Kalani Pe’a

September 18th, 2017

I had a graet talk with Kalani Pe'a. He scored a monumental win at the 59th annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. The recording artist is the first Native Hawaiian to win a Grammy for Best Regional Roots Music Album. The Hilo native's debut album 'E Walea' was released in August 2016. For info go to http://www.kalanipeamusic.com


Margaret Joy Weaver talks about Peace day event in Sedona

September 15th, 2017

a talk with Margaret Joy Weaver, who is a 20 year resident of Sedona, Arizona.  She is Co-Founder of Sedona International City of Peace, the 35th City of now 172 Cities of Peace around the world that are fostering cultures of peace within their communities through events, publications, education and public policy. 

As a leader of international transformational training programs for more than 25 years, she is passionate about interactive transformational programs that dramatically shift our inner spirit and collective consciousness for bringing peace of mind, peace of heart and peace within our world. She joins us today to speak about a Human Library event on Thursday, September 21, 2017 organized in partnership with the Rotary Club of Sedona and the Sedona Public Library. 

On Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the International Day of Peace, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to attend a free community event to take place at the Sedona Public library, titled the Human Library Event (www.humanlibrary.org). Instead of taking out a book you are invited to (take out and) sit with a “human book” in different stations throughout the library. This event is part of a global movement that has the potential to alter our hearts and minds as to how we regard those in our community who struggle with all kinds of societal judgments and stigmas.

What if you could change a prejudice, bias, or an entrenched point of view you have about someone like a homeless person, an illegal alien, a felon, a cop or an LGBT person? And what if you could gain greater understanding and appreciation for that person in a few minutes by sitting with them and dialoguing in a safe and open environment?

 In four, 30-minute sessions participants are invited to become “readers,” selecting up to four “human books,” listening to their short presentations, and engaging in dialogue with them to gain understanding. These live human books will courageously share their stories of being marginalized, categorized, or stigmatized for their differences. In the process, stigmas or judgments around such things as religion, sexuality, mental or physical challenges, immigration, police, lifestyle conditions from poverty, war, trauma, end-of-life choices are explored.

Organized by the Sedona International City of Peace, the Rotary Club of Sedona and Sedona Public Library, the event affords a special opportunity for everyone to make a difference in a heartwarming peaceful manner! As a community, we can illuminate and perhaps dissolve these prejudices, gain new understanding, and even come to new ways of relating to people that we may avoid, dismiss, resent, or generally judge unfairly.MargaretJoy Weaver


I talked with Deidre Teagarden about Nisei Veterans Memorial Center

September 13th, 2017

I talked with Deidre Teagarden about NVMC  and the upcoming talk on Sept 30th, with author Barbara Kawakami, on her book the Picture Bride. Alos on display part 2 of  The 100th Infantry Battalion's teh  "Purple Heart Battalion”, which helped change the minds of military and political leaders who had initially banned the enlistment of Japanese Americans, thus paving the way for the formation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.

NVMC’s mission is to ignite the potential in people by inspiring them to find the hero in themselves through the legacy of the Nisei Veterans. For more information contact: 
Deidre Tegarden 
Office: 808/ 244-6862 
or visit www.nvmc.org


Amanda Hall from Mill House Restaurant Friday 9/15 helping raise funds for Hurricane Victims

September 12th, 2017

Amanda Hall talks about the Mill House Restaurant giving back to help victims of Hurricane Irma. Come to The Mill House Restaurant, Bar and Coffee Cafe at the Maui Tropical Plantation this Friday September 15th. they’ll be donating 15% of their total sales to the Direct Relief agency, for victims of Hurricane Irma. The Mill House Team got to work with Chefs from the South; Kenny Gilbert of Florida and Travis Grimes of South Carolina. They brought their Southern hospitality to the Mill House kitchen and now they are sending Aloha back to the South. Southern dishes from both of these Chefs will be available Friday, with 100% of the proceeds from these dishes going to the relief efforts. Come help share the aloha Friday 808.270.0304...millhousemaui.com..mauitropicalplantation.com


Steve Rushingwood on Native American Music and new CD Fuego

September 11th, 2017

Steve Rushingwood on Native American Music and new CD  Fuego...Steven Rushingwind is an Indigenous Flute Musician that intertwines the voice of his flute with other Indigenous and contemporary instruments, creating a unique fusion of sound.  Music is a common thread that binds us all and facilitates understanding. Instruments from around the world speak the same language and carry the common DNA of sound. The Native American Flute can also be a tool of healing one's soul. Steven has composed music with Michael Mucklow, "Rushingwind & Mucklow", Age Reite, and The Native Groove. He often plays solo but also performs with his band The Native Groove. http://www.stevenrushingwindmusic.com

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Kennan From Five Palms Restaurant

September 10th, 2017

Overlooking the stunning coastline of Keawakapu Beach, Maui, 5 Palms Restaurant features innovative Maui Coastal Cuisine accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. We are proud to offer fresh island fish from Hawaiian waters as well as fruits and vegetables from local Upcountry farms. Complementing our cuisine and setting is a friendly and attentive staff ready to bring the spirit of Aloha to your table.http://www.5palmsrestaurant.com


Gretchen Rhodes and Greater Purpose

September 7th, 2017

I had a wonderful talk with Gretchen Rhodes, who sings Greater Purpose on Ave Maria, Queen of Angels, I wrote lyrics and music and just found out it was nominated for HMMA music award. 
Gretchen Rhodes has been singing for her entire life. The daughter of parents who both have their Masters in music, Gretchen grew up classically trained. Most of Rhodes' adult life she has fronted Rock and Blues bands. Gretchen has been a part of Mick Fleetwoods Island Rumours Band for the last 12 years. Within that time the singer/songwriter has shared the stage with the likes of Blues Phenom Jonny Lang, hard rocker James Hetfield and legendary musician Steven Tyler to name a few. Recently Gretchen was featured on the song "Happy on the Hey Now" with Kenny Chesney on Chesney's album "Life on a Rock" which she performed with him for a sold out 65,000 person show at Patriots Stadium in Boston. She also starred in Chesney's  "Wild Child" video which has been viewed over 10 million times. Rhodes performs around the world but lives on Maui and together with Pio Marasco, producer and partner of their Embassy of Joy project, they continue to make Deep House Music. Collaboratively and separately Marasco and Rhodes have 75 tracks that have been released. Embassy of Joy produced a track called "Addiction " which was the #1 Deep House track in the world for three months.


Dr. Kevin Narramore with the Narramore Institute on EMF’s

September 6th, 2017

Dr. Kevin Narramore with the Narramore Institute on EMF’s

September 6th, 2017

Kevin Narramore is from Los Angeles. He is an organizational psychologist with emphasis on creating healthy homes, offices and hotels. Kevin has a background in wellness and has received training in Electromagnetic Safety from the Institute for Building Biology and Ecology in Santa Fe, NM. Over the last few years he has helped many people to feel better in their own homes by assessing and improving EMF safety.  He is developing Project UPLIFT to create more relaxing work and retail environments. For info you may contact him at kevin@narramoreinsititute.org


Brent Harvey, Executive Producer, Hollywood Music in Media Awards

September 5th, 2017

An in depth interview with Brent Harvey, Executive Producer, of the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.The Hollywood Music In Media Awards™ (HMMA) recognizes and honors the music of visual mediums (film, TV, movie trailers, video games, commercials, etc.), the talented individuals responsible for creating, producing and placing it and the music of artists, both mainstream and independent, from around the globe. HMMA is the first music awards event to recognize and honor excellence in music supervision. Iconic artists are presented with Outstanding Career Achievement honors for their accomplishments and longevity in the entertainment field. The awards event features live music performances, celebrity appearances, award presentations, an exclusive VIP reception and gourmet dinner banquet. The entire event is shot with multiple HD cameras for digital and cable broadcasts.

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (main event) provides a comprehensive awards experience within a high value networking and opportunity environment for industry professionals, composers and artists.



Home, Interview with Kabir Sehgel, Paul Avgerinos, and Kenya Autie

September 4th, 2017

An interview with Kabir Sehgal, Paul Avgerinos, and Kenya Autie..about  HOME is a collection of thirty-four original poems and twelve songs inspired by a diverse group of immigrants. From Yo-Yo Ma to Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein to Celia Cruz, these poems and songs symbolize the many roads that lead to America, and which we expect will continue to converge to build the highways to our future.

This unique collaboration is a keepsake hardcover book, with a CD of original new age music tucked inside. Additionally, there is a digital-only  spoken word audio book edition in which Deepak Chopra reads the poems.

September 7, 2017, Book & Album Launch,San Diego Area


Kabir Sehgal is a first generation American, and his parents are both from India. He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of eight books such as Coined and Jazzocracy. Among his works are children's books that he has written with his mother, The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk and A Bucket of Blessings. He is also a contributor to Fortune and Harvard Business Review. A multi-GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Award winning producer, he has collaborated with jazz artists such as Chucho Valdés, Arturo O'Farrill, and Ted Nash. Kabir is also a composer and musician. A US Navy veteran, he works in corporate strategy at First Data Corporation in New York City. 

 Paul Avgerinos is a first generation American, whose father Costas emigrated from Greece to the US in 1938. Paul is a GRAMMY winning artist, composer, producer, and engineer with 23 critically acclaimed New Age albums to his credit. He is active in creating scores for a variety of television shows and has also collaborated with Jewel, Run DMC, and Willie Nelson. Paul's multi-step, intuitive creative process includes archetype and style guide development, meditation, mantra and prayer. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. He runs Studio Unicorn and lives with his family in Redding, CT.

 Kenya Autie is a Producer, Songwriter and Studio Owner.  She studied guitar in the Conservatory of Havana, Cuba and was the first woman to play guitar in a rock band in Cuba, her country of birth.  She has been involved in various Grammy-wining and nominated projects and is currently producing several artists. Kenya serves as judge in the Bay Area Black Expo Idol Competition together with her Grammy-winning husband, Oscar Autie.


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