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09-03-2021 5:07:26 PM CST

On this episode I am joined by the founder of snorble.com Mike Rizkalla. Mike’s journey is to define human interaction experiences with robotics to enrich the lives of families through magical tech experiences. Mike is a visionary entrepreneur with a deep understanding of the advances made in the field of robotics with an award-winning track record in innovation and UX. He aims to enrich the lives of families through magical tech experiences. 

He is skilled at developing new business and creating digital products that push the boundaries of what is possible, bringing a unique perspective to projects. His latest project is Snorble®, a customizable interactive character that can improve kids’ sleep habits and help them develop healthy daily routines.

He integrates researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and executives from a variety of industries in his network and values relationships and human aspects when doing business. To purchase Snorble or see how it works visit www.snorble.com
 


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09-01-2021 6:32:52 AM CST

Michael Stein is an entrepreneur, actor, writer, director, producer, stand-up comedian, and personal development expert.  Michael is the founder and CEO of Abadak Inc.  A company that he started with zero money and has since made 100+ million dollars. 

Michael started his entrepreneurial career when he was 19 years old, becoming the #1 young nightclub promoter in Los Angeles. 

Michael has acted and worked with multiple Academy Award-winning actors, filmmakers, producers, and fortune 500 leaders and is the host of the Long Shot Leaders Podcast. Check out Michael on the web at www.longshotleaders.com
 


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08-30-2021 6:42:37 AM CST

Kylie Burton is  a functional medicine doctor specializing in turning "normal" labs into answers, healing, and hope. With so many individuals getting tossed from doctor to doctor and specialist to specialist, she vows to be different. Doctor Burton said she would not chalk up someone's health to "it's because you're a mom" or "take this anti-depressant and you'll feel better." But to get different results, she had to think and train herself differently. For her, answers were found in functional medicine so she dove head first. Functional medicine teaches the WHY behind health concerns and then gets rid of them. However, doctor Burton takes it a step farther. Blood work. Everyone has it. Yet, very rarely does the blood work provide "answers," aka a diagnosis. Instead, struggling individuals are told their labs are "normal" and to come back in 6 months. "Maybe it'll go away." As she is often caught saying, "Your labs may be 'normal' but they're not ideal." She views them in a different way - a way that allows her to provide answers, healing, and hope with or without a diagnosis. This goes way beyond nutrition and elimination diets. This goes way beyond gut health. This is healing beyond the diagnosis. Check out Doctort Burtons website at www.drkylieburton.com


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08-27-2021 6:52:34 AM CST

Jean Marcley is the Second oldest of 9 children, she was raised in Amityville, New York.
Jean began losing her eyesight due to a-typical RP at age 10 ½. Prior to that she had 20/20 eyesight and loved to read. Jean has  been legally blind with deteriorating eyesight ever since.
Jean is the proud mother of 3 beautiful daughters, and she also has 6 Incredible grandchildren, as well as 7 delightful great-grandchildren. Jean is the co-creator of the stress-management program called “Foods, Moods, and You:  The Stress Factor.”
The programs  name was eventually changed  to “Worry Shmorry” which she presented nationwide.
Jean got her certification as a  certified Laughter Yoga Leader in the year 2013. Jean is a firm believer in the benefits of affirmations wich is why she founded Laugh-Firmations in 2019.
Jean has also been a  line dancing instructor since 2006.
You can check Jean out on the web at Laughfirmations.com You can send her an e-mail at jmarcleyhaha@gmail.com or call her at 503 313 2840


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08-25-2021 6:43:55 AM CST

Today I am joined by blind psychotherapist and community advocate Rachel Longan. Rachel believes that all people have the potential to live fully and find joy in relationships, community, family and creative endeavors. Rachel enjoys helping people realize their own potential, care for each other and advocate for themselves. She creates a safe and accepting space for you to find your own strength and feel heard and understood. Together we will identify a place to start and move at your pace. Anxiety, depression and fear can eclipse your authentic self. Finding that self and navigating challenges can be difficult, but also exhilarating! Rachel has founded support groups such as minds eye to help people deal with recent or lifelong vision loss. She has also created support groups for parents to help them deal with children with special needs.

Specialties

Families of children with Special Needs
Individuals coping with recent or lifelong visual Impairments/Blindness
Individuals coping with Anxiety or Depression
People who identify as LGBTQI or gender non-conforming
Adolescents and young adults navigating identity issues and transition to adulthood
Couples experiencing relationship difficulties
My Credentials

Masters of Science in Marriage Family Therapy, Emphasis in School Counseling: San Francisco State University, Graduated: 2000

License No. and State: MFT86243 California
You can check out her services on the web at www.rachellongan.com


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08-23-2021 6:34:28 AM CST

Maxwell Ivey Jr is known as The Blind Blogger.

Born into a family of carnival owners in Texas, USA, Maxwell Ivey lost his sight at age 12.
Having a natural gusto for life, Max graduated college and became heavily involved in the Eagle Scouts. He also worked in the family business for years, until his dad died. Faced with his own mortality, Max made some life-altering changes.

He underwent gastric surgery and lost over 250 pounds. He started his own business, buying and selling amusement rides, and learned how to blog using software for visually-impaired people. Max then began another business: personal coaching.

He is also an author on a mission to help others become successful. Maxwell has also launched his podcast network called what's your excuse geared towards helping people with disabilities launch or grow podcasts. You can check out his podcast and podcast network at www.wyexcuse.com and you can check out his personal website at www.theblindblogger.net
 


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08-20-2021 6:56:04 AM CST

Today's show features celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist Sabrina Gilleylen. Sabrina has had a passion for doing hair for others everysince her childhood. Sabrina originally went to Mississippi State for broadcast journalism and thought this would be her path to fame, but after being suspended from the university Sabrina decided to follow her childhood passion and enroll in Creations College of Cosmetology in Tupelo Mississippi. A few years later Sabrina moved to Atlanta. This allowed her to get her foot in the door of the entertainment industry and fulfill her lifelong dreams. This move gave Sabrina the opertunity to work with Tyler Perry as an extra in the movies Ride Along 2 and Barbershop 3. After meeting Charles Greggory who is connected in the entertainment business and taking a trading cinema secrets class Sabrina found herself working as a stylist on the set of season six of “The Walking Dead.” Sabrina's resume now includes stylist work for hip-hop artists such as Lil Wayne, 2chainz, Big Boi, Lil Boosie, and August Alsina music videos. She has also worked on Rick Ross and Travis Scott special events as well as being a personal stylist for Jewels Tankard of the Bravo reality show, “Thicker Than Water.” Not only is Sabrina a hairstylist and makeup artist she is also an actoress who landed a role in a Dave Ramsey commercial as well as being an extra on other projects. Sabrina is currently filming a movie, and has some upcoming future projects. You can check out Sabrina on the web at www.ladybrina.com to sign up for her newsletter and purchase her products.


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08-18-2021 6:48:03 AM CST

Actor/Producer: One Life to Live, Another World an upcoming Wild Crime premiering on ABC Fall 2021" As an actor, Mr. Wenzel has appeared in several Theatre productions Off-Broadway in NYC, as well as Film, TV, and daytime serials including Ray Donavan, Rescue Me, One Life To Live, All My Children, Guiding Light, Another World, Evil Lives Here, Who Killed Jane Doe, Wild Crime premiering on ABC Fall 2021, OLD DOGS, The Hustler.

David Wenzel is also an Award Winning Producer/Director for such films as Hamlet/Horatio, Echelon 8, Preying For Mercy, The Hostage!

David has work with such notables as Brad Pitt, Leonardo Dicaprio, Anthony Hopkins Fisher Stevens, Scott Rudin, Jace Alexander, and the great Oscar Winning Cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki & Oscar Winner Gordan Willis.
Recent Film: Hamlet/Horatio
https://www.amazon.com/Hamlet-Horatio-Andrew-Burdette/dp/B096D8BZMF

David Vando is truly a jack-of-all-trades. He is the owner of models mart ltd., has assistant directed in various productions, and has authored plays performed
in London, Germany, and Chicago. Mr. Vando recently worked on a adaptation of Hamlet as a Writer and Actor. He is working with Onward and Sideways Productions.
 


