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Nicholas Higgins - Supervising Librarian, New York Public Library, Correctional Services Program
Social networking now includes book club gatherings. Nicholas Higgins brings the book club concept to Riker's Island or other jails every day of the week. Inmates who never visited a public library now stand in line to request a library book. A special program for incarcerated dads to read and record a story book for their kids has been introduced by Higgins and his staff of volunteers. He discusses his program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Rehabilitation, Mentoring, Second Chance
Vanessa Pahlad Singh / David Z. Prince - Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Montefiore Medical Center / M.D., FAAPMR, Director, Cardiac Recover Program, Montefiore Heart Center
Exercise programs are common. But Montefiore Medical Center's cardiac recovery program has a special exercise routine named the "Daisy Plan". The program is three days a week consisting of five minute stints on seven different machines: treadmill, seated elliptical, rowing, stationery bike and Stairmaster -- seven machines, five minutes each. The "Daisy Plan" is named for Daisy McFadden, a triple by-pass survivor of eleven years who recently celebrated her ninety-ninth birthday exercising at the Center and who still lived independently. Her program is monitored by Vanessa Pahlad Singh, exercise physiologist at the Center. Dr. David Prince who leads the Cardiac Recovery Unit cites research of significantly lowered risk of death by those who suffered heart disease and committed to cardiac rehab. They discuss the program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Health Care, Longevity, Rehabilitation, Community Programs
Concetta M. Tomaino - Executive Director, The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, Senior Vice-President for Music Therapy, Beth Abraham Family of Health Services
Music unlocks memories. Dr. Concetta Tomaino directs a music therapy program at Beth Abraham Family of Health Services that opens up the world for Alzheimer patients. The emotions that are stimulated by listening to music have a profound effect on stroke and dementia patients. Dr. Tomaino spearheads a program that loads IPods with personal play lists to spread the benefits of music theraphy. She describes the amazing results to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Health Care, Rehabilitation
Stephen Chinlund - Episcopal Priest; Author, PRISON TRANSFORMATIONS
Rev. Chinlund believes in change. He should know. Former New York State Commissioner of Corrections, he sponsors a program aimed at life change in prisons. He's authored a book detailing some of the lessons both for inmates and for himself. Chinlund believes in the "alchemy" of transformation from the Crucible to the cell. He relates his ideas to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Rehabilitation, Inspiration, Mentoring, Second Chance
Ron Tabano - CEO/Principal, John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School
The word "wildcat" is a description of someone who drills, where others have failed, with the expectation of striking it RICH. That's what Ron Tabano, founder/principal of Wildcat Academy Charter School, does. But his team strikes it RICH with high risk, urban teens. Kids who are suspended from traditional school, truants, -- or even already in the criminal justice system -- graduate and go on to college or have a job. Required throughout the curriculum is work experience. For the record, character development is always front and center. Learn how Wildcat's staff does the magic on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education, Rehabilitation
Mark Goldsmith - Founder, Getting Out and Staying Out
Ordinary Americans do extraordinary things. Hear Goldsmith describe his Getting Out and Staying Out Program, operating with volunteers at Rikers Island. There, retired executives teach inmates how to find and keep a job. Every released inmate gets a tool kit with an alarm clock, metro card, resume and condoms. He tells his story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Legal, Rehabilitation, Philanthropy, Mentoring, Education
"Interview with Ron Tabano: Pockets of Progress In Education After Twenty-five Years"
Many of you know that I've been an advocate of education reform even before Getting Your Money's Worth. In fact, my show, GYMW, was an outcome of my advocacy position on education equality....
Themes: Education, Rehabilitation

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