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  • 01:21

    "Up Close & Personal" with composer, keyboardist "Jonathan Fritzen"

    in Music

    Jonathan Fritzen


    Take one of the hottest composers and keyboard players in instrumental pop, add in featured performances from the likes of Gerald Albright, Paul Taylor and Nils Landgren, hook them up with ten wonderful new tunes and what do you have?  The answer is ‘Fritzenized’, the latest album from the Billboard chart-topping, artist Jonathan Fritzén.

    It is the Swedish American’s fifth solo CD and follows the critically acclaimed ‘Magical’ from which the title cut blasted a path to #1 on every smooth jazz airplay chart on the planet.

    The fact that even before it’s release date, ‘Fritzenized’ has already become a chart topper says much for a collection that, two years in the making, is Fritzén’s most personal to date.  Writing, producing and (for the first time) mixing every track, he comes closer to his true musical vision than with any other project he has created so far.

  • 02:05

    "Up Close & Personal" with Saxophone Phenomenon "J Henry" Jazz

    in Music

    Jazz Phenomenon
    J. Henry has played everything from the Essence Music Festival to the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
    J. Henry has shared the stage with legendary artists such as Twinkie Clarke, Tony Terry,  and Rodney Perry to name a few. He is the Smooth Jazz Phenomenon and TODAY on the show you can hear his story!!
    J. Henry hails from the Jazz Capitol of the World, New Orleans, Louisiana.  This Crescent City native has been  dazzling audiences across the U.S. for the last 24 years.
    Our Secret
    New Single and Album
    The latest single by J. Henry is called "Our Secret" and is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more. In the first week of the song debut, "Our Secret" hit the top 100 of iTunes Jazz downloads.
    His debut album "Phenomenon" was released in January 13, 2015….and still going strong!!!  
    For more info on J Henry please visit:  www.jhenryjazz.com


  • 02:01

    Up Close & Personal with Jazz Pianist/ Keyboardist "Gail Jhonson"

    in Music

    Join us as Gail debuts her new album "New Beginnings" on today's show!!!

    Born and raised in the city of Philadelphia, Gail Denise Jhonson began piano lessons in elementary school at age 10. Proving to be a gifted student she advanced quickly and at age 14, played her first gigs on the organ with numerous local Funk and R&B bands. By the time she was 18, her musical pursuit led her to enroll into Berklee College of Music where she received a B.A. in Composition. Returning home, as a jazz pianist, Gail performed with several jazz bands, and other popular Philadelphia artists. She left Germantown in 1985, with her keyboard strapp?ed on and landed an audition with Morris Day (of The TIME). She eventually moved to Los Angeles to make her dream career come true!


  • Up Close & Personal with Cool Bassist of The New Cool "Nathan East"

    in Music

    Masterfully “Cool”: An album unlike any other by

    Bob James and Nathan East


    “The New Cool,” an expansive acoustic offering centered on scholarly jazz piano and bass duets, will be released September 18, a first from the GRAMMY®-honored artists and long-time collaborators. 


    Nashville, Tennessee (7 July 2015): Albums just aren’t made like the way “The New Cool” was made. Yamaha Entertainment Group label president Chris Gero put legendary keyboardist Bob James and master bassist Nathan East in the recording studio, equipped them with state-of-the-art Yamaha gear and gave them free reign to create. Recorded entirely in Nashville, the long-time collaborators emerged with an unexpected and audacious collection of original compositions plus a few handpicked classics, an acoustic jazz outing that will make you forget everything you thought you knew about these GRAMMY®-recognized artists best known as contemporary jazz luminaries. The disc produced by Gero, James and East will be released September 18.     


    “The New Cool” unfolds much in the way the meticulously-crafted project was conceived. The germ begins organically with a couple of intimate James and East duets. Pastoral piano wanderings explore the outer perimeter of straight-ahead jazz where they peruse, mirror and engage with meandering bass lines. In fact, more than half of the record’s compositions written by James and/or East are sparsely-produced, probing piano and bass sojourns. 

  • 01:07

    Creating a Beautiful Mess

    in Health

    Ann Gadzikowski has more than 25 years of experience working in the field of early childhood education as a teacher and school administrator. Ann is the author of other books in early childhood development. She is a prolific writer of curriculum materials such as classroom readers, teacher guides, and textbooks. Her two previous publications for Redleaf Press include Story Dictation: A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals (2007) and Challenging Exceptionally Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms (2013). As graduate of Northwestern University and the Erikson Institute, Ann is frequently a presenter at education conferences, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Association for Gifted Children. Currently, Ann serves as the early childhood coordinator for Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development where she manages Leapfrog, a summer enrichment program for young children. She also teaches early childhood courses at Oakton Community College.

