• 00:27

    Guest: Katie O'Neill, Co-Owner, Mushmina

    in Business

    Katie O'Neill, Co-Owner, Mushmina


    Mushmina employs fair trade artisans in developing countries. We find a market for their crafts while providing our US customers with an opportunity to contribute their purchasing power to our social mission.


    www.mushmina.com


    Katie O'Neill graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Crafts in ‘04. She built her career as an independent jeweler, stylist and visual merchandiser for H&M in New York City. She studied Cultural Anthropology with a focus on handicraft in Mali and Morocco. Katie and her sister co-founded Mushmina in ’09 in which she serves as designer and creative director of their fair trade fashion brand and retail stores.


    www.linkedin.com/pub/katie-o-neill/59/82/3b4

    http://www.twitter.com/Mushmina

  • 01:09

    Goddess Alive Radio w/ Dr. Isadora Leidenfrost & The Red Tent Movement History

    in Women

    Dr.Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost is bring the Red Tent back to Goddess Alive Radio!  We are delighted to welcome her to talk about her new project - "The Red Tent Movement:A Historical Perspective" by Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD and ALisa Starkweather, available as an eBook and Audiobook on March 8!


    Join us on Saturday, February 28 at 8pm eastern and sink into the glorious Red Tent energy!


    Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD is trained as a both a filmmaker, a textile historian, and a feminist folklorist. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She wants to create world where women believe they can accomplish anything and where they have the courage to change the world. She creates multi-media (films, videos, websites, and other designs) to inspire YOU and improve your life! Her award-winning, internationally known red tent movie “Things We Don’t Talk About,” has been keeping her very busy doing hundreds and hundreds of screenings & facilitating life-changing women’s events. www.redtentmovie.com


    Goddess Alive Radio is the weekly Blogtalk Radio show for the MotherHouse of the Goddess and is hosted by Kimberly F. Moore & Tracey Paradiso of the MotherHouse of the Goddess. We focus on topics about Women’s Empowerment, Alternative Medicine, and Living Mythology – how the Goddess is moving through our lives today. Priestesses, Practitioners, Healers, and Shamans will be joining us to discuss their practices and experiences with the Goddess.

  • 01:07

    Getting to Know Authors of Delphine Publications and Brown Girls Publishing

    in Entrepreneur

    Tamika Newhouse is a self-published bestselling author who founded Delphine Publications, at the age of 21.  In 2011 her company Delphine Publications won an African American Literary Award for Best Anthology as well as Tamika won for the second time Self Published Author of the Year. She was also nominated by the National Women in Business Association for the 2011 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. In 2013 she was honored with the Author of Distinction E. Lynn Harris Award. Her latest award for the 2013 African American Literary Award for self published author of the year.  Along with Delphine Publications, Tamika is the founder and President of African Americans on the Move Book Club (AAMBC) – an online book club and radio show catering to avid readers across the nation. She is also CEO of Obsessive Soul Media


    I was born and raised in Nassau, The Bahamas. My husband kidnapped me eleven years ago, just kidding - I came willingly, and brought me to the Washington, DC metro area where I now live with our three young children a son and two daughters. My husband and I have our own business that I do all of the admin and bookkeeping for. I also provide admin and bookkeeping services to another small business. I graduated in 2011 from Midland Lutheran University with a BFA  degree in Creative Writing.


    The Dating Game is an anthology of the hush and lows of dating in the millennium. The book will have you cheering, laughing, and crying out loud.

  • 00:26

    Ricky Brava speaks with Award-winning Norwegian designer/artist Lise Ellingsen

    in Entrepreneur

    Listen in on Ricky Brava and Lise Ellingsen's conversation!


    Lise is a fun and talented Designer! learn more about her and her trends on The Ricky Brava Show.


    How did it begin? a blonde walks into a bar and orders. well, actually she started drawing on napkins. and what she came up with was this:


    Blondes Make Better T-shirts is a line where the design of each tee is unique, fun and conceptual — playing off “blonde-ness” (each destined to become collector’s items). But they’re smart — using only 100% sustainable, sweatshop-free and ethically responsible fabrics. One fabric, Promodal, is comprised of 40% beech tree and 60% eucalyptus tree. Another fabric is made of 50% recycled plastic bottles mixed with organic cotton.


    Blonde #1 is Lise Ellingsen. She was considering the title “Head Blonde” but found it redundant. Oslo born Ms. Ellingsen took her BFA degree at School of Visual Art in New York. Over the past eight years, she has worked with the top advertising and graphic design firms in New York, Amsterdam and Oslo. Her work for brands like Smirnoff, Coca Cola, Jones Apparel, Jimmy Kimmel and Intel have won over 8 awards, including the prestigious Art Director Club Award and Type Director Club Award. She’s equally adept in print, interactive and TV. For the last few years she studied film at the New School University in New York and her short film has been shown in several festivals and cinemas in Europe and the US. Satisfying as that is, she feels T-shirts are the next horizon.


    http://blondesmakebettertshirts.com/


    The Ricky Brava Show is Sponsored by www.MortgageFloat.com and Apollo Financial Group


     

  • 00:21

    Margarita Martinez Emmy Nominated TV Host Talks Cabot Creamery Cooking

    in Food

    Emmy Award Nominated Margarita Martinez grew up in the Bronx and Ossining, N.Y., with a Puerto Rican father and a Franco American mother. From making her first empanada as a teenager visiting Argentina to her lifelong search for authentic Mexican food in the Northeast, Margarita has always had an insatiable appetite for Latin American food. 


    Margarita is also passionate about acting and music. She graduated from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU with a BFA in Drama. http://www.margaritamartinez.com


    Cabot Creamery is a cooperative owned and operated by its members, 1,200 dairy farm families located throughout New England and upstate New York. With an emphasis on craftsmanship, process, and local ownership, Cabot produces award-winning cheeses, including its widely acclaimed "World's Best Cheddar," as well as premium butter, rich Greek-style yogurt, cottage cheese, and sour cream at its plants in Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts http://www.amazon.com/Cabot-Creamery-Cookbook-Wholesome-Americas-ebook/dp/B00T2HNPDG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424055253&sr=8-1&keywords=the+cabot+creamery+cookbook


    This show is sponsored in part by http://audibletrial.com/northwestprime1st book is Free! Click & see if audible books are right for you

  • 00:59

    What to do with a BFA: How Nawal Motawi Created a Robust Ceramic Tile Studio

    in Art

    Nawal Motawi joins us to talk about her journey from art school graduate to founder of an award-winning Ann Arbor-based nationally known art studio that creates unique handmade tile reflecting the classic styles and craftsmanship of 20th Century American design.


    Nawal Motawi founded Motawi Tileworks more than 20 years ago. A University of Michigan art school graduate with a restless spirit and an interest in applied arts, she moved to Detroit to learn tilemaking at Detroit’s storied Pewabic Pottery. She returned to Ann Arbor after a few years and began making her own tiles in a garage studio and selling them from a stand she rented at the local farmers’ market. Today, Nawal is still designing and making tiles in Ann Arbor. Her companies, Motawi Tileworks and Rovin Ceramics, employ more than 30 people. The tiles are sold in over 400 stores across the United States.


    The Motawi business philosophy:


    We make distinctive ceramics in a healthy way. We share our story. And we have fun.


    Why?


    We believe that we can make the world a better place by making beautiful things for everyday places and modeling healthy company practices.


    How do we do this?


    We make things that are valued for their design and quality.


    We cultivate an intentional workplace culture that fosters constant improvement, positivity and consistently high performance.


    Listen to learn how she made the move from her first art classes to a successful business owner, plus her best tips for building a sustainable career in the arts.


     

  • 01:01

    "CONTACT With Lesley Mitchell-Clarke"

    in Paranormal

    WE ARE NOT ALONE!!


    On this Sunday evening's 'LIVE' episode of "CONTACT", please join host and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke BFA PsyT CH CNLP and co-host/"CONTACT" producer/experiencer/contactee, Wes Roberts as they welcome to the programme Toronto-based HIGH PRIEST OF THE WICKEN MYSTICS COVEN, METAPHYSICIAN AND PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR, GREGORY PILARSKI.  The show will be taking a brief detour from our usual UFOlogy focused programming to delve into the subjects of magic, hauntings, paranormal investigations, spirit photogaphy and more!  As always,  the phone lines will e open in the second half of the programme for listener calls and comments - in addition, the "CONTACT CHAT ROOM" will be open throughout the show, and will be monitored by Wes Roberts. 


    DON'T FORGET TO "LIKE" AND "FOLLOW US" ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER!


    www.facebook.com/contactRS    www.twitter.com/contact_rs


    Check out Lesley's website at LightworkHypnosis.com!

