Headlined Guests

Learn to Be Financially Independent
Guest Occupation: Business Coach, Mom, Triathlete
Guest Biography:

Shanda Sumpter knows if you have ever dreamed of having a life of no worries—being able to pay your bills, buying a nice home, sending your kids to college, taking a great vacation, or having the freedom and money to make a difference for others . . . she is the business coach to show you how to make those dreams come true (and how it may be less complicated than you think). Over the course of her career, Shanda has built her multimillion-dollar coaching company, become a best-selling author, hosted the infomercial “Your Wealth Matters,” and helped thousands of her students break through the six-figure (and seven-figure) ceiling.  But there was a time when she had only $500 to her name and found herself sitting on her apartment floor in Las Vegas, completely broke, unable to pay for her apartment and car.  She took a chance and hired a mentor on credit. That risk was the catalyst for what became her own multimillion-dollar company, HeartCore Business.  Now . . . as mom of a new baby and fiancée to her guy, Ash, she is grateful that she built a company that allows her to live on her own terms.  Shanda is passionate about helping you live life on your own terms, too, with her step-by-step system to get your business launched and make money.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Self Help, Spiritual, Technology
Guest Occupation: Owner of Dress For Less Clothiers
Guest Biography:

Born in Cleveland, Ohio

Family relocated here in 1998

Attended University of Denver

Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004 with a degree major in business and minor in finance

Spent my "previous life" in the mortgage business right out of high school before starting a career in the investment world in early 2003

Now owns and runs Dress For Less Clothiers at 3045 S Broadway in Englewood.  This store had a proud 30-year history before Michael bought it in July of 2013, having been opened originally in June of 1986.

 Michael has taken that icon of the community, developed and improved, refined and redesigned, tweaked and lovingly nurtured it into what it is today – a force of nature in the men’s clothing market.

Guest Category: Business
Joan Mellen
Guest Occupation: Author
Guest Biography:

Joan Mellen, Author and Professor, Temple University

JOAN MELLEN is a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is the author of twenty-two books, ranging from film criticism to fiction, sports, true crime, Latin American studies and biography. Her early work was about the cinema. Her “Women and Their Sexuality in the New Film” published in 1974, was a landmark work in feminist studies. Larry McMurtry pronounced it “brilliant” in his “Washington Post” review. Her study of the image of women in film was followed by the companion study, “Big Bad Wolves: Masculinity in the American Cinema.” Her book about “The Battle of Algiers,” written in 1972, has been quoted widely in connection with the events of 9/11.

In 1972, she was awarded a prize by the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper organization in Japan. This led her to write five books about Japan, including “The Waves at Genji’s Door: Japan through Its Cinema,” 1976. Her 1981 novel, “Natural Tendencies,” is set in Japan. More recently, she has written two books about Japanese film for the British Film Institute, “Seven Samurai” (2002) and “In the Realm of the Senses” (2004).

She is also a biographer. Both “Kay Boyle: Author of Herself” (1994) and “Hellman and Hammett” (1996) were “New York Times” Notable Books of the year. “Hellman and Hammett” was also a finalist for the “Los Angeles Times” book prize.

She has written for a variety of publications such as the “New York Times,” the “Los Angeles Times,” and the “Philadelphia Inquirer, including the “Baltimore Sun” where she is a frequent contributor. She has also lectured widely at universities and festivals, including, twice at the Harbourfront International Festival of Authors and, most recently, during the summer of 2005 at the Shaw festival in Niagara-On-The-Lake.

In 2004, she was awarded one of Temple University’s coveted “Great Teacher” awards for outstanding achievement, in particular in the graduate program in creative writing.

Joan Mellen lives in Pennington, New Jersey. 

 

About Joan's new book...

Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the Robber Baron Culture of Texas

by Joan Mellen

Perhaps no president has a more ambiguous reputation than LBJ. A brilliant tactician, he maneuvered colleagues and turned bills into law better than anyone. But he was trailed by a legacy of underhanded dealings, from his “stolen” Senate election in 1948 to kickbacks he artfully concealed from deals engineered with Texas wheeler-dealer Billie Sol Estes and defense contractors like his longtime supporter Brown & Root. On the verge of investigation, Johnson was reprieved when he became president upon JFK's assassination. Among the remaining mysteries has been LBJ's relationship to Mac Wallace who, in 1951, shot a Texas man having an affair with LBJ's loose-cannon sister Josefa, also Wallace's lover. When arrested, Wallace cooly said "I work for Johnson…I need to get back to Washington." Charged with murder, he was overnight defended by LBJ's powerful lawyer John Cofer, and though convicted, amazingly received a suspended sentence. He then got high-security clearance from LBJ friend and defense contractor D.H. Byrd, which the Office of Naval Intelligence tried to revoke for 11 years without success.