    Ann Gadzikowski is here to talk with us about her new book: 'Creating a Beautiful Mess: Ten Essential Play Experiences For a Joyous Childhood' 


    Ann Gadzikowski

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  • 01:00

    Accessing your Personal Power with Les Jensen

    in Spirituality

    We all have more power to discover about ourselves. Each one of us is an infinite being, having a human experience. Yet, if you cannot convert your own personal power into effect, then your power has no way to actually change your life. To understand what your own personal power is, and then how to bring it into your everyday living, is to make the power have effect in your own personal life.

    Your Soul has a vision for your life. It knows your potential. Yet if you can't get your ego onboard, well, then it doesn't make much difference. Love is the source of authentic power. Your heart is the center of your power. Take the time to understand the nature of yourself as a powerful, capable human being.

  • 00:10


    in Self Help

    The more I walk the Conscious path of life, the more imporatance I put on CREATING!

    Angels, whet er you may be aware or not what your thinking, and speaking is what is being CREATED in your life! If your not happy with that, only YOU can change it!

    Receive powerful affirmations that you can begin using today, great insight on CREATING and go forth and promise yourself that you will CREATE FUN with your life!

    You deserve it, your worth it......BUZZWORD OF THE DAY.....CREATING, how conscious are you of what you are CREATING?

    http://www.buzzardskorner.com  Sign up for a FREE Consultation today!


    bringing people back to themselves

  • 00:31

    Fearless Generations 12 Steps to Freedom: Step 12 Love: Boundaries

    in Self Help

    Practicing boundaries is our next step with Loving ourselves. For those of us who live to say Yes all the time, it might be saying No more. For others it may be asking for what you need from others. What boundaries will support you in loving yourself more? We will discuss what helps us, and how you can discover what will help you. Once you have found out what they are, how do you communicate them to others? We will also talk about how we can share what supports us to others in a way to get them on our team. Support is always necessary in freedom.

  • "Breaking Boundaries Thru Music"

    in Self Help

    As a Toastmaster we have the opportunity, firsthand to see how this organization can help anyone regardless of economical, educational, or professional backgrounds.  Keith Schroeder is the perfect example of this. Keith’s interest in Toastmaster’s has helped him in numerous ways, but the area where he has seen the most impact has been within his songwriting. In this episode of D44 Talk Radio, Keith Schroder describes the conceptulization stage for the motivational songs he writes, which he describes as breaking boundaries through music.  What's phenomenal about Keith's approach to song writing is that his songs are based off the speeches he has given in Toastmasters.  An interesting concept to say the least.  Join us for another great show!!!  Host Dawn Kamara, DTM.

  • 01:01

    Universal Journeys Radio: Creating Your Legacy

    in Spirituality

    Join Dr. Brenda L. Bates and Donny Winter this Sunday, September 27th at 7pm for Universal Journeys Radio. We'll be discussing "Creating Your Legacy: What will you leave behind?" We will be joined by guest musician, Tiffany Gray. Feel free to call in and participate! Share what you mark you want to leave in this world. 

    Phone lines will be open for questions or to discuss the topic at hand. Each call is limited to five minutes in order to assist as many people as we can within the two hour show time period. Call in at (347) 850-8292 with a question or just to listen to the show.

    "Follow Your Heart for Only You Know Which Path is Right for YOU!" ♥

    Universal Journeys Radio is about how:

    Spirituality intersects with nearly every other aspect of our lives, even when we do not see it or realize it.

    Creativity and expression are our connections to the spiritual energy many seek to understand and our identity is forged through this process. Universal Journeys seeks to help illuminate the different intersections between creativity, spirituality and identity in order to empower and enlighten.





  • 00:37

    Melissa Silverstein: Women and Hollywood, EP.61

    in Women

    Melissa Silverstein (@melsil), writer, activist, and leading expert in gender parity in Hollywood (founder of www.womenandfilm.com and the Athena Film Festival talks with us about the facts of gender inequality in entertainment and how the disparity impacts our lives more than we think! After, T&A chat with eachother about how we, as women, grapple with erasing a history of silencing women in the public sphere. 

    - Academic statistics on women in film & tv industry

    - Hollywood Stereotypes & Myths holding women back

    - Is there a demand for female-driven stories?

    - How does a story differ if told through her perspective?

    - Stories told by men are given more value than stories told by women

    - The silencing effect on women as creators

    - How YOU can change the stories that are told if you're not part of the industry

    - The Suffragette, A's blog on a film made by women & featuring a woman's narrative (http://www.pbwithta.com/suffragette/)

    - A historical narrative of female oppression ingrained in our DNA

    - How women can monitor our self-silencing and banish shame

    - 50% of Amazon's new pilots created by women, Viola Davis' Emmy speech, Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off the Boat creator)