It's time to Get Real with Robin! Join veteran broadcaster Robin Cotè and her Co-Hosts known as "THE COLLECTIVE" as they delve into subject matters that most are afraid to talk about but need to hear. Get ready to Get Real!
*WARNING* - Please be advised - Some of these shows may have triggering effects or may be of a very sensitive nature.
A look inside the FLDS- child brides, sexual abuse and child slavery
Today, more than a quarter of the world’s slaves are children. These children are forced to commit sex acts, forced into a system of domestic servitude or employed in occupations that are mentally, physically, socially and morally harmful. It's estimated that those children being enslaved bring in more than 100 billion dollars a year to their captors.
Many of these children are born and bred into a cult like family, where they are forced to engage in sexual acts with much older adults in order to bear children to continue building the family of slaves.
What happens to these children when they age out and are no longer a valuable commodity to those who control them? What happens to these children when they decide they want out and desperately try to find a way to escape? How do these children cope with a much different world than many of us would never experience? How do they survive in a world that doesn't look familiar, once they get out?
Co-Host Diana Davis
Diana Davis is the founder of Movies Making a Difference. Their Mission Statement is to make a difference by making socially conscious feature films, then directly aiding the victims upon whom these films shed light. ~ Human Trafficking victims ~ Child Brides ~ Child Labor ~ Physical, Sexual, Emotional and Spiritual Abuse victims.
Diana’s film Cathedral Canyon shed light into the underworld of the religious persecution of women in a rural polygamist community. Diana and her team rescue and help these young people escape the cult life in order to find a better life for themselves.
Also joining us are two survivors who bravely share their stories about being in the FLDS cult and how they escaped; Sarah Taylor and Briel Decker.
For more information on MovieMakingADifference: https://www.moviesmakingadifference.org/
School shootings: What can we do to prevent these massacres?
Co-Host Retired Police Sgt. Steve Wamsley
School shootings have become an epidemic and yet we still can't seem to have an honest discussion about what needs to be done to prevent these massacres from happening.
Join us as we GET REAL about school shootings and what we can do to help protect our children.
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Mental Health Awareness - The hidden dangers of being a First Responder
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Being a first responder is not an easy job. Putting your life on the line, day after day for those you serve. We entrust these brave men and women to run into the gates of hell and we don't really get to see The Human Side and how certain things can affect them. They are exposed to things that most of us average folks will never have to experience in our lifetime.
Co-Host - Retired Major of the Oklahoma City Fire Department and Oklahoma City Bombing Responder, Chris Fields
Oklahoma City suffered the Deadliest Domestic Terrorist Attack in American History, killing 168 men, women and children and injuring close to 800.
Chris Fields was there front and center, serving his community as a firefighter. He was captured in a photo that became an iconic symbol of the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995, when he was cradling the body of 1 year old Baylee Almon.
He served the citizens of Oklahoma City for over 31 years and has now dedicated his life to speak to other 1st responders, discussing the brutal realities of a life spent responding to citizens in their darkest hours. He also shares his personal story of how that day in 1995, along with other traumas, took a toll on his life and his family. Having suffered in silence for many years, he now shares how he found his way out of the darkness, in the hopes of helping others to avoid the failure and pitfalls, along with encouraging them to reach out when they need help.
Breaking the silence around sex crimes
Co-Hosts Kirk Nurmi and Darren Burch
April is sexual assault awareness month but why do we need a special month to talk about this issue plaguing our society?
On average, there are over a half a million victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year in the United States. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been raped at some time in their lives. That’s just the cases that are reported and in the US. So many go unreported. And what about the children under 12, who are sexually assaulted, molested, raised in sex cults, taken and used in sex trafficking. There is no way of knowing just how many children have been affected by this.
So many of us survivors blame ourselves and wonder why this happened to us. We didn’t ask for this. So many suffer in silence and often don’t speak about what they endured until much later in their lives. Thanks to things like the Me Too Movement and the case against Jeffrey Epstein, more light is being shed on sex crimes but we are still a long ways away of understanding why these things happen because we don’t talk openly about them enough.
Join us as we have this very real and raw conversation about sex crimes.
Giving kids a voice with The UBU Project
Co-Host - David Simmons, Founder and Executive Director of the UBU Project
David Simmons is the Founder and Executive Director of the UBU Project, an arts education outreach company specializing in social emotional arts integration. Their mission is the prevention of youth suicide, addiction and bullying through social-emotional arts integration residencies.
David's diverse career as an educator, performer, producer, recording artist, inspirational speaker, worship leader and mental health advocate has taken him all over the world. He is a thriving survivor of his own suicide attempts, is a recovering alcoholic, celebrating 29 years of sobriety, dealt with bullying in school and lives with the managed mental health diagnoses of depression, PTSD and anxiety. His life experiences offer valuable insight and he brings a unique and hope-filled perspective to the kids he works with at the UBU Project.
To learn more about The UBU Project visit their website:
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The power of the human will and spirit with Amy Van Dyken-Rouen
Co-Hosts Amy Van Dyken-Rouen and Kirk Nurmi
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. Our mindset plays a very intricate part in our day to day life. Having a positive mindset can redirect everything negative that happens in our lives. It's not what happens to us but what we do with it that makes all the difference.
Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is a six-time Olympic gold medalist, and has spent a lifetime defying the odds. She took up swimming to beat her childhood asthma and In the 1996 games, she broke records and made history for becoming the first American woman to earn four gold medals in a single Olympics.
In June 2014 , a freak ATV accident altered her life and left her paralyzed from the waist down. She also suffered broken ribs, a head injury, and a severe vascular injury. Her prognosis was anything but good as one doctor told her to say goodbye to her husband before going into surgery because they weren't sure they could save her.
As any warrior does, Amy fought her way back and now has become an outspoken advocate for those who have suffered spinal cord injuries and those who are disabled. She once said that she wants to be known as a woman who did things that have never been done before, breaking barriers, hopefully making it more human to be a disabled person.
Join us as we talk about Amy's journey, go off on tangents and have a fun time just conversing about life.
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