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Making More Time for Parents, with Andrew Brown

By Sheila Roberts | November 16, 2021

The 21st Century Children and Family Act, recently introduced into the House of Representatives, promises to reduce “legal orphans” in the foster care system by supporting families up front and keeping them together. Can we expect to see this change succeed? This week, Michael talks with Andrew Brown, a distinguished senior fellow of child and family…

Parents and the 2021 Virginia Election, with Generation Joshua

By Sheila Roberts | November 9, 2021

The recent Virginia gubernatorial election signaled a win for parental rights, arguably on a national level. Will the growing grassroots support for parental rights continue? This week, Michael talks with Joel Grewe and Jeremiah Lorrig, director and deputy director, respectively, of Generation Joshua — an organization dedicated to educating youth about the political process and…

What Will It Take to Reunite Families?, with Martin Guggenheim

By Sheila Roberts | October 5, 2021

The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) was passed in 1997 to keep children from languishing in foster care, but today it gives state agencies a cash bonus for breaking families apart. How did we get here, and what can we do to give families a fighting chance to stay together?  This week, we talk…

The Problem with ASFA, with Jerry Milner

By Sheila Roberts | September 21, 2021

This week, Jim talks again with Jerry Milner, former Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau in the US Department of Health and Human Services. Jerry now works with Family Integrity & Justice Works. Jerry explains why the Adoption and Safe Families Act, created in the 1980s, needs to be reformed to preserve families, rather than…

A Pandemic of Child Abuse?, with Anna Arons

By Sheila Roberts | September 14, 2021

In March 2020, we heard ominous warnings of ‘pandemic of child abuse’ accompanying the COVID-19 shut downs. Children went home, away from the watchful eyes of mandated reporters, and back to their families.  But did cases of child abuse actually increase during the added stress of the pandemic?  This week, Jim sits down with Anna…

Passing the Parents’ Bill of Rights, with Rep. Erin Grall

By Sheila Roberts | September 7, 2021

This week, Jim sits down with Florida State Rep. Erin Grall, sponsor and architect of the recently passed Florida Parents’ Bill of Rights. Erin tells us about the long road to this historic victory for Florida parents, and how grassroots involvement from local parents helped the bill gain traction. Plus, hear about how this bill…

A Bill of Rights for Parents, with Patti Sullivan

By Sheila Roberts | August 31, 2021

Florida parents are celebrating a historic victory – the successful passage of a Parents’ Bill of Rights in their state. This week, Michael talks with Patti Sullivan, ParentalRights.org’s Florida State Coordinator, and a long-time advocate for families and parental rights. Patti was deeply involved with the passage of this bill, and she explains how this…

Standing up for Parents in Family Court, with Judge Ernestine Gray

By Sheila Roberts | August 24, 2021

During her time as a family court judge, foster care rates in her city dropped to just 10% of the national average. How did she do it? This week, Michael talks with former judge Ernestine Gray, who served for 35 years in the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court in Louisiana. Judge Gray explains how she prioritized…

Gender Ideology and Parental Rights, with Emilie Kao

By Sheila Roberts | August 3, 2021

Radical gender ideology is infiltrating our schools – and putting our children at risk of permanent, serious harm. What can we do about it?  This week, Emilie Kao joins Jim on the EPPiC Broadcast for a discussion on gender ideology, parental rights, and religious freedom. Emilie is a long time expert on religious freedom and…

Keeping Politics Out of the Classroom, with Michael Farris

By Sheila Roberts | July 27, 2021

Parental rights and religious liberties are being increasingly threatened by radicalized school curricula. What can we do about it? This week, ParentalRights.org founder and Alliance Defending Freedom CEO Michael Farris returns to the EPPiC Broadcast. Michael explains why these new curricula are harmful to children and even unconstitutional, and what Alliance Defending Freedom is doing…

Pursuing Respect and Justice, with David Kelly

By Sheila Roberts | July 20, 2021

How can we build a child welfare system that treats families with respect and justice?  This week we talk with David Kelly, former Special Assistant at the Children’s Bureau in the US Department of Health and Human Services. David tells us about his work, and explains why our child welfare system needs a complete overhaul…

Homeschooling Growth During COVID

By Sheila Roberts | July 6, 2021

How has the pandemic affected education, including parental rights and homeschooling issues?  This week we talk with Dr. Steven Duvall, Director of Research at the Home School Legal Defense Association, and former public-school psychologist and university professor. Dr. Duvall unpacks some shifting trends in the education world, including some recent data on the increase in…