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Headlined Guests that have appeared on BBS Radio TV

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Guest Occupation: M. D., Researcher, Author, Lecturer
Guest Biography:

Dr. Dale Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. He graduated from Caltech, then earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding President and CEO.  Dr Bredesen has mentored many, many physicians and PhD learners in his lab, presented over 300 papers, written over 200 peer reviewed papers written numerous book chapters and abstracts,, written several books including his recent the End of Alzheimer’s: The first program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline, received numerous patents and honors. In addition, recently he has been interviewed on many television  and radio shows including Dr Oz. 

The uniform failure of recent drug trials in Alzheimer’s disease has highlighted the critical need for a more accurate understanding of the fundamental nature of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bredesen’s research has led to new insight that explains the erosion of memory seen in Alzheimer’s disease, and has opened the door to a new therapeutic approach. He has found evidence that Alzheimer’s disease stems from an imbalance in nerve cell signaling: in the normal brain, specific signals foster nerve connections and memory making, while balancing signals support memory breaking, allowing irrelevant information to be forgotten. But in Alzheimer’s disease, the balance of these opposing signals is disturbed, nerve connections are suppressed, and memories are lost. This model is contrary to popular dogma that Alzheimer’s is a disease of toxicity, caused by the accumulation of sticky plaques in the brain. Bredesen believes the amyloid beta peptide, the source of the plaques, has a normal function in the brain — promoting signals that allow some of the nerve connections to lapse. Thus the increase in the peptide that occurs in Alzheimer’s disease shifts the memory-making vs. memory-breaking balance in favor of memory loss. This work has led to the identification of several new therapeutic candidates that are currently in pre-clinical trials.

Dr. Bredesen’s novel insights into the fundamental nature of Alzheimer’s disease recently attracted an investment of $3.5 million toward a $10 million goal for initial clinical trials of these new therapeutics. This generous support came from the private venture capitalist Douglas Rosenberg, who is helping to fund the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Network, centered at the Buck Institute. The unit is screening drug candidates to find those that can preserve a healthy balance in the signaling pathways that support memory. Dr. Bredesen’s work on nerve cell signaling is also the focus of a collaboration between the Buck Institute and BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is seeking treatments for a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease, early onset Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (eFAD), which may develop in people as young as 30 years of age.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Science, Self Help
Guest Occupation: Publishers African American Tourist Market Magazine
Guest Biography:

In the 1960s I was heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement as second vice chair of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) under our leader at the time, the legendary James Farmer.  I later went on the become chairman of Bronx CORE, following in the footsteps of the chapter's first chairman, Herb Calendar, who was an original Freedom Rider.

I share this with you so you'll understand why more often than not I am stirring the pot and unwilling to tolerate the status quo when it comes to opportunities for wealth building and empowerment in our African-American community.  By us pushing the envelope and not settling for things as usual, we served as catalysts for change.  

That being said, this Publisher's Message is directed mainly at our meeting, incentive and event planner audience.  I'm the first to admit that the days when overt racism was rampant are thankfully behind us for the most part.  But unless you have been wearing blinders, it's hard for you to deny that we continue to experience and live with the vestiges of Jim Crow, which are evident wherever you look in this industry. Our efforts moved our community, and our country, in the right direction.  We won many battles, though certainly not all of them.  And while we accomplished much, in 2017 few can argue that we don't still have a long way to go.

That being said, this Publisher's Message is directed mainly at our meeting, incentive and event planner audience.  I'm the first to admit that the days when overt racism was rampant are thankfully behind us for the most part.  But unless you have been wearing blinders, it's hard for you to deny that we continue to experience and live with the vestiges of Jim Crow, which are evident wherever you look in this industry.

In fact BM&T regularly runs feature articles in our magazine presenting an array of outstanding and highly qualified individuals who are more than competent to fill some of the many opportunities that exist under the broader umbrella of Tourism as well as highlighting hundreds of African American Tourist sites that would be of interest to everyone nationwide.

Guest Category: Business, Travel & Leisure
Guest Occupation: Business Success Coach & Media Trainer
Guest Biography:

Shirlene Reeves: one of only 253 Certified Financial Educators in the US, a web TV show host and a syndicated radio host on BBS Radio, publisher of Wealthy Woman Magazine and the author of Selling Through Your Heart - Empowering You To Build Relationships For Financial Freedom.

