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Monday, March 26, 2012

Julie Jenkins joined me Monday March 26th on Get the Funk Out!

If you missed Julie on my show today, you can listen to the entire interview here.

Very excited to have a very special guest on my Monday "Get the Funk Out Show! Julie Jenkins is a mother, a grandmother, an comedian, a writer, a nurse, a love of The Blues, and a personal assistant. She has worked in the fields with Migrant Farmworkers, in a Cardiac Step Down Unit, been a Colonoscopy Nurse to the Rich and Famous, performed stand up comedy in the traveling Improv Group ONE SOCK OFF, counseled kids in gangs through the program JOVENES PRIMERO and traveled alone in a kayak 85 miles down the Colorado River.

She studied acting at Lee Strasberg Theatrical Institute, Nursing at Los Angeles Valley college and writing at The School of Hard Knocks. She currently writes for Blues Junction Production ezine and continues to do private duty nursing. Five months ago, armed only with a sauce pan that plugs into the lighter, a pair of flannel underwear and a lot of determination and grit, she decided to quit her nursing job in Beverly Hills, give away all her possessions and embark on her dream of driving alone across the United States in her 98 Suzuki Esteem interviewing Blues musicians and making a video documentary that she calls Cheesecake Blues and My Trip Across America.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dr. Barton Goldsmith, three-time award winning psychotherapist, syndicated columnist and radio host, and recognized keynote speaker joins me on "Get the Funk Out!"

Dr. Barton Goldsmith - joined me on "Get the Funk Out!" on
KUCI 88.9fm at 9am pst Monday March 19th, 2012. If you missed my interview, you can listen to the entire show here

About Dr. Barton Goldsmith
            Honored by several professional associations, Dr. Barton Goldsmith is a three-time award winning psychotherapist, a syndicated columnist and radio host, as well as a recognized keynote speaker. He has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CBS News, NBC News, Beauty and The Geek, and The Greg Behrendt Show.

            Dr. Goldsmith was named by Cosmopolitan Magazine and in the book The Complete Marriage Counselor (Adams, 2010) as one of America’s top therapists. He was also one of 12 authors who inspired, was sited and quoted in bestselling author Alisa Bowman’s new book Project: Happily Ever After, in addition his own books; Emotional Fitness for Couples – 10 Minutes a Day to a Better Relationship which was published by New Harbinger on Valentine’s Day 2006, and the sequel, Emotional Fitness for Intimacy - Sweeten and Deepen Your Love in Just 10 Minutes a Day released by New Harbinger in April '09 were included in the Oscar “Swag Bags” as well as the 2009 Primetime Emmy gift bags. Dr. Goldsmith also published Emotional Fitness at Work6 Strategic Steps to Success Using the Power of Emotion, the third in the Emotional Fitness book series, that was released by Career Press September ’09. His most recent book, 100 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence – Believe in Yourself and Others Will Too was released May 20, 2010, also by Career Press.

            Since 2002, his weekly column, Emotional Fitness, which is syndicated by Scripps Howard News Service, and has been featured in over 200 newspapers including The Chicago Sun-Times, The Orange County Register, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and The Atlanta Journal, giving him a substantial readership. “Dr. G” also hosted a weekly radio show on NPR affiliate KCLU, with nearly 90,000 listeners from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. He has been interviewed on numerous TV/Radio shows and for many publications; his expert advice is regularly featured in Cosmo. Recently, he served as the national spokesperson for the Mars Candy My M&M's Treasured Moments Challenge, and also writes a very popular blog for Psychology Today, which was #8 for 2010.

            He received recognition from the City of Los Angeles for his work with survivors of the 1994 earthquake. Emotional Fitness was the winner of the Clark Vincent Award for Writing from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In addition, Dr. G received the Peter Markin Merit Award from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists for his humanitarian efforts. He has also been named as the recipient of the Joseph A. Giannantoino II Award in recognition of his contributions as an Outstanding Educator in the field of Addiction Medicine, given by The California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Counselors, who also inducted him into The CAADAC Hall of Fame on October 1, 2011. Dr. Goldsmith was a National Merit Scholar and a Professor of Psychology at Ryokan College, Los Angeles.

            Dr. Goldsmith connects with audiences worldwide with his energetic, uplifting and fun communication style. Not a button-down shrink, “Dr. G” has a unique ability to inspire and entertain which leaves his readers, viewers and listeners always wanting more. “Dr. G” began working in the field of psychology when his career in professional basketball was cut short because he only grew to five foot six inches tall.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Carol Miller, founder of Positive Focus joins me Monday March 12, 2012 - Need a hug? She organizes Global Free Hugs, too!

Carol Miller, founder of Positive Focus joined me Monday March 12, 2012 at 9am pst on the "Get the Funk Out! LIVE on KUCI 88.9fm. If you missed it, you can listen to the entire show here.


Positive Focus is a grass roots nonprofit organization with a passion and purpose of promoting positivity allowing people to see love over fear, abundance over lack, diversity over differences, and peace over conflict.
About Carol: (full bio: http://allthingspositivity.com/about/). Carol Miller, founder of Positive Focus, is a positivity adviser, positive thought leader, and law of attraction expert empowering and inspiring millions to live positive lives full of love, laughter, health, prosperity, and pure happiness.
About Global Free Hugs: Organized and run by Positive Focus and inspired by the original free hugger Juan Mann, Global Free Hugs embraces diversity while spreading love and kindness one hug at a time to let others know they matter.
Last Global Free Hug Video (people send her pictures and then Carol creates a video of all the global huggers): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcfmiCKXoiE

To date there are huggers on six continents, 23 countries, 23 states, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. For Global Free Hugs VII (May 4 – 6) she currently has 5 continents, 15 countries, 18 states, and 3 Islands registered to join them with 54 days still to go. 
Original Free Hug video (Juan Mann’s): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr3x_RRJdd4
 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Steven Muchnij, owner and operator of 11H Entertainment

Had a chance to chat with owner and operator of 11H Entertainment, Steven Muchnij. Steven has an incredible back story into music and shared his journey with KUCI listeners on today's show March 5,2012.

You can hear the entire show here.

Here's more about Steven from his website 11HEntertainment.com.


ABOUT STEVEN MUCHNIJ
Hello and welcome to 11H Entertainment!
My name is Steven; I am the owner and operator of this vibrant entertainment company, which travels world wide for performances. I have been blessed with enthusiasm, excitement and passion for life–I use these characteristics as a music designer to elevate celebrations to their fullest potential.  My core philosophy has always been…Do What You Love and Love What You Do and The Whole World Comes to You! I love what I do and now everyday I am living the dream doing what I love!

Ever since I can remember, the vibration of music has touched my soul in such profound ways that it’s hard to describe the comfort, inspiration and clarity that has come from it. My mom was diagnosed with MS and bed ridden by the time I was six. In reflecting back on my childhood, she always had music playing in our home. It was her way of expressing and shifting her emotional and physical condition. That is what happens organically at my events. People become more fully self-expressed with the vibration of music.  She also taught me to stay positive in the midst of difficulties and to keep my mind open to possibilities.  My dad’s  engineering background gave me the gift of understanding structure.  Also, he was an amazing example of unconditional love and commitment as he cared for my mom for 28 years before she passed.  To be an outstanding entertainer it takes preparation, awareness, timing, instinct, commitment, creativity, rhythm, talent and most of all passion.

You can think of me as your…Partyologist.  I have the ability to improvise a sophisticated twist with infusing music at your event – a cocktail that is shaken – not stirred – with infectious high energy.  My clients appreciate the peace of mind we provide through the entire experience.  Specifically, the personal attention they receive working directly with the owner of the company.

Get ready for a sophisticated kick-ass party!

Cheers!

As a side note– Here are some of the things I have been blessed to be part of: Literally thousands of weddings and special events, Emcee for the Tournament of Roses President’s National Championship Galas, Pre-Emmy parties, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Pepsi-Cola, Intel, Motorola, Intuit, Ford, LA Sports & Entertainment Commission and countless corporate events.