Thursday, March 29, 2018

Cesar Millan

Listen to "Cesar Millan The Dog Whisperer" on Spreaker. Heartworms kill a great number of dogs every year in the U.S., and 2018 is shaping up to be one of the most active infestations of the disease in years. The American Heartworm Society reports that more than one million dogs in the United States currently have heartworm disease, and the disease is now a serious canine health problem that threatens pets in all 50 states. Renowned dog behaviorist Cesar Millan is teaming up with maker of Heartgard Plus, a heartworm preventative brand, to educate dog owners on how to keep their pets safe from heartworm disease. Says Cesar: “I see many heartworm positive dogs that are surrendered to shelters because their owners aren’t aware of the disease. This is preventable, and I want to educate people about signs, symptoms, and how they can protect their pets.” The Companion Animal Parasite Council predicts an increase in heartworm infections in 2018. Given the trend towards above average temperatures and rainfall, especially in the West, heartworm disease is forecast to increase beyond its endemic range. Key locations of concern include the lower Mississippi Valley, Rocky Mountains, and Westward regions. New England, the Ohio River Valley, the Upper Midwest and Atlantic Coast are likewise predicted to see above normal heartworm cases. Heartworms are spread from animal to animal by mosquitoes. Adult heart worms live in the heart and pulmonary arteries of infected animals. The disease can lead to heart failure, as well as damage to other organs. Signs of heartworm disease can be subtle and difficult to detect until its later stages. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice coughing, difficulty breathing, sluggishness or less energy for exercise in your dog. Heartworm Awareness Month is an education and awareness building initiative to reduce the spread of heartworm disease through prevention and early detection. Cesar can discuss more of the symptoms and treatments of heartworm disease, and also share how he is alerting his followers to disease outbreaks. Cesar Millan is a New York Times best selling author and has been one of the world’s foremost authorities on behavior and rehabilitation for 25 years. He works with non-profit organizations and dog lovers to save millions of dogs around the country in his Nat Geo WILD series Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation. During his nine-season run as host of the hit series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, he rehabilitated hundreds of aggressive, scared, lazy, compulsive and jealous dogs, as well as the families that were usually in the dark about how their own behavior contributed to their dogs’ quirky traits. Millan's Dog Psychology Center in Southern California serves as a home base for his expanding slate of dog behavior and training courses and clinics, “Training Cesar’s Way.”​

Bart D Ehrman

Listen to "Bart D Ehrman Triumph Of Christianity" on Spreaker. “An accessible and intriguing... history of the growth of Christianity.” - Kirkus Reviews “A lucid and convincing account of the growth of Christianity in the Roman world.... [Ehrman’s] careful synthesis of existing scholarship creates an approachable study of the early church.... Well worth reading.” - Publishers Weekly “One of Christian history’s greatest puzzles after the age of the apostles is how a tiny band of mostly-illiterate outsiders converted the proud and massive Roman Empire in just 3 centuries – a historical blink of an eye. In THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY, Ehrman brings impressive research, intellectual rigor, and an instinct for storytelling to this extraordinary dynamic.” - David Van Biema, former religion writer at Time & author of the forthcoming Speaking to God New York Times bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman's newest book - THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY - combines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening, immensely readable narrative that upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law. Ehrman - a leading authority on early Christianity - investigates the story of how Christianity grew from a religion of 20 or so peasants in rural Galilee to the dominant religion in the West in less than 400 years. Christianity didn’t have to become the dominant religion in the West. It easily could have remained a sect of Judaism fated to have the historical importance of the Sadducees or the Essenes. In The Triumph of Christianity, Bart Ehrman, a master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, shows how a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries. The Triumph of Christianitycombines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening, immensely readable narrative that upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law.


Listen to "Jamella From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Jamella has always been involved in the performance world, briefly living in Vegas with her mom who was a JLo impersonator. When her mom recognized Jamella's talent, they moved to Los Angeles for greater music opportunities, leading to a development deal with Timbaland's manager. She recorded some music but it was never released before the deal ended. Currently, Jamella works as a mortgage loan processor and part-time princess impersonator at parties. She works closely with her mom on her music career.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tatum O'Neal

Listen to "Tatum O'Neal From God's Not Dead A Light In Darkness" on Spreaker. GOD'S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN DARKNESS, from Pure Flix, the largest independent faith and family film studio in the world. When a deadly fire rips through St. James Church, devastating the congregation and Reverend Dave (David A.R. White), adjoining Hadleigh University uses the tragedy to try and kick the house of worship off campus. Battle lines are quickly drawn between the small church and the community, pitting Rev. Dave against his longtime friend Thomas Ellsworth (Ted McGinley), the university president, while further estranging college student Keaton (Samantha Boscarino), a member of St. James' campus ministry, from the Christian faith she has come to question. Facing a court case and his own struggle to see Christ's light in heartbreak, Rev. Dave asks for help from his estranged brother Pearce (John Corbett), a big-city lawyer turned atheist, to fight for his brother's church to rebuild. The family reunion opens old wounds, as the brothers wrestle with the questions that pulled them apart years ago: Is God really good all the time? Where is God when bad things happen? Can Christ really heal the brokenhearted? Even while grappling with these personal issues, Rev. Dave must face another dilemma, turning to his former protégé Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) for wisdom in answering the thorniest practical question before him: Can Christians fight for their rights and still be a loving example for Christ at the same time? These questions aren't just at the core of the film - they're at the forefront of society, notes actor David A.R. White. "In our culture right now there is a lot of fighting going on. Whether you're a Democrat or Republican, left side, ride side, nobody seems to be able to get along and there's a lot of dissention," he says. "So we wanted to shine a light on this, but in a GOD'S NOT DEAD way: filled with hope and healing and forgiveness." GOD'S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN DARKNESS stars David A.R. White (GOD'S NOT DEAD, REVELATION ROAD), John Corbett (MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, ALL SAINTS), Ted McGinley (DO YOU BELIEVE?, Married.with Children), Shane Harper (GOD'S NOT DEAD, Good Luck Charlie), Jennifer Taylor (Two and a Half Men), Benjamin Onyango (GOD'S NOT DEAD, GOD'S NOT DEAD 2), Gregory Alan Williams (REMEMBER THE TITANS, Greenleaf), with special appearances by gospel legend Dr. Cissy Houston (mother of the late chart-topping superstar Whitney Houston) and Academy Award® winner Tatum O'Neal (PAPER MOON, THE BAD NEWS BEARS). The film is written and directed by Michael Mason, and produced by Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Elizabeth Travis, Alysoun Wolfe, and Bittany Yost.

Black Road

Listen to "Interupting Band Practice Suzi And Tim From Black Road" on Spreaker. Poets in forward motion. Extremely talented musicians connected to lyricists that lift the creative expression beyond the typical. At times you feel like you're listening to The Doors then it's Black Sabbath with a mixture of Bentar and other Classic Rock inspirations. Digging into the vibe of Black Road opens the door to music exploration and why we used to spend hours at Music Land listening to album after album. This is a discovery. Especially on Morte. It's one of the most haunting pianos I've heard delivered. In seconds you'll be crafting your own stage.

Greg Sestero

Listen to "Greg Sestero From Best Friends" on Spreaker. "Best F(r)iends," starring cult-movie heroes Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero ("The Room"), debuts in movie theaters nationwide this spring. The new Wiseau-Sestero dark comedy thriller is written by Sestero, the New York Times best-selling author of "The Disaster Artist," which was adapted into an Oscar® nominated Hollywood film. Inspired by a road trip made by Sestero and Wiseau after the production of "The Room" in April 2003, "Best F(r)iends" will be released in two volumes, for two nights each. "Best F(r)iends" comes to cinemas nationwide on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, with "Best F(r)iends: Volume Two" following on Friday, June 1 and Monday, June 4, all at 8:00 p.m. local time. In addition to viewing the feature content, attendees will also see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes. Tickets for "Best F(r)iends" can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 600 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). When a drifter (Sestero) is taken in by a peculiar mortician (Wiseau), the two hatch an underground enterprise off the back of the mortician's old habits. But greed, hatred and jealousy soon come in turn, and their efforts unravel, causing the drifter to run off with the spoils and leaving the mortician adrift. An expedition across the Southwest introduces wild and crazy characters through a series of twisted and dark foibles as both men learn a valuable lesson about friendship and loyalty. "When we unveiled the 'Best F(r)iends' trailer at our cinema screenings of 'Tommy Wiseau's The Room' in January, fan response was overwhelming," said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh. "This spring, we are excited to bring this reunion of friends to fans of Wiseau and 'The Room' everywhere." "Best F(r)iends" also stars Paul Scheer ("the League," "Human Giant," "Veep") and features a musical score created by Daniel Platzman of Imagine Dragons.

Jaron Strom

Listen to "Jaron Strom From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Jaron is a web designer by profession, but spends all of his extra efforts making his own music. Even though Jaron's parents sang together in a duo when they were younger, it was his grandfather that instilled in him a love of music. It wasn't until college that he began performing in church, singing at open mic nights, and eventually joined a band. He even landed a publishing deal with Colbie Caillat's publishing company. While Jaron has a local following, he is ready for a big breakthrough.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Marion Ross

Listen to "Marion Ross My Days Happy And Otherwise" on Spreaker. For eleven seasons, Marion Ross was head of one of America's favorite television households. Now meet the lovable real-life woman behind the Happy Days mom . . . Before she was affectionately known to millions as "Mrs. C.," Marion Ross worked for two decades as a Paramount starlet, appearing in nearly every major TV series of the 1950s and 1960s-including Love, American Style, in which she donned an apron that would cinch her career. Soon after came the fateful phone call from producer Garry Marshall that made her an "overnight" success, and changed her life . . . In this warm and candid memoir, filled with loving recollections from the award-winning Happy Days team-from break-out star Henry Winkler to Cunningham "wild child" Erin Moran-Ross shares what it was like to be a starry-eyed young girl with dreams in poor, rural Minnesota, and the resilience, sacrifices, and determination it took to make them come true. She recalls her early years in the business, being in the company of such luminaries as Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and Noel Coward, yet always feeling the Hollywood outsider-a painful invisibility that mirrored her own childhood. She reveals the absolute joys of playing a wife and mother on TV, and the struggles of maintaining those roles in real life. But among Ross's most heart-rending recollections are those of finally finding a soul mate-another secret hope of hers made true well beyond her expectations. Funny, poignant, and revealing-and featuring Garry Marshall's final illuminating interview-as well as a touching foreword from her "TV son" Ron Howard, and a conversation with her real-life son and daughter, Marion Ross's story is one of inspiration, persistence, and gratitude. It's also a glowing tribute to all those who fulfilled her dreams-and in turn, gave us some of the happiest days of our own lives.

Jim Kerr From Simple Minds

Listen to "Jim Kerr From Simple Minds Walk Between Worlds" on Spreaker. Walk Between Worlds, Simple Minds’ first album of new material since 2014’s Big Music (which MOJO magazine declared “their best album in 30 years”). Walk Between Worlds was produced by Simple Minds with Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg, both of whom worked on Big Music. With its eight tracks rocketing past in 42 minutes, it is a relatively concise affair. It is also an album of two distinct sides, very much the old-school album format that singer Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill grew up with as music fans. Side One tracks such as "Summer" and "The Signal And The Noise" revisit the glassy guitars and new wave dance grooves of the post-punk era and the second half explores more cinematic sounds, with the title track and "Barrowland Star" both featuring dramatic orchestrations recorded at Abbey Road. The album is bookended by two songs about faith, "Magic" and "Sense Of Discovery." The first is a reflection on the desire and hunger of youth – the faith in their own abilities that Simple Minds possessed during their formative years. "Sense Of Discovery," which features a melodic refrain that alludes to 1985’s "Alive And Kicking," is centred on the voice of an older narrator passing on wisdom and advice to a younger individual. One of the album’s key tracks is "Barrowland Star," named after the iconic ballroom in the East End of Glasgow that has hosted many memorable Simple Minds shows. It’s a song that takes the band away from their traditional comfort zone, layering strings and a spellbinding Charlie guitar solo (one that reminds Jim of Mick Ronson) over some poignant words. For Jim and Charlie playing the Barrowland was always a big deal, a mixture of excitement – and fear – it felt as if they were about to engage in a prize-fight rather than simply play a rock concert. The album artwork is by Brazilian visual artist Heitor Magno, whose work is often a surreal montage of vivid coloured imagery and black and white photography. The image he has created for Walk Between Worlds is emblematic of Simple Minds' metamorphosis. The central character on the front cover bearing an uncanny resemblance to a young Jim Kerr – the sleeve could also be viewed as a telling throwback to the Sons And Fascination era. Simple Minds were the standard bearers for a new kind of rock in the Eighties, when they took the art-rock invention of post-punk and constructed a musical Colossus by adding rousing choruses and a touch of Celtic soul. As they contemplate turning 40, their legacy is something to be proud of and with Walk Between Worlds their story continues to evolve. Simple Minds will take to the road in February 2018 to premiere Walk Between Worlds in three shows, which will be in three parts: a performance of the album, a live on-stage interview and a classic Simple Minds set, which will include the band further re-imagining and exploring songs from their extensive catalogue. For fans it will be a very special, one-of-a-kind experience.

Tara Strong

Listen to "Tara Strong From My Little Pony" on Spreaker. Following the events of the My Little Pony movie, in the season eight back-to-back premiere episodes, Twilight Sparkle and her friends discover that the Friendship Map has expanded to show the world outside Equestria. Through two exciting original songs, Twilight Sparkle learns that friendship needs to spread beyond the limits of the kingdom and decides to open her very own School of Friendship. But things come to a head when the new non-pony students ditch class on Friends and Family day, putting the entire school in jeopardy! Tara Strong is an Emmy® nominated actress for her role as “Twilight Sparkle.” Her career has spanned both TV and film but it’s her voice work that has landed her some well known roles including; “Bubbles” in The Power Puff Girls, “Timmy Turner” in The Fairly Odd Parents, “Dil Pickles” in Rugrats, “Raven” in Teen Titans, and “Melody” in The Little Mermaid 2. She is also Miss Collins on Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush and the current voice of “Harley Quinn.”

Dylan Hartigan

Listen to "Dylan Hartigan From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. Dylan had his first acting debut when he was 3 in a 1-800-FLOWERS commercial and from there landed numerous commercials and TV shows, including playing Nicole Kidman's son on "The Stepford Wives". Dylan quickly turned his focus to music, playing guitar and working with a manager to build a solo funk-pop career. Dylan found success but began questioning his passion for music. He made the decision to move back home and focus on his artistry rather than his career. Now he is writing songs in his basement studio that he built with his dad and is playing college baseball.

Monday, March 26, 2018

John Lodge

Listen to "John Lodge Ride My See Saw" on Spreaker. John Lodge is bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the iconic rock band, The Moody Blues. Songwriter of such mega Moody Blues hits from “Ride My SeeSaw,” to “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band),” “Isn’t Life Strange?” and many more, Lodge has been performing and recording with The Moody Blues for more than five decades, selling in excess of 70 million albums. Lodge has been voted one of the “10 most influential bass players on the planet,” and has been the recipient of many awards, including ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), an Ivor Novello Award, to name just a few. He has also released two solo albums; NATURAL AVENUE in 1977, and more recently, 10,000 LIGHT YEARS AGO, as well as the duo album BLUE JAYS in 1975 with Justin Hayward. Born and raised in Birmingham, England, Lodge was fascinated by cars, and from an early age, wanted to be a car designer; but he also had a great love for music, and bought his first guitar when he was 13 years old. At 16, he bought his beloved Fender Precision Sunburst Bass, on which he would later perform on The Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock ’n' Roll Band)” and “Isn't Life Strange?” The young musician spent two years learning to play the instrument, and then, with friend Ray Thomas, formed the band, El Riot & the Rebels. Listening to the riffs of early rock ‘n’ roll recordings, Lodge’s love of bass playing grew as he became interested in exploring “why” the bass guitar added such a huge dimension to the rhythm, energy and emotion of music, and his powerful and melodic bass, such a part of his songwriting, is the result.

Brynn Cartelli

Listen to "Brynn Cartelli From NBC's The Voice" on Spreaker. From and current city Long Meadow, MA Brynn can be seen singing in home videos as early as 4. At 6, Brynn joined a local theatre program and established herself as a singer through school talent and variety shows. She balances her musical pursuits with a busy school schedule and playing lacrosse. Currently, Brynn plays at local coffee shops and small venues, but she is looking for bigger audiences. Performance:

David Bentley Hart

Listen to "David Bentley Hart A Translation The New Testament" on Spreaker. David Bentley Hart undertook this new translation of the New Testament in the spirit of “etsi doctrina non daretur,” “as if doc- trine is not given.” Reproducing the texts’ often fragmentary for- mulations without augmentation or correction, he has produced a pitilessly literal translation, one that captures the texts’ impen- etrability and unfinished quality while awakening readers to an uncanniness that often lies hidden beneath doctrinal layers. The early Christians’ sometimes raw, astonished, and halting prose challenges the idea that the New Testament affirms the kind of people we are. Hart reminds us that they were a company of extremists, radical in their rejection of the values and priorities of society not only at its most degenerate, but often at its most rea- sonable and decent. “To live as the New Testament language re- quires,” he writes, “Christians would have to become strangers and sojourners on the earth, to have here no enduring city, to be- long to a Kingdom truly not of this world. And we surely cannot do that, can we?”

Brett Morgen

Listen to "Brett Morgen Nat Geo Wild" on Spreaker. The film opens in 1960 in Gombe, as Goodall, a 26-year-old British woman driven only by her love for animals, embarks on her first research expedition to study chimpanzees. Patiently gaining the animals’ trust, she soon makes headlines with the discovery that chimps are highly intelligent and social creatures that use tools to gather food. When the dashing Dutch filmmaker Hugo van Lawick is sent by National Geographic to document her work in 1964, filmmaker and subject soon fall in love — but professional commitments, polio outbreaks and violence among the chimps threaten the couple’s idyllic existence. While much has been shared in film and books about Goodall’s work with chimpanzees, far less is known about the woman herself. Now, as Jane studies the chimps, we study Jane — gaining an intimate look as she falls in love and struggles to balance the demands of marriage and motherhood with her lifelong dream.

Friday, March 23, 2018

James Faulkner

Listen to "James Faulkner From Paul Apostle Of Christ" on Spreaker. PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST stars Jim Caviezel (THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST), James Faulkner (Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey), Olivier Martinez (S.W.A.T.), Joanne Whalley (A.D. The Bible Continues) and John Lynch (THE SECRET GARDEN). In PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST, Luke (Caviezel) risks his life to visit Paul (Faulkner), who is held captive in a Roman prison under Nero's rule. Together, they struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world. PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST premieres in theaters across North America Friday, March 23, 2018. Follow PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram at PaulMovie

Claudia Jordan

Listen to "Claudia Jordan From The Raw Word" on Spreaker. Beginning March 5th, daytime will get a dose of no-holds barred honesty, energy and witty commentary courtesy of one of the country's most outspoken cultural voices, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Irreverent and witty at its core, The Raw Word, executive produced by Andre Jetmir, Ice-T and co-executive produced by Dyson, is a daily talk show that specializes in a new kind of narrative - where the ordinary and the extraordinary get equal billing and where the conversation focuses squarely on what we all have in common vs. pointing to our differences. The perfect mix of celebrity and human interest, Dyson will put a spotlight on the relevant and relatable - whether he is going one-on-one with one of Hollywood's top A-listers or is engaging in meaningful dialogue with someone who could be your next door neighbor, Dyson's goal is to give audiences what they've been craving - a show where love of life and laughter rule the day and a place where they can expect the unexpected. Unfiltered and uncensored in every way - Dr. Michael Eric Dyson always says exactly what you're thinking. Commenting on the launch, the best-selling New York Times author said, "I can't imagine a better time to be handed a platform like The Raw Word. It's a privilege to work with Andre, Ice-T and Sinclair on this audacious adventure and I look forward to being at a place where real talk and not chatter rules the day. Stepping into a role where we get to come together, laugh, and be moved by the human condition is something that everyone can relate to - no matter your age, gender or race. I'm excited about the opportunity and look forward to getting raw and real in the weeks ahead." Airing in the following Sinclair markets through March 30, the series also features co-hosts Claudia Jordan (The Celebrity Apprentice, Real Housewives of Atlanta) and Psychologist Dr. Dan Ratner; and announced today that Executive Producer Ice-T will guest host a number of episodes. It was also announced today that The Raw Word will be directed by Manny Rodriguez whose credits include Ellen, Hollywood Today Live and Love & Hip Hop and that three-time Emmy winner Shant Petrossian (Rachael Ray, Piers Morgan Live, Dr. Oz), will lead the talent team and has been named Senior Consulting Producer. The Raw Word can be seen on the following stations: WPNT Pittsburgh, PA - MY 2PM WRDC Raleigh, NC - MY 2PM WUTB Baltimore, MD (Deerfield) - MY 10AM WUXP Nashville, TN - MY 1PM WSMH Flint/Saginaw/Bay City, MI - FOX 9AM WRSP Champaign/Springfield, IL - FOX 10AM WTWC.2 Tallahassee, FL - FOX 3PM WGXA Macon, GA - FOX 1PM WCGV Milwaukee, WI - MY 10AM EKRC Cincinnati, OH - CW 2PM WMYA Greenville/Spartanburg, SC/Asheville, NC - MY 12PM KVCW.2 Las Vegas, NV - MY 12PM WWMT.2 Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI - CW 11AM WTTO Birmingham, AL - CW 9AM WNYO Buffalo, NY - MY 10AM WJTC Mobile, AL/Pensacola, FL (Deerfield) - IND 11AM Executive producer Andre Jetmir said: "Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a rule breaker so I can't think of anyone better to take on the challenge of breaking through the media clutter with a show like The Raw Word. We are excited about working with Sinclair on this amazing project and feel confident that Michael's fresh take, honest approach and real interest in engaging fans with content they care about will be both memorable and entertaining."

Adrienne Houghton

Listen to "Adrienne Houghton From Showtime At The Apollo" on Spreaker. Adrienne Houghton has endlessly found herself deeply involved with entertainment. From music to movies and now co-hosting Showtime at The Apollo with Steve Harvey. The first time she hit that stage was at the age of 14. So to be part of it on television is a huge circle of success. Working with Steve Harvey is a brilliant experience because he knows the history of the building and the audience which he jokingly tells how important they are by way of being 14 hundred judges and not four. Part of the fun for her is seeing these new singers and performers for the first time. She loves motivating them beyond their moments of fear.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Corbin Bernsen

Listen to "Corbin Bernsen From My Daddy Is In Heaven" on Spreaker. Based on Rebecca Crownover's inspiring true story of love, loss and faith tested, MY DADDY IS IN HEAVEN launches March 13 on DVD, Digital and On Demand. "For anyone who has experienced trying times and wondered if God is there, this is your film," Director Waymon Boone said. "MY DADDY IS IN HEAVEN is an inspiring picture of the power of faith in the toughest circumstances." From Nasser Group Inc. and Cinedigm, MY DADDY IS IN HEAVEN features Corbin Bernsen (MAJOR LEAGUE, GOD'S CLUB), Jenn Gotzon Chandler (GOD'S COUNTRY, GOD'S NOT DEAD 2), Lorenzo Lamas (WHAT WOULD JESUS DO: THE JOURNEY CONTINUES) and T.C. Stallings (WAR ROOM, COURAGEOUS). In MY DADDY IS IN HEAVEN, Becca Adams has an ideal young family. With their lives ahead of them, Becca's husband dies in a tragic accident. Now Becca must reconcile why bad things happen to good people and find the strength to resist her demons and rediscover her faith. The film is based on the award-winning book My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus, inspired by author Rebecca Crownover's true story. After losing her husband to a tragic ATV accident, Rebecca wrote the book to help other children through their own tragedy of losing a parent. Rebecca drew the title from the real experience of her daughter dreaming of her father and her in heaven, which helped Rebecca regain her faith. MY DADDY IS IN HEAVEN will be available through Walmart, Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, VUDU and On Demand via local cable providers.

Judas Priest

Listen to "Richie, Glenn And Ian From Judas Priest Fire Power" on Spreaker. Judas Priest could easily rest on their laurels at this stage of their highly successful and influential career. However, the legendary metal band - singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis - refuse to do so as evidenced by the arrival of their eighteenth studio album overall - 'Firepower.' Set for release on Friday 9th March 2018 via Columbia / Epic Records - the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal. And to mark the occasion Priest has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the bands releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as 'Unleashed in the East', 'British Steel', 'Screaming for Vengeance' and 'Defenders of the Faith') and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher. Album is available to pre-order now on CD, limited edition coloured vinyl and digital from the official Judas Priest store "Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing," explains Halford. "And Andy is a bit more of a 'modern metal producer' but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom's. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy's world is was just a remarkable coalescence." Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense, adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the bands earlier classics - We went back to the organic way of recording where its all of us in a room and we got to play together.

Ernest Drucker

Listen to "Ernest Drucker Decarcerating America" on Spreaker. With over 2.2 million people imprisoned in the U.S. today and growing bipartisan support to end mass incarceration, the task of decarcerating America is both daunting and urgent!! 4.7 million people are on probation and parole.70 million people have a criminal record. What comes after the prison in­dustrial complex? How do we reduce the number of people in prisons and jails without endangering public safety? In the new book "DECARCERATING AMERICA: From Mass Punishment to Public Health," epidemiologist ERNEST DRUCKER, the author of "A Plague of Prisons," assembles original essays from experts across the criminal justice reform movement to offer one of the first concrete and constructive sets of proposals for bringing our incarceration rate in line with that of other democracies. Using a public health approach in­volving primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions, this anthology offers a cogent answer to the “epidemic of mass incarceration.” The US has more people in prison than any nation in the world! The first step to justice...rethink prisons, release people, rebuild communities. The issues detailed in "DECARCERATING AMERICA: From Mass Punishment to Public Health" will continue to play out in courts and on the national stage this year: • THE MARIJUANA WARS: AG Sessions will do battle with the states on legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. • RIKERS ISLAND: The forthcoming closure of the notorious Rikers Island prison complex is sure to spark questions about public safety and set the model for large-scale decarceration in other cities. • MONEY BAIL: With New Jersey now leading the way, more states are choosing to abandon the practice of jailing defendants who cannot afford bail. Court systems across the country are being sued, and bail funds are being created to subvert the system, which is responsible for a large portion of the jail population around the country.

Ericka Guitron

Listen to "Ericka Guitron The World Is Her Stage" on Spreaker. Her love for the greats is what led Ericka Guitron toward a growing story of music. Michael Jackson and Prince played huge roles in shaping what caught the attention of the world famous Apollo Theater. She laughs it off admitting that playing the piano in her bedroom is an incredible adventure through sound. Being in Los Angeles I asked her why not movies. I mean with the way Ericka brings out a cover song it's absolutely a performance.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Eddie Kramer

Listen to "Eddie Kramer Both Sides Of The Sky" on Spreaker. Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, proudly release Both Sides of the Sky, a dynamic new Jimi Hendrix album featuring 13 studio recordings made between 1968 and 1970—10 of which have never before been released. The album will be released on multiple formats including CD, digital, and as a numbered 180 gram audiophile vinyl 2LP. Both Sides of the Sky is the third volume in a trilogy of albums intended to present the best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining in the music legend’s archive. Beginning with Valleys of Neptune (2010), which earned top ten sales rankings in fifteen countries (including a top position of #4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart), followed by People, Hell and Angels (2013) which peaked on Billboard’s Top 100 album chart at #2. Billboard’s coveted number one singles ranking went to “Somewhere,” the album’s lead track and the legendary guitarist’s highest ever US singles chart achievement. This third release is anticipated to complete the spectacular recording event in epic fashion. “Since Experience Hendrix began its restoration of the Jimi Hendrix music catalog in 1997, our goal has been to present these important recordings to Jimi’s fans in the best possible quality. We are excited about achieving that. We’ve also been intent on generating album releases which present this amazing music in its proper context,” explains John McDermott, one of the album’s co-producers, together with Janie Hendrix and Eddie Kramer.

Joyce Bulifant

Listen to "Joyce Bulifant My Four Hollywood Husbands" on Spreaker. Joyce Bulifant has lived the "Hollywood life" for nearly seven decades, and through it, experienced what few outside the entertainment world can imagine. While following the path of her own successful career, Ms. Bulifant managed to navigate the choppy waters of husbands' alcoholism, codependency and an extended family of four marriages. James MacArthur played Danno on Hawaii Five-0. Edward Mallory was Dr. Bill Horton on "Days of Our Lives." William Asher was the famous director-writer-producer of "I Love Lucy," "Bewitched" and the Beach Party movies. Roger Perry starred in "Star Trek" and over 300 TV shows and films. He has also composed music for Barbra Streisand and Bing Crosby. Along the way Bulifant managed to command the spotlight for her own accomplishments. As Gavin MacLeod's wife Marie on "The Mary Tyler More Show," a concerned mother in the movie "Airplane," dancing with Fred Astaire, and her reoccurring role on "The Match Game." My Four Hollywood Husbands is a rare peek into what happens off the screen. It's a story of love, a lasting love that is woven through the fabric of the world of entertainment. It's also a story about perseverance and overcoming obstacles--and that happy endings are indeed possible.

B Howard

Listen to "B Howard Nite And Day" on Spreaker. B Howard returns to the world of music with a newer fresher R&B Hip Hop version of Nite And Day originally set free by Al B Sure. B Howard's grip on music first came together at the age of ten. Through each level of the performance he's sharpened his skills as a writer as well as a producer. Late nights in the studio have turned into connections with today's biggest names. Who is the energy behind the carefully crafted dance beats and where is he growing toward? I mentioned a Jazz album. Wait until you hear B Howard's reaction.

Jason Hanson

Listen to "Jason Hanson Survive Like A Spy" on Spreaker. Former CIA Officer Jason Hanson is all too aware of the potential dangers of today's world. A security specialist and successful contestant on ABC's Shark Tank, Hanson has dedicated his life to helping everyday citizens defend themselves at his Spy Escape & Evasion school. In SURVIVE LIKE A SPY: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe in a Dangerous World and How You Can Too (TarcherPerigee, March 6, Hardcover & eBook), Hanson takes us deep into the world of espionage, revealing true stories and expert tactics from real CIA operatives who have worked dangerous missions all over the world. Hanson's mission is to help Americans live a safer, happier, more successful life. His book is meant to entertain, but also to help readers feel empowered and prepared, no matter where they live or what they do. The allure of the book is twofold: the real-life spy drama stories are exciting and entertaining to read, while the accompanying tactics and lessons at the end of each chapter are invaluable guides to keeping you and your family prepared and safe.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Greg Poehler Rachel Blanchard Precilla Faia

Listen to "Greg Rachel and Precilla From You Me Her On Direct TV" on Spreaker. Greg Poehler Rachel Blanchard Precilla Faia The trio is reprising their roles in the popular polyamorous romantic comedyYou Me Her. Television's first polyromantic comedy is back for a third season on AT&T AUDIENCE Network. What begins as an impulsive date between suburban husband Jack (Poehler) and neophyte escort Izzy (Faia) spins into a whirlwind three-way affair including Jack's wife Emma (Blanchard), who's been keeping secrets of her own. Over a span of just 10 days, their arrangement becomes something else entirely: A real romance with real stakes involving three real people. In Season 2, the complex realities of polyamory and "throupling" set in, and Jack, Emma, and Izzy find out what happens when this peculiar rom-com fades to black. They find it's harder than they anticipated to prove their best, truest, happiest lives really are together, especially when more conventional alternatives beckon. Now in Season 3, it's the day before Jack and Emma’s divorce signing. Circumstances reunite the t​hrouple, forcing them to confront what drew them together and what tore them apart. Will Emma return to her lesbian dream life in Seattle and leave suddenly heteronormative couple Jack and Izzy to start a family? Or will the trio realize being together may be complicated but being apart is unbearable? Most importantly, can all of them really live their best, truest, happiest lives in polyfidelity, a committed three-person union? Can each of them hold onto the “me” inYou Me Her?

Kofi Kingston

Listen to "Kofi Kingston The Big Booty" on Spreaker. Please stop destroying our trombones. And with that, we're off and running. The book is vibrant and bursting with color on every page - just like the New Day! There are graphs and graphics breaking down New Day's 483-day tag title reign - which the book focuses heavily on - as well as getting-to-know-you Q and A sessions with all three members, infographics, New Day quizzes, and a bunch more. To be honest, this book more closely resembles a book-sized and book-length version of the dear, departed WWE Magazine than any book you've ever read before. Except that it's entirely about the New Day. All of those are good things, of course. The whole thing is undeniably as close as possible to being in the voice of Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods. Woods breaks down his favorite hairstyles, Kofi lists his favorite pairs of shoes, and Big E even gives you step-by-step instructions on how to perfect your hip gyrations. Peppered throughout are little two-page entries that tell the story of the New Day, from Woods recruiting them, to their gospel era, to the crowds coming around on them through sheer force of will. These passages are pretty honest, and a good dose of reality in between by-the-numbers spreads and getting to know New Day's various animal mascots. If you have a younger fan in your life who loves the New Day, this book would make a perfect gift, or if you miss that WWE Magazine aesthetic or love the New Day aesthetic, you should probably check it out. If you plunked down money for a box of Booty-O's . you should probably pick this up as well. My hope is that someday, one of these three men will actually sit down and write a for-real autobiography, but that just wouldn't make sense as a stand-alone New Day product. The Book of Booty does. And then some.

Dave Aude

Listen to "Dave Aude Master Mixes Success" on Spreaker. He's landed over 115 songs on Billboards Dance Charts. But who is the Master behind the mix and how does Dave Aude step into an arena of the world's biggest names and consistently come out with beats that move a dance floor? We talk about listening beyond sound. He laughed it off saying he only hears his three kids. A true family guy that knows when it's time to enter the studio then return that regular down to earth Dad.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Andrew Santella

Listen to "Andrew Santella Conversation #1 About Soon" on Spreaker. Dey Street Books is proud to announce the publication of SOON: An Overdue History of Procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me by Andrew Santella (On Sale: March 13, 2018), a thought-provoking exploration of procrastination and some of history's most notable procrastinators. Santella, a Brooklyn-based writer for numerous publications such as GQ, the New York Times Book Review, Slate, and, is a self-proclaimed procrastinator. Concerned about his habit, but not quite ready to give it up, he set out to learn all he could about the human tendency to delay. When 20 percent of us are procrastinators, a third of all American undergraduates call themselves severe procrastinators, and a staggering 100 minutes of every workday are squandered away by employees, could procrastination really only stem from laziness when so many of our greatest inventors, artists, and scientists are considered members of the same club? Santella studied history's greatest procrastinators-from Leonardo da Vinci and Frank Lloyd Wright to Charles Darwin and prophets from the Old Testament-to gain insights into human behavior, and perhaps kill time, "research being the best way to avoid real work." He spoke with psychologists, philosophers, and priests. He visited New Orleans' French Quarter, home to a shrine to the patron saint of procrastinators. And at the home of Charles Darwin outside London, he learned how and why the scientist wrote volumes on coral reefs and obsessively studied barnacles during the twenty years between developing his theory of natural selection and actually publishingThe Origin of Species. Yet Darwin is remembered not for procrastination, but his brilliance and diligence; it is his delay itself that makes him so human. With his new book, Santella isn't looking to putting an end to procrastination or to even excuse it. Instead, he refreshingly suggests that delay and deferral can help us understand what truly matters to us. "Sometimes the best things you do are the things you do only to put off doing something else." This is a book for everyone who has ever put off something important.

Ronnie Romero

Listen to "Ronnie Romero From Rainbow" on Spreaker. In 2016, guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore made his much-anticipated return to rock music, with a new line-up of his landmark band Rainbow. They delivered three powerhouse concerts in the UK in 2017, which are now captured on Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow: Memories In Rock II - to be released on April 6 as a 2CD+DVD set, vinyl, and digital formats via Minstrel Hall Music. Memories In Rock II boasts two CDs of live performances, and a DVD with bonus interview footage only. The setlist includes classic tracks drawing from both Deep Purple and Rainbow, such as “Spotlight Kid,” “I Surrender,” “Mistreated,” “Man On The Silver Mountain / Women From Tokyo,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Black Night,” and “Smoke On The Water.” Additionally, the set includes Rainbow’s first new single since 1996: “Waiting For A Sign,” with Ronnie Romero on vocals. This will be released as a digital single on March 16. Complementing the live material, Memories In Rock II delivers a backstage pass via a DVD of exclusive interviews with the new line-up –Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie Romero, Jens Johansson (keyboards), Bob Nouveau (bass), Dave Keith (drums), Lady Lynn (backing vocals) and Candice Night (backing vocals, as well as frontwoman of Renaissance rock band Blackmore’s Night). Rounding out the interviews are the crew members that brought these shows to life. Fans have waited for the return of Rainbow – a promise that these shows delivered in spades. Blackmore’s blazing fret work and soaring solos once again proved why he remains one of the most respected and celebrated guitarists of all time. For those who were not in attendance on these nights, here’s your ticket: the ultimate Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow LIVE experience!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Jimmy O Yang

Listen to "Jimmy O Yang How To American" on Spreaker. "I was once a fresh-off-the-boat Chinese immigrant myself. I was Jian Yang. When my family immigrated to America from Hong Kong, I was a thirteen-year-old boy who looked like an eight-year-old girl.My life growing up in Hong Kong was like a bad stereotype. I played the violin, I was super good at math, and I played Ping-Pong competitively. In China, people take Ping-Pong seriously. It's not just a drunken frat house game; Ping-Pong is a prestigious national sport. The Ping-Pong champs in China are national heroes, like Brett Favre without the dick pics."-from How to American Jimmy O. Yang is best known as quiet troublemaker, prank caller, and hacker house-squatter Jian Yang on the Emmy-nominated HBO show Silicon Valley. This spring, he'll achieve what he jokingly calls The Holy Grail of Asian Actors: playing a white girl's boyfriend (alongside Melissa McCarthy in the film Life of the Party). And this summer, he'll appear in what he (only kind of jokingly) refers to as the most Asian studio film ever-Crazy Rich Asians, based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name. In his memoir How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents, Yang shares the beginning of his journey to stardom, starting with his family's emigration from Hong Kong to Los Angeles when he was a teenager. In a perfect storm, Yang, who didn't speak any English, hit puberty upon arrival in L.A. and found himself caught between the duality of his family's traditional Chinese values and the independent spirit of American culture. So he did what any clever young immigrant would do: He set out to learn American customs by watching BET RapCity. How to American details Yang's assimilation and education while dodging his parents' relentless attempts to convince him to pursue a more practical career. Much to his parent's disappointment, Yang quit a promising internship in finance to pursue an unlikely career in comedy. When his minimum wage job at the Comedy Palace didn't pay the bills, Yang went from DJing at a strip club ("I was pairing R&B songs with strippers like a sommelier at Spago suggesting which red goes best with the beef Bolognese"), to selling used cars, to driving for Uber. But eventually he achieved the American Dream, landing as a series regular on an award-winning TV show and, in 2016, becoming a US citizen. With thoughts ranging from the first time reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, to the best way to befriend a bouncer named Beast, to the art of silencing racist hecklers, Yang uses firsthand experience to examine the timely subjects of immigration and the presentation of minorities in Hollywood.

Ron Hall

Listen to "Ron Hall From Same Kind of Different As Me" on Spreaker. “An inspiring, beautiful story about love” (Dave Morales, Fox TV Houston), SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME arrives on Blu-ray and DVD February 20, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives on Digital February 6, 2018. Based on The New York Times best-selling book, and recipient of the Dove Foundation seal of approval for ages 12+, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME follows successful art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear, Heaven Is For Real) and his wife Debbie (Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary), who seemingly have the perfect life. But when their faith and family are tested, an unlikely bond with a homeless drifter (Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond) leads them on a remarkable journey that forges an everlasting friendship. “Loaded with surprising twists and turns” (Jim Ferguson, KGUN9 ABC Tucson), SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME shows how a simple act of kindness can change everything.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Chris Whipple

Listen to "Chris Whipple The Gatekeepers Returns For Update" on Spreaker. In 2016, our country endured one of the most divisive elections in modern history. Now into his second year in office, President Trump continues to lean on a revolving inner circle of advisers who are determined to execute his outsider agenda but who have little governing experience. One of the president's most important advisers is his chief of staff, a position the framers of the Constitution could not have envisioned. Unelected and unconfirmed, the chief serves at the whim of the president, hired and fired by him alone. And yet the chief's job is so critical that the presidency cannot function effectively without one. Reince Priebus, Trump's first chief, who held the job for just over six months, was never fully empowered by the president and was routinely outmaneuvered by louder voices in the room, including Jared Kushner and Stephen Bannon. When an ineffectual Priebus left the role, many hoped Trump's second chief, retired general John Kelly, would help bring order to a chaotic White House. But while Trump and the Republican Party scored a major victory with their tax plan, they stumbled when it came to dismantling health care and curtailing Trump's off-script tweets. There's also concern that aggression towards North Korea is leading the country down a dangerous path, thanks to this commander-in-chief's impulsiveness. Kelly has said he has no plans to change Trump, but as chief of staff, isn't one of his most important jobs to protect the president from himself? Based on extensive, intimate interviews with eighteen living chiefs of staff, including an exclusive new chapter with interviews from both Priebus and Bannon on Trump, as well as two former presidents, Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush, THE GATEKEEPERS: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency (Broadway Books, on-sale March 6, 2018), by award-winning producer and journalist Chris Whipple, is the story of men who defined the presidencies they served. In THE GATEKEEPERS, Whipple explains how every president needs an empowered chief of staff in order to govern effectively. Our most successful presidents understood the importance of a strong chief (Ronald Reagan, for example, knew that he needed a consummate Washington insider, James Baker, in order to get things done). Yet as Whipple's book shows, our political age is also littered with the wreckage of presidencies that failed to understand this lesson. From Watergate and the Iraq War to the bungled rollout of Obamacare and the disasterous announcement and execution of Trump's "Muslim ban," Whipple sheds light on moments in our nation's history that take on new meaning in this current climate.

Bobby Cannavale

Listen to "Bobby Cannavale From Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle" on Spreaker. Experience this year's biggest and best family fun adventure starring some of Hollywood's most popular actors - JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE is available on digital now and on 4K Ultra HDT/Blu-rayT, Blu-ray and DVD March 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In addition, the physical skus will also include digital versions of the movie, redeemable via the all-new Movies Anywhere App. Explore the vast and exciting world of Jumanji with Dwayne Johnson (Fast and the Furious franchise), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) as they work together to beat the mysterious game they were drawn into so they can return to the real world. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE also stars Nick Jonas ("Scream Queens") and Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man). Now fans can experience what it's like to be transported into the world of JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE. For the first time ever, the home entertainment packaging will feature a Snapchat Snapcode that unlocks an augmented reality experience. When fans pick up a copy of the film on Blu-ray or DVD at any retailer and scan the Snapcode with their Snapchat app, they will find the jungle brought to life right in front of them. Once there, they can record their experience and share it with their friends. There will be an additional Snapcode on an insert inside the package, exclusively for consumers who purchase the disc, that will trigger a second first-of-its-kind AR experience that will bring the characters from Jumanji into your living room. With the Digital, Blu-ray and DVD releases of JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, fans can delve even deeper into Jumanji with the amazing bonus materials packed with more laughs, more action and more fun, including a hilarious gag reel, a music video and three behind-the-scenes featurettes. Prepare to be rocked when Jack Black and Nick Jonas share their mind-blowing take on an original theme song for the film in the epic music video "Jumanji Jumanji." Fans can follow the intrepid guide, Nigel, as he leads them through a behind-the-scenes journey showcasing how this epic adventure came to life in "Journey Through The Jungle: The Making of Jumanji." In "Meet the Players: A Heroic Cast," Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan discuss the fun they had diving into character and working with each other. Fans will also hear from the team of talented visual effects artists on how they created one of the film's most exciting scenes in "Attack of the Rhinos!" The Blu-ray and digital releases contain two additional exclusive featurettes, including "Surviving the Jungle: Spectacular Stunts!" a firsthand look of how the most eye-popping stunts were conceived and executed. "Book to Board Game to Big Screen & Beyond! Celebrating The Legacy of Jumanji" is a loving and nostalgic look at the enduring legacy of Jumanji as the cast and filmmakers reflect on the beloved original 1995 film and how the new film honors the original's exciting history.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Captain Dave Marciano

Listen to "Captain Dave Marciano From Wicked Tuna On National Geographic" on Spreaker. Wicked Tuna’s seventh season finds the captains in need of redemption. Captain Dave Marciano of the Hard Merchandise (@CaptMarciano) is out to turn things around after a disappointing season in Gloucester last year, in which he caught only five fish and landed near the bottom of the leaderboard. This year, Marciano is looking to start strong and land some big paydays as he teams up once again with his son and first mate, Joe, and welcomes a new crew member aboard — his oldest daughter, Angelica. For the Marciano clan, fishing is a family affair.

U God From Wu Tang

Listen to "U God Lamont Hawkins From The Wu Tang Clan" on Spreaker. "It's time to write down not only my legacy, but the story of nine dirt-bomb street thugs who took our everyday life-scrappin' and hustlin' and tryin' to survive in the urban jungle of New York City-and turned that into something bigger than we could possibly imagine, something that took us out of the projects for good, which was the only thing we all wanted in the first place." -Lamont "U-God" Hawkins The Wu-Tang Clan are considered hip-hop royalty. Remarkably, none of the founding members have told their story-until now. Here, for the first time, the quiet one speaks. Lamont "U-God" Hawkins was born in Brownsville, New York, in 1970. Raised by a single mother and forced to reckon with the hostile conditions of project life, U-God learned from an early age how to survive. And surviving in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s was no easy task-especially as a young black boy living in some of the city's most ignored and destitute districts. But, along the way, he met and befriended those who would eventually form the Clan's core: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, and Masta Killa. Brought up by the streets, and bonding over their love of hip-hop, they sought to pursue the impossible: music as their ticket out of the ghetto. U-God's unforgettable first-person account of his journey, from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world, is not only thoroughly affecting, unfiltered, and explosive but also captures, in vivid detail, the making of one of the greatest acts in American music history. Born Lamont Jody Hawkins, U-God is an American rapper and hip-hop artist and one of the founding members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. A native New Yorker, RAW is his first book.

Thoughts Are Energy

Listen to "Thoughts Are Energy" on Spreaker. We move because someone moved before us. Deep thought right? But an incredible place to grow from. Everything you put into play today can't be owned by the presence of self. It's a series of experiences influenced by the energy of others. All that is necessary in your moment doesn't always reach it's potential because we've allowed ourselves to let others make the move first. I looked up the word necessary today. Mainly because word check has made all of us very bad spellers on paper. Beneath it's headline were a couple of sentences defining what necessary means: Determined, existing, or happening by natural laws or predestination. Pre meaning before. Destination meaning a journey is required. Which means through awareness we are able to shape our new day with what is necessary. Many dogs eat every bit of food in their morning dishes. Does that make you a bad parent? Not so. In controlling their diet you know how much food is necessary for their healthy way. Where it goes wrong is when we give the dogs too much food. They have been trained to eat everything. Which is no different then your walk through an everyday world. Your mind body and soul digest all that sits in front of it. And when you're full with too many thoughts. You still keep feeding that imagination. Locating that proper balance of information is knowing what is necessary. I read all the time about how someone has disconnected from the social networks only to see them coming back. They speak of the promise land and how incredible it was to be without it. Really? Why are you back? We move because someone moved before us. Time to take some notes and start understanding your invisible habits. How you move does affect and infect others. Know what is necessary and begin growing forward in peace.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Jo Jo Siwa

Listen to "Jo Jo Siwa Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards" on Spreaker. Nickelodeon SlimeFest, in partnership with Live Nation, is the first multi-day music festival for kids and families in the U.S. Featuring performances by JoJo Siwa and additional pop music stars, the two-day event will be held at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10. Nickelodeon SlimeFest will also feature appearances by Nickelodeon stars, immersive one-of-a-kind experiences and plenty of the network’s signature green slime. General admission and VIP tickets are available starting March 6th via Lip Sync Battle Shorties is the ultimate music showdown for kids. Hosted by entertainer Nick Cannon, along with show sidekick JoJo Siwa, the series features talented, real-life kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite musical artists. JoJo is a social media star with more than 6.5 million followers on Instagram, over 15 million followers on and more than five million subscribers on YouTube. Her music video, "Boomerang,” released in May 2016, currently has over 450 million views and is RIAA-certified platinum. In addition to being signed to an overall talent agreement with Nickelodeon, JoJo has a global line of consumer products including her signature bows, accessories, apparel, toys, arts and crafts, cosmetics, home goods, bedding and party supplies. In spite of these early successes, JoJo’s priorities remain at the core of her Nebraskan/mid-western upbringing and grounded family values. A true ambassador of anti-bullying, JoJo continues to be a prominent and relatable role model for her countless fans, with the strength and power in her message of celebrating individuality, keeping strong in the face of adversity and never giving up.

Steve Hackett

Listen to "Steve Hackett Wuthering Nights" on Spreaker. "Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham" is the new live release by STEVE HACKETT (ex Genesis) commemorating 2017's 'Genesis Revisited with Classic Hackett' tour! Includes a majority of Genesis tracks from 1976’s “Wind & Wuthering”, solo highlights and masterpieces like ‘Dance On A Volcano’, 'Inside And Out', ‘The Musical Box’, and ‘Firth Of Fifth’.

Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Listen to "Valentin Chmerkovskiy I'll Never Change My Name" on Spreaker. Viewers of America's hit TV show Dancing with the Stars already know Valentin "Val" Chmerkovskiy as a fan-favorite ballroom dancer and heartthrob. And while he has captivated fans since his first performance on the show in 2011, there is a lot more to Val than meets the eye. After coming to America at the young age of eight, without knowing a word of English, Val was a stranger in a strange land, far from his family's native land of Ukraine. Now, as never before, Val opens up about what it was like for his family to move to Brooklyn, realizing the American Dream the moment he became the first American to win the World Championship in Ballroom dancing just a few short months after 9/11. In his upcoming memoir, I'LL NEVER CHANGE MY NAME: An Immigrant's American Dream from Ukraine to the USA to Dancing with the Stars (on-sale: March 6, 2018; Dey Street Books; Hardcover; $26.99), Val reveals the successes and failures he's had on and off the ballroom floor, from world championships up through his first step on Dancing with the Stars. For the first time, Val looks back at his childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, and his Jewish family's immigration to the United States-including what it was like to grow up in Brooklyn as a stranger desperate to fit into a different culture, how he worked to become a premiere dancer, and, of course, the collaborations and competitions with his brother and fellow Dancing with the Stars sensation, Maksim "Maks" Chmerkovskiy-who also wrote the book's foreword. In I'LL NEVER CHANGE MY NAME, Val speaks warmly of his close-knit family and shares intimate and inspiring stories meant to offer hope and motivation not only to fans, but to everyone with a dream. Enduring persecution in their native land, Val's parents wanted a better life for their children-a desire that led them to leave everything they knew and start again thousands of miles away in a foreign country. It was a gamble that paid off-after years of practice and discipline, Val, along with Maks, have reached the pinnacle of success. Though he admits he sometimes still feels like an outsider, Val reveals that he is every bit as American as he is Ukrainian, and he expresses his enduring gratitude for everything that America represents and pays homage to his adopted nation and the opportunities it has afforded him and his family. While Dancing with the Stars has demonstrated Val's beautiful physicality, I'LL NEVER CHANGE MY NAME illuminates his soul, revealing a deep, thoughtful person who channels his emotions and socially conscious views through his art. Inspiring, heartfelt, and compulsively readable, this is a classic story of the American Dream. Showcasing 16 pages of never-before-seen photos, I'LL NEVER CHANGE MY NAME is sure to touch readers' hearts.

Josh Hartnett

Listen to "Josh Hartnett From Oh Lucy" on Spreaker. Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy." This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns that he and her niece were secretly dating, Setsuko enlists the help of her sister, Ayako and the pair fly halfway across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple. In a brave new world of tattoo parlors and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream and promise of "Lucy." Nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards - Best First Feature (Atsuko Hirayanagi) and Best Female Lead (Shinobu Terajima). From Executive Producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

JonPaul Wallace

Listen to "JonPaul Wallace Miss You Everytime and Connection" on Spreaker. I started singing at six years old, when I saw my older sister singing and immediately took to it. I began with classic rock music, listening to The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis, and other music legends that my parents thankfully exposed me to at a young age. Then I started to get exposed to Motown, particularly Stevie Wonder, who became my all-time favorite and hero musician. About halfway through high school, I became deeply interested in pop music and knew that this is where I wanted to focus my art—in the world of pop. Bruno Mars, Charlie Puth, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar are just some of the artists I admire. I always try to channel my inspirations—old and new—into my writing, while adding my own style and making the music my own. The real beginning for me as an artist was my freshman year of high school at age 14. I was suddenly cut from the baseball team. But instead of this moment derailing a life of baseball, it provided clarity of what I was really meant to do: to sing, perform and play music. I was deeply in love with music. I learned how to play piano and kept singing and by the next year I had signed with Zen Bulldog Entertainment, an independent label and publishing company based in NYC. Here is where I really started to grow as a musician and develop my craft. Two years later and at the end of my senior year of high school, I rewrote the song “7 Years” by Lukas Graham and added my own lyrics about graduating high school and the emotional experience of moving on. I performed this at graduation, and a video of this performance surfaced online and went viral, attracting millions of views all over the world. Watch Here I am now working on my own original material, playing more piano, hitting the recording studio, and performing live as much as possible . And I’m just getting started.

Randy Bachman

Listen to "Randy Bachman By George By Bachman" on Spreaker. By George – By Bachman is a collection of Harrison compositions along with one original song. Randy says, "I figured I would take George’s songs and give them new grooves. I wanted the tempos and arrangements to be different but still recognizable by the lyrics. I took the major keys and turned them into minors. It was a whole new interpretation of a familiar song. I was quite excited about the prospect of re-imagining George Harrison’s songs.” The album opens and closes with “Between Two Mountains,” an original song written to tie the various elements together. In between are 11 Harrison compositions, but you will also hear bits of other songs. "Throughout the album, I put in little signature licks that are associated with George’s songs, like the slide part from ‘My Sweet Lord’ or the opening chord from ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ for the fans to notice. Kind of like Easter eggs.” Bachman will play tracks off the album at B.B. King's in New York City on February 24th, the day before Harrison would have turned 75.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Sydney Franklin

Listen to "Sydney Franklyn Make It Hurt" on Spreaker. Hey, I’m Syd! I believe singing isn’t just about the artist – it’s about the audience and the people who enjoy the music. Singing creates an indescribable feeling for everyone in the room. It’s as if the artist and audience feel numb to everything except the music and – even if just for a moment – they are lost in a world without fear. Untouchable and invincible. If you were to take a peek at my iTunes playlist you would come across artists like Aretha Franklin, Jessie J, Jazmine Sullivan and Tori Kelly. These are a few artists that have influenced my music. As artists they are soulful, powerful and their music is meaningful – they bring stories to life, as do I hope to do one day too.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Jonathan Huber

Listen to "Jonathan Huber And Ted Geoghegan From Mohawk" on Spreaker. After its hit festival run, Dark Sky Films is proud to announce the theatrical release of Ted Geoghegan's Mohawk on March 2, with a simultaneous VOD and HD Digital release. A home invasion film where North America is the home and the invaders are the United States Army, Mohawk is a no-holds-barred action-thriller marking the second team-up between writer-director Ted Geoghegan, producer Travis Stevens, and cinematographer Karim Hussain after their award-winning 2015 horror hit, We Are Still Here. Praised as "poignant" and "thought provoking" by Rue Morgue Magazine, "gripping" and "a wild ride" by Indiewire, and "realistic and very personal" by the Hollywood Reporter, Mohawk unfolds over the course of one bloody day during The War of 1812. Kaniehtiio Horn (Hemlock Grove), Justin Rain (Fear the Walking Dead), and Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks: The Return) star as three young lovers who set fire to an American camp as retribution for the decimation of the Mohawk people, but a handful of soldiers survive, now consumed by a hunger for revenge. Led by Ezra Buzzington (Justified, The Middle), and including Ian Colletti ("Arseface" from AMC's Preacher) and Jonathan Huber (WWE Superstar Harper making his big screen debut), these angry, lost soldiers will stop at nothing to punish those who burned their camp and killed their comrades. As the day goes on, blood begets more blood and this running skirmish turns into a dramatic battle for survival in which no side is left unscarred. As Birth. Movies. Death. Says, "[Mohawk] does a fine job of reminding us that sometimes the truest horror is that of our own history." Produced by Dark Sky Films, the producers and distributors of We Are Still Here as well as House of the Devil, Stake Land, Hatchet, and many more, and Snowfort Pictures (Cheap Thrills, We Are Still Here, Starry Eyes) this is The Last of the Mohicans meets The Last House on the Left. Dedicated to the water protectors of the Standing Rock protests, and featuring numerous First Nations actors in its leading roles, Mohawk brings a forgotten part of the American past to rousing, bloody, white-knuckled life. Its heroes are not the noble frontiersman or the rifle-toting pioneers, but the ones who resisted their decimation, the skeletons in America's closets, who will no longer remain silent.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pam Stone

Listen to "Having A Conversation With Pam Stone" on Spreaker. Wait! Before I jump into what took place with Pam Stone on the phone. She's on stage June 23rd with the legendary Judy Tenuta. Tickets on sale now! Go to The one thing a radio station program director could never say about Pam and I is "Long story short." I mean we are like two chickens in a hen house with a lurking fox wearing ear plugs outside the itty bitty door. I do want to say that Pam did Dennis Quaid me. I'm ok. It may take another 30 seconds to get over. But did you know that Pam and Jim Carrey shared a moment? Wait wait. I recorded her talking about it. This isn't fake news! Plus what is Pam's present dream tour? What's the one thing that would instantly put her back on the stage? You know what I forgot to bring up? Her dogs! No wonder she Dennis Quaided me! Look... we had a conversation. No digital devices. No incoming phone calls or bothersome postal workers dropping movie swag off. Not even a bathroom break. We are grateful that you chose to use the 2 party line. Did I just show my age?

Deney Terrio

Listen to "Deney Terrio Ultimate Disco Cruise" on Spreaker. THE LINEUP: Enjoy a star-studded vacation with unparalleled access to legendary stars from the Disco era. See them during the nightly performances, enjoy celebrity-led activities, attend meet and greets and run into your favorites all week long during meals, pool side relaxing, drinks at the bar and more: KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND KOOL & THE GANG GLORIA GAYNOR VILLAGE PEOPLE TAVARES NORMA JEAN WRIGHT, ALFA ANDERSON & LUCI MARTIN (FORMERLY OF CHIC) EVELYN "CHAMPAGNE" KING THELMA HOUSTON THE TRAMMPS FEATURING EARL YOUNG MUSIQUE CRUISE HOST DENEY TERRIO THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES AND MORE! Now we know you love to boogie to the music, so we have programmed over 40 LIVE performances from some of your favorite disco legends to keep you groovin' all day and all night long. Get to know the legends of the Disco era! Artist Q&A sessions Panel Discussions Wine Tasting Celebrity Hosted Happy Hours Join Us for Other Disco Inspired Events: Theme Nights and Costume Parties Dance Parties Dance Classes Talent Competitions and Gameshows Trivia Contests Karaoke More information: