Friday, June 23, 2017

Sophie Francis

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Sophie Francis Is Upbeat And Fun" on Spreaker. Uptempo, fun and always ready for the performance. There's no better way to explain Sophie Francis. Her latest release on rBeatz Radio Lovedrunk is catching on globally. Very Indie with an incredible EDM background that stretches her talents beyond tower generated radio and straight into the forefront of clubs and summertime celebrations.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Miriam Morales

Listen to "Miriam Morales From Orange Is The New Black" on Spreaker. Miriam Morales is quickly making a name for herself on the small screen. Her big break came when she landed the recurring role of Ramona “Pidge” Contreras, a feisty inmate who works at the nail salon, on the smash hit Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, which has become a critical darling, earning recognition from the Screen Actors Guild Awards for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series”, a Critics’ Choice Television Award for “Best Comedy Series”, and a Satellite Award for “Best Cast – Television Series”. The series was also nominated for “Best Television Series” at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards. Recently, Miriam was one of twelve women honored by Latinus Magazine & TV at the 2017 Latinas De Éxito for their leadership, initiative, community service, professional growth, endurance, and contributions to New York’s integral development. Born in East Patchogue and raised in Brentwood, New York, Miriam discovered her passion for performing at an early age. The middle child in a family of three sisters, she spent her childhood performing in church plays and entertained herself by singing and dancing. Morales continued to grace the stage as she entered her teenage years with a role as Katherine from THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in her middle school’s production of SHAKESPEARE’S WOMEN. As her passion for the arts continued to grow, a guidance counselor suggested that she apply for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts to hone her craft. After graduating from the two-year acting conservatory, Morales continued her studies at TVI Actors Studio in Los Angeles before returning to her East Coast roots. Following her return to New York, Morales enrolled at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, where she graduated with degrees in Communications/Media Studies as well as Latin American/Latino Studies. To utilize her degree, she worked in advertising, at a YouTube network, and as a social/digital media strategist as she continued to pursue acting. Other credits include guest roles on LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT and OWN’s UNFAITHFUL: STORIES OF BETRAYAL. She also starred in the indie drama AN ORNAMENT OF FAITH and showcased her talent in the webseries THE COLORS OF LOVE as well as the short films CECILIA’S BIRTHDAY, CITY LIGHTS, MULTI ETHNIC, and most recently TUPPERWARE PARTY, where she served as producer. Outside of acting, Morales is a budding philanthropist. Drawing from personal experience within her own family and her role on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, she supports the idea of helping women transition smoothly back into society after serving time in prison and has set that as a future goal. She also hopes to start a foundation in honor of her cousin Jonathan who was born with a rare developmental disorder called Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome. When she is not busy acting, Morales enjoys watching movies, reading, and spending time with her friends.

French Montana

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update French Montana Working With Nicki" on Spreaker. Getting the chance to make music with Nicki Minaj. When you're new to the music field you reach for the gold. For French Montana the door opportunity stood wide open. The only thing that could stop such a moment is a once in a lifetime studio date with Kanye West. Well... it happened. The latest release from French Montana on rBeatz Radio is Unforgettable.

Blasterjaxx

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Blasterjaxx On Going Solo" on Spreaker. There are no written rules that Festival DJ's have to come in shapes of two. Blasterjaxx loves sharing the total experience. And then it happened. A new tour. A new view. He stepped on that lit up stage as a solo. His actions and reactions were a new pair of shoes he had to grow into. His latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with Lara Do Or Die.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Afrojack

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Afro Jack Talks About Design" on Spreaker. Getting to that place. That sight and sound where everything delivered is your personality and presence and not that of others. Having the courage to say, "This is where I am." Afrojack's creative career has been designed by his heart. Which as he says allows him to switch gears at anytime with enough space to deliver the required. His latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with David Guetta Another Life.

Chuck D From Public Enemy

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Chuck D From Public Enemy" on Spreaker. Spin back the hands of time and we see an entire music industry being controlled by decision makers out to fill their pockets. The artist was in a position of giving it all away. Through avenues designed by the digital age. Today's writers, producers and performers have regained their voice and visibility by creating their own sound and labels. Chuck D from Public Enemy sees that as a positive by way of making the word on the street the place for spreading the message. The bands classic Bring The Noise has been remixed by Benny Benassi and is spinning on rBeatz Radio.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Deorro

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Deorro Breaks Down Rise And Shine" on Spreaker. I love to break down the beats with the artists. To get to the root of where and why a song took over the flow of the moment. For Deorro, his latest release on rBeatz Radio Rise And Shine came into being because of his love for The Great Gatsby that took him straight to the horns and rolling drums. But the question is... how did he create the horns?

Boris Brejcha

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Boris Brejcha Talks Detroit And Berlin" on Spreaker. There's always been a little rivalry between Detroit and Berlin. Who is pouring out the best techno beats. Boris Brejcha loves the idea that people are talking about it. As much as he loves the conversation he believes Motor City USA has slowed down on delivering new artists. In his book Berlin wins. His latest release on rBeatz radio is Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Marc Ruskin

Listen to "Marc Ruskin The Pretender" on Spreaker. Of all the resources available to law enforcement, the living, breathing undercover operative remains the gold standard. This is true in TV shows and in the real world. In the era of electronic surveillance, undercover work enforces accountability; it prevents mistakes, and of all the men and women in any type of police work, the undercover agents are often the most valuable. In his dramatic debut book, THE PRETENDER: My Life Undercover for the FBI (Thomas Dunne Books, on sale June 6, 2017, $26.99), Marc Ruskin reflects back on his incredible 27-year career with the Bureau, rendering a first-hand account of one fascinating case after another. The FBI has roughly 100 agents working full time undercover in some capacity. Between 1990-2010, Marc Ruskin had the most diverse and notorious case list of all the agents involved. Within the bureau he had the broadest experience, including overseas, including: • La Cosa Nostra • Corporate fraud • Counterfeiting schemes • Narcotics trafficking • Wall Street scams • Public corruption The most amazing aspect of his undercover work is Ruskin’s ability to juggle three or four cases – simultaneously – switching identities on a daily basis. Each morning he had to walk out the door with the correct ID, the correct clothing costume, the correct accessories and the correct frame of mind for that day’s mission. The dangers in this kind of life were extraordinary. Ruskin delves in to how the right undercover agent is selected for each assignment, how a fake identity is manufactured and “backstopped,” and how a long-term “con” is painstakingly assembled. Until THE PRETENDER, no one has ever taken the reader this deep undercover. This is the definitive narrative of undercover operatives – the procedures, the successes, the failures and the changes in the culture of the new FBI.

Mary Murphy

Listen to "Mary Murphy Season 14 On FOX" on Spreaker. Mary Murphy will return as judge on the hit unscripted series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for its 14th season, premiering this summer on FOX. The new season also will feature returning host Cat Deeley and judge Nigel Lythgoe. “I am thrilled that Mary will return to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and I’m sure the fans will be, as well. She brings an energy and enthusiasm that’s contagious and I can’t wait for her to join me on the judging panel. I’ve got a pair of earplugs ready, and another for our third resident judge, as well,” said Lythgoe, who also is an executive producer on the series. This season, highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18-30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. The Top 10 dancers will be paired up with All-Stars who will guide them throughout the competition as they vie for America’s votes and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. In addition to her work on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, Mary Murphy has appeared in such films as “Dance with Me,” with Vanessa Williams; and the thriller “Killer Movie,” starring Kaley Cuoco. The long list of celebrities Murphy has coached includes Dennis Quaid, Mary Steenburgen and Donnie Wahlberg. Murphy also has worked with Julia Roberts in “Something to Talk About” and worked as her body double for a dance sequence in the film. Murphy made her Broadway debut to rave reviews in “Burn the Floor,” and beyond her career in Hollywood, serves as a judge at major ballroom competitions across the U.S., including the recent U.S. National Amateur and Professional Dancesport Championship. Murphy also offers world-class dance instruction at her San Diego-based studio, Mary Murphy’s Champion Ballroom Academy (www.championballroom.com), which opened in 1990 and is one of the top studios today. A survivor of thyroid cancer, Murphy is a dedicated supporter of the American Cancer Society. She also founded a program for injured veterans, “Soldiers Who Salsa: Healing Soldiers One Step at a Time.”

Colin Trevorrow

Listen to "Colin Trevorrow The Book Of Henry" on Spreaker. Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan’s older son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother – and, through investments, of the family as a whole – Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler), has a dangerous secret – and that Henry has devised a surprising plan to help. As his brainstormed rescue plan for Christina takes shape in thrilling ways, Susan finds herself at the center of it. The Book of Henry is directed by Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World, Safety Not Guaranteed) from an original screenplay by acclaimed novelist Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X). Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb4s4sAncNc

DVBBS

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update DVBBS And Their Fans" on Spreaker. The name of their newest EP is Beautiful Disaster. Reaching that point meant going through several different options. DVBBS (Dubs) truly wanted to bring their fan connection into the picture. The latest single from the duo is You Found Me.

Cheat Codes

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Cheat Codes On Collaborating" on Spreaker. We've all heard the theory of being in the right place at the right time. So much of that takes place within the walls of the music industry. All in the name of making a connection with the passerby listener and fan. Creating that process is exactly how Cheat Codes locates the roots to their next album release. Their latest song on rBeatz Radio has them teamed up with Demi Lovato No Promises.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Lawrence Gowan From STYX

Listen to "Lawrence Gowan From Styx The Mission" on Spreaker. Welcome one and all to THE MISSION, STYX’s sonically sweet 16th studio album and its most ambitious, most challenging, and most rewarding release to date. Please take note of the official stardate, as THE MISSION has duly been set for liftoff June 16 on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. Fans can pre-order the album at any of these online retail outlets and Styxworld.com. The first single, “Gone Gone Gone,” was released today at radio and online retail outlets. A video premiered on Billboard.com and can be seen here. “The planets truly aligned for THE MISSION, and I couldn’t be prouder,” says vocalist/guitarist Tommy Shaw, who co-wrote the album’s storyline with longtime collaborator Will Evankovich (Shaw/Blades, The Guess Who). “It’s our boldest, most emblematic album since PIECES OF EIGHT.” As founding guitarist James “JY” Young continues, “In the 40th anniversary year of our release of our biggest selling album of all time, GRAND ILLUSION, it just seemed truly appropriate to save our new studio album until this year. Needless to say, I’m very excited.”

Dr Bob Arnot

Listen to "Dr Bob Arnot Coffee Lovers Diet" on Spreaker. Inspired by new and intriguing study findings recently published from the National Institutes of Health, the New England Journal of Medicine, the European Journal of Epidemiology etc. illustrating coffee’s robust, positive effect on health, Dr. Bob Arnot—a former medical correspondent for NBC Nightly News, 60 Minutes, CBS This Morning among others—set off on over a year-long journey to find the healthiest, most delicious coffees the world had to offer. Upon his return, he partnered with Dr. David Nieman, the Director of the Human Performance Lab at the North Carolina Research Campus, to test a variety of beans, roast temperatures, grind sizes, and brew techniques to definitively determine which coffee beans and preparation produced the best-tasting and healthiest coffees. With their results, and the simple premise of change your coffee, change your life, THE COFFEE LOVER’S DIET holds the secret to life-changing improvements in health, fitness and weight loss.

Preparing For Change

Listen to "Preparing For Change" on Spreaker. You can tell we don't like change. How many people actually carry change in their pocket? I get it! Life changes and money are two different types of change. But are they? When you exchange there's always going to be change. Social Media has opened the window for a lot of people to talk about their changes. I remember when the change of life for middle aged adults was a taboo subject. Now just changing lanes on a busy street is a must see attraction on Facebook. Embracing change is what forces us into growth. If it's not part of your plan then stop talking about needing to change jobs, homes or weight loss programs. By taking your eye off who, what, where, when and how. It allows you to digest the differences that change invites. Evolving through change opens your heart to new adventures.

Axwell And Ingrosso

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Axwell And Ingrosso Talk Sessions" on Spreaker. The master mixers and festival DJ's spinning beats in studios and large gathers aren't always solo performances. Axwell and Ingrosso pump up the volume as a team on stage but when it comes to the studio it's a separated adventure that grows into a single outlet of experiences. The latest release from the Swedish team is I Love You.

Johnny Trika

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Johnny Trika On Being A Producer" on Spreaker. Looking beyond the sound of modern dance. EDM has brought amazing amount of creative minds out of their hidden worlds. Master mixing a song is one thing. But to be the producer of an on going slew of beats in your head and heart has evolved in a huge supply of performers controlling their own strings, One of them is Johnny Trika. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Fast Life.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Yellow Claw

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Yellow Claw Creating Albums" on Spreaker. The iPod changed everything. Napster did a fine job as well. We were instantly shot into a world of collecting singles and not full albums. That side of the music industry is beginning to shift. Fans and followers are returning to the original layout. Full albums from their favorite artists and master mixers are the hot new wave. Totally agreeing with the new makeup is Yellow Claw whose latest song Good Day is on rBeatz Radio.

D3L

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update D3L Talks Tracks" on Spreaker. During this 50th anniversary of The Beatles Sgt Peppers, the present day master mixers, songwriter and performers still use techniques created by the Fab Four. D3L admits there are some positives and some not so regular stuff when trying things out. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Don't Let It Die.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tritonal

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Tritonal On And Off The Road" on Spreaker. Life on the road starts with understanding how the mind body and soul are going to locate harmony when every morning begins at 6:30 with a ten pm or midnight performance. For Tritonal it reaches beyond just working out. They endlessly surround themselves with friends and family. Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Hey Mamama.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Michael Lardie From Great White

Listen to "Michael Lardie From Great White 30 Years Live" on Spreaker. To mark their 30th Anniversary on March 22, 2012, GREAT WHITE celebrated the only logical way they could on stage. In a nod to their early days, GREAT WHITE returned to the infamous Sunset Strip, where a rich history of some of the best times in LA s musical history are fused into the walls of many a venue, including the Key Club where they performed. GREAT WHITE delivered a rich set spanning their entire repertoire to a packed house. With a line-up featuring new singer Terry Ilous (XYZ), a natural frontman blessed with a bluesy-heritage rock tone to his voice, Ilous fits the band like a glove. GREAT WHITE s biting guitar riffs, contagious rhythm section and newfound energy honors their past and is creating their next chapter. 30th Anniversary Live is just one night but the music is timeless.

