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Washington Irving wrote: “There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.” As I read these words a decade ago, I could see her, a drab woman, defeated by life, dragging herself through her days in the normal world, but in an abnormal world of strife and danger, she would come alive and inspire others. And so Kate Cummings, the hero of my novel A Spark of Heavenly Fire was born.
"I am thrilled to be the first guest on Shannon Fisher’s new show, The Authentic Woman. It’s fitting that that this book is being highlighted because Shannon herself is a true woman who embodies the spark of heavenly fire the world so desperately needs." ~ author Pat Bertram
Host Shannon Fisher, is a writer, civic leader and social justice advocate. Shannon strives to enact positive change in the world – one day, one issue and one person at a time.
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Joining us LIVE from the UK...Esther Bertram, founder of Conscious Fiction and author of the new book, a well-being, music, multi-media visionary novel, set to be released in November, "November Fox." Esther describes this as a book written to inspire the next generation to consciously create their lives and find their purpose. Esther Bertram is also vocalist, musician, composer and producer, is known throughout Europe.
Laura Gelezunas will call us from beautiful Puerto Vallarta.
And as a first, Esther Bertram will also be our musical guest as we will play some music from her soon released book November Fox!
Film maker, Bertram Verhaag is the producer of a documentary called Scientists Under Attack- Science In The Magnetic Field of Money which takes a closer look at the ruthless tactics deployed by these companies as he reveals to the audience the attacks scientists who have uncovered the truth about about GMO's have suffered. Featured in this film are anti-gmo activists, Jeffrey Smith, Professor Ignacio Chapela, Dr. Andrew Kimbrall, head of the Center For Food Safety and is one of two lawyers who sued the Food and Drug Administration in 1998. Also featured is Professor Arpad Pusztai, a 35 year world renowned Biochemist and leading expert on food studies was suspended for lifetime in 1999 after making his findings public about GMO's in a 150 second interview which at first he was praised and then threatened with lawsuits. If you do not understand the dire threat of GMO's and why we, as people need to take action, please tune in to today's show as June Stoyer talks to film producer, Bertram Verhaag about this very important documentary. Today’s show is sponsored by RamVPN.com, the leading provider of next-generation online anonymity and VPN security solutions. Listeners of The Organic View Radio show can enjoy a 15% off discount for 3 month and 6 month personal plans with the code "orgview".
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram has been a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarship winner, a Cave Canem fellow,
and a writer-in-residence at the Montana Artists’ Refuge. Her poetry has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Callaloo,
Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Narrative Magazine, Subtropics, and other journals. She received first place in
the 2011 Summer Literary Seminars poetry contest and won the Gulf Coast Magazine Donald Barthelme Prize for
Short Prose. Bertram is a graduate of the writing programs at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. She was a 2009-2011 Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow at Williams College where she taught creative
writing and literature. Currently, she lives in Salt Lake City where she is pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing at the
University of Utah. Her first book, But a Storm is Blowing From Paradise, won Red Hen Press’s 2010 Benjamin Saltman
Poetry Award, judged by Claudia Rankine.
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Be entertained! Listening to the dynamic speaker Jo-Anne Vandermeulen as she sizzles with energy and introduces her Internet mentor as an inspirational support for all writers…and this evening’s special guest: AUTHOR PAT BERTRAM. Pat will be discussing her latest release “GRIEF: The Greatest Yearning”. Conquering obstacles, Pat’s experienced knowledge is now alive as testimony to the profound truth about ‘how-done’ in order to survive grief.
Follow and interact with Pat Bertram today: http://patbertram.com and http://ptbertram.wordpress.com
Today's guests are Drs, Bertram Pitt & Pieter Muntendam two leading heart specialists.
Bertram Pitt, M.D., F.A.C.C., is a Professor of Medicine Emeritus in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Prior to this role, he was the Director of the Division of Cardiology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Dr. Pitt has conducted research in many areas of cardiovascular disease, with special emphasis on heart failure and ischemic heart disease.
Dr. Pitt has published more than 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a member of several professional societies.
Pieter Muntendam, M.D., is the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of BG Medicine. He is a biopharmaceutical and healthcare executive with in-depth business experience ranging from early stage ventures to multinational corporations. Prior to this role, Dr. Muntendam served as President and CEO of BG Medicine from November 2004 through January 2012.
Dr. Muntendam joined BG Medicine from NetNumina Solutions, Inc., a professional services company, where he served as Director of the Biopharma Healthcare Practice.
Dr. Muntendam held executive positions with Organon International Inc. and Johnson & Johnson where he was appointed Vice President of Research and Development, International at Johnson & Johnson, and appointed as a member of the boards of directors for two Johnson & Johnson operating companies. Dr. Muntendam received his M.D. from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
In an effort to build consensus across the Global African Diaspora around strategies for cooperating and coordinating, CFA collaborates with African Views to facilitate a conference call of Diaspora leaders in the Western Hemisphere, as part of the 2014 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. While time, distance and travel resources have proven to be significant obstacles in the coordination of Diaspora in support of Africa, this effort can bridge the gap, by holding the first of several conference calls of Diaspora leaders around the globe to open and strengthen dialogue.
Synopsis of intent:
To formalize the platform where experts and professionals in Africa and Diaspora can collaborate with their immense intellect, expertise, skills, ideas and other resources necessary to develop and design the optimal solutions for bridging and amplifying the economic and scientific gaps between Africa and the rest of the world.
To form alliance of strength and interest between the Diaspora and Africa, as well as to cultivate a collaborative global communication platform for reliable and well guided intelligence committees that will liaise directly with institutional partners, essential state holders and sovereign authorities on African development issues.
Constituency For Africa (CFA): http://www.cfa-events.org
African Views (AV): http://www.africanviews.org
As requested: here is a list of immediate social and development challenges facing Africa and African Diaspora: http://bit.ly/africanproblems
Pat Bertram is a native of Colorado. When the traditional publishers stopped publishing her favorite type of book — character and story driven novels that can’t easily be slotted into a genre — she decided to write her own. Second Wind Publishing liked her style and published four of Bertram’s books: Light Bringer, Daughter Am I, More Deaths Than One, and A Spark of Heavenly Fire. Bertram blogs about writing and the writing life at http://patbertram.com/
Becka Johnson had been abandoned on the doorstep of a remote cabin in Chalcedony, Colorado when she was a baby. Now, thirty-seven years later, she has returned to Chalcedony to discover her identity, but she only finds more questions. Who has been looking for her all those years? Why are those same people interested in fellow newcomer Philip Hansen? Who is Philip, and why does her body sing in harmony with his? And what do either of them have to do with a shadow corporation that once operated a secret underground installation in the area?
Bertram's publisher says: "I was told by some other small publishers with whom I had done research that I was going to get mountains of unacceptable crap for every worthy thing I received. So when I got Pat's manuscript for A Spark of Heavenly Fire, which was like the first submission to Second Wind, I thought, 'OMG, is this possible?!' I knew in the first 20 pages that she was the real thing."
Join us as we speak of speculative genre, new forms of creativity and Pat's journey to find the perfect venue for her writings. Visit via the chat room or call in @ 213-769-0952 to speak live on-air with the author.
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