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August 5, 2014 – Dr Dennis Doody

If you have minor children or grandchildren, you should be very interested in knowing the difference between authentically Catholic Pediatrics and what the rest of the profession is willing and eager to do to your children. We are very blessed to have Dr Dennis Doody describe best Catholic pediatrics versus what else is available. Unfortunately, the most common Pediatrics may not be the best for your children and their relationship with their parents.

What about vaccines produced from aborted children cell lines? Is Autism related to aborted baby derived vaccines? What about Gardasil? Why is it being pushed for boys and girls?

Can parents refuse to have their children vaccinated and still have them enrolled in school? Are home-schooled children exempt?

Is it possible for a Catholic Physician or PA to practice medicine and be true to their Catholic Faith? Private or public practice?

Dr Doody strives to do just that, but he pays a price-a price others may find unacceptable. Where is the support for authentically Catholic health care? How can you help?

July 21, 2014 – Dr. Theresa Burke

Guest host, for Kathleen Beckman , Annie Karto will discuss with Dr. Theresa Burke, founder of Rachel’s Vineyard, how this largest post-abortion ministry came about, and her new program, Grief to Grace.

May 21, 2014 – Adoption, a beautiful choice–Colleen D.C Marquez

Christine Watkins interviews Colleen D.C Marquez, an expert in adoption education, who shares the why and the ways to help the culture embrace adoption as a loving option ‚Äď for those facing an unplanned pregnancy or infertility. See her book on adoption for those with infertility: www.giftforlittletree.com.

April 1, 2014 – Katherine Ginkel

Katherine Ginkel has a unique job as educator of St Jude Hospice staff personnel on the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs) for Catholic Health Care Workers. These Directives were developed by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to set a standard of care that is to be expected by all Catholic health care institutions and their employees and associates. These ERDs are periodically updated to reflect the ever changing threats to the dignified treatment and care of those who are in need of care in clinics, hospitals and in all critical and end-of-life care situations. For example, the ERDs absolutely forbid abortion and euthanasia.

The hospice industry is not always respectful of the dignity of human persons and their right to a natural death. Hospice care can be on opportunity for euthanasia as we reported in one of last year’s “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” programs. The vocabulary now includes the phrase “stealth euthanasia” to describe the over dosing of pain medications to cause death.

St Jude Hospice was started by Tom Moreland as an authentically Catholic (loyal to Church teaching as reflected in the ERDs) alternative to secular hospice. In 2008, Tom started Saint Jude Healthcare, which eventually became the parent to Saint Jude Hospice and Spirit Homecare. Tom managed or owned hospices from Ohio to Mississippi, and Minnesota to California. There are now 13 St Jude Hospice locations in Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Tom has requests from several bishops to open new locations in their dioceses.

February 4, 2014 – Dr. Paul Byrne

Dr. Paul Byrne is a pediatrician and neonatologist from Toledo who early in his career pioneered the development of ventilators and other medical devices tailored to children born pre-term.

He is also a world renowned expert on, and opponent of, “brain death” for determining actual death, and has spoken and testified in numerous venues including several courts of law and the Vatican. So, Dr Paul is the perfect mix of pediatrician and brain death expert to help us understand two recent situations, including his personal intervention for the parents of Jahi–the 13 year-old California girl who had cardiac arrest during a tonsillectomy and was declared brain dead by hospital staff. But her parents challenged their diagnosis, and with assistance from Dr Byrne, were able to have Jahi transferred to a medical facility that would insert a feeding tube to prevent starvation.

Another current case from Texas has a pregnant woman on life support to save her baby, as required by Texas law. But her husband sued the hospital insisting that life support be withdrawn, thus terminating both the mother and baby. A judge ruled in the husband’s favor. Mother and daughter are now deceased.

