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"The Real Rick Ross" Dedicated. Focused. Determined….
Author: Freeway Rick Ross and Cathy Scott
Ricky Donnell Ross, better known as Freeway Rick Ross, is one of those rare figures whose experience as a drug kingpin has lead him to a life of rebuilding the community in which he once helped destroy. According to the Oakland Tribune” In the course of his rise, prosecutors estimate that Ross exported several tons of cocaine nationally, and made more than $600 million in the process.During the height of his drug dealing, Ross was said to have made 2-3 million dollars a week. In 1996, he was sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of trying to purchase more than 100 kilograms of cocaine from a federal agent. Ross became the subject of controversy later that year when a series of articles by journalist Gary Webb in the San Jose Mercury News brought to light a connection between one of Ross’s cocaine sources, Danilo Blandon, and the CIA as part of the Iran-Contra scandal. The decision in his case was brought to a federal court of appeals where his sentence was reduced to 20 years and then reduced further for being a model inmate and he was released in Sept 2009. Now, he has applied the passion that helped him build an empire to helping the youth, Ross has been given a second chance to uplift his community by giving back through mentoring and sharing his story. He plans to inspire many of today’s youths to achieve their greatest successes without following in his footsteps.The legacy he wants to leave behind is to be known as an inspirational mentor to people in need rather than the old “Freeway” Ricky Ross. He plans to make life better for people around him and to continue to love his family
Author Cathy Scott is a tour de force in true crime. She is the bestselling author of The Killing of Tupac Shakur and The Murder of Biggie Smalls and an award-winning journalist.
Co Host: Orestes Matacena.
Matacena has worked as an actor with high profile directors on films, television and commercials.
Orestes first ventured into films at the age of six when he worked as an actor in "The Life of Billy the Kid," with a cast comprised only of children. The movie was shot at the Mercedes Sugar Mill in Matanzas, Cuba, where he lived with his parents. In the last few years, Orestes has expanded his versatility as a playwright and screenwriter. His writing encompasses a variety of styles: thrillers, dramas, comedies, horror and action-adventures. Five of the 23 screenplays he has written have been produced, and six more have been optioned.
Special Guest: Danilo de la Torre
Danilo is a Cuban born actor, aka Adora is a drag queen performer and Miami DJ, he is also part of the performance art group “Homocipian Art for Evolucion“. Trained as a classical dancer, Danilo began dancing professionally at age 17, he traveled to Paris, France to continue his dancing career.
In 1989 Danilo’s career took a turn towards the sunny City of Miami, in 1991 the persona Adora was born and since then, Adora aka Danilo De La Torre has been one of the most popular and sought after drag artist in Florida. Adora has been traveling nationally and internationally entertaining the public far and wide with her glamour, beauty and talent.
Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.atonementfriars.org
Night Train to Palermo is the Story of Danilo Dolci ("the Ghandi of Sicily"), social activist, educator and poet. Best known for his opposition to poverty, social exclusionism and the Mafia.
Phil and Marc discuss Russell Westbrook's devasting injury and the injury bug circulating around the NBA during the playoffs.
Discussion includes Jeremy Lin, Derek Rose, Danny Granger, Rajon Rondo, Amare Stoudemire, Jeremy Lin, David Lee, Stephen Curry, Danilo Gallinari, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Metta World Peace, Dwayne Wade and the entire Minnesota Timberwolves roster.
Phil and Marc expaain theories on why there are so many injuries and what can be be done to prevent this in the future.
NCAA Final Four Rutgers Firing Coach Mike Rice NHL Trade Deadline QB Carson Palmer NFL Trade QB Matt Flynn NFL Trade Danilo Galinari Out for Season Josh Hamilton Returning to Texas Agent Scott Boras Fired by Robinson Cano
Final Four mania today as Michigan, Louisville, Wichita State, and Syracuse duke it out to see who will play for the National Championship! Scandals at the college level are in the news! Will Auburn have to pay? Did Rutgers do the right thing with firing their coach? The NBA playoffs are finally upon us? Will the Lakers make the playoffs? Will Carmelo Anthony ever cool off? Are the Nuggets a non factor without Gallinari? This and more on this episode of the last word sports news!
