• 01:18

    At Eye Level - Live From Havana Cigars

    in Entertainment

    This week, we're live from the new location of Group Therapy Open Mic, Havana Cigars in Tustin, CA.
    Havana Cigars sells cigars and accessories and offers a smoking lounge for customers to sit and enjoy a variety of events. They carry a large selection of fine cigars with a huge walk-in humidor. Their cigars have been carefully selected to impress everyone from the most experienced cigar aficionado to first-timers looking for a new experience.
    After the show will be Group Therapy Open Mic, where you can "work out your issues" on our stage. So come out and smoke and joke with some of Orange County's finest up and coming comedians.
    We're also looking for singers, musicians and poets.   Sign ups start at 7:30; the booked show starts at 8 and the open mic is right after. Acts will get to perform for 5 to 10 minutes on a first come, first served basis. If you're on a roll you can keep going, but if you're bombing, we'll gently help you off.

  • 01:08

    Film Maker Joshua Bee Alafia Chats About Havana Habibi

    in Entertainment

    In 2003, Tiffany Madera aka “Hanan,” enraged her Cuban family in Miami by getting on a plane to Havana to participate in an artistic exchange that led to the formation of Cuba’s first Arabic dance troupe; Grupo Aisha Al-Hanan. The troupe founded by hanan was composed of eight women at the University of Havana’s History Department.  A live band of musicians shortly followed from Havana’s colorful and diverse music scene. Guided by hanan, Grupo Aisha Al Hanan; quickly gained notoriety around Cuba despite its departure from State- Sanctioned Culture and Art models. A grassroots cultural movement ensued which had a profound impact on many lives across the globe.


    For Hanan’s family, her returning to Cuba was like an act of support for the Communist Revolution that drove them from their island to Miami. Havana Habibi begins three years later following Hanan’s visit to Havana for the International Dance Festival and workshops with Grupo Aisha Al-Hanan.  We meet the ensemble and see the sacrifices they make to create their art.


    Havana Habibi looks at the cross cultural exchange and intermigration between Africa, Cuba, Spain and the USA; what it means to be a Cuban Bellydancer in Revolutionary Cuba as well as the Cuban Diaspora and travels throughout time, geography and space to tell the human story behind Revolution and geo-political Identity through the sensual metaphor of Bellydance.  


    Jason Bee Alafia joins me to discuss this critically acclaimed documentary film.

  • 00:38

    Libby Hellmann's literary masterpiece "Havana Lost"

    in Books

    "Pulp Friction with Paul Levine" welcomes Libby Fischer Hellman to the studio.
    Libby Fischer Hellmann writes “compulsively readable thrillers.” Her 2013 literary thriller, HAVANA LOST, takes place largely in revolutionary Cuba. Her other stand-alones, SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE (2010), goes back to the late Sixties in Chicago, and A BITTER VEIL (2012) takes place in revolutionary Iran. She also writes two crime series, one with PI Georgia Davis, the other with video producer and amateur sleuth Ellie Foreman, which Libby calls “Desperate Housewives” meets “24.”. Her short story collection, NICE GIRL DOES NOIR, was released in 2010. She has been nominated twice for the Anthony Award, once for the Agatha, and has won the Lovey Award multiple times. She lives in Chicago and claims they'll take her out of there feet first.  More at www.libbyhellmann.com.
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    The author of 18 novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and was nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote more than 20 episodes of the CBS military drama "JAG" and co-created the Supreme Court drama "First Monday" starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. His most recent novel is "Last Chance Lassiter."  Look for "State vs. Lassiter" in Fall 2013.  More info at http://www.paul-levine.com
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  • 01:00

    Memories of old Havana PLUS US-Latin America stories of the week

    in Politics

    Guests:    


    Graciela Chelo Lodeiro, author of "Cuando La Habana era La Habana".


    Fausta Wertz Rodriguez, editor of Fausta's Blog.


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  • 01:56

    sIgNoThEtImEs LISTEN IN SESSION w Dr. Ben Jochannan BLACK MEN & WOMEN RELATIONS

    in Motivation

    TONIGHT THURSDAY MARCH 12 2015 6:30PM EST TONIGHT'S LISTEN IN SESSION FEATURES 

    DR. YOSEF BEN-JOCHANNAN PART II

    BLACK MAN & WOMAN RELATIONSHIP– LECTURE http://tobtr.com/s/7432839 Africana studies professor Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan was born on December 31, 1918 in Ethiopia to a Puerto Rican woman, Julia Matta and an Ethiopian man, Kriston ben-Jochannan. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to St. Croix, part of the United States Virgin Islands, where he grew up as an only child. ben-Jochannan attended the Christian Stead School in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. After graduation from high school in 1936, ben-Jochannan attended the University of Puerto Rico where, in 1938, he received his B.S. degree in engineering. During that summer, ben-Jochannan's father sent him to Ethiopia to study firsthand the ancient history of African people. He returned home and received his M.A. degree in anthropology from the University of Havana in 1939. ben-Jochannan holds Ph.D. degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Havana. 


    In 1940, ben-Jochannan immigrated to the United States and working as senior draftsman for architecture firm, Emery Roth & Sons, in New York City. Seven years later, he began leading tour groups to Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan. He led the groups twice a year for several decades. ben-Jochannan's teaching career began in 1950 at Malcolm-King Harlem College and City College of New York in New York City. In 1976, he became an adjunct professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. ben-Jochannan has worked closely with other notable Africana studies scholars including John Henrik Clarke, Edward Scobie, and Leonard Jeffries. 

    ben-Jochannan has written and published over forty-nine books and papers including, We the Black Jews, Black Man of the Nile and His Family, and Africa: Mother of Major Western Religions

  • 01:59

    sIgNoThEtImEs LISTEN IN SESSION Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan BLACK MAN WAKE UP!

    in Motivation

    TONIGHT MARCH 11, 2015 6:00PM EST 917-889-8059 AS A PART OF OUR 90 DAY BLACK OUT OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND HIP HOP FEATURED LISTEN IN SESSION W DR. BEN JOCHANNAN BLACK MAN WAKE UP!! Africana studies professor Yosef Alfredo Antonio ben-Jochannan was born on December 31, 1918 in Ethiopia to a Puerto Rican woman, Julia Matta and an Ethiopian man, Kriston ben-Jochannan. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to St. Croix, part of the United States Virgin Islands, where he grew up as an only child. ben-Jochannan attended the Christian Stead School in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. After graduation from high school in 1936, ben-Jochannan attended the University of Puerto Rico where, in 1938, he received his B.S. degree in engineering. During that summer, ben-Jochannan's father sent him to Ethiopia to study firsthand the ancient history of African people. He returned home and received his M.A. degree in anthropology from the University of Havana in 1939. ben-Jochannan holds Ph.D. degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Havana. 

    In 1940, ben-Jochannan immigrated to the United States and working as senior draftsman for architecture firm, Emery Roth & Sons, in New York City. Seven years later, he began leading tour groups to Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan. He led the groups twice a year for several decades. ben-Jochannan's teaching career began in 1950 at Malcolm-King Harlem College and City College of New York in New York City. In 1976, he became an adjunct professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. ben-Jochannan has worked closely with other notable Africana studies scholars including John Henrik Clarke, Edward Scobie, and Leonard Jeffries. 

    ben-Jochannan has written and published over forty-nine books and papers including, We the Black Jews, Black Man of the Nile and His Family, and Africa: Mother of Major Western Religions

  • 01:05

    IF WE REALLY WON THE COLD WAR WHY DO WE HAVE A COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT?

    in Politics Conservative

    Every where I turn I see communists. Am I the only one left that is not brainwashed? Why did the EPA drive American manufacturing to China? Why is the Bureau of Land Management  putting ranchers out of business? Why is the IRS going after Christians? Why is the country being wussified? Why are there so many lawyers? Why is the Pentagon putting fighting men in prison and putting their families on bread lines?  Why is Obama spending millions to bring foreign educated smart people for big jobs and saying ghetto kids are to dumb to voucher.. Why are our allies now our enemies and our communist enemies are now our allies? Are you allowed to tip communist Cuban slaves or do you just pay Comrade Castro ? Why is Nothin But Communists NBC setting up shop in Havana and broadcasting from there already?  When did  Eric bag Holder package the Marc Rich pardon for president pinochhio pants. I  saw the artful draft dodger justifying the cash his counting room took in from the UAE. His excuse was he be due. You don't think that UAE money was to save a prince who was hunting with Bin Laden and  Bill called off the drone hit? You know Sheikh I save your son's life. Honey what's the wire transfer code to our charity fund?


