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Altamar is dedicated to curating an informative discussion on how global issues impact all of us. The show avoids the typical Washingtonian US bias and talks about accelerating changes from a global perspective by featuring diverse guests on a range of foreign policy topics. We aim to rise above the polarization that detracts from the public’s understanding of crucial global issues. Hosted by political analyst Peter Schechter and columnist Muni Jensen.
 
Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and di ...
 
Are you a woman feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Are you yearning to do something worthwhile with your life, but it seems that your problems are quicksand keeping you stuck? Join Judith Kambia Obatusa – JKO, every Thursday on the Messy Can’t Stop Her podcast as she shares life learnings and interviews subject matter experts and women who have been in your shoes but have now stepped into a life of purpose and happiness. Together we will learn how we can come out of the chaos, and we ...
 
Welcome to The Atlantic Coast Venture's Podcast Station, where each week Antonio, Fernando, and Eduardo bring you a new look at trending ideas and concepts in the world of Entrepreneurship through a variety of podcast channels! Broadcasting from the Podcast Village studio at the Launch Workplaces in the Rio Washingtonian Center of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Everyone has a voice so let Your Voice Be Heard! The Entrepreneur Revolution Podcast is oriented towards entrepreneurs and business oriente ...
 
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Either one of the 3Ds of debt, divorce and death can derail a person’s life but when they hit Pallu together, she fought back with service. From being comfortable with the uncomfortable, she became a comforter to others. Nuggets of wisdom in this episode When we give to others, we help ourselves. Seeing your shortcomings as challenges to overcome i…
 
An update on Nicole's Domestic Violence Story which was an interview with her sister as part of a campaign to stop her murderer from being granted parole. Every action counts. Little drops make an ocean. Thank you. Please DM me on Instagram or Facebook @judithobatusa to let me know what you thought of this episode. If you'll love to share your stor…
 
Israel's longest-serving Prime Minister – Benjamin ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu – is back with a new strategy. This time, Bibi aligned himself with hard-right extremist parties to clinch a victory in a narrow election. His new allies are the ultra-nationalist Religious Zionist Party, who have expressed racist and homophobic propaganda. Will this new coalition …
 
In this multidirectional episode, Dr. Azumah shares how the fiery flames of a burning car taught her empathy and made her a better doctor. She also explains the impact of racism on how a person of colour experiences impostor syndrome and why empowering black and brown girls should be prioritized. In addition, she described the role of where one liv…
 
Guest, Logan PhillipsWhy were So Many of the Polls wrong?A Conversation with the founder ofRacetotheWHLogan Phillips is the founder and editor-in-chief of RacetotheWH, a website which breaks down the strategy driving campaigns and analyzes the political battleground using sophisticated, data-driven analytics. Their interactive forecasts provide pol…
 
There was a lot at stake in the American midterm elections. The loss of the House will greatly impact Biden’s ability to accomplish his agenda in his last two years as president. But, Republicans did not win nearly as big as expected. The red wave was a fizzle. Democrats held on in important races and some unexpected upsets that led to doubts about…
 
All we need is one cheerleader to tell us we can, and then support us until we see that we can. In this concluding episode, Iyaiya Thomas Ofem tells us how she met a mentor whose encouragement changed her story from fulltime housewife to a women’s empowerment changemaker. Nuggets of wisdom in this episode Respect and honour everyone you meet on you…
 
ELEANOR CLIFT, Former Newsweek White House Correspondent, Contributor at the McLaughlin Group and Columnist at The Daily BeastEleanor Clift is a columnist for The Daily Beast. Clift writes about politics and policy in Washington and the partisan clashes that make governing almost impossible. Eleanor has covered every presidential campaign since 197…
 
Transitioning to season three of the podcast with some delightful conversations. Beginning with a heartwarming conversation about the struggles of a housewife and homemaker with Iyaiya Thomas Ofem, entrepreneur and founder of Evolve360 Woman Initiative and Conference. Sometimes our life’s circumstances could make us feel that we’re not doing as wel…
 
What's at stake in the General Election?A Conversation with former presidential CandidateRALPH NADERRalph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer and author.Ralph Nader made four bids to become President of the United States, running with the Green Party in 1996 and 2000, the Reform Party in 2004 and as an independent in 2008.Nader is one of Amer…
 
The Brazilian presidential election was a bickering, contentious and rancorous race between two opposing views of Brazil. Lula and Bolsonaro have dominated the country’s political story for over a decade, one a veteran politician with allegations of corruption, both beloved and criticized. The other an autocratic, right-wing populist with little re…
 
Does trouble make you tired? Do you see it as misfortune? What if there was another way to see it? Let us learn from the story of the hawk told by JKO in this episode. Please DM me on Instagram or Facebook @judithobatusa to let me know what you thought of this episode. If you'll love to share your story on the #MessyCantStopHer podcast, click here …
 