Using crucial Life magazine and Naval Intelligence files and the unredacted FBI files on Mac Wallace, never before utilized by others, investigative writer Joan Mellen skillfully connects these two disparate Texas lives and lends stark credence to the dark side of Lyndon Johnson that has largely gone unsubstantiated.

Guest Category: Arts, Education, History, News, Politics & Government
Cindy Sharp
Guest Occupation: Author, speaker, radio host, yoga leader, spiritual business coach
Guest Biography:

Cindy Sharp is a quirky, rule breaker, change maker and a light to all that know her - her moving stories of being born with a rare birth defect, wealthy at times, abused, homeless at 17, on occasion very rebellious and eventually self-loved. She shines a bright light in a fun filled loving way in all her talks; she loves to sprinkle her stories in her teachings. One thing she learned along the way was that never giving up, moving forward and laughing was the journey to find herself, spirit and her true calling, healing businesses.  Cindy spent 20-years’ experience in the corporate world as a successful coach and trainer. She is an author, speaker, radio host, laughter yoga leader and spiritual business coach.

Guest Category: Literature, Business, Education, Courses & Training, Health & Lifestyle, Yoga, Inspirational, Motivational, Spiritual
Lettice McCoy
Guest Occupation: Nutritionist, Presenter and Speaker
Guest Biography:

Lettice McCoy is a Rain International Partner and Founding Member.Rain International is the first and world leader in nutritional supplements based on seeds. After Lettice tried the first seed product 2 ½ years ago, she had to be part of sharing Rain’s cutting edge seed nutrition with the world. For over 25 years, Lettice has used a wide range of natural products such as vitamins, Chinese herbs and Homeopathy. She has been involved with lifestyles like those based on Macrobiotics, blood types and raw foods. Seed nutrition can be a complimentary addition to the lives of virtually everyone from children, athletes to the elderly. During these past 2 ½ years with Rain International, Lettice has added a number of non-GMO, organic seeds to her daily regime for the anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and antioxidant benefits and more. Lettice McCoy is a Presenter and Speaker, as well as a Rain International Partner and Founding Member, letticem@icloud.com, (253) 651-3878

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Nutrition, Philosophy, Personal Development, Motivational
Cheryl Sherman
Guest Occupation: Author
Guest Biography:

My favorite saying is, 'Find Your Bliss!' That's what I've been doing as I write my Ocean Depths series. It's fun, like reading one of my favorite novels as it unfolds before me. I want to entertain my intended audience and take them out of their world into the fantasy fiction one I've created. My hope for humanity is that we can find our bliss and be good to one another and our planet along the way no matter what belief systems we adhere too or what governments we live under. Is that simplistic? Yes, but often times the simpler an idea is, the easier it is to implement.

I enjoy nature, the ocean, my family/friends and animal friends and discovering new ideas. Educating myself in different disciplines is a joy of mine. Take the time to learn and become, the rewards are incredible! As human beings, let's start out on our chosen journey, work hard at it, and along the way we will find our bliss!

Guest Category: Literature, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy
Dr Troy Munson
Guest Occupation: Wellness Chiropractor
Guest Biography:

Dr. Munson has been practicing for over 20 years as a Wellness Chiropractor. Before attending chiropractic school he worked in his parent’s health food store from the age of 10 until 21. All told Dr. Munson has been working in the healthcare world for over 30 years. Dr. Munson has post graduate training in nutrition response testing, Morphogenic Field technique, Hormone balancing and a Certification in Addictionology. He is a family man who enjoys spending time with his wife Jeanne and their two kids Raven and Silas. The Munson family also enjoys hiking and biking and Dr. Munson and his wife Jeanne have a passion for sports and play soccer and volleyball together. The Munsons love to read and homeschool their children.

You can reach Dr. Munson at 360-893-8586 or munson@ortingchiro.net

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology, Mental Health, Personal Development
LeRoy Malouf
Guest Occupation: Energy Business and Life Coach
Guest Biography:

Meet LeRoy

I am LeRoy Malouf, founder, developer and owner of Energetic Well Being™, the Energetic Well Being Process© (EWBP), and the Essentials, Proficiency, and Advanced Workshops, Home Study Programs, and Webinars.

