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  • 00:30

    Charity Spotlight Series: Bess the Book Bus

    in Motivation

    "Bess the Book Bus, Inc. is a mobile literacy outreach founded in 2002 in honor of my Nana, Bess O'Keefe. Bess, nicknamed Nana Bus, taught me the joy of reading. Every weekend we would walk into town where I was able to choose a new book. I could not wait to get home and have her read to me. Nana Bus opened a new world for me every time she opened a book and started to read.  Bess the Book Bus was founded on one simple premise - bring that same joy of reading to children everywhere. From humble beginnings with a Volkswagen Van, she now does many visits nationwide and gives tens of thousands of books to children of all ages." ~Jennifer Frances, Founder 


    Bess the Book Bus is dedicated to reading to children, promoting literacy, and getting books in to the homes of underprivileged children and families across the country. The 2015 Transitions Success is in Sight tour will serve 25,000+ kids in more than 35 states. They hope to give away 100,000 new books. Bess’ kids will also have access to free comprehensive eye exams and free glasses fitted with Transitions Lenses thanks to their partners at Transitions.


    Bess the Book Bus is currently competing in the 2015 Safety Harbor Downtown Business Alliance, Inc. Charity Fundraising Challenge in the 'National / State' Category to raise funds to be able to offer even more services to children across the country.  


    Please consider taking the challenge and supporting Bess the Book Bus in this fundraising campaign! 
    http://www.shdba.com/charity-fundraising-challenge.html

  • 00:59

    Tough Shit Summer Special

    in Paranormal

    we are pissy and need to vent on the news from around the world with special guest co host Allen Bess and not the nice Allen from No Topic but the man you might remember from years ago Allen Unleashed Allen is back

  • 00:31

    How to "Lean-In" to Your Fach and Love it !

    in Music

    Most people are unaware that classical singers face many of the same roadeblocks that actors face when it comes to typecasting and stereotypes. Today we take an interesting look at "Fach-isms", vocal stereotypes and you can learn to love it, accept it, work with it, but most importantly "lean in" to it. 


    My guest for today is international operatic sensation, Phillip K. Bullock. Phillip is a native of Washington D. C., has been featured in recitals, concerts, and operas both nationally and internationally. Recently, Mr. Bullock performed the role of Jake in Porgy and Bess at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Mexico. Mr. Bullock has also been seen in performances of Porgy and Bess in Copenhagen, Denmark with the Royal Danish Opera. Other notable operatic performances include Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Papageno in the Magic Flute, John Brook in Mark Adamo's Little Women, the Marquis D'Obgny in La Traviata, and Jake Wallace in last season's production of La Fanciulla del West with Kentucky Opera. In summer of 2015, in addition to making his debut with Maryland Lyric Opera, Mr. Bullock was the baritone soloist in Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the National Music Festival Orchestra. This upcoming season, as a Young Artist with Kentucky Opera, he can be seen in performances of Verdi’s Macbeth, and various concerts and recitals.


    Would you like to learn more about Phillip? Visit his website!  Visit http://www.phillipbullock.com/


     

  • 02:00

    JOHNNY KING - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - TUE, JUNE 23, 2015 - 7:00 PM PST

    in Music

    It would seem that Johnny King came out of nowhere but, in fact, he comes from music royalty. Born in the Bronx, his multi-talented family has given the entertainment world his big sister R&B/Disco Diva Evelyn "Champagne" King. His great Uncle Avon Long is credited with truly discovering Lena Horne and bringing to life the character "Sportin' Life" in Porgy and Bess. His mother and father successfully developed and co-managed musicians and groups. It wasn't unusual for Johnny to come home from school and see famous musicians at his kitchen table. Growing up surrounded by music, he taught himself to play several instruments at a young age. It seems natural that, as his mother said; Johnny would "make his mark on the music world one day".

    With the release of his debut album "All About Me", writer /singer/producer/musician Johnny King intends to carve out his own niche in a market inundated with scores of cookie cutter songs driven by computerized, techno-driven sampled grooves. This album is reminiscent of a time when music was actually made, not programmed. All tracks are written, composed, produced and performed by Johnny King. All of the instruments are recorded live and are all played by Johnny--guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards. The lush background harmonies are all Johnny. In fact, there is not another human being on this album. Johnny wanted his debut effort to truly represent who he is--thus the album title and theme "All About Me" was formed. The entire album was recorded by Johnny in his home studio and released under his own record label, Like A Duck Music, LLC.

     

  • 00:25

    Whirl With Merle

    in Travel

    Just in time for the start of summer, we’re excited to share the return of the 2015 Metropolitan Summer Recital Series to all five boroughs bringing New Yorkers free outdoor concerts from June 15 through June 30. Starring leading Met artists and young rising stars of the Opera World, the series, now in its seventh season, features six free concerts presented in collaboration with City Parks Foundation.


    Located at Socrates Sculpture Parks in Queens, soprano Kiri Deonarine, mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson, and baritone John Moore joined by pianist Dan Saunders will perform arias and duets from various operas including Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Giovanni and Samson et Dalila on Wednesday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Deonarine, Costa-Jackson, Moore and Saunders will also perform three additional recitals in Jackie Robinson Park (Manhattan), Crotona Park (Bronx), and Clove Lakes Park (Staten Island). No tickets are required for this performances. 


