Category Archives: Inspiration

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Fran DrescherEveryone knows this voice! From The Nanny to cancer survivor, Fran Drescher is a little ball of dynamite! She received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of the lovable ‘Miss Fine’ on the CBS hit series, The Nanny, a show she also created, and executive produced. Fran recently wrote her second New York Times best seller based on her cancer experience, Cancer Schmancer, for which she received the prestigious National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Writer’s Award. Tune in here.

CE. Vincent Martinezhloé Taylor Brown talks to E. Vincent Martinez about his fast, fantastic and fabulous life and lifestyle as a “STYLE” Power Player, Philanthropist, and one of the world’s top celebrated Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers. Tune in here.

Jane EspensonSci-fi television writer Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Buffy, BSG, Torchwood) will join host Barbara Barnett to discuss the current Once Upon a Time season, including her latest episode, and her other projects, which include her hit web series Husbands. Tune in here.

Drew BledsoeThe HITS Radio Show welcomes in former NFL Quarterback and Super Bowl Champion Drew Bledsoe to talk about his 13 year NFL career, the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII and more. Tune in here.

 

Jesse EppsHear from Natonal Treasure, Jesse Epps, who was one of Dr. King’s best friends and closest confidants. Jesse was with Dr. King on the day Dr. King was assassinated. He believes his life was spared so he could further the mission of Dr. King. Tune in here.

Bill EwingFormer Vice-President of Columbia Pictures, Bill Ewing. During Bill’s 15 years at Columbia Pictures, he supervised production of 100+ feature films, including Awakenings, A League of Their Own, My Girl, Groundhog Day, Age of Innocence, The Patriot, and more. Tune in here.

Faith Renee EvansMulti-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist. New York Times best-selling author. Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur. With so many hats to be worn, it is undeniable that Faith Renée Evans has a little something for everyone. Tune in here.

W. Kamau BellThe host of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which airs on FX will be covering the festivities at this year’s American Indian Society’s 2013 Inaugural Ball. On this episode, W. Kamau Bell talks about his career, his new show, and why he wants to hang out with American Indians. Tune in here.

Joshua AdamsCompared to the vocal styling of great modern rock singers Chris Cornell and Myles Kennedy, Joshua Adams’ ability as a rock vocalist is at a level rarely achieved within the genre. On-Air with Douglas chats with Joshua about his music and career. Tune in here.

Diamond Dallas PageDiamond Dallas Page has gone from being a notorious professional wrestler, to inspirational and motivational Yoga Master! DDP stops by to talk about his phenomenal career, his inspiration and what got him where he is today. Tune in here.

Melissa Joan HartMGN Radio welcomes the talented actress and television director Melissa Joan Hart to discuss family and television. She’s best known for her title roles in the television series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Melissa and Joey. Tune in here.

Kevin MazurRenowned Rock and Roll photographer Kevin Mazur tells the story of the paparazzi and the point of view of the celebrities they hound in the documentary film, $ellebrity. Kevin joins host Robin Milling to discuss controversial issues which include ‘are celebrities’ children fair game?’ Tune in here.

What’s New On BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesSeptember marks the start of a new school year and while it’s important to stock up on new school supplies and meet your child’s teachers, it’s also essential to add scheduling annual eye exams to your list. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), one-in-four school-aged children suffer from an undetected or untreated vision problem. While most school vision screenings can catch some types of vision problems, they do have their limitations. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to listen to AOA president Dori Carlson, O.D., optometrist and researcher Jeffrey Walline, O.D. and Clinical Psychology Professor Mitchell Prinstein, Ph.D., talk about how early identification of vision problems and different types of vision correction can impact a child’s self esteem, confidence and performance. Tune in here.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, tune in to legendary comedian and the Late Show with David Letterman warmup act Eddie Brill. He’s hitting some clubs around the country now, and will share some of his unique takes on life with us today. During the Craftsmanship segment, hear from Paula Calvert from the Bailey Hat Company. They made their mark in the classic Hollywood scene, and now fall under the Bollman Hat Company corporate umbrella — which makes cool headwear for any occasion you can think of.  Tune in here.

Deepak Chopra welcomes Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world’s most innovative scientists and author of Science Set Free, a book that illustrates that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas, which are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity.  This book has ignited debates that are spreading through scientific, religious, skeptical, conservative, and liberal circles in Britain, Ireland and continental Europe.  Tune in here.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

According to a nationwide survey, nearly one of every three drivers on the road say they have difficulty seeing all or most of the time while driving in the dark. On the new edition of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, optometrist Dr. Cristina Schnider joins Dr. Val to talk about some difficulties of night driving and tips on how to keep you and your family safe in the car. Also, John Ulczycki of the National Safety Council provides helpful advice for parents on how to help their teens become better night time drivers. Tune in now to the new episode, Driving In The Dark.

Deepak Chopra Radio this week welcomes leading international executive, writer, and keynote speaker for over 25 years, Rinaldo Brutoco. He uniquely combines theory and practice to assist executives and organizations in adapting to change with breakthrough ideas.  In this engaging episode, the two discuss Occupy Wall Street from a micro and macro economic perspective. 

On the most recent edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes Maddox, the founder of The Best Page in the Universe or from his book The Alphabet of Manliness.  Frank will catch up with him on these projects and talk about his latest on called I Am Better Than Your Kids. Tune in here.

 

‘Sol2Soul’ Host Evelina Solis Delivers a Message of Hope to America

Another week, another BlogTalkRadio host profiled in the local media, and we couldn’t be more proud.

This time, it’s Sol2Soul‘s Evelina Solis, who grew up in the Danville, Ill., suburb of Hoopeston, before moving to the San Antonio, Texas, area, and so caught the eye of her hometown daily, the Commercial-News.

"Align your life and what you love to do with who we are and extraordinary results will start to happen," says Evelina (above). (Photo courtesy the Commercial-News.)

"Align your life and what you love to do with who we are and extraordinary results will start to happen," says Evelina (above).

In a story titled “Solis Radiates Hope to Others,” the paper writes that the former producer at WONB 94.9 FM in Lima, Ohio, “chooses to use her words to enhance people’s lives, and those messages are being heard across the country.”

And Evelina knows whence she speaks. In 2006—after suffering three seizures and flat-lining—she was diagnosed with lupus, which would leave her wheelchair-bound and tethered to an oxygen tank.

Today, she’s president of Sol2Soul, a life-coaching and inspirational speaking resource.

Hers is also one of 33 survival stories in Continue reading

HOPE Artists on the Alan Levy Show Today

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You don’t have to be an humanitarian to have interest in a worthy cause. It’s nice to want to help out when you can though. In Sudan’s war-torn Darfur, HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) Artists are doing what they can to help genocide survivors get their lives back, rebuild their communities and most important, restore their pride. They do this by campaigning through art and music.

The founder of HOPE Artists, Andi Scull and The Devil Came on Horseback filmmaker Brian Steidle are guests on The Alan Levy Show today. Even if you don’t have the means to give back, I hope you’ll listen and show support for people who are giving so unselfishly of their time to help others.

Tune in today at 3:00 pm EST to give a listen, call in with questions or chat online about the issues.

Seth Godin Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur on BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio welcomes Seth Godin, marketing guru and agent of change, to the IABC ConferenceCast. Godin’s blog, books and presentations are revered in the industry for their insight and creativity. Today he shares some of that with BlogTalkRadio.

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Seth Godin is a renowned speaker. Keynoting this summer at the IABC 2008 International Conference, Seth joins Shel Holtz today at Noon ET (click to listen), for an exclusive interview about his upcoming appearance in June.

Among other things, Godin is author of ten books that have been bestsellers around the world, including The New York Times business book bestseller list. Godin is also a contributing editor at Fast Company, holds an MBA from Stanford, and was called “the Ultimate Entrepreneur for the Information Age” by Business Week.

His latest book, Purple Cow, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. It’s all about how companies can transform themselves by becoming remarkable.

Smithsonian Channel Remembers Vietnam with Jan Scruggs

VietnamFounder and President of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, and Founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Jan Scruggs, will join the Smithsonian Channel’s David Royle on BlogTalkRadio to discuss Memorial Day and the Smithsonian Channel documentary ‘Remembering Vietnam: The Wall at 25′ tonight at 6pm ET (click to listen).

SMITH_PMS_VERT_BLACK_sizesThe Smithsonian Channel and Showtime will celebrate the heroism of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces this Memorial Day by airing two award-winning documentaries from the Smithsonian Channel, including REMEMBERING VIETNAM: THE WALL AT 25.

Today on BlogTalkRadio get a preview of the documentary, which goes back in time to tell the story of the memorial through the eyes of those who conceived it, those who were instrumental in pushing it through bureaucratic and political resistance, those intimately involved with its 25-year history, and those it honors. Above all, the documentary tells the story of a place that is more than a memorial – – it is a place where old wounds are healed.

The documentary will air on the Smithsonian Channel as part of a special weekend of programming on Smithsonian Channel throughout Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26.

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Rewind: Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell Forced to Relive Ambush Horror as Dog Is Slain

(Editor’s Note: In light or recent news events surrounding Marcus Luttrell, this April 9, 2009 post replaces the original May 13, 2008 post.)

Last week, in the early hours of April Fool’s Day, four teenage boys in Marcus Luttrell‘s Walker County, Texas, hometown, approached the former Navy SEAL’s property and fatally shot his beloved Labrador retriever, Dasy, with a .357 Magnum.

It was a horrific “prank” that, to date, has led to the arrest of one of Dasy’s assassins, Alfonso Hernandez, while another, Michael Edmonds, turned himself in – only to get walk away hours later upon posting bail.

CAPTION: "It was like shooting fish in a barrel," Marcus (above) told us last year of his Taliban attackers' ambush.

"It was like shooting fish in a barrel," Marcus (above) told us last year of his attackers' ambush.

Even more horrific is the fact that Dasy had been given to Marcus to help him recover from the wounds he suffered during a dramatic 2005 battle in Afghan- istan – during which all three of his fellow SEALs dispatched to kill or capture high- ranking Taliban leader Ahmad Shah were themselves killed.

Each letter of the name “Dasy” represents one of the fallen members of his sniper team: Daniel “Danny” Dietz, Matthew “Axe” Axelson, “Southern Boy” Marcus and Michael “Yankee” Murphy.

In the hours after Dasy’s killing, Marcus pursued the four punks for 40 miles in a high-speed car chase that crossed three counties, according to the Houston Chronicle. All the while, he “stayed on the line with a 911 emergency operator as he tried to catch the car.”

CAPTION: Marcus' late yellow Lab, Dasy.

Marcus' late yellow Lab, Dasy.

“I told them, ‘You need to get somebody out here because if I catch them I’m going to kill them,'” Marcus – reliving the horror of his Taliban battle – told the paper of his conversation with the operator.

In June 2007, Marcus pub- lished Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, a critically-acclaimed account of his ill-fated mission.

Eleven months later, he appeared on BlogTalkRadio’s Now Is the Time to discuss the impact that mission – and his book – had had on his life.

“There’s a lot of guys out there that are pretty well trained. They’re pretty good at what they do,” Marcus told hosts Alan Levy and Marla “The FlyLady” Cilley of the Taliban soldiers who cornered and slew his comrades in the Hindu-Kush mountains in eastern Afghanistan.

CAPTION: Marcus (right) with fellow SEAL Danny Dietz, who perished in the ambush.

Marcus (right) with fellow SEAL Danny Dietz, who perished in the ambush.

“The next day, I must’ve stepped off the mountain two, three times and fell hundreds of feet,” he adds while recounting his harrowing flight to safety.

To hear Marcus’ full May 2008 interview – during which he also discusses his Navy SEAL “buzz training”; how he was rescued by the Green Berets; how his Texas hometown rallied around his family in the wake of media reports that he’d been killed in Afghanistan; and how his twin brother, Jim, never believed that Marcus was dead – click here.

To read the Houston Chronicle‘s lastest in Dasy’s killing – including how Marus reacted to the horrific incident – click here.