• 02:14

    International Blues Challenge Preview Show

    in Music

    2nd of the Preview Shows before the iBC begins 


    Tonight, I speak with 2005 Solo/Duo Winner; Jimi Hocking, Blues Foundation Co-Chair Mick Kolassa who is presenting a Crowdsharing Seminar with Jeff Jensen during IBC Week, and 2013 Solo/Duo Winner Little G Weevil.

  • 01:24

    Blues in the Night

    in Current Events

    We have just the right mix of blues and soul for a Monday evening in mid-December. Our playlist includes Jimmy Johnson, Luther Allison, Kenny Neal, Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Reed, O.V. Wright and Johnnie Taylor along with other outstanding artists. Join us Monday, December 15 at 9:00 p.m. EST (6:00 p.m. Pacific Time) for Blues in the Night here on The Essence of Success Network. 

  • 01:07

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Maisha Hazzard, Ph.D.

    Maisha Hazzard is an innovative educator, behavior change communication specialist, speech writer, and media consultant. She holds advanced degrees in Communication (Ph.D.); Transpersonal Psychology (Ph.D.); Behavioral Science (M.A.); and Counseling (M.S.C.). Further studies have included International Studies, Telecommunications, Comparative Literature, Cross Cultural Education, Information Science, Neuroscience, and Metaphysics at various universities and institutes in the United States and West Africa. She spent more than 25 years as a university professor and international consultant and more than 25 simultaneous years writing, directing, performing, and producing in performing arts and media arts programs on five continents. Maisha Hazzard is an award-winning radio producer who has trained writers, producers, and media consultants from more than 30 countries. She has taught and/or performed in Canada, France, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, Brazil, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, and South Africa. Dr. Hazzard has served as a consultant to elected officials in the United States and heads of state in countries in the Caribbean and Southern Africa. She has lectured and taught at Ohio University, Bowling Green State University (Ohio), University of Toledo, University of Guyana, University of the West Indies (Mona), Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, California State University at Northridge, and Philander Smith College (Little Rock, AR). She has conducted training programs for Voice of America, USAID, South African Parliament, BUSH Radio-South Africa, and World Health Organization.

    Currently, Maisha Hazzard conducts workshops in school districts and spiritual communities on the brain/heart and learning, power of our subconscious mind, emotional intelligence and emotional healing, strategic intuition, ecumenical cooperation and spiritual activism.

  • 00:29


    in Lifestyle

    Situation at hand, lack of response to call out, theorists, pot stirrers, family, friends, associates, communication and more....the mash up is serious & we are going to get into it with a limited amount of time.  I "challenge" all to come out of hiding and speak on any of the above....

  • 02:33

    International Blues Challenge - Show #2

    in Music

    3pm show on the opening day of the International Blues Challenge
    First afternoon when entrants must begin registering and go through rules meetings, so we played music from a number of entrants and spoke to a few and also had some fans stop by to chat Guests Included: Sandy Atkinson & Carroll St. Clair - Suncoast Blues Society - Solo/Duo Ozark Mountain Oysters -Lake Of The Ozarks Blues Society - Solo/Duo Juke Rickets Blues Band - Maine Blues Society - Band Mary-Jo Travis & Charlie Fans from Milwaukee Little Boys Blue - Memphis Blues Society - Solo/Duo Dan Randall - Memphis Blues Fan

  • 03:01

    International Blues Challenge - Show #7

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    9:00pm Show on Friday
    We went heavy on the Youth Showcase this evening... Wyatt Lowe & The Youngbloods - Blues Lovers United of San Diego - Youth Southern Halo - Crossroads Blues Society of Rosedale MS - Youth Rio & The Ramblers - Cincy Blues Society - Youth Sad Sam Blues Jam - Indiana Blues Society - Youth Ronn & Lisa from Tall City Blues Festival Josh Rowand - Blues Alliance of The Treasure Coast - Band Firebelly - Ottawa Blues Society - Band Natalie B of Natalie B Band - Musician & Blues Fan Kevin Sutton - Wired! Band - 2012 IBC Band Challenge Winners Jay & Ty - Blues Fans  Kelli from The Sean Costello FundThe Casanovas - Charlotte Blues Society - Band

