• 01:24

    DJ Styles "CLASSIC ROCK HITS" your favorite Sci-Fi songs and themes

    in Entertainment

    DJ Styles  and I will be playing songs from sci-fi movies and tv shows. Tune in and see if you can name them, we won't tell you the title until after the song plays. Some you may have  grown up with and know right away, others you may not. You may even hear something that you have not heard since you where a kid. See if you can gueese the songs and have some fun with us. We will play John Williams, MECO and Queen from movies like Star Wars, Star Trek, Twilight Zone and more. In the words of YODA, "There is no try, there is only DO or DO NOT." or as the borg would say "Resistance is Futile".
     

  • 00:31

    JCS, Graphic Novelist of Six Novels

    in Writing

    From living a nightmare, to building a dream. Graphic Novelist J.C.S. may only be 27 years old but she has come a long way. Abused as a child, and seemingly lost as a teen, she has turned her scraps into diamonds. So far, she has written six novels, has published five of those novels, and as also finished a trilogy known as Anguished Immortals.


    She will tell you, her goal was this: to publish and take care of her family. Her first attempt to write a novel came at the age of 15, and in between ten years, she tried and failed.


    Growing up in Denver, Colorado, it was realized (and said) countless times that opportunity in the workforce was greater and more stable than most states, especially for a woman. But having Systemic Lupus and two children only ten and a half months apart changed everything.


    Early 2012, inspiration came as J.C.S. decided to write her first romance novel. Even though it was a completed work, she saw that it wasn't yielding light on her talent. After doing a little research on the Archangel of Death and the Greek Goddess of War, Enyo, the makings of an Epic Fantasy trilogy had just begun.


    Taking her work to Authonomy and trying out the first two books, J.C.S. realized that sticking with something she loved, Epic Fantasy, did her better than trying to fit in.


    In 2013 J.C.S. wrote and published the first book to Bleeding Stars and Paper Hearts: Adrianna is Mine, following the same previewing and publishing path of her previous work. The audience from Authonomy helped her decide on publishing when not only had her book gone from #599 to #31 in a week, it stayed at #7 for three weeks and #1 for two.

  • Graphic Policy Radio: Year in Comics 2014

    in Pop Culture

    It's a new year, and the first episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. For the first episode of the year we're looking back at 2014 and looking forward to 2015.


    On this episode we're discussing:



    Our favorite comics and graphic novels of 2014,
    What we think were the top stories of 2014,
    What changes in the comic market place happened over the past year,
    What we're looking forward to in 2015,
    Predictions for 2015!


    We're doing all of that LIVE, and we want to hear from you! What stood out to you about 2014, and what are you looking forward to in 2015? Call in and let us know, or Tweet us your thoughts @graphicpolicy.

  • 00:38

    Poetic Baby Boomer to Sci-Fi author...his smooth transition dealing with change!

    in Entertainment

    Another great show y'all! Tonight is all about Royer's!  Do not even know if they are kin, but both have excellent works!  Tonight is also our first "Ask Mama Char" segment and it's a doozie...y'all do not want to miss my answer to this question!


    We will talk with author, Daniel B. Royer, about his books "The Biography of an American Poet: Written in poetic script.", "Poetic Biography of an American Baby Boomer" and his latest sci-fi "Secrets of the Egoles Nest, Book 1".  We are going to listen to his story of how he wrote biographies in poetic formatting and making everything rhyme to his transition into science-fiction. Check him out on Amazon and Goodreads.  


    Our musical guest is Glen Royer with his single "Change is now here"...great vibe and uplifting lyrics.  Listen to Glen's songs on CBC Music and on YouTube (I love his handle TrueBeatlePeople).


    And as always, I would love to hear from y'all at MamaChar.com and on all social medias @MamaCharBlessed.  Drop me a line and ask your question or comment on the show.


     


     

  • 01:28

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio returns! This is the show that mixes comics and politics.


    On this episode:



    We discuss the finale of All-New X-Factor. Issue #20 wraps up Peter David's latest run of Marvel's X-Factor. We discuss the series and those revelations at the end.
    This summer Marvel's universes smash together creating an All-New Marvel with Secret Wars. We chat what this means for the 616, Ultimate Universe, as well as the return of Marvel Zombies, Age of Ultron, Future Imperfect, World War Hulk and more.
    DC Comics brings back the old and mixes it with the new when Convergence comes out for two months. We discuss what this all means for the DC Universe and what to expect after.


