Well it has been an amazing week for us here at The Whitney Reynolds Show. On Monday we launched to weeknights here in Chicago and had a big watch party to celebrate. The party was hosted by Hubbard Inn, we had amazing food, drinks and great photos by Action Booth. We packed the 2nd floor with 120 of our most loyal viewers, TWRS Staffers and folks from our PBS Network. What a fun night! CLICK HERE for all the party pics
If you would have told me a few years ago that I'd land a constant spot on a Chicagoland PBS station with a weeknight time-slot, I might have looked at you cross-eyed. I've always said, "I know where we are going. Just not sure how we're getting there." I believe our progress has a lot to do with hard work, but also in knowing how to handle and embrace change! Everyday brings new opportunities and it's up to us to take advantage or deal with what life hands us.
With that being said, this week's topic falls right in line with CHANGE. Our show is "Be The Change." We are talking with folks that have taken extreme measures to leave their mark here on earth. We have outstanding guests, who not only recognized a problem but do whatever it takes to see the solution through.
First on the show we’re going to have Jeremy Courtney. He’ll be talking to us about the Preemptive Love Coalition. PLC is a program that trains Iraqi doctors and nurses to preform life saving heart surgeries on children born with life threatening heart defects. Jeremy is the founder and Executive Director of PLC. He was born and raised in America, however now resides overseas.
After saving lives, Jeremy is a musician and songwriter in his spare time. He believes that music and storytelling can help bridge the gaps with reconciliation between cultures. Check out his song! http://www.jeremycourtney.com/2013/11/21/get-5-free-songs-from-the-preemptive-love-book-tour/
Next up we have Molly Thompson and Lauren Parsekian Paul (You may have seen her husband, Aaron Paul, on the hit TV series Breaking Bad) on the show to talk about the Kind Campaign. The Kind Campaign is an initiative to stop Girl on Girl crime in schools all across the country. It teaches young girls that KINDNESS is the key to stop the long lasting negative effects of girl on girl crime. This segment totally made my heart smile!
We will also have two local schools on the show, to talk about how they are giving back in a huge way! Get ready for a great show! Remember: Monday's 6:30 PM & Sunday's at 10:30 AM on Lakeshore Public Media (WYIN). LIVE OUTSIDE OF CHICAGO? Check your local listings for our show in your area! We launch next month in The Quad Cities.
I hope this show inspires you to be the change, you want to see! Have a great week y'all.