Going From Foster Care and Legal Trouble to Musical Success

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JP Cali Smoov was moved around from foster home to foster home. His father was in and out of jail. Eventually, JP ended up in the legal system for his own choices and was moving in a dangerous direction. After a fatal car accident that almost took his own life, he changed pathways. Very quickly after the accident, he was collaborating with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, performing and appeared in Straight Outta Compton. Some of his profits assist youth. Listen to his story here and watch this interview on YouTube!

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False Child Abuse Allegations

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What would you do if you were falsely accused of child sex abuse? Dean Tong experienced this and he had to prove himself innocent. Afterwards, it became his work. He is an expert witness and worked on the Michael Jackson case and many others. He’s a published author on this topic and shared a lot of what he’s experienced and what others have experienced. Listen here!

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Entrepreneur and Immigrant

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Artur Sousa and his family struggled in Brazil while he was growing up. But that did not stop his passion in trying to eradicate leprosy, fighting human rights violations of teens and children, and now starting up an animal rescue organization. He also immigrated to the United States and has concerns about his own freedom here. Listen to Artur’s story, his passions, and his work!
https://www.adopets.org/

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The Execution of Rocky Myers

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Robin “Rocky” Myers was accused, charged, and convicted of murder about 20 years ago. Rocky is African American and the jury was almost all white. They sentenced him to life in prison, however the judge used his power to change it to death. There are several issues with this case, one of which, there was no physical evidence, only changing testimony from eye witnesses. Some of the jurors had already determined his guilt before hearing any information in the court room. His legal team failed him. Listen to Kacey Keeton and Sara Romano. Two women fighting for Rocky. https://clemencyforrockymyers.wordpress.com/

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From Substance Abuse to Athletic Performance

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Todd Crandell’s first experience with drugs and alcohol was in his early teen years. His addiction continued to escalate with heroin and cocaine as he grew into an adult. Todd’s family almost gave up on him and after repeated legal trouble, he decided to make a change. Listen to Todd’s story of addiction, recovery, and his nonprofit that has assisted many in their recovery, RacingForRecovery.

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Healing An Injured Heart

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Hossca Harrison joins us to discuss an upcoming Jonah Intensive titled, Healing An Injured Heart; A Journey For The Wounded Spirit. Can people have an emotionally injured heart without realizing it? What are the symptoms, how to heal it, and how do we turn an injury into passion? Hossca answers these questions and more in this interview that previews the Jonah Intensive taking place February 3-5th, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. To read more about the Intensive and to sign up, go to http://www.jonahlifestore.com
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Being Muslim in the United States

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Omer Iqbal was born and educated in Pakistan. He moved to the United States just months before 9/11. Here he speaks about the requirements he had to follow under the Bush Administration, being sent back to Pakistan with his wife, and finally his employer, Microsoft, brought him back for his job here. Omer speaks of the core beliefs of Islam, the fear he sees being perpetuated by the media, and answers the question: does Islam promote violence against non-Muslims? Hear his story here!

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