Barbara Becker has dedicated more than twenty-five years to partnering with human-rights advocates around the world in pursuit of peace and interreligious understanding. She has worked with the United Nations, Human Rights First, the Ms. Foundation for Women, and the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, and has participated in a delegation of Zen Peacemakers and Lakota elders in the Black Hills of South Dakota. she began a 365-day blog when my earliest childhood friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and was living out the last year of her life. During that time, she was completely absorbed by the question Can we live our lives more fully knowing some day we will die? That resulted in a beautiful book, “Heartwood: The Art of Living with the End in Mind.” Join us in conversation about a key facet of the human experience!
Talk about a “dream job.” Kari McBride, who has worked behind the scenes in show business for such big companies as Disney, was gifted her first ever Lego set during the COVID-19 pandemic. She finished building a 7000 piece model of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars in just four days. From then on she was obsessed. Now she shares her story about how the obsession led to her ascension as a Lego Master!
In our latest live-audience event held at the beautiful Millennium Tower in downtown Boston, Curator of the New England Sports Museum Richard Johnson regaled us all with tales of local sports legends, their fascinating back stories, and the unique tradition that New England holds when it comes to sports!
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“Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newton stops by for a chat about show business, his amazing career and those special entertainers he’s known and loved along the way. A remarkable performer, Wayne has entertained millions and he shows no signs of slowing down!
Doug McIntyre is the long-time columnist for the Southern California News Group which includes the Los Angeles Daily News and Orange County Register, as well as the creator of Red Eye Radio heard nationally on hundreds of radio stations. He also hosted a successful show on WABC in New York City and the long-running McIntyre in the Morning on KABC in Los Angeles. A television and film writer/producer, McIntyre has written for all the major networks, including the hit series, Married… With Children, WKRP in Cincinnati, Full House, Mike Hammer and the award-winning PBS series, Liberty’s Kid. His debut novel is entitled “Frank’s Shadow,” a fresh, humorous, riveting story of discovering one’s legacy while challenged by ghosts, including that of ‘old blue eyes.’ A terrific book from a quality storyteller!
Long time Boston Globe reporter and columnist Scot Lehigh has just authored his first novel and it’s a winner.”Just East of Nowhere,” Scot Lehigh’s debut novel, is a gritty coming-of-age story that explores the often hidden pockets of Maine and features a poignant and troubled cast of characters who are caught in the undercurrents of a struggling coastal town. A fine work of exciting fiction from one of the region’s top journalists!
While on a visit to Israel, we meet up with several proud U.S. veterans on a 10-day trip of healing in the Holy Land. Learn about Heroes to Heroes, an organization that prevents veteran suicide by healing souls through forgiveness and peace . Hear from the founder and several of the men about the 12-month peer support, curriculum-based program that includes values exploration, goal-setting, 10 days in Israel, and community reintegration support and planning, giving our combat veterans who suffer from moral injury, the direction they need to choose life.
Meet Sara DiVello, true crime novelist and the founder and host of the popular author interview series, Mystery and Thriller Mavens. She is out with a new book entitled “Broadway Butterfly,” a true crime thriller about the unsolved murder of a Manhattan It Girl in 1923. Real life characters come alive in a case with shocking ramifications that ripple from the gangster underworld all the way to the White House!
Today’s guest has quite the inspiring story. La’Que Duren was heading down a dangerous life threatening path, but a group of adults saw value in her that she didn’t know she had. “How The Mafia Saved My Life” is a story about a young girl encountering tough men from the shadows who reached out to protect her. She ultimately forgave her abusers and rose from the ashes, and hers is a story for anyone looking for a way out.
Meet the man behind the mayhem who is making people very happy. Norm Laviolette heads up the smash hit Boston comedy troupe Improv Asylum. He tells of its origin and growth along with the fun and vibrancy that defines improvisation. We also talk about the group’s extensive training opportunities in performance and stand-up for professionals and non-actors alike!