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  • 00:23

    Autumn, The Play Inspired by Former Newark Mayors, Cory Booker and Sharpe James!

    in Education

    Autumn, The Play Inspired by the Newark NJ Mayors Cory Booker and Sharp James!


    SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: MNN's "The Gist of Freedom" Interviews of Richard Wesley and cast members! Mr. Wesley an Award-winning Playwright and Screenwriter talks about his new play, "Autumn"!
     
    Richard Wesley, whose hits include "Uptown Saturday Night" and "Let's Do It Again" which starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby and "The Mighty Gents" which went to Broadway.



    "Autumn," an absorbing new drama by Richard Wesley that probes the fragility of political legacies and human relationships, premieres at Crossroads Theatre Company April 23 through May 3.   
     
    "Autumn" is the first full-length stage play, since the premiere of Wesley's acclaimed work, "The Talented Tenth," in 1989, which looked at the lives of a group of Howard University graduates who were part of an emerging Black elite.  
     
    “I began thinking that there was a new generation of post-civil rights movement politicians emerging that was very different from the generation that came of age during the civil rights movement,” Wesley said. “There was a group of old-school politicians who found themselves wrapped up in political scandals; and right behind [them] were these younger politicians who were moving up.”
     
    Since 1995, Wesley has been an associate professor of dramatic writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he served as chair of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing for eight years. He is a former vice president of the Writers Guild of America, East.
     
    Crossroads Theater Company is located at 7 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. For tickets, call (732) 545-8100 or purchase online at crossroadstheatrecompany.org.

  • 00:30

    Perfectionism, Procrastination and Thoughts on Autumn

    in Family

    Does the change in seasons lift you up or bring dread?  Have you ever wondered why?  Today that's what we'll explore as we talk about the seasonal change from summer to autumn in the US and what we can do to have the best season ever, even if it's not your favorite season of the year.  Join live or catch the archive at your convenience.

  • 01:25

    Episode 11: Kenny Porpora, author of the memoir The Autumn Balloon

    in Writing

    In this week's episode, I talk to author and journalist Kenny Porpora about his debut memoir The Autumn Balloon. 


    The show also features:


    An interview with Emily Griffin, Kenny's editor at Grand Central Publishing
    Writers on Writing Radio Show 
    My New School MFA classmate Erin Harris
    Writer's Psych with Dr. Ike


    Listen on demand or download on iTunes.

    ABOUT KENNY PORPORA


    Kenny Porpora’s work can be found in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Newsday, and The Huffington Post, and is an associate editor and part-owner of Man About World magazine. He graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University, where he studied philosophy and holds an M.S. from Columbia in investigative journalism. He wrote his master’s thesis on professional wrestling. He’s reported on some of the biggest national news stories of the last decade, including the New York Yankees’ World Series win, the 2008 presidential primaries, the John Gotti, Jr. trial, and the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ plane crash.
     
    The Autumn Balloon is his first book. He lives in Los Angeles.

  • 00:12

    Celebrate Autumn with Simple Joy

    in Moms and Family

    The kids are heading back to school. Autumn is almost here! Right behind Autumn is Halloween, closely followed by Thanksgiving & Christmas! It's enough to make you crawl into your bed, pull the covers over your head & hide until the first of the year!


    Calm down! Jean Ann Duckworth is ready to help you begin the school year right when you live a Life of Simple Joy! Now until the end of the year, Jean Ann is offering tips, advice, ideas, recipes & more to help you reduce stress & put the joy back into your life & the life of your family!


    In this episoe, Jean Ann  helps you organize your kitchen for back-to-school, offers tips for Fall house cleaning & shares a great & simple recipe for those busy Autumn evenings!


    Make Life a Celebration! Make it a Simple Joy!

  • 00:45

    Singer/Songwriter Autumn Blair

    in Entertainment

    Hi listeners and welcome to another edition of Weekdays with Murph.  Today, we're pleased to welcome singer/songwriter Autumn Blair to the show.  We'll chat with Autumn about how she got started in the music business, and what's up next for her.  As always, I have my co-host, Emily, with me, so let's get to it!

  • 00:41

    "Chasing Nashville's": Autumn Blair

    in Country Music

    Eighteen year-old West Virginia native, Autumn Blair started her music career at the age of eight. After winning various music competitions, including receiving a “Golden Ticket” to Hollywood on American Idol and being one of the youngest to perform on the West Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame stage, Autumn realized her true potential as a musician. Two years ago, Autumn was found on YouTube and was asked to be the lead talent in Lifetime’s reality series, Chasing Nashville.
     
    Since the show’s end, Autumn has been writing and performing her own songs across the region. Although she is the kin of Country great, Loretta Lynn, Autumn’s extremely broad vocal range and profound personal lyrics cement the struggles and successes she’s encountered in her personal life. Essentially, her vulnerability extends to relatability, setting her apart from other Country artists. Autumn's lyrics cultivate a message to empower others not to let circumstances dictate their life. This is exemplified in powerful songs like,“No Place Like Home” and “Hear Me Now,” which are regular requests on the radio in the region.

  • 01:13

    Celebrating the Autumn Equinox with Cathleen Kelly

    in Spirituality

    I am delighted to welcome back Cathleen Kelly who will update us on the latest from her home, Fiddlehead Grove Retreat and Healing Center, and lead us in celebrating the Autumn Equinox that's just around the corner!   Cathleen joined me in June for the Mid-Summer Solstice and to share about herself as the founder and sole proprietor of Holistic Horizons, a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher and Reflexologist, and Integrative Health Consultant. (visit the Voices archive page for this link) This time we'll be focusing on the abundant harvest of this great turning of the Seasons, sharing ceremony to help honor Mother Earth and all her creations. Please join us at 7 pm Eastern, 4 pm Pacific, for a special episode of Voices of the Earth.  And do pay an enjoyable visit Cathleen's website at the link below:


    http://rnholistic.com/ 


    Voices archives: http://www.goldenspiraljourney.com/VoicesoftheEarth.html

  • 00:29

    The Wheel Turns To Fall - Autumn Equinox

    in Spirituality

    In a mere 5 days we will be in the glory of Fall!!! Autumn Equinox and Mabon!


    hat will you do to celebrate this seasonal turning?


     Tune in tonight to share and learn

  • 00:21

    Falling Into Autumn

    in Radio

    Welcoming the listeners to the fall/autumn season, introducing the weather and seasonal transition, fashion, fairs, football and enjoying more indoor activities.

  • 01:29

    Living Astrology: Astrology of the Autumn 2014

    in Spirituality

    This week on Living Astrology:  Astrology of the Autumn Equinox


    We're moving into another astrologically busy time!  The Autumn swings into high gear in early October with Mercury Retrograde, a Total Lunar Eclipse and a partial Solar Eclipse.  Mercury will be retrograding from Scorpio back to Libra, the eclipses are in Libra/Aries and Scorpio/Taurus.  Today we'll be discussing what each of these configurations mean for us as individuals and then we'll be doing astrology readings as well.


    If you would like an astrology reading, please email your birth information (date, time, place) to me by 2:00 pm Pacific time on Thursday, Sept. 18th.  Email to janet@living-astrology.com or janethickox@hotmail.com.  Then call into the show for your reading.  1-347-205-9869.


     


     

  • 00:20

    Autumn Federici

    in Entertainment

    Actress and producer Autumn Federici talks about her career and upcoming projects, including the feature films, Circles,The Haunting of the Innocent and Murder Eleven.  Other credits include the TV series Toasted; and the films Ugly, Iris and The Blackout.


    Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/autumn.federici


    Twitter page:  https://twitter.com/AutumnFederici


    IMDB page:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2608927/