For Friday May 24
FCC proposing to allow more sex and profanity during kids’ television viewing hours
What do you think of the proposed changes?
Click on the link below to make comments to the FCC.
If you thought that our television channels were already saturated with enough sex, vulgarity and profanity, you may want to brace yourself – the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing changes to its guidelines that would allow more racy content to infiltrate the small screen during hours when kids could tune in.
A public notice (Proceeding 13-86) posted on the regulatory agency’s website last month said that FCC is launching a review that may end the prohibition of expletives and certain images of nudity on television.
The FCC had first given the public until May 20 to weigh in on the hot-button issue, but that deadline was recently extended to June 19.
And in overwhelming numbers, Americans have been quick to express their outrage over the potential changes, which could pave the way to more adult themes on prime-time programs. The FCC has received almost 95,000 comments on this proposal, whereas the next highest active proceeding has a mere 320 comments.
“Today’s television programming already goes well beyond the content parameters most parents find acceptable. No parent, after watching a program with their children says, ‘you know, that sure would have been a better program if they’d only thrown some nudity and profanity in there,’” said Bryan Fischer, director of issues analysis at the American Family Association. “The pressure is coming from the broadcast networks, who don’t want to be accountable to anyone for content. But the airwaves are owned by the American people, and the FCC is supposed to be a responsible steward of the airwaves for their true owners.”
So what exactly would the potential changes mean?
“Prime time television will start looking more like cable television in terms of language and content,”
The Parents Television Council (PTC) is expressing concern over the FCC’s proposal, as well. The organization declared last week “#NoIndecencyFCC Week,” and encouraged the public to file comments to the Commission and tweet their concerns.
The PTC, along with a 75 member coalition representing millions of Americans, also sent a letter to members of the U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the U.S House Committee on Energy and Commerce, urging them to oppose the FCC’s proposed amendments to weaken enforcement of the broadcast indecency law.
“There’s an enormous amount of TV content that parents are going to find problematic, offensive or even harmful to their children. The broadcast indecency law is only meant to deal with the worst of the worst TV and radio content to begin with and now the FCC says it doesn’t even want to deal with that,” said Dan Isett, director of public policy for the PTC.
“It would be grossly irresponsible for the FCC to allow this. If the FCC drops the standard, the networks will give us all the profanity and nudity they think they can get away with, and they’d just keep pushing the envelope,” Fischer added.
On that note, there is some concern that if the changes pass, the increase in lewd and body-baring programming could have long-term effects on young viewers.
“We can debate what those effects are, but we know that the harm exists,” Isett said.
What do you think of the proposed changes?
Click on the link below to make comments to the FCC.
For Thursday May 23
Guest: Todd Edwards, Great lakes Regional Manager
Topic: The Greatest Journey follow-up program. Todd visits Uganda with an Operation Christmas Child team
CONTACT THE GREAT LAKES REGIONAL OFFICE 937- 374-0761
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For Tuesday May 21
Guest: Matthew West Topic: Spirit Song at Kings Island June 27,28,29
For Monday May 20
Guest: Tracy and Mary Katheryn Freeman
local hosts from Patterson Park Church for the Biblebee
Topic: The National Biblebee 2013
biblebee.org Contestant registration is extended through June 30th in order to receive the family box by June 1st contestant families should register right away.
12 week Program Sword Study
Spend 20 min five days a week studying the Bible and Memorizing scripture
For Thursday May 16th
Author and Journalist, Becky Aikman wrote a book about starting a new life and finding support with a group of women from diverse backgrounds and faith
In spite of losing loved ones, her book “Saturday Night Widows the Adventures of Six Friends Re-making Their Lives” is on sale everywhere Barnes and Noble and other stores.
For Wednesday May 15th
Guest: Paul Kudron, Executive Director of Life Resources Center Topic: TK Hausfeld Bike for Life Sat. July 27th 8AM TO 3PM at the Life Enrichment Center
Tech Tuesday, May 14, 2013
|Password Tips & Tricks Information courtesy of The Kim Komando Show Hackers and scammers cook up new ways to break into your account every day, so you have to be proactive so they don’t get your important information. So you need to change your passwordregularly, many experts say every month, but it’s pretty hard to remember a password when it changes that often, so do it at least 3 times a year.TEASER: Most people make their password too simple and Hackers and scammers make up new ways to break into your account every day. I have some tips coming up to help you create a strong password that YOU CAN REMEMBER!I got some a great tips from The Kim Komando Show for creating a strong password. She says most people make their password too simple. Some of the most common are 123abc, the word “password”, their pet’s or their own name. And a one word password is too easy. Hackers have programs that can try hundreds of thousands of common passwords and dictionary word combinations in less than a second.The longer a password is, the harder it is to crack. You want your password to be at least eight characters, if not more. The strongest password would be string of random characters, but that’s too hard to remember, so try this:Think up a random sentence. You can use a catch phrase, quote or even a song lyric. For instance “Away In A Manger No Crib For A Bed”. Take the first letter of each word, which gives you “aiamncfab”. That’s not a bad password, but to make it stronger, switch out symbols in place of one of the letters. For instance, every time there’s an “a” substitute an @ symbol. That would change the password to “@i@mncf@b”, which is harder. Be consistent with what symbols you replace letters with and you can remember them much easier.TEASER:Hackers can steal hundreds or thousands of passwords at one time. And what do they do with them once they have them? That’s right, they start trying to get into your other accounts! Coming up – a little trick to making a unique password for each account –that is easy to remember!Now, about using the same password for multiple sites: Just say no! Hackers can steal hundreds or thousands of passwords at the same time. In that case it doesn’t matter how great your password is – because your password is in their possession and once they have it they start using it to try and get into you other accounts, so you need a unique password for each account.That doesn’t mean you have to think up a new phrase, though. The password you’ve created with a mix of symbols and letters is perfect – you just need a little tweak. For Facebook, just drop in “ FB” at the beginning, in the middle or at the end of your password (just decide where you’ll place the extra letters – at the end/two letters in or wherever). For Twitter or Amazon, add “tw” or “am” to the basic password. Just be consistent about where you place extra letter, so you can remember.|
For Monday May 13th
Guest: Elizabeth Van Dine, Executive Director
Topic: Fighting Human Trafficking in the Miami Valley
She says a new local organization has been launched in the Miami Valley area taking the place of Love146 Dayton Task Force called Be Free Dayton.
for more information befreedayton.org
Guest: Amber Gallagher Director of Positive Life Choices for Community Pregnancy Center Middletown and Franklin
Topic: Princess and Knights Day Camps
The Princess Within Summer camp
Learning how to Live Like a Princess from the Inside Out
A Breathtaking Adventure
June 17-21 (Age 10-13)
July 15-19 (Age 12-18)
July 29-August 2 (Age 12-18)
Jun 14,15 Lebanon YMCA for Knights
For Wednesday May 8th
On O’Brady and Berna, Kelly talked about this article…
Genetically Modified Foods – To Eat Or Not To Eat
Information courtesy of AP and organic.lovetoknow.com
A grocery chain with stores in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana is weighing in on the issue of genetically-modified foods. Whole Foods announced plans to require labeling of all GMO foods sold in its stores by 2018. It will be the first major retailer in the nation to make such a change.
The decision was led by customer demand, according to Whole Foods’ executive global grocery coordinator, Errol Schweizer.
“The rise of fair trade, the growth of organics, of farmer’s markets, all point to the fact that our customers want to know where their food is coming from, what it’s made from, who is making it,” he declared.
The Food and Drug Administration has deemed GMO products safe, and some concerns have been expressed that the labeling could mislead consumers about a possible risk of such foods, but Schweizer said Whole Foods is simply offering transparency.
“We’re not making a value judgment and we’re not interpreting the science one way or the other,” he stated. “We’re just saying the customer has the right to make an informed choice on what they are feeding themselves or their family.”
Many countries in Europe already ban or require labeling of genetically-modified foods.
Genetically modified foods Pros & Cons:
Pros: Increased nutrients, yields and stress tolerance,
Improved resistance to disease (in Africa GMO sweet potatoes could survive diseases that would otherwise cause a famine), pests, and herbicides. On the horizon are bananas that produce human vaccines against infectious diseases such as hepatitis B; fish that mature more quickly; cows that are resistant to mad cow disease; fruit and nut trees that yield years earlier,
Potential human and animal health impacts, including allergens (a serious concern for those with allergies), transfer of antibiotic resistance markers, unknown effects.
Domination of world food production by a few companies.
Introduction of plants and animals that do now naturally occur into the ecosystem.
Topic: Wellness Wednesday we talk about an event which always takes place on the Saturday after Mothers Day!
Guest: Executive Director, Cindy Good
Walk 4 Life 2013 Saturday May 18th 9:00am
Exec Director of the Miami Valley Womens Center Cindy Good
Saturday, May 18, 9:00am
Phone (937) 298-2822
Kettering – Main Office
2345 W. Stroop Rd.
Dayton, OH 45439
Huber Heights Office
7079-A Taylorsville Rd.
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Greene County Office
245 S. Allison Ave.
Xenia, OH 45385
For Tuesday May 7th
Today is Election day. Remember to
Guest: Dawn Mcbane Topic: Millennials and texting
Risingvoice.com is a website for 20 Somethings
For Monday May 6th
Dave Ramsey is heard on The Source weekday afternoons. WFCJ listeners can call his program Mon. thru Fri. from 2pm to 4pm and ask for some financial advice. Dave is coming to Cincinnati Thursday evening May 16th at the Vineyard church. It starts at 7pm. Tomorrow on O’Brady and Berna we are giving away two passes to see Dave Ramsey in person at his Living a Legacy LIVE Event. This is a sold out event! Be listening for a chance to win passes for that tomorrow.
Guest: Local humorist, Author and Motivational Speaker from Preble County, Paul Wessler
Topic: Laughing is healthy. Bible Ditties heard over WFCJ as drop-in spots by Paul.
Great Books to Read
“Bible Dittie Days The Humorous How to book to Everyday Joy and Peace” by Paul Wessler
“Bible Ditties Seriously Funny Tidbits for life” by Paul Wessler “The Christian Parenting Handbook”
by Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller,RN and BSN on Parenting www.biblicalparenting.org
“Sleeping Coconuts” on the theology of suffering by John and Bonnie Nystrom, Wycliffe Bible translators
The true story of life after a tsunami hits and lessons learned. They have developed some children’s curriculum that you can use in conjunction with the“Sleeping Coconuts” book. It would make a great lesson plan for a homeschool group or Sunday school class.
“Saturday Night Widows” by Author and Journalist, Becky Aikman
A book about the experiences of women who needed to move on after the loss of a loved one to cancer and how they found lasting friendships in a diverse group of women from different lifestyles and faiths.
“Dissecting the Serpent” by Rick Shoemaker, Pastor of the first Baptist Church of New Carlisle
“God is Bigger than my Cancer” by Author and Head of Cancer Companions ministry, Karen Tripp
Guest: Heather Phipps, leader of A.B.L.E. Topic: A.B.L.E. Home School Co-op meets on Tuesdays
Great Hope Community Church
111 N. Adams Street in New Carlisle
Contact Us, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-543-8458
ABLE Homeschooling is a educational co-op for home schooled students pre-school – high school. Not only will ABLE students participate in classes that challenge their minds and strengthen their character, but they will also benefit from unique opportunities and long-lasting friendships.
ABLE’s focus is on :
- Service to God through service to others
- Character development
- Teaching subjects from a Christian perspective everyday lives.
Because everyone has value.
The Life Enrichment Center 425 N. Findley Street in Dayton Lee Snead, Director of Volunteer services with LEC.
937-252-5700 x3225 www.DaytonLEC.org
Guest: Pastor Scott Davidson, Soul Winners for Jesus Christ International Ministry
Topic: International Ministry and Church Development in India
for more information 937-220-9488 soulwinnersforjesuschrist.org
Guest: Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Theresa Busher
Topic: What’s new?
New location in Springfield: 1610 N Limestone Street
New hours: Mon Tues Thurs Fri Open 9AM TO 3PM Wed Open 9AM TO Noon
New Mandate for March: Soc Sec benefits are to be deposited in to an account.
You no longer will be getting paper checks in the mail.
Guest: Melisa Smith from Mason, OH Topic: Grief Share Support Group Tuesdays 630PM TO 830PM Mason United Methodist Church
For more on the closest GriefShare group for you to attend griefshare.org
GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
*** Guest: Pastor Scott Topic: Isaiah 58:12 Project Housing for the Homeless
The purpose of the Isaiah 58:12 Project is to provide a safe, affordable, efficient home for the family that allows them the joy of having a household budget that works. The housing is located at Main and 75 directly behind Ken’s cars.
Volunteers are needed for SOAP! S.O.A.P. stands for “Save Our Adolescence from Prostitution”, and was founded by author, advocate, and sex trafficking survivor Theresa Flores, author of The Slave Across the Street. They work with local hotels to fight trafficking by training their staff to recognize red flags and donate bars of hotel sized soap labeled with the human trafficking hotline number. Sex trafficking in the states most often looks like prostitution, and is taking place in hotel rooms as well as on the streets. So the idea behind SOAP, is that there is a bar in every bathroom and a victim could potentially be rescued as a result!
MEN – they are in need of male volunteers. As of now, they only have two, and need at least one adult male to go on each outreach. That being said, please talk to your husbands, brothers, friends, etc. about SOAP and encourage them to come to the training. If you know of anyone who is interested,please give them this information.
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203
(800) 733-2077 (toll free)
Providing A safe place for Women to Live after Human Trafficking
Topic: Ministry to women Guest: Cheryl Oliver, Executive Director OF Oasis House
425 N. Findlay St., Dayton, OH 45404 ♦ 937-898-7811 ♦ email@example.com
TOPIC: Celebrate Recovery Ministry in the Miami Valley Area
GUEST: Jim Futrell, Pastor of Pastoral Care at Fairhaven Church in Beavercreek
Those who are in this Christian 12-Step ministry are experiencing great change and success from addictions.
For more information go online to celebraterecovery.com
Places Some Local Meetings are being Held:
Miamisburg Wesleyan Church
838 Kercher St., Miamisburg, OH 45342
Group Meeting Tuesday 6:30pm
Patterson Park Church
3655 E Patterson Road, Beavercreek, OH 45430
Phone (937) 427-0130
Group Meeting Friday 7pm
Vineyard Church-Beavercreek Campus
4051 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek , OH 45440
Phone 937-427-1912 ext. 108
Website Kevin R. Hoffman
Group Meeting Thursday 7:00pm
637 East Whipp Rd., Dayton, OH 45459
Website Pastor Jim Futrell
Group Meeting Mondays 7:00pm
A House of Prayer
356 Home Ave., Xenia, OH 45385
Group Meeting Monday 7:00pm
Montgomery Community Church
11251 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45249
Website Jeff Jasinoski
Group Meeting Thursday 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Step-Studies on Wendesdays (childcare available if pre-arranged for 0-6th grade)
New Life Temple Church – Education Building
4837 Ward Street, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Phone 513-527-5943 ext 4
Group Meeting Tuesday 7:00 pm
White Oak Christian Church
3675 Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247
Website Rick Smith
Group Meeting Monday 6:30pm
626 Ridgelawn Ave, Hamilton, OH 45013
Phone (513) 867-9463
Group Meeting Tuesday 7pm
First United Methodist Church
309 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481
Group Meeting Wednesday 6:30pm
2150 Niles Courtland Rd., Warren, OH 44484
Group Meeting Mondays 6:00pm
West Chester Wesleyan church
7019 Tylersville Road, West Chester, OH 45069
Website Sharon Bishop
Group Meeting Thursdays 6:30pm
Focus on the Family is offering a free download, “Parenting in the Midst of Tragedy”
Focus on the Family Counseling Hotline 855 – 771-help 4357
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