• 00:30

    Focus on the Future: Insights on Climate Adaptation

    in Environment


    Jim Buizer, Professor
    Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona


    Jim’s work focuses on climate adaptation, sustainability, institutional transformation, and science for international development.  He’ll join us to share insights based on a recently released report of which Jim was the lead author. As the Deputy Director for Climate Adaptation and International Development at the highly acclaimed UA Institute of the Environment, Jim is leading an effort to establish a network of institutions dedicated to integrating research-based knowledge about climate impacts and options for adaptation into decisions, particularly aimed at sustainable development around the world. In laymen’s terms?  Jim is an important thought leader making an impact on this planet of ours. Please plan to join us.

  • 00:35

    Outlander Author, Diana Gabaldon, Discusses Adaptation Best Drama 2014

    in Entertainment

    Minstrel and Muse on Talk About Radio welcomes author Diana Gabaldon to the show to discuss the Starz Television Series Adaptation of her novel Outlander which was recently voted the BEST TELEVISION DRAMA of 2014. 


    Author Diana Gabaldon holds three degrees in Science: Zoology, Marine Biology, and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, (plus, an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters).  In 1991 she wrote a practice novel set in Scotland, a country she had never visited, Outlander, and the rest, 7 more series novels, 1 companion (one on the way out soon), 12 novellas, (26 million books in print, and who knows how many ebooks and audible versions), is history.  The novels have been made into a television series for the Starz Network: the first set of 8 premiered August 9th, and the second set of 8, all based on the first novel in the series, will air April 4, 2015.  


    Listen to Outlander on audio.

  • 00:35

    Outlander Author, Diana Gabaldon, Discusses the Television Series Adaptation

    in Entertainment

    Minstrel and Muse welcomes author Diana Gabaldon to the show to discuss the Starz Television Series Adaptation of her novel Outlander. 


    Author Diana Gabaldon holds three degrees in Science: Zoology, Marine Biology, and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, (plus, an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters).  In 1991 she wrote a practice novel set in Scotland, a country she had never visited, Outlander, and the rest, 7 more series novels, 1 companion (one on the way out soon), 12 novellas, (26 million books in print, and who knows how many ebooks and audible versions), is history. 


    The novels have been made into a television series for the Starz Network: the first set of 8 premiered August 9th, and the second set of 8, all based on the first novel in the series, will air April 4, 2015.  


    Listen to Outlander on audio.

  • 00:38

    The Dogs of War, 1980

    in Movies

    Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.  Adaptation of Frederick Forsyth's 1974 Novel. 


    Director: John Irvin


    Stars: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely

  • 00:04

    Sea Level Rise 2.0...Exploring Financial Tools For Adaptation

    in Environment

    Reports of scientific studies and local government initiatives to deal with the challenge of swelling oceans fill the internet and traditional media daily. Technical experts dealing with sea level rise are hard at work in South Florida, California, the Carolinas, New York, Virginia and other vulnerable areas the world over.


    But responsible action on sea level rise issues requires another dimension of planning, for which we have just begun.


    Wall Street has a role to play too, as does your local bank and credit union. You have a personal financial role as well.


    Monetary and budgeting strategies to cope with sea level rise, for the average homeowner, renter and small business owner need to be crafted today...to be ready for tomorrow.


    In this episode, we explore some proposed tools and blueprints that financial institutions, consumers and governments should consider to properly plan for the near-term.


    Failure to adapt your financial roadmap today will result in missed options tomorrow. 


    Here we cover the comments of Dr. Leonard Berry Director of the Florida Center For Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University and South Florida Attorney and sea level rise advocate Mitch Chester on this vital aspect of preparing for rising seas.


    Contact Mr. Chester here. 

  • 01:01

    SPECIAL EDITION WITH BEST SELLING AUTHOR JON LAND

    in Writing

    The next adventure of "The Seven Sins"' Michael "The Tyrant" Tiranno, Jon Land's "Black Scorpion "is a pulse pounding action-thriller as he takes on a worldwide human trafficking cabal.Five years have passed since Michael Tiranno saved the city of Las Vegas from a terrorist attack. And now a new enemy has surfaced in Eastern Europe in the form of an all-powerful organization called Black Scorpion. Once a victim of human trafficking himself, the shadowy group's crazed leader, Vladimir Dracu, has become the mastermind behind the scourge's infestation on a global scale. And now he's set his sights on Michael Tiranno for reasons birthed in a painful secret past that have scarred both men.Already facing a myriad of problems, Michael once more must rise to the challenge of confronting an all-powerful enemy who is exploiting and ravaging innocents all across the globe and has set nothing less than all of America as its new victim. Black Scorpion has also taken the woman Michael loves hostage: Scarlett Swan, a beautiful archaeologist who was following the dangerous trail of the origins of the ancient relic that both defines and empowers Michael, a discovery that could change history and the perception of mankind's very origins.With the deck and the odds stacked against him, Michael must come to learn and embrace his true destiny in becoming the Tyrant reborn as a dark knight to triumph over ultimate evil and stop the sting of Black Scorpion from undermining all of the United States and plunging Las Vegas into chaos and anarchy.A major production for a feature film is in active development in Hollywood based on the franchised character of Michael Tiranno, the Tyrant. The film will be based on the blended adaptation of "Black Scorpion" and its predecessor, "The Seven Sins, " which both have also been licensed to DC Comics for comic books and graphic novels publications worldwide. Fran Lewis:Host

  • 03:02

    Huff Post TBI Contributor on Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Amy Zellmer  is a regular contributor for the Huffington Post and a professional photographer and business coach located in Saint Paul, MN. She is in the process of writing a book on TBI awareness, and is also a contributing author on a soon-to-be-released book by Carole Brody Fleet on overcoming obstacles and life changes. She is actively involved in TBI awareness and advocacy since sustaining a traumatic brain injury in 2014, and recently attended Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. She enjoys all things glittery and sparkly as well as chocolately. Her and her Yorkie, Pixxie, enjoy traveling the country on road trips and speaking to groups. You can find out more about Amy at www.customcreationsphotography.com or her column on Huffington Post online.


    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. Guests share their experience, strength and hope. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery.


    More will be revealed! Tune in, and call in. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."


    We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers. Front half of the show is a featured guest, the back half is Open Mic and some great Indy Music sure to inspire!


    Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" us at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org & www.facebook.com/braininjuryradionetwork

  • 01:00

    Profile:Robin Mathews/Make-up/ Oscar Win/Dallas Buyers Club/Man Down

    in Movies

    2014 Academy Award winner and Hollywood Make-Up Artist and Hairstylist Guild Award Winner Robin Mathews received these honors for the film Dallas Buyers Club in which she showed actors, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, physically progressing through the various stages of dying from AIDS. Mathews had previously worked with McConaughey as the make-up department head on Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy, where she gained international recognition for transforming the actor through use of facial prosthetics and was also praised for a stunning metamorphosis of Nicole Kidman, who earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her performance.Ms. Mathews most recently teamed again with Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Mark Valle’ to shoot
    the film adaptation of Wild, the bestselling book and true story of author Cheryl Strayed’s trek along the Pacific Crest Trail, starring Reese Witherspoon. Ms. Mathews alternates working as a make-up department head on feature films – both studio and
    independent – with assignments as a personal make-up artist for actors. She came to prominence in the film industry courtesy of director Sean Penn, who hired her as his make-up department head on Into the Wild, starring Emile Hirsch and Academy Award nominee Hal Holbrook. Ms. Mathews, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. However, her aptitude for make-up and her affinity for prosthetics and special make-up effects work led to a career shift. She honed her skills for more than seven years creating over 30 full facial prosthetics daily for Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual Fright Fest. Work in film and television soon followed, as she expanded her expertise into beauty, grooming, and period detail. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 02:06

    H.O.W. of Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    We want people to understand our "silent epidemic", but how honest, open minded and willing are we to hear about the plight of others with disability? Do we look for the similarities, or the differences in the issues we all face? Meg Perez, will speak of a genetic condition called William's syndrome, what it's meant in her life, & then the recent finding she has also suffered an undiagnosed brain injury. So many people who have had brain trauma go undiagnosed, yet the symptoms are lurking right there. We'll  discuss the challenges of relationships, goal setting, and the obsticles involved, when you've had a diagnosis since birth.


    Terry Monkaba, Exec Director of the Williams Syndrome Association, who also has a 29yr old son with the condition will be joining us. More at Williams-Syndrome.org


    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. I introduce topics, and survivor's share their experience, strength and hope. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery.


    More will be revealed! Tune in, stop in and call in. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."


    We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.


    The front half of show is a featured guest. to join us in the discussion. The second part of the show is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire!


    Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and ./braininjuryradio

  • 01:02

    Film Re-Adaptation of Nosferatu now a Kickstarter Project

    in Pop Culture

    What do vampires, Doug Jones, black-and-white cinema, and modern green screen technology all have in common? The answer is Nosferatu - a new visual remix of the classic German expressionist 1922 black-and-white silent horror film.  


    The idea is to bring this classic horror film back to life and with a unique feel to show to a modern audience while still honoring the masters of old. Writer and director David Lee Fisher has garnered a team of creative individuals who are all collaborating to recreate the 1922 film in a rather unique way.


    Nosferatu is on KickStarter at thevampirelives.com with a goal to raise $60,000 by December 3rd.     


    Doug Jones, famed actor best known for his work as Abe Sapien in the Hellboy films, El Fauno and the Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth, Billy Butcherson in Hocus Pocus, and the Silver Surfer in Rise Of The Silver Surfer, has been cast to portray the menacing Count Orlok. His makeup has been created by Mike Elizalde of Spectral Motion Studios.

  • 02:58

    Celebrated Musician on Healing Self Care: Recovery Now with Kim Justus

    in Education

    Bill Protzmann is a man on a mission: to raise awareness of the power of music as self care.


    On  Memorial Day weekend 2007 Protzmann premiered a new version of his one man show, Connected!, with a focus on using music as a self intervention tool for issues related to military service. In 2011, he launched Music Care Inc, a for profit corporation dedicated to providing education in music as adjunct treatment for post traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety.


    Bill holds magna cum laude degrees in piano performance and creative writing, and has concertized and performed for many years with a focus on bringing music to audiences in non-traditional ways. His recording of “Amazing Grace” topped the mp3.com charts in July of 2000, and he has released two all-original CDs. He has performed and worked with opera stars, poets, Dixieland, jazz, rock and pop tribute bands, in musical theatre, and as a solo concert pianist and entertainer.


    Recovery Now is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."


    We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers. The front portion of show is our featured guest, the second is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire!


    Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and /braininjuryradionetwork

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