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11 Jun 2019

Megan Crowley, daughter of APB speaker John F. Crowley (subject of the film Extraordinary Measures and healthcare entrepreneur), was featured in an article in The Wall Street Journal. At the age of one, Megan was diagnosed with Pompe disease, a rare and fatal neuromuscular disorder. Doctors told her parents, John and Aileen, that she would not live to see her high school graduation. John refused to accept this fate for his child.

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04 Jun 2019

Can music alleviate depression, reduce the need for drugs—or even prevent illness by boosting the immune system? Kim Campbell, widow of pop-country music legend Glen, witnessed the healing power of music when her husband was battling Alzheimer’s disease. “Music as medicine” is the mission of the new Kim and Glen Campbell Foundation. Its goal is to use music to improve the lives of those with mental illness or cognitive impairments and their caregivers.

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31 May 2019

John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics, comments on Bernie Sander’s 2020 Presidential bid saying, “Don’t underestimate him.” On a segment of Inside Politics, King analyzes polling numbers for the candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic nominee.

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31 May 2019

Caylin Moore's remarkable, against-all-odds journey from the cruel poverty of gang-ridden Los Angeles to becoming a Rhodes Scholar attending Oxford University is a true testament to the power of the human spirit. His message is simple: “You have to dream dreams that are so big, so unimaginable, so unfathomable, so unrealistic that they’re destined to fail without divine intervention.” Through the power of education, Caylin did just that.

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31 May 2019

Co-founder of Netflix, entrepreneur and business speaker Marc Randolph is set to release a book this September titled This Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea. A memoir following Randolph’s journey with the streaming service empire, This Will Never Work shares the origins of Netflix, triumphs and failures along the way, and the valuable business—and life—lessons learned.

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24 May 2019

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Laureate known as “Africa’s Iron Lady,” has been appointed Health Workforce Ambassador by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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24 May 2019

Sought-after mental health speaker Mike Veny asserts that mental illnesses are not liabilities—rather, when you “choose to see mental illness as an asset, you open up a great opportunity to find happiness, more success, and serve the people in your life more effectively.”

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23 May 2019

Former U.S. Navy Officer and groundbreaking leadership speaker Admiral Michelle J. Howard has been appointed to IBM’s Board. She was the first woman to become a 4-star admiral in addition to becoming the first African-American woman to command a U.S. Navy ship.

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22 May 2019

What’s the most effective path to success in virtually any profession or organization? It’s not what you think. In his acclaimed new book, Rangerecently recognized by TIME as one of the best books of MayDavid Epstein, the New York Times best-selling author of The Sports Gene, debunks the myth that specialization is the secret to success.

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22 May 2019

In commemoration of the 1970 Kent State shootings that shook the American conscience and changed the course of the Vietnam War, APB Speakers is partnering with KSU to market an exclusive 50th anniversary program. “Kent State: The Lessons. The Legacy” features the firsthand accounts of survivors of the sixty-seven rounds fired at student Vietnam War protesters by Ohio National Guardsmen, killing four and wounding nine. The program merges the history of turbulent times with its lasting impact on the evolution of activism, especially student activism. 

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