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  • 00:37

    Robert Caruso,Entrepreneur &Social Media Guru on Fatherhood TamaraLeighsTrendOn

    in Social Networking

    What words of wisdom would a prolific entrepreneur and social media marketing expert have on #Fatherhood #worklifebalance #coffee #hashtags and effective #socialmarketing?


    Our guest, Robert Caruso, one of the Top 40 on Forbe's List of social media marketers, joins us on #TamaraLeighsTrendOn for a candid conversation on being a Dad & a serial start-up guy in the tech world. If Mad Men were in a modern day context of social media marketing, Robert Caruso would be the good guy protagonist. If you're fortunate to know Robert (& I am having first crossed paths on social media platforms and then in "real life" in person in Portland, OR - over coffee, of course), you know that Robert loves his work, java, & most importantly his kids and family.


    Follow us on Twitter: Robert @fondalo; Tamara Leigh's Trend On @tamaraleighllc and @heidifeemster; and at tamaraleighllc.com. Tamara Leigh's Trend On - Engaging Your Audience to TREND ON You! airs LIVE every Wednesday at 10:00am Central Time; Tamara Leigh, LLC is a Communications company meeting the needs of clients across platforms from website mobile optimization, social media, content/writing/editing and more 


     

  • 01:02

    ALAN J COOPER EXPLORES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION

    in Culture

    ENVISION THIS: A move from religious dogma to spirituality would have profound effects on our culture


    Author, Alan John Cooper, notes: “Over the last 50 or 55 years, since baby boomers such as I enter teenage-hood, we’ve begun to see a significant downturn in church attendance, But there’s a growing spiritual hunger in terms of environmental awareness, human rights – nationally or internationally - and social consciousness.”  


    His novel, The SECOND, a work of profound and moving secular spirituality, explores the socio-political ramifications of the difference between spirituality and religion.  It is based on Alan’s years of research, delving into the whys of dogmatic religious belief in order to expose “the hypocrisy of evangelicalism…“While the book is fiction, it does take a piece of bark out of those religious fundamentalists.”


    It also contains an exciting story line and deep analysis of human character.  In The SECOND, we follow the protagonist, a vibrant French Canadian, Chantelle, who promotes a spirituality of principles and not dogma. Embracing her activism, she moves across the U.S. and Canada, balancing a rocky romance with an aspiring, half-Jewish architect, and a connection to a New York organization with a hate-based agenda kept secret from her until too late.


    Alan started writing after being struck by an impaired driver and incurring a severe brain injury.  His first book, Brain Injury, was released to great acclaim in 2006.  His articles on spiritual issues have appeared in several Canadian publications.


     


    Please go to www.envisionthismedia.com/Sophia's Web to see your co-hosts' book about healing our wounded nature by reintroducing the feminine divine.


     

  • 00:34

    Graham Stull on The Hydra

    in Blogcritics

    The author of The Hydra reads from and talks about his new novel and where his ideas for it came from, about his biologist turned Frankenstein protagonist Brian Matterosi, on viral engineering, genre fiction, indie publishing, distopias, population and ecology, the relationship between economics and fiction, on multi-nationality, the shifting sands of 'truth' (and how that makes good fodder for fiction, a preview of his next novel The Fortune Teller, and lots more.

  • 01:59

    LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes Blake Aaron.Debuts new CD ' Soul Stories '

    in Music

    "Wes Side Story” bodes to be the fourth single from the set to enter the Billboard Top 10.


    Aliso Viejo, Calif. (16 March 2014): Guitarist Blake Aaron utilized an unconventional approach when constructing his fifth album, “Soul Stories,” which will be released May 5 by Innervision Records. To maintain his presence on radio and in the marketplace while juggling a busy schedule as a first-call session player, featured sideman and in-demand producer, he issued a variety of singles with three cuts – the retro funk-disco energizer “Groove-O-Matic,” the urbane romantic duet with jazz crooner Spencer Day entitled “You’re the One for Me” and the salsa-singed “Encantadora” featuring Najee on flute - entering the Billboard Top 10. The ten-track “Soul Stories,” Aaron’s first collection that is entirely self-produced, contains eight original tunes authored by the artist.     


    Saluting one of his hallmark influences, Aaron embodies seminal jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery on the aptly-titled “Wes Side Story,” an evocative selection that will be serviced to radio stations for playlist adds beginning April 6.


    Weaving engaging narratives told through a triad of guitar voices, Aaron’s “Soul Stories” unfolds amidst a varied backdrop of contemporary jazz, R&B, Latin and funk settings. He approaches his compositions as a storyteller and elects to feature a different guitar – cool jazz electric, gentle acoustic or emotional nylon string – as the protagonist of each musical vignette. 