My Mission is to enable and teach natural health, wellness, vitality, mindfulness, and presence for all ages.  My goal is to help people learn how to get stronger and more fit in all ways: physical, mental, emotional, psychological, psychic, and spiritual. I strive to help myself and clients make ongoing dramatic and positive differences in our lives and those of others, enabling us to keep discovering the path to our true Essence, Soul, Spirit, and Oneness with Source.

A key event that has guided my life’s work was a powerful spiritual experience in college.   I learned that I had reality and unreality reversed. I thought reality was inner pain, self-judgment, lack of confidence, fear of others, and struggle to move forward. I discovered that real life is joy, peace, love, power, perception, and being one with a tremendous flow of love, grace, and peace…and I decided I wanted to live this powerful reality every day!

I am an Applied Behavioral Scientist, certified in many consulting and training programs and processes. I have been a Multidisciplinary Consultant, Coach, and Instructor since 1961. I am a Certified Practitioner and former Instructor of Yuen Method© Full Spectrum Living, and have also studied under Agnes Sanford in Schools of Pastoral Care, Jeff Krock, Keith Varnum through his Vision Quests and Dream Workshops, and Matrix Energetics, just to name a few. I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an M.S. in Managerial Behavior, Managerial Economics and Controllership from MIT’s Alfred Sloan School of Management. My post-graduate work was at the Sloan School on Organization Modeling, Design, Development, and Change.

I have been married to my wife, Toni, for over 60 years, and we live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on a small farm.  Toni is a shepherd and fiber farmer, and produces yarns for weavers and knitters.  She raises sheep, llamas, alpacas, and goats. I work with clients in person at my home office, on the phone, and on Skype (see the Services page for more information).

KNOWING AND LIVING YOUR PURPOSE
A Practical Guide to Being the ‘Real’ You Everyday

By LeROY MALOUF

Remember times when you had “aha” experiences and discovered new insights and perspectives? LeRoy Malouf and others use the methods described in this book to make ongoing dramatic and positive difference in their own lives and those of others.  The Energetic Well Being Process© isn’t magic, but it’s definitely magical!  These processes make such experiences normal and frequent instead of occasional and seemingly random.  You will learn methods for:

~ Shifting away from struggling with symptoms such as pain, dis-ease, aging, and self-negation

~ Living in an increasingly positive state of improvement and regeneration

~ Expanding capabilities and possibilities

~ Loving and accepting yourself

~ Remembering and living in your natural state of love, joy, productivity, prosperity, and harmony

~ Getting stronger and more fit in all ways

~ Unfolding your truth and wellness

~ Discovering the joyful treasure that is you

~ These proven methods help you make quantum improvements in your life!

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Spiritual
Michael Russ
Guest Occupation: International best selling author, speaker and trainer
Guest Biography:

Michael J. Russ is a career sales professional, international bestselling author, speaker, trainer, musician, and world traveler. His current international bestselling book is Zero Adversity: 3 Steps to Freedom, Fulfillment, and Creating an Authentic Life, where he reveals a deceptively simple and highly practical method of approaching and processing life's challenging events before they become disruptive---resulting in more time, happiness, freedom, productivity, abundance, and fulfillment in your life. Michael inspires  people to master their inner conversation and approach life with a sense of wonder, inspired action, creativity, joy, and hope.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Mental Health, Personal Development, Inspirational, Motivational
Reverend Peter VanEs
Guest Occupation: Rector of the Denver Metro New Apostolic Church
Guest Biography:

Peter was born 1/6/1973 in Oregon.   First ordained in 1991 as minister for New Apostolic Church, Peter has been the rector of the Denver Metro congregation since November 2014.  In 1998,he married the love of life, Heidi and together they have 3 wonderful children.  He is a life long member of the New Apostolic Church, and has provided the following to give a background of the church and what it stands for.

The New Apostolic Church strives to make individuals feel at home by creating a warm and welcoming place for all to worship. Wherever you visit, you’ll sense a strong tradition of Christian fellowship where brothers and sisters love and serve one another.

  • Our doctrine is Bible-based with living Apostles continuing the great commission given by the Lord.
  • Our fellowship in the Church of Christ consists of baptism of water and Spirit, recognizing and repenting from sin, and experiencing Holy Communion with Jesus Christ.
  • Our goal is to become the worthy bride taken up when Jesus returns.

The New Apostolic Church is an international Christian church. Over ten million Christians around the world currently profess the New Apostolic faith.

Today the New Apostolic Church continues to welcome people from all walks of life who are looking for a vibrant, purposeful life in Christ.

Our Vision is to create a church in which people feel at home and, inspired by the Holy Spirit and their love for God, align their lives to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and thus prepare themselves for His return and eternal life.

Our Mission is reaching out to all people in order to teach them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to baptize them with water and the Holy Spirit.  Providing soul care and cultivating a warm fellowship in which everyone shall experience the love of God and the joy of serving Him and others.

Guest Category: Personal Development, Religion, Christianity, Inspirational, Spiritual
Franne Golde is an American songwriter, musician, singer and writer.
Guest Occupation: Clothing Designer, Multi Award Winning Songwriter, Musician
Guest Biography:

Franne Golde is the clothing designer of a sculpted fashion collection. All her designs are made with love and care in Los Angeles, California. Franne's clients look their best to give them confidence, energy and feel great. In her line nothing is clingy, boxy or baggy—just figure flattering! Franne's basics fit into an overhead suitcase and client's go from morning til' evening (and everything in between) in style and comfort.  Franne is known for creating BIG visible dreams - she learned that persistence and resilience make dreams come true.  Franne has living proof from her past as a songwriter on several Grammy Award-winning records. Franne Golde’s songs have appeared on more than 100 million records worldwide, she has received BMI awards, Grammy awards and worked with the greatest names in music, such as: Diana Ross. Whitney Houston and Randy Travis. This songwriter has penned classics for them all.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Health & Lifestyle, Music, News, Self Help, Society and Culture, Technology, Travel & Leisure
Martin Kember
Guest Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Guest Biography:

MARTIN KEMBER

While it is impossible to define all the elements of true artistry, one thing is certain; you know it when you hear it. Such is the case with Blue Eyed Soul Singer “Martin Kember”. He is a singer/songwriter/producer who delivers sensuous melodies and romantic radio friendly mid-tempos; it’s graceful crooning with a vibe! Martin’s distinct vocal style lends power and presence to every song he sings. This, combined with his stellar “story telling” writing skills, and production savvy creates a singularly compelling combination. Martin — a native of London, England who now makes his home in Los Angeles — has written songs for many other established artists such as Kenny Latimore, Australian Idol Winner Guy Sebastian, and he has produced tracks for Hip Hop legend 2Pac. (Thug n u, Thug n me, Let Em’ Have It.)

Martin started his singing career during high school as the front man of 90’s New Jack Swing era R&B group “AZ-1”, and later became the front man of the multi-platinum “Color Me Badd”. Martin also recorded his first solo album “One Shade of Love” on the Warner Bro’s Label. To his disappointment, a corporate shake up at the label left him without the A&R executive and team that had signed him. The album was later released in small numbers with no promotion or marketing plan. However, that same album gained a “cult” following organically around the world with those who loved melodic R&B. Soon after, soulful crooner Kenny Latimore covered the opening track, “WHO”, while “When Your Spirit Gets Weak” was recorded by boy band “Plus One”, which went on to become Martin’s first GOLD RECORD as a songwriter!

While negotiating the exit from his WB contract, Martin continued writing, producing and recording which he considers both a gift and a passion that he would never surrender.

In 2009, Martin had a top viral hit with the emotional single “DRIVING MYSELF INSANE” written by Martin with Emile Ghantos (Charlie Wilson)

and Andre Lindal who became known for his close work with STARGATE in Oslo, Norway.

This unforeseen success prompted the writing and recording Martin’s album entitled “Cycles”, which was initially released through a new regional record deal in JAPAN.
During 2013, the remastered version of the album–for the USA and the world via iTunes — was released and continues to be discovered and embraced by R&B lovers all over the globe.

By the end of 2013, Martin was offered the gig as the front man and lead singer for 90’s Icons “Color Me Badd” for a 2014 world tour, in which he gladly accepted. The year was highlighted by an epic performance on the 2014 BET AWARDS, where Martin performed the groups mega-hit “I Wanna Sex You Up” with rave reviews.

Martin has since handed the lead roll back over to Color Me Badd’s original members, who had been dealing with a variety of well documented health and legal issues.

A highly anticipated new solo album “Consummate” is scheduled for release this fall, and will include of the single “U DESERVE IT GIRL”, as well as a recently leaked viral all A-Capella remake/remix of the mega-hit “I Wanna Sex You Up” which features Snoop Dogg.

A Prince inspired ballad called “Sanctuary” will be included on the album. Martin, a self proclaimed “Prince fanatic” has also been very active in participating in performance tributes to his recently lost musical idol.

