Bess Freedman is CEO of Brown Harris Stevens, one of the largest privately held real estate companies in the United States. She draws upon her law background and passion for helping people to drive change within the company and the larger real estate industry. She's declared Juneteenth a company-wide holiday, made Election Day a paid day off, partnered with the Human Rights Campaign in support of legislation protecting rights of the LGBTQ+ community, and provides travel expenses for employees seeking to obtain legal and safe abortions. An advocate for social change, Bess is on the Board of The Bridge, an organization focused on the needs of homeless and housing-insecure, and an advocate for Sanctuary for Families. She also supports the mentorship program at YJP (Young Jewish Professionals), the Leadership Now Project--a corporate initiative to protect democracy--and the Kalief Browder Foundation. Before entering real estate, she practiced law as an Assistant State's Attorney in Montgomery County, Maryland, and worked at Legal Aid as an attorney fighting for the rights of under-served youth in NYC. This is a truly compelling conversation about Bess's successful business career and what lies ahead for real estate market; her important, inspirational advocacy work; and what it means to be a passionate and proud Jew in these turbulent times rife with rabid antisemitism and war. Got somethin' to say?! Email us at BackroomAndy@gmail.com Leave us a message: 845-307-7446 Twitter: @AndyOstroy Produced by Andy Ostroy, Matty Rosenberg, and Jennifer Hammoud @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff Music by Andrew Hollander Design by Cricket Lengyel
In this 200th episode celebration, host Richard Mendelow and wingman Christy Mendelow welcome special guest Judge Wayne Mack, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1, Justice Court 1, Montgomery County, Texas. This show delves into the crucial topic of preparing for our "deployment" into 2024. As Christians, standing firm in our faith, living it out with courage, and making ourselves available to serve God and His children are paramount. Judge Mack reminds us, "God doesn't want our abilities. He wants our availability." Don't miss this extra special show that promises a pivotal question to guide your Christian journey in 2024. Listen in for insights and inspiration to make a meaningful difference. Please add this podcast to your library, rate it, and review it. And share this and all episodes with those who will benefit. To catch all previous episodes, learn more about, and donate to this ministry, visit CourageousChristianity.today. God Bless and Semper Fi!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
KT Harris is in for Chilli today and she gives Toby advice on how to get out of the Christmas dog house with his significant other. There's a local non-profit started in Montgomery County called Happy Feet and we give you details on how you can help. Plus the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner has actually gone down, and if you encounter some awkward conversations at dinner, here's how to get out of them.
How can you build a stronger life for your family and community? Learn from the “family economy” model of the pilgrims and puritans - including bee keeping, raising chickens, and growing your garden. Hear from Ray Simmons, author and pastor of Ascension Reformed Church in Montgomery County, Iowa, about how you can create your own family business.
DescriptionLeteria Bailey is a motivated Jamaican-American professional with a passion for serving and advocating for youth and people of color (POC). Through her work serving 5 NGOs in Montgomery County, Maryland, Leteria has researched and developed digital platforms, coordinated public-facing organization events, and supported the distribution of over 1.3 million dollars to fund countywide youth development programs.In 2016 Leteria founded Young Black and Aware to bring national awareness to police brutality and racism in communities of color. Young Black and Aware has garnered international recognition by highlighting social justice issues on a daily basis. As of January 2021, online engagement surpasses 350,000 persons monthly. Notable supporters of Young Black and Aware include American Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Activist Brittany Packnett-Cunningham, and Artist Bisa Butler. Follow @youngblackandaware on Instagram. She has gotten into so much this since the last time we shared space so we are so happy to welcome her back to catch up on CTN with JD FullerWhat You Will Hear:Consistent theme of lessons and growthWhat it's like to be an activist in white space, especially corporate AmericaThe sellout factorActivism throughout the countrySense of urgency about the banning of black historyWhite supremacyThe awakening after George Floyd's murder Using social media to inform the work without desensitizing itAddiction TraumaShould black people stop using the N-wordQuotes:“You never know when you might need some kindness back….Get what you give out.”‘Grassroots is the answer.”“I feel a sense of urgency about the fact that they're banning black history in our schools, and I don't think that there's enough of an outrage about it.”“White supremacy demands the perfect victim. ““In this anti-black world. They will demonize you before they try to give you grace.”“George Floyd wasn't the first, and there was many after him.”“We have to stop subscribing to the fact that there is not enough power amongst us to finally Cease and desist. “Mentioned@YoungBlackandAwareYoungblackandaware@youngblackandawareSleuth, Gang or DieConnect with JD @chnge_the_narrative I AM Music Group
Today's West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy Podcast for our especially special Daily Special, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays, is now available on the Spreaker Player!Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, just because Trump loses repeatedly doesn't mean the judges are biased.Then, on the rest of the menu, a Montgomery County, Maryland middle school teacher is put on leave after publicly claiming the October 7 massacre is a hoax; twenty-four people were arrested in Grants Pass, Oregon as part of a major illicit drug trafficking investigation; and, the Federal Communications Commission has enacted new rules intended to eliminate discrimination in access to internet services.After the break, we move to the Chef's Table where a German publisher will stop selling books about Vladimir Putin by an award-winning reporter who accepted money from Putin-aligned Russian oligarchs; and, calling them “envoys of friendship between the Chinese and American peoples,” Chinese President Xi Jinping promised that China will be sending new pandas to the United States.All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam.Bon Appétit!The Netroots Radio Live PlayerKeep Your Resistance Radio Beaming 24/7/365!“Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.”-- The Daily Picayune,New Orleans, March 5, 1851
