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  • 01:00

    MyNDTALK - Stay - Jennifer Michael Hecht

    in Psychology


    A History of Suicide and The Philosophies Against It Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is infrequently talked about. In this sweeping intellectual and cultural history, poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht channels her grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history's most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act, arguments she hopes to bring back into public consciousness. From the Stoics and the Bible to Dante, Shakespeare, Wittgenstein, and such twentieth-century writers as John Berryman, Hecht recasts the narrative of our "secular age" in new terms. She shows how religious prohibitions against self-killing were replaced by the Enlightenment's insistence on the rights of the individual, even when those rights had troubling applications. This transition, she movingly argues, resulted in a profound cultural and moral loss: the loss of shared, secular, logical arguments against suicide.


  • 00:32

    Radio [itvt]: TVOT 2015 Keynote Presentation by Albie Hecht, General Manager of

    in Television

    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT 2015 keynote by Albie Hecht, General Manager of HLN. The keynote was described in the show brochure as follows:

    "Albie Hecht is leading HLN's efforts to transform itself into what it terms 'the first all-screens home for the best social news and lifestyle content in the world.' And it seems that the network's strategy of targeting an audience of 'Millennials and the Millennial-minded' is already finding success: over the past year or so, it has attracted a younger viewership by three years in its median audience age, and is enjoying improved ratings among the 24-54 and 18-49 demographics.

    In this keynote presentation, Hecht will explain how HLN is reinventing itself as a social and participatory network that appeals to Millennials and other younger viewers by--among other things--encouraging viewers to interact with its programming, developing specific content for each of the platforms frequented by those viewers, and sourcing not only stories but on-air talent from social media. In addition, he will cast light on television's re-emergence as a third screen."

    TVOT Web site


    Tickets to TVOT NYC 2015


  • 00:30

    EP208 Historical Thriller Author P. Sinclair Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    US born P. Sinclair graduated with a degree in History before spending the early 1970s traveling around the countries he had studied, including Lebanon, Syria, and Jordon where he observed the culture and landscape; he also witnessed first-hand the rising social unrest amidst the growing refugee camps. Today, Sinclair is retired and living with his wife on the outskirts of Paris, France. Descent Into Paradise by P. Sinclair (published by Clink Street Publishing $15.50 paperback, $8.00 ebook) will be available September 22nd to buy online from retailers including amazon.co.uk and can be ordered at all good bookstores.


    Thrust into a vortex of violence, a beautiful Mossad assassin, an American special forces operative, and a Palestinian freedom fighter find themselves torn between loyalty and love in this insightful historical thriller, which exposes the origin of the Arab Israeli conflict and the Islamic fundamentalist ascent to power. Israel, 1967. Caught up in the final actions of the Six Day War, Shasa, a young Palestinian girl, is the sole survivor of a brutal attack on her village. Growing up with her adopted family in Israel, and shunned by the other children in her small village, Shasa’s only true friend is another orphan named Zev. As fate would have it, both will meet again; Zev, as commander of Israel’s most elite special forces unit and Shasa, one of Mossad’s most accomplished operatives.

  • Children's book author, Bracha Goetz, speaks to her listening audience

    in Spirituality

    Bracha Goetz is the Harvard-educated author of thirty children’s books, including  Remarkable Park,  Let Your Fingers Do the Mitzvos and The Invisible Book. She also coordinates a Big Brother Big Sister Program for Jewish Community Services in Baltimore, Maryland.


    Her first published piece was a poem that appeared in McCall’s magazine when she won a Junior McCall’s contest as a twelve-year-old.  Years later, she was the editor of her high school paper, and later on, helped coordinate and contributed an essay to the anthology, Women Look at Biology Looking at Women, while at Harvard, which became a text for many women’s studies courses nationwide. Her writing has, since then and up until now, almost exclusively been aimed at the religious Jewish population;  being interviewed twice (2009, 2010) on the Zev Brenner Radio show in NY, the most popular Orthodox Jewish radio show.  A fun way for toddlers to learn vocabu

  • 00:50

    Indie Books #105 (P. Sinclair)

    in Books

    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 

    As we begin our third year of Indie Books, author P. Sinclair joins us to talk about another new release. He'll be here from France to tell us about Descent Into Paradise.

