Ending Domestic Abuse is a bi-weekly podcast, hosted by Dr. Ludy Green, a national expert on preventing and responding to violence against women and children. The focus of the podcast is to empower women by arming them with immediate and useful advice to pursue their goals and prevent or escape abuse.
Dr. Green created this podcast in response to the Covid-19 pandemic separating violence victims and survivors from their support systems and isolating many with their abusers. Since then, Ending Domestic Abuse has become an essential resource, featuring subject matter experts who provide valuable insight both for our listeners who have experienced abuse, as well as our listeners who are in positions of power and can help uplift others.
Podcast guests include best-selling authors, well-known celebrities and social media influencers, judges, psychiatrists, and entrepreneurs at the top of their fields, and survivors with inspiring stories to share. Listen now to start the journey of changing your life!
Art in Recovery: Treatment Court Exhibitions
On this episode of Ending Domestic Abuse, Dr. Ludy Green speaks with Judge Kimberly Todd, who some of you may remember as the very first guest on the podcast back in 2020. We’re so excited to have her back on the show to talk more about her experiences as a judge in the Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court. She joins us today to talk about an incredible program which encourages people to use art as a tool to help them during their addiction recovery and time in treatment. This past summer, Creative Pinellas hosted an exhibit called Art in Recovery showcasing these works of art.
Learning to Run with Erin Loos Cutraro
This week on Ending Domestic Abuse, Dr. Ludy Green speaks with Erin Loos Cutraro, founder and CEO of She Should Run - a nonprofit that encourages women from all backgrounds to run for public office! Erin’s incredible career spans education, politics, and strategic planning, all of which were underscored by Erin’s dedication to gender equality for women and girls. Join us as Erin shares more about the work of the organization She Should Run, why it is so important to encourage women to run for office, and how you can get involved!
The Better Half of Life: Pivoting with Yvette Irene
This week on Ending Domestic Abuse, Dr. Ludy Green speaks with premier designer Yvette Irene. Yvette’s incredible career in design and her charm have made her a national television personality, with features and series on HGTV, the Food Network, and the Magnolia Network (formerly DIY Network). Recently, Yvette has started pursuing a career in acting as she pivots into (what she calls) “the better half” of her life! Join us as Yvette shares her journey in design, her inspiring dedication to pursuing dreams, and advice for those just starting out in their careers!
The Last Drop: A Sci-Fi Film about Relationship Abuse
This week on Ending Domestic Abuse, Dr. Ludy Green speaks with Adam Joel, impact-driven filmmaker and survivor of relationship abuse. Adam recently wrote and directed the Last Drop— a new sci-fi film about relationship abuse inspired by the memories of real survivors. If you're interested in learning more about this project or hosting your own screening, contact Adam at thelastdropfilm.com/host.
"The Fire That Took Her" - A Conversation with Film Director Trish Gillespie
This week on Ending Domestic Abuse, Dr. Ludy Green speaks with Patricia “Trish” Gillespie, director of the documentary “The Fire That Took Her.” This documentary recounts the life and legacy of Judy Malinowski, a woman whose life was cut short by a horrifying act of domestic violence. Join us as we discuss Trish’s career as a storyteller, what drew her to Judy’s story, and the multi-year process of creating this documentary.
Thriving On-Stage and Off-Stage
This week on Ending Domestic Abuse, Dr. Ludy Green speaks with Wendy Federman - a Broadway Producer, philanthropist, businesswoman, and film producer (amongst other professions)! Wendy has won 13 Tony Awards for her work as a producer. We are honored to have Wendy join us to share her life story and advice for those looking to follow their dreams in the world of the arts.