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In the 7 am hour: Rep. August Pfluger joined WMAL's Larry O'Connor and guest co-host Angela Morabito about the border crisis and efforts to impeach Secretary Mayorkas. Larry and Angela discussed Democrat Senator Chris Coons facing off with a lefty blogger on Amtrak about Israel. Supreme Court expert Mark Paoletta examined the various conflicts of interest on the court including the husband of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. They also discussed how a Montgomery County principal abruptly retired allegedly after blowback from endorsing a pro-Hamas school walkout. Democrats block effort to impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas with Republican support. Senate Democrat to blogger on Amtrak ride: ‘I'm gonna have you thrown off this train' Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's husband, Dr. Patrick Jackson, has been nominated to DC Judicial Disabilities and Tenure Commission, w/ power to suspend, retire or remove judges in DC Court system & provide oversight of judges whose opinions may come before his spouse. Supreme Court attempts to address ethics concerns with new code of conduct Principal of Clarksburg High School in @MCPS abruptly resigned today after approving and supporting a schoolwide pro-Palestine walkout. Parents were reportedly furious and he received a ton of backlash. His support letter His resignation https://t.co/Qs7SAvNdjh Where to find more about WMAL's morning show: Follow WMAL's "O'Connor and Company" on X: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor, @Jgunlock, @patricepinkfile and @heatherhunterdc. Facebook: WMALDC and Larry O'Connor Instagram: WMALDC Follow the Show on Apple podcasts, Omny, Spotify or Audible. Show Website: https://www.wmal.com/oconnor-company/ How to listen live weekdays from 5 to 9 AM: https://www.wmal.com/listenlive/ Episode: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 / 7 AM Hour See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In France, students in public schools are prohibited from wearing religious clothing, which authorities fear would contaminate the secular oases public schools are supposed to be. It is a coercive interpretation of secularism, which imposes secular values on religious individuals, instead of protecting state neutrality, pluralism, and liberty.Is education in the United States heading in the same direction? Religious symbols are fortunately not banned in American schools, but there is concern that secular values are imposed in other ways: the Montgomery County, Maryland, school district recently prohibited students, starting in kindergarten, from opting out of LGBTQ+ readings, including for religious reasons. Indeed, for some renowned public schooling advocates, replacing religiously based morality with other values through the state has been an explicit goal.In this forum, we will look at education in other parts of the world and the United States to see if the secular has pushed out the religious, whether that would be a good thing, and what to do if it isn't. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In 5 AM Hour: Larry O'Connor and guest co-host Angela Morabito talked about the rise of antisemitism in academia, the various conflicts of interest among justices on the Supreme Court and Montgomery County, MD parents suing the school board over free speech. Harvard faces threat of donation withdrawal from over 1,600 Jewish alumni over antisemitism concerns (msn.com) Seattle teachers' union proposes pro-Hamas resolution | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.com Luke Rosiak on X: "A "Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Teacher" at a public school in heavily-Jewish Bethesda, MD has been posting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories & defending Hamas, saying there was no attack on a music festival & Jews kill Palestinians to sell their organs. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson's husband, Dr. Patrick Jackson, has been nominated to DC Judicial Disabilities and Tenure Commission, w/ power to suspend, retire or remove judges in DC Court system & provide oversight of judges whose opinions may come before his spouse. Supreme Court adopts ethics code as justices face criticism over financial disclosures Conservative legal group sues Maryland school board for violating free speech rights Where to find more about WMAL's morning show: Follow WMAL's "O'Connor and Company" on X: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor, @Jgunlock, @patricepinkfile and @heatherhunterdc. Facebook: WMALDC and Larry O'Connor Instagram: WMALDC Follow the Show on Apple podcasts, Omny, Spotify or Audible. Show Website: https://www.wmal.com/oconnor-company/ How to listen live weekdays from 5 to 9 AM: https://www.wmal.com/listenlive/ Episode: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 / 5 AM HourSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Accuracy in Media President Adam Guillette talked to WMAL's Larry O'Connor and guest co-host Angela Morabito about getting swatted numerous times and the vitriol from Harvard and Columbia students whom he's called out for their antisemitism. Daily Wire's Luke Rosiak reported on a pro-Hamas DEI teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland. Larry and Angela Morabito explored rising crime in D.C. and Kirk Cameron's planning a book fair in Spotsylvania, Virginia. Video: Adam Guillette gets attacked by Columbia students over his mobile billboards calling out antisemitic students https://twitter.com/adamguillette/status/1724075166873919689 Luke Rosiak's reporting on the MoCo DEI teacher: https://twitter.com/lukerosiak/status/1724129601012580731 Secret Service agents protecting Biden's granddaughter open fire when 3 people try to break into SUV Mayor Bowser declares public emergency for DC amid juvenile crime crisis, opioid epidemic Video: https://twitter.com/KirkCameron/status/1724172910149992840 Kirk Cameron to bring first-ever 'age-appropriate' book fair in Virginia Where to find more about WMAL's morning show: Follow WMAL's "O'Connor and Company" on X: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor, @Jgunlock, @patricepinkfile and @heatherhunterdc. Facebook: WMALDC and Larry O'Connor Instagram: WMALDC Follow the Show on Apple podcasts, Omny, Spotify or Audible. Show Website: https://www.wmal.com/oconnor-company/ How to listen live weekdays from 5 to 9 AM: https://www.wmal.com/listenlive/ Episode: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 / 8 AM Hour See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Luke Rosiak, investigative reporter at The Daily Wire and author of "Race to the Bottom," talked to WMAL's Larry O'Connor and guest co-host Angela Morabito, about a DEI teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland posting anti-Israel conspiracy theory posts on social media. Link to Luke's reporting: https://twitter.com/lukerosiak/status/1724129601012580731 Where to find more about WMAL's morning show: Follow WMAL's "O'Connor and Company" on X: @WMALDC, @LarryOConnor, @Jgunlock, @patricepinkfile and @heatherhunterdc. Facebook: WMALDC and Larry O'Connor Instagram: WMALDC Follow the Show on Apple podcasts, Omny, Spotify or Audible. Show Website: https://www.wmal.com/oconnor-company/ How to listen live weekdays from 5 to 9 AM: https://www.wmal.com/listenlive/ Episode: Tuesday, November 14, 2023See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today we are honored to be joined by Jeff 'Gunny' Shilanski, the founder of FOB Rasor, a veteran-led peer support group in Montgomery County. In addition to being a support group for veterans, it is also open to first responders; like 911 dispatchers, law enforcement members, firefighters, and those who work in the prison system. Jeff is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant and spent 21 years in the infantry. Like many others, he used alcohol to help him cope with the immense stresses of his job and overwhelming PTSD. In today's conversation, Jeff shares his vulnerable account of reaching his breaking point and how his service dog, Cupholder, saved his life. He shares how rehab helped him recover from his experiences and how he founded FOB Rasor in honor of his best friend. Tuning in, you'll learn about FOB Rasor's mission, their peer support model, the contents of their meetings, and how they make sure that everyone's experience is validated. Jeff also reflects on the nature of addiction and PTSD, why recovery is a lifelong process, and what has been the most rewarding part of his experience with FOB Rasor. We hope you'll join us for this humbling and hope-filled conversation with Jeff ‘Gunny' Shilanski. Please note that today's episode contains mention of suicide. We ask you to please listen with care.Key Points From This Episode:A warm welcome to today's guest, Jeff 'Gunny' Shilanski.Insight into Jeff's 20 years with the Marine Corps.His experience with PTSD and alcoholism.Trigger Warning: For listeners who wish to avoid Jeff's account of his suicide attempt, please skip audio between [03:14] and [04:43].How Jeff found recovery and met Korean war veteran, Bobby.The life-changing impact Bobby had on him.Why he founded the non-profit organization, FOB Rasor.The story behind the name FOB Rasor.FOB Rasor's mission to support veterans and first responders. Why they use the 12-step program as their model.How the COVID-19 pandemic influenced their virtual and in-person options.An overview of what happens in their meetings.General Hummer and the many ways he has supported FOB Rasor.The work that FOB Rasor does in the veterans' portion of the local jail.Jeff's definition of what it means to be a lifer for life.Two stories of hope from Jeff and the role that FOB Rasor played.Reflections on recovery and why it's a lifelong process.The importance of their mandatory fun sessions at FOB Rasor.Find out how you can reach out to Jeff and FOB Rasor.Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:FOB RasorJeff's emailHope Pieced TogetherMosaics of MercyMosaics of Mercy | ResourcesJeff's phone number: 281-573-7250
There are 55 days left until 2024, the time when people who are elected to office this week will take their positions. Election Day is one of the strangest days in the United States, a country where different political parties have sharply different approaches for how the government should work. Charlottesville Community Engagement is the result of a career that has included many days like today that are literally pivotal. Today's November 7, 2023 and I'm Sean Tubbs.On today's program:* Albemarle County Fire and Rescue wants you to delay burning outdoors to avoid the spread of wildfire* The region's wine industry gets a major honor from a global trade publication * Charlottesville City Council marks the 160th anniversary of First Baptist Church West Main Street* A forthcoming report on recommendations for transit fuel sources will be delayed until after members of City Council can visit Montgomery County, Maryland* City Manager Sam Sanders indicated he'll be back soon with a request for Council to invest in 80 supportive housing units at Premier Circle This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe
@BEOYouth | This past week about 30 juniors and seniors toured Manor College in Montgomery County, not too far from our school. Many of our classmates applied to Manor and got acceptances within minutes! Hear our reaction! beats by Na'im on ig @ njgang_productions
Click to listen to episode (5:19).Sections below are the following:Transcript of AudioAudio Notes and AcknowledgmentsImagesExtra InformationSourcesRelated Water Radio EpisodesFor Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.)Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 11-6-23. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the weeks of November 27 and December 4, 2023. MUSIC – 8 sec – Instrumental. That's part of “Backburner,” by The Faux Paws. It opens Virginia Water Radio's annual episode on winter-weather preparedness. Have a listen for about 30 seconds to some of the song's lyrics to set the stage for talking about cold times. MUSIC – ~32 sec – Lyrics: “I put my heart in the freezer, I put my love on ice, I tell myself I don't need her, wouldn't that be nice? I put my heart in the freezer, I put my love on hold, I tell myself I don't need her, and then I wonder why I feel so cold. I wonder why I feel, I wonder why I feel, I wonder why I feel so cold.” All Virginia residents, whether or not they've tried to put their heart in the freezer, will soon have no wonder about why they feel so cold: winter astronomically begins in Virginia on December 21 at 10:27 p.m. That's the Eastern Standard time of the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, when that hemisphere is at its maximum tilt away from the sun. From well before the December solstice, all the way through the season's conclusion in March, winter can bring cold temperatures, hazardous roads, power outages, fire hazards, and other concerns. To help you be prepared, here are 10 tips compiled from information provided by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1. Avoid traveling in winter-storm conditions if you can. If you must travel, get road-condition information from the Virginia 511 telephone system, mobile app, or Web site, and carry in your vehicle an emergency kit, including jumper cables, blankets, a flashlight, food and water, and other items. 2. Have battery-powered sources of lighting and information, along with enough batteries to last through a power outage of several days. 3. Develop and practice a family emergency plan that covers sheltering; escape from a home fire; emergency meeting places; communications; a supply of food, water, and medications; and other factors specific to your circumstances. 4. Get fireplaces, wood stoves, and chimneys inspected and cleaned. 5. Install a smoke detector in every bedroom and on every floor level; test them monthly and replace the batteries at least annually. 6. Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery every six months. 7. If you use electric space heaters, make sure they'll switch off automatically if the heater falls over; plug them into wall outlets, not extension cords; keep them at least three feet from combustible objects; don't leave heaters unattended; and check for cracked or damaged wires or plugs. 