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Join Taylor Ellwood of Magical Experiments as he interviews Tom Swiss, author of Why Buddha Touched the Earth about Eastern Mysticism and meditation and the intersection with Western Magic and Paganism. We'll learn how the East meets West and what that really means as it applies to spiritual work.
With the regular season finished, the NBA Playoffs are set to get under way on Saturday. The seeds are set, and we'll go through each first round matchup in both conferences. Outside of Golden State, does any team seem to have an easy matchup in its opening series? With how loaded the Western Conference is, it seems like anything is possible outside of the Warriors advancing.
In the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks may have the top spot, but the Cleveland Cavaliers have been the better team overall since the All Star break. Do the LeBron-led Cavs have a sweep in front of them in the Boston Celtics? Outside of Atlanta and Cleveland in the first round, like the West, anything seems possible.
We are chatting about the difference between Western and Eastern, how they can compliment each other & what are some things we can do to maintain or restore our optimal heath.
An extraordinary dichotomy exists between SCIENCE and RELIGION or east and west religious thinking.
No one in the mainstream media ever draws any attention to it. It is never discussed. Its ramifications are never considered.
Why is this particular debate never allowed to happen? Who is it that benefits from ensuring that ordinary people are never confronted with the astounding differences between SCIENCE and SPIRITUALITY AND between EAST and WEST religions?
One thing is certain: either everyone in the East / Science is going to hell, or the Western "believers" Religious are the most deluded people in history, utterly and spectacularly wrong to a degree that can only be labelled insane.
A critical question arises - was Western religious thinking ever compatible with Eastern religion and, if it was, what caused the astonishing divergence of later history, and what became of those Western religions that were once in harmony with the East?
AUGUST 27, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio
THEME: Contemporary Western Music and the Publishing of Westerns in Today’s Market
Jim Jones - New Mexico Author and singer whose books and songs have educated, informed and entertained people around the world. Winner of the 2013 Western Writers of America Spur Award for Western Song of the Year.
Carol Markstrom - Singer/songwriter who plays acoustic guitar and performs Western, folk, and Americana. Carol is also a non-fiction writer and recently published children’s book.
Tiffany Schofield - Tiffany Schofield, Senior Editor at Five Star Publishing (a part of Cengage Learning/Gale).
Bob Clark- Editor-in-Chief of Washington State University Press, former Assistant Director/Publisher at the University of Oklahoma and Former past President and Owner of Arthur H. Clark Company
THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE:
Western music is not to be confused with Country music. Western music is a form of American folk music composed by and about the people who settled and worked throughout the Western United States and Western Canada. The Mexican folk music of the American Southwest also influenced the development of this genre. With the Traditional Western being a genre of various arts, such as comics, fiction, film, games, radio, television and music, getting "westerns" published and in the hands of fans can also be confusing and a challenge to understand. Tonight we learn about today's contemporary western music and about how today's publishing experts get the western genre to market.
AUGUST 13, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio
THEME: The New Western and Westerns in Film and Television
Kirk Ellis - Screenwriter, Producer, Emmy Awards and Humanitas Prize Winner. Kirk is a Western Writers of America (WWA) Spur Award Winner for Best Drama Script, as well as a Wrangler Award Winner from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Anne Hillerman- Author of eight non-fiction books and WWA Spur Award Winner for the Best First Novel.
THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE: When most of us think of reading westerns, classic western authors such as Louis L'Amour or Zane Grey come to mind. But several contemporary authors are taking the themes of the traditional Western and applying them in more contemporary settings. If you enjoy stories about semi-nomadic wanderers who live hard lives, mostly in wilderness settings, dealing with questions of honor and justice, you might want to try one of these stories of the new west. Also Westerns today are in both movies and television. But you may be surprised to learn that Westerns are the major defining genre of the American film industry. They are one of the oldest, most enduring and flexible genres and one of the most characteristically American genres in their mythic origins. Let's learn more about the new western and westerns in todays' film and television.
The Western Edge has a strong two year history of great informative shows covering topics around Horse Training, The Rodeo Industry, Music Artist and much much more. We are ecstatic to come back stronger than ever before with a our own unique format and more shows, you will have opportunities to talk to our co-hosts and guest live during our broadcast or send in questions to them prior to the show. We love including our audience with the topics we cover. In our short two years on air we have a nearly 60,000 listens on our shows and our show profile page has been viewed over 20,000 times. Our broadcast can be listened to worldwide - which we really love, because that means our friends, family and fans that serve our country or work abroad can catch our show live or listen to the recorded show at their Convenience . During our first show of 2015 Carrie will inform us on The Western Edge 2015 and Scott Daily of Scott Daily Horse Training will update us on what to expect from his shows. The Special Guest - A very talented band from Greenwood, AR that has put their stamp on Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma Miss Rylee Rene and The Heavens 2 Betsy Band! Please tune into Monday 8 pm CST to The Western Edge on Blogtalkradio! If you have questions for Scott Daily of Scott Daily Horse Training, Heavens 2 Betsy or Carrie email them firstname.lastname@example.org or call in Live Monday June 22, 2015 at 8pm cst at (607) 203-5263.
AUGUST 20, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio
THEME: The Western Trails - Legend, Facts and Great Stories
Will Bagley- Author of over 20 books. Will's work has won every major prize in Western History--an Old Joe, the Spur, the Wrangler, the Caroline Bancroft, the John W. Caughey Prize for the year's most distinguished book on the history of the American West, and the Merrill J. Mattes Award for Excellence in Writing.
Melody Groves - Southern New Mexico Author whose novels reflect her fascination--and ties--with that era of the Old West--gunfighters. Her books reflect her passion for rodeo and appreciation of historic wooden bars. Yes bars--the front and back wooden structures.
THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE: In the American Old West, trails were used by immigrants from the eastern United States, between 1830 and 1870. These colonists began to settle various regions of North America west of the Interior Plains, during the overland migrations of the mid-19th century. There were two major wagon networks, one based typically out of Missouri and the other out of Santa Fe de Nuevo México. These trail networks have become embedded in the folklore of the United States as one of the significant influences that have shaped the content and character of the nation. Whether its a fact or a legend, behind it always lie a great story.
After last week's show it seems we're back to normal??? At least the technical issues seemed to have met the test. Our "kitchen table" radio show with all the high paid talent is back this week for more Eastern talk and all the latest news from last week that is worthy of discussion in the form of "breaking news." Please be with us and add your talents to our broadcast. We're leaving the Gate at 7:00 p.m. ET on Flight 228.
AUGUST 6, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio
THEME: The Traditional Western - Still a Good Read
Candy Moulton- A Wyoming native and author of 13 Western history books, co-edited a collection of short fiction and written, produced. Candy is a two-time Western Writers of America Spur Award winner, an Oregon Heritage and Silver Remi Award winner and as well as a Finalist at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood.
Monty McCord - Award Winning Author, President of the Adams County Historical Society a member of the Nebraska Writers Guild Author and Spur Finalist Award for Best Western Audio Book.
Phil Mills - Phil Mills, Jr. is an Award Winning Author and owner of a collection of more than 3,000 hardback western books. His first novel, “Where a Good Wind Blows” won a Finalist Award for Best 2010 Western Audio book from the Western Writers of America.
THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE:
The Traditional Western is a genre of various arts, such as comics, fiction, film, games, radio, and television. Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West, hence the name. Many feature American Indians, bandits, cowboys, lawmen, outlaws, and soldiers, and as well as spectacular mountain scenery. Some are set in the American colonial era. There are also a number of films about Western-type characters in contemporary settings. Western Writers specialize in all types of western historical non-fiction, fiction and tales of the American frontier. Many consider the golden age of the historic west to have occurred for only three decades, from the end of the civil war to the beginning of the 20th century. Western fiction peaked during the 1960's and is still alive and well. Why are traditional Westerns still…a very a good read?
Join Take 2 Radio on the 3rd Saturday of the month (once per month or when the next episode is available) for a new audio series created by David A. Gregory. Many of you will most recognize David as a Robert Ford from the soap opera One Life to Live. There will be guest stars that you will recognize so be on the "look-out! David plays Deputy Bell
POWDER BURNS is an original Western Audio Drama about a blind sheriff - the audience "sees" the West as he does: Without sight.
John Wesley Shipp (The Flash, Dawson's Creek) takes on the title role as Emmett Burns, a Confederate General turned Texas Lawman.
Lance Wall is one of the busiest actors in New York, appearing recently onscreen in This is Where I Leave You, The Humbling (with Al Pacino) and Showtime hits The Affair and Nurse Jackie. Lance plays Walt.
Jeffrey C. Hawkins stars regularly off-Broadway and in various video games (LA Noire, Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto) as well as a multitude of TV appearances. Jeffrey plays Hank
Jason Babinsky Fresh from the breakout Netflix hit Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Jason guested regularly on CBS' The Good Wife. Also a Broadway vet, Jason plays Jasper Cunningham
BILL BURROWS is our Announcer
Justice is Blind. And he wears a badge.
The pilot episode will air on Saturday, August 22nd at 7pm eastern time!