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  • 01:31

    What Would Captain America Do? (Language, please!) - An Advice Show for HEROES

    in Self Help

     WWCAD?

    This episode is for anyone who wants to do add a little more heroism to their lives, Real-Life Superheroes and every-day heroes, alike. 

    We've assembled several guests to share their best advice on what you can and should do to best prepare for the role of "hero." These guests are dedicated do-gooders who spend at least 70% of their free time in the service of others, for no pay. 

    If you're already living the hero life and would like to add your two cents, please call the number above or join us in the chat room. We'd love to hear from you!

    P.S. If you've seen the new Avengers AOU movie, join us! We'll be talking about it, too. 

  • 01:50

    Show 38: Dr. Lola and Mrs. Lisa Thorpe-Vaughn - Mother/Daughter Urban Heroes

    in Christianity

    Dr. Lola Thorpe is the pastor of the North Side Institutional Church of God in Christ and her daughter Lisa is the president of the Nonprofit Leadership Training Institute (NLTI). Both have served with distinction in the Pittsburgh community and have been honored for their work. Today the title of "Urban Hero" is added to that list of recognitions. Both ladies will be back-to-back guests on this expanded show.

  • 00:31

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After

    in Writing

    We are restarting our blog-radio show, "Heroes of Katrina."  Several years ago, we hosted the show under the generous support of Bonnie Kaye ("Books of Excellence"), who provided support for our efforts.


    We are now restarting the show under a thematic of "Ten Years After."  What are the heroes written about in the book, "Katrina:  A Freight Train Screamin'" doing now?  How have their lives changed.  What is new and interesting for them?


    All these questions are important, as Katrina changed many lives in many ways...As always we provide this show to exhibit a perspective of the resiliency of the human spirit.


    As the winds of Katrina blew, lives were changed.  People did what they had to do...and their stories reflect the power of human and perseverance and spirit.


    What better than ten years later do we explore lives affected and re-equlibrated and re-reflected.


    Please join us for an inspirational and reflective discussion on the human spirit as reflected by the changes of lives. 

  • 02:00

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After - Pets and Storms

    in Books

    Call in or ‘log in’ Tuesday Evening May 5th at 8:00 p.m. eastern and 7:00 p.m. central time, 6:00 p.m. mountain time, and 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.


    Welcome to the Heroes of Katrina: 10 Years After


    Pets and Storms


    The demographics and statistics are amazing.  There are 2.5 animals (cats/dogs…etc. for every American home).


    When a population of almost a million evacuates an area and is forced to leave their pets behind…the result is 2.5 million animals…homeless…ownerless…destitute.  This was the situation during and after Hurricane Katrina.  Indeed the animal issue was largely overlooked by all the rescuing agencies Federal and otherwise.


    After Katrina, the animal population was largely overlooked within the rescue and aid infrastructure.  All of the guests on Tuesday's show were on the ground and dedicated to the rescue of the animals left behind.


    With hurricane season starting June 1st, this show is timely and hopefully can be used as a resource for the animal lovers of the Gulf Coast.


    Please join us this very special evening as we welcome our returning guest, Award Winning Author Jenny Pavlovic.  We will discuss an extremely important topic....preparing our beloved pets for a hurricane.  Jenny Pavlovic, animal rescuer and author of the award winning book, “The 8 States of Hurricane Kate,” will share very valuable advice and insight regarding the necessary precautionary measures needed to safeguard our furry friends and all animal creatures BEFORE a hurricane strikes. Hurricane season is fast approaching - June 1 through November 30, 2015. It's not too early to listen and learn what to do in advance. Please don't wait until it's too late. Feel free to call in and share, comment, question, discuss with Jenny.

  • 01:00

    Show 36: Andrew and Helen Jackson - An Urban Heroes Couple

    in Education

    It is hard to refer to either of the Jackson couple without mentioning the other. They are truly a team who have distinguished themselves as urban heroes both individually and as a couple. Both are CUBM graduates, with Helen earning her Masters in Organizational Leadership and Andrew working on his bachelor's degree as we broadcast. Helen also serves as the Recruiting Specialist for CUBM, while Andrew serves as building maintenance supervisor for the seminary in which CUBM has classes. Both the Jacksons join Karla and John today to talk about their lives together and their ministry philosophy that has earned them the well-deserved title of urban heroes!

  • 01:26

    Heroes of Katrina: 10 Years After: Vincent's...a Survivors Story of Success

    in Books

        Vincent’s Italian Cuisine was founded in 1989 by native New Orleanian Vincent Catalanotto.  From a large, close Sicilian family, Vincent grew up eating wonderful food prepared by his parents who were both great cooks.  Vincent learned to love and appreciate food at an early age, and then spent most of his life working in the service industry, fueling his passion for the restaurant business while allowing him to hone his innate ability to create fabulous meals and to make people happy.