Don Felder

Listen to "Don Felder The Rock Getaway" on Spreaker. Thirty seven years of radio and I finally had to pop the question, "For years we've heard the journey after Hotel California was the toughest thing The Eagles had to face." Guitar guru Don Felder has one of the most incredible stories. The more we talk the deeper we grow in the conversation. When did he know as a musician that the British Invasion was over and it was time for American music to rise again? This summer the Rock Getaway has the largest collection of Classic Rockers lined up to blow your path and history away and Don Felder is part of it. Visit rockgetaway.com

Dan and Shay

Listen to "Dan and Shay The 2017 Obsessed Tour" on Spreaker. It’s no secret that Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, better known as Dan + Shay, are very familiar with the open road thanks to their wildly successful “Obsessed Tour” and neither is their love for pets. Their puppy fever is quite evident in their music video for their first No. 1, “Nothin’ Like You,” and whenever possible the duo helps raise awareness for shelter dogs in need. Dan + Shay agree, road tripping is a time for hours of conversation, music, fun and most importantly, keeping Dan’s dogs Chief, Joy and Ghost and Shay’s dog Pippa, safe and happy. Traveling with pets is becoming increasingly common. According to the American Pet Products Association, nearly 40% of pet owners take their animals with them when they travel, up from 19% about ten years ago. The key to traveling with pets is planning ahead.   Dan + Shay partnered with Petco to share travel tips to help pet parents make this summer’s road trip the best one yet.  The duo will be available live from Nashville to discuss:   Tips to keep pets safe and secure on the roadMust-have pet travel supplies The importance of proper identificationThe best way to find an animal travel companion if you don’t already have oneTheir current tour schedule and what’s next

The Rubens

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update The Rubens New Album" on Spreaker. It's almost like a separation between church and state. The Rubens love being out on the road jumping from festivals to clubs. But when it's time to get down to business to make a new collection of songs that side of the performance has to be put away. Or does it? Their latest release on rBeatz Radio is Hoops.

Valentino Kahn

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Valentino Kahn Loves Wrestling" on Spreaker. It's completely natural to think the big names in master mixing and festivals live and breathe the sport of music and beats. Not always true. Valentino Kahn has a serious passion for professional wrestling and MMA. His latest release on rBeatz Radio is Pump.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Noah Alexander

Listen to "Noah Alexander From Speed Is The New Black" on Spreaker. From his Classic Car Studio in St. Louis, Missouri, young automotive prodigy Noah Alexander and his team create custom vehicles that are designed for the open road. Whether it's for participating in cross country rally races, going 200 miles-per-hour at the legendary Texas Mile or racing their old Challenger against a newer model, these babies are built for speed. In Velocity's original new series Speed is the New Black, viewers get an inside look at the intricate builds coming out of Noah's shop -- from redesigned classic cars such as a 1962 Corvette to a 1990 Porsche 911 and everything in between. Noah and his Classic Car Studio crew service clients all across the globe, customizing them to fit their client's physical size, lifestyle, environment, driving style and goals. In the new series, viewers will see Noah and his crew attack any daunting task at hand, including adding a 1200 horse power supercharger to a 1969 Chevelle, or installing an aviation-themed interior with metal bomber seats to a Viper-powered 1962 Chrysler 300. On May 22, Noah can share some of the wildest custom pieces he's ever built, some of his all-time favorite redesigns, and what viewers can expect from the new series Speed is the New Black. 

Honey West

Listen to "Ian And Ted From Honey West" on Spreaker. This odd couple consists of multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, a founding member of both King Crimson and Foreigner, and guitarist and lead vocalist Ted Zurkowski, co-founder of New York's celebrated Shakespeare ensemble, Frog & Peach, and a long-time member of the world-famous Actors Studio. Together, this unlikely new songwriting team conjured the album Bad Old World under the banner of their quartet, HONEY WEST. Bad Old World is filled with memorable melodies and clever and sophisticated lyrics served on a bed of guitar-driven rock 'n' roll played by top-shelf musicians, including drummer Steve Holley, whose credits include Paul McCartney & Wings and many others, and McDonald's son, Maxwell McDonald, on bass. The album also boasts a guest appearance by Graham Maby (Joe Jackson, They Might Be Giants) on bass ("Brand New Car," "California," "A Girl Called Life"). While it's a modern sound stamped by Ian McDonald's world-class musicianship and production, it also bears an instant familiarity, thanks to a sonic blueprint recalling such Brit-rock titans as The Move and Mott the Hoople. Representative of the band's distinct sound is Bad Old World's self-deprecating first single, "Dementia," a four-on-the-floor rave-up that melds a driving beat and rampaging guitars with McDonald's signature baritone sax and Zurkowski's unique brand of lyrical mischief. With a cheeky nod to McDonald's British roots, there also is a helping of sly humor that permeates HONEY WEST: Witness the new video containing the hard-charging "Generationless Man," which pays homage to both the visual style of the Beatles' influential film A Hard Day's Night, and the wackiness of fellow countryman Benny Hill. As is usually the case in artistic collaborations, the pairing of McDonald and Zurkowski was the result of fate — and, in this case, proximity as well. "We literally lived across the street from one another in Manhattan," McDonald explains. "I would notice Ted and his wife as they would come and go, walking their dog and whatnot. We ended up speaking and I discovered Ted was in a band." "We simply plugged in, and immediately clicked," adds Zurkowski, picking up the story. "We had a ‘two-guitar thing' right from the get-go. That very rarely happens. We started right in writing songs." Asked why it took decades to find himself in a guitar-propelled band, McDonald reckons: "I guess I had never met the right writing partner before. It took a while to meet somebody who wrote great lyrics. There aren't that many great lyric writers who can sing and play guitar as well. When Ted and I got together, I was really pleased to be able to do that." HONEY WEST — named in honor and celebration of the proto-feminist 1960s cult TV spy series starring the ever-alluring Anne Francis — was already up and running when the two came together. For McDonald, discovering the scope and breadth of Zurkowski's talents was the catalyst for wanting to create a musical partnership. "Ted's lyrics are very smart," says McDonald. "I like smart lyrics, I like smart music. The songs revolve around a more-or-less complete lyric. That's slightly unusual for me, or for the way things are usually done. This has ended up being a really good partnership." As for Ted's transition from Shakespearean actor to rock 'n' roll front man, he couldn't be happier. "Now," he notes, "I don't lose five pounds every show playing Hamlet."

Robert Gleason

Listen to "Robert Gleason And Into The Fire" on Spreaker. For most Americans, their greatest nightmare is of someone setting off a nuclear weapon in one of our major cities. Two possible scenarios that come to mind are setting off a nuke near Washington’s Capitol building during a State of the Union address, or melting down a nuclear power plant ― like Indian Point, a mere 35 miles from New York City ― creating such terror and chaos that 9/11 would pale in comparison. Critics agree that nationally recognized nuclear terrorism expert Robert Gleason’s latest book, And Into the Fire, describes these terrifying scenarios in more factual detail than any other book they have read.   Robert Gleason, bestselling author of End of Days and The Nuclear Terrorist: His Financial Backers and Political Patrons in the US and Abroad, has starred in and hosted a History Channel two-hour special on this very subject and the various scenarios that could take place.  Please watch a seven-minute excerpt from the History Channel Special at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXrlcf_R1KY. He has been a featured guest discussing nuclear terrorism on national TV and radio shows such as Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, George Noory's “Coast to Coast AM”, and NPR, along with many others, and spoken numerous times on this subject at Harvard.    Gleason’s latest book dramatizes in great detail how terrorists could steal bomb-grade highly enriched uranium from a country such as Pakistan and smuggle it into the US.  Once in possession of the fissile nuclear bomb-fuel, cobbling together crude would be an amazingly simple procedure.  As Luis Alvarez, the physicist who designed the Hiroshima bomb wrote, “a high school student could build the Hiroshima bomb if he had the bomb-fuel.” Gleason then shows how terrorists can use such crudely built but highly powerful Hiroshima-type bombs to incinerate any major US city.   Advance reviews on And Into the Fire all agree that it is not only a hair-raising thriller, it is arguably the most knowledgeable nuclear terrorism novel of our time.  Byron Dorgan, former US Senator and New York Times bestselling author of Gridlock, has written:  "Gleason writes with undeniable authority on the threat of nuclear terrorism… And Into the Fire, is an eye-opening, hair-raising, up-all-night thriller that should be required reading for all Members of Congress."   With nearly 30 years experience researching the threat of nuclear terrorism and the possibility of nuclear annihilation, Robert Gleason can address topics on national security, foreign policy, current events, politics and what needs to be done to defend our cities and nuclear power plants. Following are suggested questions that could be addressed in an interview:   •          Are nuclear terrorists wreaking havoc in the world today? •          Is nuclear terrorism feasible and realistic? •          Is it true Japan’s new nuclear program is exacerbating the nuclear terrorist threat? And does their nuclear power debacle teach us anything? •          Is Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian Crimea exacerbating the nuclear terrorist threat? •          Is a multi-city nuclear attack on America its worst-case scenario? •          Is nuclear power a nuclear proliferation threat? •          The time is fast approaching when any rogue state that wants nukes will be able to get them. What strategy should the US adopt in a world where it is threatened by anonymous nuclear terrorist attacks? •          Can nuclear terrorism lead to Armageddon? •          Does the Bible predict a nuclear Armageddon? •          Which nation is most likely to sponsor nuclear terrorist strikes? •          Why would nuclear terrorists want to strike the US? •          Why Does the Bible think the world will end?    Robert Gleason is a highly regarded expert on nuclear terrorism. He's spoken on the topic at Harvard four times, and on Sean Hannity’s and Lou Dobbs’s TV shows, PBS, NPR,  George Noory's “Coast to Coast AM”, and many other radio & television programs.  He also hosted and starred in a two-hour History Channel special largely devoted to the subject. He is the author of The Nuclear Terrorist: His Financial Backers and Political Patrons in the US and Abroad, as well as the critically acclaimed End of Days. Gleason lives in New York City, and you can learn more about him and his books at http://robertgleasonbooks.com/.

Bethany Mota

Listen to "Bethany Mota Make Your Mind Up" on Spreaker. From tips on life, love, and everything in between; to original DIYs, recipes, and style hacks; to the incredible story of a girl next door turned Internet sensation, Make Your Mind Up is the ultimate guide to rocking your look and ruling your world—from inspirational YouTuber, designer, entrepreneur, and digital influencer, Bethany Mota. When Bethany first propped her camera on a stack of books and pressed record on her family’s handheld camera in 2009, she didn't realize her life was about to change—forever. After uploading her first video to YouTube at just thirteen years old, Bethany quickly became one of the Internet’s go-to beauty, style, and lifestyle vloggers. Since then, she has filmed countless room tours and tutorials, traveled the world, experimented with hundreds of DIYs, designed her own clothing line, gone on an international tour, competed on Dancing with the Stars, and created health, beauty, and wellness content for multiple platforms. But before Bethany found her #MotaFam online, life wasn’t looking so great: After being intensely bullied in school, the already shy Bethany retreated further into her shell, suffering from crippling anxiety and a lack of self-confidence she just couldn’t shake. From growing up on a dairy farm in small-town Los Banos, California, to figuring out how to overcome anxiety and find her voice, to finally breaking out of her shell and learning to forge her own positive path, Make Your Mind Up is more than just a heartwarming memoir or lifestyle guide—this is a portrait of Bethany’s life, exactly how she lives it. ABOUT BETHANY MOTA YouTube sensation, designer, digital influencer, and entrepreneur Bethany Mota is one of the most powerful voices in social media, with more than twenty-five million followers across her platforms and more than a billion views on YouTube alone. A creator at heart, Mota has partnered with both Aeropostale and Target to design and release clothing, accessories, fragrances, and school supplies. Hailed twice by Time magazine as one of the “Most Influential Teens in the World,” Mota has interviewed President Barack Obama, toured the world speaking and performing in front of sold-out audiences, has fronted campaigns for both UNICEF and PACER National Bullying Prevention Center, was a finalist on season nineteen of Dancing with the Stars, released her own mobile game, and has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines both internationally and domestically. When she isn’t working or traveling the world, you can find her at home in Los Angeles, California.

DJ Khaled

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update DJ Khalid Makes Music" on Spreaker. If there's one set of words that DJ Khaled doesn't set his foundation on its being a feature. When he goes into every writing project he's on a mission to deliver quality songs. Every piece of music is looked upon has being a hit. Nobody is a feature. His latest release on rBeatz Radio with Justin Bieber and Quavo is I'm The One.

Stylo G

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Stylo G Talks About Music" on Spreaker. One of the biggest names to come out of the UK is Stylo G. And what a story he's bringing with him. Growing up in a house filled with music is one thing. But when your father is one of the early layers of master mixing music in clubs and festivals. It's a different point of view and direction for those growing up in your shoes. Stylo G's latest release on rBeatz Radio has him teamed up with Will Simms Chariot.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Jackson Gallaxy

Listen to "Jackson Gallaxy From Animal Planets My Cat From Hell" on Spreaker. He's known simply as the "Cat Daddy." A two-time New York Times best-selling author (Catification and Cat Daddy), Jackson Galaxy has worked one-on-one with thousands of cats to improve both their behavior and the relationships between owners and their feline friends. For more than 20 years, Jackson has had one goal in mind - to prevent cat guardians from giving up their cats and contributing to already overcrowded shelters. And each week, Jackson can be seen tackling some of the toughest cat cases in Animal Planet's popular series My Cat From Hell.  In a special episode of My Cat From Hell airing Saturday, June 3, Jackson must answer the call of a kitten crisis when fifty kittens find themselves in danger of being euthanized at LA city shelters. Unable to find homes in LA, Jackson locates a shelter in his native Boulder, CO, that makes an offer he can’t refuse -- they will take all fifty kittens and even host a big adoption event if Jackson will drive the cats all the way to Colorado. Heading out on a long road trip with fifty kittens and supplies is a tall order, but Jackson is a man on a mission -- finding a home for every single little soul on board.     

Car Seat Headrest

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Car Seat Headrest Sing Bowie" on Spreaker. The impact of David Bowie. Today's musicians bring their influences and inspirations straight to the stage. Most put focus on the older songs. Car Seat Headrest has located an untouched area. The newer material such as Blackstar. Don't be shocked if they don't leap into this weekend at Bonnaroo.

Claude Vonstroke

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Claude Vonstroke The Dirtybird BBQ" on Spreaker. The art of writing, producing and performing is just part of the process of connection. Master Mixer and Festival DJ Claude Vonstroke took note of a lack of food. Therefore he began the Dirtybird BBQ. What started out as a free night of fun and bites has now grown into a full tour. He performs this weekend at the Bonnaroo Art and Music Festival.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lisa Thompson

Listen to "Lisa Thompson Prepares For K2" on Spreaker. Lisa Thompson is an accomplished mountaineer who has stood on top of six of the world's highest mountains, including Mt. Everest. Her Everest trek was recently featured in Sports lIlustrated’s “Capturing Everest” virtual reality documentary. Throughout her life, she has become adept at gracefully overcoming challenges in order to accomplish astounding things. She is a cancer survivor and, to this day, the only person in her entire family to graduate from college. Since graduation, she’s grown her career from a field service engineer to become the leader of a $25MM organization. Lisa is currently preparing for her most challenging climb to date: K2, a mountain range on the China-Pakistan border. She departs for the trek in June.

Stephen Jenkins Third Eye Blind

Listen to "Stephen Jenkins From Third Eye Blind" on Spreaker. Third Eye Blind will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of its eponymous debut this summer with an expanded version of the multi-platinum album that includes several unreleased recordings. The band will also headline an extensive North American tour that begins on June 9 in Miami where the band will play the celebrated album in its entirety throughout the tour. On the same day that the tour begins, Rhino will release multiple versions of THIRD EYE BLIND: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, including a double-CD set ($19.98), a three-LP collection presented in a gatefold sleeve ($44.98), and digitally. All versions combine the original album with several unreleased demos and new recordings. For this special anniversary edition, the band recently recorded "Alright Caroline" and "Scattered," two songs that were written for the Third Eye Blind album, but were never fully realized in the studio until now. 3eb made a splash in 1997 when the San Francisco alt-rockers scored a #1 Modern Rock hit with the group's debut single, "Semi-Charmed Life." Later that year, it was named Modern Rock Track of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards. Third Eye Blind spent more than 100 weeks on the Billboard 200 Chart and has been certified six-times platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA. In addition to "Semi-Charmed Life," the album boasted several more major hits: "Graduate," "How's It Going To Be," "Losing A Whole Year" and "Jumper." THIRD EYE BLIND: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION features unreleased demos for the album track "Semi-Charmed Life" and "Kiss Goodnight," which was later reworked as "Ode To Maybe" for the band's sophomore album, Blue (1999). Also included is the band's cover of the Velvet Underground classic "Heroin," as well as an early version of "Slow Motion" that includes the song's lyrics. The controversial track about the media's glorification of violence was released as an instrumental on Blue. A full version with lyrics did not surface until 2006, when it appeared on A Collection, a greatest hits compilation released by Rhino.

Shawn Hatosy

Listen to "Shawn Hatosy From Animal Kingdom" on Spreaker. The Codys are back, and the ties that bind them are about to be stretched to the limit when TNT’s hit Animal Kingdom returns for its second season. One of cable’s Top 5 new dramas this past summer, the series about a Southern California crime family stars Emmy® and Tony® winner Ellen Barkin as the matriarch of the Cody clan, Scott Speedman as her second in command and Shawn Hatosy as her volatile, mentally unstable eldest son. Also starring are Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Molly Gordon and Carolina Guerra. The second season of Animal Kingdom, which has been expanded to 13 episodes, is slated to launch Tuesday, May 30, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT. Here’s the season 2 trailer for Animal Kingdom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-XD5aBO-RM

Neil Wu Becker

Listen to "Neil Wu Becker From A10" on Spreaker. The ‘rise of apps’ in our lives has evolved to the point they now seem part of our DNA – call it “digital DNA” – and many believe it is impossible and physically uncomfortable to live without them. For some, apps have become our “digital oxygen,” on par with eating, drinking and breathing. Even though apps are a huge part of our lives, it’s easy to be careless with how we use them. When people are more concerned about how an app looks or performs rather than thinking about security, our lack of diligence can cause more problems than we think. This is a key issue spotlighted by a global study from A10 Networks, which examines our attitudes, behavior, and experiences involving apps in our lives and their impact on our personal security. Some of the findings are pretty eye-opening, such as: Half of all global respondents consider apps to be as or almost as important as breathing, eating and drinking. In an emergency, if given the choice of only taking one item, more people would grab their smartphone over a safe with important documents, photo albums, or computer. More respondents would rather leave their house unlocked for a whole day than leave their phone unlocked and unattended on a park bench for just one hour. If forced to choose, people would rather have access to apps than access to sunlight in a 24-hour period. In a test of human sensitivity over physical vs. digital vulnerability, twice as many respondents would rather lose their pants in public than their mobile phone carrying key apps. Although many people consider security risks when downloading an unknown app, they take the risk and exhibit less security diligence the longer they use it. Many lack confidence in app developers’ expertise and prioritization of security in building safe apps. Nearly one in five in their 20s have had their identity stolen. Almost one in three been hacked. Apps have certainly become an integral part of daily life. Just how important are apps to you? Technology Expert, Neil Wu Becker is available to discuss: Are apps a basic human necessity? Are apps essentially “digital oxygen?” And are they as important to some as real oxygen? As we embrace more apps, how does our apathy and behavior involving app usage impact our security individually as well as the security of our friends, families, and employers? Is the new digital or online rite of passage getting hacked or one’s identity stolen? Is getting compromised the new ‘digital life crisis’?

Strumbellas

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Strumbellas Almost Didn't Happen" on Spreaker. The goal wasn't to create a band. For Simon from Strumbellas it was supposed to be about doing a jam. Make music. But nothing to be taken seriously. Why? Personal fears from a past he couldn't change. This weekend Simon and his band perform at the Bonnaroo Art and Music Festival.

Travis Scott

Listen to "rBeatz Music UpdateTravis Scott Sets His Sights" on Spreaker. The evolution and revolution of music continues to spin through its method of madness. Pealing back the layers of sound identifies the multiple platforms the writers, producers and performers are using to reach fans and followers. Travis Scott sees the industry being a total haven or Indie artists who'll return to the days of flying everywhere and being treated like true stars. This weekend Travis performs at the Bonnaroo Art and Music Festival.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tory Lanez

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Tory Lanez Makes It Right" on Spreaker. Knowing where you are and how you will recover is the best way to locate the path toward an extremely successful career. We all have those moments when what we know is our art falls flat and out of tune. Tory Lanez had one of those nights in Texas. What he learned from it was how to become that performer that nobody forgets because the quality of the show can't be touched in 2017. This weekend he performs at the Bonnaroo Art and Music Festival.

Ookay

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Ookay Creating His Platform" on Spreaker. Is it the artist that makes the music or the music makes the artist? For master mixer and festival DJ Ookay the stage lights weren't turned on until he fell into the ranks of being a Trap artist. The journey to locate it has introduced music fans to several layers of collaborations. This weekend Ookay performs at the Bonnaroo Art and Music Festival.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Candace Cameron Bure

Listen to "Candace Cameron Bure From Fuller House" on Spreaker. Candace Cameron Bure is an award winning actress, Emmy nominated television host, producer, New York Times bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and mother who is known to millions worldwide from her role as “D.J. Tanner” on the iconic family sitcom “Full House” and now, “Fuller House” on Netflix. She values her family more than anything. “Being a wife and mother are the single most important roles in my life. They take a lot of work, a lot of patience, but if you put in the effort, it's more fulfilling than anything on earth,” she says. With summer quickly approaching, now’s the time to start planning travel with your loved ones. You can speak with Candace LIVE from the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky, OH about: Why family vacations are important How to choose the right travel destination for your family this summer Kalahari Resorts & Conventions’ exciting, new offerings, including heart-pounding water slides the whole family will enjoy

Clinton Kelly

Listen to "Clinton Kelly Still Hates Everyone Except You" on Spreaker. Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly pens a hilariously candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). Clinton delves into all these topics—and many more—in this thoroughly unabashedly frank and uproarious collection.

Amber Nash

Listen to "Amber Nash From Archer" on Spreaker. Amber Nash is an actor and improviser best known for her role as “Pam Poovey” on FX’s Emmy Award®-winning animated series Archer. A native of Atlanta, Nash graduated from Georgia State University with a B.S. in Psychology. After graduating, she worked at an outdoor therapeutic program for a few years, living with teens who had emotional and behavioral challenges. During this time, she started taking improv classes and performed regularly at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, where she still performs, directs and teaches to this day. She is a current member of Laughing Matters and performs on stage in Atlanta year round. She has also worked with Push Push Theatre and The Center for Puppetry Arts. Nash was also involved with the world-renowned improv groups Improv Olympic (iO) and Second City in Chicago. Nash got her start doing animated voice work on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim TV series Frisky Dingo, voicing the roles of “Val,” “Hooker” and a variety of others. Producers and writers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson gave Nash her voice career start and continue to be friends and mentors to this day. Her work on Frisky Dingo led to Nash being cast in the series regular role of “Pam Poovey” on Archer. Nash was also very honored when asked to voice a character in the 100th episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force (“Tabitha”). In addition to her voice career, Nash regularly tours the U.S., Canada and Europe improvising, studying and teaching. She has worked with Second City, performing at the Alliance Theatre and on Norwegian Cruise Lines. She is a regular in online sketches for Dad’s Garage TV and recently produced and starred in the award winning web series Hart of America. Nash has extensive stage experience, having performed in BRAWL, an improvised wrestling show, Clash Titan Clash!, Drove, Fingertips, Invasion: Our Town and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Between seasons of Archer, Nash continues to perform in live productions, travel, participate in panels and appearances, and tweet, in character, as “Pam” from Archer at @pamsgossiptrain or as herself @ambercnash. SEASON 8 CHARACTER DESCRIPTION Detective Sergeant Poovey is the partner and occasional muscle for the crooked cop Figgis. A tough exterior hides a kind heart that persuades Poovey to go easy on Archer even at the risk of incurring the wrath of Figgis. All Poovey really wants is to settle down with a nice wife (wives) and have a couple (twelve) kids.

