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Ben Calhoun from Citzen Way talked to me about the band's new CD, Love Is The Evidence". Their first single was "Should've Been Me and their second single is "Nothing Better Could Separate Us".
Ben's band is a band of brothers, two sets of them to be exact. Benn grew up a PK, Preacher's Kid, he found His sweetheart (well, God actually orchestrated it), and he writes songs that touch a listener's heart.
Follow Ben and Citizen Way on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CitizenWay
Citizen Way website: www.CitizenWayMusic.com
Buy Love Is The Evidence at your local CD store and online: http://www.amazon.com/Love-The-Evidence-Citizen-Way/dp/B00C13BJ90
Get the Love Is The Evidence download here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=love+is+the+evidence
Today, April 22nd, 2013 is Earth Day! Whether you are on or off the grid, whether you recycle or not, author Paul Sheckel talks about the reality of going off the grid in his book The Homeowners Energy Handbook.
Purchase Paul's book The Homeowners Energy Handbook in your local bookstore and online: http://www.amazon.com/The-Homeowners-Energy-Handbook-Getting/dp/1612120164/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366646752&sr=8-1&keywords=the+homeowners+energy+handbook
Paul's website is: www.NRGrev.com
Remember the floods in Nashville, first week in May, 2010? It broke the 500 year flood line! I interviewed singer/songwriter Amy Grant yesterday. What with news of Grand Rapids, Michigan getting close to setting a new record, not the good kind by the way, Amy shared what happened in Nashville when they experienced their own life altering flood back in 2010.
I recently heard a comedian say something in his stand up act that made me take pause. He said, "Women can fake orgasm, but men can fake love." Ouch! If you believe that then maybe this conversation isn't for you.
He is a leading Harvard Urologist who has written a book entitled Why Men Fake It. What makes this book different is it is one of the first times anyone has decided to look at men with a fresh set of eyes and with their pants down. (he is a urologist, his line not mine)
Dr. Morgentaler says that guys are not necessarily thinking or behaving the way that media is always portraying...
Join in on the conversation and see what you think...
On Twitter: www.twitter.com/DrMorgentaler
His website: www.WhyMenFakeIt.com
Dr. Morgentaler started this site for men www.MensHealthBoston.com
Amy Grant has blazed so many new trails there just isn't time enough to list them all here.
She strikes me as a woman who knows who she is, who isn't afraid to be who she is, and she lives in truth. It is as she said, a good idea to read and memorize the bible. Not because you should, or because someone is telling you that you must. But because it will help you understand that you are part of the bigger plan. What was her analogy? She said it more eloquently than I am paraphrasing, but it was something like this, "You want to not only stand in a planetarium and look but you want to actually be a part of the whole experience, so you can experience it first hand yourself.
I enjoyed having this conversation with Amy about life, and experiences, and learning, and growing.
Amy Grant's new CD "How Mercy Looks From Here" available in stores and online at: http://www.familychristian.com/how-mercy-looks-from-here.html
Amy's Website: www.AmyGrant.com
Watch the video from Amy's first single off of "How Mercy Looks From Here", out on May 15th, "Don't Try So Hard" with harmony from James Taylor.
Just visit Neil Preston's website www.PrestonPictures.com and I promise you, you will see a photograph you recognize. That is just how much Neil Preston and his iconic photographs shaped generations.
I can't tell you how excited I was to talk to this guy. His eye, the way he can capture something on film, digitally, it's more than a gift! Think about that for a minute. I looked at his gallery on his website and recognized image after image after image. Somewhere in my brain his work registered in my long term memory That's a pretty unbelievable accomplishment for someone I had never met personally.
An image, not unlike music, art, it can affect you, sometimes whether you realize it or not. It get's you on a soul level.
Since about 1970 Neil Preston was pretty much the exclusive photographer for Led Zeppelin. He toured with them, he was behind the scenes with them and he saw things that none of us would ever see. As he said in the interview when I asked him about some of those things, he said "I was starting to make him blush."
His new book Led Zeppelin: Sound and Fury is available now in the iBookstore at: www.iTunes.com/Bookstore for only $9.99.
It contains 250 photographs with 100 never before seen. He included content sheets so you can actually see his process (that is what the interesting part is to me), there are stories, and history, and everything you love about an interactive book experience. This is one of those interactive books you need to buy for yourself or gift a friend with i.e. a photographer, a band member, a fan, or just someone who likes to see the way things work.
Visit Neil Preston's website too at: www.PrestonPictures.com and be sure to click on the gallery tab.
So you're a parent, you work hard, you save, but do you invest? Do you know what the difference is between mutual funds, IRA's, CD's, stock dividends and investments? Most parents, may know a little about one or the other, so how do you teach your children about money or the things you don't know about investing and saving and earning? Well, there is an easy way for you to talk to your kids about money and T. Rowe Investments is helping you with just that!
On www.MoneyConfidentKids.com Stuart Ritter wants to help your kids understand what it means to work, save and invest in themselves and something greater. On the "Money Confident Kids" website children and young adults of all ages can learn about an and every thing money! (I just bet a few parents check out the site and pick up a few tips of their own)
Play the game online NOW, The Great Piggybank Adventure at www.MoneyConfidentKids.com
Visit the iTunes store or Google Apps, to download The Great Piggy Bank App designed by the animators at Disney http://piggybank.disney.go.com/
Singer, Songwriter Josh Wilson has a story. He puts many of his life experiences into words and music, especially on his new CD Carry Me, available in stores and online beginning April 8th, 2013.
Josh shared what it felt like to be in his mid twenties experiencing panic attacks for the first time. He wasn't nervous or anxious about anything, but as he learned, you don't need to be nervous or anxious to experience one of those episodes. He writes all about it on his latest CD.
We had a conversation about lots of things, songwriting, where God is taking him on this journey, and he shared many wise words of wisdom with me.
Get Josh's latest CD at your local CD store or online at: http://www.amazon.com/Carry-Me/dp/B00BGX1CWK/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365371006&sr=301-1
Reach out to Josh at www.JoshWilson.com
James Cunningham is better known as a comedian but on Eat Street, a show that airs on the COOKING Channel he is all about finding North America's tastiest, messiest and most irresistible street food and eating it. He's admits he's not much of a cook but he knows good food.
The Eat Street Cookbook, for me, is like no other. It is a beautiful book to look at, with gorgeous pictures of street food and stories about the people cooking it all up. I highly recommend this book for a novice chef or even for the more experienced. This is not just another cookbook, it has a little bit of everything in it from Maine to San Francisco and even beyond. Because "street food" is part of a living and breathing culture that almost everyone enjoys taking part in, and is finally enjoying its day in the "spotlight", or maybe I should say "street light".
By the book at your local book store or online at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Eat-St-Tastiest-Messiest-Irresistible/dp/0143187481/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365232547&sr=8-1&keywords=eat+street
Watch the Cooking Channel and visit the website: http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/shows/eat-street.html
Keep up with James: http://www.james-cunningham.com/
Great conversation with singer, songwriter Shawn McDonald. I have always loved his music especially, because he is a storyteller. It wasn't at all surprising to me when he shared with me some of his inspirations growing up. I could say to myself, "Yes, yes, I can see that."
As in his songs, our conversation is just as varied and colorful! He's a very interesting guy and his new CD The Analog Sessions is really good!
Analog, has fallen by the wayside for so many looking at a fast, easy, cheap way to disseminate music digitally. BUT, when it comes to sound? Nothing compares. Shawn talked to me a little bit about what it meant for him going into the studio and recording on analog tape. It's a bit of a different process. I think musicians and singers will appreciate this interview for all the technical talk about the whole process.
Get Shawn McDonald's The Analog Sessions at your local CD store or online at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Analog-Sessions-Shawn-McDonald/dp/B00ADLLI2U
Reach out to Shawn on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shawnmcdonald
And his website: www.ShawnMcDonaldMusic.com
Carman, One of Christian Music's Innovator's, recently came out and shared some very personal news with us. He has been diagnosed with incurable Myeloma Cancer.
The news comes at a time when he just released his latest CD entitled Anthem's Of A Champion. Carmelo Dominic Licciardello, became known around Jersey as the little Italian kid who could play drums. He later went on to become the "go to guy" who could always fill in in his mom's band, a band that opened for all the big names! This all must have led up to the Carman that we know and love today.
He talked to me about his recent diagnosis of terminal cancer, Christians being persecuted by other Christians, making music, and what NOT to say to someone who has cancer. You DO want to be a blessing don't you
This is a good interview with a guy who was being completely real an raw. Be ready for it...
Keep up with Carman at: www.CarmanTV.com
Purchase Anthem's Of A Champion at your local CD outlet or online at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Anthems-Champion-Carman/dp/B00A6MW4L0
Just when you think you know what went down, or at least the spin they put on it, Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb blow it wide open with their new e-book Benghazi: The Definitive Report.
What, if anything, did Obama know about the attack that was about to take place in Benghazi, Libya? Who gave the order to go in? Was it a conspiracy that the American people are just not aware of? Why did the State Department and White House issue a statement blaming a youTube video for the attack and then later retract it?
Contrary to what news and media was reporting, General David Petraeus did not resign because of Benghazi. If you are a war, military, or terrorism buff this makes for an exciting and eye opening read.
Get the e-book Benghazi: A Definitive Report online at: http://www.amazon.com/Benghazi-The-Definitive-Report-ebook/dp/B00AHCRRJS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1361375121&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=about+benghazi%3A+the+definitive+report
Brandon Tyler Twitter: www.twitter.com/BrandonTWebb
Jack Murphy Twitter: www.twitter.com/JackMurphyRGR
The website both men mention in this interview: www.SOFREP.com
All In The Family enjoyed pushing buttons in its day, maybe even causing a tsunami. If you're old enough to remember the episode where Archie sits down to Christmas dinner, with a draft dodger, as well as his friend whose son was killed while serving in the Vietnam war. They were not afraid to examine what was sometimes not mainstream America but polarity and hot subjects. Maude", a 50 something business woman, in 1972, contemplating a mid life abortion. There was a discussion, not just a mention of it, feelings were expressed, shown, and felt by the audience. It made you think...
I think The New Normal" is pretty much doing the same thing with the topics they are exploring. There is really not much else on TV like it. Jayson Blair, a Michigan native, started out as a temporary character but they found him too irresistible and talented to let him get away.
You have to watch for yourself It'll make you think.....
Tuesday Night, 9:30 am ET on NBC
Jim Rogers is an American investor & the author of "Street Smarts: Adventures On The Road And In The Markets." Jim was such a savvy investor he was able to retire at the age of 37.
Jim believes that because of commodity shortages around the world we will see a rise in social unrest, globally.
In Jim's latest book he talks about how Asia will become the economic leader in there 21st century, much like the United States was in the 20th century. Jim is such a strong believer in this, that he has moved his family to Singapore. All of Jim's children speak Mandarin fluently, as this will be the leading language of the future. This is a great read for anyone who wants to get the true picture of what our economic future will look like in the coming years.
Get Jim's book "Street Smarts" at your local bookstore and online:http://www.amazon.com/Street-Smarts-Adventures-Road-Markets/dp/0307986071
Jim's website is: www.JimRogers.com
To hear her name, is to bring back so many memories. If you grew up in the 1960's you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing Shout, To Sir With Love, Boom,Bang-A-Bang or the James Bond Soundtrack, The Man With The Golden Gun. Lulu is a Scottish singer who was born in Glasgow.
At the very tender age of 15 she was signed to Decca Records, and the rest is history. I was curious about what she thought made her turn out so normal, when so many other young, teenage stars, somehow go wayward, and end up dead or really messed up. She had an interesting answer.
She has appeared on stage in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Song and Dance", as well as the Royal National Theatre's "Guys and Dolls." , she has hosted her own television program, "Happening For Lulu", and hosted a radio show on Capitol Radio, she continues to tour and make beautiful music too. If you're lucky you'll catch her on QVC, she's proudly can say she is 65 years old and looks 35. QVC markets her beauty regimen.
Fun lady to talk to about her crazy life in the biz, her loves, The Beatles, the Bee Gees and lots of other nuggets of info.
Lulu's website is: www.LulaOfficial.com
Lulu's youTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/uklulu?gl=GB&hl=en-GB
How often do you get to say Peter Yarrow from Peter, Paul, and Mary sang me a Valentine's Day Song, and so today I am Peter Yarrow's valentine.
America has it's folk music and Peter Yarrow, of Peter Paul and Mary, is right there at the top. They performed at the 1963 March On Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have A Dream Speech." Never once, did I think I would ever have the opportunity to talk to someone who was actually at that march, that day. (Thank you Peter for sharing in detail what that day looked and felt like. WOW!)
Peter, Paul and Mary came up at a time when they were inspired to make music that meant something socially. There was a cause, a purpose, a reason that they were doing what they were doing. It wasn't for "celebrity" like so many chase after today. I believe they recognized that they had a platform and an opportunity to affect social change in a positive way. Who really does that in music today? GaGa is the only one that is at the top of my mind.
Peter published Puff The Magic Dragon a few years back, a children's book, but really loved by all. His latest book is "I'm In Love With A Big Blue Frog." In it he touches on prejudice and racial issues, hopefully this story will somehow open those little minds up and allow a new thought to be pushed in.
Get the book at your local bookstore and online at amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Im-Love-Big-Blue-Frog/dp/1936140373
Peter's Operation Respect school program: www.OperationRespect.org
Peter, Paul & Mary's website: www.PeterPaulandMary.com
Peter's facebook: www.facebook.com/Peter-Yarrow
Peter, Paul & Mary's facebook: www.facebook.com/PeterPaulandMary
Wow, this was a difficult conversation for me to have, not because of nerves or anything but because of the subject, a cute, little, bright eyed, 9 year old girl, who innocently went with a family friend, as she had done many times before, but this time was different.
He kidnapped her and abused her sexually and emotionally for 17 days, 7 feet beneath the ground in a coffin size, sound proof room.
Buy Katie's book for the whole story! Buried Memories is at your local bookstore and on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Buried-Memories-Katie-Beers-Story/dp/0985247843
I told Pepper when I began to read The Normal Bar, it sort of reminded me of The Kinsey Report. If you've ever wondered if you are normal, is your sex life normal, or how you compare to other couples; Doctor Pepper Schwartz and her colleagues delved into sexuality, love and relationships in her new book entitled The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets Of Happy Couples And What They Reveal About Creating A New Normal In Your Relationship.
This is an interesting book to read for comparison, but it is also a helpful book to study as well. Learn what other couples, who have managed to have successful relationships, all have in common.
The Normal Bar website: http://www.thenormalbar.com/
Dr. Pepper Schwartz's website: www.DrPepperSchwartz.com
If you're single, then Valentine's Day is just another day. It's a day that can feel as if everyone but you is celebrating something special. Your co-workers may be receiving flowers at work, there may be balloons, chocolates and spa visits in their future.
But worse yet, what if you have someone for Valentine's Day but that someone doesn't really love you or care about you like they should. I remember many years ago writing a poem entitled "I'm lonelier now, than when I was alone." It can feel that way when you are in a relationship that shouldn't be. Well, Dr. Debora Phillips wrote a book that can help you see things from a new perspective, it's entitled "How To Fall Out Of Love".
When it comes to love, obsession can play a part in it. Feelings of obsession can be lasting. So when the relationship ends how do you stop your mind from going back to the way it was? We all pretty much know how to fall into love, but how do we fall out of love as painlessly as possible. Share this interview with a friend, or better yet, pick up Dr. Debora's book and share it with someone who is hurting.
Get Dr. Phillips book at your local bookstore & online at amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/How-Fall-Out-Love-Revised/dp/098558100X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360338352&sr=1-2&keywords=how+to+fall+out+of+love+debora+phillips
Visit with Dr. Debora Phillips: http://www.drdphillips.com/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dr.DeboraPhillips
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/DocDebPhillips
So you think you might have the smartest dog on the planet well, that might just be true! You can find out by visiting www.dognition.com
Have you ever wondered if your dog feels guilt? Why does he do the things he does? Dogs are smarter than you think and Brian shows you that in his new book. Can a dog make inferences?(an inference is coming to a logical conclusion, anticipating what's coming next) Why don't dogs like some people from the get go? What about Fido, does he have a language of his own, through the sounds he makes vocally?
