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Programming Highlights; May 25, 2010

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kristengum-scroller1At 6 PM World Footprints Radio hosts Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick take off with Kristen Gum, host of the Travel Channel’s Treasure Hunter. Plus, actress Stefanie Powers of Hart to Hart fame chats about her animal conservation ranch in Kenya.

 

victoriabanks-scroller At 9 Host Judy Joy Jones is joined by Canadian country crooner Victoria Banks, whose 2009 debut album, When You Can Fly, snagged five CCMA Awards. A former songwriter for other acts, Victoria has penned tracks for such A-listers as Jessica Simpson and Gretchen Wilson.

 

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Programming Highlights; March 26, 2010

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ian-for-christieAt noon Ian Hunter, special effects artist and co-founder of New Deal Studios discusses the art of special effects and how some of the most complicated action sequences were created on some of the biggest films with 1 2 3 Film!.

 

 

singer-for-christieAt 6 PM Ms. Computer Lady welcomes Lorenzo Owens to give the latest update on his career, his latest album After the Show, how technology has helped on his journey, and what he is working on for the rest of 2010.

 

 

ragsdale-for-christieAt 8 PM Actor William Ragsdale, who plays the role of Gary Hawkins on FX’s new series, Justified joins Buzzworthy Radio to talk about his acting career, and the success of the show.

 

 

artisit-dude-for-christieAt 9 PM Judy Joy Jones welcomes visionary artist Alex Grey and artist Allyson Grey to discuss Alex’s unique “X-Ray Art,” and his Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, and CosM pieces.

 

 

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Programming Highlights; March 9, 2010

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Today’s Programming Highlights:

adinaAt 1 PM FireWalker Flare welcomes Greg Steltenpohl of Adina for Life, and previously of Odwalla, to discuss the importance of fair trade and organic health beverages.

 

 

At 9 PM Ivory Madison, founder and CEO of Red Room Authors,a global online community for authors, joins Judy Joy Jones to talk about writing books, promoting your career and the state of feminism in comics.

At 9 PM Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour welcomes Scott Michael Foster, from hit television show Greek on ABC Family, plus comedian Hasan Minhaj.

At 10 PM Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine joins African American Conservatives to talk about how he’s engaging in the social media space with Forbes.com.

Also at 10 PM Ross Mathews, first seen on The Jay Leno Show as Ross the Intern, talks about his career journey, and his new web show with The Insider called Inside Dish With Ross Mathews.

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Rickie Lee Jones: I Wanna Be on ‘Weeds’

Rickie Lee Jones is jonesing to hawk a little herb. Or score some. Or arrest someone who is scoring–or hawking–some.

Actually, the two-time Grammy Award-winning songbird isn’t specific about what tack she’d like to take in the pot trade.

CAPTION: "If you said, 'Let's jump in a car and go to Texas,' I'd go," Rickie (above) tells us of her impulsive streak.

"If you said, 'Let's jump in a car and go to Texas,' I'd go," Rickie (above) tells us of her impulsive streak.

She just knows she’s itching to be on the hit TV show whose premise is precisely that.

Interviewed on The Judy Joy Jones Show, Rickie tells host Judy Joy Jones:

“You know what I really wanna do is, I wanna get written into Weeds. I think that would be a great show for me to be on.

“So I hope some writer or producer calls soon and says, ‘You’re made for our TV show!'” says Rickie of the Showtime series about a California soccer mom (Mary-Louise Parker) whose hubby suddenly drops dead, prompting her to sell marijuana to make ends meet.

During the 60-minute interview, Rickie also discusses her frustration with the fair sex’s place in the music industry.

“There’s only one or two token ‘chairs’ for women. And once one of them gets in it, nobody else can have it,” says the Chuck E.’s in Love singer.

Fellow diva Joni (above): Time to scoot over?

Fellow diva Joni (above): Time to scoot over?

Joni Mitchell has had the chair for a long time. And nobody else is allowed to have the credibility that Joni Mitchell has. It’s as if Joni Mitchell created all music.

“And this is not her fault. This is because of sex- ism and they just don’t have the time, the patience or interest to discuss other women as important, viable, iconic figures.”

To hear Rickie’s full interview – in which she also discusses her recent move to a mountain retreat, her intellectual-property feud with David Bowie, why she wants to do a record comprised of songs about horses and trucks, and her gripe with the Democratic party – click here.

To read more about Weeds, click here.

Maya Angelou: I Didn’t Even Get a Job Application ‘Because I’m a Negro’

It’s no secret that Maya Angelou is a great chronicler of her own life and often hard times.

And despite the burdens she has borne and oppressions she has met, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer has always overcome them with dignity and humor.

Case in point, her first job.

CAPTION: “I couldn’t face my mother,” Maya tells us was her impetus for overcoming racism.

“I couldn’t face my mother,” Maya tells us was her impetus for rising above racism.

After her parents split up in 1931, Maya, then three, moved from her hometown of St. Louis to San Francisco with her mother and brother.

Twelve years later, she would break her first racial barrier, by becoming the city’s first black female streetcar conductor.

The road to that achievement, however, was a painful one, as she tells host Judy Joy Jones on this week’s Judy Joy Jones Show.

“I was 15. I had come back from being with my father in San Diego. And I had missed about four weeks of school. But I was ahead, so my mother said I didn’t have to go to school that semester – but I had to have a job,” says Maya, now 80, whose latest book is titled Letters to My Daughter.

“Now, I had seen women on the streetcar in their uniforms with their change belt; you know, that little metal thing – ‘click, click.’ And they had caps with bibs on them.  And they looked so cute.

“So I went down to apply for a job. And I didn’t notice there were no blacks. I just saw women.  But no one would even offer me an application. So I went back to my mother and I was really devastated.

“She asked me, ‘Do you know why?’ I said, ‘Yes, because I’m a negro.’ She said, ‘Do you want the job?’ I said, ‘Yes.’letters-to-my-daughter

“‘Then go get it,’ she said. ‘You be there before the secretaries come in in the morning. And you stay there. And when they go to lunch, then you go to lunch . . . But be back before the secretaries.’

“Well, I did it.  And I’ll tell you, I almost died. Because the girls who worked there were so rude. [But] I sat there.

“So after about two weeks, a man came out of the office [and] asked me, ‘You want to work on the streetcars?’ He asked me what kind of experience I had.

“I lied. I told him I had been a chaufferette by the name of Annie Henderson in Stamps, Arkansas.

“Annie Henderson was my grandmother. I don’t even think she had ever even ridden in a car. They gave me the job, though!”

To hear more life recollections from Maya, click here.