    The first two recitals, on June 15 at 8 p.m. at Central Park SummerStage and June 17 at 7 p.m. in Brooklyn Bridge Park, will star soprano Janai Brugger, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, and baritone Nathan Gunn, joined again by Saunders. These two recitals will feature arias and duets from a number of operas such as Faust, Carmen, La Bohème, and Porgy and Bess, along with selections from the American Songbook.


    My guests today are Ginger Costa-Jackson and John Moore

  • 00:31

    Women and Body Image - Only a Reflection

    in Health

    FRESH Start Coach Lisa Coniglio is joining Coach Bess in the studio for this life-changing show as she shares her personal story of overcoming an eating disorder. A mom of three, wife and former teacher, Lisa shares her painful experience and subsequent healing! If you or someone you know suffers from this mental disorder, you will take away hope and inspiration from Lisa's honest story.


    You can connect with Lisa on Facebook at Mustard Seed Wellness and message or chat with her there!

  • 02:00

    "Once An Addict, Always An Addict??" - IT IS WHAT IT IS - on KLJN 107.7

    in Radio

    IT IS WHAT IT IS - on KLJN 107.7


    Host: Author Ron E Bess


    Topic:  'ONCE AN ADDICT, ALWAYS AN ADDICT??'


    Guests:


    Willie S. - 20+ years Clean and Sober


    Daphany Ragland - Recovery Facilitator


    Music Selection:


    Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead


    Grace Jones - Love Is A Drug


    CALL THE SHOW TO LISTEN AND/OR JOIN IN ON THE DISCUSSION   


    (347) 237-5342


    Produced By Phillip Simmons & Lady Jaz


    Vist Our Website    KLJN 107.7


     


    *******AFTER THE SHOW **  STAY TUNED ** FOR MUSIC BY DJ FLIP ********


     


     

  • 02:00

    Now That's Good Baseball!

    in Sports

    The A's looked great during the 4 game set against the Yankees and picked up the series win. Taking 3 out of 4 from the Bronx Bombers and winning their first home series of the year. Will this continue? And what needs to happen to keep Billy Beane from trading the key members of this team.


     


     


    We'll talk about some interesting headlines that were occuring in Wes' head during the series. A la: Alex Rodriguez, Chase Headley originally being part of Billy Beane's plan for the 2015 Oakland A's.


    We'll also be joined by one of the great characters of A's Twitter and an A's Minor League Reliever and that is Bess Frankoff (@BessFrankoff).


    Other notes: Adam was in the press box today and he's brought with him some sound bytes from Stephen Vogt, and other A's players.


    Be sure to tweet your thoughts to either @GJDRadio, @RFWes, or @AdamKadourhe


     

  • 00:31

    Candida Overgrowth & How to Fix It Naturally with Marian Evans-Dimarco

    in Health

    Many common and uncomfortable (and even debilitating) symptoms can be explained by candida overgrowth in the body. What is candida overgrowth? What can be done about it? Join Coach Bess and FRESH Start Coach, Marian Evans-Dimarco, as they discuss this vital topic on this show. 


    Marian has been serving clients and groups through nutrition, habit change and natural solutions for the last 17 years, and is bringing her deep knowledge of natural health to this show. If you or someone you know has struggled with chronic fatigue, depression, digestive issues, autoimmune disorders, itching in the body, irritability, and/or sweet cravings, then this show is a do-not-miss! 


    You can connect with Marian on Facebook, at For the Health of It. Get relief for your symptoms and live free of Candida Overgrowth - get the tools you need on this radio show!

  • 00:31

    HistoryChiQ on Women Ruling: Good Queen Bess to President

    in Entertainment

    Recently the White House sent out an email asking, 'Do You Know Who Ada Lovelace is?' (Yes. Do you?) & there was buzz around the last press conference of the year focusing only on female journalists -- Eleanor Roosevelt did it first, but who's counting... ? Well, someone is, because everywhere you look, someone is trying to restore balance to our patriarchal society. Feminist.com founder Marianne Schnall asked the leading question in her book What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? and got great answers from scores of luminaries on women & leadership. Feminist icon Gloria Feldt has founded Take the Lead Women, based on her book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power . But could Plato have the answer? Professor Anna Caney's new transcription of a previously unpublished work by Henry Howard gives a universe of historical reasons why women should rule. Hey, it worked for Queen Elizabeth I.


    Check out more HistoryChiQ.Tell us Who's Your Muse?

  • 00:30

    Finding Healing From Thyroid Disease & Autoimmune Disorders with Heidi Hovde

    in Health

    Did you know that it is estimated that over 50 million Americans suffer from Autoimmune Disorders, like Thyroid Disease and others? Maybe YOU are someone who is currently suffering from this "invisible illness" or you are close to someone who does. Autoimmune disorders are a devastating condition, affecting our energy levels, work performance, emotional health and SO MUCH of our lives! Join Coach Bess on this informative and helpful show as she welcomes her friend and FRESH Start colleague Heidi Hovde to share vital information on this hot topic affecting too many of us these days!


    Heidi is a busy mama of four littles, supportive wife and health coach and IIN graduate operating her health & wellness center, All Natural Training, in Salisbury, Massachusetts...and she is a healing testimony from autoimmune disease! She is bringing a fresh dose of HOPE to this sometimes-so-discouraging condition and strategies to use in YOUR lifestyle choices to NATURALLY treat autoimmune disorders! Grab a yummy drink and healthy snack and join the ladies on this uplifting show as they chat, laugh and share HOPE and HEALING with you!

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