Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Happy Holidays from KUCI 88.9fm! Have a safe, happy, holiday season and remember...buzzed driving is drunk driving. Be safe, be smart, and Happy Holidays!

KUCI's Holiday Reminder

Listen to our 2016 KUCI Holiday PSA.

Started the day chatting with UK Host Kenny Jones on his KUCI 88.9fm show "News & Views!"

Listen to my conversation with Host Kenny Jones of News & Views! Chatted about the holidays, how to Get the FUNK Out this holiday season and interesting holiday traditions around the globe! Thanks Kenny!

Happy Holidays from Kenny, Janeane, and the staff of KUCI 88.9fm! Remember to be safe this holiday season and buzzed driving is not safe driving. 

Listen to Kenny & Janeane's holiday PSA.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Filmmaker Malcom Carter featured Monday 12/12/16 on Get the Funk Out with host Janeane Bernstein!

Listen here if you missed Malcom Carter on today's show.

Filmmaker Malcom Carter chats with Janeane Bernstein on 12/12/16 to talk about his film The Connected Universe. This fascinating and visually poetic journey of exploration of the connection of all things in the Universe is Narrated by the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart. Sir Patrick Stewart is not only known as one of the great star ship captains in Sci-fi television history, as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, he has also journeyed inwardly as a Royal Shakespearean actor...making him the perfect choice to guide you on this journey. This film explores many intriguing ideas and features the science of Nassim Haramein and his search to understand the mechanism of connection of all things in the Universe. The Connected Universe has a global message, and it is the highest crowd funded documentary in Indiegogo history! In its first two weeks of release it has been purchased by people in 104 countries - over half of the countries in the world!

About Malcom Carter (in his own words)

I am a filmmaker who is passionate about using the power of film to make a difference in the world. Media has great power to move people and to inspire them to think differently and to take action. I believe it is critical to use powerful story telling and cinematic imagery that is often applied to entertainment projects, and I apply those same high standards to ideas that make a difference in the world. In my career, I have had over 2 BILLION viewers in 155 countries. I have been nominated for 25 motion picture awards.
I have loved film since the very first time I saw a movie in the theatre as a child. I have been deeply moved and inspired by many films over the years, and I am truly thrilled to be creating films that I hope will inspire others.

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ADVOCATE-ENTREPRENEUR-PHILANTHROPIST: Lorna Mae Johnson chats with host Janeane Bernstein Monday 12/12/16 on KUCI 88.9fm!

Listen here if you missed Lorna Mae Johnson on today's show!

Lorna Mae Johnson is an astounding woman who has truly taken the #noceiling vision to heart. The Jamaican-born Johnson was educated as a midwife in Canada and brought her knowledge to Los Angeles where she is the Founder of the Advanced Care Family Medical Group (largest midwife clinic in East Los Angeles) providing medical care to the under-served community; she is the Founder of Compassion for Teen Life; she is the Honorary Jamaican Consul General; she is a successful entrepreneur and real estate investor and is a foremost advocate for women and girls in leadership and business.


twitter: @lornamaejohnson

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday12/5/16 9:45am PST, Author Shaun Usher joined Janeane Bernstein to talk about his latest book "Letters of Note Volume 2."

If you missed Shaun Usher on today's show, listen here.

Shaun Usher joins me to talk about beautiful notes and letters penned by authors such as Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Seuss, Jane Austen, Mozart, Beatrix Potter, and more! An entirely new set of letters to observe and explore, for a fun new conversation about the art of letter writing, our communication styles, and how we can dwell in the past in our digital future.


  • "A fascinating blog..." - Andrew Sullivan, The Atlantic
  • "...a fantastic blog..." - Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing
  • "The internet's cultural magpie" - GQ Magazine
  • "Fantastic idea [...] and well done too" - Jason Kottke, kottke.org
  • "...a wonderful collection..." - Scott Beale, Laughing Squid


Letters of Note is a blog-based archive of fascinating correspondence, complete with scans and transcripts of the original missives where available.

I have a seemingly endless supply of correspondence to plough through, but your input is always welcome. Get in touch via shaun@lettersofnote.com. If you wish to send images, please forward high quality versions where possible, don't attempt to compress them to the point of illegibility, and please don't crop them to death. If you happen to have an original you wish to post to me using regular mail, let me know via email. If you already know it's fake, don't send it.

You have four choices when it comes to receiving updates — RSSTwitterFacebook, and Tumblr — and unless my fingers crumble away, there will be at least one new post every weekday.

I predict you will also enjoy visiting Letterheady, another blog I run which is dedicated to showcasing interesting letterheads — it's like Letters of Note, but with less reading — and Lists of Note, which, predictably, features notable lists.

Please note that whenever I link to a book on Amazon (typically when highlighting the source of a particular letter) I use an affiliate link — this essentially means that, should you click that link and then purchase said book, I receive, from Amazon, a small percentage of the book's price.

If you have any more questions, please get in touch.


Shaun Usher

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Award winning Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Photographer and Co-Founder of Cinematic Pictures Group TJ Scott chatted with Janeane Bernstein today on "Get the Funk Out!"

If you missed Janeane's conversation 

with TJ Scott, listen here.

Thanks for listening! Follow Janeane here!

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: TJ Scott - Launching new production company (mini Studio) Cinematic Pictures Group.

The Director: TJ Scott is best known for his award-winning directing prowess of the hottest TV seriesonairfrom​StephenKing’s The Mist, Gotham, Bates Motel, Dark Matter, Queen of the South, Damien, Orphan Black, Bitten, 12 Monkeys,TheStrain, Spartacus, Longmire, Motive, Black Sails​ to​ Hemlock Grove ​and​ Constantine​ to name a few. The Writer: TJ is a produced writer of feature films including ​Tracers with Taylor Lautner,“​TheSecretLivesofRoadCrews​” and “​Vivaldi” ​which have been purchased by Dream Works and are now at Paramount. Chris Columbus is attached to direct “The Secret Lives of Road Crews.”

The Photographer/Cinematographer: TJ’s early career as an award winning cinematographer evolved into a passion for creating stunning  still photographic images, which was best realized with the highly successful 2014 release of his coffee tablebook“​ In the Tub​”. Jam-packed with a veritable who’s who of celebrities from the film,television,music and sports industries. Sales of this book resulted in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancerawareness and TJ donates 100% of profits to this cause. Over 33 million​ people have viewed his photos on the internet.

TJ has been published in and on the cover of dozens of magazines, captured over 250 pages of Editorial and Fashion spreads,as well as Book Covers and Album Covers for Bands.

Currently TJ is directing Antoine Fuqua’s ICE in Vancouver, then travels to NYC for the next episode ofGothamandafterthat- New Mexico for Longmire.

OF NOTE: ​This month, TJ Scott and his business partner - leading celebrity and still photographer Dennys Ilic, launched CINEMATIC PICTURES GROUP (CPG).

CPG is a brick and mortar gallery (Cinematic Pictures Gallery) on the second level in the world renowned Hollywood & Highland complex in the heart of Hollywood(and the site of the Oscars). Under the banner ,CPG will have a production company (Cinematic Pictures Productions); publishing company (Cinematic Pictures Publishing); photography company(Cinematic Picture Photography) and a recording label (Cinematic Pictures Music).

For more visit: http://www.CinematicPicturesGroup.com https://www.facebook.com/CinematicPicturesGroup/

Follow TJ Scott everywhere: Twitter: @TJScottPictures Instagram: @TJScottPictures Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CinematicPicturesGroup/

Top prime-time director TJ Scott who is currently directing Antoine Fuqua’s ICE; just wrapped Stephen King’s “The Mist” and has both “Gotham” and “Longmire” up next… (not to mention Bate’s Motel, Queen of the South, Dark Matter, Orphan Black, Damien, Black Sails, Spartacus: War of the Damned) and his business partner, Dennys Ilic - a world renowned celebrity photographer/stills photographer (credits include Lord of the Rings, Battlestar Galactica - subjects such as Harrison Ford, Harry Potter himself - Daniel Radcliffe, LOTR stars Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler and Karl Urban…) - have launched Cinematic Pictures Group. A multifaceted entertainment company, CPG has launched CPG Music (Record Label); CPG Publishing (the ‘new’ Taschen - with four coffee table books on the way); CPG Productions (with a television series - Purgatory and multiple projects in development) — all housed in the brick-and-mortar CPG Gallery - a stunning goth, rock styled art gallery located on the 2nd floor of the Hollywood & Highland Complex - in Hollywood, CA. The gallery which showcases the stunning pictorial works of both founders - CPG Photo, is also a working studio and most days of the week is housing a movie, television, music or fashion shoot.

Author Danielle Krysa joined host Janeane Bernstein to talk about her book "Your Inner Critic Is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative."

Thanks to Danielle Krysa for calling in today! If you missed her conversation with Janeane Bernstein, listen here!

This book is duct tape for the mouth of every artist's inner critic. Silencing that stifling voice once and for all, this salve for creatives introduces ten truths they must face in order to defeat self-doubt. Each encouraging chapter deconstructs a pivotal moment on the path to success—fear of the blank page, the dangers of jealousy, sharing work with others—and explains how to navigate roadblock. Packed with helpful anecdotes, thoughts from successful creatives, and practical exercises gleaned from Danielle Krysa's years of working with professional and aspiring artists—plus riotously apt illustrations from art world darling Martha Rich—this book arms readers with the most essential tool for their toolbox: the confidence they need to get down to business and make good work.


From her website, http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/about/
I have a BFA in Visual Arts {painting, printmaking, and art history}, and a post-grad in design. I’ve worked as a designer and Creative Director for years, but have never stopped loving and creating art. After decades of looking at beautiful contemporary art and thinking “Damn, I wish I thought of that”, I decided to say it out loud, and The Jealous Curator was born. Every day since February 22, 2009 I have written a daily post showcasing artwork from around the world. This has lead to opportunities that I truly never could have imagined – writing books, curating art exhibitions, speaking at events, and hosting my own podcast. It’s been quite a ride, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Danielle Krysa is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art website the Jealous Curator, and the author of Creative Block and Collage. She lives in British Columbia.

Martha Rich is a Philadelphia-based fine and commercial artist.

Author Kevin Smokler talks with host Janeane Bernstein on KUCI 88.9fm about his latest work "Brat Pack America."

If you missed Kevin Smokler on today's show, listen to his conversation with Janeane Bernstein here.

From the fictional towns of Hill Valley, CA, and Shermer, IL, to the beautiful landscapes of the “Goondocks” in Astoria and the “ time of your life” dirty dancing resort still alive and well in Lake Lure, NC, ‘80s teen movies left their mark not just on movie screen and in the hearts of fans, but on the landscape of America itself. Like few other eras in movie history, the ‘80s teen movies has endured and gotten better with time . In Brat Pack America, Kevin Smokler gives virtual tours of the legendary movies from that time and why the places they happened are a tribute to their permanence, why we love them still.

Including interviews with actors, writers, and directors of the era, and a Trapper Keeper- full of interesting facts about your favorite 80s movies, Brat Pack America is a must for any fan of the Breakfast Club and Back to the Future, of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink and Dead Poets Society. Smokler went to Goonies Day in Astoria, OR, took a Lost Boys tour of Santa Cruz, CA and in the present visited retro arcades, mov- ie theaters and record stores. His exploration of highways and main streets of “Brat Pack America” remind of why we love the teen movies of the 1980s so much and, three decades later, still do.

Kevin Smokler (@weegee) is the author of the essay collection "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books you Haven't Touched Since High School" (Prometheus Books, Feb. 2013) which The Atlantic Wire called "truly enjoyable" and the editor of "Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times," A San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of 2005. His work has appeared in the LA Times, Fast Company, BuzzFeed, Vulture, The San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly and on National Public Radio. In 2013, he was BookRiot's first ever Writer in Residence. - See more at: http://www.kevinsmokler. com/

Praise for Practical Classics

“In this engaging survey of 50 books commonly assigned to teen readers, [Smokler] advocates revisiting them from an adult perspective. Even books we loved in our formative years… may have sailed right over our heads, suggests the author, who argues that only time and experience can prepare us to appreciate them fully.”
—San Jose Mercury News

“[F]ull of wit and candor... Putting literature to practical use is not a new invention, but what’s refreshing about the practice in this light is how Smokler pits this sort of practical gifting-as-guidance against the reduction of literature to ‘a letter grade and a dusty old obligation.’”
—Fiction Writers Review

“[S]o much fun…[It] offers a truly enjoyable trip down one’s personal memory lane of books. It’s also a love letter to the act of reading, to continual learning, and to making an effort to slow down and savor the good books in life.”
—The Atlantic Wire

“If you have been thinking about revisiting the books of your youth or those you have promised yourself to read, but haven’t, this entertaining book provides practical, real-world reasons by you should read them.”

-Alan Caruba, Bookviews

“[A] fine guide for any adult reader who would return to the classics with a different perspective in mind.”
-The Bookwatch

“In the short and beguilingly engaging essays that make up Practical Classics, Smokler shows how these works can be relevant and even useful to grownups. Most impressively, he manages to pull this off without sounding stuffy or self-important.”
-The Rumpus

“Possibly the first self-help book to use literature as its prescription, Practical Classics serves as a primer for personal development, demonstrating how one may apply various literary tinctures to the more trouble- some areas of the Human Condition.... [Smokler] holds forth with confidence and a good slathering of wit about coping with our common, human plight.”
-Austin Chronicle

LIVE on KUCI - 7/17/24 9:00am - Janeane chats with Producer Jay Silverman about his latest film CAMERA, starring Beau Bridges

LISTEN ‘CAMERA’ starring Beau Bridges, centers around a young mute boy who uses an old film camera to express his point of view, with the h...