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  • 00:16

    Does Technology Help or Hurt Collaboration?

    in Technology

    Engineering The Collaborative Human
    This exchange between guest Sally Applin and Host Fred McClimans is being offered as additional content to The COIL episode, "Engineering The Collaborative Human"

  • 01:07

    Conversation with Vices Adulation

    in Indie Music

    Vices and Adulation was founded in 2013, West Midlands singer, Lucy-may Upton, is a published poet, highly skilled artist and is entirely self-trained. The musician of the band is Fabian Upton. He has not studied music but plays by ear and by memorizing patterns. He is the current and four year 8 finger tapping guitar champion at  GuitarWar.com and one time sweep picking guitar champion.

    Vices and Adulation started out in Feb 2013, when their first instrumental album released. Their first vocal single “Dragon Princess” was released in March this year and won the Akademia Award for Best Alternative Rock Song. The band’s new vocal single “Sounds of the Hallway” has also recently been released.

    Ok, you have to keep in mind that this kind of music is not going to be for everybody. You’re not likely to hear it on the radio, or on MTV, because it is music as an art form. It is not adulterated by commercialism due to the monetary interests of any record company’s desire to attract a brainless audience so they can cash in and run happily to the bank. This is a complex musical art.

    With that in mind, Vices and Adulation is simply an amazing band, in the mold of Evanescence, Lacuna Coil and Nightwish to cite a few. It took me a while to come across an indie band within this genre again, but here it is.


  • 00:40

    Dangers of Essure Birth Control Device on The Authentic Woman w/ Shannon Fisher

    in Women

    This week, Shannon welcomes three women spearheading an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of the permanent birth control device Essure. Her guests are Angie Firmalino, founder the Essure Problems group; Amanda Dykeman, an administrator of the group; and Amanda Rusmisell, the group’s legislative liaison. The Essure Problems group has connected nearly 25,000 women who have had adverse reactions to the device.

    This show will highlight the potentially fatal complications of the Essure device so women can make an informed decision about having the device implanted in their fallopian tubes. The device has garnered thousands of reports of autoimmune issues, adhesions and punctures of abdominal organs, excessive bleeding, severe pelvic pain, and even death. Erin Brockovich helped the Essure Problems group gain traction. There is now bipartisan legislation before Congress calling for the removal of Essure from the market introduced by Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick.

    The Authentic Woman is hosted by women's rights leader, Shannon Fisher.  Facebook Twitter Links to Previous Episodes of The Authentic Woman. This podcast is copyrighted and solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC.

  • 00:35

    Engineering The Collaborative Human

    in Technology

    The move towards collaboration and collaborative economic models is becoming more economic necessity than noble aspiration. In the context of the collaborative society culture is collective diversity, not collective similarity.Sally Applin, one of the founders of AnthroPunk, a movement concerned with how people promote, manage, resist, endure and create change, joins us for a truly thought provoking episode of The COIL. By embracing change we are giving up control of change. What breaks is a result of our actions, but beyond our control unless we create and invent – adapt change to ourselves rather than adapting to change. We’ll be looking at the world through an AnthroPunk lens as we discuss the business, technological and cultural issues that are being faced by the different generations of humanity.Among the issues we’ll address:What tools can individuals use to manage the unpredictable rate and speed of change due to rapidly adopted technological innovation?What are the major change points taking place today and how are they impacting the different generations and cultures?How do we effectively integrate sustainability into constantly changing business and social models?As we move from a world of limited analog relationships to massive digital relationships, how do we promote elements of trust between people, brands and causes?What are the major change points taking place today and how are they impacting the different generations and cultures?

  • 00:40

    Does advertising actually have a future?

    in Technology

    Our guest for this episode is Jeff Koyen, CEO and founder of Assignmint, the premier online exchange for editors and freelance journalists.   Jeff was the former Editor-in-Chief of the legendary New York Press.  He has written and/or edited for such publications as the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Wired, Radar, New York, and The Prague Pill.
    Among the questions we’ll address:
    Is Native Advertising the salvation of journalism, advertising, both, or neither?
    Can the marriage between content and advertising be saved?
    Is advertising about to experience a significant jolt of unplanned obsolescence?
    The COIL is a weekly radio show/podcast exploring the nexus of technology and culture. Each episode focuses on a single topic - 1 guest + 2 analysts = 30 minutes of concentrated, actionable goodness hosted by Howard Hecht and Fred McClimans

