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  • 00:23

    Scott Interviews a new Studioe Designer - Diane Eichler

    in Hobbies

    Diane Eichler's new line ABC Safari is selling like wildfire.  Listen to what Diane has to say about her background and her new line.

  • 00:19

    Taipei, Taiwan's Bustling Lunar(Chinese)New Year Shopping Center-Dihua Street

    in Travel

     


    Dihua Street or Grocery Street is where many residents of Taipei, Taiwan head to for stocking up on food, snacks and treats for the Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year. I recently visited the famous shopping market just two days before New Year’s Eve. I was there to shop, sample food, indeed why many people pay a visit and talk to some Taiwanese about why they enjoy Lunar New Year.


    Dihua market, for most of the year is Dihua Street-a center in Taipei for traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, fabrics, incense, and Taiwanese tea processing. First constructed in 1850, it’s original name was Center Street.


    This is the busiest time of year for Dihua street, with extra food stalls and vendors using all kinds of tactics to get your attention. Most of which are pretty friendly.


    Sampling is big here and many people come just to load up on the freebies. If you’re new to the food of Taiwan it’s a great place to learn about some of the traditional snacks and newer items with ingredients that can range from peanuts to dried fish.


    It’s Taiwan, so of course there’s always someone cooking food around the corner.


    The southern portion of Dihua is the oldest street in Taipei, dating back to Dutch rule from 1624-1661.


    In Taiwan many markets were built around temples and Dihua is no exception with worshippers getting in their last wishes for the year, or perhaps a good start to the new year.


     


    Thanks so much for listening to Far East Adventure Travel. Don’t forget to check out Far East Adventure Travel  the video podcast on iTunes and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Twitter. All of the links are at fareastadventuretravel.com.  Until next time, this is John Saboe safe travels and Namaste.


     

  • 00:30

    Victoria Piekut: The Story Behind the International Crown!

    in Entertainment

     I am 19 years old and live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am full honors graduate of Norwin High School, graduating in the Top 10% of my class with a 4.0. For three years during high school, I studied Opera at Duquesne University’s City Music Center, and have been playing the piano for twelve years. I’m an opera singer, piano player, and professional model. I have had national modeling covers with Jo-Ann Fabrics, Fisher Price, Philip Pelusi, and have walked in fashion shows for Fleet Feet and Macy’s prom.


    I currently attend the University of Pittsburgh for a degree in Business, and will hopefully then go on to get my Masters in Opera Performance. My ambition is to one day open a music conservatory for kids who want to learn to play an instrument, sing, or just learn more about music in general. Music was such a big part of my childhood, and I want to be able to give every child the same opportunity to fall in love with music, as I have.


    In August of 2014, I won the title of 2014 National American Miss Pennsylvania Teen, and at Nationals placed 4th runner-up in Talent for singing opera, and placed 1st runner-up in the overall pageant. I then received the title of 2015 International Junior Miss Pennsylvania Teen and was lucky enough to become the 2015 International Junior Miss International Teen, as well as the IJM 2015 Teen Titleholder for Talent


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  • 01:01

    Immigration Law … End Night Sweats … on Read My Lips Radio with akaRadioRed

    in Lifestyle

    January 11, 2016 guests


    Marcus Jarvis, author of A Simple Guide to the Immigration Laws of the United States, will share helpful advice and comment on recent in-the-news conversations about immigration reform. Marcus was admitted to practice law in the State of Minnesota in 2002. He practices Immigration Law before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its related administrative agencies; the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA); Federal District Court of Minnesota; and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been admitted to the Federal Tax Court in Washington D. C.  www.m-jlawltd.com


    Lara Little says "Night sweats suck. And 80% of all women get them." Throughout her fashion career, Lara has been committed to using innovation to solve women’s problems as their bodies change due to having children, aging and other health issues. Lara invented her Lusomé technology with one of the world’s leading textile mills so women no longer have to suffer from night sweats. Lusomé is a beautifully designed sleepwear brand using the most innovative moisture management technology possible for naturally blended fabrics. Lusomé with dryLon™ provides luxuriously soft fabrics expertly engineered for ultimate comfort.  www.lusome.com


     

  • 01:06

    Fellowship Friday With Special Clarence Jones

    in Christianity

    A talk with Brother Clarence Jones the owner of CJ CLOTHIERS



    Founded in 1994 by bespoke tailor Clarence Jones, CJ Custom Clothiers offers bespoke suits and shirts– clothing designed to the customer’s specifications. The bespoke technique is a collaboration between customer and tailor: the customer provides input in the making of his or her garment while it is customized by the capable hands of a Professional Clothier. Whether your attire is for business or pleasure, CJ Custom Clothiers can help develop the unique style that will set you apart from the crowd.


    CJ Custom Clothiers is dedicated to delivering fine, fit-style suits while providing outstanding customer service. Each suit and shirt is hand cut, giving the customer several selections from some of the finest fabrics, patterns and fit. Because our mission is to cater to you, a Personal Professional Clothier will fit you at your convenience in your home or office. Your garment will then be hand delivered in approximately three weeks.


     


    CJ Custom Clothiers is the only African American-owned company in the NFL and NBA drafts.


    http://www.cjcustomclothiers.com/



     

  • 00:28

    How well do you know your Linens, their fabrics and how to care for them?

    in Design

    How well do you know your linen, their fabrics, their care and how to make a bed? This show is all about making a bed, properly and the sort of fabric sheets are made from and the history of linens. We will talk mattress size and more.....