  • 01:01

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with Couture Jewelry Artist Michelle Pajak-Reynolds

    in Art

    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, January 22nd 2015 at 3:00 PST / 6:00 EST is couture jewelry artist Michell Pajak-Reynolds .


    Please join us for this live interview and participate by sending your questions to us via social media ( Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) or by logging onto the chat room. 


    About : Michelle's formal jewelry and metalsmithing training began in a 10th grade jewelry class at Mentor High School and she went on to perfect her artistic and business skills via a BFA in Jewelry from Kent State University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Baldwin-Wallace University


    Michelle's jewelry is highly sought after by fashion stylists, celebrities and collectors.  Her pieces have been exhibited internationally and worn by celebrities including Sophia Bush, Jillian Barberie, Nona Gaye, Dina Manzo, and Miss Brazil 2010 Debora Lyra.  Michelle's designs have also been featured on the cover of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, LA Brides, and Created Woman magazines and the runways of New York Fashion Week.


    Michelle Pajak-Reynolds's work has been recognized with a Distinguished Sales & Marketing Award from Sales & Marketing Executives International, an Arts Business Challenge Award from the Council of Smaller Enterprises and she is the winner of the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America Old Becomes New Design Challenge.


    Michelle's Website


    Photographs by Julie Stanley

     

  • 01:56

    power of perception with Anicca

    in Spirituality

    Anicca is a visionary and seeker of truth. She is a holistic health leader and raw food/superfood, cleansing/juice fasting and fitness expert. Her innate understanding of the importance of tending to not only the physical body but to the mind and the soul as a requirement of health and consciousness is what sets her apart from many. She is innovative and sees beyond the limitations of duality.
    Anicca draws her expertise in fitness and athleticism from a background in figure skating, Ice Dance.
    Having trained in ballet, modern, yoga, gymnastics, swimming, track and field and weight training she has developed a unique style and method of training that involves a lot of variation and incorporates plyometric, functional training, interval training, yoga , pilates, dance, to improve balance, flexibility, agility, cardiovascular endurance, increase strength, power and speed while increasing long lean muscle mass. She trains with precision, discipline, focus and motivation, helping to break down physical and mental barriers and achieve new levels of health and fitness. She is a living example of how a vegetarian/vegan/raw diet supports not only anti-aging but athletic performance and overall vitality.
    Anicca holds certification in Personal Training, National Level Coaching- Figure Skating, Lifeguard/Swim Instructor and BFA. Her professional development includes 20 years of study and practice of Yoga philosophy/asanas, meditation, the use of medicinal herbs/plants, and Reiki. She is inspired by ancient civilizations of Egypt, the ancient teachings of India and Tibet, Quantum Physics, New Biology and has studied the work/teachings of Bruce Lipton, Tom Campbell, Gregg Braden, Paramahansa Yogananda, Kirpal Singh, Barbara Ann Brennan, and Tom Kenyon. Her writing has been published in various online publications and she has worked with National Level competitive athletes. Anicca is available for educational and public speaking events

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with Artist and Jeweler Jesse Bert

    in Art

    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on January 15th, 2015 at 3:00 PST/ 5:00 CST is artist and jeweler Jesse Bert. 


    Please join us for this live interview and participate by sending us your questions via social media  (via Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook ) or by logging onto the chat room. 


    About:


    Originally from the U.S, Jesse relocated to Mexico in 2006. With eleven years of experience as a jeweler, Jesse has a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from East Carolina University in North Carolina.


    Jesse’s prefered work format is sculptural jewelry that incorporates recycled and found objects. Over the past five years Jesse has taught metalsmithing and jewelry techniques on a regular basis, to students of all skill levels, at his private studio in San Miguel de Allende, Gto. He also teaches annual workshops around Mexico as well as in other countries.


     “When I am not teaching or working on new pieces, I love to be outside. I tend to my cactus collection or spend time exploring the Mexican countryside and hiking in the mountains.”


    Visit his website and Facebook Page. 

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith Benchtalk with Maker and Educator Anne M. Fiala

    in Art

    Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 3:00 PDT/ 6:00 EDT is metal artist Anne M. Fiala. 


    Please join us for this live interview and participate by logging into the chat-room or sending a message to the Whaley Studios' Facebook Page. 


    About: Anne M. Fiala is a maker and educator living in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She received a BFA in Industrial Design and a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University Bloomington.


    In her work, Anne is an interdisciplinary artist who relies on instinct, process, and materials to create objects about memory and emotion.


    Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been included in various publications and catalogues.


    For more about Anne, visit her website and Facebook Page. 

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