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  • 00:19

    Cable Car Concerto / Rhapsody of Fisherman's Wharf

    in History

    Glen Hurlburt with Greg McRitchie ‎– Cable Car Concerto / Rhapsody of Fisherman's Wharf


    Link to listen and enjoy:


    A: Cable Car Concerto

    Label: Golden Gate Records ‎– 1001

    Format: Shellac, 10", 78 RPM 

    Released: 1947 

     Genre: Jazz Pop

    Style: Novelty            

    This song, written and performed by blind pianist Glen Hurlburt and orchestra,

     Was released at a time when some local politicos were considering scrapping many of the cable car lines.

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    B:   Rhapsody of Fisherman's Wharf


    All credit due to the artist and musicians and Golden Gate Records

    No profit or income derived from this podcast.


    Have a historic 78 RPM and story you want to share with my listeners?  Contact me at:  www.Facebook.com/s3productions2. I welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions at oscssw@juno.com. I am trying to preserve the largely ignored original analog sound of the old 78 records, plus learn some music history along the way 


    Herb Caen, San Francisco's foremost newspaper columnist, rumored it. Roger Lapham, San Francisco's "infrequently beloved" businessman mayor, confirmed it. Friedel Klussmann, the President of the San Francisco Federation of the Arts, stopped it.

    The issue was a simple one; should San Francisco in 1947 keep the city-owned Powell Street cable cars running? In this environment Glen Hurlburt, a blind pianist, penned his "Cable Car Concerto." A concert orchestra played the "Cable Car Concerto." Hurlburt's "Concerto" cleverly takes us on round trip ride on the Powell-Mason cable from Market Street to the Fisherman's Wharf and back. Enjoy!


  • 01:29

    The Amethyst Oracle

    in LGBT

    L*I*V*E READINGS ... Skype or Call 646.716.5510 during the show to get into the queue to receive your reading L*I*V*E on the air with Charlie and HiC !

    In addition to our regular Living the Queer Life segment and your chance for a reading during our L*I*V*E Readings portion of the show, The Amethyst Oracle takes the opportunity to replay an interview from October 2013 with Hyperion, shaman, founder of The Unnamed Path, teacher of magical traditions including astrology, energy healing, shamanism, meditation, spirit contact and possession, spell work, herbalism and divination ... and now Ancestor.

    Hyperion unexpectedly passed away only three months after our interview with him. And so, on the anniversary of his death, 12 January 2014, and in conjunction with a memorial with friends and family, The Amethyst Oracle is proud to have known Hyperion, to have had the opportunity to call him friend and teacher ... and to now let his voice and teachings continue.

  • 00:31

    Bhakti Sondra Shaye

    in Education

    Bhakti Sondra Shaye is an accomplished healer, spiritual teacher, counselor and founder of Life Changing Healing Center, an award-winning alternative healing practice in New York City. Through powerful and proven healing systems, transformational classes and empowering initiations, Sondra has helped others to find happiness, balance, peace, and relief from challenging issues for over 14 years. A former corporate attorney who earned honors, served on Law Review and Moot Court Honor Society, and was included in Who's Who Among American Law Students while in law school, Sondra now focuses her abilities to help others move forward and lead happier, more productive, and fulfilling lives. She has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Daily News, New York Post, New York Press, Hyperion Books, Norton Books, CR Fashion Book and more, and her healing practice has been discussed on National Public Radio. Life Changing Healing Center was awarded the Best of Brooklyn Award by the U.S. Commerce Association, in recognition of outstanding service to clients and the community....




    Twitter: @SondraShaye

    Facebook: Life Changing Healing Center with Bhakti Sondra 


  • 01:01

    Lena West - How to WIN with Social Media!

    in Self Help

    Lena L. West is the leading expert on how women entrepreneurs can monetize social media. She is also the Founder of InfluenceExpansion.com, the home of the Influence Expansion Academy, the only social media mastermind program created specifically for women entrepreneurs.

    ⇑ Full Bio


    As the CEO & Chief Social Media Strategist of Influence Expansion, Lena L. West has helped thousands of entrepreneurs profit from the power of Social Media and the Internet.

    A certified technical expert Lena learned about the intricate aspects of computers and networking while consulting with Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Pitney Bowes, Philips Magnavox, Hyperion Software and MasterCard International. After cutting her ‘technical teeth’, she founded xynoMedia (now Influence Expansion) in 1997.

    Lena is the winner of several business awards, among them: The Network Journal’s “40 Under Forty”, AlleyCat News’ “25 Women of Silicon Alley”, The Women’s Congress’ Entrepreneurial Champion for Women in Business and was dubbed an “Entrepreneurial Hero” by NCWIT. She has also been featured on CNN, with Gayle King on CBS This Morning and as the cover story for publications such as The Westchester County Business Journal and Black Enterprise.

    She writes and speaks regularly about the merits and potential pitfalls of social media by sharing her expertise about social media and business growth via her regular column for the Huffington Post and ChamberofCommerce.com. Lena is also a former columnist for FastCompany.com and Entrepreneur Magazine. She has spoken on Capitol Hill and for organizations such as American Express, Wharton School of Business, SCORE, National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), Syracuse University and The Learning Annex.


  • 00:31

    Hassell Island and Its Rich History

    in Culture

    "Hassel Island is a small island of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a United States territory located in the Caribbean Sea. Hassel Island lies in the Charlotte Amalie harbor just south of Saint Thomas and east of Water Island." ~  Wikipedia 

    Originally, Hassel Island was a peninsula. In the 1860s, the Danish government separated the land from mainland St. Thomas with the hopes of creating better water circulation in the harbor. 

    The earliest documentation of the ownership of Hassel Island is under the name “Estate Orkanshullet”.  This Danish name is translated to “Hurricane Hole”.

