Category Archives: Education

Heart of Change

Image result for political changeHow do you feel about the Electoral College? This week we have guest Michael Baer who started the online campaign to Abolish the Electoral College on MoveOn.org .  Abolishing the Electoral College would require an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Michael would like to see presidential elections decided by the popular vote. One person; one vote should determine the one leader who is supposed to answer to all the people of America. For the first two years, Michael’s petition received only 2,000 signatures.  In the last 10 days, it has received more than a half a million additional signatures.  The petition will be delivered to the President of the United States, and members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

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Competing for the title of Miss Missouri

Our first guest, at the top of the hour, is James Winkler – he is the President of CAP Enterprises, an Artist, Artisan, Author, Technician, Comic, Entrepreneur and PR Agent. His new radio show on the BBS Radio Network is ‘Radio Free DC’! – A listener-supported underground program all about the music, entertainment, historic and hottest happenings in-and-around the Nation’s Capitol. Love it! The show can be heard every Monday at 6pm PST/9pm EST on BBS Radio at Radio Free DC 

Our second guest is Angela Luna, who is competing for the title of Miss Missouri June 12-18 as Miss Zona Rosa 2016. While competing through the Miss America Organization, Luna is raising funds for angela-lunathe Children’s Miracle Network which is the national platform for Miss America. It’s also Miss Luna’s own personal platform as well: “Raise Your Voice It’s Your Choice “Educating generations about the importance of the right to vote!

Born and raised in the St.Louis area, Angela aspires to become a Television News Anchor by studying Mass Media in Multimedia Journalism/Sports Broadcasting at Northwest Missouri State University. Luna is entering her senior year and has had many field reporting experiences particularly at the 2016 Iowa Caucuses. 

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Karen Schoen

300px-karenschoenKaren Schoen is originally from New York and currently resides in the Florida panhandle. she is a former professor, dean and business owner who became an activist and now devotes my time speaking, blogging and writing.

Karen travels throughout the country educating Americans to what she belives are the true enemies of America including the UN, Agenda 21 aka Sustainable Development, Sustainable America, Resilient cities, Smart Growth, New Urbanism etc.

She have a Bachelors Degree in Education, a Masters Degree in Liberal Studies and post graduate credits from the New School of Social Research where she was trained in psychological manipulation now applied in schools. Putting the pieces together and connecting the dots is her specialty. Karen is a founder of the AgEnders (Americans ending Agenda 21/ Sustainable Development.)

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A New Era is Unfolding . . .

Student PictureDear Maria Sanchez Show fans.

I apologize for my absence from this website in the past several months. We’ve kept our blog very much alive and well and you can click on it to the right of the post to see what you may have missed there at TheMariaSanchezShow.com

However, I have begun a new journey that is a dream revisited and I wanted to share with you my next venture in life.

24 years ago I started my Masters degree in between child 3 and 4. A subsequent move back to the Los Angeles area from Portland, OR, a divorce and a career in radio postponed my dream. I applied for and I was accepted to Pepperdine University in their Graduate School of Education & Psychology to study for my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.

My first semesters began in April of this year and continued until the end of July. My 3rd semester begins next week. I’m taking 5 classes. I just accepted the position of Public Relations Graduate Assistant for the Marketing Department of the Graduate School of Education & Psychology and those duties begin next week as well.

I cannot tell you how exciting it is to be a student once again. How much I adore being back in the classroom, surrounded by intelligent and curious minds, being taught by amazing faculty and learning about the field of psychology and all that it has to offer.

My intention is to graduate and to sit for the Marriage, Family, Therapy license (MFT) and perhaps thereafter the more recent discipline of the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

Unlike a lot of fields in today’s economy, psychology doesn’t discriminate regarding age. In fact, wisdom appears to be celebrated and thus the life that I have lived thus far, the experiences that I have had, the successes and the failures that I have been involved in and finally, the education and training that I am receiving all appear to be poised to help me to be of service to those in need.

As one of my professors so poignantly stated, psychology and therapy can help alleviate suffering, and that’s what I would like to do until I draw my last breath on this planet.

I see no need to retire. I’ve lived a wonderful life thus far, traveled to amazing places on this earth, volunteered my time, treasure and talent to some fantastic organizations and now I’d like to focus on the individual who is looking to seek some relief or a solution or fix a challenge. I will do my very best to keep my posts active as I continue along this journey as a student.

Thank you for taking the time to read what I have written.

Warmly,

Maria

Heart Health for Women & Men

Heart Month 2015Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. It is also largely preventable. To bring awareness, the American Heart Association has declared February American Heart Month.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States. It is a leading cause of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities. CVD costs the United States over $300 billion each year, including the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.

CVD does not affect all groups of people in the same way. Although the number of preventable deaths has declined in people aged 65 to 74 years, it has remained unchanged in people under age 65. Men are more than twice as likely as women to die from preventable CVD.

Having a close relative who has heart disease puts you at higher risk for CVD. Health disparities based on geography also exist. During 2007–2009, death rates due to heart disease were the highest in the South and lowest in the West.

Race and ethnicity also affect your risk. Nearly 44% of African American men and 48% of African American women have some form of CVD. And African Americans are more likely than any other racial or ethnic group to have high blood pressure and to develop the condition earlier in life. About 2 in 5 African American adults have high blood pressure, yet fewer than half of them have the condition under control.

Many CVD deaths could have been prevented through healthier habits, healthier living spaces, and better management of conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.

You can control a number of risk factors for CVD, including:

Diet
Physical activity
Tobacco use
Obesity
High blood pressure
High blood cholesterol
Diabetes

As you begin your journey to better heart health that can last a lifetime, keep these things in mind:

Try not to become overwhelmed. Every step brings you closer to a healthier heart, and every healthy choice makes a difference!
Partner up. The journey is more fun—and often more successful—when you have company. Ask friends and family to join you.
Don’t get discouraged. You may not be able to take all of the steps at one time. Get a good night’s sleep—also important for a healthy heart—and do what you can tomorrow.

Reward yourself. Find fun things to do to decrease your stress. Round up some colleagues for a lunchtime walk, join a singing group, or have a healthy dinner with your family or friends.

A healthy lifestyle can make all the difference for our hearts, so opt for healthy recipes like this one. To make it, you will need:

1/4 cup of orange juice
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
4 – 5 oz. salmon fillets with skin, rinsed and patted dry
1 1/2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons of orange zest

Mix the orange and lemon juice in a large, shallow dish. Add the salmon, coat with the juice, and let marinate in the refrigerator for thirty minutes.

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Mix the brown sugar, curry powder, paprika, salt, cinnamon, and orange zest.

Drain the fish and arrange the fillets skin side down on a baking sheet. Rub with the brown sugar mixture. Bake for about 14 minutes, or until the fish is done.

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