Arts in the Valley, Saturday, August 20, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Tune into Arts in the Valley’s Saturday, August 20th show with Celebrity Psychic Belinda Bentley, and United Way of Merced’s Building Health Communities program managers discussing ways to empower Merced communities.

To Listen to Celebrity Psychic Belinda Bentley, click onto the link:psychic
Belinda Bentley is a Celebrity Psychic, and has been featured in all aspects of media worldwide, including Star Magazine, Diva Magazine, Darkness Radio with Dave Schrader, Playboy radio,VH1, E! and her own radio show, Disturbed Paranormal, with co – host, Hale S. Mednik. Although most celebrity clientele is kept confidential, Belinda has worked with Dave Navarro on Spread TV and has been named his “In House Psychic.” She has also been linked to other Hollywood celebrities!

Known for her accurate, honest, sincere, no sugar coating attitude, Belinda Bentley is the world’s only Sex Psychic, and offers readings to the general public. Private sessions cover all aspects of life; health, career, financial, family, relationships, sex, travel and spirituality. Being a direct psychic she needs no tools to connect, but she has the skill to use the Tarot, tea leaves, palmistry and other methods if extra information is needed during a reading. Or she’ll use this method for added fun during psychic parties.

Belinda has been a professional psychic for 10 years, starting her professional readings at a very young age serving North America, United Kindom and Worldwide. Television appearances have been made in USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia and France TV.

Click onto this link to listen to United Way of Merced Building Healthy Communities Staff:
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Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year, $1 billion plan of The California Endowment. In connection with staff-led, statewide policy initiatives, 14 communities, including Southwest Merced/East Merced County, are taking action to make where they live healthier. They’re doing this by improving employment opportunities, education, housing, neighborhood safety, unhealthy environmental conditions, access to healthy food and more.

The goal: to create places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Ultimately, we’re aiming at nothing less than a transformation in the way all of us think about and support health for all Californians.

Tatiana Vizcaíno-Stewart – Hub Manager. Originally from Mexico City but now a long-time Southwest Merced resident, she worked as a health care interpreter trainer before coming to BHC.

See Lee – Hub Coordinator. Born & raised in Merced, she worked with MCOE before coming to BHC.

Michelle Xiong – Youth Coordinator. Born & raised in Merced, she is a recent graduate of UC Santa Barbara and has been involved with Merced’s high school KIWIN’s group.

Katie Thompson – Media Coordinator. A Dos Palos resident, she is a former high school English teacher and television journalist.

For more information, please visit

Click onto this link to listen to author Melinda Palacio speak on her latest work, Octillo Dreams: book interview

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Kim McMillon interviews Melinda Palacio on Arts in the Valley on August 20, 2011 at 8 PM.

Melinda Palacio grew up in South Central Los Angeles and now lives in Santa Barbara, where she is an editor for Ink Byte, an online magazine for writers. She also writes a Friday column for La Palacio holds two degrees in Comparative Literature, a B.A. from Berkeley and an M.A. from UC Santa Cruz. Melinda is a 2007 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Rosenthal Fellow and a 2009 alum of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Her poetry chapbook, Folsom Lockdown, won Kulupi Press’ Sense of Place cash prize and publication, Spring 2010. Her work has been published in a wide variety of journals and anthologies, including the Arizona Republic, BorderSenses, the East Valley and Scottsdale Tribune, Phoenix Magazine, Sage Trail Poetry Magazine, Buffalo Carp, Black Renaissance Noire, the Valley Voice, PALABRA: a Magazine of Chicano/Latino Literary Art, Poets and Artists, the Maple Leaf Rag III and IV, La Bloga, Askew Poetry Journal, Latinos in Lotus Land: an Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature, Poets of the American West, Strange Cargo, El Tecolote, San Pedro River Review, Pilgrimage Magazine, Quercus Review and forthcoming in the San Diego Poetry Annual and Southern Poetry Anthology. Arizona State University’s Bilingual Review Press published her first novel, Ocotillo Dreams, Summer 2011. She enjoys public speaking and sharing her knowledge of writing and publishing through workshops, lectures, and panels.

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