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The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill.
Today's special guest is Stephanie Osborn
Few can claim the varied background of Stephanie Osborn, the Interstellar Woman of Mystery.
Veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Her space experience also includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects.
Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including geology and anatomy.
Now retired from space work, Stephanie has trained her sights on writing. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to more than 20 books, including the celebrated science-fiction mystery, Burnout: The Mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281. She is the co-author of the “Cresperian Saga,” book series, and currently writes the critically acclaimed “Displaced Detective” series.
Stephanie's books include:
The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival
The More Things Change
We'll talk about the end of the space shuttle program and how it will affect America's space efforts. Will we fall further and further behind Russia and China, or will we catch up with the new space launch vehicle when it comes online? Why haven't the feds given NASA what they need to meet the goals that they have mentioned time and again? And what does NASA need to do to help put America back in front to stay in space?
For people who grew up in the middle of the 20th Century, space travel/exploration has been something of a disappointment since the lunar landings of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The promises of commercial space travel, promoted in such feature films as Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODDESSY have never been realized, and man's toehold in space has been limited to near-earth ventures like the International Space Station (ISS) and the American Space Shuttle program that was shut down several years ago. In a word, disappointing.
However, the 21st Century has finally begun to deliver on the promises made by people like President John F. Kennedy and Werner von Braun, thanks to a number of pioneering commercial space ventures that are rapidly beginning to deliver results. Companies like Orbital Sciences and SpaceX, are already providing resupply and retrieval services to NASA for the ISS. And sometime in 2017, SpaceX will fly their first manned mission aboard their own U.S.-built Falcon 9 rocket. These rapid and well conceived programs have not gone without incident however, as demonstrated by the recent accidents involving Orbital Sciences and Virgin Galactic's boosters and spacecraft. Nevertheless, these bold ventures, led by men like Richard Branson and Elon Musk are pushing ahead, and look to be back sometime in 2015.
To learn more about the coming revolution in commercial space projects, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) i for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week is Zenith Press (@Zenith_Press) author Piers Biznoy, and they be discussing his new book. NEW SPACE FRONTIERS. Together they will discuss the current crop of commercial space ventures, recent setbacks and successes, and the long-term viability of space as a commercial enterprise arena.
In taking your prospects from resistant to sharing what’s really going on within their organizations to ready to share confidential information, salespeople must develop a certain amount of trust with their prospect. Join us for this thoughtful interview with Maxine Attong about how to create a safe space for your prospects and clients.
Maxine Attong is passionate about writing, facilitation and coaching. She believes that these skills allow her to live her personal mission statement “To enhance the lives of the people with whom I make contact”
Attong is a Certified Management Accountant with over 20 years qualified experience in a range of industries—gas and oil, financial services, retail and manufacturing.
She is a Certified Professional Facilitator and a Certified Evidence Based Coach, and uses the magic of coaching to provide safe and confidential environments in which clients can achieve business or personal goals. Maxine’s coaching style is based on the concepts of positive psychology. She specializes in transition which she defines as “moving clients from where they are to where they want to be”. In business, this translates to working with recent promotions, new hires (on boarding), and employees who may present an organizational challenge or executive coaching.
Maxine is the also the author of two books – Change or Die and Lead Your Team To Win (GreenLeaf 2014). “Lead Your Team To Win” shares an alternate leadership style that she developed after many years of leading and observing others lead teams. She suggests that employee’s will achieve optimal performance when leaders provide a safe space within which they can take risks.
Is social media killing your BOP? Small business and medium businesses have grown to rely on social media to help them brand, "connect" and sell thier services. Some businesses pay to "boost" thier posts for a seemingly larger reach, increase thier fan bases and elevate the awareness of thier BOP. Most believe that though the stats are promising, they are not effective. Many businesses are awaking to a space of confusion, dissapointment and discouragement over things like lack of reach, connection and interactions with thier brands. Many people have seen a sharp decline in the amount of people who see thier posts. Many people have put so much time into social media that they are killing thier businesses. Social media is an illusion. Yes....it is "social" Yes, people (about 6%) will see your posts but even General Motors with 50,000 fans has realized that there is no more money and time to be wasted in trying to build the brand with face book.
We Business Hippies have awoken from this illusion as well. We are leaving face book in 2015 and we already have cut it down to no more than 20 minutes a day for our whole social media portfolio. We realized that we were killing our business through our reliance on facebook to carry our networking weight. The truth is, no one in your news feed really cares, they are not going to buy your products enough to sustain your business, They are likely to not even see your posts. "They" are not the problem. We are. So tonight we will chat about this honestly. Where we went wrong, how we have damaged our business and what we are going to do to thrive in this ADD nation. Join in the conversation!
Wilfredo Gomez vs Lupe Pintor (1982) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw4APZuTpBM
Antonio Avelar vs Wilfredo Vazquez (1986) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNxfiuRzN_c
Roberto Duran vs Iran Barkley (1989) http://youtu.be/WyjEUp1yVjU
Join Stephanie as she interviews Author E LR Jones about her books and her writing career. She will be the inaugural author on the Stephanie's Book Reports BlogTalk Radio channel. E LR Jones is the author of The Norton Sisters Series; Live in "E" Motion; Can I do your hair?; Touched by a god Series; The Discovery of Me; and several more. Tune in to hear how E got her writing career started and where she's going from here.
Find her on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1B8uEJ6
Show Date: December 17, 2014
Hosts Janet Kira Lessin & Theresa J.Morris interview guest Dan Willis (and perhaps other special guests) on the Ascension Center, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 3 to 5 HST, 5 to 7 PM Pacific, 7 to 9 PM Pacific, 8 to 10 Eastern time on www.blogtalkradio.com/aquarianradio simulcasting with www.blogtalkradio.com/tjmorrisetradio.
On this show we plan on focusing on the spiritual aspect of the UFO/disclosure field.
Dan Willis is one of the Disclosure Project’s twenty Top Secret military witnesses that testified at the National Press Club in Washington DC on May 9th 2001. He served in the US Navy as a high speed code operator at the Naval Communication Station in San Francisco with a top secret crypto level 14 with extra sensitive material security clearance. In 1969 he received a PRIORITY message to the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington DC coming through one of the ship to shore circuits via code.
The message was classified as SECRET from a USNS Navy ship off of the coast of Alaska. The ships crew reported a visual sighting off of port bow of a brightly glowing reddish orange elliptical object, approximately 70 feet in diameter emerging out of the ocean and then shooting off straight up into space. The ships radar operator confirmed the visual sighting tracking the object to a speed in excess of 7,000 MPH. Further information http://thewebmatrix.net/disclosure/ -
See more at: http://www.aquarianradio.com/2014/12/16/ascension-center-121714-dan-willis-tj-janet-guests/#sthash.MS10Rjcy.dpuf