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On The Air – Brain Injury Radio Discrimination of TBI Survivors

On the Air

with

Donna O’Donnell Figurski and Julie Kintz

images-1With my first radio stint under my belt (my interview with Kim Justus on her show, “Recovery Now,”) I felt relieved. I’d made it through my first time on “live” radio. Now my new friend, Julie Kintz, another Brain Injury Radio Network host asked me to help her co-host a show. Her computer sound was not working properly and she didn’t want to not do a show.

Though I was nervous, I felt that it would allow me to familiarize myself with the studio and the studio hosting tools, and give me more practice on the air before I took the microphone myself. And . . .  I wanted to help a fellow host. So, I reluctantly agreed.

There were some glitches before the show. We expected to be interviewing a guest, but because communications got twisted, the guest never arrived. Julie and I had only minutes to decide what to do as the minutes ticked down to “On the Air” time. Since we’d planned to discuss discrimination of TBI survivors with the guest, we decided to pursue that topic as our discussion for the evening. I think it turned out well. What do you think.

You can listen here.

(Clip Art compliments of Bing.)

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On the Air – Brain Injury Radio Donna’s Interview with Kim Justus

On the Air

with

Donna O’Donnell Figurski & Kim Justus

     (interview to tell David’s TBI story)

images-1I was surprised when I got a Private Message from one of the Brain Injury Radio Network hosts one evening while I was browsing through the many Traumatic Brain Injury sites that I belong to on Facebook. The host, Julie Kintz (“Quantum Leap”), asked if I’d be interested in becoming a BIR host too and referred me to Kim Justus, who is in charge of recruiting new hosts.

Of course, I was interested, but I wondered if I could even do something like this. I told David (my husband), and, surprisingly, he encouraged me. (He usually worries that I’ll take on too much.) I was glad for his encouragement, but I wasn’t convinced yet and threw the idea around with several close friends. They also gave me their “thumbs up.” I agreed to do it!

Then Kim invited me to be a guest on her show (“Recovery Now”) as a Traumatic Brain Injury caregiver. She wanted me to tell an abridged version of David’s and my story of our travels in the TBI maze.

I am featured in the first two hours of Kim’s three-hour show. You can listen by clicking the link below. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

My show, “Another Fork in the Road,” will debut on Monday, August 4, 2014, at 5:00 pm Pacific time. It will air the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. On that show, I will tell a more complete version of our tale based on my book, “Prisoner Without Bars: Conquering Traumatic Brain Injury,” which is searching for a publisher. I hope to see you there.

Subsequent shows will feature interviews with TBI survivors and caregivers and offer brain injury resources and interviews with professionals in the field of TBI. There will also be discussions on current topics of interest.

(Clip Art compliments of Bing.)

Click here for a list of all “Another Fork in the Road” shows on the Brain Injury Radio Network.

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