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She’s a multiple Tony, Emmy, Obie, and Drama Desk Award winner, a Broadway icon, a film star and plays the hysterical character Joyce Flynn on the critically acclaimed long-running sitcom Mike & Molly. And she is the author of a brave and riveting memoir PART SWAN, PART GOOSE. She is actress Swoosie Kurtz and she’ll be joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday May 6 at 3 pm EDT.
With a name like Swoosie she was destined to lead an interesting life. From her first appearance on The Donna Reed Show to her Tony Award-winning roles in Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July and John Guare’s The House of Blue Leaves to her much-heralded turns on television series Sisters, Pushing Daisies and Mike & Molly, Swoosie has been embraced by critics and fans alike for her quirky, heartfelt, and always attention-getting performances.
Born to become a stellar success, Swoosie is the only child of Frank and Margo Kurtz. Her father was an Olympic diving medalist and one of the most decorated aviators in American history. Her mother, nearing 100 years old is an accomplished, opinionated, and filled-to-bursting personality.
The fascinating and accomplished Swoosie Kurtz visits The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 6, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Let’s talk.
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Tune in today for the live show @ 12:30pm PDT / Archived on #iTunes & #BlogTalkRadio @ 1pm: "Dear Motherless Daughter, My Wish for you on Mother’s Day".
We'll be continuing the Mother’s Day Prep… Got a message from a woman named Angela True last night on Facebook who's lost both per parents. We had a great conversation.
She shared with me a blog post she wrote titled, "Dear Motherless Daughter, My Wish for you on Mother’s Day". The approach is as if your mother was writing you a letter. I loved it!
Angela is working on her memoir and is the director of I AM WHO ?? - a children’s organization in Thailand that does heart work with orphans.
About this show: I lost both parents to cancer at 22 and 27. Let’s talk about stuff that’s hard, ways you can move forward in your life and how to get back to a happier place. My intention is to connect those of us who have lost our mothers, our fathers or both parents, at any age, through the arts, life experiments, looking inward and turning pain into something positive.
Contact me: http://losingyourparents.org/contact
This week on SONG THERAPY Special Guest live in studio..AUTHOR TASHA ROBINSON-WHITE breaking down "NEVER FELT THIS WAY" & MEMOIR "RIGHT HAND TO THE CHAMP"
“SONG THERAPY” is Today’s Hottest & Progressive Music Platform Created to Heal the Pain and Soothe the Soul. So Sit Back, Relax and Unwind as we take you on this Therapeutic Musical Journey. It’s Time for you to join the Crew on the First Ever Virtual Couch. Remember no one likes to go to Therapy, but they love to come to SONG THERAPY!!!!
Award winning author Debra Shiveley Welch was born in Columbus, Ohio and has lived in the Greater Columbus area all of her life. She now resides in Central Ohio with her husband Mark and son Christopher, also a published author.
Debra is the author of five books: Cedar Woman, the story of a woman of the Lakota Sioux who opens the first high end American Indian restaurant in Central Ohio and winner of Books and Authors Best Native American Fiction award, Christopher Meets Buddy, a children’s book on the proper care of a pet parrot, A Very Special Child, a well-received children’s book which received the FaithWriters Gold Seal of Approval – Outstanding Read Award, Christopher Bullfrog Catcher, written by her son at eleven years of age, and scribed by Debra, who also wrote its introduction, Son of My Soul – The Adoption of Christopher, winner of the FaithWriters Gold Seal of Approval – Out Standing Read, Books & Authors Excellence in Literature, Books and Authors Best Non Fiction, and AllBooks Reviews Editor’s Choice awards, and “Jesus Gandhi Oma Mae Adams,” Debra’s first novel, co-authored with Linda Lee Greene. All are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Currently Debra is writing Spirit Woman, a sequel to Cedar Woman, Christopher’s Family Table, a companion cook book to Son of My Soul - The Adoption of Christopher, Memories of an Old Farmhouse, a micro-memoir about her memories of her family’s ancestral farm and Swinging Bridge, a collection of poems, short stories and essays.
