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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.

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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…

Education’s Changing Landscape, with Ethan Demme

By Sheila Roberts | October 27, 2020

COVID-19 is causing a revolution in the education world. The number of homeschooling families has doubled in just a few months, and now both parents and teachers are reevaluating the most basic systems of traditional schooling. So, how can you best guide your family through this shifting landscape?  This week, Michael talks with Ethan Demme,…

Catching Up with Michael Farris

By Sheila Roberts | October 20, 2020

This week, Jim catches up with the founder of the Parental Rights Foundation and current president and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, Michael Farris. Hear his perspective on the recent Supreme Court nomination, an in-depth look at our judicial system, and how ADF and parallel organizations are working to defend your personal freedoms and…

Exposing the Hidden Foster Care System, with Josh Gupta-Kagan

By Sheila Roberts | October 13, 2020

In most states, children can be taken from their parents without ever officially entering the foster care system. This means the system is removing even more children than we thought. This week, Dr. Josh Gupta-Kagan, Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and author of “The Hidden Foster Care System,” explains how…

Schooling After COVID, with Kerry McDonald

By Sheila Roberts | October 6, 2020

As school starts up again, what will be the new normal for post-pandemic learning?  How should parents respond?  Education expert Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE, an adjunct scholar at the CATO Institute, and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Education Children Outside the Conventional Classroom. Kerry explains some strategies that parents are…

New Name, Same Aim

By Sheila Roberts | October 4, 2020

The second season of the Parental Rights Podcast launched Tuesday, under a different name: the EPPiC Broadcast. Launched in January of this year, the Parental Rights Podcast’s first season featured such guests as the Jennifer Pelletier family, law professor Maxine Eichner, New York City activist Joyce McMillan, and constitutional law professor William Wagner. Season one…

Answering Your Questions

By Sheila Roberts | June 30, 2020

A few weeks ago we planned to answer your questions about parents’ rights in the final episode of the Parental Rights Podcast. While we had an urgent news story come up instead, we still wanted to go through your questions and answer them as best we could. Where listeners asked similar questions, we’ve combined those into…

The Devastating Effects of Anonymous Reporting

By Sheila Roberts | June 24, 2020

How badly can false reports of abuse and neglect hurt a family?This week, Kathleen Creamer, the Managing Attorney of the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, explains the devastating impacts that false, anonymous reports of child abuse can have on families. She and Jim break down the details, from traumatic and invasive…

What’s Happening to Your Rights?

By Sheila Roberts | June 10, 2020

What’s changing in parental rights laws, and how will your family be affected? This week, we recap the good and the bad from this year’s developing parental rights legislation. Both the federal and state legislatures have been busy, so Michael breaks down the new developments in school choice, anonymous child abuse reporting, and more with…