8. Generators, camp stoves, and other devices that burn gasoline, charcoal, or other fuels should be used outdoors only. 9. Learn where to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts.And 10. Be careful of overexertion during snow shoveling. More information on preparing for winter weather, fires, and other emergencies is available online from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, at vaemergency.gov. Next time the forecast calls for snow, freezing rain, or other wintry weather, here's hoping that you can stay warm, dry, and safe. Thanks to Andrew VanNorstrand for permission to use this episode's music, and we close with about 20 more seconds of “Backburner.” MUSIC - ~20 sec – Instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close this episode. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS “Backburner,” from the 2023 album of the same name, is copyright by The Faux Paws, used with permission of Andrew VanNorstrand. More information about The Faux Paws is available online at https://thefauxpaws.bandcamp.com/. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode. More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com. IMAGES (Photographs are by Virginia Water Radio.) Ice on the New River in Giles County, Va., January 1, 2018. Frozen rain on, and sleet below, a Red Maple tree in Blacksburg, Va. (Montgomery County),December 16, 2020.Ice on a seasonal pond in Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va. (Montgomery County), December 31, 2022. EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS The following information is quoted from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, “Winter Weather,” online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/threats/winter-weather, as of 11-6-23. “Winter storms can range from freezing rain or ice to a few hours of moderate snowfall, to a blizzard that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures, power outages, and unpredictable road conditions. Before, during, and after a winter storm, roads and walkways may become extremely dangerous or impassable. Access to critical community services such as public transportation, child care, healthcare providers and schools may be limited. Preparing your home, car, and family before cold weather and a winter storm arrives is critical. *During a winter storm, stay off the roads as much as possible and only drive when absolutely necessary. Always give snow plows the right of way.*Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning device inside your home, garage, basement, crawlspace, or any other partially enclosed area.*Snow shoveling is a known trigger for heart attacks! Always avoid overexertion when shoveling.*When severe weather occurs, plan to check on elderly or disabled neighbors and relatives.*If you must travel, know the road conditions before you leave home. Visit 511Virginia.org or call 511 for road condition updates.*Protect yourself from frostbite! Hands, feet, and face are the most commonly affected areas so wear a hat, and mittens (which are warmer than gloves) and cover your mouth with a scarf to reduce heat loss.*Keep dry! Change out of wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat.*Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer or heavy clothing. Winter Storm Watch – Be Aware Severe weather such as heavy snow or ice is possible in the next day or two. Winter Storm Warning – Take Action Severe winter conditions have either begun or will begin soon in your area. Prepare Your Home *Make sure your home is properly insulated.*Check the weather stripping around your windows and doors.*Learn how to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts.*Have additional heat sources on hand in case of a power outage.*Keep a fire extinguisher accessible.*Replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector annually. Prepare Your Car *Batteries lose power as temperatures drop, be sure to have yours tested.*Check your car's antifreeze level.*Have your radiator system serviced.*Replace your car's windshield wiper fluid with a wintertime mix.*Proactively replace your car's worn tires and wiper blades.*To help with visibility, clean off your car entirely – including your trunk, roof, windows, and headlights. Include a Car Emergency Kit Tailor your winter car emergency supply kit to you and your family's needs. Here are suggested items: blankets;drinking water and snacks for everyone in the car, including pets;boots;basic first-aid kit;warm coat and insulating layers (sweatpants, gloves, hat, socks,);rags, paper towels, or pre-moistened wipes;basic set of tools;car emergency warning devices such as road flares or reflectors;ice scraper/snow brush;jumper cables/jump pack;fire extinguisher;cash;items for children such as diapers, baby wipes, toys, etc.;flashlight, with extra batteries;hand warmers;paper map;portable smartphone power bank;extra medication;garbage bags;traction aid such as sand, salt, or non-clumping, cat litter;tarp, raincoat, and gloves;shovel. Did You Know? *Dehydration can make you more susceptible to hypothermia.*If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pet! Don't leave pets outside for prolonged periods of time and have plenty of fresh, unfrozen water on hand.*It can snow at temperatures well above freezing.*Temperatures do not have to be below zero degrees to cause harm.” SOURCES USED FOR AUDIO AND OFFERING MORE INFORMATION Timeanddate.com, “December Solstice: Longest and Shortest Day of the Year,” by Konstantin Bikos, Aparna Kher, and Graham Jones, online at https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/december-solstice.html. American Red Cross, “Winter Storm Safety,” online at https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm.html, or contact your local Red Cross chapter. Farmers' Almanac, “The First Day Of Winter 2023: Winter Solstice,” online at https://www.farmersalmanac.com/winter-solstice-first-day-winter. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):“Be Prepared for a Winter Storm,” online at https://community.fema.gov/ProtectiveActions/s/article/Winter-Storm;“Build a Kit,” online at https://www.ready.gov/kit; “Car Safety,” online at https://www.ready.gov/car; “Make a Plan,” online at https://www.ready.gov/plan;“Portable Heater Fire Safety,” online (as a PDF) at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/portable_heater_fire_safety_flyer.pdf;“Portable Heater Fires in Residential Buildings (2017-2019),” online (as a PDF) at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/statistics/v21i11.pdf; and “Winter Weather,” online at http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “NOAA Weather Radio,” online at https://www.weather.gov/nwr/.National Weather Service, “Weather and Water Events Preparedness Calendar,” online at https://www.weather.gov/safety/events_calendar. This page lists events by state.National Weather Service/Cleveland, Ohio, Forecast Office, “The Seasons, the Equinox, and the Solstices,” online at https://www.weather.gov/cle/seasons. Smithsonian Science Education Center, “What is the Winter Solstice?” Online at https://ssec.si.edu/stemvisions-blog/what-winter-solstice.U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning/Frequently Asked Questions,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/co/faqs.htm; and “Proper Use of Candles During a Power Outage,” online at https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/psa/candles.html. U.S. Department of Energy, “Small Space Heaters,” online at https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/small-space-heaters. Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/. This is the Commonwealth of Virginia's central source of information on preparedness for all types of emergencies and disasters. See particularly the following pages:“Winter Weather,” online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/threats/winter-weather;“Fires,” online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/threats/fires; and“Make a Car Emergency Kit” (1 min./31 sec. video), online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPgvWgtiWHI. Virginia Department of Health, “Winter Weather Preparedness,” online at https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/public-relations-contacts/winter-weather-preparedness/. Virginia Department of Transportation, “Virginia Traffic Information,” online at http://www.511virginia.org/. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). See particularly the “Weather/Climate/Natural Disasters” subject category. Following are links to previous years' winter-preparedness episodes, with music used in the episodes. Episode 190, 12-2-13. Episode 242, 12-1-14 – featuring “Cold World” by Kat Mills. Episode 292, 11-30-15 – featuring “Winter is Coming” by The Steel Wheels. Episode 344, 11-28-16 – featuring “Drive the Cold Winter Away” by Timothy Seaman. Episode 396, 11-27-17 – featuring “Winter's Fall” by No Strings Attached. Episode 448, 11-26-18 – featuring “New Boots” by John McCutcheon. Episode 501, 12-2-19 – featuring “Cold Frosty Morn'” by New Standard.Episode 553, 11-30-20 – featuring “Drive the Cold Winter Away” by Timothy Seaman and “Cold World” by Kat Mills.Episode 605, 11-29-21 – featuring “Mid-winter Etude” by Timothy Seaman.Episode 643, 12-5-22 – featuring “Winter is Coming” by The Steel Wheels. Following are links to some other winter-related episodes.Frost – Episode 597, 10-4-21. Freezing and ice – Episode 606, 12-6-21 (especially for grades K-3). Ice on ponds and lakes – Episode 404, 1-22-18 (especially for grades 4-8). Ice on rivers –
The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 2: Vincent Altieri—Candidate for North Penn School Board in Montgomery County—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his campaign ahead of tomorrow's election. You can learn more about his campaign here: https://www.vince4northpenn.com State Senator Ed Durr—New Jersey State Senator representing the 3rd Legislative District—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his reelection campaign. In 2021, Sen. Durr grabbed national headlines when he pulled a major election day upset win over former NJ Senate Majority Leader Stephen Sweeney. The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board writes, “Phil Murphy huffed and he puffed, and a giant wind boondoggle blew the New Jersey Governor down. That's the story of another failed green-energy project, as the follies keep being exposed.The renewable energy firm Orsted last week backed out of two megaprojects along the Jersey shore that it started planning in 2019. With his eye on support from the climate lobby for a White House run, Mr. Murphy courted the developments, which were meant to provide electricity for hundreds of thousands of homes… The New Jersey bust isn't the only sign of wind industry woes. BP and Norwegian partner Equinor recently wrote-down a combined $840 million on New York state wind projects.” You can read the full editorial here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/orsted-wind-energy-new-jersey-phil-murphy-d01a09a3?mod=opinion_lead_pos2 Tom DiBello—Candidate for Montgomery County Commissioner—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his campaign ahead of tomorrow's election.
The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (11/06/2023): On Monday, Donald Trump took the witness stand in a civil fraud case in which New York Attorney General Letitia James, a political rival, alleges the former president inflated the value of assets controlled by the Trump Organization in financial statements. If Trump loses the case, he could be fined up to $250 million and be prohibited from doing business in New York moving forward. Notably, in 2018, while campaigning to become Attorney General, James vowed to “sue” Donald Trump—providing evidence to Trump's argument that this civil suit is entirely political. While speaking outside of a New York courthouse on Monday, Donald Trump's attorney Alina Habba accused Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron of belittling her, yelling at her, and “slamming” his fist on a table—referring to the judge as “unhinged.” On Sunday, Face the Nation discussed a new CBS/YouGov poll which indicates that Americans believe they would be in a better financial situation if Donald Trump were to win the 2024 presidential election. According to polling data from The New York Times and Siena College, Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden in five of six key swing states: Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, and Pennsylvania—with his lead ranging from 4 to 10 points in each state. Biden leads the hypothetical matchup by 2 points in Wisconsin, though it was within the margin of error. You can read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/05/us/politics/biden-trump-2024-poll.html While speaking with Fareed Zakaria on CNN, political commentator and comedian Bill Maher said he doesn't believe President Joe Biden can win the 2024 presidential election citing recent polling: “some of these polling results, I think people need to look at them. Trump is winning [voters] under [the age of] 30.” Could Vice President Kamala Harris replace President Joe Biden as the Democratic Party's 2024 presidential nominee? According to Joe DePaolo, Harris would perform even worse than Biden in a hypothetical match-up against Donald Trump: “The one state out of the six in which Biden is currently holding a lead, according to the Times, is Wisconsin—where the incumbent has a two-point edge, 47-45. But Trump turns the tables in a matchup with Harris, leading her 47-46.” You can read more here: https://www.mediaite.com/news/kamala-harris-fares-even-worse-against-trump-in-brutal-nyt-poll-for-biden-re-election/ Vincent Altieri—Candidate for North Penn School Board in Montgomery County—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his campaign ahead of tomorrow's election. You can learn more about his campaign here: https://www.vince4northpenn.com State Senator Ed Durr—New Jersey State Senator representing the 3rd Legislative District—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his reelection campaign. In 2021, Sen. Durr grabbed national headlines when he pulled a major election day upset win over former NJ Senate Majority Leader Stephen