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  • 01:01

    Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong on Opera life

    in Art

    What does it take to WOW the refined world of high Opera? Join us as mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong talks about Opera, song, and life.


    Born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, opera singer Elizabeth DeShong has been lauded in North America and Europe for her "well-cultivated" and "big, bright and pleasing" voice; EDGE San Francisco said, "“...DeShong sings like a vocal giant. Her lowest notes have body and depth; her midrange is rich and compelling; and her highs are dispensed with a freedom that many a mezzo daily prays for. ”


    She has performed with The Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Radio Symphonie Orchestre Wien, among others, and at the Glyndebourne Festival in England.


    DeShong received a master's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, after which she was accepted into the young artist program at the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center.


    The recipient of numerous awards, Ms. DeShong received the Washington National Opera’s “Artist of the Year Award” in 2010 for her debut performance as the Composer in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. Her portrayal of Maffio Orsini in the San Francisco Opera’s Lucrezia Borgia was widely released on DVD.


    Further performances of note include Maffio Orsini in Lucrezia Borgia with San Franciso Opera and English National Opera, Angelina in La Cenerentola at the Canadian Opera Company, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and her sensational Rosina in THE BARBER OF SEVILLE with the Los Angeles Opera.

  • 00:21

    Nats Nightly: Nationals 1-0 over Marlins; Ryan Zimmerman HR enough

    in Baseball

    Ryan Zimmerman's second inning home run provided all the offense the Washington Nationals needed with Max Scherzer tossing seven scoreless against the Miami Marlins before handing the lead to Drew Storen and new Nats' closer Jonathan Papelbon. 1-0 final in the finale in Miami.

  • 00:43

    #ThriveLifeNation Thursday Eagle School Call 7-30-15

    in Entrepreneur

    Get your Eagle training here. Your wings are waiting for you!

  • 00:22

    What's On Your Mind with Lakeisha Robichaux

    in Entrepreneur

    Lakeisha Robichaux is the CEO and Founder of Chief of Minds, a Human Resources and Business Consulting Company.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Business Management and a Master’s in Business Administration.  Having over 15 years of human resources and business management experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, including holding several multi-state leadership positions (Executive Director of the Recovery School District where she led and managed operations for schools in Baton Rouge, Shreveport, St. Helena and Pointe Coupee).  She also led human resources strategy for Dollar General and Innovative Management Solutions in four states. Lakeisha is a passionate advocate for women, entrepreneurship and high quality education to all kids. She is happily married to Chad Robichaux and they are the proud parents of two boys, Brian and Brayden Robichaux.  Lakeisha is a devoted and active member of Beech Grove Baptist Church, an active member of Junior League of Baton Rouge, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority just to name a few.  


    And now, let's discuss WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND, with Lakeisha!! 

  • Amy Bloustine, Boni Oian, Faith McCune

    in Business

    Amy Bloustine Certified Life and Career Coach. She created a non-profit organization (Project Teen Talk: Giving our Youth a Voice), worked with the DEA Educational Foundation and The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. She has extensive experience in all facets with non-profits, specifically in strategic planning, program development and implementation of community-based programs. She is an NYU Certified Life Coach, a Certified Career Coach with The Five O’Clock Club and a member of ICF (International Coaching Federation)


    Boni Oian is a Life Navigator. She is the Author and Instructor of Claim Your Life – Transform Your Unwanted Subconscious Beliefs into an Exhilarating Source of Power. She also trains teachers to instruct her Claim Your Life process worldwide. She is certified by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapist Association and she’s certified as a Catalyst Coach by the Ace Success Center and the International Association of Professional Life Coaches. Boni’s certifications as an Akashic Record Teacher and Consultant are from Akashic Records Consultants International and Akashic Knowing School of Wisdom. She has been published and/or featured in many publications including Enjoy Whole Heath, Sassy, Focus on Women as well as business magazines and has her own radio program on Raven International Positive programing network


    Faith McCune - The Pawsitive Change Coach. Author of Duffy's World: Seeing the World through a Dog's Eyes

  • 00:44

    crEATeFest: Hands-On Arts and Food Truck Festival to Benefit Changing Worlds

    in Current Events

    Changing Worlds' Executive Director Mark Rodriguez joins Mary E., to share information about the organization and the up and coming Fundraiser crEATeFest to be held in Chicago's most culturally diverse neighborhoods, Bridgeport. Changing Worlds presents CrEATefest, Family Fun-Day Sunday August 9, 2015. 


    About Changing Worlds Changing Worlds is an educational arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. We work toward our mission through in-school and after-school programs, teacher and teaching artists professional development and community engagement intiatives. Through our combined programs, last year we reached more than 14,000 youths and families in the Chicagoland area. Additional information can be found at www.changingworlds.org.


    Mark Rodriguez, Executive Director  


    As the organization’s first Executive Director, Mark Rodriguez has led Changing Worlds’ development from a small project at one school to a multi-faceted state-wide resource serving over 10,000 residents annually. Rodriguez has worked for over a decade to strengthen Chicago's nonprofits and communities in various roles. In 2007, Rodriguez was selected as one of Chicago's "35 under 35" from the Community Renewal Society. In 2010, he was awarded an Emerging Arts Leaders of Color Fellowship.


