102 A Conversation with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson


102 Michael eric dysonDr. Michael Eric Dyson, is a best selling author who is acclaimed for his writings on Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Tupac Shakur, Bill Cosby, Hurricane Katrina, and most recently, President Barack Obama in his most recent book titled “The Black Presidency,”

In this riveting episode, Dr. Dyson shares his perspectives regarding police brutality, black on black crime, voting, freedom of speech, martial law, the GOP Convention (Donald Trump), gun control, the importance of reading, and more.

Dr. Dyson is a Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, a world renown media commentator, and he received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.

101 Public Policy: What it Means and How it Can Impact Your Health – Sponsored by The Health Policy Research Consortium (HPRC)


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The Health Policy Research Consortium (HPRC) is partnering with Make the Change Radio Show for the remainder of 2016 to talk about public policy, how public policy can improve your health, and what you can do to drive public policy decisions in your community.

Byron Sogie-Thomas is HPRC’s Deputy Director for Health Policy Research & Analysis. Byron opens the show with a simple definition of public policy and shares HPRC’s mission, which is to make everyone aware of these policies, the connections they have on your health, and how you can take action on the policies that directly impact the communities where you live.

Some of the following policy topics and areas where you can have influence in your community were discussed during this episode.  They include, but were not limited to:

  1. How your home can make you sick
  2. The importance of sprinkler systems in your home
  3. Speed limits in your community
  4. Zoning ordinances
  5. Impact of toxic dump sites and landfills near your home
  6. How disasters, accidents, and community involvement impact public policy
  7. How to get involved and who to contact if you want to change a public policy in your community
  8. Policies impacting your schools, classrooms and lunch programs
  9. More…

HPRC has a mobile app called Health Connect Prince George’s that can help you find local resources, such as Farmers Markets, Parks & Hike Trails, Recreation Centers, and more.  Download the app on Google Play and the iTunes App Store.  Click below to listen to the commercial regarding this incredible app.

Be sure to visit HPRC’s website at www.hprc.info to read their public policy reports, newsletters, blogs, community events, social media pages, and more.

100 A Conversation with Coach Tony Dungy & Broadcaster James Brown


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Coach Tony Dungy is in the 2016 Class of Pro Football Hall of Famers.  He gets inducted into the Hall on August 6th.  He led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2007 and became the first African-American coach to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. He accomplished another first by leading his team to the playoffs for 10 consecutive years.  He is one of only 3 men to win Super Bowls as both a player and head coach. He is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of Quiet Strength, Uncommon, and The Mentor Leader.  He now serves as an Analyst on NBC’s Football Night in America and he is a spokesperson for “All Pro Dad.” He and his lovely wife Lauren are co-authors of several children’s books and the proud parents of ten children.  And most importantly, Coach Dungy is one of God’s faithful servants, he leads and participates in several bible study groups, he is a well sought after speaker and he is currently living his passion of ministering to young men.


James Brown3James Brown, also known as “J.B.”, is the host for THE NFL Today, the NFL Pre-Game Show, and co-hosts CBS Thursday Night Football.  He is a Special Correspondent for CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, and 60 Minutes.   JB has hosted many shows, including the Super Bowl, Boxing, Basketball, the Olympics, and the Stanley Cup where he earned the name “Godfather of Gold.”  He is a three-time Emmy winner for “Outstanding Studio Host.  A graduate of Harvard University, principal of Brown Technology Group, and author of “Role of a Lifetime:  Reflections on Faith, Family and Significant Living.  He is married to his lovely wife Dorothy and he’s a grandfather and the proud father of one daughter, Katrina.  Like Coach Dungy, JB is also one of God’s faithful servants.  He is an ordained minister and gives of his time to youth and multiple charities.

099 Three Unique Perspectives of Fatherhood


father menThree dynamic men  talk about fatherhood and their unique perspectives about how they raised their children.

Pastor Jeffery Johnson is a husband and father of three children; a son and two daughters, one of his daughters, is actually his niece but he and his wife raised her as their daughter. Pastor Johnson who was also raised by a father who was a pastor, talks about raising children from a pastoral perspective.

Darryl Washington is a husband of four children; two daughters and two sons. He and his wife focused on raising children to care for their body, healthy thoughts, and the love for God.

David Grogan is a single dad with shared custody of his daughter with final decision-making authority.  Dave talks about the special care required to raise a daughter with high self-esteem and some of the challenges of shared custody.

098 Getting Unstuck


Unstuck stuck picIf you are having difficulty transitioning out of a relationship, career, or other life situation, Life and Transition Coach, Rene Pierre talks about how to get unstuck out of situations that no longer serve you for the positive.

Rene’s style of Energy Coaching and the “7 Energy Levels” will help you to identify and remove the blockages that may be keeping you from achieving your goals and dreams.

She also demonstrates how to develop your personal mission statement to get you moving in the right direction.

Rene is offering a 30 minute complimentary consultation for anyone saying that they heard her on Make The Change Radio Show.

For more information, contact Rene Pierre at rene@iamphenix.com

097 How to Have More Sexual Intimacy in Your Marriage


PrintStephan LaBoissiere, author of “How To Get A Woman To Have Sex With You…If You’re Her Husband” speaks candidly about why there are so many “sexless” marriages.

According to Stephan, “the biggest reason that men wish they could turn back the hands of time is LACK OF SEX” and if this sounds like your marriage, Stephan shares some great ideas about how you can turn things around and re-ignite the fire in your relationship.

Statistics indicate that approximately 15-20% of couples are in sexless marriages and another 20% are engaging in sexual intimacy a few times monthly or annually.

So, Stephan wrote this book to bring an end to the battle of the sexes and to break down the communication barriers between men and women to increase realness and reduce the fear to love.  He is a man on a mission to help men and women experience more successful and authentic relationships.


096 Success Runs In Our Race with Dr. George Fraser


successDr. George Fraser was an orphan and foster child for 15 years.  In spite of his childhood experiences, Dr. Fraser went on to reach phenomenal success.

He’s written 6 best-selling books to include: Success Runs in Our Race, Click and most recently, Mission Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories of Failure’s Blessings, a book he co-authored with Les Brown. He is the producer of the award winning “PowerNetworking Conference” (Forbes Magazine named it “One of the Top 5 Conferences Not To Be Missed in America.”)

Upscale Magazine named Dr. Fraser as one of the “Top 50 Power Brokers in Black America” and Black Enterprise Magazine named him “Black America’s #1 Networker.”

Dr. Fraser is quite the orator.  Five of his speeches have been selected for reprint and worldwide distribution by the prestigious publication; Vital Speeches of the Day; a first for any professional speaker in America regardless of color, and recently, he was selected by Examiner.com as the “Best of the Best Speakers in Black America.”

Dr. Fraser has been featured on 7 national magazine covers, and has received 350 awards and citations to include an induction into the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum, three honorary Doctorate Degrees, and an Ambassadorship.

Dr. Fraser is most proud of being the co-founder of two African-centered charter schools that educate nearly 300 inner city Black children of which 60% are boys.  In addition to his proud accomplishments, he has been married to his lovely wife, Nora Jean for 42 years and is the proud father of two  sons….Kyle and Scott.

In this episode Dr. Fraser shares tips about success , power networking tips, overcoming fear, finding your purpose, and more.

095 Detox Your Life and The Principles of Manhood


relax restThis episode consists of two incredible shows packed into one hour of programming.  This episode also includes a tribute to Prince Rogers Nelson, also known as Prince, who passed away on April 21, 2016.  RIP Prince.

Nicole Turner opens up the first half of the show with great insight about detoxing our life emotionally and mentally and how to get it done so that we can improve relationships with ourselves and others.

men manhoodRonald Barnes opens up the second half of the show talking about the qualities that make up the fabric of a man.  Ronald makes clear the differences between being an adult male and being a Man!


094 Girls Against Boys Sagging and the Importance of Voting – Elections 2016


sagging, GABS, pullemup2During the first half of the show, Morgan McCane and her parents talk about an organization that Morgan founded at the age of 15.  Morgan started Girls Against Boys Sagging (GABS) when she told her mom that she was tired of seeing boys walking around with their “dirty” underwear showing.  When Morgan’s mom challenged her to do something about it, Morgan did just that.  Thus was born GABS, a movement against boys sagging, whose message is that women can change men’s minds the most, so women need to ask their men to #pullemup!


voteDuring the second half hour, Judge Eric Nyce, David Grogan, Ervin Reid, and Dennis Borie talk about the early voting process, how to sift through the rhetoric, the electoral process, and of course “The Donald.”


093 Entrepreneurship, Dating, Comfort Zone & Driving in the Fast Lane


embrace_new_waysPatricia Terrell, Host of Make the Change Radio Show has been an entrepreneur for 21 years and has transformed herself over the years.  In this episode, Patricia talks about the most important things you should know before launching your new business.  Michelle Younger chimes in to talk about the importance of hiring someone to handle your human resources.

Over the years, Patricia has re-invented herself and she talks about the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone to fulfill your purpose in life and Dora Carpenter chimes in to talk about feeling the fear, but doing it anyway and her Feel the Fear workshops.

Patricia is a bit old school when it comes to dating and shares some tips about how men should ask a lady out on a date.  She even gives them an example of what to say.

Patricia concludes the show with “PatsPeeves,” where she talks about how people can help change our daily commutes for the positive if the slow drivers would stop driving slow in the fast lane and kindly pull over to allow the faster drivers to get by.  Donald Whitt chimed in to talk about how and why he sometimes refuses to move over from the fast lane if the driver behind him is signaling for him to move over.  You have to listen to the show to hear why Donald does this.

092 God Where is My Boaz?


god-where-is-my-boaz-front-cover-finalStephan LaBoissere, certified relationship coach and author of “God Where Is My Boaz?” is a man on a mission to make relationships happier and more fulfilling.

In this episode, Stephan shares specific reasons that are hindering women from receiving the love and man she deserves and what she can do to turn things around.

Stephan talks about how to navigate through the dating process if you have chosen celibacy or to abstain from sexual intercourse.

Stephan also talks about how the Bible verse “He who findeth a wife finds a good thing,” is misinterpreted and how this misinterpretation is getting in the way of women finding the man that is right for her.

If you are discouraged with relationships and skeptical of trusting men due to too many previous disappointments, then you will want to listen to this episode to restore your hope that once again, love is possible.

Take a listen!

091 How to Turn Your Setbacks into Greenbacks with Dr. Willie Jolley


091 Book CoverDr. Willie Jolley talks about how to turn our setbacks into greenbacks.  Dr. Jolley knows firsthand the heavy load that setbacks can create and what it takes to bounce back.  His ability to comeback from a tremendous setback earned him the title of the “King of Comeback!”

In this episode, Dr. Jolley provides specific steps about how to overcome what he calls the “Devastating Ds” of divorce, downsizing, disease, disaster or death of a loved one.

In addition, Dr. Jolley talks about the importance of talking to people about what you are doing, his “5 foot Rule,” and so much more.

This episode is full of information and free resources to help you start turning your setback into a comeback and turn the comeback into greenbacks.

Take a listen!

090 The Path to Financial Wellness


reclaimdollarsBobby Kinzer, is the President of the Literacy Institute for Financial Enrichment, Inc., which is a non-profit he established to teach financial literacy.  Bobby is a former basketball player and his passion is to empower people to manage their finances and to eliminate the taboo associated with talking about their financial condition.

In this episode, Bobby Kinzer defines financial wellness.  He shares ideas about eliminating credit card debt, teaching children about financial responsibility, using automatic payments to make timely bill payments, things that impact your credit score, and a host of websites with financial resources that can set you on the right path to financial wellness.


089 The 6 Habits of Highly Resilient People


resilienceDr. Tommy Watson, Author, Speaker, and former football player talks about his awesome book, “The Resilience of Champions!”  Dr. Watson clearly outlines the six habits of highly resilient people in this episode.

Dr. Watson talks about whether resiliency is learned behavior, if we are born with it, and how we can build our resiliency.  And Dr. Watson should know because he went from homeless and living out of  trunk to a star athlete to college graduate, to earning his doctorate, and to a highly successful entrepreneur!

Dr. Watson lost practically everything.  He was able to regained everything back and more based on his love for the Lord and his unwavering determination to bounce back from the many adversities that plagued his life, from childhood into manhood.

Dr. Watson had every reason to give up and quit, due to being born into a drug-addicted household, gang influence, parental imprisonment, home foreclosure, divorce, unpaid bills and more, but he was determined not to give up.  If Dr. Watson can bounce back from so many adversities, then so can we.

Listen to this episode to learn how.


088 Having A Hobby Can Add Life to Your Years


HobbiesRon Pemberton, Demetria “Dina” Elosiebo, Wendy Bridges, and Ebony Andrews talk about the importance of having hobbies, how their hobbies have changed their lives and the lives of others.

As we all look for ways to live a life of happiness and purpose, quitting our jobs to pursue our passion is never an easy option.  However, if you include a hobby or two in your daily life, it can positively impact your self-esteem, reduce stress, make you happy, you become more attractive and people will gravitate towards you because you have something to talk about.

During the first half of the show, Ron Pemberton talks about how his love for antique automobiles, led to the founding of the Unity Thunder Car Club, which has grown significantly in the twelve years of its founding.  The club has celebrity members, they give to the needy, and not to mention some really nice antique cars for everyone to enjoy during their annual car show.

This year, the Unity Thunder Car Club honored Demetria “Dina” Elosiebo, the first African American female pilot for the D.C. National Guard.  Dina is not just any pilot, but she piloted the Black Hawk Helicopter.  Dina shared her amazing journey about wanting to fly since the age of 6 and how her parents nurtured her along the way to keep her dream alive and hold her accountable in the process.

During the 2nd half of the show, Wendy Bridges, talked about  entering her first beauty pageant after retirement and winning the title of Ms. Senior District of Columbia 2015, which is for women 60 years of age and older.    Ebony Andrews is a public health professional with a background in health education and communication.  Ebony won the title of Miss Black US Ambassador 2015 and plans to use her platform to help young girls realize their greatness and act on their power.

All guests shared incredible words of wisdom about the importance of living a life full of passionate pursuits and that it is never too late to live a purposeful life; even after retirement.