“A movement is a growing group of people who believe so deeply in a new possibility that they participate in making it a reality. They won’t all meet. They won’t even know each other’s names. But somehow, they all have a feeling that people on the other side of the city or the country or the world believe in the same idea, burn with the same passion, and are taking risks for the same dream."
True Life: An Interview With a Former LRA Captive
IRIN Radio has been recording the stories of some of the thousands of ordinary Ugandan women, whose lives have been torn apart by extraordinary levels of suffering.These intimate testimonies illustrate the courage and determination of women to put an end to the violence and inhumanity that has scarred the lives of so many in Uganda. The public sharing of the stories is also an attempt to counter the silence and stigma normally associated with abductees and ordinary people, who witnessed atrocities they were in no position to prevent.
Diaries of a Teenage Mother
The following podcast is a brief introduction to my own experience as a teen mom. I am very passionate about advocating proactive vs.reactive choices to teens when it comes to making life altering decisions. I plan on creating a multi-part series based on my experiences. I hope you enjoy.
Meth Adiction PSA's
Speed, meth, chalk, crystal, ice, glass. These are all names for the drug methamphetamine. Methamphetamine comes in
many different forms and is snorted, swallowed,injected, or smoked. They have discovered that even three years after long-time methamphetamine users had quit using the drug, their dopamine neurons were still damaged. Scientists don’t know yet whether this damage is permanent,but this research shows that changes in the brain from methamphetamine use
can last a long time. Research with animals has shown that the drug methamphetamine can also damage neurons that contain
serotonin. This damage also continues long after the drug use is stopped.
The following podcast was created by the CDC to increase awareness on Cyberbullying and other forms of agressive youth behavior.
HIV_AIDS Statistics in the US
Individuals who are unaware of their HIV-positive status potentially may account for 54 to 70 percent of all new sexually transmitted HIV infections in the U.S. (UNAIDS, December 2006 AIDS Epidemic Update)
Data read from fact sheet provided by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Global Aids Statistics
The following podcast is statistical in nature, however, the statistics are staggering! I have collected hundreds of resources over the past few months that I am attempting to translate into podcasts. Please add us to your friends, pages, etc...as I am planning on adding new podcasts weekly.
Excerpt from audio "Worldwide in 2007, 34 percent of HIV-positive pregnant women received antiretroviral drugs to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. This percentage increased substantially from 14 percent in 2005. (UNGASS, April 2008")