Viewpoint Alabama

Viewpoint Alabama

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August 11, 2022 29 min
As school starts back, many low income kids may not have the cloths they need to return to school and fit in among their peers. This can have a devastating effect on the child’s Psyche. Joining us from Operation Warm is Executive Director Grace Sica to talk about their organizations mission to provide coats and shoes for kids in Alabama and around the country using all privately contributed funds.
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The Alabama Women’s Commission has partnered with Well Women Alabama to spearhead a new initiative called “211 Know” That seeks to encourage, strengthen, and provide support for women in Alabama who have been psychologically or emotionally effected by the Pandemic through a text messaging program. The Chair of the Alabama Women’s Commission Junior board Emily Herring along with Pam Mashburn from Explore Media join us to explain ho...
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June 30, 2022 29 min
Following the supreme court’s reversal of Roe V. Wade, interest in Adoption is on the rise in Alabama. Herbie Newell, President and CEO of Lifeline Alabama Adoptions joins us on viewpoint to talk about the mission and the ministry of his organization. He outlines some of the challenges they case both economically and Bureaucratically in serving the families of Alabama, and how they are first and foremost mother centric when placi...
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With the new approval of vaccinations for kids 6 months to 5 years for Covid, John Mountz talks with Dr. Tom Ellison, Medical Services Director for Project HELP and Alabama State Director for Doctors For America Inc. He also talks about measures we can take to be safe as we go into the Summer Covid season in the South.
Then JT talks with Michelle Lunsford about her efforts to encourage legislators to pass distracted driving legisla...
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Recently in Gadsden Alabama, a Mentally unstable man with a long criminal history attempted to gain entrance to an elementary school. When he was confronted by a school resource officer (SRO), than man attempted to take the officer’s gun. The scuffle injured the officer but resulted in the death of the wood-be intruder. This week on Viewpoint Alabama, we talk with Mo Canady, the National Association of School Resource officers e...
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In the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde TX, parents are searching for ways to talk with their young children about the event in a way that is both compassionate but also factual. Pediatrician and author Dr. Harvey Karp offers some strategies for parents on how to talk about these issues with their kids.

Then Dr. Rom Kopacka joins us for an update on the latest with the Omicron variant of the Corona Virus and explains why we ca...
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May 18, 2022 29 min
Eating local helps both your health and the local economy. Ellie Watson Director of “Sweet Grown Alabama” a Non-Profit organization joins John to explain how they are connecting local famers with consumers in Alabama, and the result is better food that spends less time in transit and puts more money back into our local Alabama economy.
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Purple Heart Homes provides housing solutions for service-connected disabled and aging Veterans. JT talks with John Gallina, CEO and Co-Founder who explains what they are doing for the people of Alabama and how we can help them provide for Alabama Vets.
Then John Mountz talks with Dr. Tom Ellison, Medical Services Director for Project HELP and Alabama State Director for Doctors For America Inc. He says Covid is not over, but we a...
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As the fighting continues in Ukraine, Many in Alabama are looking for ways to help. A local High School student at the Altamont School (https://www.altamontschool.org/) joins Viewpoint to explain what he is doing to bring awareness of the situation to his school and how he is working to connect Alabama students with students in Ukraine. Alexander Skowronski invites guests Alexei Serdyuk and Dr. Katia Zahorodna to join our broadca...
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With Alabama’s Economy becoming increasingly tied to the success of the Automotive manufacturing industry and the news that 3 Alabama manufacturers in the last month have stared assembly lines to build EVs or Batteries to power EVs, John Mountz talks with Jack Kerfoot is an energy expert, scientist, and the author of FUELING AMERICA: An Insider’s Journey. Jack answers questions regarding sustainability and practicality of EVs.

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Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications Beth Moore with the Patient Advocate Foundation has an update on options and resources for people in Alabama that are facing medical bills and out of pocket costs associated with care they have received or may be needing. Beth addresses many of the most common problems and offers strategies to best control medical costs and to negotiate payment with providers.
Then Mary Booth in M...
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Alabama Congressmen Mo Brooks represents the 5th congressional district of the state (The Tennessee Valley and the Sholes area) He is one of the main candidates seeking the open Senate seat of Richard Shelby when he retires at the end of his term. He is taking on Katie Britt and Mike Durant of Blackhawk Down fame. He joins John Mountz on Viewpoint to share his vision for Alabama and what he plans to do if he is elected.

Then Jim ...
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The Jefferson County Town of Brookside has been accused of being part of a policing for prophet scheme that is alleged to have deprived many of is residents of both property and dignity. This week on Viewpoint Alabama John Mountz talks with Brookside resident Michelle Jones, Alabama Representative Juandalynn Givan and also Attorney Jaba Tsitsuashvili with the Institute for Justice and the class action lawsuit that has been filed on...
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Enterprise Alabama Businessmen Chad “Chig” Martin Joins John on Viewpoint to talk about his run for Governor. He explains his platform and some of the issues he is passionate about, as well as his plans to address those things. He also addresses what he believes to be the biggest shortcomings of the Ivey administration and explains his vision to improve those things.

In Part two of Viewpoint, Brian Rushing with the 100 Alabama mi...
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March 23, 2022 15 min
Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Social Workers Dr. Angelo McClain talks about the roll that social workers play in our state. He also talks about the effects that the Pandemic has had on Alabama families.
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March 15, 2022 29 min
Dr. Molly Fleece, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham provides the latest Data and information about Covid-19 in Alabama. She also explains why its still a good idea to keep vaccinations up to date, even as we begin to relax masking standards and other Covid restrictions in the state.
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Alabama Author and resident Natasha Williams talks about her new book Pushing Forward where she shares her struggles with depression and the profound benefit she found in the cathartic relief of writing the book. She found that many others have been helped by the book, and she now has launched a platform to help other local authors get published so that they too may find their relief and a way out of depression and a path back to ...
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February 2, 2022 29 min
John Mounz talks with Sharon Gadbois and Terrell Perry from the US Small Business Administration join us to talk about the low interest loans that the government is making available to people in around central Alabama who experienced property damage following the October floods. They go on to explain how these kind of loans could be available for anyone in Alabama following a natural disaster if our government takes action.
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January 26, 2022 29 min
Alabama Department of Public Health doctors Karen Landers and Wesley Stubblefield join JT to provide an update on the state of the Pandemic in Alabama, and provide guidance on issues like proper masking in schools, Booster shots and the possibility of the emergence of a new variant.
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JT talks with Darryle Powel, the executive Director of the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities about the challenges posed by sex trafficking on the Developmentally disabled. Then John Mountz talks with Ben Shehan, author of the new kid's book "What does the constitution say" Ben also addresses common myths about our government in both Washington and Montgomery.
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