VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness

Friday, August 10, 2012

Orrin Checkmate Hudson, teacher of chess to at risk youth, to join host Randy Rolfe on Family First

Voice America Talk Radio Network, Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, today announced that dynamic teacher of at risk youth, chess champion, and author Orrin Checkmate Hudson will join Randy Rolfe, host of the Family First radio show on the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel (http://www.voiceamerica.com/channel/248/voiceamerica-heal...) Friday, August 10, 2012 at 1 PM Pacific.

Many of our cities are struggling with misdirected youth and increasing violence, whether over drugs, gangs, or simply explosive frustration. And smaller communities, suburbs, and rural areas are not immune. Many communities try to increase enforcement, keep kids in school, and find healthy activities for youth. My guest this week on Family First has found a whole new way of getting to youth which has proven amazingly effective and has been getting a lot of attention. Orrin Checkmate Hudson says that the game of chess taught him that he was responsible for his own success or failure. His innovative programs help youth improve their focus and develop the analytical-thinking skills needed to make the winning move. A dynamic teacher, motivational speaker, and author, he has taught thousands better focus and decision-making skills through the game of chess. Hudson’s book “One Move at a Time” eloquently weaves chess strategy with 20 important life lessons into a great read for all ages.

Orrin Checkmate Hudson is founder of Be Someone, two-time World Open Speed Chess Champion, and author of “One Move at a Time.” The seventh of 13 children, Hudson grew up in public housing in Birmingham, Alabama, and found himself in and out of foster care. As a teenager, he was stealing tires and struggling in school, until James Edge, his high school English teacher, taught him the game of chess. Says Hudson, "With his help, I began to understand life through a chessboard. He showed me that every move you make has consequences and in order to improve my game and my life, I had to make better choices.” Hudson won the Birmingham City Chess Championship in 1999 and 2000, despite being the lowest-ranking player in the tournament both times. Then in May 2000, news of a senseless and tragic robbery which killed five people inspired him to quit his job and use his life savings to found Be Someone. Hudson is married with seven children and is a member of Atlanta First Baptist Church.

“Family First” airs live on Fridays at 1 PM Pacific/ 2 PM Mountain, 3 PM Central/ 4 PM Eastern, on the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel. To access the show, log on at http://www.voiceamerica.com/channel/248/voiceamerica-health-and-wellness.  All shows will be available in Randy Rolfe’s Content Library on The VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel for on-demand and pod cast download, http://www.voiceamerica.com/channel/248/voiceamerica-health-and-wellness.

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ABOUT Family First Host Randy Rolfe, JD, MA:
Randy Rolfe, world ambassador for family (http://www.randyrolfe.com,) is a family therapist, wellness educator, and bestselling author of eight books on family. She received the top academic prize at the Shipley School and was elected Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Pennsylvania. By age 20, she had traveled in 29 countries and concluded that world peace begins with the family. She studied law at Villanova Law School to see how society affects families, served on the Law Review Board, and joined a top Philadelphia firm, where she was the first woman attorney ever hired. She and  her husband chose always to put family first and when they had their two children, she was inspired to write her first book: You Can Postpone Anything But Love. She founded the Institute for Creative Solutions in 1985 and soon became a popular TV and radio personality, “One of the best guests ever,” according to Geraldo Rivera. Randy’s  most recent books include: The Seven Secrets of Successful Parents; The Four Temperaments; The True Secret to Weight Loss Is Energy; and  Mothers Losing Mothers. She has lectured around the US, in Canada, and in Russia. She holds a Masters degree in Theology from Villanova University with honors and is a Certified Nutritionist. For her volunteer work she was elected to the Chapel of the Four Chaplain’s Legion of Honor. She is proud to be hosting Family First.

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