Special Edition June 23 and 24 2018.

Special Edition
Wednesday, June 27th
Special Edition for June 23 and 24, 2018 Ira Mehlman, Media Director of Federation for Immigration Reform,  Author and psychologist  Dr. Warren Farrell  “The Boy Crisis” discusses his book about raising boys in 2018.  Pauline Makowski , organizer of the BreathDeep walk to raise money and awareness for lung cancer research through the longevity.org foundation.

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Welcome to a special edition. A weekly look at these issues in the news and the personalities shaping the stories. Special edition is a production of Entercom communications. Continues special edition I'm. In a major. Controversy this week over separating children from their families whose parents crossed borders illegally. Entercom spanking Andrews with I ever Millman he is the media director of fair Federation for American Immigration Reform. They spoke about zero tolerance. On the line with us right now from fair is Ira Mellman. Pirate thanks for joining us how's your afternoon gone so far so good okay the easy question to begin to and you can you tell us what the heck is happening I mean. I I have a stack of about two inches thick here a hundred different stories. You know and and kind of conflicting. Reports this is happening that's happened can you tell us what's really going on down there. Well what is going on is that the administration has been limited to two options to deal with this flood of people coming across the border illegally with their children. Under a consent agreement that the Obama administration entered into. The Mac to the matter of time that's eight Stanley which children can beat. Deep in these twenty days. And that's clearly not enough time to adjudicate any kind of claim to that brings you here in the United States and other alternative is to simply release the entire family is unit. And in the hope that they won't show up for the air uranium statistics tell us that the vast majority of them will never show up. So essentially what has happened if we created this situation we're showing up with children. Essentially amounted to get out of jail free card need to shore up the kid. I had to release you can order option which the administration is now taking it can be adult being adult can be detained much longer than the kids can be detained for ID can be adults and placing the children in the custody of a relatively have to be here in the United States or some other guardian. Or in the custody of the department of health and human services and yeah that. But eclipsed both of these options are bad options and can be fixed anytime come mr. used to that they could pass legislation today. Saying okay we're going to allowed the detention of children long and families together longer than twenty days in reasonable amount of time and that is necessary to determine whether the family has a right to enter the United States. You could solve this problem today you if congress chose to but instead they'd rather have a political football pick around. So so all in all I mean and then there's a story on the Drudge Report you know that says they don't like a 196. Minutes of network coverage has been devoted to this in the past two days. We're or do you think this story's going and I mean what what's gonna happen next. Well in the ball now in congress' court there is what you're either going to be dealing with immigration legislation this week should certainly be a part of that but it's congress think is proud to be extra they make the laws in this country. It's underutilized but now existing administration has. Only two options -- it's cute kid in the get out of jail free card released so openly or separate the adults and detain them and placed the children in the custody of relatives or in the department of homeland should not human services. So be it that they've got to give the administration even larger menu to choose from. And the most reasonable doubt in this scenario is that they say okay we're going to a lab for the detention of families as a unit until such time as we can determine whether the family has a valid claim that I can do if they do then the whole family is released into the United States if they don't the whole family is units -- return to their home country. Now Ira and -- one of the things that I said was you know we we we got them and the immigration was a real hot topic then it kind of dropped off the front page everybody's talking about gun control and a whole bunch of other things that of course North Korea and now you know that Bennett popped up and we're gonna stop the caravans from coming in the Kara we're sending National Guard troops and ales just an hour hearing 250. Young people a day each coming to cross the border and it's almost like people are saying well look why is this started again but it's not starting again this has been a regular. A regular current strain. I think it is continuing and we need to address this. I know one of the ways is to make it clear to people that you are not going to be able to use your kid as a get out of jail free card are there other things that congress these statistics and I hope you come across as an unaccompanied minor from Canada or Mexico. We continue right back. If you come from any other country we have election win in following lengthy procedure. Did tell us why you should get to stay here in the United States that is attracting people and unaccompanied minors to come to the United States illegally so there are things that we