Many people who wake up every morning and turn on the TV news are familiar with this week's "Woman Who Rocks". Her name is Amy Andrews and her smile and dedication to the people of Metro-Detroit is one of the reasons that Fox 2 is always on in the morning at my house and in the studio.Amy co-anchors FOX 2 News Morning and “Live at 11”. She also created the Amy's Angels franchise to highlight those making a difference in their communities and beyond. Listen to her story and you will hear why she is a WCSX "Woman Who Rocks".
When Amy is not busy empowering viewers from the anchor desk she is out in the community making a difference. She is heavily involved with Gleaners Community Food Bank, is an ambassador for C.A.T.C.H Children's Charity. She also facilitated FOX 2's media partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She is very active with the Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America, Habitat for Humanity, the American Heart Association and Angels of Hope and other charities we talk about in the Podcast.
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In the second half of the podcast, I am always joined by Cyndy Schalter from Turning Point Macomb. This week we talk about a mystery woman in Texas who had people wondering if she was their long lost relative. Since the incident she has been identified and her story of abuse told, but now she is supporting her abuser.
A woman who triggered a massive search after a video showed her ringing a home's doorbell in the middle of the night defended a man who allegedly sexually assaulted her before she fled. "I don't want to get into any of the specifics of that evening, other than to say that I was in a lot of fear for my safety.
Cyndy and I also discuss the "Fornite" craze and how some parents and teachers are using it to their advantage.
Some teachers may hate the game, but others are using it to help kids learn.
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