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Lolita in the Lion’s Den, from Abuse to Empowerment

Lolita in the Lion’s Den, from Abuse to Empowerment

November 14, 2014


Justin Forest, a sexuality researcher and the author of Lolita in the Lion's Den, from Abuse to Empowerment joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health, Education & Family Information Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Justin Forest discuss the following:

  • Why did you decide to write Lolita in the Lion's Den and what is the book about?
  • Glen's bluntness about his sexual feelings as well as his concern for the sexualization of girls today seem contrary to what we hear about actual offenders or pedophiles. How realistic is this? 
  • How is society's inability to address such a taboo topic, in your opinion, harmful to everyone?
  • Glen notes that management of his sexuality is the key, not the concept of changing it. Can you elaborate on this?
  • How has your book been received?


TIP: Parents - if you want to protect your kids - here's the demand you should be making. Ask for more sex education, starting in preschool. What we need is a much better understanding of human sexuality, throughout all points of life. We cannot change the negative stigma associated with sexuality and kids easily, but we can educate and learn. I think it’s a reasonable assumption that if we all understood our sexuality better, even if “deviant,” we might be much better citizens. We should guide boys and girls to understand what it means to have positive relationships instead of locking them into stereotypical gender roles. After all, sex is going to come into the equation sooner or later. Let them — and us — be prepared.


Duration: 15:25


Justin Forest is the author of Lolita in the Lion's Den. He has five college degrees, including a MLSt in taboo studies and a PhD in literature and criticism. He has compiled information for the United Nations on the anti-child sex trafficking movement and has since transitioned to sexuality research. He's a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and teaches themes of girlhood and sexuality.



Website: www.lolitalion.com

Educating the community about Autism and supporting families with an autistic child

Educating the community about Autism and supporting families with an autistic child

September 22, 2014


Jacqueline Williams-Hines, Autism Awareness Advocate and Author of the No Small Victories Children's Book Series joins eHealth Radio and the Austism Information Channel. Jacqueline's organization is focused on educating the community about Autism and supporting families with an autistic child on the Autism spectrum.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jacqueline Williams-Hines discuss the following:

  • What is No Small Victories?
  • What inspired you to Start No Small Victories?
  • What are the themes of the books in your series?
  • What are the future goals of NSV?
  • What are some early sign of Autism, listeners can look out for?


Duration: 11:50


Born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1965, Jacqueline moved to Springfield, MA with her family in 1970 and has since been a Springfield resident.


A graduate of the former Classical High School and  grad student of American International College, Jacqueline subsequently left college to marry and start a family with her high school sweetheart. Though employed in several positions in her youth, it was the birth of her youngest son and his later diagnosis of autism that brought Jacqueline back to her first passion as a means of catharsis and coping mechanism…writing.


Though the dream of publishing her work had never truly been forgotten, it was this new found drive to help educate her son, Joshua’s, peers about autism as a way of bridging the communication gap that motivated her to self publish her first book in 2006.


Since then, No Small Victories has grown to become an organization active in increasing Autism Awareness as well as annually hosting an Autism awareness fair and boasting 4 books and counting.



Web Site: www.nsvonline.com


MISSION TO TEACH: The Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary Educator with Dipak Basu

MISSION TO TEACH: The Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary Educator with Dipak Basu

May 19, 2014


Dipak Basu, author of an incredibly inspiring book about his late daughter, Jhumki, entitled MISSION TO TEACH: The Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary Educator joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention and Education Channels. Jhumki passed away at age 31 of metastatic breast cancer, but not before leaving a mark on the teaching profession she so dearly loved.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dipak Basu discuss the following:

  • Your daughter had such a short life but had accomplished more than people who live more than twice as long. Tell us a little about her passion for teaching and what her ultimate goals were.
  • Jhumki was passionate about providing quality education for all kids, regardless of socio-economic conditions, especially in the sciences. Where did that passion come from, do you think?
  • She had a survivor’s mentality. How did she react when she was diagnosed with cancer and when she was going through treatment? Do you think that a person’s mental outlook can affect his or her physical well-being, even for someone with such a devastating illness?
  • Do you think that her stellar accomplishments had something to do with her limited time left? Do you think she knew something that you, as her parents, did not?
  • Do you think Jhumki would be amused – and pleased – to see the admiration with which she is remembered? Your book has commentary by Dr. Jane Goodall as well as former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice!
  • You seem to be inspired by your daughter as much as her students and colleagues were – and continue to be. How would you describe that feeling to other parents?


Duration: 15:59


Dipak Basu, engineer, philanthropist, social worker, author, has spent much of his life employing technology in humanitarian missions worldwide. In 2006, he set up Anudip Foundation, a nonprofit company dedicated to improving livelihoods of poor rural people in developing countries through training in information technology and entrepreneurship. He currently serves as Anudip’s Chairman and CEO.


In 2001 Dipak founded and served as Executive Director of NetHope, a technology alliance of the world’s largest aid agencies, applying innovative high-tech solutions to aid operations in the world’s impoverished, disaster-affected and war-torn regions.


From 1995 to 2006, Dipak held senior management positions in Product Management and Professional Services at Cisco Systems. Prior to Cisco, Dipak served as a consultant to the Government of India, developing communications solutions for the country’s steel, energy, banking and hospitality sectors.


Dipak is the recipient of the Tech Laureate award for IT in Humanity and the President’s Award from Save the Children. He is a Cisco Leadership Fellow, a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers.


In 2009, following the loss of their beloved daughter the previous year, Dipak and his wife, Radha, launched the Jhumki Basu Foundation to carry on her remarkable legacy.


Dipak's debut historical fiction novel, A Flight of Green Parrots, was published in 2004. A sequel will follow later this year.


Web Sites: www.missiontoteach.org | www.jhumkibasu.org


Powered by Me for Educators Pre-K to 12 with Sherianna Boyle

Powered by Me for Educators Pre-K to 12 with Sherianna Boyle

March 16, 2013

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Sherianna Boyle, a former school psychologist, present adjunct psychology professor, has taught yoga/meditation for the past eleven years, and is also the author of Powered by Me for Educators Pre-K to 12 (Balboa Press) joins eHealth Radio and the Health and Education Channels.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Sherianna Boyle discuss the following:

  • What is Powered by Me?
  • Can you give our listeners an example of the difference between a tool and a power tool?
  • In your book you offer numerous "Try This" tips. Could you share two of those tips with us today?
  • Do you believe self-awareness is the key to student and teacher success?


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Sherianna Boyle, resides on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with her husband and three daughters. She holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology from The University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her background includes extensive work in public education, parent education, educational workshops, and she is a Professor of Psychology at Cape Cod Community College. Sherianna has been teaching yoga and meditation for the past eleven years. Four of those years were spent owning and operating a yoga studio in her community. In addition to being a writer, Sherianna continues to develop herself professionally in the field of Energy Psychology.


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Related Web Site: www.poweredbymenow.com


Note: The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of the show host or it's owners.