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  • 00:58

    Coaches Corner with singer Gretchen Reinhagen

    in Performing Arts

    Next up in my series of conversations with cabaret and pop musicians is Gretchen Reinhagen. Gretchen is a multi-award winning artist, receiving the coveted TRIPLE CROWN of cabaret awards in 2010: the Nightlife Award, Bistro Award and MAC Award - for her show “Special Kaye: A Tribute to the Incomparable Kaye Ballard” directed by Barry Kleinbort, with Musical Director David Gaines. Gretchen has worked with some of the biggest names in cabaret including Steve Ross and Karen Mason. Her shows cover a broad range of material from Musical Comedy to Blues and Rock. Former Back Stage and Citysearch critic Roy Sander said, “Gretchen Reinhagen's shows are marked by intelligence, warmth, a lovely spirit of benevolence, and fine vocals. It is always a pleasure to spend an hour in her company.”

    As both a singer and an actress, she's performed in a broad range of theaters and concert halls from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her professional theater credits include Janis Joplin in Beehive, Louise Segar in Always Patsy Cline, Domina in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the lead role of the therapist in the premiere of Mother Me Therapy at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York, and the Queen Mother in the European premiere of Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

    At her recent show at the Metropolitan Room in Manhattan, I was struck by her ability to take on songs that are so strongly identified with other performers -- singing a "Streisand song" or a "Fanny Bryce" song, for example -- and show them from an altogether different perspective.  We'll talk about her inspirations for her art, how she approaches a lyric, and get some insight into the world of cabaret. 

    Learn more about Gretchen at www.gretchenreinhagen.com.

  • C.G. Jung in his own words on the Concept of the Mother Archetype

    in Education

    Jung in his discussion of the Mother Archetype shares with his readers the religious, symbolic, as well as mythological aspects of this archetype.  In this writing, Jung provides us with the language and details of this specific archetype. Through this writing, and that which follows on the Mother Complex, we gain a deeper psychological understanding of mother on both ego unconscious levels.

  • 00:18

    C.G. Jung in his own words on the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry, 3

    in Education

    This is the third and final reading in a series of Jung's ideas concerning poetry, creativity and analytical psychology taken from "The Spirit in man, Art, and Literature.  In this selection, "On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry", from Collected Works, V. 15, Jung discusses Freud and the difference between the creative process according to analytical psychology and Freud's.  

  • 00:23

    C.G. Jung in his own words on the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry

    in Education

    The practice of Analytical Psychology is both an art and a craft.  When Jung wrote about the creative process involved in writing poetry he gave a very detailed study of how we can "see" into our own nature as creators. His discussion in this chapter helps us understand the value of claiming our own individual creativity and expression in the world.  We can deepen our creativity through a better understanding of our psychological selves. Jung brings psychology and poetry together in helping us with this deepening.

  • 00:07

    The Prayer Motivator Minute #651

    in Christianity

    John Foster said, "When the Church of God is aroused to its obligation and duties and right faith to claim what Christ has promised—“all things whatsoever”—a revolution will take place." 

    Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Matthew 26:39 which reads: "And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt." 

    Our prayer motivator quote today is from Fanny J. Crosby. She said, "God will answer your prayers better than you think. Of course, one will not always get exactly what he has asked for....We all have sorrows and disappointments, but one must never forget that, if commended to God, they will issue in good....His own solution is far better than any we could conceive."

  • 00:51

    @KEMTopTalk gets some Karma with Karmen Karma

    in Fun

    Welcome to a new show! Marabelle Blue brings you the delicious Karmen Karma. As featured on Kink~E Magazine, Karmen joins us on the KEM TopTalk radio airwaves.

    For more on Karmen read her interview here. 

    Whether or not you believe in karma, you won’t be able to escape the karmactic effects of adult star Karmen Karma. The tatted, busty exotic beauty is a mix of Italian, Norwegian, French, German, Finnish, Polish, and Irish. Hailing from a very small town, she knew that she wanted to be in before she even graduated high school. At only 18, she already had her stage name picked out and a list of agents and performers to contact, but didn’t start until she was 21. Prior to adult, she was a webcam model and a stripper. 

    With only two years in the biz she’s become known as the Deep Throat Queen, and has already garnered over 24 DVD covers and filmed 200+ scenes for blue-chip studios, including Brazzers, Naughty America, ArchAngel, Jules Jordan, Evil Angel, Elegant Angel, New Sensations, Bang Bros., Digital Sin, Girlfriends Films, Adam & Eve, Hustler, Penthouse, Kink.com, Burning Angel, and many more. With multiple nominations from AVN, XBIZ and Exxotica, she’s already won Exxxotica’s Fanny Award for Best New Starlet in 2013, and in 2014, she scored Inked Awards for Best New Starlet, Best Ass and Perfect . Karmen has also graced the pages and covers of such lofty publications Hustler, Bizarre, and Cheri and the cover of Xtreme. 

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  • 00:31

    Marketing Strategy: 7 Ways to Lose a Customer in Under 10 Seconds

    in Entrepreneur

    Top entrepreneurial earners know quite well that working your fanny off to win a customer only to lose that customer is the pits. That stated, believe it or not, small, mid-level, and large business entities literary drive their own customers right out the front door. Why is this phenomena happening every day to businesses all across the globe? If you are in mood to trash your business efforts, apply these 7 ways to lose your customer in under seconds. If you are more focused upon driving your business and brand to the next level of success, please do refrain from deploying these customer-killing antics. What are these customer-crushing techniques? That is our focus on this edition of, “The Strategist Radio LIVE."

  • 00:21

    Christ Commanded Us to Pray, Part 2 (TPMD Bus 2 - #647)

    in Christianity

    TODAY'S POEM: "From the World We Turn" by Fanny Crosby

    Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Psalm 55:17 which reads: "Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray , and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice."

    Our featured prayer motivator quote is from Thomas Brooks. He said: "Prayer is nothing but the breathing that out before the Lord, that was first breathed into us by the Spirit of the Lord." 

    My personal encouragement for you today is this: In this life, you will need to learn to pray when you feel like praying and pray even when you don’t. 

    Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled "CHRIST COMMANDED US TO PRAY" part 2 from the book, "Purpose In Prayer" by E.M. Bounds.

    As our great example in prayer, our Lord puts love as a primary condition—a love that has purified the heart from all the elements of hate, revenge, and ill will. Love is the supreme condition of prayer, a life inspired by love. The 13th chapter of 1st Corinthians is the law of prayer as well as the law of love. The law of love is the law of prayer, and to master this chapter from the epistle of St. Patti is to learn the first and fullest condition of prayer.

    Christ taught us also to approach the Father in His name. That is our passport. It is in His name that we are to make our petitions known. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto the Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask Me anything in My name, that will I do."


  • 00:59

    The Interpersonal Connection ~ There Is Hope ~ Part (2)

    in Motivation

    Encouragement & Inspiration. Let's Talk About It, Then Pray About It. There Is Hope (Part 2)  We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King, Jr. To wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment. To look forward to with confidence or expectation. A wish or desire accompanied by confident expectation. Hope is a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life.

    Thou are my HOPE: O Lord GOD, Thou are my confidence from my youth. (Psalm 75:5) Fanny Crosby who was blind caught the idea of expectant living in her famous hymn Blessed Assurance. Perfect submission, all is at rest. I in my Savior am happy and blest, Watching and waiting, looking above, filled with His goodness, lost in His love. The blessed hope is the absolute certainty that God will do good to us in the future and includes the idea that we are looking forward to this hope. Our blessed hope is the desire of some good with expectation of obtaining it. Our blessed hope is the totality of blessing that awaits the Christian in the life to come. Our blessed hope in the New Testament is an expectation of something good to come but it is something we must wait patiently for. Our blessed hope gives us confident expectancy. 

    Stay Connected & You Be Encouraged

  • 00:26

    The Hindrances to True Prayer, Part 13 (TPMD Bus 2 - #628)

    in Christianity

    TODAY'S POEM: "Hear and Answer Prayer" by Fanny Crosby

    Our prayer motivator passage from the Word of God today is Job 33:26 which reads: "He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness."

    Our featured prayer motivator quote is from J. Gordon Henry. He said: "Praying for the lost is a very important need in intercession. Our intercession frees God to do some things He would not otherwise do; God has chosen to involve us in His plan and has chosen to limit Himself to our praying. What an awesome thought! With confidence we can pray for the lost because saving the lost is His will." 

    My personal encouragement for you today is this: Here are 4 more ways to pray for other people:  1. Ask that the person become an effective prayer warrior in their own right. 2. Ask that God’s hand be upon him in physical and material things. 3. Ask that the person learn to praise the Lord. 4. Ask that the person begin to reach out to the unsaved. 

    Our prayer motivator devotional today is titled "THE HINDRANCES TO TRUE PRAYER" part 13 from the book, "Purpose in Prayer" by E.M. Bounds.

    Prayerless praying has no heart in its praying. The lack of heart deprives praying of its reality, and makes it an empty and unfit vessel. Heart, soul, life must be in our praying; the heavens must feel the force of our crying, and must be brought into oppressed sympathy for our bitter and needy state, A need that oppresses us, and has no relief but in our crying to God, must voice our praying.

    Prayerless praying is insincere. It has no honesty at heart. We name in words what we do not want in heart. Our prayers give formal utterance to the things for which our hearts are not only not hungry, but for which they really have no taste...