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Writestream Tuesday: Down Syndrome Awareness and the Right Wing Riot – UPDATED

Did you know October is also Down Syndrome Awareness Month?

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In honor of the occasion, I am hosting a very special Writestream Tuesday on October 14 at 1 p.m. Eastern. During the first hour I’ll talk about my wonderful brother Ralph and the amazing impact he’s had not just on my own life but the lives of countless others who have been blessed to know him. I also encourage listeners to call in with their personal stories of special folks in their lives with Down Syndrome at (347) 945-7246.

Back in the day: Ralph and me engaging in one of our favorite childhood rituals.
Back in the day: Ralph and me engaging in one of our favorite childhood rituals.

And because I am not one to shy away from controversy and hard realities, I’ll also discuss the depressing statistics with respect to Down Syndrome: 90% of unborn babies found to have Down Syndrome are aborted. That is a tragic, sobering fact – one I refuse to ignore. So while this will mainly be an uplifting show, I’d be remiss if I neglected to address it.

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In the second hour, stay tuned for public service satire with the Right Wing Riot featuring the Luminaries of Liberty – Scary Smart, Ms. Always Right and The Prince of Whitebread.

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Click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: Down Syndrome Awareness and the Right Wing Riot to listen online or call (347) 945-7246 to listen by phone.  See you then!

 

UPDATE: Happy to announce that Tears of Paradox author Daniella Bova will be joining me in the first hour!

 

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Writestream Seeks Wednesday Show and Host – UPDATED to SATURDAY

UPDATE: SEO Strategies with Snapperhead will be taking the Wednesday slot. We are now seeking a host and program that fits one of the descriptions below to air on Saturdays. Please contact me if interested.

Writestream’s Director of Marketing Lisa Tarves and I are sorry to announce the cancellation of Family Power Hour, due to personal reasons. We have thoroughly enjoyed the talents, expertise, and personalities of fabulous hosts Dr. Billie Eizenberg and Family Law Attorney Sheena Benjamin-Wise and will miss them. However, we completely understand their decision and wish them much success.

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As part of our effort to transform Writestream into a full seven-day per week network, we are actively seeking a new host and program for the Wednesday time-slot, in ONE of these three areas:

  • A paranormal show with an exclusive focus on ghosts, hauntings & other supernatural occurrences (NO psychic readings as Lisa does them on Just Believe)
  • A motivational show hosted by a seasoned, professional life coach designed to help listeners reach their full potential
  • A health and fitness show covering nutrition, diet, exercise and healthy living

Hosts must be proven professionals in one of these subjects and have a big social media following, preferably on Facebook and Twitter.

Do you fit one of these descriptions or know someone who does? Please contact me here. Thanks, and keep rejoicing in the flow of creativity!

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My favorite baby photo of my "big brother" Ralph.

Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Today is my brother Ralph’s 55th birthday. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since we celebrated his 50th with a Hollywood-themed birthday bash, but here we are. If you’re new to the blog and don’t know his story, click to read ‘A Little Down Syndrome.’ 

Celebrating my brother Ralph's 50th in 2009.
Celebrating Ralph’s 50th in 2009.

Ralph’s story is filled with real-life heroes beginning with my mother and father, and extended family. It’s an example of the miracles that occur when individuals possess real love, commitment, determination, resolve, and faith in God. In today’s superficial world of “designer babies,” abortion on demand (mainly for convenience), and self-absorption, is it any wonder that 90% of unborn babies discovered to have Down syndrome are aborted? What a tragic statistic. How ironic that medical advancement designed to improve health and healthcare for human beings has resulted in a death sentence for those deemed “unworthy” of life?

Ralph with nieces Sophia (left) and Julianna celebrating his 50th.
Ralph with nieces Sophia (left) and Julianna.

I’m certainly grateful for Ralph’s loving presence in mine. Happy Birthday to the most loving, inspiring, and beautiful soul I know!

 

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Love Liberty & Lip Gloss takes on Domestic Violence, October 9

DVCCCContinuing our discussions of serious topics for women, Lisa and I welcome the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County, Pennsylvania on Love Liberty & Lip Gloss Thursday, October 9 at 7 p.m. Eastern:

Domestic Violence Statistics:

  • Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
  • At least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime.
  • Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
  • Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm.
  • Everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
  • Between 55 and 95% of women who have been physically abused by their partners have never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help.
  • Men who as children witnessed their parents’ domestic violence were twice as likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents.

About DVCCC:

The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County has been service our community since 1976. Since then, we have helped over 30,000 survivors of domestic violence. DVCCC is committed to empowering survivors of domestic abuse through information, and supporting them as they reclaim their lives.

For more information, visit the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County.

During the live show, we welcome your calls at (347) 945-7246 and your participation in the live chat. Join us for Love Liberty & Lip Gloss on October 9 at 7 p.m. Eastern!

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Writestream Radio Network to Rebroadcast on Big Dawg Music Radio

We’re thrilled to announce that all shows broadcasting on the Writestream Radio Network – Just Believe, Military Monday, Writestream Tuesday, Love Liberty & Lip Gloss, The Speculative Fiction Cantina (starting on October 10), and SEO Strategies with Snapperhead (starting sometime in October) will be replayed on the Big Dawg Music Radio stream, beginning this week.

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Lisa Day and Lisa May extended this gracious invitation a few weeks ago and we happily accepted. Not familiar with Big Dawg Music Radio? Check them out here. Big Dawg Music Radio is at the forefront of the cultural revolution with a multitude of talented, independent musicians, singers, and artists who love the USA. It’s music coming at you from the Right, 24/7!

We truly appreciate the exposure to an entire new audience and encourage everyone to listen to Big Dawg Music Radio daily. Got a blog? Embed their player.

 

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