August 31, 2013 – The Five Step Jump Start Program

The best way to maintain health and fight illness is to use the five steps in my Five-Step Jump Start Program, which include:

  • 1) eating a well-balanced ‚Äújump-start‚ÄĚ diet
  • 2) detoxifying regularly to eliminate toxins
  • 3) using enzyme, vitamin, and mineral supplements
  • 4) exercising daily
  • 5) having a positive mental attitude (which includes prayer)

 

In this episode, I will discuss the five steps and how to integrate them into your life.

August 17, 2013 – Diet and Disease: Cardiovascular Disorders

In this episode, I will discuss cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in the United States. CVD includes anything that involves the heart and blood vessels, including heart attacks, coronary artery disease, and strokes ‚Äď all conditions in which high blood pressure (often treated through buy amlodipine tablet use), high cholesterol, obesity, and other factors can play a part. Diet can affect all of these factors. Prayer and medication help reduce the stressful effects of CVD.

August 16, 2013 – Jim Ball

Jim Ball, part of the leadership team of the 40 Days for Life campaign in Green Bay, Wisconsin, discusses the closing of the OB-GYN Associates of Green Bay abortion clinic and what his organization plans to do now.

August 10, 2013 – Diet and Disease: Cancer

Most authorities believe that diet is at the heart of many different types of cancer. In fact, the World Health Organization says that our diets contribute to at least 30% of all cancers in the U.S. and other Western countries. A poor diet can increase your odds of developing cancer, just as a healthy diet can help you to reduce your risk of cancer. I will discuss the foods that promote cancer and those that fight cancer, such as the foods I ate to beat melanoma. Also, prayer and meditation are used to reduce stress and to give supernatural support.

August 9, 2013 – David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life

David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life, joins us to discuss the closing of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Bryan/College Station, Texas. He also gives the latest information on the 40 Days For Life campaigns around the world.

August 03, 2013 – Healthy Eating 101

In this episode, I will discuss how we can break bad habits and improve our diets by implementing my 10-Step Super Nutrition Program which includes:

  • eating breakfast every day
  • drinking less fruit juice and fewer sugar-sweetened beverages
  • eating more friendly fiber
  • cutting out the fat
  • eating more fruits and vegetables
  • eating less fast food and fewer snacks
  • stepping away from the screen
  • exercising every day
  • getting enough rest
  • losing weight, if necessary

 

All steps are accompanied by prayer.

July 26, 2013 ‚Äď Sarah Zagorski

Sarah Zagorski of Louisiana Right to Life and NOLA Needs Peace talking about the fight against the new Planned Parenthood abortion facility planned for New Orleans.

July 20, 2013 РProper Digestion and Why It’s Important

It‚Äôs been said that ‚ÄúYou are what you eat,‚ÄĚ but that‚Äôs not completely true, because in actuality, you are what you digest. In this episode, I will explain digestion and what happens after we take our first bite. Also discussed will be problems that can occur when digestion is faulty. Some of these problems include acne, allergies, arthritis, autism, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic heart failure, depression, diabetes, obesity, and psoriasis. There are several ways to improve digestion including improving the diet, with God‚Äôs help, adding probiotics and prebiotics, drinking plenty of water, and taking supplements, when necessary.

July 5, 2013 – Joe Pojman

Joe Pojman of Texas Alliance for Life who was in the gallery in the Texas senate chambers this week when the pro-aborts staged a mob scene to prevent an anti-abortion bill from passing. Joe will talk about what it was like being there and what is happening now in Texas to get the legislation passed.

July 02, 2013

Are abortion, contraception, and “same-sex marriage” the irreversible result of inevitable “progress”? Or is it possible to “turn back the clock” by turning back to God?

Jumpstart Your Health with Dr. Anthony J. Cichoke

Many of today’s most serious deseases and disorders could be avoided just by changing our lifestyle and especially our nutrition. The modern American diet is high in calories, yet low in nutrients. Our poor diets are the reason we have many of today’s leading causes of death and disease, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, obesity and diabetes.

Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the link between poor diet and disease and that improving their diets and nutrition can profoundly improve their health. The goal of this program is to help educate people on the effects which their diets have on their lives and to make meaningful suggestions for a healthier, happier, disease-free life. As SOLDIERS OF CHRIST, MADE TO THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD, we have a moral responsibility to take care of God’s gift to us (our bodies). We can help accomplish this goal through better nutrition.

June 28, 2013 – Bill Diss

Guest Bill Diss talks about his experiences fighting Planned Parenthood in Portland, Oregon. He also give the listeners an inside look at how Planned Parenthood operates inside schools. Bill is a top high school teacher in Oregon and has been placed on leave from his job because of his opposition to Planned Parenthood’s attacks on “his” children.

June 21, 2013 – Chris Slattery

Guest Chris Slattery of Expectant Mother Care in New York City talks about operating 12 pregnancy resource centers in the most pro-abortion city in the nation. He discloses how his organization has saved enough babies to almost fill Yankee Stadium to capacity.

June 18, 2013 – Chris Slattery

We are honored today to have another great veteran front-line pro-lifer as our Guest on the Quest–“The Quest for a Culture of Life in America”. Chris Slattery is the Founder and President of Expectant Mother Care Frontline Pregnancy Centers (EMC) in America’s most hostile environment for pre-born babies.

NYC has the highest abortion rate in America–60%, if I recall correctly. EMC operates 12 pregnancy resource centers in four NYC boroughs, including 6 in the Bronx, of which one is a mobile unit with ultrasound. Since beginning in 1985, EMC has saved at least 44,000 babies from abortion and counseled over 125,000 women.

Chris has an established Pro-Life Internship that trains and engages people in the EMC ministry in NYC and expands EMC into other cities and states.

What will we learn from our program today that can motivate us to join the battle for a Culture of Life?

May 29, 2013 – Cheryl Marsh, APRN

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Board Certified Cheryl Marsh, APRN, Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical NurseSpecialist and Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists about Gratitude; Developing an Attitude of Gratitude; Its effects on health and well being, our psyche, relationships and healing. You won’t want to miss this one! Born and raised in Connecticut, Cheryl has been a psychiatiric nurse and psychotherapist with an MSN in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and Consultation Liaison Nursing. Cheryl will discuss what she has seen and personally experienced in the realm of gratitude, developing an attitude/demeanor of gratitude (the virtue) resultant in transformation through personal reading, retreats, journaling, Christian Healing and Prayer coupled with professional training.

May 21, 2013

We are living in exciting times for the Culture of Life in America as we are seeing the abortion industry crumbling right before our eyes. Abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s conviction of murdering newborns and his sentence to life in prison without possibility of parole happened in large part because of the testimony of his own employees. That fact must be sending shivers up the spines of many abortionists.

His trial has also focused a very bright light on the abortion business, raising fundamental questions about the disjointed logic that allows an almost born infant to be killed with impunity, while holding a just born infant’s murder as murder. It’s all about location, location, location.

Kate Bryan is deep into “Live Action”–an organization that stings abortionists by visiting them, asking common sense questions, and secretly videotaping the ensuing Q&A! Live Action sting operations have placed Planned Parenthood in the sex-trafficking business and willing to abort babies because they were the “wrong” gender. Live Action is bringing the Culture of Life to America.

You can watch their videos at www.liveaction.org/inhuman/videos/

April 30, 2013 – Dr Dominick Pedulla

Our Guest this week is Dr Dominick Pedulla from Oklahoma City, where he is a highly respected varicose vein surgeon board certified in cardiology, internal medicine and vein surgery. Dr Pedulla also has a long history of interest in natural family planning and the harmful impact of unnatural birth control methods on mothers and children. This interest prompted him and three other physicians (one also a priest) to thoroughly review the Plan B literature to discern if and when Plan B operated as an abortifacient.

Their study was prompted by bishops in several countries approving the use of Plan B in Catholic hospitals to treat women who had been raped. The intent of such use is to prevent an obviously unplanned conception, realizing that children conceived in rape are at high risk of being aborted. Drs Pedullah, Peck, Kahlenborn and Velez were suspicious about the literature claiming that Plan B has no abortifacient effect. The similarity between hormonal birth control (with its admitted potential for acting as an abortifaciant) and the hormones in Plan B made it seem likely that Plan B would act as an abortifacient at least some of the time.

