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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

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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/

To listen to John Curl, click onto the link:

March 17, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Sat (3-16) 8 pm, and Sunday (3-17) 2 pm, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Belly dancing with hula hoops

Belly dancing with hula hoops

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Join Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon as she interviews Dave Lockridge, the founder and Executive Director of ACE Overcomers, and Michelle and Lacy as they discuss Belly-Fusion Merced’s 2nd Annual The Eyes Have It! Belly Dance Festival, April 13-14, 2013.

The ACE Overcomers program is designed to help adults overcome the effects of adverse childhood experiences by openly dealing with abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction.

Classes are on Mondays, 7pm at Gateway Community Church, Merced.
All classes are free. Come anytime and rotate through 26 weeks of life-changing lessons that overcome stress, depression, anger, and a whole lot more.

Mission
To prevent child abuse and help those affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

To listen to Dave Lockridge’s interview, click onto the link:
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Dave Lockridge is Founder and Executive Director of ACE Overcomers, a program to help teens and adults overcome the effects of adverse childhood experiences such as, abuse, neglect, and growing up in a dysfunctional household. Dave has over 20 years experience as a pastor, and has written 2 books, Overcoming a Difficult Childhood, and Building Healthy Life Skills. Dave is collaborating with Professor Linda Cameron to study the effectiveness of the ACE Overcomers curriculum and the Building Healthy Life Skills program in a local high school. He trains educators, pastors, nurses, and social workers to become trauma-informed in their delivery of service.
http://www.aceovercomers.blogspot.com/

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The EYE’s Have It 2013
Belly Dance Festival
Saturday, April 13 2013 10a.m-10p.m
Sunday, April 14, 2013 10a.m-6p.m
To listen to Michelle and Lacy discuss the upcoming Belly Dance Festival in Merced, click onto the link: belly dancer-2
Location:
American Legion #83 Merced Ca, 939 W Main street, Merced, CA
Work Shops by:
Jodi Waseca, Paige Lawrence, Dana Johnson, Sierra Wigington, Andalee, just to name a few.
REGISTER with each instructor through EventBrite.
http://mercedworkshopsdana.eventbrite.com/
Evening show and Happy Hour is from 6-9.
Prices are Pre-Sale – Adults $8, Children Seniors, and Students $5.
At the Door Adults $10.- Kid, Seniors, Students $8.
Saturday 10a.m-10p.m R rated from 6-9 during happy hour.
Sunday 10a.m-6p.m 3-5 is the show finale.
Non Stop Belly Dancing, Music, Work shops, Food, Drink, and Shopping, OH the SHOPPING!!
More info and tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/351325!












January 10, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday (8pm) and Sunday (2pm), January 5 & 6, 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Mystic Mind Magazine healing and wellnessKim McMillon, the host of Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS AM interviews Faye Saxton, the Executive Director of the Wellness Connection.  Faye discusses their upcoming Wellness Fair on February 10th in Fresno, and Kristi Massey, the founder of Mystic Mind Magazine, will discuss the creation of her magazine.

To listen to interviews with Faye Saxton and Kristi Massey, click onto the links:

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Wellness – 10th Annual Wellness Fair

Sunday, February 10, 2013

10 am – 5 pm

International Catering Company

4277 N. West Avenue, Fresno, CA

The purpose of each annual Wellness Fair is to educate the public of the various alternative and holistic health care options we have available right here in the Central Valley.  Premier, local, alternative and holistic practitioners and product vendor booths are presented at each Fair.

The Wellness Fair also features multiple guest speakers who lecture on a variety of health and wellness topics throughout the day.

If you have any questions, please call Susan Krikorian at 559-246-1098 or email srkwillow@aol.com

For more information, please visit http://www.wellnessconnections.net

To learn more about Mystic Mind Magazine by Kristi Massey, click onto her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mystic-Mind-Magazine/445882845464639.


September 2, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, Sept. 1 (8 pm), and Sunday, Sept. 2 (2 pm), 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews Crystal Langley, the Theatre Production Manager for Buhach Colony and Golden Valley High Schools, and Noelle Hanrahan, the director of Prison Radio.

To listen to Crystal Langley’s interview, click onto the link:  crystal langley-1

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.

To listen to Noelle Hanrahan, the Director of Prison Radio, click onto the link:prison radio

What Prison Radio is:  We are an independent multi media production studio.  We produce content and we seek to distribute these essays and productions throughout the world.  We have been very successful over twenty years producing content for radio, television, and films.   We are a 501c3 non profit organization a project of the Redwood Justice Fund.  In case you are curious, what we are not is a radio station.  We work with radio stations and place our content on this and other broadcast venues.

 

Mission Statement

Prison Radio’s mission is to challenge unjust police and prosecutorial practices which result in mass incarceration, racism, and gender discrimination.  We do this by bringing the voices of men, women, and kids into the public debate and dialogue on crime and punishment.

Our radio broadcasts help spur the public to examine core issues that create crime and heighten disenfranchisement. Our educational materials serve as a catalyst for public activism, strengthening movements for social change. Prison Radio’s productions illustrate the perspectives and the intrinsic human worth of the more than 7.1 million people under correctional control in the U.S, and those not served by the justice system.

General Information

Prison Radio

P.O. Box 411074

San Francisco, CA 94141

Phone: 1 (415) 648-4505

Email: info@prisonradio.org

 

August 19, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, Aug. 11 (8 PM), and Sunday Aug. 12 (2 PM), 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon inteviews Robert Hypes, the Artistic Director of Playhouse Merced, and Psychic Medium Renata Santorelli on Saturday and Sunday, August 11 at 8 pm, and August 12 at 2 pm.

To listen to Rob Hypes discuss Playhouse Merced’s Season, click onto the Link:merced theatre-5

Founded in 1994 as the Merced Center for the Performing Arts, Playhouse Merced has grown over the years into the area’s premier theatre organization, presenting a Mainstage season of at least a dozen shows and special events annually.  Additionally, the youth Conservatory offers after-school instruction in theatre, voice and dance, provides educational opportunities through outreach to outlying communities and presents acclaimed theatre summer camps for young people.

Partial list of Playhouse Merced’s upcoming season

9 to 5: The Musical
August 31 – September 16, 2012

Music and Lyrics by  Dolly Parton 
Book by  Patricia Resnick 
Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture

It’s a hilarious tale of friendship and revenge — three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do — even in a man’s world.

A Few Good Men
September 28 – October 7, 2012 
by Aaron Sorkin

From the writer of “The West Wing,” “Moneyball” and the “Social Network” is this riveting drama of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, United States Marines accused of murder.

Richard O’Brien’ The Rocky Horror Show
 October 12 – October 31, 2012


Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien

Let’s do the Time Warp again!  Meet Brad, Janet, Riff-Raff, Magenta, Columbia and Dr. Frank N. Furter in one of the most outrageous shows ever produced.

To listen to Psychic Medium Renata Santorelli, click onto the link:renata santori-2

Psychic Medium Renata Santorelli was born in Kentucky and raised in California. Her own life experiences have contributed towho she has become today: a motivational psychic medium, a motivational speaker, a spiritual counselor and a radio show host. Her desire is to continue to inspire others with messages of hope and inspiration through her private consultation sessions, her personal writings… and workshops and lectures, all of which tell of her varied and often difficult life experiences. 

Unfortunately like so many others, Renata has experienced various levels of abuse while growing up. She was taken away from her family when she was twelve due to the abuse; she was made a ward of the state of California and lived in a state run girls’ home in Los Angeles, from the ages of twelve to eighteen.

Her spiritual journey has steadfastly led her to a place of healing and peace as a result of sharing her life’s story with thousands of others. Many other people have also endured what seemed to be impossible life experiences and circumstances.

