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DRAWING A STRAIGHT LINE TO RECIDIVISM, SUSTAINABILITY, AND RENEWED PROSPERITY IN PHILADELPHIA

Heralded by many as the “Next Great American City”, the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States, the City of Philadelphia is on the move.  Real estate developers are transforming an area between Market and Chestnut Streets spanning from 11th to 12th Streets once considered the epicenter of Philadelphia into East Market, a towering and expansive structure which will be home to residential units, restaurants, retail outlets, and office space. Looking westward, a cluster of gleaming glass and steel skyscrapers which rise above the end of the Walnut Street Bridge and which appear to obfuscate the line of demarcation between the City of Philadelphia’s downtown business district, University City, and the neighborhoods surrounding Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania come into view .. These developments are helping to create excitement about Philadelphia. Despite the perceived “renewed prosperity” of Philadelphia’s downtown business district an…

"DADS ON THE AIR" LOOKS AT 2016 INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY IN THE USA AND EXPLORES "MOVEMBER" AND MEN'S DEPRESSION AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Australia's DADS ON THE AIR (www.dadsontheair.com.au), the longest running radio program solely devoted to Fatherhood and Men's Issues, explores 2016 International Men's Day in the United States.  But the dialogue on Fatherhood and Men's Issues does not end there.  DADS ON THE AIR places the spotlight on Movember which is a movement established in 2003 to resolve the critical state of affairs of Men's Health and generate public awareness about the Men's Health.  It has raised about US$700 million in funding which is used to benefit Men's Health.  Sam Gledhill, the Men's Health Program Manager at Movember talks to DADS ON THE AIR.  Depression and mental illness continues to be the proverbial "elephant in the room" for Men and Boys.   Special Guest Matt Barwick and author of  a powerful book, "Life In Limbo" says that most men avoid open and honest communication about physical and mental health. But he does not stop there.