  • 00:26

    A Chat with the President of Studioe - Scott Fortunoff

    in Hobbies

    Scott Fortunoff is the President of Studioe Fabrics though the title is very loose in a famliy business. Listen in as Scott describes how four generations of Fortunoff's have built Jaftex,  the famliy business.

  • 00:33

    The Hidden Side of Fashion

    in Business

    On December 16 my guest will be Isabel Varela.  Isabel stands at the forefront of fashion as a true conservationist who glorifies the art of design by continuously redefining the craft behind draping, pattern making, sketching and sewing. Isabel’s eye for meticulous tailoring detail and use of sustainable fabrics continues to influence the fashion realm, impact the environment and empower women across the globe.


    Isabel’s versatility and proficient knowledge in tailoring, belief in transparent manufacturing, and reducing waste policy ignited the brand’s identity.  Behind the architectural-inspired patterns mixed with fashion-forward aesthetic stands the holistic designer, fueling the American label. The creative use of neutral colors encompasses the designer’s intuitive capability to transform street fashion into a ready-to-wear intrinsic lifestyle.


    Isabel has made her mark in the fashion industry by leveraging her proficiency in bespoke tailoring. Convinced from a very early age that fashion design was her calling, she began immersing herself into the fundamentals of fashion, studying at Louisiana State College where she completed a global fashion field study in China, earning a degree in Apparel Design. Fueled by her interest for pushing the needle with the intention to make design more meaningful, she took an extensive Master Class At Dupperre Mode and Textile Ecole in Paris, France.


    After gaining insights into the inner workings of retail, she followed her passion to New York City where the premature concept for Izabel Varela, Inc. began to spark. Determined to turn her eco-friendly fashion fantasy into reality, she began working at Suit Supply as a Tailoring Manager in Manhattan to help fund this dream. The sustainable brand is determined to re-address the natural fundamentals that enhance and redefine the standards of beauty.

  • 00:31

    EXPOSITION - Beth RUFF - LOOM ROOM - Rug Weaving Dec 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    in Education

    DEC 2, 2015  1:00 pm  EXPOSITION with Valerie Thomas and Mike Thompson features Betty Ruff, who recently retired from teaching and decided to change a life-long hobby into a business. Using different looms and loom techniques, she produces woven products.   She has three large floor looms in her living room which she now calls “The Loom Room". She weaves different fibers up-cycling slightly worn clothes and fabrics. Most rugs are woven by order matching color schemes provided by customers. Recently, she began weaving plastic grocery sacks which make excellent car mats, yoga mats and festee mats. She also weaves cotton, blue jean, tee shirts, burlap, plastic tablecloths, panty hose and trash bags. All make for interesting and beautiful rugs.


    Beth Ruff


    The Loom Room


    534 Woodside Rd.


    Patriot, Ohio 45658


    HP: 740.379.2524


    CP:  740.339.2961


    Email ruffweaver@gmail.com


    website: theloomroomruff.com


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruffloomroom

  • 00:28

    Free Appraisal show Sponsored By Swann Galleries and Wyatt Houston Day

    in Education

    Free Appraisal show Sponsored By Swann Galleries and Wyatt Houston Day


    Tonight @7:30 Join The Gist of Freedom as we announce a Free Appraisal show Sponsored by Wyatt Houston of Swann Galleries!  


    www.BlackHistoryBlog.com | Www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com


    SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES Consignments Invited!


     


    Faith Ringgold, Maya’s Quilt of Life, acrylic on canvas and painted, dyed pieced fabrics, 1989. Sold September 15, 2015 for $461,000, an auction record for the artist.


     


    "We are currently accepting quality consignments for our Spring 2016 auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana.


    • Manuscripts  • Books • Historical Prints  • Maps • Photographs  • Posters The deadline for submissions is October 31.


    Please direct inquiries to: Wyatt Houston Day | Specialist, African Americana | 212 254 4710 ext. 300 | wyatthday@swanngalleries.com


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    Brian P., of Newport, Rhode Island, came to the ANTIQUE ROADSHOW with records of his great-grandfather, Charles Edward Minor. The collection, was valued by appraiser Gary Piattoni at between $2,500 and $3,500,  he was a decorated African American seaman a mere 20 years after the abolition of slavery.


     


    After retiring from the Navy at 52, Minor had the wherewithal to buy a four-bedroom home in Newport and to invest in the stock market. Again, Minor was ahead of his time. Says Brian, "Some of the stocks didn't pan out, but he was buying stocks a hundred at a time during the Great Depression. Black man or white man, that's something." True, yet it is all the more remarkable for a black man in a society that would be segregated by law for another 30 years. 


     


     

  • EXPOSITION - Betty Ruff - Loom Weaver - October 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    in Training

    EXPOSITION - Beth Ruff and THE LOOM ROOM


    EXPOSITION with Valerie Thomas and Mike Thompson features Betty Ruff, who recently retired from teaching and decided to change a life-long hobby into a business. Using different looms and loom techniques, she produces woven products.   She has three large floor looms in her living room which she now calls “The Loom Room". She weaves different fibers up-cycling slightly worn clothes and fabrics. Most rugs are woven by order matching color schemes provided by customers. Recently, she began weaving plastic grocery sacks which make excellent car mats, yoga mats and festee mats. She also weaves cotton, blue jean, tee shirts, burlap, plastic tablecloths, panty hose and trash bags. All make for interesting and beautiful rugs.


    Beth Ruff


    The Loom Room


    534 Woodside Rd.


    Patriot, Ohio 45658


    HP: 740.379.2524


    CP: 740.339.2961


    Email ruffweaver@gmail.com


    website: theloomroomruff.com


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ruffloomroom


     

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