Category Archives: Causes

StandUp For Kids, MissionFish and Holiday Recipes

We love when hosts use BlogTalkRadio to promote good causes. Especially at this holiday season, it makes us feel all warm and fuzzy to provide a platform for the dissemination of information. Today, like most, is such a day.

Rick Kocha, Founder and CEO of StandUp for Kids will join The Recipe Box today at 2:30pm ET to discuss his organization. StandUp for Kids has been recognized by both the Clinton and Bush standupforkidsAdministrations for their work as advocates for America’s homeless youth population. From their website:

The mission of STANDUP FOR KIDS is to help homeless and street kids.

We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.

Our focus goes beyond street outreach and extends to deterrence and resource programs that we provide in schools and via the Internet. But all facets of our mission are guided by the mandate that our volunteers shall tell kids they care about them and then, at every point, prove it.

Visit www.StandUpForKids.org for more information.

As an added bonus, listening to The Recipe Box today could net you a FREE Download of a Christmas Cookbook with over 40 recipes! In addition to the hosts sharing favorite holiday recipes and memories, Danna Crawford, eBay PowerSeller, will be sharing information about the Children in Need Campaign on MissionFish.org, as well as charity auctions on eBay. Big show!

LAFD Gives 12 Minutes of Holiday Safety

The LAFD loves social media, and we’re proud to be in their mix of outreach tools. Today, they’ll be sharing 12 Minutes of Holiday Safety the BlogTalkRadio audience.

LAFD TalkRadio gives you The ’12 Minutes’ of holiday safety, which will feature tips on how to keep one’s family protected from hidden holiday hazards. The show stars LAFD Firefighters who share seasonal safety secrets with you. Callers welcome as the show goes live today at 6pm ET (3pm PT for you Los Angelites).

The LAFD amazes me with their use of numerous Web 2.0 technologies to communicate to its community, including, BlogTalkRadio, the social Internet radio network, micro-blogging platform Twitter, a weblog, the Flickr photo sharing site and more.

Call-in Number: (347) 677-0632

Kansas City Chiefs lineman Kyle Turley

Who gives away an entire NFL game-day salary to a charity? Apparently Kyle Turley does and he’s happy to do it.

turley2.jpgHost Robert Brewer welcomes Kansas City Chiefs lineman Kyle Turley as he plans to donate his entire game check to the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance and coordination of social services to retired NFL players in dire need. The organization focuses on the humanitarian side of post-football related issues, providing hands-on assistance to help retired players deal with hardships they may face after football.

Find out more about this noteworthy cause as Robert continues the discussion of the NFL’s faulty disability and retirement programs today at 5pm ET on The Sports Insider Show.

Lightning Strikes Premiers African American Panel Discussion

Hosts Rod Amis and Christina Shideler are premiering their panel format today in what is sure to be an engaging conversation. Check out this guest list.

Today at 4pm ET on Lightning Strikes, the following prominent bloggers join the hosts to discuss general social issues as well as African American issues specifically.

Baratunde Thurston has been nominated for the Bill Hicks Award for Thought Provoking Comedy, featured in the New York Underground Comedy Festival and declared a Champion of the First Amendment by Iowa State University. He has appeared in media outlets such as C-SPAN, The Washington Times, public radio and Fox News Boston. His blog recently won the judge’s vote for the 2007 Black Weblog Awards.

Dr. Chris Bell, self-proclaimed “Black man, poet, essayist, educationist, novelist, retired army Major, Doctor of Education (ED.D.), and Unitarian Universalist.” He is also known for being one of the first black officers in the army after it was integrated under Truman.

Wayne Bennett is author of the Field Negro blog and various articles on child support and children’s issues. Mr. Bennett is currently involved with various community groups such as Philadelphia Reads, Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia, and the Police Athletic League. He currently runs his own private legal practice focusing on criminal law.

Afronerd, blogger and host of the Afronerd Radio show on BlogTalkRadio, says his mission it to “debunk the ghetto-ized” image of African-Americans and defend the Black bourgeoisie.

Holiday Cooking and Kitchen Safety

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue serves up some cooking-safety tips for this holiday-filled time of year.

Turkey One of the greatest things about giving a voice to people and organizations is what they do – not only promote themselves and their viewpoints, but – to provide a valuable service.

Although MCFRS Fire Side Chats are usually focused on issues related to Montgomery County, the information in today’s 7:30pm ET broadcast is of worldwide importance.

Over the next month and a half, our diverse country will be celebrating a variety of religious observations and holidays. We all know that this means family and food which also means – lots of cooking going on in our homes! Cooking-related fires are the number one cause of fires (year round) nationally! Please tune into this show and learn how to cook safely to prevent fire and burns, and keep your holiday season happy!

Mets’ David Wright on MetsBlog Podcast

Mets’ 3B David Wright will join the MetsBlog Podcast on BlogTalkRadio today.

WrightDavid Wright talks to Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog.com at 11am ET on MetsBlog Podcast about the David Wright Foundation, including the 3rd Annual ‘Do the Wright Thing’ Gala in NYC on Nov. 15. They’ll also chat about being young and famous in New York and leading a veteran club.

Wright’s foundation website notes:

David is not one to leave his responsibilities on the field. He does all that he can to help the community and the fans…David took the initiative to create …a foundation that is capable of continuing to support important causes. The David Wright Foundation held its first event of December 16, 2005 at the New York Stock Exchange Member’s Club, bringing in over $100,000 for two Multiple Sclerosis (MS) centers.

Mets' David Wright on MetsBlog Podcast

Mets’ 3B David Wright will join the MetsBlog Podcast on BlogTalkRadio today.

WrightDavid Wright talks to Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog.com at 11am ET on MetsBlog Podcast about the David Wright Foundation, including the 3rd Annual ‘Do the Wright Thing’ Gala in NYC on Nov. 15. They’ll also chat about being young and famous in New York and leading a veteran club.

Wright’s foundation website notes:

David is not one to leave his responsibilities on the field. He does all that he can to help the community and the fans…David took the initiative to create …a foundation that is capable of continuing to support important causes. The David Wright Foundation held its first event of December 16, 2005 at the New York Stock Exchange Member’s Club, bringing in over $100,000 for two Multiple Sclerosis (MS) centers.

Actor and Activist Mike Farrell on BlogTalkRadio

Mike Farrell is best known for playing Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the ever popular series M*A*S*H. His eight years with the memorable show allowed the opportunity to both write and direct several episodes, earning him nominations for Director’s Guild and Emmy Awards..

imageMike will join host Lisa Litchfield on Cry Freedom at 8pm ET today.

Farrell is scheduled to discuss his new book, Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist. Other topics include his activism in the areas of human rights, opposition to the death penalty, animal rights, environmental issues, rights of children, immigration issues and Win Without War.