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  • 01:57

    The Fitness Diva w/Personal Trainer Mark Dilworth & Octavia Windom, Specialist

    in Fitness

    The Fitness Diva  Dee Dee Carter is joined by Personal Trainer Mark Dilworth & Octavia Windom, Natural Medicine Specialist for another episode on health and fitness!!

  • 01:28

    How Much Would It Cost To Clone Myself?

    in Lifestyle

    Some strategies that work:

    •Turn it off – Disconnect on the weekend.  Try it, at least for one day or even a few hours each night. Put the phone down and turn off the computer.

    •Trim, trim, trim – Say no to everything that is either not essential or doesn’t add something valuable to your life. Be ruthless!

    •Pay attention to your health – We know what we need to do, but it isn’t a priority until we have a health crisis. We are far more productive and happier when we get enough sleep, eat a little healthier and fit in some type of activity.

    •Minimize toxins– By that I don’t mean chemicals. Minimize the negative influences around you. Avoid toxic people (complainers, whiners, poor attitudes.)

    •Spend time alone – It is crucial for lowering stress, increasing happiness and encouraging creativity.

    •Relationships do matter – Set aside quality time with your family and friends..

    •Treat yourself– Get a pedicure or a facial. Better yet, schedule a massage.

    •Explore the world – Take a new route, visit a new town. Attend a local performance, play amateur photographer or go to the park and watch children play.

    •Expand your awareness – Take a class, learn to paint or try something new that you’ve always wanted to learn. Read a book that sparks your interest or try listening to uplifting music.

    •Remember fun – Laugh, joke, play, find your sense of humor.

  • 00:01

    test for charles gregory radio charleskdkdkdjkdjkdjdkj Charles Greory

    in Fashion


    Charles Gregory is well known for his trend setting creations, and his expert skill in haircutting, coloring, weaving, editorial hair, makeup, television and film work.

    Mr. Gregory presently is a member of IASTE 706 and 798 unions for makeup artists and hair stylists in film and television and is Department Head of Hair for numerous Tyler Perry Productions. Charles designed the signature wig look for Tyler Perry’s character Madea, show casing his expert skill in custom lace front wigs. He has been head hair stylist on “Meet the Browns”, “Families That Prey” “Madea Goes to Jail”, “I Can Do Bad All By Myself and Why did I get Married Too. Gregory also was Department Head od Hair for the feature films “Lila and Eve” starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez and The Good Lie” starring Reese Witherspoon, Charles was also Department Head of Hair for Lifetime’s movie “ The Trip To Bountiful” starring Cecily Tyson, and up coming movie and series for ABC TV “ The Red Band Society” Starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer.

    Mr. Gregory is Emmy nominated for his work in HBO Production of 'Lackawanna Blues" Starring Epatha Merkerson, and Terrence Howard for best hairstyles in a movie for television.

    Mr. Gregory owns and operates Charles Gregory Salon in Buckhead an affluent suburb in North Atlanta.

    Mr. Gregory's accomplishments have won him silver and bronze me

  • 00:18

    Incest Survivors

    in Lifestyle

    Incest Survivors have a lot of burdens to overcome. Families internalize the secret of sexual abuse and then blame the victim even if the victim is 6 and the perpetrator is 40. Joining us on the Being Human Now Podcast is psychiatric social worker Octavia Carlos who counsels incest survivors in the private practice.

  • 00:36

    Joy Keys chats with Musician Toshi Reagon

    in Current Events

    Special Guest: Toshi Reagon has been described as “a talented, versatile singer, songwriter and musician with a profound ear for sonic Americana—from folk to funk, from blues to rock” by critic/blogger Eva Yaa Asantewaa (InfiniteBody). “She masters each of these genres with vocal strategies that easily spiral and swoop from the expressively sinuous to the hard-charging, a combination of warmth and mischief.”

    While her expansive career has landed her comfortably in residence at Carnegie Hall, the Paris Opera House and Madison Square Garden, you can just as easily find Toshi turning out a music festival, intimate venue or local club. Toshi finds home on any musical stage. Toshi has had the pleasure of working with Lenny Kravitz, Lizz Wright, Ani DiFranco, Carl Hancock Rux, Nona Hendryx, Pete Seeger, Chocolate Genius and many other amazing artists, including her favorite collaborator, her mom, Bernice Johnson Reagon.

    Toshi has been the recipient of a NYFA award for Music Composition, The Black Lily Music and Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performance. She is a National Women’s History Month Honoree, and is the 2010 recipient of OutMusic’s Heritage Award. www.toshireagon.com

  • 00:17

    Mental Health is the Root Cause of Violence

    in Lifestyle

    Psychiatric Social Worker Octavia Carlos explains how mental health issues, such as, rage and despair are the root cause of the increase in violence in the United States. From a racist rage that results in church shootings to the increase in murders by police officers, mental instability and the inability to process anger is thecire issue. Ms. Carlos gives us insight and leads us toward personal and societal solutions. 

  • 01:59

    I've Got So Much to Give with Author Will Brown in The Hot Spot

    in Books

    I've Got So much To Give is a story of four distinguished friends. No one believed that they would make it out of the hood, Trey, T-Bird, Q and JJ, are movers and shakers driven with brilliance and ingenuity. They’ve mastered their own forte of networking by continuously distributing their clientele into each of their businesses to create wealth and success. Concerned about the community they grew up in, gave them the compassion to make phenomenal contributions to empower the less fortunate with jobs and educational programs through numerous trust funds. 

