EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show
The EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show - on Philadelphia 107.9FM - explores the intersection of education and the world around us.
info_outline Cenk Uygur - host and founder of The Young Turks - The largest online news show in the world 03/31/2019
Cenk Uygur - host and founder of The Young Turks - The largest online news show in the world On this episode of the EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show we are speaking with Cenk Uygur. Cenk Uygur (“Jenk” “You-Grrr”) is the host and founder of The Young Turks, the largest online news show in the world, serves as CEO of TYT, and also co-founded the Justice Democrats. With a verified global audience of more than 200 million views a month and 10 billion total video views, TYT is considered one of the most watched online news networks in the world. Jenk is not only an expert on all things politics but he has also proven to be a pro and creating and sustaining a massive and loyal following - We’re going to talk with Jenk about some current issues, but were also going to explore who he is, how he got TYT started, and how it shuts it down at the end of the day.
info_outline Camille Leblanc-Bazinet - Professional CrossFit Athlete and "Fittest Woman in the World" Title Holder talks motivation / relationships / mindset 02/10/2019
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet - Professional CrossFit Athlete and "Fittest Woman in the World" Title Holder talks motivation / relationships / mindset On this episode of the EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show we are talking and learning with Camille Leblanc-Bazinet. Camille is a Canadian professional CrossFit Games athlete and 2014 fittest woman in the world. Camille competed in gymnastics at a high levels for almost 14 years. At age 16, her career as a gymnast was stopped after tearing her hip. Camille was introduced to CrossFit after a man told her she was not in shape at a team party - now she is one of the few fittest women in the world title holders. Camille speaks with us about motivation, relationships, mindset and much much more My favorite quote of the interview - “Talk to yourself instead of listening to yourself” -- wow!! if you like that, you will love this episode. Many, many great nuggets of wisdom (: Enjoy
info_outline Mariah Morse - Instagram Model and Social Influencer talks Social Media / Fitness and Nutrition 02/03/2019
Mariah Morse - Instagram Model and Social Influencer talks Social Media / Fitness and Nutrition On this episode of the we are talking - and learning -about social media, social influencers, the extent of the influence they have and fitness and nutrition. We are joined today with . Mariah is a 19 year old college student who attends Misericordia University and studies health care management. In her spare time she curates and runs an instagram page with 1000's of followers. Mariah talks with us about: how she built her following how much of it was by accident her plans for the future Awkward DMs (She tells us stories of the sugar daddies that have propositioned her She tells us a story about the time that a former star from, "the Bachelor" tried to fly her to LA Fitness and nutrition - ladies listen up for her best advice on how to tone abs and build booty Maria also tells us her favorite apps for getting a photo IG ready and gives us 3 secrets from behind the scenes that no social media influencer or IG model would want you to know Please enjoy (:
info_outline Jason Khalipa - CrossFit Games Champ / "Fittest Man in the World" title holder / Global Fitness Business Entrepreneur 02/03/2019
Jason Khalipa - CrossFit Games Champ / "Fittest Man in the World" title holder / Global Fitness Business Entrepreneur Jason Khalipa gives us lifestyle and fitness hacks and talks about how he turned his CrossFit career into a global fitness brand
info_outline Annie Thorisdottir: CrossFit / Motivation / Training and Mental Toughness 01/27/2019
Annie Thorisdottir: CrossFit / Motivation / Training and Mental Toughness Aired live at 610 ESPN Philadelphia on 1/27/19 w/ host Joseph Montgomery. On this Episode of the EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show, we are speaking with Annie Thorisdottir, two-time Fittest Woman on Earth and world record holder. Annie tells us about her unusual and inspiring foray into the CrossFit world and how she got to the top. We talk about her home country, Iceland, and overcoming adversity in the form of devastating injuries as well as finding motivation once you’ve accomplished your goals. “Your mind,” she says, “will give up long before your body will.” You can find Annie on her website () or on Instagram (@anniethorisdottir)
info_outline 5 Minutes To Change A Child's Life: Reflections and Advice 01/27/2019
5 Minutes To Change A Child's Life: Reflections and Advice inn this Episode, we are reflecting on who we are, the ways we live our lives and how to be the best versions of ourselves. If you had 5 minutes left to live, what would YOU tell your child? What advice would you impart and what values do you hope will stick? What’s the most important thing anybody has ever told you, something you’ll never forget? While discussing the most important lessons we’ve learned, we talk about family, love and being our ‘authentic selves.
info_outline Relationships and Blocking- Should We Cut Toxic People Out? 01/23/2019
Relationships and Blocking- Should We Cut Toxic People Out? We are talking about relationships, specifically when things go wrong. When is it the time to forgive or are there instances when it’s better to cut off potentially toxic people? Blocking has become so easy in this digital age- with a press of a button a person can be virtually removed from your life. Who are you really hurting when you block someone? In this episode, we talk about whether it’s an act of radical self-care or something that will ultimately do more harm than good.
info_outline Motivation and Relationships - Why do we do the things we do? 11/19/2018
Motivation and Relationships - Why do we do the things we do? Recorded live at 610 ESPN Philadelphia on 11/18/18 w/ host On this Episode of the we are talking - and learning - about motivation - all aspects of motivation. Why are we motivated to do the things we do - some good and some bad? Motivation is defined as the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. Today we are exploring the reasons and rationales for our behaviors. When we think about motivation - maybe we only think getting up early and working hard - but motivation is so much more than that - motivation really is everything that drives our behaviors. Motivation is of course relevant to work but its also related to - Relationships - Health / mental health - Spirituality ... And everything else To consider and ultimately know what motivates us can help us discover through reverse engineering what brings meaning into our lives. That is what we will be considering on this episode with: John McGrail, PhD - John is a renowned hypnotherapist, personal success coach, spiritual teacher and a leading media expert on the topic of personal improvement. A former military officer, aviator and mass-media professional, he has combined more than 30 years of teaching, coaching and mentoring experience with his work in clinical hypnotherapy to create what he calls Synthesis, a powerful process for generating personal change and transformation quickly and profoundly. Devoreaux Walton - Devoreaux Walton is a life success coach for women and founder of The Modern Lady where she empowers women to live their best life. Nancy Cramer - Nancy Cramer is the founder of Correct Course Consulting, LLC, a firm that helps leaders and their teams manage their emotions, so they think more clearly, make better decisions, and take on bigger, bolder projects. Lori Whatley - Dr. Lori is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in relational connecting. As a researcher, her work largely focuses on the act of bringing people together...how we do, how we don't and the results at both ends of the comparative spectrum. Juliet Hall - Juliet Hall is a former 20-year corporate executive of two Fortune 500 companies, Wachovia Bank and the Chick-fil-A Support Center. Her diverse business, creative and service background includes consulting to franchisees of multi-million dollar restaurants, playwriting, and leading in community affairs. In 2016, Juliet transitioned from Corporate America to OWN YOUR OPPORTUNITIES™ (#OYO), an inspirational speaking and training platform that promotes leadership and engagement based on one’s unique area of giftedness.
info_outline Love & Relationships w/ Matthew Kelly / Sabrina Bryan / Tonya Banks and Nikki Phillippi 11/12/2018
Love & Relationships w/ Matthew Kelly / Sabrina Bryan / Tonya Banks and Nikki Phillippi Recorded live at 610 ESPN Philadelphia on 11/11/18 w/ host On this Episode of the we are talking and learning about love and relationships with a superstar panel. Guests: - Matthew has dedicated his life to helping people and organizations to become the-best-version-of-themselves. He has been described as ‘a once-in-a-generation voice,’ and has moved and inspired millions of readers and seekers all over the world, 35 million who have purchased his books, and a further 5 million who have attended his LIVE event, on living life with passion and purpose.” - Sabrina is best known for starring role as one Disney Channel's most beloved characters in The Cheetah Girls and a fan-favorite competitor on ABC's Dancing with The Stars. - Tonya Renee Banks is a television and film actress best known as one of the members of the Lifetime series, Little Women: LA. Banks, is a California native, and has been in the entertainment biz for over 30 years. Outside of little women LA - you have seen Tonya in Death to Smoochy, Bad Santa, the TV show Martin, as well as, Ally McBeal. - Nikki has always has a love the creative arts and felt a calling by God to start a YouTube channel about 8 years ago. Her lifestyle videos have millions of views. She likes to share the food she's eating, the routines she is using, music she loves, thoughts on life, healthy living tips, and overall the way she is "doing life" at the moment. Please enjoy :)
info_outline Community w/ Aaron Wolf (Director: Restoring Tomorrow) and Imam Meraj Allahrakha 11/05/2018
Community w/ Aaron Wolf (Director: Restoring Tomorrow) and Imam Meraj Allahrakha Recorded live at 610 ESPN Philadelphia on 11/4/18 w/ host On this Episode of the we are talking and learning about "community" with Aaron Wolf and Imam Meraj Allahrakha. Aaron Wolf - Aaron is a director, actor, writer and co-founder of Howling Wolf Productions. His credits include the award-winning films Guest House, starring Michael Gross and Heather Lind, and The Walk, starring Oscar and Emmy nominee Peter Riegert, as well as Wolf. Wolf has also directed and starred in pilots for Warner Brothers and co-hosted a sports show for Cox TV. Currently, Wolf is in post-production on the thriller Tar, about an ancient creature that lurks beneath the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits. Academy Award® nominees Timothy Bottoms and Graham Greene star, along with Wolf and Max Perlich. Wolf is in pre-production on the comedy LD University and its companion documentary (We Are All) disAbled, drawing from his personal experiences to tackle the urgent topic of learning disabilities and education. An NYU Tisch graduate, Wolf also studied at the Groundlings and is currently featured in a national campaign on education reform. Wolf directed the documentary, "Restoring Tomorrow." Restoring Tomorrow is Oscar-eligible, and it received rave reviews in the LA Times, THR, LA Mag, Variety and more. The documentary will be released nationwide on November 13th, 2018 on a remarkable 650 screens! Imam Meraj Allahrakha - Meraj Allahrakha was born in Chicago and raised in Southern California. Allahrakha has been living in the DC area for the last 10 years. Allahrakha has been serving as a volunteer chaplain and Imam for Muslim students at George Washington university for the past 5 years.
