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Episode 3033: HARLEY AND GEORGE by Wendy Cordar

7/11/2024
Harley and George by Wendy Cordar Harley the dog loves his life with his person Wendy, a black cat named Cercie, and a little brown mouse named Mousie. But when a rat named George suddenly comes to live with the gang, Harley just can’t stand him! Harley and George teaches us that we’re never too young to learn how to overcome prejudice, and if we can stop judging others, we just might make wonderful friends. About the Author Wendy Cordar has Schizoaffective Disorder and Anxiety Disorder, and is disabled because of her diagnoses. She has always loved training and working with dogs, so she has gotten her certification as a Certified Dog Obedience Instructor. Cordar plans to open her own business as a professional dog trainer. Cordar loves animals and art. https://www.amazon.com/Harley-George-Wendy-Cordar-ebook/dp/B0D5BGF63F/ref=sr_1_1?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.ZWqTmLym4Q4GV4iMuWhDELuzY-RpLeOQzNUt-B3C1lbngH0NG-YRgUKKS8UYp_ixjZfl1VEgilFnSZWJ1F1pG0-tDvNzScdgI3feiRGPpAGbtCnemBi6gkJtP3T5R2itIfJrg78tnQt7KDVgmDf6ViDzwuZpw2-GMkhtM7iqYsxSC8ruOtm79sU_qYa1Id-m9sYWJJOMWZo40lxDVFtvDmt26kPKUJkinbkVAEYMGYY.PkA2j-wuUyRS2y8uqEV0g9UfOPTQmsn78ys51sOeL_o&dib_tag=se&keywords=Harley+and+George&qid=1720027045&s=books&sr=1-1 http://www.KingPagesPress.com http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/71124kpp2.mp3

Duration:00:25:40

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Episode 3032: THE RUBBER ROOM: VOLUME 2 by Ivan Bosanko

7/11/2024
The Rubber Room Volume 2 by Ivan Bosanko Katey demanded, "When will I see you again?" Jerry gripped his cane hard till the knuckles on his hand went white with rage. "Better make that never plus ten years!" he shouted. Katey and Jerry are caught up in three Cs: change, commitment, and challenges. They have had their differences over the years, and through the numerous bumps in their mutual happiness, they have always managed to hold onto each other. But when a vicious and vindictive CEO begins plotting to oust Jerry even to the point of physical threats, their happy union is threatened. Can Katey and Jerry save their company from the machinations of an egomaniacal railroad mogul? Will their love manage to overcome the ultimate test? What about you? Can you handle the three Cs in your life? Find out in Ivan Bosanko's thrilling, inspirational novel, The Rubber Room, Volume 2 Ivan Bosanko's critical research has produced his fifth novel, The Rubber Room, which exposed the railroad industry's "century old out-of-the-closet secret." Set in the 1950s, you're given a nostalgia tour unlike anything ever experienced. His considerable writing talent and wide range of unforgettable characters are truly showcased for your reading pleasure and enjoyment. His epic is loaded with CHANGE, COMMITMENT, and CHALLENGE. Ivan's writing talent has been duly recognized by the national and international literary community. His online series of articles has earned him two most prestigious awards. Who's Who named him as their 2009 "Man of The Year." That was followed up being selected into their 2010 "Hall of Fame." All this from a lad who first published his own newspaper at the ripe old age of the twelve. https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Room-2-Ivan-Bosanko/dp/1778831796 GlassLink Solutions http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/71124ibhmp.mp3

Duration:00:22:29

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Episode 3031: WE HAVE MET THE PHARISEE AND HE IS US by Duane DeBruler

7/11/2024
We Have Met the Pharisee and He Is Us by Duane Debruler The premise of the book is that if Christ reappeared today in the same way he first came to us originally, he would reach the same fate. That is, many of his own people would fail to recognize who he is, they would argue with him vehemently, and seek to have him destroyed. Its a collection of essays sharing my experiences on how my divorce led to a deeper understanding of my Christ and Christians which then affected my views on current political issues. Duane DeBruler was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he became a devout atheist at the age of 17. After graduating from the Indiana University School of Business in 1980, he moved to the Chicago area where he began a career as a human resource professional, married his wife in 1988, and had two children. In 1993, the family moved to the Atlanta area where Duane became a devout Christian before his wife filed for divorce in 1996 setting Duane on an emotional, intellectual, and spiritual course that would lead to the writing of his book. In 1997, Duane began his career as a pupil transportation professional, starting as a school bus driver and working his way up to supervisor, and spent his free time composing his book in his mind. In 2023, he finally retired and wrote the book, urgently trying to express his views before the 2024 presidential election. He still lives in the Atlanta metro area, is active with his church, and has never remarried. ​https://www.amazon.com/We-Have-Met-Pharisee-He/dp/B0D7X8S9VQ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=23OHX6W3XL793&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.zI8fZf6Q6cTpeGWtCQYBkw.Vc_zePd_W6IQd8vBG3TPzddl0MJAoDwo5XBB98sT5jE&dib_tag=se&keywords=We+Have+Met+the+Pharisee+and+He+Is+Us&qid=1720027065&s=books&sprefix=we+have+met+the+pharisee+and+he+is+us%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C294&sr=1-1 http://www.KingPagesPress.com http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/71124kpp1.mp3

Duration:00:28:41

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Episode 3030: SHADES OF LIFE: SUBLIME JOY IS IN LIVING by Dr. Mohammad Akmal and Vasundhara Raghavan

7/11/2024
Shades of Life: Sublime Joy is in Living by Dr. Mohammad Akmal and Vasundhara Raghavan Fifteen-year-old Aditya was like any other teenager—busy in school, horsing around with a brother at home, pushing things around in the kitchen to try out daring recipes of his own, cheering lustily at games of cricket and, generally, being boisterous. His parents had begun to wonder whether he’d ever take life seriously. Would he toughen up to withstand the pressures of the outside world? In the winter of 1996, life suddenly got more serious than anyone had wanted. One day, his mother, Vasundhara, took him to see a doctor for a headache that refused to go away despite over-the-counter pain relievers. The ensuing prognosis revealed that Aditya’s kidneys were headed towards complete failure. In this heart-wrenching account, Vasundhara Ramanujan shares more than that worst nightmare of all—a child being afflicted with a life-threatening condition—she relates a story of instinctive courage. She narrates how her family, instead of letting their circumstances devastate them, summoned every emotional and psychological resource to provide a young boy, and themselves, with hope. In their quest for the best cures available, they were guided by many well-wishers, one of them being Dr Mohammad Akmal, who lent his medical expertise to authenticate the treatments outlined in the book. The ultimate purpose of Shades of Life is to prepare others to meet such exigencies of renal failure, and to help them find a life-saving solution. Vasundhara Raghavan retired as general secretary of Mumbai-based Media Research Users Council. She and her husband Srinivas live in Dubai. They have two sons. You can contact the author at v.ramanujan@yahoo.com Dr. Mohammad Akmal is a professor of medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine and has directed its dialysis programme for more than twenty-five years One of USC’s reputed and experienced nephrologists, Dr Mohammad Akmal influenced Aditya positively while he pursued his post-doctorate programme in the United States. The doctor’s unique approach to treatments and sharing medical information benefited Aditya in managing his health better. Akmal’s greatest attribute is his humaneness. His kindness and warm-heartedness endear him to his patients and associates. https://www.amazon.com/Shades-Life-Sublime-Joy-Living/dp/1643243039/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&dib_tag=se&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.ly_7MD8hBTaW8AdeVia0Vlbs0_aNvrNUDG5Tdr-2kDPxW4GSIFk3mqk5COUXSyThrCSflqsN2dXrTQ2S54uhRA.oK6aiIfToNyu63n3adimDd4jmkMWBt1OKQoz0tGH1Yg&qid=1715716334&sr=1-4 https://shadesoflife.org/home.htm http://www.PageTurner.us http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/6624drapt.mp3

Duration:00:23:07

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Episode 3029: EIGHT FOUGHT TO LIVE: THE STORY OF MY AIDS THERAPY GROUP by Florence Rosiello, Phd

7/11/2024
Eight Fought to Live: The Story of My AIDS Therapy Group, 1988-1990 by Florence Rosiello, PhD 1988: 82,362 gay and bisexual men had AIDS. 1989: 100,000 gay and bisexual men had AIDS. 1990: 307,000 gay and bisexual men had AIDS. These are the two years Dr. Rosiello led an AIDS therapy group at Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City. Within two years each man in her group passed away from AIDS complications. One of these men was Vito Russo, an AIDS activist and historian. This is the story of eight gay men living with advanced AIDS and one inexperienced fresh out of training psychoanalyst. Each man's intimate story is peppered with Dr. Rosiello's anxiety and her growing awareness regarding the importance of emotional authenticity in psychotherapy. The group members had no spare moments for Dr. Rosiello to use her newly learned psychoanalytic techniques. There was only time to be real. Early on these group members pledged to not die. They pledged emotional support for the life of the group. This pledge held true for over a year. Blood brothers in their fight to live. Florence Rosiello, PhD opened her private practice in New York City, in 1988. In 2008, she relocated her private practice to Sedona, Arizona. Her first book, Deepening Intimacy in Psychotherapy, was published in 2000, Jason Aronson, Pub. Dr. Rosiello is the Founder of Arizona Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, and Arizona Psychoanalytic Society, Phoenix, Arizona. https://www.amazon.com/Eight-Fought-Live-Therapy-1988-1990/dp/1685628923/ref=sr_1_1?crid=VB6HHW2L8O3B&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.b7Xua-zmh9ulaWDJqd_jXJbt2dl0x49pTBbtPMjMZjKf9K1LDTuvI87e47jD_mN61f2OKI8FeFABIVwMT46BglzctlKsVlBkaFw-cT1PJL4.cdAsViHwiOmkaT7VyRJUiPkO81l0UWPZOO94HD8scFc&dib_tag=se&keywords=florence+rosiello+book&qid=1714062914&sprefix=%2Caps%2C231&sr=8- https://www.florencerosiello.com/ http://www.ecpublishingllc.com http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/62724frcec.mp3

Duration:00:26:08

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Episode 3028: LIVE LONGER WITH 5 SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES DAILY with SUSAN SMITH JONES, PhD

7/10/2024
​ Live Longer with 5 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables Daily There’s no magic recipe for a longer life. But the recommendation that you should eat 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables daily comes pretty close. Such “5 a Day” diets are strongly associated with longevity, according to research published March 1, 2024, in the American Heart Association’s Journal Circulation. Our guest today — holistic health and lifestyle expert Susan Smith Jones, PhD — will discuss the results of this study and inspire and motivate you to eat more nutrient-rich produce every day and reap the myriad benefits. Susan Smith Jones has made extraordinary contributions in the fields of well-being, anti-aging, optimum nutrition and balanced living. A frequent radio/TV talk show guest and motivational speaker, Susan is also the author of many books on holistic health and optimum vitality, including her latest, celebrated companion books UPLIFTED: 12 Minutes to More Joy, Faith, Peace, Kindness & Vitality and … A HUG IN A MUG: Revitalize with Fruits, Veggies, Juices, Soups, Spices, Teas & Healthy Living Extras http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/ssj127.mp3 https://susansmithjones.com/ https://twitter.com/SusanSmithJones/status/1808869568989049080?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email

Duration:00:44:15

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Episode 3027: 2024-30seg3 Weekend of July 20

7/10/2024
2024-30seg3 Weekend of July 20

Duration:00:06:35

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Episode 3026: 2024-30seg2 Weekend of July 20

7/10/2024
2024-30seg2 Weekend of July 20

Duration:00:17:55

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Episode 3025: 2024-30seg1 Weekend of July 20

7/10/2024
2024-30seg1 Weekend of July 20

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Episode 3024: 2024-30 Weekend of July 20

7/10/2024
2024-30 Weekend of July 20

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Episode 3023: 2024-29seg2 Weekend of July 13

7/4/2024
2024-29seg2 Weekend of July 13

Duration:00:16:20

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Episode 3022: 2024-29seg3 Weekend of June 13

7/4/2024
2024-29seg3 Weekend of June 13

Duration:00:08:10

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Episode 3021: 2024-29seg2 Weekend of June 13

7/4/2024
2024-29seg2 Weekend of June 13

Duration:00:16:20

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Episode 3020: 2024-29seg1 Weekend of June 13

7/4/2024
2024-29seg1 Weekend of June 13

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Episode 3019: 2024-29 Weekend of June 13

7/4/2024
2024-29 Weekend of June 13

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Episode 3018: SEVEN LETTERS by Gregory A. Booker

