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Being tha talent-booker for a radio show is kind of like makgin a seating chart at a wedding. You want guests to gab freely, and becomfortable, but not too comfortable. Gotta mix it up. Keep it fresh. Through a kids product testing expert and a celeb reporter dad together, to talk vasectomies.
On iHeart Moms we make sure to cover it all.. and uncover what needs to be discussed.
What you do with the info is up to you. (Husbands, watch out.)
Julie Kertes GM of NAPPA & Writer/Blogger/Product Tester for LA Parent Magazine joins us to answer what you've always wanted to know about how to become a product tester! She's scooped the hottest kids' camp and has an awsome giveaway from VTECH!
Marco Gonzalez- Freelance reporter, familliar TV face and Dad joins to talk helmets & vasectomies.
Let's rock this Mommy Monday!
"MC Izzy joins Kristin Cruz on tonight's Mommy Monday!"
My daughter had to "come to work with me" which means she's taken over the show. Her 2 yr old brother has GERD, or acid reflux, which he's suffered from since birth. We could do a whole show on this, and I may put it on the books if you are interested- let me know in the comments section.
His reflux was gone for a long while. But all good things must come to a (gassy) end. He's napping now, and it's late, so you know what that means. Anyhow, it looks like those sleepless nights are back.
TONIGHT'S SHOW: Listen for shout-outs to Twitter followers & active listeners, including Real Simple Magazine and Dish Nation. Special thanks to ROOTS Hummus out of North Carolina for our dinner!
For the "Izzy Show" skip to the end. I interview her for the last 5 minutes and she's not shy.
Our line-up of guests for next Monday's 30 minute show: Celebrity Journalist & Funny Daddy Marco Gonzalez talks about Vasectomies. You may want to download it for your hubs too. And from LA PARENT Magazine & NAPPA Julie Kertes will catch us up on the latest Award Winning Kids Products.
Happy Momy Monday & we are going to rock this week!
Those Guys discuss the Dragonball Z TV Special, "Bardock: The Father of Goku", and More...
Dave Kinnoin is "one of the most successful singer-songwriters working today" according to Billboard Magazine. "Dave consistently creates new, innovative, award-winning music and lyrics. He tours nationally to rave reviews."
Dave Kinnoin the Songwriter consistently creates new and innovative material for a long list of family entertainment and educational companies. He's written over 200 songs in the past few years alone, most notably for Jim Henson TV, Video, and Interactive; Disney Audio, Video, and TV; Davidson & Associates; Simon and Shuster Interactive; Sesame Street and Sony Wonder Home Video; and Children's Television Workshop.
It's not just that voice, that resonates just right with kids, it's the attitude. There's a sincerity that kids respond to. It lets them know they're in on the joke or whatever else is happening.
Here's a grown-up who understands and tells it just like it is.
Parents' Choice Gold Award (5)
NAPPA (National Association of Parenting Publications Award) Gold Award (2)
NAPPA (National Association of Parenting Publications) Honors
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award (2)
Film Advisory Board of Excellence (2)
Parenting Magazine's Video Magic Award
Columbia (Ohio) International Film & Video Festival Bronze Plaque
Sybil Brand Humanitarian Award
Songwriters Guild of America Rising Star Award
Society for Technical Communication Award of Merit
INDIE Award Nominee
Patricia Shih wrote her first song at age 12 and hasn't stopped since. At the age of 15, she signed a recording and management contract with Unicorn Records of Washington, D.C. as half of a duo. This marked the start of her professional career. She continues to write, record and perform locally and nationally from her home in Huntington, NY.