info_outline Performance Anxiety - Sports / School / Business / Sex 10/29/2018
Performance Anxiety - Sports / School / Business / Sex Recorded Live @ 610 ESPN Philadelphia on 10/28/18 On this episode of the EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show, we are talking - and learning - about performance anxiety. What is performance anxiety? The term has several connotations and depending on what may be going on in your life at the moment may mean something different to everyone.. are you thinking sports? Taking that buzzer beater shot. Are you thinking school? Acing that midterm. Are you think sex? Living - up - to your potential. Maybe professionally - a lawyer or professor doing your job in front of a courtroom or classroom? Whatever performance anxiety means to you at this moment, we have a superstar panel of experts with us today to discuss performance anxiety and how to fortify our mental toughness so that our mind is our ally, not our enemy. Don’t let your mind bully your body. "Too much analysis can create paralysis. too much analysis can create paralysis." We are going to discuss this quote and more with: Cali Estes, Ph.D – Celebrity Addiction Specialist and Founder of The Addictions Coach Jordan Hall - Professional lacrosse player Robert S. Herbst - Fitness / wellness expert Dr. Kate Lund - Kate Lund is the author of Bounce - Bounce puts a spotlight on resilience and shares tips and techniques on how to help kids become better problem solvers in the face of tough situations so they can find good solutions so they can thrive In School, Sports and Life. Jules - Sex Coach / Companion - Jules spends her 9-5 in the Corporate world - but transforms to an erotic, pleasure seeking, upscale companion when the office doors close. More @ educationlawyers.com/sundayschool
info_outline SLEEP: Experts and Doers explain how to shut the down the machine 10/27/2018
SLEEP: Experts and Doers explain how to shut the down the machine On this episode of the EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show we are talking - and learning - about sleep. We’re talking about life, liberty and the pursuit of those often elusive ZZZ’s. "Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together." Thomas Dekker - the 16th century English dramatist "The only time I have problems is when I sleep." Tupac Shakur - GUESTS: Dr Adam Hauser Susete Pinto Jamiee Arnoff Dr. Carolyn Dean
info_outline Concussions w/ John Roman, Alan Santana and the Haugen family 10/27/2018
Concussions w/ John Roman, Alan Santana and the Haugen family Recorded live on 610 ESPN Philly: On this episode of the EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show we are talking - and learning - about the price our students are paying to win at sports. Forget winning, we're talking about the price young men and women are paying even to participate.
info_outline Special Education Law and Advocacy - Basics - Your Rights & Responsibilities 10/01/2018
Special Education Law and Advocacy - Basics - Your Rights & Responsibilities On this episode of the we are bringing it back to our roots, "Special Education Law and Advocacy." We will be talking - and learning about your rights when it comes to your child's education. Did you know that you do not have to accept the educational program and placement offered to your child at face value. You have legal rights when it comes to your child’s education. This is especially true if your child receives special education supports and services, or if you THINK your child should be receiving special education supports and services. We have a fantastic and diverse panel with us today to begin our journey into special education law and advocacy. A panel consisting of the former director of school climate and safety from the School District of Philadelphia (Vern Trent), Vern is a familiar voice on the Sunday School Show - Vern has nearly 50 years of experience in the public school system - Regarding Education, there is not much vern hasn’t encountered professionally. We have Dr Mary Montgomery with us - Dr Mary Montgomery has over 40 years of experience in Special Education - in every role from an assistant to a teacher to administrator and now to paralegal and advocate. Mary has seen the both sides of the system, the school side and the parents side and this gives her a unique perspective that adds a lot of value to the children that she advocates for. Mary is going to give us a little history lesson that will remind us how far we have come, but how far we still have to go in regard to educating our children w/ special needs. We have VERN TRENT with us - Vern is a school psychologist with nearly 50 years of experience in the urban educational setting. Vern was a former PA HO - acting as the judge and jury to resolve disputes between parents and schools. We have Terrill Carney - Terrill has been working in child welfare since 2006. He started his career as a foster care social worker for Children's Services Inc. Terrill then worked as a child advocate at the Public Defender Association of Philadelphia, where he advocated for children in the foster care system, specializing in working with older youth. Currently Terrill is the Supervisor of the Educational Advocates at CASA. Terrill currently oversees about 80 foster youth’s educational needs in various counties of PA. We have Shemica S. Allen - Shemica Allen is from the Texas Based Advocacy Group “Personalized Learning Solutions, LLC.” is an educational consulting firm specializing in providing special education advocacy and consultation services. The mission of Personalized Learning Solutions is to assist parents/guardians of special needs students in their quest for the ever elusive FAPE - Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) --- Shemica S. Allen is a former educator with 15 years of teaching and administration experience working with students with disabilities and their parents/guardians. Did we leave anything out of the episode? Email your questions to Please do enjoy :)
info_outline Kyle Spencer - Journalist / Producer / Frequent New York Times Contributor Talks What's "Hot" in Education 09/26/2018
