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Host Robin Milling introduces singer/songwriter Maesa Pullman. Maesa started playing piano and writing songs when she was seven. She grew up in an artistic family whose roots go back to her grandfather who also played piano and sang. Her dad is an actor who's family sang folk songs, her mom is a dancer, and her brothers both play music. In fact her brother Louis plays drums with Maesa's band so when things get going in the Pullman household, she describes it as a 'soul jive.' On occasion her older brother Jack who plays banjo joins the family band, which Maesa cleverly christened, The Pull.
On her own Maesa's music is haunting with reflective lyrics; a poetic combination of folk, rock and soul steeped in Americana roots. When listening to some of her songs you can just imagine a horse and rider drifting on the plains. She's an old soul singing about the mysteries of life but her youthfulness shines through some of the darker themes.
Maesa performs her songs The Fall, Bells co-written with her cousin Rosa, and Nobody Can Tell joined by Jason Hiller on bass. The Fall has a music video in the works so stay tuned.
You can get Maesa's music @ www.maesa.bandcamp.com
For more information visit: www.maesamusic.com www.facebook.com/maesa.rae
This edition of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation Let's Talk Trains we discover what a modern day Pullman does, why they do it. We find out about the perks and the challenges of being a modern day Pullman.
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Revin Fellows has over 30 years experience in community activism and nonprofit management. He is the current COO of Books Over Balls, a program geared to help inner-city youth make eduction a greater priority than sports. He has worked with Family Focus North Lawndale, managing programs to reduce teen age pregnancy and to prevent gang involvement and reduce truancy. He has also been instrumental in advocating for the creation of the Illinois African American Employment Plan in an effort to bring the State’s employment of and contracting with African Americans on par with the percentage of African Americans living in Illinois. Revin is an active participant in the Illinois African American Family Commission’s community advisory council, and Black Wall Street. He has also been instrumental in the development of the A. Phillip Randolph Pullman Porter's Museum on Chicago's South Side. Regaradless of where he worked, Revin's personal goals remains constant: to empower African American constituents with the tools they need to control their eocnomic environment and become self-sufficient. He will share strategies on how nonprofits, community activists and elected officials can perfect the inside-outside game to effect sustainable commuity change.
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Although the next presidential election won’t take place until November of 2016, media outlets are already focusing on the preliminary campaigns. That’s why Movie Addict Headquarters is presenting its third Best Film President Debate during this special episode. Here is your chance to vote again for the actor you think should be named Best Film President. Just listen to rousing campaign speeches by Jazz Shaw, A.J. Hakari, Fausta Rodriguez, Nikki Starr, and host Betty Jo Tucker plus information about important new candidates. Then send in your vote via e-mail by September 30. As a thank you for voting, your name will be added to a drawing for a free copy of Confessions of a Movie Addict. Will Harrison Ford win again -- or is he just a two-term wonder? Joining Ford among the nominees are: Morgan Freeman, Bill Pullman, Henry Fonda, Polly Bergen, Daniel Day Lewis, Danny Glover, Stephen Colbert and more.
The Labor Day 2015 broadcast of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio highlights the power of union from A. Phillip Randolph to self-determination! Each year hostess, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) highlights the history of Labor Day and labor unions. On this broadcast, she focuses on the work done by the Pullman Car Porters and the growth and benefit of unions in the Black community. She interviews Union Delegate Kwame Sha of the 1199 SEIU to talk about unions and the battle to have and keep them as well as the history of the defeat of union organizing in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, but how that has not stopped Gullah/Geechee self-determination. There is power in union!
This show is sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net).
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Writer/director horror master Wes Craven spoke with host Robin Milling for the film The Serpent and The Rainbow starring Bill Pullman. In this interview from 1988, Wes revealed to Robin his inspiration for Freddie Kruger, the star of Nightmare on Elm Street and how some of his films came straight out of his personal nightmares.
He tells Robin about his own intrigue, fears and curiosities about death and the macabre, 'there's an age old fascination with death. It's one of those truly unsolved mysteries. Since it's something we're all moving towards and know in the back of our minds that we're going to face; I think that even at the level of a child you're fascinated by it and the ultimate finality of it. When you see a scary movie you're somehow relieved that you survived it. But ultimately it brings everybody down; even the most powerful and the weakest.'
Surprisingly, Wes told Robin he would like to do a comedy, even a love story. No matter the genre, Wes will live on in the movies; always to be remembered for his uncanny abilities to frighten the old and the very young.
