(PRWEB) October 5, 2004
ÂDisability MattersÂ host, Joyce Bender welcomes daughter of former president George H.W. Bush, sister of President George W. Bush, and disability advocate, Dorothy ÂDoroÂ Bush Koch, on Tuesday, October 5 at 11am PST (1am EST) on Internet radio station VoiceAmerica (http://www.voiceamerica.com/) . VoiceAmerica is a division of SurfNet Media Group, Inc (OTCBB: SFNM), a leading Internet broadcast media company.
Hear Dorothy ÂDoroÂ Bush Koch and Joyce Bender as they discuss the current political climate and how people with disabilities may be affected by the results this November. Ms. Koch has campaigned extensively for her father, President George H. W. Bush, and her brother, President George W. Bush. She serves on the board for the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington D.C., where she formerly worked in the Development Office. The hospital specializes in treating people with physical disabilities caused by spinal cord and head injuries, stroke, arthritis, amputation, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, and other neurological and orthopedic conditions. Listeners with questions, comments or opinions are encouraged to call in live, toll-free at 1-888-335-5204.
About Dorothy Bush Koch
Dorothy Bush Koch, known as Doro, is a Houston, Texas, native who currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland. She is the daughter of President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush and is married to Bobby Koch (pronounced Cook), president and CEO of Wine Institute. The Kochs have four children Â 7-year-old Gigi, 10-year-old Robert, 16-year-old Ellie and 19-year-old Sam.
Mrs. Koch earned a bachelorÂs degree from Boston College and currently attends Wesley Seminary on a part-time basis. She is working toward a masterÂs degree in theological studies at the Washington D.C. seminary.
Mrs. Koch also has an interest in education and serves on the board for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The foundationÂs mission is to establish literacy as a value in every family in America by helping every family in the nation understand that the home is the childÂs first school, that the parent is the childÂs first teacher and that reading is the childÂs first subject. The foundation supports the development of family literacy programs where parents and children can learn and read together. As a supporter of such programs, Mrs. Koch is also serving as the chair for the 2004 ÂCelebration of ReadingÂ in Maryland. The ÂCelebration of Reading,Â which was first launched in 1995, is a fund-raiser for the foundation that features readings from notable authors and the Bush family.
About ÂDisability MattersÂ
ÂDisability MattersÂ addresses topics related to the disabled community, with specific emphasis on competitive employment for people with disabilities. This show is broadcast live and captioned in real time for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. You can hear ÂDisability MattersÂ with Joyce Bender on VoiceAmerica.com live every Tuesday at 2:00pm EST (11:00am PST) with re-broadcast 12 hours later. Archives of her past interviews are also available at http://www.benderconsult.com or http://www.voiceamerica.com .
About Joyce Bender
The host of ÂDisability MattersÂ, Joyce A. Bender, is President and CEO of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. (BCS) and its sister company, Bender Consulting Services of Canada, Inc. (BCSC). BCS provides competitive employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities in the areas of information technology, engineering, finance/accounting, human resources and general business. In 1985, Joyce had a life-threatening accident due to epilepsy, which caused an intracranial hemorrhage that required subsequent brain surgery. Against all odds, Joyce recovered from this accident that left her with a 60 percent hearing loss in one ear and a realization that she had epilepsy. As a result of her personal experience, she developed a passion for helping people with disabilities and founded both companies. Ms. Bender is the recipient of the 2003 New Freedom Initiative Award from the Bush Administration, as well as the 1999 PresidentÂs Award from President Clinton.
For more information on Joyce A. Bender and her companies, Bender Consulting Services, Inc. and Bender Consulting Services of Canada, Inc., visit, http://www.benderconsult.com or http://www.benderofcanada.com To learn more about Voice America, visit, http://www.voiceamerica.com Past radio broadcasts are archived on http://www.benderconsult.com To learn more about the Western Pennsylvania Caring Foundation visit, http://www.wpacaringfoundation.com
About SurfNet Media Group, Inc.
SurfNet Media Group, Inc. is an Internet broadcast media company producing diverse audio and video content streamed globally over the Internet 24/7. SurfNetÂs mission is to create and expand Internet communities by utilizing Internet broadcast media as a vehicle for communication and commerce. SurfNet produces original, live, Internet talk radio programming through its networks, VoiceAmericaÂ Radio (http://www.voiceamerica.com/) and BusinessAmericaÂ Radio (http://www.businessamericaradio.com/) SurfNetÂs programming enables sponsors to deliver cost-effective advertising content to targeted audiences. SurfNetÂs patented MetaphorÂ technology is an HTML media container that adds to websites and desktops in seconds without downloading, easily streams Internet radio programming and other rich media content, and instantly modifies from a single control point. Metaphor's applications include a media player; an email-free enterprise communications tool for business, membership and affinity groups; a multimedia toolbar; and a mini-web page. Metaphor enables advertisers and sponsors to deliver messages targeted to web content on online yellow pages, search engine websites and, potentially, a virtually unlimited number of third-party websites, individual desktops, iPods and other portable devices.
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