  • 01:48

    Authors & Writers Happy Hour

    in Books

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s HAPPY HOUR variety show, airing live from the Historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 407 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - USA Today bestselling author Patricia Harman discusses her second Hope River novel ‘The Reluctant Midwife’, the follow up to ‘The Midwife of Hope River’
    - Award-winning author Mark Stevens discusses the ‘Trapline’ - the third installation in the Allison Coil mystery series, plus, ‘Pick Up at Union Station’ - the seventh installation of the late Denver author Gary Reilly’s ‘Asphalt Warrior’ series.
    - Landon Wallace – Author of ‘Come and Take It: Search for the Treasure of the Alamo’

  • 00:28

    Does Technology Challenge Us As Spiritual Beings?

    in Spirituality

    That’s the big question and it was asked by one of our favorite and most popular guests on The COIL, Dr. Katina Michael, Associate Dean of International, University of Wollongong, NSW Australia.  In a bit of a format departure from our typical episode structure, the hosts valiantly attempt to answer the aforementioned “big question” and it quickly evolves into a spirited discussion on techno-spirituality.  Perhaps the discussion didn’t evolve at all – the entire episode was intelligently designed.  The only way to be certain is to listen and judge for your self.

  • 00:30

    Crowdfunding: What’s really in it for me?

    in Entrepreneur

    On this edition of the COIL, our guest is once again the talented Andrea Seabrook, the driving force behind the syndicated show DecodeDC and former Congressional correspondent for NPR and host of the weekend edition of All Things Considered.
    This week we’re delving into the issue of crowdfunding – why it’s become so important, some of the controversial issues around its adoption and how it’s spawning a wave of innovative projects, including Andrea’s own DecodeDC. We’re also taking a look at what it means to be a trailblazer in alternative-funded media and how hybrid crowdfunded/sponsored content can actually work. In a bit of psuedo-investigative journalism, we delve into the world of Mexican soap operas, as Andrea shares a bit of her own illustrious history and how she came to land a role in the prime time telenovela, Demasiado Corazon.

  • 03:21

    Solstice Coil Music

    in Lifestyle

    Solstice Coil the Progressive Rock Band from Melodic Revolution Records goes Onlinewithandrea Live from Israel to share their music and their journey.  Hosted by Andrea R. Garrison.

  • 00:30

    Decoding Andrea: Andrea Seabrook on the 1st year of DecodeDC

    in Politics

    Just over one year ago, Andrea Seabrook left a brilliant career as a Congressional correspondent for NPR and host of the weekend edition of All Things Considered to re-define political reporting by starting her own podcast, DecodeDC. Rather than go hat in hand to another set of vested interests, Andrea successfully crowdfunded the venture garnering more than $100,000 by appealing to her listeners with a simple value proposition: “Washington is broken. You are not. Help DecodeDC report stories that really matter”
    As a dizzying array of distributors, miners, and aggregators galvanize their resolve to commoditize content, there is a growing push back from content creators. The long held stigma of self-published books, self-released music, and independently produced film/video has all but disappeared as DIY has hit the mainstream hard.Unlike most of the disruptions to legacy business models, this one is truly individual-centric. This has caused both traditional and VC backed organizations considerable difficulty in establishing a model to support their necessary levels of profit and growth. Andrea joins Fred and Howard on The COIL to share insights on truly independent media, crowdfunding for change, and on being the brand.

  • 00:30

    Exploding the Myth of Data Privacy

    in Technology

    How much is your privacy worth? Data privacy is an issue that only comes into focus in the collective consciousness when shoved into view by a substantive breach in personal data security. Whether the origin of the incursion is criminal or governmental, the focus quickly fades to black and a general feeling of helplessness persists.  Privacy advocates who continue to insist that the battle being fought is one of rights are galvanizing our collective impotence in the realm of data privacy.  
    Battles for civil or human rights are typically measured in decades and we simply don’t have the time.  Do we need to temporarily suspend our efforts in establishing footholds in the rights to privacy? Should we instead be working quickly and diligently towards establishing the price of privacy?
    Dr. Katina Michael, Associate Dean - International, and the University of Wollongong, joins Fred and Howard on The COIL to share her insights on the future of privacy and personal data.