Spotlight feature

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Christoph Rehage joined me Monday on KUCI 88.9fm! check out his video highlighting his journey!

If you missed Chris Rehage on today's show, listen here.

About Christoph (2007)

My name is Christoph Rehage, I was born on November 9th in 1981 in Hanover, Germany.
My mother is originally from Hungary, and I have a lovely little sister and a little brother – they live with my Dad and our cat and our dog in a little town called Bad Nenndorf in the Northwest of Germany. I have spent a high school year in Wichita, Kansas before, and I have had jobs in Frankfurt and Paris.
My major at Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich was China Studies and I’ve also done Cinematography at Beijing Film Academy. As a personal hobby, I enjoy swimming.

Does the previous information help you get to know me a little?
I think if I want to get to know someone, I am most of all interested in what the person likes. The things that someone enjoys doing, the people and ideas that he or she values – I want to know what really makes them tick.
So at this point, I am going to list up some of the things that I like, thus inviting everyone to relate:
  • Bad Brains – “Black Dots”
  • Sublime - “Sublime”
  • N.W.A. - “Straight Outta Compton”
  • Lokalmatadore – “Heute Ein König”
  • System Of A Down - “System Of A Down”
  • Stuart Rosenberg - “Cool Hand Luke”
  • Michael Schorr – “Schultze Gets The Blues”
  • Mel Gibson - “Braveheart”
  • Didier Bourdon & Bernard Campan – “Le Pari”
  • Oliver Hirschbiegel – “Der Untergang”
  • Charles Bukowski - “Factotum”
  • 余华 - “活着”
  • Michael Holzach – “Deutschland Umsonst”
  • Guy de Maupassant – “Nouvelles”
  • Johann Gottfried Seume - “Spaziergang nach Syrakus im Jahre 1802″
  • René Magritte – “L’Empire Des Lumières”
  • Yves Klein - “L’Accord Bleu”
  • Duane Hanson – “Queenie II”
  • James Nachtwey – “Ruins Of Central Grozny”
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson – “Au Bord De La Marne”
Frequently asked questions about Christoph can be found here.

I compiled the Original About Me [1] more than two years ago, when I was just getting ready to embark on my journey. You can take a look at it here:
Then I walked.
After one year of weird beards and no haircuts, I stopped.
Went home to get my degree.
Here I am, and while my personal information hasn’t changed much, I do think that the list of favorites needs some additions.
If you want to know more, please make sure to check out the F.A.Q. page [4]. Lots of answers to lots of interview questions in there. ;)
  • A.F.I. - “Sing The Sorrow”
  • Ignite – “Our Darkest Days”
  • Snoop Dogg - “Doggystyle”
  • Dark Tranquillity – “The Gallery”
  • Dead Prez – “RBG”
  • Matt Groening – “The Simpsons”
  • Sam Raimi – “Army Of Darkness”
  • David Chase – “Sopranos”
  • John G. Avildsen - “Rocky”
  • Barack Obama – “Dreams From My Father”
  • Javier Marías – “A Heart So White” (Corazón tan blanco)
  • Philip Roth – “The Human Stain”
  • 余华 – (徐)许三观卖血记”
  • Thomas Höpker – “Brooklyn Waterfront on 9/11″

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Author Ann Hood joins me Monday on Get the FUNK Out!

Ann Hood was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island. She grew up with stories of her father's travels around the world during his 20 years in the Navy. These stories inspired her to become a flight attendant for TWA after receiving her BA in English from the University of Rhode Island. She lived in Boston and St. Louis before moving to New York City, where she attended graduate school at NYU in American Literature.

During a furlough from TWA, she worked at the Spring Street Bookstore in Soho and slung ribs at Tony Roma's while writing her first novel, SOMEWHERE OFF THE COAST OF MAINE. Back to work on international flights, she often wrote on the long subway ride to JFK and in the galleys of 747s while the passengers slept. In 1987, SOMEWHERE OFF THE COAST OF MAINE was published by Bantam Books as one of the launch books for their original paperback series, Bantam New Fiction.

When TWA went on strike and the flight attendants were all "replaced", Ann found herself suddenly a full time writer. Soon, she was publishing essays and short stories in The Washington Post, Mademoiselle, Redbook, Story, and many other magazines. At various times over the years, she has had regular columns in Self, Glamour, New Woman, and Parenting.

Most recently, she is the author of the bestselling novel, THE KNITTING CIRCLE, and the memoir, COMFORT: A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF, which was named one of the top ten non fiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly and was a New York Times Editor's Choice. Her other novels include: WAITING TO VANISH (Bantam, 1988), THREE-LEGGED HORSE (Bantam, 1989), SOMETHING BLUE (Bantam, 1991), PLACES TO STAY THE NIGHT (Doubleday, 1993), THE PROPERTIES OF WATER (Doubleday, 1995), and RUBY (Picador, 1998). She has also written a memoir, DO NOT GO GENTLE: MY SEARCH FOR MIRACLES IN A CYNICAL TIME (Picador, 1999); a book on the craft of writing, CREATING CHARACTER EMOTIONS (Story Press, 1998); and a collection of short stories, AN ORNITHOLOGIST'S GUIDE TO LIFE (Norton, 2004).

Her essays and short stories have appeared in GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, THE NEW YORK TIMES, LADIES HOME JOURNAL, MORE, TIN HOUSE, PLOUGHSHARES, and THE PARIS REVIEW. Ann has won a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction, and two Pushcart Prizes. She now lives in Providence, RI with her husband and their children.

Her new novel, THE RED THREAD, will be published in May 2010 by WW Norton.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

VO Chef Deb Munro joins me Monday on Get the FUNK Out - KUCI 88.9fm at 9:30am pst! Stream us LIVE on!

Deb Munro - The Perfect Voice Recipe
If you missed Deb on today's show, listen here!
Blend together one part conversational; with a generous portion of energy, add just the right amount of professional, but keep it unique and then sprinkle in a bit of quirky, add some sarcasm to taste and you will have created the one and only VO Chef Deb. Don't forget to add the sugar and spice with a sultry voice that will positively twist your knickers...Put her in a high quality home studio with ISDN, FTP, Phone Patch and Source Connect and she's ready

VO Chef Deb's recipe for success is a proven one - she has sustained a career in the voice industry as a talent, on-camera personality, and coach for over 20 years.  Deb has worked for companies such as Disney, Pfaff, CMT, Microsoft, Time Warner Cable, Car Canada, Sony and Ford just to name a few.  In fact, her career encompasses literally thousands of on-air commercials,  and numerous animations, video games and voice prompts for notable companies.
When she is not in her booth channeling her inner villian or bright eyed Pollyannaesque characters, or in her car pulled over on the side of the road doing a skype coaching session (yes, she is that dedicated) Deb can be found in her kitchen decorating cakes, a favorite pass time of hers, singing drawing, painting, scrapbooking or horseback riding.
Deb is dedicated to the family unit and helping talents to find balance between work and home life.  Her own family includes her Fiancé Wayne - 2 Beautiful daughters 27 and 18 - 3 Step Children and two Grand Kids - not to mention her entire voice family of clients, students, and fellow talent.
VO Chef Deb loves what she does, and it shows.  A proven recipe for success.

Deb's Voice Recipe - adding just the right flavor to your project!

Here's a great article Deb wrote about handling stress!!

How Do You Handle Stress?
Create A Voice Over Character!

March 24, 2014

By 'Chef' Deb Munro
Voice Talent & Coach

Recipe for Stress Ball Dip. You will need:

  • One human brain
  • Harsh dose of reality
  • Unlimited drama
  • 1000’s of Bills
  • Family issues
  • Career interferences and
  • Whatever else you want to add
Mix all of the above ingredients and combine that with an unpredictable income, and your result, is an overwhelming life, with a ton of curve balls.  

Let’s face it, life is stressful. 

We all have a million reasons, situations and excuses that stand in our way and truly test our ability to succeed. It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when.

So when life throws you a curve ball, what do you do? I like to get lost in my job. I’ve come to the realization that "I LOVE WHAT I DO” and that VOICING is not only my job, but it’s one of my hobbies. 

I am able to truly express through my characters all life’s stresses. 


