Life Changes Show, September 17, 2018

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
Soulful Foster Care and Adoptions with Guest Debra (Padmini) Bergman and Musical Guest Joseph Peck

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

“Soulful Foster Care and Adoptions,” with Guest, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Specializing in Foster Care and Adoptions at 5 Acres and Co-Founder and Board Member at Ad World Health, Debra (Padmini) Bergman; and Musical Guest, Steel Drum Performer and Music Educator, Joseph Peck on The LIFE CHANGES Show


Guest, Debra Padmini Bergman

Guest Name: 
Debra Padmini Bergman
Debra Padmini Bergman
Guest Occupation: 
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Guest Biography: 


Experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Specialized in adoption and attachment focused, trauma informed care for the last 8 years. Skilled in long term and fatal illness (5 years), Grief Counseling, Mindfulness (20 years), Crisis Intervention, Family Therapy, and Clinical Supervision. Strong healthcare services professional with many yoga teacher training certificates (Sivananda Hatha, Kundalini and Pre-Natal Yoga), certified in several Evidence Based Practices (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DP), TF-CBT, Managing and Adaptive Practices(MAP)) and a Masters in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. I utilize a relational lens and consider myself an Interpersonal Neurobiological Relational therapist practicing an art form that is fueled by 21st century Science.

I am also a very blessed adoptive parent with a special needs child.

Guest, Joseph Peck

Guest Name: 
Joseph Peck
Joseph Peck
Guest Occupation: 
Steel drum musician
Guest Biography: 


Joseph Peck is a professional steel drum musician with a degree in music education and a focus on world music. He has a unique set of skills, and a drive to inspire young, creative minds.

Joseph received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wichita State University. He performed with Potential Symphony, an award-winning steel band in Trinidad, for the Panorama National Steel Band Competition. He was a founding member of Babylon Saints – a venerable LA-based pop/rock/reggae band, and has performed and recorded throughout the US in genres such ash reggae, acoustic rock, jazz, and fusion.

His career has taken him around the world, working with Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, Cyndi Lauper, and Ryan Gosling, among others. His work has aired on VH1, CBS, and NBC, including Parks and Recreation. He was also a contributor in Teaching in the Diverse Classroom: Learner-Centered Activities that Work, a book for educators by Tanya Huber-Bowen.

Joseph’s current project – The Joseph Peck Group – is a Caribbean Jazz ensemble that explores traditional rhythms commingled with contemporary interpretations. His latest album as a solo artist is a relaxing and transcendental journey called Free-Flow Steel Pan Meditation.

While directing the Steel Pan Orchestra at Wichita State University, he founded the Adopt-a-Drum Program. Today, with a State of California Music Education K-12 Credential, he is a program facilitator at the Drumming for Your Life Institute, and a teaching artist at The Music Center and the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program.

Twenty years of experience as a steelpan percussionist and music educator have informed his development of the Joseph Peck World Music Program – an innovative, performance-based class which exposes students to the important cultural and historical contributions of music. Students learn the
building blocks of music (melody, harmony, and rhythm) in a supportive,

creative, and interactive environment using percussion instruments such as steel drums (pans), hand drums, shakers, cowbells, and tamboo-bamboo. Students go on to read, write, practice, play, and perform music from around the world, both on an individual level, as well as with an ensemble.

His Caribbean Drum Circle Program is a music enrichment program that he conducts at Libraries and in schools, teaching students to build community and relate with one another in a drum circle format.

In both of Joseph’s programs, students discover the connection between music and math, science, the language arts, and the natural world. Each program culminates in a concert performance.

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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BBS Station 1
7:00 pm PT
7:55 pm PT