Gallant

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Gallant Began With Cassettes" on Spreaker. The story held between the beats of most master mixers is one that completely takes me in. To be invited to perform at a huge festival didn't happen overnight. For Gallant the early steps of what became his stage attraction was learning how to mix music by way of cassettes. His most memorable being a Dionne Warwick release. Gallant plays at this weekends Bonnaroo Art And Music Festival.

Tove Lo

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Tone Lov Girl Power" on Spreaker. With all the hype of Wonder Woman being a full display of all girl power. Let's not forget that Sweden's Tove Lo has been an open space for such a positive approach to making things equal. She admits that there have been times when decision makers invited her to be less vocal about it but her heart has kept moving forward. Tone Lo performs at this weekends Bonnaroo Art and Music Festival.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Joey Stuckey

 Listen to "Joey Stuckey Blind Man Racin" on Spreaker.   Joey Stuckey is an award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio and television personality, music columnist, educator and sound engineer. He is also the official music ambassador for his home town of Macon Georgia. Joey's guitar style is reminiscent of rocker Jeff Beck and jazzer Wes Montgomery, while his vocal influences range from Mel Torme to Gregg Allman. As an infant, Joey lost his sight and sense of smell as the result of a brain tumor and was introduced to music from an early age. His mother enjoyed opera, while his dad enjoyed country music. When he was 13, Stuckey developed pneumonia and eventually had to be home schooled for an entire year. "I lived for my shows on Saturdays," says Joey. "I was a huge fan of public radio and on Saturdays, I listened to a show called, 'After Space.' It was DJ'd and produced by a guy called Rob Thomas (who eventually became a good friend and is still a great friend today). He would play radio shows like, 'The Lone Ranger,' 'The Shadow,' and other classic shows. I was so enamored with these stories - the sound effects and narration broadcast in a format accessible for the blind were just amazing." The show was produced so eloquently, Joey decided that sound production was what he wanted to do with his life. What began as a simple statement turned into a life-long passion. After that evolutionary period in his life, Joey bought all kinds of sound equipment and was soon recording sessions in his house with various garage bands. He was amazed at the writing ability from the many musicians he came across. "I realized, at that point, that there were things I wanted to share with the world," says Stuckey. "And I knew that the medium for that was music." Without missing a beat, Joey graduated from high school at the age of 14 and at 17, began his musical career by taking classical guitar lessons from noted music professor Terry Cantwell. Joey went on to attend Mercer University. He furthered his musical education by studying with renowned jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan and later, with Professor Steven Crowell. Despite his physical limitations, Joey has flourished in every aspect of his life. He released several albums, including 'Take A Walk In The Shadows' (1995), 'Ironies, Pain And The Light That Guides' (1999), 'Live And Stuff,' (2000), 'Live And More Stuff,' (2001), 'So Far,' (2003), 'Oceanside,' (2009), 'The Shadow Sound,' (2011), 'Mixture' (2012) and 'The Acoustic Sessions, Volume I' (2014). Joey experienced national success with the launch of 'Mixture,' which reached #9 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Charts for North America. In 2002, Joey met his wife, Jennifer, who works as a certified nurse midwife in Macon. He is also the owner and sound engineer of a recording facility, Shadow Sound Studio in Macon, which boasts vintage analog gear and state-of-the-art digital technology. Joey enjoys promoting music in various ways. He is a featured music columnist for the webzine 'Portal Magazine' and contributes regularly to a music blog on 'Gateway Macon,' where he writes about the history of music in Macon and other music-related topics. Joey is currently involved with students, instructing them on guitar, voice, music theory, and sound engineering. He is the professor of Music Technology at Mercer University and an official mentor for the Recording Connections School in Los Angeles. No stranger to musical theater, he was the music director for Macon State College's production of 'The Rocky Horror Show' in the fall of 2002. Recently, Joey has taken on the role of music publisher and has a growing catalog of great songs in multiple genres. His publishing companies include Sociology Publishing (BMI) and Sign Wave Publishing (ASCAP). Joey and his band, The Joey Stuckey Band, perform nationally. They have opened for legendary artists such as TED NUGENT, BAD COMPANY, TRISHA YEARWOOD, JAMES BROWN, CLARENCE CARTER, WET WILLIE, THE B-52'S, KEVIN KINNEY FROM DRIVIN' N CRYIN, and SMASHMOUTH. In his other roles as either producer, composer, music columnist, and sound engineer or hired musician, Joey has worked with musical greats including ALAN PARSONS (PINK FLOYD, THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT), ROSS HOGARTH (PRODUCER FOR VAN HALEN, JOHN MELLENCAMP, BONNIE RAITT), BILLY DUFF (THE CULT), JOE SOLO (PRODUCER FOR MACY GRAY), DANNY SERAPHINE (CHICAGO), BEN TUCKER (HERBIE MANN), DAVID RAGSDALE (KANSAS, SMASHING PUMPKINS), ALLEN VIZZUTTI (CHICK COREA BAND), SAMMY NESTICO (COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA), DAVID BERGER (ARRANGER AND CONDUCTOR FOR JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, ARRANGER FOR NATALIE COLE, ROSEMARY CLOONEY, MADELEINE PEYROUX AND CECILE MCLORIN SALEANT), SHANNON FOREST (TOTO, TAYLOR SWIFT, RASCAL FLATTS), CHARLIE HOSKYNS (THE POPES), PAUL MCGUINNESS (THE POGUES), WILL MORRISON (MODERN ENGLISH), CHUCK LEAVELL, RANDALL BRAMBLETT (TRAFFIC, GREG ALLMAN), HUGHIE THOMASSON (FROM LYNYRD SKYNARD AND THE OUTLAWS), JIMMY HERRING (FROM THE AQUARIUM RESCUE UNIT, FROG WING, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, AND THE OTHERS/GRATEFUL DEAD), MIKE MILLS from R.E.M and many, many others. In short, Joey is a young man with an enormous talent, clear vision, and a tireless work ethic, who is well respected by his peers, fans, and more than a few legends.

