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  • 00:41

    A chat with Michael Thal, author of Goodbye Tchaikovsky

    in Lifestyle

    We are joined by Michael Thal retired from his teaching job when he was 51 years old due to a severe hearing loss. Rather than give up on life, he pursued a new career as a writer. Since 2001 he’s penned 3 published novels with a new one coming out this fall. He’s also written over 80 published articles for print magazines like Highlights for Children, San Diego Family Magazine, and Writer's Digest, to name a few.


    Michael was inspired to write Goodbye Tchaikovsky due to a severe hearing loss at the age of 44. He left his job as a tenured sixth grade teacher seven years later because he couldn’t understand his students. Michael wrote Goodbye Tchaikovsky wondering what it would have been like if his hearing dropped out as a teen.


    Goodbye Tchaikovsky is not just a novel about main character, David Rothman’s experience of transitioning between a hearing and deaf world. It is an emotional autobiography of hearing loss. Deafness is an unseen disability. We know a man is blind by the cane he uses to guide his walk. Her wheelchair easily identifies a disabled woman with Cerebral Palsy. Deaf people have to continuously remind others to talk slow so deaf people have a chance to understand their speech. Deaf are alone in crowds. They are isolated at parties. David’s story brings this conundrum alive to its readers.


    Approximately (36 million) American adults report some degree of hearing loss. About 2-3 out of every 1,000 children born in the U S are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. The National Institute on Health estimates that approximately 15 percent (26 million) of Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have high frequency hearing loss due to exposure to loud sounds or noise at work or in leisure activities. There are 4,000 new cases of sudden deafness occur each year in the United States. Yet deafness is the only disabilty where people get mad at the deaf

  • 01:06

    Barry Brisk: Conductor Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra

    in Current Events

    Barry Brisk first conducted in public at the age of fourteen, when he performed selections from South Pacific at his graduation from Webster Junior High School in West Los Angeles.


    As a student he also conducted the orchestras at University High School, Mount St. Mary's College, and the University of Music (formerly Academy of Music) in Vienna, Austria where he studied with the prominent conductor/teacher Hans Swarowsky.


    Professionally, Brisk has conducted many orchestras in Southern California, as well as in Mexico and Austria.
     
    Maestro Brisk has been Music Director of the Beach Cities Symphony since 1994 and is particularly proud of having expanded the orchestra's repertoire. 


    He has conducted works by more than eighty composers, more than a dozen of whom are living.


    Today we are talking about ...


    PARLEZ-VOUS RUSSE?


    Georges Bizet — L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1
    Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky — Variations on a Rococo  Theme, Op. 33
    Armen Ksajikian, cello soloist
    Camille Saint-Saëns — Symphony No. 3, Op. 78  (Organ Symphony)


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  • 00:22

    Surviving the Holidays with Albert Einstein CHRISTMAS EVE on "Dear Prudence"

    in Self Help

    "WE MADE IT!  IT IS CHRISTMAS EVE!  'tis the season of JOY! Yet despite the giving, love, cheer, Tchaikovsky, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and Burl Ives... without fail, I become unjustifiably sad... every season. Really sad.   I manage to hold fast to motherhood and the wonder in my daughter's eyes to make it through, but in quiet moments, I fall.  Does this sound painfully familiar?  I KNOW I am not alone, so I have channeled the wisdom of one of my favorite people to help us through: Albert Einstein.  Please join me for th FINAL DAY of Einstein wisdom.  His beauty, simplicity and eccentricity will undoubtedly help us stop... breathe... and get over ourselves!  His words are truly empowering and invaluable."


    Please join Amanda Grieme, Author of “Dear Prudence,” Motherhood Made ME Get Over MYSELF: A Metamorphosis, and English/Creative Writing Educator. Amanda LIVES with Bipolar Disorder choosing writing as her catharsis and creative medium to help others. Her life experience with mental illness, self-medication will lend listeners invaluable, often quirky life advice. Tune in to share in life’s struggles, folly, laughter, tears… idiosyncratic oddities, cradled by eclectic music selections.


