.Ronyal Horton is currently the facility director at Dismas Charities Diersen, a community Substance Abuse Program that houses 85 female offenders battling substance abuse.
He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a BS in Corrections and Juvenile Services; and with a Minor in Sociology Ronyal has 20 years’ experience working in community corrections and over 15 years’ experience in Loss Prevention.
Dismas Charities, Inc. founded in 1964 and headquartered in Louisville Kentucky, operates in 34 state and residential re-entry centers and has support offices in 14 states. They serve as the primary re-entry point for over 8,000 men and women returning to society from state and federal prisons each year, providing quality, cost-effective, community-based supervision and support services while focusing on Healing the Human Spirit.
December 8, 2018
Host: Claudette Milner
Guest: Justin Ruffin
Topic: Family, Faith and Music
Justin Ruffin is a locally known smooth jazz/gospel saxophone artist in the city of Louisville. Ruffin recently dropped his first album entitled Saxxy Que Christmas. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Hence the name, Saxxy Que.
This project, is a dream come true for Ruffin. He was asked several years ago by his cousin to make a Christmas album and many years later he proudly fulfilled her request.
Justin Ruffin is a native of Norfolk, Va. He grew up in a very musically inclined family to a father who played the trumpet, a mother who was a pianist, and a very talented brother, Cameron Ruffin, who is a guitarist. Justin grew up listening to the sounds of Earl Klugh, Grover Washington Jr., and David Sanborn just to name a few.
Ruffin is a former defensive back for James Madison University Football. He was also on the JMU baseball team. Although, Ruffin didn’t study music in college, he never lost the love and ability to take his musical talents around his college stomping grounds. In college, he would play at church on Sundays with another one of his football teammates and his music group. One of his most memorable moments was playing at his college football senior banquet.
After college, Ruffin was inspired to continue to play and enlighten his audience with his music in Harrisonburg, Va. For many years he was a member of the Telly Tucker Trio. They played at venues every weekend until he relocated to Kentucky where he is now in his 10th year with the University of Louisville as the Assistant Athletic Director for Academics.
You can find Justin serving the Lord through song on his saxophone at Green Castle Baptist Church on Sunday mornings.
December 15, 2018
Host: Sydney Tucker
Guest: James Daniels, Frederick Henderson
Topic: Santa Claus vs Jesus Christ
James Albert Neto-Daniels
December 22, 2018
Host: Rashad King
Guest: Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD MPA ABPP
Topic: Teen Suicide
Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD MPA ABPP is the Associate Director for the Center for Behavioral Health and an Assistant Professor in Spalding University’s School of Professional Psychology. He currently teaches Multicultural Psychology and Intro to Psychotherapy. Dr. Kniffley is also a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Kniffley's area of expertise is research and clinical work with Black males. Specifically, his work focuses on understanding and developing culturally appropriate interventions for Black male psychopathology as well as barriers to academic success for this population. Dr. Kniffley has written numerous books, book chapters, and articles on Black male mental health,
Black males and the criminal justice system, and academic achievement.
December 29, 2018 A Matter of Interpretation - Final Show
It has Been Our Efforts and Gods Grace
Host: Claudette Milner
Co-Host: Sydney Tucker and Rashad King
Facebook Technician - Alexandria Brown
Website- Christopher Ishage
Assistant: Jaqui Horton
After two years the team will say good-bye. Our next project will be the filming of four documentaries which will include the opiate crisis and homelessness. Our goal is to bring you documentaries that affect the lives of millions. Joining the team will be two new teenagers. Continue to pray for us as we begin our new journey.
Merry Christmas and may God Bless