    Today, the island is named after James Hazzell, who purchased the land in 1784 and whose family maintained a presence on the land until the 20th century.  There are many alternate spellings of the family name.

    Explore this site to learn about Hassel’s rich history, the many unique sites on the island, and the constant conservation, preservation, and interpretation efforts made by the National Park Service, the St. Thomas Historical Trust, and dedicated community members.


  • 00:35

    Total Entertainment with Jonny Vegas Namer and Bunny Stewart!

    in Entertainment

     The Entertainment Broadcast Network proudly brings to you another awesome episode of "Total Entertainment with Jonny Vegas Namer and Bunny Stewart"!!  The EBN is POWERED by Ministry Of Lacrosse!

      Our guests today are Vinnie Langdon III and Dr. Brian King!

     Vinnie Langdon III is an American Actor, Filmmaker and Television Personality. Comedian Dr Brian King, is the founder and producer of Wharf Room Comedy, Pier 23 Comedy by The Bay, Fresh Cut Comedy, and the Walk The Plank comedy competition!

  • 00:34

    John Rose Putnam, "Into the Face of the Devil" and much more!

    in Books

    John came west as a young man and settled in Berkeley where he graduated from the University of California. He still lives and writes there and often gives a talk on the California gold rush to the gang at the Freight and Salvage.

    He spent a lot of time digging into that gold rush too and many of his stories take place back then. John's characters are so real they'll jump right off the page and talk to you; his villains have hearts as cold as midnight and his heroes almost always do the right thing in the end.

    He's working up quite a reputation for his knowledge of that era too. His blog, My Gold Rush Tales, attracted the interest of some TV folks and he appeared in a segment for the Travel Channel about Henry Meiggs, the man who built San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf.

    While his first novel, Hangtown Creek, a story of adventure, romance, and coming of age in the early days of the gold rush, was published in 2011, his brand new book, Into the Face of the Devil, moves between Hangtown and the sawmill where James Marshall first found gold, and pits a young man in love for the first time against a killer so evil he could pass for Satan.

  • 00:09

    PODCAST: Is Your Financial Close Cycle Managing Your Organization?

    in Finance

    Welcome to the SC&H Group podcast series.  On September 10th, SC&H Group is hosting a webinar that will help organizations gain insight, increase visibility and achieve operational efficiencies with Oracle’s Hyperion Financial Close Management (FCM) Solution.

    Today, we are speaking with Kevin Hebbel, Manager with SC&H Group, who will give us more insights into this webinar.

  • 01:03

    Portals - What are they and where do they come from?

    in Spirituality

    Portals have been adapted well into common culture. Be it in Movies and TV (Poltergeist & Star Trek), Modern Science (Einstein–Rosen bridge), Video Games (Portal), Literature (Hyperion Cantos series), Mythology (Atlantis), or paranormal (spirit portals), portals are a fixture in our society. They are a link to another place, either in space time or plane of existence. They can be as popular as the Theory of the Bermuda Triangle to as unknown as the one in your living room. What cause them? Where do they come from? Who is using them? Can we interact with them? Join us and listen in. Call in to share your own thoughts, theory’s, or experiences.

  • 01:18

    Beantown Pals, The Adventures of Bucky and Betty with Tony Abbott

    in Family

    Tony Abbott is a prolific children's book author. He has graciously agreed to visit us in Beantown to speak about his works and give advice to young writers.

    When he began reading bedtime stories to his children, the spark of writing he had had for so many years finally turned to children’s books. After many failures, his first published book, Danger Guys, was written while taking a writing class with renowned children’s author, Patricia Reilly Giff.

    DSC03371Since then Tony has written over ninety-five books for readers ages 6 to 14, including many series (The Secret of Droon, The Haunting of Derek Stone, Underworlds, Goofballs, to name a few) and novels for older readers, including Kringle, Firegirl, The Postcard, and Lunch-Box Dream. His publishers include HarperCollins, Hyperion, Scholastic, Random House, Little, Brown, Egmont, and Farrar Straus Giroux.

    Over 12 million of Tony’s books have been sold worldwide, and his series and novels have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Korean, French, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Chinese, and Russian. Several of his books were named Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club selections and Junior Library Guild selections and have appeared on state reading lists, including the Texas Bluebonnet list, and the Great Lakes Great Award Master List, and Choose to Read Ohio.

    Firegirl won the Golden Kite Award for Fiction presented by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

    In the spring of 2009, The Postcard was honored with the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery in the juvenile category.

    He is currently a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Yale Center for British Art, and other esteemed arts organizations.


  • 00:45

    Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind: Finding Your Market Niche

    in Self Help

    Theme: Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind: Finding Your Market Niche

    Interview Guests: Tony Rose,Founder, Publisher and CEO of Amber Communications Group, Inc. (ACGI) and his wife, Yvonne Rose, Associate Publisher and Senior Editor of ACGI.

    Amber Communications Group, Inc. (ACGI)  is based in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area. ACGI is the nation’s largest African-American publisher of Self-Help Books and Music Biographies. Under Tony Rose's direction, (ACGI) has led the movement towards modern Independent Book Publishing for the African American Self-Publisher and Independent Book Publisher as we know it today. In 2000, ACGI  responded to the needs of the growing niche market of self-publishers and the needs of authors who wished to self-publish their books by founding Quality Press, now the nations largest "African American Book Packager." The Quality Press Division is led by Yvonne Rose, who is also an ACGI Associate Publisher.  In 2004, Tony co-founded and became the Executive Director of The African American Pavilion at BookExpo America, bringing together as exhibitors and attendees a community of thousands of African American book publishers and book publishing industry professionals. In addition, ACGI has acquired/licensed paperback rights from Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins and Hyperion Books for ACGI global publishing and distribution.

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