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The M Squared Productions Podcast is a professional podcast producing entity headed by Marlon "Shymar Molinos, a podcaster for years whose goal is to provide content and information to the masses worldwide. Two shows under the umbrella of M Squared Productions are "The Groove Session, A show combining an advice column with top 40 hits and "The View from Chair Level" A talk show on disability-related topics and how to find creative ways through each situation.
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The M Squared Productions Podcast is a professional podcast producing entity headed by Marlon "Shymar Molinos, a podcaster for years whose goal is to provide content and information to the masses worldwide. Two shows under the umbrella of M Squared Productions ar "The Groove Session, A show combining an advice column with top 40 hits and "The View from Chair Level" A talk show on disability-related topics and how to find the positives in each situation.

Dec 24, 2019

(Hosted & Produced by Marlon "Shymar” Molinos)

The “Groove session” is a show that explores all aspects and matters of the heart. As someone who has never been in a relationship, I was fortunate enough to observe many different relationships throughout the years thanks to both friends and family. There were some good as well as bad sides to every situation I’ve seen. Watching these relationships unfold showed me that they are fragile and require a lot of work. I hope to provide my insight as to how to keep a relationship strong and provide some ideas that have not yet considered and hope that as a listener; you can take these suggestions to heart and possibly learn from your mistakes through my eyes.

Playlist

  1. Lawrence - This Christmas
  2. Justin Bieber Feat. Boyz II Men - Fa la la
  3. 98 Degrees – This Gift
  4. Aly and AJ - Greatest Time of Year
  5. B2k feat IMX - My first Christmas
  6. Danity Kane – Home for Christmas

It’s been a while since doing a new episode of this flagship show The Groove Session and I can’t think of a better way for a comeback than to do a holiday episode. We tend to go through life doing the everyday things we have to do to survive without reflecting on the reason why we do what we do and that is for our family. In today’s episode we celebrate the season of giving and appreciate all that we have and what we give back.

Please leave your feedback here, or by checking out The M Squared Productions Facebook page. You can also hit me up on twitter: @msquaredproduct and post suggestions for show themes and topics there as well as shooting me an email at msquaredproductions2015@gmail.com

Dec 18, 2019

(Hosted & Produced by Marlon “Shymar” Molinos)

Air Date: Wednesday, 12/18/2019

The View from Chair Level is a talk show that discusses various topics from the viewpoint of Marlon Molinos an individual living with Cerebral Palsy since birth. The goal of this show is to inspire everyone to look past your limitations and find creative ways to accomplish your daily goals. A free mind is limitless, and you are the only one that sets your own limits. 

Featured Song: Taylor Swift - Change

Disabled persons also suffer from socio / emotional and psychological challenges due to the way society view the disabled. People usually pass comments and remarks that are insensitive. Generally, people even use derogatory words when referring to the disabled persons e.g. Chimera-disabled. Sometimes they are not even counted as humans and are referred to as disabled-chimera. It is for this reason the word disabled is being substituted with physically or mentally challenged. These societal attitudes are found at all levels from family, Government level and international level. For instance, the 2016 Para Olympics had difficulties in finding sponsors for the tournament yet the tournament for the able bodied had no difficulties in being sponsored.
Rebuttal: It’s not surprising to see and hear that life for those with disabilities have faced and continue to face ignorance and unfair treatment as society continues to evolve. For those affected with disabilities, it is up to us to educate, and advocate for our needs. We need to stop taking things personally when we meet someone who is not educated with how to interact with the disabled. As with all movements, equality for disabilities require a little bit of finesse and understanding on both sides. We can't just go in guns blazing.
Even when the disabled decide to enter into marriages, it affects them as they are stigmatized. Superstitious beliefs frown at marriages between an able body and a disabled person. It is regarded as a bad omen by the family of the able-bodied person. Able bodied persons are not so keen to marry the physically challenged. Even when the disabled person find a partner, he/she may not be accepted.
Rebuttal: in some ways I can understand and empathize with the family because from the non-disabled perspective, being with a disabled person from the start of the relationship can bring a feeling of being burdened by the added pressure of not only taking care of the household, but the disabled person as well. From the disabled person’s perspective, we already have the added feeling of being inadequate because of our disability. Finding that one person who loves us no matter our short comings is a blessing that we hold dear. The one thing that should be taken from being with someone who is disabled is that we are very committed people when we see that our partners are truly committed to us. The extended family will always have their doubts, but isn’t that the same with all families? Being married to someone with a disability doesn’t guarantee a perfect marriage, but like with all marriages; the goal is to find that one person who makes you feel like you can do anything and if you find them, hold on tight and enjoy each other’s company.


Beside the traditional beliefs that disabled persons could have committed abominable sins, some healing and deliverance churches have joined the band wagon, added to the psychological. They cast aspersions towards the disabled and view the disabled as lacking in faith when they are not healed after being prayed for. This shows how difficult it is for disabled to integrate with the rest of society.

Rebuttal: It’s sad, but true. The truth is no matter what we do whether it’s to educate or advocate, there will always be those whose faith and beliefs are so strong that we can’t change their minds. We can only do so much. It has taken me many years to finally accept my disability to where I chose to look at it as a cause to inspire through my actions. I truly believe that I am not a mistake and that god made me this way to help inspire and educate the masses. I see now that everything I have done from the experiences I’ve had and the accomplishments I have done has led me to help inspire in my own way. As a society, we need to change our attitudes towards our fellow man and keep evolving to a higher place because if we don’t try to change then we will ultimately be left behind.

Marlon Molinos – "it doesn't matter how a disability or situation is acquired. What matters is how you overcome, survive, and thrive with it."

Dec 4, 2019

(Hosted & Produced by Marlon “Shymar” Molinos)

The View from Chair Level is a talk show that discusses various topics from the viewpoint of Marlon Molinos an individual living with Cerebral Palsy since birth. The goal of this show is to inspire everyone to look past your limitations and find creative ways to accomplish your daily goals. A free mind is limitless, and you are the only one that sets your own limits. 

Featured Song: Brian McKnight - Win

The disabled have difficulties in accessing various facilities. They cannot easily maneuver due to the discriminatory manner buildings were built. Even where some buildings have provisions for wheelchairs, disabled persons may require additional assistance to maneuver. They also suffer challenges when using public transport which is the most affordable transport for them. Some operators shun the disabled as they do not cater for the space to accommodate the wheelchair even where it is foldable. The way the vehicles are designed also make it difficult for the disabled to board the vehicles.

Before considering suing as that should be the final option, it is always best to discuss with the business or individual what your issues were and if there was a way for you to be accommodated. Life is too short to cause such harm to the individual so show them the law and explain it, so they understand what needs to be fixed to be accessible.

Response: Time has come a long way with the help of the ADA. It has been required by law to provide accessibility to buildings, public restrooms, and vehicles used for public transportation no exceptions. Any business or individual who doesn’t follow is in violation and can be sued by the individual for noncompliance. Suing someone is the last step that you should take when dealing with a noncompliant individual or business. Most of the time, most businesses will comply by making some reasonable accommodations so that the individual can be involved or use the establishment. This does not excuse the business or individual for not being in compliance with the ADA. If the business, or individual serves the public; they must ensure that they are in compliance.

Use of modern and rural toilets (Blair) is also a challenge. Some disabled are unable to sit comfortably and some have to be escorted to the toilet or some have to feel the dirty toilet pans through touching to ensure they are in the right place.
The unavailability of the appliances e.g. wheelchairs and artificial limbs result in some disabled having to crawl or being carried on the back in order for them to be move from one place to another.

Response: it's sad but true. Individuals who are blind must feel their way around their environment to make a mental map of their location. Having to touch the rim of the toilet to ensure that they sit on it properly is something that is unavoidable. Having a disability, no matter what it is, require some sort of dependency on other people. It's true that the ultimate goal is for us to feel independent, but the truth of the matter is; is that the fight for accessibility in regard to be fully accessible environment is just a dream at the moment. Not to say that this dream won't come true, but we are still a long way to go.

