’s New Look organization. He has served thousands of students in the US and around the globe. You can hear some of his story with entities such as CNN’s Great Big Story, Consumer Reports, and others.

Marvin is a proud graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and obtained a B.A. from Kent State University. He currently serves the founder and CEO of The Logan Company. His company focuses on supporting education, adult recreational sports, and entertainment. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. His passion is to continue educate his community and fight for those who feel they don’t have a voice.

His favorite quote is:

“I want to make the world a better place than it was when I arrived.” – Marvin Logan

Maria Torres - Acupuncture as an Example

Maria Torres - Acupuncture as an Example

September 12, 2019

Maria Torres – Acupuncture as an Example: How Ancient Practices are Helping us Heal Contemporary Wounds

Aired Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM PST / 3:00 PM EST

As we evolve, many of us seek to truly heal ourselves after we’ve experienced the aftermath of trauma. Oftentimes we find that traditional medical practices may excel at addressing physical or emotional symptoms, but fail to heal the damage that has been done at a deeper level within us. Join Jennifer as she discusses the role of acupuncture in today’s healing process with Maria Torres, a licensed acupuncturist at the Art of Healing.

Bio: Maria Torres, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., MSOM

Maria is a native of Miami, FL, who has recently made GA her new home. Growing up in a large family food was always a unifying element. Maria learned at an early age the healing power of food and the benefits of traditional healing. One of her earliest memories of this was watching her grandparents prepare herbal teas and remedies from herbs and plants that were collected from their backyard each time anyone was not feeling well.

This ignited a 20 year career in the healthcare field specializing in food and nutrition. Maria worked in hospitals, retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes where she combined her passion for helping people with the healing properties of herbs and foods.

Maria was initially drawn to acupuncture after part of her face became paralyzed due to a condition typically caused due to high levels of stress, known as Bell’s Palsy. Through acupuncture Maria experienced an accelerated, full recovery. It was this that inspired her to pursue a career as an acupuncture physician.

Maria earned her Masters in Oriental Medicine from Acupuncture Massage College in Miami, FL. She is a board certified acupuncturist licensed to practice in Georgia and Florida.

Prior to joining Art of Healing, she held a private practice in Florida treating patients with a variety of conditions including chronic pain, injuries, infertility, migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, addictions, weight management, PTSD and more.

In her practice, Maria also incorporated Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Facial rejuvenation with cosmetic acupuncture is a healthy way to reduce the signs of aging and promote overall health.

When Maria is not at the clinic, she enjoys cooking healing foods, traveling, DIY projects, and spending quality time with her family.

Maria is excited to be part of the Art Of Healing team and looks forward to helping you reach your wellness goals.

Beth Houser Coughlin - What is True Healthcare?

Beth Houser Coughlin - What is True Healthcare?

August 29, 2019

Beth Houser Coughlin – What is True Healthcare? Are We Really Caring for Our Health?

Aired Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

It is troubling to many of us to consider that the health of our economy is dependent upon the illness of our people. How do we regain our true power and well-being so that we aren’t at the mercy of a system that is financially incentivized to keep us sick? Healthcare innovation is an extraordinary gift when it saves our lives and/or changes our lives for the better. As wonderful as it is, however, we can’t always rely on the healthcare system to save us. Join Jennifer as she discusses multiple ways to empower ourselves to experience true wellness with Beth Houser Coughlin, M.S.Ed, Living Foods Institute at Tula Health.

About:

Beth Houser Coughlin, M.S.Ed, Owner/Director of The Living Foods Institute at Tula Health

Beth is owner and director of The Living Foods Institute at Tula Health. Early in life Beth learned the value of good health and natural healing from the balance of her medical Dr father and yoga teacher mother. Beth started her professional career as a Health and English teacher at a school for children with special needs, later serving as principal of the school. In the early 2000s, she left the school to open a yoga and natural healing facility, which she owned and operated until her father was diagnosed with a terminal brain disease, seven years later. Her concern for her father led her to return to graduate school and delve more deeply into her research about neuroplasticity, brain healing and the gut-brain connection. Her master’s thesis focused on the specific impact of yoga on neurological healing. She looks forward to the continued growth of The Living Foods Institute at Tula Health, eventual opening of new locations, and the opportunity to bring balanced natural healing to a broader market.

Website: www.livingfoodsinstitute.com

Scott Nichols - The Future of Food

Scott Nichols - The Future of Food

August 22, 2019

The Future of Food: Exploring the Multiple Challenges to Sustaining Our Nutritional Needs

Aired Thursday, 22 August 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

The world’s population continues to grow. Our access to information continues to increase. Ranging from decadent restaurant marketing messages to sophisticated dietary needs to weight loss gimmicks to a lack of clean water and whole foods, around the world we are all seeing food through varying lenses. As a result, we are collectively demanding more and more from the planet to meet the demands of our consumption. Join Jennifer as she explores a fascinating variety of sustainability hurdles with Scott Nichols, Founder and CEO of Food’s Future, LLC and Chair of the ASC BoD.

Bio:

Scott Nichols, Founder and CEO of Food’s Future, LLC and Chair of the ASC BoD

Prior to founding Food’s Future, Scott was co-founder and managing director at Verlasso Harmoniously Raised Fish. There, he led Verlasso to become the first ocean-raised salmon to receive a buy ranking from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program that recognizes environmentally responsible farming practices. In recognition of his efforts to communicate the value of sustainable seafood, he was named the 2015 Seafood Marketer of the Year by IntraFish.

In land-based agriculture, Scott’s experience includes product development research through commercialization for both vegetable and row crops. He is an inventor on 43 patents in a variety of plant and crop science areas.

Scott is a frequent speaker on how to address the world’s future food needs and how ever-increasing sustainability must be an integral part of agriculture’s evolution. Recent addresses include the Environmental Defense Fund, Seafood Expo North America, Seafood Summit, Fortune Brainstorm Green, the Global Ocean Action Summit, University of North Carolina, Duke University, University of Chicago and the Wharton School.

Previously, Scott was a member of the JRS Biodiversity Foundation board of directors whose extensive work on biodiversity projects in Africa and South America gave him a deep appreciation for developing comprehensive approaches to sustainable food production. He is currently a member of the board of directors for the Aquaculture Stewardship Council whose mission is to create a world where aquaculture plays a major role in supplying food and social benefits for mankind while minimizing negative impacts on the environment.

Scott’s education includes the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from UCLA.

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.