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Life Changes Show, October 16, 2023

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Life Changes Show
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Guests, Award-Winning Artist, Dina Fanai and Retired Navy Commander, Shirrell M. McCarey, Ep 759

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

Guests, Award-Winning Artist, Dina Fanai and Retired Navy Commander, Shirrell M. McCarey

Featuring Interview Guest, Retired Navy Commander, 1st Minority Female DAV Commander for Chapter 12, First African American State Commander, Shirrell M. McCarey; and Performance Guest, Award-Winning Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer and Storyteller, Dina Fanai on The LIFE CHANGES Show, Episode 759

Interview Guest: SHIRRELL M. MCCAREY; and Performance Guest: DINA FANAI

Guest, Dina Fanai

Guest Name
Dina Fanai
Guest Occupation
Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Storyteller
Guest Biography

Dina Fanai, who has been referred to as The Cosmopolitan Shaman Songstress, is an award-winning recording artist, songwriter, producer and storyteller.

Dina has performed with, produced, arranged and written for artists such as Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), Foreigner, Jackie Evancho, Il Divo, Il Volo and Tina Turner. She was also head of artist development for TSO, talent coordinator for Rocktopia on Broadway, and talent contractor for AGT.

The songs from her latest project AVALONA, have already reached a million-plus streams and are part of a revolutionary immersive musical which weaves together a multidimensional art form of song, indigenous storytelling, dance, digital projections, video mapping, and AI technology.

The mission and soul of AVALONA is: to open the conversation around mental health awareness, empowerment of the feminine, and to see our connection to each other. Through her companies One Vision Music and Power of Music Global, she continues to produce concerts and recordings supporting a wide variety of causes, dedicating her life to using music to help raise our consciousness and create positive change in the world.

Guest, Shirrell McCarey

Guest Name
Shirrell McCarey
Guest Occupation
Military Veteran, Mental Health Advisor, Volunteer
Guest Biography

Shirrell McCarey, originally from Frankfurt, Germany, born and raised on an Army Garrison, served in the U.S. Navy, both active duty and reserve as a Naval Commander. After her time in the military, she become a mental health advisor for the Loma Linda Mental Health Advisory Board for fifteen years.

Recently, McCarey became the first African American State Commander in 75 years.

She tirelessly strives to help veterans and military get their benefits for their families. McCarey also just became a certified Chaplain thru Living Shield Ministries and is mandated thru DPSS and the Department of Aging. She is a counselor to veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental health and physical issues.

McCarey is a Board Member of Heaven and Earth Oasis, a a non-profit 501c3 founded to provide complimentary energetic healing services to veterans and others who may benefit from such services. She also maintains a membership with the California Leadership for Women, Cal Vets, Disabled American Veterans, DAV, American Legion, AGIF, NHVDS Coalition, and many other veteran organization and is the Lecture Knight for the Elk Lodge.

McCarey was recently honored as Veteran of the Year for the 47th Assembly District by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes. She has also received awards including the Unit Citation Award, Good Conduct Meda, and an award from Loma Lima VA clinic.

Life Changes Show

Show Host

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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BBS Station 1
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9:00 pm CT
9:55 pm CT
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