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  • 00:29

    Southern Rites

    in Motivation

    I will be discussing the multiple issues raised by the HBO feature "Southern Rites. HBO is a subscription service but if you cannot watch it yourself, hopefully our discussion will help.  You may watch a trailer here:  http://itsh.bo/1KIFx8e


    Meet me here (646-716-5171) Wednesday, May 27th.


    If you are listening live, you may ask a question by pressing 1 on your phone or by joining the chat if you are logged in online.


    Listen live or listen on demand at:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/defyinggravity


    Follow Defying Gravity Radio on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DGAskSupa


    Message Defying Gravity Radio to join an ongoing discussion group on Facebook if you like as well.

  • 00:20

    A North Florida Writer "Short Take": Imagine(3)........

    in Lifestyle

    TONIGHT'S SHORT TAKE WILL BE ABOUT A SPECIAL PEEVE OF MINE: THE PERILS OF DINING OUT.  AND NO, IN THIS SHORT OPINION PIECE I'M NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT THE RESTAURANT OR THE WAIT STAFF.  LET'S JUST ASSUME THAT THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT, THE SERVICE IS GREAT AND THE AMBIANCE OF THE LAYOUT AND ACCOUTREMENTS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT ARE SUPERB.  WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT IS THE BEHAVIOR, PRESENTATION AND ATTITUDE OF SOME OF THE DINERS WHO RUIN A NICE EVENING FOR EVERYONE.  I KNOW THAT ALL OF US HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS.


    SO JUST IMAGINE....A GREAT RESTAURANT FILLED WITH NICE, WELL MANNERED AND PRESENTABLE PEOPLE WHO RECOGNIZE MY RIGHT AND YOURS NOT TO BE THROWN INTO "GRAND CENTRAL STATION AT RUSH HOUR".  IF YOU'RE IN A RUSH THERE ARE PLENTY OF DECENT FAMILY ORIENTED FACILITIES THAT MEET YOUR NEEDS AS WELL AS UNTOLD FAST FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS.  THERE ARE ALSO MANY PLACES THAT ESPECIALLY CATER TO KIDS, SO CONSIDER THAT AS WELL.


    AS RODNEY DANGERFIELD SAID: "I DON'T GET NO RESPECT". YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE A GOOD RESTAURANT FEELING THAT WAY.


    THE SHOW WILL ACTUALLY START AT 9:02 EASTERN.  I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME. DINING OUT, JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE THINGS WE DO IN LIFE AND LIVING IT.


     


     


     

  • 01:53

    La Literati welcomes writer Jim Landwehr

    in Books

    Jim was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2005, he took a class called Writing From Your Life, which focused on creative nonfiction. The class rekindled his love for writing. In 2009, he enrolled in AllWriters' Workplace and Workshop which provided a peer critique group that encouraged and stretched him as a writer.


    Jim loves outdoor sports. It was his love of camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota that led him to write a memoir about trips he took to the area in the late '80's. The book was published by eLectio Publishing in June of 2014. 


    Jim's poetry collection, Written Life, was recently accepted for publication by eLectio Publishing and will be released on 3/31/2015. More information about his upcoming book release events can be found on his Events page.


    Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Anthropology. He has been employed in mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for over 25 years. He works as a GIS Analyst for Waukesha County in the Parks and Land Use Department.

  • 01:24

    JUST SAY NO TO COMMON CORE WITH GUEST MEG NORRIS

    in Lifestyle

    COMMON CORE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY, LARGELY BY EDICT FROM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS AND THEIR POLITICAL CRONIES.  BUT BLOWBACK IS GAINING STEAM AS MORE AND MORE PARENTS LOOK AT THE PROGRAM AND ITS CURRICULUM AND FIND IT WANTING.  SO WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR KIDS AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE SURE THEIR BEST INTERESTS ARE WHAT IS DONE?


    WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE MEG NORRIS OF GEORGIA AS OUR GUEST TONIGHT ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE. MEG IS A GEORGIA CERTIFIED TEACHER WHO LEFT HER PROFESSION AFTER WATCHING THE FRUSTRATION OF HER CONFUSED SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS WITH THE COMMON CORE CURRICULUM.  SHE JUST REALIZED THAT THIS WAS NOT THE ANSWER TO IMPROVING EDUCATION AND HAS SINCE COMMITTED HERSELF TO AN ACTIVIST ROLE IN STOPPING THIS CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF EDUCATION. 


    MEG IS TIRELESS;  FOUNDED SEVERAL FACEBOOK SITES FOR THE CAUSE INCLUDING OPT OUT GEORGIA AND GEORGIANS TO STOP COMMON CORE. SHE IS ALSO A CANDIDATE FOR A DOCTORATE IN EDUCATION AND TRAVELS EXTENSIVELY TO FIGHT THE BATTLE NOT JUST IN GEORGIA BUT AROUND THE NATION.  SHE ALSO IS A FIRM BELIEVER IN CLASSICAL EDUCATION WITH THE NEED FOR A STUDENT TO TAKE NOTES, WRITE IN CURSIVE, AND READ REAL BOOKS (NOT JUST COMPUTER SCREENS), AND USE PAPER, PENCIL AND CRAYONS.  YOUNG BRAINS NEED HANDS ON PRACTICALITY TO LEARN.


    IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT COMMON CORE, AND YOU SHOULD, THE DISCUSSION SHOULD BE VALUABLE FOR PARENTS AND TAXPAYERS ALIKE.  IF IT GOES THROUGH AS THE POLITICAL ELITES WOULD LIKE, WE'LL ALL PAY THE PRICE.

  • 00:31

    "In the Rough," author, Mellissa Thomas joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    Mellissa Thomas is a Central Florida freelance writer, journalist, author, poet, speaker, and award-winning screenwriter. She lovingly overworks herself authoring several blogs, writing for several publications, and is Chief Editor of Orlando Fashion Magazine. She has also guest blogged on popular blogs, including Under30CEO and James Chartrand's Men with Pens.

    With five years of U.S. Naval service and two college degrees (including one in Film), this introvert has lots of story ideas and practical life advice to share. Find out more at mellissathomas.com.


    Book Blurb: In the Rough


    The first 48 hours in Naples saw International Supremacy Bureau Agents Maia Highland and Roy Chambers face death on more than one occasion. Now, with the help of ISB’s Europe Lead Agent Evan Knightley, the duo’s race to find Tenderfoot intensifies given the untimely murder of Italy’s top ranking military official, who was involved in the case, and the treacherous quest for the truth behind the cryptic video message on Highland’s computer.

  • 00:29

    GRAY SCOTT, futurist, techno-philosopher, speaker, writer and artist

    in Business


    "Are We Headed Toward a Jobless Future?"


    Oxford University research states, that by 2030, almost half of all the jobs, in the U.S., could be automated. Is technology moving so rapidly that many are unaware that their "safe and permanent jobs" are about to disappear?  Are we properly educating our future workforce to be prepared for a brave new world where they must compete with computers?


    Is the idea of jobs disappearing all around us to automation a reality or myth?


    Gray Scott is a futurist, techno-philosopher, speaker, writer and artist. Gray is the founder and CEO of SeriousWonder.com, and a professional member of The World Future Society.


    Gray has been featured in and interviewed by the New York Post, Psychology Today, The Star, FOX5 News NY, San Francisco Magazine,The Futurist Magazine , H+ Magazine, IEET, Brighter Brains, Media Disruptus, London Futurists, OracleTalk and The One Way Ticket show. 


    Gray is a frequent keynote speaker and has spoken at LucidNYC, Connector Con NYC, Transhuman Visions Conference, and The Longevity Conference held recently in Washington DC. 


    Gray lives in NY and is currently working on his first book about the future of technology.


    www.SeriousWonder.com

  • 01:31
  • 01:02

    Tim and David discuss the Southern political topics of the day

    in Politics Progressive

    Tim and David discuss the Southern political topics of the day

  • 00:05

    International Radio Tours "Writer of A Trilogy" Announcement

    in Books

    Join us for a brief announcement of the Upcoming Show "Writer of A Trilogy"


    Live Show airs on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 12:00 Noon


     


    Trilogy; The VIG, GRIT, Blind Trust

  • 01:06

    Video Marketing Madness with Ray the Video Guy and Steve Sleeper

    in Marketing

    Today on Video Marketing Madness we’ll interview Scott Powell and Eric Williamson. Scott and Eric make a living doing marketing for local businesses with YouTube videos. We’ll find out all the particulars including how they rank online videos. Find out more about Scott and Eric at EpiVideoLogyInc.com


    Video Marketing Madness made possible today by AWeber...the best way to grow and manage your list. RaytheVideoGuy.com/AWeber.


    Be sure to "Like" the Video Marketing Madness Facebook page to get the plenty of useful tips and the news of the week: Facebook.com/VideoMarketingMadness


    Subscribe to the show on iTunes at VideoMarketingMadnessRadio.com and get all kinds of Free stuff from Ray the Video Guy!


    And Ray's tip of the week is a free app that will make you a better writer. It's called HemingwayApp.com. Plug you copy in and it'll fix grammar, sentence structure, etc.

  • 00:59

    Conscious Being and Authentic Living, TJ Woodward, Matthew Engel

    in Spirituality

    What is Consciousness? How can we raise our conscious awareness? What does living in the question mean? What is the role of ego? This week on Intuitive Transformation Radio, Matthew Engel will be chatting with Author and Spiritual Teacher, TJ Woodward about his new book, Conscious BEING - a compelling resource for those seeking self-realization. TJ creates a powerful philosophy for living by masterfully weaving personal stories, entertaining anecdotes and deep mystical truths. The result is a composition which offers practical guidance to show the benefits of spiritual transformation, while encouraging each of us to shift into a deeper awareness of our authentic inner-wisdom. TJ is a spiritual author, inspirational speaker, awakening coach and addiction counselor, who offers practical guidance to show the benefits of spiritual transformation, while encouraging a shift into a deeper awareness of authentic inner-wisdom. He is the minister and spiritual director of Awakened Living, and is in private practice as a spiritual counselor and awakening coach. TJ also works as the spiritual counselor and group facilitator in an intensive outpatient treatment program in San Francisco. In addition, he is the host of Awakened Living TV and Awakened Living Radio.


    Matthew Engel is an Intuitive Counselor, Executive Coach, Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regressionist, Writer and Host of Intuitive Transformation Radio. He has supported thousands of people in activating their higher potential for 18 years. For more info and to sign up for his popular newsletter, visit: www.matthewengel.com