Brian's book The Genius Of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think is a wonderful read for anyone who wants to understand the mind of their furry friend a little bit better. We're not talking brain studies here, where animals are harmed or hurt in any way. This is more about how the brain of a dog works.
Past testing has shown that people have a tendency to look at the left side of a person's face first when looking at them. It's unconscious, but it happens. Experiments have shown that dogs do the same thing. The left side of the face, when looking at a person apparently shows more about where a person's emotions are at at the time. Who would have thought that?
In past days we may have thought we, the human species, were closest in behavior to the chimp. But after reading Brian's book I think dogs are right up there. (I've always thought that but now there is proof)
Get Brian's book The Genius Of Dogs at your local bookstore and online at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/The-Genius-Dogs-Smarter-Think/dp/0525953191
Test your own pooch at: www.dognition.com
Reach out to Brian Hare at: www.BrianHare.net
Charles Murray is an America Libertarian, Political Scientist, and Pundit who is currently working as a fellow at the American Institute, a conservative "Think Tank" in Washington D.C.
He has also authored other books including The Bell Curve, that drew much criticism from the African American community. His latest book Coming Apart: The State Of White America 1960-2010, chronicles the changes in America that have affected the white population.
In days gone by, there was always an upper and lower class. Whites typically fell into to upper class demo and other ethnicities were fighting and working hard to also be a part of the upper class society.
In Charles' book Coming Apart, he explores and talks about the upper and lower class within the white population of America over the past 50 years.
This was a truly fascinating book to read. The soft cover was released the end of January, and includes the latest 2012 census which corroborates many, if not most of Charles' earlier discoveries.
Get the book Coming Apart at your local bookstore & online at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Apart-State-America-1960-2010/dp/0307453421
Follow Charles Murray on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CharlesMurray
Audio Adrenaline has gone through some band changes over the years and the most recent one, with the addition of Grand Rapids own, Kevin Max makes me think this may be the best yet!
I had a chance to talk with founding member Will McGinniss, and new addition, Kevin Max, about some of the band changes Audio Adrenaline has gone through over the years.
For me the experience was a similar one. When I first started in Christian radio the music was very old fashioned sounding on the radio. It didn't sound like your typical Top 40 radio station. I was playing old time gospel music such as Reba Rambo, The Jordanaires, and the Gaithers.
Flash forward 20 years and I'm discovering music from TobyMac, Audio Adrenaline, and Natalie Grant, music that sounded as good, maybe even better than the stuff on your average Top 40 station.
It was a lot of fun talking to these guys about what's on their iPod, why Kevin is referred to in a previous interview as an old shoe, and we also talked the Hands & Feet Project, something very dear to their hearts.
For more on Audio Adrenaline here's their website: http://audioa.com/vip/
For more on Haiti's Hands & Feet Project: www.handsandfeetproject.org
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/AudioAdrenaline
Kevin Max Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinmax
Will McGinniss Twitter: https://twitter.com/audioawill
Audio Adrenaline Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audioadrenaline
I bet you might have even watched Susan Cain's viral video on Ted.com. So far it has 3 million plus views and growing everyday.
Susan has written a wonderful book on the assets and struggles of being an introvert. She is a self confessed introvert, I took the test on her website, and I also am an overwhelming introvert. So what is the scoop on these interesting creatures that don't appear to fit into society as well as the extroverts do? What can, and do, they bring to the table? Talents & gifts that go unnoticed, and unrecognized, in a society that seems to only reward boisterous, loud, "squeaky-wheel-gets-the-grease" kind of behavior.
Susan explains how in America's early days the strong, silent, pensive, type was a big part of where new innovations came from in this country. While the extroverts are the face, the introverts are the brains. (my words not hers) Why? Because they have more time for thinking....
Both personality types bring an equally important value to the table. But in recent years it appears the introvert's value has decreased, I believe, at the sacrifice of new and innovative technology in America. That, and the fact that many 1st & 2nd grade classes were strewn about with 3/4 of the kids on Ritalin. That pretty much snuffs out creativity and critical thinking, but that's a story for another time.
Get her book! Susan Cain is "right on" with everything. People love her and what she has to say.
Get Susan's book Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking at your local book store & online at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Power-Introverts-World-Talking/dp/0307352145
Susan's Power Of Introverts Website is: http://www.thepowerofintroverts.com/
Watch her Ted.com talk too: http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts.html
And on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorSusanCain
Founding member and bass player for Joy Division talked to me today about four guys who had a dream, they all wanted to start a band like the Sex Pistols, and make music like no one had made before!
Joy Division, made music that affected an entire generation, and continues now.
The band started in 1976 and three and a half years later they had a album out and were set to embark on an American tour, when on the evening before the show, lead singer, Ian Curtis committed suicide.
Peter talked to me about making music, what kind of bass guitars he used back then to give them that punk/rock sound they were going for, and what's he playing now. Joy Division was known for playing lots of practical jokes, everybody knows that, so I want to get a bit more in depth with Peter. I asked him what it feels like to take the stage and perform Joy Division's music once again. They are known for their unique sound that still holds up well today as well as their songs, Love Will Tear Us Apart, Atmosphere and many deep album cuts that die hard fans still adore. So, here's the back story on punk rock band, Joy Division directly from founding member Peter Hook.
Get the book at your local bookstore and online too at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Pleasures-Inside-Joy-Division/dp/0062222562/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359478464&sr=1-1&keywords=joy+division
Reach out to Peter on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peterhookandthelight
And on Peter's OFFICIAL website: http://www.peterhook.co.uk/#/
Tippi Hendren and I opened the interview with talk about about director/ producer Alfred Hitchcock and his sexual advances toward her that have just come to light.
If you watch "Mad Men" it's kind of that type of behavior. Women were more afraid to do anything about it, than today, but we still have a very long way to go. As Tippi recalls, it would have been different if it happened to her today, in 2013. If it would have happened to her today, she would have been awarded thousands of dollars from winning a lawsuit. Now she is interested in educating other women about this.
Tippi also talked about her love of animals, Michael Jackson's animals that came to live with her after his death, and Shambala, The R.O.A.R. Project. It was also fun to also talk about the similarity between the common house cat and a lion.
Fun lady who is literally changing the world for the better, for our animals, and those less fortunate.
See Shambala, A Sanctuary: http://www.shambala.org/
I love this girl! She was so much fun to talk to and so giving with her candor and her truth. We know Kristen from her body of work in front of the camera but there is a much more personal side.
In Kristen's new book, "GUTS: A Memoir, The Endless Follies & Tiny Triumphs Of A Giant Disaster" she is brutally honest about her alcohol and drug addiction. I believe that in order to move through something the minimum requirement is truth, your own truth, being honest with yourself and others around you. Shame and trying to hide parts of your life away in a closet not only rob the people around you from getting to know the fullness of YOU, but it robs you from being free to be you.
Connect with Kristen on her website: http://www.gutsthebook.com/home.html
Kristen Founded A Desperately Needed Sober high School In New York City: www.SlamNYC.org
I talked to a real life hero today! His name is Staff Sargeant Sal Guinta. I was curious what kind of kid Sal was? What kind of kid signs up for the Army, what exactly did they say to make him want to join and; really, what I wanted to know is what kind of guy runs toward danger, when everyone else is running away from it?
Sal Guinta is a very humble and simple guy who really doesn't believe he did anything extraordinary.
We touched on war, Afghanistan, the real possibility of death, and facing your own mortality. I also asked him if he was familiar with the word impossible? His answer made me laugh....
This is a wonderful book for any soldier, former soldier, military enthusiast, or anyone who wants to read a hope filled book about a real life hero. A hero, whether he wants to be one or not.
Sal is now a public speaker giving inspirational talks: www.WashingtonSpeakersOnline.com
Get Sal's book at your local bookstore or online at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Living-Honor-Memoir-Sal-Giunta/dp/1451691467
Sal's Medal Of Honor Story: http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/giunta/remarks.html
Sometimes the way that God brings you to a place is half the fun of getting there. Citizen Way's Ben Calhoun talks about how their Top Song "Should've Been Me" made it onto the radio airwaves and that is a story in itself.
