The EPPiC Broadcast

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Welcome to the EPPiC Broadcast: Empowering Parents and Protecting Children. Featuring personal stories, breaking news, and insightful commentary, we’ll encourage and inform you on the issue of family and parental rights as you guide and protect that child who is your world. From the Parental Rights Foundation.

Recent Episodes

Grassroots Change for Parental Rights, with Patti Sullivan

By Sheila Roberts | January 11, 2021

The need for reform in the child welfare system and parental rights legislation is great, but the challenge is daunting. How can you get involved in the fight to protect your parental rights? This week, Michael talks with Patti Sullivan,’s Florida State Coordinator and long-time advocate for families and parental rights. Patti tells us…

Hope for 2021

By Sheila Roberts | January 4, 2021

This week in a rare solo episode, Michael talks about our legislative efforts coming up in  2021 as we aim to keep more families together and empower parents to protect their children. Child abuse registry reform and anonymous reporting reforms are highlighted.

Wrapping up 2020

By Sheila Roberts | December 29, 2020

This week, Michael and Shellby look back on our work in 2020. Although it’s been a rough year for all of us, we’ve seen a number of bright spots in the work of the Parental Rights Foundation and in the discussions we’ve had on the EPPiC Broadcast. Join us for a recap!

Where Do Parental Rights Come From? with Robert George

By Sheila Roberts | December 15, 2020

Where do parental rights come from? And why are parents the ones best suited to make decisions for their children?  This week, Jim talks with eminent scholar, natural law expert, and Princeton law professor Robert P. George. Robert unpacks the legal and philosophical underpinning of parental rights, and deals with some arguments made by detractors…

Stopping the DC Vaccine Bill

By Sheila Roberts | December 8, 2020

DC is poised to enact a piece of legislation which would allow children as young as 11 to consent to a vaccination that their parent had already decided is not in their best interest, without even notifying the parent.  This week, Maggie McKneeley, Government Affairs Liaison for, breaks down the details of the legislation…

Talking with Shaun Alexander

By Sheila Roberts | December 1, 2020

This week, Michael talks with Shaun Alexander, 2005 NFL MVP and Vice President of the Parental Rights Foundation. Shaun talks about homeschooling his kids, what makes a great parent, and the importance of Giving Tuesday – an event coming up on December 1st.

How One Dad Kept His Family Safe, with Chris Clay

By Sheila Roberts | November 24, 2020

He didn’t mind if his daughter spent time with the other significant people in her life, but that should be his decision to make, not the court’s. Right? This week, we talk with Chris Clay, the Texas dad who was forced to share custody of his daughter with an unrelated third party. In this episode,…

Election Results and Your Parental Rights, with Joel Grewe

By Sheila Roberts | November 18, 2020

How will the election results affect your parental rights?  This week, Michael talks with Joel Grewe, director of Generation Joshua and Councilman of the town of Purcellville, Virginia. Joel breaks down what we know about the 2020 election results so far, and how your family and parental rights will be affected by the new political…

How Can We Keep Families Together? with Richard Wexler

By Sheila Roberts | November 10, 2020

Confusing poverty with neglect, ridden with severe racial bias, and inflicting trauma on thousands of innocent children and families – the current child welfare system is broken.  This week, Richard Wexler, executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, shares his goal with Jim: to stop the child welfare system from inflicting unnecessary…

Vanessa’s Story: Innocent Mom Hogtied by Police, with Diane Redleaf

By Sheila Roberts | November 3, 2020

What would you do if CPS investigators broke into your home with no evidence? This week, Michael talks with Diane Redleaf, author of They Took the Kids Last Night, about Vanessa People’s case.  Vanessa is the mom who was hog-tied by police in her own home. Diane tells us the details of Vanessa’s story and…