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  • 02:55

    (Encore) Radio Drama "Speak To Me - Episode Seven" - 3pm PST

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    Episode Seven - Closure


         All things must end.  For Kevin Holtz, artist and rape survivor, it means putting to pasture that which has plagued him for sixteen years.  This includes paying respects to a dying Uncle Eric, reaching a truce with his mother, Lara Holtz, and seeking answers on his father's motives for hurting him from an estranged relative.  Yet are these answers what Kevin truly wants?  Then there's the inevitable confrontation with his second rapist, Aunt Laureen.  While enlightment is forever, so is pain and there exists a deep pool of it.  Kevin knows what he's capable of.  But as closure comes full circle, no one will be the same again.  Including  him. 


    Rated Mature:  For language, adult situations and scenes of violence.

    Written and Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk

    Performed By:  Tim Pylypiuk, Phobe Murer, and Maria Iliou

    Music By:  Kenji Eno, Sade, Peter Gabiel, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Bjork, Sigur Ros, Sylvain Chomet and Jon Hopkins

  • 00:57

    The Monday Mashup -- Kenji Williams & Bella Gaia

    in Music

    Music has the power to bring people together, building bridges between cultures by a common language. In a world that is fracturted and fragmented, pried apart and polarized, it's the musician who stitiches it back together with harmony, melody and rhythm as the golden thread.
    World music, a term used to describe a form of music that uses elements form different musical traditions emerged in the 80's when artists like Peter Gabriela and Brian Eno began to tap into African music and fusing it with synths and experimental soundscapes.
    Today's guest, Kenji Wiliiams continues in that tradition and takes it into the 21st Century.
    Kenji is a multi-instrumentalist, but is classicaly trained on the violin, which he uses as his main instrument in "Bella Gaia" a multi-media journey into various cultures and people from around the globe.
    "Bella Gaia" has been seen by scores of people around the world and it's inspriing message is one of unity and oneness, amidst a deeply moving and shimmering soundscape that combines sacred dance with gorgeous sets and stunning imagery.
    We'll find out more about "Bella Gaia" and how it's impacted people the world over from the visionary behind the project, founder and director, Kenji Williams.
    Please join us.
    To find ouf more about Bella Gaia.

  • 02:05

    (Encore) Radio Drama "Speak To Me - Episode Five" - 3pm PST

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    Episode Five - Reflection


    Synopsis:  Uprooted from despair, Kevin Holtz (former Tattoo Artist's Apprentice) finds himself under the generous watchful eye of his old English Teacher, Phil Wilkson.  As a means for recuperation, Phil lends his skills towards awakening Kevin's innate talents further.  Through his tutilage, Kevin builds on another idea of his from age twelve to manage his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and recalls moments with two friends from his past.  But he also learns Phil is escaping himself.  From what, he can't be certain.  Even by episode's end, there are still answers to be obtained:  About what else contributed to Kevin's trauma and Phil's own plight.


    Rated Mature:  For Language and Adult Situations

    Starring:  Tim Pylypiuk, Phoebe Murer and Maria Iliou

    Written and Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk

    Music By:  Kenji Eno, Sade, Jon Hopkins, Bjork,  Antony And The Johnsons, Sam Cooke, and John Murphy

  • 02:02

    (Encore) Radio Drama "Speak To Me - Episode Four" - 3pm PST

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    Episode Four - Reaction


    Synopsis:  Kevin Holtz, former Tattoo Artist's Apprentice, has slipped into the pits of despair.  Though he had completed the Snakes & Mouse story in Episode Three, the resulting emotional energy and trauma remained.  He deals with it by surrendering to the vice of alchahol while exploring his talents further.  But in the end, it's all futile as lacking the funds to pay rent and having remembered another traumatic experience just as dour as having been raped at thirteen, he voluntarily leaves for the harsh world of Street Life.  Hungry, weak, and dying, he encounters someone who recognizes him just as he expels his last breath.


    Rated:  Mature for language and adult situations

    Written and Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk

    Performed By:   Tim Pylypiuk, Phoebe Murer, and Maria Iliou

    Music By:  Kenji Eno, Sade, John Murphy & Charles Gounod, Pink Floyd, Machines Of Loving Grace, Sigur Ros, and Jon Hopkins

  • 01:53

    *Encore* Radio Drama "Speak To Me: Episode Three" - 3pm PST

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    Episode Three - Unearthed


    Synopsis:  Kevin Holtz, former Tattoo Artist's Apprentice, steadily recuperates in his apartment from a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder episode having his body recollect the memory sensations of being raped by both his father and Aunt Laureen at age thirteen.  Jobless and isolated, he takes up the quest to further his raw talent in his fight to stave off falling into complete insanity using an idea from a nightmare he has one night, bringing his Snake drawings into an adventure all their own.  Along the way, an old childhood interest surfaces as a tool for inspiration and drive.  But in the end, what is unearthed scares Kevin to the point of mental catatonia.  Also during this episode, more flashbacks into Kevin's past reveal further revelations about the rape,  its aftermath and Kevin's childhood interest.


