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Read My Lips – Cool Conversations with Creatives
57 minutes | 6 days ago
The Creative Life: Never Stop Reinventing Yourself
akaRadioRed welcomes two non-stop creatives. Anne Pratt grew up in an anti-apartheid family in South Africa. She went from a standing ovation dancing for a South Africa top ballet company at age three to being a Harvard fellow in less than four decades. She ran a top advertising agency at age 28, started a top executive search company and wrote poetry for South Africa’s captains of industry and cabinet ministers. Judith Fein is an international travel and culture journalist, author, speaker, playwright, screenwriter, movie and theatre critic, opera librettist, theatre director and Psychology Today blogger. Her books include Life Is A Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel, The Spoon from Minkowitz: A Bittersweet Roots Journey Through Ancestral lands, and How to Communicate with the Dead…And How Cultures Do It Around the World. Join akaRadioRed for The Creative Life: Never Stop Reinventing Yourself.
56 minutes | 13 days ago
The Creativity DNA: One Family, Three Generations!
akaRadioRed welcomes a family of creatives! David F. D’Orazi is the author of “The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D’Orazi”, a candid reflection on his father’s life drawn from journals and scrapbooks from the early 1920s. Vince D’Orazi started making movies on his parents’ VHS camcorder in the 1980’s. He received a 2017 Emmy Award as Co-Executive Producer of HGTV’s Flea Market Flip and performs with his rock band. Daniel D’Orazi started framing homes at 16, studied fine art in Florence, Italy, and now designs and remodels old homes in SoCal. Ryan D’Orazi was a sign painter, worked in the art and marketing world, and became an instructor at the Art Center in Pasadena. He is a professional graphic artist and web designer. Michael John D’Orazi worked as a TV Production Assistant in Hollywood, then tended bar and surfed in Australia. He now teaches Braille to the blind and visually impaired in San Diego. Join akaRadioRed for Creativity DNA: One Family, Three Generations!
55 minutes | 20 days ago
Creativity for 2021: Tapping Into A Fresh Start
akaRadioRed welcomes two creative creatives. Mary Sise, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has been a leading voice in advancing the field of energy psychology for over two decades. She develops training and course work on releasing negative beliefs, healing trauma and dissociation, and the role and responsibilities of the healer. Mary is the co-author of The Energy of Belief: Psychology’s Power Tools to Focus Intention & Release Blocking Beliefs, and the author of 2020’s Tapping the Panic Out of Pandemic. Tony Barker is a Black Belt who teaches Peace. Tony has been a welder, truck driver, construction worker, Air Force enlistee, manufacturing plant manager, on-air radio personality, stand-up comic, and professional musician. His book, The Civility Plan, due out in February 2021, addresses the “greatest single threat” in America – a lack of civility. Join akaRadioRed for Creativity for 2021: Tapping Into A Fresh Start.
56 minutes | a month ago
Creativity That Pops: Meet A Restoration Rancher and an MTV Star!
akaRadioRed welcomes two diverse and diversified creatives. Ingrid Huffman, aka Ingrid Dancing Winds, is a pig wrangler, goat herder, tractor mechanic, plumber, restoration rancher, a quilt, soap and paper maker, and a former RN, soldier and sailor. She is the creator of Owl Warrior hub, curator of the CTL process (creation, transformation, liberation) and guide to help liberate people from PTSD. Schara is a rising pop star from Vancouver, Canada. Her hit single “Real Love” landed her on the Top 100 Radio charts alongside Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 and is now featured on MTV. As a child, Schara excelled at voice, guitar and piano lessons, sang in a children’s choir, and was writing her own songs. Her childhood home was filled with music from Bob Marley, Marilyn Manson, Eminem, Nirvana, Enya, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift. Schara’s dream is to become an internationally renowned pop star. Join akaRadioRed for Creativity That Pops: Meet A Restoration Rancher and an MTV Star!
56 minutes | a month ago
Mentally Tough Women and Your Temperament's Food Faves!
akaRadioRed welcomes two versatile, non-stop creatives. US Army Colonel Deb Lewis is a West Point graduate from its first class with women. She survived the 9/11 Pentagon attack while serving on the Joint Staff antiterrorism team. Colonel Deb’s experiences leading under fire inspired her unique 'Mentally Tough Women' program to help women handle more stress – not de-stress – and put it to work for them. She retired after a 34-year military career. Tune in to hear how she spends her time now! Randy Rolfe, a retired lawyer and founder of the Institute for Creative Solution, is the best-selling author of The Four Temperaments and three other books. Randy says, “Whether dating, trying to understand your spouse or child, collaborating with a co-worker, or discovering your unique creativity, it helps to understand the four temperaments. You can make an educated guess just from your favorite foods!” Join akaRadioRed for Mentally Tough Women and Your Temperament's Food Faves!
56 minutes | a month ago
Navigating Life’s Bumps: Manifest Your Creativity
akaRadioRed welcomes three very creatives. Christy Whitman, Transformational Leader, Celebrity Coach and Law of Attraction expert, says “There is no limit to the amount of happiness that we, as human beings, can experience.” She is the author of the NYTimes bestsellers The Art of Having It All and Taming Your Alpha Bitch, and international bestseller Quantum Success. She is the founder and CEO of the Quantum Success Learning Academy & Quantum Success Coaching Academy. On a sunny Southern California day in 1986, Scott and Jenny Graham saw each other from across the patio at a restaurant. Fast forward 20 days and they flew to Las Vegas to elope despite a “minor detail”: Scott, a former undercover vice cop, was awaiting sentencing for up to 8 years in prison. Now married and working together for 30+ years, the Grahams have cultivated creativity while sharing integrity, compassion, and humor to overcome obstacles. Join akaRadioRed for Navigating Life’s Bumps: Manifest Your Creativity.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
The Artist’s Creativity DNA: Up Close and Personal
akaRadioRed welcomes two artistic creatives. Drawing was Lucie Marlo’s first love and she won local art competitions as a child. After earning a Ph.D. in Nutrition and opening wellness centers, she continued painting. Her art is now in corporate and private collections in Canada, the US, Europe and South Africa. Lucie's paintings have a reoccurring theme: maintaining optimism through life's trials and tribulations. www.marlostudios.com Matthew Hudon is the General Manager at his family-owned West End Gallery in Edmonton, AB, which has specialized in discovering and representing Canadian art since 1975. Matthew grew up in the information era, seeing firsthand the impact of technology on small businesses. He aims to market his artists online to the next generation of buyers through social media and a modern, easy-to-use website, with custom art mockups to help people buy art from home. westendgalleryltd.com Join akaRadioRed for The Artist’s Creativity DNA: Up Close and Personal.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Creativity For A Tough Year: The Gift of Holiday Smiles
akaRadioRed welcomes two smile-dedicated creatives. Renae Baker, aka Mrs. Christmas and Carol Boss, is a specialist in Christmas and holiday spirit. In 1997, she founded and became the director of I S.M.I.L.E. in New York Productions, a company of Broadway holiday carolers. She is the author of the bestselling book, Defeating Scrooge – How to Harness the Power of Christmas Carols to Revive Your Spirit Any Time of Year. Dr. Gary Sprouse, aka The Less Stress Doc, is a primary care physician in Maryland who is passionate about bringing happiness to his patients through humor, music and understanding, He entertains his office and nursing home patients with elaborate Halloween and karaoke costumes, and has performed as Prince, Elton John, and Gene Simmons. He has written three plays and 100+ songs and has a YouTube channel with his music videos. Join akaRadioRed for Creativity For A Tough Year: The Gift of Holiday Smiles.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Read My Lips: Finding The Creative Magic In You!
akaRadioRed welcomes two dynamic creatives. Right or left brain? Shamila Nduriri is living proof that you can succeed at both. As a Career Coach and Mentor, she helps people stop settling by creating the life they want, using her 3-step F.I.T. Formula™. And as the Founder and Creative Director of Dalasini, Shamila designs fine jewelry that helps people tap into their innate magic. “Sometimes all we need is a little reminder that everything we want and everything we aspire to be, is already inside of us.” Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Robert Grigore (AKA The Celebrity Saviour) was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the band Earthbound George, despite family pressure to become a doctor or a lawyer. Robert began with fine art, then picked up the guitar to learn to play Black Sabbath's Iron Man, then tested his vocal chords with Green Day's Good Riddance. Music and art were his first therapies. Join akaRadioRed for Read My Lips: Finding The Creative Magic In You!
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Read My Lips: The Many Shapes of Creativity
akaRadioRed welcomes two creatives who help us make sense of the world. Lois Farfel Stark is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author of The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times. “I’m intrigued by how shapes, shape us. To think out of the box, you have to know the box you are in…in Africa, the Middle East and around the globe, I saw how tribal cultures understood the world as a Web…in round thatched huts…Western cultures view the world as a Ladder…[as] in skyscrapers. Change your shape and you change your thinking. Peter Michael Marino is a NYC native who has worked extensively as a producer, director, writer, teacher, and performer whose work has been seen on five continents. He has been crowned a Pandemic Performance Pioneer. Off-Broadway, he played the comic relief in STOMP for 5 years. He is the librettist of the musical “Desperately Seeking Susan featuring the hits of Blondie. Join akaRadioRed for Read My Lips: The Many Shapes of Creativity.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Read My Lips: Getting Your Creative Side Hustle On
akaRadioRed welcomes two creatives talking about fun ways to earn extra money. Kimberly Stewart of Be Weird Make Money is a Profit From Your Passions consultant who helps design super-personalized income streams for people who feel like they don’t fit into cultural norms. She specializes in Hallowe’en-based and gaming-based businesses. www.beweirdmakemoney.com Danielle Roberts is a Medicare expert and co-founder of Boomer Benefits, a licensed insurance agency helping baby boomers navigate entry into Medicare in 48 states. She blogs about creative side hustles for post-retirement boomers to earn extra income. daniellekroberts.com/best-side-hustle-ideas-for-retirees Join akaRadioRed for Read My Lips: Getting Your Creative Side Hustle On.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Practical Creativity: Learning to Love and Laugh At Your Life
akaRadioRed welcomes two hard-working creatives. Melissa Concessio (BBus) is a Business Strategist and Personal Development Expert who helps individuals and companies develop creative solutions to logical problems. She is the author of Go Find Yourself: Brutal Life Lessons to Stop Fighting Yourself and Start Loving your Life. Melissa helps people develop creative thinking skills such as problem solving, communication, collaboration and adaptability that directly translates into results. Jerry Zezima writes in a humor column that has run in newspapers nationwide and abroad, and is the author of 5 books based on his good-natured, self-deprecating view of the world. As “a chilling example of just how low journalistic standards have sunk”, he has won six humorous writing awards from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Jerry says he has no interesting hobbies. Join akaRadioRed for Practical Creativity: Learning to Love and Laugh At Your Life.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Read My Lips: Creative Intimacy, Sensuality and Spirituality
akaRadioRed welcomes creatives two passionate, no-holds-barred creatives. Dr. Diana Wiley, PhD, MA, BA, is the author of Love in the Time of Corona: Advice from a Sex Therapist for Couples in Quarantine. Her recent video, “Laugh and Play Together”, recommends laughter yoga, dancing, body painting, bubble baths, and role play to help couples reconnect via fun. Dr. Diana is a marriage and family therapist, board certified sex therapist, and radio host. www.drdianawiley.com Susan Corso, D.D. is the author of The Mex Mysteries fiction series about high femme, intuitive investigator Mexicali Rose “Mex” Stone, who lives in a pink Victorian house and travels the world solving crimes using clues in Broadway lyrics. Susan is an omnifaith metaphysician, intuitive, certified Reiki Master, and author of God’s Dictionary. She writes a daily essay on the spiritual lessons in the coronavirus pandemic. www.susancorso.com Join akaRadioRed for Creative Intimacy, Sensuality and Spirituality.
57 minutes | 3 months ago
Read My Lips: Opening Doors With Creativity
akaRadioRed welcomes two creative door-openers. Alton Accola is the founder and artist liaison for Behind The Mic, featuring video interviews with 100 global music artists, educators, and industry specialists including Bobby McFerrin, The Manhattan Transfer, and Lee Greenwood. Their mission is to foster global harmony through vocal harmony, providing vocal groups with a worldwide media platform uplifting the human spirit through diversity, generosity, humility, love, and honor.” behindthemic.org Justin Pogue wrote the book Rental Secrets “for anyone who currently lives in a rental home or is looking to do so. He explains the sources of power, hidden in plain sight, that help individuals impact how much they pay for rent. His insights also help landlords think creatively about their relationship with their residents. Rentalsecrets.net Join akaRadioRed for Read My Lips: Opening Doors With Creativity.
54 minutes | 3 months ago
Read My Lips: Brainy Creativity
akaRadioRed welcomes two smart, savvy creatives. Yi Zhou is a polyglot artist whose video works have been shown at Shanghai Biennale, Venice Biennale, Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. As an influencer, she endorses global brands including Levi’s, Clarins and Shiseido. In 2011, she founded her personal brand company YiZhouStudio in Shanghai and Hong Kong and in 2018 in LA. She is developing her first feature film, Stars and Scars, as director. yizhouworld.com Sarah Dacey Charles’s 30-year acting career spans Broadway, Film and Network TV. Her Broadway and National Touring credits include Les Miserables, 9 to 5, The Musical and Sunset Boulevard. On TV, she has played principle roles on House of Cards, Jessica Jones, Madame Secretary, Elementary, Law & Order: SVU, FBI and more. For her portrayal of Barbara Stanwick in the indy film, Agnes Moorehead is God!, Sarah won the LIFF Best Actor Award. sarahdaceycharles.com Join akaRadioRed for Read My Lips: Brainy Creativity.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Read My Lips: Serial Creatives Paying It Forward!
akaRadioRed welcomes in-demand creative influencers. Treva Brandon Scharf is an ICF-certified life coach, dating expert, fitness pro, blogger, and marriage first-timer at 51. She writes about empowerment, surviving singledom, and finding love at her blog, The Late Blooming Bride. As a post-50s influencer and a voice for strong, independent women, Treva hosts the podcast Done Being Single with husband Robby. www.donebeingsingle.com Brian Fried is a serial inventor whose inventions reach consumers through mass retail, infomercials, home shopping channels, catalogs, and online retailers through licensing and manufacturing. The author of Inventing Secrets Revealed and You & Your Big Idea, Brian mentors and represents inventors and celebrities throughout the process. On his Got Invention Radio show, he has interviewed the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and Lori Greiner from ABC's Shark Tank. www.brianfried.com Join akaRadioRed for Read My Lips: Serial Creatives Paying It Forward!
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Encore: Power-up Your Creativity: From Challenges to Celebration!
Producer/host akaRadioRed’s Cool Conversations with Creatives welcomes two determined, dedicated, successful creatives. Cindy Cipriani, co-owner of Cipriani Remodeling, transformed her life from the depths of despair to an award-winning multi-million-dollar builder, home remodeler and salesperson, mentor, author and grief recovery specialist. Based on her business ventures and personal experiences, Cindy trains corporate teams with “The 5C Solution™ – Discover Clarity and Confidence in Times of Change.” When she's on duty as a military police officer, Mychelle Bell’s uniform is itchy and unflattering. She’d always wanted to be in the fashion world but was alarmed by toxic polyester. In 2018, she started Belle Clothing & Accessories Company, sourcing plant-based fabrics and natural dyes from India to create stylish, quality, medicinal pieces of investment that transform a woman’s lifestyle. Join akaRadioRed to Power-up Your Creativity: From Challenges to Celebration!
55 minutes | 4 months ago
Read My Lips: Creatives Acting Out!
akaRadioRed welcomes two non-stop creatives who keep pushing boundaries. New Yorker Joanna Bonaro is an actress, writer, producer, and snger who has appeared on TV’s Law and Order: SVU, Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, on film and Off-Broadway. She created and stars in the comedy TV pilot, Good 'n Screwed. Joanna formed brainybeautyproductions.com to advocate for and create female-driven content for women 40+. She created and hosts the Terrace Truth Talkin’ podcast for women in their 40s–60s. Brad Forenza is a writer of original films and plays, and a performer. His solo show, Squeaky (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme), has performed around the US. As an actor, Brad has appeared in theatre, TV, and film, including the upcoming feature, A Case of Blue. “If I understood anything from Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, it was that art is about communicating something new…saying something fresh and novel in spite of risk.” Join akaRadioRed for Read My Lips: Creatives Acting Out!
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Read My Lips: Loving Your Creativity!
akaRadioRed welcomes two outspoken creatives. Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber, queer clergywoman, professor, and author, has painted 150+ folk-feminist iconography paintings, collages, and subversive sister saints that have been featured on the Tiny House Nation TV show, NPR’s Progressive Spirit, Ms. Magazine, and Maya Angelou’s Memorial Celebration. Her non-profit, The Tehom Center, empowers marginalized women through art, writing, retreats, and academic courses. tehomcenter.org Gregor Collins went from producing reality TV to acting on stage, TV and independent feature films. He is the author of The Accidental Caregiver, chronicling his experience caring for Holocaust refugee Maria Altmann. Gregor’s side-project is the iphone video micro-documentary series, Humans in My Phone. His advice: “It's just not enough to do what you love. That's not living. Do what you love, with love. That's living.” gregorcollins.com/humansinmyphone Join akaRadioRed for Read My Lips: Loving Your Creativity!
57 minutes | 5 months ago
Encore: Read My Lips: Open The Damn Door When The Creative Muse Knocks!
Producer/host akaRadioRed’s Cool Conversations with Creatives welcomes two passionate creatives. Jessica Klingbaum, Certified Aromatherapist, is an essential oils expert and educator. She started her company, Be Hip and Healthy, after 20+ years as an Emmy-nominated TV producer “because network news to essential oils is the natural next step, right?” Jessica teaches the massive benefits of incorporating essential oils into our everyday home life and work life. Susan Corso’s life is eclectic, to put it mildly. An ordained minister with a 35+-year spiritual counseling practice, she has worked on Broadway and is also the author of two series of novels. The Mex Mysteries are about a high femme intuitive investigator who solves shady mysteries involving Broadway, finding answers in the show lyrics. And, under the pseudonym Vivienne Hartt Quinn, she writes the Butch-Femme romance series, Boots & Boas. Join akaRadioRed for Read My Lips: Open The Damn Door When The Creative Muse Knocks!
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