Kyle Spencer - Journalist / Producer / Frequent New York Times Contributor Talks What's "Hot" in Education On this episode of the EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show we are joined by . Kyle is an award-winning journalist and producer, and a frequent New York Times contributor whose work focuses on race and class inside the classroom. Her writing has also appeared in New York magazine, Slate, The Daily Beast, POLITICO magazine, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor and TheAtlantic.com. In 2015 Kyle co-produced an about a controversial school re-segregation effort for the PBS series, Frontline. Spencer speaks often on education-related topics and moderates panels and/or debates. Today we chat with Kyle Spender about: Equality in education The pros and cons of bussing low income learners into high income school districts The importance of black male teachers and what we should expect from teachers generally Her insight into the purpose of education Kyle also gives us a behind the scenes look at the educational topics that people are clicking on most at the moment This is a high energy and fun episode that takes on important topics --- please do enjoy :)
info_outline Black Male Teachers - The importance of / How to obtain and retain 09/25/2018
Black Male Teachers - The importance of / How to obtain and retain The EducationLawyers.com - -- Recorded live at the 107.9 studios in Philadelphia w/ host Joseph Montgomery. On this episode we are talking - and learning - about the importance of black male educators. Did you know black male teachers account for about 1.9% of all teachers - thats not a lot. Let's say it another way - Less than 2% of the teachers in America are black males. We discuss: Why are there so few black male teachers What does it Take to obtain and Retain Black Male Teachers Why are Black Male Teachers of particular important in our schools So much more ... We put together a think tank today of some of the nation’s leading voices on the subject Salome Thomas-EL - Principal El lives in Delaware with his wife and two daughters. He has been a teacher and principal in Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE since 1987. Salome is currently the Head of School at Thomas Edison Charter School in Wilmington. Principal EL received national acclaim as a teacher and chess coach at Vaux Middle School, where his students have gone on to win world recognition as Eight-Time National Chess Champions. Principal EL was a regular contributor on the first season of “The Dr. Oz Show” and the author of the best-selling books, I Choose to Stay, about his Vaux Middle School experience, and The Immortality of Influence (Foreword by Will Smith), which stresses the importance of leadership, mentoring, parenting and service to others. The Walt Disney Company optioned the movie rights to I Choose to Stay. Thomas-EL speaks to groups around the world and frequently appears on C-SPAN, CNN, and NPR Radio. He has studied in Cambridge and London, England - Principal EL has also appeared on “The Oprah Radio Network” - ad we have him with us on the Sunday School Show. Thaddeus Falana - Thaddeus Began his educational career teaching in an urban charter school. His passion for education led him to establish One On One Tutoring Service, out of the realization that there was a lack of learning centers in the African American community in Philadelphia, and students needed supplemental instruction outside of the school setting. Thaddeus has been a teacher and administrator in Philadelphia and holds a position of Dean of Academics at a Philadelphia High School. He considers himself a social activist and believes that education is the only way to solve many of the issues plaguing the African American community. He hopes to one day become a founder of his own school. Dr. Darryl L. Baynes - Founder and President of Interactive Science Programs, Inc. an educational consortium that teaches STEAM related disciplines to students and educators through hands on experiments and scientific presentations. Dr. Baynes work has been published in several science and conference publications, and he has received numerous honors and awards, including recognition from the National Aerospace Training Research Center (NASTAR) for Distinguished Educators, and League of Extraordinary Black Men. Walter Palmer - Palmer founded the Walter D Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School in Philadelphia from until it closed in 2014. He is currently a faculty member at UPenn, teaching Urban Studies and Social Policy & Practice. Vern Trent - Vern is a school psychologist with almost 50 years of experience in the urban educational setting. Kyle Spencer - Kyle is an award-winning journalist and producer, and a frequent New York Times contributor whose work focuses on race and class inside the classroom. This is an important episode, please do enjoy :)
info_outline Yogi Cameron Alborzian - Spirituality / Discipline / Sex / Indulgences / Temptation / Health 09/24/2018
Yogi Cameron Alborzian - Spirituality / Discipline / Sex / Indulgences / Temptation / Health “The more you have the more you have to look after." is a British-Iranian yoga and Ayurveda therapist and former high fashion model. Cameron was the male mode of the 80s / 90s. You will recognize him as the face of Guess, Levi's and Versace as well as from his starring role in Madonna's "Express Yourself" video. After meeting Nelson Mandela, Yogi Cameron left the fashion business for the Yogic life. The Guru in You, his first book published in America, was released by HarperCollins in January 2011 - his most recent book - The Yogi Code - was published in May 2018. We speak with Yogi Cameron Alborzian about health, wealth, love and spirituality. Spirituality and finding our higher purpose Discipline We talk about how to live with less, less worry and less stress We talk about his life as a model and the temptations and indulgences that went along with that life Yogi Cameron gives advice to future models that even us non models can befit from ... and we talk about education and the importance of emotional education More @ educationlawyers.com/sundayschool