  • 03:02

    International Blues Challenge - Show #3

    in Music

    9:00pm show on Wednesday -
    This show:
    Charlie Keating Band
    Jeff Jensen
    Lit'l Chicago
    Brave New Voice Agency
    Blues Women International
    Jack Rowell Jr Band
    April Mae & Catfish
    Pat Pepin
    Sonny Rock
    Ricky Godfrey Band
    Kelli Stripling

  • 03:00

    International Blues Challenge - Show #1

    in Music

    During this show we chatted with:Tim Griffin - Blues Association Of South East Queensland - Solo/DuoAndrea Marr Band - Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society - BandDos Hombres - River Basin Blues Society - Solo/DuoJimmy Adler Band - Blues Society Of Western Pennsylvania - BandThe $5 Sugar - Oklahoma Blues Society - BandJosh Vowell Band - Topeka Blues Society - BandRachelle Coba - Topeka Blues Society - Solo/DuoJason Vivone & The Billy Bats - Kansas City Blues Society - BandBig Willy - Capitol Area Blues Society - Lansing MI - BandBoogie Patrol - Edmonton Blues Society - BandHeidi Knochenhauer - Discussing the new CD Homeward Bound - A Tribute To John-Alex Mason

  • 03:01

    International Blues Challenge - Show #6

    in Music

    3:00pm show on Friday
    Back Pack Jones - Illinois Central BluesClub - Band TJ Sullivan (Two Guys named Moe) - Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society - Solo/Duo The Mojo Roots - Blues Society of The Ozarks - Band JT Coldfire - Austin Blues Society - Band Sweet Willie Tea - Detroit Blues Society - Solo/Duo Andrew Brasfield - 2012 Finalist with The Lefty Collins Band Brighter Side Band - Northeast Ohio Blues Association - Band Jackson Thatcher - Nashville Blues Society - Youth Showcase Theo D Boogieman - Owner Rok & Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS Michael Vincent Band - Gulf Coast Blues Society - Band The Deals - Detroit Blues Society - Band Chase Walker Band - Los Angeles Blues Society - Band Debra Devi - Author "The Language Of The Blues" Lloyd Johnson - Owner, Teddy's Juke Joint Shaun Murphy - Singer and Blues Fan Blues Expression - Decatur blues Society - Band Sista Jean's Blues Machine - Southern California Blues SocietyMark Robinson - Guitarist and Blues Fan

  • 00:15

    Episode 27: The Christmas Challenge

    in Lifestyle

    This week your Host, Fayola Delica will be discussing what the Holiday season should be about. The question we will be answering is "so what is in it for them this holiday season?" 


    As we are in full gear in the holiday season, knowing right after Halloween, people get ready for the winter holiday seasons.  There are many celebrating various holidays from Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas.  During this season people send time with family and friends, put up holiday decorations, and buy gifts for their loved ones.  Yet, the holiday should be more than just that.  It should be about how do we share the holiday cheer with others who are less fortunate to do the traditional holiday fixings and celebrations.  Therefore, I will be about the Christmas Challenge.  

    Let us not just think about ourselves, but about others.  So, the Christmas Challenge is for every gift you receive, you give one to someone in need.

    On that note, be a giver and not just a receiver!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours. Peace and blessings!



  • 01:33

    Blues in the Night

    in Current Events

    We have a strong Chicago flavor again this week on Blues in the Night. Join The Professor (Walter M. Dubiel) Monday, November 24 at 9:00 p.m. EST (6:00 p.m. Pacific Time) for the best in blues. This week's playlist includes Sharon Lewis, Dave Specter, Jimmy Johnson, Magic Sam, Luther Allison, Koko Taylor and Wayne Baker Brooks (among others). No imitations are allowed ...we invite you to come verify that for yourself.

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