Sacramento News & Review – 15 Minutes: Lady Charmaine, on-air charmer – 15 Minutes – Opinions

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We talk about relationships a lot—female-female friendships, marriage, in-law and outlaw relationships (because some in-laws are difficult, so they’re outlaws). We just did a show on, “How do you tell somebody you don’t like their food?” Some people make a “what is it?” dish. You know, you look at it and you don’t know what it is. You taste it and you’re like, “no.”

Any shows you’re especially proud of?

We did a show talking about domestic violence. A woman called and said, “You don’t know what you’re doing.” I felt so bad. I started to cry because I do radio to help people. Then she said, “You don’t know what you’re doing. You’re changing people’s lives.” She told us that her friend was in an abusive relationship and had been listening to the show. Her friend turned to her boyfriend and said, “I can’t do this anymore.” She called the moving van and left the same day. The friend called to tell us the story because the boyfriend took the girl’s phone. So she listened to my show on Monday and by Saturday she was living in Texas with her Dad.

That’s amazing. How did you feel?

I had been planning to shut down my radio show. I was going to give it up. I was crying so much, wondering, “Is this show helping anyone?” It’s hard work to put a show together. I needed a sign from God that I was doing what I should be doing. That phone call was an arrow letting me know I was going in the right direction.

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