  • 00:36

    The Lust of Her Flesh with Theresa J. Scott

    in Radio

    "THE LUST OF HER FLESH, by Theresa J. Scott is an honest, no-holds barred novel that will keep you on the edge your seat, from cover to cover. Sasha, the protagonist in this book, who, though professing to be a Christian, still finds herself yielding to the lust of her flesh. 


    The Lust of Her Flesh is available on the following online outlets:
    • Createspace.com
    • Amazon.com
    • BarnesandNoble.com

  • 00:30

    #139 "Newtown's Trees" Author Frank Miller

    in Education

    Newtown's Trees is an allegory about the 2012 tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, using the town's beloved trees cut down by the protagonist as the central theme.  It is a book that can be appreciated on several levels; by adults who know the horrific details of the events that took place on a cold December morning, as well as by children who read the book or have it read to them as a sad story with an uplifting ending that outlines the strength of the human spirit.


    The tale has an even wider application to other news stories that portray bad things happening to good people. Newtown's Trees is a book that warms the heart and leaves the reader feeling that despite these often senseless tragedies, there's a lot of good in this world.


    Frank L. Miller is a writer and trained school psychologist. He earned an educational specialist degree in school psychology, and practiced for thirty-eight years before retiring in 2012. Frank adopted his son and daughter after marrying their mother, an elementary guidance counselor, and then adopted his daughter’s first-born child when she was unable to raise the child. The author lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife of thirty-one years and the granddaughter they have thoroughly enjoyed raising who is now fourteen. Newtown’s Trees is Frank’s second publication, having written a book chronicling the battle he fought with his school district over his eldest daughter’s drug abuse and expulsion from school.


     


    We will also feature the 2015 National Distinguished Principal for Texas, Diane Gough of Hewitt Elementary School in Hewitt, Texas. We will hear about her great Watch D.O.G.S. program.

  • 00:47

    Gerald Anderson Is Standing Firm

    in Writing

    Tonight Author Susanna K. Green of Sweet Nectar Publishing interviews Gerald C. Anderson, Sr.


    Raine Davis is abused and battered by her husband. The music industry's newest star is loved by millions and adores the limelight. However, in the darkness she’s suffering. She turns on her family and finds herself betrayed by her friends. How will she escape? Who are the men hiding in shadows, running the world?


    Gerald C. Anderson Sr.’s Standing Firm: One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence depicts the life of a young starlet with a thirst for fame. Turning her back on a loving family who live to the good word of the Lord, Raine joins forces with a shady man who delivers the fame he promises, but subjects her to harrowing abuse in the process. Gerald’s narrative is a microcosm of the abuse that plights the lives of millions of American women; a fictional tale with a very real wakeup call for reality.


    While domestic violence is hidden behind the doors of homes on almost every American street, each case is chillingly unique and often a product of the most bizarre circumstances. For the protagonist in Gerald’s searing new novel, her life of hurt and pain should have been a life under the spotlight.


    All is exposed in Standing Firm: One Family’s Fight Against Domestic Violence. Reading Raine’s story of abuse can be difficult and painful at times, but it tells a vital story.


    Visit Gerald: www.GeraldcAndersonSr.com/  Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/DmRJnAjP1qI

  • 00:51

    Author talk, giveaways w/Aline Ohanesian, Patricia Park & Kirstin Valdez Quade

    in Books

    You have until Friday, May 8, to enter to win the books featured on this episode of the Literary New England Radio Show, where we feature:



    Aline Ohanesian on Orhan's Inheritance, a novel that shifts between the last years of the Ottoman Empire and 1990s Los Angeles. It tells the story a young Turkish man who leaves his family's small village, to travel to the US, to discover why his recently deceased grandfather bequeathed the family home to a woman his family has never heard of--a woman who lives in a facility for elderly Aremians. It's a novel that brings a neglected time in Turkish history to life, spanning decades, honoring the resilience of the human spirit and illustrating the depth of love.
    Patricia Park on Re: Jane, a Korean-American retelling of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, set in Manhattan and Seoul. Its protagonist, Jane, is a an orphan trying to escape from Flushing, NY, where she works in her strict uncle’s grocery store before becoming the au pair, beginning an affair with the father of the children she cares for and then fleeing to Seoul. There, she reconnects with family and works to accept who she really is.
    Kirstin Valdez Quade on her short story collection Night at the Fiestas. Set in northern New Mexico, the 10 stories plunge into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else plumb into its depths: A deadbeat father of a pregnant teen who tries to transform his life by playing the role of Jesus; a young man who discovers that his estranged father and a boa constrictor have been squatting in his grandmother’s empty house; a lonely retiree who becomes obsessed with her housekeeper; and others.