    “Dear Prudence” Radio – Life Advice to Help YOU Cope will provide you with entertaining and informative fodder about life stuff, backed by research, justified by public opinion… and humbled by ill-experience. 


    http://youtu.be/PBQ3TADwSyQ


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  • 00:20

    Surviving the Holidays with Albert Einstein Day 8 on "Dear Prudence" Radio

    in Self Help

    "'tis the season of JOY! Yet despite the giving, love, cheer, Tchaikovsky, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and Burl Ives... without fail, I become unjustifiably sad... every season. Really sad.   I manage to hold fast to motherhood and the wonder in my daughter's eyes to make it through, but in quiet moments, I fall.  Does this sound painfully familiar?  I KNOW I am not alone, so I have channeled the wisdom of one of my favorite people to help us through: Albert Einstein.  Please join me for DAY EIGHT - 11 Days of Einstein wisdom.  His beauty, simplicity and eccentricity will undoubtedly help us stop... breathe... and get over ourselves!  His words are truly empowering and invaluable."


    Please join Amanda Grieme, Author of “Dear Prudence,” Motherhood Made ME Get Over MYSELF: A Metamorphosis, and English/Creative Writing Educator. Amanda LIVES with Bipolar Disorder choosing writing as her catharsis and creative medium to help others. Her life experience with mental illness, self-medication will lend listeners invaluable, often quirky life advice. Tune in to share in life’s struggles, folly, laughter, tears… idiosyncratic oddities, cradled by eclectic music selections.


    “Dear Prudence” Radio – Life Advice to Help YOU Cope will provide you with entertaining and informative fodder about life stuff, backed by research, justified by public opinion… and humbled by ill-experience. 


    http://youtu.be/PBQ3TADwSyQ


    http://amzn.to/1Seq1oY

  • 00:21

    Surviving the Holidays with Albert Einstein Day 7 on "Dear Prudence" Radio

    in Self Help

    "'tis the season of JOY! Yet despite the giving, love, cheer, Tchaikovsky, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and Burl Ives... without fail, I become unjustifiably sad... every season. Really sad.   I manage to hold fast to motherhood and the wonder in my daughter's eyes to make it through, but in quiet moments, I fall.  Does this sound painfully familiar?  I KNOW I am not alone, so I have channeled the wisdom of one of my favorite people to help us through: Albert Einstein.  Please join me for DAY SEVEN - 11 Days of Einstein wisdom.  His beauty, simplicity and eccentricity will undoubtedly help us stop... breathe... and get over ourselves!  His words are truly empowering and invaluable."


    Please join Amanda Grieme, Author of “Dear Prudence,” Motherhood Made ME Get Over MYSELF: A Metamorphosis, and English/Creative Writing Educator. Amanda LIVES with Bipolar Disorder choosing writing as her catharsis and creative medium to help others. Her life experience with mental illness, self-medication will lend listeners invaluable, often quirky life advice. Tune in to share in life’s struggles, folly, laughter, tears… idiosyncratic oddities, cradled by eclectic music selections.


    “Dear Prudence” Radio – Life Advice to Help YOU Cope will provide you with entertaining and informative fodder about life stuff, backed by research, justified by public opinion… and humbled by ill-experience. 


    http://youtu.be/PBQ3TADwSyQ


    http://amzn.to/1Seq1oY

  • 00:14

    Surviving the Holidays with Albert Einstein Day 6 on "Dear Prudence" Radio

    in Self Help

    "'tis the season of JOY! Yet despite the giving, love, cheer, Tchaikovsky, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and Burl Ives... without fail, I become unjustifiably sad... every season. Really sad.   I manage to hold fast to motherhood and the wonder in my daughter's eyes to make it through, but in quiet moments, I fall.  Does this sound painfully familiar?  I KNOW I am not alone, so I have channeled the wisdom of one of my favorite people to help us through: Albert Einstein.  Please join me for DAY SIX - 11 Days of Einstein wisdom.  His beauty, simplicity and eccentricity will undoubtedly help us stop... breathe... and get over ourselves!  His words are truly empowering and invaluable."


