Fairfax 4/14/2020 8:00 AM ET

Our guest today is Amber Parker, Speaker and Writer, she challenges us to find the less stressful life people are longing for in her forthcoming debut book, Finding Simplicity: Learning to Live like Jesus in the Midst of a Complicated World, finding in the book of James the model of Jesus’ life of simplicity and purpose.


“Too often, we tend to over-complicate our lives,” Parker explains. “I love the book of James because he makes it simple, going straight to the heart of the issues we face, challenging us to choose simplicity over complexity, exercise God’s wisdom, and discover the joy in every day.” Parker is a writer and speaker who helps others activate their faith and go deeper in their walk with God. She has travelled extensively internationally as well as in the USA teaching, coaching leaders, and building teams both in the US and around the world. For information about her speaking ministry, and for more about the book, visit https://amberparker.net.


Our second guest is Marty Irby, executive director of Animal Wellness Action.  “But let’s remember that this publicly traded corporation is putting horses and jockeys at risk at every track in the nation by actively working to block legislation in Congress that would end corrupt doping practices by some trainers and owners. The company values profits over safety.” In March, American horse racing’s best-known figure, Bob Baffert, endorsed the Horseracing Integrity Act.  He’s part of a growing chorus of industry leaders demanding that Congress act and pass anti-doping legislation.  His announcement came on the heels of the indictment of nearly 30 horseracing trainers, veterinarians, and drug distributors.  It’s unconscionable that a publicly traded corporation would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to block industry-supported efforts to save equine lives and bring integrity back to the sport,” added Irby. “There is no more important aspect of horseracing than the health, welfare, and safety of the horse.” Nearly all other major sports leagues have cancelled their events indefinitely.

Animal Wellness Action recently uncovered Churchill Downs’ major political spending to block movement of Horse racing Integrity Act, H.R. 1754/S. 1820, which has 275 cosponsors in the Congress, including Kentucky Republican Representatives Andy Barr and James Comer. The reports reveal Churchill paid $30,000 to Harbinger Strategies for the period of January 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019, for lobbying services by Manny Rossman, a Senior Policy Advisor to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS); Steve Stombres, a Chief of Staff for former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA); and three additional lobbyists at the firm. For more information Contact: Marty Irby, 202-821-5686 | marty@animalwellnessaction.org  


Lisa Gable CEO, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) she will be discussing: that Food Allergy Reactions are on the Rise and the Recent Study that Reveals Severe Food Reactions Have Climbed Dramatically Over the Last Decade. She will  talk about this growing epidemic and how FARE is transforming the future of food allergy through innovative initiatives that will lead to increased awareness, new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation and novel approaches to managing the disease.  For more information please visit www.foodallergy.org

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