Wednesday, October 27, 2010

For breast cancer awareness month we focused on breast cancer and medical aid

Free drugs for addicts a 'model plan'
Switzerland's innovative policy of providing drug addicts with free methadone and clean needles has greatly reduced deaths while cutting crime rates and should serve as a global model, health experts said.
Swiss authorities authorised experiments such as syringe exchange programs and safe injection rooms offering a shower, bed and hygienic conditions under medical supervision, said Dreifuss, who led the campaign to reform narcotic drug policy.
Dr Ambros Uchtenhagen, who helped pioneer heroin substitution and chairs the Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction at Zurich University.
"The number of drug injectors with HIV has been reduced by over 50% in 10 years. Overdose mortality among injectors has been reduced by over 50% in the decade," he said. "Delinquency related to drugs has been reduced enormously.",59165.asp
Name the street in Soweto that houses two Nobel Peace Prize winners?
A – Vilakazi street, Orlando West
B – Nelson Mandela and ArchBishop Desmond Tutu street
C – Long street
Answer: A – Vilakazi street, Orlando West

October is Breast Cancer awareness month and for Gender Hub Wednesday today we focused on Breast cancer and medical aid. I was joined by Samantha Galliet breast cancer survivor and activist from Campaign 4 Cancer . Campaign for cancer invites all who wants to share their stories to email:

Today’s Inspiration of the day
Just Let It Go!
If life has no joy and no reward other than pain and constant struggle, then that is a whole lot to deal with. To survive which is something you are not sure you even want to do you must go on. We cannot see into the future, but we sure can loathe the present and agonize about the past. Such heavy feelings would make our future seem bleak indeed. But despite appearances, no situation is hopeless.

Let go your responsibilities, let go your burdens, and let go your cares. Do whatever it is you want to do, the things you really feel like doing because you can do no wrong. There are no consequences because whatever happens was meant to happen and would have happened no matter what. You cannot affect it and you need not be affected by it. It is a script already written and we are only puppets in a play tied to strings of motivation that we mistake for free will. But it is not real. It is an illusion.

How happy go lucky would you be if you knew you were dreaming life? You are dreaming life! We all are, but just do not know it! If you are carrying the weight of reality right now... let it go. Lighten up. If you have the weight of the world on your shoulders... let it go. Live unencumbered. 200 years ago, today was as nothing to you, just as 200 years from now is as nothing to you today. Today is as nothing to you both 200 years ago and 200 years from now. Just let it go.

Forget your troubles. Relax. Open your mind and open your hands and you will be grabbing hold of nothing. Everyone seems to think they need something. Release your need for anything and you will be enlightened. There will be nothing to hold you down. You will fly. You will soar to the heights of freedom and liberation. Just let it go and you will go beyond. Beyond concern or care.

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on. - Anonymous
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Today for Community Buzz we showcased Help The Rural Child charity

Water intoxication, or hyperhydration, is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by excessive ingestion of water. Too much water disturbs the body's electrolyte balance, which in turn interferes with brain function and can lead to seizures, coma, and even death. Water intoxication is common in psychiatric patients as well as infants living in poverty whose parents "stretch" powdered formula by watering it down.
South Africa is the top ranked gold producing country. How much of the world's platinum reserves do we have.

A – 20% B – 100% C – 80%
Answer: 80%

Today we showcased Help The Rural Child charity. We were joined by Claire Mcguinness - fundraising and marketing consultant. To find out more visit
Currently they in need of people who have any good secondhand goods that can be sold at either one of their charity stores. These will directly be benefiting the rural organisations that they serve.

Inspiration of the day
Are You Feeling Unmotivated?Do Need A Breath of Fresh Air?
When you’re feeling unmotivated about your goals or any other endeavor, it can be difficult to keep the bigger picture in mind and remember what you’re working so hard for. When the initial excitement of your goals or project begins to wear off and you find yourself losing focus and determination, it can be helpful to engage in a comprehensive review – not just of your current goals, but all aspects of your life.
Start by using a blank sheet of paper to represent each area of your life, like financial, career, relationships, home, health and fitness, spiritual and so on. Write a general overview of your status in each area. Are you satisfied with the things you’ve accomplished in these areas of your life? Would you like to make further changes?
Then, based on that information, come up with some clear goals that you can set for each area of your life. They don’t have to be massive goals, just objectives you’d like to begin working toward gradually.
Once you’ve got some goals set, come up with a few simple action steps you can take in each area on a regular basis. These action steps might include things like reducing your consumption of junk food, exercising for 30 minutes daily, spending more quality time with your family, enrolling in night classes to get your degree, or starting a home business on the side to boost your income.
When you’ve completed this process for each part of your life, write all of those action steps on one sheet of paper, separated into sections. By the time you’re finished you should have a clear idea of exactly what you want to accomplish in each area of your life.
But you’re not done yet!
Now, take a look at the goals and action steps you’ve written down, and consider any possible obstacles you might face that would threaten your motivation. What types of problems usually come up that prevent you from doing the things you want to do? And how can you set up strategies to overcome them in the future?
For example, one obstacle you might face is procrastination brought on by a shortage of time. Rather than spending a few minutes at a time working on your goals, you tend to put it off until you have more time, which never happens. One possible strategy you could put in place is a written reminder that you must use the time you do have wisely, because small actions taken consistently will still help you reach your goals!
Once you have these strategies written down, be sure to keep them nearby and re-read them as often as necessary. If you do find that you’re losing steam again at a later time, simply start this entire process over again and allow it to usher in a welcome dose of clarity, focus and motivation.

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it. - Anonymous
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

on todays show we showcased a forum hosted by HIV/Aids and media project

In an effort to help prevent accidents, reduce carbon emissions, and give people more free time, which they could then use to surf the web, Google has been developing cars that drive themselves. The company has been road-testing these vehicles on the streets of California for months. So far, the cars have traveled a total of 140,000 miles, and the only collision involved human error—a driver rear-ended one of the Google cars at a stop light. During these tests, a driver was always present and ready to take control of the vehicle in the event that something went wrong with the system.
Which is the youngest official language in the world?

A – slang B – Pedi C – Afrikaans
Answer: C – Afrikaans

Glenn de swardt from health4men and Melissa Meyer coordinator of the forum hosted by HIV/Aids and media project, “homos don’t make headlines”. The HIV/AIDS & the Media Project of the Anova Health Institute and Wits Journalism Programme, funded by USAID and PEPFAR through Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) present: Gripping new journalism research that investigates the lives of men who have sex with men in the face of a widespread HIV epidemic and explores how they come to terms with their sexuality and their status. The forum takes place tomorrow in Newlands Southern Sun, Cape Town.
*We'll be doing a follow up on the outcome of this forum. Stay tuned.

Today’s Inspiration of the day
How to Take Action Consistently
by Steve Pavlina
With respect to goals, projects, and other to-do items, it’s easy to get stuck too long in the thinking and planning phase. You can sit around writing and rewriting your goals, delving into your subconscious mind, working through emotional blocks, summoning the power of Thor… whatever. But if you don’t eventually get into action, you’re wasting your time.
Here’s a simple technique I use. This has worked very well for me when I’ve applied it. It usually takes only 5-10 minutes.
Thought waves
It isn’t difficult to create a strong thought wave and then ride it. You do this all the time whenever a powerful thought takes hold of you. For example, when you become really angry, it can be harder to stop yourself than to ride that anger into action. Or when you get a song stuck in your head, you may have a hard time preventing yourself from singing it out loud. You can also create these thought waves consciously and deliberately. Then you can ride their energy to complete many tasks very quickly. You’ll enjoy it too.
How to create and ride thought waves
Sit quietly in a place where you won’t be distracted. Take a few deep breaths to clear your mind. Now identify whatever goal you’d like to work on. Maybe it’s something simple like organizing your workspace or writing a school paper. All you need is a clear, specific, measurable goal, but you don’t need a plan of action at this point.
Now just sit and think about what you want. Imagine this goal becoming real. Let yourself daydream, but try to stay conscious as you do it. Explore the goal in your mind. Think about it actually happening, but don’t physically try to do anything yourself yet.
Usually within 5-10 minutes, these positive thoughts build up so much energy in my body that I’m itching to do something.
Once you start feeling that positive tension in your body, stop and ask yourself this question:
What can I do right now to make this goal a reality?
As you ask this question, hold the expectation that the answer will be something simple that can be done in 30 minutes or less.
Whatever reasonable answer pops into your head, accept it and act on it immediately. Get that simple task done as quickly as you can. Sometimes you’ll flow effortlessly into another task.
When you feel "dog tired" at night, it may be because you growled all day. - Anonymous
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

NEXT, NUR FELIX got acoustic

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Keeping Cape Town in the know
Women in binge drinking danger!
And the reasons are pretty obvious:
• Women tend to have a greater body fat percentage and because fat cannot absorb alcohol, it is concentrated at higher levels in the blood.
• Women have less of the stomach enzyme dehydrogenase that metabolises booze, so we absorb roughly 30% more alcohol than men of the same height and body weight.
• Women in general are smaller than men, further concentrating alcohol absorption.
• Women tend to eat less, compounding the impact of booze.
• Women experience hormonal changes during their menstrual cycle which intensifies the effects of alcohol.

Kimberley has the biggest man-made hole in the world. but where in South Africa can you find the deepest vertical man-made hole?

A – Free State B – Namibia C – the lost world

Answer: B - Southern Free State town of Jagersfontein has the deepest vertical man-made hole

How to Take Responsibility for Your Life
The most important aspect of taking responsibility for your life is to acknowledge that your life is your responsibility. No one can live your life for you. You are in charge. No matter how hard you try to blame others for the events of your life, each event is the result of choices you made and are making. Listen to the little voice in your head. And, observe yourself talking with coworkers, family members, and friends. Do you hear yourself taking responsibility or placing blame?
Listen to the voice in your head. Eliminate blame; eliminate excuses. If the blame track or the excuse track plays repeatedly in your mind, you are shifting responsibility for your decisions and life to others.
Second, listen to yourself when you speak. In your conversation, do you hear yourself blame others for things that don’t go exactly as you want? Do you find yourself pointing fingers at your coworkers or your upbringing, your parent’s influence, the amount of money that you make, or your spouse? Are you making excuses for goals unmet or tasks that missed their deadlines? If you can hear your blaming patterns, you can stop them.
Third, if an individual you respect supplies feedback that you make excuses and blame others for your woes, take the feedback seriously. Control your defensive reaction and explore examples and deepen your understanding with the coworker or friend. People who responsibly consider feedback attract much more feedback.

Interviews with Nobambo ‘Ntlola’ Msolo – Traditional Healer and Dr Manello Sekhoacha – special scientist of Traditional medicine at MRC (Medical Research Council). Today on the Morning Cruise we discussed traditional medicine, how it works, how it can be trusted and the role of a traditional healer.

Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
- Plato
That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

a group of school transport operators making changes to the system. What you think? comment on the blog

Keeping Cape Town in tune and in touch with its community

Although Athens, in 500 BC, was the first city to control garbage, Europeans heaved garbage out their windows until the 1300′s. They also threw the contents of their pee pots out the window, simply shouting (“Watch out for the water!”). It is from this we get “loo” and, eventually, toilets. Plagues in the 14th century put an end to this odd behavior, encouraging tidier living. The burying of waste was introduced only in the 1920s. The emphasis changed to recycling in the 1980s and today about 25% of waste is recycled. But horse manure is still a problem with the Amish and other communities who depend on horses for transport.