“Prince and his music was the reason I endeavored to become an artist. Since I was 12, I was enamored with his greatness, especially his falsetto and vocal range”. I truly feel like I lost a mentor, a brother, a family member, and I never met the man. He is so missed.”

Martin has performed Prince tributes recently with member of Prince’s Purple Rain era band “The Revolution” continues to perform nationally as a solo artist.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Music
Alice and Richard Matzkin
Guest Occupation: He is a Sculptor, Psychologist, Therapist, Drummer, Author. She is a Artist, Painter, Author
Guest Biography:

ALICE and RICHARD MATZKIN

Painter Alice Matzkin and her sculptor husband, Richard, contemplate growing older in their nearly 100 paintings and sculptures. Alice and Richard Matzkin They have written an award-winning art/inspiration book, THE ART OF AGING: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self, produced a 45 minute documentary video on DVD, WOMEN OF AGE: Portraits in Wisdom, Beauty and Strength, featuring paintings and interviews of 21 elder inspiring women, and designed a wall calendar, NAKED TRUTH: Celebrating the Beauty of the Aging Feminine Body, featuring paintings of nude elder women age 58 to 87. They appear on television, in print media, on the radio, and offer presentations at universities, conferences, and medical schools. They live and work in Ojai, California.

ALICE MATZKIN has  two paintings in the permanent collection of the National  Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, an entire collection of her work appeared in Ms Magazine, and her commissioned painting of Chelsea Clinton hung in the White House during the Clinton administration.  Her “WOMEN OF AGE” video was screened at the United Nations, she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey television show in a segment entitled , “Remembering Your Spirit”, and she is recognized in the prestigious directory, Marquis Who’s Who in American Art.

RICHARD MATZKIN holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology.  He is a former therapist, men’s group leader, adjunct instructor in California Community College system, and program director of a psychiatric hospital in Los Angeles.  His sculptures have appeared in numerous one man and group shows, and he has pieces in collections throughout the United States.  He was a key artist in a monumental equestrian piece in a train station in Ventura County.  His sculpture appeared in an art/inspirational book – The Great Age – a UNESCO publication.  He is also an accomplished jazz drummer. He is author of the book,

LOVING PROMISES: The Master Class For Creating Magnificent Relationship.

THE MATZKINS have written an art/inspirational book entitled, “THE ART OF AGING: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self.   The book has won two awards – The  IPPY from Independent Publishers Book Awards – world’s largest international book competition, and the NAUTILUS AWARD – for books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change.  They were selected in 2012 by the National Center for Creative Aging as “one” of twelve “Beautiful Minds” in a national campaign that celebrates individuals 55 and older who are keeping their minds beautiful.

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Beauty, Visual Arts, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help
Marina Jacobi
Guest Occupation: Higher Dimensional Telepathy
Guest Biography:

My name is Marina Jacobi.  From a little kid I had automatic writing and I knew things about people like sickness or problems. I had vivid dreams that were becoming true.  Through the writing I was connecting with different loved ones that passed away.  In the last five years everything changed.  

I started to connect with different beings that told me that we’re from a higher dimension of frequency and hybrids including higher order of consciousness.  I also started to telepathically connect and hear everything. They started to teach me everything about consciousness and the new metaphysics that is the bridge between matter and consciousness. 

They also guided me how to completely detox my body.  I am now officially on raw and vegan diet.  They told me that this material is very important for humanity and that this is just the beginning.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Self Help, Spiritual, Variety
Bernard Guenther
Guest Occupation: Writer, Film Maker, Shaman, Esoteric Researcher, Integrative Body Work and Holistic Coaching
Guest Biography:

Bernhard Guenther grew up in Munich, Germany.  He moved to California in 1994 to study drums and percussion at the ‘Percussion Institute of Technology’ (PIT), Los Angeles. His exploration into rhythm and music became a journey of self-discovery and healing which led him to bodywork and the Healing Arts.

 

Being emotionally sensitive and battling depression throughout his early life, Bernhard faced his shadow and fears. His personal healing process inspired him to explore the mysteries and hidden knowledge surrounding our planet and humanity’s origins, questioning the roots of what constitutes “reality”, and how social (and spiritual) conditioning impacts upon our collective and individual search for truth, fulfillment and happiness in all aspects of life. 

 

Over the course of his life Bernhard has studied various healing modalities and graduated from the ‘Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing’ (IPSB) in Los Angeles and the ‘Esalen Institute’ in Big Sur, essentially developing his own unique style of Integrative Bodywork as a licensed certified Massage Therapist (Certified Esalen® Massage and Deep Bodywork® Therapist).

 

His journey over the past 20 years has also led him to the study and practice of Yoga, Qi Gong, Dance, Psychology, Astrology, Mythology, Shamanism, as well as various spiritual and ancient esoteric teachings. 

 

Bernhard feels that in order to make a shift in consciousness, we need to do the work to separate truth from lies, both within and without; and to bring the darkness to light whilst making the shadow conscious, so that we can truly heal, evolve, and grow, living up to our full soul potential and aligning with our individual purpose. 

 

All of these values are pursued in order to achieve humanity’s collective emancipation, which involves every individual becoming fully-embodied sovereign Beings, playing our unique parts in this evolution of the heart-space, anchoring a higher frequency of love and compassion for self and others.  

 

For his writing, original films and content:  https://veilofreality.com

For Integrative Body Work, Events and Holistic Coaching:   http://www.bernhardguenther.com/index.html 

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Yoga, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Access Consciousness, Animal & Plant Communications, Shamanism, Psychic & Intuitive
Legendary 'Babys' Guitarist Wally Stocker on The Ray Shasho Show
Guest Occupation: Guitarist
Guest Biography:

CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS

'THE BABYS' 

An Interview with Guitarist Wally Stocker

Wally Stocker, born in England, is perhaps best known as the lead guitarist with The Babys. Wally’s distinct style, reminiscent of Paul Kossoff (Free), gave The Babys a distinct, recognizable sound. That sound has found its way back home with the reforming of The Babys!

When The Babys disbanded in 1981 Wally toured with Rod Stewart and Air Supply, as well as Humble Pie – Featuring Jerry Shirley, Jimmy Barnes and Zoomer.

Wally recently made the cross-country move from Florida back to California! We welcome him back with open arms and huge smiles.

With Les Paul in hand – and trusty Marshall stack at his back, Wally is back where he belongs!

The Babys are a rock group best known for their songs “Isn’t It Time” and “Every Time I Think of You“. Both songs reached #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in the late 1970s. The 1976–1978 Babys line-up consisted of keyboardist/guitarist Michael Corby, vocalist/bassist John Waite, drummer Tony Brock and guitarist Wally Stocker.

After Corby left the band in August 1978, a replacement was sought and the company brought in two musicians: Jonathan Cain as keyboardist and Ricky Phillips to take over as bassist. From 1979 until the breakup in 1981, The Babys line-up consisted of vocalist Waite, drummer Brock, bassist Phillips, guitarist Stocker, and keyboardist Cain.

After the breakup, John Waite went on to produce a major solo hit, “Missing You“, and continues to be a solo artist today. Jonathan Cain left to join Journey. John Waite, Jonathan Cain and Ricky Phillips formed Bad English in the late 1980s. Ricky Phillips currently plays for Styx. Wally Stocker and Tony Brock (together and separately) worked with Rod Stewart and other mainstream artists including Elton John, Air Supply, Keith Urban and Humble Pie.

In late 2012, auditions were held to find suitable replacements for the departed members. Joining original Babys Tony Brock and Wally Stocker, are John Bisaha (Lead Vocals/Bass) and Joey Sykes (Guitars). The new lineup have played numerous shows over the past year to great crowds and reviews – while pushing forward with new music to be brought to The Babys FANS – who have been sorely neglected low these many years! The new album – I’ll Have Some of That – was released worldwide on June 24, 2014.

Joining The Babys onstage are “The Babettes’ – Holly Bisaha and Elisa Chadbourne, along with keyboardists Francesco Saglietti and Brian Johnson.

The Band is about to release a new video for “Not Ready to Say Goodbye” very soon!

The Babys bring a full sound and look that has not been seen on the ‘scene’ in MANY years!

Visit The Babys official website for current tour dates and latest news at  https://www.thebabysofficial.com/

The Babys on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBabysOfficial/

The Babys on Twitter https://twitter.com/TweetTheBabys/

Purchase The Babys most recent release entitled 'I'll Have Some of That!' at amazon.com

Guest Category: Arts, Music
Michelle Edhouse
Guest Occupation: Facilitator, Author, Entrepreneur
Guest Biography:

Michelle Edhouse has always thought of herself as a normal middle class girl with an engineering/mathematical brain, but she always knew there was more available than what she saw those around her choosing. 

You could say she was always seeking. Meditation, palmistry, Amway and Avatar where just some of the places she looked to find what else may be possible. 

