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June 29, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, June 22 (8 pm) and Sunday, June 23 (2 PM) 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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On Saturday, June 22, Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviewed actor Adilah Barnes for a full hour, discussing her career on such television shows as Roseanne, and the Gilmore Girls; her one-woman show, I AM That I AM, Woman, Black; and her co-founding of the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival. You can find more on Adilah Barnes at
http://www.adilahbarnes.com

To listen to actor Adilah Barnes, click onto the link:aidela barnes
Adilah Barnes is one of few veteran actors in Hollywood that have not only mastered the art of successfully marketing herself, but also of utilizing all of her many creative skills – all the while staying true to herself and maintaining her integrity. She has guest-starred most recently in NBC’s series Harry’s Law and Prime Suspect, ABC’s popular series, The Middle, CBS’ well-received Cold Case, and TNT’s Trust Me. Other television credits include Gilmore Girls, City of Angels, For the People, Roswell, The Agency, Family Law, City of Angels, Any Day Now, Suddenly Susan and Mad About You. Her film credits include playing opposite Sandra Bullock in the CastleRock Entertainment film, Murder By Numbers and the Universal blockbuster and award-winning Erin Brockovich with Julia Roberts. She has also appeared opposite Ving Rhames in the CBS Hallmark made-for-tv movie, Little John.

An award-winning actor with over 40 years of acting experience, Barnes is best known to television audiences for her role as Anne Marie on ABC’s Roseanne for five seasons –still running in syndication. Barnes has been fortunate in landing roles that come close to who she really is – a woman of enormous strength, steadfastness and grit on a mission to teach us about life, history and the rewards of perseverance. Her role opposite Hilary Swank, as the infamous Ida B. Wells in HBO’s Iron – Jawed Angels demonstrated this. As Ida B. Wells in Iron Jawed Angels, Barnes marched for women’s rights and ironically, in real life she is also a marcher and supporter for women of every ethnicity.

Ms. Barnes has also extensively toured her own one-woman play, I AM THAT I AM: WOMAN, BLACK, a historical journey into the lives of seven renowned women: Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune, Zora Neale Hurston, Lorraine Hansberry, Angela Davis and Maya Angelou. I AM THAT I AM: WOMAN, BLACK, now in its twentieth season, has toured three continents including 40 states across the U.S, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.

As a writer, Adilah released her first book, ON MY OWN TERMS: One Actor’s Journey in December of 2008. ON MY OWN TERMS received the #3 non-fiction paperback rating in Essence Magazine’s June 2009 issue following President Obama’s two books. She also founded in 2007 The Writer’s Well, an international literary writer’s retreat for women located in a very beautiful, woodsy and serene environment in the Atlanta area. Her retreat has attracted writers from as far away as Ghana.

Adilah Barnes is the Co-Founder of the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, an annual, multi-cultural festival that showcases female artists in the disciplines of dance, music, theatrical performances, spoken word and comedy that has produced well over 400 artists and is now in its seventeenth year. Both The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival and Ms. Barnes, individually, were honored with the prestigious Women in Theatre Award in 2006.

Adding another dimension to her busy career, Adilah currently hosts her own Internet Radio show “Adilah,” on the BlakeRadio Network, Rainbow Soul (BlakeRadio.com) where her thought provoking interviews with celebrity guests are heard by a worldwide audience.

Among many, Adilah’s 2010 achievement awards include X-Cel Entertainment’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Entertainment; Stop the Violence, Increase the Peace Foundation’s Spirit of Peace Award; Black Theatre Network’s Winona Fletcher Award; Oroville, CA’s Dr. Martin Luther King Day Award, and Towson University’s Program of the Year Award.

Also, in 2010, Barnes was honored with the establishment of the 1st Annual Adilah Barnes Arts and Literary Achievement Scholarship for Minneapolis, MN inner city youth.

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June 22, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 pm) & Sunday (2 pm), June 15 & 16, 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Mike Sell is Professor of English and member of the Graduate Program in Literature and Criticism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Avant-Garde: Race Religion War (Seagull Books 2011) and Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism (University of Michigan 2005), and editor of Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchange: Vectors of the Radical (Palgrave Macmillan 2010) and Ed Bullins: Twelve Plays and Selected Writings (University of Michigan 2006). His essays have appeared in TDR, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Modernism/Modernity, African American Review, and other journals.

To listen to an interview with Mike Sell, click onto the link:

Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism looks at the American avant-garde during the Cold War period, focusing on the interrelated questions of performance practices, cultural resistance, and the politics of criticism and scholarship in the U.S. counterculture. This groundbreaking book examines the role of the scholar and critic in the cultural struggles of radical artists and reveals how avant-garde performance identifies the very limits of critical consideration. It also explores the popularization of the avant-garde: how formerly subversive art is eventually discovered by the mass media, is gobbled up by the marketplace, and finds its way onto the syllabi of college and university courses. Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism is a timely and significant book that will appeal to those interested in avant-garde literary criticism, theater history, and performance studies.

“An important study that will raise the bar not only on scholarship of the Black Arts Movement, but on U.S. avant-gardism generally.”
—James Smethurst, University of Massachusetts

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Dr. Wayne Carr is a licensed psychologist with a psychotherapy practice in Seattle.

To listen to Dr. Wayne Carr, click onto the link:

June 6, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, June 8 (8pm) & Sunday, June 9 (2 pm) 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews Board Certified Counseling Intuitive and Medical Remote Viewer Nicole Myers Henderson and Margot Stengel, organizer of the The First Annual Run for the Fallen Fort Ord 10k, on how to heal the body of trauma connected with grief due to the loss of a son to war.

To listen to Nicole Henderson and Margot Stengel, click onto the link:
Ms. Henderson formed the non-profit Sage Alliance in 2003 to work with the public in the following areas listed below. If you wish to make an appointment with Ms. Henderson, please contact Holistic Xchange in Merced, CA at 209-726-9762. http://www.holisticxchange.com

The 4th Annual Run For the Fallen in Merced, CA will take on June 15, 2013 at Applegate Park in conjunction with the Merced County Fair. Registration starts at 7:00 AM, 7:30 Ceremony, 8:00 AM Runners go first and all others to follow..

The First Annual Run for the Fallen Fort Ord 10k was established to honor the sons of Monterey who gave their last full measure of devotion to their country in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The race course, which is in the newly established Fort Ord Dunes State Park, is a rolling 10K that offers fast times and magnificent views of the Monterey Bay and the Monterey Peninsula. All proceeds from the event will go to charities dedicated to honor the memories of the fallen or assisting the men and women returning from war.

9:00 AM
Beach Range Road
Venue: Fort Ord Dunes State Park
Admission: $55 Open, $40 active duty military, $10 kid’s run http://www.runfortord.com

June 2, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 PM) & Sunday (2 PM), June 1 & 2, 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews Medical Intuitive and Remote Viewer Nicole Henderson, and Bardi Rosman Koodrin,
Literary Director for the San Mateo County Fair’s Arts Programming.

Nicole Myers Henderson is a Board Certified Counseling Intuitive, Medical Remote Viewer, and Personal Growth Coach. She will be in Merced sometime this summer to work with women, men, and children that have a need to communicate with their body, mind, and spirit. Ms. Henderson formed the non-profit Sage Alliance in 2003 to work with the public in the following areas listed below. If you wish to make an appointment with Ms. Henderson, please contact Holistic Xchange in Merced, CA at 209-726-9762. http://www.holisticxchange.com

To listen to Remote Viewer Nicole Henderson, click onto the link:
Remote Viewing uses technique developed by U.S. military to peer through layers of body tissue and bone to seek out subtle and even extreme imbalances. The US military formulated the remote viewing technique with the aid of Physicist, Russell Targ of Stanford University. Nicole Henderson had formulated the medical remote viewing techniques based on Military protocol that she uses with her clients. If you have undiagnosed health issues or you are tired of being restricted by an illness, this is for you.
Empathy Today – How What We Feel Affects How We Are
Meet with a true empath that is able to walk a thousand miles in your shoes. Learn more about how what we feel affects every aspect of our lives.
Cellular Memory Communication – How your body speaks your mind
Learn how speaking to your body can answer any question you have about your life, help you heal, or even save your life.
Extraordinary Living for Veterans – EFT for Veterans
Facilitators work hands-on with Veterans to:
alleviate emotions and physical symptoms of PTSD/PCR. This is a life changing event that you will not wan to pass up. Learn about this holistic approach that allows you to conquer your inner and outer demons.
Emotional Freedom Therapy for Depression, Anxiety and Pain
Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and body pain of any sort all have something in common. They are the bodys way of telling us that something is not right. Learn how to listen to your pain and help your body heal. Techniques offered will change the way you think about your body. http://sagealliance.webs.com/aboutus.htm

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San Mateo County Fair–California Writers Club Literary Arts Events–June 8-15

Bardi Rosman Koodrin
Literary Director
literary@smeventcenter.com
To listen to Bardi Koodrin, click onto the link:
Literary Events Schedule June 8-15
Events hosted by the SF/Peninsula Branch of the California Writers

OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS:
Saturday June 8
12-1pm – Carry the Light anthology book sale
12:30pm – Copus, a spoken word rap/jazz/fusion band
1-2pm – Welcome Supervisors Warren Slocum and Carole Groom as they announce the first ever San Mateo County Poet Laureate opportunity — a 2 year appointed position for a poet living and creating in San Mateo County! We’ll celebrate with poetry readings and more music from Copus
2-3:30pm – Carry the Light anthology launch and gigantic autograph party
4-5pm – Editing Your Writing Workshop with bay area book coach Teresa Le-Yung Ryan
5-6:45pm – Carry the Light Winners’ Circle: first place contest winners will present their submissions

Sunday June 9
1-2pm – TBA
2-3pm – E-Book Workshop Panel moderated by Laurel Anne Hill with Beth Barany, Sandra Saidak, Troy Paiva, and Max Tomlinson
3-4pm – Sand Hill Review Press: Why We Write with Tory Hartmann, Marty Sorensen, Jim Hanna, Lisa Meltzer Penn, Mary Burns, and Elise Frances Miller
4-5pm – Pitching and Query Letters Panel with Teresa Le-Yung Ryan, Tory Hartmann, and Audrey Kalman
5-6pm – First Page Writing Evaluation Sessions: Bring your first page of story or novel for Teresa’s expert critique. NOTE: those who attend her Sat, June 8 Editing Your Writing Workshop will go to the top of the sign-up sheet!
6-7pm – Carry the Light Winners’ Circle: contest winners will present their submissions
https://www.sanmateocountyfair.com/contests/departments/literary-arts

June 2, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 PM) & Sunday (2 PM), May 25 & 26, 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Host Kim McMillon interviews Megan Segarra, a filmmaker in New York, and founder of a small women-lead production company, Meganda Films. Ms. McMillon will also interview Melissa Kelly-Ortega, a Provider Services Representative for Central California Alliance for Health about what’s happening in the Merced County community. Organic Farmer David Silveira and Rancho Piccolo Chef Julie Moreno will be on to discuss organic farming, and finally, Judy Juanita will speak about her upcoming reading on Tuesday, June 4th at the Merced Multicultural Center.

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“What can I say except that [Megan Segarra is] a brilliant writer… Each scene elegantly and simultaneously reveals who people are, what the conflict is, and moves it forward. I am excited about [her] work as a filmmaker”- Rosa Martha Villarreal

On June 1st 2013, in San Francisco CA Meganda Films LLC will be showing an extended preview of their first documentary, The F-Word.
“We understand what causes obesity, being overweight, and unhealthy lifestyles; but do we understand the psychological effects it has on us as people? The mental effects it has, and has had on shaping our generation, and the next generation. We want to document a conversation about this word.”- The F-Word.

To listen to filmmaker Megan Sagarra’s interview, click onto the link:
About Meganda Films
Meganda Films is an avenue for low-to-no budget filmmakers to receive resources and support for the development of their films. They aim to create a network for fellow filmmakers to showcase their films and to produce and support projects that redefine the role of the leading woman and challenge the standards set forth by Hollywood.

For more information on Meganda Films visit: http://www.megandafilms.com Contact:
Like Meganda Films on Facebook Meganda Films Megan Segarra
Follow Meganda Films on Twitter: @megandafilms megandafilms@gmail.com

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To listen to Melissa Kelly-Ortega’s interview, click onto the link:
Melissa Kelly-Ortega is a community organizer, who happens to live in Merced, and discusses what is happening in the Merced community in the segment Eye on the Community.

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To listen to the interview with David and Julie on organic farming, click onto the link:
Silveira Farms is a small organic farm operated by David and Michelle Silveira. The farm began in 2005 and is located in Merced California. We produce organic hay for a local organic dairy and vegetables that are direct marketed. Our chickens are raised on grass pasture that produce eggs that are superior in nutrition and taste.

David’s love for farming began on the Azores islands where he learned to farm with his father. He then returned to the U.S. and studied agriculture at Cal Poly SLO. After graduating he worked in agriculture until we started our farm. http://www.ranchopiccolo.com

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To listen to poet Judy Juanita, click onto the link:
Novelist, poet and playwright, Judy Juanita will read at the Merced Multicultural Center on Tuesday, June 4th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm from her debut novel, Virgin Soul, which is about the gradual radicalization of a young black woman in the black power movement of the 60s published by Viking in 2013. http://redroom.com/member/judy-juanita/bio

June 2, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 PM) & Sunday (2 PM), May 18 & 19, 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Kim McMillon, the host of Arts in the Valley, interviews Jenelle Marie, the founder of the STD Project, and Jennie Lake, the author of The Book of AHA.

My name’s Jenelle Marie and I have an STD. *Hi, Jenelle.* For 14 years, I’ve lived with genital herpes – otherwise known as herpes simplex or simply, herpes (I’ve also had hpv, scabies and vaginitis). Want to know more about my experience? Read my STD Interview.
Having an STD has not hindered my love life, inhibited my ambition, or limited my friendships (I’ve been married, auditioned for American Idol, gone skydiving 3 times, been an auditor for a Big 4 accounting firm, ran a 25k, started a successful business, worked as a ‘carny’ on a fried veggie wagon, completed 2 degrees, etc.). Herpes, in short, has not stopped me from achieving anything or enjoying my life.
I am here to tell you, having an STD/STI does not have to stop you either.

To listen to an interview with Jenelle Marie, the founder of the STD Project, click onto the link:


The STD Project
http://www.thestdproject.com
Established in April of 2012 during STD Awareness Month, The STD Project is an award-winning independent website and progressive movement aimed at eradicating STD stigma by facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. We welcome all people and all thoughtful opinions regardless of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, or experience with an STI/STD.
Through The STD Project, we post interviews with and the stories of those who have sexually transmitted infections or diseases, viewpoints from the people who have loved someone with a sexually transmitted infection or disease, as well as a plethora of news and resources related to STIs/STDs; testing, treatment, prevention, and more. By facilitating and encouraging awareness, education, and acceptance, we are taking steps toward modern-day prevention by advocating for conscientious and informed decisions.

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Jennie Elizabeth Lake, an awakened individual, has overcome her own tumultuous story to save and bring healing to thousands of others once like her. As author, educator, and friend, Jennie is intrinsically able to successfully expound upon the often-subtle yet meaningful difference between our mind-made constructions, and what is real.

Her journey began when she received direct instruction from the likes of Gangaji, Byron Katie, Roger Mills, Larry Crane and many others — these are the world renown teachers that set the very foundation for the work she does now. She honors them by continuing the tradition of these teachings.

Jennie is currently CEO and Founder of United by Humanity (www.UnitedByHumanity.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating suffering by way of self-inquiry. Over the years she has received countless accolades from prominent people such as Senator Mark Leno, with whom she participated with to create services for the underserved; she has also instructed at several universities.

To listen to Jennie Lake, the author of The Book of AHA, click onto this link:

June 2, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8 PM) & Sunday (2 PM), May 11 & 12, 2013, 1480 KYOS, Merced, CA

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Host Kim McMillon interviews author Fred Reiss about his book on beating cancer, and Jordan Cowman with Building Healthy Communities and Crissy Gallardo with the Merced Organizing Project about the May 14th Youth Rally in Merced, CA.

Fred Reiss shows you how to use humor and the power of your own life
and dreams and love to fight cancer, caregive, advocate for your best
care and reduce your suffering during treatment.
Fred’s been there and back . . .
Twice!
Death is inevitable. But that doesn’t mean it’s necessary.
You can outrank it.
Your life is the only weapon you have to fight cancer. Fred
shows you how to multiply and divide faster than cancer.
You have cancer, but cancer doesn’t have you. You have a life,
chemo has a half life.
Today Cancer Tomorrow The World is a 224-page paperback
with pictures. It’s 14.95 and can be ordered at fredforyourhead.
com, or on Amazon.
Fred knows how financially devastating cancer and chemo can
be. That’s why he is also offering Today Cancer Tomorrow The
World as a 99-cent eBook on Amazon.
Fred wrote this book to make it easier on the next person who
has to go through chemo and cancer.

To listen to Fred Reiss, click onto this link:

http://www.fredforyourhead.com

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Jordan Cowman, United Way of Merced County’s Hub Communications Specialist, and Crissy Gallardo with the Merced Organizing Project to discuss the May 14th Youth Rally on the steps of City Hall.
To listen to Jordan and Crissy, click onto the link:

Building Healthy Communities, Southwest Merced/East Merced County (“BHC, Merced”) is the central table where residents, organizations, and businesses in Le Grand, Planada, South Merced, and Beachwood/Franklin are working together to create communities where our children can grow up healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

Our mission is to be advocates of the Building Healthy Communities movement and support BHC Merced’s partners in making policies and systems changes by lifting up the community’s voices; connecting people, places, and resources; and providing leadership opportunities with a focus on our youth!

If you would like to look online for more information, check out http://www.bhcconnect.org and/or http://www.calendow.org. Apply for grants here: http://www1.calendow.org/grants

Merced Organizing Project (MOP) is a multi-culture and multi-faith based grassroots community organization that made up of local congregations, community groups, organizations, and individuals who are concerned about the well-being of families in Merced. MOP represents 17 organizations and congregations with over 3,000 families in Merced County.

http://www.mopmerced.org

June 2, 2013

Arts in the Valley, April 20 (8 pm) & April 21 (2 pm) 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Kim McMillon, the host of Arts in the Valley interviews Heike Hambley, the Artistic Director of Merced Shakespearefest, the only free outdoor Shakespeare festival in Merced County.

How the Merced Shakespeare Festival was born by Heike Hambley.
I love Shakespeare and all his characters, the lovers, the fools, the witches, the witty servants, the warriors and the timeless poetry. I also love Shakespeare festivals and Renaissance fairs and theatre and working with people to put on a finished production everybody can be proud of and have fun with.

Merced’s own Shakespeare festival was born out of these sentiments and helped by a successful production of “Twelfth Night” that I directed for Merced Center for the Performing Arts, now Playhouse Merced, in February 2002. Cast and crew had so much fun that at the cast party some of us decided to explore the possibility of bringing a Shakespeare festival to the whole community. Wonderful Shakespeare enthusiasts like Michael Egan, Julianne Aguilar, Carolyn Hart, and others brainstormed and discussed and worked hard. Three months later we had raised some money from generous friends, relatives and art lovers, got rehearsal space from the Playhouse, a non-profit umbrella from the Merced Arts Council and had rented the rarely used Merced Open Air Theatre in Applegate Park. This stage is a perfect Shakespearian space, wide open with pillars on both sides, a lot of sun and natural light for the performers, but green grass and shade trees for the audience. http://www.mercedshakespearefest.org/contact.htm

This summer, As You Like It, directed by Colton Dennis.

2013 PERFORMANCE DATES:
September 14, 15, 21 & 22, and possibly a 3rd weekend in Mariposa.
To listen to Heike’s interview, click onto the link:

John Curl is an American poet, memoirist, translator, author, activist, and historian.

He is author of seven books of poetry, including Scorched Birth (2004), which former San Francisco poet laureate Jack Hirschman called “a book of wonders.” His best known book is probably his history of the cooperative and communalist movements, For All The People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America (PM Press, 2009), which historian Howard Zinn described as “inspiring.” Memories of Drop City (2007) is his memoir of the 1960s communal movement and the first “hippie” commune, in Colorado, where he lived between 1966-69, which Ishmael Reed called “highly crafted and brilliant,” and Al Young described as “compelling.” His play The Trial of Christopher Columbus was produced by the PEN Oakland Writers Theater in Berkeley (2009). His poetry books include Columbus in the Bay of Pigs (1991); Decade (1987); and Tidal News (1982); and has published poems in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Words Upon the Waters, Oakland Out Loud, Blake Times, Left Curve, Central Park, Poetry USA, Anthology of East Bay Poets, Poetry Flash, and Pulse of the People. He was a member of the San Francisco Cloud House circle of poets in the 1980s.
http://www.johncurl.net/

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