Meet D. Brenton Simons, who has changed the face of nonprofit-based genealogy in America by bringing the best scholarship to millions of users for more than a decade as President and CEO of AmericanAncestors.org and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He has been at the helm of this marvelous enterprise ― the founding genealogical institution in America ― which now serves more than 250,000 members and millions of online users with 1.4 billion records. Brenton is an industry leader and a best selling author and lover of history. Learn more about your host of the On Mic Podcast, Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
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Meet Michael Starr, long-time TV writer for the New York Post and one of our favorite biographers. Mike’s beat has been writing the life stories of iconic entertainment personalities including Bobby Darrin, Raymond Burr, Joey Bishop and Ringo Starr. His latest is “Shatner,” all about the enigmatic force of nature that is William Shatner. Captain Kirk, Denny Crain, T.J. Hooker and a real life of celebrity, limelight, women, horses and non-stop energy. Meet the man behind the Star Fleet uniform, brought to us in book form by Michael Starr, one of the best in the business! Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
Eli Glaser is leading a health and wellness revolution. He is founder and director of the ground-breaking Soveya Weight-Loss Solution, an all encompassing program which empowers people to acquire the competence and confidence to completely transform their overall eating habits and relationship with food. We will hear of Eli’s personal struggle with weight loss and body image. He has successfully maintained a 130-pound weight loss for more than 15 years employing his practical, intuitive approach. He is also an ordained rabbi and previously worked as a sports reporter and war correspondent during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
Meet two of the most vibrant jazz talents on the scene today! Kristen Lee Sergeant’s current release, “Smolder,” is a story of fire — love ignited, ablaze and extinguished. DownBeat critic Bobby Reed writes “This elegant album illustrates what can happen when admirable ambition is paired with vocal vibrancy.” Her collaborator on this wonderful new album is jazz saxophonist and composer Ted Nash, Grammy-winner and a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra directed by Wynton Marsalis. Ted is also one of the founders of the Jazz Composers Collective. They make beautiful music together and their love of wine has led to them producing their own wine called “Two Notes,” a Bordeaux blend from California, soon to be in its second vintage. Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
To say he’s amazing is an obvious understatement. Jon Stetson is one of America’s foremost mentalists, an engaging entertainer who has performed for presidents, kings, Fortune 1000 organizations and celebrity audiences around the globe. Jon loves people and it’s evident at any of his live shows as he injects levity and kindness while dazzling people with his uncanny mental abilities. Jon leaves audiences with a sense of empowerment and wonder. His shows are extremely entertaining and inspiring. He’s appeared on many national television shows but his home base these days is the historic Parker House Hotel in Boston where his performances have the city buzzing! Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
Meet a dynamic young woman who is putting her stamp of success on the music business. Jacy Dawn Valeras has been singing since she was very young, working with some of the top names in the music industry. She is also a gifted song writer. A New Englander by birth, she migrated to the musical hub of Nashville where she started a thriving business, Platinum Circle Media, promoting headline acts such as Collin Raye, TG Sheppard and Lorrie Morgan. She and her team provide top flight social media marketing campaigns and creative cutting edge promotion for today’s markets. A few years ago, Jacy faced the worst news any singer can—due to overuse, she had done serious damage to her vocal chords and needed to give up singing completely. Happily, along with her booming media business, she found healing and is singing beautifully again. Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
Geri Jewell was the first person with a disability to score a regular role on a prime time series, when she starred in “The Facts of Life.” The fact of life is that Geri has accomplished more than most in show business…from stand-up comedy to top-selling author to world renowned motivational speaker. She received an Emmy consideration for her work on the HBO hit series “Deadwood,” and is famous for her ability to use humor to change attitudes in the right direction. Her dear feline friend Juliette was in on our conversation as well. Geri, we love you! Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
Meet one of the busiest and most versatile actresses to light up the small and big screen. Along with starring in the mega-blockbuster “ET, The Extra-Terrestrial,” Dee Wallace has appeared in dozens of TV shows and films, including so many ‘edge of the seat’ horror movies that she’s been dubbed “America’s Scream Queen.” Dee is also an international healer, speaker, author and radio host. Her I-M System of Healing looks deep into a person’s energy to reveal the blockages, fears and belief systems holding them back. She focuses on the ideals of self-love, self-responsibility and self-empowerment. She is most proud of her daughter Gabrielle Stone who has become an award winning director, actor and author. Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
Bill Brett is “Mr. Boston.” For decades he served as head photographer at the Boston Globe and has covered hundreds of major news events. He still works tirelessly taking photos at social and charity events that make the Globe regularly. Bill has catalogued his work in several best-selling photo books including, Boston: All One Family; Boston: An Extended Family; Boston: A Year in the Life; Boston: Inspirational Women; and, Boston: Irish. He just released his 6th entitled Boston Game Changers. He is a Class-A gentleman who continues to excel in his craft! Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
Joey Noone, aka Joey Voices, is a popular entertainer who does incredible impressions and stand-up comedy. He’s appeared on local and national radio and TV shows, has worked the showrooms of Las Vegas and is also a prolific song-writer. Joey is also a seven-year theological seminary grad and has written a book that’s sure to help a lot of people, “Good Things are Supposed to Happen to You!” Joey is not only a first-class entertainer but a guy with tons of heart and wisdom! Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.