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What's it like to be a single teen mom?

In our parents' day -- certainly our grandparents -- when girls got pregnant, they were whispered about, often shamed and sometimes sent to visit family in another state. Even if young women were married, there were always those who counted the "appropriate" number of months it had been since the wedding.

That's the way it was with many in east Texas where Debbie Gaby grew up. She was married to one of the town "bad boys," had a baby girl, left and tried to find a life on her own as a single mom.

As many of you know, she eventually found that life as the executive face of Sleep America here in Arizona. Debbie Gaby answers the question, "What's it like to be a single teen mom?"

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He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talk-shows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The Mc Mahon Group" features a very unpredictable all-star panel where 3 people from the community get together and give there thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's which talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multi-faceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.

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