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Velma Anne Ruth - Tue Mar 29, 2016 @ 08:00PM
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Listen & Call In: International Dialogues ~ Mar. 30, Mar. 31, & Apr. 2

  • Valerie Dowling, Director of IRI's Women's Democracy Network
  • Ramsey Day, Jordan Country Director, International Republican Institute
  • Ken Feltman, Past President, Int'l Association of Political Consultants
This week on International Dialogues, Cynthia Dillon, Host and Producer welcomes two compelling interviews and extended programming:
Ken Feltman, Past-President of International Association of Political Consultants: Discussing the growing global crises, "Brexit" the UK's moves to leave the European Union, impacts of a disbanded EU, and how Europe and the World is depending on the United States for the 2016 election.
Live Streaming on WSRadio: Wed, Mar 30, 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET 
Airing Locally on WNJC 1360AM: Sat, Apr 2, 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET
Valerie Dowling, Director of the Women's Democracy Network and Ramsey Day, Jordan Country Director at International Republican Institute: Featuring IRI's unique program in Jordan, called Empower, extending leadership skills to women from disadvantaged communities. The discussion addresses also the need to overcome challenges for women in the Middle East and North Africa with respect to political participation, democratic change, and advancement of women's roles in elected office globally.
Live Streaming on WSRadio: Wed, Mar 30, 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET 
Airing Locally on WNJC 1360AM: Thurs, Mar 31, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET 
Call in with questions during the Live program:
Studio #A +1-866-977-2346
International Dialogues programs air weekly on WNJC 1360 AM Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET on the Dial, as part of Conservative Commandos Radio Network broadcasting through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware with reach to over 4 Million people.
Archive of these programs will also be available online at the International Dialogues website.

Kenneth E. Feltman 
Kenneth E. Feltman is a Past-President of the International Association of Political Consultants, and Past-President of the American League of Lobbyists. Ken Feltman is the retired Chairman of Radnor Inc., a political consulting and legislative relations firm in Washington, D.C., that has affiliations with political and legislative firms throughout the world. Radnor has worked with 45 of the largest corporations in the world and Feltman has worked with successful presidential candidates in the United States, France and Georgia. He has advised candidates in 29 countries throughout the world, in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, including the late President Nelson Mandela.
Before founding Radnor in 1985, Feltman directed legislative and political activity for the National Association of Manufacturers. He ran successful political campaigns at the U.S. Senate and House level and was involved in fundraising and campaign management for over 200 Senate and House members, including Everett Dirksen, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.
Educated at Northwestern University, Feltman has lectured or taught courses at several colleges and universities, including the University of Alabama at Birmingham, American University, Cambridge University, Columbia University, George Washington University, Harvard University, Howard University, the University of Michigan, Northwestern University Law School, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas and the University of West Florida.
He has appeared on every U.S. over-the-air television network, the BBC, CBC, CNN, C-SPAN and several radio or television stations in Austria, Canada, Egypt, France, Hungary, the Republic of Georgia, Russia, South Africa, Spain and the United States. He was the regular Washington commentator for International Investor television for three years.

International Republican Institute
For more than 30 years, we have been committed to the idea that freedom is the inalienable and universal right of all human beings, and have helped men and women working to build strong, lasting democracies. Our work focuses on helping political parties become more issue-based and responsive, helping citizens participate in government planning and decision-making, and increasing the role of marginalized groups in the political process - including women and youth. Our successes are the successes of the courageous people we support and is thanks to the hard work of our talented volunteers and our dedicated staff. Our vision is, as President Ronald Reagan said, "A world where all people are free to determine their own destiny."
Women's Democracy Network
We believe that a full and robust democracy depends on the equal participation of women. Established in March 2006, the Women's Democracy Network (WDN) is an initiative of the International Republican Institute to increase women's political participation, leadership and representation in elected office.
WDN accomplishes this goal by linking these women with their peers in other countries who share similar struggles, providing mentorship from experienced women who have are leaders in their fields, and through skills-building trainings designed to target their identified needs.
A team led by WDN Director Valerie Dowling at the International Republican Institute in Washington, DC oversees the global Network, fosters communication among its members, and conducts events and trainings around the world.
Most importantly, the WDN is a member-driven network and depends on guidance directly from its membership to determine the needs of women across the globe. This information is used to design and implement programming and to accurately address the issues and concerns of Network members.
To date, the Network is active in 61 countries in every region of the world. In 14 countries, women have formed WDN Country Chapters which are partnerships between WDN and groups of members within a country. Country Chapters coalesce women under one umbrella to target the barriers which restrict women's empowerment in their country. What sets WDN Country Chapters apart from other women's organizations in their countries is that membership is multi-sector and multi-partisan.

International Dialogues
International Dialogues is a weekly talk radio program bringing the world of business, culture and politics together as part of the Conservative Commandos Radio Network. Recent shows have covered Trade with Cuba, Immigration from Mexico, the Iran Deal, Kurdistan, Armenian Genocide, Ukraine, refugee crises, and many other topics. Through her program Republicans Abroad Radio, Cynthia Dillon, Host and Producer conducted over 800 interviews including with members of U.S. Congress reaching Americans living overseas.
Internet Talk Radio is one of the fastest growing media platforms of all time. Technology is expanding the reach through the rapid growth of Internet access to include: podcasts, wireless applications, in-car IP radio, mp3 players, and the newest radio receivers that no one can live without, smart phones. All accessing a growing Internet radio audience. WSradio.com has a listener base of business professionals locally, nationally and even globally. WSRadio has produced shows for The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Washington Times, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, eBay, Entrepreneur Media, HayHouse publication, and related entities.
Cynthia Dillon
Host & Producer
International Dialogues
Conservative Commandos Radio Network
Twitter: @DillonCynthia
FB: InternationalDialogues
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Listen & Call In: Cuban-American Bar Association on Obama in Cuba and Dr. Ekaterina Egorova on Russia, Security, and Vladimir Putin

