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  • 00:35

    Spartan Life Radio - Black History Month Highlights

    in Education

    On the last episode of Spartan Life Radio, we talked about the stupendous Black History Month (BMH) 2016 observance taking place at Norfolk State University. In this episode, we tracked down several faculty members who have created unique and interesting programming for this year's observance. Did you know that there's a connection between the famous Buffalo Soldiers of Virginia's history and the Philippines? We're going to talk to NSU's Dr. April T. Manalang, assistant professor in the Department of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, about her research into this "hidden" Virginia History and the program she's created for the Black History Month Celebration. Professor Anthony Stockard, director of the NSU Theatre Company, will discuss the encore performance of the award-winning play "The Brothers Size." The drama has won several awards and was recently presented at the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival. "The Brothers Size" was also presented at last year's National Black Theatre Festival making it the most-awarded production in Norfolk State University history! And, last but certainly not least, Professor Carol Pretlow, NSU's resident political guru, who will round out our panel will discuss a BHM program involving students from the political science department. African American Perspectives on International Politics and Foreign Policy is a panel discussion on the topic from the student perspective.


    Join us for what promises to be a spirited conversation. 


     


     

  • 00:58

    Cosmo Topper Wild Honey Musicians Pay Tribute to Beach Boys Show Benefits Autism

    in Music

    WILD HONEY ORCH: BEACH BOYS 1967-77 AUTISM BENEFIT February 13 Event Takes Place at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, With its namesake Beach Boys' 1967 LP as its inspiration, the Wild Honey Orchestra and Guest Artists will explore the Beach Boys' dazzling post-Pet Sounds work from Smiley Smile (1967) onward to 1977's underground classic The Beach Boys Love You. From the classic hits Good Vibrations, Heroes and Villains, Sail On Sailor and Surf's Up to the underdog gems from amazing records like Wild Honey, Friends, 20/20, Sunflower, Holland, and many more, over 30 songs from this incredible era will be brought to life with full orchestration in the same manner as last year's Wild Honey productions of the Beatles' White Album at the Alex. The Wild Honey Orchestra, a loose collective of LA's finest musicians, will be joined by the Bangles, Matthew Street, Susan Cowsill, and many others in a gala event that will benefit the non-profit organizations the Autism Think Tank and the Children's Music Fund.The Autism Think Tank connects world-renowned autism experts, via tele-medicine, with families suffering from the harrowing complexities of autism. The Children's Music Fund provides music therapy and musical instruments to children and young adults with chronic or life-altering illnesses and supports research on the effects of music therapy. Wild Honey founder Paul Rock's eleven-year-old son Jacob has been greatly helped by both organizations.For additional information regarding event: Contact Wild Honey Fdn at 323.255.8839  

     

  • 00:31

    Vertex Marketing Communications Barbara Occhino Shares with Dori on WoMRadio

    in Marketing

    What do marketing, communications and Latin singing and dancing have in common...Barbara Occhino, that's what!


    Barbara Occhino co-founded Vertex Marketing Communications (VertexMarketing.com) with her husband, Ronald, two weeks after being married in 1982 – knocking on doors with only $30 in the bank. Since then the full service advertising and marketing agency has won several national awards and has been certified by the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services as a set-aside, Hispanic woman-owned Small and Minority Business Enterprise with a state media contract.


    Outside of work, Barbara is a Music and Entertainment Curator for the Stamford ARTWALK festivals, the Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll, and church events. She had put aside music and performing for 28 years while building her business and raising her two daughters, Christine and Lisa, both whom earned scholarships to the Berklee College of Music and currently run their own music businesses. Barbara now manages Barbara’s Serenade (BarbaraEntertains.com) bands and is involved in theatre, dance, and choral groups.


    Come meet this fabulous woman Thursday February 11th at 10amPT/1pmET and anytime in archive here on WoMRadio - the show for mompreneurs, the new business woman.


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  • 00:59

    Tough Talk Christian Radio

    in Christianity

    Tough Talk Christian Radio with host Tony Gambone and his guests Robin Dahms & Monica Parker:


    Robin Dahms, Founder of Events of Significance, is a best selling author of three books and a speaker. Her hospitality and event planning expertise of nearly 30 years has been featured on Bloomberg Business Radio, The Authority Syndicate, Business Innovators Magazine, Houston Emerging Entrepreneurs, The OffBeat Business Magazine "Top 15 Best Business Resources of 2015", is a current candidate for the Houston Super Bowl 2017 Manager of Events and Hospitality, and a keynote speaker for 2016 Woman: The Powerhouse Global Retreat/Awards in the United Kingdom.


    Monica Parker is an actor, writer, and producer in theatre, television, and film, most notably "All Dogs Go to Heaven." Her latest book is "OMG! How Children See God." Monica’s insightful and hilarious one-woman show, "Sex, Pies & A Few White Lies," spawned her successful speaking career as well as her bestselling, humorous, nonfiction anti-diet book "Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin." Monica has an extensive list of both acting and writing credits. She is currently writing a romantic comedy for The Hallmark Channel and has a recurring role on SyFy's “Defiance.” www.omgkidsbook.com and www.monicaparkerproductions.com

  • 00:32

    Music Monday with WBT Always Patsy Cline Stars Erin McCracken & Susann Fletcher

    in Performing Arts

    The 194th Production at The Westchester Broadway Theatre is Always...Patsy Cline the true story of singer Patsy Cline and her friendship with one of her fans, Louise Seger.


    This lovely story is brought to life by Erin McCracken singing 26 Patsy Cline songs that are woven throughout the show by Susann Fletcher, who plays Louise Seger with warmth, humor and heart-breaking love. The two of them are just magic and you have the chance to learn more about them on Music Monday here on WoMRadio. We will be sharing them live February 8th at 10amPT/1pmET and anytime in archive.


    Find out more of the personal story and perfomances for Erin on here site ErinMcCracken.net and Susann at SusannFletcher.com.


    For those of you in the tri-state area of NY - run, don't walk, to the WBT for this limited run of Always...Patsy Cline. For ticket information call the box office at 914 592 2222.


    Thanks to our sponsors Safety Bags LLC and their new division StadiumBags.com and Breanetta Productions. Meet them and all our sponsors in our mompreneur marketplace at WordofMomRadio.com.

  • 00:58

    Carolina Clay - The Story of Dave with Leonard Todd

    in History

    Leonard Todd is the author of CAROLINA CLAY, the story of the slave potter known as Dave. Newsweek calls it “a fascinating account.” Publishers Weekly describes it as “a sweeping tale of the South itself.” It was a finalist for The National Award for Arts Writing, and it won the South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing. It is published by W. W. Norton.


    Born in South Carolina, Leonard was educated at Yale University. He is a former Fulbright Scholar to France. He lived for many years in New York City, where he began his writing career with travel articles, short stories, and novels for young adults. Two of his novels, set in areas of the South that he knew well as a boy, were optioned for film productions.


    Author Leonard Todd will be talking with us about the great ceramic artisan known as “Dave,” who lived in South Carolina during the 19th century. He was a potter, a poet, and a slave.


    For many years, very few details were known about this enigmatic man. Leonard, however, discovered a startling personal link to him and set out to uncover his story. The prize-winning book, CAROLINA CLAY, is the result.


    Leonard now lives with his wife, a poet, in Edgefield, South Carolina, where he recently wrote the book, lyrics, and music for his first theatrical musical, SUNNY DAY, which had its premiere at the Edgefield County Theatre Company.


    Leonard has told Dave’s story to audiences at the Smithsonian, at Oxford, on National Public Radio, and today he will be telling it to us.


     

  • 00:31

    MISERY LOVES COMPANY: LAUGH JOKE SING

    in Comedy

    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


     Go See...Misery


    Broadhurst Theatre www.miserybroadway.com


    Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf knock it out of the park, in this awesome edge of your seat show!

  • 02:55

    Lost In Transmission - Episode #009 - w/Guests Colin E. Davis & Melissa Mari

    in Paranormal

    Show starts at 9:05pm EST!


