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Headlined Show, Responder Resilience May 22, 2024

Today, we’re not just breaking down doors; we're breaking the stigmas. The sirens fade, all units are returning to quarters, and the streets are safe again - but what happens to those who just calmed the chaos? This episode cuts through the silence that often shadows frontline personnel, diving directly into the unspoken truths of first responder mental health.

Imagine stepping into a therapist’s office, where unspoken tales of adrenaline and pain swirl like a storm. That’s where we're taking you. Dr. Stacy Raymond and Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW-EMT, seasoned veterans on a mission to improve mental wellness, pull back the curtain on therapy, offering an exclusive glimpse into the clinician’s world where rescuers come to be healed.

They tackle the tough questions head-on. Does therapy signify weakness? How does one handle the financial maze of insurance? What about the choice between virtual or face-to-face counseling sessions? And then, there’s EMDR—Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing—a beacon of hope for many, yet a mystery to some. Our hosts demystify these processes, armed with facts and fueled by their years of experience.

This isn’t just another episode; it’s a call to arms—a call to heal. Whether you're taking the leap towards therapy or simply seeking to understand, join us. Witness the transformation, engage in the dialogue, and perhaps, inspire a change. Let’s embark on this vital journey with Stacy and Bonnie. The road to resilience starts here!

Headlined Show, The Sports Doctor May 22, 2024

Sheila Thelen, Founder Vestibular Training Products for Athletes & Master figure skating coach returns. Then Dr. Sarah Michaud, Psychologist, Addiction & Co-dependency specialist & author joins me. Then, it’s 'The Sport Doctor Is In' and your questions and emails!

Headlined Show, Shadow Politics May 19, 2024

Politicians, Monuments, Standup Comics? Listen in to hear How the District Has become The Mecca of Comedy – Parrish Smith!

If laughter is the best medicine, we all need a new prescription. Filmmaker Parrish Smith and I will talk about his 2023 documentary film about four top comedians — Dave Chappelle, Wanda Sykes, Martin Lawrence and Tommy Davidson — all from DC. Come find out how Washington, DC has inspired some great comedians and creates joy, as well as misery. Tune in and let's laugh!

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Headlined Show, Bill Martinez Live May 17, 2024

Breaking News, Day 223 Of The Israel Hamas War, Joe Biden’s Extremist Spending Is A Danger To The US And Is Our Country Falling Prey To A Nanny State Idiocracy: A Tale Of Too Many Laws And Too Little Freedoms?

5 Very Independent and Compelling Hours of Experts, And Authors Pursuing The Truth No Matter Where It Leads

9:06-9:29a ET- Liz Peek- Joe Biden’s extremist spending is a danger to the US and it appears he’s fooling less and less of America.  And once again President Biden is pushing that inflation was 9% when he took office.  Can someone please tell him he’s wrong or stop lying.  The Fox News Contributor and Wall Street Analyst reports.

9:32-9:58a ET- John Whitehead- Is our country falling prey to a Nanny State Idiocracy: A Tale of Too Many Laws and Too Little Freedoms?  And SCOTUS Fails to Protect Citizens From Asset Forfeiture Delay Tactics That Let Police Keep Seized Cars & Cash Indefinitely. The Constitutional attorney, author, founder and president of The Rutherford Institute and author of "Battlefield America” discusses.

10:06-10:15a ET- Dr Richard Bartlett- The Battleground State of Ohio where the war to snuff out human life rages.  Is abortion truly a constitutional right? Enter CVS and Walgreens now distributing the chemical abortion drug.  Plus, the fight for hospital patient rights.  The Emergency Room Medical Director reports on this and more.

10:32-10:42a ET- Fred Pry- Child Evangelism Fellowship CEF is reaching children with the Gospel in light of International Day for the Unreached on May 19. The Vice President of Administration with Child Evangelism Fellowship join us to discuss this special day.

10:46-10:58a ET- Adam Holz- The Director for Focus on the Family’s PluggedIn.com talks about our culture, family-friendly movies, streaming and DVD’s.

