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  • Interview with Pam Wiley, Part 1

    March 10, 2009

    I explain that families require balance and show how the roles assigned to each family member in childhood helps the family achieve and maintain that balance. I air the fist half of my interview with Actor/Director Pam Wiley.

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  • Interview with John Lamb

    March 03, 2009

    I talk about the legacy of childhood how it influences what we think we can and can’t do today and I Interview with Master bassist, John Lamb who played with the Duke Ellington Band talks about building a solo career.

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  • Interviews with Carolyn Michel and Howard Millman

    February 22, 2009

    Here I begin to describe how brain chemistry can be altered, and air Sharon’s reviews of The Imaginary Invalid and Visiting Mr. Green currently playing at the Asolo Rep, and also play parts of my interviews with Carolyn Michel, star of Invalid, & her husband Howard Millman, director of Mister Green.

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  • Interview with Dickie Smothers, Part 2

    February 17, 2009

    I continue to describe the impact of brain chemistry on beliefs and behaviors. And air the second half of my interview with the delightful Dickie Smothers in which he talks about the surprising and unexpected rise to stardom of the unlikely Smothers Brothers.

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  • Interview with Dickie Smothers, Part 1

    February 10, 2009

    In this show I begin to talk about the brain – the world’s best labor saving device – and how the chemicals dropped by the brain into the bloodstream affect what we believe and what we do. Then I air the first half of my interview with Dickie Smothers in which he talks about his early life, how his brother Tommy was always putting on shows.

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  • Interview with Chris Musgrave

    February 03, 2009

    This show is dedicated to an interview with recording engineer, record producer, sound specialist, tour manager Chris Musgrave.

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  • Interview with Betty Garrett, Part 2

    January 27, 2009

    This show covers Myth #3, and I play the second half of my interview with Betty Garrett, who began her career starring on Broadway.

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  • Interview with Betty Garrett, Part 1

    January 20, 2009

    After describing Myth #2, I play the first half of my interview with Betty Garrett, who began her career starring on Broadway, then co-starred in movies with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, moved on to TV with recurring roles in Lavern and Shirley and It’s All in the Family and who – about to turn 90 – is still working.

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  • Interview with Stuart Kaminsky, Part 2

    January 12, 2009

    I describe that many of the things we believe about change are actually myths and how those can make us feel bad about ourselves and actually stop us from changing. I begin by explaining Myth # 1 and then play the second half of my interview with Stuart Kaminsky.

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  • Interview with Stuart Kaminsky, Part 1

    January 06, 2009

    In the first show of the Year I explain why New Year’s Resolutions can be dangerous; tell my annual Holiday story, interview mystery and screen writer, professor, lecturer Stuart Kaminsky & air Sharon Lesley’s review of La Cage.

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  • Interview with Keith Fitzgerald, Part 2

    October 28, 2008

    As the election approaches I dedicate the entire show to the second part of my interview with Keith Fitzgerald. In it Keith explains why politicians must avoid being ideological or dogmatic, he makes a strong case for the necessity to be flexible and inclusive, and I (inadvertently) give him an opportunity to demonstrate how this is done, when I am dogmatic and intransigent and Keith proves to me how my inflexible stance keeps me and the other from a compromise that would
    bring us both what we want.

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  • Interview with Keith Fitzgerald, Part 1

    October 21, 2008

    Camouflage Weight Problem – The unconscious uses problems we already have as Camouflage to distract us from problems we are not yet ready to face. In this show I demonstrate how a concern about being overweight can be a camouflage problem. I also air the first part of a two part interview with State Representative and Political Science professor, In this part of the interview Keith describes the art of politics and explains the importance of being a “savvy politician”. He dispels the notion of politics as a cynical profession and shows us how it can be a noble and worthwhile one.

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  • Interview with Allen Arrow

    Ocboter 14, 2008

    Interview with attorney Allen Arrow who at 80 years old is still a practicing music law and whose clients include The Rolling Stones, Frank Loesser and Liza Minnelli. Camouflage – Our unconscious is always protecting us from a danger our conscious mind (and our friends and family) may not see. Its best defense is the creation of a Camouflage problem; a smokescreen which distracts us from something which is too dangerous for us to tackle at this time. It’s a real problem on which our unconscious focuses all of our attention but also makes sure we can’t solve. In this show I describe this phenomenon. And I play 2 cuts from Lillette’s CD ‘Lillette Jenkins at Chez Josephine’.

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  • Interview with Mark Smith

    Ocbtober 07, 2008

    What is Normal – In this show I caution against self-criticism, explaining that it’s a mistake to label any quality or behavior as bad, flawed or abnormal, since you can’t have any quality that the rest of us don’t have. I return to the theme of the benevolent presence of our unconscious in our everyday life and do a recap of the tricks our unconscious can use on our behalf. I play an interview with architect Mark Smith, who is not only smart and talented but very funny, and a cut from Lillette’s album of classical music.

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  • Interview with Lillette Jenkins-Wisner

    September 30, 2008

    Lillette Jenkins-Wisner is a one of a kind. Born in Harlem almost 85 years ago, she could play whatever she heard by the time she was three. The oldest of nine, her parents couldn’t afford a piano but her upstairs neighbor, who little Lillette would visit and “entertain,” offered her a piano if Lillette’s parent would give her music lessons. And Lillette took the financial pressure off her parents by getting scholarships to study music by the time she was 10. Lillette refuses to be pigeonholed; she plays every kind of music. She has been every country in the world following the soldiers as part of the USO in three wars.

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  • Interview with Elliot Roth

    September 23, 2008

    I believe that this trick is self-explanatory. Our unconscious is often (for some of us it is always) playing background music in our minds. Surely you have experienced the song you just can’t get out of your head. This is almost always a message from your unconscious and when you learn to decipher these messages you get access to a new and very important source of information. In this show I air the 3rd pianist Elliot Roth, a 25 year old wunderkind, who is also playing since he was 3 years old and now can’t decide whether to focus on his playing, his singing or his writing. I’m sure that like me you will hope that he chooses all three.

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  • Interview with Mike Markaverich, Part 2

    September 16, 2008

    Another clever trick which our unconscious uses to distract us from changes that we are not yet ready to make is the wandering mind. We’ve all experienced the ability to become distracted, forget appointments, telephone #’s or where we put the car keys; this is often the subtle work of our unconscious and until we understand it’s benevolent intention we may be wasting our time and energy fighting against ourselves (see civil war 8/26). The second half of my interview with the funny and talented Mike Markaverich chronicles his extraordinary and challenging path towards becoming the remarkable musician he is today.

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  • Interview with Mike Markaverich, Part 1

    September 05, 2008
    The next trick I pull out of the bag of our unconscious is our ability to forget to remember. Many of us yell at or criticize
    ourselves for this ability. In this show I demonstrate its usefulness and encourage us to appreciate it. I also begin a 2 part interview with my second pianist. Mike Markaverich was blind from birth and began his love affair with the piano at 3 years old by trying to duplicate what he heard on the radio on his toy piano.

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  • Interview with Charlie Prawdzik

    September 02, 2008

    In this show I begin to talk about the clever tricks our Unconscious uses to protect us from changes we are not yet ready to make. The first trick I talk about is the well-known and much maligned Freudian slip. I demonstrate how our unconscious shrewdly uses our very own words to tell us something about ourselves that we may not be aware of I also
    interview the first of 5 pianists, jazz pianist and terrific accompanist Charlie Prawdzik.

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  • Interview with Judy Lyons Schneider, Part 2

    August 26, 2008

    When we are in conflict with ourselves – that is we want to do (or stop doing) something but we are unable to get ourselves to behave as we wish – I call this being in Civil War. Civil Wars are not only a waste of time; they can endanger us by undermining our belief in ourselves. In this show I talk about how to identify your Civil War and how to achieve a successful Cease Fire. I also air the second delightful half of my interview with Judy Lyons Schneider.

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