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  • 03:01

    Sweet Rebound with Toccara Williams: Cilk McSweeney

    in Sports

    Live interview with Cilk McSweeney, who is an author, basketball trainer and coach, motivational speaker, and mentor. He will highlight his path and journey throughout his life. We will also talk about current happenings in sports.

  • 03:01

    Sweet Rebound with Toccara Williams: Cilk McSweeney - Jul 10,2013

    in Sports

    Live interview with Cilk McSweeney, who is an author, basketball trainer and coach, motivational speaker, and mentor. He will highlight his path and journey throughout his life. We will also talk about current happenings in sports.

  • 00:39

    The Author's Talk Show with Amy Vansant (Writer. Humorist. Delusionist.)

    in Books

    Amy Vansant was the East Coast Editor of SURFER Magazine for 5 years and has been published in Modern Maturity, Caribbean Travel and Life, Yankee, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendencies, and others.  She is the author of The Surfer’s Guide to Florida (Pineapple Press, 1995) which is currently out of print because the urge to drive up and down the Florida coast interviewing surfers has long since left her.

    She's the editor and one of the authors of Moms are Nuts the wildly popular humor collection currently sweeping the nation!

    She's been known to prostitute her meager talents for money / fame / drinks / gifts / travel / shameless plugs.

    You can see more about Amy Vansant, her books, her writing, and so much more on her website amyvansant.com.

  • 00:30

    Margaret McSweeney Life Lessons

    in Lifestyle

    Author Margaret McSweeney and founder of Pearl Girls joins us to share her lessons, especially those of her brilliant father.

  • 00:28

    Interview with Literary Consultant & Author, Patrick Oliver

    in Books

    Patrick Oliver is a program manager and literary consultant dedicated to promoting reading and writing as tools of empowerment. Through a variety of innovative projects Oliver engages children, youth and adults in activities such as writing workshops, author talks, book discussions, professional development sessions and community forums.
    Creator, executive producer and host of Literary Nation Talk Radio a live weekly broadcast on KABF FM 88.3 with past guest such as Marian Wright Edelman, Common, Hill Harper, Sonia Sanchez, Susan Taylor and numerous others.

    He is publisher and editor of the Essence Magazine best-selling anthology Turn the Page and You Don’t Stop: Sharing Successful Chapters in Our Lives with Youth. Contributing participant Roundtable Discussion “Featuring Leaders of Poetry Organizations for Kids from Around the United States” in the publication Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney’s April 2013). His forthcoming book Notes from a Literary Activist is scheduled for April 2014.

    Mr. Oliver was Director of Sales and Marketing at Third World Press (Chicago, IL); Program Director for the Open Book Program a citywide after-school reading program (Chicago, IL) and spent over 10 years as a material analyst and senior contract administrator in the defense industry (Los Angeles, CA). He has organized and facilitated panels and workshops for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, American Library Association, College Language Association, Ohio State University, Princeton University, Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference, Harlem Book Fair and numerous other conferences and events.   Visit his website at www.speakloudly.com for more information.

  • 00:57

    Two Americas: Requiem for the American Dream

    in Politics Progressive

    REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.

    Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality – tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority – while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation.

    Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time – the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.

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  • 01:00

    NPR Best Books 2014 author Cameron Conaway talks poetry and prose

    in Writing

    Author Cameron Conaway is a triple threat. He writes. He teaches. He fights. The latter was literal several years ago when he stepped into the ring as a Mixed Martial Artist but now his battles are on the world stage, raising awareness for preventable diseases like malaria through poetry and prose.

    His latest book, Malaria, Poems, is born of that call to advocacy. NPR selected the book, which is “spliced” (his science-influenced word) with facts about malaria, as a “Best Books of 2014.”  In February, Newsweek published Cameron’s article, “A Working Malaria Vaccine that Can’t Get Money.”

    In the midst of touring for Malaria, Poems, teaching classes at Penn State Brandywine, and getting ready to travel overseas, I caught up with Cameron at a reading at Penn State Berks.In our interview which will be released on March 15, Cameron discusses the craft in his Newsweek article and in his poem, “Silence, Anopheles,” as well as what martial arts taught him about writing, how he broke into Newsweek, and whether a poet can retain his voice in prose.

    In this episode, I also talk about my obsession with McSweeney's Internet Tendency and in a new segment called Writer's Psych with Dr. Ike, I find out if it's healthy or not!

  • 02:07

    episode #24 - Kathy Long, McSweeney, M.Bassette, S. Hammonds

    in MMA

    Every week this Illinois based show gets worldwide recognition as it features host, Dave "The Butcher" Clifford, alongside co-host Jeremy "Big Perm" White to bring you their perspective on the current happenings around the world of MMA.

    This week we start the show off with martial art icon and the very first commentator of UFC 1, Kathy Long.. Second the fellas sit down with K-1 and UFC vet, James McSweeney... Third we get Matt Bassette on whos a Bellator vet... Lastly, we get a chance to catch up with coach and instructor of a mma gym in Nashville TN and who took the Brazilizn Jiu-Jitsu world by storm in 2007, Shawn Hammonds.

    All guests scheduled by producer "The Network" Chris Maltsburger. -- Show sponsored by Tri County Cab Company of Peoria IL & Patino Diet.com, official diet plan for Team Alpha Male

  • 01:38

    Pro MMA Insider - James McSweeney, Charles McCarthy

    in MMA

    Hosts Alexz Yzerman and Walt "Big Ticket" Harris talk MMA and are joined by some of the biggest names in the sport.  The show airs each week at 7PM PST.
    This week we are joined by a couple of The Ultimate Fighter alums James McSweeney and Charles McCarthy.  Both are incredibly busy these days.  Find out what they have going on.

  • 01:39

    Pro MMA Insider- McCarthy, McSweeney (replay from 12-13-12)

    in Sports

    Each week Alexz Yzerman and Walt "Big Ticket" Harris go over the latest in the world of MMA.  Tune in as they are joined by some of the greatest fighters in the sport, both past and present.
    This week we re-air a show from December featuring UFC vets Charles McCarthy and James McSweeney

  • 02:07

    Episode # 24 - Long, McSweeney, Bessette, Hammonds

    in MMA

    This week Big Perm & The Butcher chat with Kathy Long, James McSweeney, Matt Bessette, Shawn Hammonds & Eric Wisely.

    Kathy Long is a retired five time world kickboxing champion and mixed martial artist. Long currently lives in Los Angeles where she teaches martial arts at Azteca Training Center, which she co-owns.

    Matt Bessette recently earned a victory this past Friday @ Bellator 81. Matt is a multiple promotion MMA champion
    and BJJ brown belt.

    James Mcsweeney is an MMA veteran that has recently been working with Matt Riddle and Forrest Griffin as they prepare for their upcoming fights in the UFC. 

     In 2007, Shawn Hammonds took the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world by storm, competing all over the world in competition. Shawn won every local gi and no gi tournament he entered competing at least twice a month. Only one month after receiving his BJJ black belt from Lloyd Irvin, he competed in the Pan American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu championships. Next to the World championships, this is the toughest tournament in the World. Shawn walked through all opponents making it to the finals where he face World champion and World renowned Paragon Jiu-Jitsu instructor Franjina.