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Headlined Show, Bill Martinez Live May 16, 2024

Breaking News, Day 222 Of The Israel Hamas War, Jews Exiting The Democratic Party, And NY vs. Trump: My Experience As An NYC Juror Leads Me To Believe The Unthinkable Could Happen, Says Deroy Murdock

5 Very Independent and Compelling Hours of Experts, And Authors Pursuing The Truth No Matter Where It Leads

9:06-9:29a ET- Daniella Bloom- Bestselling author and National Ambassador of JEXIT-Jews exiting the Democratic party. As a licenses Marriage and family Therapist she has shifted her platform from America’s Premiere Relationship and Dating Authority to Today's Free-Thinking Psychotherapist and Awakened Mama Bear. She now goes underneath the headlines to bridge the gap between what’s going on in our personal relationships today with what’s going on in our nation and world at large.

9:32-9:58a ET- Deroy Murdock- NY vs. Trump: My experience as an NYC juror leads me to believe the unthinkable could happen.  The Manhattan-based Fox News contributor and contributing editor of National Review Online shares perhaps some hope that Trump can have when it comes to his jury. We can only hope that justice can still reign even in New York.

10:06-10:29a ET- Grover Norquist- Joe Biden has repeatedly promised to let the Trump Tax Cuts expire, guaranteeing higher taxes on millions of middle and lower income Americans. Now, Biden’s surrogates are being even more brazen. The ATR president America's preeminent center-right expert on taxes shares the details.

10:32-10:42a ET- Jordan Goodman- America’s Money Answers Man” and nationally recognized expert on personal finance is talking about the latest inflation number, and Middle East wars effecting the price of oil and our economy.  

10:46-10:58a ET- Dr Ted Baehr- The Founder & Publisher of Movieguide reviews Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, The Blue Angels and Florida social media ban critics argue law violates free speech.

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Responder Resilience Guest, Dr. Stacy Raymond and Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW-EMT May 22, 2024 Clinical Psychologist and LCSW EMT and Podcast Hosts

Stacy Raymond is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice for nearly 24 years. She is a trauma specialist and an Approved Consultant in EMDR. The daughter of a retired police officer and US Marine, Stacy dedicates half her practice hours to working with First Responders and Military Veterans. In 2020 she created Responder Wellness Inc—a non-profit charity for EMS, Police & Fire. Stacy co-leads a weekly free Peer Support Meeting for first responders, along with Bonnie Rumilly.
 

Bonnie Rumilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of Adults, Adolescents, Children and First Responders. Bonnie worked in Newtown treating Trauma directly after the Sandy Hook School Shootings and is an EMDR therapist. She is a Board Member of the Fairfield County Trauma Response Team, Inc., which treats First Responders for PTSD and Trauma. Bonnie is also a 21-year Emergency Medical Technician, and retired Chief of her EMS agency.

In addition to hosting Responder Resilience, Bonnie co-leads a weekly peer support group for first responders along with Dr. Stacy Raymond.
 

The Sports Doctor Guest, Dr Sarah Michaud May 22, 2024 , Psychologist, Addiction & Co-dependency specialist & author

I am committed to supporting and inspiring individuals on their journey to discover their inner wisdom, strength, and authentic voice. My aim is to cultivate nurturing and fulfilling relationships where individuals can embrace joy, peace, and deep connections.

I strive to assist individuals in healing themselves from codependent belief systems, emotional expressions, and behaviors that veer them away from their true selves. I believe that true freedom blossoms when we can confidently speak up for ourselves, express emotions without reactivity, and lead lives that resonate with our authentic essence.

The Sports Doctor Guest, Sheila Thelen May 22, 2024 President at Vestibular Training Services & provider of Figure Skating Spin Training Tools & Seminars Worldwide

Sheila Thelen has been a coach at the Figure Skating Club of Bloomington in Minnesota for the past 32 years. However, teaching skating is just part of her busy life dedicated to improving skaters’ training.

Thelen created several products skaters use on and off ice to help their skating techniques. She also hosts numerous seminars and is part of an online coaching staff.

“I’m thrilled to have met Trevor Laak, the founder of iCoachSkating.com, before he founded it,” Thelen said.

After meeting at Grassroots to Champions seminars, Thelen joined his company as a consultant and helps with their online marketing.

“iCoachSkating is truly a revolution in how coaches all over can improve their knowledge and improve their skaters,” Thelen said. “Every problem a coach has ever had, Trevor has a video to fix that problem. It’s fun to see skaters and coaches learning new techniques and skills on iCoachSkating, and it’s fantastic that skaters and coaches can join the website.”

iCoach, however, is just the beginning. She’s also a very successful entrepreneur, creating several products skaters use to improve various elements.

