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Depression: Myths, Misunderstood, Dangers if Untreated; Friend Threatened Suicide

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/12.20.14/12.20.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Depression Myths @ 0:00 Friend Threatened Suicide Part 1 @ 7:31 Friend Threatened Suicide Part 2 @ 24:36 Depression in Children and Older Adults @ 42:44 Depression Miseducation @ 45:04 Does Talking About Depression Help? @ 1:03:21 Depressed College Student @ 1:05:04 Dangers of Untreated Depression @ 1:24:22 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am & Sundays @ 9pm CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Doug Glanville on Racial Profiling; Police Brutality and Video Footage

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/12.13.14/12.13.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Doug Glanville, Racially Profiled in His Own Driveway @ 0:00 A Child Racially Profiled @ 8:32 Race and Age Affect Getting a Job @ 26:12 Doug Glanville, A Father’s Challenge @ 44:03 Police Brutality Across the Generations @ 45:07 Does Video Footage Decrease Police Brutality @ 1:01:45 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center     The Joan Jerkovich Show   News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST   Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions   Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Good Cop, Bad Cop

Good Cop, Bad Cop

One job I never wanted for my sons was to be a policeman. I told them so, and I’m thankful they chose other career paths. As a mother, I wouldn’t sleep at night knowing they were placing themselves in danger. Our police risk their lives every day protecting us and upholding the laws. They deserve our respect and admiration, but, as my friend who is a member of our local police force tells me, morale is low. Public perception of police is at an all time low in the wake of national media reports and national protests centered on racial profiling and police brutality. Yes, we do have mostly good cops doing a good job for the citizens, but there are also some bad cops out there. Cops that, for whatever reason, take the powers entrusted them too far. One should expect to find a small percentage of “bad cops” in the ranks. Every profession has its rogue individuals. You don’t have to look hard to find errant Doctors, Lawyers, Celebrities, and even Clergy. Yet, we need to be mindful that the majority of the people we look up to are doing good work. If a few bad cops are carrying out racial profiling and police brutality, we shouldn’t put our head in the sand or look the other way. We should stand up for just treatment of all our citizens, regardless of their race. Yet, it is easier to make a case for unjust racial profiling or police brutality if the victim is a law-abiding citizen who has done no wrong. Doug Glanville, a retired Major League Baseball player and ESPN correspondent, wrote, “I was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway”. He was confronted by a police officer while shoveling snow in his affluent, mostly white, neighborhood in an

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