• 01:44

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After - Books of Excellence: Cary and Gretchen

    in Books

    Tonight is a rebroadcast of the show Bonnie did Sunday featuring Cary and Gretchen...After the show...we will entertain calls for discussion...


     


    Join us for stimulating conversation!


     


    C and G

  • 01:31

    Honey, I inspired the kids! Real tales of the little people behind the heroes!

    in Motivation

    Ever wondered how you juggle being a local superhero and a parent? Ever wondered how the kids of these caped crusaders feel, watching their parents walk out the door into the dangerous night? Ever wondered about the people who don superhero costumes and visit childrens' hospitals, and the impact they have on the lives of the patients who they visit?


    Well, wonder no more, as Rock and Spectre take you on a journey back in time, to hear from the people who matter most: The Kids! We'll have interviews with the children of Real Life Superheroes, we'll be chatting to people who actively work to inspire kids in their communities to live a heroic life, and we'll be talking to those people who donate their time to make the lives of sick children that little bit brighter.


    Got a tale you'd like to share with us? Dial in or log on and join us in the chatroom!

  • 01:01

    Super Smash Podcast Episode 7

    in Writing

    ANOTHER INSTALLMENT OF SUPER SMASH PODCAST. We have a full slate of guests scheduled to appear tonight so be ready!


     


    EVERYTHING ON THIS WEBCAST PERTAINS TO THIS SITE: http://ssblifeitself.proboards.com/

  • 02:00

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After--French Quarter Tori and the Red Owl

    in Books

    Listen in to the audio of our children's book which is a metaphor of a real life story of love, friendship, perseverance and everlasting bonds. Juba Kali narrates and Denise Thompson stars as Tori the caterpillar/butterfly.


    The video entitled, “French Quarter Tori and the Red Owl” is an animation for the first book collaboration between Cary and Gretchen.  The (as-of-yet) unreleased DVD also features Allie Moffet as Lebeau, the Corgi, from the Lower 9th Ward, Steven Wilson who holds the role of Kendall, the mighty owl from the Pacific North West, who guides these friends, and Juba Kali who performed magnificently as the narrator.  A heartwarming story loved by children and adults…


    Our guest, following the audio, will be Ms. Denise Thompson and she will share the tale of her thoughts and feelings on bringing the character of Tori to life.  Denise is an accomplished actress, salon owner and hair artist, wonderful mother and all around talented woman with a glowing heart and inspirational philosopher on the beauty of daily life.  We have extended invites to Allie, Steven, Juba, and Caroline (The book’s illustrator) to call in and join the conversation.  You won't want to miss this show.

  • 01:16

    Show 32: Pastors George and Sandra Russell - Urban Heroes

    in Christianity

    Karla and John continue with their interviews of the 2015 class of Urban Heroes with their interview of Pastors George and Sandra Russell. The Russells have been married for 54 years and pastors at Temple of God Church in Washington, PA for 27 years. Today the Russells join our co-hosts to talk about life, marriage, raising children and ministry. During the show, one of their children will call in to talk about her parents and their work. Once you listen, you will know why they were nominated and chosen for the latest class of Urban Heroes.
     

  • 01:30

    HEROES 101's Best & Worst of 2014

    in Culture

    Guardians of the Galaxy or Birdman or Whiplash?


    1989 or Caustic Love or The London Sessions?


    Blackish or How To Get Away With Murder or Gotham?

    How about: 

    PETA kidnapping and killing a dog, or Ferguson, or Ebola?
     


    What's YOUR Best-and-Worst-of list for 2014? Join Rock and Spectre as they go over their lists. Compare them to yours. Special guests - Biff & the Danimator from GEEK PILE radio will also bring their lists to the table. Let's rant together, shall we? 


    Tuesday, 1/13/15 7PM PST


     


     

  • 02:00

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After - Mardi Gras Then and Now with Vince Vance

    in Books

    Six months after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans celebrated Mardi Gras. The celebration in 2006 was as lively as ever, but smaller. There were four fewer days, six fewer carnival krewes and every parade had to use the same route......BUT laissez les bons temps rouler.....even history's most devastating natural disaster could not destroy the spirit of our community captured in the background photo of the world's largest and best free party. Join us during the height of the season as we chat about Mardi Gras immediately post-Katrina and then ten years later. Only in NOLA!!!  Also, we have Valentines coming up on Saturday of next week...and nothing could be more appropriate than a show integrating Valentines Day with Mardis Gras fanfare.


    This evening we have Vince Vance joining Cary and Gretchen the Wonder Girl for a reflective evening of looking at Mardi Gras and Valentines Day.  We will be discussing the relationship between the two celebrations and sharing much of Vance's music...Join us for some fun!


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  • 02:00

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After: The Adventures of Lily Duke

    in Writing

    In the first weeks after Katrina, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast lay in ruins.  The infrastructure of the entire area had been literally eliminated.


