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Host Cyrus Webb welcomes Torrian Ferguson, Marcus Cuffee and Elissa Gabrielle to Conversations LIVE to talk about the inspiration behind Modern Flavor Magazine and what you can expect from it in 2014.
Torrian Ferguson was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He got his first taste of cooking at Bethune Cookman College (now University) in his dorm room where he cooked pancakes and sausage for other students for money on the weekends. He is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University, a published author of fiction novels and has been in Essence, Ebony and Upscale Magazines. Ferguson also owned Black Literature Magazine but has sold his portion to the current owner. Currently, he is the Executive Chef at Embassy Suites Hotel in Greensboro, NC. Ferguson is editor-in-chief and started Modern Flavor Magazine to give up-and-coming chefs a place to shine and let the world know who they are. He also hopes to educate people that love culinary arts but are not classically trained.
Marcus Cuffee is a Chesapeake, Virginia native who was introduced to the kitchen by his grandmother. He opened his own catering company while in high school and met the love of his life. In 2004, with the influence of two mentors at Oscar Smith high school along with the CCAP program, Marcus landed in Hyde Park, New York looking to earn an associate’s degree at The Culinary Institute of America on a $80,000 scholarship. Following graduation in 2007, Cuffee began his career with Thompson Hospitality as Sous Chef and relaunched his catering company with his lifelong friend. Certain catering and Thompson Hospitality became a huge part of his life. After five years of working for Thompson in Norfolk VA, Marcus relocated to Raleigh, NC and received a promotion to Assistant Food Service Director. Here is where he and Torrian Ferguson met and became business partners and now friends. Cuffee has recently received another promotion withThompson to Regional Chef and helped launch Modern Flavor magazine as associate editor.
Kardea was featured in the June 2014 issue of Modern Flavor Magazine. She was also featured on The Cooking Channel’s The Deen of Lean with Bobby Deen. Since the airing of The Deen of Lean, she’s made appearances on The Paula Deen Network, ABC's The Chew, Food Network’s Farmhouse Rules, BBQ Blitz, and The Kitchen. Kardea has caught the attention of various networks and is currently working to secure her very own “Cooking Show.”
Kardea hopes to reintroduce the meaning of supper with The New Gullah Supper Club. The New Gullah Supper Club will unite people from different walks of life with one common interest: to enjoy good food with great people . She is currently traveling from state to state cooking some of her best contemporary spins on Gullah/Geechee dishes for food enthusiast.
Science fiction and fantasy writer Kevin J. Anderson (author of over 130 novels!) talks with our host Rodger Nichols about his books, especially Clockwork Lives and what it's like creating a novel from a rock band album, collaborating with authors like Dean Koontz, Brian Herbert, Doug Beason and his wife, Rebecca Moestra.
If you are a fan of The Dune Series, Starwars, Star Trek, X-files and other science fiction mainstays, you'll want to hear from this marvelous talent and polymath Kevin J. Anderson!
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Hour one: Keyport. Josh Downes, Co Founder and Chief Product Designer.
The Keyport Is the Everyday Multi-Tool for the Modern Professional. The Keyport Slide replaces the outdated, bulky keychain & consolidates UP TO 6 of your essential personal items such as keys, mini-light, USB flash drive, pen and bottle opener into a compact hi-tech key fob that attaches easily to any auto remote. Designed with the modern professional in mind, Keyport is the only multi-tool that incorporates keys, that is fully customizable and that unlike most multi-tools, you will actually use every day.
Hour two: News, brought to you by Slimware Utilities!
Craig and Ben do Computer and Technology News, brought to you by Slimware Utilities, the Official Optimization Software of Computer America, and answer your computer questions!
NYC based Comedian Nancy Lombardo, host a cornucopia of terrific guests. Nancy Lombardo has performed her unique comedy from coast to coast. TV credits include The Colin Quinn Show NBC, Saturday Night Live “All my Children” PBS, network and cable television Comedy Tonight, Nickelodeon and the Comedy Channel. She can be seen weekly on The Nancy Lombardo Show channel 56/83/34 NYC and live worldwide on WWW.MNN.ORG. She has written for Penthouse and Cracked magazine and created Ms. Quotable, a comic strip for Lady's Circle Magazine. Nancy was a winner of the Toyota Comedy Festivals "Laughter in Motion” and a Cable Arts Insight Comedy Award." Spot-lighted more than once in *Backstage, as both comedian/writer, she currently indulges her taste for the irreverent in her Stand Up Comedy and show, "Jazz Housewife." Nancy is creator of MOMEDY™, part of the International Mamapalooza Festival. She roasted Vincent Pastore of Soprano fame and is a member of The Friars Club. Her comedy and music is available at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/NancyLombardo
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Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf knock it out of the park, in this awesome edge of your seat show!
Allyson Byrd, Widely known as the “Profit Accelerator™ is hosting a 29-Day Meditation Series for you.
Join Asa Leveaux as your #Money#Meditation virtual emcee and today’s meditation guest is: Jen Rode.
Ben and Jen Rode are the visionary co-founders of The Rode Institute, an educational center for the advancement of spiritual partnerships, sexuality, and spirituality. Ben and Jen are motivational speakers, leading relationship experts, and cutting edge spiritual teachers.
Ben and Jen are internationally renowned transformational leaders and the creators of Explosive Sexual Healing. Ben and Jen have revolutionized sexual healing and redefined spiritual partnership for the modern age by bringing sexuality out of the shadows and into the light of the mainstream.
Ben and Jen will be featured alongside Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, the Dalai Lama, and Desmond Tutu in the upcoming Shift Movie. Explosive Sexual Healing has been covered by salon.com, Huffington Post, Sirius FM, The Young Turks, Private Matters TV, Elephant Journal, and has been blasted by Bill O’Reilly.
Ben and Jen’s passionate mission is to unite spiritual co-creative partnerships for the advancement of humanity. Contact them now: www.explosivesexualhealing.com
Get your ears ready, and grab your favorite flava. (Flavor for you IDK folks). From the crates of funk, and days when turn tables were the only wheels you ever needed to get your groove on, here he comes!!!! E MACK! Eric McAlister. He will reach back to some super solids that are salads of soul with a super blend. Mr. Pittsburgh himself - he's got the music dammit to make you appreciate whatever it is you are going through. 347-205-9366
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