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Sharon's weekly column is published on numerous recognized news sites including www.FrontPageMag, she writes analysis for NewsBusters.org, a division of the Media Research Center, and blogs daily on her own Blog. Since 1992, when her husband Duane first ran for public office, Sharon has worked to educate and promote civic responsibility so that America will continue to be a land of liberty, respect human dignity and family integrity, as well as public and private virtue.
In addition, Sharon has been active in business, community and political arenas, and has been the recipient of several Leadership Excellence Awards. Founder of Relationships Seminars, Co-Founder of Women In Christ, an outreach to local community women, she has served on several county, state and national boards, as well as in various capacities in her church. Sharon is a regular guest speaker for women's, community and political/grassroots organizations.
"America is the land, not just of my home, but of my heart. Why? Because I understand the hard-won freedoms that make America so unique and great. Both sets of my grandparents came to the United States on boats from Eastern European countries to escape oppressive governments. My father fought in WWII to protect the highly valued liberty we enjoy. My husband served both in Vietnam and in three runs for public office. And together we work to keep the true American dream alive in the public square. Why? Because we understand for America to continue to remain unique and great for future generations, it takes the investment of American citizens, like those who have gone before us, like you and like me." - Sharon Hughes
Mary Rose is the founder and lead consultant for Destiny Bridge, a life coaching consultancy. With certifications in Life Coaching and Vision Coaching, she is also a member of the International Coach Federation. She teaches all levels of personal development in church, corporate, and private settings, nationally and internationally. Mary is a licensed minister, serves on an advisory board for a non-profit organization, and has more than twenty years? experience in the corporate world as a successful educator and trainer. Mary Rose lives in Delaware and is the mother of three children and grandmother of five. www.destinybridge.com
Gregory J. Crabtree - Community Partnerships
Is the Co-Founder of Novato Parents and Family Coalition www.novatoparents.org featured in Citizen Magazine (Focus on the Family); Novato Sunrise Rotary President Elect 2009-2010; member of the City of Novato Drug and Alcohol Commission and Multicultural Commission. In addition to serving in his church in various capacities including Jail Ministry, Greg is the National Membership Chair, Regional Asst. Treasurer, and Marin County President for Business Men's Fellowship (www.BMFMarin.com). He is also a Board Member for Honor Bound Men?s Ministry and Beth Shalom www.visitbethshalom.org. Greg received his Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Agronomy degrees from Florida State University, and he and his wife Giovanna have 7 children and 7 grandchildren, and live in Novato, California.
Linda Freeman, former television producer for CBN and MSNBC, she is the co-founder of SIS, Sisters In Step a co-mentoring women's program, and the founder of Kingdom Writers. After earning a master?s degree in journalism, Linda enjoyed a successful career as an on-air television news producer for both the Christian media (The 700 Club) and mainstream secular media (MSNBC). As a journalist, Linda?s passions now include using her writing and speaking skills to activate women to pursue truth, freedom and relationships with each other on new levels both personally and professionally. Through conducting writing classes and retreats Linda trains women how to write for publishing. Linda and her husband live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their three daughters. And her adult married son in Texas recently gave her the great joy of her first grandchild!
Jennifer Lahl is the National Director of the Center for Bioethics and Culture (CBC) and the Executive Director of the Bay Area Center for Bioethics and Culture. She has a BSN and worked for 15 years in pediatric nursing, specifically pediatric critical care, pediatric trauma, and transport nursing. She is a member of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, serves on the North American editorial board for the international journal, Ethics and Medicine, is a Adjunct Fellow of Charles Colson's Wilberforce forum and a Fellow of the Council for Biotechnology Policy in Washington , DC. She received her B.S. in Nursing from California State University at Fullerton and her M. A. (with honors) in Bioethics from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Il. She has been interviewed on several radio talk shows and television news programs on CBS and NBC, and is a frequent speaker at national conferences. Recently she was invited to speak at Stanford University's Student Biodesign Group. www.thecbc.org
T. Myles Weiss - MA, MFT - Co-host Middle East Affairs
With over 15 years of counseling experience in the Bay Area and overseas, Myles has been privileged to present marriage and family seminars in Russia, organize community outreaches in India and train ministers in Africa. At home, he co-founded Trust and Triumph, a successful substance abuse recovery group, and he has a private counseling practice in Novato California. He received his Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in 1989, and has been a licensed therapist since 1992. He has a passion to promote understanding of the pivotal nature of Middle East politics and the need for peace with security. He serves on the Leadership teams and boards of Vertical Call and Beulah Prayer House, and also as Special Co-Host on Changing Worldviews TALK Radio. Myles and his wife, Katharine have two sons, Jonathan and Stephen. www.visitbethshalom.org
Debra Rae is an author and teacher who has lived and traveled abroad extensively both as a child and with her husband covering Africa, Asia, East and West Europe, North and South Americas. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Iowa, a Master of Education degree from the University of Washington, a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Ministries degree from Pacific School of Theology. Her work spans pre-school through adult education, including special education and ESL, and teaching at the American School of Kuwait. She is the author of ABCs of Globalism, and ABCs of Cultural -Isms, which was highlighted at the 55th Annual CBA International Convention in 2004. A speaker and writer she has been the guest on numerous radio shows aired across the nation, the Western Hemisphere, Russia, and the Middle East. Debra joins Sharon and Audrey Russo from Washington State on Fridays for WOMANTalk, a special edition of Changing Worldviews TALK Radio. www.debraraebrooks.com
Audrey Russo - Co-Host
Audrey Russo is an actress, vocalist, songwriter (Jazz/Pop/Contemporary Gospel) and editor. Having earned a degree in Art & Education, she is an active member of the performing arts community in New York City. Some of the vocal & acting work she's done are the 'September 11: A Tribute' at the Museum of Television and Radio, backup vocalist for the blues singer Mercedes Hall, and featured work on VH-1 and HBO series She is also the Managing Editor for Ediblog.com, an online news journal, and has done web design/commercial illustration for publications such as Charisma Magazine and others. Audrey joins Sharon and Debra Rae from New York State on Fridays for WOMANTalk, a special edition of Changing Worldviews TALK Radio. Her music is featured on the show. www.audreyrusso.com
The name Clifford Brown, Jr. is synonymous with broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay Area. The son of the legendary, internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, he has successfully held the positions of award winning Radio Personality, award winning Program Director, Broadcast Operations Manager, National Programming Consultant, Director On Air Operations, Production Director and Broadcasting Arts Educator. After his father?s death, his mother La Rue Brown continued to support the jazz community, and raised Clifford to love and appreciate the music. "The idea of having a job where you could both entertain and enlighten people appealed to me very early. By the time I was 10, I knew I was headed for a career in radio." Brown got his first professional job at the age of 18, and before he turned 30 was awarded the prestigious Golden Mic for being the San Francisco Bay Area?s top radio personality. www.brownradio.com
William J. Federer is a nationally known speaker, best-selling author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America?s noble heritage. His book America?s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations has sold over a quarter-of-a-million copies, and his AMERICAN MINUTE radio feature is aired across the country recalling events of American significance on the date they occurred. Articles on and by Bill have appeared in national publications, such as WorldNetDaily.com, Washington Times, Washington Post, and Human Events. www.amerisearch.net
Avi Lipkin - "Jerusalem Report"
