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  • John Carver Show - PX4=P

    in Self Help

    P X 4 = P


    I’ve never been a “math whiz” but from time to time I make up an equation that impacts most of our lives.


    Here’s the solution to the equation then I will jump into its parts:


    P X 4 stands for Problems, Pruning, People and Pressure.


    What’s the final P?  PERFORMANCE


    In order to reach a high level of performance there is a long road that you have to travel.


    Each of these “Ps” (Problems, Pruning, People and Pressure) has a way of PUSHING you to PERFORMANCE!


    Isaac Settles in Gerar – Genesis 26


    26 Now there was a famine in the land, besides the previous famine that had occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines. 2 The Lord appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; [a]stay in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your [b]descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath which I swore to your father Abraham. 


    PROBLEMS have a way of creating steel in your spine or jello in your soul.


    2nd P = Pruning.  To grow we must be willing to be cleaned up from time to time so we will grow.


    Toward the end of my talk I share the "OPs" that you and I can leverage.


    There are many people who fail to leverage their problems, pruning, people and pressure thus turning them into excuses or stumbling blocks in their lives.


     


    Most of the time EXCELLENT performance is a result of Problems, Pruning, People and Pressure.  I would say 90% of the time.


    You can either WASTE those situations or USE those situations.

  • 01:00

    John Unleashed

    in Current Events

    John J Nazarian is out on assignment tonight, so we will be replaying an episode from the archives, Oct 27 2013. 



    Visit John's website to get the latest breaking topics coming up on future shows at:

    http://www.desperateexes.com

    Or you can just check back here to see who John's guests for a particular show; guaranteed to make you laugh, think and at times cry.

    Be sure to go through his website to see the pictures of John's family, grandchildren, Charlie the $10k PI doberman, and John's love for cars, motorcycles and all things fast!

  • 00:51

    Beatles Authors Speak Out

    in Music

    John Lennon expert and author of The John Lennon Series, http://johnlennonseries.com, Jude Southerland Kessler, will interview four of the most entertaining Beatles authors of 2015!


    First, Lanea Stagg of The Recipe Records Series (Recipe Records, Recipe Records: Sixties Edition, and Recipe Records: A Tribute to The Beatles) will talk about her passion for the meld of food and music. Lanea will be "food for the soul" as she shares her upcoming "Lunch and Learn" program for Beatles at Ridge, Sept. 18-19 and tells us about her new kid-dult book "Little Dog in the Sun."


    Then New York Times best-selling author, Richard Buskin, teams up with respected Beatles writer, Robert Rodriguez to give us an overview of their "The Beatles Southern Roots" podcast coming up on Sat. Sept. 19. As a part of their regular "Something About The Beatles" podcast series, this special program will be broadcast LIVE from "Beatles at the Ridge." Free!


    Finally, Sara Schmidt, successful creator of http://meethebeatlesforreal.com will give us the schoop on her panel at "Beatles at the Ridge" in which she'll interivew the people who actually met The Beatles when they landed in that small town in 1964!!! And we'll get a sneak preview of Schmidt's upcoming book about The Beatles in St. Louis!


    Join us for an action-packed show with four exciting, current authors who have much news to share. All four will be guests of The Beatles Symposium, "Beatles at the Ridge," Sept. 18-19 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. Free festival for any fan of the Fabs!


     

  • 01:51

    "Up Close & Personal" with Bassist "John Dillard"

    in Music

    Profusely talented and highly gifted.Born and raised in Rochester, NY, John was surrounded by music that helped shape his particular style of playing. John credits his early influences to his father. John’s musical journey started when he was eight years old. John gives credit to other heavy influences aside from family members such as Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Dave Holland, Ron Carter, John Patitucci, Nathan East, Fred Hammond, and Joel Smith. They drove his growth, resulting in a deeper love and dedication to the art of being a bassist. When asked about his greatest influences, John’s response is always: “Too many to name and enough to keep me humble and always practicing.” 
    Whether John is playing electric, acoustic (upright) bass, or key bass, John can be found holding the groove on local stages in Charlotte, NC, his hometown, or performing on main stages across the country with national recording artists. In his career thus far, he has worked with gospel artist Lejuene Thompson, musical director for Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Stephanie Mills, contemporary jazz artists Brian Simpson, Matt Marshak, Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Walter Beasley, Nick Colionne, Marc Antoine, and Four80East. Additionally, John has earned Grammy certifications for his performances on EMI gospel projects “Oh Happy Day,” an All-Star Celebration (Best Traditional Gospel Album) and Heather Headley’s “Audience of One” (Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album.) They were both won at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. 


     

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  • 01:01

    Jackie Bistrow tours with new music. Krysta Young with "Xanax - A Love Story"

    in Music

    New Zealand-born, LA-based singer/songwriter Jackie Bristow just released a new single and is set to release her second album, after the smash hit “Freedom”. The Freedom album  picked up by Starbucks for rotation in the US.  A prolific performer, Jackie has been the opening act for John Oates, John Waite, B.J Thomas, Joe Ely, Marcia Ball, Charlie Robison, Rick Springfield, Art Garfunkel and many more.  She joins us this Friday with her new single and a peek at the new album.


