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  • 00:32

    Why Did Sophie Schiller Race to Tibet

    in Writing

    Sophie Schiller was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in the West Indies amid aging pirates and retired German spies. Among other oddities her family tree contains a Nobel prize-winning physicist and a French pop singer. 


    She loves stories that carry the reader back in time to exotic and far-flung locations. She was educated at American University, Washington, DC and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently working on a new historical thriller set in the Caribbean.


    While Sophie was writing Race to Tibet, she had set the first scene of the novel—an altercation between Gabriel Bonvalot and General Prejevalsky that may or may not be real—in Café Tortoni, a well-known café on the Rue des Italiens in Paris. But until today she had never known about the existence of this painting, even though she had been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston numerous times, although not prior to March 18, 1990, the day it was stolen. 


    To me, Cafe Tortoni, with its sophisticated ambiance and suave reputation, known for being the meeting place of politicians, intellectuals, scholars, dandies, and ladies of the demi-monde seemed to be the perfect setting to place two opposing characters, and how much more so now that I can see it through Manet's eyes.


    According to Sophie, "All I can say is, Wow! and pray that someday Chez Tortoni is restored to its rightful place in the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, one of Boston's great cultural treasures. I spent close to 2 years researching the book before I ever put pen to paper. I feel I learned so much about the geography, the history, the culture, and the Great Game that I could teach a course on it! I still hope that one day I can visit Tibet."

  • 01:57

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  • 00:58

    Book discussion with fran lewis

    in Writing

    Fran Lewis and Blog Talk Radio welcomes award winning author: Marilyn Levinson. Marilyn's titles are:


     


    In Murder a la Christie, Lexie’s conducting the first book club meeting in her friend’s elegant home, which is similar to a manor home in a Christie novel, when an old friend dies. Poisoned, it turns out. As more club members are murdered, Lexie begins to think she’s living in the Christie novel AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. There are discussions of Christie novels throughout the novel, and Lexie exposes the murderer when all involved are present in the Christie manner.


    In Murder the Tey Way, a man is found dead in Lexie’s backyard the morning after Lexie’s sister pays an unexpected visit. Did her sister kill him? And who are the strange sisters living next door? Another club member is murdered and one is attacked. Along with her neighbor, a former FBI agent turned soccer mom, Lexie investigates and solve the murders as the group reads and discusses Josephine Tey’s books.


    Her sleuth, Lexie Driscoll,  is a college professor who’s had a rocky history of romance. She leads a Golden Age of Mystery book club. The first book,  Murder a la Christie, has received some lovely recognition. It was on Book Town’s list of mysteries this summer. More recently, Kings River Life included it in it’s Best of 2014. Join me in the chat room and learn more about this outstanding author. I am your host Fran Lewis the author of In Her Own Words: Ruth's Story, The faces behind the stones series and the editor of MJ Magazine.

  • 00:57

    "MIKI HOWARD" - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW-THUR, APR 16, 2015 - 5:00PM PST

    in Music

    Alicia Michelle "Miki" Howard (born September 30, 1960) is an American R&B/jazz singer and actress who had a string of Top 10 hit songs in the late-1980s and early-1990s, including "Baby, Be Mine", "Come Share My Love" and "Love Under New Management". "Ain't Nobody Like You" and "Ain't Nuthin' in the World" both peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B Singles chart.


    Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of gospel singers Josephine Howard[1] of The Caravans, and Clay Graham of The Pilgrim Jubilees.[2][3] Howard's mother took her to the homes of various stars such as Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples. At the age of nine, Howard and her family moved to Los Angeles where Howard's mother sung in a choir led by Caravans member and arranger James Cleveland. Among those who visited Howard's Los Angeles residence were Albertina Walker, Shirley Caesar, Billy Preston and Fats Domino. Howard was also influenced by jazz greats, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Nancy Wilson.


    As a teenager, she often visited Maverick's Flat, a popular night club in Los Angeles, and a venue for music acts such as Rufus and Chaka Khan and Earth Wind & Fire, who were influential in her pursuit of a professional singing career.


    At the age of 16, she performed in a teen pageant. After the show, she met singer Augie Johnson,[4] leader and member of R&B group Side Effect,[5] who happened to be in the audience and began working with Howard on music. Johnson charmed Howard and later chose her as the vocalist for the group. 

  • 00:41

    10 Years of Wisdom in Marriage Part 2

    in Self Help

    Solutions tonight Join your Host Prophetess Mwaka Twagirayesu as she talks about "10 years of wisdom Part 2" with special guests Josephine Kazibwe and Julius Mugisha.


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  • 00:28

    Interesting Labels Fascinating stories part 2

    in Music

    Forgotten music on 78 records" by Curt Hahn


    Interesting Labels Fascinating stories part 2


    Fred Bergin & Organ: Doris Waltz


    Sweet Tamara


    Anthony Sears: A: Chamarrita Portuguesa


    B: A Vos De Portugal


    TED FIORITO & HIS Orchestra   A: COME JOSEPHINE, IN MY FLYING MACHINE


    B: THE THREE TREES


    For information on the background of the songs, Requests or contacting Curt Hahn, write to www.Facebook.com/s3productions2 or Forgotten Music on 78 records or oscssw@juno.com


    ALL credit is due to the Artists, Companies, locations and everyone else.