    Please join Amanda Grieme, Author of “Dear Prudence,” Motherhood Made ME Get Over MYSELF: A Metamorphosis, and English/Creative Writing Educator. Amanda LIVES with Bipolar Disorder choosing writing as her catharsis and creative medium to help others. Her life experience with mental illness, self-medication will lend listeners invaluable, often quirky life advice. Tune in to share in life’s struggles, folly, laughter, tears… idiosyncratic oddities, cradled by eclectic music selections.


    “Dear Prudence” Radio – Life Advice to Help YOU Cope will provide you with entertaining and informative fodder about life stuff, backed by research, justified by public opinion… and humbled by ill-experience. 


    http://youtu.be/PBQ3TADwSyQ


    http://amzn.to/1Seq1oY

  • 00:18

    Surviving the Holidays with Albert Einstein Day 4 and 5 on "Dear Prudence" Radio

    in Self Help

    "'tis the season of JOY! Yet despite the giving, love, cheer, Tchaikovsky, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and Burl Ives... without fail, I become unjustifiably sad... every season. Really sad.   I manage to hold fast to motherhood and the wonder in my daughter's eyes to make it through, but in quiet moments, I fall.  Does this sound painfully familiar?  I KNOW I am not alone, so I have channeled the wisdom of one of my favorite people to help us through: Albert Einstein.  Please join me for DAY 4 and 5 - 11 Days of Einstein wisdom.  His beauty, simplicity and eccentricity will undoubtedly help us stop... breathe... and get over ourselves!  His words are truly empowering and invaluable."


    Please join Amanda Grieme, Author of “Dear Prudence,” Motherhood Made ME Get Over MYSELF: A Metamorphosis, and English/Creative Writing Educator. Amanda LIVES with Bipolar Disorder choosing writing as her catharsis and creative medium to help others. Her life experience with mental illness, self-medication will lend listeners invaluable, often quirky life advice. Tune in to share in life’s struggles, folly, laughter, tears… idiosyncratic oddities, cradled by eclectic music selections.


    “Dear Prudence” Radio – Life Advice to Help YOU Cope will provide you with entertaining and informative fodder about life stuff, backed by research, justified by public opinion… and humbled by ill-experience. 


    http://youtu.be/PBQ3TADwSyQ


    http://amzn.to/1Seq1oY

  • 00:24

    Surviving the Holidays with Albert Einstein Day 3 on "Dear Prudence" Radio

    in Self Help

    "'tis the season of JOY! Yet despite the giving, love, cheer, Tchaikovsky, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and Burl Ives... without fail, I become unjustifiably sad... every season. Really sad.   I manage to hold fast to motherhood and the wonder in my daughter's eyes to make it through, but in quiet moments, I fall.  Does this sound painfully familiar?  I KNOW I am not alone, so I have channeled the wisdom of one of my favorite people to help us through: Albert Einstein.  Please join me for DAY 3 - 11 Days of Einstein wisdom.  His beauty, simplicity and eccentricity will undoubtedly help us stop... breathe... and get over ourselves!  His words are truly empowering and invaluable."


    Please join Amanda Grieme, Author of “Dear Prudence,” Motherhood Made ME Get Over MYSELF: A Metamorphosis, and English/Creative Writing Educator. Amanda LIVES with Bipolar Disorder choosing writing as her catharsis and creative medium to help others. Her life experience with mental illness, self-medication will lend listeners invaluable, often quirky life advice. Tune in to share in life’s struggles, folly, laughter, tears… idiosyncratic oddities, cradled by eclectic music selections.