Plan B is now available over the counter (without prescription) to women 17 or older. Several concerns are apparent: What are the health risks for the woman taking Plan B? How does it work? Ever as an abortifacient? Are women/couples leaning toward a Plan B approach to birth control to avoid the constant pollution of their bodies that characterizes other methods of hormonal birth control?

April 24, 2013 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Christian Psychotherapist Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., Past President of The Association of Christian Therapists (www.actheals.org) Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing, discuss the healing process and aftermath of inner healing, getting past the effects, recognizing causes, discovering the roots/cause of the addiction whether it be alcohol, drugs, shopping, which are symptoms, manifestations of the inner problem and not the source. Getting to the roots of any addiction including alcohol addictions; the drug of choice, the introduction to feeling good; losing & gaining control; the importance of faith in all situations; dealing with trauma and secondary trauma; triggering of other traumas like date rape and promiscuity; effects on children and adults who grew up drinking, being exposed to alcohol; fetal alcohol syndrome and tragic deaths related to alcohol: drunkenness and fires, poisoning, suicides, accidental suicides, spring breaks, media, games. Responsibility of parents and those in authority; Who can do something about this epidemic? Using Scripture; ‚ÄúForgive them Lord, they know not what they are doing. Lk 23:34; Psalms& Words of Jesus for Inner Healing; and Generational Healing are part of the inner healing of ones soul; Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28; LK 23: 41,45; MATT 27:46; MK 15:34; LK 23:46;JN 19:28; JN 19:30

February 26, 2013 – Joy de Felice

Joy de Felice is an RN, BSN, and PHN in Spokane Washington. She directs the NFP Program at Sacred Heart Medical Center, and teaches the Billings Method of NFP.
What is most remarkable about Joy is her over 35 years of research on the Effects of Light on Women’s Fertility Cycle-and therefore fertility and infertility.

November 27, 2012 – Barry Jacobs, PsyD

Caring for a parent or spouse whose health is in decline, or a child with special needs, can turn the world upside down. The emotional fallout can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Empathic guidance from an expert who’s been there can help. Barry Jacobs, PsyD, has studied family caregiving and counseled caregivers for many years. His no-nonsense advice, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers, helps family members navigate tough decisions and make the most of their time together as they care for an aging parent, a spouse, or a child with special needs. This edition of A Caring Place features an important conversation with Dr. Jacobs about caregivers being honest about the level of commitment they’re able to make. He speaks of tasks that all should attend to during their caregiving experience. He emphasizes the need for clear communication with each other in the family unit, and the importance of involving siblings, in-laws and significant others. While acknowledging their guilt, stress, and fatigue, he helps caregivers reaffirm emotional connections worn thin by the routine of daily care.

Bio- Program guest Barry Jacobs, PsyD is a clinical psychologist, family therapist and author of the book, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers- Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent(Guilford, 2006). Dr. Jacobs is one of the nation’s leading thinkers, writers, and educators about family caregiving. He serves on the AARP’s Caregivers Advisory Panel, is the spokesperson on family caregiving for the American Heart Association, and served on the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Task Force on Caregiving that produced the Caregiver Briefcase website. He has haled adjunct faculty positions at Temple University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and the Institute for Clinical Psychology of Widener University.

October 20, 2012 – Medicaid Planning

Medicaid vs. Medicare
Long Term Medicaid
Nursing Home Costs
Look back period/penalty period
How a trust may be able to protect your assets.

October 16, 2012 – 40 Days for Life

From a local prayer vigil at a Planned Parenthood abortuary in College Station Texas, Shawn Carney and David Bereit have built 40 Days for Life Campaigns into a massive baby-saving, abortion-worker-rescuing, abortuary-closing production line that has documented close to 6000 saved babies, 69 abortion-workers leaving, and several closed abortion mills. These campaigns have energized the pro-life movement with thousands of new volunteer prayers and workers. Please listen to learn more about how this movement began and developed to include 40 Days for Life campaigns in over 300 cities, 49 states, on four continents and 7 countries.

