(1) OPEN Discussion on The Week In Review
Orlando…the candidates react to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history: Donald Trump criticized President Obama over Orlando, implying the president was somehow “involved” in the shooting; Hillary Clinton chastised Trump for his “shameful remarks.” Clinton shifted her rhetoric and used “radical Islamism” to describe the terrorist threat, causing Trump to claim credit for her shift. Clinton’s speech focused on unity and gun control (never mentioning Trump’s name); Trump’s speech focused on slamming Clinton and Obama for the most part. And President Obama didn’t stay quiet…denouncing Trump for his “dangerous mind set.”
Meanwhile the city of Orlando tries to pick up the pieces after the horrific mass shooting. How will Orlando affect efforts to pass hate crime laws, and how will the LGBT community get through yet another act of hate directed toward them? (LGBT Americans are more than twice as likely to be targeted by violent hate crimes than other groups.)
And are mass shootings becoming so common we’re becoming numb to them? Are they so ingrained in society and our consciousness that they’re now an inevitable aspect of life in America?
In other news this week, another big hack…this time the Democratic National Committee as Russian hackers have been found to have been hacking DNC computers and stealing (among other data) research on Donald Trump. Disney’s beaches remain closed after they removed a number of alligators from the lagoon where an alligator snatched the 2-year-old boy from Nebraska. And the parents of a now 18-year-old female are being charged for “giving” her at age 14 to a man who assisted them financially.
JOIN Barb and John as they discuss The Week in Review…from Orlando to the presidential campaign trail and more.
(2) I. Jared Rosen
Joining the show during the second hour is author, artist, and innovator, I. Jared Rosen. Jared will be discussing his book, Drowning in the Light: Memories of the New Age.
“What a long, strange trip it’s been…”
Those words summarize Rosen’s Drowning in the Light: Memories of the New Age as Rosen chronicles his life-long sojourn across the Americas in search of enlightenment.
With a perfect blend of dark humor and deep spiritual wisdom, Rosen transports us from the late 1970s downtown New York scene, where he collaborates with artist Keith Haring and others, to shamanic initiations in the mountains of Peru, to his heartfelt yet satirical observations of New Age culture in 1980s California. Rosen brilliantly articulates the pain and vulnerability one can experience searching for spiritual truth as he faces death, sanity, and enlightenment head on.
“Who’s reality is the real reality” is a question posed at any moment as he explores the light, vibration, and consciousness that animates humans and the cosmos. Rosen unflinchingly pursues the knowledge of that light across mountains, rivers, and the roads of America, creating what has been said to evoke Jack Kerouc’s On the Road with Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. And he pursues it almost to the point of death in 2015.
I.J. Rosen is an artist, author, and innovator in digital media. He has dedicated his life to spreading higher knowledge and recognizing love as the highest standard.
(3) Marilyn McKenna
Author Marilyn McKenna joins the show during the third hour to discuss her book, Eat Like It Matters: How I Lost 120 Pounds and Found My Inner Badass (And How You Can Too!).
Marilyn is the wife of Rob McKenna, the former Attorney General of Washington state. She’s a real-life success story who understands the emotional obstacles that prevent people from finding weight-loss success. Although not a formally trained doctor, Marilyn has learned how to cultivate her own inner strength through living by her own rules every day. Her rules have helped her run marathons, raise a family, and keep the weight off. Marilyn knows the secret to success is cultivating a healthy mind in order to achieve a healthy body.
Being a politician’s wife is all about appearances, and Marilyn was expected to be at her husband’s side through thick and thin. After decades of being morbidly obese, she chose thin–and started a weight-loss journey that would change her life.
From hitting rock bottom to finding a path to recovery, Marilyn will share her journey to health, discussing her lifetime battle with food, her attempt to be a perfect wife and mother, and the breaking point that forced her to ask herself hard questions. She’ll reveal how she transformed her body and her life and will share strategies to help others who want to unleash their own hidden potential and change the trajectory of their health.
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