Disable persons cannot successfully participate in sporting activities effectively. Their talents are never realized because there is little opportunities to participate at all levels. Those who may have been luckily identified will have to access special appliances or facilities in order to participate. Most of the appliances come dear and facilities expensive to maintain. Considering their poor economic status, it becomes a pipe dream.

Response: I can relate to some extent about it being a pipe dream, but in recent years that dream has become more real than just a dream thanks again to the ADA. More and more activities have been made readily accessible to people with disabilities. There have also been some programs that are specialized for specific disabilities, so that those affected with a particular disability such as cerebral palsy like myself are able to participate and be active.

Marlon Molinos – "it doesn't matter how a disability or situation is acquired. What matters is how you overcome, survive, and thrive with it."

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May 26, 2019

(Hosted & Produced by Marlon “Shymar” Molinos)

The View from Chair Level is a talk show that discusses various topics from the viewpoint of Marlon Molinos an individual living with Cerebral Palsy since birth. The goal of this show is to inspire everyone to look past your limitations and find creative ways to accomplish your daily goals. A free mind is limitless and you are the only one that sets your own limits. 

Featured Song: Bob Marley - Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier

Background to Challenges

Disability is viewed different by different people based on their socio economic positions. For us Africans, disability is viewed as spiritual a curse despite medical explanations proffered.

For the West; disability is a natural phenomenon that is explained by medical theories taking for example, the Polio outbreak that affected many children in the late 1950s and the 1960's.Such different perceptions from people therefore attract different interventions from the Government. The challenges that disabled persons suffer range from physical (structural), emotional, economic, and psychological, education, culture and health/medical .The complexity of disability is that it is associated with poverty.

Disabled persons face a myriad of economic challenges. Mostly they arise out of the discrimination that they face from family, institutional and central government level. They are less or not educated at all.  Their level of participation in the economic arena is thus limited. They are unlikely to be accorded equal access to programs that empower the general populace.

Rebuttal: The goal of a disabled individual is the same as everyone, to contribute to society. As with all social movements, there are many setbacks and prejudices. Ultimately as time passed, laws were created to ensure equality for the disabled, i.e. the ADA. Despite laws being passed, we the disabled are still discriminated for one reason or another. I get that discrimination will always be a constant, but all we want is to be a resource adding to the community’s contributions. We just need someone to see the potential of what we can bring to the table and look past our short comings i.e. our disability. The one thing that everyone should think about before pre-judging a person’s inabilities are to consider how that person views the world. An autistic person may have other attributes such as an artistic eye that can provide an employer with the asset they need to better express the message of their company, product, or service. The employer just needs to be open-minded to the different ways of expressing one’s self to the other.

 Due to these economic reasons their medical needs cannot be adequately catered for they cannot even afford to acquire special appliances to aid them with their crutches, wheelchairs, hearing aids, Braille, and artificial limbs etc. The lack of resources creates a circle of poverty to the disabled as they least afford to send their own children to school. This means even at their old age where they cannot even do the menial jobs of vending, they do not have children who can assist them financially since the children will also be struggling financially.

Rebuttal: Over the year more and more programs are becoming available to the community with disabilities and their families to ensure that they become contributing members of society. It boils down to what you need to be a contributor. On Guam in particular, there are programs available to assist with job search like DVR and the One Stop Career Center, Transportation such as the Para Transit system, GHURA for housing, MIP and Food stamps for food and medical needs, etc. and DSS for assistance in connecting individuals to different programs by helping clients navigate through all the red tape to minimize confusion and stress through the application process of programs that a person may need to access.  

Yes, people with disabilities go through economic challenges just like everyone. We just need to surround ourselves with the people who can see the potential diamond in the rough and work with the system to get what we need to become contributors to our community.

Marlon Molinos – "it doesn't matter how a disability or situation is acquired. What matters is how you overcome, survive, and thrive with it."

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