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  • 03:00

    AUTHOR RONALD L. ALLEN

    in Entertainment

    Ron Allen is married and the father of three children. Allen was the founder of the A. Allen Insurance Agency Ltd. in Chicago, IL.   Allen, a graduate of Chicago State University, was a former business education teacher with the Chicago Public Schools. Allen joined the Allstate Insurance Co. in 1967, and was one of Allstate’s first African-American claim adjusters. Allen later became one of the first African-Americans promoted to Allstate Agent.  Allen was an employee agent until 1999 and earned the prestigious designation of Senior Account Agent.  Allen maintained an agency affiliation with the Allstate Insurance Companies for 42 years before his retirement in 2009.  Allen’s insurance agency won several regional and national honors during his sales career.  

    Allen formerly was the co-host of “The Financial Forum” radio show broadcast on WVON 1690 AM in Chicago. Allen has served on the Allstate Foundation Regional Grant Committee, the Demicco Youth Center Board of Directors, and the DuPage County Crimestoppers Board of Directors, the Chicago State University Alumni Board, and the DuPage County Adult Probation Department Volunteers. Allen has served on the Board of Directors of the National African-American Insurance Association for eight years and was NAAIA’s 2009-2010 Chairman.  Allen was awarded the 2009 "50 Men of Excellence Award" by the Chicago Defender Newspaper.  In 2010, Allen was accepted as a Fellow in the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.  In 2011, Allen was awarded the NAAIA Lifetime Achievement Award.  Allen was elected as a Naperville Township Precinct Committeeman in the 2014 Illinois election.  He was later appointed as the Election Judge Coordinator for Naperville Township. Allen also serves on the Board of Directors of the Quad County African-American Chamber of Commerce.

  • 00:10

    Should you Teach Your Baby to Read?

    in Homeschooling

    Amy from ThriveHomeschooling.com answers the issue of teaching babies to read. Is it right for your family?


    Be sure to visit www.thrivehomeschooling.com for more tips, resources, and the Academy for Homeschooling Parents.

  • 00:45

    Hollywood actor Larry Flash Jenkins talks about his career

    in Entertainment

    The King of DC Media, William Powell, welcomes veteran Hollywood actor Larry Flash Jenkins.


    Larry Flash Jenkins was born on May 10, 1955 in Long Island, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) and Fletch (1985). - imdb.com


    Currently Jenkins and his production company Gold Coast Productions are prepping the gospel film I Didn't Lie… I Just Didn't Tell The Truth and the comedy Season Tickets.


    Recently, Larry has written, produced, directed and starred in the comedy film Marriage Vows (out December 2013), gospel musical film titled Don't Touch, if you ain't Prayed (2014 release) and gospel/romantic comedy House of Grace (entered film festivals and won several awards and will be out at 1000 AMC/Regal Theaters in October 2013).


    Jenkins also wrote and produced the gospel musical film Pastor Jones and produced the hip hop comedy film Ms. B's Hair Salon. All executive produced by Kenneth Halsband, who served as executive in charge of production for The Fighter and Limitless starring Robert De Niro. - Wikepedia

  • 01:00

    Shriekfest Radio! Denise Gossett interviews filmmaker Brian Belefant!

    in Paranormal

    A long time ago, I was a copywriter.  I was at Scali McCabe Sloves, Chiat/Day, Stein Robaire Helm, Borders Perrin & Norrander, and BBDO, along with a couple of other companies that I thought were ad agencies because of the creative way they were named after people, but that turned out to be accounting firms or something. Somebody told me that you couldn't be a director unless you went to school for it, so I took a bunch of film classes at UCLA, NYU, and SVA, and even though some people might tell you otherwise, I managed to learn stuff. Then I started asking people to hire me to direct their commercials and some of them did.It's been about twenty years now, of me wearing a hat, wandering around on the set, and saying "cut" without getting into any trouble. I must be really good at it, too, because sometimes people ask me to do it over and over and not because I got it wrong and they want me to try again until I get it right. I even got a bunch of certificates and trophies and stuff -- including a really ugly hood ornament from the London International Advertising Awards.  And not just for commercials. I sometimes get to direct films -- which are just like commercials only they're longer and there's more talking and sometimes naked people in them -- and documentaries, which are just like commercials only the people you point the camera at usually know even less about how to make the film go than I do. 


    Brian won Best Horror Comedy short film in Shriekfest 2002 and had a screenplay finalist in 2002 as well with his script "The Lakeside Slasher". 

