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Friday, February 23, 2018

Chris Hunter of the plant-based nutrition company, Koia, called in to our KUCI studios to talk about plant-based protein, how he started this company, and more!



LISTEN to today's featured guest,
Chris Hunter, co-founder of koia!

 
 
Chris spoke about:
1. How the company was started
2. Where the name Koia came from and if there is a meaning behind the name.
3. Why plant-based is such a strong trend right now
4. Benefits
5. Where the logo originated and the meaning
6. How their product is different from others out there
7. Lessons learned about this competitive industry. Advice to others.
 
 
 Learn more about koia >www.drinkkoia.com

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2/20/18 - National Geographic writer, Daniel Stone, shares the true adventures of David Fairchild in his new book, The Food Explorer - The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist who Transformed What America Eats

Listen to today's featured guest, Daniel Stone! 



DANIEL STONE
National Geographic writer shares the true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes--and thousands more--to the American plate



ABOUT THE BOOK
In the nineteenth century, American meals were about subsistence, not enjoyment. But as a new century approached, appetites broadened, and David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore and experience the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. Daniel Stone, a staff writer for National Geographic, shares this little known story in his new book, The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of a Globetrotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats. Stone takes readers on David Fairchild’s exciting culinary journey, from Java to Baghdad, Corsica and Bavaria, and many stops in between. Along the way, Fairchild was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. He also found love marrying Marian Bell, the daughter of Alexander Graham Bell. But his culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.

 
Daniel Stone shares some of the things that Fairchild introduced to America, including:

· Avocados, which he brought from Chile

· Kale, the superfood of our time, which began as low-class food in Croatia

· The Meyer lemon and Florida’s famous oranges, which originated in China.

· Egyptian cotton, a botanical creation in Egypt as a result of America’s Civil War.

· The cherry blossom tree from Japan, which has forever brightened America’s capital.

· Mangoes, of which Fairchild collected more than 30 varieties, some still growing today.



With stories taken directly from Fairchild’s unpublished journals and letters, as well as never-before-seen photographs from remote parts of the world, THE FOOD EXPLORER is as rich and satisfying as a ripe Georgia peach (which, by the way, came from China).



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Daniel Stone is a staff writer for National Geographic and a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. A native of Los Angeles, he holds degrees from UC Davis and John Hopkins University.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Brooke Fenn called in to our KUCI studios to talk about what she is doing to #BLAZEITFORWARD!




LISTEN to Brooke Fenn share what she is doing to #BlazeItForward






ABOUT BROOKE FENN
Brooke Fenn is a 36 year old Single Mom of 2, and lover of Jesus. She was an Interior Designer for 15 years, and spent the last 7 doing it at a corporate level. This past October, when her Father and Business Partner discovered AR Workshop in Arizona, he immediately knew this was what she should be doing. God moved Mountains and even though she just discovered the Company in October with the help of her amazing Family and Friends she opened AR Workshop San Juan Capistrano on December 7th.
https://www.arworkshop.com/sanjuancapistrano/



FROM BROOKE
AR Workshop on a national level wanted to celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day. With all the tragedy going on and specifically in our little bubble of South Orange County, we wanted to make it a week, not just a day. Our community needs a little joy, and Blazes Family have set an amazing example of how to react to tragedy, it inspired us. So February 15th we began our Random Act of Kindness week. Each day encouraging our community to go out and be kind, and spread the love. We strongly felt the recent Deaths of Blaze, Kyle Escobar, Patrick Turner, and Emma Pangelinan were huge places kindness and joy needed to be sprinkled. We wanted to Honor these lives by encouraging others to do kind acts in their Honor. We wanted to celebrate those doing it with a free evening in our Workshop. Friday we lured Saralyn Wolf by making her think she was picking up a sign for Blaze's Family (which she was), but we also wanted to acknowledge her service to the Bernstein Family by Moderating Blaze's Remembrance Page, by gifting her an evening in our Workshop. We hope to be made aware of other good doings being done for the Escobar, Turner & Pangelians Families so we can gift them as well.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

2/19/18 - 9:45am pst - Down the Up Staircase Three Generations of a Harlem Family Bruce D. Haynes and Syma Solovitch Columbia University Press



Listen to today's show featuring author Bruce D. Haynes!

Down the Up Staircase tells the story of one Harlem family across three generations, connecting its journey to the historical and social forces that transformed Harlem over the past century. Bruce D. Haynes and Syma Solovitch capture the tides of change that pushed blacks forward through the twentieth century—the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, the early civil rights victories, the Black Power and Black Arts movements—as well as the many forces that ravaged black communities, including Haynes's own. As an authority on race and urban communities, Haynes brings unique sociological insights to the American mobility saga and the tenuous nature of status and success among the black middle class.

In many ways, Haynes's family defied the odds. All four great-grandparents on his father's side owned land in the South as early as 1880. His grandfather, George Edmund Haynes, was the founder of the National Urban League and a protégé of eminent black sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois; his grandmother, Elizabeth Ross Haynes, was a noted children's author of the Harlem Renaissance and a prominent social scientist. Yet these early advances and gains provided little anchor to the succeeding generations. This story is told against the backdrop of a crumbling three-story brownstone in Sugar Hill that once hosted Harlem Renaissance elites and later became an embodiment of the family's rise and demise. Down the Up Staircase is a stirring portrait of this family, each generation walking a tightrope, one misstep from free fall.
About the Authors
Bruce D. Haynes is professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Red Lines, Black Spaces: The Politics of Race and Space in a Black Middle-Class Suburb (2001) and the coeditor of The Ghetto: Contemporary Global Issues and Controversies (2011).

Syma Solovitch is a freelance writer, developmental editor, and educator. This is her first book.

2/19/18 - Bestselling author and History Channel host, Brad Meltzer, joined Janeane to talk about his latest book, I Am Harriet Tubman


LISTEN to today's show with bestselling 
author Brad Meltzer!





I AM HARRIET TUBMAN
by New York Times
bestselling author Brad Meltzer




ABOUT THE BOOK
I am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos
Harriet Tubman's heroic and pivotal role in the fight against slavery is the subject of the fourteenth picture book in this New York Times bestselling biography series

This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great—the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume focuses on Harriet Tubman's brave heroism as part of the movement to abolish slavery. As one of the key players in the Underground Railroad, she helped enslaved African Americans escape and find freedom.


Four years ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author and History Channel host Brad Meltzer was frustrated that his three children were looking up to princesses and reality stars. From his love of history, he knew there were better heroes for his kids. Right there, the Ordinary People Change the World series was born. The result is one of the most successful children's picture book series
in the last decade.


Flash forward four years later, where sales for this picture book series are stronger than ever! With over 2 million copies
of these books in print, the sales have seen a massive spike over the past year. Indeed, since the Presidential election, Meltzer’s books (about appropriate heroes for kids) have SKYROCKETED. I AM MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. sold out for a month at Amazon, Barnes & Noble. Everywhere.

The incredible Harriet Tubman is the latest subject in Meltzer’s bestselling picture book series, in I AM HARRIET TUBMAN
(Illustrated by Chris Eliopoulos). This volume focuses on Harriet Tubman's brave heroism as part of the movement to abolish slavery. As one of the key players in the Underground Railroad, she helped enslaved African Americans escape and find freedom.

The series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically
themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos.



ABOUT
Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle, The President’s Shadow
and The House of Secrets). His two nonfiction gift books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, were New York Times
Bestsellers as well, and he has won the prestigious Eisner Award for his comic book work, Justice League of America.





Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV shows Brad Meltzer's Decoded and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.



Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel, and has worked on literally thousands of comics. But along with that, he is also the author/artist of many comics, including the popular series Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers and Franklin
Richards: Son of a Genius, for which he was nominated for multiple Eisner Awards and received a Harvey Award. He
lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons.

Greg Wells, producer of The Greatest Showman original soundtrack, joined Janeane 2/19/18 at 9:30am pst live on KUCI 88.9fm!

Listen to today's show featuring Greg Wells!

Greg Wells, producer of The Greatest Showman original soundtrack joins Janeane 2/19/18. Wells is a multiple Grammy-nominated record producer, songwriter, musician, and mixer based in Los Angeles.  

Shout out to Universal Audio for introducing me to Greg and their recording gear and plugins were Greg's go-to tools when he was working on the soundtrack. Thank you so much!

Universal Audio works with A-list producers and engineers who use and consider UAD plugins and UA gear vital for their productions. One of the most interesting projects so far in 2018 is the global success of The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, produced by Greg Wells with Justin Paul and Benj Pasek.

The musical The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, is one of the largest word-of-mouth hit in Hollywood history. The family-friendly original musical about P.T. Barnum has made $113 million in the first five weekends and it rose to the top of the charts shortly after its December 2017 release. 


ABOUT GREG WELLS
Greg Wells is a multiple Grammy-nominated record producer, songwriter, musician, and mixer based in Los Angeles. Few producers in music can rival the pedigree and resume of Greg Wells. His credits include Adele, Twenty One Pilots, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, The All-American Rejects, Timbaland, OneRepublic, MIKA, Deftones, and Keith Urban among others. Most recently, Greg produced and mixed The Greatest Showman; Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, holding the #1 spot on the Billboard Top Albums chart for three consecutive weeks and Certified Gold in under 2 months. As a fluent guitarist, bassist, drummer, and keyboard player, Greg has mastered the balance between being hands-on and drawing out an artist’s own sound regardless of genre. For Wells, the goal is to shine the best light on the artist and help them be as true to themselves as possible. It is this diversity, versatility, and musical fluency that continues to make him one of the most talented and sought-after producers, songwriters, and musicians in the industry.


"This Is Me" won Best Original Song at the Golden Globe Awards.



http://gregwells.net/