Sunday Morning Magazine

Sunday Morning Magazine is a local Seattle podcast featuring guests from local non-profit agencies, authors and specialists in the fields that are the focus of each weekend's informative conversation. These focus areas include education, environment, charities, crime, health, domestic issues, and youth.

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The Gift of Life: Corrie Schumacher Tells of Her Son Sam's Organ Donations

Corrie Schumacher is a mother whose 22 year old son, Sam, died tragically in a motorcycle crash. Corrie is an inspiration in her decision to tell Sam's story--a young man who loved riding fast on his bike. And he also made the decision when he got is license to check the box to be an organ donor. So while Sam's life ended too soon, he had a traumatic brain injury, he was able to change the lives of countless other people. 5 people received his major organs, including a young child. Think of their chance for life, and the impact for them and their families. Other people are benefiting as well from his corneas, his skin, his veins--science is doing so much more. Corrie is passionate about sharing the reasons it's so important to make this decision and to have the conversation with family members. And contact Life Center Northwest who does this work in the most kind and compassionate ways. For more information visit: https://www.lcnw.org/
00:29:59 8/17/2019

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PAWS - Progressive Animal Welfare Society-- an incredible nonprofit organization, helping animals, but making a difference in people's lives, and the community. A major fundraiser comes up Saturday, September 7, from 8:00 am - noon at Warren Magnuson Park on Lake Washington. A special pup always leads the Walk, and this year the honor goes to Samson, a very special Chihuahua who found his forever home last fall. His Mom, Kelly Carpenter fills in some of the history, and we all want to go get our own little Samson soon! It's possible at PAWS. Eve Firestone, the Events Manager provides details for registering. Great fun to form a team and walk together to support the important work PAWS does with animal, dog and cat rescue, and rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife.

www.pawswalk.net 

00:29:57 8/11/2019
Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield is a Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a writer, and author of two important books in the health care field, the latest: Flatlining--Race, Work, and Healthcare in the New Economy. Very readable, it's important information for anyone who cares about people, about equity, about social justice. With a lens here on the health care field, Dr. Harvey-Wingfield brings to light the backward slide that has taken place, and thus provides the direction in which we need to move. Twitter: @AdiaHWingfield / Facebook: Adia Wingfield
00:30:21 8/4/2019
Chuck Potrykus is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with Pacific Medical Centers. Chuck has worked with all ages of patients for more than 12 years. He brings his experiences to us to have an informed conversation about mental health and mental illness. We see a growing community of persons on our city streets who are struggling with homelessness, and many of these people may have a mental illness. Chuck shares insights of ways that we can help. He provides names of organizations that provide services. 211 is a number that anyone can call for resources. Treating every person as a human being, being compassionate, is important. www.pacificmedicalcenters.org
00:29:46 7/28/2019
Dr. John Poothullil is a retired physician, but he still continues to do research and write about health issues that plague us--diabetes, cancer and obesity. He has a common sense approach, and wants us to understand that we need to be bold and question our doctors about their directions for us, and definitely about medications. Some of his books-- Diabetes: The Real Cause and the Right Cure; Surviving Cancer: A New Perspective on Why Cancer Happens & Your Key Strategies for a Healthy Life; and Eat, Chew, Live: 4 Revolutionary Ideas to Prevent Diabetes, Lose Weight, and Enjoy Food. More information at: www.drjohnonhealth.com
00:30:06 7/21/2019
Jack Kerfoot is a scientist, energy expert, and author of Fueling America: An Insider's Journey. Jack writes from personal experiences that occurred across the globe, relevant information about our planet and climate change. What we need is sustainable, reliable energy sources for our future. Jack speaks of the wind and solar power. Both are growing, and providing clean energy. And some of the labor is coming from the coal industry, giving a positive turn to the concerns of closing the coal mines. Jack speaks of the improvements in electric cars that now can go further, and the batteries have a longer life. Once the batteries are no longer used in vehicles, they are repurposed for use as storage cells with solar power. "Fueling America" is very readable, and a good resource for healing the planet. www.jackkerfoot.com
00:29:45 7/14/2019
Amy Riolo is an Award-Winning, best-selling author, a Chef, a Television Personality, and Mediterranean Diet Advocate. Amy is passionate about food, healthy food, making it simple for us to create, to be delicious, and help us to be healthy. One of the biggest causes of disease can easily be considered eating poorly--in this country where we have so much food and information available. Amy Riolo has a new cookbook, stamped by the American Diabetes Association: The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook. July is national Picnic month, so this will help us create a picnic every day! Eating outdoors and with friends is also healthy for us! Find out more at www.amyriolo.com.
00:29:38 7/7/2019
Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore is a psychologist, and mom of 4 kids. She is a professor for The Great Courses, serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine, and blogs for Psychology Today, PBS Parents, and US News & World Report. Dr. Kennedy-Moore is also an author who shares insights, stories, and practical recommendations on parenting in her newest book: Kid Confidence--Help Your Child Make Friends, Build Resilience, and Develop Real Self-Esteem. The things that all kids need are: Connection, competence, and choice, for real self-esteem. www.eileenkennedymoore.com
00:28:59 6/30/2019
Laura Adams is the Safety and Education Analyst at DriversEd.com, the number 1 online driving school. She joins us to talk about the 100 Deadliest Days for teens, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. These summer days represent freedom, parties, friends, so many fun things, and it can all add up to distractions, and then to crashes. www.driversed.com Julie Garner presents a personal face to the tragedy. Her son Hunter, age 16, died along with his friend in a car crash in the summer 2007. To survive, Julie and her family founded "Project Yellow LIght". It's an annual, creative public service scholarship project for teens to speak to their peers about safe driving. www.projectyellowlight.com
00:30:04 6/23/2019
Dr. Paul Zeitz is a physician, epidemiologist, and an award-winning advocate for global justice and human rights! I feel he is a great man to have as a guest on Father's Day--as the father of 5 sons. And in addition, the passion Dr. Zeitz has to do good in the world, working for the health of our planet. Dr. Zeitz shares of his life and his work in his memoir: Waging Justice--A Doctor's Journey to speak Truth and Be Bold, is inspirational, about self healing, done in conjunction with work to heal epidemics (AIDS/HIV) and work to heal the planet. The time is now, which is why being Bold is so important. www.drpaulzeitz.org
00:29:47 6/16/2019
Pati Poblete addresses gun violence from her personal place. A longtime Bay Area journalist Pati uses her skill to relate the devastating story--the murder of her 23 year old son, Robby, 5 years ago, and her journey of healing. A Better Place--A Memoir of Peace in the Face of Tragedy is a raw and honest recounting of the tragedy and is balanced with the portrayal of Robby's deep engagement in, and love of life! Pati knows that we each have our own journey of healing but her expression of her path is sure to share ideas with others dealing with tragedy and loss--including a gun buy back program and 'transforming' the weapons into forms of art. www.robbypobletefoundation.org
00:29:21 6/9/2019
Wonderland Kids. Michelle Stiller Bradley is the Director of Services and Programs for this highly important non-profit, early-intervention agency. Each month it serves more than 250 families and their children ages birth to three who have special needs, living in north King and south Snohomish counties. Their goal is to help children with developmental delays or disabilities realize their full potential. Included in this number, and continuing to grow, are the numbers of infants born with prenatal substance exposure. Consider this shocking statistic: Every 25 minutes, a baby is born in the U.S. suffering from opioid withdrawal. A new clinic "Hope Rising Clinic" has just opened in collaboration with UW, and will work with infants through age 12. Great need for financial support. A golf tournament happens in August, and a Gala in September. Also volunteers are welcome! Great opportunities for persons looking to potentially work in this field. www.wonderlandkids.org
00:30:13 6/2/2019
Kevin Hines is a survivor--of a suicide attempt. At age 18 Kevin jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge. He acknowledges that a number of things happen that are miraculous in terms of his survival. Perhaps the greatest result is that Kevin now dedicates his life to advocacy and education about mental health issues and the great need for more mental health care. At birth, Kevin was a meth baby. He was placed in foster care. Was adopted by a loving family. But the demons in his body as a result of the drugs, plagued him. He comes to his work with incredible passion, understanding, and hope. www.kevinhinesstory.com , www.kmhinesfoundation.org , www.stayalivevideo.com Kevin does his work globally because: Suicide is an epidemic that takes over 800,000 lives globally every year. In the US alone there are one million suicide attempts and over 40,000 deaths by suicide every year. Our US Military is devastatingly impacted with 22 veterans dying everyday by suicide. And it does impact each and every one of us!
00:28:46 5/26/2019
Hu Dalconzo is a spiritual-life coach, and author. His most recent book is a novel-- The Awakening: A Transformational Love Story, written together with his son Dean. Because we learn better through stories and parables, Hu uses the book to convey the message of the change we can still make and need to make to preserve life, nature and humanity, on this planet. We must know we need to change, to transform. We can't expect different results if we keep doing things the way we always did. Seeing more women in leadership positions is a testament to this. www.holisticlearningcenter.com/hu-method.html
00:29:56 5/19/2019
Jennifer Teeler is the Director of Development for Susan G Komen Puget Sound; Jennifer is a breast cancer survivor, and she is a mom. The More Than Pink Walk happens on Sunday June 2 at Seward Park, and Jennifer gives good insights about the name change and all the work there is still to do. A great amount of research happens here in our area, and Jennifer continues her work so her daughters won't face the diagnosis she did. www.komenpugetsound.org
00:27:55 5/12/2019

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