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THEY SAY CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT. WELL, I'VE ALWAYS SAID I WAS A CAT IN A PAST LIFE. I AM VERY CURIOUS. ON "IT'S A MIX" YOU AND I WILL DIG INTO WHAT MAKES US TICK AS HUMANS.

THEY SAY CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT. WELL, I'VE ALWAYS SAID I WAS A CAT IN A PAST LIFE. I AM VERY CURIOUS. ON "IT'S A MIX" YOU AND I WILL DIG INTO WHAT MAKES US TICK AS HUMANS.

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THEY SAY CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT. WELL, I'VE ALWAYS SAID I WAS A CAT IN A PAST LIFE. I AM VERY CURIOUS. ON "IT'S A MIX" YOU AND I WILL DIG INTO WHAT MAKES US TICK AS HUMANS.

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English


Episodes

MAKING HISTORY IN CHARLOTTE

12/31/2021
How many of us have either grown up in a town or moved to a new town and took the time to look into the history of that place? My guest for this episode of my podcast IT’S A MIX does just that. Doctor Tom Hanchett came to Charlotte NC in 1981 to document older neighborhoods for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. I got to meet him when I interviewed him for my cable access TV show Small Town Stories. He was working as the staff historian at the Levine Museum of the New...

Duration:00:36:42

EMBRACING THE JOURNEY

11/14/2021
In 2015 I had the good fortune to be given the opportunity to go to New York City to direct a one act play near Broadway for a play festival. I'm very proud, we came in second. And I can now say I directed something in Manhattan. During that experience, I got to meet several really talented actors from New York. We have continued getting to know each other through social media. One of those actors is Peter Quinones. I discovered through his posts on social media that he also helped during...

Duration:00:32:34

TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY

5/15/2021
Hi this is Della Freedman your host of It's A Mix . In this episode we have a little bit of an interesting turn about. Several months ago my friend Jane Kusterer said she thought it would be interesting to hear about my life on my podcast. Usually I'm the one doing the interviewing and finding out about other people and what they're doing. In real life I'm a fairly modest person who normally doesn’t talk about myself that much. I just go about my day doing whatever it is I have to get done....

Duration:00:32:32

COMMUNITY CULINARY SCHOOL OF CHARLOTTE

4/29/2021
In episode 22 of the podcast It’s A Mix we will find out about the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. We will chat with Chef Ron Ahlert, Executive Director and Anne Lambert, Director of Development to get an in depth look at how it came to exist, what its initial goals were, where they are now in accomplishing those goals and what's ahead for the future of the school. The school serves a very definite purpose providing workforce development training and job placement assistance for...

Duration:00:34:23

GUIDED TOUR OF NENAGH IRELAND

3/18/2021
In this month's episode of my podcast It's A Mix, we get a guided tour of the town of Nenagh in Tipperary Ireland. Our guide is Kevin Whelan. I met Kevin on a Zoom meeting which I produced as part of my Works in progress events. It was a series where I brought together people I knew to share their creative talents with an audience on Zoom. Kevin was one of the audience members. I discovered through his friend who was performing what Kevin did in Nenagh. That is how all of this came about....

Duration:00:38:09

THE GILDED AGE OF THE SHARPE HOUSE IN HISTORIC STATESVILLE, NC

2/11/2021
In this month’s episode of “It’s A Mix” podcast, we will hear from Keith Rhyne, the Site Manager for a spectacular venue in Statesville, North Carolina called The Historic Sharpe House. We will find out about the Sharpe Family and how the Sharpe House came to be built and also of the Town with its interesting history. Keith will explain how he has transformed the way events are created there and how he was inspired by the many Victorian aspects of Downton Abbey, down to training the young...

Duration:00:32:46

STEPHANIE MAY FAUSTO - Performer/Athlete/Champion

1/10/2021
In this month's episode of my podcast It's A Mix I interviewed Stephanie May Fausto. She's a fifth generation circus performer and a fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo. Being the oldest athlete in the division at 30 years young training primarily over Zoom and making the best of her apartment living room training space, Stephanie May Fausto won the Bronze at the 2020 Online World Taekwondo Championships. A quote from Miss Fausto “I've been a fan of Team M for years. I feel honored to be a...

Duration:00:41:35

LIFE DEFERRED

12/13/2020
In this month's episode of it's a mix We'll hear from 5 people who are also friends of mine about where they were in their lives last November 2019, what they've gone through and experienced this year 2020 and what they're hoping for in 2021. We'll hear from George who is a voice actor and voiceover coach in Pineville North Carolina. He has lived in the Charlotte area since 1998. We also have Jeanene who works in public radio she is a mother, Girl Scout leader and an occasional singer and...

Duration:01:08:23

FINDING FAMILY-BROADCASTING IN COMMON

10/19/2020
Hi this is Della Freedman your host of It's a Mix. Being an on-air radio announcer at a public radio station has been a big part of my life for the past 30 years. I remember many years ago I had a second cousin from my mother's side of the family who was on the radio as a music announcer but for a commercial radio station. So it was a lovely surprise when I recently discovered that my first cousin Linda’s son Mike Antonellis is also a radio announcer. He is in the sports field and does play...

Duration:00:36:03

SIX FRIENDS FOREVER

9/24/2020
Hi this is Della Freedman your host of It's a Mix. In one's lifetime you're very lucky to find one good friend that you can count on. But to find five really good friends who have been with you through great times and sad times for 46 years, that's not only unusual, but it's a real blessing. I have been fortunate enough to be that lucky. We met in a dance class. We've seen our families grow and grow up. Some of us have experienced the loss of a loved one, or dealt with an illness. But...

Duration:00:47:20

TRANSITIONS

8/11/2020
I’m still curious and there’s lots to learn about. For instance, I wanted to find out where people come from, what gives them the courage to go ahead and take that leap of faith and create an interesting life for themselves and potentially others. So, in this episode I called on my friend Dr. Wrenn Goodrum, who not only nourishes folks with her cooking skills, but she nourishes their creative theatrical souls. We are calling this episode TRANSITIONS. You will hear why. Thanks for checking...

Duration:00:38:12

ASYLUM SEEKERS

6/25/2020
In this episode of IT'S A MIX we will be talking with Marsha Kelly and Nikola Taylor of M.A.P. (Migrant Assistance Program) in Charlotte, NC. It's an offshoot of a grassroots rapid response effort by a small group of immigration activists in Charlotte (SEAC, Southeast Asian Coalition and Comunidad Collectiva). It's goal is to assist asylum seekers coming through Charlotte by bus on their way to their final destination. How can you help? SCHEDULE A LIVINGROOM CONVERSATION It is vital that...

Duration:00:26:55

THE POWER OF INTUITION DURING COVID-19

5/8/2020
This episode of It's a Mix is A follow-up to my last episode called IN THE WORLD WITH COVID-19. This episode is being recorded during this pandemic. The date is May 6, 2020. Many people are dealing with the day to day struggles of being quarantined during this pandemic. My guest for this episode is Victoria Shaw, PhD. She is an intuitive counselor. We will discuss what she does and how she works with her clients to help them strengthen their connection with their inner wisdom. She says...

Duration:00:27:02

IN THE WORLD WITH COVID-19

4/10/2020
Right now the world is dealing with something incomprehensible. It is so beyond anything anyone of us could ever have imagined. It's called COVID-19, a virus for which there is no cure at the moment only treatments for those who test positive and become ill. I'm hoping to think that everyone is responding and respecting the Stay at home orders. Because the easiest way to get this virus is my contact with someone who has it or unknowingly has it. The way I've been affected is my murder...

Duration:00:35:23

QUEEN CITY NERVE

3/16/2020
I’M DELLA FREEDMAN, YOUR HOST OF “IT’S A MIX”. I’M AS CURIOUS AS EVER. THIS TIME I WANTED TO GET THE DETAILS ON ALTERNATIVE MEDIA. THE DEFINITION OF WHICH IS A TYPE OF NEWSPAPER THAT AVOIDS COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF GENERAL NEWS IN FAVOR OF STYLIZED REPORTING, OPINIONATED REVIEWS AND COLUMNS, INVESTIGATIONS INTO EDGY TOPICS AND MAGAZINE STYLE FEATURE STORIES HIGHLIGHTING LOCAL PEOPLE AND CULTURE. WITH THAT SAID, WHO BETTER FOR ME TO INTERVIEW THAN THE OWNER AND EDITOR OF CHARLOTTE’S OWN...

Duration:00:34:55

ACTIVISM - PART ONE

2/22/2020
I’M DELLA FREEDMAN, YOUR HOST OF “IT’S A MIX”. WE’RE CALLING THIS EPISODE “ACTIVISM - PART ONE.” ACTIVISM IS DEFINED AS THE USE OF DIRECT ACTION TO ACHIEVE AN END, EITHER FOR OR AGAINST AN ISSUE. DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF TO BE AN ACTIVIST? HAVE YOU STOOD UP OR SPOKEN UP TO DEFEND SOMEONE OR A CAUSE? OR HAVE YOU REMAINED COMPLACENT AND LET OTHERS SPEAK FOR YOU? IN THIS EPISODE WE HEAR FROM THREE PEOPLE WHO DEFINE THE TERM AND HOW THEY REACT TO IT IN THEIR OWN WAY. JET ELLER, A KEY GRIP ON...

Duration:00:35:41

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY - PRISONER 34042

1/20/2020
Protective Custody – Prisoner 34042. What is that? It’s a memoir written by Dr. Susan Cernyak Spatz, a Holocaust survivor, a mother, a teacher, a lecturer and a good friend of mine. Susan passed away at the age of 97 in late 2019. A play was written based on her memoir and performed under the auspices of Three Bone Theatre in November of 2019. We’ll hear from the three people involved in getting to make that happen, Dennis Delamar, the Director, Charles LaBorde who wrote the play, and Jackie...

Duration:00:41:27

In Olden Days

12/15/2019
If you have lived long enough, you have many stories to tell about your life and experiences. A friend, Wrenn Goodrum, created a program for seniors where they sit down and tell some of their life stories. We'll hear from four of them, one of whom Is 103 years old. I had a wonderful time chatting with them and hearing what they had to say. I know you will too. At the end of the episode you will hear me read the story I wrote about my dad. This is "In Olden Days" on It's a Mix. I'm your...

Duration:00:23:52

Mountain is Good Medicine

11/7/2019
In this episode we hear from Katherine Goforth who is a wonderful actress and a friend of mine. She tells us about her 40 year friendship with fellow actor, activist and master builder and how she took care of him for the last two months of his life where he wanted to be up by his home in the mountains of North Carolina. It's a story of caregiving, but mostly it's a story about true friendship.

Duration:00:28:18

PROJECT HOPE-EMS

10/14/2019
This is a follow up to our episode called Battlefield Paramedic. Today we are talking (by phone) to Kent Meyer in South Dakota. Kent founded his organization PROJECT HOPE - EMS after dealing with his own PTSD as a Paramedic. He explains what he went through getting diagnosed and treated and how there wasn't anything already created for FIRST RESPONDERS. If you are or were a First Responder, his website is www.projecthopeems.net He also has a Facebook page. Thank you for listening. I'm...

Duration:00:28:53