    Rated Mature:  For Language and Adult Situations

    Written and Adapted By:  Tim Pylypiuk

    Performed By:  Tim Pylypiuk, Phoebe Murer and Maria Illiou

    Music By:  Kenji Eno, Sade, John Murphy & Henry Francis Lyte and Will Henry Monk, Bjork, Crash Test Dummies, Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn & Peter Gabriel, and Jon Hopkins

  • 02:06


    in Entertainment

    Nikki Rich Interviews Comedian Kenji Thomas on the Nikki Rich Show at 7pm Est. Listeners Call in tonight -323-580-5749 press 1 to speak with our guest.THE NIKKI RICH SHOW features Indie Artist. The audience include talent that ranges from vocalists, producers, engineers’, film productions, athletes, authors , models and promotional teams willing to network and gain useful insight about the entertainment business. THE NIKKI RICH SHOW also allows an open forum, on the radio educating and providing an opportunity to share the business amongst everyone about the common errors that are made in the industry today. The NIKKI RICH SHOW, LLC connects individuals with music Industry professionals through Internet Radio By discovering new talent. THE NIKKI RICH SHOW ,LLC will educate and empower those who are in the entertainment business with the tools they need to be successful on any platform.An aspect of this event is building your brand. Tune in Sun-Fri 7-9 pm Est. www.blogtalkradio.com/TheNikkiRichShow www.NikkiRichShow.Com follow on twitter @msnikkirich

  • 01:38

    (Encore) Speak To Me "Episode Two" - 3pm PST

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    Episode 2 - Tragic Irony

    Synopsis:  Tim Pylypiuk's personal opus continues with Kevin Holtz, Tattoo Artist's Apprentice and artist himself, back at his apartment after a disastrous encounter with his Aunt Laureen at the family reunion barbeque thanks to his mother, Lara, relenting on her promise not to invite her.  But he soon finds his creativity rejuvinated and draws a new tattoo design that captures the attention of Marco, his boss, and the public.  Just as he is set to reach the pinnacle of recognition, the psychological trauma behind its inception causes Kevin to make grevious mistakes at work.  When his therapist invalidates his feelings again towards what Kevin's aunt had done in partnership with Mister Holtz to Kevin in the past, he quits his job and withdraws from life.  By episodes end, we discover what really happened to him at age thirteen.

    Rated:  Mature for language and adult situations.

    Written by:  Tim Pylypiuk

    Performed by:  Tim Pylypiuk and Maria Illiou

    Music By:  Kenji Eno, Sade, Bjork, and Jon Hopkins


  • 00:35

    A Constitutional Right to Dignity

    in Politics

    The closest the Supreme Court has come to embracing the anti-humiliation principle is through its use of the term “dignity.” This link should be intuitive—what, after all, is the opposite of “humiliation” but “dignity”? Ackerman recognizes this nexus, but his discussion of it is tantalizingly brief.26 He acknowledges that the link between human dignity and the anti-humiliation principle may be unfamiliar to American constitutional lawyers, given that, in contrast to other jurisdictions, our constitutional traditions are built around the concepts of equality and liberty.

    Warren was simply calling upon judges, and the rest of us, to make common-sense judgments about the prevailing meaning of social practices. One of the greatest legal thinkers of the era, Karl Llewellyn, persuasively argued that judges couldn’t decide the most humdrum case without relying on this capacity, which he famously called “situation-sense.”It was Louis Brandeis, not Thurgood Marshall, who first used social science to convince courts to consider the real-world impact of their doctrines. As early as 1908, the Supreme Court relied heavily on his famous “Brandeis Brief” in upholding maximum-hours laws for women. During the following decades, the law schools became centers of sociological and economic critique of the regnant legal formalism The Anti-Humiliation Principle and Same-Sex Marriage Kenji Yoshino

  • 02:07

    Artists and Writers at Work: Interview with Kenji Jasper

    in Culture

    This episode features an interview with my long-time friend and colleague Kenji Jasper, a novelist, journalist, and screenwriter.  Jasper began his writing career with an article as an intern for The Washington Informer at 13. At 14, he became a contributor to Black Entertainment Television's YSB Magazine, and later worked as a writer and instructor at The Institute for the Preservation and Study of African American Writing. He also served as an on-air personality for WTTG Fox 5's Newsbag (1986–1987), and later as one of the founding cast members of Black Entertainment Television's Teen Summit (1989–1993). By the time he graduated from Morehouse College in 1997, his journalism had appeared in VIBE, Essence, The Village Voice, Upscale, The Charlotte Observer, The San Diego Union Tribune, and The Atlanta Tribune. He wrote his first novel, Dark, at the age of 21, which was released in the UK, translated into French, and optioned for film by State Street Pictures (Soul Food, Barbershop, Roll Bounce) and Fox Searchlight Pictures.  His second novel, Dakota Grand, was published in 2002 and was praised by Publishers Weekly, VIBE, Essence, The Chicago Sun-Times and Africana.com. His third novel, Seeking Salamanca Mitchell, was published in 2004.  His memoir The House on Childress Street was published in 2006, followed by his fourth novel, Snow.  Jasper has contributed articles and essays to National Public Radio, The Village Voice, VIBE, The Charlotte Observer, The Chicago Sun-Times and Essence among many other publications. In 2007 he co-edited and published Beats, Rhymes and Life, a collection of critical writings on hip hop culture with writer and director Ytasha Womack. He was also the CEO and Editor of The Armory, a publishing partnership with Akashic Books. Its first release, Got by first-time author D, was published in 2007, followed by Cake in 2008.

  • 02:03

    Presenting Kenji Kumara of Quantum Lightweaving®

    in Health

    Welcome to Dimensional Healing! On our upcoming program on Kin 164: Yellow Galactic Seed, aka Tuesday February 21, 2012gr, we welcome Kenji Kumara, a multi-dimensional healing teacher and ascension channel. His gift, quantum lightweaving, is the next step in planetary evolution, spiritual awakening and emergence and serves as the bridger between two worlds. Join us as we take the quantum leap.  Don't miss this opportunity for ascension, expansion and transformation.

  • 01:02


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