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Professor Edward Schmitt

Our guest this week is Professor Edward Schmitt, an Associate Professor of History at UW-Parkside, currently working on a book about the unique role of activist and humorist Dick Gregory in the social movements of the 1960s. Dick Gregory (Richard Claxton Gregory) was an African-American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer, conspiracy theorist, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. During the turbulent 1960s, Gregory became a pioneer in stand-up comedy for his “no-holds-barred” sets, in which he mocked bigotry and racism. He performed primarily to black audiences at segregated clubs until 1961, when he became the first black comedian to successfully cross over to white audiences, appearing on television and putting out comedy record albums.

Jules Martinez Hirst, Business/Social Etiquette Expert

Are you concerned about the lack of civility in America today and the polarization of our country? What does civility really mean?

And how does one incorporate the practice of civility into work and life? Our guest Jules Martinez Hirst is a sought-after business & social etiquette expert, co-author of ‘The Power of Civility’ and founder of Etiquette Consulting, Inc. Jules will be addressing these questions and more!

 

Clinical Forensic Psychologist, Dr. John Huber

Senator Brown has been invited to speak in Portugal at the Consulate about the ‘American Dream’ so he will not be with us. Our guest this week is Clinical Forensic Psychologist, Dr. John Huber! We’ll be discussing the Golden State Killer, his modus operandi, the volume of his victims, the cold-bloodedness, the fact that he was a police officer, and how this compares or is dissimilar from other serial killers.

Dr. John Huber is a mental health professional and university professor that has been in mental health for over twenty years. His experience began as a School Psychologist. Today, he is in private practice as a Clinical Forensic Psychologist, and he is a practitioner with privileges at two long term acute care hospitals. He is the Chairman of Mainstream Mental Health where the goal is to help people get mental health services. The target market for services are underprivileged and underinsured youth, veterans, and their families.

 

Kevin Hines

How many people have attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge and survive to talk about it? Not many. Our guest and first-time author, Kevin Hines, did survive and now has found a reason for living after years of suffering without help from ‘bipolar disorder with psychotic features’. In his book ‘Cracked, Not Broken’ Hines presents a vivid and moving memoir of how he descended into mental breakdown, fought to overcome demons, and made it his ‘life’s work to educate people all over this great country, and around the globe, to prevent suicide and understand mental illness.  

Kevin Hines has been featured in the critically acclaimed film “The Bridge,” (a 2006 Documentary film), Interviewed on Larry King Live, 20/20, Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America, and Ireland’s famed Tonight with Vincent Browne. He has been featured in hundreds of radio, film, and television media outlets. Kevin has written countless articles about suicide awareness/prevention and ‘The Art of Living Mentally Well.’ His articles have appeared in the San Francisco Medical Magazine, The Santa Barbara Independent, New Voices at Bay, the National Council Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Advancements in Psychiatric Treatment, as well as many others. He was most recently honored as a Lifetime Achievement Award Winner by The National Council for Community Behavioral Health.

 

Happy Fourth of July! (And other Current Events)

On Tuesday, July 4th we will be celebrating our nation’s 24th Birthday – Happy Fourth of July; Independence Day, to everyone!!

Today we’ll be discussing the 13th annual Conference of UNPO (The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization). UNPO is an international, nonviolent, and democratic membership organization. The members of UNPO include indigenous peoples and minorities that reside in unrecognized or occupied territories, who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights. They also strive to preserve their environments and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them.

We’ll discuss what was accomplished during this conference as well as covering the latest world news developments which include the pending healthcare bill, the President’s tweets, the recent shootings and North Korea.

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