International Dialogues ~ Mar. 23 @ 10amET, Mar. 24 @ 1pmET

This week on International Dialogues, Cynthia Dillon, Host and Producer welcomes two compelling back-to-back interviews:
Javier Lopez, President-Elect of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) will be discussing CABA's recent Open Letter to President Barack Obama contesting his trip to the Cuba. CABA was established in Miami in 1974, has over 1,300 members, has programs in pro bono services and education, and has a special CABA on Cuba Committee.
Dr. Ekaterina Egorova, former personal political consultant to President Boris Yeltsin, and President of "Niccolo M" Group will be discussing current President Vladimir Putin, the role of Russia in European and Middle Eastern security issues, Putin's objectives, his relationship between Iran and Syria, and concerns over Islamic extremism and terrorism in Russia.
If you would like to listen live online, the total program is Wednesday, from 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET on www.wsradio.com or through the live stream: http://v6.player.abacast.net/1764
If you would like to call in with questions during the Live program call: Studio #A +1-866-977-2346
The prerecorded program will air on WNJC 1360 AM Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET on the Dial, as part of Conservative Commandos Radio Network broadcasting through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware with reach to over 4 Million people.
The archive of this program will also be available online at the International Dialogues website.

Attorney Javier Lopez, President-Elect, Cuban American Bar Association
CABA's mission is to promote equality of our members; increase diversity in the judiciary and legal community; serve the public interest by increasing awareness to the study of jurisprudence; foster respect for the law; preserve high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among our peers; provide equal access to and adequate representation of all minorities before the courts; facilitate the administration of justice; build close relationships among our members; provide mentoring and scholarship to law students nationally; and support the indigent community through the funding and administration of an effective pro bono legal assistance project and other community programs.
Attorney Javier Lopez is a partner in Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton and focuses his expertise in complex litigation. Javier has particular expertise in advising and representing international clients in matters brought in U.S. federal and state courts. He has represented many high-profile internationals individuals in entertainment contract dispute, commercial transactions, and intellectual property matters. Javier has a passion for civil rights and is frequently appointed by courts to represent the interests of the less fortunate against government entities and law enforcement.
Prior to joining Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Javier was a legal intern in the White House Counsel's Office for Alberto Gonzalez where he was very involved in the vetting process for the replacement of then Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Javier also worked at the United States House of Representatives for Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart serving as part of the legal review team for new policy and legislation.
Javier is very active in the South Florida Cuban community and charitable organizations such as the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. He is an avid baseball fan having been a four year letterman for Harvard University, and enjoys collecting fine art and international travel.

Ekaterina Egorova, PhD, President of "Niccolo M" Group
Professor Egorova, a Radnor Reports author, is founder and president of the Political Profiler, political and psychological consulting company based in Washington DC, and founder and president of the "Niccolo M" Group, one of the leading Russian companies in political consulting and public relations. She has managed and advised political campaigns throughout Russia and in the West, including the United States.
She served as personal political consultant to President Boris Yeltsin. She is credited with creating the Russian concept of the psychology of political leadership and leaders. Prof. Egorova has published several books, e.g. "One Cannot be Born a Politician: How to become an Effective Political Leader", 1993* "Image of the Leader", 1994 * "Political Consultant "Political Advertising" (1999), "Political Consulting" (2002) and "Games with Toy Soldiers. Political Psychology of Presidents" (Including President Bush 43) (2004), "In the Fog of War: Offensive Military Communicative Technologies" (2010).
Prof. Egorova is a member of European Association of Political Consultants (EAPC), International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC). She resides in Washington and Moscow.

International Dialogues
International Dialogues is a weekly talk radio program bringing the world of business, culture and politics together as part of the Conservative Commandos Radio Network. Recent shows have covered Trade with Cuba, Immigration from Mexico, the Iran Deal, Kurdistan, Armenian Genocide, Ukraine, refugee crises, and many other topics. Through her program Republicans Abroad, Cynthia Dillon, Host and Producer conducted over 800 interviews including with members of U.S. Congress reaching Americans living overseas.
Internet Talk Radio is one of the fastest growing media platforms of all time. Technology is expanding the reach through the rapid growth of Internet access to include: podcasts, wireless applications, in-car IP radio, mp3 players, and the newest radio receivers that no one can live without, smart phones. All accessing a growing Internet radio audience. WSradio.com has a listener base of business professionals locally, nationally and even globally. WSRadio has produced shows for The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Washington Times, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, eBay, Entrepreneur Media, HayHouse publication, and related entities.
Cynthia Dillon
Host & Producer
International Dialogues
Conservative Commandos Radio Network
Twitter: @DillonCynthia
FB: InternationalDialogues
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Velma Anne Ruth - Wed Mar 16, 2016 @ 08:06PM
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Interview with Maxine Fassberg, General Manager, Intel Israel

The Shalom Show - Televised Nationally: Friday 7pmET and Saturday 12pmET
Locally in Palm Beach, Florida: Sunday 12pmET