    Music by Jefri Payne_ Midnight Dance 

  • #ChatAutism with David Perlmutter, M.D.: Autism & the Gut/Brain Connection

    in Caregiving

    New York Time best-selling author of Grain Brain and Brain Maker, Dr. David Perlmutter is here to take your questions about autism! From the negative impact of grains to the gut/brain connection and the benefits of probiotics, Dr. Perlmutter is here to #ChatAutism!
     


    Dr. David Perlmutter is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Archives of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and The Journal of Applied Nutrition, and is a frequent lecturer at symposia sponsored by such medical institutions as Columbia University, Scripps Institute, New York University, and Harvard University. He serves as Associate Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.


     


    Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, The Today Show, Oprah, The Dr.Oz Show and The CBS Early Show. He is the recipient of the Linus Pauling Award for his innovative approaches to neurological disorders and in addition was awarded the Denham Harmon Award for his pioneering work in the application of free radical science to clinical medicine.


     


    Dr. Perlmutter is the author of seven books including the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar - Your Brain’s Silent Killers, now published in 27 countries.


     


    His new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life, is now available nationwide and is a New York Times Bestseller.

  • 00:43

    COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS

    in Education

    COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS


    Thank you Walden University for loaning us Dr Martha Cheney ( Program Director for the BS in Child Development, MAT in Early Childhood Education, MS in Early Childhood Studies +  reading Endorsement for K-12 Studies at Walden's Richard W .Riley College of Ed and Leadership.

  • 01:10

    Roger Whitney, Judy Reeves, Consultant Brooke Lively explains your numbers

    in Business

    Roger Whitney known as The Retirement Answer Man. He began his career as a Financial Advisor in 1991. This allowed him to witness first-hand the rise and fall of the “new economy” and the Dot-com bubble that ended in 2000. This experience solidified for him that financial management is about people, not money, and that they are served best by advisors that are fiduciaries to their clients and have the heart of a teacher. In 2003 he left, at the time, the largest private bank in the world and, with two wonderful partners, established WWK Wealth Advisors


    Judy Reeves writer, teacher, and writing practice provocateur who has written four books on writing, including the award-winning A Writer’s Book of Days. In addition to leading private writing groups, Judy teaches at UC San Diego Extension and at San Diego Writers, Ink, a nonprofit literary organization she cofounded 


    Brooke Lively President of Cathedral Capital, Inc., where she functions as a financial consultant specializing in closely held companies with revenues up to 10 million dollars.  She advises firms to help them make the strategic financial decisions necessary to grow their businesses. Brooke and her team currently serve as CFOs for over forty fast growing entrepreneurial companies around the nation

  • 00:17

    Dr. Craig Malkin debuts Rethinking Narcissism

    in Lifestyle

    “What is Narcissism?” is one of the fastest-rising searches on Google, and articles on the topic routinely go viral. Yet the word “narcissism” seems to mean something different every time it’s uttered. In fact, the more it’s slung about, the more slippery its true meaning becomes. The only certainty, it would seem, is that it’s bad to be a narcissist—really bad. for millennials, been branded “the most narcissistic generation ever.”


    In RETHINKING NARCISSISM (HarperWave – on sale July 7), Dr. Craig Malkin—a Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychologist with more than two decades of clinical experience—offers a radically new model for understanding this often misused term. Narcissism, argues Dr. Malkin, is essentially a spectrum of self-importance— and everyone falls somewhere on the scale between utter selflessness and total arrogance.


    Yet there are also those who live at the lower end of the spectrum—termed “echoists” by Dr. Malkin.
    Drawing on his own research as well as the latest findings in psychology, Dr. Malkin explains why it’s essential to embrace some degree of narcissism in order to maintain a healthy sense of self-worth. Using a new diagnostic tool—the Narcissism Test—Dr. Malkin guides readers through the process of measuring.


    Dr. Craig Malkin is an author, clinical psychologist, and Instructor of Psychology for Harvard Medical School with two decades of experience helping individuals, couples, and families. His insights on relationships have been appeared in Psychology Today, Marie Claire, and Women’s and Men’s Health mags.


    This show is presented by Gracefully-Yours greeting cards featuring the "never nascisstic" Church Kitchen Ladies. Visit www.shop.gracefully-yours.com


     

  • Lakota Heart -N- Soul

    in Spirituality

    The topics of this show are based on Lakota Star Knowledge and may include viewing current events from the Ancient Lakota perspective. This show's objective is perpetuate peace among all people, as the foundation of all universes is based on "Mitakuye Oyas'in". The Lakota Star Knowledge definition of "Mitakuye Oyas'in" is that before you can be at peace with all the relatives throughout all universes, you must first have peace among all the relatives within your own inner universe. The mind, body, soul and emotions are all connected to each other. When you do your best in nurturing these four parts, you will establish peace within yourself. Only then are you able to be at peace with all creation around you.


    MaLakota Website: http://www.malakota.com


    Lakota Spirituality Seminars: http://www.malakota.com/online_seminar.html


    Lakota Online School: http://www.malakota.com/en_lakota_school.html


    Lakota Language: http://www.malakota.com/en_lakotabk.html