Renata has been communicating with those in the afterlife since the age of three…

The spiritual world was not something her family understood… This was a confusing time for her, because while what she was hearing and seeing was very real, she learned that her ability was not something she could share with most of her family without severe repercussions at times. She began internalizing what she saw, heard or felt – for fear of ridicule. She was exposed to various religious beliefs, both from her family and from the religious girl’s home where she lived during her teen years. With these beliefs imposed upn her, she was again left with the impression that what she saw, heard and felt from her contact with those on the other side was not a gift, but ‘a curse’.

It was not until her third near death experience in 1997 that she began to realize that maybe what she thought was her biggest curse in life might be a gift. But she was still keeping her abilities a secret at that time.In 1998, once again her life would forever be changed. It was during her physical healing process from an automobile accident that her beloved brother took his own life. After his passing, she fell into a deep depression.Then, one night months after his passing, she had a visit from him. During this visit, he told her that it was now time for her to begin using her abilities and gifts to help others. His visit transformed her life forever.

Thus began her search for the true meaning of the Higher Power that was called ‘God’.

Renata Santorelli worked with the The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential.  The Institute  is concerned with asking, “What can we do with the potential that exists within our bodies, minds, and spirits?” Can we heal each other? Ourselves? Can we affect events and physical reality with our thoughts? Can we know things before they happen? Are we connected to each other? To the planet? Can we communicate with our loved ones who have passed?

August 5, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, July 28 (8PM), and Sunday, July 29 (2PM), 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews Merced’s 60s psychedelic rock group Crystal Syphon.
To listen to the Crystal Syphon interview, click onto the link: crystal syphon-2
Crystal Syphon, one of the greatest “lost” groups of the West Coast psych scene, came together in Merced, California in 1965. Originally a Beatles / Byrds-influenced unit called the Morlochs, they soon shed their original moniker and moved in a more psychedelic direction, becoming a fixture on the ballroom circuit from 1966-1970. Although their music may nod in the direction of the New Tweedy Brothers and Quicksilver Messenger Service at times, it’s imbued throughout with a distinctive sound that arose from practicing up to six nights a week. The band entertained offers from various labels during their existence, but as they insisted on complete artistic control and ownership of their music, no deals were struck. Now, some 44 years after its creation, Roaratorio is proud to make the music of Crystal Syphon available for the first time ever. Drawn from studio tracks, rehearsal tapes and a live recording from the Fillmore West, Family Evil is released in an edition of 500 copies, with cover art by Norman Orr and extensive historical liner notes on an old-style “tip-on” jacket. Digital download included. 
“Family Evil” is available for purchase on iTunes and as additional pressings of the records become available at http://www.roaratorio.com.

 

July 22, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, July 21 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, July 22 (2 p.m.), 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews Rachel Bublitz, and Tracey Potter, the creators of the 31 Plays in 31 Days Project, and 60s Merced psychedelic band Crystal Syphon on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 8 pm, and Sunday, July 22 at 2pm.

To listen to Rachel Bublitz and Tracey Potter discuss 31 Plays in 31 days, click onto the link:31 plays

The 31 Plays in 31 Days Project is based on the idea that to become a better writer, you must write. You must write a lot. And you need to practice experimenting with your writing form constantly. The pressure of this goal will allow you to set aside preconceived notions of what you should be writing and how you should be doing it. You will not have time to overanalyze your work, you will just have to write, write, write and be surprised by what comes out of you. You may love your work some days and wonder what happened on others, but by the end of the month, you will have amassed 31 new plays. Instead of waiting for the breeze of inspiration to blow your way, you will see that writing is a craft that can be called on at any time.

When?

August 1st at 12:00 am until August 31st at 11:59pm

Where?

Anywhere and everywhere!

Who?

Playwrights who are crazy enough to write 31 Plays in just 31 short days!

Finally…. How?