    How did we elect a small time public official who won't let us see any proof of capability?  Who put him in power? Who sold us a bad bill of goods. Why are all these communists in the Red house?  Why is Bush wrong for going to Iraq  having gotten congress' approval first. Obama Bin Lenin bin Laden invaded Libya who had no WOMD's by executive order.Who ordered the 911 call from Benghazi to be hung up on. Who was the last one to cut the line of communication. Why do we have to change our flag? Why do we have to change our national anthem?  Can we make it the Battle hymn of the republic? Why do I have to go to reducation camp?


     

  • 00:19

    Mystery Records part 2

    in Music

    “Forgotten music on 78 records" by Curt Hahn


    Mystery Records 2


    A: ALWAYS IN MY HEART


    B: JUNGLE DRUMS,


    VALDES, MIGUELITO


    “The Honeydripper”


    Joe Liggens and his Honeydrippers


    Link to podcast to listen and enjoy this music:


    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/s3production/2015/02/25/mystery-records-part-2


    For information on the background of the songs, Requests or contacting Curt Hahn, write to www.Facebook.com/s3productions2 or Forgotten Music on 78 records or oscssw@juno.com


    According www.discogs.com 


    Miguelito Valdes


    Real Name: Miguel Ángel Eugenio Lázaro Zacarias Izquierdo Valdés Hernández


    Profile: Cuban popular singer, born 6 September 1912 in Havana and died 9 November 1978 in Bogota, Colombia. 


    In Groups:  Miguelito Valdes & His Orchestra


    Label RCA Victor Special Purpose Series


    Release Date 12/3/1949 March 2 1950 on label


    Joe Liggins (July 9, 1915 – July 26, 1987) was an American, R&B, Jazz, and Blues pianist, who was the Frontman in the 1940s and 1950s with the Band Joe Liggins and his Honeydrippers.


    His band was often a staple on the US Billboard R&B Chart in those years, with their biggest hit being “The Honeydipper", released in 1945. That single topped the R&B chart, then called the race chart, for 18 weeks. More than 60 years later, "The Honey dripper" remains tied with  Louis Jordon’s  "Choo Choo Ch’Boogie" for the longest-ever stay at the top of that chart. It logged a reported two million sales


     

  • 02:00

    Paranormal Kool-Aid presents: Do Not Disturb The Chango ish Botanica

    in Paranormal

    First up, James Horton, Writer and Producer talks movies..."Do Not Disturb" harkens back to the horror films of the 80's.  Without the blatant blood and gore present in so many of today's movies, "Do Not Disturb" is guaranteed to keep you peeking over your shoulder.  Did we mention there were several paranormal occurances during the filming?  


    Second hour, we'll be hearing from Alejandro Vera owner of the Botanica Chango ashe located in El Paso, TX.  Initiated priest of Chang Chango in 1993 in Havana Cuba, he also performs Spanish card readings, carcole readings, spiritual cleansing's and spiritual seances.  


    Take a sip of the Kool-Aid! What's your flavor?


    Discussions on Paranormal Phenomena: Ghost/Spirits, Psychics/Mediums, Hauntings, Demonic Possession, Ufology, Alien Abduction, Time Travel, NDE's, Bigfoot/Sasquatch, Conspiracies & All Things Unexplained.


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  • 00:16

    A few thoughts about Cuban history, the 2016 elections and Argentina

    in Politics

    We wil look at the front pages from Iraq to ISIS, the latest in our domestic politics plus the ongoing scandal in Argentina.   Also, we remember Cuba 1959 and the explosion of the Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898.


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  • Mayor Bill de Blasio is an idiot!

    in Politics Conservative

    Yet another Port for the Cruz ship?
    Mayor de Blasio is an idiot.....yes he is!!!
    Next stop Havana? Bring your checkbook.......


     

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