This week on The Shalom Show, Richard Peritz, Host and Producer is interviewing Maxine Fassberg, General Manager, Intel Israel. Ms. Fassberg is Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, General Manager of Intel Israel, and plant manager of Fab 28 at Intel Corporation. She joined Intel in 1983.
The Shalom Show is a national television program contributing to Jewish Life and Israel, airing weekly at 7:00pm EST / 4:00pm PST on Fridays, and 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST on Saturdays.
The Shalom Show is also broadcast locally on ABC TV-25 Sundays at 12 noon in Palm Beach.
This Program is Sponsored by Life Extension Foundation

Maxine Fassberg, General Manager of Intel Israel
Maxine Fassberg is vice president of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, general manager of Intel Israel, and plant manager of Fab 28 at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for manufacturing operations, including planning, product output and cost effectiveness for Intel's manufacturing facility in Qiryat Gat, Israel. She joined Intel in 1983.
Fassberg has held numerous positions at Intel, including Lithography engineer in the Fab 8 startup in 1983, and Engineering manager of Fab 18 since its inception in December 1995. As an engineer from 1991 to 1992, she was part of Portland Technology Development where she was awarded a patent for the original Polyimide process. From 2000 to 2004 she was the Fab 18 factory manager, along with Alex Kornhauser. Under their leadership Fab 18 won the IQA Award in 2004. She was the plant manager responsible for Fab 28 start-up and ramp on 45nm and for the upgrade of Fab 28 to 22nm. She has also received two Intel Achievement Awards in connection with inter-die electric material problem resolution.
Fassberg was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame in June 2009 for her passionate contributions and commitment which enable and encourage other technical women to advance in their careers. Amongst other many prizes she was awarded with the Israel Industry Award for 2011 by the Manufacturers Association of Israel and the prestigious Hugo Ramniceanu Prize in Economics for 2012, and was identified as one of the 10 most powerful women in tech in April 2012 as published by CNN.
Fassberg received a master's degree in Applied Chemistry from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1978. She is engaged in many activities directed towards enhancing Intel's brand and proliferating Intel values in the community. As such, she sits on the Managerial Committee of the Bank of Israel and the Board of Directors of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and also the Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem Board.

About The Shalom Show
The Shalom Show is a public affairs TV program that broadcasts nationwide on Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner, Brighthouse and other networks in all 50 states. The Shalom Show is proud to be recognized as the most credible, most widely broadcast, and longest running Jewish TV program on air since 1979. We reach over 9 million "unique viewers" per month in all age brackets and economic levels.
We have a successful track record especially due to the prominence of our guests and special events, bearing credibility and content that is important to our very receptive audience.
The Shalom Show contributes to Jewish Life and to Israel,
presenting a broad spectrum of viewpoints on a range of in-depth topics such as politics, education, health, tourism and culture. Our program features prominent Jewish leadership, organizations, and our friends worldwide who recognize and share our values with a view to peace for all. Among featured guests are Israeli Prime Ministers Itzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Benjamin Netanyahu, government ministers, members of Knesset, and many other leaders worldwide such as members of U.S. Congress, and experts such as former US Ambassador to the UN, Amb. John Bolton.
The founder, producer and host of the Shalom Show, Richard Peritz, was born in London, England, immigrated to Israel in his youth, worked ten years for Israel Educational TV and then relocated to the USA to produce The Shalom Show and other programs.
Program Website: www.ShalomShow.net
Recent and Past Interviews on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SHALOMshowTV
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Velma Anne Ruth - Tue Mar 01, 2016 @ 08:08PM
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Listen & Call In: Fmr. Congressman Pete Hoekstra, Investigative Project on Terrorism, On 'International Dialogues' ~ Wed. March 2, 10am and 2pm

This week on International Dialogues, Cynthia Dillon, Host and Producer is interviewing former US Congressman Peter Hoekstra, who now serves as the Shillman Senior Fellow with the Investigative Project on Terrorism and is a frequent commentator and writer on radical Islamism.
If you would like to listen live online, the total program is from 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET on www.wsradio.com or
If you would like to call in with questions during the Live program call:
Studio #A +1-866-977-2346
The prerecorded program will air on WNJC 1360 AM from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET on the Dial, as part of Conservative Commandos Radio Network broadcasting through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware with reach to over 4 Million people.
The archive of this program will also be available online at the International Dialogues website.

Former Congressman Peter Hoekstra
Peter Hoekstra is a former Fortune 500 business executive with Herman Miller who served in Congress for 18 years, representing Michigan's Second Congressional District from 1993 to 2011.
Mr. Hoekstra was the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2004 through January 2007, and the top Republican on the committee until January 2011. He was responsible for leading congressional oversight of the U.S. intelligence community during its modernization to confront the threats of the 21st Century such as global Islamist terror and cyber warfare, including restructuring the intelligence community with landmark legislation following the 9-11 Commission report.
He now serves as the Shillman Senior Fellow with the Investigative Project on Terrorism and is a frequent commentator and writer on radical Islamism.

International Dialogues
International Dialogues is a weekly talk radio program bringing the world of business, culture and politics together as part of the Conservative Commandos Radio Network. Recent shows have covered Trade with Cuba, the Iran Deal, Kurdistan, Armenian Genocide, Ukraine, and many other topics.
Internet Talk Radio is one of the fastest growing media platforms of all time. Technology is expanding the reach through the rapid growth of Internet access to include: podcasts, wireless applications, in-car IP radio, mp3 players, and the newest radio receivers that no one can live without, smart phones. All accessing a growing Internet radio audience. WSradio.com has a listener base of business professionals locally, nationally and even globally. WSRadio has produced shows for The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Washington Times, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, eBay, Entrepreneur Media, HayHouse publication, and related entities.
Cynthia Dillon
Host & Producer
International Dialogues
Conservative Commandos Radio Network
Twitter: @DillonCynthia
FB: InternationalDialogues

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Velma Anne Ruth - Thu Feb 25, 2016 @ 08:10PM
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Interview with Amb. Yossi Gal, VP, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Shalom Show - Televised Nationally: Friday 7pmET and Saturday 12pmET
Locally in Palm Beach, Florida: Sunday 12pmET
This week on The Shalom Show, Richard Peritz, Host and Producer is interviewing Ambassador Yossi Gal, Vice President, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Amb. Gal served as Israel's Ambassador to France, is now VP for Advancement and External Relations for Hebrew University, promoting education and high tech. This program includes a feature overview of the Hebrew University.
The Shalom Show is a national television program contributing to Jewish Life and Israel, airing weekly at 7:00pm EST / 4:00pm PST on Fridays, and 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST on Saturdays.
The Shalom Show is also broadcast locally on ABC TV-25 Sundays at 12 noon in Palm Beach.

Ambassador Yossi Gal, Vice President of Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ambassador Yossi Gal, a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is the university's Vice President for Advancement and External Relations.
A career diplomat, Ambassador Gal most recently served Israel as the nation's Ambassador to France and Monaco (2010-2015) and previously was posted to Washington, Ambassador Yossi Gal (photo by DPH) (3)D.C. twice, as Director of the Ambassador's office (1976-1981) and as spokesman of the embassy (1985-1989). He served as Israel's Ambassador to the Netherlands from 1995-2001. He has lectured throughout the world and published articles in the French and U.S. media.
Ambassador Gal launched his Foreign Service career in 1975. He fulfilled varied responsibilities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Director of the Information Department and Deputy Director-General for Communications, participating in peace negotiations with Israel's neighbors and chairing the Israeli delegation to the multilateral peace talks on the environment.
He then headed the Press and Communications Department at the Prime-Minister's office, served as Deputy Director-General for Economic Affairs, and was ultimately promoted to Director-General of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Extensively involved in international relations, Ambassador Gal participated in the Madrid Peace Conference, was a member of the peace negotiating team with Jordan and the Palestinians, headed the process of Israel's adherence to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and led the negotiations on upgrading relations with the European Union.

About The Shalom Show
The Shalom Show is a public affairs TV program that broadcasts nationwide on Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner, Brighthouse and other networks in all 50 states. The Shalom Show is proud to be recognized as the most credible, most widely broadcast, and longest running Jewish TV program on air since 1979. We reach over 9 million "unique viewers" per month in all age brackets and economic levels.
We have a successful track record especially due to the prominence of our guests and special events, bearing credibility and content that is important to our very receptive audience.
The Shalom Show contributes to Jewish Life and to Israel,
presenting a broad spectrum of viewpoints on a range of in-depth topics such as politics, education, health, tourism and culture. Our program features prominent Jewish leadership, organizations, and our friends worldwide who recognize and share our values with a view to peace for all. Among featured guests are Israeli Prime Ministers Itzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Benjamin Netanyahu, government ministers, members of Knesset, and many other leaders worldwide such as members of U.S. Congress, and experts such as former US Ambassador to the UN, Amb. John Bolton.
The founder, producer and host of the Shalom Show, Richard Peritz, was born in London, England, immigrated to Israel in his youth, worked ten years for Israel Educational TV and then relocated to the USA to produce The Shalom Show and other programs.
Program Website: www.ShalomShow.net
Recent and Past Interviews on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SHALOMshowTV
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Interview with Amb. Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York

The Shalom Show - Televised Nationally: Friday 7pmET and Saturday 12pmET

Locally in Palm Beach, Florida: Sunday 12pmET 


This week on The Shalom Show, Richard Peritz, Host and Producer is interviewing Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York.

The Shalom Show is a national television program contributing to Jewish Life and Israel, airing weekly at 7:00pm EST / 4:00pm PST on Fridays, and 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST on Saturdays.

The Shalom Show is also broadcast locally on ABC TV-25 Sundays at 12 noon in Palm Beach.

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Ambassador Ido Aharoni

Consul General of Israel in New York

Ambassador Ido Aharoni officially assumed the post of Consul General of Israel in New York in February 2011, after serving as Acting Consul General. He has been a member of Israel's Foreign Service since 1991. Amb. Aharoni represents the State of Israel throughout the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Upon completion of the Foreign Ministry's cadet program in 1993, Aharoni was appointed to serve under then Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. From 1994, Aharoni served at the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, covering the Southwest region of the United States.

Prior to his arrival in New York, Aharoni served as a Policy Advisor to the Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. From 2001-2005, Aharoni served as Consul for Media and Public Affairs at the Consulate General in New York, assuming the position several weeks before the terror attacks of 9/11. In 2006, he was appointed as Senior Advisor to Israel's Foreign Minister and Vice Prime Minister, in charge of media and public affairs. In September 2007, Aharoni was appointed to serve as the Head of Israel's Brand Management Team in Jerusalem.

Ido Aharoni served in the Israel Defense Forces during the first Lebanon war, and recently retired from military reserves, at the age of 48, as a Major (Ret).

Ambassador Aharoni has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tel Aviv University with a joint-major in Film and Television, Sociology and Anthropology. He also has a Master's Degree in Mass Communications from Emerson College in Boston. 


About The Shalom Show

The Shalom Show is a public affairs TV program that broadcasts nationwide on Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner, Brighthouse and other networks in all 50 states. The Shalom Show is proud to be recognized as the most credible, most widely broadcast, and longest running Jewish TV program on air since 1979. We reach over 9 million "unique viewers" per month in all age brackets and economic levels.

We have a successful track record especially due to the prominence of our guests and special events, bearing credibility and content that is important to our very receptive audience.

The Shalom Show contributes to Jewish Life and to Israel, presenting a broad spectrum of viewpoints on a range of in-depth topics such as politics, education, health, tourism and culture. Our program features prominent Jewish leadership, organizations, and our friends worldwide who recognize and share our values with a view to peace for all. Among featured guests are Israeli Prime Ministers Itzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Benjamin Netanyahu, government ministers, members of Knesset, and many other leaders worldwide such as members of U.S. Congress, and experts such as Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The founder, producer and host of the Shalom Show, Richard Peritz, was born in London, England, immigrated to Israel in his youth, worked ten years for Israel Educational TV and then relocated to the USA to produce The Shalom Show and other programs. 


Program Website: www.ShalomShow.net

Recent and Past Interviews on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SHALOMshowTV

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Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel
Recently Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel (VSPC) founder Glenn Towery was featured in the Member Spotlight of the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO). As a nonprofit 501c3, VSPC was founded to try to save veteran's lives by broadcasting healing shows to our nation's veterans who are presently committing suicide at the rate of 23 veterans a day. Its mission is to work towards saving and improving the lives of America's veterans, their family members and supporters by creating a national broadcast channel that will air healing, educational, entertaining and resource information shows intended to benefit America's veterans nationwide in order to prevent suicides and promote mental, emotional and physical healing. At the age of 18 during the height of the Vietnam War, Glenn voluntarily joined the United States Navy. Glenn has suffered with PTSD for many years but he wouldn't know what he was suffering from for many years later. He took up acting and was able to study under great men of the theater like Edmund James Cambridge, founder of the famous Negroe Ensemble Company and C. Bernard Jackson founder of the world renowned theater in Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center.

Check out one of the programs produced by Glenn Towery: The Tai Chi with Sifu: Dave Pickins Show (Air Force Veteran)
Here are some of Glenn's comments from the Member Spotlight with TANO:

"...Many of the veterans that our channel is created to serve will not seek treatment at the VA, and many of their family members are at a loss in finding answers as to what is happening to their veteran family member, and how to get them support and help... I asked myself, what does a veteran do who wakes up at 3a.m. in the morning with thoughts of suicide? Who does he talk to? What can be done to help them? Sometimes something as simple as an inspirational message at that critical moment when a veteran is thinking about committing suicide could make all the difference in the world to a veteran in trouble. The VSPChannel is full of inspirational messages to veterans. We also have shows and are creating shows that allow veterans to participate in Mindfulness meditations, Yoga and Tai Chi, right in the comfort of their own homes. So I would say that the most innovative and unique aspect of our channel is the ability to reach veterans with an inspiring positive message, information and referral services, and therapeutic programs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the privacy of their own homes."

"...On January 16, 2015, the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel became an official nonprofit organization and a month after that we acquired our own 501 (c) (3) status."

"...We have a new group of professional people who are our Board of Directors. They include Wilbert Forbes, a former deputy Director of the State of Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, (retired), Dr. Charles Edwards, Brigadier General (retired) and our organization's Chaplain, G ary Ray Bugnacki, Founder of the AMERICAN HEROES NETWORK national radio program, Michael White, Operations Manager, Derrick Randy Jones, former Sergeant Major of the US ARMY and successful contractor for the DOD and, finally, but certainly not least, my wife, Juanita Cole Towery, who anchors our organization as its Secretary of record."

"We also have letters of support from the major veterans' service organizations who recognize the importance of what we are trying to accomplish with the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel. They are from national and state organizations such as the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), AMVETS, American Legion, and the Texas Veterans Commission under the direction of its Commissioner, Thomas Palladino."

Contact: VSPChannel@gmail.com
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Faces of Valor - Positive Images

Florida

"Faces of Valor" is a charitable initiative that salutes our military men and women. Initially created to serve women in transition from "Welfare to Work", Positive Images is a South Florida based 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 1997. Positive Images provides workshops on job readiness and career development.

Positive Images is dedicated to doing all we can for our clients, including Veterans. We understand that the road from dependency to self-sufficiency can be long, uncertain and sometimes devastating for many Veterans. Each client is provided a professional outfit for a job interview. We offer programs where Veterans improve their skills, image and work towards personal goals. Such as career development, job readiness, job hunting, job retention, housing, conflict resolution, life skills, self-esteem and sense of worth, creative arts and art therapy.

Faces of Valor has a special group mentoring program for women, where Servicewomen and Female Veterans join together and discuss common interests, concerns and issues, and obtain access to available support services in the community. Three of the top issues include childcare costs needed to allow the women to work during the day, assistance with entrepreneurialism and self-employment alternatives, and assistance with household repairs and related expenses of maintaining a residence that is unaffordable.

According to the Veterans Administration, 7.9% of the 23 million U.S. Veterans are women. Per the Department of Defense, women comprised 11% of the military force in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2008. In addition to a high prevalence of PTSD among female veterans, 22% also suffer from "military sexual trauma" due do sexual assault or harassment during time in service. Many women never report the trauma to superiors for fear of retribution, especially when the assailant is in the same unit. In rebuilding their lives after military service, some women veterans find re-entry to civilian life increasingly difficult, and their wartime service misunderstood. A growing number are ending up homeless, many with children. Facilities and programs for veterans, typically geared to meet men's needs, often overlook the unique challenges women face. As women veterans reach out to VA hospitals and agencies for care and support, VA officials estimate that the number of military women utilizing the VA will double in the next five years.

The Faces of Valor women's military group is working on a Food Drive for Thanksgiving and a Toy Drive for Christmas, to share the joys of the holiday season with fellow veterans in need in the community.

If you are interested in donating nonperishable food, purchase frozen turkeys, or making a financial contribution, please contact Positive Images.

Contact: Georgia Foster: positivega954@aol.com
Donations: Click Here
REBSEA Salutes Our Veteran Service Organizations
Real Estate & Business Social Enterprises Association (REBSEA)

REBSEA business members donate a portion of their revenues to a nonprofit organization in the community they serve. REBSEA business membership includes hundreds of real estate agents, mortgage lenders, insurance agents, and business people across the U.S. and Canada who understand that people prefer to do business with those who Give Back to their community. If you are buying, selling, financing, or insuring real estate, we urge you to give back to the community by working with a REBSEA business member.


REBSEA nonprofit members include a range of charitable services including to veterans, affordable housing, and animal rescue. Co-founded by a U.S. Veteran, REBSEA pays special attention to veterans-related issues and VSO members. REBSEA members have been critical of the Veterans Administration for the treatment our Vets have been receiving, but give thanks to the REBSEA members below who have committed to helping our heroes.

Spirit of Sharing - Emergency Assistance (California): www.spiritofsharing.org
The Arms Forces - TBI & PTSD Services (Ohio): www.thearmsforces.org
H4- Hounds Helping Heroes Heal - Service Dogs for TBI & PTSD (Texas): www.H4hero.org
Women Veterans Unity Group - Advocacy in Veterans Services (California): https://www.womenveteranunity.org
Veterans Care Charity - Food & Clothing (Nevada): www.veteranscarecharity.org
Step Up for Soldiers - Amputee & Disabled Veterans (North Carolina): www.stepupforsoldiers.org
Life After Active Duty - Transition to Civilian Life (Nevada): www.lifeafteractiveduty.org
Fans of America Foundation - Housing (South Carolina): www.FansofAmericaFoundation.org
Helios Warriors, Inc. - Holistic & Family Therapies (North Carolina): www.helioswarriors.org
Operation Heroes Connect - Veterans Volunteer with At-Risk Youth (Virginia): www.operationheroesconnect.org
Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel - Health & Wellness Education (Texas): www.vspchannel.com
Faces of Valor, Positive Images - Advocacy & Counseling (Florida): www.pifacesofvalor.org
ABS Community Research - Community Outreach & Public Relations for VSOs (Florida): www.absnetwork.info

If you are a nonprofit, becoming a member of REBSEA is Free. If you are a business and interested to join REBSEA as a professional, or become a leading sponsor to this 501c6, contact Ed Sklar: info@rebsea.org

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Abstract

This white paper is a summary of a larger presentation being made available to nonprofit associations, nonprofit management groups, faith-based charities and providers, nonprofit and philanthropic lawyers, nonprofit classifications and finance leadership, related specialists and IT providers. The presentation is an introduction to Global H Codes (GHC), which is a set of models designed to support nonprofit administration and operations by providing organizational and financial structure which advances transparency, accountability, and development. For long-term, GHC is designed for advancements in nonprofit administrative IT, such as for finance, client management, public relations. In finance, GHC is designed to enhance support for financial management tools, including tracking philanthropic allocations to charitable programs and beneficiaries. To date, GHC has been utilized in a range of areas, including organization of nonprofit start-ups, preparation of fundraising proposals, strategic plans and budgets, assessments and recommendations for charitable partnerships with governments, public relations and community outreach efforts, plus investigative research for risk mitigation and federal court cases.
The introductory presentation is available upon request.

