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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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  • Interview with Judy Lyons Schneider, Part 1

    August 19, 2008

    More about the Unconscious, and the first half of my interesting interview with multi-talented artist Judy Lyons Schneider.

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  • Interview with Henry Ettman, Part 2

    August 12, 2008

    In this show I introduce the Unconscious. I describe it as a friend and ally in our attempt to become all that we can be and continue my interview with Jazz drummer and educator Henry Ettman.

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  • Interview with Henry Ettman, Part 1

    August 05, 2008

    The area of feeling is large and complicated and required 2 shows to cover. In this show Carole’s husband jazz drummer and educator Henry Ettman.

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  • Interview with Carolyn Michael and Howard Millman

    July 29, 2008

    Feelings – emotions, which are a necessary part of being human, get a bad rap in our society, we dismiss or discount them often saying – don’t mind me I’m just being emotional. Our criticism of the expression of emotion can make simple feeling a Danger and stop us from changing. In this show I counteract the criticism we often hear about feeling and try to resurrect the importance of allowing ourselves to feel, I also air my interview couple with actor/philanthropist Carolyn Micheal and her director/theater manager husband Howard Millman.

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  • Interview with Carol Ettman

    July 22, 2008

    Because Past Dangers were often created in our childhood, we may have forgotten or be in denial for the events which caused them and therefore they can be difficult to identify. This show continues to explore the area of Past Dangers. In this show I also interview exciting Jazz singer Carol Ettman – the girl form the “land of yes!”

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  • Interviw with Creative Couples, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes and Roberta MacDonald

    July 15, 2008

    Changes which require us to re-experience something we experienced earlier in our lives which had bad consequences become Past Dangers and our reluctance to put ourselves in what was once harm’s way can stop us from doing things we would otherwise want to do. This resistance can be unconscious so in this show I talk about possible Past Dangers, how to recognize them and what to do about them. I also interview 2 remarkably creative couples whose individual interviews I have previously aired; Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives fame and Roberta
    MacDonald and Bob Turoff
    founders of the Golden Apple dinner Theater.

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  • Interview with Dick and Julia Hyman

    July 08, 2008

    Changes which require us to do things we have never done before often represent what I call Future Dangers as we can not ever predict the outcome of a risk we have not yet taken. In this show I describe possible future dangers and how to recognize them. I also interview Dick and Julia Hyman as a couple.

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  • Interview with Dick Hyman and Julia Hyman

    July 01, 2008

    Continuing the theme of the Danger of Change, I talk about the Catastrophic Expectations of both failure and success. And interview Dick Hyman world famous jazz musician, composer of serious works as well as most of Woody Allen’s film scores and his wife Julia Hyman, who following her career as an interior designer, is now a is a world class sculptress.

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  • Interview with Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes

    June 17, 2008

    Continuing to describe the Dangers which keep us from changing I discuss the concept of Catastrophic Expectations and how the anticipation (even when it is unconscious) can keep us from doing things we want to do. In this show I play an interview with Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes; who are perhaps best know for their long running roles on the soap opera Days of our Lives, and I play the original version The Ballad of Davy Crockett, recorded by Bill Hayes.

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