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  • 01:00

    Suspense Radio One on One - April 26th, 2015

    in Books

    Suspense Radio One on One in partnered with Partners In Crime tours is pleased to present two authors on today's show.

    First up we will have William Leibowitz and then JL Abramo. 

    JL Abramo: Circling The Runway.

    Private Investigator Jacob Diamond and San Francisco Detective Sergeant Roxton Johnson are famous for not getting along. Cats and dogs. Oil and water. Liston and Ali. Jake and Rocky.

    When an assistant district attorney is murdered in his high-rise apartment building, and Johnson suspects his lieutenant may have something to do with it, he can think of no one else to turn to for help—no one he can trust except Jake Diamond.

    William Leibowitz: Miracle Man.

    Miracle Man won "Best Thriller 2014" from National Pacific Book Awards and has received over 60 5 Star reviews in the U.S. and UK.


    The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero. Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of animators, he is real.

  • 01:29

    ShowTime Synergy – EP 02 – Starbright

    in Television

    In Episode 02 of ShowTime Synergy TFG1Mike, LadyWreck, and BeatlesDica give you their thoughts on the next three episodes of the series. The StarBright three parter! Jem has a movie deal, and the Misfits will do anything to ruin that chance! So get truly outrageous with us here on ShowTime Synergy! Oh those Animators! Geeks: Mike ...

  • 00:58

    Tomorrow Will Be Televised Kate and Mim-Mim/Kwilt HD Simulcast

    in Television

    The program all about TV, simulcast live on BlogTalk Radio and Brooklyn Independent Media HD. Our guests: Julie and Scott Stewart, creators/animators of the new Disney Junior series Kate and Mim-Mim, and Marc-Antoine Benglia, founder/chief executive officer of Kwilt, a new interactive photos-on-TV application for smart sets and devices such as Roku, Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV.

  • 00:42

    Lets Talk Kingdom w/Catrina-Interview w/Noelle E. Sewell, Faith & Knowledge LLC

    in Entertainment

    She is the Founder and CEO of Faith & Knowledge in Action, LLC, which assists small churches, ministries and non-profit organizations with information/resource sharing and publicity.  She has had articles published in The Philadelphia Sunday Tribune, MI/Productions.com, st8up.co.uk and wtamm.com. In June 2012 she became involved with a new book project, “Gumbo for the Soul: Faces of AIDS.” In 2013 under Faith & Knowledge in Action, LLC she has created a website that is dedicated to promoting independent Christian artists, comedians, filmmakers and animators, www.indyspotlight.net.  The website is committed to promoting diversity of the global Christian creative community.

  • 02:02

    BLACK ANIMATORS: Cartoons & Culture the Bigger Picture!

    in Current Events

                           SUPER HERO EDITION!!!
    In this special episode of COMMON SENSE CONVERSATIONS; I have the pleasure of sitting down and talking with three great animators; Andre Batts of Urban Style Comics, Wayne Riley HT1 Comics, and Kofi Johnson of Afrikom Media Group. In this episode we will discuss the work of the animator and gain insight as to how they bring our culture into their work.

  • 02:01

    Saturday High Noon

    in Politics

    Local regional news, events and commentary.

    Robert Knight's "Earthwatch" 27 March 2014 program summary:

     Program: Snowden Petition, Fake NSA Reform In series: "Earthwatch with Robert Knight" Version: NSA BAIT AND SWITCH ON OBAMA SURVEILLANCE 'REFORM' Coverage of the Edward Snowden passport petition campaign; NSA 'reform' analysis, Obama's impending 90-day renewal of FISA/FISC, and midterm election motives for Obama's sudden attempt to quell public opposition to being surveilled en masse by the NSA. We examine the latest developments regarding the NSA, bulk phone surveillance, Congressional collaboration, Presidential feints, and fake "reforms" of the ongoing surveillance regime -- including Obama's plan to privatize bulk phone records, and potentially INCREASE NSA cellphone surveillance. AMONG TODAY'S VOICES: Former Presidential daily briefer and CIA analyst RAY McGOVERN, FBI whistleblower COLEEN ROWLEY, and RootsAction founder NORMAN SOLOMON, speaking overnight at a press conference petitioning Attorney General ERIC HOLDER and State Secretary JOHN KERRY (who refused delivery) for the return of the passport of NSA whistleblower and Nobel nominee EDWARD SNOWDEN -- whom we shall also hear -- along with Senate Iintelligence Committee chair and Church committee pioneer PATRICK LEAHY of Vermont. MUSIC CREDITS: The Bell for freedom by Stevie Wonder, Love Song for the NSA by Truthstream, Blurred Lines by Brooklyn's own Shorts Show Comedy Players, 500 Files by Tyrannosaurus Rocks, Obama's Watching Me by Taiwanese Animators, Fascism by Sam Sparro, All You Fascists Bound to Lose by Woody Guthrie, The Times They Are A-Changin' by Merry Clayton, Hello NSA by the Overstatists, and Every Bomb You Drop by Spitting Image.

  • 00:09

    Disney Animator, Mark Henn, is Grateful that God has Blessed him to Live...

    in Movies

    He is one of the longest continuously employed artists at Disney. In over 30 years, his contributions to animation have included several leading Disney characters, mostly heroines. His work includes: Princess Jasmine in "Aladdin," Belle in "Beauty and the Beast," Ariel in "Little Mermaid," Young Simba in "The Lion King" and Mulan in "Mulan". He was also the animator of the 2007 film "Enchanted", and he directed the award-winning short film, "John Henry." Additionally, he was the supervising animator of Princess Tiana in Disney's "The Princess and the Frog." He has been nominated for an Annie award four times: three times for Character Animation for "The Lion King," "Mulan," and "Winnie the Pooh," and once for Short Animated Film Direction for "John Henry." Recently, he served as one of the lead animators, overseeing the development of all of the characters on the Oscar-winning film "Frozen". 

