Domestic Violence Awareness on Eastern Standard

Oct 26, 2016

On average, nearly 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner every minute in the United States

On this week’s Eastern Standard, we’ll discuss domestic violence in Kentucky.

 


 

With us on this week's Eastern Standard for Domestic Violence Awareness month: Survivor Lisa Murray, Amy Schumacher whose brother died at the hands of his abuser, and Diane Fleet of domestic violence shelter Greenhouse 17.

 

 

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According to the National Coalition against domestic violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. In honor of Domestic Violence month, we will talk to survivors and advocates alike to get a better perspective on what goes on behind closed doors.

On our show we will have live in studio:

Diane Fleet: Assistant Director at Greenhouse 17, Lexington: a domestic violence shelter serving 17 counties in Kentucky.

Lisa Murray: Survivor of domestic violence herself: she even petitioned to Senator Barr after suffering immense abuse.

Amy Schumacher: Her brother Todd, 40, was stabbed and killed by his partner in a domestic violence situation in January 2015 in Lexington.

 

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