info_outline A Refugee's Story - Murder / Asylum / Discrimination / Acceptance 09/14/2018
A Refugee's Story - Murder / Asylum / Discrimination / Acceptance Khadija Malik - A Refugee's Story Murder / Asylum / Discrimination / Acceptance On this episode of the EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show we speak with Khadija Malik. Khadija is a junior at the George Washington University studying Human Services and Social Justice. At 20 years old, Khadija is like most college students, however, she also has the unique perspective of a refugee, having to leave her birth country, Pakistan, due to religious persecution - On 28 May 2010, two mosques in Lahore belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community were attacked by the (Punjabi Taliban). Khadija’s father and uncle were in one of those mosques. Her uncle was murdered. Khadija was nearby - hiding - watching the incident unfold live on the news . After that incident Khadija and her family made their way to America - what was only supposed to be a respite from the conflict in Pakistan became a new life in the USA... But the new life also came with significant struggle. Khadija gives us a crash course on the root of the religious divide among Muslims. Most understand there is contention among and within certain religions, but Khadija gives us additional insight. Khadija also talks about the adversity inherent in leaving your home for religious freedom and safety and whether the US has lived up to her expectations. Khadija shares with us the struggles of being a a woman, a woman of color and a woman of color who is also a Muslim. Khadija considers what we can all do to avoid making anyone feel alienated and how to better practice acceptance. Please do enjoy :)
info_outline Technology in the Classroom - 3D Printing / Creativity / Sharing Apps / The Classroom of the Future 09/04/2018
Technology in the Classroom - 3D Printing / Creativity / Sharing Apps / The Classroom of the Future Today on the EducationLawyers.com we are talking - and learning - about technology in the classroom. We have a brilliant panel with us to take on this topic. A panel approaching classroom tech from different angles and with different goals in mind. Today we are talking - and learning - about technology in the classroom. We have a brilliant panel with us today to take on this topic. A panel approaching classroom tech from different angles and with different goals in mind. A panel that can tell us - or at least those of us that haven't been in modern day 2018 classroom - what the classrooms of the moment look like and what a classroom might look like in 5, 10 and 20 years from now. We are joined by:Paul Greenberg - joins us from From Toronto, Canada. Paul received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1996. Paul Greenberg has served as Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media for the North Asia region at MTV Networks where he was responsible for MTV Networks’ digital business across the MTV and Nickelodeon brands. Prior to his years at MTV Networks, Paul was the Asian region representative of Napster LLC (USA) and established Napster Japan. There he developed the PC and mobile business strategies and launched the digital music distribution service in Japan. Paul’s is co founder and CEO of Creatubbles - Creatubbles is a fun and safe-for-all-ages creativity sharing app. Sarah Boisvert - co-founder of the commercial division of Potomac Photonics, Inc. of Baltimore MD, which she joined to commercialize a uv laser. The company built laser machine tools and operates a digital manufacturing contract service bureau. Following the sale of the company in 1999, Ms. Boisvert founded Fab Lab Hub, part of the Fab Lab Network based at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, in order to foster entrepreneurship, STEM education and workforce training for "New Collar" job skills. Akshay Bansal - the author of ‘The Innovation Age.’ According to Akshay, our society has evolved into the innovation age due to which institutions and individuals have to act both creatively and intellectually. Akshay talks about the importance of nurturing creativity. Please do enjoy :)
info_outline Kenneth C. Davis - NY Times Best Selling Author / Historian talks Hidden History / How to Effectively Communicate and Why You Should Go Back to College 08/31/2018
Kenneth C. Davis - NY Times Best Selling Author / Historian talks Hidden History / How to Effectively Communicate and Why You Should Go Back to College In this episode of the EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show we talk and learn with Kenneth C. Davis. Kenneth C. Davis is an American historian, best known for his Don't Know Much About... series. Davis has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered, and he has lectured at museums, including the Smithsonian Museum and the American Museum of Natural History. Davis has been a contributor to The New York Times, Newsday and others .. Davis's second book, Don't Know Much About History, spent 35 consecutive weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and sold nearly 1.5 million copies. We speak with Ken about Secret Slave Owners, Other Hidden History, How to Effectively Communicate and Why You Should Go Back to College. Please do enjoy :)
info_outline Kenneth Adelman - American Diplomat / Arms Control Director for President Reagan talks Leadership / Negotiation / and his role in ending the Cold War 08/29/2018
