No Limits for Deaf Children, Alzheimer's Disease, Bread Making at Home, Real Leadership, Thrive Through the Unexpected, National Teacher Day

The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 453

  • May 5, 2020 12:00 pm
  • 1:41:14 mins

No Limits for Deaf Children (0:00:00) About 15% of children and teens in the United States live with hearing loss. Because of its prevalence in our communities, deaf and hearing loss awareness has increased exponentially over the past several decades. But that doesn’t change the fact that school, sports, and extracurricular activities are designed for those with certain hearing abilities. And many kids with hearing loss find themselves left out resulting in lower self-esteem. Fortunately, No Limits for Deaf Children, a nonprofit organization based out of California, is helping hard-of-hearing and deaf children gain confidence and communication skills. Joining us today is their founder, Dr. Michelle Christie, to talk about their programs and the everyday experiences of deaf children. Alzheimer’s Disease (0:21:41) There are almost 50 million people worldwide suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. About ten percent of that number comes from the US, with 5.5 million cases. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, that number might triple in the next 30 years if we don’t find a cure or method to slow down the process. With numbers like these, it’s very likely you know someone with this disease or someone who is prone to it. Today, we have the Executive Director of the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Ronnie Daniel. He is here to tell us all about Alzheimer’s disease, early signs, and research. Bread Making at Home (0:36:33) Of all of the crazy, lazy or productive things we’ve done in the last two months, I personally don’t think you can qualify yourself as a proper “quarantiner” if you haven’t tried your hand at homemade bread. Now whether you’re an experienced baker or not, we can all learn something from today’s guest, Peter Reinhart. Peter is an internationally renowned expert on baking, one the most popular artisan bread teachers in the country, and current Chef on Assignment at Johnson & Wales University. And he’s here to teach us everything we need to know about bread making at home. Real Leadership (0:50:40) Have you ever been under the leadership of someone who wasn’t a good leader? It’s not the best experience. You may find yourself micro-managed, unappreciated, or used and abused. But I think the great thing about having bad leaders is that they teach us what not to do and inspire us to be better leaders if one day we find ourselves in a similar position. But we have to start getting ready now for when that day comes. Our next guest, Al Christy, argues that real leadership needs preparation. Al was recommended to us by his daughter-in-law who emailed us at, and he joins us on the show to discuss how to be a good leader. Al has held multiple leadership responsibilities throughout his life and has helped his kids and grandkids learn leadership skills. Thriving Through the Unexpected (1:05:40) I think many of us have hit the point where we’re just living in survival mode. We’re just trying to make it through one day, even one hour at a time: OK, wake up, eat, school, exercise, make dinner. Whatever your routine is these days, it probably feels like you’re dragging your feet one step at a time. But I think it’s time we pull ourselves out of our repetitive slump. Our next guest has some great tips for thriving, not just surviving, during this unprecedented time. Ganel-Lyn Condie is a friend of the show and motivational speaker, and we’re happy to have her with us today to discuss this important topic. National Teacher Day (1:25:27) Today is National Teacher Day, and we want to give a big shout out to our teachers, because they’ve had to adapt big time with schools moving online across the nation. Thankfully, many of them care a lot about their students and have responded to these changes with creativity. I’m not the only one impressed by how our teachers have managed online schooling.  A new national poll found that over eighty percent of parents approve of how their children’s teachers are handling the coronavirus pandemic. So, we want to show our appreciation to our teachers, and to help us come up with some ideas to do that we have Becky Pringle with us on the show.  She’s the Vice President of the National Education Association.