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Barbara Metzler, California's Woman of the Year, 2007 Will Discuss Turning Compassion Into Action

Barbara will appear on "The Wiley Drake Show" March 21st 2007 9:00 am PDT to discuss her book, "PASSIONARIES"
Contact: Barbara Metzler, 760-439-2192

MEDIA ADVISORY, Mar. 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- The book captures a movement unique to American culture -- how private charities, not the government can be the principal agents for social change. Passionaries demonstrates that Americans are the most generous people on the planet with both their money and time. According to the book, in 1990, charitable donations per year exceed over $100 billion. In 2004, Americans donated approximately $248.5 billion and sent more than $70 billion in aid to people in developing countries. In addition, an estimated 109 million or 57% of American adults volunteered 19.9 billion hours

In a recent press release from The California State Capitol, Assemblyman Martin Garrick said "Barbara is an entrepreneur and is a role model for young women everywhere. Her latest endeavor is to share with America the inspirational stories behind 35 successful world changing nonprofits."

As an entrepreneur, she has started five companies. The best known, The Farmer's Wife, became a multi-million dollar corporation. The Farmer's Wife sold surplus fruit from her family's large agricultural company. She started selling the fruit out of the back of her station wagon but it soon grew into a multi-million dollar corporation supplying fruit to everyone from farmer's markets to large companies. In the mid-1980's it was one of the country's leading fruit by-product companies.

During his show Barbara and Wiley will discuss the ideas in her book and take telephone calls on the air from those who wish to make comments or ask questions.

Anyone wishing to listen to the show simply go to www.crusaderadio.com and click on listen live. During the discussion a telephone number will be given out to call in "live".