Archive for September, 2011

September 25, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, September 24, 2011, 1480 KYOS AM, 8 PM, Merced, CA

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Tune into Arts in the Valley where host Kim McMillon interviews numerologist Sally Faubion on her new CosmicMates App, which is available on iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. If you are looking for love, check out love in the electronic age through this exciting numerology App. Kim’ second guest is family therapist Randy Rolfe. Randy’s latest book, Princess Buttercup The Cat’s Cross-Country Road Trip #3, which tell the story of her travels with her two humans. Randy will also discuss healthy, and healing methods to dealing with family.

To listen to the interview with numerologist Sally Faubion, click onto the link: numeroligy
Sally Faubion has been providing insight and guidance through numerology readings for 35 years. Her personal and group readings combine her unique intuition and expert knowledge of numerology with other metaphysical sciences. She has read thousands of people and never tires of helping individuals with her special gifts and knowledge.

Sally is the author of the well-received book, Motivational Numerology, and How Numbers Affect your Life, and has penned articles and columns for national magazines. She has created her own line of greeting cards, one of which is currently available on a wholesale basis. Other creations include calendars and software applications.

Sally is currently paving the way for additional products and books to be introduced in the near future.

To listen to family therapist Randy Rolfe, click onto the link: rolfe
Randy Rolfe, JD, MA, is president of the Institute for Creative Solutions. Since 1985 she has helped tens of thousands of families lead richer and happier lives. Her books include: The Seven Secrets of Successful Parents; You Can Postpone Anything But Love; Adult Children Raising Children; The Four Temperaments; The Affirmations Book for Sharing (coauthored w/ husband Jay Rolfe); and 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life (coauthored w/ Mark Victor Hansen and others). Randy traveled in 29 countries before she was 21, which gave her a unique world-view that crosses all boundaries. Building or her rich experience as wife and mother, she also has been on the cutting edge in many fields, being one of the very first women to attend law school, one of the first women to practice law for a major Philadelphia law firm, a leader in the natural health movement, and a founder of the natural parenting movement. She has given seminars as far away as Moscow Russia and throughout the USA. A popular TV therapist on Geraldo, Sally, Montel, Maury and many more, Randy is dedicated to creating a better world through building happier healthier families. Find out more at

September 15, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, September 17, 2011, 1480 KYOS AM

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To listen to Michael Rothenberg, and Adam Cornford, click onto the link:100k poets
Please join poets Michael Rothenberg, and Adam Cornford as they discuss 100 Thousand Poets for change.

100 Thousand Poets for Change Organizes Largest Poetry Event in History
Number of Participants Worldwide Growing Daily
600 events in 450 cities and 95 countries will take place on September 24 to promote environmental, social, and political change. Poets, writers, artists will create, perform and demonstrate in their communities, and decide their own specific area of focus for change within the framework of peace and sustainability, which founder Michael Rothenberg stated, “…is a major concern worldwide and the guiding principle for this global event.”

To listen to UC Merced Professor Manuel Martin-Rodriguez, and Lucha Corpi, click onto the link:poet ucmerced
Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews UC Merced Professor Manuel Martin-Rodriguez, and poet Lucha Corpi about Ms. Corpi’s upcoming reading on Tuesday, September 20th (10:30-11:45), COB 265 (UC Merced). This reading is part of the Chicano/a Literature Series at the University of California, Merced.

Manuel Martin-Rodriguez is a full professor and founding faculty member at the University of California, Merced. Prior to joining UC Merced, Rodriguez taught at Texas A&M University, where he was Director of Hispanic Studies), the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where he directed the Roberto Hernández Center), Wayne State University, and Yale University.

LUCHA CORPI is a poet, novelist, and children’s book author. She has written three other mystery novels featuring Gloria Damasco: Black Widow’s Wardrobe (Arte Publico Press, 1999), Cactus Blood (Arte Publico Press, 1995) and Eulogy for a Brown Angel (Arte Publico Press, 1992). Crimson Moon (Arte Publico Press, 2004) introduces Brown Angel Investigations and detective Dora Saldana. She was a tenured teacher in the Oakland Public Schools Neighborhood Centers Program for over 30 years.

September 11, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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To listen to Annie Moonbeams, click onto the link: anne
Tune into Arts in the Valley for Saturday, September 10, 2011. Kim McMillon interviews musician Annie Moonbeams, and poet Stephanie Mendel.

Recording artist Annie Moonbeams and her daughter, Rose, dubbed vocals onto tracks for two original CDs featuring guest artist George Winston, courtesy of Dancing Cat Productions. Geoarge Winston appears on piano on three tracks (“Big Minnacca Boo Boo Blues”, “The Weight”, & “Big Minnacca-‘Flight’ Return”) and harmonica on two others (“A Mother’s Prayer” & “Someone Else’s Heart”). The project began with a song and a cause. “A Mother’s Prayer©” was composed when Miss (Jackie) Rose was serving in Iraq. “In a flash of Divine inspiration,” Annie wrote the song. She played it for George who then wanted to be a part of the project. He even composed a special intro on harmonica for the piece dedicated to his “pseudo-daughter”. When Miss Rose returned- thankfully safely, although now disabled–she recorded back-up vocals on this and three other songs. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of CDs and downloaded songs will be donated to charities benefiting our U.S. military “everyday” heroes. NEWS-Masters are now completed. Albums on Jackie’s Herocat Records will soon be available as well as downloads for sale.