GHC: Advancements for Charitable Resources and Technology in the Nonprofit Sector
When ABS Community Research was founded in 2001, partners in health and human services, education, labor, and community justice requested research and strategic support in key areas of administration: finance, policy, and impacts on operations. These professional leaders suggested that there are sufficient models and qualified personnel in the field to provide effective services in the community. However, the largest hurdle to providing these services is finance and policy terms that prevent those resources from getting through to those who need them.
ABS founded Global H Codes (GHC) methodology to leverage against these issues in nonprofit administration, and support advocacy and strategy to provide resources to the underserved. The original founding principles addressed “case management” and related operations to draw stronger alignments between community partners, by applying generic terms and structures to consistencies between practices in the different fields. For example, all fields working with beneficiaries depend on specialized professional resources under categories of information, assessment, techniques, standards, finance, and technology. Multiple fields can work with shared populations, such as by medical disease. Also, there are hierarchical similarities between fields and individual organizations, beginning with the nature and needs of beneficiaries, and moving up through case managers (doctors, therapists, teachers), to administrative executives, and those who develop and enforce standards.
In collaboration with leadership in information technology (IT), and with the support of sponsors in the IT sector, the coding-level framework, use of tables, and hierarchical quality of GHC showed to be valuable in advancements for IT in service to those nonprofits that do not have access to operational technology. For example, large organizations have access to multiple databases to reach more donors and grow financial resources through fundraising. However, smaller organizations and other nonprofits that are not large hospitals, universities, or foundations have limited if any access to supportive IT. This has been a conundrum for the IT sector, which has long sought to provide operational resources to the wider charitable community, but requires advanced and innovative design and coding mechanisms.
In the United States, the nonprofit sector is $5.3 Trillion in size (ref: Urban Institute). The US charitable healthcare sector is $1.4 Trillion in size, comprised largely of hospitals with access to information technology for medical services, health insurance management and administration. The charitable education sector, comprised largely of universities is $1.1 Trillion in size, with access to IT such as for managing students and administration. Charitable foundations (not including corporate foundations) are $821 Billion in size, and have access to databases for donor relations and administration. The remaining $2 Trillion in charities struggles with systems that are built based on design for the other sectors, or otherwise do not utilize IT as much as other fields.
On an international scale, the nonprofit sector is an estimated $15+ Trillion globally (ref: UN National Accounts, 1995-2005 reports). The majority of international charities have limited to no access to IT, outside of email and internet based services, which is also limited due to lack of infrastructure especially in remote communities.
In fundraising for international programs, there are three key issues for philanthropists and viable partners:
  1. Making sure that the charitable resources reach the intended beneficiaries;
  2. Making sure that the resources are used by the intended recipient and not stolen or otherwise mobilized away from the beneficiary, such as through black market; and
  3. Ensuring quality charitable services at high level of standards and consistent maintenance of the program on location.
There are a few fundamental approaches to addressing these concerns:
  1. Maintain tracking protocol of all phases of service from the strategic plan for charitable resources, to provision;
  2. Establish an infrastructure of security that preserves beneficiaries rights to the charitable support provided, prevents and imposes justice against any theft or black market activities; and
  3. The charitable initiative should have a point-person or a team on location, physically present with, and managing the project(s) with regular reports back to leadership.
IT resources can serve in the tracking and reporting protocols, but it is the personnel, management, and implementation that is crucial to assure that the outcomes reporting is sufficient both for the needs of the intended beneficiary, and the expectations of sponsors.
Any start-up initiative, whether in the US or abroad requires a significant amount of seed capital in order to launch a program, prove success in the pilot phase(s), and cultivate additional support as a result. Larger initiatives require larger capital. However, charitable start-ups with more significant hurdles, such as operating in remote locations or in volatile, war-torn environments may benefit from smaller scale projects with less capital demands, which can then grow in viability and resourcefulness overtime.
To date, GHC has been utilized in a range of initiatives including:
  • Organization of nonprofit start-ups and coordination with stakeholders
  • Preparation of fundraising proposals, strategic plans and budgets
  • Financial and administrative analysis as part of proposals for government partnerships and nonprofit participation in government programs
  • Media, government, and public relations plus community outreach for charitable initiatives seeking greater exposure in an educational capacity and for collaborative partnership advancement
  • Investigative analysis, for both risk mitigation and federal court whistleblower cases
GHC is reserved to support domestic and international development which embraces the following philosophies:
  • Preservation of indigenous rights to land ownership, with regards to balanced revenue share for natural resources, environmental protections, and partnerships in humanitarian projects such as medical and water resources
  • Advancement of local peoples through education and on-the-job training, whereby indigenous peoples are empowered and participate in operations, management, and ownership
  • Strategic planning based on feasibility study that includes review of local access to health, water, food supply / agriculture, sanitation, electricity / alternative energy, and resource allocations to directly impact any of these areas which are deficient and may currently be setting the peoples at an economic and social disadvantage
The following structures were found in projects ABS has been involved with:
Funding to Governments: Foreign governments welcome funding for humanitarian efforts, whether the program is managed by that receiving government, or whether funds are to be distributed to partners, including charities
Issues in Funding to Governments: There have been widespread challenges in tracking government spending and allocations for charitable or humanitarian purposes
Funding to NGOs, with Government Partnerships: Foreign governments also welcome strategic partnerships with NGOs, where funds go directly to the nonprofit for charitable purposes, and the government shares oversight and humanitarian activities
Nonprofit Transparency: International and foreign nonprofits are difficult to track and manage, especially from abroad, as point persons are required to be on location, there should be extensive reporting and oversight
Administrative Challenges: Major risks in charitable activity abroad include uncertainty over how funds are being allocated, tracking results and outcomes, personnel turnover rates, risk of losing goods or supplies to the black market, and growing violence
Risk Mitigation with US NGO Affiliation: Risk is decreased if finances and physical assets are managed out of the United States, where in-kind gifts are exported as charitable contributions, and local economies are handled separately in the foreign country, but with extensive tracking and on-site management
Foreign Independence from UN Aid Groups: Many foreign governments default to allow UN agencies to manage humanitarian programs, and are in great need at this time, but prefer for long-term to have sovereign partnerships and methods to lessen dependency on UN agencies
Economic Growth and Humanitarian Programs: Many foreign governments and nonprofits are open to economic development programs, where funds can be generated through free market practices, and where local peoples participate in those initiatives, to effect that local economic growth includes financing and operating independent humanitarian programs
In summary, a strong series of foreign government and NGOs welcome the following:
  • Funds to go directly to the charity and to the US nonprofit if based in America
  • Goods and personnel to be sent from the US
  • US personnel train and develop nonprofit staff abroad
  • Non-financial, strategic and oversight role of the foreign government in the charitable program
  • Parallel programs for economic growth and sovereign financial independence
GHC was designed to help charitable programs and their community, government, and corporate partnerships to advance in organization, accountability, transparency, but above all, to advance resourcefulness for those in need.
In this time of growing international crises of volatility, refugees, IDPs, and economic uncertainty, ABS Community Research has taken a step back from hands-on efforts in international development and deployments of aid, to regroup on the strategic challenges in the wider nonprofit, philanthropic, legal, and IT community.
It is our ambition that through expanded networking, new resources and partnerships will become available for the charitable programs that ABS has invested much time and effort to support, and that the innovative quality of GHC can be made available to more groups seeking to advance their operational capacities. 

