Archive for April, 2011

April 29, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, April 30th, 8 PM, PST, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of six novels: three historical tales, Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, and Douglass’ Women, and the mystery trilogy, Season, Moon, and Hurricane. Her first children’s novel, Ninth Ward, was selected as one of the “Best Books of 2010” by School Library Journal and received the 2011 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award. Rhodes has published a memoir, Porch Stories: A Grandmother’s Guide to Happiness, and two creative writing texts: Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors, and The African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction.

Her play, Voodoo Dreams; was cited as “Most Innovative” Drama in the 2000-2001 Professional Theater Season by the Arizona Republic. Jewell is currently at work on a theatrical version of Douglass’ Women.

Her work has been published in Germany, Italy, Canada, Turkey, and the United Kingdom and reproduced in audio and for NPR’s “Selected Shorts.”

Her honors include: the American Book Award, the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Award for Literary Excellence, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Outstanding Writing, and two Arizona Book Awards. Rhodes is the Virginia G. Piper Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at Arizona State University and Artistic Director of Piper Global Engagement.

With his gravel-filled vocals and piano-pounding antics, Roddy Jackson’s legacy is a solid one, and he is one of the last true rockabilly pioneers still out on the circuit. Born as George Roderick Jackson in California around 1940, Jackson fronted the multi-racial Blue Notes out of Merced, CA, beginning in 1956. Specialty released three Jackson singles in 1958 and 1959, all produced by Sonny Bono, “I’ve Got My Sights on Someone New”/”Love at First Sight,” the double-sided classic “Hiccups”/”Moose on the Loose,” and “Any Old Town”/”Gloria.”

Ace Records finally released what amounts to Jackson’s collected recorded work on CD as Central Valley Fireball in 2007, which includes both sides of all three of his singles as well as previously unissued period tracks, audition tapes, and home recordings.

For those interested in hearing Roddy Jackson live, he will be the headline performer at Merced College’s HARTFEST at the Merced College Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 7th at 7 PM. This event is free to the public. Merced College is located at 3600 “M” Street. For more information, visit

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April 24, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, April 23, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS, Merced, CA

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Vangee Guettinger, RN, speaking on Hypnobabies, hypnosis for Childbirth

Vangee Guettinger, RN, a certified doula and lactation consultant, will speak about Hypnobabies, hypnosis for Childbirth. Using Master Hypnotist Gerald Kein’s famous painless childbirth techniques, expectants mothers and their partners come to hynopbabies session once a week for 6 weeks. They easily learn self-hynopsis, instant relaxation techniques, creation of hypno-Anesthesia, deepening cues, “Eyes Open Childbirth Hypnosis:” and positive visual imagery of birth.

Author Randy Rolfe speaks on healing the family

Randy Colton Rolfe, JD, MA
World Ambassador for Family.
Bestselling author of five books on healthy family life, speaker,
logevity trainer, TV personality, nutritionist, wife and mother.
Founder and President of the Institute for Creative Solutions.
Independent International Wellness Consultant with Nikken, Inc.;;;
The Seven Secrets of Successful Parents. Forward by Robert E. Kay, M.D.
McGraw Hill – Contemporary Books, hardback 1997, paperback 1998.
“I have yet to find a better parenting guide. This empowering book will build and renew your faith. If I could recommend only one parenting book, this would be it.” – My Mommy’s – Mommy’s Bookshelf.
“Randy Rolfe is one of the best experts to ever sit on our stage. As a parent, I think this book will benefit every parent who wants a clear, inspiring, and practical guide to success.” – Geraldo Rivera, host of Geraldo Rivera.
“Randy Rolfe deserves credit for being this generation’s Dr. Spock. Mothers and fathers should be issued a copy with the birth of every child. I realize over and over again how right Rolfe’s words have turned out to be.” – Main Line Today.
“The best book we’ve ever seen on parent-child interactions.” – Denise Breton and Christopher Largent, authors of The Paradigm Conspiracy.
“A very good guide to basic, commonsense child-rearing. Highly recommended.” – Library Journal.
“Rolfe expands with eloquent practicality on such ‘secrets’ as paying attention and expressing oneself.” – Publisher’s Weekly.
“Gives you the core attitudes and beliefs that empower you to be a successful parent all the time.” – Barnes & Noble Events
“A great parenting book for lawyers to recommend to their clients with children.”
– Philadelphia Bar Reporter.
“If you have let your children know by your own example, they will never be embarrassed to take the time they need to answer important questions.” – Rocky Mountain News.
“The voice is that of a wise parent sitting across the table and sharing her
experience both as a parent and as a therapist.” – Chinaberry Children’s Book Service.
“This is a great parenting book for you or for you to recommend to your friends and family.” – The School Counselor, Service Division.

April 16, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, April 16, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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UC Merced Campus

Guests for Saturday, April 16th Arts in the Family are Encarnacion Ruiz, Director of Admission for UC Merced, and Janalynn Castillo, Associate Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood’s Mar Monte district, which includes San Joaquin County.
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Encarnacion Ruiz has been the Director of Admission for UC Merced since 2004. Encarnacion is a native of Goshen, California in Tulare County. He is one of eleven children. He attended schools at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia and earned a BA in Social Welfare from California State University, Fresno.

Prior to being the Director of Admission, he worked for the University of California, Office of President as Director for Relations with Schools.

He has twenty-five years of experience with the University of California in student outreach, recruitment and admissions.

His professional goal is to create greater access in higher education especially for the students in the San Joaquin Valley.

Janalynn Castillo is associate director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood’s Mar Monte district, which includes San Joaquin County.The Merced clinic offers preventive services such as breast cancer screenings, birth control, sexually transmitted infection tests and treatment, family planning and sex education, among other services. Abortion services aren’t offered.

The center had more than 13,000 visits during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Castillo said about 96 percent of them were visits for family planning and reproductive health.

April 10, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, April 9th, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Guests on Saturday, April 9th, Arts in the Valley on 1480 KYOS AM in Merced: Jo Ridgway, Starr Carson Cleary, and Erika Enos discussing health, and wellness.

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Interview with the Editor of World of Wellness, Jo Ridgeway

Jo Ridgway is the editor of World of Wellness, the California Central Valley quarterly magazine for balanced living. Jo Ridgway is the owner of A Life In Balance located in Clovis. She is certified as an EFT practitioner, having received Foundational Level certification through Gary Craig, the founder of EFT, and Level 1 and 2 certification through Carol Look, EFT Master. She is also a Certified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master/Teacher, and a Feng Shui practitioner.

Jo is a past life regressionist, having received training from Dr. Brian Weiss, Denise Linn, and Dolores Cannon, all well-known and respected authors in the field of past life therapy.

Drawing on her diverse education and career experiences, she offers a wide variety of services to assist you in creating the healthy life you desire. As a healthy living consultant, wellness educator, and energy-based practitioner, Jo moves the energy of your mind, body, spirit, and environment using methods such as EFT, hypnotherapy, reiki, and feng shui. Jo provides guidance to couples on the path to parenthood as a birth journey guide, utilizing hypnosis for a natural, pain-free childbirth.

Starr Carson Cleary, Founder and President of Regenerations Wellness Cancer Foundation

Starr Carson Cleary is the Founder and President of Regenerations Wellness Cancer Foundation, author of Restorative Pilates for Cancer Survivors…Taking Back Your Physical Power…One Muscle at a Time (2010 Independent Book Festival Winner) “A Woman’s Guide…30 Days to A Better, Mind, Body and Spirit”, and the Producer of “StarrPower Pilates” (DVD) and fitness columnist.

She is a Cancer Exercise Specialist, Creator of the Triumph Restorative Pilates for Cancer Survivors and facilitates Restorative Movement Programs for Cancer Survivors, families and caregivers. Starr is also a Master Fitness Trainer, Advanced Pilates Instructor, Restorative Movement Specialist –Move & Flow Dance Party Restorative Exercise (promotes lymphatic flow) and “Empowerment through Movement” Motivational Speaker.

To date, hundreds of cancer survivors, have participated in variety of therapeutic wellness program and presentations; receiving unwavering support to attain a greater quality of life on the journey towards recovery.

Regenerations Wellness Cancer Foundation’s wellness programs bring individuals together who have had similar cancer experiences, to promote peer support and camaraderie, offer hope, renewal and wellbeing.

The programs encourages individuals to take the journey towards wellness and wholeness, by actively, participating in activities with others in their quest for improved quality of life. Cancer survivors, family members and caregivers can enjoy restorative movement programs, creative expressions: arts, journaling, comedy and cancer wellness, health education, and other events that present an opportunity to share the cancer experience “Free” of Charge.

Naturopath Erika Enos

Dr. Erika Enos graduated in 2002 from the University of California at Berkeley with a double major in Art History and the Art Practice. Although she loves making art and learning about people and culture through their artwork, she was thrilled to learn about naturopathic medicine during her last year at CAL. Moving her focus from painting to medicine may seem like a far leap, but naturopathic philosophy resonated with Dr. Enos at a core level. She sees both art and medicine as being about the human condition, making her transition in career paths a natural one. She graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon in 2010.

Dr. Enos is interested in treating people of all ages and strongly believes that individualized medicine is the best medicine. In addition to the fundamental modalities of natural healing taught at NCNM, Dr. Enos has studied cranial sacral therapy as well as bio-therapeutic drainage, Drainage is a system of medicine that helps the body relearn how to eliminate toxins at a cellular level, which lays the foundations for balance and health in the cell, thus creating foundation for a healthy whole being. She views health and well being as a journey and feels honored when patients choose her as a teacher and partner in their journey.

When she isn’t practicing medicine, Dr. Enos enjoys cooking, painting, yoga and spending time with her friends and family. To learn more about her work, please visit,

April 2, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, April 2, 8:00 PM, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Brenda Cobb, Founder of The Living Foods Institute

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Tune into 1480 KYOS AM at 8 PM, Saturday, April 2nd for Arts in the Valley Host Kim McMillon’s interview with Brenda Cobb, the Founder and Director of the Living Food Institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Cobb overcame the early stages of breast and cervical cancer without the use of drugs or surgery by following the simple principles of detoxification and nutrition. She also got rid of allergies, acid reflux, indigestion, arthritis, obesity, age or liver spots, and gray hair. Her eyesight even improved! She looks and feels 10 years younger than she did 10 years ago. Brenda now devotes her life to educating others.

The Living Foods Lifestyle® is Brenda Cobb’s fascinating first work on Living Foods. In her book, Brenda describes her healing journey from breast and cervical cancer. She also highlights the stories of many students that have gotten tremendous results from a variety of ailments and diseases by adopting The Living Foods Lifestyle®. Additionally, she discusses the cause of disease, why Raw and Living Foods is so beneficial, and the contribution of our thoughts to our overall health. Finally, the book is packed with over 50 delicious recipes that Brenda has perfect.

To learn more about the Living Foods Institute, please visit

Other Books 

Brenda’s other books are available only through calling the Living Foods Institute at 800-844-9876.

“Get Started Now Towards Better Health”

“101 Raw and Living Food Recipes”

“Colon Cleansing For Optimum Health”

“Ten Day Course Raw and Living Foods Training Manual”

“Healing Fibroids, Endometriosis, Tumors and Cysts”

“A Plan For Health”
“Good Health Now”

“Quick & Easy Raw and Living Food Recipes Yellow Book” 

Brenda was honored by Vita-Mix when they featured her incredible recipes in their new recipe book for The Professional Series Vita-Mix. To order this state-of-the art food machine call the Living Foods Institute.

Why Raw & Living Foods
Raw and Living Foods is a philosophy that believes all enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that the body needs to heal and maintain optimal health are found within the foods we eat. Proper food preparation is the key to unlocking these life-giving and healing nutrients.

Cooking foods destroys more than 90% of its nutritional value and natural enzymes that the body needs to digest the food. Enzymes are more important than any other active element as an aid to digestion and health. A lack of enzymes is a contributing factor to health problems ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases such as cancer and AIDS.

Disease is caused in part by toxicity and deficiency, which is created when, among other things, we eat foods that are unnatural or lack essential nutrients. Simply put, when toxic and deficient conditions are removed from the body, the body can heal itself, fight off future illnesses, and remain in total and perfect health.

The foods consist of whole, ORGANIC fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. These nutritious foods include blended, sprouted, and dehydrated recipes. Not only do they taste delicious, but they are packed with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that heal the body and allow it to obtain optimal health and vitality.
Learn the real truth about the foods you eat and how the Raw and Living foods can transform your life and heal your mind, body, and spirit.

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