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  • 00:31

    'The Revitalization of Detroit: A Conversation with J.P. Morgan's Jason Tinsley'

    in Business

    Pervasive blight, crime, neglected school systems, and bankruptcy...terms that have all been used to describe the condition of Detroit, MI. Once the Mecca of the American automotive industry, where French architecture was as common as the Coney Island restaurants speckled across the city, where the sound of 'Motown' left its mark on history, and where the prosperous middle class owned homes with yards and nice cars...Detroit, the history rich city that serves as the poster child for a nation in turmoil. However, the city is seeing a revitalization much like the progressive metropolitan cities many people have flocked to. Where there once was dilapidated and long forgotten factories now stands lofts and condos that rent for thousands of dollars per month. Entrepreneurs are flocking to the city and the onset of promising businesses is spreading like wild fire, Foreign investors are buying Detroit homes in bulk, and J.P. Morgan has agreed to invest $100 million dollars over 5 years into the city....is this the reset button Detroit has been longing for? How long will it take to see a complete revitalization of Detroit? Are you willing to invest? Join us as we discuss the revitalization of Detroit with Private Banker, Jason Tinsley of J.P. Morgan...

  • 00:40

    Taneshia Nash Laird Joins Nixon SquarD for a Brief Conversation

    in Business News

    Taneshia Nash Laird is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in strategic communications and 15 years experience in community revitalization in the private and public sectors.

    In November 2014, Taneshia was appointed a Regional Director with the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce. She is also the CEO of Legacy Business Advisors, a consultancy which provides social entrepreneurs and government agencies with strategic communications, business development and economic development strategies.

    Taneshia is the co-owner of My Image Studios (also known as MIST Harlem), the $21 million, 20,000 square foot entertainment center in New York City. The published co-author of the critically acclaimed book “Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African-Americans,” Taneshia is a committed community leader with a passion for art, history and the environment.

    Taneshia serves as a trustee with the Art Pride of New Jersey Foundation and the Advocates for New Jersey History; a Senior Fellow in the Eastern Regional Network of the Environmental Leadership Program; a member of Felician College's Business Advisory Council; and an appointee to the board of the New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone Authority. 

    Widowed in 2013, Taneshia is raising her two young daughters in Princeton, NJ. Her primary business offices are in Trenton, NJ, where she served as the city director of economic development and later the executive director of the Trenton Downtown Association.

  • 02:01

    Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris

    in News

    2015 — Tuesday Co-hosts Richard Narog and Hezi Aris open the "featured" BlogTalkRadio program "Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris" this November 17, 2015th, and every Tuesday, at the top of the 10 o'clock hour EST. They engage in discussion, review, and analysis of issues specific to the City of Yonkers, as well as issues that sometime stray beyond the borders of the fourth largest city in the State of New York. This Tuesday will focus on election eScams. Hint: It has to do with the Yonkers Board Education, a department of the City of Yonkers rather than an issue about eMail scams. Tune in greater incite.

    Musician John James attends the broadcast at 11am EST. John's earliest memories are of listening to jazz and bebop greats like Miles, Coltrane, Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Duke, Satchmo, and others, at the influence of his father, a jazz musician, composer, and horn player. By eight years old, John was playing sax (alto/baritone) in bands around the tri-state and NY metropolitan area. By age thirteen, he was playing guitar and drums on the NYC circuit, in famous rock clubs like CBGB's and The Continental. After being voted "most musically inclined" in high school, he went on to study music at a conservatory in Westchester, New York

    Tracy Brown, The Save the Sound Director of Western Sound Programs, par of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment effort striving for clean and healthy water, water quality monitoring, reclamation and revitalization of habitat, coastal clean-up, and so much more. We discuss the issues and consider if the drought suffered by communities throughout the country has sensitized or tempered people's concern over water and wha can be and should be done to met the need for water. Ms. Brown attends the broadcast at 11:30am..

  • 00:36

    Building Community: Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Servitude and Innovation

    in Non-Profit

    Robert M. Douglas Sr. is the Founder & Co- Director of the S.O.N Foundation. As a youth, Mr. Douglas participated in youth programs at Palmer Park, and played for Palmer Park Eagles Football and A’s baseball teams. In 1991, Mr. Douglas suffered the painful loss of his brother Anthony Darwin Douglas, who fell victim to the crime that is currently plaguing Roseland, called gun violence. Determined to ensure that the loss was not in vain, Mr. Douglas organized the S.O.N Foundation with the vision of making the Roseland community safer and supportive. Join us as Robert talks about  ways  to stimulate community revitalization and  promote self-determination, in low income communities.

