Category Archives: Interviews

S2E14: Are we in the end times?

Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year to all!

This is the final episode on our series on religion and spirituality and the last episode of 2018.

In this episode we take things from Christ’s time to the end times. 

With me is retired Detective Darnley Small who worked for the New York City Police Department and is an elder in the Presbyterian Church.

Detective Small also did race training for the NYC Presbytery and worked in the synod.

We begin with  Nebuchadnezzar’s dream as interpreted by Daniel in his book.  See our last episode here for more details.

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S2E12: The church and prophecy today

In Today’s episode we begin to delve into the Bible as we talk about the church and prophecy.

As an elder and a former member of the Presbyterian senate, I ask detective Small about the church and how it is different from other christians churches.

Through discussion I learn about how he was tasked to deal with perceived racism and the church.

We then discus the state of the Church today and reference reports on child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic church.

How can a church of God behave this way?

This groundbreaking reporting is only a few months old.

If you have not heard about it or read about it, I urge listeners to visit the NY Times reporting on this:

Child sex abuse Roman Catholic church of Pennsylvania.:

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/organization/roman-catholic-church-sex-abuse-cases

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S2E11 – Faith and religion with Det. Darnley Small

Last episode we focused on physical health and mental well being through diet, exercise and meditation.

In this series of episodes I am going to focus on spiritual health and well being through faith and religion.

I will be interviewing Detective Darnley Small, a retired trainer for the New York City Police Department.

Detective Small is also an elder in his church and did racism training for the NYC Presbytery.

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S2E10 – Healthy Diet, Healthy Life

How do you learn to eat healthy?

How do you go from drinking milk, eating beef and pork to drinking nut milk and eating just vegetables and whole grains?

Today is the final episode of our series on health and wellness with Meena, a certified yoga and Pilates instructor in New York city.

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S2E9 – Yoga for meditation and stress relief

From yogaandpilatesforyou.com

Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning to yoke or unite the source of our being.
Yoga is a combination of poses and postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and meditation that focuses on stress reduction, and toning muscles.  This is achieved through slow, dynamic movement.  

These techniques increase strength, endurance and energy.  There is low risk of injury to muscles and ligaments as it is a non-competitive exercise regiment performed at one’s own pace.

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S2E8 – What is pilates?

In today’s episode I continue my conversation on health and wellness with Meena a certified yoga and pilates instructor in NYC.

The is the second episode in the series.

The goal of these episodes is get listeners thinking about adding exercise to their daily routine.

We want you to understand exercise is not just going out and running for a few miles in the street or on a treadmill.

Yoga and pilates provides both strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular workout without the undo stress on joints and bones.

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S2E7 – Health and healing with yoga

The elections got you down?  Are you frustrated that your candidate didn’t win?  Are you stressed about the recount?

Relax!  Relieve your stress and focus on a return to health and happiness with yoga.

That’s right folks, we are stepping away from political talk and talking to Meena, a NYC certified yoga instructor, who just happens to be my cousin.

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Episode Fourteen: Solutions in Training

In this episode I conclude my conversation with Detective Small a veteran of the NYC Police Department’s Human Relations Unit by discussing solutions in training for the department.

I ask Detective Small to paint a picture of how the New York City Police Department would look if it wanted to improve itself, the quality of policing and its relationship with the public.

The answers were surprising.

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Episode thirteen: Police Commissioners w Det Small

In this episode Detective Small gives his views on some of the high-profile police commissioners NYC police department has ever had.

The police commissioner is hired by the mayor and becomes the face of the department.  He becomes its message, its spokesperson and it policy maker.   He becomes the focus of praise and target of scorn by the community.

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