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On Wednesday, February 18, 2015 joinng Tony on The Voice of the People are:
Susan Demas columnist and journalist with M-Live.com and Editor and Publisher of Inside Michigan Politics
Diego Bonesatti with MichigaUnited.org about the Federal court ruling delayng President Obama's Executive action on immigration
Amy Humter from eqmipridepac.com as we begin our series on LGBTQ issues, with a special focus on Transgener issues, a conversation long overdue
Eric Kelly with Clean Water Action Michigan on renewable resources and where Michigan stands in all iof this
Frank Emspak, founder of the WIN News Network on Scott Walker, Union rights, and mich more
We will also have time for Open Lines so plan to give us a call
Join us on air by calling 855-381-8795. Find us on Facebook by searching for Tony Trupiano: The Voice of the People and AUNAmerica, and on Twitter @tonytrupiano and @aunamerica.
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On A Kind Voice on Music this episode, we feature the talents of Cincinnati's own The Upset Victory! These guys are proving yet again they are the up and coming champs of the Cincinnati indie music scene. Pumping out a driving, piercing mixture of rock, pop and alternative, this fearsome fivesome are the embodiment of true recording and performing diehards, releasing a continuous stream of new music while taking the stage every chance they get. Host Mitch Ruth will ask the pertinant questions about the band and plans for the future. If possible we will even enter the Skyline vs. Gold Star controversy.
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 joinng Tony on The Voice of the People are:
State Representative Jim Townsend joins Tony to talk about his proposal to create Tax Equality in Michigan...
Luanne Kozma from the Committee to ban Fracking on an outraguous report from a state commission that you will find absolutely unbelieveable...
Amy Lynn Smith, a leading voice on the Affordable Care Act joins Tony to talk a whole lot of good news...
Chad Selweski, journalist extraordinare offers up another scandal in the Republican Party and Tony will certainly ask the obvious question, doesn't the GOP vet ANYONE who is part of their leadership, and if they do, what standarad are they having to meet? You can't make this stuff up, you really can't...
Mike Thompson, award-winning editorial cartoonist with the Detroit Free Press joins Tony for a variety of issues, and if you thought Mike's talents were only artisitc, you were dead wrong!
Join us on air by calling 347-308-8392. Find us on Facebook by searching for Tony Trupiano: The Voice of the People and AUNAmerica, and on Twitter @tonytrupiano and @aunamerica.
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Welcome to A Kind Voice on Music. This musical highlight show shines a spotlight on Silverbird based out of Brooklyn, NY. This four piece rock group is working with UK producer Kris Harris to perfect the sounds that Tim Barr spent two months in a monastery writing. A new but strangely comfortable album has followed and now they need your help to KickStart things right. Hosted by Tyler Wolf.
This edition of A Kind Voice on Music features Quiana Lynell, certified southern girl, who infuses her classical training and gospel upbringing with her love for jazz. Embracing her four-octave range, she is able to perform a limitless repertoire. Her style, Jazz, Classical, Soul and Funk, or as she has coined "Jazzicalsofunk," has been described as nothing you have ever heard. Her personality shines through as she delves into the true meaning of well-known songs and exposes hidden tips and secrets to true happiness. Captivating the audience with her voice her smile lights the way, as she shares with you her soul through song. Listen in as host, Mitch Ruth asks about her LOVEME initiative, sending a postitive message with music and, if we're lucky, he'll ask the burning question, "Sugar or salt on the grits?"
Quianna's Webrpage www.quianalynell.com
Quianna's Kickstarter http://kck.st/1FbJ9Rg
Quianna on Twitter @quianalynell
This episode of A Kind Voice on Music focuses on New Orleans musician Dominick Blanda...In the summer of 2013 he was reunited with his passion for playing live music as a favor to his brother who works at House of Blues, New Orleans. Asked to fill a solo slot for one of the musicians who had backed out of a gig; the performance received a positive response. That turned into a regular gig and the formation of a band. Now multi-talented artist, Dominick, has a successful Kickstarter campaign under his belt, along with a couple of children's books and a bright outlook for the future. But the way in the past couple of years hasn't been without hitches. Listen as host Mitch Ruth explores Dominick's journey as a multi-faceted artist in the Big Easy. It is even possible that Mitch might ask the persistent question, "Who Dat?"
Welcome to A Kind Voice on Music. This showcase shines a spotlight on Laura Walsh. Whether owning the big stages or pouring her heart out in the intimate smaller venues, whether she is broadcasted to the mass media through TV and radio interviews or having a conversation over a cup of coffee (green tea for Laura), Laura’s unfailing passion is to connect with her audience in hopes to inspire those she reaches to get involved in their communities. Hosted by Tyler Wolf.
Welcome to A Kind Voice on Music. This Musical showcase spotlights Music. Oddly fitting but somehow a rare delicacy on our program to have an all music show. We are honoring those who have shared their music and kind voices with us all through playing the music that they chose to share with our listeners. We will play their music and reminisce about the time they shared with the show. We will highlight the stylings of Steve Weeks, Walden, Erin and The Wildfire, Tony Herdman and more. Enjoy the music and please support live, local music in your area. A Kind Voice on Music, hosted by Tyler Wolf
Our guest on this episode will be film maker Bob Hurst and we will be discussing his new documentary "The Listeners - A Film About Suicide Prevention" which follows volunteers who learn to use empathy and skills as they counsel crisis and suicide hotline callers.
Bob Hurst is a filmmaker with more than 20 years of experience in film, television and related media. His work includes fiction, documentary and experimental films that have been exhibited at festivals nationally and internationally. He has also collaborated with filmmakers as sound supervisor and camera operator on many films, including King Corn (2007), Kansas vs. Darwin (2007), The Only Good Indian (2009), Destination: Planet Negro (2014). These films and others have been shown on national cable networks like Showtime and Starz, and on the PBS television program Independent Lens. Bob has contributed to permanent installation works at the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina.
He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas who works with a great and inspiring bunch of colleagues with and whom he's also collaborated on films - including Madison Davis Lacy, who executive-produced Paris is Burning and Eyes on the Prize II while at WNYC; and Kevin Willmott, who is co-writing Spike Lee's new film, Chiraq.
Check out his projects here: Facebook Twitter Kickstarter
Hosted by William Battle
Our guest on this episode, Jason Love, has been putting on animation workshops for the past 6 years. He has trained hundreds of participants from the age of 6 to 60. With the majority of his students being teenagers.
With his experience, Jason is able to break down the lessons into simple to follow steps. It is easy for anyone to have their first animated video completed in just a few hours using equipment anyone can get free access to.
We will be talking about his soon to be released book, video, and workshops "Learn to Animate."
Hosted by William Battle
"Between Shifts" is a short film that follows Joanne, a lonely diner waitress, as she embarks on a journey one afternoon while on break between her lunch and dinner shifts.
This modern-day fairytale explores the magic that surrounds us in our everyday lives - the extraordinary in the ordinary - if we’re just willing see it!
"Between Shifts" was a semifinalist in the 2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition: "Poignant, taut and funny, this is a rewarding read, and has the potential to be a film festival audience favorite."
Our guests this episode will be Actress/Writer/Producer Jaime Saginor, Producer Kellie Dantzler, and Director Lysandra Petersson to discuss this film and the magic of every day life.
Check out their Kickstarter campaign here.
Hosted by William Battle
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This episode of A Kind Voice on Music goes out into the world as host Mitch Ruth ventures forth from the studio bunker to interview members of The Almighty Get Down at MOTR Pub in the Over The Rhine district of Cincinnati . This funky hard working band was voted the 2015 Best Live Performance at the Cincinnati Music Awards recently. We'll find out what drives these guys to bring a great show, listen to cuts from their project People This Is...The Almighty Get Down. Perhaps we'll even get a cohearant explanation of what The Almighty Get Down is.