    Colin E. Davis considers himself to be an artist above all else. His broad skill set has earned him many titles, from professional touring musician and audio engineer, to legal theorist and life coach, to spiritual alchemist and philosopher. His research into the September 11th events beginning in 2004 brought him into contact with the darker elements of western culture, thus beginning his journey into spiritual shadow work. Together with his partner Melissa Mari, he is the author of Shadow Tech, a modern alchemical work that aims to demystify human darkness through a systems level approach, and explores spiritual practices for balancing the human psyche.


    Melissa Mari is a life-long performance artist and singer with a background is theatre, folk, jazz and heavy rock styles. She healed herself of cervical cancer in the mid-nineties, when her investigations into the realms of the shadow began. Now, she teaches effective methods for transmuting destructive shadow energies. Together with Colin Davis, she is the coauthor of Shadow Tech, and the co-director of the musical multi-media project The 01 Experience. She is a Life Artist and a dedicated spiritual alchemist. Together, Colin and Melissa operate the websites livinginthemovie.com and shadowtechbook.com

  • 01:09

    Clio Express: A Conversation with James & Jean Jones

    in Lifestyle

     


    In 1953, seven years before the formal launch of the sit-in movement, students from Morgan State College were lining up daily at the lunch counter of Read’s drugstore. There, some manager or anxious waitress would recite the Maryland trespassing statute and ask them to leave.   That was the beginning of the "modern student civil disobedience through sit-ins.  However, in 1947, several hundred Morgan State students demonstrated in Annapolis for equitable funding from the state. In 1948, Morgan students began to picket performances at Baltimore’s Ford’s Theatre, where black patrons were compelled to use a rear staircase and sit in the second balcony.     Ford’s Theatre was desegregated in 1952 after years of relentless picketing. Additionally, thirty-seven Read’s drugstores opened their lunch counters to blacks in 1955. Four years later, the protesters forced the desegregation of the chain of Arundel ice cream shops. And, the die was caste for the Civil Rights contributions of Morgan State students which brought James and Jean Jones together in their personal involvement in the movement.    James and Jean were childhood neighbors who metriculated through the educational systems together and eventually built a family and life together.  A great look at what happens in the trenches and the lives of civil rights warriors.


     


     

  • 01:30

    La Literati Welcomes Photographer and Actress Jane Rothman

    in Books

    Our guest today is a Philly girl, with Boston roots. Both her parents were teachers, who instilled in her at an early age, the love of travel, the arts, and learning. She majored in Education & Drama at Drexel University. After graduation she worked as an Associate Producer and Talent Coordinator at KYW-TV and freelanced at NBC News. She, also, continued her acting studies at the Walnut Street Theater and has appeared in numerous movies and commericals filmed locally in Philadelphia and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Jane currently co-hosts a Blog Talk Radio show with her best friend, Tosha called The Chit Chat Chicks Live… 3 years and still going strong.


    She is an avid, self taught, photographer who finds beauty in everything. Her photographs are featured in her newest WordPress Blog “Perceptions” Photography by Jane. Her second blog, Symptoms of a Brain Cloud, is, what she calls her “venting” blog, where she writes about her life experiences. Jane has traveled throughout the US, regularly visiting her favorite cities, New York and LA. Her travels have, also, taken her to Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. She is an advocate for adoption, animal rescue and finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.


     

  • 01:00

    Broadway Actress Mary Michael on Evolving Your Dreams as You Grow

    in Art

    How do we allow our dreams to evolve as we grow, so that our dreams stay fresh? Join us as Broadway Actress and Yoga Teacher Mary Michael talks about acting, yoga, creativity, and well-being.


    Mary Michael is a New York based actress, singer, dancer, and Yoga teacher.  She grew up in Texas, and graduated summa cum laude with her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan.  Since then she has performed on Broadway in ANYTHING GOES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Christine Daae).  Mary Michael has performed across the country at theaters including the Denver Center, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Asolo Repertory, the St. Louis MUNY, Music Theatre Wichita, Casa Manana Theatre, and Carnegie Hall.  She has been a featured soloist with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and the American Pops Orchestra.  Mary Michael holds certifications in Restorative and Yin Yoga, and is studying the effects of the subtle body on our creativity and over all well being.  She lives in Queens with her fiancee Cary, and dog Massimo.