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The challenges we face in today's world go far beyond the quick fixes that we have become accustomed to. As a society, we must learn to think differently, govern differently, and educate differently. In so doing we would hold ourselves to a higher standard of accountability. "Going Beyond Medicine," hosted by Elaine M. Grohman, will delve into a myriad of topics, interviewing a wide variety of individuals, nationally and internationally, who are working to make a difference in our world. Together, we can make a change for the better!


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The challenges we face in today's world go far beyond the quick fixes that we have become accustomed to. As a society, we must learn to think differently, govern differently, and educate differently. In so doing we would hold ourselves to a higher standard of accountability. "Going Beyond Medicine," hosted by Elaine M. Grohman, will delve into a myriad of topics, interviewing a wide variety of individuals, nationally and internationally, who are working to make a difference in our world. Together, we can make a change for the better!




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Understanding Spiritual Law with Grandmother Sasa

As our world is rapidly changing, acknowledging Spiritual Law is of utmost importance. We can no longer afford to attempt to deny, demand or neglect our responsibilities as Human Beings, as we are meant to care for our Selves, one another, and our Planet. Grandmother Sasa and I talk about about those things that must be understood as we begin to change the way we do everything. Integrity. Honesty. Respect. Change. We are in the midst of it.


Education in Malawi - One Woman's Journey to Help Others with Ponelo Kongola

Ponelo Kalonga has lived in poverty. She knows it firsthand. Now thirty years old, Ponelo is committed to reforming education for girls in central and southern Malawi. Ponelo's initiative, Save the Village Youth Foundation, is devoted to help young girls remain in school. Childhood marriages, pregnancy, poverty and cultural discrimination are everyday occurrences, and she is working to help change the lives of many young girls through education and informed decisions.


One Man's Journey to Find Human Kindness with Leon Logothetis

Is it possible to travel across the globe relying on the kindness of others for your food, shelter and a full tank of gas? The answer is yes, as Leon Logothetis has discovered. Leon will share his experiences of the search for Human Kindness.


Healing Generational Pain with Grandmother Arapata Aiono

Grandmother Arapata's journey began as the daughter of two, expanding to becoming the sister of ten, mother of six, and currently the grandmother of seventeen soon to be eighteen amazing grandchildren. Born and raised in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the USA. Grandmother Arapata holds the indigenous lineage of both the Maori and Samoan ancestral bloodlines. Raised to respect the beauty of both of her cultures Grandmother Arapata returned to traditional teachings and wisdom in sharing healing...


The Unseen War in Kashmir with Hafsa Kanjwal

Hafsa Kanjwai, an Assistant Professor of South Asian history at Lafayette College, has seen first-hand the devastation of war. Little is known about the ongoing conflict in Kashmir - militarization, human rights abuses, and violence by the Indian government and army against the people of Kashmir will be the topic of our discussion.


Beyond the Tipping Point: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Men, Women and Children

The number of missing and murdered Native American men, women, and children is staggering. Government, law enforcement, and individual companies have done little to end this tragedy. Grandmother Mary Lyons, an Ojibwe Elder, will help shed light on the history of this recurring American tragedy and what must be done to stop it.


Bully-Free Schools with Julie McDaniel-Muldoon

With more trauma, anger and intimidation seen globally, our children are the most vulnerable of all populations. Well-Being Consultant, Julie McDaniel-Muldoon of Oakland Schools (Michigan) will offer her Wisdom and Insights regarding making our schools Bully Free. Through restorative practices, we can all learn to live our lives so that we might mitigate trauma and make our schools safe and our children truly peaceful enough to learn.


Gendercide Awareness Project with Beverly Hill

126 MILLION women & girls are "missing" (dead) from the world population due to severe discrimination and lack of basic human rights -- in other words due to social, man-made causes. That figure comes from the UN Population Fund. That's more deaths than World War I and World War II combined. It's 3.7% of the global female population -- a staggering loss. There is cause for hope. The fact that gendercide is a socially created, man-made problem means that it is a fixable problem. With this in...


Santa of Enchantment - The Love We All Need

Most of the Santa Claus experience falls into the routine of Ho Ho Ho, would you like to sit on Santa's lap? What would you like for christmas? Can you give Santa a big hug? This is all a special time and relationship with children and I would not diminish it or minimize it. Once in a while a child breaks out of the regular "Christmas Story" script and throws a curve. "I had one of those peak experiences yesterday on my second day on the chair this year. I want to mention it because what a 5...