Washington, DC author, Candy Jackson is a cosmetology teacher who loves to create poetry and short stories. Her reading rose to a brand new height with the discovery of many black writers whose work exploded in the '80's. An avid reader, she began to tap into her own creative side and decided to write stories of her own. Candy is the mother of three young adult children and one grandson. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Perez is the author of Running in Heels. Running in Heels is more than a memoir. It is a promise of hope and survival to anyone who woke up hungry and went to bed hungrier every day, for anyone who was abandoned as a child or an adult, for every wife who has loved a husband who left bruises on her heart and on her body.
On Sunday May 3 at 6pm Eastern Tripawd Talk Radio is excited to welcome Dr. Sarah Boston, DVM, DVSc, DACVS.
As the talented author of one of our all-time favorite books "Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life" Dr. Boston is a brainy, lovely and witty oncologist who shares her bumpy ride through the human oncology medical system when she diagnosed her own case of thyroid cancer.
Each day Dr. Boston is helping our pets fight cancer as Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida Gainesville. Her area of clinical interest is in surgical oncology and research interests include: osteosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma, thyroid carcinoma and soft tissue sarcomas in dogs.
On this episode of Tripawd Talk Radio we're thrilled to ask Dr. Boston about her experience as both a cancer patient and clinician, and how it has touched her daily experience working with patients.
Of course we'll also discuss the University's advances in the field of surgical oncology as they relate to limb cancers often encountered by Tripawds members, such as hemangiosarcoma, soft tissues sarcomas and more.
Susan D. Peters, a native of Chicago’s south side, is a graduate of DuSable High School and DePaul University. Always adventurous, Susan’s curiosity lured her to Liberia, West Africa for eleven years. Her family’s escape during the brutal Liberian Civil War is the spellbinding account of her memoir, Sweet Liberia, Lessons from the Coal Pot. Sweet Liberia, received the 2010 Black Excellence Award for Non-Fiction by the African American Alliance of Chicago and in 2011 the book was awarded a prize for Non-Fiction from the Illinois Press Women's Association.
Broken Dolls, Susan’s second book, represents her foray into the mystery market and is the first of a series featuring Detective Joi Sommers as its heroine. Additionally her work is featured in three anthologies, Baring It All, the Ins and Outs of Publishing, Signed, Sealed, Delivered … I’m Yours, a romance anthology running the gambit of nice and naughty and The Anthology of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association.
Susan currently and produces and hosts a weekly talk radio program on WVON1690AM and manages community relations at a prestigious academic medical center. In addition to her busy career, she has raised five children and is a proud grandmother.
Dr. Kenzoe Brian Selassie has a Doctorate of Philosophy in communication and culture from Howard University, a Master of Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Public Administration from Walden University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass media communication from the University of Mount Union (formerly Mount Union College). He currently resides in Washington, D.C. and serves as a commissioner for the Washington, D.C. Commission for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and board member of The Gatekeepers’ Initiative.
Pastor Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law School.
Reverend Wilson, a strategist, speaker, and writer, serves as the Senior Pastor of Magnolia Road United Methodist Church and as Chair of the UMC Greater NJ Commission on Religion and Race. She is a Nationally Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer. With extensive leadership experience in higher education, nonprofit and faith based organizations, she provides consulting and training in Nonprofit Management, Human Resources, Inclusion & Diversity, Grants – Acquisition, Management & Compliance, as well as Strategic Planning. She is involved with legislative advocacy for marginalized groups including women and children, the poor and for criminal justice reform. Her interests include African American History, Quilting as a Spiritual Discipline and Multicultural Communications; her hobbies are creating beautiful tablescapes, reading, the arts and hosting tea events. She enjoys teaching etiquette to young people. Reverend Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Community Development from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctorate Rutgers University Law School, has studied graduate level Finance and Marketing
“Running in Heels” is more than a memoir. This is a promise of hope and survival to anyone who woke up hungry and went to bed hungrier every day, for anyone who was abandoned as a child or an adult, for every wife who has loved a husband who left bruises on her heart and on her body.
