Latest Blog Entries

Jan 11, 2011

One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking. Margaret Smith of the American Lung Association of Tennessee addresses how smoking puts not only yourself, but other at risk, helpful tips to kick the habit, and what state and national governments are doing to help. To learn more, visit LungTN.org, and for help quitting smoking, visit FFSOnline.org.

>>LISTEN TO AN EXCERPT HERE

Jan 11, 2011
More than 40% of local youth are in danger of being overweight or obese. The Coordinator of Food Services for the Metro-Nashville Public School system details why it’s so important your child takes part in meals at school, and how meals are being made more nutrient dense, weight conscious, and affordable, at only $1.25 per meal. For weekly menus and more information, visit MNPS.org.
 
Jan 3, 2011

You can't solve a problem without knowing the cause; that's what the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole believes.  They're working on programs to get to the root of what triggers criminals to commit crimes, and work on those problems before they lead to destructive choices, creating a safer society and reducing repeat offenders (which in their first year alone saved taxpayers $33 million).  To learn more, visit TN.gov/bopp.

Jan 3, 2011

Tennessee has been ranked in the top 12 in the country for domestic violence since 2000, coming in at number 5 this year, with many of these crimes attributed to repeat offenders.  Our guests from the Board of Probation and Parole will tell you how their new batterers intervention program, "Courage to Change", is aiming to shift the mentality of offenders to reach a day when there are no more victims.  To do you part to end domestic violence, visit EndAbuse.com, or NNEDV.org.

Dec 15, 2010

Every year you see the Salvation Army on every corner, ringing bells and collecting change.  But their Red Kettle program is only one of many.  Ronnie Raymer from the Salvation Army's Nashville Area Command talks about how you can get involved and help give back this holiday season.  To learn more, visit online at SalArmy-Nashville.org, or to volunteer, call 615-242-0411.

>>LISTEN TO AN EXCERPT HERE

Dec 15, 2010

Hearths all aglow, candles burning, round-the-clock cooking, stringing up lights left and right; around the holidays, there's more ways than you might realize to set yourself on fire!  Fire Marshall Andy King will teach you all about how to decorate safely to avoid fires, as well as how to develop an emergency plan for your family in the event of an accident.  And for more great safety tips and information, visit NFPA.org, and CLICK HERE.

Nov 17, 2010

Veterans have risked their lives to fight for us, now we must fight for them. The experience of war leaves serious mental and emotional scars such as post-traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism, and increased risk of suicide.  To learn more about how to support the veteran you know, check out BenefitingVeterans.com, or call the national hotline at 1-888-4 VETS 25.

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Nov 4, 2010

30% of Nashville children are in contact with drugs, alcohol, or prescription medications, and there are clear warning signs you can pick up on as a parent.  Visit NPPOnline.org to learn more.

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Nov 4, 2010

Dr. Bill Paul talks about why it's not too late to get a flu shot, how to shave off pounds with small changes to your routine, and how to work together to keep the community healthy.

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Oct 19, 2010

Monroe Harding, Inc. offers many programs to partner with at-risk youth and families to provide a bridge toward independence and success. They offer academic support, foster care and adoptive services, emotional counseling, vocational training and more, to start kids off on the right foot.

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Oct 12, 2010

Vaughn Ownby from the Partnership for a Drug Free America lists the biggest drug threats to Tennessee, the role parents play in stopping drug use, and how to keep yourself from enabling people with addictive personalities in your life. 

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Oct 6, 2010

Most people don't think the flu will ever kill them. But it kills thousands every year. In spite of that, new surveys find more than 40% of Americans saying they are NOT going to get Flu shots. Dr. Bill Schaffner, the head of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical School, tells you why the vaccine is vital. 

Oct 6, 2010

A Computer Repair Expert breaks down the Basics of Computer Use, how to save your computer after spilling liquids on it, how to avoid scams, and how to spot fraudulent e-mail. 
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Sep 24, 2010

What do Private Investigators really do? P.I. Ed Raymer says they can help you keep from getting ripped-off by doing background checks, they can help you gather child custody information, assist in workman’s comp, even insurance fraud.

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Sep 16, 2010

September is Emergency Preparedness Month!  Experts from TEMA and the National Weather Service are on the program to tell you how to prepare for the worst severe weather has to offer, and how to keep your family, yourself, and your valuables safe.

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Sep 16, 2010

It's back to school time, and just like students need supplies, so do schools!  Pencil Foundation connect community resources to public schools, to make the most of your child's education.  Find out how you can get involved in making Nashville schools the best they can be by visiting pencilfoundation.org

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Jul 26, 2010

Here are some links, phone numbers and more information about recent Sunday Morning Focus guests and groups. 
 
Men's Health
with Dr. Sal Giorgianni
Men are sometimes taught not to complain if they're ill. Dr. Sal Giorgianni, with the Men's Health Network, tells how to know when the man in your life is having problems.
Baptist Hospital
with Kristi Gooden

Jul 26, 2010

Hear more audio clips from recent Focus programs, including this week's show.

RETURNING VETERANS' CHALLENGES
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with Bruce Emery