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  • 01:04

    A Kind Voice on Good News

    in News

    This Monday night's show Leslie & Michael announce a fantastic incentive for people to share their Good News stories with them on the air!


    Through a co-sponsorship between the hosts of A Kind Voice Radio on Good News & Sal Girone, creator of Soul MotionFunctional Fitness, they will be giving away FREE Parkour & Skype Yoga sessions to be instructed by Sal himself. The FIRST 10 PEOPLE to share A Kind Voice Good News Program's Facebook Page and call in to our show LIVE on Monday at 9-10 p.m. EST to share an inspiring story will get a FREE session to use at their convenience! It's our way of saying THANK YOU for sharing your Kind Voice and promoting the spread of Good News! The Good News Program will also have Sal on our show to personally promote the giveaway!


    Along with this awesome promotion, our hosts will share their Good News stories from around the world! Tune in to be a part of a bigger mission of A Kind Voice Radio which is to make this world a more kind and connected place.......one conversation at a time!


    To call in for a chance to receive a FREE SESSION dial in from 9-10 pm to 347-850-8907. Have your story ready and about 5-7 minutes to share it and discuss. It could be something you experienced personally or a story about something that inspired you!


    The link to share our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/leslieandmichaelshow/?ref=hl


    Good News Program with co-anchors Michael Englese & Leslie Rodriguez

  • 00:59

    A Kind Voice on Big Ideas and Philosophy

    in Lifestyle

    On today’s show we will interview Professor John Velez of Texas Tech University, about his work in using video games to create cooperative behaviors.  On A Kind Voice Radio we explore ways people use their kind voices (share the good within).  Professor Velez’s work explores how cooperative play helps players find their kind voices and create positive experiences for all that are involved.  Experiences that can be constructed upon to create a better Social Commons.


    Here are some of the links to the blogs Professor Velez referenced during the program:


    Psychology and Video Games: Examines the intersection of psychology & video games


    VG Researcher gives nice short and easily consumable summaries of current video game research .


    Hosted by David Levins

  • 01:04

    A Kind Voice on Good News

    in News

    Tonight's Good News show, hosted by Leslie & Michael, will go over several stories that aim to inspire you! The people in these stories shared their kind voice to create something special. They will include: Five Boys Bring Special Needs Student Into Their Circle, Bond Over Sports, as well as the Creator Of 5-hour Energy Wants To Power the World’s Homes—With Bikes. We shared a video from the latter on our Facebook Page. The hosts will also share any personal experiences they came across during the past week as well as additional Good News being created around the world. A Kind Voice Radio is honored to be presenting a Special Guest on our upcoming show on Monday Nov. 2nd at 9 pm. ET. Leading his own Evolving Out Loud live events, Kyle Cease is a keynote speaker, transforming audiences through his unique blend of comedy and transformation. One of his videos just reached 15 million views: Why People's Opinions of You Aren't Real. If you have some Good News you'd like to share or just want to join the conversation please call us at: (347) 850-8907 or email us anytime at goodnews@akindvoice.org. Co-anchors Michael Englese and Leslie Rodriguez

  • 01:02

    A Kind Voice on Movies

    in Movies

    On this episode, we welcome back writer/director Sabra Wrice from Hope Love Media and discuss the final two movies in her short film trilogy.


    History of Silence and Playing Love are the second and third parts of a short film trilogy. These films follow a group of LGBTQ college students as they come to terms with who they are as individuals and what it is that truly makes them happy.


    The mission of Hope Love Media is to share the kind of love that inspires creativity in others. One of the ways to define love is acceptance. When you allow others to be who they are, it can motivate and help them be their best selves. This film series was created to share a love story in the LGBTQ community that was cut short by fear of not being accepted for who you truly are. The goal is to show the impact that fear has on thousands of people every single day and then stand to help create change.


    Check out their Kickstarter campaign here.


    Also, check them out at their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


     


    Hosted by William Battle


     


     

  • 01:00

    Your Kind Voice

    in Music

    On today's program we will discuss connecting our artist spirit and talents with those who came before us.   We will learn about how our guest, Blues Artist Bill Phillippe,and how he connects with the music of Robert Johnson, Tom Waits and Skip James.  Bill will share some of his artist processes and thoughts for musicians trying to find their voice.  


    Then we will discuss how the roots of A Kind Voice connect with a John Steinbeck novel called Travels with Charlie and explore some ideas about creating stories.


