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Womens History Month, the origins, and the fight for the right to vote.

Womens History Month, the origins, and the fight for the right to vote.

Women’s History Month in the United States grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history, and the society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa. Did you know? To coincide with Women’s History Month 2011, the White House issued a 50-year progress report on the status of women in the United States. It found that younger women are now more likely than their male counterparts to hold…
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Black History Month: More than a Memoir with Liza Price

Black History Month: More than a Memoir with Liza Price

Beauty products entrepreneur Lisa Price was born on May 18, 1962, in Brooklyn, New York. She is the founder of Carol’s Daughter, one of the first African American-owned product lines with a flagship store. During her childhood, she remembers the smell of the soap her grandmother made at their Brooklyn brownstone. In 1990, Price began making creams and lotions based on natural materials in her kitchen. Encouraged by family members and friends, she began Carol’s Daughter from her home in 1993. Her customers soon multiplied. By 1999, Price added mail-order, website, and walk-in customers, and her business moved from the parlor floor…
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Black History Month salutes “Love in Action” with the late Congressman John Lewis and NPR’s Krista Tippett

Black History Month salutes "Love in Action" with the late Congressman John Lewis and NPR's Krista Tippett

First  Corinthians 13: 4-8 says “Love is patient and kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth. … Love never ends”. Wikipedia says, “Love is considered to be a positive and negative: with its virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection, as “the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”; and its vice representing human moral flaw, akin to vanity, selfishness, and egotism, Author Glennon Doyle Melton expresses love as a message from God, and I quote:  “When you were born, I put a piece of me in…
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Black History Month Salutes CAF Red Tail Squadron Leader Bill Shepard.

Black History Month Salutes CAF Red Tail Squadron Leader Bill Shepard.

The mission of the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron is to educate people of all ages about the Tuskegee Airmen so their strength of character and ability to triumph over adversity may serve as a means to inspire others to rise above obstacles in their own lives and achieve their goals. Woven throughout their outreach program, the group’s Six Guiding Principles – Aim High, Believe In Yourself, Use Your Brain, Be Ready To Go, Never Quit and Expect to Win – were developed alongside documented original Tuskegee Airmen to inspire students to rise above their own obstacles. PRESS RELEASE – “Minneapolis,…
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Black History Month Celebrates a Kaleidoscope of African Americans

Black History Month Celebrates a Kaleidoscope of African Americans

Did you know? The NAACP was founded on February 12, 1909, the centennial anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln? In the decades that followed, mayors of cities across the country began issuing yearly proclamations recognizing Negro History Week. By the late 1960s, thanks in part to the civil rights movement and a growing awareness of black identity, Negro History Week had evolved into Black History Month on many college campuses. President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of…
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“THIS IS US” featuring Cape Cod Entrepreneur Sandy Wycoff.

"THIS IS US" featuring Cape Cod Entrepreneur Sandy Wycoff.

Life will accommodate you in any way that you choose. Life is always listening to the silent requests of your heart and mind. Life is always surveying the landscape of your heart, gathering the bits and pieces of the emotions buried there. Life can be an open book through which you can learn about great mysteries and wonders. Or life can be a mysterious and frightening pit through which you fear to tread. Or life can be a basket into which you can place your treasures, in which you carry abundant blessings. Until today, you may not have realized that…
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Reflect, Restore, and Reposition with Brandon Cosby of OAR

Reflect, Restore, and Reposition with Brandon Cosby of OAR

JAIL is event-driven, choice involved, power stripping, and a visible shift. However, inside each inmate’s jail cell is the power of transformation. Transformation is process-driven, choice involved, and resides internally. Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources (OAR) is missioned to rebuild lives and create a safer community with options, alternatives, and resources for justice-involved individuals and their families. OAR is a local non-profit restorative justice organization providing human services since 1971. Its history has its roots in the highest principles of human rights and the most practical applications of a community’s enlightened self-interest and citizen action. Its origins can be traced to…
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Trauma that does not go away: the loss of a child and a brother featuring the David Owens family.

Trauma that does not go away: the loss of a child and a brother featuring the David Owens family.

Here in the United States, we began to see evidence of the unprecedented challenge to our health care systems and economy and wonder if our democracy would be strong enough to withstand the attacks on our constitution. Globally our world has been challenged in a way it had not been for over 100 years. An invisible enemy has invaded our privacy, routines, expectations, and hopes. Some of you, like me, have felt mental and emotional uncertainty and unrest. Everything that could be shaken is now shaking, where noise, angry noise, drowns laughter and love. And yet, a look behind this…
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Were it not for those who care featuring Ambreen Rizvi, CEO and Founder of Brigade of Mercy

Were it not for those who care featuring Ambreen Rizvi, CEO and Founder of Brigade of Mercy

To create our common thought space for this show, I ask one of my favorite questions, “What if?” Those two words are pregnant with possibilities. So, what if you believed the most outstanding service you could offer in life is to be a light on the path? What if your life becomes a shining symbol for others. What if you let everything you do be of service to someone. What if you stand tall in the knowledge of who you are. What if you stand proudly during tough times. Your affirmation might say, “Today, I am devoted to shining the light…
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NEW YEAR MOMENTS OF MINDFULNESS featuring Tyra G

NEW YEAR MOMENTS OF MINDFULNESS featuring Tyra G

What’s so special about celebrating the New Year? “Why does the start of the new year carry such special symbolism? And why is its celebration so common around the world, as it has been for at least as long as there have been calendars? Behavior this universal must surely be tied to something basic in the human animal, something profoundly meaningful and important, given all the energy and resources we invest not just in the celebration but also in our efforts to make good on a fresh set of resolutions, even though we mostly fail to keep them. It’s fascinating…
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