VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Five Social Workers to Join Host Dr. Melanie Barton on The Dr. Melanie Show During March

To commemorate social work month in March, tune in the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel Thursday at 10 AM Pacific Time
 World Talk Radio Network, an Internet broadcasting pioneer that produces and syndicates online radio and video, today announced some of the leading social work professionals in the nation will join Dr. Melanie Barton, host of “The Dr. Melanie Show” radio program on the Health and Wellness Channel of VoiceAmerica, during Social Work Month in March.

Social workers Dr. Leslie Beth Wish, a writer for the National Association of Social Workers’ consumer Web site www.helpstartshere.org; Mary Pender Greene, an inspirational keynote speaker; Samira Beckwith, an Ohio State University College of Social Work Hall of Famer; Mary Raymer, recipient of the Michigan Outstanding Hospice Leadership Award; and Clare Brown, an accomplished yoga practitioner, will be her guests in March. They will offer relationship advice, talk about end-of-life care, and discuss what social workers do in a nursing home setting.

The show schedule is below:

March 15: Social worker and psychologist Dr. Leslie Beth Wish will discuss her research on women’s relationships. Mary Pender Greene, a successful Midtown Manhattan private practice practitioner, will share techniques she uses when working with couples.

March 22: Samira Beckwith, recipient of the 2009 National Association of Social Workers Foundation’s Knee/Lifetime Achievement Award in Health and Mental Health Practice, will talk about her work with clients in end-of-life situations. Social worker Mary Raymer, co-author of Leadership in Everyday Life: It Really Is All About You, will discuss her book and her work in hospice settings.

March 29: Clare Brown will talk about what tasks a social worker is responsible for in a nursing home setting.

“The Dr. Melanie Show” airs live on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Central/2 p.m. Eastern on the Health and Wellness Channel of VoiceAmerica. To access the show, log on at www.voiceamerica.com/show/1929/the-dr-melanie-show. All shows will be available in Dr. Melanie Barton’s content library on the Health and Wellness Channel of Voice America for on-demand and podcast downloads. Go to the Web site to select the episode you wish to hear.

The World Talk Radio Network offers the latest conversations in a talk radio format, providing education, interaction, and advice on key issues. Programs are broadcast live and are also available on demand and as podcasts. If interested in hosting a talk radio show on World Talk Radio Network, contact Jeff Spenard, President of Internet Radio at (480) 294-6417 or at jeff.spenard @ voiceamerica.com.

Contact Senior Executive Producer Brandy Jackson at (480) 294-6411 for advertising/sponsorship information or other show details.

About Dr. Melanie Barton:

Melanie J. Barton, Ed.D, better known as “The Dr Melanie Show,”
( www.thedrmelanieshow.com) has been a holistic psychotherapist since 1985, and earned a master’s degree in social work and a doctorate in pastoral counseling. Dr. Barton is licensed as an independent social worker, and is a member of National Association of Social Workers. She is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister. She teaches meditation and visualization. She is an advocate for people lost in the maze of the social services system and a mentor to people in recovery. Dr. Barton specializes as a consultant to churches in transition and conflict. She has been published in print and online including poetry, articles on who gets the church when couples divorce, eating disorders, closing a therapy practice abruptly due to a medical crisis, and her life story. Dr. Barton's technique for healing is to focus on six key areas of life: spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, social, and financial. Her specialty is connecting people to mentor one another to shorten healing time.

About VoiceAmerica/World Talk Radio, LLC:
World Talk Radio, LLC is the world leader in online media broadcasting and the largest producer and distributor of live internet based talk radio and TV, delivering over 1,000 hours of programming weekly on its VoiceAmerica™ Network ( www.voiceamerica.com) and WorldTalk Radio Network ( www.worldtalkradio.com) as well as live and on-demand video content on VoiceAmerica.TV ( www.voiceamerica.tv). Featuring more than 200 hosts broadcasting to eight niche community based channels: its flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, VoiceAmerica Sports, 7th Wave Channel, The Green Living Channel, VoiceAmerica Kids Channel and World Talk Radio Variety Channel. VoiceAmerica™ TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. World Talk Radio, LLC is one of the pioneers in internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offering an innovative, effective and comprehensive digital broadcast platform. Digital Publishing through its 10 years of broadcast and media experience along with our seasoned staff of Executive Producers, Production and Host Services Group, World Talk Radio, LLC provides an internet radio and video platform for new, emerging and veteran media personalities to expand and monetize their business and brand in an online digital medium.

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