    Emily Belz of World Magazine says that he is a Christian. In an interview, she asked him, "How does your faith play into your work, into character development and storytelling?" He said, "It’s a global impact as well as day-to-day and scene-to-scene. I’m very blessed. … This has been my boyhood dream to be a Disney animator. I’ve seen a lot of change and a lot of ups and downs. I was almost fired at one point. God has been incredibly gracious to allow me to be here, and I feel like this is where I’m supposed to be... God has gotten me through many a tough day and tough scene and tough production schedule. It’s nice to work for a company where the basic values we want to put across in our films are right in line with my faith."
    His name is Mark Henn.

  • 00:33

    Community Exchange with host Max Moore

    in Finance

    How to Create More Prosperous Communities

    The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) Model

    How did the Centre for Social Innovation get its name, and what does this name mean?

    CSI purchases and renovates office buildings, and leases space to organizations. Why does CSI do this and How? Common characteristics of CSI tenants.

    CSI has been described as a co-working space, community centre, and incubator for people who are changing the world. The Physical Space, Community & Creativity Model.

    CSI goes beyond being a landlord, and works to organize its tenants as a community? What does this mean for the tenants, to rent space in an office building that operates as a community, as well as an office space?

    CSI Programs and Activities 

    - CSI Micro Loans - for CSI member organizations

    - CSIcatalyst.org - crowd funding for social entrepreneurs

    - Community Bonds - contributions and company investments

     - Community Animators to help members with, well, everything

    CSI Model Organization - publications to help set up CSI-type facilities




  • 01:31

    03 - Drawing upon the Force of Mike Mattesi

    in Entertainment

    This week we're talking with Mike Mattesi, the author of the inspiring how-to book "Force, Dynamic Life Drawing For Animators". He's taught at Pixar, Dreamworks and Nickleodeon ... so you know we're gonna ask how cool it must be to do that! 
    Find out what the heck "Force" is about and (more importantly) does it have anything to do with Darth Vader? We can only hope. And you know we'll dive into Mike's inner-geek and get his thoughts on the latest news that Biff has dug up for us!
    LIsten in and enjoy the fun! Check out Mike's  DrawingForce Website and his awesome upcoming classes!!  

  • 00:25


    in Entertainment

    My acting teach from San Francisco Ed Hooks got dragged in by another acting student to do acting teaching to animators back in 1996  for a “small” animated movie called ANTZ starring Woody Allen …
    ANTZ was only the SECOND computer animated full-length movie made in the US! (Toy Story being the first.  So he tried to teach introverted animators about acting via script work and performance, which totally bombed. Luckily Ed modified his efforts, learned about animation work in order to teach animators, especially when working in computer animation and the 24 frames per second “moment” ; and then he wrote a book about it.  Back in 1996 NO ONE wanted to publish his new book ‘Acting for Animators’ because they didn’t think there was an audience. He was just ahead of his time. It didn’t get published until 2001.
    Ed also has great insights to the VO production and casting handled for animation projects. Some tidbits are: VO Sessions for animation projects… Contacting animation companies – who are not accustomed to actors! 
    Ed Hooks is a theatre professional for 30 years, and has pioneered acting training specifically for animators. His books Acting for Animators and Acting in Animation: A Look at 12 Films have become standard texts at animation schools all over the world.
    VO artist LoveThatRebecca aka Rebecca Michaels Haugh is your host on Love That VoiceOver bringing you a fresh perspective about personalities and projects within the art and artistry behind the microphone....

  • 00:33

    AVATAR MoCap, Unions, Masters & Shamans – Ed Hooks pt2!

    in Entertainment

    If you didn’t know Ed Hooks before, you will LOVE him after hearing this interview!  In part 2, we cover a lot of ground and there are great insights to the animation industry with Ed’s perspective. Some tidbits: Digital and Live Action are coming together… Be Entrepreneurial. Best advice – think globally… Actors have a license to stare – and see people for what they really are!   
    Are those in the MOCAP suits Actors or not? How should they be paid?  It’s all up for grabs right now. Digital has changed the landscape of payments. Digital and live action are coming together. Animators are having the exact same ideas as actors.
    Be Entrepreneurial. Think globally.  The movie Chico & Rita was produced by a Barcelona Spain company but was actually created by companies in 11 different countries coordinated via Spain. The production model is changing.  It’s as big as when sound entered films! You can work with anyone, anywhere. Ed works all over the world and shares his China experience as a ‘Master’ and how he had to invent again, to break thru the culture walls.
    Then - WHY is that Iron Giant (from the movie) piggy bank in Ed’s closet and why is it his favorite thing in there?  Guilty pleasures, best childhood friends and Shamans.
    Ed Hooks is a 30 year acting professional and has pioneered acting training specifically for animators. His books Acting for Animators and Acting in Animation: A Look at 12 Films have become standard texts at animation schools all over the world. Learn more at www.EdHooks.com and sign up for Ed’s newsletters.
    VO artist LoveThatRebecca aka Rebecca Michaels Haugh is your host on Love That VoiceOver bringing you a fresh perspective about personalities and projects within the art and artistry behind the microphone....