    Shasa, a beautiful Palestinian orphan - who will become one of Israel's most accomplished assassins - finds herself torn between her loyalties to the two men in her life, Major Pete Watson, the dashing special forces leader of America's most lethal anti terrorist unit and his Israeli counterpart, Major Zev Megrid, and her sense of duty to her ruthless boss, the Director of Israel's feared secret service, Mossad. Abu, forced to live in the teeming slums of a Palestinian refugee camp, has only one thing left to live for; revenge, which only Jewish blood can satiate. Juan Rios, having taken over the Family drug business form his murdered parents, is determined to make sure he does not suffer a similar fate. Aware that his own President's security force in Santiago is fluent in Hebrew, his first trip abroad is to Tel Aviv. Sheik Bashir, a wealthy Saudi and former freedom fighter in Afghanistan, has made his decision. Taking his men with him, he gives up the deserts of Saudi Arabia for the desert in northern Iran. He, and his men will join the thousands of fighters already training in a camp called Murat. There, he will continue the fight for the only thing he hates more than the Saudi ruling family are the Americans who put them there. Descent Into Paradise is a chilling journey into a world of violence and deceit on a global stage. The story, relayed through the trials and tribulations of its characters, offers the reader a unique understanding of the passions fueling both the Arab Israeli conflict and the Islamic Fundamentalists ascent to power


  • 01:00

    City of David, Namibia, Tasting Sicily

    in Travel

    According to Hebrew tradition, the area outside of the Old City Walls of Jerusalem is considered to be the center of the world.  World Footprints will explore that theory and Biblical history with Zev Orenstein at the City of David.  We'll also examine new archaeology discoveries that support the existence of King David. 

    Namibia is a country is great diversity.  The country is home to wildlife that can't be found anywhere else in Africa and it vast desert landscapes.  While at the Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, we break bread withn Eric Reindhart of Nambia Tracks and Trails to learn more about the country and it's commitment to conservation.

    If you live in a metropolitan city you have your choice of authentic international restaurants.  Small towns are not so lucky but we stumbled upon the little American midwest town of New Salem, Indiana and enjoyed a taste of Sicily at Perillo's Pizzeria.  By the way, we enjoyed the BEST pizza we've ever had!

    World Footprints will also share a few other small town treasures:  Newport, Rhode Island and the Airlie Hotel, a Historic Hotel of America.  Plus Ian and Tonya will share their own reflections.


    Photo credits:  City of David, Mount of Olives (Tonya Fitzpatrick); Namibia Desert (Ian Fitzpatrick)

  • 02:00

    PNN - the Sound and the Furry

    in Politics Progressive

    PNN News Director Rick Spisak welcomes our political commentator Brook Hines for her weekly take on Democratic Politics.

    We also welcome Maestro Ira Sullivan and a group of Poets for the evening.

    Our poets this evening include Ms Ashlie Allen an Appalacian Poet from the Mountains and Valleys of West Virginia. A Powerful dark voice from a young woman who has found her wings.

    Ms Claudia  Gary, A 2014 finalist for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, 2013 semifinalist for the Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, Pushcart Prize nominee and former poetry editor, Claudia Gary writes, edits, and composes tonal art songs and chamber music near Washington D.C.

    Ms Alexandra Psaropouloua Grecian Poet who combines music, poetry and art in her wonderful creations. (Her latest work is being released in the fall - "All the Stars") -  She has been writing and illustrating books since she was nine.

    We also have a special guest a student from France Ms Morgane Fialon a student interested enough in climate to attend the recent Sea Level Rise Summit Conference

    TUNE IN Sunday 8/16/15 at 7pm (Eastern) or anytime after - Tell your friends


  • 01:04

    The Michael Dresser Show

    in Books

    Thank you for joining us on The Michael Dresser Show! Today we welcome these guests to our show:

    Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein: The actual "Bridge Builder: The Life and Continuing Legacy of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein," written by author Zev Chafets, http://www.rabbieckstein.org/bridge-builder-book.php

    Tisha Morris: Author of "Decorating with the Five Elements of Feng Shui," http://www.fengshuicertificationcourse.com

    Kurt Stradtman, CFNC: Author of "The My Sacred Life 30 Day Challenge - Unlocking Weight Loss Resistance in Just 30 Days," http://www.mysacred-life.com

    Thank you for joining us today on The Michael Dresser Show!



  • 01:00

    Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- A Story of Surviving...Elizabeth Hecht

    in Women

    Changing lives of Women by giving them the necessary tools to become what they want in life.


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    Elizabeth Hecht wrote the book Five to One. A story of surviving abuse with the vision of a woman sitting in a women's abuse shelter and filling a few hours of her time with reading something that reassures her she is not alone and gives her hope of reclaiming her life with emphasis of not returning to her abusive situation. It also offers enlightenment to those that question why people stay in an abusive relationship through her personal journey into the darkness. Elizabeth is now living with her two children in Oklahoma and enjoying a life free of domestic oppression.




  • 01:02

    Zev Vs. Batman

    in Comedy

    Charlie Murphy sits down with the Batman of Times Square, Zev The Driver, Kaytlin Bailey and Menuhin Hart

    Follow us @charliemurphy@standupny and @standupnylabs

  • 01:15

    Zev Porat On Yeshua of Israel

    in News

    Hear interview with Zev Porat and Christina Michas on what is going on in Israel.  Folks it is time to get things in order.  Be not surprised...