    Lily Duke an independent film producer had moved to the New Orleans about 5 weeks prior to Katrina.  When the storm came she evacuated to Mobile, AL.  From the time of her evacuation she had a calling from destiny and knew she could make a difference.


    A couple days after Katrina, she returned to New Orleans but was told by Louisiana State Police border guards, that to be allowed through, she needed documentation that she was a First Responder in some official capacity.   Through her military connections, she learned of the Church of Christ and became an official First Responder.


    Through her resourcefulness, Lily ended up running a food and supply camp on Algiers Point the Mardi Gras World complex.


    Lily has been on the show before and is coming back to give her perspective on the changes since Katrina and the impact her experiences have had on her live since the storm and after.


    Please join us for an inspirational 2 hours on Thursday evening, February 5th at 8:00 pm EST, 7:00 pm CST, 6:00 pm MST, and 5:00 pm PST, for what should be an inspirational and amazing show.

  • 01:31

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After - Cary and Gretchen, with Bonnie Kaye

    in Books

    This week on Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After, We are honored and pleased to have Bonnie Kaye come on the show as a host to interview Gretchen and I.  Bonnie was the original patron of the Heroes of Katrina show we did several years ago.  Without her support, wisdom, advise, and encouragement, the show would likely have never been, nor would be, now.


    Cary met Bonnie through her efforts to support literally hundreds of independent authors who faced significant losses in revenue due to the fraudulant practices of Airleaf Publishing.  Over the years she has become a close friend to both Cary and Gretchen.


    We are excited to have Bonnie on as a host...this show brings us back around to where we started in 2010.  So please join us Wednesday evening for a show where Cary and Gretchen give their "Then and Now" account and discuss new and upcoming projects with Bonnie Kaye.

  • 02:00

    Heroes of Katrina: 10 Years After /The St Bernard Parish Fire Department

    in Writing

    When the winds of Katrina began to die down, the flood waters began to rise.  For St. Bernard Parish, the flooding was nearly absolute.  99% of the structures had been flooded and destroyed.  In some places 25 feet of water lapped up upon the rooftops.


    St Bernard Parish is the only county in the history of the United States to have been nearly completely destroyed.


    As of the census of 2000, there were 67,229 people (an increase of 598 or 0.9% over the previous decade), 25,123 households, and 18,289 families residing in the parish. The population density was 145 people per square mile (56/km²). There were 26,790 housing units at an average density of 58 per square mile (22/km²).


    After Katrina, with an entire population reeling from the destruction, many evacuated.  Those that remained waited for the waters to subside and began the long process of re-building.


    For perspective, as of the census of 2010, there are 35,897 people.  The community is still re-building 10 years later.


    During the storm, the St Bernard Parish Fire and Sherriff's Department deployed to aid the community as the flood waters rose and remained.


    Chief Thomas Stone is our special guest.


    Chief Stone recently told us, "So much has occurred with the recovery and rebuilding of our departments, such as building new stations, replacing our apparatus, hiring and training new firefighters. Our departments have been to hell and we’re not back yet.  We had a mass departure of senior officers in the years after Katrina, threat of layoffs of firefighters and all the red tape trying to rebuild. We have not even replaced all of our equipment lost through the Public Assistance Project Worksheet program 9 ½ years later".


    Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating show about perseverance, reality, hopes, and dreams.

  • 02:06

    Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After- Rev Lura Lisa...The Spirituality of Katrina

    in Books

    The entire premise of our show is based upon where all are now after the train wreck of Katrina...10 years ago.   Many have experienced the miracles of destiny....bringing them to new spaces not even imagined before the storm.  Lives have changed...Circumstances have changed and, in the end, we are faced with a different world to which we may have gained comfort within...only to be torn asunder by the game-changer: Hurricane Katrina!


    Life hits us with circumstances that sometimes seem insurmountable.  When a catastrophe, like Hurricane Katrina, comes and inserts herself into the very essence of our being responding to such is naturally traumatic and devastating.  However, in the end, at least from my experience, all things happen for a reason....and the divinity that has created us as human beings allows us opportunities for growth through such times.


    This radio blog show has always been mostly about the good stuff that has changed human lives as a result of the storm.  Tonight, we will talk about how calamity in our lives can transform us to heights that, perhaps, we never would have imagined otherwise.


    Lura Lisa, a spiritual leader for Unity Association of Churches will join us this evening to give her perspective on the storm as well as to provide inspirational guidance to those folks who have suffered turmoil, PTSD, or other negatives associated with the storm.


    This show will be inspirational to all who have experienced the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.....whether for better and/or worse.  Or frankly the upsets that ocurr in human lives...It doesn't have to be a storm...We all have things that happen outside of ourselves that impact us...Let look at this wit open eyes and open hearts...


    Wishing all well...and bidding you Namaste in your lives...

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