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  • 00:57

    Macavity award-winning author Terry Shames is LIVE on Authors on the Air

    in Books

    Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes Macavity award winning author Terry Shames in a LIVE interview about her bestselling books, writing process and more.  Here is a bit about Terry:  Terry's first Samuel Craddock novel, A Killing at Cotton Hill, and was named one of the top five debut mystery novels of 2013 by MysteryPeople. The second in the series,The Last Death of Jack Harbin was named one of the top five mysteries of 2014 by the Library Association's Library Journal. Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek, the third in the Samuel Craddock series came out October 7, 2014. Visit Terry's Amazon page at http://amzn.to/1ArsZ3h .  

    TO JOIN THIS LIVE DISCUSSION PLEASE CALL 347-633-9609.  Podcast available immediately following the live broadcast (OnDemand).

    This is a trademarked, copyrighted podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network LLC. Visit us on the web at http://authorsontheair.com, send a Tweet to @authorsontheair and LIKE us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/authorsontheair.

    Thanks to Robert Gregory Browne for our theme music.  Sponsorship provided by D.D. Corbitt, author and JCarson Black, author.  Underwriting provided by Discount Pets & Supplies, where you can order holistic organic food for your pets on the web at http://discountpetsandsupplies.com.

  • 00:57

    Bad sentences beware of Washington Post nonfiction book critic Carlos Lozada

    in Writing

    Woe be unto you writer, should you land in a Washington Post article titled “The five worst sentences I read in January.” When I read that post written by the new nonfiction book critic Carlos Lozada, I knew two things. First, I needed to interview Lozada. Second, I was afraid to write him an email.

    Lozada’s voice engaged me because in addition to rhetorical smarts, he’s pretty funny. Though he’s been at the paper for several years, he began his new role at Book Party in January.  I’m proud to announce the March 22 episode of Behind the Prose will feature an interview with Lozada. In classic Behind the Prose fashion, I’ll learn how he approaches his own writing craft and process and what it’s like to read and write for a living.

    Besides the five worst sentences he read in January, we’ll discuss his Book Party posts including the hilarious book review “Reggie Love on life as Obama’s “chief of stuff” and the ballooning list of journalism cliches forbidden in the The Post’s Sunday Outlook section.

    Oh, and if you do find yourself in one of Lozada’s worst sentences articles,  don’t be upset. He just shames your offending sentence, not your entire book.

    Unless, I suppose, it needed it.

    Carlos Lozada is associate editor and nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post, where he has worked since 2005 in various capacities, including economics editor, national security editor and Outlook editor. Previously, he was managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at Columbia University. A native of Lima, Peru, he is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Princeton University.

  • 01:00

    Karilee Shames: The REAL Hot Mama’s Path to Power

    in Self Help

    VividLife Radio's Edie Weistein welcomes Author Karilee Shames to discuss Amazing Mentors: The REAL Hot Mama's Path to Power
    Everyone needs a team of emotional cheerleaders.  Are there people in your life that you view as mentors and guides who have blazed a path and shone a light so that you could find your own  way?  As an emotionally under-nourished, overly-sensitive child, multiple bestselling author and medical expert Karilee Shames’ young life was plagued with maternal loneliness and misunderstanding. Yet she quickly learned to seek out women who modeled the qualities she most sought to emulate and soon realized that she, herself, had become a mentor to others. Amazing Mentors: The REAL Hot Mama’s Path to Power is a tribute to those who have helped to shape her life, and the lives of so many other women, including Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, US Army General Clara Adams, Yoga Journal Co-Founder Rama Vernon and more. www.AmazingMentorsBook.com

  • 00:47

    Marriage Challenges: How to Thrive When You're Not on the Same Page

    in Parents

    Resources mentioned:

    Generous or Aloof? Spending and Saving as a Type 1
    Planner or Worry-wart? Spending and Saving as a Type 2
    Practical or Cheap? Spending and Saving as a Type 3
    Structured or Stingy? Spending and Saving as a Type 4
    The Relationship Series: The Type 1 – Type 1 Combo (You can access the 11 other Type combinations beginning on this post)

    Podcast Highlights:

    4:04 - Type 4 SAHM with a Type 1 self-employed husband. Tips for staying sane?

    11:20 - Type 2 mom with a Type 3, 4 y.o. who gets angry when it's time to turn off his TV shows.

