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Episode 6 - Domestic Violence Awareness with Lenzi Dodgen & Scott Lancaster - Part 2

In part 2 of my conversation on domestic violence with Lenzi Dodgen & Scott Lancaster, we talk about why victims stay with their perpetrator, the stigma around domestic violence and support for survivors. In the United States, an average of 20 people experience intimate partner physical violence every minute. This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This includes a range...


Episode 5 - Domestic Violence Awareness with Lenzi Dodgen & Scott Lancaster - Part 1

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional/psychological abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence varies dramatically. (source: Domestic violence occurs in every...


Episode 4 - Expert Panel: Using Conversation to Decrease Suicide Risk

Suicide has increased over the past two decades by an astounding rate. In half the United States it has increased by 30%. In KY it increased by 37% in 2016. It’s the 2nd leading cause of death among ages 15-34 in the US; and the 10th leading cause of death overall. In 2016, 46,000 people died by suicide. In part 2 of our Suicide Prevention Awareness podcast, we continue the discussion of suicide prevention, warning signs and ways those who suffer from risk factors can get help. I am joined...


Episode 3 - Suicide Prevention Awareness with Janet Shedd

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in America. It’s the 2nd leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults ages 15-34. 46,000 Americans died by suicide in 2016. Over the past 2 decades suicide has increased by 30% in half the United States. In KY, it increased by 37% in 2016. Suicide is a major health crisis in our country. In episode 4 I had the honor to sit down with my new friend and suicide loss survivor, Janet Shedd. She lost her youngest son to suicide in 2015. His...


Episode 2 - Ninfa Floyd on Immigration

Immigration is at the very fabric of who we are as a country. We have always been a place for those who have sought refuge from the greatest storms of life. I have many friends who have sought that refuge and found it in America. We are all immigrants. I recently sat down with my friend, Ninfa Floyd, who came to America 57 years ago. Her family escaped the oppressive regime of a communist dictatorship. We discussed her experience as a child coming to a strange land, not knowing the language,...


Episode 1 - Logan Nance, US Army Veteran

Today we sit down with Logan Nance, US Army Veteran and candidate for Midway, KY, City Council to discuss gun violence and how we build safer communities together.


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