You know the "Friday Song" we play each Friday? It's in the news. Rebecca Black, who went viral nine years ago for the much-maligned song, is talking about the shame and bullying she experienced at the height of the track's infamy.
Plus, Paul Coughlin joins us. Paul knows just how damaging such a campaign of cruelty can be to a person's emotional and psychological wellbeing—damage that can harm a person well into adulthood.
Paul Coughlin is an expert witness regarding bullying and the law. Paul is a best-selling author of eight books, including the freedom-from-bullying parent and teacher resource Raising Bully-Proof Kids.
Protectors, founded in 2005, was born from personal experience and a unique understanding into a fundamental weakness to existing anti-bullying programs.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.