    It's been said, that money can't buy you love and certainly looking at the dynamics of these individuals and the hardships they encountered with relationships will take your breath away.  

    Trey is determined to escape the raft of Octavia the gold digger, especially after meeting Carlotta the southern bell.

    T-Bird has just finished her new album and is desperately seeking a comeback tour. Her life is about to change after divorcing Shaun and meeting Darnell.

    Q the playboy has finally met his match after meeting Desiree.

    JJ is faced with the decision of walking away from Vivian or saving his marriage.

    Through it all everyone vowed that they would be there for each other regardless of their trials or tribulations.

    Call in # 773-897-6297

  • 01:22

    Evening with authors Monica Lynne Foster and Cerece Rennie Murphy

    in Books

    BAN Radio Featured Author:  Monica Lynne Foster is an international selling author of Fiction novels and Non-Fiction inspiration. Her novels focus on the lives of relatable characters who continually find themselves at a crossroads. Sometimes they make the right decisions…and sometimes they don’t.

    In addition to being an author, Monica and her husband own American Gas Works, a gas contracting company in Michigan. She’s also the co-founder of Women Who Run Their World, a women’s organization whose purpose is to Encourage, Inspire, and Support our Sisters in Our Pursuit to Live Our Lives on Our Terms.


    BAN Radio Featured Author:  Cerece Rennie Murphy fell in love with science fiction at the age of seven, watching "Empire Strikes Back" at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C., with her sister and mom. It's a love affair that has grown ever since.

    She earned her master's degrees in social work and international relations at Boston College and Johns Hopkins School for Advance International Studies, respectively, and built a rewarding 15-year career in program development, management and fundraising in the community and international development arenas - all while appreciating the stories of human connection told in science fiction through works like Octavia Butler's "Wild Seed," Frank Herbert's "Dune" and "The X-Files." In 2011, Cerece experienced her own supernatural event - a vision of her first science fiction story.  Shortly after, she began developing and writing what would become the "Order of the Seers" trilogy.

    Cerece lives just outside of her hometown of Washington, D.C., with her husband, two children and the family dog, Yoda.

  • Sasha's Bloc: Feels Like Jazz

    in Music

    Alex Gershman with Sasha's Bloc is back to talk their new hit single FEELS LIKE JAZZ!

    Jazz collective Sasha’s Bloc solidifies their growing presence on the U.S. music scene with an original album that hearkens back to the Big Jazz Band sound of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, and to a performance style that evokes such seminal acts as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

    Sasha’s Bloc is an amalgam of varied artists, nationalities and experiences, all fueled by bassist and songwriter Alex Gershman to deliver a sound that is consistently big, boisterous, full of spirit and rich in everything that makes jazz linger as an American phenomenon. On Heart On Fire, Gershman is honored to have Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit perform on multiple tracks.

    The group’s core nonet is comprised of Nora Rothman, vocal; Brandon Fields, saxophone; Alex Budman, saxophone, clarinet; Kye Palmer, trumpet, Bob McChesney, trombone; Kevin Winnard, drums; Steve Cotter, guitar; Andy Langham, piano. Guest artists on the upcoming album include: Jane Monheit, vocal; Alvin Chea, vocal; Patrick Tuzzolino, vocal; Princess Fortier, vocal; Glynis Leflore vocal; Octavia Pace vocal; James Lum, banjo; Jason Fabus, accordion; Marc T. Bolin, Tuba. Gershman plays upright bass and electric bass.

  • 01:11

    Reverend Octavia Brooks - Temple Without Boundaries

    in Spirituality

    Octavia Brooks is a non-denominational Reverend with over 20 years’ experience in earth-based, new age, and indigenous traditions.  Her passion is to inspire, motivate and support healers, practitioners, counselors and all givers so they can stay healthy and happy in their service.   She offers group healing, multi-cultural ceremony and individual coaching/healing.  While she overcame early childhood and health challenges, she learned powerful Shamanic healing techniques. 

    Reverend Octavia's work with holistic practitioners, healers and counselors provides them with the tools that allow them to share their gifts without it being at the expense of their own well-being.  These tools are not specific to practitioners.  They can be used/applied to our every day life to reduce stress, stay motivated and to get clarity. She also describes how we can use a "portal of compassion" when faced with angry/negative people.

    LIsten to this interview and you will be led through a very powerful meditation.

    Be sure to take advantage of Reverend Octavia's generous offer.





  • 00:30

    Meet the Voice Behind Crown Talk & An Interview with Her Mom-Dr. Octavia Mallory

    in Entertainment

    Meet the host behind Crown Talk with Byrgundy.She will discuss her pageant experience and explain more about the objective, mission, and vision of the show. Byrgundy will also introduce one of her main supporters her mom Dr. Octavia Mallory. She will discuss her role as a Pageant Mom. Stay tuned for the first live podcast show!

    On this Episode; due to trail and error, delayed transitions, and learning the new talk show studio, listeners were unable to hear Dr. Mallory's lead-in comments.

    Transcription for the listeners:

    Dr. Mallory stated how excited she was to be on the show and she enjoyed sharing her thoughts and opinions on the show with the Crown Talk's audence members. She is very proud that her daughter has a wonderful show on the air and would like to recpmmend everyone to listening on every other Monday's at 4:00 pm est.