  • 01:01

    MitZ Comedian, Author, Speaker

    in Christianity

    From Insanity to Sane presents Tranea Prosser she is an inspiring author and comedian guarantee to make you laugh, come out to support Tranea as we sit down for an exclusive interview May 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. CST. To be apart of the studio listening audience please dial (323) 693- 3930 if at anytime you desire to speak with the host please dial 1.


     


    The first verse in the third chapter of the old Testament book of Ecclesiastes states "To everything there is a there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven." Among the 27 purposes listed is a "...time to laugh."  And so it is for audiences exposed to the comedy  styling of the fabulous MizT.  From her trademark opening dance routine (the girl can 'jam'), to her infectious laugh, MizT knows how to bring "the funny" with purpose, ferocity and freshness. MizT is an experienced comedienne now getting more national notice with her debut comedy album, "Back at 'Ya Lord!"   Coming soon will be a DVD version of that hilarious CD.  


     


    She has also won critical acclaim, being chosen runner-up as the "Comedian of The Year" during the 2010 Texas Gospel Music Excellence awards.  And she has been notified that she's a nominee in the 2013 "Comedian of The Year" category by the Gospel Sounds Radio Network. Until fairly recently, MizT's "side-splitting" comedy routines was shared primarily with folks in Texas...from Dallas to Houston to the capital city of Austin.  But she is a regional star no more...becoming a comic force across the U-S with the release of "Back at 'Ya Lord."  Clips from MizT's comedy album are now airing on Internet radio stations across America and overseas in London. Prepare to be blessed as we discuss her book and comedy. Laughter is good for the soul. Remember God loves you.

  • 00:59

    JUMBLED JUSTICE

    in Politics

    1.  In the News   2. Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard  Kerik talked by remote video from New York City about his book, From Jailer to Jailed, in which he detailed his 2010 guilty plea to making false statements and tax charges for which he served three years in federal prison. He talked about the criminal justice system and prison reform and also the civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department announced the previous day. He also responded to electronic communications and telephone lines divided between those in law enforcement, those with experience in the prison system, and all others.   3.   Book Talk   4.  Listener Calls

  • 01:03

    Riley Weston joins Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!

    in Books

    Haunted Nights LIVE! hosts Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross welcome ...


    Riley Weston has worked as an actress and writer on TV and feature films. She starred in the hit TV movie What About Your Friends, wrote for the TV drama, Felicity as well as starred as “Story Zimmer” on the show. Riley wrote and starred in the TV movie Christmas at Water’s Edge, and also had a role in the indie movies The Cutting Room and Footprints, which was named "One of the 10 Best Films so Far this Year" by the NY Film Critics Circle.


    Riley wrote the TV movies Dark Beauty for Lifetime, and The Nanny Express and Always & Forever, both currently airing on Hallmark. Most recently, her TV movie Damaged premiered on Lifetime.
        
    She has received three awards for her debut novel, before i go, which is available now on Kindle. Riley is trying to get funding now to film the movie, based on a script she wrote. The movie will star her and also feature some of her songs. Riley also keeps busy in Nashville writing with amazing songwriters and recording original music.  


    When the Blue Lady walks… Death walks with her… Thorne & Cross’ collaborative debut, The Cliffhouse Haunting is now available. They are also the authors of the successful serialized novel, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, among other works. Visit Thorne and Cross at their websites: tamarathorne.com and alistaircross.com 


  • 01:57

    Guest:Jackie Pierce of Let's Vote, Michigan! Initiative - IU Radio 5/21 @ 9pmET

    in Politics Progressive

    Welcome to Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IURL) - MICHIGAN'S TOP POLITICO PODCAST - Aired each Tuesday & Thursday at 9pm ET.   


    The #1 Progressive Independent Left Politico Talk Show on the Blog Talk Radio Network! Period!


    On Today's Show:
    We will speak EXCLUSIVELY with Jackie Pierce of Let's Vote, Michigan! Voters Initiative Campaign. Did you know there is a effort to extend the right to Vote by Mail in Michigan? Similar to Oregon where Voting by Mail has been the standard for many years! Michigan currently has only absentee voting which requires potential voters to contact their Local or County Clerk and give a reason for being absent on election day and no early voting what-so-ever. Learn more about how the Let's Vote, Michigan! Campaign is seeking made it much earlier for voters to participate.


    Host Monica RW is an owner/writer for the popular Independent Underground News website, media consultant for ROJS Media LLC, a experienced grassroots and elected local political leader, and brings her researched Independent opinions to the political issues of the day.


    With Our FIFTH YEAR on Blog Talk Radio, syndicated by Tune In, Stitcher, Soundcloud, iTunes, Learn Out Loud and Player FM Networks, Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IURL) have received over 1.7 Million downloads since 2010!!


    Call into the show with your thoughts and opinions at 347-934-0185 or tweet us @IUNewsTalk.


    Follow our blog Independent Underground News & Talk (IUNT) at: http://iunewstalk.com
    Join Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/iunewstalk
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  • 01:04

    Southern Kingfish Association - Contender Boats

    in Sports

    On tonight's PCF Fishing Radio show, the Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) crew joins us with to continue our monthly Countdown to Nationals broadcast! Join the SKA along with Les Stewart from Contender Boats Inc., angler and tournament director Al Morris, and tournament directors from the brand new Downtown Showdown KDW taking place this weekend. We will be talking about what's going on as well as what we can look forward to at the 2015 Mercury Marine SKA National Championship held in Morehead City, NC.


    Call (347) 884-9117 or email questions during our LIVE show May 21st at 8:00 EST! Join us!


     


    PointClickFish.com has teamed up wtih the SKA to serve as their official media coverage team for the 2015 Mercury Marine SKA National Championship. Based in Morehead City, this brotherly duo is no stranger to the Southern Kingfish Association. Not only will they be live streaming the Nationals weigh-in and awards ceremonies, they will also be conducting interviews with anglers and partners of the SKA throughout the entire weekend. In the months leading up to this event, PCF will host a monthly show dedicated to the Southern Kingfish Association. SKA partners and anglers will be featured, as well as information on all the exciting events associated with Nationals. You won't want to miss a single moment of it!!!

  • 00:26

    Exposure Interview Series Live with Freeway Rick Ross

    in Education

    "FREEWAY" RICK ROSS SPEAKS LIVE WITH CELEBRITY PUBLICIST TAM LAWRENCE


    Ricky Donnell Ross, better known as “Freeway” Rick Ross, is one of those rare figures whose experience as a drug kingpin has lead him to a life of rebuilding the community in which he once helped destroy. According to the Oakland Tribune” In the course of his rise, prosecutors estimate that Ross exported several tons of cocaine nationally, and made more than $600 million in the process. Counting inflation its 1.6 billion dollars comparing 1986 to 2010. Now, he has applied the passion that helped him build an empire to helping the youth, Ross has been given a second chance to uplift his community by giving back through mentoring and sharing his story. He plans to inspire many of today’s youths to achieve their greatest successes without following in his footsteps.


     


    Ross was a key figure in VH1′s Emmy nominated documentary “Planet Rock History of Crack and Hip Hop featuring Snoop Dogg, Rza and B-Real of Cypress Hill. As well as the second episode of the first season of BET’s American Gangster documentary series which focused on his story and his connection to the Iran-Contra scandal.He is currently in the process of creating the feature length film of his life story with Nick Cassavetes, his own documentary “Crack in the System” and creating his autobiographical book.


     Read More Visit http://www.freewayrick.com/?page_id=30 


     

  • 00:59

    Empowering Children and Parents: Enlighted Indigo Child

    in Spirituality

    Join Janice this week as she talks with Diandra and Idelle Brand about their book, Enlighted Indigo Child.  The book shares their personal story as well as vital, empowering information to support other families with sensitive children.  Dr. Idelle Brand is a holistic dentist, multifaceted integrative healer and teacher of diverse complementary healing modalities. She is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), a Fellow of the Institute for Natural Dentistry (FIND), and a Certified Nutritional Consultant (CNC).  She is also extensively trained in the field of Energy Medicine, including Hypnosis, Reiki, NLP, EFT and Sound Therapy.  Dr. Brand is the author of numerous health related articles, her blog Enlightened Healing, and 2 published books on natural healing.  She is also the founder of Enlightened Dentistry™, a new paradigm of holistic dental care that encompasses healing of the body, mind and spirit. Find her online TheBrandWellnessCenter.com


    Diandra Brand is an intuitive metaphysical healer. She is certified in an extensive number of alternative healing modalities and has integrated these with her clairvoyant abilities to create a highly developed intuitive metaphysical practice. Via communication with the angelic realm and Higher Self, she is able to focus in on her client’s concerns, and channel guidance for their highest good. Her other abilities include channeling in energy for physical well being as well as serving as a medium for deceased loved ones. She is a successful telepathic communicator with pets and children who may be having challenging issues. Diandra is a native New Yorker and sees clients in person or long distance through phone or Skype. She also has a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture. Find her online DiandraHealer.com


    www.EnlightedIndigoChild.com