Shirlene is an in-demand international keynote speaker specializing in educating coaches, authors and entrepreneurs with answers for transforming their businesses by selling with heart, developing confidence, and stepping onto stages, web TV, podcasts and radio for massive, marketing visibility.

Guest Category: Love & Relationships, Motivational
Guest Occupation: Goddess Activator
Guest Biography:

Radhaa is an intuitive teacher, international coach, healer, forward thinking leader and speaker on feminine empowerment. Radhaa is Creatress behind the original healing modality

The Goddess Activations™. 

This healing method is used to Awaken and ActivateGoddess Codes™ which help clear beliefs, blockages and lineage wounds and awaken the feminine gifts. 

Radhaa stems from a direct lineage of Shamans, working with women to heal their heart and soul wounds.

As the Founder of Goddess Code Academy™ a mystical school for the divine feminine. Her mission and vision of serving women through holistic education and empowerment. Radhaa leads online programs, international retreats and Goddess Activations™ trainings.

Radhaa has a deep connection Mother Gaia and nature. She thrives on creativity, art and love for honest story-telling has lead her to support others following their life path, higher purpose and ultimate dreams.

Guest Category: Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Medium & Channeling, Meditation, Clairvoyant & Telepathic, Mystic & Seer, Psychic & Intuitive
Guest Occupation: Aroma Alchemist
Guest Biography:
Bethanny Gonzalez, Aromatherapy Alchemist and founder of Gaia’s Healing Gifts is a certified aroma therapist & licensed skin care specialist in the state of Florida.
Her professional background is in the natural healing arts and she has worked as a certified chiropractic physician's assistant for 14 years. 
She has many years of experience working with essential oils through her skincare business and energy healing sessions, all with positive results. 
Bethanny chose the name Gaia’s Healing Gifts because she only uses natural, organic or wild crafted ingredients from the earth in her products.
Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Musician, composer, songwriter, poet, TV comedy writer and photographer
Guest Biography:

M A S O N   W I L L I A M S

A 50 YEAR CELEBRATION FOR A TIMELESS

MUSICAL MASTERPIECE  

"CLASSICAL GAS"

Mason Williams emerged in the late 1960’s as a strong force in television and music circles.  In 1968 he won two Grammy awards with his unique composition for guitar, Classical Gas. That same year he also won an Emmy award for his work as a comedy writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Mason is perhaps most widely known as a composer and recording artist.  He has recorded more than two dozen albums, five on the Warner Bros. label (The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, The Mason Williams Ear Show, Music, Handmade, and Sharepickers).  Classical Gas was released as a single from The Mason Williams Phonograph Record in 1968.  Classical Gas won three Grammys that year for: “Best Instrumental (theme) Composition”, “Best Instrumental (theme) Performance”, and “Best Instrumental Orchestra Arrangement” (Mike Post, arranger).

In 1987, Mason teamed up with MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER of Fresh Aire fame, to release a new album on the American Gramaphone label.  The Album, titled “CLASSICAL GAS”, includes a remake of his 1968 Grammy award winning song.  Another cut from this album, “Country Idyll”, was a 1988 nominee for a Grammy in the Country Music category for “Best Instrumental Performance by a Soloist, Group or Orchestra.”  This album went Gold in 1991, and is now approaching platinum.

Mason has released (on the Real Music label) an acoustic instrumental album of Christmas/Holiday music album titled “A GIFT OF SONG”, featuring arrangements of traditional carols and original compositions.  In 1992 the Vanguard label released “MUSIC 1968-1971”, a compilation of cuts from his five Warner Bros. albums recorded in the late 60s, early 70s.

As a comedy writer, Mason has written for more than 150 hours of network television programming.  Writing both music and comedy, Mason was a prime creative force for CBS’ controversial SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR.  His extensive repertoire in folk music gave him the background for many of Tom and Dick’s comedy routines, and with co-writer Nancy Ames, he also composed the shows’ musical theme.  He also created and perpetuated the 1968 PAT PAULSEN FOR PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN, the most elaborate political satire in recent history.

Other major television personalities he has written for include: Roger Miller, Petula Clark, Andy Williams, Glen Campbell, Dinah Shore, and Steve Martin. In 1980 Mason was head writer for NBC’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.  In 1988 Mason received his third Emmy nomination as a comedy writer for his work on THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS 20TH REUNION SPECIAL (CBS).

He is also the creator of the world’s largest sunflower.  Originally intended as a short film, the sunflower concept was conceived as a slow-motion aerial ballet in which an old biplane skywrites (“draws”), the stem and leaves of a sunflower in the sky beneath the sun, the sun thereby becoming the blossom of the flower.

Approaching the 50th Anniversary of Classical Gas gave Williams an opportunity to reflect on his career and collect many of his art, writing and music projects into a fantastic retrospective presentation that has been and continues to be exhibited in galleries around the country.

Most recently, Williams has been returning to his broad palette of writing, composing and performing in a variety of venues. One of his more conspicuous projects is the art concept Üpclose Glimpse, an abstract artist; not just an artist who creates abstract art, he is an abstraction himself.  Üpclose is a viral visionist, and Mason is the host of this opportunistic meme. Mason says, “Üpclose uses me to explore his own unique style of mixing high and low brow art and humor into a form of concrete poetry.”

Mason is also currently working on events around the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Classical Gas including writing, composing and performing in a variety of venues which con­tinues to this day. 

For more information about Mason Williams visit … 

http://www.masonwilliams-online.com

Guest Category: Arts, Comedy, Entertainment, Music, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Modern-Day Medicine Woman, Empowerment expert, Anti-aging Advocate
Guest Biography:

Dot Claire, Modern-Day Medicine Woman, is an empowerment expert and advocate for Aging Young with Vibrant Living. She weaves a tapestry that embodies vibrant health, empowering women over fifty to awaken their courage, activate their power, and create financial abundance.

With 36 years of experience, Dot brings nursing, healing touch, and aromatherapy to her work as an intuitive healer and Reiki master teacher. As a Sacred Place Practitioner, she shifts the energy of one’s environment and creates sacred ceremonies to support and empower women who are feeling overcome and distraught by money, health, and loss issues.

Through speaking engagements, online courses, and private sessions, Dot passionately inspires women to shift thinking, energize money flow, and flourish financially in life and in business.

Dot Claire, Medicine Woman and Energy Expert

“Moving Energy to Attract More Money”

Guest Category: Business, Courses & Training, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Personal Development, Self Help, Motivational
Guest Occupation: Hair Care Guru and Media Trendsetter
Guest Biography:

Kerry Hines is the ultimate stylist and media legend. He is the creator and host of the popular syndicated Hair Radio Morning Show.   It’s the nations first 3-hour daily show about hair.  He has been featured in American Salon, New York Daily News, Atlanta Journal Constitution and many other publications. He is the brainchild behind the HairRadio broadcast network and touches the heart and soul of the industry at every conceivable level.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Education, Entertainment, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Musician
Guest Biography:
Andy Brown currently resides in Oklahoma but considers himself a citizen of the world. A multi instrumentalist, he writes, records, and performs music under different guises, like Mochi Fire, one of his most recent projects.  Having always seen the world differently, he considers himself to be an outsider artist. Throughout his life he has cultivated an interest in leftist politics, eastern religion, and rock n roll. Especially rock n roll.
 
From the time he can remember, he played music. He soaked up the sonic aesthetic of the early 90s and preceding decades, from the Violent Femmes and Nirvana to Jimi Hendrix and the Who. As a child, his mother got him an old 3/4 size acoustic for $20, and he never put it down.
 
Currently, Andy Brown is writing his own music and playing his heart out at local bars and social clubs and sees music as forever being a part of his life.
Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Life Coach, Thriveologist
Guest Biography:

Dr. Lee Baucom is the creator of the internet marriage program, Save The Marriage. Dr. Baucom has over a quarter of a century of experience helping couples and individuals learn to thrive. Dr. Baucom is trained as a therapist and life coach. In addition to therapy and coaching, he has provided consultation for organizations and businesses. Dr. Baucom is also a popular speaker on a number of topics relating to thriving.

Dr. Baucom is happily married, having just celebrated a 28th anniversary. He and his wife have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Baucom scuba dives, paddleboards, and trail runs.

Guest Category: Love & Relationships, Relationship Counseling
Guest Occupation: Fitness Instructor, Coach, Author, Expert, love and dating Mentor, Mojo
Guest Biography:

Debbi Dachinger interviews a Man Panel. What is that?  Debbi is single in the past 9 months.  She put together a panel of men to ask them questions to help her and other women go into the dating and relationship world and be successful.  Debbi pulls back the curtain to find out what do men really want? What is a turn off? What are we doing to screw things up? How can we be in a successful relationship? 

