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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!

Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal - Anti-Semitism: Is it truly on the rise?

Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal - Anti-Semitism: Is it truly on the rise?

May 23, 2019

Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal – Anti-Semitism: Is it truly on the rise?

Aired Thursday, 23 May 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

With the escalation of mass shootings, the gun debate ensues. Yet lately we’ve learned of shootings at synagogues, increasing the speculation that Anti-Semitism is on the rise. Join Jennifer as she speaks with Rabbi Rosenthal about his views on Anti-Semitism, its history and implications for us all today and in the future.

Guest Bio:

Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal grew up in Los Angeles. As the youngest of three children and the son of physicians, Laurence learned the importance of education from the example set by his older siblings and parents. He graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles with a degree in Psychology and spent the next few years working as a research coordinator studying the effects of the narcotic, Methamphetamine, on the human brain. After several years, Laurence decided to leave clinical research to serve the Jewish community, eventually earning a Masters of Arts degree in Rabbinic Studies and Rabbinic ordination from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University in May 2008.

Since joining Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta, Laurence has played a significant role in the rejuvenation and strengthening of the synagogue and greater Atlanta Jewish community. He has been active member of leadership in many organization from the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival and the American Jewish Committee. He currently serves as president of the Atlanta Rabbinical Association, which aims to support and give voice to the Metro Atlanta community of Rabbis. He also is a member of the clergy advisory council for GIPL – Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, a interfaith-based environmental organization and on the advisory councils of the Jewish Home Life Communities and the M’silot program at the Atlanta Jewish Academy. In July of 2019, he will assume the responsibility of senior rabbi of Ahavath Achim synagogue. An avid tennis, yoga and guitar player, Laurence’s greatest accomplishment is to be married to his wife, Brooke, and to be father to four children – Avram Eli (A.E.), Ariela, Ma’ayan and Naftali.

Website: www.aasynagogue.org

Dorothy Leone-Glasser - Why is Medical Care Still Out of Reach?

Dorothy Leone-Glasser - Why is Medical Care Still Out of Reach?

May 16, 2019

Dorothy Leone-Glasser – Why is Medical Care Still Out of Reach?

Aired Thursday, 16 May 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

The healthcare debate in America has ensued for years. One Congress passed an Affordable Care Act, while the current Congress threatens to revoke it. Regardless of these political outcomes, millions of patients are still left with chronic illnesses and no access to medications or the proper care. Why is this and what can we do about it? Join Jennifer as she speaks to Dorothy Leone-Glasser, Founder and Executive Director of Advocates for Responsible Care. As both a patient and professional advocate, Dorothy has a long history of being on the front lines of this issue – and has had tremendous success in spite of incredible obstacles.

Guest Bio:

Dorothy Leone-Glasser, RN, HHC, has lived with systemic lupus for over forty five years. As a result, she has overcome two forms of cancer, disabling arthritis, kidney failure, a coma, heart attack, and two strokes. The compelling energy and perseverance behind her success is Dorothy’s philosophy: “Illness lives in the mind, plays out in the body, and comes to a place of peace in the spirit where wellness survives”. Being a nurse led her to helping others but becoming a devoted patient advocate gave others a voice to empower change. This passion led her to create a nonprofit health and justice organization, The Advocates for Responsible Care (ARxC). At ARxC the focus is advocating for full and affordable access to medications and treatment care with an emphasis on reducing cultural incompetency and health disparities. Today ARxC leads the Rx in Reach GA Coalition consisting of 36 health and physician organizations that lend support to develop patient protections to end the dangerous cost-shifting insurance practices, dangerous barriers to treatments and prohibitive out-of- pocket costs for life-saving prescription drugs and treatments. She has led this coalition to passing Biosimilar legislation and Step Therapy Reform legislation in Georgia. ARxC has joined OUTCRY and Compassionate Atlanta to create the Georgia Coalition for Safe Communities to inform, educate and mobilize Georgians to promote common sense gun policies that prevent violence.

