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On grief talk with Audrey, I bring you experts in the fields of death and dying, grief and loss, hope and healing and those who have themselves been on their own grief journey, to share their experiences and skills to help my listeners.
To the patients and families of Haven Hospice, Nancy Gershman is “the Memory Artist” creating their Preferred Story from interviews, personal photos and photo research. This culminates in a realistic (and sometimes surrealistic) digital photomontage. The process involves asking factual questions about when the subject was at “their most vibrant;” then picking up on subtle cues like a detective, leading to the memories she immortalizes. On hospice nightstands, these dignity portraits give 11th hour sustenance. Taken home by surviving relatives, they become a supportive presence in the wake of loss.
Published work on Gershman’s “Dreamscapes” has appeared in Annals of American Psychotherapy; Advance for Nurses; Journal of Palliative Care; and in therapist Courtney Armstrong’s “Transforming Traumatic Grief: Six Steps to Move from Grief To Peace.” Grief expert Robert Neimeyer PhD includes a chapter on prescriptive photomontage in his compendium, “Techniques in Grief Therapy: Creative Strategies for Counseling the Bereaved.”
Currently, a traveling exhibit of Gershman’s Dreamscapes is on view at The University of Chicago Medicine following extended runs at NYU Langone Medical Center and The University of Rochester Medical Center.
Gershman received her Bachelor of Arts in Design and Communications from Hampshire College.
Alex Gershman - Bass Guitar and Band Leader of Sasha’s Bloc
Alex was born in Moscow, Russia.
He has always heard music well and started playing on his own in high school in a small band. He then played throughout medical school in different jazz bands playing piano and bass, and acoustic guitars. He played in various venues in Russia with many accomplished jazz musicians and performed in jam sessions with major horn players and big bands in Moscow.
His most passion always remained in Jazz of 1920’s and 30s. In 2012 Alex assembled his first jazz band Sasha’s Bloc. The first record produce by Joe Diblasi in early 2012 was a collection of Jazz Standards influenced by gipsy jazz.
Sasha’s Bloc enjoyed the success in 60 live performances in the best Jazz clubs in LA.
In the end of 2012 Alex started his work on the original songs and completed the collection in January of 2013 leading to the recording of the first original CD Melancholy.
Los Angeles based jazz collective Sasha’s Bloc are releasing their latest single “Feels Like Jazz” off their latest CD release Heart on Fire, featuring the incomparable Grammy nominated singer Jane Monheit providing her signature sultry vocals.
A blend of contemporary and traditional 1920’s jazz, band leader Alex Gershman and Sasha’s Bloc will transport you back in time to the feel good times of the roaring ‘20s in this new single with its simple, conversational verses, polished production and standout solos from trumpeter Kye Palmer and guitarist Steve Cotter capturing the styles and excitement of the past.
With a big-band sound that recalls the vibe of New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band infused with the blues, a hint of Gypsy Jazz, contemporary jazz and swing, Sasha’s Bloc have been playing to sold out shows across Southern California for the past two years and have developed a loyal following across the country.
Interested in knowing what's going on next door (in DeKalb County)? Join us Sunday evening at 6:30 when DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester is our guest on "All About Gwinnett".
Prior to being elected to the County Commission, Nancy served on the DeKalb Board of Education and became the first person to expose the deceptive budgeting practices that wiped out the reserves of the 3rd largest school system in Georgia.This will be an eye-opening discussion.
Nancy I. Sanders has written over 100 published books for children. In this episode of Book Bites for Kids, she talks about her newest picture book, A Pirate's Mother Goose.
About the Book
This selection of popular Mother Goose rhymes is given a delightful pirate makeover! What happens when the cat gives a mate his fiddle? The cabin boy dances a jig and the scalawags waltz in the brig! And Pretty Polly Pirate flies through the town squawking through the locks "are the children safe in bed? There be pirates at the docks!" From Rock-a-By, Pirate to Rub-a-Dub-Dub (three swabs in a tub), this collection is sure to inspire the poetic pirate in everyone!
Please join me for a fascinating interview with Nancy Jenkins and Lesley Jackson, fellow Breathworkers on Tuesday, September 29 from 8-9 pm Central Time. Nancy Jenkins is an entrepreneur in the Kansas City area and offers marketing communication services to organizations in North America. She is an avid practitioner of breathwork, and firewalk facilitator. Lesley is a crisis and recovery coach. She is an ordained shamanic minister, a master breathwork facilitator, and has a masters in spiritual counseling. She helps people survive the most difficult time in their lives and feel safe enough to work through the chaos to determine the new path their lives will take.
