215: What if you faced the monster in the mirror?
“I was like a walking dead. I was just a shell, but I couldn’t stop…my soul was gone.”
Producer: Whit Missildine
Guest: Kenneth Ginlack Sr.
Episode Summary: Growing up in the projects and a broken home, a man learns survive on the streets through dealing drugs and brutal violence, when a desperate moment leaves him with a choice that changes everything.
Today’s episode featured Kenneth Ginlack, Sr. Kenneth has been the Director of Outpatient Programs for Milwaukee County Behavior Health Division (BHD), an ad-hoc instructor at the University of Wisconsin Continuing Education extension program, president of the board of directors for Revive Youth and Family Services, and a board member for SALS Recovery Houses and Coaching. Kenneth is now Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Serenity Inns. You can find out more about Kenneth by going to kgsctc.com
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Content/Trigger Warnings: explicit violence, gun violence, domestic abuse, drug use, drug addiction, suicide, murder, explicit language
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Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper
Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho
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