These 4 Amazing Men speak openly about how it is.

This is real conversation on sex, love, relationship, dating, laughter, communication, receiving love, and MORE! This is off the hook!!  

Meet Rob Dionne, Tim Wade, David D’Silva and Patrick Cullinane

One of my most favorite hours on air! (VERY illuminating…)

Guest Category: Business, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Sex, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Actress, producer, writer, director; advocate for inclusive education; champion supporter of women's rights and reproductive health
Guest Biography:

Amy Brenneman is an actress, producer, writer, director; advocate for inclusive education; champion supporter of women's rights and reproductive health; Mother, daughter, wife, friend, creative spirit. Amy Brenneman was born on June 22, 1964, in New London, Connecticut. She played Janice Licalsi on the police drama N.Y.P.D. Blue. In 1999, after acclaimed film work, Brenneman returned to series television with Judging Amy, which garnered her a People’s Choice Award and three Emmy nominations. Brenneman is married to director Bradley Silberling and they have two children.

TV and Film Work

Actress Amy Brenneman was born on June 22, 1964, in New London, Connecticut. A versatile performer, Amy Brenneman is perhaps best known for her portrayal of a juvenile court judge and divorced mother on the hit drama Judging Amy. The show was based in part of her own mother's experiences as a State of Connecticut Superior Court judge. Brenneman's father was also involved in legal matters, working as an environmental attorney.

A 1987 graduate of Harvard University, Amy Brenneman has proved to be a versatile performer, handling both dramatic and comedic roles. In 1992, she appeared on the short-lived dramatic comedy series Middle Ages. Her next big part attracted more attention from critics and audiences. Brenneman played Janice Licalsi on the successful police drama N.Y.P.D. Blue. Her character was a police officer becomes involved with the mob and with Detective John Kelly, played by David Caruso. Her role on the series garnered her two Emmy Award nominations.

Around this time, Amy Brenneman also had roles in several films. In the dramatic comedy about divorced fathers, Bye Bye, Love (1995), she played Matthew Modine's ex-wife. That same year, Brenneman also appeared in Michael Mann's crime thriller Heat as Robert De Niro's girlfriend. She went on to star in the independent film Nevada (1997) as a stranger who comes to a western small town. Brenneman also appeared in Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) and The Suburbans (1999).

Judging Amy

In 1999, Amy Brenneman returned to series television with a project very close to her heart. Soon after Judging Amy debuted it became of prime time's leading dramas. Amy Brenneman starred as a New York lawyer who moves with her young daughter to Connecticut and becomes a juvenile court judge soon after her divorce. Audiences were drawn to the show's interesting mix of court cases and the personal dramas surrounded the lead character and her friends and family.

The show also provided a look at three generations of women—television veteran Tyne Daly co-starred as her mother Maxine, a social worker, and Karle Warren played her daughter Lauren. During the run of the series, Brenneman won several awards for her work, including a People’s Choice Award, and was nominated three times for an Emmy Award—in 2000, 2001 and 2002. After more than 130 episodes, Judging Amy finished its long run in 2005. It is still being shown in syndication.

Recent Roles

Current projects have Amy Brenneman working in both film and television. She plays an assistant to a college professor (Al Pacino) in the upcoming film 88 Minutes. Brenneman has also been cast in the prospective spin-off of the hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy, currently titled Private Practice.

Amy Brenneman is married to director Bradley Silberling. They have a daughter named Charlotte and a son named Bodhi Russell.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Kids & Family, Self Help, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Guest Biography:
A passionate artist with many strings to her bow, fuelled by an inexhaustible creative force,.... The Queen Ladybug made her debut appearance in a band named Head Ritual with Gary (guitar) Jeppo (bass) and Dunner(drums) in 1987 at the age of 17. 
 
The QLB had joined Head Ritual as wind, keyboard player and backing singer. She soon began moved to lead vocals when she discovered her poetry was easy to fit with the music.
 
The Star was first written by the guitarist Gary Holmes and was originally very different than is heard here now. HR were punky, grungy, spiritual anarchists, heavily into magic and mayhem. QLB was given permission to rewrite 'The Star' and use the song in her own way after the band finally split due to apathy from the boys in 1995.
 
She continued to write music and lyrics throughout her life and worked with various artists both live and in the studio. 
 
Some of her best work was performed acoustically in a duo called 'Me n 'Er', in around 2002- 2005 where QLB paired up with another talented female artist called Julia Nelson. They co-wrote many songs as well as performing and recording each other's original work together. 
Courage was written by QLB and recorded with Julia during this time.
 
QLB continued to write and work alone borrowing various musicians and producers for recording and live work. 
 
During times of great strife and bereavement, words and songs would download to the QLB as if channelled from an outside source. A chance meeting in deep meditation with the deceased saint John Lennon led the Queen to write a song named Here I am. 
 
Here I Am was recorded many times, but the QLB was never quite satisfied that the sound she was trying to produce had ever materialised. However she did write and direct a video to this song which ultimately led her to the great John Lennon channel Marcia Macmahon.
 
In 2011 the QLB did her last, and ultimately best show ever, with a band she had worked with for around 4 years named AZIAM. Their spiritual views differed greatly, QLB was praising God whilst the rest of the band were protesting that there is no God. Equally unmatched was their musical taste, and so the Queen retired to write a book and concentrate on solely looking after her family and deal with debilitating illness.
 
With the family growing ever more independent and herself in a more gracious state of surrender than ever, the QLB will return to record an album of her complete works sometime in the not too distant future.
 
The beautiful Bass of AzIam Player Pete Fishwick died last year of cancer after managing to play in the band with us for four years despite his ongoing heart problems. He was a hugely talented musician who also played the mouth organ very well and was a big blues fan. He was the easiest of the guys in that band to work with. I loved him and miss his presence on here. 
Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Energy Healing, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Founder Energy Edd
Guest Biography:

ABOUT EDD EDWARDS:

As a young boy, Edd played with energy between his hands and throughout his body. With a passion for science and physics, Edd searched for the scientific explanation of the energy he was experiencing. In 1994 he met the distinguished physicist, Dr. William Levengood of Grass Lake, Michigan. Dr. Levengood was able to measure and quantify Edd’s energy output in his laboratory. Along with his work with Dr. Levengood, Edd took part in laboratory experiments with Dr. John Gedye and Charles Pyler. Through their measurement and assistance, he learned how to increase his energy output, to turn the energy output off completely, to control the switch of the polarity of the energy from positive to negative, and to affect the lab equipment from a great distance (even thousands of miles). Edd and the scientists designed and carried out countless experiments with Edd’s measurable output of energy continually increasing with precision. Today, Edd teaches others about this energy work and travels across the country offering his help to those in need.

Dr. W. C. Levengood, Bio-physics Research, has determined that  Edd trained his autonomic nervous system to interact with the ever shifting isomeric configurations, called “resonant energy”, that are ubiquitous in all living organisms. By attuning this resonant energy with a patient, he then shifts the frequencies of their energy in a way that gives maximum benefit for healing. Through biofeedback mechanisms, he senses the changes in isomeric configurations and is able to shift them in a way that influences metabolic processes in a positive way, at the quantum level, and it creates , in most cases, tingling , heat and an awareness of energy flowing through the recipient's body or bodies. Dr. Levengood published his fist peer reviewed paper about this energy with Edd's help in his lab , which is called , Evidence for Charged Density Pulses Associated with bio-electric fields in Living Organisms.

Guest Category: Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Technology
Guest Occupation: Co-Founder of Access Consciousness
Guest Biography:

Dr. Dain Heer is an internationally renowned entrepreneur, speaker and best-selling author. Raised in the ghettos of Los Angeles, Heer is the co-founder of a diverse range of businesses around the world, including PROA, a resort in Costa Rica that utilizes biodynamic land management and Castellodi Di Casalborgon, a luxurious castle in Italy. A conscious and creative business leader with a profound understanding of the power of entrepreneurship, Dr. Heer draws upon his personal experience and unique perspective to invite people from every culture, country, age and social strata to create the money, business and life they truly desire. In addition to his diverse business portfolio, Dr. Heer is co-creator of Access Consciousness, a popular personal development organization operating in 173 countries, and is the author or co-author of nine books including “Right Riches for You” and “How to Become Money.”​

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Author, Mother, Educator, Activist
Guest Biography:

I  live with my husband and three small children in Oxnard, California, an agricultural town on the Pacific coast.  The abundant farms drew my family to California from Mexico three generations ago: one set of grandparents followed the crops as migrant farm workers and never left; the other grandparents worked in a sugar beet factory that gave birth to my hometown.

The morning breeze brings the scent of the season’s crop. Some morning smell of celery; others strawberries.  Not all smells are sweet. I was asked by an Angelino (a resident of Los Angeles), “Why does Oxnard smell bad?”  The pungent odor of fertilizer spread over the land makes a lasting impression on the “outsider.” Those of us who live here rarely make any comment about the fragrances which sometimes tiptoe and sometimes stomp into our awareness. For us, it’s the aroma of life in our slice of the world.

This intimacy with the land fuel’s my passion for the subject of water conservation, and my strong activist roots transform my passion into action. My father raised me to be a change agent. He refused to swallow his own destiny as a child farmworker. Against all odds, he earned a college degree with the assistance of the G.I. Bill. My childhood memories include my father loading my sisters and me into the stuffy station wagon to take us to the United Farm Workers (UFW) marches and college lectures delivered by his heroes of the Chicano movement. In the summer of 1988, again he loaded us into the station wagon. We drove 200 miles to Delano, California. We gathered among 3,000 mostly farmworker families to pray for the health of Cesar Chavez, founder of the UFW, on his 29th day of his fast. His fast was to draw attention to pesticide use on fields he understood to cause birth defects among farmworker children.

My own entry into water conservation began with the launch of Azul Conservation Products, a distribution business of water conservation products to retailers and industry. Ultimately, I distributed over 80,000 shower timers around the country. In 2010, my small business was honored with a WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) award from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). In June 2011, I was profiled in Ventana Magazine as one of Southern California’s most notable “Progressive Thinkers” on the leading edge of the sustainability movement.

My training in Public Policy from the University of Chicago taught me to become a relentless researcher. While building Azul, I discovered while conserving water in obvious ways is important to reducing water scarcity, most water wastage occurs in the production chains of the foods we consume. This research led to Eat Less Water.

When I began my farm visits I saw how the dishes we put on our table entails a far-reaching story about the earth’s water cycles. By telling some of these stories and by bringing the reader face-to-face with people directly involved in the food-production process, the book makes vivid for the reader the seldom-seen connection between the choices each of makes while shopping for groceries and the looming threat of global water scarcity.

It took seven years, 16,000 miles of travel and a whole lot of faith to finish my new book “Eat Less Water (ELW).”  The official release is this Wednesday, November 1, 2017:

"As a researcher trained at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Florencia sets out to understand problems afflicting vulnerable communities and looks for solutions. Her articles appear in the San Jose Mercury News; the James Beard awarded Edible Communities Magazines and her blog. Florencia has recently been featured on several radio programs including NPR member stations, and Entertainment Weekly. Eat Less Water received the prestigious Gift of Freedom Creative Nonfiction genre prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO). She lives in the coastal town of Oxnard, California with her husband and three children. Please join us as we visit with Florencia and discover why it’s important for us to understand that “the same amount of water saved over the course of a year in the bathroom can be saved in a week in the kitchen, because seven out of every ten gallons of water is used for food production.”

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Guest Occupation: Founder of Family Futures Media, Intervention Healer
Guest Biography:

Noah Alvarez, affectionately called Buddha-Noah, is the Founder of Family Futures Media, as well as a healing facilitator for families and households in need all around the globe.

Noah landed in Los Angeles, CA in December 2012 with his girlfriend and dog in tow. Over the course of 5 years he has become one of the most sought-out intervention healers in Southern CA and beyond. While his young age is notable, his stature and wisdom assist in carving a path that is unique to his particular spiritual experience. 

Not only has he served celebrities with his counsel in their times of need, but he has served the underprivileged and homeless communities alike. 

His most notable work is with the Family Futures Healing Tour, which launched in the fall of 2017 and is set to return in the first quarter of 2018.

With a focus on the "new nuclear family," as well as "preserving home and soul partnerships in the 'new world," Alvarez spends most of his time working to build up families, one household at a time.

Instagram - 

  • @BuddhaNoah
  • @FamilyFuturesMedia

Facebook -

  • @familyfuturesmedia
Guest Category: Kids & Family, Love & Relationships, Relationship Counseling, Psychology, Personal Development, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Engineer Inventor/Founder FLFE
Guest Biography:

Would you like a consciousness environment comparable to 1,000 monks praying for you?  Or to raise the vibrations of a cell phone or other devise so instead of harmful  EMF waves it gives off positive ones. My two guests today have developed technology to give you an energy that will raise your vibrations/consciousness and those in your environment.  Meet Jeffrey Stegman and Clayton Stedmann.

Jeffrey Stegman’s focus has been on creating a high consciousness culture in his businesses, which parallels his own personal spiritual path. Jeffrey is the co-owner of two manufacturing businesses, including one that has been in business since 1835. FLFE is a confluence of Jeffrey’s manufacturing, engineering, business and spiritual evolution.

Clayten Stedmann has worked in the education, training and coaching business for over 30 years. For the last 20 years he has focused on business as a spiritual path in his coaching practice. Since discovering Consciousness Kinesiology (CK) in 2004 he has done over five million CK calibrations and created over 10 consciousness assessments and several unique energetic medicine protocols. FLFE is a continuation of his purposeful intention to create the conditions for humanity to have a higher level of consciousness.

Focused Life Force Energy (FLFE Innovations Corp) is a service company providing a subscription to greatly increase the level of consciousness of a property and/or around a mobile object to a very noticeable and beneficial level and provides a free trial so that people can feel it themselves before subscribing..

For centuries people have been making pilgrimages to places around the world known for their cleansing, healing, restoring and loving energy. The highest aspects of this energy can be expressed on the spiritual path and also by being a loving parent, a devoted husband or wife, a hobbyist gardener, a full-time farmer, a dedicated photographer, a steadfast employee and a business owner.

For almost as long people have been working on ways to re-create and harness this energy through study and inventions. People such as Albert Einstein,  Nikola Tesla, Masaru Emoto and Buckminster Fuller are just  a few of the better known of hundreds of researchers who understood that perhaps the greatest contribution to humanity’s evolution that we can make is to raise our own consciousness and sought ways to accelerate that process.

The study of atoms and later quantum physics confirmed what ancient spiritual teachers had been stating for centuries; ‘the law of nature states that everything has a vibration.’ Today most of us use terms like ‘ I do/don’t like the energy or vibe of that room, business or person.’

As humanity evolves new ways of measuring these vibrations emerge. A recent discovery has made it easier to measure vibration in everyday life in order to facilitate positive changes in people’s level of consciousness.

In the latter half of the 20th Century, a very successful psychiatrist, David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., after treating thousands of patients, began to see common levels of thinking, feeling and acting.  He realized that people’s challenges and advances depend on their level of consciousness. He first outlined a scale measuring levels of consciousness or vibration, named the ‘Hawkins Map of Consciousness’, in his New York Times bestselling book ‘Power Versus Force’ (1995). Hawkins, along with a group of researchers, over a period of more than twenty-five years, used kinesiology to measure the level of consciousness in everything they could imagine; people, books, music, events, countries, locations.

Hawkins documented these consciousness levels in a scale from 1 to 1,000. On this scale 200 is the level above which we begin to add energy to everything around us. Below 200 we are net consumers of energy. A few of these levels are: Shame, which vibrates at 20, Fear is 100, Courage is 200, Acceptance is 350 and Love is 500. Enlightenment levels range from 600 to 1000. Today tens of thousands of Hawkins students and practitioners in multiple disciplines use the Hawkins Map to measure and effect change in quality of life and personal evolution.

In 2008 two men met through a mutual friend. They were both working on accessing and utilizing high consciousness fields.  Jeffery Stegman was creating high consciousness fields and cultures in business and Clayten Stedmann, as a coach in business as a spiritual path, was creating high consciousness fields for healing the human mind, body and spirit.

They came together with an inventor who had devoted his life to creating free energy for humanity.  Although he did not create a free energy device, He had discovered a way to re-direct and focus large amounts of life force energy (also known as subtle energy) on an object.

Between Jeff’s experience in engineering and Clayten’s knowledge and extensive practice in Consciousness Kinesiology and the Hawkins Map they re-engineered the original device to broadcast a high consciousness wave to specific locations around the world. At first, Clayten and Jeffrey used the device and associated technology to raise consciousness around the world as a public service project. As they were able to increase the power available and the ability to positively affect a property, they brought the consciousness raising technology to the public as ‘Focused Life-Force Energy’ (FLFE). FLFE Innovations Corp was formed in Nelson B.C., Canada to create the infrastructure to offer the service and to support customers on the FLFE wave.

Today after an additional 9 years of research and hundreds of customers and testimonials Jeffrey and Clayten are beginning the process of increasing public awareness of this unique consciousness raising technology. FLFE Innovations Corp offers a monthly FLFE subscription on a property or on a mobile object (FLFE Mobile, also known as the FLFE Bubble).  The technology associates (entangles) the FLFE device with an address or photograph of an object using custom developed software integrated with the FLFE device and creates the FLFE wave that works with the property or object. The FLFE wave will clear negative history (on a property), raise consciousness and increase greatly the positive energy available for people and animals on the property or in a specific radius around the FLFE Mobile Object, as well as many other enhancements.

I have been using the energy for over a year and have seem positive improvements in my health and interactions with others, and in my holistic environment with difficult neighbors moving away, algae clearing from water bordering my yard, neighbors congregating in front of my house, other stopping to visit and not wanting to leave and more.

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Guest Occupation: Actor,Musician,Author,Executive Director
Guest Biography:

KEITH THIBODEAUX 

I LOVE LUCY'S 'LITTLE RICKY'

DRUMMER, SINGER,SONGWRITER FOR

'DAVID AND THE GIANTS'

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR 'BALLET MAGNIFICAT!'

SPECIAL GUEST ON THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

Keith Thibodeaux is the Executive Director of Ballet Magnificat! since 1993. Keith first came to national attention as the drum-playing son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz on the now classic "I Love Lucy" show. Hailed as a child prodigy, Keith started drumming at the age of two in Lafayette, LA. His abilities led him to a national tour, a starring role as "Little Ricky Ricardo" and various acting stints on television, including The Andy Griffith Show, Route 66, The Shirley Temple Playhouse, Hazel, and many more.

While attending the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Keith joined and recorded with the then mainstream rock band, "David and the Giants." Keith left the group after several years, but, following his (and fellow band members) Christian conversion, the band regrouped under the same name and went on to become one of the nation’s top contemporary Christian music groups. As a drummer, singer, and songwriter for the Dove nominated "David and the Giants," Keith toured extensively for 10 years in the United States, Canada, Jamaica, and England, recording 9 albums before leaving the group in 1989 to pursue other interests.

Keith has been featured in such publications as Newsweek, People, Saturday Evening Post, Modern Drummer, CCM, and Classic Drummer Magazine. He has also been a guest on NBC's The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, CBS's Good Morning America and The O'Reilly Show.

In January of 1991, he joined his wife Kathy on the road with Ballet Magnificat! and in 1993, Keith became Executive Director.  In addition to his current responsibilities at Ballet Magnificat!, Keith still finds time for the drums and recording. Keith's book, Life After Lucy, tells the story of his life as Little Ricky on the I Love Lucy show, and subsequent encounter with Jesus Christ as Savior. Life After Lucy is sold in bookstores and in the Gift Shop section of his website. Keith and Kathy have one daughter, Tara, who is a dancer and choreographer and married to Bryce Drew, former player in the NBA and head basketball coach at Valparaiso University.

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Guest Occupation: Founder and director of The American Meditation Institute
Guest Biography:

Leonard Perlmutter is the founder and director of The American Meditation Institute in Averill Park, New York.

Leonard also serves as the author and editor of “Transformation,” the Journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine.

Over the past thirty-nine years, Leonard has served on the faculties of the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts and the International Himalayan Yoga Teachers Association in Calgary, Canada. He has studied in Rishikesh, India and is a direct disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas––the man who, in laboratory conditions at the Menninger Institute, demonstrated that blood pressure, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system can be voluntarily controlled. These research demonstrations have been one of the major cornerstones of the mind/body movement.

Mr. Perlmutter has presented informative workshops on the benefits of meditation and Yoga Science at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, The Albany Medical College, The New York Times forum on Yoga Science, the Commonwealth Club of California, the University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, the Washington University Medical School, the University of Colorado Medical School and the West Point Association of Graduates.

Since 2009, Leonard’s Heart and Science of Yoga® empowering self-care program has been certified for continuing medical education credits by the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association for continuing medical education credit.

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