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In 1970 Albert Murray proclaimed, US culture was "incontestably mulatto." In 1973, Murray wrote about "The Dynamics of Heroic Action" and in 1974, with the introduction of Scooter (the protagonist of Train Whistle Guitar), Murray gave readers the blues-based adventures of a brown-faced hero. In August 2013, Albert Murray joined the celestial ensemble. On today's Trading Fours, former Murray students: Paul Devlin, Roberta Maguire, Greg Thomas, Lauren Walsh and Jackie Modeste re-member Murray and his legacy. Join us for an historic gathering of Murrayites and "Get in on the rhythm."
Trading Fours: a Tribute to Albert Murray
JAMAICAN AUTHOR STEFHEN F.D. BRYAN SET TO PERFORM IN NEW YORK AFTER A SUCCESSFUL JANUARY OPEN IN LOS ANGELES, FOLLOWED BY TWO STELLAR OFF BROADWAY RUNS AND STANDING OVATIONS IN SAN FRANCISCO, AUDELCO AWARD NOMINEE DOODU BOY GOES TO BROADWAY AT THE UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL.Written and performed by Jamaican author Stefhen F.D. Bryan. Directed and dramaturged by Jared Scheib.Doodu Boy is the harrowing, but hilarious autobiographical story of Stefhen Bryan's struggle across three continents to find unconditional love in the face of an absent father and overzealous mother. The story begins with his frightening childhood in a Jamaican ghetto on a church commune, where he falls into the neighborhood cesspool and earns his nickname: Doodu Boy. Learning the shocking truth of his origins, and a showdown with an NYPD armada as he attempts to connect with his father, he ultimately leaves the West to begin a rebirth in Japan. There, in the midst of a sexual rampage, he meets a girl who promises the beginnings of the deep connection that he's always wanted.Doodu Boy is a story that will resonate with many: A love story that begins in a place of horrific trauma, and a protagonist who must surmount daunting obstacles to emerge triumphant from the Caribbean to the U.S.A. to Japan and back.
The current engagement of Doodu Boy in New York will be followed by performances in Atlanta, Miami, Jamaica and Japan.Stefhen Bryan is the author of the critically acclaimed Black Passenger Yellow Cabs: A Memoir of Exile and Excess in Japan and the recently published novel Only Begotten, which is being adapted to film. He currently lives in Kobe and California with his wife, who is translating Doodu Boy to Japanese, for performance in Japan
The author of Vanishing Point, and Workshopping the Heart (among many other books) reads from and talks about her latest books of poetry, about the transition from poetry to drama, about her protagonist Diana, on writing about anorexia, about family damage and healing, on how the different books of poetry came together in Workshopping the Heart, about the relationship between the domestic and the universal, her new work and lots more.
October 30, 2014 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio
THEME: Finding or Changing Your Destiny: The Role of Faith, Fortitude and Luck
INTERVIEW GUESTS: Ron Swager and Roland Deah
Ron Swager - Author and protagonist of the award winning book, "Day of the Elephants" - a true story about one man’s life and how faith, fortitude and luck helped to create a new beginning. Ron is a businessman and entrepreneur who lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Roland Deah - A native of Liberia and survivor of the bloody insurrection against the Liberian Government and many of its citizens launched by Charles Taylor in the 1990’s. It is Roland’s story that is told in the book. He is now a U.S. citizen, a Pharmacy Tech and also lives in Tucson.
THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE:
“What is my life destiny?” This is a question asked by many people as they ponder the reasons for unexpected changes in their life and even for their existence. Our destiny is generally limited to the undeniable and factual circumstances surrounding our birth. These circumstances include the continent or country we were born, the time and place of our birth, our birth parents, our gender and so on. It also covers some of the more solid but still unpredictable elements of our being, such as religion, class, education, life style and personal drive. Once these factors are set, what can be done to change them? What role does your faith, your fortitude and even your luck play in finding or changing your destiny?
WACR: BlogTalkRadio: Wednesday, July 16th at 7:30 EST. Call us TOLL-FREE (323) 792 2931 or use your computer, Google Talk, Skype, etc. Discuss or comment on your favourite male protagonist and listen to Nick Gallicchio talk about his character, Nick Molinaro from the Summer Trilogy." Do you like him, hate him, admire him, love him?" I DO mean the character and NOT Nick Gallicchio, the author. Although, he welcomes questions about himself as well. Join us for an interesting discussion.
Ryan Attard had one thing that distinguished him from the rest of his fan-fiction writing circle of friends: No matter how hard he tried, he would always throw an original character and a unique plot twist that would drive his hardcore geeky friends up a wall.
It wasn’t long until Ryan found himself writing about the things he loved; magic, pissed off wizards, supernatural creatures, epic battles and all round badassery. Add to this a blend of satire, sarcasm, humour at the cost of the protagonist and a semi-original view point of the world of magic and mysticism in the 21th century and one can see the inner workings of this author’s mind at work.
Nowadays Ryan divides his time between attempting to live a normal student life, writing the second book of the Legacy series as well as for other projects and ruling over his imaginative worlds as a malicious god.
So far only Firstborn and Birthright, books 1 & 2 respectively are available.
Stalk Ryan on Twitter, Facebook, or by emailing him at email@example.com.
Please help Neskcire Systems get 250 votes by 10//17/2014. We're competing for a $100K grant via Mission Main Street Grants. Winning the grant will help us to continue research & development of our mobile robotics. Thank you!
ESPN's critically acclaimed "30 for 30" series premieres this Tuesday with Playing for the Mob. The story details the Boston College point shaving scandal of 1978-1979, its players, characters, and how the mob bought college basketball.
In 1978, Henry Hill, a noted gangster from the Lucchese crime family in New York City, teamed up with Rocco and Tony Perla from Pittsburgh to buy Boston College basketball. Hill, the protagonist from the movie Goodfellas who passed away last year, the Perlas, and BC basketball player Rick Kuhn spearheaded an effort for the Eagles to fix games by shaving points.
With teammates involved, Kuhn orchestrated point shaving games across nine games between December and February, 1978-1979. What started as a simple scheme became a story of high stake gambling, the Mafia, and Boston College. The scheme remained a secret until Hill turned informant in 1980.
We will spearhead a discussion of the story, its impact on college sports, and the prospect of match fixing as it continues today. We'll be joined by a panel of guests throughout the night, and we'll help get you ready for Boston College basketball season, the first under recently appointed head coach Jim Christian.
This is going to be one helluva show, and like so many before it, one you won't want to miss! So tune in and talk BC basketball and Goodfellas as we gear up for Tuesday's premiere of Playing for the Mob!
Welcome Back Screamlings, To An All New Episode Of Talking Terror! This Week, The Crew Will Be Having Round 2 Of Their Classic Horror "VS" Series! This Time Around It's Bound To Be A Hairy Experience As They Dive Into The World Of Lycanthropy! The Original Classic, Universal Pictures "The Wolfman" (1941) Will Be Up First! This Was Universal's Second Attempt At A Werewolf Picture, As 6 Years Earlier, The Unsuccessful "Werewolf Of London" (1935) Fell Flat Amongst Audiences! This More Tragic Version Of The Creature, As Well As Lon Chaney Jr's Masterful Performance Of It, Created The Legend That We Still See In New Films Today! 69 Years Later Will Be Where You Find Us Next, As Universal Decided To Bring The Creature Back With "The Wolfman" (2010) Featuring Benicio Del Toro As The Tortured Protagonist! So Boils And Ghouls, Come Find Out Who We Think Was The Better Larry Talbot! Which Film Had The Hotter Lead Female? Which Wolfman Uses Advantix? All This, And More, This Week On Talking Terror Presents! Stay Scared!
ALL GOOD DEEDS:
Lucy Kendall isn't a serial killer. She's simply lived her life in a strange mixture of carefully calculated moves and impulse decisions. Cracking the skull of the man who molested her sister and attacking her was impulse. Spending half her teenage years drinking and acting out were calculated cries for attention from her narcissistic mother followed by impulsive rages at her lack of concern.
The decade spent working in Child Protective Services before becoming a private investigator taught her two truths. One, CPS failed miserably in protecting children. Two, Lucy was more than willing to do it for them, meting out her brand of dark justice in spite of her own fear of death. But Lucy's crusade is compromised when a self-proclaimed sociopath offers to help—and leaves her no choice but to accept it.
When eight-year old Kailey Richardson is abducted, it sets off a chain of events linked to Justin Beckett, a suspect in a life-changing case in Lucy's past. The path she's chosen since dealing with Beckett has been dark and terrifying—but she has no idea just how deep she will go or where the twisted road will take her.
She's about to find out.
All Good Deeds is a dark psychological thriller featuring a strong female protagonist with a twisted sense of justice.
The “featured” BlogTalkRadio program “Westchester On the Level with Narog and Aris” opens the Tuesday, August 26, 2014th broadcast day at 10:00 a.m. EDT with Tuesday Co-hosts Richard Narog and Hezi Aris engage in heir favorite subject matter, that of Yonkersites and the City of Yonkers.
At 11:00 a.m. Hezi pivots the focus of attention toward first-time novelist Allegra Jordan's The End of Innocence. It is an original work that unfurls among the halls of Harvard University and Radcliffe College on the eve of WWI. As is often the case in life, death, and war, aspects of each insinuates itself into the Bostonian protagonist Helen Windship Brooks and German poet Wilhelm "Wils" von Luetzow Brandl. Their life, depicted as a test of loyalty, is tested on the eve of war, as each face the issues of love, war, prejudice, and change from opposing sides. At issue is whether redemption and reconciliation became a common denominator then and if Ms Jordan's literary effort suggests relevance one-hundred years hence. The End of Innocence By Allegra Jordan is available in hardcover as of Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
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Sara Rich (author) and Timm Tayshun (publisher) join us for a special episode to discuss the new Novel "Ligatures"!
Stanza Thompson knows how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but she can't read the signs of the times. Not, at least, until the witching hour. Stanza is a young American scholar working in Belgium when her husband, Pierre, is killed in a tragic bicycle accident. Devastated by her soul mate's death, she moves back to her family home in rural Kansas. In her five-year absence, Stanza's homeland - and especially her hometown - has become darkly twisted, creating something dangerously inhospitable to outsiders. As rebellious as she is brilliant, Stanza is a stranger in the university where she teaches, even in the town where she was born and raised. With ghosts and feral hounds as companions, she stumbles upon a carving in the woods that harkens back to Ozark magic, promising to single out and kill a witch. This discovery sends Stanza on a tornadic quest into regional folklore, a string of historical murders, and the occult - and ultimately, into the mysteries of her own bloody heritage and fey destiny. Composed of idiosyncratic characters and idiomatic prose, Ligatures combines elements of the weird, southern gothic, and magical realism to create a world that is familiar and terrifying at once. Between the suspense and the quality of writing, you won’t be able to put down this spellbinding book, even long after it’s finished. Reviewers of the Kindle version have called Ligatures “perceptive” with a “dimensional and complicated” protagonist that “brings to mind the early work of Barbara Kingsolver and Margaret Atwood.”
Available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Ligatures-Sara-Rich/dp/150072145X
In promotions for the new AMC show The Walking Dead, the iconic shot centers around the protagonist riding horseback into the deserted city of Atlanta.Again, all of this is but a hypothetical. There will never be a zombie apocalypse, but a currency collapse like the one in Iceland could trigger a much more horrifying scenario then even George Romero could conceive.The origin of the concept of zombiism stems from Haitian Voodoo culture. The word zombie–in Haitian it is “zombi”–means “spirit of the dead.Obama is a a frontman for a powerful elite who are the real power brokers, therefore he would be expected to follow their agenda which includes depopulation policies, this doesnt mean that he would be "depopulating himself" it would simply mean that he would be expected to support and pass through any legislation aimed at promoting depopulation policies.As the Ebola outbreak continues to cause concern, President Barack Obama has signed an amendment to an executive order that would allow him to mandate the apprehension and detention of Americans who merely show signs of “respiratory illness.”
“The executive order, titled Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases, amends executive order 13295, passed by George W. Bush in April 2003, which allows for the, “apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of suspected communicable diseases.Collapse of Southern US border - Intelligence agency-fueled invasion of southern US border by 50,000 illegal Central American children and coordinated collapse of U.S. executive control of its border and immigration standards – Is this connected to the planned Ebola/Martial Law false flag? Are the 50,000 illegal immigrant children vectors for Ebola, and patsies in the false flag, upon whom the “spread” of the pandemic will be blamed?