September 26, 2012 – Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D.

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., Past President of¬† The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)¬†and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing discuss Inner Healing: Healing negative beliefs about ourselves,¬†(“I am defective/I am a failure, no one likes me”)¬† Healing memories of wounding, especially emotional wounding that broke trust; Using¬† Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus etc. for¬† inner healing; and¬†Generational Healing as part of the inner healing of ones soul; the Mission of The Association of Christian Therapists and its¬† members in medical and health professions, and the ACT Annual International Conference¬† to be held October 2012 in Schaumburg, IL. (Romans 8: 26 ‚Äď 28)

September 8, 2012 – La-Post

Guest: John Amos – V.P. of Mission & Spirituality at St. Francis Cabrini Hospital
What is a “Living Will?”
What does the Catholic Church teach about living wills?
What is a “Do Not Resuscitate Order?”
La-Post

July 24, 2012 – Dr Paul Byrne

Steve’s guest on¬†this episode of “The Quest for a Culture of Life in America” is Dr Paul Byrne, a pioneering neonatologist who developed the first successful ventilator for newborns. Dr Byrne is also an internationally recognized authority on definition of death who has challenged the use of “brain death” and organ transplantation. These are all topics¬†discussed on this week’s program.

July 10, 2012 – Mike O’Dea

Steve’s guest¬†in this program is¬†Mike O’Dea of the Christus Medicus Foundation. Mike is an expert on Catholic Health Care and and health care insurance plans. Steve and Mike talk about the Health Care Law and especially about the mandatory insurance requirement and options that may be available for avoiding the contraception, sterilization and abortion mandates.

June 21, 2012 – Ordinary and Extraordinary Treatments in Medical Illness

Guest: Fr. Joseph Howard

Points to Make: How we work closely with physicians to evaluate the particular clinical data of a given person at a given point in time to  determine whether treatments proposed are ethically ordinary or extraordinary.

June 14, 2012 – End of Life Issues from a Medical Perspective

Guest: John Travaline, MD, Adult Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine

Points to Make: Discussion of the Issues often faced in terminall illness and dying and how to respond to them medically and ethically in conformity with the Church.

June 5, 2012 – Dr. Diamond

Dr. Diamond recently retired as professor of pediatrics at Loyola University Medical School. He and his wife have a very large family with many children and grandchildren. He wrote the book title The Large Family. He also wrote a book on Medical Ethics.  Steve and Dr. Diamond discuss:

·         Large Families

·         Catholic Medical Schools

·         Vaccines that may cause autism

·         The Catholic Medical Association

·         Medical Ethics.

 

Dr. Doug Schoeninger – March 27, 2012

Do You consider yourself a friend to yourself?  Can you  become your own friend?

Francesca¬†Franchina speaks with Dr. ¬†Doug¬† Schoeninger, Ph.D.;¬† Psychotherapist,¬† Past¬† President¬† of the International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT)¬†¬†practicing in the Delaware Region (Philadelphia, PA)¬† about healing attitudes; how you ¬†can become your own friend and¬† relate to yourself¬† in a way that promotes healing for self and receiving God’s healing love.The Dialogue focuses on¬† Healing Attitudes; Woundedness, Forgiveness, & Reconciliation.

T5H¬† Recipe from Francesca’s¬†Sicilian Kitchen: ¬†Easter Ricotta Pie¬†and Easter Bread

January 9, 2012 – Brian Gail and Robye Harvey

In this program, Kathie talks to well-known author, Brian Gail. He has written a trilogy of book, Motherless, Fatherless and Childless. His books are fictional accounts of the dangerous spiritual and cultural direction our nation has chosen in not following the commandments.

