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  • 01:18

    Pursuing Your Passion

    in Self Help

    Please join me this Sunday, November 22nd, 2015, at 4:00pm PST, as I welcome Rebecca Carroll to the program. This discussion will chronicle the 29 year old's decision to take a risk and temporarily leave her bank teller job in Melbourne Australia and fly half way around the world to Boston to pursue her dream by taking an internship at InventiveLabs. Becka played netball for the U-15 Australian National Team, but her true passion was to be a fashion designer. Academic struggles in school were the norm due to her ADHD, and upon graduating high school, she found limited opportunities.  Eventually she accepted a position in a bank, but wouldn't let the dream inside of her fade. Listen to Becka's story, as she maximizes this entrepreneurial internship experience to further her pursuit to create her own fashion line. 

    Tom Bergeron, co-founder of the Lab commented, “Becka's story is inspiring. It shows what can be accomplished when you provide an ADHD friendly environment, with a little guidance and encouragement. Our mission is to build on strengths and to turn passion into opportunity.” 

    More information at www.inventivelabs.org/

    Please feel free to call in at (917) 889-7025!

  • 00:34


    in Spirituality

    Elena Radford

    Born and raised in Peru, Elena Camargo Radford comes from a lineage of an Ancient Incan Culture. This ancient linage is steeped in shamanic teachings and practices. She has inherited and developed the sacred language and communication used by her people from over thousands of years ago. The tools accompanying these skills are multi-dimensional in quality and unlike others, allow Elena to tap into the DNA and ancestral heritage of the subjects in order to heal them on every level, reaching the spirit and soul, eliminating any and all negative energy. This technique, unique to the Ancient Incan Tribe, has been suppressed over the centuries…

    As a child, Elena’s questions about life were often received on a vibrational level, in stillness, “They just came to me from the plants, the animals and the mountains,” said Elena. During her childhood, this same connection existed with other children as it would come to her in a wave of emotion, feeling their story, their background, their home. Trusting this feeling, and knowing she has a gift, Elena cultivated, nourished and developed these qualities well into her college years until she moved to the United States. “Culturally,” she says, “it was different here and I found people not understanding or embracing my ways. I was young too. Consequently I tried to shut out my natural tendencies of intuition and healing. I thought it didn’t fit into the lifestyle here.”

    Elena’s practice of Inca shamanism includes, activating water, Crystals, and the information within them that allows people to clear their DNA. As an Incan Shaman, she is well revered and respected by her peers. Elena shares her gifts and insights, by providing numerous services to others, including individual sessions, web-seminars and workshops 


  • 01:08

    FNU Combat Sports Show: Holm Upsets Rousey And Canelo vs. Cotto Preview

    in Sports

    Tom, Tony and Rich recap what can only be described as an EPIC upset of UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey last Saturday in Australia. Holly Holm unseated the champ with a head kick that led to vicious ground and pound to put Ronda's lights out and end her run as an undefeated fighter. We also talk about Miguel Cotto's upcoming bout with Canelo Alvarez and the WBC title controversy surrounding the upcoming fight. 

  • 01:00

    InventiveLabs: Unlocking Necessary Brilliance

    in Self Help

    Please join me this Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, at 3:00pm PST, as I welcome the founders of InventiveLabs, Rick Fiery and Tom Bergeron, plus special guest Dr. Ned Hallowell, who is on the organization’s advisory board. 

    The Lab works with college aged (and older) adults, most of whom have ADHD and/or dyslexia, to help them identify and turn their passions into livelihoods. The one size fits all model for the educational system and the workforce does not work well for many of these young adults. Far too often, these are the ones that have fallen through the cracks and feel shame. They may be unemployed, have dropped out of school, or are home after what appeared to be a promising start. InventiveLabs teaches these creative souls the entrepreneurial skills to become fashion designers, techies, makers/builders, game designers, and authors.

    Dr. Hallowell, a world-renowned expert in the ADHD community and the author of many books, including NY Times Bestseller Driven to Distraction declared "The need for InventiveLabs is tremendous. The number of gifted, talented people who are simply not finding a place for themselves is staggering. It is a huge, huge waste."

    More information at www.inventivelabs.org/ and www.drhallowell.com/


    Please feel free to call in at (917) 889-7025!

  • 01:57

    STR #227 11/17/15 S8e07 "The Last Seduction" Recap

    in Television

    If you asked many a #Castle fan what they wished [the most] for Season 8 during this holiday season, your safe bet would be for them to see Caskett back together again as a couple [united their own unique way] and working together again as a team.  Last night’s episode, “The Last Seduction” made quite a huge leap in that fan-wish direction – especially in the last scene – which the episode can be viewed over on www.abc.go.com/castle  in it’s entirety.  “The Last Seduction” was written by Robert Hanning and directed by John Terlesky.

    #PCA2016 voting is still going!  Please vote often and repeatedly, YOUR votes will make the difference in winning! *Voting ends December 3rd at 11:59PM ET.

    Stana ?http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/80/2 …

    Castle ?http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/35/2 …

    Nathan ?http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/79/2 …

    Photo credit/copyright: Disney | ABC | ABC Studios for "Castle".

    Audio credit/copyright: Disney | ABC | ABC Studios for "Castle" Promo.

  • 01:20

    STR #226 11/10/15 S8e06 "Cool Boys" Recap

    in Television

    Tonight, we are back!  We missed you guys! After a bit of news, a few updates, and a SFF2016 reminder... we'll be catching up with what's happening in your part of this BIG world.  If you haven't watched last night's episode of #Castle, "Cool Boys", written by show runner Alexi Hawley and directed by Paul Holahan - we hope you take the time before tonight's show to watch it.

    We sincerely hope you are PCA voting repeatedly [whenever you can] so we, as fans, can demonstrate loudly our love for this show and it's entire cast and crew:

    Stana: http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/80/2

    Castle: http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/35/2

    Nathan: http://vote.peopleschoice.com/#!/home/all/79/2

    Earlier this month, STR Host Elena delivered her beautiful baby boy!  So for obvious reasons, she won't be with us tonight. We all hope she is getting some well deserved rest and is sleeping while her sweet baby sleeps. We're certain she's enjoying her OWN "Cool Boys" tonight!

    Photo credit/copyright: Disney | ABC | ABC Studios

    Castle Promo credit/copyright: Disney | ABC | ABC Studios


  • 00:22

    The Vampire Diaries: "Live Through This" Review

    in Entertainment

    Join hosts Kristin (@kristin0409) and Keisha (@Keelime_) on Friday nights as we discuss the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries!  Tweet us your thoughts and we'll read them on air.

    After realizing the downward spiral he was on, Damon decides he’s going to turn over a new leaf and that his actions moving forward will do right by Elena. Lily prepares for the arrival of a special figure from her past, while Enzo stands by not sure what to expect. Elsewhere, at Caroline’s urging, Stefan comes face-to-face with Valerie and learns some upsetting details about her past, while Enzo and Bonnie find themselves at odds when they’re forced to fend off a violent threat. Finally, when Bonnie learns some disturbing information involving the Phoenix stone, she is forced to confront Alaric. 

    Variety Radio Online – bringing you all things entertainment including news, reviews and interviews. Check out our website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. 

  • 01:33

    UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3, Ward Pulled From Cotto/Alvarez Card

    in Sports

    Tom Padgett, Tony Penecale and Rich Bergeron break down the week in combat sports news. We also discuss the past week's news and events. This week we look forward to two weekends of UFC action and all the rumors behind Pacquaio vs. Khan in addition to discussing the breaking news about Andre Ward's fight on the Cotto/Alvarez undercard being postponed due to an injury sustained by Ward in training. We'll cover the upcoming boxing and MMA schedules and talk about Vitor Belfort's matchup this weekend with Dan Henderson. Belfort's situation with a scathing report released detailing the UFC's knowledge of him testing at high levels for his Jon Jones fight is also a major topic of tonight's show. 