Kenneth Adelman - American Diplomat / Arms Control Director for President Reagan talks Leadership / Negotiation / and his role in ending the Cold War Kenneth Lee Adelman is an American diplomat, political writer, policy analyst and William Shakespeare historian. Adelman was the Arms Control Director for President Reagan. He served on the Defense Policy Board during President George W. Bush’s Administration and the Board of the National Center for Counter-Terrorism during President Barack Obama’s Administration. Adelman was one of a handful of people present at theReykjavik Summit inReykjavik, Iceland. The Reykjavik summit was a superpower in 1986 where President Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev took their gloves off and came to the table to talk nuclear weapons. Dr. Adelman has served on the board of Trustees of Freedom House, was a translator for the late Muhammad Ali during, “The Rumble in the Jungle” in Africa, was a professor of Shakespeare at Georgetown University, and author of six books, most recently, Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours that Ended the Cold War. That story, of the historic superpower summit in Iceland in 1986, is being turned into an HBO feature film. Adelman talks with us about negotiation techniques , leadership skills that he learned directly from person observations of President Ronald Reagan and much much more. Please enjoy :)
info_outline Ian Brown - NY Times Bestselling Author Talks Aging / Regret / Having A Child With A Disability / And How Gay Porn Led To His Latest Book, "Sixty" 08/28/2018
Ian Brown - NY Times Bestselling Author Talks Aging / Regret / Having A Child With A Disability / And How Gay Porn Led To His Latest Book, "Sixty" Ian Brown - NY Times Bestselling Author Talks Aging / Regret / Having A Child With A Disability / And How Gay Porn Led To His Latest Book, "Sixty." ** during the first few minutes the sound quality is less than perfect, but it gets better -- Ian brown is a Canadian journalist and author, winner of several national magazine and newspaper awards. Ian Brown has published four books, including , The New York Times named The Boy in the Moon one of the top five non-fiction books for 2011 with the following review -- "I can't remember reading a book that's so carefully crafted, so brutally honest, so tenderly written, and so life-affirming." Ian Brown's most recent book is Brown began keeping a diary with a Facebook post on the morning of February 4, 2014, his 60th birthday. As well as keeping a running tally on how he survived the year, Brown explored what being sixty means physically, psychologically and intellectually. We talk to Ian Brown about the pros and cons of aging, the struggles of having a child with a disability, and how gay porn led to his most recent book sixty - listen to the episode and it will make sense. Ian is exceptionally candid and shares thoughts that he has had that most people would be terrified or ashamed to admit (but that most have likely had themselves). In this 90 minute convo, Ian gives great advice to both young adults finding their way and more senior humans who are well along their journey. Please enjoy, I certainly did. :)
info_outline Dr. Mickey Mehta - Lifestyle Guru talks Health / Wellness / Relationships and the Ladder of Desire 08/27/2018
Dr. Mickey Mehta - Lifestyle Guru talks Health / Wellness / Relationships and the Ladder of Desire On this episode (014) of the we are talking and learning with India's own Dr. Mickey Mehta. We're going to get #Mickeymized with ... Dr. Mickey Mehta is a leading global holistic health guru based in India. Mehta is a corporate life coach to billionaires, top Bollywood super stars, top supermodels (Miss World and Miss Universe), top politicians and members of the Maharashtra Police. Mehta is a pioneer in promoting holistic health in India through radio and TV shows and social media. Mehta hosts holistic health workshops all over the world -- Oman, Thailand, USA, Hong Kong, Dubai, Turkey, Sri Lanka - the list goes on... Mehta spoke at the Harvard University inspire series in February 2017 .. and now we have Dr. Mickey Mehta with on the Sunday School Show! In this 100+ minute conversation we talk about health, wellness, relationships, the "ladder of desire," and much much more. Please believe the time you invest in listening to this episode will pay you back 10x+ in dividends. enjoy :)
info_outline Benjamin Spall: Best Selling Author of, "My Morning Routine," talks routine and how to get in touch with Arianna Huffington 08/26/2018
Benjamin Spall: Best Selling Author of, "My Morning Routine," talks routine and how to get in touch with Arianna Huffington On this episode of the Sunday School Show... Benjamin Spall: Best Selling Author of, "My Morning Routine," talks morning routine and shares with us the best way to get in touch with Arianna Huffington. In this episode we are learning about morning routines with Author and co-founder of MyMorningRoutine.com “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive--to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love” Marcus Aurelius describes the morning as a gift, an idea to which today’s guest, Benjamin Spall, has devoted a significant amount of time and effort to deconstructing. In his new book, Spall focuses on the importance of morning routines and outlines rituals and habits of a group of seemingly fulfilled and inspired people - people Spall calls "successful." My Morning Routine has launched into instant stardom, being named, one of Amazon’s Best Business books of 2018 so far, one of the Financial Times business books of the month (may 2018) and one of Business Insider’s best business books to read this summer. Spall has written for outlets including the New York Times, the New York Observer, Quartz, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and more ... Enjoy :)
info_outline School Choice: Making sure every child has access to a high quality education w/ Mark Gleason, Shamecca Holloway, Eileen Dwell and Vern Trent 08/22/2018
School Choice: Making sure every child has access to a high quality education w/ Mark Gleason, Shamecca Holloway, Eileen Dwell and Vern Trent School Choice - In this episode we are talking - and learning - about working together as a community to ensure all of our children / all of our students / have access not only to education, but to a high quality education - whether that education be through a public school, private school or charter school. Joining us on this episode of the Sunday School Show: Vern Trent - The former director of school climate and safety from the School District of Philadelphia. Vern has nearly 50 years of experience in the public school system. Eileen Dwell - Eileen has spent her entire career in education as a teacher, supervisor, school administrator, College Instructor and now Interim CEO of a Charter School. Dwell is currently the CEO of Maritime Academy Charter School Mark Gleason - Mark is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia School Partnership. The is a non-profit organization that pools money from donors and invests that money to create educational opportunities and improve outcomes for low-income students. Shamecca Holloway - What would the panel be if we didn’t hear from a parent that is in the thick of it. A parent feeling the frustrations shared by many in the Philadelphia public school system. Shamecca has been a fierce advocate for her son Mason, but has been met with resistance. If the students and the parents are the customers , Shamecca is not a happy customer - When you hear her story you will understand why. Shamecca's son Mason has suffered a permanent eye injury as a result of bullying by another student in a classroom Shamecca feels was under and inappropriately supervised. __________ More at educationlawyers.com/sundayschool Instagram @EducationLawyers Twitter @SchoolLawyers Questions / concerns / show ideas: [email protected]
info_outline Hack to School - Back to school life hacks to make your mornings easier 08/21/2018
Hack to School - Back to school life hacks to make your mornings easier How does your day begin? Is it with the blare of the alarm, a slow rise to sunshine coming in from between the slats, or an overly energetic toddler jumping on your face? How do you feel when your day starts? Are you invigorated by the promise of a new day. Or do you dread your reality. How ever you get your start, there’s no denying the importance of the morning - and your morning routine - in setting the tone for the rest of the day. A well executed morning sets you up for a successful day. A good morning can have you whistling to work - or wherever you're heading that day. A few bad early morning decisions, an unexpected change in your routine - or no routine at all - can all lead to a day wasted. The school year is about to begin, and so is all of the chaos that come with a new school year. We can use this time to define our resolutions and to develop an executable morning plan that set us up for success. What changes or additions can we make to enhance morning routine in order to get the most out of our days? That’s what we are talking about today on this episode of the EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show - and we are talking with some of the leading educational and lifestyle experts from across the country. Our guests are educating on us on how we can incorporate behavioral science into our lives to make for easier and more enjoyable mornings - mornings designed to lead to more enjoyable and productive days. On this episode of the Sunday School Show we have: Dr. Richard Horowitz - Dr.Horowitz an educator and administrator dedicated to serving children and families with behavior and mental health challenges. Josh Ruse - Josh is a behavior specialist Leah Porrit - Leah is a behavior specialist and mother of three, a blogger who seems to be able to find the positive in anything! Carrie McNamara - Carrie is a mother of five children -- Five children that at one time were in five separate schools! Carrie is a Partner at Rahr McNamara Design, a creative design and project management firm. Enjoy :) more @ educationlawyers.com/sundayschool
info_outline Dr. Barbara Sahakian - Smart Drugs / Cognitive Enhancers / Are you missing out? 08/17/2018
Dr. Barbara Sahakian - Smart Drugs / Cognitive Enhancers / Are you missing out? The world we live in today can be described as a knowledge economy, a world driven by brain-power, revolving around creativity and intellect. What if somebody told you that taking a pill could elevate your thinking? With the swallow of a tablet, you could become a smarter, quicker, more creative person-- would you take that chance? In this episode, we have with us to talk about cognitive enhancing drugs and their ever-increasing relevance in our lives: what are they? What do they do? How do they work? And should we try them? Dr. Sahakian is currently one of the world’s leading experts in the field of neuroscience, having received the Distinguished International Scholar Award at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and in 2015, and awarded a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Cambridge, which is the highest degree awarded by the University for distinguished research in science- naming only a few of her many accomplishments. Should healthy people take cognitive enhancing drugs to improve their performance? Before taking your next Adderall popping some Ritalin, or experimenting with Modafinil, we invite you to give this episode a listen. Hear what the expert has to say and let that inform your decision. Shownotes and more at EducationLawyers.com/SundaySchool
info_outline Dr Srini Pillay - Improve Your Life Through Unfocus 08/12/2018
Dr Srini Pillay - Improve Your Life Through Unfocus How to hack our daily routine through neuroscience and deliberate unfocus. On this episode of the EducationLawyers.com Sunday School Show we Today we have one of the world's leading brain experts - Dr. Srini Pillay is a globally recognized, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, brain imaging researcher and author of Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try was named one of Coastal Living’s Best Books for the Beach This Summer Dr. Pillay talks about how a change in perspective, a change in what we prioritize, a change in focus -- can work to recharge our lives personally and professionally. Dr. Pillay's wisdom is relevant across the boardroom, classroom and living room. As CEO of NeuroBusiness Group, Pillay works with non-profits and Fortune 500 companies globally to help people understand how to manage risk, uncertainty, and volatility, and to harness creativity. In addition to being an author, Pillay is a high profile executive coach. Pillay has been featured on CNN, Oprah Radio, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Forbes, and Fortune - we are honored to have him on the Sunday School Show. Learn how to hack your daily routine through neuroscience and deliberate unfocus!
info_outline Did you know? A random mix of little-known facts explained by well-known experts. 08/11/2018
Did you know? A random mix of little-known facts explained by well-known experts. Did you know? “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” - Henry Ford If Henry’s words are true, The Sunday School Show is your fountain of youth. The Sunday School Show is built on and around education and learning. The Sunday School Show is an educational show, but that doesn’t mean we’re only talking about educational issues - it doesn't mean we’re only talking about school and school based issues - it means we are education, we are educating, we are the school and we’re here to learn. In this episode we’re learning a little bit about a lot of things. Next to looking up quotes online, my second favorite distraction is random facts. Especially facts that turn your past beliefs upside down. Facts that change your entire perspective. As we do - we are speaking with some of the leading experts from around the country and learning from them. Their lifetime of research and learning is condensed into this hour. You get to sit back and let your brain consume their hard work. Did you know .. Have you been using the phrase, "low man on the totem pole" correctly? Do you know the consequence of not having a headboard on your bed (and other Feng Shui secrets). Why is there a bite out of the apple logo on your Macbook? ... and many others! Enjoy :)
info_outline Happiness - What makes us Happy? w/ Dr. Susan Shumsky / Lisa Sansom / Milana Perepyolkina / Pamela Johnson 07/31/2018
Happiness - What makes us Happy? w/ Dr. Susan Shumsky / Lisa Sansom / Milana Perepyolkina / Pamela Johnson Today we are talking - and learning - about happiness. Are you happy? Oh no, that's a dreaded questions right? Sometimes its better not to think about it. Its like being asked if you’re cold, you weren’t cold before but now that’s it’s in your head you start to wonder. Thousands and thousands of books are written each year with happiness in the title. Happiness is on peoples minds. Are so many adults struggling with the concept of happiness because they weren't taught how to be happy as a child? Is happiness something we can teach? Is happiness already being taught? Or maybe pure happiness - joy - is something we’re born with. Maybe we lose site of our bliss along the way, and regain it later in life when we reflect on our own children and grandchildren. As we do - we are speaking with some of the leading experts on happiness from around the country. We hear from various perspectives. From analytical psychological perspectives as well as intuitive holistic spiritual perspectives. Have you heard the John Lennon story about happiness? "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life." This episode tears apart this quote with our panel. Susan Shumsky - Shumsky is a spiritual teacher who has dedicated her life to helping people take command of their own lives. She is the award-winning, best-selling author of 14 books, published by Simon & Schuster/ Touchstone, Random House/ Celestial Arts, and others, Shumsky is a pioneer in the human potential field. She has taught meditation, affirmation, and intuition to thousands worldwide for 50 years and has been featured in GQ, Woman's World, Cosmopolitan, Fox News and countless others. Milana Perepyolkina - Milana is a bestselling author and spiritual guide. Milana is a self proclaimed gypsy. At times growing up in the former soviet union her Gyspy Spirit clashed with communist ideals. Nonetheless, Milana hung on to her Romani ancestry and uses her wisdom to help people heal, transcend their troubles, and to generally live a happy and more fulfilled life. Pamela Johnson - Pamela founded the Secret Society of Happy People in 1998. For the past 20 years she's dedicated her life to unlocking the secret to happiness. Pamela is also the woman behind Happiness Happens Month - which started as Admit You’re Happy Day on August 8, 1999. Lisa Sampson - Lisa is the owner of LVS Consulting, a boutique consulting firm that helps to build positive organizations with the use of positive psychology tools and techniques. Lisa Sansom works with clients in education from preschool through to higher education, and also many corporate and not-for-profit clients. Lisa completed her Masters of Applied Positive Psychology in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania.