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Many moons ago - before the invention of Ritalin or the Internet - a young, broke college student named Roberto Antonio Smiley signed up for a stand-up competition at his Student Union Building. The prize money was $500, which was nearly 5 months rent for the "efficiency" closet Smiley was living in at the time. Though he had never stepped on a stage, and the only prior laughs he had gotten were due to his colossal leprechaun ears, he went for the gold. When he arrived, his only competition was a grown man wearing an oversized sombrero with no act... so... he won the money and the tender hearts of his fellow students. The rest is history.
Since that incredibly average performance, Roberto shortened his name to "Bob" and started a caffeine-induced tour spreading laughter and gaiety to the masses. As a novice jokester, Smiley honed his talents as the merch-managing MC for bands like Newsboys, Third Day, and Mercy Me. This exposure, along with the fact that his act had the word "booger" in it three times, led to a swarm of goatee'd youth leaders begging Smiley to come entertain their sugar-high kid herds. He was forced to match their manic energy and soon developed a machine gun approach to comedy. Sixteen years later, Bob is now one of the nation's most in-demand and hilarious clean comedians. And he absolutely loves his job, no matter how many times his father challenges its legitimacy as a career choice...
Tonight on The Charleston Comedy podcast we have guest comic Mikey Mason. Mikey will be at the Comedy Zone here in South Charleston this weekend. One show on Friday at 8 and two shows on Saturday 7 and 9! Tickets are just ten dollars!
Born in Kentucky and dragged throughout the south before settling in Indiana to be raised in a trailer, Mikey Mason has a diverse background to draw material from. With his abnormal childhood, five siblings, two marriages, two children, multiple pets, college experiences, and many career changes (ranging from fast food, to working at a funeral home, to teaching middle school, high school and college, as well as working with at-risk youth,) he's got a lot to talk-and sing-about.
Mikey went from performing in bands and sketch and improv. comedy troupes to performing standup over the last 15 years. He's performed at Crackers, the Comedy Caravan, Wiley's Comedy Nightclub, Snickerz Comedy Bar, Mason City Limits, Go Bananas, and One Liners, as well as many bars, clubs, fraternities, and private parties in and around the Midwest. He's performed with Todd Yohn, John Fox, Rob Haney, Lord Carrett, Steve Lott, Troy Davis, Chris Speyrer, Tracey Tedesco, and Tim Rowlands, among others, and has made multiple regional television and radio appearances. With a strong stage presence, infectiously hilarious songs, and a wit almost as fast as his mouth, Mikey is an unforgettable performer.
Mikey draws the audience in with his saucy, irreverent blend of storytelling and outrageous songs. No subject or musical style is off limits. From country to rock, pop to rap, religion to relationships, politics to childhood insecurities, Mikey is unabashed, unafraid, and unquestionably funny.
Do you ever wonder why so many issues are happening at once and who is benefitting? Where on earth did the idea of regional versus local control of our schools, health, and water originate? How do all of these topics overlap and what is the ultimate goal?
Debbie Bacigalupi, a requested speaker throughout the West, will be detailing history, political, economic, and environmental issues that impact every single one of us and explain how all of these issues are related to the present and “future generations” with an emphasis on water and private property rights. Miss Bacigalupi will share what she’s garnered from conferences she has attended – like the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the Navigating the American Carbon World on Cap-n-Trade, the Western Governors Association CHAT Conference on Drought, and many Fish and Wildlife meetings and hearings on the Endangered Species Act. What do these items have to do with our behavior and future? An avid researcher, this daughter of ranchers and farmers iis known for her lively and interactive presentation on the threats of wolves to dam removals, water supply, and the people who supply our food.
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Speak Life Radio ~ From Discovery To Practice by Dr. Samuel Jones
Blesssings beautiful familyand welcome back to another amazing show! We are in for a great show tonight!!!
It is my pleasure to introduce Professional speaker, Author, and Educator, Dr. Samuel Jones. He’s the current owner of Life Changing Presentations, a consulting company that focuses on Leadership development training, Customer service, and Strategic Planning. A native of Gunnison, he is currently the Dean of Student Affairs at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi and the facilitator/trainer for the Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi program.
He is the author of The Man I Never Knew: How Leadership Can be Developed by Faith, Family, and Friends and Live Life on Purpose: From Discovery to Practice.
Dr. Jones received a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, a Master’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in Educational Leadership. After his basketball career at USM, he continued his professional basketball career in Finland. He’s conducted training and seminars for organizations such as: General Electric aviation, the USM Alumni Association, Mississippi State University, Navigator Credit Union, MS Power, and the MS Dept. of Education to name a few. He’s a member of the National Speakers Association and he was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013. Please Join us!
Science has been called a boring subject with deep topics. Certainly too deep for the propagandists out of the PMO. Applied sciences will serve the CPC agenda, or they will be ignored. Canada has a long, storied history in scientific development, be it for institutional, research or commercial purposes. Humanity is at the beginning of another scientific revolution. Our mathematics and supercomputing is enabling and verifying our very nature.
The language of science, the processes of science, the risk/reward of new discoveries and the ethics of them are all complex areas that defy simple, catchy explanation. Investment, data, experimentation, application and free exchange of findings are all critical pieces of the puzzle. Yet the Harper government has shown little regard for this field in which Canada has historically punched above its weight. Climate change, green energy, medicine, computing, space exploration - science seeks to increase the safety of our existence by tackling these issues and many more.
For the past 25 years, Graham has worked in Canada and USA, in manufacturing, as a special machine designer. If you can buy it, he can make it, or make 1000 per second, all it takes is time and money. Graham was trained on the same design software as NASA used for its space stuff, and five others since. His first design workstation cost $250,000, almost like having a tiny physics universe to play on. Being an expert at applying new technology to answer challenges, he has special insights into advanced controls systems, exotic manufacturing process, lean manufacturing, executive expertise, project management experience, technical communication and eliminating your competition. Starting with a smart design can accomplish more than any single step in business can deliver. Remember, your customer is running the show, so do your due diligence, kick back and make some money and help the planet.
Greetings to all God's people. I pray continue blessings over your life and family. Remember you are important to God and it does not matter what happens God is in control.My guest this evening is a true survivor of the most Infamous Sexual Assault Trials in history.
Alisa Kaplan is not a name one might recognize initially, but she is the survivor involved in one of the most infamous sexual assault trials in SouthernCalifornia history. Having remained relatively silent over the last 13 years, she is now telling her story in her first book Still Room For Hope: A Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Forgiveness, and Freedom
In Still Room For Hope,Kaplan shares the dramatic account of what happened to her, the shame and humility that nearly destroyed her, and her journey on the road to becoming more than just a victim.
In 2002, three men forever changed 16-year-old Kaplan's life when she became an innocent victim to a brutal gang rape that was captured on tape. As if the grotesque actions against Kaplan were not horrific enough, this vibrant, young teenager lost all sense of self-worth, became crippled by drug abuse, depression and homelessness, and soon found her entire world falling apart. Come join me as we journey along of Alisa I know you will be moved by her story.
Tonight is the official start to Da BlackTop Radio's "You May LOL" Comedy Month theme for the entire month of May. To initiate the start, we welcome back a guest who is no stranger to the madness of Da BlackTop - All-Star Comedian Charlie Wilson TV (Twitter/IG: @CharlieWilsonTV). He updates us on all of his latest moves and experiences since his February 2014 visit to talk to Da Kool Kids, including possible movies, TV deals, and the competition of comedians out of the great state of Texas.
We are privileged to interview and talk to a phenominal woman who is an author, talk show host, TV personality, life coach, producer on CMT and HBO, and celebrity photographer. Phoenix White is her name (Twitter/IG: @phoenixwhite) and she's here to tell us about the struggle before the fame and opportunity, her mission to enlighten those who are striving to achieve their dreams, and what else she has in-store for us all.
Dropping in on the phone lines to tell us about her new business endeavor is MTV reality tv star and business mogul LaToya Jackson (Twitter/IG: @latoyajmtv). Her new business in the fashion world "The ToiBox Shop" (Twitter/IG: @thetoiboxshop) is off to a propserus start and she tells us how it all came to be, what you can expect, and what's to come from here on out for this new adventure of LaToya's.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Stephanie will interview Meghan Quinn (http://amzn.to/1dG1omx) from 8-9 PM EST and DC Renee (http://amzn.to/1FJ2R6F) from 9-10 PM EST.
About Meghan: Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if "It's Raining Men" starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Follow Meghan: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meghanquinnauthor
About DC Renee: DC Renee has been writing all her life, from cheesy poems in elementary school (i'll share an example just so you know how cheesy: Flowers are my favorite thing; they usually bloom during spring. Pink, blue, yellow and green, so many colors that I have seen...etc.) to short stories and monologues, and eventually fan fictions for Days of Our Lives.
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***Follow/friend her on goodreads: www.goodreads.com/dcrenee
Let the Smoke Roll Tonight 6pm call 347-202-0263 Please Join Us as we Talk everything BBQ and the Sport we Love!!! Chris Chadwick PitMaster of Hawg County Cookers Host of Lets Talk Smoke !!! www.blogtalkradio.com www.bbqsuperstars.com All sancantions of bbq and the people who cook it Is what this Shows about !!!!
Latoya Chandler is a New York-based writer. She enjoys her career as an executive assistant to the CEO of a non-profit organization. When not busy writing or burying her nose in books of the urban romance/fiction persuasion, Latoya enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her five loving children and her very patient better half.
In October of 2013, Latoya’s life changed drastically when she realized she wasn’t crazy and the people talking—or the voices in her head—were actually the voices of her potential characters desperately wanting to be heard. She began writing and before she knew it, she had penned her first novel, Torn: I Don’t Need You, But I Want You. Latoya’s pride and joy was released and published January 1st through her long-desired personal publishing company, Passion Publications.
Writer’s Bio Karen N. Cummings
Karen has had a love for words since she has been able to speak. Her passion began with her competitive classroom spelling Bees. Her love for speaking continued into High school when she placed third in a state public speaking competition for VOCA. Her dad proudly displays the plaque on his wall to this very day. She never saw her passion developing into what she can only describe today as an amazing blessing. Karen has worked in the medical field for 25 plus years and continues to do what she does best, be a support system for others and provide comfort. She has combined her love and passion to create books of entertainment while touching on real life situations. Karen's first title, "Grey Family Preys" was published in June 2013, via Amazon Kindle as well as paperback, and touches on Child Molestation. She later signed with World Haven Agenda for a short period before gracefully departing with the Publishing group.
Karen is now the entrepreneur of Pensive Publishing, a small publishing company that she began in June 2014, and delivered "She Me We", as the first title, a short story written by Neal. This story touches
Paul Cobb grew up in West Oakland and attended Howard University and spent time in the southern Civil Rights Movement, then returned to the Bay Area and was a founding member of the Donald Warden's Afro-American Association (Maulana Ron Karenga was the Los Angeles representative), the organization that gave birth to the Black Panthers (Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, et al) and the west coast Black Arts Movement (Marvin X). Paul established OCCUR, a social activist organization that fought for jobs on state highway projects. Paul went to jail protesting the non-hiring of Blacks. He also went to jail demanding the Oakland Public Schools hire a black superintendent, which it eventually did, Marcus Foster (assassinated by the SLA) and later hired Dr. Ruth Love. Paul worked at the Oakland Post, Oakland Tribune and served on the School Board. He eventually bought the Oakland Post and eventually hired Chauncey Bailey as editor.
Dr.Mary Ann Jones has over twenty years of knowledge and experience as a clinician and administrator in senior management positions. She became interested in healthcare management and advocacy through her work in the San Francisco Department of Public Health AIDS Office in the late 1980’s. From there she would go on to work as a research assistant at the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco on the first AZT study with pregnant women; the Family Addiction Center for Education and Treatment with pregnant women addicted to crack and heroin; and, the Bayview Hunter’s Point Alice Griffith Crack Cocaine Program.
Hi listeners and welcome to another edition of Weekdays with Murph. We're here again this week to talk about and discuss this week's episodes of Dancing with the Stars, the competition show and the results show. As usual, I've got my lovely and talented co-host Emily with me, so let's get started!
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