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The next three months on The Authentic Woman, a radio show on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network - hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher - that focuses on issues facing women today, are going to be filled with special editions and guest hosts!  July will begin with a mini-podcast reading of the Declaration of Independence in honor of the Fourth of July.

On July 6, we will be airing Authors on the Air’s Global Conversation on Human and Sex Trafficking.  This global conversation is a special event with a panel of experts including prosecutors, law enforcement officers, legislators who have worked to enact laws to combat human trafficking, victim’s rights advocates and survivors of the sex trade – all of whom share stories about the horrors they have witnessed and experienced. This $32 billion “industry” enslaves more than 300,000 underage girls (and boys) each year in America, selling them into forced prostitution. This informative and important broadcast shines a light on this topic that is usually kept in the shadows.

We will air an in-depth discussion of Autism Spectrum Disorder on July 13 with apanel of experts: a developmental doctor, a developmental therapist and two mothers of children with autism.  This discussion offers some excellent information about the early warning signs of autism, the indicators that parents should take their children for an assessment from a specialist, treatment options, the wide spectrum of symptoms of autism and solutions for living with autism into adulthood.

The July 20 show will be a discussion with Dr. Sheri Meyers, a regular contributor to ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, television and radio talk shows, and the Huffington Post.  During the show,  we will discuss her book, Chatting or Cheating, which examines the shocking ease with which we can all slide down the slippery slope from an innocent online “friendship” to a full-blown affair in today’s technology-driven world.  This discussion will cover the perspectives of the cheater, the

On July 27, we will broadcast a live interview with legendary theatrical Artistic Director, Carol Piersol, whose name has been in the news quite a bit in recent years. We will be talking about her new company, 5th Wall Theatre.  The name of the company is a play on the concept of the audience being the “fourth wall” of the stage. The company intends to add the additional dynamic of a “fifth wall” to the audience’s consciences to provide insights into the human condition through theatrical expression.

One of the most compelling offerings of the summer will be a Four Part Series on Creativity with special guest host, Susan Singer, renowned artist and creativity coach. On the first Sunday of every month, starting August 3, Susan will interview women who have inspired her to discuss her guests’ unique talents and means of self-expression. Throughout the four-episode series, Susan will discuss ways to tap into our own creative talents and find inspiration to make the world a better place.  This should be a very interesting and enlightening series, so be sure to tune in to Susan’s guest spots!

Executive Producer and Owner of Authors on the Air, Pam Stack, will interview The Authentic Woman host, Shannon Fisher, on August 10 to discuss my current writing project,  an authorized biography of the late stand-up comedy great Steve Moore.  We will also discuss my work in women’s rights and whatever other topics Pam has up her sleeve. It will be fun to turn the tables and have the host as the interviewee!

There will be a very special edition of  The Authentic Woman on August 24, will highlight The State of Women’s Rights in the United States with a live interview with two very notable women’s rights leaders:  Terry O’Neill, President of the National Association for Women (NOW), and Karen Teegarden, President of UniteWomen.org.  During this broadcast, we will discuss the social and political issues affecting women today. This is an episode of The Authentic Woman that is not to be missed!

In September, we will air another special episode on the status of women: An Overview of Women’s History in America.  This show will feature prominent women’s rights leader, Renee Davis, as well as a noted historian.  This will be a opportunity for listeners to learn “what’s what” when it comes to how we got where we are today – and what lies on the road ahead.

There will be a plethora of other intriguing guest hosts, mini-podcasts and special events from July through October.  Tune in to The Authentic Woman every Sunday night at 8 p.m. EDT!

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Originally posted to Shannon Fisher on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 06:16 PM PDT.

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