Dorothy has published countless materials on chronic illness care and advocacy that educating patients about wellness and health empowerment. Dorothy is frequently seen and heard on TV, radio, and print media.

Guest Website: www.arxc.org

Carol Glickman - Clarity and Understanding of Refugees in America

Carol Glickman - Clarity and Understanding of Refugees in America

May 9, 2019

Taking a Deep Dive to Gain Clarity and Understanding of Refugees in America

Aired Thursday, 9 May 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

Refugees. They seem to be pouring out of more and more countries, seeking shelter, security and safety. So why are so many individuals and leaders still characterizing them as a threat to our safety and security? Join Jennifer as she speaks to Carol Glickman, former ESL Coordinator at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, currently the English Language Institute Coordinator at Georgia Gwinnett College, who has not only spent a good portion of her career teaching immigrants English in America. She also leads a refugee program at her synagogue. Tune in to learn the truth about refugees from someone who provides direct support to them on a regular basis.

About the Guest:

Carol was born in South Africa and has lived in Atlanta ever since she moved here at the age of 9. She studied Anthropology as an undergraduate and Applied Linguistics and ESL in grad school. She has worked with international students in multiple contexts for over 25 years, most recently with the immigrant and refugee communities in Clarkston, Georgia. She has 3 dogs, 2 kids, and 1 husband. Currently, she is a most passionate vegan who dreams of the time when all beings will be treated with compassion.

Amber Barry - Yoga in a Western World

Amber Barry - Yoga in a Western World

May 2, 2019

Yoga in a Western World: Why It’s Powerful & Sometimes Misunderstood with Amber Barry

Aired Thursday, 2 May 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST

Those of us who practice yoga know its extraordinary value in our lives. Yet many are still unsure, unaware or outright opposed to it in a Western society with a strong Christian culture. Join Jennifer as she discusses the importance of and misinformation about yoga with Amber Barry, the owner of the yoga studio where Jennifer practices regularly. Amber has trained and traveled extensively in the pursuit of helping others enhance the quality of their lives significantly through the powerful practice of yoga. An innovator in the yoga industry, she uses unconventional teaching methods to make ancient yoga disciplines accessible and relevant in the modern world.

Guest Bio:

Amber Barry is the Founder and Director of Yoga Education at Westside Yoga. As one of the most experienced yoga instructors in the Southeast, Amber inspires lifelong wellness with her healthy and relatable approaches to yoga, mindfulness, and everyday well-being. She is the Founder of Westside Yoga, Host of Crazy Healthy Radio, and Keynote Speaker at amberbarry.com. Her passion for yoga stems from the personal transformation she experienced when she first met her mat in 1998. Yoga helped Amber reclaim her life after a devastating car crash, which left her suffering and living in severe pain. Through her practice, she was able to completely rehabilitate her body, and cure daily migraines that had limited her life since she was a child. She now lives pain-free, and is thriving. A former marketing executive, Amber began her teaching and coaching career in 2001, and has been an outspoken advocate of mindfulness, movement, discipline, and plant-based nutrition ever since. Amber encourages her students to step outside their comfort zones, practice yoga daily, and trust the struggles on the journey to total body health. As a lifelong student of yoga, Amber has studied with respected teachers Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, Tias Little, Sara Ivanhoe, Steve Ross, and many others. She grew up in the Washington, DC area, is a graduate of University of Virginia, and has lived in Atlanta since 1994.

Guest Website: https://www.westsideyoga.com

An Engineer’s Perspective on Environmental Challenges

An Engineer’s Perspective on Environmental Challenges

April 25, 2019

An Engineer’s Perspective on Environmental Challenges & How our Technologies will Evolve to Meet Them

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

We all know the debate between American politicians and environmental scientists: Is there really climate change? Global warming? We’ve also learned that our strained relationship with China has compromised our recycling efforts. Those of us who care deeply about our land, water and air would like to know what we can do to improve the state of our environment. Join Jennifer as she talks about important environmental challenges with Bradley Layton, PhD, PE who is leading multiple solutions-based initiatives.

