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INSIGHT – HELEN KELLER OPENING DOORS, SUMMER W/O SONG OF THE SUMMER, CEOS BAIL ON TRUMP POST CHARLOTTESVILLE – 08.21.17

  Traig McMillan will make you smile, laugh and understand just how resilient and talented persons with disabilities are.  Not only does Helen Keller Services for the Blind help students like Traig succeed on many levels including education and rehabilitation – they also prepare students for jobs/careers and many facets of life.  Traig shares with Mark his life long passion …

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INSIGHT – DEAF PEOPLE CAN HAVE SEX, BRUCE HITS THE BIG WHITE WAY, LOCAL & UNIQUE – 08.10.17

A new You Tube series, “Don’t Shoot The Messenger” has the internet buzzing over it’s witty writing, interesting characters and the real challenges deaf people experience ranging from limited professional opportunities (including lack of casting deaf actors in roles for the deaf), corporations and accommodations to the indescribably mindless questions persons with hearing impairments and deafness field like; “can you drive a …

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INSIGHT – ART WAY BEYOND SIGHT, MARGARITAVILLE FOR RETIREMENT, KNOW YOUR MENTAL HEALTH – 08.03.17

She’s witty, effervescent and supremely talented.  Meet Annie Liest, Artist and Accessible Advocate whose unique perspective has gained the attention of the art world including galleries that display her brilliant work depicting urban spaces, pedestrians and movement.  Annie’s subjects are captured solely through her one eye that she says helps her focus and create easier then when she had use …

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INSIGHT – MOVIE ON FAMILY LOSS AND THEIR INDOMITABLE STRENGTH, 7TH ANNUAL SOULSATIONAL MUSIC & WELLNESS FESTIVAL AND TRANSGENDER BAN – 07.27.17

Kate Sprague’s big brother Jordan died by suicide nearly seven years ago and she’s made a brilliant award winning movie, Our Brother Jordan” on her and her family’s courageous journey through the pain, healing and ultimately where she’s able to say “It’s good to be home”.  Kate’s mother Lisa, joins Mark in a conversation on how mental illness descended upon …

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INSIGHT – SNORTABLE SUNDAES, BRIDGEGATE MASTERMIND EVADES PRISON AND SWEET SOFIYA – 07.13.17

Meet Sofiya Cheyenne, actor/dancer/singer/writer and disability advocate.  And there’s more- much more.  Sofiya is a chair member with Little People of America though don’t let her 4”1” size fool you – she’s a trail blazer and powerhouse of many sorts including her devotion to educating the public on Dwarfism, teaching empathy to teenagers through drama therapy and her determination and resiliency …

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INSIGHT – SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILD BECOMES WOMAN OF STRENGTH ON/OFF STAGE, “SHE SHEDS” FOR BACKYARD BLISS, NJ GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE CLOSES STATE FOR HIS LEGACY – 07.06.17

Crystal Woods life depicts just how incredibly resilient one can be to withstand the most horrific of circumstances.  Crystal’s father kidnapped her at 6 when he then began to sexually abuse Crystal into her mid teens.  A life filled with constant threats, fear and dread was commonplace for Crystal who describes herself as mostly happy when away from her father during school hours.  …

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INSIGHT – MODEL REVEALS HER REAL BEAUTY – DISABLED STUDENTS DENIED SCHOOL ACCESS – NEW TREND MARRY ONESELF – 06.22.17

Model, speaker, reality tv star and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Breanne Rice joins Mark and discusses her decision to reveal how Vitiligo an autoimmune disease impacted her personally and professionally.  Wearing make-up to photo shoots and never ever leaving home without makeup that disguised her condition is just a slice of Breanne’s life prior to hitting the send button on an …

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INSIGHT – MUST SEE BRILLIANT NEW FILM, DATE RAPE DRUG DETECTOR AND POLITICAL AVOIDANCE – 06.15.17

Meet Patti Channer, Executive Producer for the highly anticipated documentary film“Hearing Is Believing”, from award-winning Producer/Director Lorenzo DeStefano who introduces us to the astonishing young musician and composer, Rachel Flowers.  This supremely talented musician lost her eyesight due to Retinopathy of Prematurity and at just two she began picking up melodies from her musician parents and was soon playing every …

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INSIGHT – SOUL CAMP FOR FUN, THE MIND/BODY & S’MORES INCLUDED, – CORRUPT NJ OFFICIALS CLAMP DOWN ON CORRUPT NJ OFFICIALS AND GRATEFUL FOR 40 YEARS OF THE DEAD – 05.12.17

Come and get your soul on!!!  Soul camp is where campers leave their worries and iPhones behind for workshops, classes and seminars that nourish their bodies, minds and spirits – and some yummy food!  Soul Camp Co-founders and childhood camp buddies, Ali Leipzig and Michelle Goldblum join Mark for an insightful and funny conversation on their concept that has adults …

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INSIGHT – A WALK IN THE PARK FOR MENTAL HEALTH – ABILITIES EXPO DOES IT RIGHT – THE APPEAL OF DIRTY JEANS – 05.04.17

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS) presents its first walk, A Walk for Wellness – A Stride Against Suicide.  Phyllis Alongi, SPTSl Clinical Director joins Mark for a conversation on how the vast work SPTS has accomplished has created a national dialogue with teens on mental health as well as their inaugural 5k walk on Sunday May 7, …