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Ask Beatty – 11.30.15

Beatty talked about Mayor De Blasio and his wife, First Lady McCray’s New York
City mental health initiative, ThriveNYC.
Their plan sets forth 6 principles for achieving long-term mental health changes. Tune in and listen to the programs that have the potential to save millions of lives!
Her guest today was actress Margot Steinberg, who talked about Straight Talking, an equity stage reading about a families reaction to discovering that their son is gay. The readings are on December 7th and 8th at 7 p.m. at 151 West 46th St. In NYC. Admission is FREE.

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Ask Beatty – 11.23.15

What is the role of schools and colleges in terms of educating students about the realities of life…the good, the bad and the ugly? As educators we have a responsibility to prepare our students to navigate through muddy waters. This can only happen if we encourage responsible debate, discussion and distention about a variety of issues that effect all of us including: religion, gender, sex, relationships and racism. Let’s keep our students safe from violence. Everything else should be up for debate!

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Ask Beatty – 11.16.15

What must we do to try and create a more loving and tolerant society worldwide, despite our differences? The terrorism that occurred in Paris and around the world should be wake up calls for all of us. How do we educate people to embrace or at least accept diversity and political and religious differences rather than destroy one another? Hear Beatty’s analysis of the problems and possible solutions.
Sexting and Texting in High Schools and Colleges….. Don’t miss Beatty’s conversation with her guest Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of Education and History at NYU and author of Too Hot to Handle: A Global History of Sex Education.

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Ask Beatty – 11.09.15

How honest are we with ourselves and with others? How important to you is truth and honesty? How do we learn to trust others if they betray us? Does it concern you that Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and others are blatantly lying to us about parts of their history? Or do we care that Bernie Sanders doesn’t kiss babies? Beatty asks you to consider these important questions, which invariably affect all of our relationships.

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Ask Beatty – 11.02.15

What would our society look like if we developed a kinder and gentler attitude toward one another? Listen to what research has found when the most violent of prisoners in the United States are given the opportunity to receive an education and treatment. What do we need to do to get our politicians to care?

Are you OK with hook-up sex? Are you and your partner on the same page? Listen to what Beatty is asking you to consider in order to keep you emotionally and physically safe.

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Ask Beatty – 10.12.15

Beatty talked about how preventive mental health programs in the schools would help early on to identify and treat problem children and their families who grow up to be angry, alienated, lonely and violent adults. She also discussed recent findings that show “the effectiveness of talk therapy is overstated” and shared her 35 year clinical experience outlying what in her view effective therapy is and is not.

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Ask Beatty – 10.05.15

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Beatty’s guest today was Loretta K. Davis, lawyer, former Judge and Executive Director of the Retreat, an organization that provides a variety of domestic violence services for survivors and their families, including a 24 hour hotline, preventive programs in the schools for teens and new father initiatives. If you want to hear an in depth conversation about domestic violence and more importantly, what we can do about ending violence, you will not want to miss this show.

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Ask Beatty – 09.28.15

Did Pope Francis’s visit impact you in terms of how you might treat others more lovingly and respectfully? Did his powerful messages about injustice, inequality, mass incarceration, poverty and racism touch you on a deep level?

Beatty also talked about recent research that demonstrated how technology is interfering and potentially destroying our personal connections. (If we let it!)
She stressed the importance of our taking ACTION if we are serious about improving the quality of our lives and relationships.

And finally, Beatty will be on a panel ,”Does Sexy Have An Expiration Date?” on October 13th 2015, from 6-9 pm at the Hungarian Consulate in New York City. She stressed the importance of not allowing anyone, (including the media) to tell you if or how often you should be having sex.