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  • 01:08

    A Kind Voice on Movies

    in Movies

    Melancholy is an honest attempt to illustrate the true experience of an individual dealing with a major depressive disorder. It does away with the stereotypes that often plague portrayals of depressed characters in TV and film.  


    The film focuses on one night in the life of Sara, a typical twenty-something going through a severe depressive episode while trying reach out for any kind of catalyst to pull herself free, searching for help through friends, faith, and medication. Through Sara's eyes we see the despair, hopelessness, and fear that can cripple the life of an individual fighting a major depressive disorder. Sara's boyfriend, Graham, provides the perspective of the outsider. He struggles to find some way to help the woman he loves but can't find a way to break Sara out of her cycle of lethargy and depression. The relationship between Sara and Graham demonstrates a common example of the misunderstanding and disconnect between any couple in which one person is suffering from depression. Melancholy explores this disconnect and provides an emotional insight into the struggles of both Sara and Graham.


    Our guest this episode will be Writer/Director Nathan Edwards to talk about this project.


    Check out the Kickstarter campaign for this film here.


    Hosted by William Battle

  • 01:01

    A Kind Voice on Movies

    in Movies

    Our guest on this episode will be film maker Bob Hurst and we will be discussing his new documentary "The Listeners - A Film About Suicide Prevention" which follows volunteers who learn to use empathy and skills as they counsel crisis and suicide hotline callers.


    Bob Hurst is a filmmaker with more than 20 years of experience in film, television and related media. His work includes fiction, documentary and experimental films that have been exhibited at festivals nationally and internationally. He has also collaborated with filmmakers as sound supervisor and camera operator on many films, including King Corn (2007), Kansas vs. Darwin (2007), The Only Good Indian (2009), Destination: Planet Negro (2014). These films and others have been shown on national cable networks like Showtime and Starz, and on the PBS television program Independent Lens. Bob has contributed to permanent installation works at the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina.


    He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas who works with a great and inspiring bunch of colleagues with and whom he's also collaborated on films - including Madison Davis Lacy, who executive-produced Paris is Burning and Eyes on the Prize II while at WNYC; and Kevin Willmott, who is co-writing Spike Lee's new film, Chiraq.


    Check out his projects here: Facebook  Twitter  Kickstarter


    Hosted by William Battle


     


     

  • 00:53

    A Kind Voice on Sports

    in Lifestyle

    Coming up Wednesday 7pm EST on  A Kind Voice on Sports, Rob Cann, Co-Founder of Street Soccer USA returns to our studio to continue our conversation on the inspirational organization he co-founded with his brother, Lawrence. We will also discuss the issue of homelessness and the amazing impact Street Soccer USA has on this social condition. Join our conversation by calling into the live show at (347) 850-8907.  Hosted by Elisia Owens Mumford. 


    Follow these links to get more information on Street Soccer USA and the Coalition for Homelessness:
    http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/the-catastrophe-of-homelessness/
    http://www.streetsoccerusa 
    https://www.facebook.com/StreetSoccerUSA
    https://twitter.com/StreetSoccerUSA

  • 00:40

    A Kind Voice on Music

    in Lifestyle

    This week's edition of A Kind Voice on Music features Justin Nelson, a Nashville based singer-songwriter currently recording his first album. Justin has been writing, gigging, recording, and performing constantly since graduating high school and heading straight for music city two years ago. Justin started out in Phoenix, AZ as a drummer playing indie rock but has since jumped over to the front man role/solo performer role in the new country and Americana genres. We thank Justin for lending his kind voice to this week's program; make sure you don't miss it! The kickstarter page for Justin's current album project can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1712572773/be-a-part-of-justin-nelsons-first-solo-record. Also, stream and/or download his latest single, “Love Song”, for free here: http://noisetrade.com/justinnelson.

  • 01:04

    A Kind Voice on Movies

    in Entertainment

    Our guest on this episode, Jason Love, has been putting on animation workshops for the past 6 years. He has trained hundreds of participants from the age of 6 to 60. With the majority of his students being teenagers.


    With his experience, Jason is able to break down the lessons into simple to follow steps. It is easy for anyone to have their first animated video completed in just a few hours using equipment anyone can get free access to.


    We will be talking about his soon to be released book, video, and workshops "Learn to Animate."