  • 01:01


    in Music

    Mariea Antoinette is a National recording artist and the world’s premier soulful, Jazz Funk Harpist. Ms. Antoinette's is a native of San Diego, California. Mariea Antoinette, who began playing piano at age seven, and sung in the gospel choir in church for many years, credits several key teachers in her development as a harpist. During middle school, she heard visiting harpist play Debussy’s “First Arabesque” and was instantly transfixed, so she soon after started private lessons. Her diverse repertoire consists of Classical, Smooth Jazz, and R&B music. She has performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles with the Southeast Symphony Orchestra as principle harpist since 2007. Mariea’s latest addition to her repertoire includes a strolling electric harp, which is an absolute hit with the audiences. She also performs with Jazz In Pink, a hot and multi-talented all star female jazz band. Her solo performances have taken her across the US as well as abroad. Attending U.C.S.D. for undergraduate work majoring in music, then on to University of Arizona Masters work in harp performance. Ms. Antoinette credits her dynamic performance technique to her Russian teacher Elena Mashkovtseva. Just recently Mariea was featured on the July 2015 cover of Jazz in M.E.E. magazine, Mariea has Played for the First Lady Of the United States Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama at the President’s Inaugural Events. Public and State events include Walt Disney Concert Hall, California Board of Governors, National Executive Tour, Mercedes Benz- Introducing Maybach". United States Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin. United States Attorney General Kamala Harris, United States Congress woman Diane Watson. She performed in Africa as Guest of the Minister of Culture in Cameroon. In 2014 Mariea was inducted into the Women’s Museum of California.

  • 02:00


    in Entertainment

    Joe (McMaster) Rue I was an EMTat seventeen through the Explorers program. My EMT number is 1165- 1A-D. I joined the National Guard as a Combat Engineer in 86.Advanced Demolition training, I came home and worked as an EMT on the 1987 fires on the Klamath River. In 1988 I went into the regular Army and volunteered for Airborne School Trained with the 2/159th Infantry and re-classified as Infantry. I went to college and earned a degree in world History. I was also a Level III Police Reserve while in college During this time I worked security for Billy Graham and the Shoreline Amphitheater in the Bay area.As soon as we got our logging outfit going, Al Gore / Clinton put a stop to logging in the north-west. The Timber Industry was turned into the Fire Industry. I continued to work with the Fire Department and Rescue 15. I volunteered with the Sheriffs Search & Rescue as well. I went back to timber falling and worked for the state. I was deployed to a place called Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah on Operation Nobel Eagle for a year. Then I was deployed on Operation Iraqi Freedom. I worked with a team of Infantry NCO's. We were a unique team of ten Infantry, two Combat engineers and one cavalry Scout. Several former instructors, Rangers, Special Forces and very cross trained.

    Robert B. BERGERON I joined the Army 1987 original was going to be a tanker 19kilo.Did my OSUT at Ft. Knox Ky. After coming out of ait, the army had no where to send me, as we we're pulling troops back from Germany. So ended up going 11Bravo infantry. Jump achool, the followed behind my friends went to Ranger school Deployed Panama in 89 with 2nd Batt. Desert Shield/Storm in 91. Back to Iraq 03, 05,06,08. Left active service for private contracting for awhile.Then back in the ARNG for awhile. Always enlisted, then my Colonel convinced me I'd make a decent officer, so off to OCS. Figured I'd try the dark side lol.Then finally retired April 2014. Pics to follow.

  • 00:59

    A Kind Voice on Big Ideas and Philosophy

    in Other Games

    On tonight's show we will explore some of the Big Ideas about games and how they are being used to make our world a kinder, fairer and a more connected place.  Joining us in this exploration is Professor Elena Bertozzi. Professor Bertozzi of Quinnipiac University is a game designer, she also teaches, writes and speaks on the subject of games.

    Hosted by David Levins