AMAZING WOMEN celebrates women who make a difference in the lives of others.

I started this show to share how women accomplish, encourage, legislate, live, and love. What we leave behind isn’t as important as how we live!  Whether it's healthcare, education, business, politics, or entertainment, their personal and professional stories will teach, empower and inspire you.

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DOCTOR SUSAN ERSTLING

Acts of violence, like the Boston Marathon bombings and the Colorado shootings, shake all of us. DOCTOR SUSAN ERSTLING, a nationally recognized leader in trauma work and victim support services, discusses human resiliency and how people heal after violence, sexual assault and domestic abuse.

HEATHER ABBOTT

On April 15th 2013 two bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. 3 people were killed and over 200 others were injured including HEATHER ABBOTT of Newport. She shares her story of courage and recovery from this life-changing event.

MICHELLE DUSO

There's a Chinese proverb - women hold up half the sky. So it's really important that young girls feel empowered and encouraged. MICHELLE DUSO, executive director, and 12 year old GEORGIA from GIRLS ON THE RUN discuss how 10 weeks, 20 lessons, is so life changing for 8-13 year old girls in Rhode Island.

KRISTIN ZHIVAGO

Why aren't sellers selling the way customers want to buy? KRISTIN ZHIVAGO is a revenue coach who helps CEOs and entrepreneurs increase sales. She discusses 'buyer scrutiny' and how you can sell the way a customer wants to buy.

CARMEN RECALDE RUSSO

Know More. Do More. Together we can end domestic violence CARMEN RECALDE RUSSO, with the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence discusses how bystanders can do more to help stop domestic violence; and a survivor shares how she overcame an abusive relationship.

SARAH KITE

Rhode Island was the first state in the nation to pass mandatory recycling laws back in 1986. So how have we done more than 25 years later? SARAH KITE, director of Recycling at Rhode Island Resource Recovery discusses how most products can be recycled and transformed into something else for big profits.

REAR ADMIRAL BARBARA MCGANN

Retired REAR ADMIRAL BARBARA MCGANN, spent over 32 years in the US NAVY serving at the Pentagon and in the Middle East. She formed the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School in Marlborough and is currently the Superintendent of Portsmouth Public Schools.

LT. COLONEL KAREN PINCH

LT. COLONEL KAREN PINCH is the highest ranking woman in the Rhode Island State Police. She's a 21 year veteran serving as Commanding Officer of Department of Public Safety. She discusses her career and success in working in a male dominated culture.

RHODI PROJECT

Rhode Island's history and heritage are economic assets. MORGAN GREFE, executive director of Rhode Island Historical Society explains the RHODI PROJECT - RI History Online Directory Initiative - and how the past helps frame the future.

JOY FELDMAN

You are what you eat! JOY FELDMAN is a nutritional consultant and author of children's book, Your Hair is Made of Donuts. She discusses nutritional balance and how food plays an important role in our energy and emotions.

LT. GOV. ELIZABETH ROBERTS

Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in this country and 1 in 3 seniors will die with Alzheimer's or some kind of dementia. LT. GOV. ELIZABETH ROBERTS is the co-chair of the Long Term Care Coordinating and shares results of state-wide sessions on how Alzheimer's disease affects Rhode Island families.

MARILYN WARREN

Since 1922, the Martin Luther King Community Center of Newport County has been a resource to the people on Aquidneck Island. MARILYN WARREN, executive director, and ALYSON NOVICK discuss how the food pantry, Feed- A-Friend and Art Therapy programs make a difference for so many people.

CHRISTINE CROCKER

What are the current best practices and professional standards for Rhode Island police departments? Retired Police Captain CHRISTINE CROCKER executive director for RI Police Accreditation, explains RI is one of 24 states to develop an accreditation program and why it's needed.

HILARY JONES

HILARY JONES is the founder and director of Girls Rock! Rhode Island, a non profit that empowers girls and women through music. Girls Rock Camp teaches girls 11-18 self-confidence, public speaking, and healthy relationships with a no drinking and no drugs policy. www.girlsrockri.org

DIANE GOUVEIA

DIANE GOUVEIA is a licensed social worker and program director for SSTARBIRTH a long-term residential treatment facility in Cranston that helps women, like JESSICA, recover from alcohol and substance abuse.

DR. NANCY CARRIUOLO

Rhode Island College founded in 1854 is the state's oldest public education institution. DR. NANCY CARRIUOLO discusses her tenure as president at RIC since 2008, the future of higher education, and college debt. Tuition and fees are $7,400 a year at RIC making it a good deal!

CHRISTINE FERGUSON

CHRISTINE FERGUSON is no stranger to health care policy having worked for U.S. Senator John Chafee for 15 years on Republican health reform bills. She's now the Rhode Island Director of the Health Benefits Exchange as a result of the Affordable Care Act and discusses how consumers and businesses will now buy health insurance.

KRISTIN ZHIVAGO

Why aren't sellers selling the way customers want to buy? KRISTIN ZHIVAGO is a revenue coach who helps CEOs and entrepreneurs increase sales. She discusses 'buyer scrutiny' and how you can sell the way a customer wants to buy.

DOCTOR SUSAN ERSTLING

Acts of violence, like the Boston Marathon bombings and the Colorado shootings, shake all of us. DOCTOR SUSAN ERSTLING, a nationally recognized leader in trauma work and victim support services, discusses human resiliency and how people heal after violence, sexual assault and domestic abuse.

HAIGANUSH BEDROSIAN

Family Court is the setting for painful divorce hearings and angry custody battles. Chief Judge HAIGANUSH BEDROSIAN is the first woman to lead the Rhode Island Family Court and in her 30 years, she's seen it all. She discusses her efforts to increase the court's efficiency and create a mediation program for contested divorces.

LISA ROTH BLACKMAN & SUSAN GUSTAITIS

Many of us won't think twice about what we'll eat today. Over 65,000 Rhode Island households - many elderly and children - are "food insecure" and summer is the most difficult time. LISA ROTH BLACKMAN, philanthropy officer at RI Community Food Bank, and SUSAN GUSTAITIS, executive director Johnnycake Center, discuss hunger in Rhode Island.

MIM RUNEY

There are many challenges for college graduates from finding a job to student debt. MIM RUNEY, president of Johnson & Wales Providence campus discusses the new arts and sciences curriculum, tuition costs, and what lessons she's learned about leadership.

MILITARY WOMEN

Women in the military have served courageously for our nation's freedom. In all branches of active military in this country, 14% of active military are women. COLONEL MAUREEN HOLLAND and SGT. VIVIAN RICO share their perspective of serving from two different generations.

TERRY GASPARD

How do you "move past divorce" and get on with your life? TERRY GASPARD is a licensed therapist specializing in divorce. She helps adults and children deal with the pain related to divorce and other losses.

MEGHAN ROTHSCHILD

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in teens and young adults. MEGHAN ROTHSCHILD was diagnosed with melanoma at age 20. She discusses her survival and RI's new law banning anyone under 18 from use a tanning bed without a doctor's prescription or parental consent.

CHRIS CARR

How do moms do it all? Rhode Island author CHRIS CARR, a mother herself, offers a high five to moms everywhere as she shares a realistic account of modern motherhood that's humorous and heartfelt.

AMY KINNEY

Many factors can tilt our mental health - stress, depression, tragedy. AMY KINNEY is the program director at Peace Love Studios in Pawtucket where expressive arts help people suffering from mental illness.

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  • KATE BREWSTER

    Job skills, child care, and the ability to take care of your family are important to economic security. Economic Progress Institute executive director, KATE BREWSTER, discusses changing the name from The Poverty Institute and how the advocacy organization promotes economic opportunity for all Rhode Islanders.

    MORGAN GREFE

    Rhode Island's history and heritage is one of its greatest economic assets. MORGAN GREFE, executive director of Rhode Island Historical Society explains the RHODI PROJECT?RI History Online Directory Initiative? and how the past helps frame the future.

    LT. GOVERNOR ELIZABETH ROBERTS

    Not since 1965 when President Johnson signed the bill to provide Medicare for the elderly has there been such sweeping healthcare reform in our country. LT. GOVERNOR ELIZABETH ROBERTS discusses what The Affordable Care Act will mean to RI businesses, to you as a consumer, and to health care providers.

    SYLVIA WEBER

    Politics is everywhere - in the workplace and in our families. How does power, control, and compassion relate to the political arena? SYLVIA WEBER, a clinical nurse specialist at Miriam Hospital Dept. of Psychiatry discusses how we can bring compassion into our work and family.

    DR. BARBARA ROBERTS

    Are cholesterol lowering drugs causing side effects such as memory loss and diabetes? DR. BARBARA ROBERTS, director of Women's Cardiac Center at Miriam, raises questions about the side effects of statins in her book, "The Truth About Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs".