Archive for March, 2011

March 23, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, March 26th Program, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, cA

by arthouseflower

Dr. Shira Miller

To listen to the interview with Holistic Menopause Physician, Dr. Shira Miller, click onto the link below:
Tune into Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS AM in Merced, CA on Saturday, March 26th at 8 PM, PST as host Kim McMillon interviews Shira Miller, M.D.,
Southern California’s Only Concierge Holistic Menopause Doctor. The interview will be posted on Facebook at Arts in the Valley on Sunday, March 27th.

Some of the topics discussed:

What is menopause?
What are some common symptoms of menopause?
How is your treatment of menopause different?
What are bio-identical hormones?
Don’t hormones cause heart disease and breast cancer?
What is andropause (male menopause)?
What are some common symptoms of andropause?

Dr. Shira Miller is The Concierge Bio-Identical Hormones Doctor for Perimenopause, Menopause, Postmenopause, and Male Menopause.
She is an expert in The Wiley Protocol.
Dr. Miller also specializes in anti-aging, integrative, wellness, functional, complementary, alternative, orthomolecular, and age management medicine.

“My purpose is to help you achieve youthfulness, vitality, and optimal health–in a private, caring, and unhurried environment. Many women believe that if they just power through menopause, then everything will be okay. Contrary to popular belief, however, menopause is not a temporary phase, and postmenopause is a misnomer.

Menopause is the time during a woman’s life when her ovaries completely run out of eggs and she effectively ceases to produce two of her most potent hormones: estradiol (an estrogen) and progesterone. Whether you are 45 or 55 when it happens to you, the result is official infertility, loss of your monthly cycle, and a severe case of estrogen and progesterone deficiency”

Shira Miller, M.D. is Southern California’s Only Concierge Holistic Menopause Doctor and is the founder and medical director of The Integrative Center for Health & Wellness, a concierge holistic medical practice based in Los Angeles, CA. She is an integrative medicine doctor that loves helping women (and men) who are struggling with the woes of aging–in a relaxed, private, attentive, and convenient environment. Every patient is a VIP and is treated like it.

Dr. Shira Miller is board-certified in Internal Medicine, and since 2006 she has been practicing integrative, functional, alternative, holistic, nutritional, wellness, age management, and anti-aging medicine. Prior to opening her own private practice, Dr. Miller worked as a clinical research consultant at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, as an urgent care physician at the VA, and as an integrative doctor at San Francisco Preventive Medical Group, Cenegenics, and The Hall Center. She has been a member of ACAM (The American College for Advancement in Medicine – the voice of integrative medicine) since 2005 and on the board since 2009.
Dr. Miller’s unique approach is to treat the causes underlying her patients’ complaints, not just cover the symptoms. And, to prescribe treatments which consist of lifestyle optimization, nutrition and exercise, and replenishing substances that are naturally found in the human body.
The Integrative Center for Health & Wellness

March 20, 2011

Arts in the Valley, March 19th, 8 PM, PST, KY0S 1480 AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

To listen to Arts in the Valley for March 19th with Guests Kevin Hammon & Kimberly Zamora discussing the Art Hop, and Dr. John L. Turner discussing the Earthquake in Japan, and Willi Paul on the community building power of permaculture, please click onto the link below:

History of the Merced Art Hop
Kevin Hammon at Binary Systems Computer and Kimberly Zamora at Tallulah Brigitta had a vision to organize Merced’s 1st Art Hop. Kimberly closed her boutique Tallulah Brigitta, to pursue her Designing/Art career and the Art Hop.

Their motivation was two-fold: to promote economic growth in the downtown neighborhood and to support local artists who have few opportunities to exhibit their work. The only trouble was, art hops require art galleries, and Merced doesn’t have many of those—not much “hop” to that. So, Kevin and Kimberly went door-to-door asking businesses to stay open late for one night and pretend to be a gallery. To the committee’s delight, the response was overwhelming! The rest is history.

Upcoming Art Hop
The Spring version of the Merced Art Hop will be presented on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., in shops and spaces all along Main Street in downtown Merced. Come and see local artists inside your favorite stores, and listen to live music along the sidewalks.

What is an Art Hop?
The Merced Art Hop is a chance for the community to meet in downtown Merced to support our local businesses and artists, and to celebrate the vast interpretations of what art is. It’s easy. Come downtown (plenty of street, surface and parcade parking), pick up a map at any participating business or at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, start walking. Visit all or some of the businesses who are hosting artists for the night. The rest is up to you—meet local artists and business owners, ask how they got started, what inspires them, learn more about their products and artwork, maybe even buy something or just window shop.

During his career as a surgeon, Dr. Jack Turner’s curiosity drove him to explore several nontraditional healing modalities that broadened the scope of recovery for his patients. These new techniques included the practice of Johrei (the healing art of Japan), chanting and meditation (approaches found in all religious practices throughout history), soul travel and astral projection (as espoused by Eckankar, Robert Bruce and others), and precognition/remote viewing (as developed by Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann and Russell Targ at the Stanford Research Institute).

Jack is the author of Medicine, Miracles, and Manifestations, his twenty-year story of his contributions to the field of neurosurgery through Integral Medicine. The concept of Integral Medicine has been written about by notable members of the medical community, including Andrew Weil, Larry Dossey, Deepak Chopra, Mehmet Oz and Dean Ornish. Each of these writers is a physician who specializes in internal medicine or surgery. What makes John Turner similar to these writers is that he, too, is a physician. What makes him different from these writers is that he is a neurosurgeon. In fact, he is the only brain surgeon to write of medicine from this perspective: hand’s on use of complementary techniques prior to, during and after surgery, and exploration of pathways that lead to the spiritual world.

Jack has a great deal of family and friends in Japan. Today we’re going to learn about their experiences during the Earthquake, and its aftermath, Also, what we can do to help, whether it is prayer, money, or our time. If you would like to donate, please visit
To listen to Dr. Turner’s interview, click onto the link below:

Willi Paul is Founder, Writer & Researcher at, Magazine &

His work focuses on the what is sacred to us, the community building power of permaculture and the transformative energy in the new alchemy (incl: soil, sound, digital) and global mythologies.

Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that are modeled on the relationships found in natural ecologies.

Permaculture is sustainable land use design. This is based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns that occur in nature to maximise effect and minimise work. Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants. The ecological processes of plants, animals, their nutrient cycles, climatic factors and weather cycles are all part of the picture. Inhabitants’ needs are provided for using proven technologies for food, energy, shelter and infrastructure. Elements in a system are viewed in relationship to other elements, where the outputs of one element become the inputs of another. Within a Permaculture system, work is minimised, “wastes” become resources, productivity and yields increase, and environments are restored. Permaculture principles can be applied to any environment, at any scale from dense urban settlements to individual homes, from farms to entire regions.

March 13, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, March 12th 8 PM, PST, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

To listen to the Saturday, March 12th Arts in the Valley Program on 1480 KYOS AM, please click onto the link below:

Guests on Arts in the Valley for Saturday, March 12th at 8 PM, PST are Jonathan Whitaker, Editor-in-Chief of the Merced County Times, and Playwright and screenwriter Jonathan Dorf, author of Young Playwrights 101. Jonathan Whitaker will discuss the homeless issue in Merced, and the Merced Art Hop. Jonathan Dorf will give vital information to anyone with an interest in play and screenwriting.

The Homeless Issue in Merced, CA

Jonathan Whitaker is the Editor in Chief of the Merced County Times, which was established in 1964 under Mid-Valley Publications (MVP), an employee-owned group of six weekly community newspapers in Merced and Stanislaus counties. With the Merced County Times, Atwater-Winton Times, Hilmar Times, Waterford News, Hughson Chronicle, and Denair Dispatch, they are one of the longest-standing publishers of local newspapers within these two counties.

Mid-Valley Publications offers a variety of important services including providing relevant and positive news, community announcements, local and national display advertisement creation and publication, classified advertisements, legal notice publications, obituaries, and other important event announcements.

Mid-Valley Publications was founded by John Derby, who retired in 2004 as Publisher, though he continues to provide a guiding hand in daily operations of the company.


Rumors of Polar Bears by Jonathan Dorf at Cambridge-Isanti High School (Cambridge, MN).

Playwright and screenwriter Jonathan Dorf has had his plays produced in more than 45 states, as well as in Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He has been a finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award, the Hyperion One Act Award, the Weinberger Playwright Residency and the Interact and Charlotte Rep New Play festivals, and he has worked with such companies as the Walnut Street Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Ensemble Studio Theatre – LA, Moving Arts and the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Twenty-five of his plays are published by such companies as Brooklyn Publishers, Eldridge Publishing, Playscripts and Original Works, with monologues published in collections published by Meriwether, Playscripts and Smith & Kraus. He co-founded YouthPLAYS, the online publisher of plays and musicals for young actors and audiences, and has been instrumental in the development of, the internet’s top “how to produce a play” resource site for prospective producers of theatre at all levels – schools, colleges, community and professional theatres. 

He is the resident playwriting expert for Final Draft (for whom he created the playwriting “Ask the Expert”) and The Writers Store (creator of the popular playwriting website and playwriting instructor at Writers University), the co-chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights and the former managing director of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center. He is also a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Los Angeles-based Ariadne Group. For screen, he has written three produced shorts (Throwaways, dir. David Marmor, Disconnect and Reunion, dir. Harley Cross), as well as a number of feature scripts. He is the author of Young Playwrights 101, a book for young playwrights and those who teach them, and conducts workshops at schools and festivals across the US and as far away as Singapore. He served as Visiting Associate Professor of Theatre in the M.F.A. playwriting program at Hollins University – he will return as Visiting Associate Professor of English in summer 2011 – and as United States Cultural Envoy to Barbados. He holds a B.A. in Dramatic Writing and Literature from Harvard University and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from UCLA.

To listen to the 1480 KYOS AM interview with Jonathan Dorf, please click onto the link below:
SAV2-1, the resource for young playwrights and teachers, plays for young actors and audiences, the ultimate play production resource site

March 6, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, March 5, 2011, 8 PM, PST, 1480 KYOS AM

by arthouseflower

Click onto the link below to hear the show:

Dr. Clarence Lusane is the program director for Comparative and Regional Studies. He teaches courses in comparative race relations, modern social movements, comparative politics of the Americas and Europe and jazz and international relations. He is a national columnist for the Black Voices syndicated news network, and has published his writings in national publications and presented them at leading American and international universities and in the international media. He is the Co-Chair of U.S. Civil Society Committee of the Brazil-U.S. Joint Action Plan for the Elimination of Racism, a government-to-government project to address the issue of racism in Brazil. He is also the Co-Chair of the TransAfrica Forum Scholars Council, and a long-standing board member of the Institute of Policy Studies. Dr. Lusane latest book is the forthcoming “The Black History of the White House” (City Lights Books 2010)

Official histories of the United States have ignored the fact that 25 percent of all U.S. presidents were slaveholders, and that black people were held in bondage in the White House itself. And while the nation was born under the banner of “freedom and justice for all,” many colonists risked rebelling against England in order to protect their lucrative slave business from the growing threat of British abolitionism. These historical facts, commonly excluded from schoolbooks and popular versions of American history, have profoundly shaped the course of race relations in the United States.

In this unprecedented work, Clarence Lusane presents a comprehensive history of the White House from an African American perspective, illuminating the central role it has played in advancing, thwarting or simply ignoring efforts to achieve equal rights for all. Here are the stories of those who were forced to work on the construction of the mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the determined leaders who pressured U.S. presidents to outlaw slavery, White House slaves and servants who went on to write books, Secret Service agents harassed by racist peers, Washington insiders who rose to the highest levels of power, the black artists and intellectuals invited to the White House, community leaders who waged presidential campaigns, and many others. Juxtaposing significant events in White House history with the ongoing struggle for civil rights, Clarence Lusane makes plain that the White House has always been a prism through which to view the social struggles and progress of black Americans.


Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s first novel, This is the Place, won eight awards and her book of creative nonfiction, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, won three. Her fiction, nonfiction and poems have appeared in national magazines, anthologies and review journals. A chapbook of poetry, Tracings, was named to the Compulsive Reader’s Ten Best Reads list and was given the Military Writers’ Society of America’s Silver Award of Excellence. She speaks on Utah’s culture, tolerance and book promotion and editing and has appeared on TV and hundreds of radio stations nationwide. She is an instructor for UCLA Extension’s world-renown Writers’ Program and her how-to book, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won’t was named USA Book News’ “Best Professional Book 2004.” and the Irwin Award. Her The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success also won a nod from USA Book News and won Readers’ Views Literary Award. Her marketing campaign for that book won the marketing award from New Generation Indie Book Awards.

Howard-Johnson is the recipient of the California Legislature’s Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award, the Book Publicists of Southern California’s Irwin Award and her community’s Character and Ethics award for her work promoting tolerance with her writing. She was also named to Pasadena Weekly’s list of 14 women of “San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen.”

The author loves to travel and has studied at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom; Herzen University in St. Petersburg, Russia ; and Charles University , Prague . She admits to carrying a pen and journal with her wherever she goes. Her website is: and
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