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March 30, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, March 31 (8 PM), and Sunday, April 1 (2 PM), 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

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Tune into Arts in the Valley on Saturday and Sunday, March 31st at 8 pm, and Sunday, April 1st at 2 pm, as host Kim McMillon interviews Karmic Astrologer Marguerite Manning, Peace and Move Forward business owner Gerry Dove,  Dave Brown and Julio Valdez on A Time to Fly Kite Festival in Livingston; and Carol Wright with the Last Hope Cat Kingdom to discuss Henry the Horse.

To Listen to Astrologer Marguerite Manning, click onto the link:psychic-4

Marguerite Manning is a professional astrologer, author and spiritual life coach who specializes in advancing the universal law of karma through the scientific principles of astrology.

As the founder of Cosmic Connections, a personal enlightenment and astrological counseling service, her work is inspired by the philosophy of Carl Sagan, the spirituality of Edgar Cayce and the belief that only when science and spirit work together does this universe work divinely.

Marguerite Manning’s personal journey of spiritual discovery began in 1994 when after developing a new astrological concept that validated the soul’s history in the birth chart, she started using it to guide her clients to their earthly purpose in the present. Her life long fascination for the stars above was immediately enhanced by a life changing passion for the spirit within as the results were just too remarkable too ignore—making a brand new belief system impossible to avoid. This led to the writing of her first article in 1995 for The Mountain Astrologer, “The 12th House—Your Karmic Closet”. It also inspired her to enlighten others by conducting group seminars on karmic astrology called “Therapy for the Soul.” The tremendous interest and response these workshops generated over the next few years compelled her to share both the philosophy she embraced and the concepts she developed in her bestselling book, Cosmic Karma:  Understanding Your Contract with the Universe.

To listen to Gerry Dove’s interview, click onto the link:peace and move

In 2011, after being laid off after a 12-year career in radio, Gerry Dove chose to step into the world of entrepreneurship, with his own company, gdove designs, and now has two lines on the market, the first being Peace and Move Forward.  The second line that is now available is Hug Your Child. It is inspired by Gerry’s journey of trying to live life to its fullest each day, and telling the people in his life I love them on a regular basis…because you never know what tomorrow may bring.  On April 20th, Gerry will help train Merced County youth in the first ever Youth Radio of Merced, which will air on Saturday, June 2nd at 8 pm.  If you are a young person interested in radio, the training will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Merced on Saturday, April 20th from 6-8 pm.

To listen to Last Hope Cat Kingdom interview, click onto this link:cat place

Carol Wright with Last Hope Cat Kingdom will discuss Henry the horse, who was rescued by Last Hope several years ago from a horrifically neglectful and abusive situation in which he and 24 of his Lipizzaner friends were kept locked in tiny stalls and left to suffer all day every day. He was adopted out by his loving caregivers to what seemed to be a caring home. But after several years of living well, Henry’s parent fell on hard times and rather than do what was best for Henry, she chose to let him suffer and starve once again. After an arduous cross-country journey, he is back home at Last Hope, where he will never want for anything again. This includes his considerable medical needs, particularly a delicate surgery that is crucial to his well-being.

Last Hope Cat Kingdom is the ONLY no-kill animal sanctuary in the Merced area. Founded in 2001 by Atwater resident Renate Schmitz and her late daughter, Mona, the sanctuary, located in rural Atwater, CA, features a cattery and lots of acreage for dogs, horses, goats and other animals. We offer rescue, spay and neuter and adoption services for dogs and cats, as well as other domesticated animals.

To listen to interview on the 1st Annual Livingston Kite Festival, click onto the link:kitefest-1

Livingston’s 1st Annual Kite Festival will take place on Saturday, April 15th from 10 am – 5 pm at Livingston Middle School at 101 F. Street. The Kite Festival will be free to the public and will have many activities such as Pie Eating Contests, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Candy Drop Gigantic Kite Flying demonstrations, Crafts and Vendor booths, plus various cultural performances. There will be safety demonstration from PG&E, Livingston Police and Fire, Merced County Sheriff and the the California Highway Patrol Helicopter.

A crowd of over 5,000 is expected. Attendees will have the opportunity to enter kite flying and building competitions to win a variety of wonderful prizes. Don’t have a kite? Don’t worry the first 400 kids get a free kite, and there will have kite making workshops for children to build their own kites.



November 3, 2011

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, October 29, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM

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On Saturday, October 29th, Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews retired professional baseball player, and artist David Baldwin; Public Outreach director Pam Moody regarding Last Hope Cat Kingdom’s upcoming fundraiser on November 5th, and Artist Vanessa Stretch will discuss the Holiday Affair- A fundraising event sponsored by Soroptimist International in Atwater on Saturday, November 5th.

To listen to David Baldwin’s interview, click onto the link:baseball
David Baldwin is a retired American professional baseball player, a right-handed, sidearm/submarine Major League pitcher.
Born in Tucson, Arizona, on March 30, 1938, Baldwin pitched for three years for the University of Arizona. In the 1959 College World Series he beat Fresno State 5 to 1 on a two-hitter and lost the final game of the series 5 to 3 to Oklahoma State. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1959 and pitched on three pennant winners in his first four years of pro ball. Later, he was a relief specialist for the Washington Senators (1966–69), Milwaukee Brewers (1970), and Chicago White Sox (1973).

After he retired from baseball in 1974 he earned a Ph.D. in genetics and an M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Arizona. He worked as a geneticist, engineer, and artist until his retirement in 2003. Subsequently, he has collaborated with other researchers studying the physics, physiology, and psychology of baseball. In addition, he has published his baseball memoir, Snake Jazz, and (under the pen name “DGB Featherkile”) a collection of his poetry, Limbic Hurly-Burly. Many of his poems have appeared in such journals as American Poetry Journal, Blue Unicorn, and Evansville Review. His poetry won the Atlanta Review’s 2007 International Publication Prize and the 2009 Fluvanna Prize from The Lyric.

Baldwin’s painting “Fugue for the Pepper Players” is in the collection of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, and was featured in Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame by John Thorn (1998) pp. 188–189.

To listen to Pam Moody’s interview, click onto the link:cat kingdom
Pam Moody, the Director of Public Outreach for Last Hope Cat Kingdom will discuss their upcoming fundraiser on Arts in the Valley. The Last Hope Cat Kingdom will hold its fundraiser, A Toast For Hope, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Boys and Girls Club, 615 W. 15th St. Select California wines and cheeses will be served and there will be live jazz music. The event will include an autograph signing by Oakland A’s pitcher Brian Fuentes, a live auction of team memorabilia, and a silent auction of original artwork, baseball memorabilia and gift certificates. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Call (209) 383-3741 or e-mail

To listen to Vanessa Stretch, click onto the link:accesories unlimited
Artist Vanessa Stretch will discuss the Holiday Affair- A fundraising event sponsored by Soroptimist International At the Atwater Community Center, November 5th from 9 am – 4 pm. The center is located at 760 E. Bellevue Road in Atwater. This brings in crafters’ from all over the county for a day of shopping, great food and companionship in the Christmas Spirit.

Vanessa will be showcasing her beautiful scarves. Stop by for an afternoon of fun, community, and art. For more information, call (209) 357-0931.

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