Ben shares with me what it's like being brothers, making music, life on the road and advice for aspiring musicians. Their new CD is out in April/May entitled, Should've Been Me.
Reach out to Citizen Way: www.CitizenWayMusic.com
On Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CitizenWay
I was very excited and nervous to be talking to Miss Valerie today. I've always felt that in many ways the Mary Tyler Moore Show shaped my life. I saw Mary working in this very exciting world of TV(new to women at the time), she has this cool friend named Rhoda, you're both working women, single, with guy trouble, and no kids. And even as I teenager I remember thinking "That's the life I want!" And that's pretty much the life I got, and it's all and more than what I had hoped for.
Valerie Harper has a new book out, a memoir, called I, Rhoda. She takes us behind the scenes with Lou Grant, Ted Baxter, Georgia, Phyllis and Betty White's, Sue Ann Nivens. She also touched on her lung cancer and how it changed her. And if she isn't busy enough she also has a broadway show called "Looped" and you can see a clip from it on her website.
Valerie's website is www.ValerieHarper.com and has some fun video memories and you can learn about Valerie's vast body of work.
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/ValerieHarperFans
Purchase I, Rhoda at your local bookstore and online at: http://www.amazon.com/I-Rhoda-Valerie-Harper/dp/1451699468
This guy is the real deal. He was when I met him back in 1990 and he is now. I just answered the phone and hit the record button and the craziness began. He's fun, flirty, talented, and the movies he and his wife Janeen are making, well I just LOVE them;D They tell a warm story, a story of hope, enlightenment and positivity. His newest movie, The Sweeter Side Of Life, airs tomorrow, January 19th on the Hallmark Channel. And as Michael suggests, if you don't get the Hallmark Channel, call up some friends, find one who does get the Hallmark Channel, and make it a pizza and a movie night.
Today on the air with me Michael Damian talked about The Young & The Restless, of course. It was such a big part of growing up for so many of us in the 80's and 90's.
We talked about his music and his new song "Rock My Heart", that song can be heard in the Hallmark movie The Sweeter Side of Life premiering tomorrow, January 19th at 9pm ET on the Hallmark Channel.
And lastly, we talked about the movie, the message in the story and how funny it is when you realize things always happen for a reason. Look around you, maybe your life too is sweeter than you first may have thought...
Talk to Michael on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MichaelDamian1
And on his website: www.MichaelDamian.com
By "Rock My Heart" song from the movie The Sweeter Side Of Life: http://www.amazon.com/Rock-My-Heart/dp/B00B0U6Q5M
It's on tonight on the FX Channel, Anger Management is the name of the show and it was just renewed for a solid two year run. Shawnee Smith may be most familiar to you from her movies and her role on Becker as Linda, the ditzy, zany, receptionist/nurse.
She is a hoot! It was a fun and crazy interview and she is a very light hearted girl, I dare you to try and keep up with the interview. It was difficult for me She has a page on Facebook but as she said in the interview she is more low key and private and kind of minds her own business.
Since this interview her Facebook page has been disabled.
More on Shawnee on Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawnee_Smith
I talked to Steve-O a while back about his battles with addiction and Jason Mewes was very generous with his time and shared with me a little bit about his own battles with demons.
Jason Mewes, is an actor, an entertainer and a naturally funny guy. His body of work includes Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma Jay, Silent Bob Strikes Back, The Last Godfather, and Money Shot. Most recently he has been touring with his best friend, writer & director, Kevin Smith of Jersey Girl fame, he has a web series on YouTube, a weekly podcast, and now a show on AXS TV, called AXS Live. (check your listings on DirectTV, Dish Network and U-Verse)
I think people who have lived, and survived, the kind of life that Jason has lived, can become better people for it. Jason is an example of that...
Catch up with Jason at www.JMewes.com
On Facebook at: www.Facebook.com/JasonMewes
On Twitter: www.twitter.com/JayMewes
Jay & Silent Bob's Website: www.JayAndSilentBob.com
Catch his SmodCast at: www.SmodCast.com
And on YouTube at: www.youTube.com/SeeSmod
Heather was so much fun to talk to today, and I really learned a lot about just what goes into growing quality medical marijuana. After dealing with a bit of a snafu on the phone line she shared with me memories about shooting The Blair Witch Project, other wild, and crazy adventures she has enjoyed, and why she is now known as the GrowGirl, also the name of her new book.
Yup, Heather Donahue has left Los Angeles, celebrity, and acting behind her. Her new career? She is the GrowGirl, she grows medical marijuana in Nuggettown, California, where it is always sunny and life is mellow. Growing medical marijuana is a business that is oftentimes dominated by men, but to hear her talk, it really is an entire subculture, that she and I believe is becoming more mainstream every day.
She lovingly calls her well taken care of marijuana plants, "The Girls", because all of the marijuana plants are female.
Heather also teaches "Memoir" classes? If you've ever wanted to write your own life story, this lady has the wisdom to teach you everything you need to know. I wanted to know what the biggest stumbling block was for people who have tried to write their own life story, and her answer may surprise you.
Visit Heather's fun website at: www.HeatherDonahue.com
Purchase her book GrowGirl at your local bookstore or at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Growgirl-After-Blair-Witch-Project/dp/1592406920/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0
GrowGirl downloadable Kindle edition: http://www.amazon.com/Growgirl-Blossoming-Unlikely-Outlaw-ebook/dp/B005ERIJ0C/ref=tmm_kin_title_0
Okay, I must admit I always wanted to TRY quinoa, but didn't know how to prepare it and the thought of preparing something that I had never tried before scared me. How would I know if I made it right, if I never prepared it before? So when Frederik Meijer Gardens offered a class on seeds and grains and how to prepare them and even had samples for us to try, I jumped at the opportunity to learn more.
Author Carolyn Hemmings didn't need to sell me on anything. Her book is wonderful and opened up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to quinoa.
We talked health, protein, just how old the seed is, (I learned it is not a grain but actually a seed), and how diverse this food source is, not only in nutrients, but flavor as well.
Find out more at www.PatriciaAndCarolyn.com
Get Quinoa Revolution at your local book store and on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Quinoa-Revolution-Healthy-Great-Tasting-Calories/dp/0143186418
Dentist turned Super Agent, Dr. Jerry Argovitz talked to me about all the behind the scenes negotiations and what really happens in Pro Sports, the NCAA, the NFL and everything in between. Jerry is the kind of guy who ruffles a lot of feathers. Years ago he started the USFL, the United States Football League, and also has the distinction of signing the #1 Draft Pick, Billy Sims to the FIRST Million Dollar Contract! Three years later Billy Sims sued Dr. Jerry Argovitz and the term "egregious conflict of interest" was coined. That contract that Sims signed with Argovitz, was deemed voidable.
Great read for sports fans, parents of children pursuing a professional sports career, and even teens who want to get a real look at the high stakes money and mind games involved in pro sports. It's not pretty....
Get Super Agent on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Super-Agent-Book-NCAA-Dont/dp/161321068X
If you're on LinkedIn this link will connect to his page: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jerry-argovitz/26/364/549
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jerry.argovitz
Jullian Fellowes, the creator of the wildly popular television program Downton Abbey, admits that at the time he was developing the show he was reading Carol Wallace's book "To Marry An English Lord Tales Of Wealth, And Marriage, And Sex And Snobbery". Easy to see how he was inspired by this read. Carol's book took me back to my collecting days when I had Victorian fans, walking sticks, Victorian lamps, my Belter Rosewood tables and Charles Eastlake chairs and couch. So cozy relaxing while surrounded by Victoriana. It was a magical era!
Carol McD. Wallace, who now prefers to be known as just Carol Wallace, she'll explain why in the interview, loved the Victorian era as much as I enjoy reminiscing about it. In her book, that is a pleasure to read, she has included era period photos, interesting facts, quotes, diagrams of homes and rooms, customs and stories about some of the people who lived then, back in the day. It is easy and fun reading for all ages and for those especially interested in this period in time...The Victorian Era!