    Krysta Youngs is an artist with a true voice and a deft skill with pop music. The Berklee graduate has sprinkled her talents across the country, from humble beginnings at songwriter rounds in Nashville, Tennessee, to the gritty and inspiring streets of Los Angeles and the creative minds that wander them.  Her eclectic alternative pop music has been featured on hit television shows like MTV’s The Real World, Lalaloopsy, ESPN, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians; where her emotional, honest vocals have captivated audiences.


     


     

  • 00:55

    Find Meaning in Your Loss by Giving Back

    in Motivation

    Counselor Mandy Eppley speaks with author, musician and founder of The Pedestal Magazine, John Amen. He shares his story of a “fundamental heart-break” - losing his mother at the age of 5. John recalls that even from his teenage years the artistic process was where he felt empowered and says “art saved my life.” Mandy ties in Step 6 - Service, of the Model of Heart-Centered Grief, by speaking about the fact that we find meaning in our losses by giving back. John shares that helping people to discover their voice is a passion of his and a way of giving back.


    John Amen is the author of five collections of poetry: Christening the Dancer, More of Me Disappears, At the Threshold of Alchemy, The New Arcana (with Daniel Y. Harris), and, most recently, strange theater (New York Quarterly Books). His work has appeared in journals nationally and internationally and been translated into Spanish, French, Hungarian, Korean, and Hebrew. In addition, he has released two folk rock CDs: All I’ll Never Need and Ridiculous Empire. Further information is available on his website: www.johnamen.com. John is a frequent music reviewer for No Depression. He founded and continues to edit The Pedestal Magazine (www.thepedestalmagazine.com).

  • 02:01

    Abortion Saves Lives

    in Politics

    WARNING: Graphic language and lyrics, listener discretion is advised.


    #TGIF Quit early.


    Rev. Bookburn delivers a blistering commentary and playlist of underground music each month from Philadelphia's "Radio LoLo."


    Playlist Credits: 


    The Reverend thanks the following: Pastor Rex Cat, Lolo, Mergatroyd 
    Productions, Radio4All, Lord Cheezus, ProChoiceLeague.org, Paul 
    Krassner, AlternativeTentacles.com, AKPress.org, Kristen DiAngelo, Holy 
    Bloody Mary, Hippie John, Hippie Margi, Heidee Helper, Mr. Z, Mr. Scott, 
    Mother Mary, Kelly, Lugarboy, DJ Cindy, The Ugly Truckling, Caligulatte, 
    Mistress Morning Glory, JenniferHunter.org, Carlito Brilliante, Devi, 
    Jana Peri, The Plastics, Baby Jesus Butt Plug, Alex in Wonderland, South 
    Jersey Clinic Defense Coalition, Lady Simone, Anande Plume, Dallas 
    Blanchard, BiPolar Bear, Sheepish Muffin, RHEAL, Mephistopheles, 
    EverLasting GodStopper, Darren Deicide, Catherine Moon, Jeska Askme, 
    Parted Redcee of Ex-Sex-Workers for Jayzus, Lucifakefur, Wooden Shoe 
    (Philadelphia), Ontherag.net, and Axis of Evil.


    His web page is: http://revbookburn.blogspot.com/


     

  • 00:11

    John Kline, Don't Decline!: Needs for Success of HR 2268

    in US Government

    "Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act," HR 2268* is in the hands of "the people" now.  Fathers, mothers and legal guardians and childless adults are empowered now to end the use of "school corporal punishment"                (a euphemism for "pain-based behavior management", the lowest form of discipline one can use upon a "developing human being" to "correct" behavior).


    September 3, 2015 will leave HR 2268 with 62 remaining days before reaching its time of expiration.


    Valuable information for adults who are responsible and caring about the "body" of under 18-year-olds within American society** when under authority of government-funded employees, such as educators is posted in the "Description" domain of a 10-minute video entitled, "John Kline, please Sign!" produced by The Hitting Stops Here! at:  https://youtu.be/r2RZfmKqRGg. 


    Link to this show: www.blogtalkradio.com/paula-flowe/2015/09/03/john-kline-dont-decline-needs-for-success-of-hr-2268.


    Thank you.  The Hittings Stops Here!, www.TheHittingStopsHere.com


     SafeChildEnvironmentS@gmail.com


     


     


     


     


     

  • 01:01

    Acts 8: Two men—Simon & the eunuch on Probing the Prophets with Rod

    in Religion

    Stephen's murder was like punching a hole in a dam. The pent up rage of Israel's leaders and their fury at this new "movement" came out in a torrent, sweeping away lives and property. God's people suffered great loss: families were torn apart and survivors were scattered from home, property and loved ones.


    Let's look at the eternal good that God achieved with this scattering. The disciples went everywhere "preaching the word." Far from discouraging them, they couldn't contain themselves. They had to tell others.


    One of them, Philip, headed north into Samaria. His work there was so impressive that the apostles, Peter and John, followed him. They encountered Simon, a sorcerer. So will we.


    Meanwhile, Philip headed south again, beyond Jerusalem and engaged with a high court official from Ethiopia. He was a eunuch.


    Both stories are more than exciting; they demonstrate prophetic fulfillment. God was bringing His promises into reality in the gritty history of devoted disciples like you and me. In this case, his name was Philip.