Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas appears on CBS Affiliated Open to Hope National Radio Show

One of the original members of the Black Eyed Peas, advocate for the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, and Global Activist, will be interviewed by Hosts, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley on Sept. 28th, 2009, sponsored by The Open to Hope Foundation. To listen to this show, go to www.thgriefblog.com and click on the Apl.de.ap. e-card.

Online PR News – 30-September-2009 – – New York, New York and San Francisco, California ( Onlineprnews ) Sept. 28th 2009 -Apl.de.Ap one of the original members of the Black Eyed Peas join Drs. Gloria & Heidi Horsley on their nationally syndicated talk radio program “The Open to Hope Show” Sept. 28th, 2009 at 9 AM PST/12 Noon EST.

Apl’s story of growing up in poverty in the Philippines, being adopted at the age of 14 years old through the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, and going on to form the Black Eyed Peas, a musical group that has become a global phenomenon is inspiring. Apl has used his fame to impact thousands of people through his music, the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, and by giving back to impoverished communities in the Philippines,” said Dr. Heidi Horsley, Co-Host of Healing the Grieving Heart.

The Black Eyed Peas have transcended their vigilant hip-hop roots and have become a global phenomenon, the likes of which the music world has rarely seen. Apl.de.Ap’s life took a tragic turn when his brother Arnel died by suicide. This was a heartbreaking event and Apl.de.Ap explains his life story in a song called “The Apl Song” found on the peas 2003 album Elephunk, and heard on this show. They have sold 7.5 million albums worldwide, won 3 grammy awards and had 7 grammy nominations. Apl.de.ap has recently gone on to write the song “I Cry” as a tribute to his younger brother Arnel, which was heard for the first time on Healing the Grieving Heart. To hear this song debuted, go to: http://www.opentohope.com and click on the Apl.de.ap e-card.

Apl’s life's work—supporting a program of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation for Amerasians is fueled by the conviction that, everyone deserves to have a chance in life and opportunities to succeed. Apl is an example that everyone can rise above adversity and give back to their communities.

“We’re excited to bring Apl’s story and mission of hope to our audience,” this was a very powerful show and one not to be missed, commented Dr. Gloria Horsley, Host of ‘Healing the Grieving Heart” and Founder and President of The Open to Hope Foundation, sponsor of “Healing the Grieving Heart” and The Grief Blog (http://www.thegriefblog.com).

The Open to Hope Show broadcasts every Monday at 11 am Pacific Standard Time and 2 pm Eastern Time on CBS Radio – Chat About It.

About Dr. Heidi Horsley

Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, MSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. Dr. Heidi is the Co-Founder and executive director of the Open to Hope Foundation and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in Manhattan, NY specializing in grief and loss. She is also author of “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry”. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University.

About Dr. Gloria Horsley

Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS, is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over twenty years. Dr. Gloria is Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation. She serves The Compassionate Friends (http://www.thecompassionatefriends.org) in a number of roles, including as a Board Director and frequently serves as a media spokesperson in her dual role as a bereaved parent and professional. She is co-author of “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry.” She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.

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