Register  at http://31plays31days.com.  They will list your information in the Participating Playwrights section.  If you wish to be eligible for the 31 Plays in 31 Days Internet Staged Reading (details to be announced in September) you must select the daily submission option.

Crystal Syphon, one of the greatest “lost” groups of the West Coast psych scene, came together in Merced, California in 1965. Originally a Beatles / Byrds-influenced unit called the Morlochs, they soon shed their original moniker and moved in a more psychedelic direction, becoming a fixture on the ballroom circuit from 1966-1970. Although their music may nod in the direction of the New Tweedy Brothers and Quicksilver Messenger Service at times, it’s imbued throughout with a distinctive sound that arose from practicing up to six nights a week. The band entertained offers from various labels during their existence, but as they insisted on complete artistic control and ownership of their music, no deals were struck. Now, some 44 years after its creation, Roaratorio is proud to make the music of Crystal Syphon available for the first time ever. Drawn from studio tracks, rehearsal tapes and a live recording from the Fillmore West, Family Evil is released in an edition of 500 copies, with cover art by Norman Orr and extensive historical liner notes on an old-style “tip-on” jacket. Digital download included. 
“Family Evil” is available for purchase on iTunes and as additional pressings of the records become available at http://www.roaratorio.com.

To listen to Crystal Syphon, click onto the link:crystal syphon

July 2, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, June 30, (8 p.m.) and Sunday, July 1, (2 p.m.), 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Tune into Arts in the Valley on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, when host Kim McMillon interviews psychic and healer Mary Ellen Armstrong, and hynoptherapist, and healer Santosha Nobel.  Amanda with the teen scene will also talk about what’s happening in Merced this summer.

To listen to Psychic Mary Ellen Armstrong, click onto the link:mary ellen-1

Mary Ellen Armstrong is a Psychic/Medium, Intuitive Counselor, Certified Life Coach, Tarot Card Reader & Teacher, Animal Communicator, Ordained Interfaith Minister, Blog Radio Host, Animal Rights Activist, Writer, Boxer & Pit Bull Rescuer.

Gifted from birth, Mary Ellen began doing readings in grade school for the nuns and other girls. At 58 she is still going strong! Her clients include celebrities, athletes, political figures and everday people. They are each treated with honesty, respect, clarity and confidentiality!

Go to: MaryEllenArmstrong.com for prices and FAQ etc.

To listen to hypnotherapist Santosha Nobel, click onto the link:santasha noble

Santosha Nobel, CHT, attended a Mental Health Tech Program in her twenties, and completed a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program in Phoenix, at Rio Salado College. She graduated as a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor. Continuing her education at Prescott College, she graduated in 1990, with a BA in Counseling with a minor in Creative Arts Therapies. Mastering self-hypnosis in the mid-seventies, she subsequently continued her training in hypnotherapy and biofeedback techniques. She began studying “brief therapy techniques” in the early 1980s. In 1988, after utilizing these techniques extensively in agencies and private practice, she began integrating multiple brief therapies with other therapies such as movement, dance and drama therapy. During her 25 years as a counselor, she has developed an aftercare program for victims of domestic violence and a sobriety tool kit program (an aftercare program for people in recovery). She created the Whole Life Weight Loss Program in 1988; a comprehensive multi-faceted approach to addictive overeating. In 1999, she combined her experience and knowledge of brief therapies, breath work and guided imagery to create Reimaging for clients and other healthcare professionals. Santosha is a natural researcher and developer of treatment regimens. Santosha is an alternative complementary health care provider, who has had the opportunity to work with a wide spectrum of people suffering from chronic mental illness, codependency, chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, and addictions. She has also worked with victims of domestic violence and clients with stress-related issues as well as those strictly seeking self-mastery. She has conducted numerous classes, groups, workshops on Reimaging and intuitive works. She continues train professionals and clients in the process of Reimaging. She is a Licensed Hypnotherapist, transpersonal counselor and alternative health care provider  You can find out more about her work at www.reimaging.com.

To listen to Amanda with Teen Scene, click onto the link:teen scene-1

 

April 29, 2012

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, April 28th (8 PM), and Sunday, April 29th (2 PM), 2012, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Tune into Arts in the Valley this Saturday and Sunday to listen to Merced County Youth, Amanda and Tony, discuss the upcoming Merced Summer Youth Radio Program.  Our second guest is Astrologer Debra Clement, who with Karmic Astrologer Marguerite Manning, will introduce our audience to The Cosmic Connection, an astrology show were audience members can have their questions about love, career, and why they are here answered every Saturday at 9 PM on 1480 KYOS AM, beginning in late June.

To listen to teen radio hosts:youth radio-1

Teen Scene with Amanda

Keeping Youth Informed with Tony

 

Youth Radio premieres on 1480 KYOS AM on

Saturday, June 2nd at 8 pm, and Sunday, June 3rd at 2 pm

Youth Radio will air the first Saturday and Sunday of every month throughout the summer.

To listen to Astrologer Debra Anne Clement, click onto the link:debra

Debra Anne Clement is a consulting and teaching astrologer with more than 20 years of professional experience counseling clients from all walks of life.  A self-taught astrologer, she is highly regarded for her expertise in natal and predictive astrology.

Debra discovered her passion for astrology at 16 while reading Linda Goodman’s groundbreaking book, Sun Signs. Since there were no opportunities for formal instruction, she would routinely search out texts in the occult sections of bookstores and purchased horoscope wheels through the mail for family and friends which she used as practice charts to hone her skills. By 1990, she had established herself as a professional consulting astrologer, and in 1992 she taught her first astrology class.

From December 2008 – January 2012, she was the host of, a weekly Internet radio show dedicated to promoting the practical benefits of astrology and making it more accessible to the general public. Each week, Debra made astrology easy to understand as she taught lessons and shared insights in clear simple terms and demonstrated its accuracy by providing impressive no-prep readings for live callers.  A skillful interviewer who brings out the very best in her guests, Debra’s outgoing personality and ability to connect with her audience quickly made Anchored in Astrology one of the most popular astrology podcasts on iTunes.

In February 2011, she joined fellow astrologer Chris Flisher as the co-host of He Says/She Says Astrology, a popular monthly Internet radio program on Contact Talk Radio that airs on the last Saturday of each month.  During each show, these two veteran astrologers engage in lively, enlightening and at times controversial astrology-based discussions about love and life on planet earth as well as offer their respective astrological insights to live callers.

Debra is also the founder of The Astrology SalonSM, a virtual community where like-minded souls from all over the world can gather at any time to share their passion for astrology.  As its host, Debra offers her members weekly podcasts, live monthly events and a variety of study aids that educate, entertain and help enrich their members’ lives through the principles of astrology. She is a frequent visitor in its forums and feels privileged to serve as a mentor to emerging astrologers.

Although her passion has always been astrology, Debra enjoys studying and practicing a variety of metaphysical disciplines.  She recently studied under Lisa Williams at an Advanced Mediumship workshop in Dallas, Texas and is a licensed Heal Your Life® Teacher and Life Coach who offers guidance based upon the teachings of Louise L. Hay.

A member of the New York State Bar since 1999, Debra has also enjoyed a successful career as an attorney. She graduated with honors from an accelerated program at Hofstra University School of Law where she served as the founding Managing Editor of the Family Court Review. She graduated summa cum laude from Adelphi University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in American History and Literature.

Throughout the years, Debra has volunteered for a number of organizations. In addition to serving as the program coordinator for a statewide educational program for divorcing parents, she has worked as a patient aide at a local Alzheimer’s respite center and performed clerical work for the Make-A-Wish chapter in Long Island.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Debra currently resides in Nassau County with her family and their Pekingese.

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