Tune into Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS AM, on Saturday, June 23rd at 8 pm, and Sunday, June 24th at 2 pm. Host Kim McMillon will interview Dr. Jan Yager, the Friendship Expert, and author of “When Friendship Hurts.” Kim McMillon will also interview actress, writer, and performance artist Jovelyn Richards.
To listen to Dr. Jan Yager, click onto the link:jan yager-1
Jan Yager, Ph.D. has spent the last 20 years extensively studying relationships including friendship which was the subject of her sociology dissertation (City University of New York, 1983) where she had a pre-doctoral fellowship in medical sociology from the National Science Foundation.
In addition to When Friendship Hurts (Simon and Schuster, 2002), Dr. Yager is the author of the highly-acclaimed Friendshifts®: The Power of Friendship and How It Shapes Our Lives, which has been translated into five foreign editions, as well as numerous other groundbreaking books including Single in America and Victims (published under her maiden name of J.L. Barkas).
Dr. Yager is regularly quoted in the media (the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Self, Dallas Morning News, USA Today, etc.) as well as interviewed on TV/cable and radio programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, Good Morning, America, The View, CBS News’ Sunday Morning Show, National Public Radio, BBC radio, and others.
To listen to artist Jovelyn Richards, click onto the link:actress
Writer and solo performance artist Jovelyn Richards, MFA, is a stand-up comedian, professional storyteller, and guest lecturer. She was a co-producer for KPFA 94.1 Women’s Magazine where she hosted a weekly commentary on mainstream media, called Welcome to Jovelyn’s World. Jovelyn currently hosts KPFA’s Cover to Cover Open Book every third Friday at 3 pm. You can listen to Jovelyn’s archived shows at kpfa.org.
She is co-author of the novel The Onion that won the Digest Merit Award; author of Raising Autumn Colored Babies; Beyond Vanity; and various other published works. Her written and stage performances include, The Diaries of Aunt Jemima; Harlem Nights; Flowers Cut in a vase and Dying; and Pussy Will Sell a Lot Longer than Cotton Any Day. She received the Playwright Center of Minnesota’s, Many Voices Award in 1993 and 1997, and the Intermediate Arts’ Artist of Color Award in 1995 and 1998, awarded funding from the Zellerbach foundation for her recent work ‘ Come Home’ which premiered at The Marsh and ran for 5 weeks this year. You can catch Jovelyn Richard’s Performance of Mrs. Pat’s House, August 10th through 12th at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley, CA. http://www.lapena.org.
“Jovelyn Richards is the kind of mesmerizing storyteller that can draw an audience’s senses into the palm of her hand moments after she steps onstage.” –Megan Ma, San Francisco Bay Guardian