Carol's website is: http://www.carolwallacebooks.com/
Available on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Marry-English-Lord-Gail-MacColl/dp/0761171959
Unless you actually pick up the book and thumb through it a bit, this is not the kind of book you think it is. This is a wonderful coffee table book you can spend a few minutes at a time with, or read and look at for hours.
Jordan Matter, is a photographer, as well as an observer of movement. So he combined his love of photography, his love of movement, and included some quotes from Henry David Thorough, William Shakespeare, and even Mae West, "Too Much Of A Good Thing, Can Be Wonderful" into this enchanting nugget of reading. *** It is important to note that nothing in this book has been Photoshopped. Yes, some of the scenes look dangerous, and they are, but it was one moment captured in time.
In this book dancers are put into unusual scenes. Nothing is rehearsed, some of them he captured within 5 frames others took hundreds. The one scene that caught my eye was a dancer in the operating room of a hospital. I asked about how he was able to get permission for all of these scenes. You have to hear his answer for this one!
Pick up Dancers Among Us at your local bookstore or on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Dancers-Among-Us-Celebration-Everyday/dp/0761171703
Jordan Matter's Website: http://www.jordanmatter.com
Behind the scenes for Dancers Among Us: http://www.dancersamongus.com/
Well, I didn't know what to expect but Newt Gingrich came off to me as very real. He answered the questions I asked with confidence.
Newt's new book is entitled Victory At Yorktown. It completes his trilogy and chronicles George Washington as he takes his troops into battle during the Revolutionary War. What makes this books different is it is a novel, so while the facts are based in truth, he took some liberty in "imagining" what George Washington might have been like as a man, a person. What would he be feeling as he led his men into battle.
Newt also touched on what he thinks went wrong for the Republicans during the 2012 election, partisanship in America, who Newt believes was the most effective Republican and Democratic Presidents in history were, and what would George Washington think about the state of America in the last 10 years.
Get Newt's book at your local bookstore or via Kindle e-book at amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/Victory-Yorktown-Novel-ebook/dp/B0080K3DTC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1356020514&sr=1-1&keywords=victory+at+yorktown
For more on Newt Gingrich: www.GingrichProductions.com
Carla Hall, is one busy woman! Her life was going one direction and she did a complete 180! She was a successful accountant working for Price Waterhouse, one year she vacationed in Europe, quit Price Waterhouse and became a model, then she attended culinary school, opened her own store Alchemy By Carla Hall, and is currently a co-host on ABC Television's The Chew.
Her new book Cooking With Love:Comfort Foods That Hug You, has a French, Southern flair to it! All 125 recipes have a different twist and as you soon will discover it's all in the seasoning. Carla teaches us we don't need to be afraid of seasonings and none of them are so powerful that they will overwhelm, BUT they do make a world of difference in how tasty a dish will become with the right seasonings added.
Get Cooking With Love on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Cooking-Love-Comfort-Food-that/dp/145166219X
Carla's website is www.CarlaHall.com
Carla's online store is Alchemy: http://alchemybycarlahall.com/
It's a tongue in cheek book about "Jasper" the dog's devotion to Richard's wife Meredith. I think Richard kind of describes it a a romance between Meredith and Jasper. No one is really allowed to kiss Meredith, especially Richard, without Jasper looking on with his discerning eye of judgment.
It's a fun read for anyone who feels like they are second or third or fourth place to the furry creatures of the house.
By the way, Richard really does love that dog!
Get Richard's book at amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Want-Kill-Dog-Richard-Cohen/dp/0399162038
The Rolling Stones hit America in 1964 and their best touring day were until 1981 when they slowed down a bit. Chris Epting got the backstory on photoshoots, motels they stayed in, diners they ate at. It's a very cool look at one of Americia'sfavorite rock bands, The Rolling Stones.
Moonlight Miles: A Guide To Rolling Stones Landmarks Across America is available via download on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Moonlight-Miles-Landmarks-1964-1981-ebook/dp/B00AOT4JD6
Check out Chris at www.ChrisEpting.com
This is an original book by Andrew Grant Jackson in the sense that it has never been done. To look at The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, as individuals, their solo careers after they left The Beatles broke up. Andrew takes a behind the scenes look at them as individuals, musicians, people. He also shares the inspiration for many of the songs they released after the break up.
Essentially one can take 4 solo Paul McCartney songs, 4 solo John Lennon songs, a couple Ringo Starr songs and a couple George Harrison songs and you have a Beatles album that was never made
Learn more at www.solobeatles.com
On Facebook at: www.facebook.com/solobeatlebook
And to purchase Andrew Grant Jackson's Still The Greatest: http://www.amazon.com/Still-Greatest-Essential-Beatles-Careers/dp/0810882221/ref=la_B007IOHNNS_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355508898&sr=1-1
**********This interview was given to me by Phil Leonetti, under restricted conditions to protect his privacy and safety*****************
It's not often that you have an opportunity to talk to someone who is still living in protective custody, under an assumed name, working a 9-5 job somewhere, with a past that no one was aware of until now. It's not often one gets the opportunity to talk to a hit man, a killer who has admitted to killing at least 9 people.
His name is Phil Leonetti, a former member of one of America's most violent crime family's. He is the nephew of Little Nicky Scarfo, of La Cosa Nostra fame, who is still in prison now because of Phil's testimony when he turned state's evidence. John Gotti and Vincent Gigante along with a number of other mob members are all in prision because of what Phil said under oath. His Uncle Nicky has a $500,000 dollar bounty on his nephews head. The mafia has a long memory and the guys that Phil "put away" have a long memory, and a number of them were just paroled from prison recently.
Phil's story is about what his life was like back in the day that he too was a member of the mafia. He has admitted to killing at least 9 people, 9 "hits". I asked him a lot of questions about his life back then, and his life now, and what exactly the future might hold. I also wondered what it was like to know he took the life of nine people.
How can a man turn states evidence against the mob and still be walking around today? Find out how...
Here's Phil's Story...the book is called Mafia Prince.
Fun interview! As I told Kerry my favorite toy every year was a Barbie Doll, the Barbie Dream House, a Barbie Camping Van, the Barbie Fashion Show. Barbie Dolls always had a way of igniting my imagination.
But, there are other toys this season that can do the same thing for your child. Kerry talks toys with me for EVERY price range. There are even some Apps that landed on the hottest toy list this year.
Whether your child dreams of becoming a doctor, with Doc McStuffins, or a pirate, in Jake and the Never Land Pirates Jake's Musical Pirate Ship Bucky, or even a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (yup, they're still around) exploring the Secret Sewer Lair Playset.
Here is the entire list because we couldn't cover each of the Hottest Toys! http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=10811023&ab=Tru_homepage_aspot:leftnav:2012-Holiday-Hot-Toys&ab=TRU_Header:Home-Page
He was a wonderful and fun interview! Cade Courtley is a former Navy Seal. He has been on many covert operations. He no longer functions as a Navy Seal. But Cade has lots of information on thinking like a Navy Seal, acting like a Navy Seal and surviving like a Navy Seal.
His television show Surviving Disaster is currently airing on SPIKE TV and the Discovery Channel. In it, you are placed in various unpredictable and sometimes dangerous situations, Cade shows you how to keep your wits and get out alive.
Whether it's stalking, armed robbery, breaking and entering, animal attacks, even a chemical attack, Cade has answers for you.
Cade Courtley is also the author of a fascinating and "hard to put down" for me, book. It's entitled SEAL Survival Guide: A Navy SEAL's Secrets to Surviving Any Disaster. This book has so many useful things to think about, that it's difficult to put down. I realized that "thinking like a seal" can be learned. Great gift for any and every one.
Get it on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/SEAL-Survival-Guide-Surviving-Disaster/dp/1451690290/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1354855531&sr=8-16&keywords=navy+seal
Cade's website www.sealsurvival.com
This is the guy who wrote such wonderful reading as The Gift, The Christmas Box and his latest A Winter Night.
It's the kind of book you can curl up with, by the fireplace on a winter night and just get lost!