need to text to remedy these situations that we all. Also need to start holding the kind governments of these countries accountable. I know sovereignty comes with responsibilities you have a responsibility. To protect the interest to be your own citizens and you're not doing that we don't hold you accountable in terms of pollen in terms of tell ability a bit of loans from the international lending authority is these of this sort so leverages that we ought to be able to use against these government because. You know it's unreasonable of them to expect that they can neglect and these Chris just citizens and then have the United States or some country and Western Europe put for the. Now firewire one more question you mentioned in an earlier in it when you were you being granted to explain what's gone on down there you talked about. Consents. I don't create or something like that I believe you're referring to the Flores descend. Flores didn't give consent decree right now people are screaming and any Elijah Cummings on the ABC newscast said this is 100% all created by the trump administration there in the double but but that's the Flores consent decree was under Obama right. That that's corrected me the original decision was handed down in 1987. Then the eight judge and done it I believe was in California. Under attack her interpretation. That. They backed the ruling. Doesn't tell much more than we gave me Obama betrayed considered okay we accept that you know what you think hearing is that you know the administration does not have to do that that's true they could just let continue to let people use their kid has get out of jail free cards. There are two bad options on the table there need to be other viable options on the table. The reason they're not other viable options on the table is because people like Elijah Cummings would never let that go through congress the last thing that Elijah Cummings and some of these other folks want it is the ability of the government to detain people long enough to determine whether they ever right into the country and that they don't just send them back to their home countries they don't want people being sent back and so there and refused to that. Allow legislation through that would change who this group holding true. To debate now hire one last question then and who is based on what you just said. Our first call today was from a gentleman who said you know how can you send them back to those countries death squads squalor how are we send them back I mean if they if they've come here to get out of you know a sore up. Whoa what are we doing we just put them on a bus and send them back into into that mass. Well look I mean why would we have to face reality and the reality is that there are growing number of felt societies not just the Central America but around the world. And you know the United States and a handful of Western European countries. Cannot be expected to and definitely deal with the human fallout from the failure of these countries to provide the basics but there are their own citizens need. To provide safety to confront the gangs these are things that they need to do. You know YouTube debate they're failing they cannot expect that the United States is just an endlessly. Clean up their messes they have to be forced into a situation where they need to do what they need to do and until what am prepared to put pressure on them that's what can happen. Ira thanks for talking to us Federation for American Immigration Reform I'm grateful for your time. Thank you. In this world of men and women there are some similarities. And some differences. When it comes to the differences you may remember the book authored by John Gray men are from Mars women are from Venus. Heat coauthored the book that enter com's Kyle Mack talks about today. But boy crisis which psychologist. Doctor Warren Farrell. In this particular book they're looking at. Greens it's. Warrants are out there about the bully crisis thank you so much for us for coming onto. I read through some things he's here to get the get the idea. But for our audience who has no idea on who you are what's going on on the first what kind of doctor are you edit. OK and I'll what do you and I guess my question equities specialize in my column that. Tell us. Fifty years or so I have specialized didn't male female relations I guess I just keep that to those two things I. A mess and engage in the hope effectively try to get men and women to understand each other. Oh boy so I think that's just saying it into that includes the Phillies for unemployment. You're great you've got the Venus and Mars and I take it exactly yeah I think that at the grit and I'm Andy just so your book the boy crisis what's this all about. It's. In junger and he says Venus and Mars in John Gray obviously is the author of the book a lot I'm just from Mars women are from Venus and he's the co author of the play crisis. And so I started this looking at this slim down. So when my passed both seven but the club in the city male power was translated into other languages demonstrated. Traveling around the country in the world than the hearing from one in one country to the other it you know. Parker are actually doing pretty well but you know actually my mistress having a lot of problems since I started to look at that that's. And and found that in the in the sixteenth largest developed nations. On our boys were falling behind girls in every single academic subjects. Financial terms asking myself what is there that's developed nations found that that it is making this happen. And has found that indeed it was happening with two groups of people. Boys and girls who were children of divorced. Who when they can't divorce has very minimal or no father involvement. And boys and girls who were I'm descendant orders of mothers who were single moms who Deborah has fathers involved or access other involved. But the fact there was a golfer few years so then they hadn't. She issue is if America can live and that's. The lack of bond created. But disconnect between the father and that's and the mothers and the children were basically left without a father. And so I started looking at that more closely inserted asking myself for what it says. You know what exactly is the damage that is done when there isn't a lot of father involvement. And that was able to identify and document more than seventy different areas ways that children suffer from being much more likely to be depressed for the the more likely to commit suicide to be more likely to drop out of school to be more likely to. The and to relinquish some chick commit crimes. And that ended in joy nice finish. And they wish really just but punishing them more likely to rape out of anger every every nightmare that record and polish so much more likely to happen when my child didn't have a significant amount of father involvement. And so that began to investigate and ask lives was vacation yeah what was their ballot as do that's different from what moms do that to hear that allowed them to be. So much more effective hysteria and when the two of those when the true parents work together as opposed to one billion out of the picture. And then a two point on the next my question is dom. It's the boy crisis but analysts say you have maybe and a daughter was you know a finalist and the sentiment that I'm. Are they are girls sect at the same way. The fact the same way it's so different ways but not to the degree that are sentence are affected. And so for example even. Look at the Department of Housing and Urban Development was very concerned about people being involved with in poor areas of Chile is that was a huge it's detrimental to its. It's in the poverty and the poor schools systems words to use centrist to the children's. So they took 171000. Families and they and subsidize them to move to better neighborhoods and better schools. The girl hostage significantly better simple Asia did war. Do they were showed. Depressed about losing their old friends and not a state didn't have this as good an emotional skills. To develop new friend. And and so they hear they they went downhill of the girls went cocktails. And this is certain that metaphors created in just pure scientific terms this is really amazing that they have been saying here now. Is it kilometers which are they ports figures show. This is this if they if this if they don't reproduce well the kilometers don't reproduce well. You genes get the Jeanne center. The cure for cancer ridicule from heart disease to not get reproduced. So the short eager kilometers. This year as shorting your life expectancy is by the age of nine well by the age of nine children who have minimal or no father's involvement. Have 14%. Shorter telomeres meaning afford keep predicting a 14% shorter life expectancy. But at the statement there's a male female difference. The meal till it mayors and police to let me is that the Asian nine. Our 40%. Shorter than the girls chilly there is already agent going to give you some of them you know amazing insight. In actuality. The impact of a lack of father involvement is. Both girls and voice but does it I think greater impact that it is poised because. And just come intense fighting away as a board with a girl without father involvement still has turned. Our mother has a role model instead had to be a female. Now where tension that the boys without father involvement has not had that role model. So both heard significantly culture particularly in the area. And their relationships with boys they're far more likely to have. Section much more quickly in order because they don't have an nuanced understanding of attitude. How to be able to keep the boy. Except to note to be able to be factual within. Or conversely they're still afraid of connection was boys that they can't the either. Involved in some iffy lies. And in terms of psychological intimacy and they also can't be involved essentially. And so. Actually it's it's it's bit girls. Who'd have father involvement tend to check her both extremes being very factual too quickly. Or not factual. Or intimates since then left because they're uncomfortable they don't know enough about boys. To their other creative a good connections. So biologically. A full family is odd as it is really important I guess to. You know to boys and girls I mean I'm I guess and took big question I had a hearing through this and he is speak about. Marriage and and keeping the family together and you know and just working things out they think of the one thing to sit here was about. It's it's not you know people don't get divorced over bills and things like that they get divorced because they don't talk to each other about these things. Yes exactly people did not get to force over many of the facts and things like that they get to force over their inability to communicate about money and sex. And so we really want to change. The boy crisis and one of the things that would be really helpful if historic communication classes. In first second in third grade and to also trained parents. You know how to communicate in this single biggest Achilles heel for human beings. Is Eric inability. To handle personal criticism. From loved ones without becoming defensive. Especially that personal criticism was given badly. And almost always anyone think for any criticism given by the level has given badly it's true isn't he cute you know really focus on being able to. Alter aren't psychological leash sensitivity. To criticism and that's I don't teach courses and that all around the country. And it's extremely hard to do it takes me good 1012 hours of workshop work. I would couples should teach them how to all through there a way of being able to hear your criticism but if you can't hear if you if you if you utility. A few aren't able to communicate about the tough problems between the two if you. Then the father thinks he has the best answer to the problem the most I think she has the best cancer and the two of them think that there are bad parents because. The mother the father feels another thing is overprotective of their mother feels that the father is. Less passing in chief feels like pushy when these trucks I think she just has one more child to monitor and farther to the note that when he left out and isn't he he doesn't. Do his homework it and read books site whether it's important security of the book of the territory. He hasn't read those books and find out what is there about rough housing that leads to my children to know. Win win its goes too far when it doesn't what's the difference between being assertive and being aggressive. Can what is the he has explained oh mom. That would that would have rushed past for the child that creates a bond and that Fonda and able to use is liberation. Too wouldn't it to enforce foundries and it was saying. We now know I think until mountain entries financially here your homework couldn't pressure keys didn't get everything ready for better do your shores. And the child is so deep desire it shut getting back in Russia as they get an outing or playing together we have the nice story too before bed time. That this year he's focuses on the work that they need to do. In order to get what they want to rush passing and and that teaches the child postpone gratification to do what you need to do before you get what you want. And lit up postpone gratification postpone gratification is the single biggest ingredient. To becoming successful without postpone gratification the child that goes into school. Doesn't do his homework well. Because they're distracted by text or distracted by a new video game opportunity it's. And the and then and then mr. actually ashamed of themselves because they don't do their work. Well they're not standing had to vote for the students. That chain begins to lead to withdrawal and says things like video games are important. And and that child starts to feel that more and more depression negative about himself and his ability to have real life relationships. So this is a cycle bad day and minute could end start basically with bomb with the parents are communicating to each other a would you say. It is more important to have constructive criticism or as a more important to be able to take criticism. It's much. It is. I think I think the biggest Achilles heel is their inability to handle personal criticisms criticisms are very tricky thing. The person giving criticism. Almost never she turned south for himself. As criticizing and they see themselves as making a suggestion. To improve this situation or their relationship. Depression and depression is hearing. Any suggestion for a change of attitude or change in behavior. Christian church suffering himself. As being criticized. And so that people often that that people also think she actually you'll always criticizing me. And the oppression the other person has what it means I'm not criticizing you at all just making it suggestions for improvement. And that that's it's that's the this person who received the suggestion that you couldn't you come home from shopping and further and you get forty different items. And somebody says you your partner says she is he should've gotten this of course there's no credit then that's the scale and we can't sit there gallon in the refrigerator so easily. And so. But you know depression coming home feels like she knows and note the person making suggestions feels it is making good suggestion for a that's. A more efficient refrigerator the other person feel that's I've gotten for the items. The only one you make any comment about is the one that's that's the wrong ones that didn't feel like a real great incentive just to to do more shopping. You know I've actually been there I'm she got a half gallon of milk and I was like you know watney just get a gallon. And I had a went downhill from there Alex if you didn't think I did it was just like I am I don't wanna have to go out by another half gallon milk later it was at did you and it's not. And this is a subject for a new book for you but he a politically. I can see a lot of that it will people wanna talk about Tom. And he didn't have to talk about this if you want to but the president. How people bring him up you have one side that would say like on its almost like they're criticizing. But they think that they're trying to make a way for to be better but the heavier side but here's like the criticism and that's all these years so they think that. He's thinking negatively but somewhere in the middle you know is on its people with good intentions it's just that we kind of. Actually both sides are on our death to that. Absolutely