David Garrow

Listen to "David Garrow Rising Star" on Spreaker. RISING STAR: The Making of Barack Obama (William Morrow, May 9th, 2017) is the most in-depth portrait yet of the man who would become the 44th President of the United States, written by eminent historian David J. Garrow—winner of the Pulitzer-Prize for BEARING THE CROSS: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference RISING STAR delivers a page-turning, fully-realized rendering of a young man born into uncommon family circumstances, whose faith in his own talents came face-to-face with fantastic ambitions and a desire to do good in the world. Pulitzer-Prize winning historian David J. Garrow has spent nine years researching and writing this epic work about Obama’s life before his election to the presidency. He has interviewed more than a thousand people to create a rich tapestry of a life little understood, until now. With inexhaustible commitment and passion to producing a history of record, Garrow’s gripping narrative and fervent analysis yields a publication of and for the ages. Epic in scope and with news-making material throughout, RISING STAR reveals, uncovers and synthesizes year-by-year the inner workings of Obama’s development. DETAILS INCLUDE: ● Describes in greater detail than ever before how absent Obama’s mother was from his young life. We see a young black man being raised almost exclusively by his white grandparents and attending a predominantly white private school in Honolulu. ● Documents the extent of Obama’s use of marijuana while in high school and his use of cocaine during his college years and his early years in New York. ● Reveals for the first time the identity of a woman Obama lived with for more than two years while he was a community organizer in Chicago. Garrow describes the extent of this relationship and its influence on Obama. She tells Garrow what he saw as his destiny, and why he felt it was important for him to marry an African American woman to achieve that. ● Shows how Obama challenged the ballot petitions of his challengers during his first run for public office—particularly those of incumbent Illinois state senator Alice Palmer—eliminating his competition for the Democratic nomination. ● Describes the disaster of Obama’s challenge to U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush in 2000 and the lessons he learned and put to use for his successful run for United States Senate in 2004. ● Documents how closely Obama worked with African American women while in Chicago as a community organizer and his immersion in the world of black churches, based on scores of never-before-interviewed colleagues from that time. ● Recounts the various people whom Obama told, during his first Chicago years, that he intended to be president of the United States, and how he planned to achieve that. ● Identifies Obama’s closest friend during his Harvard Law School years and shows not only that he and Obama authored a book together before Obama wrote Dreams From My Father but that he played a key editorial role in the crafting of Obama’s memoir. ● Paints a vivid picture of the origins of the economic downfall of the far South Side of Chicago into which Obama was thrust when he was hired as an entry-level community organizer. ● Describes in greater detail than ever before Obama’s relationship with Genevieve Cook, with whom he was involved with during his years in New York. ● Reveals that before Obama attended Harvard Law School—and taking on considerable debt – he turned down a full scholarship to the prestigious Northwestern University Law School. David J. Garrow has created a penetrating portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president, but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations. This is a gripping read about a young man born into uncommon family circumstances, whose faith in his own talents came face-to-face with fantastic ambitions and a desire to do good in the world. More important, RISING STAR is an extraordinary work of biography—tremendous in its research and storytelling and brilliant in its analysis of one of the most fascinating politicians of our time

Steven Van Zandt

Listen to "Little Steven Van Zandt Soul Fire" on Spreaker. Finally, a return to the type of music Springsteen used to make, done by the E Street Band's guitarist. Van Zandt has always been a top-notch songwriter and this album exemplifies his craft. The first two solo records he made with the Disciples of Soul back in the 80's were quite good. The only thing most people had to overlook was his voice, which was usually nasally and not always clear. It surprised me how much Steve's voice has improved on his latest release. In fact, he sounds a lot like Southside Johnny on many tracks, which is a positive thing. I would have given Soul Fire five stars, but the 4 songs which were previously recorded by Southside Johnny and already known to most prevented me from doing so. My favorite tracks are: I Saw the Light, Standing in the Line of Fire, Blues is My Business, Soul Fire, and Saint Valentine's Day. Hopefully, after Springsteen hears this record from his pal he will also put out something as strong as this since his last worthwhile album was Magic.

Ben Falcone

Listen to "Ben Falcone Being A Dad Is Weird" on Spreaker. BEING A DAD IS WEIRD: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours (on sale 5/16/17). A funny and intimate look at fatherhood,BEING A DAD IS WEIRD shares stories about Ben’s own larger-than-life dad, as well as his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy. Ben Falcone is a film director, writer, and comedic actor. He has appeared in the films Bridesmaids, Identity Thief, and The Heat, costarred in What to Expect When You're Expecting andEnough Said, and wrote and directed the comedies Tammy and The Boss. Though he’s best known for his appearances in the movie Enough Said, as well as his hilarious role as Air Marshall Jon inBridesmaids, Ben Falcone isn’t a big shot movie star director at home. There, he’s just dad. In this winning collection of stories, Ben shares his funny and poignant adventures as the husband of Melissa McCarthy, and the father of their two young daughters. He also shares tales from his own childhood in Southern Illinois, and life with his father—an outspoken, brilliant, but unconventional man with a big heart and a somewhat casual approach to employment named Steve Falcone. Ben is just an ordinary dad who has his share of fights with other parents blocking his view with their expensive electronic devices at school performances. Navigating the complicated role of being the only male in a house full of women, he finds himself growing more and more concerned as he sounds more and more like his dad. While Steve Falcone may not have been the briefcase and gray flannel suit type, he taught Ben priceless lessons about what matters most in life. A supportive, creative, and downright funny dad, Steve made sure his sons’ lives were never dull—a sense of adventure that carries through this warm, sometimes hilarious, and poignant memoir.

Lorde

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Lorde Is Still The Student" on Spreaker. When Lorde first appeared on the music scene she was just a teen. Today she's grown into a learning process that includes building festival sets. Seems easy right? You've either been or scene the activities on stage. From lights to video the entire process of igniting a crowd is make that connection. Lorde performs at Bonnaroo this weekend.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Mac Demarco

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Mac Demarco's New Album" on Spreaker. So often we hear the tales of how old school albums carried a theme. Then something happened along the way. Trying to score hit singles became more important then sharing a story and or journey. Now that collections of sound are the new hot button themes are returning. Mac Demarco's Cinco Demarco embraces the trail. He's on stage this weekend at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York.

Cage The Elephant

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Matt From Cage The Elephant" on Spreaker. That moment when a musician realizes that nothing else matters. It has to be the music. For Matt of Cage The Elephant he came to terms while trying to take on acting. The band performs this weekend at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York this weekend.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Rebel Beat

Listen to "Stan From Rebel Beat" on Spreaker. Rebel Beat was founded in 2013 by Stan and Fiddler. Style of the band clearly reflects musical taste of its members (System of a Down, Deftones, Rage against the Machine, Andrey Gubin, RHCP, ?????????), that can be easily heard on the debut EP "Nice to be Changed" (2014). Since then, Rebels began to perform at different venues and stages. By 2015, in addition to the EP debut, the band released about 5 singles, a full video version of the single presentation, as well as a official video for the single "Push it on Press". "Rebel Beat" name conceals the identity and independence of the band, as well as the explosive power of music. The new album "Steel Dust" is produced by Jack Russell. Fiddler - vocals, MC, lyrics Stan - guitar, vocals Serge - Guitar s'Paver - bass Vaddy - drums, percussion

Dr Diarra Blue

Listen to "Dr Diarra Blue From Vet Life On Animal Planet" on Spreaker. In Animal Planet's popular series "The Vet Life," three doctors who forged a friendship in veterinary school follow their dreams and open up a brand new practice in Houston, Texas, where they treat not only family dogs and cats, but also farm animals and rare exotics. In between tending to these creatures, the three doctors must deal with the tricky balance of work and family life with their wives and kids, while lending support to each other along the way. The three doctors enjoy a competitive comraderie -- last season, Dr. Diarra Blue treated an escaped tiger, only to be one-upped by his collegaue Dr. Ross and his baby kangaroos! On May 12, Dr. Blue is available to discuss not only the new season of "The Vet Life," but also offer helpful pet care tips, such as providing special care for your pets during the warm summer weather, and how preventative medicine can extend the life of our beloved animal friends. 

Barry Williams

Listen to "Barry Williams 2017 The Summer Of Me On MeTV" on Spreaker. Get a Groovy Start to Your Summer with "The Brady Bunch" Star Barry Williams! Barry Williams (a.k.a. "Greg Brady") Hosts MeTV's The Summer of Me, A Summer-Long Event Featuring TV's Most Beloved Classic Comedies Barry Williams starred as Greg Brady, the charismatic older brother and teen heartthrob, on The Brady Bunch, which premiered in 1969 and ran for five seasons. The show became even more successful in syndication than in its original run, with generation after generation discovering it and making it their own. The Brady Bunch recorded four record albums, went on concert tours, hosted a variety show and got back together for several TV reunion movies. There was even a Saturday morning cartoon. More than 50 years after it premiered, The Brady Bunch remains a fixture in American pop culture. After The Brady Bunch, Barry Williams continued to make various TV appearances, toured in several musical theater productions, and wrote the best-seller Growing Up Brady, which was turned into a made-for-TV movie. Now, Barry will host The Summer of Me on MeTV, a special block of classic comedies weekday afternoons and weeknights all summer long. He'll also select his favorite episodes for the special event, The Brady Bunch -- Barry's Best, beginning July 10, and share personal anecdotes from his days as a Brady.

Nancy Whang

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Nancy Whang On Smart Phones" on Spreaker. The digital lights and vibrating motions have ignited the dance floor in the center of the biggest cities in the world. The DJ's got the house tilting from side to side. The next group to walk through the door is Generation Can't Disconnect From My Smart Phone. How does that affect the world's greatest master mixers. Nancy Whang performs at this weekends Governors Ball Music Festival in New York.

RZA Wu Tang Clan

Listen to "rBeatz Music Update Wu Tang Clan On Music" on Spreaker. The speak on the street is the difference between today's Hip Hop versus old school. RZA from Wu Tang Clan lays it out clean, "There's enough sound out there for everyone." The Governors Ball Music Festival in New York this weekend is proof of that. One look at the lineup and your love for music will ignite several layers of un-judged celebrations. Wu Tang is there!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kenneth Brian

Listen to "The Kenneth Brian Band You're Not Mine" on Spreaker. The Kenneth Brian Band: * Toured with multi-Grammy winning artist Lucinda Williams (2013-2015) and opened several shows in 2016 with ZZ Top *Kenneth Brian (Lead Vocal, Lead Guitar)- was born in Virginia, grew up in Alabama and settled in a small town just north of Gainesville, Florida. * Travis Stephens (Harmony Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Piano)- was born in West Virginia and spent summers with his dad in Nashville. * Travis & Kenneth met in 2001 in Nashville, became fast-friends and starting playing together in 2009. Their first album together as a band was 'Welcome To Alabama' in 2011 * Rock 'N' Roll royalty Steve Ferrone (Drums, Percussion) and Scott Thurston (Keyboards, Piano) of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers both play on the album. Steve plays live with KBB when not touring with Tom Petty. * Paul Ill (Bass Guitar) * New Album "With Lions" will be released on Friday, May 19th * They mastered the album this week at legendary Capitol Studios * Album produced, mixed and engineered by David Bianco (Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty) * They will release it and play new songs from the album at the Malibu Guitar Festival. * Festival dates: May 18-21 Website to get tickets: http://malibuguitarfestival.com/ * Also playing the Malibu Guitar Festival: Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, Steve Vai, Hunter Hayes, Tommy Emmanuel, Zeparella, Laurence Juber and more! For more info: www.kennethbrianband.com

Dale Brown

Listen to "Dale Brown Price Of Duty" on Spreaker. Brown has been hailed as “the best military writer in the country” (Clive Cussler) and “a superb storyteller” (W.E.B Griffin).  As readers of his previous novels—including 2015’s Iron Wolf—can attest, Brown is a master at crafting high stakes U.S.-Russian conflicts.  Now, in PRICE OF DUTY, he tackles the most crucial development in weaponry of the modern age—cyberwarfare.  This high-tech military thriller riffs off current events, including recent cyberattacks.  Through the eyes of Brown’s characters (both longstanding favorites and new blood), we see the U.S. and its Western allies come under a diabolical Russian cyberwarfare attack. In a top-secret location, deep in the Ural Mountains, Russian President Gennadiy Gryzlov has built his nation’s most dangerous weapon since the atomic bomb—a fearsome tool to gain superiority in Russia’s long-running battle with the West.  From inside Perun Aerie—an intricate network of underground tunnels and chambers that is the heart of the Russian cyberwarfare program—he is launching a carefully plotted series of attacks on an unsuspecting U.S. and its European allies.  The first strike targets Warsaw, Poland, where Russian malware wipes out the records of nearly every Polish bank account, imploding the country’s financial system and panicking the rest of Europe. When Stacy Anne Barbeau, the besieged American president, fails to effectively combat the Russian threat, Brad McLanahan, on some well-earned R&R with his new Polish girlfriend, Major Nadia Rozek, is called back to duty.  As the Russians’ deadly tactics escalate—including full-scale assaults on Europe’s power grid and the remote hijacking of a commercial airliner that kills hundreds of civilians—McLanahan and his Scion team kick into gear, arming themselves with the most advanced technological weaponry for the epic struggle ahead. A patriot in the mold of his father, General Patrick McLanahan, Brad knows firsthand the price of freedom.  With the world’s fate hanging in the balance, will Scion succeed in turning back Gryzlov before he can realize his terrifying ambition to conquer the globe?  And what will the toll of victory be?

D3L

Listen to "D3L Releases I Wonder" on Spreaker. I love getting together with an artist and break down the layers that grew into a song. Every beat has a story. It reaches beyond the lyrics most have lived longer than five or ten minutes. Getting inside the chapters of process opens the door for exploration. Once there you can't help to find unforgettable respect for the three minutes and forty five seconds the artist happened to put out there to become part of your summer soundtrack.

Kym Johnson Herjavec

Listen to "Kym Johnson The Bod" on Spreaker. The Bod (formerly Richard Simmons Slimmons) will be located in Beverly Hills but also will be available online through a streaming service starting May 1st. Here is a link for you to view: https://thebodbykym.vhx.tv/ Kym was inspired by icons like Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons and seeing the body transformations during her 14 seasons on DWTS, Kym transitioned from professional dancing to fitness by creating a dance fitness program for everyone. While on DWTS, Kym choreographed all the workout DVD’s. Kym launched her brand, 5678 Fitness which consists of the 5678 Fitness workout DVD and her first book The 5678 Diet. Kym is continuing to build her fitness empire by opening her own dance cardio studio, The BOD by Kym Herjavec. The studio space was the iconic Beverly Hills fitness studio, Slimmons, which was owned by fitness guru Richard Simmons. The Bod will offer really fun fitness classes including a barre class taught by a former Rockette and a Broadway fitness instructor. The much anticipated cardio-dance-fitness center will be opening this May. THE BOD PRESS RELEASE The BOD is a dance & fitness studio founded by Dancing with The Stars three time Mirror Ball Champion, Kym Herjavec. Kym has take over the legendary Richard Simmon’s Slimmons studio in Beverly Hills to create a place where you can dance, sculpt and tone your best BOD. The classes that will be offered include; Dance BOD, BarreBOD, 80s BOD (honoring Richard Simmons), Broadway BOD, Bridal BOD – 3 month program and private BOD classes. Some of the classes will be taught from DWTS Champion Kym herself along with the top dance instructors. The studio is slated for May opening. For more information, visit: http://www.officialkymjohnson.com/ THE BOD BY KYM HERJAVEC ONLINE: Can’t make it into The BOD? No worries! The BOD by Kym Online is a streaming service that lets you access Dancing with the Stars? Champion Kym Herjavec’s favorite class content from your computer, mobile phone or tablet. The BOD by Kym online includes various workout programs for students for all levels. You can follow The BOD by Kym online workout plans (Level 1, Level 2 and Bridal bootcamp) or choose different videos to mix up your routine each day. Each workout plan is 6 weeks long and has a combination of short, simple exercises that target various parts of your body. If you want more freedom, you can also design your own workout plan by browsing through our All video playlist. Workouts include; Dance Cardio routines, Lower body focused workouts, Upper body focused workouts. The BOD by Kym online is available for only $9.99 USD/month or as an annual subscription for $99USD/year.