Local Berkeley Cat Toby San is featured on the album cover. Here’s a one minute interview with Toby San.

Interviewer/Jacquelyn Sendak: many times I see you sitting still for hours in my yard. Oh Master, what are you doing?

Toby San: In Cat spirituality, many of us have this natural talent to remain focused for hours without moving. Humans have to develop this since they have monkey mind. First, sit in a comfortable position preferably in sun, in grass of someones yard. Relax. Gaze in front of you focusing on a mouse, bird, butterfly anything in particular in nature. Breath be quiet. Watch without moving. After a while you can pounce on it. The main point is calm the mind and focus. Shine is a Tibetan practice and many have said this cat practice makes me a cat Master of Shine. I am open to teaching humans this practice.

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To listen to poet Stephanie Mendel, click onto the link:poet-1
Stephanie Mendel’s second book of poems, BARE BRANCHES, was published by Red Berry Editions in 2011. David St. John’s first line in his introduction to the book says, “Stephanie Mendel’s poems have a measured beauty, exquisite and spare reflections, as well as a poised, quiet elegance.”

BARE BRANCHES is sold on amazon, but it is less expensive to buy it from the NSDA (National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association) since they have free shipping. They are selling the book to help raise money to find better treatment and a cure for SD, the voice disorder Stephanie Mendel has. (spasmodic dysphonia).

Stephanie has served on the NSDA board and has been the leader of the San Francisco/North Bay SD Support Group for the last ten years.

Jane Hirshfield wrote, “…and yet there was happiness in touching the real,” states the final poem of this extraordinary book of grief, life, and praise. Stephanie Mendel is a poet who knows the nectars of transience, and Bare Branches a book that honors and returns reality’s touch on the skin, the mind, and heart of our continuing connection to all that is here and all that is not, but once was.”

Dorianne Laux wrote, “Goethe said “Presence is our duty, be it only a moment”, knowing how difficult it is to be still and revere. Mendel understands this and so continues to cup her hands around the twin flames of loss and desire. These poems are sometimes so quiet we can hear our own breath.”

Stephanie’s first book of poems, MARCH, BEFORE SPRING is now in its third printing. It is used by grief groups at hospices and by widows and friends of widows who are grieving.

She taught poetry in her home for eight years, served on the board of the Marin Poetry Center, and is in David St. John’s master class that has met twice a year for eleven years. She has also studied in workshops with Kim Addonizio, Mark Doty, Stephen Dunn, Carolyn Forche, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Marie Howe, Jack Gilbert, Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorianne Laux, Li Young Lee, Gerald Stern and Al Young among other poets.

Her work has appeared in anthologies and journals including Confrontation, Folio, Harvard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Rattle, Sixteen Rivers Press Anthology, Southern California Review, The Poet’s Companion (Norton), Western Journal of Medicine and Stanford University Medical Staff Update.

She is from Pittsburgh and has lived in Ann Arbor, Boston, Birmingham, Washington, DC, Berkeley and now lives in Marin County. She has two sons and two grandsons.

Her website is

September 4, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, September 3, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM

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Tune into Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS AM in Merced on Saturday, September 3rd at 8 PM for a wonderful evening of female empowerment through the arts. Noelle D.W. Chandler will discuss Playhouse Merced’s upcoming season; Belly-Fusion of Merced will belly-dance their way into your heart, and Crystal Langley will talk about her work as the only Theatre Production Manager for Merced United School District.

Click onto the link to listen to Noelle Chandler’s interview:merced thearte
Noelle Chandler is the current Education Director and an actor and director for the Playhouse stage. She is your go-to girl for Conservatory information and quality control for children’s theatre at Playhouse Merced. In the 45 minutes a day that she’s NOT at the Playhouse, Noelle enjoys playwriting, playing with her iPhone and going to be at 9pm.

To listen to Belly-Fusion Merced interview, click onto the link:belly dancers
Belly-Fusion Merced was started by two friends, Michelle Byus, and Janet Hay practicing Belly Dance together. Then a couple of friends asked them to show some of their moves. 6 weeks later they had a class of 14 students!. That was in 2008. They now offer Mondays at Merced Senior center 10-11a.m for anyone 50 years or older, Wednesdays at Unity Church 6-7p.m beginners of All ages, 7-8p.m for continuing students (this is a choreography class), and Fridays at Creation Station Merced 6-7p.m beginners 7-8 Troupe time. All classes are free, but donations are gladly accepted.

To listen to the interview with Crystal Langley, click onto the link:high school drama
Crystal Langley has nearly 20 years experience as a Theatre Production Manager, currently she works for the Merced Union High School District as the Theatre Production Manager for Buhach Colony H.S & Golden Valley H.S. and soon to be a 3rd theatre at the new El Capitan H.S. She is a playwright, director, and actor, not necessarily in that order. She has performed on stages around the Valley and her plays have been produced in L.A. and NY.

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