    I take no credit of any kind except that I was trying something


    NO profit of any kind derived from this show 


    In 1930 Fred Bergin earned a living working in various orchestras, playing for the likes of Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, and his own band, the Vagabonds.


    After five years fronting a musical act, he needed a change.  Skate dancing was gaining in popularity, and skate dancers needed a tempo and a rhythm to gracefully move to the music.

    http://www.pueblocitylimits.com/2010/02/fred-bergin.html


    Anthony Sears Portugal folk music, Barber shop Owner Oakland California


    A: Chamarrita Portuguesa


    Composed By, A. Sears, 1947


    B: A Vos De Portugal


    Steve Peters, Azorean music research @https://groups.google.com/forum


    Ted Fiorito:


    Bluebird Records B-11062 


    TED FIORITO & HIS Orchestra   A: COME JOSEPHINE, IN MY FLYING MACHINE


    Mix Number 044659=2 both Chicago 1/23/40


    B: THE THREE TREES Mix Number 044658=2 

  • 01:04

    TODAY - DIR. SHEILA MITCHELL OF "THE BLUE WALL" AFTER TODAYS NEWS!

    in Entertainment

    YEP,  IT'S FORGETABOUT IT FRIDAY, 3/27, IN THIS MAD MAD MAD WORLD!!! MY FRIEND, SHEILA, ACTOR AND DIRECTOR  TALKS  ABOUT "THE BLUE WALL"  AND JOSEPHINE TALKS ABOUT HER LEGAL BATTLE WITH HOME DEPOT.  SO, CALL AND TELL THE WIZE GUY AND THE LADY HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT ALL THIS MAD-NESS!!! BUT, IN SPITE OF IT ALL, WE WILL HAVE SOME FUN WITH OUR FRIENDS, TONITE AT 7PM, EST. JOIN US AT 646-716-4343-


     


     

  • 01:04

    Montgomery County Teacher of the Year

    in News

    Three Montgomery County Public Schools teachers are in the running for an annual award that honors one of the area’s top educators.


    The finalists for the county’s 2015–2016 Teacher of the Year award can be found leading classrooms in Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg and Damascus.


    Josephine Luster teaches in The Center Program for the Highly Gifted at Chevy Chase Elementary School, Jill Raspen is a sixth-grade English teacher at Ridgeview Middle School in Gaithersburg and Joseph Gannon Jr. teaches social studies at Damascus High School.


    Ryan Miner, host of A Miner Detail of the Change Montgomery County radio network, will interview Ms. Luster, Ms. Raspen and Mr. Gannon about their nominations for Montgomery County Teacher of The Year, and will listen in as they each discuss what drives them as educators and how their students challenge them inside of the classroom. 


    Tune in this Wednesday, March 25 at 9:00 p.m. for a new episode of A Miner Detail! If you miss the live broadcast, be sure to listen in to the podcast on Change Montgomery County's YouTube channel. 

  • 00:41

    10 Years of Wisdom in Marriage part two

    in Self Help

    Solutions tonight. Join your host Prophetess Mwaka Twagirayesu as she discusses 10 years of Wisdom in Marriage part two with special guests Julius Mugisha and Josephine Kazibwe


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  • 01:58

    Chewing The Fat with Big & Beefy | HK14 Chef "T" | Chef Lou | This Way On Bay

    in Food

    Chewing The Fat with Big and Beefy is welcoming a few guests tonight.


    In studio we have Chef Lou of The Chefs' Table here on Staten Island. This is the home base for Myself and Clems Pop Up Restaurants. Chef Clem is doing Italian Dinner Night w/ Sunday Gravy this coming Saturday.


    Also on tap is Dave of Chez Vous Caterers and editor of thiswayonbay.com .


    Calling in will be current chef on HK14 Chef T. We will see how she stomached the wrath of Chef Ramsey.


    We may be getting a call also from Chef Aaron of last season of Hells Kitchen.


    The Curvacious Cook will be chuming in as well as Jersey Jackie with The Weather.


    The guys just got a gift from yupcoming guests The Pizza MAsters of The Cooking Channel. It's their newet cook book titled "Staten Italy"


    Food Fight, Top 5 and News are also slated for the evening.


    Let's see what Clem will be ranting bout this week.


    Follow us on twitter: @CTFBBPodcast , @sichefrob , @chefclem70 @cuvaceouscook

  • 00:35

    10 years of wisdom with Jospehine Kazibwe & Julius Mugisha

    in Self Help

    Join your host Prophetess Mwaka Twagirayesu on solutions tonight as she talks to special guests Julius and Josephine Kazibwe as the talk about "10 years of Wisdom in Marriage."

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