Insight with Mark Farrell An engaging forum to examine and discuss a vast array of everyday obstacles and challenges facing adults and children today.

May 22, 2014  

iCan Shine teaches children with disabilities across the country how to
accomplish one of the most significant rites of passage for kids - how to
ride a bike. Mark talks with Lisa Ruby from iCan Shine about this incredible
program and Mark shares how his idenity was and is closely linked to bikes
stemming from his visual impairment.

When you splash into the ocean or lake this summer know what condition it's
in before you dive in. Amy Goldsmith from Clean Ocean Action N.J., reveals
the current political under current facing our waterways and how water could
be the next scarce resource.

Plus, what would summer be without a smash hit? Mark predicts what tune may
loop in your head, like it it not - in summer 2014.

May 15, 2014  

In recognition of mental health awareness month, Dr. Mike Friedman clinical psychologist joins Mark for an hour discussion on the many critical components of mental health including: the stigma, types of therapy, medication, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, denial and more.  Also, Mark shares how he began speaking to national audiences on significant topics that impacted his life including: overcoming adversity, alcohol, mental health and more.  More at:

May 8, 2014  

Cue drum roll…the Rutgers 2014 commencement speaker is Condoleezza Rice.  Correction, make that Eric LeGrand.  Hmm, actually - it may be former NJ Governor Tom Kean.  Well, one thing is for sure, Rutgers has again proven they consistently mishandle situations.  This just in – both Kean and LeGrand will speak but that too can change, after all it’s Rutgers!              


Were TeaneckNew JerseyHigh School students being nefarious or just having good old senior fun when they were caught in the midst of leaving their mark that has lead to national attention.


Can a quadriplegic compete in a marathon?  Chris Holcomb returns to Insight to share his riveting experience completing his 30th marathon that left him and other Boston Marathoners with immense pride due to the enormity of this year’s running.    

May 1, 2014  
Gangs are continuously weaving themselves into the fabric of America by luring young, fearful kids with the promise of security and money. Gang expert Mike Knox explains how this epidemic evolved and what’s needed to combat it.
It’s expected that all-nighters, exams and frat parties are part of the college experience, but campuses of all sizes are increasingly prone to sexual violence.  End Rape On Campus (EROC) is dedicated to ensuring that colleges document sexual assaults, and to educating and empowering students affected by them. EROC Co-founder Mia Ferguson shares her experience, and how she became a vital part of a nationwide organization lead by students and professionals determined to make college environments free of rape.


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