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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
April 4, 2019
What is Conflict Rising?
Aired Thursday, 4 April 2019, 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
Culture Consultant and JMac Consulting CEO Jennifer McKenna kicks off the premiere episode of Conflict Rising with her Associate and Director of Corporate Communications Rebecca Turk as they share why they wanted to launch this show. Driven by passion and purpose for positive change, these two will share their vision, experiences, and insights about why conflict is playing such a significant role in our culture today – and what we can do about it.
About Rebecca Turk:
Rebecca Turk is a transformational coach and consultant. Certified in the JMac methodology, she specializes in employee cultivation and creating highly engaged workplaces. Her work supports the transformation of employee behavior to ensure brand integrity.