The companies hoping to bring a casino to Richmond have already contributed more than $8 million for the campaign, according to paperwork filed with the department of elections; The Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, a project of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, announced its 100th member this weekRepublican Delegate Rob Bell, who served Albemarle County for two decades, is now deputy attorney general for Health, Education and Social Services.
Your emotional health matters as you join God in His work among the nations. There are four proven biblical keys to receive your emotional healing and use to minister to others. Using these keys will help you to stay emotional healthy as you serve others.
Podcast Description: The Children's Division of Missouri's Department of Social Services is severely understaffed. In St. Louis and St. Louis County, there should be 60 investigators total. Instead, there are 16. That shortage has led to a backlog of over 6,000 cases involving child abuse or neglect. And, those backlogged cases have remained open beyond 45 days --- far longer than in other regions in Missouri. STLPR Politics correspondent Jason Rosenbaum has been following this story, and shared his reporting done in partnership with NPR's Midwest Newsroom.
Today, we're joined by Patsy Jensen as she reflects on her time as Executive Director of Shawnee Health Care. Patsy is retiring after decades of improving public health and the quality of healthcare in Southern Illinois. She shares why stayed at Shawnee, fun memories, and stories that made her proud of the work Shawnee does.
In this episode of the Lee's Summit Town Hall podcast, hosts Nick Parker and Liesl Hays bring you the latest updates from Lee's Summit, Missouri. Discover the changing leadership landscape at Lee's Summit Social Services as executive director Matt Sanning steps down, and learn about the completion of extensive renovations at Lee's Summit High School, marking its 150th anniversary. Plus, hear about the record enrollment at Summit Christian Academy and a special interview with Candace Jennings, owner of Whistle Stop Coffee & Mercantile, as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. Stay connected with your community in this engaging episode.
Dr. Shoshannah Frydman, PhD, LCSW is the executive director of Shalom Task Force. Dr. Frydman is a trauma-informed therapist and advocate who has worked in the field of domestic abuse and family violence in the Jewish community for close to 20 years. Dr. Frydman co-chairs the UJA Taskforce on Family Violence, and was recently appointed to the New York City Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence COVID-19 Response Group. Dr. Frydman previously served as the managing director of Family Violence and Social Services at the Met Council. Dr. Frydman received her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and her PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York/Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work. _____________________________________________________ Shalom Task Force https://shalomtaskforce.org/ Call, Text, Chat- 888-882-2323 Thehotline.org 800.799.SAFE (7233) The Community has Power, and the Power of Community | Shoshannah D. Frydman | The Blogs (timesofisrael.com) https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-community-has-power-and-the-power-of-community/ JOWMA Podcast: Love Shouldn't Hurt with Anna Sherman, RP MFT https://anchor.fm/jowma/episodes/Love-Shouldnt-Hurt-with-Anna-Sherman--RP-MFT-e1eqv73 Mishpacha Article: Shattered https://mishpacha.com/shattered/ _______________________________________________________ This podcast episode is sponsored by the Lev Initiative: Everyone deserves to be safe. The Lev Initiative provides mental health support to those impacted by intimate partner violence, also known as domestic violence. We take a holistic approach to help survivors of any age find ways to heal and thrive. Our virtual and in-person services include crisis and individual counseling sessions, support groups, psychotherapy, community-sensitive emergency housing, and linkages to a variety of community resources. The Lev Initiative is brought to the community by The Jewish Board in partnership with UJA-Federation. For more information, contact us confidentially at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-273-1800. Are you interested in sponsoring the JOWMA Podcast? Email email@example.com for more information. _______________________________________________________ Become a JOWMA Member! www.jowma.org Follow us on Instagram! www.instagram.com/JOWMA_org Follow us on Twitter! www.twitter.com/JOWMA_med Follow us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/JOWMAorg/ Stay up-to-date with JOWMA news! Sign up for the JOWMA newsletter! https://jowma.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9b4e9beb287874f9dc7f80289&id=ea3ef44644&mc_cid=dfb442d2a7&mc_eid=e9eee6e41e