    We'll be discussing all of that and more! We also want to hear what you think. Call us and let us know your thoughts, or Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:16

    Graphic Policy Radio Talks Game of Thrones with Professor Steven Attewell

    in Pop Culture

    Graphic Policy Radio presents a special episode on Game of Thrones. We'll be talking about the unreleased trailer for Season 5 and our thoughts on re watching the penultimate and ultimate episodes of Season Four now screening in EAR SHATTERING EARMAX in select theaters. Graphic Policy Radio co-host Elana is joined by leading expert on all things A Song of Ice and Fire, Professor Steven Attewell.


    He is the author of "Race for the Iron Throne: Volume I," an e-book that collects essays on the politics and history behind the novel A Game of Thrones, two essays in the forthcoming e-book, "Tower of the Hand: A Hymn for Spring," and the forth-coming book "Analyzing the World of Ice and Fire: Kings, Hands, and City-States," which examines the political structures of Westeros and Essos. He also podcasts about HBO's Game of Thrones for the blog Lawyers, Guns, and Money.


    So, tune in for this very special episode!

  • 00:44

    NCTE on THE USE OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & A CONVERSATION ABOUT "BANNED BOOKS WEEK"

    in Education

    NCTE on THE USE OF GRAPHIC NOVELS & A CONVERSATION ABOUT "BANNED BOOKS WEEK"


    ST. Louis University Professor Jennifer Buehler and University of Central Florida's Jeff Kaplan are our guests


    www.ncte.org  @ncte


    Presented by The Great Books Foundation


    www.greatbooks.org @greatbooksfnd

  • 01:39

    Graphic Policy Radio Talks Agent Carter with Guest Scott Kaufman

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday Graphic Policy Radio is back for a brand new episode dedicated to Marvel's Agent Carter. The show will air LIVE at 10pm ET. Joining us is return guest Scott Kaufman, who you might know as SEK.


    The winter/spring television season has begun, and debuting is Marvel's Agent Carter, filling the space until Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns. Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, "Marvel's Captain America: The First Avenger," "Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier") who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren't recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.


    With three episodes on the air, we'll talk about what we think so far.


    Scott is the proprietor of the AV Club’s Internet Film School and an associate editor at The Raw Story. He also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money, podcasts, and is an expert on Game of Thrones.


    So listen in LIVE, and join the conversation too. We want to hear what you have to say, so call us at (619) 768-2952 or Tweet us your thoughts to @graphicpolicy.

  • 01:26

    Graphic Policy Radio: Politics and Comics of the Multiverses

    in Pop Culture

    This Monday sees a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. The first week of new comics of 2015 is behind us, and we're talking some of the brand new series that saw their first issues debut last Wednesday.


    On this episode:



    What character has beaten both Thanos and Doctor Doom? That'd be Squirrel Girl. The unbeatable Squirrel Girl gets her own series in Marvel's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. We discuss the first issue!
    Last week saw the debut of Agent Carter on ABC, and Marvel's Operation S.I.N. which features Agent Carter! We'll discuss the first issue, as well as the new show. How well has Marvel tied the comic and television series together? Find out!
    Image Expo took place last week, and we'll be discussing the numerous series that Image announced. You can find out what to expect from them in 2015!


    We'll talk all that, and more! We want to hear from you too. Call us with your thoughts, or Tweet us your thoughts at @graphicpolicy.

  • 02:02

    Terror Fi Radio-Panel Discussion On Many Topics!

    in Paranormal

    Join The Paranormal Outlaw, Tasha Starr, and Melissa Duck for a night of fun and craziness!  They will discuss everything from paranormal to UFOs to current news in the world. Tonight we will be discussing all kinds of topics with a round table discussion including Michell, Dallas, and Jake.  You can in and ask questions to the panel.  You can also follow us on Facebook at Terror Fi Radio and you can follow the network on Facebook at URN Radio Network!

  • 00:29

    "CARBON" graphic novel author Danny Boyd talks comics, movies, and more

    in Books

    Daniel Boyd is an acclaimed filmmaker with dozens of films, including Chillers, Strangest Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers, and Paradise Park (aka, Heroes of the Heart) to his credit. A media studies professor at West Virginia State University since 1983, Boyd has also taught around the world including in Tanzania as a three-time Fulbright scholar.  Producing nearly every genre of film, Boyd’s television work has earned 3 national Telly awards and 2 regional Emmy nominations. He has recently expanded into graphic novel creation with Chillers – The Graphic Novel  (Transfuzion Publishing), which was the 2012 Shel Dorph nominee for Original Graphic Novel of the Year, and Ghastly nominee for Best Horror Anthology.   Chillers 2  was released in 2013, and CARBON,  August 2014. Boyd also serves as “Artist and Residence” at WV State University’s Economic Developments Center on Charleston’s west side.

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