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Better America

Better America

By The OT Dad

The way that we raise our children and treat our adults in America just doesn’t seem to be working. Americans agree that this country has its share of problems. But the failings of our nation have become the default conversation in America. We need fewer complaints and more solutions. This nation needs people with answers on how to improve our society. These are their visions, ideas, and plans. This is the blueprint for a ‘Better America’, let’s build it together!
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007 - Addicted America with Jason Giles MD
007 - Addicted America with Jason Giles MD
Millions of Americans struggle with addiction. Whether it's drugs, alcohol, gambling, or pornography, addiction is an issue that is preventing many Americans from living free, fulfilling lives. Jason Giles MD is a licensed medical doctor who beat his own addiction to fentanyl over twenty years ago. For the last fifteen years, he has been helping people change their relationship to drugs and alcohol. Dr. Giles is a recognized and certified expert in the biology and psychology of habits and change. Website http://www.jasongilesmd.com Website #2 http://www.vhab.com LinkedIn URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-giles-md-925a8b25/
50:35
September 14, 2020
006 - Travel America with Jen Ruiz
006 - Travel America with Jen Ruiz
In this week's episode, I discuss traveling in the COVID-19 world with travel expert, Jen Ruiz. We discuss a wide range of travel topics, from traveling solo, on a budget, and in the middle of a global pandemic. Jen gives tons of valuable information and tips in this episode, so if you're planning on traveling in the near future, this show is for you! Jen Ruiz is a lawyer turned travel blogger who took 20 trips in 12 months while employed full-time. She has been featured by The Washington Post, ABC News, and Huffington Post as a budget and solo travel expert. Website https://www.jenonajetplane.com LinkedIn URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-ruiz-75791663 Facebook URL https://www.facebook.com/jenonajetplane Twitter URL https://www.twitter.com/jenonajetplane
44:21
August 31, 2020
005 - Better Nutrition with Connie Nightingale
005 - Better Nutrition with Connie Nightingale
Connie Nightingale is a certified personal trainer and nutritionist. In this episode of "Better America", Connie discusses the importance of creating healthy American families. And healthy American families pay close attention to what they eat. Better health is built on a foundation of healthy eating habits, and Connie explains how to start your journey towards better nutrition. Website http://www.connienightingale.com YouTube URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7duTyr-etc9gaobjJC19TA?view_as=subscriber Instagram Instagram
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August 04, 2020
004 - Better AI with J. Scott Christianson
004 - Better AI with J. Scott Christianson
J. Scott Christianson is an assistant teaching professor of management at the Trulaske College of Business, where his interests are focused on the impact of technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, on society and human well-being. Prior to joining the college, Scott was a business owner with decades of experience in videoconferencing technology, project management, and information technology. Scott has worked on hundreds of information technology projects and remains actively involved in information technology initiatives and startups. He also serves on the leadership team for the MU Center for the Digital Globe. Website https://www.christiansonjs.com/ Twitter  https://twitter.com/JScottMO YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPTIoqirZKP7bnI9h6_oymA
51:48
July 20, 2020
003 - Better Finances with Brianne Soscia
003 - Better Finances with Brianne Soscia
Brianne joined the financial services industry in June of 2011. Brianne is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and financial advisor. She currently holds her Series 6, 7, and 63 licenses through LPL Financial, and Series 66 license through both Wealth Consulting Group & LPL Financial, as well as her life and health insurance licenses. Brianne specializes in working with individuals, families, and business owners across the country, in the areas of retirement planning, investment management, asset protection, and college savings.  She has clients in over 15 states across the country, and manages over $50 million dollars in assets. Website http://www.financial-yogi.com LinkedIn URL https://www.linkedin.com/in/financial-yogi/ Facebook URL https://www.facebook.com/TheFinancialYogi/ YouTube URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwhb-NgMqzhLEdM0NHtD8sg
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July 06, 2020
002 - Better Immigration with Tahmina Watson
002 - Better Immigration with Tahmina Watson
Tahmina Watson is the founder of Watson Immigration Law with expertise in business, investor, and family-based immigration. Author and blogger, regularly quoted and published in the media.  Author of "The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth and Economic Prosperity in America".   Also founded a non-profit called WIDEN (www.widenlaw.org) to train and mentor lawyers to help detained immigrants. Co-founder of Airport Lawyer (www.airportlawyer.org) that provided critical help during the travel ban crisis. A passionate advocate for immigration reform. Mother of two little girls playing the juggling game! Podcast SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tahminawatson Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tahmina-talks-immigration/id1350535670 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3DH4rxj2NWKXMB1WcfWGRh Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tahminawatson https://www.facebook.com/TahminaTalksImmigration/ https://www.facebook.com/WatsonImmigrationLaw/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tahminawatson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tahminawatson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tahmina.watson/ Tahmina’s websites and other interesting links: Day job as an immigration attorney: www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com. Passion job- non-profit to train lawyers to represent immigrants in immigration trials: www.widenlaw.org. (WIDEN) Most recent article: https://www.scarymommy.com/motherhood-makes-me-better-immigration-lawyer/
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July 04, 2020
001 - Better Schools with Bradlee W. Skinner
001 - Better Schools with Bradlee W. Skinner
Bradlee W. Skinner, a.k.a. Phony Stark, is an educational thought leader, former assistant principal, a playwright, a perspective giving speaker, and an expert in school culture and climate. He is known for his quick wit, creative thought, and humorous personality. Bradlee was recognized as the Wyoming Theatre Director of the Year for 2018, is the current District Teacher of the Year for his school district, and this past summer was recognized by the Jostens company as their National Educator of the Year. Bradlee openly shares his knowledge, experiences, and creativity with others. He currently speaks to students, staff, and communities throughout the country about how to think differently about schools, education, and life. he will be speaking at the Code Breaker Power Summit. Register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-breaker-power-summit-tickets-107562664826#:~:text=The%20inaugural%20Code%20Breaker%20Power,access%20to%20the%20Power%20Summit! and at the Jostens Renaissance Virtual Conference. Register here. https://web.cvent.com/event/14c45a94-ce62-47cd-aa92-d2ff3ce12778/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat/TikTok: @BradleeWSkinner Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AStarkRealization Website: www.bradleewskinner.com To book Bradlee to speak at your event: https://speakerhub.com/speaker/bradlee-w-skinner And look for His book, "Yelling at Flowers" to come out late this fall.
54:59
July 04, 2020
000 - A Better America
000 - A Better America
The way that we raise our children and treat our adults in America just doesn’t seem to be working. Americans agree that this country has its share of problems. But the failings of our nation have become the default conversation in America. We need fewer complaints and more solutions. This nation needs people with answers on how to improve our society. These are their visions, ideas, and plans. This is the blueprint for a ‘Better America’, let’s build it together!
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July 04, 2020
Trailer - 'Better America' Podcast
Trailer - 'Better America' Podcast
My name is Billy Hatridge. I am a therapist, pastor, and blogger over at theotdad.com. In my work as both an OT and preacher, I have discovered that a majority of the issues I address in both my clients and congregation can be traced back to societal issues. The way that we raise our children and treat our adults in America just doesn’t seem to be working. And that’s something Americans agree with. That this country has its share of problems. But that’s part of the issue, our society has become ‘problem-focused’. The failings of our nation have become the default conversation in America’s homes, communities, and workplaces. But we don’t need more complaints, criticism, or protests. America needs solutions. This nation needs people with answers on how to improve our society. So, I started looking for these people. And we’ve sat down and have had conversations on how to truly improve elements of our society. These are their visions, ideas, and plans. This is the blueprint for a ‘Better America’, let’s build it together!
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June 19, 2020