In this session, It will seek to help guide you on how to respond to God’s Command and Commission, The quest for discovering and following God’s will and purpose for one’s life is often an illusion to many children of the Living God, Many believers resorts to imitating others and or live a hypocritical phantom life as they are tied down to daily engagements and undertakings of everyday life, It is hoped that discovering the reason for living your life with purpose is made easier. You will discover the purpose for which God design you and gain the confidence to fruitfully be where you belong, through the power of the Holy Spirit. You will be guided through a biblical process and principles to seeing exactly God’s intent for your unique being and person, as Gods design, where you will discover that It all began with God before the foundations of the earth. Ever since, before the fall of humanity, God has you in mind, and he designed you for a purpose and through a process, but as a result of the departure of humans from God, through disbelief, you became blind and were kept ignorant of His plans for you. However, you will discover that His Deep love and Great Mercy, God called you to salvation, you became a new creature and adopted as His Child, hence He qualified you, by being a new creature in His image, He desires for you to return and rediscover His plan and purpose for your life As He God Intended. Responding to Gods Command and Commission, is a call to be ready, Dressed for service fully equipped and Lacking in nothing as you Respond through Obedience, based on a biblical Principles, These herculean task by helping you identify your uniqueness within the body of Christ, and to enable you walk confidently and victoriously where you belong in the program of God through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit. Finally, through the Scriptures and the Power of the Holy Spirit, You will be exposed and guided to God’s Command and Commission, That you begin to instantly manifest the reality of your purpose for living, Emblemed and empowered with full of Zeal, Passion and Fruitfulness, Genuinely ready for all the good works God has designed you to accomplish – Loving God with all your heart, soul and strength and loving others through your service of obedience to his Commission, Praying, Evangelizing, Discipling, Equipping and living a lasting fruit to the Glory of God. Our focus will be what it does take to be dressed, ready for service from your call to salvation to your call to service, Exploring your Meditational life, Family Life and a life of Obedience to His Command and Commission. AS YOU RESPONDING TO GOD’S COMMAND AND COMMISSION
In this special diversity and inclusion episode Wen Han Choy from JB Cares talks to Beyond Social Services (BSS), a Singapore-based NGO and charity that helps lower-income and less privileged families in Singapore. What's the state of poverty in a wealthy nation like Singapore? How does Julius Baer collaborate with local partners to give back to society? What are BSS' success stories? And how can our listeners get active and support BSS as volunteers? Find out more in this episode with guest speakers Ranganayaki Thangavelu, Deputy Executive Director, and Shariffah Nureza Binte Syed Ayoub Alsagoff, Community Worker at BSS. About JB CaresThe JB Cares SG chapter is part of the Bank's global network of employee/volunteer-led organisations in various locations. The areas of focus are Education, Health and Children, tying in smoothly with the mission and goal of Julius Baer Foundation, which is to reduce inequalities in education, opportunity and wealth.
While at Cafe Euphoria, Skye began telling Hudson Mohawk Magazine producer Sina Basila Hickey about navigating governmental systems as a homeless person. She spoke about the motel system and what doesn't work about it and the importance of giving homeless people housing to get them the support they need.