Yes, this is a form of "Multiple Personality,” but I’m in full control. 

If I’m in a bad mood, going into my studio and creating an adlib character who is angry, or sad or whatever I’m going through, is a great way for me to relieve stress. 

I record the character and it allows me to:
  • hear how messed up I am when I’m stressed out, and
  • create future characters that will make me money and get me work! 

This doesn’t work for everyone. You have to recognize who you are and what can help you get your stress out. 

Perhaps you’re a very physically angry or stressed when faced with difficulties. Your body may be crying out to you to get into a gym and/or kick boxing or some kind of high impact sport, so that you can truly deal and accept your stresses.  

Then your goal is to take the time out you need for you to release, and then look for the light at the end of the tunnel. 

I’ve been doing a lot of life coaching lately, and it’s important that we know how to keep sane in a rather chaotic world.

Deb Munro is a leading and award-winning voice talent and coach, and recently moved to her new home and studio in Toronto. She offers private voice over coaching by phone and Skype, and workshops on voice acting, business and demo prep in many Canadian cities.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Artists Julianne Swartz and Ken Landauer join me Monday at 9am pst on KUCI 88.9fm!

Artists Julianne Swartz and Ken Landauer joined me Monday 9am pst on KUCI 88.9fm to talk about their art exhibit Miracle Report -- documenting dozens of people sharing stories of extraordinary experiences! 

If you missed
Julianne Swartz and Ken Landauer, you can hear our conversation here.

Julianne Swartz lives and works in New York State. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including venues such as The Israel Museum, Tate Liverpool, PS1/MoMA, the Sculpture Center, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, The High Line Park, NYC, the Jewish Museum NYC, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Colby College Museum of Art, the Tang Museum, Skidmore College, and the 2004 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Julianne Swartz: How Deep is Your, a survey exhibition accompanied by a full color monograph originated at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Massachusetts in 2102 traveled to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ (2013) and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (2014). Swartz teaches sculpture at Bard College and is also on faculty at the School of Visual Arts. She holds a BA in photography and creative writing from the University of Arizona, Tucson and a MFA in Sculpture from Bard College.


Ken Landauer crafted his house in Stone Ridge, NY. His installations have been commissioned by the Public Art Fund, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Providence Parks Department, and the Kansas City Municipal Arts Commssion. His work is now in front of the DeCordova Museum in Boston and in ArtPark in New York City. Other exhibitions include the ASU Museum in Tempe, AZ, the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ, The Fields Sculpture Park at Art Omi in Ghent, NY and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in St. Joseph, MO. He teaches in the MFA Program at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.  

Kirsten Rogers, Founder of Chemo Bites, joined me Monday at 9:30am pst on Get the FUNK Out!

If you missed Kirsten on today's show, you can listen here.
Kirsten Rogers is the Founder of Chemo Bites, where she is "fighting cancer with great food, one snack and one recipe at a time."   Kirsten has over ten years of non-profit and development work in international education, social and human services and health. Kirsten earned her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and served two years in Morocco with the Peace Corps' Small Business Development program.

A note from the founder

I'm not a doctor, nor am I a nutritionist. I'm a loving daughter who believes in the healing properties of whole foods and a well-balanced diet. In May 2013 my father was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is now undergoing a rigorous course of chemotherapy. It was, as cancer always is, unexpected and terrifying. My parents had retired the year before and were living the dream - sailing through the beautiful Sea of Cortes when my father became sick. A post he wrote on their blog aptly titled "How Quickly the Dream Can Change" tells the story far better than I can.

I know far too many people who have had their life touched by cancer and the feeling of powerlessness that can accompany the diagnosis. When my father was diagnosed I choose to fight the sense of helplessness by turning to healthy food. Hours in the kitchen gave birth to a recipe blog and my dad’s request for snacks lead to elaborate boxes of tasty treats, our featured product.

I want to empower others to support their loved-ones journey to wellness. Gifts of healthy snacks and whole foods recipes helped my father; I know they will support others as well. 

Eat well, be well.

-Kirsten Leah Rogers

Learn more by visiting Kirsten on 
Kirsten Rogers, MPA
Founder of Chemo Bites