    21:59 - Type 4 mom with a Type 3, 4 y.o. who always wants what others have.

    30:14 - Type 1 wife with a Type 4 husband -- question about finances

    37:53 - Type 4 wife with Type 2 husband who shames kids. Parenting disagreements.

    Want to ask a question before the show? Send Carol an email: parenting@liveyourtruth.com

    Learn more about Carol's Best Selling parenting book, "The Child Whisperer" at www.thechildwhisperer.com

    Learn more about Carol at www.thecarolblog.com

  • 02:03

    The View Up Here highlights "Not In Our Name" with @CDHill9

    in Politics

    How many wrong decisions can one nation endure? Every week there's a new story that shows a shocking lack in ethics or judgement on the part of the government. It’s open season on the environment, on science, the rights of veterans, it shames us all. Cuts to investigative journalism by most media outlets are allowing many stories to remain under-covered or untold altogether. Media consolidation has meant there are fewer voices reporting, with ever-tightening restrictions on what they can say. This is a critical threat to democracy, and it's the principal motivation for this film. Independent voices must pick up the slack.

    - The tradition of being at the forefront of scientific research and development, critical to the nation's properity, has been all but abandoned. Our prowess and innovation has been flushed because scientifc research is revealing the effects of destructive policies.

    - Since 2006 there has been an erosion of funding for veterans. The closure of 9 offices has resulted in having to drive for as long as eight hours to receive support. Lump sum payments have replaced life-long pensions, leaving veterans with less.

    - The Harper Government has spent over 40 million dollars on TV ads promoting the oilsands. They fail to mention NAFTA is investigating how Canada is ignoring its own environmental laws. Responsible development is crucial for prosperity, but allowing oil giants to pollute without limit is leading to tragic results.

    "Not In Our Name" (NION) will explore the axis of Industry, Media and Government, which prioritizes corporate interests over the peoples' interests. NION will show similar tactics around the world. The footage will directly contrast the pristine beauty of Canada with the damage that has been caused by de-regulated industry. We will work as hard as your contributions will allow. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1916096034/not-in-our-name


  • 02:02

    New Years Edition of Celtics Talk Radio episode 87 games 2-5 post rondo trade

    in Sports

    The final Celtics Talk Radio broadcast of 2014. The Boston Celtics have played 4 games since our last broadcast. The Celtics played at the Miami Heat then at the Orlando Magic. Then hosted Kevin Garnett and the Nets.  Then faced off with Paul Pierce and the Washington Wizards down in the nation's capital. The Celtic's Talk Crew will recap the big question which is. Did the Celtic's make up their mind in regards to what they wanted out of this season? Did they dominate the month of decemebr and gain ground on the weak eastern conference playoff race. Or did they get beat by the teams in the NBA'S mediocre group and instead push themselves further away from the playoff picture and make it look like another tanking season is in our midst. Jay O of redsarmy.com and Jon Shames will join Igor and the rest of the crew to discuss where do the Celtic's go from here do they repeat the same thing they did in the 2013/14 or do they fight to show fans they are looking to win and make an impact now and not focus on hypothetical situations 4 or 5 years from now

  • 00:46


    in Education

    Feminism:  Christian or Anti-Christian.  Is feminism a socialist scheme to destroy the family unit, so that the government can raise the children and turn them into mind control slaves?

    "Women Against Feminism" by Suzanne Venker Three tenants of feminism:  1) Women are imprisoned by their negative view of women and their place in the world.  2)  Injustices perpetrated on women including the fact that they MUST have babies and men do not have to… 3) There is no difference between men and women other than their sex organs. 

    1) Feminism did not liberate women. It has actually harmed women by placing them in a prison of negative thinking and promoted dead-end promiscuity.

    2) Studies show that women today are LESS happy under modern Feminist assumptions and cultural practices.

    3) Women today do not owe feminists for everything. Feminism did NOT give women the right to vote or go to college. Those rights existed BEFORE the "Second Wave Feminism" of the 60's.

    4) The Women's Suffrage Movement was NOT a "feminist" movement: the "Suffragettes" were actually Pro-Life, Pro-Family and Conservative women. (Today's Feminists would reject them, ironically.)

    5) Feminism has robbed women of placing family and marriage at the center of their lives, as the most meaningful part of their existence. Instead, it shames women into believing that career materialism should be placed at the center.

