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  • Interview with Tome Cousin

    November 03, 2009

    Discussion – What are the stories that you tell about yourself? What are the stories you don’t tell about yourself. You can learn a great deal about your Cover Story – that which you present to the world, and your Undercover – that which you hide not only from the world, but from yourself as well, simply by becoming aware of those things you feel good about telling others and those things you prefer to keep secret.

    Interview Tome Cousin, tells the remarkable story of a series of coincidences which lead him, with no intention on his part, to a successful career as a dancer, singer, actor and now, as the Artistic Directing Supervisor of Susan Strohman’s musical “Contact,” which he has most recently brought to Sarasota Florida (listen next week to a review of “Contact.”) Exposed to music as a boy of 6 in order to address a problem of dyslexia, Tome discovered that he was a “natural mover.” But it took many more “coincidences,” before the “light bulb went on” and he thought “I can do that!” Then using the skills he learned at an all boys Catholic military High school (not exactly classical training for a performer), Tome developed his “natural” talents and there isn’t enough room here to begin to list his credits. Suffice it to say that once he found it – Tome became the he – he was meant to be.

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  • Interview with Carole Schweid, Part 2

    October 27, 2009

    Discussion – Learn more about Uncovering Try the Who Am I Really exercise.

    Interview – The second half of my interview with Carole Schweid, which begins with the “era of children.” In it Carole talks about how the explosively creative mother of two manages to give both her family and her creatively what they require, and to do it with joy!

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  • Interview with Carole Schweid, Part 1

    October 20, 2009

    Discussion – Can you recognize your Cover Story? Do you know what qualities, characteristics, capabilities or skills you’ve hidden Undercover? In this show I talk about how this happens and describe the positive role of Denial.

    Interview – The first half of my interview with Carole Schweid, a founder with Nancy Diamond, of Play with Your Food, a truly unique theater experience. Listen to Carole’s funny, charming, disarming story. Hear her tell how she went from someone who was “dancing from the minute she could walk,” to the singer, actor, writer, director, choreographer, and producer she became.

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  • Interview with Nate Jacobs, Part 2

    October 13, 2009

    Interview – The second half of my interview with Nate Jacobs, in which he tells the story or his mission to create a theater company with and for “people who look like me.” I also interview another founding member of the troupe delightful, 28 year old Leon Pitts, who began to work with Nate when he was 9 years old, and who had no plans for his life until Nate convinced him to audition for a part and it was “lights, camera, action from then on.”

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  • Interview with Nate Jacobs, Part 1

    October 06, 2009

    Interview –The first half of my Interview with Nate Jacobs, Founder and Creative Director of the Westcoast Black Theater Troupe. Nate’s story is of a man who took a long time to believe what everyone was telling him – that he was a talented singer, dancer, actor, and story teller. For many years he told himself that “they were just being nice.” In this half of his interview Nate tells the often hilarious tale of his discovery and acceptance of himself and what it forced him to do with his life I also play an interview with gregarious and talented 26 year old Tsadok Porter, a founding member of the Troupe who began working with Nate when she was 5 years old.

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  • Interview with Duncan La Mont, Part 2

    September 29, 2009

    Duncan La Mont continued.

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  • Interview with Duncan La Mont, Part 1

    September 22, 2009

    Something special I have dedicated the last two weeks in September to an interview with awarded, applauded, accoladed Duncan La Mont. A boy from the poverty stricken tiny town of Greenock, Scotland , who expected to spend his life in the mines, and found himself, although he tried hard to avoid it, playing with Henry Mancini, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Paul McCartney…the list is truly endless. Listen to Duncan’s remarkable story, his wonderful music and his disarming sweetness. Duncan’s story to use his words is nothing less than “Magical and Spiritual.”

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  • Interview with Robert Mann

    September 15, 2009

    Discussion – In this show I am recapping the concepts of Cover Story and Undercover. Also I am talking about the gift of denial and how it protects us from information about ourselves which we are not yet capable of enduring.

    Interview – with actor, comedian, independent film maker Robert Mann, who discovered the magic of, and actually appeared in a film at 8 years old (at least his feet appeared), when he accompanied his mother to the film set of a director she was dating. Hear how he spent virtually every waking minute of his childhood experimenting with film, and how he pulled off his first independent horror film “Pumpkin Man,” and he may now actually be beginning to make money.

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  • Interview with Mike Moran

    September 08, 2009

    Interview – In this show I interview composer, arranger, pianist, songwriter Mike Moran (husband of Kitt Moran from last week), a year behind his wife, Mike decided at four years old that what he wanted to do was “make music.” Less supported in this dream than lucky Kitt, he finally gave himself to music. Listen to the lovely result of that surrender.

    Interview – Whenever I encounter a couple, both of whom make their living or their life with an art, I like to interview them as a couple. The Moran’s have been together 36 years and when you hear them talk together you can tell why. There is tenderness, affection, respect, and admiration in virtually everything they say about each other.

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  • Interview with Kitt Moran

    September 01, 2009

    Discussion – Do you have qualities, capacities, abilities you didn’t know you had? Perhaps they are hiding Undercover while you just present your Cover Story – I will be taking about that in this show.

    Interview – with singer, writer, painter Kitt Moran, who knew at 3 years old she was going to be a singer – even though she didn’t know if she could sing. Listen to her hilarious tale of making a childhood career out of Peter Pan, and to the remarkable talent that was waiting to be released. As a child Kitt knew that she was born to be a singer, and she was right.

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  • Cover Story, Part 3

    July 27, 2009

    Our Cover Story Part 3.

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  • Cover Story, Part 2

    July 20, 2009

    Our Cover Story Part 2.

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  • Cover Story and Interviews with Mystery Writers

    July 09, 2009

    Cover Story and Interviews with mystery writers.

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  • Interviews with Wayne Balcom and Terry Griffin

    July 07, 2009

    One of the most powerful obstacles that stand between us and the changes we’d like to make is the fact that we would have to break our cover story – in this show begin to talk about what a cover story is and how/why we create them. I interview two men who did what the good man does – which is went to college and established careers that could support their families and then luckily, later in life, became able to pursue their real love which is writing mysteries; Wayne Balcom, a versatile writer who can turn out New York based “noir” thrillers as well as his favorite Sarasota mysteries and Terry Griffin whose detective is like himself a retired lawyer.

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  • Interview with Bob Gussin

    June 30, 2009

    Its really difficult to change, to alter the role you’ve been assigned, and surprisingly we can be unaware of when we have really changed. In this show I talk about what it looks like when you have changed and the irony that we are often ‘the last to know.’ In the first of a series of interviews with people I met at the Florida Mystery Writers Conference in Sarasota FL, I interview Bob Gussin, who is an unusual combination of many different skills and interests the most recent of which is publishing mysteries.

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  • Retrospective to Kenny Rankin

    June 23, 2009

    Do you know if who you are pretending to be is actually all that you are? In this show I describe how pretending to be who we think we are defines who we chose for a partner and how this predisposition stops us from doing things we would want to do. I also present a memorial retrospective to singer-songwriter Kenny Rankin who died June 7th at 69 of Lung Cancer. I play several of his own songs and several others which over his 3 decade career he recorded – and which had a profound influence on the music industry.

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  • Interview with Michael Royal, Part 2

    June 16, 2009

    In this show I am playing the 2nd half of my interview with the musically talented and intellectually interesting Michael Royal

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  • Interview with Michael Royal, Part 1

    June 09, 2009

    In this show I air the first half of my interview with Jazz pianist Michael Royal, who is at one with his music as a person can be, having learned to play “by heart,” rather than by “ear,” Follow Michael’s journey from Tampa Florida to Minneapolis, Zurich, Copenhagen and finally back to Sarasota Florida, all along collecting the knowledge and passion that would feed his music.

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  • Interview with Katt Hefner

    June 03, 2009

    How do you change a role assigned to you in childhood? In this show I explain that sometimes you can do it with the help of a sibling who is equally unsatisfied with his or her assigned role. Then I interview Katt Hefner a tall, beautiful and remarkably talented singer. Born into a family where music was an everyday essential and she and her brothers rapidly became a “band.” Katt’s story is inspiring and entertaining.

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  • Interview with Amanda McBroom

    May 19, 2009

    In this show I move on to discuss under what circumstances a child may choose to mode his or her opposite sex parent and interview Amanda McBroom who talks about the magical experience of writing the song The Rose and how it changed her life.<

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