Spirited Guidance From an Ojibwe Great-Grandmother, Mary Lyons

With so much anguish and pain in the world, how do we remain positive in the face of adversity? Great grandmother Mary Lyons of the Ojibwe tribe shares her life lessons and shares the wisdom of her ancestors to help us live in the light, while recognizing but not fearing the darkness.


Break the Chain of Human Trafficking with Laura Swanson

Break the Chain is an award-winning documentary that addresses the often ""hidden-in-plain-sight"" issue of Human Trafficking within Michigan communities and the United States. The film chronicles two survivors of Human Trafficking - providing a detailed look at how trafficking goes unnoticed within our backyards. Kwami and Debbie were enslaved and exploited as children for numerous years within the US before anyone took notice. Both survivors of sex and labor trafficking recount their...


Seeds of Life: Our Gifts from Mother Life - with Angela Ferguson

Angela Ferguson, Onondaga, is a traditional Indigenous farmer who understands and shares our deeply personal connection to corn and helps to educate others about the ways in which this history must be preserved for ourselves and future generations. Our very lives depend upon the gifts that provide and sustain us all.


Leading from the Heart with Michele Hunt: A Transformation Agent for Our Times

Michele Hunt has served in some of the post prestigious positions in both government and industry - bringing one important constant - her ability to bring heart and integrity to the board room as a Dream Maker, an essential part of changing industry, governance, and our human experience.


The Right of Equality with Nicole Hill

Nicole Hill, a mother of seven children, found herself in challenging situations after relocating to Michigan due to Hurricane Katrina. Her story is the driving force that echoes in the lives of so many, and her work as an activist strives to bring balance to families like her own.


A Kinder World - I'm In: A Conversation with Mary Keyser

Simple kindness can be incredibly powerful AND contagious. Mary Keyser is proving that every day with her company A Kinder World. I'm In. She sells merchandise that's created to spread love and kindness. Mary believes that unexpected acts of kindness go on to inspire more acts of kindness, and she believes this kind of domino effect could be a magical thing. Visit her Facebook Page, A Kinder World. I'm In. to see what activities are taking place, and reach out to get involved.


The Doctrine of Discovery - The Little Known Decree of Domination with Steven Newcomb

Doctrine of Discovery and Domination, has been kept silent for hundreds of years. On May 4, 1493, Pope Alexander VI released a document entitled, "The Doctrine of Discovery." This "bull" or decree gave consent and direction to unleash a worldwide campaign of terror, domination, massacre and genocide. Few people have been aware of this decree, but all people are affected by it. Renown scholar, Steven Newcomb, will help us to understand the complexity of this global human tragedy. That...


Women in our Changing Times with Shawna Bluestar Newcomb

Our world is in the midst of change, and our Indigenous Leaders have been working to help us all understand the great importance of this time. Shawna Bluestar Newcomb works to help to bring Balance and Wisdom to others, as well as to help Women regain the Wisdom that they inherently possess. As a gifted Life Coach and Intuitive, Shawna shares Native Wisdom with Grace and Clarity.


The Iroquois Confederacy - Guidance for Peace in our World

The Iroquois Confederacy The Iroquois (/ˈɪrəkwɔɪ/ or /ˈɪrəkwɑː/) or Haudenosaunee (/ˈhoʊdənoʊˈʃoʊni/)[1] (People of the Longhouse) are a historically powerful northeast Native American confederacy. They were known during the colonial years to the French as the Iroquois League, and later as the Iroquois Confederacy, and to the English as the Five Nations, comprising the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, and Seneca. After 1722, they accepted the Tuscarora people from the Southeast into their...


The Crystal Earth Project - Crystal Technology and Universal Healing

The Crystal Earth Project is a global movement to transform humanity through the new cosmic energies now available from Mother Earth. Their mission is to serve humanity’s full healing and spiritual awakening. They are helping reweave a higher vibrational connection with ourselves, each other, our planet and the cosmos. For more about The Crystal Earth Project visit crystalearthproject.org.


Seeds for the Future - Gifts from the Past with Greg Schoen

Greg Schoen is a Seed Keeper, someone who honors and cares for the ancient plants that nourished and healed Humanity for centuries. Seeds from our past hold deep within their structure the history of Humanity. Seeds from the past hold the mystery of medicines, nourishment and replenishing of our Natural world. And Seeds need protection from chemical interventions that change or shut off their gifts. My guest has devoted his Life to just that purpose.