It's loosely based on the biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The story of Joseph has the reader caught up in turmoil, pride, revenge, favor and forgiveness. Catapult us into 2012, and A Winter Dream takes you on the same kind of journey.
When I interviewed author Richard Paul Evans, I had no idea that he had some form of Tourette Syndrome. He doesn't have the kind that I've seen in movies where inappropriate words come out. But as he is telling me about having this form of Tourette Syndrome and dealing with it I chuckled and thought, "Man, how cool is that, where in this situation, his Tourette Syndrome is actually working as a greater advantage for him. It's interesting to hear him talk about it...
He has written close to 23 New York Times Best Sellers, and his books are the kind of books with moral lessons and food for thought. I accidently confused him with Shakespeare and called it A Winter's Night,
His website is www.RichardPaulEvans.com
Facebook page is www.facebook.com/RichardPaulEvans
You've heard me say it on the air more than one, just as you diversify your portfolio so you must diversify your work, your job, your employment. We are becoming a nation of freelancers and this will open up a world of opportunity for you!
Gone are the days of a 8 hour work day, 40 hour work week, working extra on weekends with no pay, and a boss deciding on how much or how little you can earn.
While it is a change for most Americans not all change is a bad thing. Freelancing opens up lots of new opportunities for you. No more worries about childcare because lost of work can be done from home and on your own hours. Exciting new challenges where everyday doesn't look the same. An opportunity for you to control how much or how little work you do and how much or how little money you earn.
Sara Horowitz started the Freelancer's Union to protect and support freelancer across the nation. She addresses concerns such as deadbeat clients, health insurance, networking and sharing all the possible tools there are to help you succeed at freelancing.
Her book The Freelancer's Bible: http://www.amazon.com/The-Freelancers-Bible-Everything-Career/dp/076116488X is filled with valuable information for every freelancer.
Her website www.freelancersunion.org is a good place to start.
Reach out to Sara on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Sara_Horowitz
This is a very smart lady who landed on the Forbes Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs, she is a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, and a graduate of Cornell, Harvard and SUNY. This is a must read for every freelancer and those trying top make the transition.
Dean Martin has a daughter, Deana Martin, obviously his namesake. She has a musical career of her own but she wanted to talk to me about the old days, her dad, Uncle Frank, (Sinatra that is), and Uncle Sammy, (yup, Sammy Davis Jr.), and Dean Martin, (her daddy).
Deana was so much fun to talk to, hearing about her dad's image as a womanizer and boozer, (both untrue). I asked her if her dad ever talked about what he really felt when Frank Sinatra, brought Dean "Dino" Martin on that Muscular Dystrophy Telethon stage, unknowingly to Jerry Lewis, back in 1976? It had been twenty years since the falling out...what was the falling out?
Deana Martin was a pure joy to talk to. So very giving of her time and memories. If you are too young to remember and appreciate Dean Martin, you can catch all of the unedited, unscripted, unbelievable talent that ever crossed the stage.
Perfect gift for the holiday!
The Dean martin Variety Show: Dean's Ultimate Collection, a 17 disc DVD set Plus a 32 page book that will take you back to the original "retro" as it was, cigarette and drink in hand. When do you see that on tv? Well you did back then.... http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0090SVD9A/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1354647805&sr=8-1&keywords=dean+martin+ultimate&condition=new
Deana's Website is www.DeanaMartin.com
Get her music and book there and on www.amazon.com
Malcolm McDowell is an original! He has fun with the parts that he chooses and somehow always makes them multidimensional, multifaceted, multilayered.
Whether he is portraying Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange, or the man who killed Captain Kirk in Star Trek Generations, to Dr. Samuel Loomis, Halloween's Michael Myers psychiatrist to his current role as Sheriff Cooper in Silent Night.
The movie starts out in a small mid-western town, Christmas Eve Night, and the annual Christmas Eve Parade. Oh yes, one small detail,there is a maniac in a Santa suit running around killing those he deems to be naughty.
I'm not a big slasher movie fan, I learned that Malcolm McDowell isn't one either, but this is different because it's done tongue in cheek. Yes, you will be terrified but some laughter will bring your blood pressure back down to normal throughout.
I think you will thoroughly enjoy this film, Silent Night, and it's available on Blue Ray and DVD TODAY!
Get it on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Silent-Night-Blu-ray-Malcolm-McDowell/dp/B009IV2ZCI
Catch up with other fans on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/SilentNight2012
What's it like growing up with a father who created such beloved characters as the Pink Panther, Forghorn Leghorn, The Tasmanian Devil, Mr. Magoo, Sylvester Jr. and Speedy Gonzales? Robert McKimson Jr. is the son of one of the most accomplished and influential animators in history. Bob's dad Robert work in the Golden Age of animation for every major company including Warner Brothers Cartoons, Dell Comics, Loony Tunes and even Golden Books.
Robert McKimson Jr.'s new book "I Say, I Say ...Son" includes never before seen drawings, reproductions, animation cels, comic book illustrations, lobby cards and screen captures. It is a comprehensive look at real animation, the kind of animation that was done by hand, long before the digital age and computer animation.
Robert talks about his dad's process (what comes first the story, the animation or the voice), how an automobile accident changed his father's life and the way he worked and what kind of father Robert McKimson was.
I am not an artist of any kind when it comes to drawing however I appreciate the people who have that artistic skill. This book would be the perfect find for anyone looking for a gift for a child with artistic skills, a comic book aficianado, an artist or anyone who is interested in the process of animation. A beautiful, beautiful book to sit down with and enjoy! 232 pages of pure beauty and history all wrapped up in a great read.
Get Robert McKimson's book in a bookstore near you or online at amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Robert-McKimson-Jr./e/B007P8D0FC
Facebook, although he admits he is not on it much: https://www.facebook.com/robert.mckimson.10
Veteran Boston Globe Columnist Brian McGrory had a life that every other single man would love to have. He was a bachelor, he lived right in the city of Boston with a beautiful view, he had tickets to any and every sporting event he could ever imagine, and he was making great money to boot. He had a beautiful dog who had been a faithful companion for years but Harry passed away and that was when Brain's life began to change.
He started seeing Harry's veterinarian who had children, lived in the country with a menagerie of animals, one of them was Buddy, the rooster, who didn't take too kindly to Brian. Well, to be truthful, and in Brian's words, "Buddy hated my guts". This is the story of Buddy and how a rooster made Brian a family.
Tis is a wonderful story for anyone who loves animals, understands that we can learn a lot about them and in turn a lot about ourselves. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and you will too.
Brian's book Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man is available on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Buddy-How-Rooster-Made-Family/dp/0307953068/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353987097&sr=8-1&keywords=buddy+rooster
Reach out to Brian on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BuddyTheBook
Audio Book Available on Tantor: http://www.tantor.com/BookDetail.asp?Product=B0921_BuddyRooster
What a fun interview this was! What is it about the Kennedy's that still intrigues the world? Was it their presidency, their, lineage, the drama, the 1960's, the world at the time? What was it? What is it?
Kitty Kelley's good friend and photographer Stanley Tretick captured it all. He shot many of the most memorable private photos of the Kennedy's and their children. Such as the one of little John John peering out from beneath his father's desk. Or the one of Caroline wearing sunglasses and holding up a photo of her daddy. Kitty shares all the behind the scenes stories of the classic photos contained in this book, 200 in total.
Purchase "Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images Of The Kennedy's" on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Capturing-Camelot-Stanley-Treticks-Kennedys/dp/031264342X
Catch up with Kitty at www.KittyKelleyWriter.com
On Facebook at : www.facebook.com/KittyKelleyWriter
On Twitter: www.twitter.com/KittyKelley
Buddy Valastro, IS The Cake Boss! Nobody can bake like this guy and when it comes to cooking he knows what he's doing in the kitchen too.
When friends and others found out I was interviewing this guy they wanted me to ask him this, and they wanted me to ask him that, but Buddy wanted to talk food, family, friends and love.
He's a busy guy! His New York Times Best Selling Books include, Cake Boss, and Baking With The Cake Boss, and now Cooking Italian With The Cake Boss. Not to mention his TLC television programs, Cake Boss, Kitchen Boss and The Next Great Baker; are you getting the idea that Buddy is Boss? If so you're right and he has a lot to say. Catch him on tour in your neighborhood and get him to autograph his new book for Hanukkah or Christmas.
Buddy's Hoboken NJ Bakery website is www.CarlosBakery.com
Buddy's Tour Schedule: www.BuddyOnTour.com
His mom was diagnosed with ALS: www.MamaMaryFoundation.org
Being a native Detroit-er myself I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to interview a guy who just wrote a book about my hometown.
Mark Binelli, says he grew up on the east side, St. Clair Shores to be exact. He and I share the fact that we both lived near the infamous 8 Mile that Eminem talks and sings about.
Mark shares what he sees as some of the things that brought Detroit down, how it is trying to rebuild itself and how it might just become a living example of the first post industrial city.
Being from Detroit myself, we are survivors, nothing woud surprise me about Detroit making a comeback bigger and better than before, in fact that is my prayer. I have nothing but great memories of growing up within the city limits of Detroit's east side, Rossini to be exact. I lived between Kelly Road and Shakespeare, a few blocks south of 8 mile, and just down the street from Eastland Mall. Mark's book will make you both sad and hopeful, about Detroit's past, present and future.
Post Note*****Apparently Europeans are fascinated by Detroit, flying to the city to see as they said to Mark during an interview "We came to see the end of the world." That is what Detroit represents to them...
Buy Mark's book Detroit City The Place To Be: The Afterlife Of An American Metropolis On Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Detroit-City-Place-Afterlife-Metropolis/dp/0805092293/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353024283&sr=1-1&keywords=mark+binelli
***The East Coast is experiencing some issues still with the phone lines from Hurricane Sandy, so please excuse any variances you hear regarding volume.
Randall Sullivan is all over television right now. He was on the Katie Couric Show, he has been on tabloid talk shows, and all the news channels, why? Because his new book UNTOUCHABLE is causing some ripples. It's 776 pages of new revelations regarding Michael Jackson.
I asked Randall about his opinion of the king of pop both before he interviewed numerous sources and after he wrote the book. Was his opinion more or less favorable of the King Of Pop, his answer may surprise you. He also talked about about Jackson's kids, his relationship with Lisa Marie Presley and Michael not really wanting to do music anymore because he was on fire for something else. Oh and by the way, there is some unreleased music I asked him about and got a confirmation.
Fascinating man to talk to, and if you are a Michael Jackson fan you have to hear it.
Reach out to Randall at www.GroveAtlantic.com
Buy UNTOUCHABLE now on Amazon.com It's 776 pages of interesting research, facts and information that will allow you to know Michael Jackson like you never did before. http://www.amazon.com/Untouchable-Strange-Tragic-Michael-Jackson/dp/080211962X/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1353022918&sr=8-4&keywords=untouchable
His resume, his credentials, include Brigham & Women's and Children's Hospitals including the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Yes, Dr. Eban Alexander was a skeptic too. That was before he had his own NDA, Near Death Experience. His book reads a bit differently than others I have read. He didn't see his life flashing before his eyes. I don't remember his describing a dark tunnel, it was more of a worm hole. He did talk to God, he realized how powerful prayer really is, and it changed him forever.
What do his respected colleagues think about all of this? Find out that as well as the dramatic details of his brush with death, his encounter with God, how does science and spirituality really fit together now for him.
This is a guy who has spent and devoted his entire life to studying the brain, and now, to have everything turned upside down, well, it's a powerful story in Proof Of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into The Afterlife.
His website is: www.LifeBeyondDeath.net
To share and read about NDE and other spiritual experiences: www.eternea.org
***We had a poor connection so Kris' volume is a bit low, it's not your speakers.
It's the holidays and for me there nothing that make a better gift than a book. On those cold winter nights you can settle in by the fireplace with a good read in your hands. Just the feel of good paper does it for me Or if you are into the downloadable kind, well, that will work too!
Today I had a chance to catch up with Kris Carr, best known for her Crazy Sexy Everything Series. I first learned about Kris, when I was diagnosed with colon cancer back in 2009 and a local television reporter by the name of Emily Richett gave me a Crazy Sexy Cancer card to life my spirits.
Today Kris talks a little bit about her cancer diagnosis, how eating well is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your body and shares a bit about the recipes she came up with for Crazy Sexy Kitchen. If you think this is another "tree hugging, fruit and granola lovin' cookbook, you couldn't be more wrong.
Her Website: www.kriscarr.com
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/KrisCarr.FanPage
Had a chance to catch up with Suzanne Somers this morning. Suzanne was best knows as Crissy on Three's Company but she has come a long way baby! She is a New York Times Best Selling author, entrepreneur, singer, comedienne and health care advocate. She also sweetly revealed herself by reminding me with some of the other things she is that mean the most to her, wife, mother and grandmother. I only had a few minutes with her and was trying to fit in any many questions as possible before I was cut off Suzanne Somers, is still a superwoman in my book, maybe even more so after talking with her.
Suzanne's Holistic and Alternative Health website: www.ForeverHealth.com
Suzanne's Website: www.SuzanneSomers.com
Just aired it, if but for a replay, check this out!
Actor, Comedian, Pauly Shore is best known for his films Encino Man, Son In Law, Bio Dome,Totally Pauly in the 80's and 90's on MTV, and more recently a role on HBO's Entourage. This being election year and all Pauly's new show Pauly Tics premiered on SHOWTIME last month and a little later he'll tell you how you can get your download beginning today*****
I have to tell you, I know people are multifaceted but this guy really surprised me. Not only is he multifaceted but he is deep! Lots of fun conversation, about the comedians passing through his mom's Comedy Store in Hollywood, What it was like growing up in that environment, and how he even sat on the knee of Elvis Presley a few times. Very fun interview with a great guy!
*****Pauly Tics is available for download for $5, when 100,000 downloads are reached viewers can win $100,000. The winner of the Pauly Tics sweepstakes will be announced Inauguration Day, January 20th, 2013 BUT YOUR submission must be in by January 14, 3013
Pauly's website is: www.PaulyShore.com
Watch the "Pauly-Tics" Trailer at: http://vimeo.com/51470694
Here's Pauly's Red, White and Buddy video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJmvSXpsvlI
Peter Ames Carlin, just released the most comprehensive book on the life of one of Rock and Roll's lasting legends, Bruce Springsteen. Peter spoke with Bruce's mom Adele, as well as his friends, his family, ex-girlfriends and band mates.
There have been many books on Springsteen's life but none ever had the blessing of Bruce Springsteen himself. In "Bruce" by Peter Ames Carlin, he talks about he and his father's troubled relationship growing up as a kid in New Jersey, he talks about his own battle with depression, his short lived marriage to Julianne Phillips, his life with wife Patti Scialfa, and his little encounter with Janis Joplin as a teenager (it kind of scared the crap out of him). This is one of the books you will not be able to put down. As I told Peter, I can't wait to devour it!
Peter has also written books on Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney.
Reach out to Peter and hear an audio excerpt from the book on Peter's website at www.peteramescarlin.com/
I spoke with James Redford, Robert Redford's son who is following in his dad's footsteps, writing, directing, producing. I had the chance to screen the film "The Big Picture" last night and I have to tell you regardless of whether you have a child, you know of someone, you yourself have been diagnosed as dyslexic or maybe you don't even know anybody with dyslexia Redford's film The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia is educational, fun and has lots of food for thought. 1 in 5 people are dyslexic and 1 in 10 are profoundly so. In the film, James spoke with Sir Richard Branson, Charles Schwab, attorney David Boies, as well as doctors and children who have been diagnosed with dyslexia. The list is impressive... http://www.dyslexia.com/famous.htm
This film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will make it HBO debut Monday night (check listings). For more info check out the links below and join in the Conversation...
I received this book in the mail yesterday and could not put it down. Being a cat lover, this book rand so true for me in so many ways. But even if you are not a cat owner but and animal lover you will be able to relate.
It's a funny, touching poignant true story about Gina's search for her lost kitty. The adventure takes you through the gritty streets of L.A. at 4 in the morning. You meet all the character that help Gina try and find Cleo, her beloved kitty who was with her through many losses in her life. Now Cleo is the one who is missing...