When she heard about Access Consciousness and read what she could find online there was such a lightness about it she rang a facilitator and said "I want to do this class". Since then her and her husband Glenn have done many of the Access Consciousness classes including the facilitator training.

"The changes have been subtle in some areas but profound in others. This ease I have with my children now is something I could never have imagined possible."

Michelle has used the tools and techniques in Access to open up possibilities in business and creativity by clearing out limitations and asking "what else is possible here?"

"When I did my first Access class my facilitator heard that I had done computers at Uni and said 'Oh you could build me a website then'. What about doing computers at Uni 12 years ago says I can build a website now? Ok lets put these tools to work."

Michelle and Glenn use the tools of Access Consciousness daily in all areas of life and in all their relationships (especially theirs and with their 2 children).

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Self Help, Technology
Richard Stallman
Guest Occupation: Software Developer/Software Freedom Activist
Guest Biography:

Richard Matthew Stallman is a software developer and software freedom activist. Born in 1953, he attended Harvard starting in 1970 and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in physics. From September 1974 to June 1975 he was a graduate student in physics at MIT.

He worked at the Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT from 1971 to 1984, learning operating system development by doing it, except for the year he was a graduate student. He wrote the first extensible Emacs text editor there in 1976, and developed the AI technique of dependency-directed backtracking, also known as truth maintenance.

In 1983 Stallman announced the project to develop the GNU operating system, a Unix-like operating system meant to be entirely free software, and has been the project's leader ever since. With that announcement he also launched the Free Software Movement.

Stallman began working on this project on January 5, 1984, resigning from MIT employment in order to do so. In October 1985 he started the Free Software Foundation, of which he is president as a full-time volunteer. Stallman developed a number of widely used software components of the GNU system: the GNU Compiler Collection, the GNU symbolic debugger (gdb), GNU Emacs, and various others.

The GNU/Linux system, which is a variant of GNU that also contains the kernel Linux developed by Linus Torvalds, are used in tens or hundreds of millions of computers, and are now preinstalled in computers available in retail stores. However, the distributors of these systems often disregard the ideas of freedom which make free software important, and even include nonfree software in those systems.

That is why, since the mid-1990s, Stallman has spent most of his time in political advocacy for free software, and spreading the ethical ideas of the movement, as well as campaigning against both software patents and dangerous extension of copyright laws.

Stallman pioneered the concept of copyleft, and is the main author of the GNU General Public License, the most widely used free software license, which implements copyleft.

Stallman gives speeches frequently about free software and related topics. Common speech titles include "The GNU Operating System and the Free Software movement", "The Dangers of Software Patents", and "Copyright and Community in the Age of the Computer Networks". A fourth common topic consists of explaining the changes in version 3 of the GNU General Public License, which was released in June 2007. Another topic is "A Free Digital Society", which treats several different threats to the freedom of computer users today.

In 1999, Stallman called for development of a free on-line encyclopedia through the means of inviting the public to contribute articles.

Stallman is officially a Visiting Scientist at MIT.

Free Software, Free Society is Stallman's book of essays. His semiautobiography, Free as in Freedom, provides further biographical information.

  • 1986: Honorary life time membership in the Chalmers Computer Society
  • 1990: MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
  • 1990: The Association for Computing Machinery's Grace Murray Hopper Award "For pioneering work in the development of the extensible editor EMACS (Editing Macros)."
  • 1996: Doctorate honoris causa from Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology
  • 1998: Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer award
  • 1999: Yuri Rubinsky Memorial Award
  • 2001: The Takeda Techno-Entrepreneurship Award for Social/Economic Well-Being
  • 2001: Doctorate honoris causa from the University of Glasgow
  • 2002: United States National Academy of Engineering membership
  • 2003: Doctorate honoris causa from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • 2003: Honorary professorship from the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería del Perú
  • 2004: Doctorate honoris causa from the Universidad Nacional de Salta, in Argentina
  • 2004: Honorary professorship from the Universidad Tecnológica del Perú
  • 2005: Fondazione Pistoletto prize
  • 2007: Honorary professorship from the Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, in Peru
  • 2007: First Premio Internacional Extremadura al Conocimiento Libre
  • 2007: Doctorate honoris causa from the Universidad de Los Angeles de Chimbote, in Peru
  • 2007: Doctorate honoris causa from the University of Pavia
  • 2008: Doctorate honoris causa from the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, in Peru
  • 2009: Doctor of Science honoris causa from Lakehead University in Canada
  • 2011: Doctorate honoris causa from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, in Argentina
  • 2012: Honorary professorship from the Universidad César Vallejo de Trujillo, in Peru
  • 2012: Doctorate honoris causa from the Universidad Latinoamericana Cima de Tacna, in Peru
  • 2012: Doctorate honoris causa from the Universidad José Faustino Sanchez Carrión, in Peru
  • 2013: Inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame
  • 2014: Doctorate honoris causa from Concordia University in Canada
  • 2015: Doctorate honoris causa from Universidad las Américas in Peru.
  • 2016: The Association for Computing Machinery's Software and Systems Award for development of GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection.
Guest Category: Business, Education, News, Science, Technology
Ron Finley
Guest Occupation: Artist/Clothes Designer/Gardener/Community Leader
Guest Biography:

Meet Ron Finley, a man who will not sit still and watch a problem take root. Having grown up in the South Los Angeles food prison, Ron is familiar with the area’s lack of fresh produce. He knew what it’s like to drive 45 minutes just to get a fresh tomato.

In 2010, he set out to fix the problem. Outside his front door, that is. Ron planted vegetables in the curbside dirt strip next to his home. And quietly, carefully, tenderly started a revolution. I wanted a carrot without toxic ingredients I didn’t know how to spell, says Ron.

His was an exceptionally creative, cost-effective and simple solution; however, it was also an act of spirited rebellion that led to a run-in with the authorities.

The City of Los Angeles owns the “parkways” the neglected dirt areas next to roads where Ron was planting. He was cited for gardening without a permit. This slap on the wrist did little to dissuade his green thumb. So Ron fought back. Hard. He started a petition with fellow green activists, demanding the right to garden and grow food in his neighborhood and then, the city backed off.

This caught the eyes of creative leaders and media voices that lauded his courageous act of ebullient defiance. Ron has continued to share his story and vision with the world, giving a TED talk and planning many exciting ways to continue his involvement in mitigating Los Angeles food prisons.

His dreams have been reshaped into a thriving garden of pumpkins, peppers, sunflowers, kale and corn. But more than being a gangsta gardener, Ron is a community leader.

Determined to change South Los Angeles from food desert to food forest, he wants his actions to be educational, inspiring, and nutritious. He wants kids to grow up with the option of healthy food, instead of fried, fattening staples. He wants to sweep up and transform his street, his hood, the city of LA and communities everywhere.

Besides his community leadership helping people to understand and become involved with gardening leading to better nutrition, Ron owns his own clothing business called "Dropdead Collexion".  He has designed clothes for NBA players, Saks Fifth Avenue and Marcus Neiman among many others.  He has also been featured on a number of TV and radio shows, a speaker at events, as well as profiled in publications like Reader's Digest, Millenial Magazine, and Aquaponics.  Ron is also a recepient of the “Natural American Heroes Award” from Natural News.

ABOUT THE 'RON FINLEY PROJECT'...

Ron is realizing his vision for community gardening and rejuvenation. Let’s grow this seed of urban gangsta gardening into a school of nourishment and change. Help spread his dream of edible gardens, one city at a time.

It’s time for Americans to learn to transform food deserts to food forests. Help them learn to regenerate their lands into creative business models. Let’s make Ron’s philosophy mushroom across the country, and the world.

In part of this effort, Ron is planning to build an urban garden in South Central LA that will serve as an example of a well-balanced, fruit-and-veggie oasis  called “HQ”.

Inspired by the idea of turning unused space such as parkways and vacant lots into fruitful endeavors, this garden and gathering place will be a community hub, where people learn about nutrition and join together to plant, work and unwind.

HQ will create a myriad of jobs for local residents, and this plot of land will be a self-sufficient ecosystem of gardening, education, cooking, business learning and management. The community will get their hands dirty together, shovel together, work together and be healthy together.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Education, Health & Lifestyle, News, Philosophy, Politics & Government, Science, Self Help, Society and Culture
Dr Jean Logan
Guest Occupation: Ordained minister, nutritionist and energy healer
Guest Biography:

Dr. Jean Logan is an ordained minister, has a doctorate in Nutritional Healing and has an extensive knowledge of many types of energy healing. Jean is the author of “Unlocking the Power of Glyphs,” “Sacred Symbols of Light,” “Symbols of the Dawn” and recently released “Sacred Symbols Healing Cards.” Her books are now in over 80 countries with all profits going to a provide services to indigenous children through her nonprofit Holy Ground Farm, Inc. Her books are available through Amazon.com

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Nutrition, Religion, Spiritual

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