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"Second Tuesday of Every Month"

Our founder and radio host Christine Eads has launched a new monthly segment on her show, Broadminded, focusing on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence. The segment will air on the 2nd Tuesday of every month on Sirius/XM Stars Channel 107 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. EST. The segment debuted Tuesday, April 12th.

August 7, 2012 - Brenda Robinson was born into a family, the ninth child, with 2 brothers and 6 sisters. The family struggled day to day, often needing the basics most families took for granted. Brenda's father was an abusive alcoholic who often left them alone for weeks at a time. Brenda found strength in God and went on to overcome many difficult trials, eventually earning her Doctorate in Divinity. She has broadcast on The 700 Club and hosts women's conferences and workshops around the country. Find out more by visiting her website.

June 12, 2012 - Daleen Berry is a blogger for The Huffington Post who has also written for The Daily Beast. She is the author of the award-winning memoir, Sister of Silence, and has expertise in the area of self-esteem, empowerment and reaching your goals. She has spoken at Johns Hopkins University; UC Berkeley; and elsewhere. Sister of Silence was banned in California in 2011, and renowned broadcast journalist Bob Edwards called its author a "magnificent storyteller." Please check out her blog, her author page on Facebook, or find her on Twitter.

January 10, 2012 - David Cuthbertson, Assistant Director of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division, and Kim Gandy, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW). The archaic definition of rape in America has obstructed real justice for thousands of women and men for over 80 years. David and Kim will be discussing the landmark change to this definition.
The new definition of rape is: “The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” The revised definition includes any gender of victim or perpetrator, and includes instances in which the victim is incapable of giving consent because of temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity, including due to the influence of drugs or alcohol or because of age. The definition is used by the FBI to collect information from local law enforcement agencies about reported rapes.
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December 13, 2011 - Nick Bryant, author of The Franklin Scandal. The Franklin Scandal is the story of a nationwide pedophile ring that pandered children to a cabal of the rich and powerful. The ring’s pimps were a pair of political powerbrokers who had access to the highest levels of our government. Nebraska legislators nearly exposed the ring in 1990, but its unveiling had the potential to produce seismic political aftershocks.The legislators' efforts resulted in rash of mysterious
deaths and the overpowering corruption of federal and local law enforcement, including the FBI, Secret Service, and Justice Department, effecting an immaculate cover-up of the trafficking network. The publisher is donating 50% of the book’s proceeds to organizations that assist abused children.
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November 8, 2011 - Hilary Madsen, LCSW, provides individual and family therapy for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence in Salt Lake City. She is a spokesperson for SAVE (Stop Abusive and Violent Environments), a leading victim advocacy organization. Her path-breaking work with male victims of partner abuse has attracted national attention.
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October 11, 2011 - Michele Swinson is with the AprilMay Foundation, a non-profit organization with a distinct mission to obliterate sexual victimization against children, women, and girls. Their objective is to provide innovative strategies to
empower survivors, generate awareness, and teach prevention. In addition to direct support to victims, they provide monetary donations to any 501(c)3 organization operating within the United States that provide no cost services to sexual assault /abuse victims and their families.
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September 13, 2011 - Kim Gandy is the President of the National Organization for Women (NOW) As President, Gandy is the CEO, CFO and principal spokesperson for the organization. She also chairs the NOW Foundation and the NOW Political Action Committees. Kim and NOW are working to change the archaic definition of Rape that is obstructing real justice for thousands of women every year in America. Visit Feminist.org to learn how you can help.
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August 9, 2011 - Charlie Kernaghan is the director of the National Labor Committee, an independent, non-profit human rights organization focused on the protection of worker rights—especially those of the young women in Central America, the Caribbean, China and other developing countries, who assemble garments, shoes, toys, and other products for export to the U.S.
Sexual assault survivors raped while making clothes for Target, Hanes, Macy's and other major brands are calling on the multinational labels via a Change.Org petition to fight a cover-up of the widespread sexual abuse at the Classic Factory in Jordan. Charlie Kernaghan and Amanda Kloer (editor of Change.Org) discuss the efforts of consumers and petitioners and will tell you what you can do to help.
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July 12, 2011 - Anu Bhagwati is a former Marine Corps Captain and the second woman to complete the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructor trainer school, earning a black belt in close combat techniques. A co-founder of SWAN (Service Women's Action Network), her leadership has inspired a national movement to end military rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and domestic violence, and to eliminate all barriers to equal opportunity for servicewomen.
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June 14, 2011 - Abigail Cutchshaw lives in the hills of Northeast Georgia and writes a weekly newspaper advice column called, "Ask Lula Belle." She is the author of A Clock, a Coffee Pot, and a Field of Lilies and Finding Hope, the Journey of a Battered Wife. She is a survivor of domestic violence and uses her personal experience to help other women. Abigail is happily remarried and is the mother of five beautiful children. Read her blog, The Journey of a Battered Wife.
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May 10, 2011 - After her 19 year-old daughter Siobhan was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Lynne Russell discovered hundreds of e-mails, text messages and diary entries that painted a disturbing picture of the torment she had endured for more than two years. Hoping to keep her daughter’s memory alive, Lynne looked for a way to give hope and advice to other teens who are or could become victims of dating abuse. On October, 16, 2010 - on what would have been her daughter's 21st birthday - Dating Abuse Stops Here (DASH) - was established. According to Lynne, the website educates teens and their parents about dating violence.
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April 12, 2011 - Christine's first guest was Liz Seccuro, a wife, mother, and victims' rights activist who is one of the first rape victims to share her story with the country when she brought one of her rapists to justice after a long and circuitous journey. In 1984, Seccuro was drugged and raped when she was a 17-year-old freshman at the University of Virginia. She documents her story in her 2011 memoir, Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice.
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