    Hosted by David Levins

  • 01:08

    A Kind Voice on Movies

    in Movies

    Melancholy is an honest attempt to illustrate the true experience of an individual dealing with a major depressive disorder. It does away with the stereotypes that often plague portrayals of depressed characters in TV and film.  


    The film focuses on one night in the life of Sara, a typical twenty-something going through a severe depressive episode while trying reach out for any kind of catalyst to pull herself free, searching for help through friends, faith, and medication. Through Sara's eyes we see the despair, hopelessness, and fear that can cripple the life of an individual fighting a major depressive disorder. Sara's boyfriend, Graham, provides the perspective of the outsider. He struggles to find some way to help the woman he loves but can't find a way to break Sara out of her cycle of lethargy and depression. The relationship between Sara and Graham demonstrates a common example of the misunderstanding and disconnect between any couple in which one person is suffering from depression. Melancholy explores this disconnect and provides an emotional insight into the struggles of both Sara and Graham.


    Our guest this episode will be Writer/Director Nathan Edwards to talk about this project.


    Check out the Kickstarter campaign for this film here.


    Hosted by William Battle

  • 00:57

    A Kind Voice on Books

    in Books

    This week on A Kind Voice on Books we'll be speaking with two librarians from the Eudora Public Library, in Eudora, Kansas. Carol Wohlford and Lindsey Sanchez, the Library Director and the Children's Librarian, respectively, will join us to discuss the evolving role of the library in its community, the unique challenges of working in a small town library, and what it takes to get kids reading at an early age. And as always, we'll ask the pros for their book recommendations and what they're looking forward to in the world of publishing in 2016. Please join our conversation by calling in at 347-850-8907, or emailing us at books@akindvoice.org. We're looking forward to hearing from you!


    Hosted by Erin Rae.


    http://eudorapubliclibrary.tumblr.com/

  • 00:59

    A Kind Voice on Big Ideas and Philosophy

    in Entertainment

    Our guest Kiran Singh Sirah is a poet, a storyteller, a peace activist and President of the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and a kind voice. We will learn all about stories and their impact as well as hear Kiran's own inspirational story.  We will learn all about the story of the International Storytelling Center and their annual National Storytelling Festival, which occurs on October 2nd - October 4th and is the largest storytelling festival in the country.


    Hosted by David Levins

  • 00:55

    A Kind Voice on Movies

    in Movies

    We will interview with Quinnolyn Benson-Yates the writer and director of the film Stuck which is about two very different people who get stuck in an elevator together and discover they are not so different.


    It explores how strangers can connect with each other and break thru first impressions to make connections that live beneath the surface.  


    Quinn's movie is a great example of the concept behind our program which is all about people finding their kind voices and reaching out to each other.  For more info about the film please check out their Kickstarter project.


    Quinn who is a film student at the University of California at Santa Barbara spoke of being inspired by her professor Dr. Victor Rios and his book Street Life: Poverty, Gangs, and a Ph.D.


    Hosted by David Levins


     

  • 01:02

    A Kind Voice on Books

    in Books

    For this week's edition of A Kind Voice on Books we will have the opportunity to speak with author and writing instructor John Shore. We'll be discussing John's latest project, 'What I Did to You', his creative influences and processes, and how he forges connections with other writers to help illicit their best work. For more information about 'What I Did to You' check out John's Kickstarter project. We invite you to participate in our Kind Conversation with John by calling (347) 850-8907. We hope to hear from you!


    Hosted by Erin Rae.

  • 01:04

    A Kind Voice on Books

    in Books

    This week on A Kind Voice on Books we will be discussing an upcoming memior by Lisa Forman, titled On the Sunny Side of the Street. Lisa will tell us of her experiences living with Bipolar Disorder, an issue that affects millions of Americans, as well as what it took to write the book. For more information on the book, please check out Lisa's Kickstarter project. You can be a part of our conversation by calling in to (347) 850-8907. We hope to hear from you!


    Hosted by Erin Rae.


    Here are some of the links discussed during the program:


    http://www.lisaforman.com/


    http://www.dbsalliance.org/


    http://www.bringchange2mind.org


    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-8255(TALK)


    Crisis Text Line
    Text "START" TO 741-741


    Depression Hotline
    1-630-482-9696


    Military One Source
    1-800-342-9647