Kathie also speaks to Robey Harvey about how the Queen of Peace of Medjugorje interceded in helping an infertile mother have four children after hearing that she could never conceive or carry a child.

November 8, 2011 – Dr. Paul Byrne

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Paul Byrne, Director of Neonatology and of Pediatrics at the St. Charles Mercy Hospital, about “brain death”, what defines life, and what defines death.¬† Dr. Paul also reveals the shocking truth behind “dead” organ donors and why they are not truly dead at the time of donation.

September 27, 2011 – Dr. John Brehany

Steve Koob talks with Dr. John Brehany, Ph.D, Executive Director and ethicist for the Catholic Medical Association, about the state of Catholic hospitals today, and the Catholic Medical Association, its work, structure, and what it does for its members.  Dr. John Brehany also discusses the ethics of difficult pregnancies and what can be done about them within the realm of Catholic teaching.

September 20, 2011 – Dr. Laura Archuleta

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Laura Archuleta, family physician at the Clinics of St. Alexius in Bismarck, North Dakota, about Natural Procreative–or NaPro–Technology, end of life care according to ethics and the Church’s teachings, and some of the challenges of working according to Catholic teaching within the modern medical community.

August 29, 2011 – Abby Johnson and Justin Stroh

Kathie begins this program with Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood Director who has become a pro-life champion and Catholic convert.¬†Ms. Johnson¬†discusses her new book, “UnPlanned.”

In the second half of this program, Kathie interviews Justin Stroh. Mr. Stroh is a Parish Life Coordinator and Youth Leader from Minnesota, returning with groups from WYD in Spain. He talks of the once-in-a-lifetime events and the holy places  of their travels.

August 23, 2011 – Susan Wills

Steve Koob talks with Susan Wills, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’s Assistant Director for Education and Outreach of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, about Planned Parenthood’s business agenda, infection rates and dangers of sexually transmitted diseases, and the government’s influence of and attitude toward sexual activity.¬† Susan Wills also talks about the surprising side effects and statistics of the failure rates of different types of contraception.

August 16, 2011 – Brian Gibson

Steve Koob talks with Brian Gibson, executive director of Pro-Life Action Ministries, about abortion due to birth defects, the pro-life movement and Catholic Church in Minnesota, and the role contraception plays in regard to abortion. Brian Gibson also talks about the elements necessary to successful sidewalk abortion counseling.

August 2, 2011 – Vicki Thorn

Steve Koob talks with Vicki Thorn, founder of Project Rachel, about her work and experience with God’s WIll in the post-abortion care movement, how abortion affects both men and women, and the dangers of contraception.¬† Vicki Thorn also talks about the surprising effects of contraceptives on women, and pregnancy and sterilization on men.

July 12, 2011 – John-Henry Westen

Steve Koob talks with John-Henry Westen, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Life-Site News, about North American culture and homosexuality, abortion, family, and news media.

July 5, 2011 – Karen Malek

Steve Koob talks with Karen Malek, president of the Coalition on Abortion Breast Cancer, about the link between abortion and breast cancer, and the research documenting the evidence.

June 7, 2011 – Dr. Mary Martin

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Mary Martin, obstetrician and gynecologist at Billings Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, about the work done at Billings Medical, the Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning, and fertility issues.  Dr. Mary Martin also talks about how to treat fertility problems without using contraception.

Be Your Best – May 4, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with John Wright of Springfield,OH about his motivational, inspirational approach to life and ministry and his new Radio Maria Program ‚ÄúBE YOUR BEST!‚ÄĚ to air on Wednesdays starting Wednesday May 4 on Radio Maria. John is the owner of W Productions Signs and Graphics in Springfield and is a writer, speaker, trainer and adviser to businesses, organizations, churches and schools. An accomplished musician, John is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus , has recovered from a life threatening condition, is a volunteer for Hospice, Board Member of the Dayton Blues Society and a member of St. Bernard Parish.

May 3, 2011 – Bryan Kemper

Steve Koob talks with Bryan Kemper, founder and president of Stand True Ministries, about his involvement with the pro-life youth movement, Christian attitudes toward abortion and contraception, and what can be done to eradicate abortion.

Mental Health – March 23, 2011

FRANCESCA FRANCHINA, MS Ed.¬† speaks with Dr. Sylvia Gleason, DO,¬† about mental health care in the¬† hospital emergency room; mental health viewed as a ‚ÄúNon-Disease,‚Ä̬† the lack of adequate insurance coverage and facilities for mental health patients,¬†¬† prescription drugs reaching epidemic proportions; the¬† demand for prescription drugs fueled by¬† advertising leading to the demand for harder drugs such as¬† heroin;¬† the death toll of drug abuse; its¬† cost in dollars and personhood; and what can be done about all of these issues regarding¬† mental health and drug abuse¬† in general.

March 22, 2011 – Interview with Jennifer Campisi, LPN

This program addresses private duty care with Jennifer Campisi, LPN, of Senior Helpers home care of Abbeville, LA. Ms. Campisi speaks of various aspects of family care giving and of a special program for Veterans.

February 22, 2011 – ‚ÄėFamily Care Giving 101‚Äô

This program includes important tips from a web based document ‚ÄėFamily Care Giving 101‚Äô. It includes information from different resources and on numerous topics on care giving. Warren Hebert, RN, BSN has worked in home health for 26 years and is a family caregiver

February 1, 2011 – Reggie Littlejohn

Steve Koob talks with Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, about China’s human rights violations of forced abortion and forced sterilization, and the impact these violations have on the rest of the world.

*UPDATE* Special Guest on Don’t Give Up

*UPDATE* You can listen to the interview below! *UPDATE*

Robert Maddox, father of Lil Boo, will be the special guest on this week’s Don’t Give Up. Lil Boo has been in the hospital for over a year after nearly loosing his life to swine flu. Tune in on Wednesday, December 8 at 5/4c as Anne and Anna talk with Robert and he shares his family’s story of pain, hope and healing that you will never forget.

November 9, 2010 – Going Against the Grain

In this program, Drs Phillip and Bruce will tell us how they came to “go against the grain” of their profession and how it affects them, their families and patients.Drs Phillip McNeeley and Bruce Gfeller are half of a four-physician family practice called Holy Family Medical Associates, part of Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center. What is fairly unique about the physicians and staff at Holy Family is their commitment to health care that is fully in compliance with Catholic Church teaching. For over 10 years they have been joyfully serving the Lincoln community by promoting NFP and Natural Procreative Technologies, without dispensing, prescribing, or referring for birth control, sterilization or abortion.

October 5, 2010 – Tom Strobhar

Steve Koob talks with Tom Strobhar, chairman of Life Decisions International, about corporate funding of Planned Parenthood, efforts to halt such funding, and promoting the culture of life.

August 10, 2010 – Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Hartshorn

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Hartshorn, president of Heartbeat International, about pregnancy centers in the United States, the initiative to convert them into full-fledged medical clinics, and the challenges–legal and otherwise–facing pregnancy centers and other help for pregnant women.¬† Dr. Margaret Hartshorn also highlights the importance of ultrasound technology in regards to pregnancy safety.

July 31, 2010 – Dr. Chris Kahlenborn

Steve Koob talks with Dr. Chris Kahlenborn, author of Breast Cancer: Its Link to Abortion and the Birth Control Pill, about his book and research on how and why breast cancer is preventable, and how abortion and the birth control pill greatly increase a woman’s risk.

A Caring Place

A Caring Place is an hour long weekly program that focuses on those receiving care at home and their family caregivers. Tune in every Tuesday afternoon at 1pm central, 2pm eastern, as Warren Hebert discusses the issues that affect home caregivers and shares resources that can assist in home care. Call in with your questions and stories; toll free at 1-866-333-MARY(6279).

Caregiving in Rural America

In this episode of A Caring Place, Warren discusses a new report on the issues facing caregivers in rural america. He then shares some stories of some of those caregivers taken from the website strengthforcaring.com.