    Call in live at (347) 884-8121. You don't need an account to listen, but, if you want to participate in an online chat, open a listener-only account at https://secure.blogtalkradio.com/register.aspx?type=listener to participate in a live chat.

    Visit Valeriefleonard.com.  Archived episodes may be found at http://Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes, Podcast Chart, Blubrry and Stitcher.

  • 01:02

    Indigenous Language Revitalization

    in Business

    Serafin M. Coronel-Molina, Ph.D., Indiana University
    Mercedes Niño-Murcia, Ph.D., University of Iowa 
    Miryam Yataco, M.A. Ed., Educational Linguistics, Language Rights Advocacy

    Discussing the Law for the Preservation and Use of Original Languages of Peru and Martha Hildebrand, Peruvian linguist and politician, comments on the issue.

    An analysis of Martha Hildebrand, Peruvian linguist and politician, controversial statements that were posted on YouTube. Link to the interview with Martha Hildebrand in Peru (in Spanish) on YouTube:

  • 01:00

    Redondo Beach International Boardwalk

    in Current Events

    Our guests this morning are Andrea Giancoli, Joy Corradetti, Bernard Ibarra and Jessica Lo Ibarra, all proprietors of businesses on the International Boardwalk in Redondo Beach.

    Registered Dietitian Andrea Giancoli is a nutrition and health advocate, consultant and communicator. She is a past National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and continues to provide nutrition expertise to television, radio, internet and print media outlets across the country.  . 

    Joy Corradetti has been a resident of Redondo Beach for over 25 years and was an employee of both Boeing and Raytheon when she was laid off during the recent recession. Living just a few blocks from the Redondo Pier and Marina, Joy took frequent walks on the waterfront and pondered opening a business that would fill a niche in the area. 

    Bernard Ibarra was born in the Basque country and immigrated to Canada. He then proceeded to cook all over the world including Israel, Lesoto, Singapore, Hong Kong, Houston and New Orleans. 

    As a child of Chinese immigrants growing up in Vancouver, Jessica Lo Ibarra found herself surrounded by an abundance of authentic international cuisine. At an early age, she moved to the US to pursue her design studies and focused her career on hospitality spaces combining her experience as both a designer and a casino marketing executive.

    This morning, we’re going to talk about the recent renaissance of the boardwalk and the proposed revitalization of the Redondo Beach Waterfront.


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  • 00:28

    Vance Morris - How to Create a Optimum Experience for Your Customers

    in Entrepreneur

    Vance Morris is a Service Trainer & Management Alumni of the Walt Disney Company. He now coaches companies to create Disney Style service in their businesses through his companies; DELIVER SERVICE NOW INSTITUTE (DSNI) and The Marketing & Entrepreneurial Growth Alliance (MEGA).

    Vance spent 10 years working for the mouse at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. He started his career at Disney on the Opening Team of the Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, and progressed through the management ranks as a Night Club Manager at Pleasure Island, Service Trainer aboard the Empress Lily, and on the revitalization team of the Contemporary Resort in the mid-90’s. It was at the Contemporary that Vance got his crowning achievement, Designing, Opening and Operating Chef Mickey’s, Disney’s flagship Character Dining Experience.

    After leaving Disney, (yes people do leave) he utilized his skills to rescue or improve many of America’s companies and government agencies. His clients included Legal Seafoods, Tyson, NASA, Rain Forest Café, Compass Group, The Executive Office of the President of the United States, The Smithsonian and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

    Tiring of corporate life, Vance opened his own Bricks & Mortar Business in 2007.  After meteoric growth of his service business, other entrepreneurs began to seek him out for advice and counsel. This spawned his next business, Deliver Service Now!, consulting and coaching other companies on how to create and implement Disney style service and then apply Direct Response Marketing to profit from it.

