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In this week's episode, I talk to author and journalist Kenny Porpora about his debut memoir The Autumn Balloon.
The show also features:
An interview with Emily Griffin, Kenny's editor at Grand Central Publishing
Writers on Writing Radio Show
My New School MFA classmate Erin Harris
Writer's Psych with Dr. Ike
Listen on demand or download on iTunes.
ABOUT KENNY PORPORA
Kenny Porpora’s work can be found in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Newsday, and The Huffington Post, and is an associate editor and part-owner of Man About World magazine. He graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University, where he studied philosophy and holds an M.S. from Columbia in investigative journalism. He wrote his master’s thesis on professional wrestling. He’s reported on some of the biggest national news stories of the last decade, including the New York Yankees’ World Series win, the 2008 presidential primaries, the John Gotti, Jr. trial, and the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ plane crash.
The Autumn Balloon is his first book. He lives in Los Angeles.
The term "Baby Boy" is defined as a young man that has not mentally developed into a man yet and still plays childish games. This term was depicted in a movie by John Singleton with the same name title. This Thursday we wil discuss this topic and talk about men who make the claim to be a man but carry themselves like a boy. Also join us as we discuss the recent shooting death of Walter L. Scott by Officer Michael T. Slater.
On this week's ScreenPicks Movie Show, we review two new films. First, we look at Age of Adeline starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. Then we'll review Little Boy with Emily Watson.
10am to 11am PST - Writer's Block
Tim Pylypiuk and Bob Delaney talk about fictional languages and the authors that go above and beyond basic storytelling to fashion a world with its own rules, logic, make-up, and inhabitants. Featured today is Gene Roddenberry, J.R.R Tolkien and William Shakespeare with stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan as a thrown in bonus during the break.
11am to 12pm PST - Radio Drama "The Grooming Hour: Faherenheit 451 Act One Finale Preview"
Act One Finale Preview
Synopsis: A workprint, non-soundtracked version of the upcoming Act One Finale performed by Tim Pylypiuk and featuring a complete runthrough of the soundtrack listing that will make up the majority of the episode.
Original Novel By: Ray Bradbury
Adapted and Performed By: Tim Pylypiuk
Soundtrack By: Pink Floyd, The Gorillaz, Yoko Shimomura, The Gentleman Losers and Julee Cruise
Fahrenheit 451 available where books are sold
Chrystee Pharris talks about the new docu-series called QUEENS OF DRAMA -- where she will be working with other celebrity actresses such as Donna Mills, Vanessa Marcil, Crystal Hunt, Lindsay Hartley and Hunter Tylo -- to produce their own primetime series. This show will premiere on the same night as the Daytime Emmy awards on April 26th, 7 PM Pacific Time on Pop TV. She also tells us about her faith-based film, STEPS OF FAITH, which is currently touring the country in various film festivals -- as well as her career in acting and teaching.
Keep up with Chrystee at www.ChrysteePharris.com, take a leap of faith with "Steps of Faith" at http://www.stepsoffaithmovie.com and check her out on POP's "Queen of Drama" this April. Interact with her on Twitter @ChrysteePharris; Instagram @ChrysteePharris and on Facebook: Fan Page Chrystee Pharris.
View the "Steps of Faith" trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnUIg7Dpg2U&feature=youtu.be
"Steps of Faith" Film Festival calendar available at http://www.stepsoffaithmovie.com/calendar/
Vanessa Marcil is well known for her roles as Brenda Barrett on General Hospital, Gina Kincaid on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sam Marquez on Las Vegas. She joins us to talk about the new docu-series called QUEENS OF DRAMA -- where she will be working with other celebrity actresses such as Donna Mills, Chrystee Pharris, Crystal Hunt, Lindsay Hartley and Hunter Tylo -- to produce their own primetime series. This show will premiere on the same night as the Daytime Emmy awards on April 26th, 7 PM Pacific Time on Pop TV.
Vanessa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanessaMarcilM
Queens of Drama: https://twitter.com/QueensOfDrama
Welcome to a new Clocks Off show...All race talk and no punch pullling....Don't take it personal because we wont...and don't discuss private affairs! Pick up the phone and talk to us....we wont call you names unless we like you and the only stupid question is the ones you dont ask...so pick up the phone dial in and press the "1"button. To hear the truth be told in the grudge racing game call Cadiallac Joe and Baby Boy.
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