The Cybercrime Wire, hosted by Scott Schober, provides boardroom and C-suite executives, CIOs, CSOs, CISOs, IT executives and cybersecurity professionals with a breaking news story we're following. If there's a cyberattack, hack, or data breach you should know about, then we're on it. Listen to the podcast daily and hear it every hour on WCYB. The Cybercrime Wire is sponsored by KnowBe4. To learn more about our sponsor, visit https://knowbe4.com • For more breaking news, visit https://cybercrimewire.com
The Smoke Loader botnet has a creepy new payload. Ransomware gets faster. How AI has evolved in malicious directions. The Snatch ransomware gang threatens to snitch. The FSB continues to use both USBs and phishing emails as attack vectors. A ransomware attack shutters Belgian social service offices. Tim Starks from the Washington Post explains a Biden administration win in a DC court. Our guest Ben Sebree of CivicPlus describes how the public sector could combat cybercrime during cloud adoption. And the deadline for comment on US cybersecurity regulations? It's been extended. For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news briefing: https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/12/161 Selected reading. Smoke Loader Drops Whiffy Recon Wi-Fi Scanning and Geolocation Malware (SecureWorks) Time keeps on slippin' slippin' slippin': The 2023 Active Adversary Report for Tech Leaders (Sophos News) HP Wolf Security Threat Insights Report Q2 2023 | HP Wolf Security (HP Wolf Security) Barracuda XDR Insights: How AI learns your patterns to protect you (Barracuda) Deep Instinct Study Finds Significant Increase in Cybersecurity Attacks Fueled by Generative AI (Deep Instinct) Cyberattack on Belgian social service centers forces them to close (Record) Ukraine's Military Hacked by Russian Backed USB Malware (Ophtek) Request for Information on Cyber Regulatory Harmonization; Request for Information: Opportunities for and Obstacles To Harmonizing Cybersecurity Regulations (Federal Register) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stories we're covering this week:• Talkin' trash with a city councilman• Mansfield couple recounts their Maui wildfire vacation• It's back to school time in Mansfield!• Timberview and Legacy square in their annual pre-season scrimmageIn the Features Section:• Angel Biasatti has some exciting news about a fundraising event you won't want to miss in Methodist Mansfield News to Know• Realtor Beth Steinke shares some summertime home maintenance tips in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update• Brian Certain serves up a bowl of snacks in the Cocktail of the WeekAnd in the talk segment, Steve concludes his “current state of education” interview with Social Services professor Dr. Jandel Crutchfield. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield's only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.
Today we are headed over to my guest appearance on Louisa Haver's “The Infinite Prosperity Podcast”. Listen in to hear us dive deep into a topic that's close to every entrepreneur's heart - how to double your revenue while reclaiming a precious 10+ hours of your work week.Yes, you heard that right!Time is the most valuable resource we have, and I'm spilling the beans on tangible, actionable methods to condense timelines without compromising your earnings.If you're an entrepreneur aiming to expand your impact while also enjoying more of life's pleasures - whether it's embarking on passion projects, creating lasting memories with your loved ones, or just having that extra "me time" — this episode is for you. Get ready to unlock new doors of productivity, personal fulfillment and quantum revenue expansion. Your journey to a more empowered and efficient entrepreneurial life starts here today! Ursula's Takeaways:Intro (00:00)Starting My Business (2:42)The Secret To Setting Goals (6:34)How To Shift Your Limiting Beliefs? (10:22)Embodying The Energy Of Ceo Helps You Grow Faster (16:28)How To Build Your Dream Revenue Model? (20:00)What Holds People Back From Moving Forward? (22:55)Blasting Your Limiting Beliefs (26:53)About Louisa HaversLouisa Havers is one of the first 22 Energy Alignment Mentors in the world, an Advanced Pranic Healer, a Master Akashic Record Consultant and Teacher and an International Life & Business Coach. Louisa left her life on the hamster wheel of survival and stepped out of her comfort zone, leaving her Senior Executive job in Social Services, to reinvent herself as an Entrepreneur, running a successful International Life & Business Coaching Business. She helps high achievers and coaches increase their performance and magnetism in life and business so that they break through their upper limits and has served over 8000 people across Northern America and Canada, Europe and Australasia, empowering them to make life-changing transformations so that they love the life they live.Connect with Louisa HaversWebsite: www.louisahavers.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/louhaversFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/LouisaHaversLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/energy-alignment-method-life-and-business-coach/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/louisahavers/Twitter: https://twitter.com/HaversLouisaPodcast: The Infinite Prosperity Podcast About Ursula Mentjes Ursula Mentjes is an award-winning Entrepreneur and Sales Expert. She will transform the way you think about selling so you can reach your revenue goals with less anxiety and less effort! Ursula specializes in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and other performance modalities to help clients double and triple their sales fast. Honing her skills at an international technical training company, where she began her career in her early twenties, Ursula increased sales by 90% in just one year. Just 5 years later, when the company's annual revenue was in the tens of millions, Ursula advanced to the position of President at just...
Welcome! Church Online is a community of people all over the experiencing God and connecting with one another like never before in history. Introduce yourself in the chat and let us know where you're from! Get Connected Check us out on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram Find a Small Group www.southpoint4u.com/groups Learn more about SouthPoint at Growth Track www.southpoint4u.com/growthtrack Find out more at www.southpoint4u.com Notes God, break my heart for what breaks yours. This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters - 1 John 3:16 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families. - Psalm 68:5-6 “We are for abused, neglected and orphaned children because we have been cared for by Jesus. Caring for the marginalized, oppressed, and orphaned is not only one of the clearest expressions of the heart of God but also one of the most tangible demonstrations of the Gospel this world will ever see. - Jason Johnson - All in Orphan Care “Orphan care demands we interject ourselves into broken stories just as Jesus interjected Himself into ours” - Jason Johnson “Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.” - Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision. In the United States: 606,000 children in foster care 23,000 aged out of the system 54,200 were adopted 114,000 were awaiting adoption Child Welfare Information Gateway Childwelfare.gov Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself' - Matthew 22:37-39 James 1:27 reminds us, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress." “Orphan care requires that we stand for justice in a deeply spiritual battle, Just as Jesus, our true Hero, stood for us.” “To be Jesus-centered means to always keep at the forefront of our thinking the belief that it is better to give than to receive, and that true service of others almost always involves true sacrifice of self.” - Jason Johnson In Matthew 25:40, Jesus says, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Call to action: - Support foster families - Respite care (approval needed) - Babysitting (approval needed) - Prevention - Become a foster parent - Call Department of Social Services at 240-895-7000 - Adopt - Orphan care small group - CASA “A child born to another woman calls me mommy. The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege is not lost on me.” - Jody Landers: “Each of us has a role to play, and every role is important. There is no small service to God; it all matters.” - Pastor Rick Warren At SouthPoint, Core value 5 is: We're contributors not consumers. We give, serve, and go to impact eternity and change the world locally, nationally, and globally. God, break my heart for what breaks yours.
Since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan nearly two years ago, roughly 80,000 refugees have resettled in the country. According to the Connecticut Department of Social Services, "over 1,300 parolees, refugees, and Special Immigrant Visa Holders from Afghanistan have resettled in Connecticut since 2021." The New Haven-based non-profit, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, or IRIS, recently opened a satellite office in Hartford to help meet the needs of the roughly 250 clients they serve in the area, many of whom recently left Afghanistan. This hour, we hear from two people making the Hartford area a new home. Plus, IRIS' soon-to-depart executive director Chris George joins us in-studio. For many refugees and immigrants, food is a love language that carries memory and tradition, while connecting people and building community. Chefs with Afghan roots at Sanctuary Kitchen, a New Haven-based non-profit, describe the power of food. GUESTS: Asadullah Jalal: West Hartford Resident Hamid Hemat: Fellow Curator, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Chris George: Executive Director, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS) Susan Schnitzer, President and CEO of Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) Caroline Sennett: Director, CIRI's Immigration Legal Services Program Naseema Gilson: Program Director, Sanctuary Kitchen Homa Assadi: Chef, Sanctuary Kitchen Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Stories we're covering this week:• City of Mansfield starts mosquito spraying campaign• Vehicle collides with Mansfield PD patrol car on busy highway• Survey reveals that Texans love to dine outIn the Features Section:• Angel Biasatti talks with a local doctor about high-risk pregnancies in Methodist Mansfield News to Know• Realtor Beth Steinke shares some opportunities in the Mansfield Real Estate Market Update• Brian Certain serves up spicy frozen drink that'll get your attention in the Cocktail of the WeekAnd in the talk segment, Steve talks in-studio with Social Services professor Dr. Jandel Crutchfield. Plus, your chance to win a $25 gift card to a Mansfield restaurant of your choice with our Mansfield Trivia Question, courtesy of Joe Jenkins Farmers Insurance. We are Mansfield's only source for news, talk and information. This is About Mansfield.