     


    Hosted by William Battle


     

  • 01:06

    A Kind Voice on Sports

    in Lifestyle

    This week on A Kind Voice on Sports Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, Malcolm Lightener shares his work as a fine arts photographer. Hear about his photography background and award winning projects. Have questions for Malcolm about photography or his projects? Join our conversation. Call In lines will be open during the live show at (347) 850-8907.  Hosted by Elisia Owens Mumford.


    Malcolm's links:  
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mileomud/mile-o-mud-a-photobook-by-malcolm-lightner
    http://www.malcolmlightner.com/

  • 01:08

    A Kind Voice on Movies

    in Movies

    "Between Shifts" is a short film that follows Joanne, a lonely diner waitress, as she embarks on a journey one afternoon while on break between her lunch and dinner shifts.


    This modern-day fairytale explores the magic that surrounds us in our everyday lives - the extraordinary in the ordinary - if we’re just willing see it! 


    "Between Shifts" was a semifinalist in the 2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition: "Poignant, taut and funny, this is a rewarding read, and has the potential to be a film festival audience favorite."


    Our guests this episode will be Actress/Writer/Producer Jaime Saginor, Producer Kellie Dantzler, and Director Lysandra Petersson  to discuss this film and the magic of every day life.


    Check out their Kickstarter campaign here.


    Hosted by William Battle

  • 01:07

    A Kind Voice on Music -Quiana Lynell

    in Music

    This edition of A Kind Voice on Music  features Quiana Lynell, certified southern girl, who infuses her classical training and gospel upbringing with her love for jazz. Embracing her four-octave range, she is able to perform a limitless repertoire.  Her style, Jazz, Classical, Soul and Funk, or as she has coined "Jazzicalsofunk," has been described as nothing you have ever heard. Her personality shines through as she delves into the true meaning of well-known songs and exposes hidden tips and secrets to true happiness.  Captivating the audience with her voice her smile lights the way, as she shares with you her soul through song. Listen in as host, Mitch Ruth asks about her LOVEME initiative, sending a postitive message with music and, if we're lucky, he'll ask the burning question, "Sugar or salt on the grits?"


    Quianna's Webrpage www.quianalynell.com


    Quianna's Kickstarter http://kck.st/1FbJ9Rg


    Quianna on Twitter @quianalynell

  • 01:00

    A Kind Voice on Music featuring Laura Walsh

    in Music

         Welcome to A Kind Voice on Music.  This showcase shines a spotlight on Laura Walsh.  Whether owning the big stages or pouring her heart out in the intimate smaller venues, whether she is broadcasted to the mass media through TV and radio interviews or having a conversation over a cup of coffee (green tea for Laura), Laura’s unfailing passion is to connect with her audience in hopes to inspire those she reaches to get involved in their communities.  Hosted by Tyler Wolf.

  • 01:05

    A Kind Voice on Music

    in Lifestyle

    This week's edition of A Kind Voice on Music will feature Zach Parkman, a Washington, DC based singer songwriter with Texas roots who specializes in folk, blues, and alt country. One of the brightest stars of the DC acoustic scene, Zach can have you up on your feet and rocking one moment and crying into your beer the next. In addition to his solo musical ventures, he recently started a band, The Darkest Timeline, with frequent collaborator Juels Bland. We thank Zach for lending his kind voice to this week's program; it's going to be a great one!This week's edition of A Kind Voice on Music will feature Zach Parkman, a Washington, DC based singer songwriter with Texas roots who specializes in folk, blues, and alt country. One of the brightest stars of the DC acoustic scene, Zach can have you up on your feet and rocking one moment and crying into your beer the next. In addition to his solo musical ventures, he recently started a band, The Darkest Timeline, with frequent collaborator Juels Bland. We thank Zach for lending his kind voice to this week's program; it's going to be a great one!

  • 01:03

    A Kind Voice on Music featuring Silverbird

    in Indie Music

         Welcome to A Kind Voice on Music.  This musical highlight show shines a spotlight on Silverbird based out of Brooklyn, NY.  This four piece rock group is working with UK producer Kris Harris to perfect the sounds that Tim Barr spent two months in a monastery writing.  A new but strangely comfortable album has followed and now they need your help to KickStart things right.  Hosted by Tyler Wolf.