    6) Women should ignore the institutionalized, Feminist cultural prescriptions that demean motherhood and marriage. They should sequence their lives in a way that place family as the most central, meaningful experience of their lives.

    7) Feminism is a finished movement in America.

  • 01:05

    GODS Kingdom Community-Bible Study-"Man was not made to be alone"

    in Books

    Prov. 12:4; an excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.


  • 02:14

    Are You Willing to Pay the PRICE for KEEPING SECRETS?

    in Entertainment

    Hey there Tea Sippers!  It's another installment of Don't Come out of a Bag, Wednesday and this time I am going to bring about an umbrella topic that I think touches our lives in all forms.....that topic is SECRETS!!  Often times we keep secrets, hold secrets, and let secrets create an alternative reality for us because we are afraid to address them, release them, or hold ourselves accountable for them.

    With this edition, I want us to really dig deep and look at Secrets from this angle...

    *Polyamorous Relationships: Are you willing to allow your significant other to go outside of the relationship because you are afraid to share that your sexual appetite has lessened or has become non existent?

    *Growing Old Gayfully: How many of us are hiding behind the secrets of body changes, image problems, shames of feeling inadequate and yet we are afraid to face what has become our NEW NORMALS?

    *Parenting: How many of us are hiding our TRUTHS from our children?  Biological Gay parents who have not disclosed themselves to their children are afraid of what consequences? 

    *Private Lives vs. Secret Rendevous: Is there a difference between being a Private Individual and being a Secret Individual?  Can those line blur without anyone recognizing the differences?

    We will talk about this PLUS whatever is on your mind.....You KNOW the rules.... We can talk about Whatever is on your mind, right here... right now.. BUT if you come out of a Bag... I will come out of a BIGGER BAG...

    so have all of your crumpets together and let's serve up a HOT POT of tea, darlings.

  • 00:35

    Crime & Comedy with Laurence Shames

    in Books

    PULP FRICTION with Paul Levine welcomes Laurence Shames, best known for his series of Key West crime comedies, including "Florida Straits", "Sunburn", and "Tropical Depression". Shames has just released "Shot on Location", his ninth Florida novel, and the first in a dozen years. During that quiet period, Shames was contacted by hundreds of readers who were concerned that he’d either retired or died. The truth was somewhere in between—he’d been working mainly as a high-priced but malcontented ghostwriter, storing up the frustrations and resentments that would eventually find hilarious release in the new book.
    The hero of "Shot on Location"—surprise!—is a successful ghostwriter who’d rather be writing novels. He’s sent to Key West on a job he really doesn’t want to do—a tie-in book for a hot but brainless TV show. But then strange and criminal things start happening-- involving speedboats, Mafia, Hollywood executives, impossible actresses, a spooky blonde stalker, and a chihuahua.  Does the underdog hero find his novel amid the mayhem? And true love in the bargain? Let’s see if we can find out.
    Interviewer Paul Levine is the winner of the John D. MacDonald Fiction award.  His latest novel is "State vs. Lassiter."  http://www.paul-levine.com
    http://www.authorsontheair.com This is a copyrighted podcast owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network and produced by Pam Stack.

  • 02:02


    in Sports

    The Boston Celtic's and the NBA have released the 2014/15 season schedule. The Celtic's will kick off the 2014/15 season on October 29th at the TD Garden against Kevin Garnett and the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics will then have a brief 2 game road trip to Houston and Dallas. The Celtics first game vs Lebron James, Kevin Love and the Cavaliers is november 14th. The Celtics will welcome back Paul Pierce when the Wizards come to town on the 7th of December. The Celtics were given only 1 nationally televised game this season by the NBA. Which is a game vs the January 14th vs the Atlanta Hawks a game which espn will have coverage. The Celtics will not be given the privelage of playing on ABC or TNT the entire season unless they make the playoffs. The Celtics will get 3 games on NBA TV agains the Pelicans, @ the Lakers, and @ the Nets.The Celtic's Talk Crew will be joined by ADAM LOWENSTEIN and JON SHAMES. They will discuss the big dates for the NBA including the dates for the NBA trade deadline which all Celtic Fan's will need to keep their eyes on. They will also discuss did the NBA get it right when it came to giving the Celtic's only 1 nationally televised game of did the NBA just slap the boys in green in the face. Those question will be answered by the crew and guest on the 77th edition of Celtics Talk Radio