Do yourself a favor a pick up In Search Of Cleo...How I Found My Pussy And Lost My Mind.
This was one of my most fun interviews, ever!
David Corn has been on CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, and CBS plus a plethora of other media outlets. Why? He is the man who brought to the forefront, the Mitt Romney 47 Percent video.
It all started with "Anne Onymous", a youTube poster who wishes to remain anonymous. A.O. attended a fundraiser for Mitt Romney about 4 months ago that was presented for a number of wealthy investors. On his cell phone he secretly recorded the speech given by Romney where he started out saying how he was going to convince voters they had to take care of themselves instead of relying on government. He then went on to talk about the 47% of Americans who are dependent on government, who believe they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to take care of them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, food and housing, you name it!
David Corn was introduced to A.O. through James Carter the 4th, grandson of former President Jimmy Carter. David Corn, eventually broke the story...
Read David's fascinating e-book about all the behind the scenes makings of this story. It is available in all e-book formats wherever e books are sold and at Barnes and Noble for 99 cents. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/David-Corn?store=nookstore&keyword=David+Corn
What little girl (and big girl) doesn't love Project Runway. You design clothes from a variety of materials, and for various occasions, and come up against challenges. Yet, the end result can be FABULOUS or fall flat on it's face. BUT, what if you had someone showing you the things that go on behind the scenes that makes for a perfect design? That's what The Fashion Designers Handbook & Fashion Kit is all about. It comes with a lively, full-color book that comes with a doll-size dress form (barbie doll size), 24 reusable patterns, rick rack, embroidery thread, a tape measure, and a piece of fabric printed in three vibrant patterns. All your little girl or little boy needs to become the next big fashion designer. He or she will be dressing the fashionistas of the world in no time! Marjorie explains her kit and what makes it a must have for budding boy or girl designer wannabe. Perfect for the holidays and only priced at $24.95 Visit www.MarjorieGalen.com for other fun craft ideas.
Just got off the phone with Tony Dovolani from Dancing With The Stars. His has re-teamed this year with former bachelor contestant Melissa Rycroft. He's going for the gold and the mirror ball trophy. He talked to me about what it's like to train, what's Maksim REALLY like, and what's the difference in training a celebrity vs. an average everyday person. It might surprise you Check out Tony's website at www.TonyDovolani.com and on Twitter at @TonyDovolani
I had a chance to talk to Danny Huston, son of a man who is regarded as one of the greatest film makers of all time, John Huston. I was very familiar with Danny Huston's films, Timecode, Under The Volcano, 30 Days Of Night, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, 21 Grams, The Aviator, Leaving Las Vegas and The Constant Gardner; but I didn't know what to expect from the man himself. I have to tell you this guy is the best of the best! He was a joy to talk to, he enjoyed sharing stories about his father, and gave me a behind the scenes look at film making and what makes for a great film. All of that said, after talking to him, he is a testimony to being a great dad too. What a guy! Enjoy my conversation with Danny Huston, star of Starz Original Series Magic City on sale, in stores tomorrow, on DVD and Blue Ray, and back for a brand new season in 2013.
John Edward is best known as a psychic and medium. But he has also written, well, he couldn't remember how many books he's written, but Amazon.com shows about 9 listed. His latest one Fallen Masters is my favorite. It's written as fiction but the principles are very real. The story? It's a battle of good vs. evil. John talks a little bit about what he wants you to take away from the story, whether he believes we are upon apocalyptic times, and the forces of darkness and light. Fallen Masters can be found here http://www.amazon.com/John-Edward/e/B008NC35CW/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 and John Edward's website is www.JohnEdward.net He has something very special coming up and he'll fill you in on it.
Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime TV already into its 4th season of fun with the Season Finale on Sunday, September 9th, 2012. If you've never seen the show it's an interesting concept. A wanna be model who dies in a car accident, resurfaces in the body of an intelligent, overweight attorney, played by Brooke Elliott. It's sort of a Heaven Can Wait feel, remember that movie? Anyway, Brooke was nice enough to talk to me today about her role as Jane Bingum and the Season Finale, Sunday night, on Lifetime. Kim Kardashian, Chelsea Kane, Ethan Embry, Ben Feldman and Kelly Osbourne will be guest starring. Rumor has it that Jane may be getting married too. ps Had no idea that Brooke was a Western Michigan grad and her brother still calls Michigan his home and what is her connection to one of the lowest testing songs in radio history, You Light Up My Life by Debbie Boone?.
PEOPLE Country Special Edition Magazine hits newsstands on September 6th and it's gonna be good! In it Eileen Finan, staff writer for People Country, gets behind the scenes and talks with Jason Aldean, who has had more weeks at #1 on radio charts than any other artist in the past twelve months. He's also a bit more romantic than it might seem. Eileen also caught up with Wynonna Judd, formerly of The Judds and has exclusive wedding photos in the October PEOPLE Country Edition. Why wasn't mom Naomi, and Ashley, her sister at her recent wedding to Cactus Moser, hmmmm? Hang on because in this interview and for a limited time only Eileen will tell you how you can get 10 BIG downloadable country songs on iTunes ABSOLUTELY FREE, no strings attached! Enjoy, Listen, and Download your FREE music.
Faith Hope and Love Songs is an inspirational show with music and interviews with authors, actors and actresses, musicians and bands. It's the kind of show that makes you feel good! You're bound to walk away with a little more Faith, Hope and Love. Faith hope and Love Songs with Kim Carson soon available on iTunes via podcast and on demand listening.
Yeah, he was an American Idol but he's so much more. Matt Giraud opens up about the future, what being a Christian means to him, and he even gives us a couple special performances If you want to hear his new song "Thank You" with Jim Brickman you're just gonna have to buy it! ps it was such a thrill today meeting David Grow. I have been wanting to meet this guy since 1998 when he and Jim did the Visions Of Love CD. Still to this day it is without a doubt one of my FAVORITE CD's of all time....especially for all of the hopeless romantics. Every single song on this CD is on my iPod. Plus David Grow wrote the song After All These Years....classic! LOVE the one he does called...That's What I'm Here For" Check it out if you get a chance.....Videography courtesy of Niki Matych Bloem.
This is my weekly "inspirational" show Faith Hope and Love Songs. How would I describe it? It's positive, it's hopeful, with uplifting music, and artist interviews mixed in. You might even hear some of my poetry from my book Essence Of Life: A Compilation of Inspiration, Story and Poem. It's a nice way to start your brand new week...or maybe when you just need that little pick me up.
Faith Hope and Love Songs with Kim Carson.....The Message Is In The Music!
This is a sample broadcast available for syndication on YOUR radio station.
I was doing my Quiet Storm Show when Princess Diana was suddenly taken from us. She became so much more than a Princess. She cared for children, the elderly, the sick and I remember her embracing an A.I.D.S patient at a time when others were shunning them. People, afraid that they might catch it, if they got too close. But not Princess Di! She shattered the public's ignorance and fully embraced them. She was a teacher to the world....this is in remembrance od Princess Diana of Wales.
This was a song I wrote shortly before I had my second surgery. I pretty much came to this realization after being diagnosed with Colon Cancer in 2009 (one foot was removed). I was off work for about 3 weeks. Then on the one year anniversary of the Colon Cancer surgery I went into the hospital for my gallbladder removal. I wrote this in a few minutes, sang it in my off voice and sent it off to Maurice Crane firstname.lastname@example.org and asked him if he would sing it and add a couple chords to it. I love his voice and he did a wonderful job on this! After all is said and done all that really matters is Friends and Family
HIPSHOT, a band out of Detroit Michigan, was kind enough to put some music behind my lyrics and back me for three songs I was putting together for The Music City Songwriting Festival out of Nashville Tennessee...it's the largest songwriting festival in the world. This song here is called Guess Who. It was one of three I submitted in 1988. This one didn't win anything but my song Smooth As Silk did win an "Honorable Mention" in the Rhythm and Blues category. Here is Guess Who...it's about an ex-boyfriend who I hadn't heard from in a while and one day I picked up the phone and I heard the words...Guess Who! I didn't care to...cuz I'm still not one for games