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Medication nonadherence is common and difficult to detect in patients with schizophrenia. Roughly 50% of patients take less than 70% of prescribed doses. Clinical management requires getting the patient on the most appropriate medication, working with patients and families to improve adherence to medication, and then consistently measuring efficacy and side effects.
 
Connecting the dots is about bringing together all aspects of life. It's about growing as a leader and creating new leaders. Whether we are talking about business, personal or professional development. It is about creating a you that is congruent with your vision and values.
 
Ben Straight (Professor Ben) has been teaching undergraduate, graduate, and legal studies on-site and online for 11 years. He has taught 80 different college courses spanning 6 academic disciplines. He designs online college courses, is a published author, and has law practice experience in Criminal Defense, Prosecution, Family Law, and Contracts.
 
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Affirmative action policies have drawn controversy since they were implemented in the 1960's. In this Podcast, Professor Ben discusses the history of affirmative action policies in higher education admissions. He discusses the key Supreme Court cases and academic studies discussing the long-term impact, of such policies, on beneficiaries and th ...…
 
Do you recall the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose II, in Pittsburg, in June of 2018? He was a black 17-year old who was unarmed when shot three times by law enforcement. Protests followed; citizens called for police accountability. The shooting officer, Michael Rosfeld, was subsequently charged with criminal homicide and is currently pending tria ...…
 
It is generally recognized that the media does a great job at dividing people, yet do you know how (specifically)? Professor Ben traces the history of two Black Lives Matter narratives, beginning with the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014, to pin-point how the media's sensational reporting divided viewers. Further, this resulted in the media ig ...…
 
The recent shooting death of Markeis McGlockton in Clearwater, Florida, reignited the Stand Your Ground law debate at the national level. The attorney for Trayvon Martin's family, Benjamin Crump, became an attorney for McGlockton's partner, Britany Jacobs. Crump discussed the Martin and McGlockton shootings as if they were similar, when they ar ...…
 
Our country is publicly debating how to best address high school shootings and other gun violence. One argument, which has been offered on the periphery of the gun control debate, is that the United States could adopt Australia's gun laws. Would this work? Listen to learn…
 
Today I am speaking with Renaldo Lawrence, who is a Lynda.com Author, an Adobe Educational Leader, he also works as a distinguished Apple and Microsoft Educator, a teacher, ex-professional basketball player and recently became an author. As you can tell Renaldo has had an immensely fulfilled and successful life so far and to top it all off is a ...…
 
This episode is a special one. It was a bit of an experiment in the fact that I strapped on a couple of wireless Lav mics and ran with Dave to conduct this interview. I also believe this is the beginning of a long term friendship with Dave. Dave lives in Okotoks, Alberta ,Canada, a small city just south of Calgary. Married since 2004 to the lov ...…
 
Suppose you are incarcerated. Would you elect reproductive sterilization in exchange for a 30-day sentence reduction? Well, 32 women- and 38 men- volunteered for such a program in White County, Tennessee. Is this voluntary sterilization or state coercion? Listen to explore this, and the history of our country's eugenics program, in this Podcast.…
 
Jane Atkinson is a speakers coach with over 3 decades of expertise in her craft. She has worked with some of the best in the business to ignite their career. She is the author of a 3 books The Wealthy Speaker, The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 and The Epic Keynote. In this episode we discuss the systems and processes that Jane has put in place so that sh ...…
 
This week I speak to a good friend of mine from the other side of the world, Jayden Beveridge, an Australian Animator, YouTuber, VFX Artist, cinematographer and photographer. Jayden is a swiss army knife of creative tools, knowledge and experience working on huge Hollywood films such as Lego Ninjago, Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit and more. He has a ...…
 
We cannot blame cell phones any more than we can blame spoons for making us fat. Cell phone use has resulted in a malady of social problems, such as deaths, addiction, relationship stress, distorted self-perception, brain alteration, depression, and anxiety (to name a few). Listen to learn the 'how' and 'why'……
 
Dr John Izzo is the bestselling author of seven books including the international bestsellers Awakening Corporate Soul, Values Shift, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, The Five Thieves of Happiness and Stepping Up. John's passion in helping organizations activate purpose with employees and customers has inspired him to write hi ...…
 
Brinsley Cha @misterrcha is a great friend and the most positive person that I have ever known, if disaster strikes he is always the first person to see the silver lining and bring everyone else's mood up. Brinsley goes by the name MisterrCha as a music producer and has produced several EPs over his music career thus far and has had his music b ...…
 
In this introductory episode to the podcast, I reveal what you can expect from the podcast and myself moving forward in 2018. In this episode, I discuss: • Who I am (for those uninformed). • What will Connecting The Dots cover in each of the episodes with creatives/creative entrepreneurs? • How many creatives struggle with self-doubt and not fe ...…
 
Janice Porter is a LinkedIn expert and Relationship Marketing expert who believes that LinkedIn will change everything! She prides herself in being a consummate networker and successfully connecting people for mutual benefit. She has been involved with various organizations and has built up a vast network that enables her to connect like-minded ...…
 
Women earn three-quarters what men do. Is this founded by economists? What does Harvard University Economics Professor Claudia Goldman say about this? How about the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the U.S. Department of Labor? Professor Ben reviews evidence and studies published by accepted authorities…to then argue that the gender ...…
 
Our country is grieving the Parkland school shooting, which resulted in 17 deaths and 15 injuries. We are, again, embroiled in a debate about what measures could be taken to stop such a tragic incident from repeating. Do we need stricter gun control laws? Is mental illness to blame? Or is it the FBI's failure to investigate tips about would-be ...…
 
Selina Gray (CPA, CA, B.Comm) is a money relationship expert with over 14 years of experience reinventing finance for individuals, small business & corporations. Selina has successfully managed and integrated various corporate acquisitions and served as controller for two internationally publicly traded companies. She has led an international t ...…
 
There is a power that most organisations have and that they rarely use. It’s the power of alignment. This podcast covers the six elements that you need to align to get results. We hope you find it useful. The post The Power of Alignment appeared first on Realising Potential.
 
...so Samantha Elauf interviewed with Abercrombie & Fitch. They found her a suitable candidate (by interview rating), but she was not hired because she wore a headscarf, as a practicing Muslim. You may think this is a Supreme Court case of intentional discrimination, yet this is not the case. It is rather an interpretation, of Title VII, by the ...…
 
Yahya is a speaker and confidence coach. His mission is to remind people of their value. We talk about entrepreneurship and about creating a lifestyle that works for you. Yahya shares how he discovered how he found his path to utilize his unique value to build the life that he wanted. How do you know who you are? Self discovery is a life long j ...…
 
Diane Ross is an expert in difficult conversations and shares her strategies with us. As a 'recovering lawyer' she moved into the realm of communications and having the difficult conversations. She realized that what worked in the courtroom was not working in her personal relationships. We talk about why people avoid having difficult conversati ...…
 
…so can an employer require an applicant to disclose private social media account information as a condition for employment? Can an employer require the same for existing employees? Some say 'no', and others say, "…well, if you have nothing to hide, then what does it matter?" This argument is like what those who were for the government increasi ...…
 
Bob is the only individual who has both a CFL Grey Cup ring and an Olympic medal. This is a man that is no stranger to hard work. Bob has found a way to harness his stellar successes, Eastern philosophies and life experiences into programs that inspire everyone to enjoy his level of exceptional triumph. Bob has done the hard yards and achieved ...…
 
You throw a plastic bag, filled with a pound of Molly (only the coarse-crystally, purple and black hued, stinking like black licorice) in your backpack and zip it up. You go to your local library to use the Wi-Fi. You enter the library, find a table, sit down, and place your backpack on the table-top. The cops then conduct a raid, on the librar ...…
 
Tania Spilchen is a computer scientist turned philanthropist. She is the founder of One International. One! International Poverty Relief (One! International) is a registered Canadian charity; a non-government, non-profit, non-sectarian organization working in India. One International strives to assist children, youth and families to achieve the ...…
 
…in the United States, the issue of child sexual abuse, by Roman Catholic priests, was first publicized in 1985 when a Louisiana priest pled guilty to 11 counts of molesting minor boys. Most of you will remember the Boston Globe's series of articles, in 2002, reporting how the Greater Boston parishes allowed priests to abuse minor children for ...…
 
Did you know that California uses prison labor to fight the wild fires that frequent the states ecosystem? California has a program called the Conservation Fire Camps Program where 3,800 inmates live in a camp and perform duties such as creating firebreaks, fighting fires, and clearing fallen trees and debris. Each inmate is only paid two-dolla ...…
 
JOHN DAVID MANN is an award-winning author whose titles include the New York Times bestseller The Red Circle and the international bestseller The Go-Giver. “I have a passion for great writing. The exquisite beauty of a powerful idea expressed in words, whether through a single sentence or a seven-hundred-page novel, is something that has stirre ...…
 
Brandon Tyler Webb (born June 12,1974) is a former United States Navy SEAL and SEAL Sniper Head Instructor, with one combat deployment to Afghanistan and one to Iraq. He served as the Navy SEAL Sniper Course Manager, where he developed new curricula and trained snipers, including Chris Kyle. He is the editor in chief of SOFREP[1], Founder and C ...…
 
This dude is one of my favorite human beings on the planet. You will be inspired by his passion, energy and creativity. Steven is an artistic genius, fitness freak, cancer survivor and philanthropist. A self professed "Strange beast" and "the worlds poorest philanthropist". I am thrilled to call Steven a friend and love to run with him every Su ...…
 
…many moons ago, Professor Ben had his first trial as the lead attorney. He was young, eager, and an intern in law school. What was the trial? The defendant was charged with Driving While License Suspended or Revoked, which was a misdemeanor, for being almost 14,000-dollars in child support arrearage. The trial was the day after Mother's Day, a ...…
 
Co-Owner, Tool Shed Brewing Company Graham Sherman is a self-professed “high level geek” who has used his love of technology to help him master the craft of brewing artisan beer. Together with his partner, Graham launched the Tool Shed Brewery four years ago, and has never looked back. Prior to starting Tool Shed, Graham and his Tool Shed partn ...…
 
Link to video version: https://youtu.be/egCUDk3vu_gAnton Szandor LaVey established LaVeyan Satanism, in California, through founding the Church of Satan in 1966. Satanic religious doctrine is codified in LaVey's book, The Satanic Bible. What is Satanism and the Church of Satan? Is it true that they conduct ritual sacrifices and kidnap children? ...…
 
The Opioid Epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history. How did we get here? Listen to learn how the introduction of crushable Oxycontin, in 1997, led to a heroin overdose epidemic and the introduction of Fentanyl in the black market.
 
There is a secret to success, and it is called the power of choice. The power of choice means that we must take absolute responsibility for everything we think, feel, and do. This all boils down to having one of two mindsets- reactive or proactive. Which one are you?
 
We have all heard the term 'implicit bias training' in the media, notably since 2014. Local, state, and federal law enforcement officers are undergoing such training. However, what is implicit bias training? Does it work? Listen to learn more about the dynamics, controversy, and results of implicit bias training……
 
Can James Alex Fields, Jr., the man who rammed his car into counter-protestors in Charlottesville, be charged with the crime of domestic terrorism? Well, there is no statutory federal crime for 'domestic terrorism', so what could he be charged with? Is Antifa a domestic terror organization? How about white supremacist groups, such as the Klu Kl ...…
 
Discrimination In Policing by Professor Ben
 
Restorative Justice by Professor Ben
 
Plea Bargains by Professor Ben
 
Do you know what the legal difference is between 'competency to stand trial' and 'not guilty by reason of insanity'? These two terms are often incorrectly used in movies, television, and the news. Listen to learn the difference so you can be smarter than your friends!
 
Professor Ben's commencement speech- for the National American University graduation- in Austin, TX, on May 19, 2017.* The 'ruffling' is turning pages. A video of this is available at the following link:https://youtu.be/__PxMJEjKlM
 
Did the colonists revolt against the British Crown for the 'right' reason? We have all learned the standard story about how the Crown was tyrannical, oppressive, and taxed the colonists without representation in Parliament. However, what was the Crown's position? Did they have a legitimate reason to tax the colonists? Listen to learn the answer ...…
 
Is attacking a cop now a hate crime? In May of 2016, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed the Blue Lives Matter bill into law, making the state the first in our nation where cops and first responders are considered a protected class under hate-crime laws. Other states are following Louisiana's lead. Are Blue Lives Matter laws necessary, o ...…
 
Tracy Diefenbach’s husband, Joshua, committed suicide on February 2nd, 2011. Joshua was a former Marine, having served 9 combat tours with Force Recon (the Marine Corps’ version of Special Forces). He suffered a series of combat-related injuries (such as Traumatic Brain Injury) which led to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder…which Tracy attributes ...…
 
Black Lives Matter effectively harnessed social media (primarily Twitter) to organize and spread the message that cops were intentionally targeting, and killing, unarmed black men. Is it true? Professor Ben researched statistical data to determine if Black Lives Matter is correct. Listen to find out what the research reveals……
 
Professor Jesse Bering conducted a psychological experiment on children. They were to complete a task which was designed to be impossible- unless the children cheated. Children who were told that a magical, invisible princess was watching them cheated far less than the children who were not told about the princess’s supervision. How do the resu ...…
 
Jackie discusses the need to create successful change optimization and transformation projects. The post Transformation – Buzzword or Need? appeared first on Realising Potential.
 
The Ban the Box campaign was born in 2004 by those formerly-incarcerated and their families. It is aimed at persuading employers to remove from their hiring applications the ‘check box’ that asks if applicants have a criminal record. The campaign challenges the stereotypes of people with conviction histories by asking employers to choose their ...…
 
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