and we certainly see that definition this culture today that probably in the as divided as it's been referred. Maybe since the civil war. Yet officially bitten the the instability here for people. Is very natural it's biologically natural fallen in love is biologically natural. Sustaining love is biologically a natural and then one of the ways and if so naturally is is that we willing to seek suggestions for improvements. Every it's biologically natural to interpret those as criticism and that's because. If historically speaking about logically speaking if you have a kinship network court tribes. And you heard criticism about yourself from the that the tribe. What you get if you wanted to kiss survive you appreciate that happened to be an enemy if you got a few differences. And you and you he tried that for you kill the criticize you be put to criticize or kill you. And that was method of survival. But today if you can you know if you partners. And what makes this suggestion they knew that have you considered. Kill your partner at different partner kill you because you feel that there is that she just suited the criticism that connects emotionally chilly it's. Then then that becomes so away. Not allowing your partner to feel safe for sharing. So what she or he needs to share. In order to make a better relationship and so myself because just biologically a natural the training that you admit workshops. If you get people to. That you only critics only share their major concerns. During a short period of time during the week. The rest of the week is conflict trees owned and then during that your period of time. They focused on. Syrian what their partner. Needs to shape and of that that before they do that's. They all turned their psychological state. By doing a series of medications that. Can pick and choose their partner's love and so that's the last step partner kids the person receiving the criticism cheap here. Much more openly. That type of a natural work needs to be done. In order to do something that is you know it's biologically and actually become defensive this just is not constructive but anyway. All of those things. The lack of that could communications. Leave stupid divorces in the divorce Sicily to the lack of father involvement. And so that you should now needs to be done. To compensate for that schools need to be getting more fathers didn't more more men involved as teachers. We need to be getting down more vocational education in schools and more recessions schools. So this so much that needs to be done. We could swear that when children go from a mother only family. Two female dominated school system with this a feminization of education. That combination doesn't leave the mail with any type a support system. So how'd it channel this testosterone and constructively. And when police still learned to channel that could as the testosterone constructively. They tend to channel it destructive ways so hence would. A recent almost every and member of ice fish is a child without fox significant other involvement. And almost all your school shooters and your mash shooters. There are highly likely to have a a significant lack of father involvement. I see here on that I'm in you list are a couple and a lot of of the shootings where people are fatherless on the what are the questions I had reading through all this. And some actually texts in and then mentioned on. Like I same sex couples on the how did you do any research or do you know anything about may be like us to father households to mother households and how that affects on the child. We saw in the nascent stages of a researcher that a lot of read a lot of research says. Gay parents do really well. A lot of research says gay parents do not do really to tell. And when you look at the research using his from the gay advocacy group where that was as to where they try and that is that the parents do really well. And from certain anti hadn't gay marriage group that you try and the other data but we don't have a look that's. Long term data look at what we do know. Is that as a rule parent said does that go against enormous that I highly self selecting each other whether there. Single fathers for example that children do which really well with single fathers. But as best explain in this single father is married and the look here. Is and Malaysia's single far this year has said. And fathers bring up children predominately. The children do well it'll if they're married and niche and they. And the and the mother stayed connected to the children which mother is almost always do. And but didn't. Gay families we don't have a good long term data because there hasn't been saved a lot of stable case at least. So I have great children that have grown up to be adults. So we've been able to she's the pattern of an and it will we have had large enough numbers. To control for social economic they are very able and other things that might cause. Different however what we do know is that the whole populations where. There are people who are self selected like gay parents are self selected their highly motivated. And so they're usually get to be very focused on their children and very conscious of their parenting. And so there's a good chance that there will but that this that the children will probably have. A more positive experience because of that that's shot selection in high motivation. And so interesting and not either of the entire distance of the showed today is on as a show about odd graduating and com advice for graduates and what happens if