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Velma Anne Ruth - Mon Aug 10, 2015 @ 08:12PM
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Listen In: Interview with Judge Edward H. Merrigan on Veterans Court

Legal News & Review, iHeart Radio & 1230AM WBZT ~ Fri. Aug 14, 6-7pmET
The Honorable County Judge Edward H. Merrigan, an 18-year veteran and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, is the presiding judge for Broward's Veterans Court.

Broward County Veterans Court in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is a voluntary 12-18 month program designed for veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and are currently experiencing legal problems due to suffering from behavioral, mental health, or substance abuse disorders. An alternative to the traditional court setting, Veterans Court provides services such as intensive probation supervision, counseling and peer mentoring, random drug and alcohol testing, medication monitoring and social services. The Court promotes sobriety, recovery, and stability by providing veterans with the tools to move forward with their lives while satisfying the legal requirements of the court process.
The program is designed to help Broward veterans facing misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges get help for problems that may be unraveling their lives, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, traumatic brain injuries and homelessness.
In addition to intensive supervision, the court aims to connect veterans to various services and resources available to them such as mental health services through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and peer mentoring through Impact Broward: RSVP Veterans Helping Veterans. Some might need counseling, job training, medical treatment, housing or other assistance. Volunteer mentors can be assigned to monitor veterans so they can hopefully avoid further problems with the law.
Broward County Veterans Court is one of many Veterans Court programs across the nation, modeled after Drug Court programs that were originally founded in Miami, Florida in the 1980s.

Legal News & Review
Broadcast: Every Friday, 6:00 - 7:00pm on 1230AM WBZT and Nationally on iHeart Radio
Listen to the interview with Judge Merrigan live, this Friday, August 14 from 6:00 - 7:00pm online at iHeartRadio, or locally in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Florida on 1230AM WBZT.
This program is pre-recorded live at Alpine Jaguar in Fort Lauderdale. Please inquire within if you are interested in attending the live broadcast.
An archive recording of this program will also be available online at the Broward County Bar Association website.

About the Program
Legal News & Review is produced with the Broward County Bar Association, and defines Integrity as the quality of being honest and fair, with a firm adherence to an ethical code of moral value. This is a weekly roundup of legal news, and issues - the only Legal program dedicated to problem-solving with real proof of concept. The show engages a Panel discussion format with a Moderator and Legal Panel, highlighting in-depth discussions with Attorney members of the Broward County Bar Association.
Executive Producer/Moderator and Legal Panel
Charles Morehead, III - Co-Host/Legal Panel: Certified Civil Trial Lawyer; President-elect, Broward County Bar Association; President-elect of American Board of Trial Advocates, Ft. Lauderdale Chapter -Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead, PA *Listed in "Best Lawyers in America, 2015"
Gary M. Singer - Co-Host/Legal Panel: Board-certified in Real Estate Law / Civil Law / Notary / Nationally-syndicated columnist on Real Estate in over 400 newspapers - Law Firm of Gary M. Singer, PA Gibralter Title, Inc.
Philip Bell - Executive Producer/Moderator: Community News & Review / Legal News & Review
Legal News and Review highlights BCBA's attorney members' practice by conducting in-depth on-air interviews regarding pressing issues in each attorneys' respective area of practice. This allows our members to get the "word out" and highlight how they can help the listener, with their unique skillset and legal practice. Special programming welcomes lawmakers and expert lawyers offering leading insights to Broward County and Broward County lawyers. Recent programs have covered a range of legal practice areas including family law, employment law, intellectual property and commercial law, immigration, public defenders, criminal law, probation, and personal injury. On special occasions, live shows allow listeners to call in with their questions concerning both local and national legal issues. 
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Velma Anne Ruth - Thu Jul 23, 2015 @ 08:14PM
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Invitation ~ Kurdistan Thanks Veterans ~ Thurs. July 30, 6-8pm

Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United States, Washington, D.C.

Special Invitation to U.S. Veterans Who Served in Iraq
The Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United States invites you to join us in thanking US veterans involved in military and humanitarian operations in support of the people of Kurdistan and Iraq.
When:
Thursday, July 30, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
KRG Representation in the US
1532 16th St NW
Washington, DC

Confirmed speakers to include
H.E. Falah Mustafa Bakir, Head of KRG Department of Foreign Relations
LTG (Retired) Michael Barbero
Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, KRG Representative to the US

The event will mark the 24th anniversary of the end of Operation Provide Comfort I, and the start of Operation Provide Comfort II. It will be an opportunity to thank all US military personnel involved in operations in Iraq.
Light refreshments will be served. Dress is business casual.

About US Military in Kurdistan
Following his defeat in Kuwait in 1991, Saddam Hussein turned his attention north to crush the Kurdish Uprising. With the horrors of genocide still fresh in their minds, millions of Kurds fled into the mountains toward Turkey and Iran where they languished without food, water or proper supplies.
To alleviate this humanitarian crisis, on 6 April 1991 the US and a coalition of international partners initiated Operation Provide Comfort, to bring emergency aid and protection to millions of people. The No-Fly Zone enforced by US and coalition aircraft north of the 36th parallel continued through Provide Comfort II for several years. The creation of this safe haven allowed Kurdistan's first ever free elections to be held in 1992, leading to the creation of the Kurdistan National Assembly and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Over the past decades, the US military and the people of Kurdistan have stood together against the forces of tyranny and terrorism, including against the regime of Saddam Hussein, al-Qaeda, and today ISIS.
The Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United States invites veterans of all military operations in Iraq to join us as we thank them for their service and sacrifice.
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