    “Dear Prudence” Radio – Life Advice to Help YOU Cope will provide you with entertaining and informative fodder about life stuff, backed by research, justified by public opinion… and humbled by ill-experience. 


    http://youtu.be/PBQ3TADwSyQ


    http://amzn.to/1Seq1oY

  • 00:16

    Surviving the Holidays with Albert Einstein Day 2 on "Dear Prudence" Radio

    in Self Help

    "'tis the season of JOY! Yet despite the giving, love, cheer, Tchaikovsky, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and Burl Ives... without fail, I become unjustifiably sad... every season. Really sad.   I manage to hold fast to motherhood and the wonder in my daughter's eyes to make it through, but in quiet moments, I fall.  Does this sound painfully familiar?  I KNOW I am not alone, so I have channeled the wisdom of one of my favorite people to help us through: Albert Einstein.  Please join me for DAY 2 - 11 Days of Einstein wisdom.  His beauty, simplicity and eccentricity will undoubtedly help us stop... breathe... and get over ourselves!  His words are truly empowering and invaluable."


    Please join Amanda Grieme, Author of “Dear Prudence,” Motherhood Made ME Get Over MYSELF: A Metamorphosis, and English/Creative Writing Educator. Amanda LIVES with Bipolar Disorder choosing writing as her catharsis and creative medium to help others. Her life experience with mental illness, self-medication will lend listeners invaluable, often quirky life advice. Tune in to share in life’s struggles, folly, laughter, tears… idiosyncratic oddities, cradled by eclectic music selections.


    “Dear Prudence” Radio – Life Advice to Help YOU Cope will provide you with entertaining and informative fodder about life stuff, backed by research, justified by public opinion… and humbled by ill-experience. 


    http://youtu.be/PBQ3TADwSyQ


    http://amzn.to/1Seq1oY

  • 00:23

    Day 1 - Surviving the Holidays with Albert Einstein on "Dear Prudence" Radio

    in Self Help

    "'tis the season of JOY! Yet despite the giving, love, cheer, Tchaikovsky, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and Burl Ives... without fail, I become unjustifiably sad... every season. Really sad.   I manage to hold fast to motherhood and the wonder in my daughter's eyes to make it through, but in quiet moments, I fall.  Does this sound painfully familiar?  I KNOW I am not alone, so I have channeled the wisdom of one of my favorite people to help us through: Albert Einstein.  Please join me for 11 Days of Einstein wisdom.  His beauty, simplicity and eccentricity will undoubtedly help us stop... breathe... and get over ourselves!  His words are truly empowering and invaluable."


    Please join Amanda Grieme, Author of “Dear Prudence,” Motherhood Made ME Get Over MYSELF: A Metamorphosis, and English/Creative Writing Educator. Amanda LIVES with Bipolar Disorder choosing writing as her catharsis and creative medium to help others. Her life experience with mental illness, self-medication will lend listeners invaluable, often quirky life advice. Tune in to share in life’s struggles, folly, laughter, tears… idiosyncratic oddities, cradled by eclectic music selections.


    “Dear Prudence” Radio – Life Advice to Help YOU Cope will provide you with entertaining and informative fodder about life stuff, backed by research, justified by public opinion… and humbled by ill-experience. 


    http://youtu.be/PBQ3TADwSyQ


    http://amzn.to/1Seq1oY

  • 00:30

    Best Composers: TCHAIKOVSKY

    in Music

    A (very) Russian composer of the Romantic era, Tchaikovsky's work includes everything from symphonies, operas and ballets to instrumental/chamber music and songs. He composed some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and, my personal favorite, The Nutcracker. 
    Although he enjoyed many popular successes, Tchaikovsky was never emotionally secure, and his life was punctuated by personal crises and periods of severe depression. His music was often dismissed by American critics in the early and mid-20th century as being vulgar and lacking in elevated thought. They accused him of being "too emotional" and a "cheap sentimentalist." ing idiots.