there's in a school or college or whatever I'm Howell does. This and maybe RD kind of hit on it how does. This particular the boy crisis. Affect like graduation rates and success later on in life. Yes if you it's that students here graduate. Then the chances are fairly good day here already under way. If you if you selecting a partner. And anything I I think hear different things to watch out for. Ask yourself what is my personality in my personality who when I get married I want that they get from the guy. I wanna be a full time days and then if I do wanna be at full time dad. You've got to make sure that if she's that woman that you select. Is a woman who could really respect a full time father of the president she would. Well maybe have an aspiration to be which you would call a little woman it's. A woman who had a hot a powerful career although once they have a good marriage it must have children that are well race. What she can do that. Did she can do is only if you guys think they are. Design should be political father will walk here. Is that father who really wants to still overcome the barriers that but discrimination as a shut society has against a full time father. And be involved as a full time father you. Probably redden and deploy crisis broke my story with the other night and he met John Lennon coming up to me and saying that he joined demands for access formed. And then the mad men's group led him into and to making a decision to be fully involved with his sentence if if you sell insurance. And this and that led him taking off from their work for five years to be a full time dead. And and at that and nice simulate that a good decision for units at this point in time shot was only two years old. And he should that was why it was the best decision in my light show and so we have very powerful people men it was very good careers. When they do put their time into their children. They find it is the most rewarding experience that they've ever had and so that graduates from high school who's a male. These test himself that question is that what I want to do this that's happened in my personality. But if I do if that's guys. That there are many women who respects me if I don't earn as much money as they did have. They would even merry Mir have what I have children with many seat that's select the right woman for that and I sort of talk in the bush crisis book about. How to go about selecting the right woman. 04 that I think conversing with a woman. You can ask yourself the question you know if if you know in a woman who wants to be home close under the children that's one thing. But if you're a woman who wants to break the glass ceiling and do very well and then. And your career how did it get you also wanna be married have children and have to have the race well. This solution is not to be as a single mom. Step puts a huge amount of stress and you said the children. Are far more likely to grow up being disobedient. Non productive. Heading and talking back and you'll be it is more likely to feel overwhelmed and stressed. And juggled and who will not have the satisfaction chances are. Well raise children now there mothers single mothers work extremely hard probably harder than almost any other. A Serb cup population group. And some children as single mothers to very well but that's the exception rather than the ruling you're taking you know a big risk. So there's a lot going on its it was like now we have we have science and biology now is things are. Are are competing I'm not and that you know I'm leave it there because I have to take a break. But it's these past everybody wants to want to get your book or maybe your seminar how can we contact you or out or find these things. If the just for the boat for the boy crisis the fiscal and Amazon and very really have a very price for their. Well it sure an interest student and learning more about the couple's communication as talking about. To go to war and farewell dot com because stipulate RRE and tell us efficient trying to say they are part ELL Warren told us come. Perfect well doctor Warren Farrell author about the bully crisis thank you so much for us for coming on it's a real pleasure if they. Eclectic. Brothers big sisters of the bridge located on east North Hampton street in Wilkes-Barre is currently involved in a 100 matches in 100 days campaign. They currently have more than 300 children on their waiting list. They're hoping to secure 100 new Big Brother big sister matches by August 30. It your comes rocky and Melissa caught up with one woman who heard about the campaign and began the process to look for her little match. They now introduce us to Suzanne. Who's having all kinds of fun with her new little. I have friends that big Brothers big sisters of the bridge this summer had issued a challenge 100 matches in 100 days throughout the summer weren't trying to motivate you to volunteer and become a big game we have in studio with a relatively new state your name is Suzanne welcome. The programming you and even matched up with today every hole ten looked. Ten year old I have and these extraordinary little sister on her name is Harley and yes she's ten years old. Harley and I are just just remarkable together took about a year actually teaching get this match to happen when big Brothers big sisters you know you go to your interview process Sarah do you background checks etc. they really wanna make sure that you have the best possible match on that they could find so it's not like the next kid that comes along within days that comes along the very thorough in their very careful about making the match so on this Harley waited for about a year. And then I came into her life last October. And you guys Zell for anyway thank god. Yes what a blast saying yeah we really did we really gels onto she's just she's in awesome kid end we just do a lot of cool things together and a lot of the same interests. Lot of the same Mary dry humor you know I'm getting what attracted you to become a big sisters I was at a point in my life where I had more free time they do have a 26 year old son I'm so it kind of was empty nest syndrome but on the other hand on. I kind of feel like I have a life that I take a lot of pleasure in sharing it with people especially people who like love and I thought if I could exposed and I could partner with somebody younger. Who maybe could use a little bit of a mentor more or body or a big sister or whatever sort of looked at a few different options that aren't out there are made some phone calls on and decided that big Brothers big sisters was the best thing for an awesome and don't you find it's a two way street where your. Having eighth begin took an impact on your well and vice Versa they're changing your life. Oh my gosh there's absolutely there's there's no doubt I think about her I mean you know like I'm at work I'm doing this and do whatever and think about what she's doing aren't making plans for the next time I'm going to play the airplane and you know what and that's what it is like last night Carly came over for dinner and my mom was over I love you know it means so it's just like we kind of grilled just chilled at my desk and I was very nice well she's lucky to have you two years strong cruelty and you know I take it in a gutsy and obviously that's that you bump last year that's a good match. So again in just a couple hours every month you can really make a difference in young person's life boy or girl if you're addressing need info DB BS any PA dot org that's their website. And just like Suzanne this is such a rewarding experience. It Italy yes it's a tremendous rewarding experience and you know if if you're playing you're less we you can pay it forward a little bit on just exposing children to different things in life and showing them that there's other opportunities helping with confidence. I mean you really could could make a series and pac ten and I know the big Brothers big sisters is really looking for a lot of guys. Among men who could also help with that with the little's who happens to be boys. That's huge too we just begun under matches after days Suzanne thanks for coming and sharing your story. Let's take his photo like guests also all put all the info on our FaceBook in our Twitter so it's easy for consulate in like I was in custom there you thank you very much. Suzanne also tells rocky endless Hartley has been helping volunteer at hillside farms. Heard little is going to do something she's never done before Hartley is looking forward to showing caf at the upcoming Lucerne county fair. If you would like to find out more about the 100 matches in 100 days campaign now under way through August 30. There are several ways to get information. You can give them a call at 180955. 4376. Or 5708247856. You can check out big Brothers big sisters of the bridge on FaceBook or on the web. At BBB. Asked any PA dot. A special edition today another reminder. About the breathe deep lung chip but he walked that's coming to Kirby park in wilkes-barre Sunday June 24. Pauline Macau ski is a local woman who spearheaded bringing the locked in northeastern Pennsylvania. I chose to begin a lot globally in northeastern Pennsylvania. My husband. I died of for stage four lung cancer in June of 2009. My husband was treated to lift schema therapy for sixteen months from the time he was diagnosed. To his passing. And it's very it's very debilitating disease and as you know chemotherapy is just very debilitating as well. But he he thought. Mary. Very heart. And unfortunately with stage four lung cancer. It varies usually not a good outcome but unfortunately with lung cancer right now. Our early detection screening and tests up that's what part of being researches being done to find a test for early detection. Of the early stages of lung cancer there really aren't any symptoms. And most people that are diagnosed with stage one or stage tube. It was by accident that they re diagnosed. And it's usually stage four. Is where you start getting symptoms of something being wrong so longevity is goal of course is too with every search is to find. Early detection test and of course. Immune therapy and new therapies for lung cancer there are a few new drugs out there and you didn't immunotherapy. And they're showing she again there. Pinpointed to a particular type of lung cancer there are different types so. Right now it's only one particular type of lung cancer that's being treated. With the immunotherapy. But it's certainly in the right direction. And that's they are going to find continue to fine to other other. Therapies for it longevity has. 118. Research projects. In 58. Institutions in 23 states across the country in Allen into lung cancer is just. It kills more people yearly event all that eat three other top cancers. It's just two very very. Scary actually and only 6% of government funding for lung cancer research so we need. A foundation like longevity. To be out there doing research to try and finding answers. Pauline Murkowski brought these longevity breathe deep walk to northeastern Pennsylvania. And she says longevity dot org has much more to do with lung cancer. Then raising money for research it and making people aware there are also there to help those. Who have been affected along with their loved ones they have the largest. On line support. Group in the country for lung cancer. A lender be a caregiver and knee. Patients. Are any other family members there's help out there for them. There's appeared appear where. And longevity will team up a patients with another. I'm cancer survivor. Soul you know they can talk to people daily if they need to and and here's something you might not be aware of as Pauline tells us spewed don't have to be a smoker to get lung cancer. Al absolutely not and the sad part is is that there's a stigma that. Is out there a balance. You know lung cancer being a smoker's disease and we've got to. Dispelled that because 65%. Of being diagnosed. People. Never smoked or quit smoking 65%. That's. So it's it's not a smoker's disease and legacy and we really need to remind people that. It's a family fun activity for a great cause that Kirby park in wilkes-barre Sunday June 24. Our registration. And check in begins at 9 AM we have a 10 AM program. And block final run begins at 1030. And some really very scenic. I'll walk. Egos across San market street bridge and they walk down along the river locked. And then back over and walked along and he let me in Kirby park. And it is a true five K block fund run. Pauline Macau ski joining us today on special addition to tell us about these longevity breathe deep five K fun walk and run. Which will be happening at Kirby park in Wilkes-Barre. The reason Pauline was spearheading the walk by bringing it to northeast Pennsylvania in memory of her husband Allen he was farm. I could I consider him Renaissance man he had city faced. Area go gained. Involved with the community. Played painted played music played the trumpet. She Alicia sent collar around Family Guy just to really really good man. Remember if you can't make it to the walk you can always make donations and find out more information. At longevity done ORG. If you can't make it intercom communications will be taking part this year. In memory of our colleague who lost his battle with lung cancer one year ago only two wrong. Knuckle boxing event took place earlier this month in Cheyenne Wyoming. Eight and the squared circle boxing ring was created right here in northeastern Pennsylvania. Gary Greene junior and grants martial arts put it together brought it there and now it's here on display. He moved to wring itself is patent pending the way it was built. The he squared circle it is it is trademark so. You're not gonna see and the other four and the others are for boxing him and they kick boxing thick in places like this if you see the scores Serb fought TD. You're watching a bare knuckle fighting championships. By Jim has grant Marshall or implement them we we actually built this. We were caught the squared circle the that the square platform that. The circular close up of top. And we built in debates immigrants martial arts and it's on the spoiler and the actual promoters. It's Altman gave salvage unit they're from Philadelphia. It and I do a lot of key journal boxing ring girl fight. And I met him at a promotion and we actually contract with them. So filled the actual ring that he they're not fighting championship goes. Taking place and so while we're actually doing the very couples fight here. But there's a strong a local connection here. Yeah and what what they want it was 88 circular boxing or that a perfect soulful. 12 foot circle so we we built that here on the PA it's. Really the first of its colleague and we we shifted out to Russia and oil Entergy that if the fight. We well behind it put together assembled. And it was one out of fights I'd agree certified I've ever been involved well. And then we brought it back. It's it's it's implement that might Jim and we'll look very. Actually we got this really neat piece well of course circles person means we would you would you look at it is these huge 24 plus war. It is it 22 foot circle on the up. Stand originally boxing took place yeah and you know what they call you know a ring and ring was just teetering of people are reading that dirt Dijjer on the ground. This yeah and then they started. It's when he started closing at the end. You know. With ropes or would do whatever they did in those days you know they couldn't get to abandon a Serb also. Even with the boxing ring or even arrest leery squared circle. I mean who are beliefs do you do the first fight actually taken place in any radios built in a circle so. So pretty interest and I'm not my goal is bring you some data book not hear it there all day because there really is. The first true ring. First for. For sports. Where you're going to meet someone or something from northeastern Pennsylvania. From the east squared circle boxing ring taking part in the event in Cheyenne Wyoming. Ending up. Perhaps. In the bare knuckle boxing hall of fame. Again that's scary grand junior and it came from grants martial arts in Plymouth. The bare knuckle boxing hall of fame that Kerry spoke about. Is in Belfast to New York it does have championship built posters and stories about out. Bare knuckle boxers of course you can find out more about the squared circle boxing ring. If you visit grants martial arts FaceBook page they'll be happy to pass along any information. If trips to. Thanks for listening to special edition. A weekly look at the issues in the news and the personalities shaping the stories.