“My first big product I created was the ‘Jump Ease Skating Harness,’” Thelen said. “I learned a lot about business and how to make a company fun.”

Her second product, Champion Cords, taught her to embrace something new at the time: a business website.

“I really learned how to create a website, and to work with patents (USA Patent:  7,214,171), skate shops, seminars, packaging, staff and manufacturing,” Thelen said. “Champion Cords are fantastic for teaching a skater to feel alignment position, muscle memory awareness and technique.”

Thelen since added the Champion Skating Harness and Champion Electric Spinner.

“Both of these products help the skater learn vestibular balance and air position,” Thelen said. “Truly how you train modern day rotation. It’s actually fun to see people installing this gear in their homes. They are also great for seminars. We haul in a harness, install it and train coaches how to use it.”

Her Champion Developmental Seminars keep this busy coach traveling to clubs with many top coaches.

“Each seminar can be custom designed to feature a guest coach,” Thelen said. “We bring in tons of gear and help the coaches develop skaters at all levels. We are absolutely honored to have an amazing staff of coaches to help.”

Thelen even created a fun jewelry piece with her Champion Achievement Charm bracelet. The charms include all the jumps and spins, a perfect and fun way for skaters to keep track of their progression.

“As your skater progresses through the sport, add a charm to the bracelet,” Thelen said.

Thelen will host a booth featuring all her products at the upcoming May PSA and CFSA conferences in Chicago and Moncton NB, Canada. A two day seminar with World Coach Ravi Walia is scheduled for June at the Bloomington FSC.

Her skating harness and electric spinner also recently became part of physical therapy research and development work with autistic children, something Thelen is extremely proud of.

“This work is so important to me,” Thelen said. “Improving children’s, skaters and families’ lives.”

 

Education:     Bachelor of Arts, Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota.  (1991 Graduate)    Double Major:  Communications/Marketing and Anthropology *Research Emphasis:  Public Speaking/Osteology (Human Bone Research).  *Senior Residential Advisor.  *Twin Cities Business Women’s Scholarship Recipient.  *Speaker at Hamline 1990 & 1991 Leadership Conference. *Academic Policies Committee and Sub-Committee. * Self PAID 100% of Education. * Dean’s List.

 

Experience:    Owner/Designer/President of Vestibular Training Services LLC (2019-Present) *Applying Figure Skating Harness training – to helping physical therapists in the fields of:  Autism & Post Concussion/TBI.  Patent Pending.  We are going to change the world.

 

Owner/Designer/President of Champion Cords/Seminars/Harnesses/Spinners (2012-Present) *Providing seminar for coaches worldwide alongside World & Olympic Coaches.  Specializing in figure skating technology, harnesses & developing all levels of figure skaters.  *Creating leadership in coaching and mentoring.  Number one in figure skating harnesses & coaches training.  *Known worldwide for coaching excellence.  Research and development for multiple skating training tools

 

Grassroots To Champion Seminars (2008-2016) Executive Director. *Coordinate 19 National/World/Olympic Coaches in 30+ National and Internationals seminars per year.   Coordinate all:  schedules, travel, hotel, ground, product, pre and post seminar.   *Marketing.  *Negotiate contracts with 10 Corporate Sponsors & National Organizations.  *Manage week long International Seminar Dorms/Food/40+Coaches/100+ skaters from around the world. *Dartfish Specialist  *Recruited by World & Olympic Coach – Audrey Weisiger.  *Number 1 in Figure Skating Seminars in North America.   *Sales increased 348%, since position was created.  Agent/Representative for 8 Olympic/World Coaches.  Created a 501c3 for Young Artists Showcase.

 

Sheila Thelen, Inc., (2003-Present)   Owner-President.  *Inventor and design engineer of athletic training aids *National & International Guest Speaker.  *Product Design. *Contract Negotiations.   *Patent Writing.   *Patent Number:  7,214,171.  *Created all product marketing and information.  *Product is used by World & Olympic Skaters and Coaches.  *Endorsed by the Professional Skaters Association International.  *Presenter at Fall Regional & International Seminars.  *Presenter ON ICE: at PSA International Conference, Canada Figure Skating National Conference, ISI International Conference, England/UK NISA Conference, Iceland FSA.   *Endorsed by National/World/Olympic Skaters and Coaches.  *Monthly article in PSA Magazine.   *Featured Specialist on:   iCoachSkating.com  *Named TOP FIVE Coaches by iCoachSkating.