“Running in Heels – A Memoir of Grit and Grace” is When I was Puerto Rican meets Glass Castle. This memoir is the journey of a coming-of-age Puerto Rican girl seeking love and security with her difficult mother in an impoverished home who becomes a teenage bride to an abusive man twice her age. Can she overcome insurmountable obstacles of poverty, racism, alcoholism, violence, and abandonment while hope is shattered time after time
They were both looking for love. She is a bisexual woman, he is a transgendered man. What could possibly go wrong? The answers Wednesday, April 29, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is the author of a profound new book WHEN MY BOYFRIEND WAS A GIRL, Sunshine Mugrabi.
In her mind-blowing memoir, Mugrabi shatters any preconceived notions you have about gender, relationships, and love. Part love story, part Rorschach relationship test, and a psychological mirror for everyone who has ever been in love -- WHEN MY BOYFRIEND WAS A GIRL gives readers an extremely rare and intimate glimpse into the lives of transgendered people and those who love them. Sunshine Mugrabi has a B.A. in Philosophy from Vassar College and a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University. She has been a freelance and staff writer for such publications as Red Herring, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Curve Magazine, and The Daily Hampshire Gazetter. Her short story, “The Last Time,” was published in The Lullwater Review.
Bruce Jenner gave us one side of the story, there’s another. WHEN MY BOYFRIEND WAS A GIRL on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with the wife of a transgendered man, Sunshine Mugrabi Wednesday, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
Author and White House Correspondent April Ryan has a unique vantage point as the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era.On behalf of the American Urban Radio Networks, and through her "Fabric of America" news blog, she delivers her readership and listeners (millions of African Americans and close to 300 radio affiliates) a “unique urban and minority perspective in news.” Her position as a White House Correspondent has afforded her unusual insight into the racial sensitivities, issues, and attendant political struggles of our nation’s last three presidents.
Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire - ordained minister, a Doctor of Naturopathy, Doctor of Naturopathic Ministry, Master Herbalist, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, an avid lover of African Dance, and an advocate for Literacy and Abstinence.
As a graduate of Trinity College of Natural Health, Dr. Brookshire is a Naturopath in the Poconos treating many how to stay well with nature., Affectionately called “The Good Doctor”, Dr. Brookshire teaches that you ARE what you eat. Her most popular requested lecture, “If Your Doctor Is So Smart, Why Are You So Sick?” is a favorite amongst community organizations seeking better health practices.
LaJoyce Brookshire is also the best-selling author of the novels Soul Food (that was based on the smash hit movie), suspense drama Web of Deception, and the memoir Faith Under Fire: Betrayed By A Thing Called Love. “Faith” breaks a decade of silence of how her first husband married her knowing he had AIDS yet never revealed his status, and how she is victoriously HIV-negative. From this experience she created the HIV/AIDS prevention program entitled, “Scared Straight: What You Don’t Know About HIV Can Kill You”.
Joan Kramer and David Heeley drop by to discuss In the Company of Legends, their behind-the-scenes book about the marvelous movie star documentaries they've worked on together. Starting with their award-winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Kramer and Heeley produced film portraits of the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends including Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, Paul Newman, Judy Garland and Humphrey Bogart, This dynamic duo established a reputation for finding the un-findable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits rolled. This interview is a must-hear for true movie addicts everywhere!
Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, calls In the Company of Legends one of the best reasons ever for curling up with a book, and talk show host Dick Cavett says the Kramer/Heeley memoir was so hard to put down that he ate with one hand while reading it. Osborne goes on to praise the book because it’s about dazzling personalities told by people who actually knew the celebrities they write about, worked with them and, further, socialized with them, aware of their foibles and strengths from first-hand knowledge, not hearsay.
Among the Kramer and Heeley documentaries are: Katharine Hepburn: All About Me; Bacall on Bogart; The John Garfield Story; The Adventures of Errol Flynn; The Spencer Tracey Legacy; James Stewart: A Wonderful Life; Fonda on Fonda; Fred Astaire: Puttin’ on His Top Hat; Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance.