The Body Politic Radio Show

Suzanne   Marcus   Fletcher




The Body Politic Radio Show Now on 790 KABC Sundays at 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Watch for our new series on women entrepreneurs beginning in October 2015. 

Listen to the last major series on the The Body Politic podcasts on KABC at featuring interviews with some of the best substance abuse rehabilitation centers in the United States.

 The iTunes podcast series….

 Marcus Fletcher interviews highly noted Addiction Specialist Benjamin Salazar on Monday February 6th, at 1:00 PM. 

Benjamin Salazar has been the director of the Alcohol and Drug Studies Program at Glendale Community College, Health Sciences Division for the past 8 years and is a tenured professor.  He is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in private practice and is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CAT-C). He specializes in seeing clients and families who have been impacted by chemical dependency and victims of crime. Ben is also a clinical director at a medical model/outpatient treatment center in Echo Park. 

The Holding Cell  (A Motion Picture)
Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews the Director of "The Holding Cell" KT Curran and Executive Producer Lisa Brandy about their compelling new movie about the scourge of substance abuse. THE HOLDING CELL tells the story of one teenage girl’s freefall into the harrowing world of prescription drug abuse and addiction. Based on true stories about real teenagers in Sarasota, Florida, THE HOLDING CELL begins as Skylar Thompson is dragged kicking and screaming into the county jail. As Skylar spends the night locked in a holding cell, she relives her dangerous romance with a teenage drug dealer, desperately trying to unravel the tangled web of her darkest days.
(Interview date to be soon announced).

Five Sisters Ranch

At Five Sisters Ranch they provide an intimate, sober setting for women to take an in depth look at core relationship challenges with self and others. They are committed to the concept that each woman is unique and requires specialized individual levels of care. When women walk through their doors, they meet them exactly where they are, embrace the totality of their being and offer them the opportunity to grow in a safe and beautiful environment. Their commitment to having a small number of residents was a conscious choice to enable the staff to design a specific program for each individual.  Their intention is to help women create a new reference of self. When one is in healthy alignment with who they are from a spiritual, psychological, social and physical aspect, peace and serenity emerge from within. We specialize in love addiction, codependency, trauma, and relationship challenges.


Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Dr. Hal Stecker who spearheaded and pioneered a powerful detox device called microstimulation.  Microstimulation helps those addicted to opiates, pills and other narcotics, and also helps those suffering from mental health disorders at his groundbreaking dotox center called “Help Detox Me” in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Stecker is a licensed psychologist who has worked with adults and emotional issues, and supervised mental health professionals for the past 30 years.  Dr. Stecker can be reached at  215-436-9938.  If you google Help Detox Me, the entire summary of his practice will come up on Psychology Today.

The Center at Heron Hill: Finest in Eco-Therapy

Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Joyce Korschgen, MS, LPC, EAGALA, Executive Director at The Center at Heron Hill, a nature-based therapy and education program utilizing the principles of ecopsychology and equine-assisted growth and learning. These exciting modalities are proven to be a great addition to more classic treatment practices in that they enhance and augment a client's innate need for connection with the outside world, especially with nature. At Heron Hill we offer clients the opportunity to utilize equine-assisted psychotherapy and education, horticultural therapy, primitive earth skills, and numerous other nature based experiences, initiatives, and discussions. For example, groups engage in fire making, shelter building, plant identification, and archery to shape a treatment plan that supplements existing treatment.

Jungian Psychoanalytic Association

Jungian Perspective on Contemporary Addictions and Afflictions

Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Dr. Sherry Salman, a Jungian psychoanalyst, teacher, and author. Her area of expertise is the creative imagination in contemporary culture and psychological life. Her recent work can be found in Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images, The Cambridge Companion to Jung, and her new book: Dreams of Totality: Where We Are When There’s Nothing at the Center. The Jungian Psychoanalytic Association is a non-profit educational community based in NY that promotes the contemporary understanding and applications of Jungian psychology in professional mental health fields, and in the public domain, and presents programs and events that bring Jungian ideas to the wider community. NYJUNG.ORG


Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews eating disorder expert Amy Pershing.  Amy Pershing began her career treating the spectrum of eating and body image disorders at the Center For Eating Disorders in Ann Arbor, MI in 1991. In 1993, she developed Bodywise (trademarked), a comprehensive treatment program to serve a growing population of clients coming to the center with binge eating disorder.  Pershing became the Center For Eating Disorder's clinical director in 1998. In 2008, Pershing and Chevese Turner, CEO and founder of Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA), joined forces to found Pershing Turner Centers, an outpatient eating disorder in Annapolis, Maryland.


In my new series on Mental Health Disorders and Addiction, this segment is one of the most compelling.  It focuses on a Southern California rehabilitation center called A Mission For Michael that was spawned by tragedy, and whose owners managed to turn that tragedy into critical aid and support for those whose lives hang in the grip of addiction and serious mental health disorders.  Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Chief Operating Officer, Lindsey Means. A Mission For Michael is one of the nation’s top treatment centers for those suffering from co-occurring disorders and severe addiction.  You can contact A Mission For Michael at 949-489-0950 or visit their website at


Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Kathleen Whyte, Program Director of Ridgeview Ranch Treatment Center, established in 2007, one of the premier alcohol and drug treatment programs located in Los Angeles and a destination facility throughout the nation.  Nestled against the hills north of Pasadena, they operate a ten bed residential treatment center, an Intensive Outpatient facility, and a Sober Living.  Ridgeview Ranch specializes in addiction and co-occurring disorders for men and women thebodypolitic age.  Their program utilizes the 12 step approach to recovery, and incorporates holistic therapies such as Yoga, Hypnotherapy, Equine Therapy and Art Therapy.

Suzanne Marcus Fletcher is an internationally acclaimed print and broadcast journalist, creator and host of the popular Itunes podcast: "The Body Politic," which can be downloaded free of charge from Itunes or on Blog Talk Radio. 

The Body Politic is a provocative, global, call-in show, featuring the world’s foremost leaders and pioneers in the exploration of social issues, politics, and gender bias, specifically, how the masculine/feminine power dynamic plays out in our every day lives.

Fletcher focuses on relevant hot-button topics that invite debate and dialogue, and has covered controversial issues facing disenfranchised women and children since 2000. These topics include, but are not limited to, child exploitation, mental illness, domestic violence, the Haitian street orphan crises, children with cancer, teen runaways, child prostitution, juvenile homicide, disordered eating in America, women's issues, addiction, and a host of other topics.

While environmental and animal-welfare legislation is critical to Fletcher, she is best known for her award-winning work on children and women at risk. A Vanderbilt Media Fellow in Domestic Violence, Fletcher's print series on L.A. gang members undergoing correctional intervention in conjunction with the L.A. Sheriff's Dept. titled: "Vida: Scared Straight In The Streets of L.A." launched a television series coined "Scared Straight" in 2011.   Fletcher micro-blogs daily to a growing Twitter following of 215,000 people of highly diverse ages and cultural backgrounds.

For breaking news on social issue advocacy follow Fletcher on Twitter @politicbody.  To sponsor The Body Politic, or a series of shows on a particular subject, please contact Suzanne Marcus Fletcher @ and list "sponsor interest" in the headline. 

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