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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.

The views and opinions expressed by our podcast guests are not necessarily those of the EPPiC Broadcast or the Parental Rights Foundation. In the interest of furthering our nonpartisan mission of educating the public about parental rights, we seek to feature a broad diversity of views and opinions relating to parental rights. If you have thoughts about our podcast or a particular podcast guest, we welcome your feedback at foundation@parentalrights.org.

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An Inside Look at the Foster Care System, with Ethan Demme

By Sheila Roberts | February 21, 2023

Welcome back to the EPPiC Broadcast, season 6! We’re kicking off our season by talking with Ethan Demme, President and CEO of Demme Learning, and member of the Parental Rights Foundation Board. Ethan is also an elected member of the board of supervisors in East Lampeter Township (Pennsylvania). As a foster and adoptive parent, Ethan explains…

Today is Giving Tuesday!

By Sheila Roberts | November 29, 2022

This week, Parental Rights Foundation president Will Estrada and executive director Michael Ramey host a special discussion about Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a day to give back to nonprofits and charitable organizations, and it’s today, November 29th! Michael and Will discuss the mission of the Parental Rights Foundation and give us a snapshot into how the…

Parental Rights and Vaccines, with Rolf Hazlehurst

By Sheila Roberts | November 22, 2022

This week, we talk with Rolf Hazlehurst, Rolf is a senior attorney with Children’s Health Defense and has been actively engaged in the practice of law since 1995. Rolf breaks down the history of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which should help families of children with vaccine-related medical injuries receive justice, but often just…

The Problem with ASFA, with Joanna Woolman

By Sheila Roberts | November 15, 2022

This week, we talk with Joanna Woolman, associate professor of law at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and the executive director of the Institute to Transform Child Protection. Joanna tells us about the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), a key piece of legislation in America’s child welfare system. ASFA creates arbitrary deadlines and financial incentives for…

Election Day, with Will Estrada and Michael Ramey

By Sheila Roberts | November 8, 2022

This week, we feature a special discussion between Parental Rights Foundation president Will Estrada and executive director Michael Ramey about how important it is to go out and vote today for candidates that support parental rights. 

Why School Choice Matters, with Quisha King

By Sheila Roberts | November 1, 2022

This week, we talk with Quisha King. Quisha is the host of the Quisha King Show podcast and the founder of the Mass Exodus movement, which aims to get children into better learning environments. She’s a national speaker on education issues and parental rights and she’s the mother of two daughters. Today, Quisha tells us about her journey to…

A Pediatrician’s Perspective on Parental Rights, with Dr. Rodger Sayre

By Sheila Roberts | October 25, 2022

This week, we talk with Dr. Rodger Sayre. Rodger is a pediatrician and family doctor with over forty years of experience in the medical field, and he’s also a Parental Rights Foundation board member. He gives us expert advice on raising healthy children and explains how to interact with the medical community as a parent…

A History of Parental Rights, with Stephen Krason

By Sheila Roberts | October 18, 2022

This week, we talk with Stephen Krason, Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and Parental Rights Foundation board member. Stephen tells us about the historical background of parental rights, and why we have the parental rights laws that we have today. He also explains the legal underpinnings of our…

Family is Fundamental, with Melissa Moschella

By Sheila Roberts | October 13, 2022

This week, we talk with Melissa Moschella, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, where her teaching focuses on bioethics and the moral and political status of the family. Melissa is also the author of To Whom Do Children Belong? Parental Rights, Civic Education, and Children’s Autonomy. Melissa discusses why parental rights are critical…

Maryanne Godboldo’s Story, with Allison Folmar

By Sheila Roberts | September 29, 2022

In 2011, Detroit-area parent Maryanne Godboldo found herself in a standoff with social workers, police, and even a SWAT team threatening the removal of her daughter – all because Maryanne refused to give her daughter a dangerous, mind-altering psychiatric drug.  This week, we talk with civil attorney Allison Folmar, who represented Maryanne in this nationally-publicized…

Episode Six: In Defense of Yeshiva Schools, with Jason Bedrick

By Sheila Roberts | September 20, 2022

Recently, the New York Times ran an article entitled “In Hasidic Enclaves, Failing Private Schools Flush With Public Money”, attacking the Yeshivas (religious schools) of New York’s Hasidic Jews. But what’s the real story?  This week, we talk with Jason Bedrick, a former member of the New Hampshire state legislature, and now a Research Fellow at the Heritage…

Why Due Process Matters, with Frank Garrison

By Sheila Roberts | September 13, 2022

This week, we talk with Frank Garrison, an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, which fights to protect civil rights, private property rights, and to uphold the constitutional separation of powers. Frank is representing a mother in Arizona who has been falsely accused of child neglect and has found her name on the state child abuse…