Guest Bio:

Bradley Layton is the founder of Integration Energy, sole proprietor of Human Powered Future, and a partner in BioCarbon Technologies. Dr. Layton also enjoys serving as an engineer for renewable energy companies such as Satic USA in Missoula Montana. Dr. Layton’s companies focus on all forms of renewable energy as well as carbon management through biochar production. Dr. Layton previously served as the Director of the Sustainable Energy Technology Program at the University of Montana in Missoula Montana as well as the engineering faculty at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Layton is the author of two books. The first, Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics has enjoyed success in the academic sector, and his second book, Zero Waste in the Last Best Place, a Personal Account and How-To Guide on Landfill-Living, which is now available through Amazon and iUniverse was selected as “Editor’s Choice.” Prior to his academic career, Layton was a member of the United States Sculling team, a position he maintained while working for the Department of Energy, as well as several Department of Defense contractors. Layton earned his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering in the Sastry laboratories at the University of Michigan, and his bachelor’s of science in engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under David Gordon Wilson. Layton continues to enjoy conquering engineering challenges in multiple disciplines including robotics, and even has a vision for a zero-waste clean-energy future that involves building a “pneumatic grid.”

What Does Health and Wellness Really Mean and Are We Overcomplicating It?

What Does Health and Wellness Really Mean and Are We Overcomplicating It?

April 18, 2019

What Does Health and Wellness Really Mean and Are We Overcomplicating It?

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

Our population is confused about health and wellness. 75% of the population is overweight and people are ignoring their body mass index, seeing it as a bad means of measurement of health. Re-education needs to be made at a mass scale. What does health and wellness really mean? We’re over complicating it with fad diets and flashy exercise routines. Joe Moore of Barbells, Bolts and Bourbon will share his experience and provide tips for becoming the best you. Simple tips include the five easy health markers that anyone can measure; including: 1) good sleep hygiene (consistently need 6-8 hours), 2) protein consumption 3) hydration 4) good (balanced) stress & 5) movement.

Guest Bio:

Joe Moore is the CEO of Barbells, Bolts and Bourbon and J Moore Sport Performance. Over the last decade Joe has coached everything from Rugby to Dance. Through all of these platforms he has lead hundreds to find a love for fitness and wellness. As an Eagle Scout Joe learned the importance of being prepared for anything. Earning his master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology taught him the meaning of perseverance and being a black belt in Karate and Ju Jitsu helps him practice discipline in everyday life. In his rare moments of down time Joe loves to find a good rock face to climb or trail to hike with his 2 dogs.

Guest Website: https://www.barbellsboltsandbourbon.com

Are Our Basic Needs of (Public) Safety & Security Being Met?

Are Our Basic Needs of (Public) Safety & Security Being Met?

April 11, 2019

Are Our Basic Needs of (Public) Safety & Security Being Met?

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

With the advent of social media, fake news, the inundation of information and the lack of gun safety laws, we are all deeply affected every day by the constant examples of trauma and tragedy imposed by others. In this episode, Jennifer will talk with Jamine Moton, Founder, and CEO of Skylar Security, about multiple perspectives on public safety: why it often feels threatened, how it actually is threatened and what we all can do better to ensure our basic need for safety and security.

About the Guest: Jamine Moton

Jamine Moton is the founder of Skylar Security , a private security company based in Atlanta. Since starting her business in 2014, Skylar Security has emerged as the next generation of security services in metro Atlanta. From client onboarding to contract implementation, the firm focuses on providing unparalleled customer service to clients and their guests, while reflecting the standard of excellence that upholds the brand of each client. Jamine is building a brand aimed at disrupting the security culture by changing how customers are engaged, procured, managed and represented by the officers they call on to protect them. Jamine’s long-term vision for Skylar Security includes incorporating technology offerings to scale Skylar into public and private sector markets throughout the East Coast and ultimately, across the United States.

Additionally, Jamine Moton is a Police Officer with the Clayton County Police Department, a graduate of Clemson University with a Master’s Degree in Training and Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.