Life Changes Show, November 26, 2018

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
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Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
Answering the Call to Stewardship of Endangered Wildlife, with Guest Nathan Edmondson and Musical Guest Mark Baranov

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue

“Answering the Call to Stewardship of Endangered Wildlife,” with Guest Nathan Edmondson, Comic Book and Screenplay Writer, and Co-Founder of EDGE (Eco Defense group), a Non-Profit Organization formed for the Protection of Endangered Wildlife; and Musical Guest, Internationally Acclaimed Violinist, Mark Baranov, on The LIFE CHANGES Show



Guest, Nathan Edmondson

Guest Name: 
Nathan Edmondson
Nathan Edmondson
Guest Occupation: 
Screenwriter, Comic Writer, Eco Defense company founder of EDGE
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Nathan Edmondson, a native of Augusta Georgia, has worked in politics, with the military and intelligence communities, and written comic books and screenplays.  He is currently penning the PRODIGAL TV pilot for Gold Standard Media. His comic credits include OLYMPUS, THE LIGHT, WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?, THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, THE DREAM MERCHANT and GENESIS at Image Comics.  He also wrote ULTIMATE IRON MAN, BLACK WIDOW, THE PUNISHER and RED WOLF for Marvel Comics, as well as GRIFTER for DC Comics and SPLINTER CELL: ECHOES for Ubisoft.  His Eisner-nominated book WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? is soon to be a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, and THE ACTIVITY film comes soon from Paramount Pictures. NPR has listed his work among the “Top 6 Comics to Draw You In” and USA Today and CNN are among those who have listed him in their Top 10 lists.

In 2017, along with a unique group of elite individuals with backgrounds in science, special ops and business, and partners in conservation in Africa, he co-founded EDGE (Eco Defense Group), a unique non-profit designed to answer the most difficult questions for the protection of endangered wildlife.
EDGE (Ecological Defense Group, Inc) is a 501c3 devoted to the ambitious preservation of African Wildlife through Protection, Innovation and Community.  EDGE works both in communities and on the frontlines.  Founded to do what no other group has done in endangered wildlife conservation, EDGE’s approach is surgical, intelligent and effective.   EDGE carries on necessary efforts initiated by some of the world’s top military and scientific minds, and brings artists, photographers and other top creative talent to bring awareness locally and globally of the value of the species facing extinction.

Guest, Mark Baranov

Guest Name: 
Mark Baranov
Mark Baranov
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Guest Occupation: 
Professor and Philharmonic member and soloist
Guest Biography: 


Mark Baranov joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s first violin section in the 1978/79 season.

Baranov was trained in the Soviet Union at the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow, where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He served as co-concertmaster of the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra under Gennady Rozhdestvensky, appearing as soloist on many occasions and touring with the ensemble in Eastern and Western Europe and Japan, as well as throughout the USSR. Baranov also performed as a leader of the orchestra’s chamber ensemble, Nonette. He was also a member of the Moscow Radio String Quartet. With these ensembles he toured throughout Europe participating in many important festivals and gave USSR premieres of works by such composers as Schoenberg, Messiaen, Denisov, and Schnittke, and made several recordings on the Melodiya label.

After coming to the United Sates in 1978, he became very active in the Southland’s musical community. In 1983 he founded the critically acclaimed chamber ensemble Trio West with Philharmonic cellist Barry Gold and Baranov’s wife, pianist Lina Targonsky. The ensemble has performed frequently throughout Southern California, including the Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Society series, as well as aboard the Queen Elizabeth II. In 1992 Trio West was invited to perform in Germany at the Festival Bahnhof Rolandseck near Bonn.

Baranov has also appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and at the Music Center. He has been a visiting professor of violin at Biola University and UCLA. He frequently gives master classes throughout the USA and judges many violin competitions.

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Host: 
Filippo Voltaggio

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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