    Hosted by Cindy Wolfe Boynton. Visit the Literary New England blog for added book giveaways, author talk, articles and more!

  • 00:41

    Queer Talk: Taking a look at Gold Star (short film) by director Karla Legaspy

    in LGBT

    This film addresses the need to bring awareness of LGBTQ children and youth within Latino American communities. It deals with homophobia from a yet unavailable perspective in our communities: that of a young, Latina girl. Films addressing homophobia often center teenagers or adults as protagonist, but the experiences of LGBTQ children remain invisible. The film provides young girls with artistic options in which to see themselves reflected. By focusing the film on precocious and precious children, we hope it provides a space for us as Latino Americans to teach tolerance and acceptance of LGBTQ children and adults. Ultimately, it is a story of dreams, hopes and friendship.


    This film deals with themes of identity, coming out, anti-bullying, activism and friendship. What makes this film very special is that all of the characters are Chicana females.  "I am committed to casting all Xicana actors and having as many women in leadership and creative roles behind the scenes." - Karla Legaspy


    hatchfund.org/project/gold_star_short_film


    Guest | Karla Legaspy


    Host | Xavier Mejia


     


    Gold Star (short film) on Facebook:


    https://www.facebook.com/pages/GOLD-STAR-The-Short-Film/1409237732701349?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

  • 01:02

    The Whispering Swarm, by Michael Moorcock

    in Radio

    On April 16th, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will review the new semi-biographical novel by fantasy grandmaster Michael Moorcock "The Whispering Swarm." This remarkable book should be of special interest to magicians and Hermetic students. Moorcock is the modern heir to the mantles of J.R.R. Tolkien, and Robert E.Howard. His fiction is deeply magical and steeped in Hermetic lore. The Whispering Swarm is somewhat experimental. His protagonist is himself and he tells his life story up to his passage from adolesence into adulthood through the entrance into a secret enclave in the multiverse, inhabited by historical and fictional characters he has read about. Raised in London during and after WWll, he discovers an ancient hidden medieval village called the Alsacia, or The Sanctuary, inhabited by magical monks in an old Abbey, a tavern full of swashbuckling cavaliers, including the Musketeers from Dumas and a glamorous Hughwaywoman called Molly Midnight. He also lives in the real world, having a wife and children and a job as an editor, but is driven to escape into The Sanctuary by the tumult of Whispering voices in his head (the Swarm). Most importantly it explores Moorcock's two warring personalities in emotional spiritual and political conflict. He is a romantic at heart and an agnostic socialist in intellect -- so he fights to save King Charles from Cromwell's Ax because his cavalier heroes need his abilities to walk between the worlds. One wonders all through the book, just how much of the fantasy is real, or a metaphor for reality. So, if you want to visit an adult's Land of Oz then follow us through the London fog to the hidden gates of the Sanctuary and we'll find the Swan with Two Necks tavern for a shant of ale and an hour of High Magical Adventure.
     

  • 00:32

    Elizabeth S. Sullivan Is Purified

    in Books

    Purified, a new novel by Elizabeth S. Sullivan, features a complex but brilliant female protagonist traversing a dark world to find the missing daughter of a ruthless power player. This suspenseful novel evokes the atmosphere of SEVEN and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.


    Purified is a thrilling story that explores many dark subjects, including what it does to those who have to live in the world of killers in order to stop them. 


    When a mutilated body of an African American girl is found in a park sandbox, the media shows no interest. Instead, their attention is riveted on the disappearance of Olivia Safra, a college student and only child of the powerful and dangerous Richard Safra. Suspended ADA, Beck Oldman, demoted to a rookie PI is assigned her first cases to find a missing teenager and Olivia Safra. 

    Leads connect the murders to the Safra case. The investigation into her client's private life reveals a dark side in the relationship between a father and daughter and exacts his wrath against Beck. More girls are found murdered, putting Beck in a race to stop a serial killer and stop her own client from destroying her 


    Elizabeth S. Sullivan has been a semifinalist 3 times in the Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting competition and has won several other competitions. The playwright of 5 screenplays, Elizabeth  is managed by Alexia Melocchi of Little Studio Films.


    Visit Elizabeth at: http://venturegalleries.com/blog/a-woman-who-invades-crime-fiction-unafraid/

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