After an extensive touring career of over 20 years with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves and more, she returned to her hometown where she was appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music. Terri Lyne received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2003. After moving to New York in 1983, for 5 years she was a much in-demand musician, working with James Moody, Lester Bowie, Pharoah Sanders, and others. In the late 80's she relocated to Los Angeles, where she gained recognition on late night TV as the house drummer for the "Arsenio Hall Show," then again in the late 90's as the drummer on the Quincy Jones late night TV show, "VIBE," hosted by Sinbad. After a hiatus from the U.S. recording scene as a solo recording artist, in 2009 Terri Lyne returned with "More To Say...(Real Life Story: NextGen)." She performs with friends and colleagues with whom she has been working with in her 20-year-plus career. Joining Carrington for the meticulously produced More to Say is an impressive all-star cast of jazz and contemporary jazz instrumentalists, including George Duke, Everette Harp, Kirk Whalum, Jimmy Haslip, Greg Phillingaines, Gregoire Maret, Christian McBride, Danilo Perez, Patrice Rushen, Robert Irving III (who also serves as co-producer), Chuck Loeb, Tineke Postma, Ray Fuller, Dwight Sills, Anthony Wilson, and a special appearance by her dad, Sonny Carrington, on tenor. In addition, Carrington collaborates with esteemed vocalist Nancy Wilson for the song, "Imagine This."
Report of DEA investigation But Ross is the first to admit that being in the right place at the right time had almost nothing to do with his amazing success. Other L.A. dealers, he noted, were selling crack long before he started. What he had, and they didn't, was Danilo Blandon, a friend with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of high-grade cocaine and an expert's knowledge of how to market it.
For the past decade, Adam Cruz has been a member of pianist Danilo Perez’s trio, which also features bassist Ben Street. But, in a business known for brief, constantly changing partnerships, he has chosen to develop and maintain long-standing working relationships such as those with pianists Perez and Simon, saxophonists David Sanchez and Steve Wilson, and the Mingus Big Band. And even before that, Cruz had established his name working with artists such as trumpeters Charlie Sepúlveda and Tom Harrell, saxophonists Chris Potter, Pharaoh Sanders, and Paquito D’Rivera, guitarist Charlie Hunter and, perhaps most notably, touring and recording with pianist Chick Corea.
Cruz has a new album coming out in April 2011 called MILESTONES. Comprising eight original compositions, and featuring a true all star band including Miguel Zenón, alto sax; Steve Wilson, soprano sax; Chris Potter, tenor sax; Steve Cárdenas, electric guitar; Edward Simon, piano, and Ben Street, bass, Milestone, which was made possible by a grant by the Aaron Copland Recording Fund, marks a before and after in Cruz’s development as an artist. www.adamcruz.net
Finally, the trade is completed, everyone wins. Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups to the Knicks, Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Galinari to the Nuggets
Scientists develop a car that can be driven by thoughts alone!
Some Sun activity could severely alter life for humanity and animals on Earth
Join Nancy & Lisa on 'Garden Gossip', Big Blend Radio's home and garden show. Special Guests: HGTV Carpenters Russ Hemmis & Marcus Hunt 'Team Two Times'; Regina Leeds - 'The Zen Organizer' & NY Times Best Selling Author; Corena Lea Kessel - Interior Designer & President of Design Wise in San Diego, CA; Don Rosenberg – Author of ‘No Green Thumb Required! Organic Family Gardening Made Easy’; Danilo P. "Dan" Maffei, PCH - Landscape Designer & Design/Sales Manager with W.D. Wells & Associates; and Bobby Blew - Centerton Nursery Daylilies.