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Join us this Sunday at 9pm EST/6pm PST as we catch up with Zena Shteysel of Z Palette. Zena will share her journey as an Emmy Award winning Makeup Artist and Beauty Entrepreneur. Tune in at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/BeautyTalkwithIllusions and follow the chat on Twitter by using the hastag #BeautyLounge.
The Story Blender is a new show brought to you by Suspense Radio and hosted by Author Steven James and Jose Castillo. Fans, readers and of course authors should all be listening to this show.
Steven James is a critically acclaimed novelist and author of more than thirty books of fiction and nonfiction. He has a Master’s Degree in Storytelling, serves as a contributing editor for Writer’s Digest Magazine, and has taught writing and creative storytelling around the world. Publishers Weekly calls him "[A] master storyteller at the peak of his game.” His thriller, The Bishop, was Suspense Magazine’s Book of the Year.
When he’s not traveling and speaking he likes watching science fiction movies, trail running, and eating chicken fajitas—although not necessarily all at the same time.
Jose Castillo is a creativity consultant, blogger, radio personality, author, entrepreneur, web guru, conference speaker, dad, and salsa maker extraordinaire.
Show #8 - Zena Dell Lowe - Actress, Director, Screenwriter
Having worked on both sides of the camera, Zena offers insights on story craft that applies to screenwriters and novelists. Her examples from popular films will open your eyes to storytelling truths that have been sitting there right in front of you the whole time.
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Theater of Witness is a form of performance in which the true life stories of people whose voices haven’t been heard in society are performed by the storytellers themselves as a way for audiences to bear witness to significant social issues. The theater productions are scripted from individual and group interviews as well as a variety of creative process techniques and consist of scripted text, music, movement, imagery and film projection. The productions are created with the performers who themselves have directly experienced the issues being explored. Theater of Witness invites audiences to put a face and heart to societal issues of suffering and to celebrate the power of the human spirit to grow and transform. Theater of Witness is a form of peace building and inspiration.
Teya Sepinuck is the founder and director of the Theater of Witness model of performance that gives voice to those whose stories haven’t been heard in society. Teya is the recipient of the Philadelphia Human Rights Award for Arts and Culture, a Local Hero Award from the Bank of America, and Cultural Arts Award from Women’s Way and the Mayor’s Commission on Women. She was just named the Chair of Theatrical Innovation by Holywell Trust. Her book, ‘Theatre of Witness – Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation and Peace’ was published in February 2013.
Zena Zumeta, internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators. She is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Michigan. Zena is a lawyer and a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators.
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott shares the life of Zena Dell Lowe.
Zena is a screenwriter, producer, and filmmaker based in Bozeman, Montana, and one of the owners of the Mission Ranch and Mission Ranch Lodge (www.missionranchbeef.com and www.missionranchlodge.com). As an actress, Zena worked successfully in Hollywood for over thirteen years in theatre, independent films, and national commercials.
In 2000, Zena transitioned to the writing and filmmaking side of the business when she attended the acclaimed Act One: Writing for Hollywood Program, which led to her first paid writing gig for the short film The Haunted Heart, for which she won a Silver and a Telly Award. Soon after, Zena was honored to become the Associate Director of Act One and began teaching at writers’ conferences around the country. In 2005, Zena moved back to Montana to help take over the family ranch after her mother’s untimely passing. Today, Zena helps run the family businesses, writes, produces, and directs full time. She also teaches classes on screenwriting and playwriting as an adjunct professor at Covenant College in Georgia, performs with the acclaimed Vigilante Theatre Company around Montana, and is the director of theatre arts at Journey Church in Bozeman.
The program focuses on Zingerman’s Community of Businesses and its philosophies and Customer Complaint Process. The businesses include the original business, Zingerman's Delicatessen, plus Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Creamery, Catering, Mail Order, ZingTrain, Coffee Company, Roadhouse Restaurant, Candy Manufactory and the newest business—Events at Cornman Farms. Zingerman’s produces and sells all sorts of full flavored, traditional foods in its home of Ann Arbor, Michigan to the tune of $50,000,000 a year in annual sales. Effectively managing conflict has allowed Zingerman’s to grow from 2 employees to 700 over 33 years. Like Apple Computers, Zingerman’s delights its customers with its food and its customer relations. It has also been lauded by President Obama and others for its employee support, including its fair base salary, hours and benefits. Zingerman’s philosophy of Servant Leadership, Energy Management, Going Direct and Handling Customer Complaints is at the core of its popularity and success.
Ari Weinzweig is CEO and co-founding partner of Zingerman's Community of Businesses. Ari was recognized as one of the “Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America” by the 2006 James Beard Foundation and has awarded a Bon Appetit Lifetime Achievement Award among many recognitions. Ari is the author of a number of articles and books.
Zena Zumeta, internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators. She is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Tune in for an Exclusive Interview with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey on the America Meditating Radio Show with Host, Sister Jenna!
Alex Grey is a world-renowned artist, poet, and author. His books Sacred Mirrors, The Mission of Art, Transfigurations, and Art Psalms, trace the development of his work and the mystical experiences that have shaped his personal, spiritual, and artistic life. He is co-founder of CoSM [Chapel of Sacred Mirrors], an interfaith church and cultural center in Wappinger, New York, that celebrates creativity as a spiritual path. www.alexgrey.com
Allyson Grey is an artist and editor, integral in creating all of Alex Grey books, interviews & articles and the CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. With two bodies of artwork, her spectral, labor intensive paintings have been exhibited widely, and the collaborative work of "social sculpture" called CoSM, [Chapel of Sacred Mirrors] for which she is co-founder. The mission of CoSM is to build an enduring sanctuary of visionary art to inspire and evolve the creative spirit. www.allysongrey.com
Sharing a studio, art and life since 1975, the Grey's have one daughter, the actress, Zena Grey. zenagrey.com
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Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when the best clips of the year are ready for you to enjoy. Also joining will be Author Lori Hatcher.
Lori is a busy woman. The editor of Reach Out, Columbia magazine, part-time dental hygienist, women’s ministry speaker, freelance writer and editor, wife, and mother of two young adult daughters, she regularly struggles to make time for God. She wrote her book, Hungry for God…Starving for Time, with women like herself in mind. “—the career woman, the stay-at-home mom, the student who desires a relationship with God but struggles to make room for it in her busy day.”
Following a chat with Lori, Speak UP will feature the best clips of 2014 featuring Brad Stine, John Schlitt, Corwin Anthony, David AR White, Don Moen, Jonny Diaz, Kim Ketola, Melody Green, Scott Brown, Zena Dell Lowe, and many more! You’ll laugh, be encouraged, and—I pray—share the link and become a regular listener for 2015.
The Conflict Information Consortium has a primary focus on complex, society-wide intractable conflict. It has pioneered efforts to use information technologies to provide people from all walks of life with the information that they need in order to deal with these incredibly difficult conflicts more constructively. The Consortium sees such efforts to enhance and mobilize the skills of the general population as critical to efforts to deal with these complex, society-wide conflicts.
Guy and Heidi Burgess both earned their Ph.D.s in sociology from the University of Colorado in 1979. They then did postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked for several years as public policy conflict consultants. In 1988, with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, they established (along with others) the University of Colorado Conflict Research Consortium (now called the Conflict Information Consortium), which they have co-directed ever since.
For more information: Beyond Intractability
Zena Zumeta, internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators. She is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Zena is a lawyer and a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators. She is the recipient of the the Michigan Lifetime Achievement in Mediation Award; the National Education Association/Saturn Corporation Award for Union-Management Collaboration; the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award; and the Kumba Award from the National Conference on Minorities in ADR.
Bill Warters, an expert on conflict resolution in higher education, will describe the Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution program based in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit. He will review dispute resolution in Higher Education generally and explore some current trends in the field. He will also describe a new community conflict resolution outreach initiative into the East Side of Detroit. Finally, Bill will introduce listeners to some very useful resources he maintains for educators interested in conflict resolution.
Bill Warters, Ph.D., is the Academic Director of Wayne State University's Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution program where he teaches courses on social conflict, mediation, and communication technologies. Bill is the author of Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs (Jossey-Bass, 1999). He is also webmaster of CREducation.org, a site supporting conflict resolution in educational settings.
Zena Zumeta, internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators. She is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Zena is a lawyer and a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators. She is the recipient of the Michigan Lifetime Achievement in Mediation Award; the National Education Association/Saturn Corporation Award for Union-Management Collaboration; the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award; and the Kumba Award from the National Conference on Minorities in ADR.
LeVonne Barber, Author of Gurlfriends and Sideline Hoe - will be hashing it out with Jeanette Sapphireblue Charrette of the book group Fun4daMentals as they discuss leVonne's new release "Sideline Hoe' and how it differs from her first release "GurlFriend". We will find out if the author's feelings have changed in the game of literature and what she is cooking in the lab.
Kami seems to have it all. A great paying job in Human Resources for the City of Chicago, money in the bank, a closet full of high-end fashions and the man of her dreams. The only thing is her “man” has a woman and child at home. Deon can have any woman he wants and spends his time between his two favorite girls; Zena, the mother of his child and Kami the woman that his heart truly beats for. It is all love, fun and games for Kami and Deon until she gets knocked up for the third time. Hell bent on being happy and finding a love of her own, Kami packs up and leaves Chicago to have her baby in solace. When Kami finds out the man that holds the key to her heart was slated to marry his baby mother she makes her way back to her hometown to reclaim what should have been hers.
Zeitouna is Arabic for "olive tree" or "olive". In the sumer of 2002, a unique sisterhood was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, comprised of six Arab and six Jewish women. Naming themselves Zeitouna, they unknowingly embarked on a life-changing journey, both personal and socio-political. Committing to learn to hear each voice in the group has permanently joined them across the divide of their ancestral communities. Zeitouna's mission is to embody and promote the peaceful and just coexistence of the Arab and Jewish peoples through connection, trust, empathy, and actions focused on supporting a sustainable future for Palestine and Israel.
Huda Karaman Rosen is a Palestinian living in America since 1962, an advocate for social justice and peace efforts, retired from the health care and education fields, and co-founder of Bustan al-Funun: Foundation for Arab Arts in America. She has been involved in mediation and conflict resolution since 2008.
Laurie White is a filmmaker, mediator, psychotherapist, community organizer, yoga practitioner and singer-songwriter. She was privileged to be entrusted with documenting the Zeitouna's evolution in her film "Refusing to Be Enemies -- the Zeitouna Story". She is a founding member of Zeitouna.
Wadad Abed was born and raised in Nablus Palestine and immigrated to the US in 1968. She is active in efforts that focus on crossing divides and building bridges. Wadad co-founded Bustan Al-Funun to support Arab Arts in America. She is a member of the Senate of the University Musical Society, and is past president of the Board of Directors of ACCESS.
"The Zeitouna Story" is available on DVD. To purchase please email: email@example.com
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We have all experienced the drama when we engage in destructive and dysfunctional conflict. It is draining, damaging and downright unhealthy. Zena Zumeta will talk with the Texas Conflict Coach, Pattie Porter to discuss her new Minibuk Stop the Dreaded Drama: 55 Tips for Ending Destructive Conflict and highlight strategies to withdraw from the drama, reevaluate the situation, and reenter the conflict from a healthier and constructive approach.
Pattie Porter, LCSW, AAP is the President of Conflict Connections®, Inc. Pattie has worked extensively in the dispute resolution field for nearly 20 years providing mediation, team facilitation, negotiation training, and conflict management and abrasive leader coaching services to executives, businesses, government agencies and higher education institutions. Pattie is a licensed clinical social worker and holds the Advanced Practitioner-Workplace Mediator designation from the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Credentialed Distinguished Mediator from the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, and the CINERGY® certified advanced conflict coach and coach-mentor as recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Zena Zumeta, internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators. She is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Zena is a lawyer and a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators.