NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Smokey Bear taught kids the importance of preventing wildfires. McGruff the Crime Dog warned them not to talk to strangers. And in 1972, Big Bird lined up on “Sesame Street” to receive a measles vaccine as part of a campaign to get more youngsters inoculated against the disease.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on animal welfare and safety, with guests;
Liz Skrobisch, Executive Director of Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island Dr. Edward Schettino, President and CEO of Animal Rescue League of Boston & Kerri Burns, CEO of Santa Barbara Humane Society
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on grief and healing, with guests; Vicki Jay, CEO of the National Alliance for Children’s Grief, Lauren Schneider, Clinical Director of Child and Adolescent Programs of Our House Grief Support Center, & Bev Warnock, Executive Director of the National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on early childhood development, with guests; Diana Rauner, President of Start Early Drew Furedi, Ed.D., President & CEO of Para Los Niños & Alejandra Barraza, Ph.D., President of HighScope Educational Research Foundation.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on fostering and adopting children, with guests; Rebecca Louve Yao, Executive Director of National Foster Youth Institute, Lori Ross, Founder/CEO/President of Foster Adopt Connect, & Rita Soronen, President/CEO of Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Donna Grabow, Executive Director of Safenet Services, discusses the importance of services for victims of abuse and stalking and the importance of breaking the cycle of abuse patterns within families. This interview was produced in collaboration with RSUTV.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on taking care of our aging population, with guests:Suzanne Anderson, Executive Director of AGE of Central Texas,Rimas Jasin, Executive Director of Presbyterian Senior Services,&Linda Levin, CEO of ElderSource
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on early childhood education, with guests; Tori Mannes, President and CEO of Child Care Group Myrna Peralta, President and CEO of CentroNia & William Sperling, CEO of Child360
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From Washington to Indigenous communities across the American Southwest, top government officials, family members and advocates gathered Wednesday as part of a call to action to address the ongoing problem of violence against Indigenous women and children.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — After more than a year of fretting over her 13-year son with a rare liver disease, Heather Ousley broke into tears when she learned that he and millions of other youngsters could soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the state of the foster care system with Becky Davenport, Executive Director of Bloom Our Youth; Melanie Scheetz, Executive Director of the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition and Don Wells, CEO of Just in Time for Foster Youth.
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on empowering girls through Girl Scouts with guests Meridith Maskara, CEO of Girl Scouts New York City, Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital (DC) and Marina Park, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New Zealand as refugees, arguing that rising sea levels caused by climate change threaten the very existence of the tiny Pacific island nation they fled, one of the lowest-lying countries on Earth.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin i s charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death after pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck as he cried out: “I can’t breathe.”
Host Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on organizations that support those who are deaf and hard of hearing with guests Howard Rosenblum, CEO of the National Association of the Deaf; Michelle Bronson – Executive Director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center and Jeff Bravin, Executive Director of American School for the Deaf in West Hartford CT. We are also joined by professional interpreters Erin Ruiz and Marie Langill.