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The State Department's Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs works around the clock to think of how the U.S. Department of State can better engage with the American people by increasing public awareness and involvement in the Department and its work. In order to support an ongoing dialogue, we arrange conference calls and video conference briefings, which we plan to begin broadcasting on Blog Talk Radio. Tune in for insight and updates on US Foreign Policy.
 
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An original podcast brought to you by the graduate students of the Department of Anthropology at The Ohio State University. Join us twice a month as we explore the human experience!
 
Targeted: True Crime Domestic Violence, a podcast that investigates one case of family violence each season, uses academic research to help us better interpret the events so that we can become better advocates. Join us for Season 1 as we spotlight the death of little Melisha Gibson from her stepfather's abuse, and how her murder in 1976 led to changes in social service departments around the United States.
 
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In this EXCEL Award-winning series, hear thoughts and suggestions from top MDRT members on issues that financial and insurance professionals encounter in their careers. Contact us at podcast@mdrt.orgThe Million Dollar Round Table® (MDRT) does not guarantee the accuracy of tax and legal information and is not liable for errors or omissions. You are urged to check with tax and legal professionals in your state, province or country. The MDRT also suggests you consult local insurance and securit ...
 
Truth is trending on the Veritas News Network! VNN is an online publication featuring the news and is dedicated to in-depth investigative reporting with a consumer advocacy focus. Our Managing Editor is a veteran investigative journalist who has won dozens of awards. Several categories of news are featured on the Veritas News Network include Citizen Journalism, Consumer News, Ripoffs & Scams, Consumer Advocacy, World News, US News, Crime, Economic News, Editorial & Opinion, Education, Health ...
 
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Why do people who abuse stay in their abusive relationships? It's not something we usually think about, but I've found the perfect person to help us contemplate an uncomfortable subject. I’m delighted to bring you a conversation with Kate, the host of the podcast, Ignorance Was Bless. Kate is a forensic psychologist and a friend to many in the ...…
 
This "Targeted Topic" is a standalone episode -- you don't need to have listened to rest of Season 1! “The saddest part of her story was written on her face in its look of suppression and misery, the face of a child unloved.” I’m going to take you back to 1874, before there were any social agencies dedicated to the welfare of children. Once upo ...…
 
One of the many things I’ve learned in the past few months of podcasting is to appreciate the community that surrounds us. One community is that of content creators and podcast hosts. I’ve been blessed to be asked into a few group where we can ask questions, bounce around ideas, and talk about the cases we’re working on. Sometimes those convers ...…
 
Do you review clients’ plans if they say they already have income replacement? Do you not only ask about their coverage but frequently review it to make sure the policies match up with client needs? In this episode, MDRT members discuss errors they have made in how they have approached income replacement and the benefits of learning from these ...…
 
Q&A episode. You asked the questions, I provide the answers along with the help from a few of our listeners! Promo for Trace Evidence. Check it out at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/trace-evidence/id1239217007?mt=2 Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TargetedPodcast/ website: www.targetedpodcast.com email: targetedpodcast@gmail ...…
 
“As you read this sentence, a social worker somewhere is making a decision that will protect a child. As we look back across history, it is clear that the effort to protect children is not a story of failure, but a story of progress and hope. The child protection system is far from perfect, and much remains to be done, but, at the same time, mu ...…
 
“Child abuse thrives in the shadows of privacy and secrecy. It lives by inattention.” So said Dr. David Bakan, professor of psychology in his book “Slaughter of the Innocents.” Melisha’s death at the hands of her stepfather brought such a bright spotlight to the dark nasty secret of child battering that immediate changes were made in the United ...…
 
Before speaking about the changes to social services we need to understand why Melisha was placed back with her parents. Melisha Gibson’s stepfather abused her severely at 11 months old and she lived for more than three years in a foster family with whom she had a deep bond. Foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins considered Melisha, or Missy as s ...…
 
A family business involves different emotions between coworkers and potentially a different kind of teamwork. In this episode, MDRT members discuss the benefits and challenges of this type of practice, and the importance of paying attention to the goals and perspectives of non-related staff as well. You’ll hear from:Adam Blumberg, CLU, CFPMatth ...…
 
Two months after the Maddux’s trial ended, Judge Witt said,"These people got the fairest trial they could get. I don't care where you try this case; you can try it in Hong Kong, you can try it in the Alps' Mountains, you can try it on the banks of the Nile; you're going to get the same verdict." In this episode we’ll discuss the verdict and the ...…
 
When Wanda Maddux took the stand to testify in her own defense, she told the jury that the day before her daughter died her husband, Ronnie, "acted plumb wild. He's been mean before, but I've never seen him that bad." Will Wanda be able to convince the jury that Ronald Maddux was a batterer who targeted Melisha for abuse without her consent or ...…
 
Stepfather Ronnie Maddux testified that Wanda and his older stepdaughters were the ones to abuse Melisha. He revealed Wanda told him that Melisha "doesn't love you." Could this be why Melisha died? It's a short episode this week as Mo Blackwell was traveling during the week and recording in a hotel closet! Facebook group: https://www.facebook.c ...…
 
Before the Maddux murder trial began Judge Witt asked one of the attorneys a question in open court, "Don't you realize that everyone, no matter how low and how despicable, has a right to be represented by an attorney?" This question was widely published in newspapers, and sets the tone for the trial that was about to begin. The Madduxes were l ...…
 
If you’re struggling to set up an appointment with a client, is it a good idea to stop by their place of business? In this episode, MDRT members discuss how even unexpected in-person communication can help your relationships with clients progress in ways that follow-up emails can’t. You’ll hear from:Brian D. Cichy, BS, CLTCFred O’Connor, ChFC, ...…
 
The public pressure was intense surrounding Ronald and Wanda Maddux’s guilt of murdering their 4-year-old daughter, Melisha Gibson. Petitions and protests called for the Madduxes to be put to death. Country music star Hank Snow even wrote TN Govenor Ray Blanton demanding the death penalty for anyone convicted of child abuse. I tend to think of ...…
 
During opening statements in the murder trial, DA Richard Fisher told the jury, “Ronald Maddux maliciously with a cold, cold heart beat and tortured this child.” While I am biased against the perpetrators who target those around them for abuse, I determined to approach the subject of the stepfather using critical thinking skills rather than my ...…
 
Today we are going to focus on the Melisha's mother, Wanda, again and address the popular question, “Why did she stay?” People from around the world condemned Wanda for standing by and doing nothing while Ronnie tortured Missy. And I imagine many of you think the same thing. But research tells a different story. Targets often are not passive vi ...…
 
Our episode today focuses on the mother, Wanda Gibson Maddux, and explores her background to see how it fits with research on family violence and see if it explains anything about why she was involved with Ronnie Maddux in a violent relationship. Lanie Hobbs of True Crime Fan Club provides the voice of Faye Griffith Check out her podcast: https ...…
 
Happy Birthday, Melisha. If you were still on this earth, March 10, 2018, would have been your 46th birthday. Although only four years old when she died, Melisha knew love and she was cherished. People loved her, they just couldn’t save her. Happy birthday, Missy. Thanks to Kit Caren for voice talent. Check out her pod The Forgotten News Podcas ...…
 
Since one of my goals is to use academic research to explain what was happening in the Maddux home, the first subject we need to discuss in Ronald Maddux. How and why did he behave in this manner and why did the mother allow it? I believe that Ronald fits the profile of a Patriarchal Terrorist, also known as an Intimate Terrorist.…
 
Targeted: True Crime Domestic Violence. We’ll investigate one case of family violence each season, using academic research to interpret the events so that we can become better advocates. Examining the 1976 death of Melisha Gibson, a 4-year-old girl who died after days of abuse at the hands of her stepfather. Today’s episode focuses on the beati ...…
 
If you are just one of many advisors hosting a large dinner at a restaurant, how do you stand out and actually connect with prospects? In this episode, MDRT members discuss why a smaller, business-free outing or an informative event at a client’s home helps keep better track of the people and conversation.You’ll hear from:Ozer Culhagil, Ph.D.Do ...…
 
Without your help, clients’ children may feel unprepared to discuss their parents’ finances and almost certainly will not become clients of yours. In this episode, James J. Silbernagel, LUTCF, CFP, explains how connecting with his clients’ kids enhances professional and personal relationships and provides essential lessons for multiple generati ...…
 
Biological anthropologist Dr. Sam Stout discusses his research in bone biology and how his work relates to the fields of bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.
 
How do you identify the tasks that prevent you or your staff from working most efficiently? In this episode, MDRT members discuss how hiring and delegating enhances the practice’s ability to operate at peak levels.You’ll hear from:Thomas F. Levasseur, CLU, CLTCJedediah Harrison Levene, CFP, CLUAdam Llewellyn Morse, CFPEpisode breakdown:0:30 – B ...…
 
Targeted: True Crime Domestic Violence, a podcast that investigates one case of family violence each season, using academic research to help us better interpret the events so that we can become better advocates. This teaser is for Season 1. Join us for as we spotlight the death of little Melisha Gibson from her stepfather's abuse, and how her m ...…
 
Millennial clients may engage with you differently than older clients, and that is certainly true regarding retirement, which may seem a long way away for millennials. In this episode, MDRT members discuss how they illustrate the importance of retirement planning to these clients and how the additional time and information involved impacts thei ...…
 
In this short episode, Emma and Alex discuss frailty, health, and death and how we can attempt to understand them.
 
How likely are potential clients to want your business card, and how likely are they to reach out after receiving it? In this episode, MDRT members discuss establishing connections with prospects and how best to secure the next step in the communication process.You’ll hear from:Michael DeVivoJohn P. FisherDharmesh GoelEpisode breakdown:0:32 – L ...…
 
What happens when someone dies? How do people mourn and how does it differ based on who the deceased was? This episode discusses mourning, burial practices, grave goods, and the importance of the identity of the dead.
 
Self-evaluation can be difficult, especially when you feel good about the job you’re doing. In this episode, MDRT members discuss how recording themselves and listening to the footage has led to effective adjustments in how they communicate with clients.You’ll hear from:Daniel Evan Jossen, CFPKeunhwa Lori MoonDavid John Munson Jr.Episode breakd ...…
 
This episode kicks off Series 3: DEATH! Emma Lagan and Alex Tuggle introduce the series theme, give an overview of how anthropologists are trained to deal with human remains respecfully, and describe the new podcast structure.
 
For many, retirement is easier said than done, with a lot of uncertainty about what to do and how much it will cost. In this episode, MDRT members discuss how they address the financial challenges of retirement with clients while helping them understand the questions that they should ask themselves.You’ll hear from:Harpreet AtwalRichard Jones, ...…
 
In February, Dr. Larissa Swedell came and gave a talk to the department entitled "Social Behavior and Sexual Conflict in Baboons." She took the time to chat with our podcast host about some of her research and what she does as a primatologist. Photo Credit: Larissa Swedell
 
Recorded February 2017. In this episode, Dr. Lucas Delezene talks about his work broadly and, specifically, about the teeth of a new hominin species: Homo naledi. At the time of recording, the age of the specimens was unknown. In May, it was announced that these hominin fossils date from 236 to 335 thousand years ago (Dirks et al., 2017 https:/ ...…
 
Through communication and teamwork, joint work can help advisors be greater than the sum of their parts. In this episode, MDRT members discuss how they have created successful collaborations and learned to avoid personality-driven roadblocks.You’ll hear from:Brian D. Cichy, BS, CLTCFred O’Connor, ChFC, CFPEpisode breakdown:0:45 - Different path ...…
 
Dr. Carolyn Dean, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, gave the 14th Annual Paul and Erika Bourguignon Lecture in Art and Anthropology at Ohio State University on March 23, 2017.
 
Dr. Barbara Piperata and Dr. Lexine Trask discuss their field work with mothers from Latin America and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. This is a powerful episode about the decisions mothers face and how they manage.
 
How do advisors confront difficult situations in terms of interacting with others? In this episode, MDRT member Douglas B. Miller, CLU, CFP, discusses communication challenges and how to benefit from increased clarity and accountability.Episode breakdown:0:23 – The patience to understand clients’ hesitation1:09 -- Leading them to a decision1:52 ...…
 
For our final content episode of the Childhood series, we shift the focus to mothers. Who are they? What do they do? Why are they so important?
 
How do you identify the opportunities for improvement in your business, and how do you hold yourself accountable? In this episode, MDRT members talk about how coaches have helped their business, and how they determined who those guides should be.You’ll hear from:Clay Gillespie, CFP, CIMDaniel O’Connell, MBAEpisode breakdown:0:24 – Why do you us ...…
 
In this episode, two graduate students (Katy Marklein and Melissa Clark) discuss the various ways children can be identified in the archaeological record. Katy is interested in Classical and Roman East Mediterranean and Black Sea bioarchaeology while Melissa focuses on the effects of British colonization on pre-Famine Ireland and dental anthrop ...…
 
How well does everyone in your office communicate, and how does this affect the performance of the business? In this episode, MDRT members discuss how setting up procedures to establish understanding and maintain positivity elevates their practice.You’ll hear from:Aaron Soto AlvarezDennis Wayne Bell, CFP, CHSStuart J. BirkelBeth Lachance Hesson ...…
 
How children appear in the archaeological record is a fascinating topic! In this episode, our hosts describe some of the most common ways the presence of children can be detected.
 
Dr. Giuseppe Vercellotti and graduate student Jesse Goliath discuss some of the ways they study later childhood using skeletal materials. They discuss the Osteological Paradox, a hugely important topic in bioarchaeology. For more information about the Osteological Paradox, check out our Supplemental Materials and Transcripts page on our website!…
 
There are many ways to reach Top of the Table-level production. In this episode, MDRT members discuss how they’ve been able to qualify for Top of the Table annually, often as a result of recognizing client needs that aren’t being served.You’ll hear from:Alison MurdockVan Mueller, LUTCFJames J. Silbernagel, LUTCF, CFPPart 2: How to grow beyond T ...…
 
No matter what your level of production, you can do other things to benefit your clients and yourself. In this episode, MDRT members address how they’ve expanded beyond Top of the Table by continuing to learn, educate and volunteer.You’ll hear from:Alison MurdockVan Mueller, LUTCFJames J. Silbernagel, LUTCF, CFPPart 1: The decision that got me ...…
 
Continuing our discussion of the biological aspects of childhood, this episode describes some of the processes that occur after weaning.
 
This is the first conversation episode of Series 2: Childhood! Dr. Guatelli-Steinberg and Genevieve Ritchie-Ewing discuss their work. Dr. Guatelli-Steinberg also describes her new book: What Teeth Reveal About Human Evolution.
 
You often can’t predict when a client will have a major impact on your practice. In this episode, MDRT members recall how certain clients have inspired growth through both success and adversity.You’ll hear from:Michael DeVivoJohn P. FisherDharmesh GoelListen to the new monthly series, MDRT Presents: @mdrtpresents…
 
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