South Africa has three capitals. Name South Africa’s judicial capital?
A – Cape Town B – Pretoria or C – Bloemfontein
Answer: C – Bloemfontein

I interviewed Ashley Arendse, Charles Foloti (director) and Paddy Steenkamp a group of school transport operators working hard at putting together a safer, interactive, protected and educational “vehicle”/school lift system. This cooperative/system is fuelled by the parents, the children, educators and essentially the community. The idea is based on a successful model in Dubai, a system run by the parents. The parents make sure the vehicle is roadworthy, they choose the vehicle and they train their drivers and have a monitoring system via satellite. The van has an assistant/nanny as a teacher as well as having school excursions. Currently they’ve approached government and also need the community to come on board. Contact Mr Foloti on 072 913 9875. This initiative gets my stamp of approval.

Lastly Anthony Hall and Leza de Jager founders and facilitators of the addiction support group RAEL (Recovering Addicts Empowerment Lives) stepped into the studio this morning. Since our first interview in 2008 both and Anthony and Leza informed me on the support groups journey and progress. Feel free to visit their website or email

Today’s Inspiration of the day
10 Tips to Improve Confidence Quickly

1. Learn how to breathe! Seriously, people lacking in confidence are usually shallow breathers. If you need help, study yoga, chi gung or look for books or courses on proper breathing. If you don't get enough oxygen, you will tend to feel anxious and lacking in confidence.

2. Get regular exercise. This is another way to get more oxygen, and it also gives you better health overall, which is important for confidence. Pick an exercise program you will enjoy, whether it involves sports, a gym or hiking outdoors.

3. Learn something new. Pick something that you don't urgently need to do, but that you always wanted to know, like a new language, art, dancing, cooking, a musical instrument or sport. Don't pressure yourself to excel at it, just have fun picking up a new skill.

4. Change your habits. Start in small ways, like the routes you walk or drive. Try eating different food, try a new hair style or way of dressing. It doesn't have to be drastic. The point is, people who lack confidence often seek a feeling of safety in comfortable routines -and stepping outside of your comfort zone is something you need to get comfortable with!

5. Get rid of clutter. Dump those old magazines, papers, clothes you'll never wear, broken toys from when you were twelve, etc. This is good advice for almost anyone, no matter what their issues. In this case of confidence, however, this will help you feel more clarity and a sense that you can move in new directions.

6. Pay attention to your speech patterns. Very often, people with low self confidence speak in a low or halting voice. Don't shout at people, but focus on making yourself heard. Do this when ordering your morning coffee, when talking on the phone or at a meeting at work.

7. Don't agree with everyone! Being agreeable is another habit many people need to break. Don't argue just for the sake of it; in fact you don't have to argue at all. The point is not to go out of your way to show people that you agree with them when you either disagree or are neutral. You could say something like, "I can see you point of view, but I haven't quite made up my mind yet." What you say is really not as important as how you feel as you're saying it. It's not your job to boost everyone else's ego!

8. Sit, stand and move with confidence. This may seem either silly or obvious, but how you hold yourself has a lot to do with how you feel about yourself. It works both ways. If you are feeling anxious or lacking in confidence, you will tend to slouch, look downwards and unconsciously try not to take up too much space. Yet doing these things reinforces these very feelings. So if you can sit up straight, look directly at people and walk in a way that shows you are comfortable in your own skin, you will feel this way.

9. Mirrors are your friend. At least, you can make friends with them. Very often, when we are not feeling confident, we don't like to look at our own reflection. This is another exercise that is very simple, and you don' t need to go overboard with it. When you are near a mirror, just look yourself in the eyes for a few seconds. Try to smile and feel some love for yourself. If you are in public, you can do this in a low key manner. Most importantly, don't avoid looking at yourself!

10. Keep up appearances. This may sound superficial, because it is! We are talking about appearances here. Dress in a way that makes you feel good about yourself. Likewise, keep your hair styled in a manner that compliments you. You don't need a gigantic budget to accomplish this. Just make the most of what you have, and pay attention to how you look. This isn't to impress people, it's to show yourself that you are taking the time to look your best.

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real!!!!!!!!!!