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08-16-2021 6:13:53 AM CST

Milagros Phillips author, speaker, and racial equity coach. Milagros has been facilitating programs on racial healing for more than 30 years and is a teacher of a course in Miracles. She also is the creator of race demystified and does this work because she has a different voice to add to the conversation. One that is centered on a compassionate aproach to healing our racial conditioning.
 


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08-11-2021 6:49:12 AM CST

, Robert Wagner rode a wave of local notoriety that led the band to the forefront of the underground music scene. The Little Wretches were founded as a folk/punk band by Robert (guitar) and his brother, Chuckie (violin).  The “classic” Mach 2 era of Little Wretches included Ed Heidel (bass), Chris Bruckhoff (percussion, wind instruments, backing vocals) and Bob Goetz (guitar), rounded out by Dave Mitchell (drums), Mike Michalski (bass) and Ellen Hildebrand (electric guitar.) This rock edition of the band performed regularly and helped the band build its massive following in Pittsburgh.  Michalski, Mitchell and Chuckie Wagner left the band, effectively ending Mach 2.

Mach 3 began with the addition of David Losi (keyboards) and Mike Madden (drums.) When Madden couldn’t tour, drum programmer Gregg Bielski took over.  When Ellen switched to bass guitar, this version of The Little Wretches entered the studio. They recorded two albums, with Angelo George playing drums and Jon Paul Leone playing guitar on a third. National press, attorneys, managers, and publicists came calling, as did life’s obligations, and the Little Wretches disbanded in the late 90s.

Robert Wagner continues to perform at coffeehouses and small clubs. A Master’s Degree holder, Wagner also counsels abused, neglected, traumetized and court-adjudicated youth. He is the co-founder of The Calliope Acoustic Open Stage, an event that has lasted 15+ years. He has also recorded and released two new albums in 2020: Undesirables and Anarchists and Burning Lantern Dropped In Straw.  The former having spawned an itunes chart-topping single and having received airplay on more than 115 North American AM/FM radio stations.

https://www.facebook.com/thelittlewretches
https://littlewretches.com
https://open.spotify.com/artist/28Ue5Dx2uO60U7MMKJ3waD?si=QuExwCFLQ32ld9GcJ83vvw


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08-09-2021 6:48:25 AM CST

Louise Cappi is an internationally acclaimed New Orleans-based singer/songwriter, recording artist and entertainer. She is the daughter of the late great New York jazz guitarist, Al Cappi.  Louise and her band pack the house on Friday and Saturday nights at her weekly residency at Mahogany Jazz Hall, in New Orleans. She has also been a regular performer on the NYC music scene. Cappi has received global rave reviews of her music. Powerful, explosive, humorous & soul-stirring is the only way to describe her music and live performances. Louise Cappi, aka,  "A genre of her own".

New single “Hope” coming this July on MTS Records.  New album HOPE due this fall! http://www.louisecappimusic.com 
Socials: @louisecappimusic


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08-06-2021 6:57:02 AM CST

Soulful Femme is a blues, funk, jazz duo from Pittsburgh, made up of two women: Stevee Wellons (vocals) and Cheryl Rinovato (guitars). Their debut album, “It Is Well With My Soul” is being released on June 4th, 2021. 

Vocalist Stephanie Wellons, aka Stevee Wellons, has been performing in the tri-state area for the last 25 years and is known for her high-energy stage presence and performance. Stevee has performed with numerous area bands and currently teaches and coaches voice at numerous CCAC college campuses in the area. Formerly, she taught at the prestigious Afro-American Institute (AAMI), in the Homewood Area of Pittsburgh. An experienced recording artist as well, Stevee has recorded in Pittsburgh, New York, Chicago and Baltimore. Stevee Wellons Band won the 2015 Blues Society of Western PA's Blues Challenge and represented Western PA at the 2016 International Blues Challenge.‚Äč
Studying Applied Music with a 2nd major in Arranging and Composition at famed Berklee College of Music, Cheryl Rinovato began her musical career as a studio musician throughout New England. Since moving to Pittsburgh, Cheryl has pursued her musical career as a professional musician for numerous area bands and has done extensive studio work. Cheryl has also been the recipient of the prestigious Jim Weber Award, given to blues guitarist of the year, three times; in 2012, 2013 and 2015. She is a Delaney (out of Austin, TX) endorsed guitarist with 2 signature guitar models.
Stevee and Cheryl have performed with: Shemekia Copeland, Ana Popovic, Samantha Fish, Tas Cru, Miller & the Other Sinners, Joann Shaw Taylor, Tommy Castro and Mike Zito. These two dynamic personalities complement each other with the gift that they combine for a dynamic experience.  Sit back and be entertained!"

www.soulfulfemme.com

https://www.facebook.com/soulful.femme
https://twitter.com/SoulfulFemme
https://www.instagram.com/soulfulfemmeband/


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08-04-2021 7:09:10 AM CST

A modern renaissance man, meets human bucket-list. There is no stopping Stewart, once he makes up his mind to do something. A travel connoisseur, with experience living in four continents. Stewards major achievements to date have thus far, have been recording a professional E.P, and He also recently published His first book.

With a background in construction design and 3d modelling, Stewart Gatsi is an independent singer/songwriter, recording artist, educator, and author.


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08-02-2021 6:53:42 AM CST

I believe in amazing storytelling being the key to creating change in people's lives. I believe that I am an amazing storyteller. Michael was born to a hyper-abusive drug addict mother who cut his finger off at 4 years old, a step-father you pray you never have, and a racist         grandmother that pushed him into an identity crisis. By the time he was 9, his family was in poverty and often homeless all while being members of the Mormon Church. At twelve, he was adopted by his grandmother and quickly turned to drugs and alcohol to survive the continuing abuse. Despite multiple learning disabilities and not graduating high school on time, Michael found success in Corporate America in his early twenties.

However, success only made things worse. Michael found himself morbidly obese, high and drunk daily, and ultimately self-sabotaging everything around him. It was not until finding his inner power through his Mirror Moment and choosing to do whatever it took to work through childhood trauma that his life really began.

Michael Anthony is the author of the best-selling book Think Unbroken and is a coach, mentor, and educator for adult survivors of child abuse. Michael spends his time helping other survivors get out of "The Vortex" to become the hero of their own story and take their lives back. Michael hosts The Michael Unbroken podcast, teaches at Think Unbroken Academy and is on a mission to create change in the world. Check Michael out on the web at www.thinkunbrokenpodcast.com


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07-30-2021 7:01:32 AM CST

A sports announcer gives the play by play of what’s happening on the field. Like that announcer, blind and sighted audio description narrators give the play by play of the visuals of a movie or tv show. And with that, Blind and low vision audiences enjoy tv shows and movies can enjoy this experience in parity to sighted audiences.

Audio description can be in parity to sighted audiences. Instead of seeing this as “how cheap we can make it” - the culture is pivoting to how great we can make it, as the value of the many roles of audio description.

Roy Samuelson has voiced as an audio description narrator over 1000 titles, and each one has been influenced by blind advisors, directors, engineers, and many others. With a focus on collaboration and inclusion, Roy showcases his passion and drive for performing this work with respect for audiences, providers, and the other roles in the creation of this audio adaptation of the visuals.

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07-28-2021 7:08:57 AM CST

Lloyd Chapman is the President and founder of the American Small Business League (ASBL)
For over 30 years, Mr. Chapman has fought the rampant fraud and abuse in federal small business contracting programs. He is hailed as the nation's most vocal opponent of the federal governments policy, which involves fabricating compliance of the 23% small business contracting goal.

Mr. Chapman has won 110 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) legal battles, which is more than anyone in the history of the US with institutions like the Pentagon, Department of Justice (DOJ) and more. Mr. Chapman has been the recipient of the James Madison Freedom of Information Award.  Mr. Chapman has been a guest of many major news programs to voice his educated opinion on the current president's work with supporting small businesses and his legal battles. Lloyd can be found on the web at www.lloydchapman.com


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07-26-2021 6:55:35 AM CST

Melissa Sercia is an award winning Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author with a passion for philosophy, mythology, and all things supernatural.

She is the author of the Blood and Darkness and Beautiful Dark Beasts series’.