Certified Child Life Specialist, Jessica Lewin, sits down with several undergraduate students - Mollie Wolf, Olivia Karson, and Maddie Sassa. Mollie is a senior in her child life program and is about to start her internship. Olivia is a senior majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Youth and Society. Maddie has an Associate of Applied Science in Human Services with a concentration in Child, Youth, and Families and is currently obtaining her BA online in Child Life & Health and Social Services & Community Programming with a minor in disability studies. She currently works as a 2-year-old preschool teacher. The episode kicks off with the students' individual journeys into the field of child life. They discuss how they each discovered this rewarding profession, emphasizing the importance of volunteer hours, practicums, and preparing for internships. We talk quite a bit about the irreplaceable role of supportive professors and professionals and the importance of learning from peers in the field. As they navigate their academic journey, they stress upon the necessity of hands-on experience and the influence an experienced mentor can have on shaping one's career. So, whether you're a current student looking for inspiration or contemplating a career in child life, this conversation promises to be a treasure trove of invaluable advice.To reach out to students - use the following lines of communication below.Mollie: on Instagram as @m.wolf18Olivia: on Instagram as @oliviakarsonMaddie: via email at firstname.lastname@example.orgTrack: Odessa — LiQWYD & Scandinavianz [Audio Library Release]Music provided by Audio Library PlusWatch: https://youtu.be/jNy-Dp3lgcgFree Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/odessa
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It centralizes programs across 17 state departments and agencies to develop and implement a comprehensive plan to combat homelessness. At a bill-signing ceremony at Featherfist, a homeless services organization in Chicago, Pritzker said the goal of the initiative is to bring homelessness in Illinois to “functional zero.”Pritzker said “For those who don't know and who may be listening, it's a measurable metric of success that reduces homelessness to something that's brief and rare and nonrecurring.”The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless estimates that more than 100,000 people in Illinois experienced homelessness for all or part of 2020. Christine Haley, the state's current chief homelessness officer and chair of the interagency task force, said Black people and other people of color are disproportionately affected by homelessness.She said “We stand here in one of the few Black-led homeless services organizations in our state. And as we stand here, we know that this housing crisis before us is rooted in housing injustice, is rooted in segregation, is rooted in racism. We know this because in our city of Chicago, where now less than a third of its residents are Black, 73 percent of individuals and 90 percent of children and their parents who are experiencing homelessness are Black.”State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, who was the lead sponsor of the bill in the House, said that on any given night, an estimated 4,500 people in Illinois are without shelter and the average wait time for someone to receive housing services is 802 days. She also noted that in Fiscal Year 2022, 9,800 people were turned away from emergency shelters.She said “Ending homelessness and ensuring every neighbor has access to shelter and supportive services has long been possible in Illinois and across the nation, but we haven't had the collective political, economic – and I say this with love – the bureaucratic will to make it happen until now.”In his State of the State address in February, Pritzker highlighted the state's “Home Illinois” plan, which calls for increased spending for homelessness prevention, crisis response, housing units, and staffing.On Wednesday, he noted that the budget lawmakers passed this year includes more than $350 million for homeless services, an increase of $85.3 million over last year.That includes $50 million in rapid rehousing services for 2,000 households; $40 million to develop more than 90 Permanent Supportive Housing units that provide long-term rental assistance and case management; and $37 million in Emergency Shelter capital funds to create more than 460 non-congregate shelter units.Governor Pritzker said “No stone will be left unturned in this endeavor,” Capitol News Illinois is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news service covering state government. It is distributed to hundreds of newspapers, radio and TV stations statewide. It is funded primarily by the Illinois Press Foundation and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, along with major contributions from the Illinois Broadcasters Foundation and Southern Illinois Editorial Association.TENNESSEE LOOKOUT:Evolution of the Christian right in TennesseeMiddle Tennessee, and Williamson County, in particular, as the buckle of Christian nationalismBY: DEVON HEINEN - 6:00 AM Part of the far right in the U.S. is the Christian far right. According to Philip Gorski, chair of Yale University's sociology department — political sociology and social movements, as well as religion, are areas of interest for him — the Christian far right in the U.S. has evolved over hundreds of years. Its basic principles, though, date back to the country's birth, as do its two main groups: “God and country” and “God over country.”“'God and country' people believe that America was founded as a Christian nation and that the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are inspired by the Christian Bible,” Gorski explains. “They believe that America is especially blessed by God, and America has a special mission in history. And they worry that all these blessings and all that power will be taken away if it doesn't remain a Christian nation. And, for most of these people, the term ‘Christian' also kind of implies ‘white.'”“Even further to their right is what I would call the ‘God over country' people,” Gorski adds. “And these are people who don't believe that America is a Christian nation or that it ever was, but they're determined to make sure that it becomes one, and that usually involves destroying the American government and replacing it with some form of Christian government and Christian law.”Gorski says the U.S. Christian far right has grown over the last 15 or 20 years. One reason, he says, is that there's been an erosion of authority from older Christian leaders.“I think there are a lot of conservative white Christians out there who've learned a lot more of their ‘theology' quote-unquote from Rush Limbaugh” — a former Republican media personality who Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom before dying in 2021 at 70 years old — “and Tucker Carlson, than from Jerry Falwell or Billy Graham.”The U.S. Christian far right has grown a lot since the start of Obama's presidency, Gorski says, both in terms of numbers and power, but especially in power. When it comes to sheer size, a conservative guess by Gorski puts the percentage of current U.S. Republican voters who are either “God and country” or “God over country” Christian far right at 25 or 30 percent. In terms of power, he says the U.S. Christian far right has grown so much that it's among the loudest voices in the GOP.Why has the Christian far right grown in the country? Gorski credits social media for being, probably, the biggest reason: social media has let once-small fringe groups interact with each other as well as work on influencing mainstream opinion.The U.S. Christian far right is also becoming authoritarian. He says it wasn't like that 10 or 20 years ago.When it comes to Middle Tennessee, Rev. Kevin Riggs runs down a list of examples showing the region's power in Christianity. It's home to several denominational headquarters. Williamson County houses the majority of the Christian music industry. There are a number of Christian publishing houses in the Middle Tennessee area. And a lot of the executives who work in Christian publishing live in Williamson County.Riggs is 57 years old. For the past 33, he has been a pastor at Franklin Community Church. He's currently a senior pastor there. When RIggs talks, you hear a Southern drawl. Originally from Nashville, the fourth-generation ordained minister has lived in Franklin for more than three decades.“Almost anything that gets put out in the quote ‘Christian world' and ‘Christian culture' is going to come through Middle Tennessee before it goes out to the world, and a lot of that is going to come through Williamson County,” Riggs says.There's more on his list. Middle Tennessee has so-called Christian celebrities. And it has organizations that have large preaching circuits. Plus, it has Christian institutions of higher education.And Middle Tennessee's power doesn't end there. The Hartford Institute for Religion Research tracks the number of megachurches in the U.S. - megachurches being those with average weekly attendance of at least 2,000 people. With 67 megachurches, Tennessee is 5th in the U.S. But on a per-capita basis, Tennessee had the most.One thing Riggs wants to make clear: Not every Christian is far-right. But he says the Christian far right is definitely present.He said “You hear the South oftentimes referred to as the ‘buckle of the Bible Belt' — sometimes that's Tennessee, sometimes that's Arkansas — but I'm convinced that Middle Tennessee, and Williamson County, in particular, is the buckle of Christian nationalism.” Riggs doesn't know if the non-violent end of the far-right spectrum makes up the majority or the minority in Williamson County's Christian community. It's too close to tell.Extremism hits close to home for Riggs. He used to have Christian far-right views.He said “I know what I'm talking about. I know how Evangelicals think. I know how that far right thinks,” Riggs says. He lets out a chuckle. “You know, I don't need to read it in a survey. I mean, I know.”If Trump wins the presidency in 2024, Riggs thinks the situation in Williamson County will get worse. There will be more divisiveness. The Christian far right will be even bolder.Elizabeth Madeira decided to run for local office in the 2020 election cycle. Before eventually losing her bid for the Tennessee House of Representatives' 63rd district, Madeira encountered the far right numerous times. The most memorable experience came about six to eight weeks prior to election day. That's when she got a phone call. The caller had a question: Was Madeira running as a Democrat? Yes, she answered.Then the caller “went on a long ramble about how Democrats support killing babies, pedophilia, support killing police officers — it was a long, very angry tirade, in which she disparaged the college that I attended- ” which is a Christian college. “And then she said that her daughter attends that college, and, now, she thinks she might have to take that daughter out of college because she was gonna turn into a Democrat like me.”A little later in the conversation about that phone call, Madeira adds: “It was basically a litany of QAnon conspiracy theories for at least five minutes, and then she hung up on me.”There were 733 far-right hate groups in the U.S. in 2021, according to the human-rights non-profit Southern Poverty Law Center. In Tennessee, the SPLC tracked 28 hate groups.These consisted of two anti-LGBTQ groups, three white-nationalist, four neo-Nazi, nine general hate groups, one antisemitic, four Ku Klux Klan, two anti-Muslim, one Christian identity, one neo-Confederate and one racist skinhead group. Eleven of Tennessee's 28 far-right hate groups in 2021 were statewide organizations. Of the remaining 17, six were in Middle Tennessee.MISSOURI INDEPENDENT:Over one million Missourians on Medicaid will have their eligibility checked between now and next May. Many have never undergone the process beforeBY: CLARA BATES - AUGUST 3, 2023 5:55 AMIn June, 72% of Medicaid dis-enrollments in Missouri were due to "procedural" reasons, meaning the state could not determine eligibility — generally because of paperwork issues (Annelise Hanshaw/Missouri Independent).Missouri has begun checking the eligibility of everyone on its Medicaid rolls — a review process that was paused for three years because of pandemic-era federal protections. Advocates hope that continuing to get the word out about how to navigate what is, for many, an unfamiliar process, will help those who are eligible retain coverage.About one-quarter of the state's population was enrolled in Medicaid - called MO HealthNet in Missouri - in June of this year.The state has 1.5 million Medicaid enrollees on the books, up from around 900,000 in March 2020 — in part because Missouri implemented voter-approved Medicaid expansion for low-income adults in late 2021 and in part because of the federal rules providing continuous coverage. Now, hundreds of thousands of Missourians are projected to lose coverage. Nationally, more than 3.7 million enrollees already have been disenrolled from Medicaid coverage.Brandi Linder, community health coordinator at Missouri Ozarks Community Health, a federally-qualified health center that assists with Medicaid renewals said “A lot of people got Medicaid during the public health emergency during COVID that had never had it before, so they've never had to go through the annual renewal process,”Linder said the focus has been ensuring that those who are new to the renewal process understand the stakes: “That if they don't do it, they could possibly lose their coverage.”Here are some of the things advocates and state officials want participants to know.1. Renewal month is typically the anniversary month of your first enrollment.Missouri's process of evaluating the eligibility of each person on its caseload will unfold over the next year— the state began in June and will end with those due in May 2024. Participants can view their renewal date on the Department of Social Services' new online portal, but need a smartphone and an active email address to sign up for the required multi-factor authentication.2. Participants should update their contact information with the state, especially mailing addresses.The social services department “strongly encourages” all participants to keep their address up to date — notifying the state if they've moved in the last three years;check the mail regularly;and/or verify your renewal date in the Family Support Division Benefit Portal.Participants can update their contact info online, in-person, or by phone.3. The participant will likely need to return paperwork to the state.If the state doesn't have sufficient data to renew a participant's coverage, the participant will need to provide additional information.That paperwork will be sent to the participant by mail and will be a yellow form.The participant should receive the form 55 days before their annual renewal is due.The state sends forms already partially completed with information it has about the participant. The participant should, in addition to filling out any blanks in the form, be sure to Review the pre-populated information the state filled out;Cross out anything that is not accurate and correct it;And be sure to sign the document before submitting it.5. If there are paperwork issues, eligible participants could lose coverage.The state can end coverage for two reasons. If the participant is found to be ineligible — because their income exceeds the allowed maximum, for instance, they will be deemed ineligible and lose coverage.A participant can also lose coverage for what are called “procedural” reasons, meaning the state couldn't determine the participant's eligibility, generally due to paperwork issues. For instance, a participant could be procedurally disenrolled if they did not return the required paperwork, or did not receive the paperwork — perhaps because of a change in address or lack of a stable address. In June, the first month of reviews, more than 32,000 Missourians – half of them children – lost Medicaid coverage with 72% of terminations were due to procedural reasons. That means around 23,000 Missourians disenrolled were not directly found ineligible but their eligibility couldn't be determined. Enrollees have 90 days after the termination to submit required paperwork for reconsideration — rather than filling out an entirely new application for Medicaid. If they're found eligible, they can get coverage reinstated.So if you're in this situation, it's “very important to turn that paperwork in as soon as possible,” Oliver said. “It's not too late.” 8. Those who lose coverage may be eligible for plans through the Affordable Care Act.There is a special enrollment period for those who lose Medicaid from now until July 31, 2024. If you're a Missourian interested in speaking to a reporter about your experience with the Medicaid renewal process, please contact email@example.com.And finally, the bad joke nobody asked for: Did I ever tell you about my grandfather? He has the heart of a lion. And, a lifetime ban from the zoo.Welp, that's it for me. From Denver I'm Sean Diller, original reporting for the stories in todays show comes from the Missouri Independent, Capitol News Illinois, and the Tennessee Lookout. Thanks for listening, see you next time.
Slam the Gavel welcomes back Dolores Feliciano from New York back to the podcast. Dolores is a wonderful and tenacious advocate/activist for Alienated parents since 2015. She has coverage on YouTube, olive of which is called, "Family Unjustifiably Torn Apart," (Part 1 and Part 2). Also on YouTube Dolores has videos regarding protests in front of the Department of Social Services, in front of the UN building and has even spoke to Legislation regarding Family Court Corruption and CPS. Dolores has represented herself, along with having court watchers and also discussed this on the podcast. Updating her case, Dolores explained that she has not seen her child in ten years and has been dealing with Parental Alienation since 2013. Dolores explained that the hardest thing was stepping back and giving it to God, to do the right thing for her child when the courts use leverage and collusion any way they can in order to use the children as pawns. "We don't want to become angry or bitter. We need to think about the child," Dolores states. Dolores also stated that the, "Family Court is not created for We The People." Dolores spoke about the leverage that takes place in the 'family court,' via Guardian Ad Litem, CPS and collusion that took her daughter away from her and caused child psychological abuse/Parental Alienation. We discussed the fear tactics the Alienating parent uses against the Target parent to keep the child away in fear of consequences. The future generations are now thinking twice on the role of marriage and creating a new life to bring into this world. Dolores states, "STOP FEEDING THE MONSTER," of 'family court.' And there are ways to do it until family court is ABOLISHED.To Reach Dolores: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook and InstagramThis episode of Slam the Gavel is sponsored by CPSprotect Consulting Services. A Child Protective Services case is one of the most frightening experiences for any parent. Don't face it alone. Face it with confidence! With UrgentAssist by CPSprotect, you can have access to former CPS investigators to make sure you preserve your rights and protect your family. If you're facing CPS involvement and aren't sure where to turn, their child welfare consultants can help you. Visit cpsprotect.com/subscribe and enter the coupon code: SlamTheGavel for 60% off your first year of UrgentAssist AVAILABLE in ALL 50 STATES. Support the show Supportshow(https://www.buymeacoffee.com/maryannpetri)http://www.dismantlingfamilycourtcorruption.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/maryann-petri/support
This session will consider case studies of biomedical research in mission contexts, derive best practices in biomedical research that enhance the work of mission institutions, and describe how to get involved in biomedical research in faith-based settings. Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/gmhc2022_marktopazian_biomedicalresearchandfaith