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    Growing up Fatherless and Alleviating Seasonal Depression

    We continue the discussion of difficult topics during the holiday season with a look at Tonia Grady’s Fatherless Like Me: Growing Up Without Dad, a book that puts the mission of Gradygirl Productions. in the lap of girls around the country. Please view the YouTube video below to learn more. Next, with many experiencing sadness and depression during the Holidays, we discuss the importance of providing affordable therapy for those of every income with Sara Strole, LCSW. Tonia Grady is the author and CEO of GradyGirl Productions. Follow @gradygirl on Instagram and follow #fatherlesslikeme to learn more about the book and project. Sarah Strole, LCSW, is the Executive Director of…

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    The Plight of Youth Homelessness, and what is Mental Health First Aid?

    On today’s recording of JustLove, we are joined by the Reverend Dr. Shakeema North of Covenant House New York. She takes on the complicated issue of youth homelessness with us and shares the relief work of the Covenant House. We then turn to the related issue of mental health more broadly, and have a conversation with Chuck Ingoglia of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. He talks to us about what “Mental Health First Aid” is, and how the public can make use of available resources during the season often associated with elevated levels of depression. The Reverend Dr. Shakeema North is the Vice President of Youth Development, Equity, and…

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    2022 Midterm Outcomes with both New York Republican and Democratic Officials

    Today we benefit from some distance from election day and spend our hour of JustLove trying to make sense of the electoral outcomes from the 2022 midterms. James “Jim” Castro-Blanco, Esq., is Counsel to the Westchester County Republican Committee, and Dirk McCall is a Tenured Board Member of the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City. These two gentlemen help us understand the election from all sides of the issues at hand. James “Jim” Castro-Blanco, Esq., is Counsel to the Westchester County Republican Committee and a Partner at Murtagh, Cossu, Venditti, and Castro-Blanco, LLP. Dirk McCall is a Tenured Board Member of the Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City.…

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    Checking in with Catholic Charities in New Mexico and Florida; Current State of College Football

    On today’s pre-Thanksgiving show of JustLove, we are inviting three guests to cover a variety of topics. Vicki Trujillo of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gallup, Inc., New Mexico tells us about the support their branch provides to the local Native American communities of New Mexico and Arizona. Then, Eddie Gloria of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Venice talks with us about the continued efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Ian as the holidays approach. To wrap up, we discuss the current state of college football with Dr. Victoria Jackson, Ph.D., of Arizona State University. Vicki Trujillo is the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Gallup,…

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    New York and Puerto Rico – Connected by History, Culture, and Giving Back

    This week we focus heavily on the rich connection between the island of Puerto Rico and the Hispanic population that emigrated to New York State, contributing so much to our modern cultural makeup. Carmen Villafane, of New York Foundling, discusses with us the Head Start Division of her organization and the work it is undertaking to alleviate the educational and developmental disparities faced by children in Puerto Rico. Teresa Santiago of TAS Communications LLC then joins us to discuss the “I Am Because We Are” Conference that took place in Puerto Rico between November 9th and 12th. The conference was sponsored by SOMOS Inc., a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to…

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