 

Professional Figure Skating Coach.   City Facilities, MN (1987-Present) Self Employed.  *Teaching beginners through senior competition levels.  *Head Professional.   *Senior Synchronized Skating Line.   *Consultant – Israeli Figure Skating Association.  *Teaching ages: 2-30.  *Master Rated Coach by the Professional Skaters Association International. *Strong USFSA/ISI Coaching Experience.  *Specialty in Dartfish Computer Software (for computer jump analysis).  Consultant to coaches & skating schools.

 

                        St. Croix Valley Recreation Center.  Stillwater, MN (1998-2008) Skating Director.   *Manage and oversee MAJOR Skating School & Entire Figure Skating Program. *Manage all private lessons.   *Supervise all self employed skating coaches.   *Hosted ISI & PSA Fall Regional Seminars.   *Payroll.   *Database.  *Assign Skaters to Coaches. *Director of Winter Exhibitions.   *Director of Spring Ice Shows.  *Advertising Manager.  *Silent Auction Manager.  *Created registration program enabling 500+ in person registrations in 1 ½ hours. *Manage arena staff.  *Power Skating Coach with Junior Gold Teams & High School players.   *Coach multiple high profile clients & The Herb Brooks Foundation.

 

                        Jump Ease, Inc.  Lino Lakes, MN  (1997-2004)  Owner/President.  *Inventor and design engineer of multi-use harness systems.  *National Guest Speaker and Trainer.  *Coordinated staff & engineering department.  *Contract negotiations including the New Boston Gardens/Boston Bruins & the Gaylord Entertainment Center (Nashville Predators).  *Endorsed by the Professional Skaters Association International.  *Managing Partner.

 

                                        Arad Archaeological Center, Arad, ISRAEL   In conjunction with the Israeli Antiquities Authority.  (July 1991-1992)  *Director of Recruiting.  *Site Supervisor.  *Lecture Series.  *Create all marketing materials.  *United States Group Coordinator.  *Only American on Staff.   *Semi Bilingual.  *Primary Archaeological site:  Tel Keroith.  *Trained guide:  Masada.  *Burial Excavations Manager:  Tel Arad.

 

                                        Paisley Park Recording Studios.  Chanhassen, MN (Spring 1990-Spring 1991) Internship.  *Assistant to Mr. Dressel, Head of Studio.  *Assist in daily management of a major recording studio and stage.  *Handle records on past clients and assisted with new clients.  *Studio Assistant.  *Tours.  *First Intern ever at Paisley Park.

 

Awards:          *Top 1,000 Employees in the State of Minnesota, by the Quality Council of Minnesota (1993).  *1998 Who’s Who of International Entrepreneurs.    *2008 & 2010 Top FIVE Coaches by iCoachSkating.com   *2010 United States Figure Skating Association – Sports Science Award Nominee

 

Shadow Politics Guest, Parrish Smith May 19, 2024 Producer, director, cinematographer and published author

Parrish Smith is an award-winning producer, director, cinematographer and published author. Smith has shot more than 50 short films and numerous feature films — including commercials for clients Gillette, Kraft and L’Oreal; music videos for artists Jaheim, Ghostface and Naughty by Nature; as well as various documentaries.

Parrish's credits have aired on networks such as Netflix, BET, TV One, Bounce, MTV and Showtime. His last film, “The Scroll,” which included Bishop T.D. Jakes, Al Sharpton, Bernice King, Jesse Jackson and Marvin Sapp was acquired by UpTV and aired on Aspire and Netflix. "The Scroll" screened at more than 100 venues nationwide including film festivals, theaters and churches and has achieved major national and international success. In addition, "The Scroll" caught the eye of Kensington Publishing and was adapted into a self-help book.

Smith also directed and produced the documentary film, “THE MECCA OF COMEDY: The Rise of Standup Comedy in Washington D.C.
 

Responder Resilience Guest, Hi Nguyen May 15, 2024 Former RCMP Officer and Leadership Coach

Hi (pronounced Hee) is a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer with 14 years of service across Canada. He spent time as a patrol officer, a close-protection bodyguard to the Prime Minister and a counter-terrorism officer. He is now the Director of a large campus security team and a leadership coach. He was the recipient of 2 leadership awards in 2023: The OACUSA Award of Excellence and the Canadian Security Magazine Community Leadership Award.

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