Tom Hayes and children's, singer songwriter and recording artist, Katherine Dines get together with Beantown's Opera Star, Enzo Cannellini and children's singer/songwriter, Patricia Shih to explore the crazy world of Beantown Pals and Bucky and Betty's adventures. Katherine Dines is an award-winning children’s songwriter, recording and teaching artist who performs throughout the world. Since 1993, her concerts have captivated children and family audiences, and her Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta® MUSIC cds (11 in series) have garnered over 30 national awards– including a Grammy nomination and a Platinum record. Her songs have been featured in Build-A-Bear Workshops, Disney’s 101 Dalmations Dog Songs, Hallmark greeting cards, and United Airlines and can be heard regularly on satellite radio stations. She resides in Denver, Colorado and continues to write songs for other clients, and expand Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta® MUSIC into other product areas such as books, toys, movies, the world wide web and television.
In 2004 Patricia was honored with a Woman of Distinction Award in New York.A multi-instrumentalist, Ms. Shih has six albums to her credit: two for adults, "Woman With One Closed Eye" (Glass Records) and "Leap of Faith" (Flying Fish Records); and four family/children's albums, "Your ImaginEngine!," "The Power of One" (NAPPA Gold Award & Parents' Choice Approved Award), "Big Ideas!" and "Making Fun!" (1997 Parents Choice Approval Award) on Glass Records. Her work is also included on three anthology albums: "Sharing Thoughts," "Early Ears" (Zoom Express, BMG), and "Rainbow Sign" (Rounder Records), which was honored by the American Library Association Notable Children's Recording Award, Parents' Choice Award, Parents' Prize, NAPPA Gold Medal, and the L.A. Times "Best of 1993" list.
Tom Hayes and Tommie 'Enzo Cannellini' Kussy welcome singer/songwriter/ musician/author/teacher Patricia Shih to Beantown Radio.
Patricia Shih wrote her first song at age 12 and hasn't stopped since. At the age of 15, she signed a recording and management contract with Unicorn Records of Washington, D.C. as half of a duo. This marked the start of her professional career. Numerous, T.V., radio, concert and club performances followed. Included are an international radio broadcast on the Voice of America and appearances at the legendary Cellar Door, where the duo was runner-up to Emmy Lou Harris in the competitive "Best of the Hoots." Several years later, Ms. Shih began her solo career in California, notably on her own PBS special Patty Shih - Music from the Gallery. Soon after, she returned to the east coast and settled in Huntington, N.Y.
In 2004 Patricia was honored with a Woman of Distinction Award in New York.
A multi-instrumentalist, Ms. Shih plays 6 and 12 string guitars, piano, Marxophone, Chinese flower drum, and soprano recorder. She has six albums to her credit: two for adults, "Woman With One Closed Eye" (Glass Records) and "Leap of Faith" (Flying Fish Records); and four family/children's albums, "Your ImaginEngine!," "The Power of One" (NAPPA Gold Award & Parents' Choice Approved Award), "Big Ideas!" and "Making Fun!" (1997 Parents Choice Approval Award) on Glass Records. Her work is also included on three anthology albums: "Sharing Thoughts," "Early Ears" (Zoom Express, BMG), and "Rainbow Sign" (Rounder Records), which was honored by the American Library Association Notable Children's Recording Award, Parents' Choice Award, Parents' Prize, NAPPA Gold Medal, and the L.A. Times "Best of 1993" list.
A NAPPA, Parents’ Choice and Creative Child Magazine award winner, Drawing with Mark is hosted by Mark Marderosian, a respected professional cartoonist and former Disney illustrator with over 25 years of experience Drawing with Mark teaches children of all ages the fundamentals of drawing.
The series discusses shapes, parallel lines, shading, dimension, stick figures and action lines so a budding artist can feel comfortable moving forward and expanding his/her creativity. Each DVD consists of two 30-minute episodes that combine a field trip to a cool destination with two drawing lessons relating to the field trip, colorful animation, fun facts, trivia, and suggested reading books. The Drawing with Mark series is targeted to children ages 5 to 9 years old.
Join us on The Shift this week as we talk illustrating and making art fun for everyone with Mark Marderosian. Check out a quick video on drawing Saturn here.
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