Victor Mordecai is the pen name for Avi Lipkin, an American born Jew who immigrated to Israel in 1968. After completing a BA at Hebrew University in Sovietology, Russian and Eastern European studies, Avi then went on to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces for 15 years, and then another 12 years as an army spokesman in the Judea and Samaria Command. He also worked for two years as Senior Editor and translator at the Government press office under Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. Avi speaks six languages and travels the world speaking to groups about terrorism and the threat of radical Islam to western civilization and democracy. www.vicmord.com
Marc Morano - "Inside Washington Report"
Marc Morano, is the Communications Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works dealing, working for Senator Inhofe. Former Senior Staff Writer for CNSNews, and previously known as Rush Limbaugh?s ?Man in Washington? as reporter and producer for the Rush Limbaugh Television Show, and correspondent for American Investigator, the nationally syndicated TV newsmagazine, Marc's reporting has made national news with appearances and coverage on The O'Reilly Factor, Special Report with Brit Hume, USA Today, The Washington Times, The Wall Street Journal, the American Spectator and Human Events, National Review, Newsmax.com, WorldnetDaily, and the Drudge Report. He has appeared on Politically Incorrect, the McLaughlin Group, and the Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Oliver North radio shows. Mr. Morano has both White House and Capitol Hill press credentials. www.epw.senate.gov
Rick Pearcey - "Worldview Report"
Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report and its blog, Pro-Existence. Born in Germany, educated in the United States, Canada, and Germany, Rick has served as managing editor of Human Events, associate editor of the Evans-Novak Political Report, and senior writer with the MacLaurin Institute. He has also held several editorial positions at The World & I magazine, published by the Washington Times, and has been a guest editor of the science journal Origins & Design. Rick has led classes in cultural analysis based on the Francis Schaeffer book-video project "How Should We Then Live?" He writes on film, books, the arts, science, politics, social issues, and worldview, and holds an M.Div. and an M.Phil.F. He is married to Nancy Pearcey, author of the book Total Truth. www.pearceyreport.com & Pro-Existence
A former Navy Seabee, Pete served his country for five years, around the world, under the Reagan Administration. A former nationally ranked power-lifter, Pete spent several years as a professional strength athlete and motivational speaker in the New York/Tri-State area to both adults and youth, and has been interviewed on regional and national TV and Radio. Writing from the heart of a patriot, Pete's blog is Operation Ironballs.
Walid Shoebat - "Middle East Report"
Walid Shoebat, is a former PLO terrorist who was born into a long line anti-Semitic family. Walid's grandfather was a Muslim leader and friend of Haj-Ameen Al-Husseni, the grand mufti of Jerusalem and notorious friend of Adolf Hitler. His great-grandfather was close associate of the leaders who led the Palestinians against Israel. Walid, himself, lived through and witnessed the Six Day War while living in Jericho, and later was involved in many anti-Israel riots and acts of, and eventually was imprisoned for incitement and violence against Israel. He later came to the United States and worked as a counselor for an Arab student organization at a college and engaged in anti-Israel activities. Walid has written several books including "Why I Left Jihad" and "Why We Want to Kill You?. www.shoebat.com
Hilmar Von Campe - "International View"
Hilmar is a former Hitler Youth and German Soldier. "I had thought that as a soldier I was fighting for my country, but I came to realize that in reality I was fighting for the immoral purposes of a bunch of gangsters." Hilmar lived through the years of Nazi power and brain-washing in Germany as a former member of Hitler's Youth and as a Wermacht Soldier in the German Army under Hitler. As a graduate of the University of Hamburg, he has traveled the world investigating political and social conditions, where he was even kidnapped by the Communist leaders of the Bolivian Mineworkers Union. He is listed in the "International Who's Who of Intellectuals," and is the Author of several books. Hilmer is also the Founder of The Institute for Truth & Freedom. www.voncampe.com
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“Nothing has changed since the Tower and Stockade days. We are fighting for the lands of the Jewish people and there are those who intentionally try to rob and seize them.” -Israeli Foreign MinisterAvigdor Liberman
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"ObamaCare Opponents are like those who Opposed Civil Rights Legislation" -HHS Kathleen Sebelius
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We don't have to hunt for bad news...it's all around us. But, so is good news. However, it is not reported the same as bad or troubling or crucial news is. So, this month as we report the good news along with news we need to be warned about, we encourage you to do the same...as we also celebrate "The Good News" of Christmas.
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