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Resident of the Texas Gulf Coast just south of Houston where she was always an excellent home cook who retired from the Space Shuttle Program in late 2010 and sought out the desire to go back to school and learn a new professional trade and went for it. The oldest in her class she enrolled in her local community college ( Galveston CC ) and began her magic journey to become a professional cook and chef. She finish top of her class with a 4.0 GPA! Not bad for a babyboomer!
Chef Nancy Manlove's professional culinary career began in 2012 at Moody Garden Hotel Convention Center & SPA under the Award Winning Executive Chef Urs Schmid. As an intern she worked high volume for Banquet and Events on the Garde Manger team where she garnered unbelievable kitchen experience and knowledge. Later she was moved to the fine dining restaurant brigade duties for the 4-diamond and Trip Advisor Award of Excellence rated restaurant 'Shearn’s Prime Steaks and Seafood' were she continued to grow and excel as a Pantry Cook. She is known for her leadership and fundraising abilities. She is a cook that comes with a lot of business competencies, high energy, a deep passion and a can do attitude!
All of this followed her careers in corporate America that proved to be invaluable to her being a chef now! Like the skills learned to be a talented chef, she can do many things and has! Nancy's love of cooking started as a teenager and her humorous stories of "practicing" on her husband and family members, co-workers, neighbors and friends for many years will delight you! Everyone wants to eat at my place!
She currently handles personal chef assignments, schedules cooking demos in your home, works with culinary event planning, menu planning, recipe development, kitchen set-ups, real food stylist and food photography clients.
"RYAN ROCKS IT ASBURY PARK STYLE". I am very excited to announce my next special guest is the extremely talented and wonderful guy, my friend, JON HERINGTON-guitarist-singer/songwriter. Jon will be joining me for an interview Thursday evening, October 8 TH at 5:30 PM. To listen live call the guest line # (213) 943-3559 or go to my studio, blogtalkradio.com/ryan-rocks-it-asbury-park-style.
Jon is a longtime New York city based Artist. In addition to being a fantastic Guitarist-Snger/Songwriter Jon is also a producer and bandleader. He is the leader of the Jon Herington Band and has been the guitarist of choice with the iconic band STEELY DAN for both recording and touring since 1999. He has four solo recordings in his discography, the most recent of which is "Time On My Hands", nominated for Vintage Guitar HALL OF FAME Album of the year. Jon recently released the book, "Arrangements for Guitar", a collection of 18 songs arranged for unaccompanied guitar in the unique "chord melody" style of solo jazz offering his first course on TrueFire, home of the world's most comprehensive library of guitar instruction. Over the years Jon's work has included session recordings; performing with many Broadway shows; teaching; and work as a composer and arranger.
Anyone who has ever heard Jon knows he has a deep seeded love of music. I am looking forward to Jon telling us more about his chiildhood memories and how it influenced him to become "The Brilliant Artist that he is today".
Peace, Nancy <3
PS Jon has a fb page: Jon Herington Musician/Band. You can also find Jon on his website: http://www.JonHerington.com/heringtonband and also on Twitter. This interview will be archived on my Nancy Ryan fb page and many others for your listening pleasure and convenience. :-)
Nancy Hartwell grew up in Tampa, Florida, and earned a degree in International Relations from American U in Washington, DC. She married a prominent attorney from Cameroon, and lived and worked there for 14 years.
Upon her return to the US she wrote for 7 years for The Washington Post on Capitol Hill, and was lead proposal writer for an international consulting company for 14 years. She has traveled to 44 countries and speaks more than a dozen languages.
Nancy has had radio plays produced by the BBC and by ORTF (France). The flagship book in her best-selling Human Trafficking Series, Harem Slave, reached number 7 in All Fiction on Amazon (nearly 3 million titles). The two other books in this series, Prince Ibrahim's Favorite and Voices from the Harem, are also perennial best-sellers. They are based on true stories that she has collected over more than four decades of studying human trafficking, particularly the 21st Century slave trade focused on the oil-rich countries of the Persian Gulf.
Human trafficking is a global problem and one of the world's most shameful crimes, affecting the lives of millions of people around the world and robbing them of their dignity. While the best known form of human trafficking is for the purpose of sexual exploitation, hundreds of thousands of victims are trafficked for the purposes of forced labor, domestic servitude, child begging, or the removal of their organs.
Additionally, when it comes to child brides, approximately 14 million girls under the age of 18 are married each year. If present trends continue, 142 million girls will be married over the next decade. These facts and statistics are staggering and have become a global crisis. Tune in Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 9 pm as we shed some light on some of the world's worst attrocities against human kind.
For more information on child brides and the Too Young Wed foundation visit: http://tooyoungtowed.org/
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
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Communication is a two way street. It isn't just what you say, but how it is heard and how well you listen. This episode is mini workshop on becoming more effective in your communication, a skill that becomes more and more important as you grow your business and climb the career ladder.