Sweeney. The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board writes, “Phil Murphy huffed and he puffed, and a giant wind boondoggle blew the New Jersey Governor down. That's the story of another failed green-energy project, as the follies keep being exposed.The renewable energy firm Orsted last week backed out of two megaprojects along the Jersey shore that it started planning in 2019. With his eye on support from the climate lobby for a White House run, Mr. Murphy courted the developments, which were meant to provide electricity for hundreds of thousands of homes… The New Jersey bust isn't the only sign of wind industry woes. BP and Norwegian partner Equinor recently wrote-down a combined $840 million on New York state wind projects.” You can read the full editorial here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/orsted-wind-energy-new-jersey-phil-murphy-d01a09a3?mod=opinion_lead_pos2 Tom DiBello—Candidate for Montgomery County Commissioner—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his campaign ahead of tomorrow's election. Maria Battista—Candidate for Superior Court of Pennsylvania— joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss her campaign ahead of tomorrow's election. You can learn more about her campaign here: https://www.battistaforjudge.com/ Luke Rosiak of The Daily Wire writes: “The transgender-identifying killer who murdered six people at a Christian school in Nashville was consumed by leftist racial hatred targeting whites as ‘privileged,' according to three pages of the shooter's diary released by podcaster Steven Crowder on Monday. ‘Kill those kids!!! Those crackers going to private fancy schools with those fancy khakis + sports backpacks w/ their daddies mustangs + convertables [sic],' the 28-year-old female shooter wrote in a diary entry dated February 3.” You can read more here: https://www.dailywire.com/news/nashville-shooter-decried-crackers-and-white-privilege-leaked-manifesto-pages-reveal On Monday, Donald Trump took the witness stand in a civil fraud case in which New York Attorney General Letitia James, a political rival, alleges the former president inflated the value of assets controlled by the Trump Organization in financial statements. If Trump loses the case, he could be fined up to $250 million and be prohibited from doing business in New York moving forward. Notably, in 2018, while campaigning to become Attorney General, James vowed to “sue” Donald Trump—providing evidence to Trump's argument that this civil suit is entirely political. According to Jonah Bromich, a New York Times reporter who was inside the courtroom on Monday, “Alina Habba, another of Trump's lawyers, is trying to clarify what they are being asked not to discuss as she again says that they will move for a mistrial. She says there is more than the notes passed between the judge and his law clerk at issue. The judge, in a meta moment that he acknowledges, is now consulting with the law clerk in question, Allison Greenfield. The judge says he will allow Trump's lawyers to make the motion they are talking about—a mistrial motion—in writing, and suggests that they will not expose themselves to sanctions.” You can read more from Bromwhich here: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/11/06/nyregion/trump-fraud-trial/7687199c-1149-5df6-a907-7ca7bb4b7daf?smid=url-share While speaking outside of a New York courthouse on Monday, Donald Trump's attorney Alina Habba accused Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron of belittling her, yelling at her, and “slamming” his fist on a table—referring to the judge as “unhinged.” While appearing on MSNBC with Jen Pskai, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed that wide-spread criticisms of Vice President Kamala Harris are due to “racism and misogyny” and not because of her poor performance. Over the weekend, progressive Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MN) released a video on social media in which she baselessly accused President Joe Biden and his administration of supporting the genocide of Palestinian people. The video also includes anti-Semitic chants like “no peace on stolen land” and “from the river to the sea.” You can read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/11/05/rashida-tlaib-video-biden-genocide/ Kayla Bartsch of National Review writes: “At least 45 Americans claim to have been injured in recent attacks in Iraq and Syria, more than twice as many as the Pentagon previously disclosed…The Pentagon initially claimed that 21 service members suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of two drone attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, but an additional 24 troops have since reported such injuries, NBC reported Monday, bringing the total number of injured troops to 45. That number may rise as more troops come forward.” You can read the full report here: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/forty-five-u-s-troops-report-injury-in-iraq-syria-drone-attacks-more-than-twice-the-number-disclosed-by-pentagon/ According to reports, Democrat political figure George Norcross was removed from Lincoln Financial Field during Sunday's Eagles-Cowboys game after he placed a U.S./Israel flag outside of his luxury box. The Philadelphia Inquirer writes, “[t]he Eagles attempted to mediate the situation before having Norcross removed, including seeking assistance from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, who was watching the game from another box, according to a city spokesperson.” You can read the Inquirer's story here: https://www.inquirer.com/eagles/eagles-game-george-norcross-israel-flag-chris-christie-20231106.html
Click to listen to episode (4:53).Sections below are the following:Transcript of AudioAudio Notes and AcknowledgmentsImagesSourcesRelated Water Radio EpisodesFor Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.)Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 11-6-23. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the weeks of November 13 and November 20, 2023. MUSIC – ~28 sec – Lyrics: “What you gonna do when the river runs dry, when there's no more water in your well? You won't know when to give it that one last try, you won't be warned before the final bell.” That's part of “River Runs Dry,” by Blacksburg, Va., musician Kat Mills. The song, in which water sources are metaphors for the songwriter's inspiration, opens a Thanksgiving-season episode featuring expressions of gratitude for literal water sources not running dry. Here are three such expressions, by people from North America, Vietnam, and Kenya. 1. The Haudenosaunee people, an alliance of six Native American tribes that was formerly known as the Iroquois Confederacy, has a traditional “Thanksgiving Address of Greetings to the Natural World.” The address includes greetings to 17 aspects of the world, such as people, plants and animals, the moon and stars, winds and thunder, and the creator. Here's the greeting to The Waters: “We give thanks to all the waters of the world for quenching our thirst and providing us with strength. Water is life. We know its power in many forms- waterfalls and rain, mists and streams, rivers and oceans. With one mind, we send greetings and thanks to the spirit of Water. Now our minds are one.” 2. Vietnamese spritutal leader Thich Nhat Hanh has written many “gathas,” that is, short reflections or meditations, on daily activities. Here is his gatha for “Turning on the Water.” “Water comes from high mountain sources. Water runs deep in the Earth. Miraculously, water comes to us and sustains all life. My gratitude is filled to the brim.” And 3. About 10 years ago, a group of Kenyan schoolgirls wrote a poem in gratitude for a newly drilled well in their community. Here's that poem. Dear water, It was hard to get to you. Waking up at dawn Buckets on our heads Donkeys loaded with jerrycans. Miles we walked In the scorching heat To look for you. Dear water, At last you came. Sweet water Our backs are rested The miles are no more Diseases are gone. For you are closer to us. Dear water, You are such a blessing. One can find countless other expressions of awareness of and gratitude for water's many vital purposes in writings by poets, politicians, professors, prophets, pundits, and plenty of others. For one last, short reading, we return to one of the water metaphors in our opening music, and quote a Benjamin Franklin comment that applies not only to water but also to anything one has and can lose: “When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.” Thanks to people everywhere who know and speak about the worth of water. Thanks also to Kat Mills for permission to use this episode's music, and—with hope that this won't be the case for you or anyone—we close with about 30 more seconds of “River Runs Dry.” Happy Thanksgiving!MUSIC - ~30 sec – Lyrics: “What you gonna do when the river runs dry? Guess I'll have to pack up and leave my home.” SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment. For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624. Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of “Cripple Creek” to open and close this episode. In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS “River Runs Dry,” by Kat Mills, is on the 2003 album “Long Time,” from Sweetcut Music; used with permission. More information about Kat Mills is available online at https://katmills.com/home. This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 557, 12-28-20. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode. More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGES Following are images of some Virginia water bodies for which the Commonwealth's citizens can be thankful. Photographs by Virginia Water Radio. Lake Drummond in Dismal Swamp, April 30 2005.Catoctin Creek at Featherbed Lane in Loudoun County, June 25, 2010.Jeremy's Run near Rileyville in Page County, July 22, 2012.Craig Creek in Montgomery County, April 26, 2015. SOURCES USED FOR AUDIO AND OFFERING MORE INFORMATION AZ Quotes, “Benjamin Franklin Quotes About Water,” online at https://www.azquotes.com/author/5123-Benjamin_Franklin/tag/water. This is the source of the Franklin quote used in the audio. Be Here Now Network, “44 Mindful Moves in Daily Life—Thich Nhat Hanh's Gathas,” online at https://beherenownetwork.com/thich-nhat-hanhs-gathas/. This is the source of the Thich Nhat Hahn quote used in the audio. Borgen Project, “Kenyan Schoolgirls Dedicate a Poem to Water,” by Sarah Sheppard, September 7, 2015, online at https://borgenproject.org/kenyan-schoolgirls-poem/. Columban Interreligious Dialogue, “Being Grateful for the Gift of Water, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines,” online at https://columbanird.org/being-grateful-for-the-precious-gift-of-water/. Abu Amina Elias, “Hadith on Water: Best charity is giving water to thirsty people,” posted by Daily Hadith Online, July, 23, 2017, online at https://www.abuaminaelias.com/dailyhadithonline/2017/07/23/best-sadaqah-water-thirsty/. GoodReads, “Benjamin Franklin/Quotes/Quotable Quote,” online at https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/53013-when-the-well-is-dry-we-know-the-worth-of. Zachiah Murray, “How to Do Gatha Practice,” posted by Lion's Roar, July 25, 2022, online at https://www.lionsroar.com/how-to-practice-gathas/. Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, “Haudenosaunee Guide for Educators,” 2009, online (as a PDF) at https://americanindian.si.edu/sites/1/files/pdf/education/HaudenosauneeGuide.pdf. Thai Plum Village, “Thich Nhat Hanh,” online at https://www.thaiplumvillage.org/thichnhathanh. Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, online at https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/thich-nhat-hanh. Saffet Catovioc, “Islamic Texts Related to Water,” posted by Green Faith Water Shield, undated, online (as a PDF) at https://www.faithinwater.org/uploads/4/4/3/0/44307383/islamic_sacred_texts-water-greenfaith.pdf. World Vision, “Video: Schoolgirls share their poem ‘Dear Water,'” May 6, 2019, online at https://www.worldvision.org/clean-water-news-stories/video-schoolgirls-share-poem-dear-water. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html). See particularly the “Overall Importance of Water” subject category. Following are links to other episodes for Thanksgiving. Episode 291, 11-23-15 – Thanks for Musical Measures of Water.Episode 343, 11-21-16 – Wild Turkey and Water.Episode 395, 11-20-17 – Thanks for the Water – 2017 edition.Episode 500, 11-25-19 – The Variety of Virginia's Water Story – for 500th episode.Episode 642, 11-21-22 – Thanks for the Water – 2022 Edition. FOR VIRGINIA TEACHERS – RELATED STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLs) AND OTHER INFORMATION Following are some Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) that may be supported by this episode's audio/transcript, sources, or other information included in this post. 2020 Music SOLs SOLs at various grade levels that call for “examining the relationship of music to the other fine arts and other fields of knowledge.” 2017 English SOLs 5.4, 6.5, 7.4, 8.4, 8.5, 9.3, 9.4, 10.3, 10.4, 11.4 – Symbols, imagery, figurative language, and other literary devices. 2018 Science SOLs Grades K-4: Living Systems and Processes1.5 – Animals, including humans, have basic life needs that allow them to survive. Grades K-5: Earth and Space Systems3.7 – There is a water cycle and water is important to life on Earth. Grades K-5: Earth ResourcesK.11 – Humans use resources.3.8 – Natural events and humans influence ecosystems.4.8 – Virginia has important natural resources. Grade 66.6 – Water has unique physical properties and has a role in the natural and human-made environment.6.9 – Humans impact the environment and individuals can influence public policy decisions related to energy and the environment. Life ScienceLS.9 – Relationships exist between ecosystem dynamics and human activity. Earth ScienceES.6 – Resource use is complex.ES.8 – Freshwater resources influence and are influenced by geologic processes and human activity. 2023 History and Social Science SOLs Grade One: Commonwealth of Virginia1.2 – The student will apply history and social science skills to explain how communities honor local and national traditions and recognize designated Virginia holidays. Grade Two: United States of America2.3 – The student will apply history and social science skills to explain how communities honor local and national traditions and recognize designated Virginia holidays.2.5 – The student will use history and social science skills to identify the geographic location, use of resources, and identify the contributions of Indigenous peoples past and present. Grade 5: United States History to 1865USI.2 – The student will apply history and social science skills to describe how early cultures developed throughout North America. Grade 8: World GeographyWG.2 – The student will apply social science skills to evaluate the significance of natural, human, and capital resources.WG.3 – The student will analyze the characteristics of the United States and Canadian regions by (among other things) analyzing cultural influences and landscapes.WG.7 – The student will analyze the characteristics of the Sub-Saharan African region by (among other things) analyzing cultural influences and landscapes.WG.9 – The student will analyze the characteristics of the South Asian and Southeast Asian regions by (among other things) analyzing cultural influences and landscapes.WG.14 – The student will apply history and social science skills to determine cultural patterns and interactions across time and place. Grade 11: Virginia and United States HistoryVUS.1 – The student will apply history and social science skills to describe the early North America by distinguishing how different Indigenous People of North America used available resources to develop their culture, language, skills and perspectives.Vi
Full Hour | In today's second hour, Dom welcomes in Montgomery County Controller Pam Van Blunk, who's currently running for Montgomery County Commissioner, after a long rash of questionable behavior from the County government. Before bringing her on, Dom contextualizes the situation that's played out in Montgomery County, reminding listeners of the power that Valerie Arkoosh had on the decisions during Coronavirus, which led her to a position under Governor Shapiro. Then, in welcoming in Van Blunk, Dom asks for her to summarize her current role as Controller, which leads to questions about her stance on issues, which quickly leads to her stance on criminal justice. Van Blunk tells how the current commissioner stance on policing has led to a spike in crime in her County, and explaining how their decisions regarding funding the Sheriff's department has contributed to her desire to run for this office. Then, Dom delves into the County's decisions concerning Coronavirus, with Van Blunk explaining what she would've pushed for if she were sitting with the other Commissioners during the pandemic. Then, Dom continues the Dom Giordano Program by switching back to breaking some more news regarding election fraud, again telling about the judge decision in Bridgeport, Connecticut concerning their Democratic primary, and now revealing a NJ decision that freezes the bank accounts of a dark money political group that was endorsing a shadow candidate in effort to aid the loss of a Republican. Then, Dom welcomes in media critic Scott Cronick to hear what's worth watching over the weekend. First, Cronick reveals that Killers of the Flower Moon may be the best Martin Scorcese film of all time, and may be one of, if not the best film ever. Then, Dom and Cronick delve into Scorcese's comments on superhero movies, with Cronick telling why Marvel has faltered in recent years after running that gamut of theaters prior to Avengers: Endgame. Also, Cronick offers his opinion on the uber-popular Five Nights at Freddy's, telling why it may be the worst horror film of all-time. (Photo by Getty Images)
Dom welcomes in Montgomery County Controller Pam Van Blunk, who's currently running for Montgomery County Commissioner, after a long rash of questionable behavior from the County government. Before bringing her on, Dom contextualizes the situation that's played out in Montgomery County, reminding listeners of the power that Valerie Arkoosh had on the decisions during Coronavirus, which led her to a position under Governor Shapiro. Then, in welcoming in Van Blunk, Dom asks for her to summarize her current role as Controller, which leads to questions about her stance on issues, which quickly leads to her stance on criminal justice. Van Blunk tells how the current commissioner stance on policing has led to a spike in crime in her County, and explaining how their decisions regarding funding the Sheriff's department has contributed to her desire to run for this office. Then, Dom delves into the County's decisions concerning Coronavirus, with Van Blunk explaining what she would've pushed for if she were sitting with the other Commissioners during the pandemic. (Photo by Getty Images)
Judge Carolyn Carluccio joins Dawn to expand on her campaign for PA Supreme Court. Carolyn expands on her experience, and why she wants to take the next step in her political career. The first female President Judge in the history of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, Carolyn Carluccio will bring unrivaled experience and a fresh perspective to Pennsylvania's highest court. Since being elected in 2009, Judge Carluccio has demonstrated proven temperament, fairness, and impartiality in the 1000+ cases that she has presided over. She will be a strong defender of the Constitution, apply the law as it is written, and restore balance and trust to our judicial branch. Carolyn Carluccio grew up in a hardworking family of first-generation Italian immigrants and proud Irish Catholics with strong ethics and values. Although her family started their own small business, she went on to blaze her own trail in the legal community, starting her career as a Federal Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting large-scale drug dealers, bank robbers, and money launderers. Her work earned her recognition from the United States Secret Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Judge Carluccio served as the first-ever female Chief Public Defender for Montgomery County where she managed a team of 35 staff and attorneys. Additionally, she served as the first woman Chief Deputy Solicitor for the County and as the Acting Director of Human Resources. Tune in 10 AM - 12 PM EST weekdays on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT; or on the Audacy app!
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Stephanie Schwab, Erin McCool, and Brandon Langer dive into Environmental Literacy and Sustainability. What does it mean, where is headed in schools, and what will the impact be on students?!?Erin and Steph also share the details about a brand new offering from the Office of Organizational and Professional Learning, the Environmental Mobile Unit. The EMU will be hitting the road to offer on-site learning opportunities for students throughout Montgomery County this fall and beyond!Learn more at https://www.mciu.org/emu
Learn how walking and running impact your physical and mental health. Guests:Ashley Reiss and Neil Shapiro, physical therapists with Lehigh Valley Health Network, discuss how walking and running impact your hormones, mind and