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A Columbine Father's Message to Sandy Hook
As the conversation around the tragedy in Sandy Hook continues to, families of mass shootings are speaking out. Today, Darrell Scott, father of one of the Columbine victims, speaks with Mark and Cristina about his message to the Sandy Hook community. Having felt the unbearable pain of losing a child, Darrell has some special words, not just for the most recent victims, but also to parents and friends around our nation. Plus, Darrell talks about starting Rachel's Challenge, an orgranization that works to create safe spaces for children around the world.
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Learn more about Rachel's Challenge here: www.rachelschallenge.org.
Author and activist, Ken Wooden speaks with Mark and Cristina about ways we can all work to keep our children safe. In 1983, Ken founded "Child Lures Prevention," an organizations whose mission is to "help prevent crimes against children and youth through educations and awareness." Today, Ken offers some actionable tips that we can all do to help keep our kids safe.
Get more informaiton from Child Lures Prevention here: www.childluresprevention.com.
There is nothing harder than trying hide your face as you open that hideous sweater or terrible perfume given to during the holidays. With that in mind, Lifestyle Expert Jennifer Convy has some great tips for returning gifts. With many retailers shortening the time period for returns, Jennifer has the information you need to know to alleviate the hassle of gift returns.
Get more tips from Lifestyle Expert, Jennifer Convy: www.jenniferconvy.com.
Joy the Baker
Joy Wilson (aka "Joy the Baker") is a self-taught/ family taught/ taste buds taught baker. Today, Joy is teaching us a "bacon-tastic" recipe that is sure to have any guests is sure to love. Today Joy combines two of her favorite breakfast foods to create coffee bacon and bacon black pepper waffles.
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Get Joy's Bacon Black Pepper Waffle recipe here, by adding an additional 1/2 teaspoon of fresh, coarsely cracked black pepper: www.joythebaker.com/2009/05/brown-sugar-bacon-waffles/
Get more of Joy's recipes at her website here: www.joythebaker.com.
Just because Christmas is over does not mean the spirit of giving ends. Today, actress Elise Neal stops by to show us how to keep giving to some very special young people. Joined by Andrew and Cyn Olvera, Elise talks about the amazing work being done at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and gives information on how you can support St. Jude and families like the Olveras.
Learn more about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital here: www.stjude.org.
Today Mark and Cristina get a special lesson in AcroYoga. AcroYoga blends Thai massage, yoga and acrobatics, and AcroYoga LA specializes in making acrobatics accessible to everyone, by approaching all of these practices with a therapeutic intention.
For more information on Tari Manello and Acroyoga, go to: www.tari.tv or www.acroyoga.org.