    Find out more about Vance: DeliverServiceNow.com

  • 01:00


    in Entrepreneur

    Workshop Wednesdays Radio with Tony Gambone and his guest Vance Morris and Cheyenne Bryant:

    Vance Morris spent 10 years working for the mouse at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida. He started his career at Disney on the Opening Team of the Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, and progressed through the management ranks as a Night Club Manager at Pleasure Island, Service Trainer aboard the Empress Lily, and on the revitalization team of the Contemporary Resort in the mid-90’s. After leaving Disney, (yes people do leave) he utilized his skills to rescue or improve many of America’s companies and government agencies. His clients included Legal Seafoods, Tyson, NASA, Rain Forest Café, Compass Group, The Executive Office of the President of the United States, The Smithsonian and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Vance Morris is a Service Trainer & Management Alumni of the Walt Disney Company. He now coaches companies to create Disney Style service in their businesses through his companies; DELIVER SERVICE NOW INSTITUTE (DSNI)and The Marketing & Entrepreneurial Growth Alliance (MEGA) 

    Dr. Cheyenne Bryant is a renowned Life Coach, author, speaker, radio personality, host, and brand ambassador. Dr. Bryant’s mission is to spread her message of leading a healthier, happier, balanced and more fulfilling life. For years, she has shared her wisdom, awareness, and insight through her book, lectures, and assisting individuals with life impairments and challenges. Dr. Bryant embarked on a similar journey as the one you are undertaking, assisted by Iyanla Vanzant, Marianne Williamson, and many others. That is what led to her desire to become a Doctor of Psychology and a Spiritual Life Coach.

  • 02:01

    The Million Man March: Then and Now

    in Entertainment

    Twenty years ago, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was covered by a sea of men for the Million Man March.  The march, organized by the Minister Louis Farrakhan, was created as a call for the revitalization of the black communities and a time of atonement.  On March 10, 2015, organizer Minister Louis Farrakhan, Pastor Jamal Bryant, and others will once again host a Million Man March on the National Mall.  In the wake of recurring violence between young men and the law, the cry “Justice or Else” serves as the platform for this gathering.

    Join us as we discuss the Million Man March, then and now.  Has the black condition in our society improved, since the first march in 1995?  Will the 2015 march galvanize change in our communities?  Will the controversial march organizers overshadow the purpose and goals of the march?  Will you be there?

    Let’s talk about it. Call us, we'll be waiting.

  • 01:02


    in Culture

    ENVISION THIS: A path to revitalizing our economy, restoring our environment, and renewing the quality of our lives

    Storm Cunningham’s role as an author, speaker, consultant, and magazine publisher is to inspire evidence-based optimism about the future of our world, based on the growth of projects, programs, disciplines, and technologies that revitalize communities, restore natural resources, and boost economic/social resilience.  His online paper, Revitalization News, is a resource for regenerative leaders, entrepreneurs, and students. George Ochs, Managing Director of JP Morgan, commends him as an author and event keynoter,  “Storm Cunningham is the world’s thought leader on community revitalization and natural resource restoration.”

    Storm inspires confidence in the future of our planet and its communities.  He is a consultant and workshop leader on community revitalization, economic resilience, and natural resource restoration.  His clients include national and local governments, universities, and non-profits in dozens of countries.  He teaches “Adaptive Renewal” as the path to resilient prosperity.

    Storm Cunningham’s third book,  Resilient Prosperity: Adaptive Leadership for Broken Times, will be published in April, 2016 and his fourth book, Paradise Renewed, Discover the Bliss of Fixing Our Beautiful World in April, 2017.  They follow his current book, reWealth, a guide for sustainable, green revitalization: attracting investment to distressed communities, and creating successful public-private partnerships for regenerative growth.  

    http:StormCunningham.com and http://RevitalizationNews.com

    (See Sophia's Web at envisionthismedia.com)

  • 00:16

    A Balanced Life: Mini- Meditation Monday- Revitalization

    in Spirituality

    Does your week start out stressed? Feel your blood pressure rise and your spirits drop as you think about Monday? Are you ready to have more calm control and inner peace in your life? Don’t feel like you have the time for all that? Then you are in the right place!

    Change your life with a new focus to start your week off right with an intuitively guided mini-meditation by Jeannine Proulx on OrganicallyYOU, A Balanced Life. Only 15 minutes from start to finish gets your week off to the right start!

    Living a Balanced Life means taking care of ourselves, mind, body and spirit. creative Guided Visual Meditations combine the positive benefits of lowering blood pressure, slowing breathing and heart rate while giving the mind something positive and uplifting to focus on. The insights one gains through Guided Meditations can provide a focal point of hope, clarity and calm to star the week off right.

    Gain some insights and answers while enjoying a relaxing moment with A Balanced Life mini-meditation, now on Blog Talk Radio early each Monday Morning. Listen to the live show or archives at your convenience! 

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