Can Democrats Keep the Senate?Will Republicans Take Back the House?A CONVERSATION WITH U.S. SENATOR BOB KERREYBob Kerrey served as a US Navy SEAL during the Vietnam War. For his service, he received the Congressional Medal of Honor. While in Vietnam, he was wounded, permanently disabled and received from this injury a great gift: sympathy for those…
 
Are you feeling worn down and not valuable? Do you think your life is too imperfect to be useful? Do you know that it is possible to have an imperfect life and still be the perfect help another person needs? This episode shares a practice that makes this possible. References in this episode Les Brown Life is Hard Please DM me on Instagram or Facebo…
 
Shifting realities following Russia’s invasion have put Berlin in a tough position. Germany’s long history of trade and business with Russia has placed it deep into the crossfires of this conflict. Chancellor Olaf Scholz is facing an energy crisis and a difficult governing coalition at home while being criticized for not doing enough to help Ukrain…
 
All it takes is a single story to make or break your life. What is the single story you’re telling yourself? JKO shares the three things you can do to change that single story and create the life that you desire. References in this episode The Danger of a Single Story TED Talk Mathew 12:34b Numbers 14:28 Michael Hyatt Please DM me on Instagram or F…
 
Life may be hard, yet we can use the hard facts of our challenges to bring others through their own challenges. Yvonne tells us how she coloured her way out of depression and turned her painful love and marriage experiences into inspiration for herself and empowerment for others. Yvonne Randle has authored many fiction (faction) and non-fiction boo…
 
North Korea Launching Missiles, US Navy Moving Closer...What's to become of this Dangerous Game?ADMIRAL JOE SESTAKFormer Democratic presidential candidate and three-star Admiral Joe Sestak is an experienced, independent leader who served in the Navy for 31 years. As the highest-ranking military officer ever elected to Congress, Sestak represen…
 
Giorgia Meloni will be Italy’s first woman leader and first rightwing Prime Minister since WWII. The rise of the Brothers of Italy party is a case study in the continued prominence of culture war politics and the implosion of centrist parties. Just how radical will Meloni’s government be? The country progressing under the steady, technocratic and r…
 
Raised in Church, actively serving in Church, yet living in pain filled disappointment, loneliness and heartache. Yvonne Randle tells us what happened when life got too painful to handle. When we get sick and tired of being sick and tired, we have to do the work inside before it shows up outside. Yvonne takes us to Church in this episode. Yvonne Ra…
 
Am too old to... am too fat to... my life is too x to... am too poor to... How many of these or similar excuses have you used to convince yourself and others that you're no longer worthy of dreaming or being, or even participating in your own life? The truth is you're not done yet, as long as you still have breath. References in this episode Findin…
 
What it means for the WorldFormer Press Secretary for President ZelenskyyIULIIA MENDELIuliia Mendel is a Ukrainian journalist who served as press secretary and spokesperson for the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, from 2019 until 2021. Mendel offers a peek behind the curtain in her new memoir, THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES: My Time with Zelensky…
 
Immigration seems unsolvable in the United States. The number of immigrants crossing the border has been spiking since at least 2013, haunting several presidents. The Trump administration was criticized for being inhumane. The Biden administration took a friendlier stance, but border traffic has increased exponentially. To make a political point an…
 
Have you ever wondered how unforgiveness affects your mental, physical and spiritual health? This episode shares some thoughts, research and expert opinion about it. Would you like to share your thoughts about this topic on the podcast? Please send me a voice note dm on IG or Facebook, with your answers to the following three questions and I’ll fea…
 
I got triggered today when I went to sign my youngest up for Air Cadets. It brought me face to face with my forgiveness journey. Have I really forgiven? Is the pain gone? This conversation is about that. Please DM me on Instagram or Facebook @judithobatusa to let me know your thoughts on forgiveness and how you handle those difficult situations. If…
 
Western nations are struggling to cope with the onslaught of international and national crises from climate to a tide of authoritarianism. Developing countries have an even harder time as they face greater inequality with fewer resources to help their citizens. Government and international bodies have been unable to find lasting solutions to the ec…
 
What does it really mean to forgive? How can we forgive? Why should we forgive? This episode answers these questions and discusses the importance to our health and future. References in this episode Pastor Ayo Daniels Jeremiah 17:9 Jack Kornfield Fred Luskin Elisabeth Klein Isaiah 1:18 Luke 23:24 Please DM me on Instagram or Facebook @judithobatusa…
 
Guest, Ruth Milkman, sociologist of labor and labor movementsRuth Milkman is a sociologist of labor and labor movements who has written on a variety of topics involving work and organized labor in the United States, past and present.Milkman's most recent books are IMMIGRANT LABOR AND THE NEW PRECARIAT (Polity, 2020) and ON GENDER, LABOR, AND I…
 
Donna Fairhurst returns from season one to share the power of forgiveness to heal us and take us from chaos to calmness. If you’re in that place of pain and hurt and you’re struggling with forgiveness, Donna teaches us how to become radical forgivers. You can Book a complimentary session of Donna’s signature coaching program, “Zero 2 Clarity” on ww…
 
The emergence of Monkeypox stress-tested the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic – and, again, the world is failing the challenge. Health institutions seem unprepared to deal with this new health scare, especially one that targets a stigmatized minority and involves complicated national security issues around vaccine stockpiles. As a resul…
 
What do we do when our life is not perfect, when relics of our failures and mistakes surround us in our minds or everywhere we look? Do we wait to have it all together before we show up to help? Do we have to become perfect before we pursue our dreams? I know the struggles that some of us face daily with limiting thoughts. I know the desire to hide…
 
Guests, Noah Wills, organizer for DC Statehood, and Meagan Flynn, Washington State reporterWhat the Midterm Elections mean for DCIF THE GOP TAKES BACK THE HOUSE?Republican Congressmen Have Vowed "Oversight of the District..."Meagan Flynn covers the DC, Maryland and Virginia congressional delegations on The Washington Post's Metro des…
 
Annette’s story continues and we see the stereotype of the abuser play out but we also see the resilience of a woman in action. Annette’s story us reminds us that domestic violence can happen to the strongest of us and that learning how to recognize the signs early can make the difference. In part two of her story, Annette shares how coming through…
 
In 1947, free from British control, India and Pakistan split based on religious majorities – Hindu and Muslim. Soon thereafter, the two countries went to war over control of the Jammu and Kashmir provinces. Since then, the conflict escalated into confrontations on multiple fronts, with global implications. After all, both countries are nuclear powe…
 
Cocooned in the love of her father Annette Reid had never known or seen a woman being abused by a man. As an immigrant to the United States, she had seen her fair share of trouble but nothing prepared her for the pain she experienced in the hands of the one who had pursued her relentlessly and pledged to love her for eternity. In part one of her st…
 
Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Marília DufflesGuests, Tim RoemerIn this year’s Republican primaries Democrats support pro-Trump hardliners - Is this Scheme Genius, risky or unethical? Have the Democrats lost their way? Is all that matters in politics today winning? Have we lost our soul, promoting Trump-Republicans and replacing hon…
 
What do you do when you’re hit with two heartrending experiences at the same time? Do you break down or breakthrough? Kit experienced the twin traumas of divorce and the big C diagnosis and made it through. She shares how literally grounding herself on the land healed her heart and her body. Nuggets of Wisdom in this Episode What's considered prais…
 
Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Marília DufflesGuests, Asher D. Hildebrand and Aziz Z. HuqTRUMP: Round 2 - To Charge or Not to Charge? Last week, we had two scholars on the show to discuss whether Donald Trump should be the first president in American history to be indicted. This week, our guests have a slightly different perspective…
 
The term “free trade” has fallen out of favor in recent years. Trade disputes, economic uncertainty, and a growing income gap have stoked a global protectionist fire. Nationalist parties across the world have flourished on a trade-unfriendly agenda. Latin American leaders run campaigns on “renegotiating” trade agreements. The Trump Administration’s…
 
Self Care used to sound like just mere words to me. In fact, at a point, those words began to traumatize me. Hearing them made me feel judged and inadequate. I did not think I had the resources – time, money, strength – to afford it. I was afraid to try. Today, with the help of many, including guests on Messy Can’t Stop Her, I now know that it is m…
 
Sonia continues part three of her story by showing us that sometimes your best laid plans can still get you in trouble. She also delves a little into her personal experience of the added layer for the struggling Black child. She then shares practical self care tips that one can practice with little or no money and even when experiencing the impact …
 
By 2050, Africa’s population will double; by 2100, one of three people on the globe will be African. While it’s hard to generalize in a continent so diverse, Africa has seen a lot of progress over the past twenty years. Economic growth and manufacturing expanded. Infrastructure was built. Social services such as education and healthcare improved. M…
 
From a full time job to odd jobs, Sonia had to choose because helping her struggling son without the help of their father became her full time endeavour. Faced with the formidable duo of mental health and substance use challenges, Sonia shares how her sacrifice paid off. As Meryl Streep said, motherhood reduces everything to essentials. References …
 
Separation is not the end-all and be-all when it comes to domestic violence because in many cases, the impact of the abuse comes along on your journey to freedom. When children are involved, the impact can unfold very slowly with mega chaos erupting just when you think the storm is over. In this three-part story, Sonia shares her experience as a mo…
 
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