** This was recorded on cassette so please excuse the old-fashioned noise in the background.
Thursday afternoon a jury acquitted Kyler Carriker of Felony Murder. The verdict ended a fight for justice that was two years old and reached across the country with attorney, activists & journalists all pitching in, joined by a community of supporters that never wavered from the fight. It was wonderful to watch and more wonderful to be a part of. Sunday Morning we spend time with a few of the important people who waged that fight. Mike Shatz of Kansas Exposed, Meko Haze of The Daily Haze and Joe Grumbine of The Human Solution International join me to discuss the trial, the issues, the protestors and how much more work there is for everyone to do. Mike, Meko and Joe provided a window into the trial process reporting on testimony, rulings by Judge Pullman and the strategy of the Prosecuting Attorney. Along with Jennifer Winn, Kyler's mother, providing daily video updates, these three and people like Shona Banda, Kisty Watson and even Mike Harris on social media, showed the world how unity works in a fight for justice and how Kyler and marvelous attorney Sarah Swain knew at all times that there were many fighting with them. It will be an inspiring conversation. So grab a cup of coffee and join us Sunday Morning for this important discussion. Longtime Activist, Journalist, Coffee Party USA Board of Director & Radio Host, Bobby Rodrigo brings you "I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee". On Coffee Party USA Radio every Sunday Morning at 8:30AM. Advocating engagement Bobby points out the Constitution is the Rule of Law and why it should remain so. Money in Politics, the Political Party Machine, & partisan blind allegiance is on full display as he advocates against the erosion of Constitutional Protections in the name of corruption & tyranny. "If we focused on following the Constitution we would solve many of the ills of our society."
Ronald Allen is the author of “The Evolution of Bid Whist-150 Years in the Growth of an African American Tradition.” This new book is quickly becoming a definitive benchmark for Bid Whist players across the nation. Allen has been researching the origin of the game for several years, and was quite amazed to discover an extensive relationship between the game and the African American community dating back to the 1860’s.
Bid Whist, closely related to Bridge, evolved from a game played by slaves to a game with an expanded following in many countries, thanks to the efforts of African Americans such as the Pullman Porters who took the game “up north.” This non-fiction writing by Allen not only explains the history of the game, but also includes the games’ rules, variations and strategies.
TONIGHT on Full Spectrum Radio join Dennis Estlock and I as we speak to a DEAR frind of ours who is an AMAZING author, and investigator!!! Here is a LITTLE about frank and his book releases below!!!
Mr. Smith?, released October 2014
Full description: Ron Smith wakes up in the hospital with memories that abruptly stop ten years before. Even more bewilderingly, everyone is telling him he is Stan Craftsman—a fact that seems indisputable when he looks in the mirror and sees a face he doesn’t recognize.
A suspense-filled journey that takes you from Chicago to Minneapolis to the mountains of southern Colorado, Mr. Smith? has plenty of twists, turns and surprises in store.
The Feud, released October 2014
Industry review by Kirkus Reviews (who pride themselves on giving tough reviews) bottom line: a worthy supernatural whodunit. A macabre thriller with a message of tolerance and respect for nature.
Short description: While researching a prominent Southern family, a writer finds herself fighting for her life—and her sanity—when she stumbles across a century-old feud involving supernatural forces.
The Seventh Seal, released May 2015
Short Description: A former professor goes on a desperate search for God's original holy book before the seventh seal is opened—and the end of the world is upon us.
Yellowstone erupts, taking out northwest Wyoming. The New Madrid and San Andreas faults shift, turning safe zones into death traps.
But now it appears that the book has been found…and that the worldwide earthquakes are due to the opening of the sixth seal.
With only one more seal preventing the apocalypse, Kessler, along with Pullman and his new lover, must find the holy book and put a stop to the end of the world. But are they already too late?
Bill Pullman joins host Robin Milling celebrating the 5th Anniversary show of Let's Do Lunch! at Urbo in the heart of Times Square. Just a couple of blocks west, Bill is starring in The New Group's Sticks and Bones at The Pershing Square Signature Center Theater. The play by David Rabe focuses on the devastating toll war can take on a family, and how they deal with their son returning home from the war.
Bill tells Robin of his affinity to the military and the intensity of the play, sharing a dressing room with co-star Richard Chamberlain, and his affection for the rest of the cast featuring Holly Hunter, Ben Schnetzer, Raviv Ullman, Nadia Gan and Morocco Omari.
The conversation with Bill is always delightful, as we discussed everything from his musical family, his adventures in Norway as he's on his way to star in Othello, with his friend and director Stein Winge, his next bow on Broadway, and of course the sequel to Independence Day.
Lunch at Urbo (named for Urban Bohemian), a two-story restaurant featuring an eclectic menu and warm dining with open kitchens was a delicious Chef's Sushi Platter, Autumn Vegetable Bisque and Goat Cheese Ravioli. Urbo not only offers delicious cuisine, but is a great space for events, featuring live music upstairs. Visit http://urbonyc.com
Join our guest today Lena Pullman AKA Battle Cat- A young Black American Single mom gets fired up over the disrespect coming out of the black community for life liberty and property. She hopes to make a difference by being brutally direct in her message to the blacks in America. After seeing the likes of our very own convicted felon Eric Holder mr radicle himself and Al Sharpton, The usurper Obama and other blacks in power tag teaming the thugs to kill steal as destroy- ref scripture ( satan comes to kill steal and destroy) all in the name of false claims of discrimination every time a black criminal is killed or even arrested by a police officer she went viral with her message on you tube- Don't miss this exciting show at 2 pm EST- THIS SHITS ABOUT TO BLOW !!!
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