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The Lowdown This Week – Domestic Violence and The Terror at Home

Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors—physical, sexual, psychological, and economic—used by one intimate partner against another in order to maintain control. It happens in every community regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality and the statistics are numbing: In the United States, an average of 20 people are […]

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On The Lowdown – Mixed Martial Arts, America’s Fastest Growing Sport Post-Nine-Eleven

Arguably the most controversial, and misunderstood, sport in America today is Mixed Martial Arts, and many sports fans who are dedicated followers of pro-football, boxing, horse-racing, and hockey often dismiss it as excessively violent. Even Sen. John McCain calls it “human cockfighting.” What is not arguable is that Mixed Martial Arts is becoming America’s fastest […]

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On the Lowdown – Bob Alper, The World’s Only Rabbi Who Does Stand Up Comedy, Intentionally

We don’t get many stand-up comics on The Lowdown. Nor do we get many practicing clergy. So we searched far and wide to find somebody who is  both…the world’s only practicing clergyman who actually does stand-up comedy…intentionally. You may have caught Bob Alper’s act on The Early Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Showtime, the […]

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