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Sunday, August 20, 2017

TarcherPerigee’s executive editor, Mitch Horowitz, discusses the remarkable work by Napoleon Hill, The Path to Personal Power." Live 8/21 9:45am pst and streaming www.kuci.org.




THE PATH TO PERSONAL POWER (a TarcherPerigee paperback; on sale July 18th, 2017) by the bestselling author of THINK AND GROW RICH, Napoleon Hill.

In this compilation of never-before-published lessons transcribed from his own private discussions with billionaire Andrew Carnegie, Hill offers much-needed motivation to help readers create a detailed plan for achieving their dreams, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to:


  • Discover their own DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE
  • Transform this DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE into its physical equivalent
  • Reach their ultimate goal by completing small, daily tasks
  • Create specific habits and acquire character traits that will lead to success
  • Apply the practical use of the MASTER MIND PRINCIPLE in marriage, business, and spiritual life
  • Use specific methods of GOING THE EXTRA MILE in their professional and personal lives

TarcherPerigee’s executive editor Mitch Horowitz discusses this remarkable work by Napoleon Hill.
MitchHorowitz.com

author: Occult America; One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Shaped Modern Life

narrator: Alcoholics Anonymous; The Jefferson Bible

host: Origins; Midnight Archive





ABOUT MITCH HOROWITZ

A writer and publisher with a lifelong interest in man’s search for meaning, Mitch is a PEN Award-winning historian and the author of books including Occult America (Bantam); One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life (Crown); and Mind As Builder: The Positive-Mind Metaphysics of Edgar Cayce (A.R.E. Press).

Mitch has written on everything from the secret life of Ronald Reagan to the war on witches for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Salon, Politico, and Time.com. He is the host of ORIGINS: SUPERSTITIONS, and he narrates audio books including Alcoholics Anonymous.

Mitch is a vice-president and executive editor at Penguin Random House, where he publishes authors, living and dead, including David Lynch and Manly P. Hall.

Mitch and his wife raise two sons in New York City.







Craig Carlson called in to the KUCI studios from Paris to chat with host Janeane Bernstein about his memoir, Pancakes in Paris and the restaurants Breakfast in America!

                            
Thanks to Craig Carlson for calling in from Paris today!
If you missed Craig on today's show, listen
here.


Pancakes in Paris – Living the American Dream in France

New York Times best-seller, Independent Booksellers Pick



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ABOUT CRAIG CARLSON

With a background in journalism, Craig Carlson received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut.  After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles where he studied at the University of Southern California, receiving an M.A. in film production. After winning the prestigious John Huston Directing Award, Craig wrote and directed a short film, Wheel of Torture, which went on to win awards at the Chicago Film Festival as well as the Lucille Ball festival of comedy. In addition to being a produced screenwriter, Craig worked as a translator for Letters: Jean Renoir, a book on the famous French director.

In 2003, Craig completely shifted gears and decided to open the first American diner in Paris, France. After more than a decade in business, Breakfast in America continues to serve authentic breakfasts and burgers to customers from all over the world. Pancakes in Paris is Craig’s debut memoir, with many more stories to follow.

Kalifornia Karl Detken joined host Janeane Bernstein 8/21 to chat about his incredibly meaningful work, Joyful Noise Music Therapy!





ABOUT KALIFORNIA KARL DETKEN


Did you miss Kalifornia Karl Detken on today's show?
Listen here!

    "Kalifornia Karl" went from Star Search winner to playing a singer in the movie Duets with Gwyneth Paltrow to marketing executive at Pioneer Electronics who's DJ division went on to become a half billion dollar a year division. Now, he sings to the elderly for a fraction of what corporate exec life used to pay but he is 1000% more fulfilled professionally and personally from the joy that it brings the people that need it most.

There is research about the effects of music on patients. The Wall Street journal just ran a story on these important findings.

It’s no secret that music can help you feel better seniors and hospital patients. "From a massive library of 30,000+ songs from every decade and style; from Bing Crosby to Bruno Mars, we bring live performance & interactivity to those that need it most" says Kalifornia Karl Detken. "Engaging & entertaining activities which I call 'Engagetainment'".


Since 1975, Kalifornia Karl has performed over 10,400 shows and is one of the most sought after music providers for health care facilities.

JoyfulNoiseTherapy@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The New Documentary WALK WITH ME Opening in San Francisco this Friday and New York next Friday focuses on Thich Nhat Hanh and his Work on Mindfulness

The New Documentary WALK WITH ME Opening in San Francisco this Friday and New York next Friday focuses on Thich Nhat Hanh and his Work on Mindfulness

But Who is He? And What is Mindfulness?
What is the Value of Meditation?

Martin Luther King, Jr. Nominated Him for the Nobel Peace Prize

Oprah Winfrey Has Been Deeply Inspired By Him and Feature Him on OWN's Super Soul Sunday

Directors Alejandro Inarritu, Alfonso Cuarón and Actor Benedict Cumberbatch Have Been Inspired by His Work

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Has Been Deeply Inspired By Him

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A Gathr Films and Kino Lorber Release

OPENS IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 AT THE RAFAEL FILM CENTER

OPENS IN NEW YORK CITY NEXT FRIDAY AUGUST 18 AT THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

WALK WITH ME

A CINEMATIC JOURNEY
INTO THE WORLD OF THICH NHAT HANH

FILMMAKERS AND 70 MONASTICS IN-PERSON OPENING WEEKEND

IN A TIME OF INCREASING POLITICAL DIVISIVENESS HOW DO WE FIND A WAY TO FIND PEACE IN OUR BEING? HOW DOES ONE CONTROL ANGER?

WALK WITH ME TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/179167579

“Fascinating and profound”
– Screen International

“A unique spectacle – a thoroughly meditative piece of cinema.”
– RogerEbert.com

“The filmmakers leave you desperately wanting more time with it (Plum Village).”
– Austin Chronicle

Gathr Films and Kino Lorber Inc. present the New York City premiere of the film WALK WITH ME, a cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, narrated by Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch.

The documentary feature opens in the San Francisco market this Friday, August 11 and will screen in New York City at the Rubin Museum of Art from August 18 through August 26.

Then it will be released in theaters across the United States, including via Gathr theatrical screenings. More than 150 theatrical bookings nationwide have already been booked for the film's theatrical-on-demand expansion.

The film received its world premiere at 2017 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL earlier in the year.

The much-anticipated Speakit Films produced movie is directed by Marc J. Francis (BLACK GOLD) and Max Pugh (THE ROAD TO FREEDOM PEAK).

Filmed over three years and with unprecedented access, this visceral film is a meditation on a community who have given up all their possessions for a monastic life in rural France.



"In my life I've been so touched by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, it was a great honour to work on 'Walk With Me.' I have no doubt that audiences across the world will be moved by this beautifully crafted film observing the daily life of the monks and nuns who have committed their lives to the art of mindfulness”
- Benedict Cumberbatch

“A moving and wonderful film that captures the essence, depth and the poetry of Thich Nhat Hanh … a great work full of love.”
- Alejandro G. Iñárritu


There will be a weekend of special event screenings at the Rubin Museum as part of a one week run of the film starting August 18. Jo Confino, Executive Editor of Impact & Innovation at “Huffington Post” will introduce selected screenings throughout the weekend with monastics opening each film inviting viewers to breathe and relax with the sounds of a meditation bell. Q&A’s with filmmakers and monastics from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village monastic community will follow each screening and meet and greets with monastics will be held throughout the weekend.

Filmmakers' Statement - Marc J. Francis and Max Pugh
“Taking our time with the film process has allowed for the chance to develop a cinematic ‘language’ capable of communicating the actual practice of a life lived differently and mindfully. We have worked to create an immersive film to plunge the audience deep into the poetry of the present moment, a feeling so elusive in the reality of the daily grind. If you can allow yourself to breathe with the rhythm of Walk With Me, let go, and relax, you can experience the film as a meditation. Movie theaters offer the best conditions for this experience; where the big screen, surround sound and the collective energy of the community can come together in one moment in time.”

Synopsis
With unprecedented access, Walk With Me goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who practice the art of mindfulness with their world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

Filmed over three years in their monastery in rural France and on the road in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life.

As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ pursuit for a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

About Thich Nhat Hanh
Widely acknowledged for introducing mindfulness to millions of people in the western world is 90 year old Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Today, he is avidly followed by world leaders in politics and business, particularly by CEOs in Silicon Valley, and by stars of stage and screen, including Oprah Winfrey who has twice invited him on her show.

Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by his friend Martin Luther King Jr., Thich Nhat Hanh is also a human rights activist, poet and successful author. His books have become worldwide bestsellers and he has over a million followers on Facebook.

In 1982, Thich Nhat Hanh set up Plum Village - a monastery in rural France for monks and nuns to live, and for lay people from across the world to engage in mindful practice. His community is one of the single largest Buddhist monastic communities in the world.


WALK WITH ME
2017, United Kingdom, Unrated
Runtime: 94 min.
In English, Vietnamese, and French with English subtitles. 

A Gathr Films and Kino Lorber Release
Directed and produced by Max Pugh and Marc J. Francis
Featuring Thich Nhat Hanh
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch

Press Contact
Adam J. Segal • The 2050 Group – Publicity
(212) 642-4317 • (202) 422-4673
adam@the2050group.com • www.the2050group.com

Monday, August 7, 2017

There's a very special guest joining the show blog...Ina Funk! Submissions now open and great advice given!


Dr. Ina Funk, Ed.D. is an experienced writer with an Ed.D. (a doctorate in everything dreadful!). She has a background in solving some of the world's most complex 'funks,' from the most personal to the professional. Whatever life throws your way, she's here to help! 

Have a question or a story to share?
Contact 
dearinafunk@gmail.com!

Each letter will be featured right here on "Get the Funk Out!" and Ina will personally respond.

xo Ina Funk


Sunday, August 6, 2017

The film Elizabeth Blue, starring Anna Schafer, Ryan Vincent, Kathleen Quinlan and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, opens theatrically September 22

ELIZABETH BLUE

STARRING ANNA SCHAFER, RYAN VINCENT,

KATHLEEN QUINLAN AND ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE

OPENING THEATRICALLY ON SEPTEMBER 22



Director: Vincent Sabella

Writers: Vincent Sabella, Alfred D. Huffington

Stars: Anna Schafer, Ryan Vincent, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Recently released from a psychiatric hospital, Elizabeth (Anna Schafer) returns to her Los Angeles apartment where she lives with her fiancé, Grant (Ryan Vincent).

With the guidance of her new psychiatrist, Dr. Bowman (AdewaleAkinnuoye-Agbaje), and the unfaltering support of Grant, Elizabeth works at regaining control of her mental stability and her life as she begins to plan their wedding.

ELIZABETH BLUE was written and directed by first-time filmmaker Vincent Sabella. Sabella is a diagnosed schizophrenic and the film is loosely based on a time in his life when all of his medications failed.

Global Digital Releasing will release ELIZABETH BLUE in NY, LA, and an additional 10 markets on September 22. The film has a running time of 94 minutes and is rated PG-13 by the MPAA.

The filmmakers and GDR have partnered with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and ELIZABETH BLUE is scheduled to screen at multiple NAMI Affiliate locations across the country during the film's opening weekend. NAMI is the largest grass roots mental health organization in the country and works with celebrities and filmmakers as part of their ongoing efforts to raise awareness and combat stigmas associated with mental illness. NAMI will also be receiving a portion of the film's proceeds.

To view the trailer, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faXEc87xsks