    Vincent opened the first of his successful neighborhood restaurants in 1989.  The “little Italian place on the side street” quickly became Metairie’s hidden jewel.  Vincent developed a menu that showcases the finest and freshest ingredients available (in fact, there are no walk-in coolers or freezers at Vincent’s - produce, seafood, meats and cheeses are delivered fresh daily!)


    Vincent opened a new restaurant in 1997 on St. Charles Avenue near the Riverbend, much to the delight of the Uptown community, which has since embraced Vincent’s Italian Cuisine as their favorite neighborhood restaurant.


        The Vincent’s restaurants endured the ravages of Katrina and bounced back in excellence.  Today they are considered the best Italian restaurants in New Orleans…and some claim the best Italian restaurants in the country.  We love the abiance and hospitality.


        Gretchen and I have discovered Vincent’s and it has become a home away from home…Vincent greets us by name, and takes care of us as if we were part of the family…We enjoy the hospitality at minimum, on biweekly basis.


     


     

  • 01:00

    Taylor Conroy: Change Heroes

    in Lifestyle

    Taylor Conroy is a disruptive social entrepreneur best known for starting the social enterprise 'Change Heroes' that has funded over 160 projects including schools, libraries, girls scholarships, anti-sex trafficking work, clean water systems, and more in 13 developing countries around the world. Change Heroes won 'Best Social Enterprise' at the StartUp World Finals in San Francisco, is credited with impacting over 150,000 people to date, and has partnered with Morgan Stanley, Disney, DHL, and some of the worlds largest nonprofits including Free The Children and the United Nations Foundation to effect change where it is needed most. 


    Taylor is a sought after speaker who has presented around the world to over 100,000 people. He regularly presents at the United Nations in NY, and has lectured (or is currently teaching classes) on social entrepreneurship at Harvard, Princeton, NYU, Cornell, and Stanford. He has studied meditation with Zen monks in Japan, surfed the longest wave in the world in Peru, filmed documentaries in Cambodia, Uganda, and Ecuador, become a yoga teacher in Costa Rica, run with the bulls in Spain, travelled to 35 countries, and explored every continent on earth. 

  • 01:16

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After- Vince Vance: Perspectives

    in Books

    Vince Vance of the international recording group Vince Vance and the Valiants have been an icon of New Orleans for 39 years.


     


    They are considered the Number One Party Band… Worldwide!  Vince has built a reputation as a master entertainer and the hardest working man in Show Business.  From wild beginnings on Bourbon Street to two trips to the White House, their audience interactive shows have dazzled millions.

    Their song, “All I Want for Christmas is You” is the #1 most-requested seasonal hit for 16 years consecutively!  The video was chosen by CMT the #6 All-Time Merriest Video!
     


    During the 5th Anniversary of Katrina, Vince recorded “I am New Orleans”…a fabulous testimony to the spirit of the city and her people.  Check out the video at:


     


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V86xxTm8-ek


     


    Join us for a great show, live from New Orleans as we spend a couple of hours with Vince.  Vince will share some songs from his most recent CD, “I'll Never Love This Way Again,” as well as share some poetry from his new book, “The Hard Letters,” Hopefully my co-host Gretchen will be joining us as well!


    Author Cary Black is the author of “Katrina: A Freight Train Screamin’.”  The book tells the real story of the worst natural disaster to hit the United States.  It chronicles the stories of the people who were on the ground savings lives, the people who were reaching out to rescue the millions of abandoned animals, and the people who survived and heroically came back, dug in, and rebuilt their lives from the chaos.  The stories reflect the thoughts of regular folks having to fight for their lives and finding heroism in their souls as they struggled to deal with the enormity of the storm.

  • 01:44

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After - Books of Excellence: Cary and Gretchen

    in Books

    Tonight is a rebroadcast of the show Bonnie did Sunday featuring Cary and Gretchen...After the show...we will entertain calls for discussion...


     


    Join us for stimulating conversation!


     


    C and G

  • 00:51

    January Jones - Humor That Works-Andrew Tarvin

    in Comedy

    ANDREW TARVIN teaches people how to be more productive, more effective, and more awesome using humor in the workplace. As an introverted computer geek (if you're familiar with Meyers-Briggs, he's INTJ; if you know Star Wars, he's R2D2), Andrew learned that you can't be efficient with people, you have to be effective. And how can you be more effective? By using humor.


    Combining his background in engineering with his experience as an improviser and stand-up comedian, Andrew has helped thousands of people learn how to enjoy their work more while doing their job better. He's worked with more than 100 organizations, including P&G, ESPN, and GE, is a best-selling author, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, TEDx, and Fast Company. Learn more at www.humorthatworks.com.

  • 00:59

    Show 35: Todd Allen - A Hero Among Heroes

    in Education

    Dr. Todd Allen has been on the show before, talking about his Common Ground project that conducts bus tours of Civil Rights sites in the South. Today Todd joins the show in a different capacity a a 2015 Urban Hero. Todd will share with Karla and John what contributed to his work as a Hero and perhaps also give a preview of his talk as the commencement speaker for the 2015 CUBM graduation on May 4 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in East Liberty at 6 PM.