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  • 00:38

    The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac, Best Book of 2015, Author Sharma Shields

    in Books

    When Eli Roebuck was a little boy, his mother left the family with a large, hairy creature that Eli would come to think of as a Sasquatch.  Author Sharma Shields joins host Linda Rez of Minstrel and Muse to discuss her incredible debut novel, The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac, Eli's quest to find and destroy the mythical Sasquatch, Mr. Krantz.  As the reviewer for The Stranger commented, "It's a hell of a book", the television rights have been secured and it's one of Entertainment Weekly and O Magazine's best of 2015.  


    Publisher's Notes:


    Eli Roebuck was nine years old when his mother walked off into the woods with "Mr. Krantz," a large, strange, hairy man who may or may not be a sasquatch. What Eli knows for certain is that his mother went willingly, leaving her only son behind. For the rest of his life, Eli is obsessed with the hunt for the bizarre creature his mother chose over him, and we watch it affect every relationship he has in his long life--with his father, with both of his wives, his children, grandchildren, and colleagues. We follow all of the Roebuck family members, witnessing through each of them the painful, isolating effects of Eli's maniacal hunt, and find that each Roebuck is battling a monster of his or her own, sometimes literally. The magical world Shields has created is one of unicorns and lake monsters, ghosts and reincarnations, tricksters and hexes. The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac is boldly imaginative throughout, and proves to be a devastatingly real portrait of the demons that we as human beings all face.

  • 00:28

    The Wine of New York's Finger Lakes

    in Entrepreneur

    According to Wine Enthusiast magazine, in 2014 New York State ranked as the third most important wine-growing region in the US, after California and Washington state.‎
     
    In this Interview, Rachel Bovard, a fellow upstate New Yorker and part-time employee at DCANTER, will share her  impressions of the wines of the Finger Lakes.  She is a Level 1 Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Diploma Candidate in the Wine and Spirits Educators Trust (the pre-requisite for Master of Wine).  During the discussion Rachel will make the case for cool climate grapes, stating that lighter tasting wines should merit no less consideration than warm climate wines in California and France.

    Some of the wines and wineries she will touch on include a Cabernet Franc from Ravines Wine Cellars on Seneca Lake,  a Cabernet Sauvignon from Casa Larga south of Lake Ontario, and a dry Gewurtztraminer from Herman J Wiemer.  Others include a Cabernet Franc made from Finger Lakes grapes at the Oenology Winery in Brooklyn.
     
    We will also note some of the tourist attractions in the area and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival July 10-12 where you can  taste these wines for yourself!  A good reference for the show is Evan Dawson's book on the region, "Summer in a Glass".  


    Questions discussed on Twitter at #toastdmvbrew.


    Our show host Gary Vaughan is an avid winery tourist and blogger of the Delmarva Winery and Brewery Journal. 


     



     

  • 01:00

    Seattle Seahawk's Mascot: Taima The Hawk, Master Falconer David Knutson

    in Entertainment

    Rez and Andy welcome Master Falconer David Knutson, owner and handler for the wildly popular Seahawk Mascot,Taima. 


    David will share Taima's journey: the long wait for his birth, his training, stories from the stadium, his favorite Seahawk, and his homelife back on the ranch.


     

  • 00:57

    Who Stole Your Joy? Kari Joys, MS: Psychotherapist Tips to Return to Happiness

    in Motivation

    Kari Joys MS, best-selling author of Who Stole Your Joy? Finding your Way Back Home and Finding Joy Around the World: Real Life Stories of Discovering Happiness, Inner Peace and Joy.  Founder/Director of the Center for Creative Change in Spokane, Washington. Featured on ABC, CBS, FOX & NBC and she is a highly recognized Counselor and Psychotherapist, a skilled group facilitator and a powerful energy therapist. Kari has been in private practice for thirty years helping thousands of people around the world find genuine healing.


    Kari has a Masters in Counseling and Interdisciplinary Studies from Eastern Washington University. She has been a long-term member of the American Counseling Association. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and a Certified Yuen Method Wellness Practitioner.


    Kari has co-created the #JoyTrain with Rock Christopher to help spread more Joy Around the World. You can be part of the JoyTrain every Tuesday on Twitter - Visit http://joytrain.webs.com/ 


    Connect with Kari Joys at http://kari-joys.com/


    Connect with Deb at:  http://www.DebScott.com

  • 00:35

    Talking Wine for Passover and Beyond: Israeli Wines Direct

    in Food

    Our guest will be Agnes Goldberger, Naomi Hochberg, Ari Hochberg and Mayer Jacobovits, partners at Israeli Wine Direct 


    This broadcast was pre-recorded on Monday the 23rd. at the ditributor's offices. Listen in for a funfilled show, where we discuss Israeli wineries and their wines.

  • 00:34

    Talking Wines for Passover and Beyond: Ami and Larissa Nahari

    in Wine

    Ami Nahari - CEO of The River - Fine Kosher Wines - and his wife Larissa Nahari, the company's Marketing Director, will be our guests this evening. They are distributors of some the best kosher wines, they will discuss food and wine pairings and the various wineries they represent.

  • 01:03

    Z Nation's Thomas Dineen On Zombies & A Love of Film

    in Film

    Rez and Andy welcome film producer Thomas Dineen to the show.  Dineen has worked on the popular "Z Nation" program, a futuristic Sci Fi series where the U.S. has been devastated by Zombies and their hope for survival rests in one man who has been bitten, survived, and possesses the antibodies to develop an innoculation that could save humanity if they can transport him safely to the labs 3,000 miles away. Dineen has also helped produce the 2015 hit series, The Man In The High Castle, based upon the fictional book that examines what life would have been like in the United States if the allies had not won WWII.


    His list of credits also include production of movies such as the highly regarded, A Thousand Years of Prayers, and Lonely Hearts, starring John Travolta, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek and James Gandolfini.


    Dineen is passionate about developing a film community with the Spokane Film Project, Reel Spokane, 50 Hour Slam, and Spokane International Film Festival.  


    Callers are welcome.  Call anytime during the show, and you'll be brought in when there's an opportunity or opening.  You'll be able to listen to the show while waiting.  The number is 909.202.8606.

  • 01:20

    Sensory Perception of Wine & the Role of Different Yeasts in Winemaking

    in Wine

    On the Wine Muse, hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard explore the smells and tastes in wine.


    Guests for the Show


    Hillary Sjolund, Sonoris Wines LLC: "Sensory Perception of Wine"

    Hillary Sjolund is the owner and winemaker for Sonoris Wines. A native of California, Hillary graduated with a degree in Fermentation Science from UC Davis and got her start in the wine industry as a harvest intern at Pine Ridge Winery in Napa. Hillary moved to Washington State in 2006 and became winemaker for DiStefano Winery in Woodinville. In January, Hillary left DiStefano to focus full-time on her own Sonoris Wines.

    As an instructor, Hillary also teaches enology classes via VESTA the Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance. These are degree and certification programs offered online. VESTA is a National Science Foundation funded partnership between the Missouri State University system and colleges, universities, vineyards and wineries across the United States.

    Michael Dawson, brand manager from Wyeast, Odell, Oregon

    Since 1986, Wyeast Laboratories, Inc. has been producing Pure Liquid Yeast cultures and fermentations products crafted with skill and integrity.  Their continuing devotion to providing superior products, insightful technical expertise and helpful customer service has earned Wyeast Laboratories the reputation as a worldwide industry leader. Wyeast Laboratories, Inc. Pure Liquid Yeast cultures are shipped directly to breweries, wineries, and cideries, with purity, viability, and freshness guaranteed. Follow them on Twitter at @WyeastLab


     

  • 00:30

    Conservative Party (Washington) - Paint The Evergreen State Red

    in Politics Conservative

    The Conservative Party (Washington) is painting the Evergreen State red and this weekly broadcast will update you on our efforts as well as point out the various forms of tyranny and corruption that can be had in our great state.  Host/Chairman Bill "Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion" Turner is a proud Conservative who won't shy away from polite liberal callers who need educated or rude ones who just need a verbal spanking that mommy and daddy never gave them.

  • 02:14

    Monica Bellucci, The Next "Bond Girl", Still Hot at 50

    in Entertainment

    The next James Bond movie is set to be released in 2015, Spectre, and the show's newest Bond Girl is none other than fifty year old beauty, Monica Bellucci.  Rez and Andy ask listeners how they feel about the choice and share Monica's secrets to staying beautiful at any age.


    Today's Guests Include: Staci Ward-Hestdalen, M.D., from Advanced Dermatology in Spokane and Coeur D'Alene. 


    Dr. Ward-Hestdalen specializes in general medical dermatology. She completed her undergraduate education in Biology at Duke University and received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Her formal training began with two years of general surgery residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA. She then completed three years of dermatology residency at the University of Texas Medical Center and a one year fellowship in clinical research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.


    Dr. Ward-Hestdalen is board certified with the American Board of Dermatology. She is a member of the Washington State Medical Association, Spokane County Medical Society, and the Women's Dermatologic Society. Dr. Hestdalen cherishes getting to know her patients. Being a general dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic dermatology has given her the opportunity to help people feel good about the skin they are in. Dr. Hestdalen feels that is her privilege to give back to her patients the best of her abilities.


    Second Guest: NY Times Bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, newest writer for the James Bond franchise with the novel Carte Banche.


    Also, Staness Jonekos, author, OWN network founder, and Huffingpost Contributor, on looking your best past forty.


    Correction: Teri Hatcher--Desperate Housewives--won the role in Tomorrow Never Dies (over Monica Bellucci) in 1997.
     

  • 00:55

    Seattle Sin Bin: Episode 2 with guest Chris Daniels

    in Hockey

    We will interview King5 reporter Chris Daniels about bringing the NBA/NHL to Seattle, as well as recent labor issues in the State of Washington amongst the four WHL franchises in Everett, Seattle, Spokane, and Tri Cities.


    We will then discuss this and much more amongst ourselves.

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