087 The Shocking Truths About Being A Caregiver


Aging_Caregiver13 million parents of boomers are being cared for by their adult children and about a quarter of those are in assisted-living facilities.

Are you properly prepared?

Carolyn A. Brent, award-winning author of the “Caregiver’s Companion, Caring for Your Love One Medically, Financially, and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself” says that knowing someone’s end-of-life wishes does not always protect an elderly parent or a loved one if other family members disagree with the arrangements that one family member has made.

Carolyn experienced this firsthand.  She was ousted overnight by her siblings, from being her father’s sole caregiver for over 10 years.  Based on their actions and a loophole in the law, Carolyn found out about her father’s passing days after his funeral.  She was devastated and made it her mission to change this loophole in the law and provide a road map to guide the family caregiver.

In this episode, Carolyn guides us in how to have the crucial conversations with our loved ones about their end-of-life wishes and how we can best prepare for end-of-life care.

086 Black History Month with Charles Hicks


black-history-monthIn commemoration of Black History Month, Charles “Chuck” Hicks, Activist, Librarian and Chair of the DC Black History Celebration Committee talks about his rich life experiences as well as the history, purpose and on-going value of Black History Month.

Mr. Hicks was instrumental in coordinating the Million Man March, the March on Washington, the Million Family March, and many other events.

Mr. Hicks is also the son of deceased famed civil rights leader Robert Hicks.

085.02 Entrepreneurship, Parenting, Gastric Bypass Surgery – A Conversation with Michael A. Graves


time for changeMichael A. Graves of Graves Advisory Group, LLC, Black Enterprise Magazine, and C-Suite Sports Radio Show talks about growing up with iconic parents, Mr. Earl Graves, Senior and the late Barbara Graves, founders of Black Enterprise Magazine.  Michael shares his tips on the need to embrace change by reinventing ourselves, successful entrepreneurship, parenting, his gastric bypass surgery, and much more.

083 Preparing For Your Job Interview


Interview2If getting a new job or a total career change is the change you want to make this year, then in this episode you will learn what you need to do prior to beginning your job search.  You will learn about some really unique places to look for work, especially if you are over 50.

If you want to know what to do before your next interview, you will want to listen to this episode with Michelle Davis-Younger.


082 Interview with Otis Williams of The Temptations


Otis-WilliamsOtis Williams, a living legend, with a 56 year career of active performances talks about his life as the founder and the last original surviving member of the Temptations.

Otis talks about what it has taken for the Temptations to remain relevant for 56 years and so much more.

In this segment, Otis takes us down memory lane and shares the meaning and memories behind many of The Temptations’ famous hits; such as Don’t Send Me Away, Darling Stand By Me, where Otis sang lead.

Other songs included in this segment are; Please Return Your Love To Me, Treat Her Like A Lady,  Ain’t Too Proud To Beg, I Wish It Would Rain,  Cloud Nine, Error of Our Ways, Elevator Eyes, Can’t Get Next To You, Since I Lost My Baby, Papa Was A Rolling Stone, Ball of Confusion, and of course we close the show with My Girl.

This show is bound to take you down Memory Lane and will cause you start dancing or swaying in your seat.  So get your Kleenex and dancing shoes ready for a great chat with Otis Williams and the awesome sounds of the Temptations.

What a tremendous honor to have Otis Williams join me on Make The Change Radio Show!

The Temptations story is going to Broadway in 2017, so stay tuned..

Thank you God.  Thank you Otis <3

079 How To Write Your First Book


Author6Are you thinking of writing a book?  If so, in this episode, four authors share what you need to know to get your book idea from out of your head and into the marketplace.

Daphne Jones Robinson has a special talent to write a book in 30 to 90 days.  She’s written five books in one year.

Dr. James Arthur Williams used Kick Starter to obtain initial support from his followers and to fund the initial expenses associated with writing his first book and ultimately getting in published.

Damon Jones wrote his book as part of his plan to grow his business and establish himself as a subject-matter expert in his profession.  His first book became an Amazon best-seller and he shares important tips on becoming a best selling author.

Kareem Taylor was blogging for five years and consulted with his loyal followers to determine the type of book he should write. He used his blog topics as his guide and soon became a self-published author.

So if you want to learn the secrets to writing a book or how to get the book you started years ago finally written, these guests will share their secrets to get you started on your journey to becoming an author.

078 How To Care for Our Feet and the Clues They Tell Us About Our Health


Dr. Lloyd Thomas Bowser is a Corporate Podiatrist at Oak Crest Village and the President and CEO of the 3D Foot Doctor.

In this episode he shares important information about how to care for our feet, the clues our feet can provide about the state of our health.

If you are a runner, Dr. Bowser uses this amazing technology called the Noraxon Running Analysis that shows in real time what is happening to our anatomy while running. It identifies the problem areas and the necessary corrections to enhance performance and reduce the likelihood of injuries.

Ways to reach Dr. Bowser:
Email: 3dfootdr@gmail.com
Website: http://3dfootdr.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3dfootdr/?fref=ts
Check out the Noraxon technology and video at:
Website: Noraxon.com
Video: http://youtu.be/Gw1sTIklFF8

077 Dating Advice For Women: Four Men Reveal The Secrets to Dating Success


dating1Psychologist and Author Dr. Shane Perrault, Business Mogul Charles Young, Author Robert Jackson, and Pastor Lewis Tucker reveal the secrets to dating that some men do not want women to know, such as the proper way to date, red flags and deal breakers, how the wrong guys decide how to pick you, how to know if he is really into you, why men disappear, startling statistics about men and so much more.

076 Lifestyle Choices and the Ten Foods That Help Keep Cancer At Bay


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Colletta Orr is a biologist who has studied cancer tumors over an extended period of time.

Colletta talks about the ten foods that can help keep cancer at bay, how to protect our daughters from breast and ovarian cancers, breast cancer in men and the healthy lifestyles that can keep cancer from robbing us of our lives and those of our loved ones.

All from her book “Cancer Doesn’t Always Win: A Comprehensive Guide to Beating Breast & Ovarian Cancers.”

075 Time To Say “No More” To Domestic Violence & Abuse



Lisa Council shares her personal story of domestic violence and survival and what we should look for in our loved ones to determine if they are suffering in silence from domestic violence or abuse.

Lisa was raped at the early age of 13, she was a victim of abuse and domestic violence in her marriage and every romantic relationship that preceded it. Lisa’s sister was brutally murder by an estranged husband and Lisa’s daughter was bullied and hurt physically at the hands of an 11 year old boy, which resulted in Lisa Council’s arrest for taking matters in her own hands to protect and defend her daughter.

Domestic violence and abuse is a cycle that tends to repeat itself and often ends in tragedy or a broken spirit that lasts a lifetime.

This episode should speak to women who choose to remain in abusive relationships for whatever reason and for the abuser who chooses to abuse.

Watch Lisa Council’s amazing video and your life will be changed.

074 The Journey To Forgiveness


ForgivenessIsAJourneyVarious guests share how they were hurt in some of the worst ways you can imagine, either by a loved one or a stranger, yet they found a way to forgive.

If a woman can forgive all three of her rapists, if a husband can forgive his unfaithful wife, if a pastor can forgive the friend who embezzled a large sum of money from his account, and if a pastor can forgive and renew a friendship with an old friend who hurt him so badly that he wished him ill will; can’t you find it in your heart to forgive those who have broken your heart, not met your expectations, disrespected or disappointed you in some fashion, or perhaps they hurt someone you love?

During the show, we talk about what forgiveness is, what it is not, the steps to take along the path to forgiveness, and why even with the best intentions to forgive, the end result may not turn out as you may have hoped and why even that is okay.

Whether you are seeking forgiveness or need to forgive, you will want to listen to this life changing episode of Make The Change Radio Show.

Be sure to listen every Saturday from 12 noon to 1 pm, Eastern on WOL NewsTalk 1450 AM.  You may also listen via live stream at www.woldcnews.com/listen-live. Download the mobile app at http://woldcnews.newsone.com/268581/streaming-app/.

067 The 8 Key Ingredients for Blending Families Successfully


QT90696254_MangumBook_BlendedFamily_Cover copy.pdfDr. Duane Mangum shares eight key ingredients for blended family success. Whether you are a single mom or dad with children maneuvering through the dating scene or whether you are already in a blended family environment you will definitely benefit from Dr. Mangum’s eight key ingredients for successful blending, which are outlined in his book “Blending To Make It: Ingredients for a Successful Blended Family.”

Dr. Mangum has firsthand experience with blended families.  As a child, he inherited a stepfather.  At the young age of 22, he married a woman with children, but he did not have any of his own.  Later the two had children of their own.  After his first marriage ended in divorce, Dr. Mangum became a single father on the dating scene.  Later Dr. Mangum met his current wife, who also had children and they were able to successfully blend their families based on the eight key ingredients outlined in his book “Blending To Make It:  Ingredients for a Successful Blended Family.”

According to the latest statistics, blended families are on the rise, with 2,100 new blended families being formed every day in America and over 65% of Americans are touched directly by a step-family scenario.

82% of parents in blended families do not know where to seek help for the unique issues they face with blended families.  7 out of 10 Pastors or church leaders in America do not know where to turn to assistance on how to minister regarding the step-family dynamics.

So no need to try blending your family on your own, let Dr. Mangum help you learn how to blend successfully if you are dating as a single parent or he can show you how to take your existing blended family from surviving to thriving.


066 The Many Faces Of Homelessness


Causes of Homelessness Chart_THIS ONEHomelessness: It Can Happen to Anyone.

The loss of a job, an illness, or catastrophic event can quickly lead to missed rent or mortgage payments and ultimately, to eviction or foreclosure. Many people exit homelessness quickly, but many more individuals become homeless every day.

Many top celebrities (Steve Harvey, Suze Orman, Tyler Perry, Halle Berry) experienced homelessness while pursuing their passion. Now more than ever people are jumping in with both feet to pursue their dreams and most are without health insurance or adequate savings to cover and recover from medical emergencies.

Natural disasters displace people annually by destroying their homes and everything they own. Remember Katrina?

Homelessness doesn’t mean hopelessness. Many have rebounded to become very successful because they never gave up and someone gave them a chance.

Several guests will talk about how they became homeless and how they recovered; why we need to change our perspectives about homelessness; what are the best ways to help; and much more.

Karla Graham of Access Housing, Inc. helps homeless veterans re-establish their independence, Blair Copeland of Carpenter’s Shelter works to address the various needs of the homeless, Ray Breeding went from homelessness to ordainment, and Vernon Montgomery went from homelessness to gainful employment and is now pursuing his dreams as a writer.

“You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.”

It’s becoming more difficult to be homeless in the United States. In nearly 43 percent of U.S. cities, you can be arrested for sleeping in your car, sitting on a curb, or begging in certain public areas. Stigmas against the homeless are widespread.

Banks are considered too big to fail, but why is it okay to allow children to go without a place to lay their heads at night? ChildHomelessness_THIS ONE

How can we help on an individual level? What can the homeless do to ensure that they will not find themselves in the same predicament?  

We address these questions and more in this episode.

Proverbs 19:17  “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.”

Deuteronomy 15:7-8  “If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.”

Matthew 5:42 “Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.”

064 Keys to Successful Family Entrepreneurship


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John Biagas, Evette Gradney, Mark Biagas, Randy Biagas, and Omar Biagas come from a family of 14 siblings.

This Biagas family of trans-generational entrepreneurs talk about their individual journeys toward entrepreneurial success and how they came together to become owners of two Marriott hotels; A SpringHill Suites by Marriott and a Residence Inn by Marriott, both located in Lake Charles, Louisiana

They talk about lessons learned and the importance of family love and support.

During the second half of the show, Evette Gradney talks about female entrepreneurship, the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in a male dominated industry, and lessons learned.