Melissa lives in California with her man and her cat. When she’s not building dark fantasy worlds and slaying demons, you can find her in the kitchen cooking with a glass of wine in her hand. You can also find her on the web at www.melissasercia.com


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07-23-2021 6:48:25 AM CST

On todays show I am joined by author and founder of phenomenally autistic Ayanna davis. Being autistic herself Ayanna discusses how she feels black women do not get the treatment she feels they deserve from the medical community. She also discusses diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry. Ayanna also talks about being a former choreographer who has trained over 100 students and what it was like to have her work seen on platforms such as BET, ABC family, Maury Povich Show, and The Apollo Theater. Ayanna faces daily challenges with autism as well as several chronic illnesses, but she has not let that prevent her from living a phenomenal life by giving back to the world.


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07-21-2021 6:48:49 AM CST

Sam Mitchell, a teenager living with autism, brings you Autism Rocks and Rolls. Although Sam has had obstacles in the past and still has daily struggles, he is using this platform to take away the stigma off of autism and other conditions that many think are disabilities. He often brings guests into the conversation, whether it be family members, friends, celebrities or others involved in the world of autism. He wants to prove that he is not broken and does not need to be fixed. Sam has a lot of fun along the way and really loves to entertain his audience. Listen to this podcast and go into the mind of Sam. Also visit Sam on the web at www.autismrocksandrolls.com


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07-19-2021 9:15:59 PM CST

In this episode I am joined by Kye Harris. Kye is a Financial Adviser, Business Owner and Host of ‘It’s More than Money’ Podcast.

Kye is real, honest and passionate about helping to understand that a humans worth is not what they have in the bank or the possessions they own, but what is inside of them. When people know what they value most, Kye believes that creating a plan for financial success becomes a much simpler and more effective process. 

With money having such an emotional charge around it, we’ve all obsessed over it, worried about it and consumed our lives with trying to earn or create more of it, Kye wants to show people what they are actually capable of, and how their money could work for them. He shows them there is no need to worry about their finances now or for the future they want to see for themselves.

A staunch advocate for defining and measuring success in our own terms, Kye speaks about the need to use our money in ways that are meaningful to each of us, rather than following outdated philosophies or opinions on what should be done with our money to live a successful life.


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07-16-2021 6:50:04 AM CST

David-Matthew Barnes is the bestselling author of fifteen novels, three collections of poetry, seven short stories, and more than sixty stage plays that have been performed in three languages in twelve countries. He writes in multiple genres, primarily young adult, romance, thriller, and horror. His literary work has appeared in over one hundred publications including The Best Stage Scenes, The Best Women's Stage Monologues, The Best Men's Stage Monologues, The Best 10-Minute Plays, 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance, and several collections in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. He graduated with honors from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and English. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. He is a graduate of the Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA. To date, he has written five produced screenplays, including the award-winning Dutch film Wagon. In addition to his career as a writer, David-Matthew has earned more than two decades of professional experience in marketing and communications, primarily as a director and as a senior-level copywriter. He has created original and impactful marketing materials for many high-profile clients including Jaguar, Land Rover, Motorola, and Porsche. Currently, he is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado, where he was honored with a Diversity and Inclusion Service Award.

Born in Torrance, California, David-Matthew is the eldest son of Sam Barnes, Jr., a former police officer originally from Jonesboro, Louisiana, and Nancy Nickle, the former owner of a hip-hop record label originally from Los Angeles. He has four younger brothers. He is the eldest grandson of the late Clifford Nickle, who was a prominent business owner in the Redondo Beach area of California. 

David-Matthew has considerable family history in Canada, as his relatives are the founders of the Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary. Entertainers have been prominent in David-Matthew's family for many generations. His great-aunt was actress Ann Paige, who appeared in the films China Doll and The Young Lions with co-stars Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Dean Martin, and Hope Lange. 

David-Matthew fell in love with writing at the early age of 7, when his second-grade teacher recognized his storytelling talents after he wrote a Halloween-themed story titled The Blue Witch. Thanks to his sixth-grade drama teacher, who saw playwriting potential in him, Barnes' first play was produced when he was only 11. The script was a tribute to soap operas titled Life Isn't Easy. By the age of 13, David-Matthew was writing plays and short stories on a second-hand typewriter. David-Matthew credits meeting young adult author Norma Fox Mazer (who was a visiting author at his junior high school) as the defining moment when he knew he would become a writer.

As a teenager, David-Matthew lived primarily in Northern California, where he attended the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VAPAC) at Sacramento High School and later Berkeley High School, where classmates included actress and model Rebecca Romijn and music video director Dave Meyers. In high school, David-Matthew found a love for cheerleading, which would become a part of his life for over a decade.

At the age of 15, David-Matthew became a regular on the television series Dance Floor '86, which he appeared on for one year. That same year he published his first short story, a dramatic tale of five teenagers surviving the aftermath of a nuclear war titled The Children Are Crying, featured in the anthology Across the Generations. He has been a professional writer since. 

David-Matthew wrote and directed the coming-of-age indie film Frozen Stars (starring Lana Parrilla of ABC's Once Upon a Time), which received worldwide distribution and is available via Netflix DVD. The film was recognized for featuring a predominantly Latino cast. As a result, the film was the subject of international press coverage and received a world premiere screening at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles.

David-Matthew then directed an independent documentary called Why So Fly?, which offered a backstage look at the all-female hip-hop trio Northern State.

The Other Side of Pretty, a television project about the loves and tribulations of a single mother that David-Matthew co-wrote with acclaimed producer Frankie Hernandez, was named a finalist for the 2018 Sundance Institute - YouTube New Voices Lab.

In 2018, his one-act play Bracelets and Boyfriends was adapted into an award-winning short film, produced by Flickers Studio, directed by Nadia Ramoutar, and starring Cindy Hogan and Rita Manyette.

The screenplay adaptation of David-Matthew's one-act play Baby in the Basement received the European Independent Film Award for Best Short Film Script and the award for Best Short Film Script from the Mindfield Film Festival in Albuquerque. The script was also named a finalist for Best Short Script at the Play Film Festival in Paris. 

In 2020, Baby in the Basement was adapted into a short film, produced by Empowerment Productions 33, directed by Dina Faye Gilmore, and starring Josette Aderhold and Tristan Wolf, and earned multiple awards from film festivals around the world, including a Los Angeles Film Award for Best Actress in an Indie Film. The film tells the dramatic story of two teen runaways whose friendship sadly turns into a mutual suicide pact,

In 2020, David-Matthew's acclaimed screenplay Boxcar (Dutch title: Wagon) was produced by Kupenda Films and Revolver Amsterdam and directed by Dutch filmmaker Coen Haver. For the script, David-Matthew received the award for Best Short Screenplay at the New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam, the award for Best Short Script at the Play Film Festival in Paris, the award for Best Short Screenplay at the Sunday Shorts Film Festival in London, and a Los Angeles Film Award for Best Drama Screenplay. Boxcar is available from Cinetree.

For his dramatic screenplay Made From Scratch, David-Matthew was named the Grand Prize Jury Winner at Film Invasion L.A. The script also received an award from the Colorado International Film Festival.

David-Matthew's screenplays have been named official selections and have received recognition at film festivals around the world, including: Anaheim International Film Festival, Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival, Big Bear Film Summit, Canadian Diversity Film Festival, Chicago Indie Film Awards, Chicago Screenplay Awards, Hollywood Horror Film Festival, London Cinematic International Film Festival, Mile High Horror Film Festival, New York Movie Awards, Omaha Film Festival, Oregon Scream Week, Oz Indie Film Festival, Plot Point Awards, Prisma Independent Film Awards (Rome), Prix Royal Paris Screenplay Awards, Rome International Cinefest, Shriekfest, and the Tokyo International Short Film Festival.

David-Matthew's bestselling novels are available from Blue Dasher Press and Cayélle Publishing. His most recent book is the young adult novel Marijuana Mermaid.

To date, David-Matthew has written more than sixty stage plays that have been performed in three languages in eleven countries. His scripts and monologues are available from Blue Dasher Press, Brooklyn Publishers, Drama Notebook, Performer Stuff, Playscripts, and Smith and Kraus. 

David-Matthew's stage plays have been official selections for the Chicago Director's Festival, the DC Queer Theatre Festival, FronteraFest, the Johannesburg One-Act Drama Festival, the Mid-America Dramatists Lab, the NYC 15-Minute Play Festival, the Rough Writers New Play Festival, Spectrum: LGBT New Play Festival, and the Western Australia Drama Festival. 

His plays have been performed on stages across the country including the American Globe Theatre, the Boston Center for the Arts, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Hyde Park Theatre, and the Producer's Club in New York City. Internationally his plays have been produced in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Guam, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

His short play Shallow End (which explores the impact sexual assault has on two teenagers) was named a top 15 finalist for the 2020 Billy Roche International Short Play Award. His 80's-themed coming-of-age script The Truants received the award for Best Stage Play at the 2020 Script and Storyboard Showcase in Los Angeles.

His literary work has appeared in over one hundred publications including The Best Stage Scenes, The Best Women's Stage Monologues, The Best Men's Stage Monologues, The Best 10-Minute Plays, The Comstock Review, The Magnolia Review, Memoryhouse, New Plains Review, Review Americana, The Southeast Review, 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance, and several collections in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.
dmattherb.com
 


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07-14-2021 6:39:05 AM CST

Shane Salk is an Owner/Partner in Shane Salk Productions and is an Award-winning Audio Drama Creator Producer and Sound Designer. Shane's projects now have over 200 Million impressions spanning more than 150 countries around the world. 

Having graduated from Chapman University with a BFA, acting has always been Shane's first love, something he was able to incorporate into his productions. Having grown up listening to old-time audio, Shane has a unique perspective on updating the medium and learning from the past. As his inaugural production, he is a creator of the show "We're Alive -  A Zombie Story of Survival," which was launched in 2009. 

Shane moved from New York to Los Angeles to open a recording studio, for the initial purpose of being able to sustain a living as he produced his new project, "Carcerem." "Carcerem" is a female-led series starring Dana Powers, produced and created by Shane Salk and William Holmes. This production took over 3 years to develop and to complete the first season. With a style between Lord of the Rings and Princess Bride, this action-packed show features Sword fighting, epic battles, monsters magic, and much more. Containing over 120 Characters along with a completely original score, this project was not for the faint of heart. In March of 2020, while still in the middle of production, the pandemic hit so Shane and the team had to navigate through the world of safety protocols to ensure the health of his team and talent all while staying on schedule during production and keeping the studio doors open for business.

The entertainment industry is always changing so being able to pivot his passion into a successful business while developing a new project in the middle of a global pandemic, was a feat in itself.

Some of the actors that Shane has worked with are:

Jane Lynch *Emmy winner* 
Cameron Crowe *Oscar winner* 
Piper Laurie *Three-time Oscar nominee*
Michael Emerson *Two-time Emmy winner* 
Neil Flynn
Maurice LaMarche *Two-time Emmy winner* 
Rob Paulson *Emmy winner*
Bob Bergen *Two-time Emmy nominee*
Grey DeLisle-Griffin
Richard Horvitz. You can check out all that Shane is doing on the web at www.carceremtheseries.com at www.shanesalk.com
 


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07-12-2021 6:54:40 AM CST

From her start as a Playboy Centerfold and Covergirl to her life as a Screen Actors' Guild member and then Top Rated Insurance professional, Deborah Driggs has had to clear many hurdles in life to make these things happen. And while it may seem like Deborah's success came easy to her, nothing could be further from the truth. Rather, she has overcome a number of challenges in her life to get where she is today but what IS true and part of her character, is her willingness to take risks, maintain a positive attitude, and never take "No" for an answer. Check out her website at www.deborahdriggs.com
 


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07-09-2021 7:08:09 AM CST

Today I am joined by professional runner and coach Colin Turner. Collin opens up about how he had to reinvent himself as a runner due to injuries, pain, and not being able to run more than five miles in his 30's. Colin talks about how he reinvented him self as a top runner and how he will run in the Boston marathon this October. If you want to take Colins running course so you can  learn how to get stronger, faster, and more durable for life you can sign up at www.turnerfitnesscoaching.com


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07-07-2021 4:57:46 PM CST

In todays episode I am joined by business man Jeff Morrill. We discuss how him and his brother run multy million dollar businesses ethically. Join me as Jeff talks about doing the right thing and discusses his business ethics. Visit Jeff on the web at www.jeffmorrill.com or www.planetsubaru.com


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