Category Archives: Interviews

S3E13: Devastating medical news. Meningioma brain tumor.

On today’s show we pick up right where we left off on yesterday’s show.  Meena gives us a deep dive into the process of learning about and later having surgery for a meningioma brain tumor.

The meningioma, according to Johns Hopkins, is the most common type of brain tumor and the most treatable.

Meena, a certified yoga and Pilates instructor had been suffering from symptoms of what she believed to be an inner ear infection.   But after tests, with an ear nose and throat doctor, she discovers she needs a neurologist. 

We begin the story there.  Meena has just had an MRI and she is about to get the results that will change her life…

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S3:E12: Massage and ALT treatments For pain

Is chiropractic adjustments quackery?  Is a massage as seedy as they say?  Some say yes, others say no.

For Meena, a certified yoga and pilates instructor, the answer is clear.   After undergoing brain surgery, she sought help though alternative medication. 

As we learned in our last episode, she’d become weary of pain medication, pills and potions so often used and abused in this country. Instead she got relief from acupuncture.

On today’s show Meena discusses her experience with massage, chiropractors and reflexology for pain relief. 

Then she explains what caused her to undergo brain surgery.  What were her symptoms and how did she finally locate a neurologist.

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S3:E11: What’s the deal with acupuncture?

So, Donald Trump has the country freaking out once again over his racist statements. This time they are regarding four congresswoman.   

Trump seems to want us to believe this is a strategy to bring out his base.    The media, Democrats and most Americans believe it’s blatant white supremacy.  

Republicans believe two things.  Tax cuts and conservative judges.

I can imagine this whole ordeal stresses most readers out. That’s why we at The World As I Like It To Be podcast will sit this one out.

Instead, in this episode and blog, we will be discussing health and well being with Meena a certified yoga and pilates instructor.

Even with an active, healthy lifestyle, Meena has had a number of health crisis in her life including brain surgery which we talk in detail in another episode.  But in this episode, we focus the beneficial effects of acupuncture.

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S3E4: Policing and racism. What to do when cops shoot w. Det Small

Today’s show is timely as stories in the newspaper and on social media speak of policing and racism within law enforcement.

People are tired of reading stories where cops shoot an unarmed man in the back, then say they where in fear for their lives.

What is going on?

After today’s show, I hope it becomes clear why the police and law enforcement will not change under the current system.

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S3E3:Racism AT THE 66, police brutality cases and intervention

On today’s show Detective Small shares stories of corruption in the police department and one of many police brutality cases he was involved.

But first, we begin our discussion on an article in the NY Daily News on racism at the 66th Precinct.

the 66th covers a mostly diverse community which includes Chinatown, Borough Park and Sunset Park.

It is here that Michael Moy, a 24 year veteran of the department , got into fight with white detectives and was placed on modified duty.

The Asian American detective says he got tired of the “frat house” environment and racist jokes including the mocking of his accent.

Daily News: Post placed around the department by the cops in question.

Was a fight between the officers the best way to deal with this? How should detective Moy have handled the situation?

Detective Small has a lot of experience in this area that includes one incident that almost cost him his job. Listen:

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S3E2: Exploitation of women and How to stop it w Det Small

On today’s show (#theworldasilike) we continue our conversation on the exploitation of women through  misogyny and sexism with Detective Darnley Small.

There is some good news on this front:

The governor of Maine has signed a bill that would expand the rights of those seeking abortion according to Vox.

Along with California, Maine would allow “non doctors” to perform abortions within a medical facility like a clinic.

Two dozen other states allow non doctors to prescribe abortion related medication.

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S3E1: a cop shooting racism and sexism w/ detective darnley small

We are back with season three of The World As I Like It To Be (#theworldasilike) podcast and none too soon. Another day, another potential cop shooting makes the headlines.

Whether it is the bombshell Netflix documentary When They See Us by Ava DuVernay and produced by Robert DeNiro and Oprah Winfrey among others,

or a Utah mother seeing her 10 year old child being held at gun point by a police officer or a Delaware man traveling to  Pennsylvania to settle old tickets ending up dead in police custody, America is once again being forced to face this ugly truth without our society and, so called, justice system.

On today’s show we will be speaking to Detective Darnley Small, a retired instructor for the New York City police department.  

Detective Small worked in the human relations unit which trained bosses and officers within the department on issue of racial tolerance and discrimination within the department.

His understanding and training on discrimination and racism and what happens in the department will be very instructive for us.  

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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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