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trainingworkshopWorking with an enthusiastic group of parents, I presented what will soon become one of our show segments, "Academic Excellence Begins At Home", a tribute to Dr. Beverlee Bruce, educator and anthropologist and former donor and show guest.
The late Dr. Beverlee Bruce
The Friends of Angeles Mesa Library have organized a "Parent Power Program", taking place on scheduled Saturday afternoons.  The library is located in the Jefferson Park area of Los Angeles, at 2700 West 52nd Street, CA 90043.  It can be reached by telephone at (323) 292-4328, or at its website at
Angeles Mesa Library, Los Angeles, CA
We are looking to film youngsters 3 months to 10 years with their parents, grandparents or any adult reading to them.  Details regarding our upcoming January shoot will be provided when you contact us

Thanks to the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, 15 folks received comp tickets to the famous Hollywood Bowl for "Fleisher Plays Ravel".  Kind of a hard sell for our youth who aren't into the classics - but just to stretch the imagination, Brandi Armstrong went online for a little research and sent out her own "master piece" to our party of 15.  Brandi discovered Ravel wasn't so bad after all because it was actually his music that she enjoyed listening to ........ read more.


Cirque Du Soleil will make the Kodak Theater in Hollywood their home beginning summer 2011. We were invited to a preview reception and tour of the upcoming "IRIS" production, a journey through the world of cinema.  Why are we telling this?  The production company is very involved with community, and our families have been treated to complimentary tickets for other productions, so hold on and watch our website for theater dates!!


"My grandson was on his way to college, just about to leave, and all too quick he, all of a sudden, needed to make a court appearance.  Not possible to be in two places at the same time and no matter that I called everywhere, nobody could tell me of a lawyer.  But Shirlee Smith, Talk About Parenting, had a referral.  My grandson left for college and the lawyer showed up for him at the court."
                                                                                      -- By Ivy Gillette --


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Find out how Talk About Parenting with Shirlee Smith keeps on providing what parents need!  Celebrating 16 years on the tube. 

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VOTE and take your children - no matter how young - to the polling place with you.  Voting requirements and deadlines are determined state by state, so go on-line ( and get the details.


Talk with your teenagers about ballot measures - it's not really necessary to place your mark next to everything on the ballot - an ignorant vote is worse than a no vote.  Discuss with your kids about the candidates and measures you have an interest in - and you may discover that the kids have some useful questions, insights and opinions.

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What About Dr. Laura?
....... Hanson didn't get any useful advice, but listeners that day - and now everyone across the country - were given the opportunity to examine the question of race in America ...... More >>>
It's Not What You Know But Who You're Related to..... Dallas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is an absolute disgrace. Over the years, she has continuously awarded Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships to her relatives and to relatives of her district director. Now exposed ...... More >>>

HealthCorps........ Emily Millen from HealthCorps discusses this project founded by Dr. Oz. HealthCorps works in inner-city schools across the country to get high school students on a better nutritional track....  watch the clip >>>
The "Scooby Brothers"...... Talk About Parenting show guests Michael Brown and Horace Butler, demonstrating some of their roller-dance moves at the California African American Museum as part of the on-going exhibit "How We Roll.".... watch the clip >>>

Individual Donor
We thank Thomas Gross for his recent donation.  Mr Gross has been an on-going supporter and donor to our organization since it was founded in 1997.  He lives in Arcadia and is an avid supporter of both the arts and education.  Also, Mr Gross seems to know all there is to know about trains and rails.

Corporate Donor
Grant - City of Pasadena
Human Services & Recreation Activity Fund, Horace Wormely, Neighborhood Services Administrator



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