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This week on The Whitney Reynolds Show we are spending a "Day In The Life" of kids with special needs. We are meeting an organization that family members to people with disabilities consider "miracle ground."
Tune in, Monday 5/14 in Chicago at 6:30 PM on Lakeshore PBS. Thursday at 7:30 on WQPT, The Quad Cities and EVERYWHERE, Fridays right here!
HUNGER, how is this still a problem in 2018? For hundreds of years we've been trying to solve this issue, yet where are we truly at with this epidemic? As we were investigating this topic, I was shocked that it's not only a MAJOR ISSUE taking lives, but it's also happening here at home in the United States.
On the show you'll see the faces that hunger is impacting and organizations who are being bold with their approach to end this problem. Also PRO GOLFER Jason Day is on and shares what he's doing to make sure bellies are full in Ohio!
What can you do to help? How do we end this issue? Can more be done? YES and together we will discover what we ALL CAN DO and join the mission to end hunger once and for all.
TUNE IN: Chicagoland tune in Monday, May 7th at 6:30 on Lakeshore PBS. Thursday at 7:30 PM, WQPT, PBS The Quad Cities and EVERWHERE May 11th, www.whitneyreynolds.com
DRUM ROLLLL PLEASE..... This year's 2018 Class of Whitney's Women Entrepreneurs goes to ladies who are making their mark on the next generation. Each year we pick a group of women in business to feature on our show. This year our leading ladies are using their platform to help to help others.
Our first guests created a getaway rehab center for those struggling addiction. On the show this mother/ daughter team walk us through their rock-bottom moments that lit the way for their future path. Their stories are tough, but also a testament that we can channel even difficult situation to help others.
The show is stacked with story after story of women using their power for the greater good. From the Katy Lynch the co-founder of kids coding facility to Chelsea Handler using her clout to change the world, these interviews will walk you through using your gifts and talents to better the next generation.
We end the show with a psychotherapist Kelley Kitley who's difficult past lead her to her field of helping others. She walks us through the shift we all can make to use whatever business or skills we have to better this world. Chicagoland tune in Monday 4/23 to Lakeshore PBS at 6:30 PM and The Quad Cities, Thursday at 7:30 PM on WQPT. WATCH NATIONWIDE, Friday www.whitneyreynolds.com
Get ready for an episode that will remind you: A diagnoses doesn't need to slow you down or stop you. Coming up on The Whitney Reynolds Show we are introducing you to AMAZING people who are "Moving Mountains With MS."
Each guests turned what some would consider a "negative diagnoses", into a discovery of their bigger calling. The stories that you will hear on the show explain how you can find purpose even in the midst of pain. From an artist that discovered her photography talent after laying down in cab from pain and looking up from a new viewpoint. To a mom who's raised thousands of dollars and awareness for MS. We also have Bryan Bickell former NHL player who was recently diagnosed walk us through his journey.
TUNE IN this week on PBS to watch "Moving Mountains With MS."
- Chicago, Lakeshore PBS: Monday at 6:30 PM
- The Quad Cities, WQPT PBS: Thursday at 7:30 PM
- WWW.WHITNEYREYNOLDS.COM, Friday 9 AM
CATFISHING: Definition- lure (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona.
This week we are examining the topic "CATFISHING." We meet a savvy business woman who was catfished and luckily figured it out before she was put in terrible danger. Hear how a simple hello from an online mystery man changed her life.
On the show we have Dr. John Duffy to explain why people get "high on lies" and also ways we can identify potential "Catfishing Situations.
As always our goal is to help you navigate some of life's tough issues. We live in such an online world now that it's crucial to remember to stay safe! We end the show with a private detective that shares the reality of the dangers online. Plus we find out the truth behind Leah's catfisher SHOCKING ENDING, you won't want to miss.
Make sure to tune in Monday 4/9 in Chicago on Lakeshore PBS. Thursday 4/12 on WQPT, The Quad Cities and NATIONAL every Friday on www.whitneyreynolds.com.
Life can change in a split second and next week's show is reminder of just that. This topic is on "drowning" and water safety. When we were doing research for this show we came across stats that were shocking. Believe it or not, drownings claim the lives of thousands of kids each year. The good news is, we can all do our part to help avoid this tragedy.
Coming up we'll hear from a mother that got one of the worst phone calls. She received news that her daughter was being revived and that she needed to head to the hospital. This is a must watch interview, it will save lives.
Plus we also have Gold Medalist Michael Phelps on the show. We hear how his foundation is striving to educate people on water safety.
Make sure to tune in Monday at 6:30 on Lakeshore PBS, Thursday on WQPT- PBS The Quad Cities and every Friday on www.whitneyreynolds.com. Together we can be the change!
Our season premier of The Whitney Reynolds Show is one that will remind you no matter what your circumstance looks like today, there's always time for your TURNAROUND! Meet Pastor Jolinda Wade, a woman who was addicted to drugs, homeless and found herself behind bars. It was when she was locked away that God spoke to her and she found hope.
Make sure to tune in to our season premier March 26th at 6:30 PM on Lakeshore PBS. For a full schedule of our PBS program in your area, visit our MARKET FINDER.
Our show is one that's made it our mission to enlighten viewers on subjects like today's. There are so many issues in our world that must be heard. Thank you for being a listening ear.
I recently danced outside of my comfort zone to raise awareness for gun violence in our city. I AM WOMAN, an event where 500+ ladies united for a powerful cause. Here's how the dance went:
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Every season we feature a person that in our book is changing the world and helping others along the way. Meet Nancy Gianni the founder of Gigi's Playhouse, Down syndrome Achievement Center.
Nancy Gianni is the Founder and “Chief Belief Officer” of GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, and the visionary behind the organization’s launch and dramatic growth. In 2002, Nancy gave birth to her beautiful daughter, GiGi. When given the Down syndrome diagnosis, her fears coupled with the negative reactions of the medical staff made Nancy believe that her life, as she knew it, was over. She soon realized that GiGi could do the same things that her other children could do! What began as a mother’s vision to change perception has evolved into a global enterprise that is spreading an international message of acceptance for all.
This is a must watching SEASON FINALE that will you wanting to make your mark in this world! Chicagoland, tune in Monday November 13th at 6:30 on Lakeshore PBS and Thursday the 16th on WQPT, PBS The Quad Cities at 7:30 PM. CLICK HERE to get caught up on this season of our show.
“Typically when a business works as hard as we do, you grow your profits. That is why you go in into business! Well, GiGi’s growth is extraordinary but our profits are not measured in dollars but in the lives we are changing every day. I know our model of free educational and therapeutic programming would not fit into any Fortune 500 CEO’s business plan! But you know who wins in this plan? The kids and the world!” ~ Nancy Gianni
Parenting 101, a show that became a must after becoming a new mom myself. Everyday as a parent is a new lesson, every month brings a new learning curve and every year somehow brings more joy!
Parenting is a big topic and there are many ways we could have taken it. Here is what's coming up on this week's show:
Topic: Parenting 101
Elizabeth Diffin- Expert, Chicago Parent Magazine
Graig Mason and Mya- Talking Parenting as a Gay Family
Jovan Adepo and Stephen McKinley Henderson- Actors from the movie Fences explaining family dynamics.
Sylvia Freedman- Author, Raising You Kids To the Stars They Are. How astrology can play a part in raising your kids.
What are the tricks of the trade when it comes to parenting?
Join the conversation and tell us your biggest parenting moments or what you've learned from your parents. Tweet @whitneyreynolds or #TWRSparenting
Here's a sneak peek at my parenting journey! FOR MORE #MommyMoments CLICK HERE
What comes to mind when you see the letters, PTSD?
I'm curious if "first responders" was one of your thoughts. Coming up this week on the show, we are sitting down with our public servants and seeing a day through their eyes. If you are anything like me, up until this taping I had never thought of the trauma our first responders go through. Take a look at what's coming up.
The Mental Health Of First Responders
Brad Lindmark- Founder, Greg Lindmark Foundation.
Dereck Bergsten-Fire Chief
Brandon Polfeski-Police Officer
Jim McNally- EMS
How can we better support our public servants?
Remember you can join the conversation and weigh in on all our topics. Simply tweet @whitneyreynolds or #TWRSfirstresponders. See you next Monday! WATCH THIS EPISODE
Bullying is a word that we've all seen or talked about in the last few years. A lot of light has been shined on this topic. In my first season of the show we had a program that featured a kid who had been bullied. He opened up about his struggles and the impact this had on his life. WATCH
This Monday we are discussing a new form that bullying is coming in, cyber. With everyone glued to their phones and social media, cyber bullying is on the rise. Here's the breakdown:
Topic: Cyber Bullying
Sarah Spain- ESPN
Dr. Marc Atkins- Bullying Expert
Yana German- Online Bullying Victim
Have you ever experienced cyber bullying
Make sure to tune in this Mondays at 6:30 PM for our latest show and don't forget to join the conversation. Twitter: @whitneyreynolds or #TWRSbullying
COMING UP, we are talking LOVE on the show! It's a program for everyone, if your are single, in a relationship or married, we are covering it all! I am in no way a love expert so we asked our friend and dating guru for some additional tips when it comes to the dating department.
Stop THIS and Start THAT to Find Happy Love®
By: Bela Gandhi
I am often called a psychotic optimist – because I believe that love exists for every single person on this planet (that wants it, and is willing to work a little bit to find it). I founded Smart Dating Academy eight years ago to teach singles everywhere, of all ages, HOW to identify the right partners, and how to date to find them (since we are rarely taught that at home). People often ask, “What’s the secret to finding happy love?” The common denominator of every client that found love was that they’d stopped their self-sabotaging behaviors and replaced those with successful strategies. The “stop” and “start” behaviors were different for every successful person, but here are some of the most common ones that you might identify with – and can put you on the superhighway to finding love this year:
1. Stop believing in "types." When someone says “my type,” I hear “dating pattern.” If you have a type, you might just be doing the same wrong thing over and over again, with no success. Start casting your net wider, because your mate will come to you in an unexpected package — I promise.
2. Stop dating bad guys/gals, and Start dating high GHQ men (High in Good Husband Qualities)! High GHQ men are kind, reliable, consistent and ‘like you a little more’ than you like them. Bad boys are, well, bad. You can’t fix anyone except yourself. And if you’re looking for a wife, “High in Good Wife Qualities.”
3. Stop thinking online dating sites and apps are useless, and start getting back online the right way. You need great photos of you alone, headshots and body shots, and a positive, memorable profile. There are millions of Americans dating online at all times, and it’s estimated that one in three marriages start online.
4. Stop ‘speed dating’, and getting rid of someone after date one just because there is no ‘chemistry’. Start giving love a chance to develop. Chemistry can grow – and sometimes the real first date is the second date! Unless you see any deal-breaker behaviors (angry, abusive, addictive, critical), give him/her up to five-six dates to let the love develop
5. Stop having sex too early. Start practicing ‘sexclusivity’ - waiting until you are in an exclusive relationship to have sex. This continues to amaze me. Successful women wonder why sleeping with a man on the third date is a bad idea. Why? It usually stunts the emotional growth of the relationship. He should love you before hopping in the sack. Old school? Maybe. Good advice? Definitely.
6. Stop thinking butterflies in your stomach are the sign you should be looking for! Start knowing that butterflies are often a bad sign. Butterflies are often fear and anxiety, and your body’s way of saying, “Danger up ahead! Run!” I don’t know any women who married the guys that gave them butterflies.
If you’re not in a relationship and want to be, you can be. If you’re in one that’s not healthy, you can find a better one. Think hard about what you’re doing well and what’s not working—what to stop and what to start – and have someone give you a helping hand. I promise you, love exists for everyone – especially you.
Relationships can be tricky and the good news for you, Bella has even more advice on our program. Here's a look at what's coming up this Monday!
Dating and Relationships
Bela Gandhi- Love Coach
Kendra Chaplin- Chicago Woman Magazine
Erika Kybartas- It’s Just Lunch
Caitlin and John- A couple who not only met online but also had a reality wedding. Opening up about finding love.
With everyone connect online, do you find it harder to meet people in person?
We want this show to encourage our single viewers. If you are looking for love, fingers crossed you find it. To all our married or committed folks, we hope this show put a smile on your face, thinking back on your journey to love. Remember you can always weigh in on this topic, twitter: @whitneyreynolds or #TWRSdating.
See you next Monday!
Hey there TWRS friends and family! I extremely excited to bring you new amazing topics. As you know we are a show on a mission. Each week we highlight issues that must be heard. Anything from medical miracles, stories of overcoming, and more. We feature tough topics in hopes to create positive change.
We are kicking this season off with a show that will give you some pep in your step! We are talking CONFIDENCE! This is an issue that believe it or not I personally struggled with. Confidence is a word that means different things to different people. For me, I always knew I would be a talk show host and talking on TV always came naturally, but speaking to a group of people was difficult. I had to gain confidence in this area in order conquer my fear. I went the route of booking as many speaking events as possible until I was confident talking to any group. I think if we all look inward we will find there are areas, we can improve on when it comes to confidence.
On the show we have a guest that was at one of the lowest points of her life when she got help from an organization that changed her whole mindset. She went from struggling to finding success with confidence. Her story is a real life of example how a little help can go a long way. Here's an overview of what's coming up:
Success With Confidence
Wendy Wilkins and Robin Taylor- Dress For Success
Ethan Swanson- American Ninja Warrior Contestant
Lizzy Dances- Instagram Star
July Carbray- Confidence Expert
What does confidence look like to you?
Remember you can always weigh in on the topic and if you do it early enough, you just might be seen on TV. Make sure to tweet your video to @whitneyreynolds or #TWRSconfidence. We this show helps you grow when it comes to confidence. We wish you continued success! See you next Monday!
To watch this episode tune in to Lakeshore PBS Monday, October 9th at 6:30 PM. Outside of Chicago? Watch on WQPT Thursdays at 7:30 or CLICK HERE.