7/3/2024
Seven Letters Detailing The Prophetic Framework of the Return of Christ: And His Inspired Writings by Gregory A. Booker FIRST AND FOREMOST, THIS BOOK is an experience and inspirational writ-ing from the author revealing a faith and a hope for the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It reflects an intensive study in biblical prophecy and a layman's look at the world's current state. Comprised of inspira-tional writings and seven letters, the contents detail the phenomenon of Israel's restoration after almost 2,000 years of nonexistence. The questions for the Church are: - Why has Israel been restored? - What wisdom can we learn from a biblical perspective? We, as Christians, cast Israel aside, failing to take in the new wine that God is pouring out of his Spirit. This book concentrates on the error of our oversight, an error that will bring, at last, the victorious Lord as the redemptive Messiah for Israel...His chosen nation. After the Church is taken up in the rapture for those who do believe, a church to whom Jesus says "I never knew you" is left behind to prove their faith and allegiance to God and God only. All the details are in the Scrip-tures, and this book is dedicated to bringing these ancient words from the past to show the power of God in declaring the future to his glory! About the Author After a period of saturation in the study of God's prophetic Word, I experienced a baptism of the Holy Spirit. A calling and a commission by God to write what I have come to know for the benefit of the Church has surged constantly within me-to tell the people. Prophecy, as in days past, is alive and well and moving before our eyes; however, the multitude is failing to see what we ought to see. In other words, we see with our eyes, but we don't see with our mind. As a result of my intense desire to know the reality of God in preparation for Christ's return, God touched me to reveal the prophetic word. https://www.amazon.com/Letters-Detailing-Prophetic-Framework-Return/dp/1958475297/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2LST2N0O75DKQ&keywords=9781958475300&qid=1706814547&sprefix=9781958475300%2Caps%2C627&sr=8-1 https://prominentbooksedge.com/ http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/7324tba1.mp3

Duration:00:28:42

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Episode 3017: INVESTING IN AN ERA OF POWER, CONTROL, AND CORRUPTION by Kenneth R. Tester

7/3/2024
Investing in an Era of Power, Control, and Corruption by Kenneth R. Trester It's no secret that things are only getting worse with each passing year in the 21st Century. America’s great republic is in decline, much like the Roman Empire. Anyone who has studied history would know what happened next after that. There’s also the looming debt problem, increasingly pointless regulation, federal government getting too big, Black Swan events getting too frequent, and a host of other troubling signs. How does one even conceive to think of investing during such a time? The truth is it might be the only security you could get yourself before things really go south! That’s why in this book, readers can get a grasp of America’s dire present situation, what options really exist, and how even a mere $10 can end up with an 85% payoff that will set you on a path to stability amidst the power, control, and corruption. Kenneth currently resides in the Cayman Islands. Throughout the years, he has gained recognition as an international options advisor as well as a thought leader at several financial conventions. He’s also a familiar face in a number of options trading seminars and hosted several in places as far as Russia. Through his market letters, he helped lay the foundation for a number of option strategies that are industry standards. Thus, he hopes to educate today’s young learners on the truth of today’s world of finance, how it may be changing for the worst and how to make the best out of the present situation with the right decisions. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/investing-in-an-era-of-power-control-and-corruption-kenneth-r-trester/1145393009?ean=9798891570597 https://www.optionplayer.com/ http://www.ReadersMagnet.com http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/7324rwrm.mp3

Duration:00:22:21

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Episode 3016: FROM THE WINDOWPANE: A BOOK ABOUT THE PANDEMIC by Dr. Ida Acuna-Garza

7/3/2024
FROM THE WINDOWPANE : A Book About the Pandemic by Dr. Ida Acuna-Garza From the Windowpane is a book about a little girl named Alyssa. She is experiencing many feelings during the lockdown due to the Covid 19 pandemic. She looks out the window and reflects on everything that is happening and the new rules in place - washing your hands, social distancing, and wearing masks. She's also missing her school classes and her friends. As she looks outside through the windowpane, she sees a tree and thinks about the freedom the tree feels wishing in a way that she was the tree. The book then reflects on the positive lessons we have all learned from the changes the pandemic brought to our lives. Dr. Ida Acuña-Garza recently retired as chief executive officer for the South Texas Coalition. She is the owner of Successful Lifestyles, LLC, an educational consulting firm. She has engaged in community outreach for over forty years—as county extension agent for Family and Consumer Sciences and as director of research for a parent outreach program. She received doctor’s degree in adult education at Texas A&M University in College Station in 1990; master’s degree in counseling and guidance from the University of Texas-Pan American in 1978; and bachelor’s degree in home economics, specializing in food and nutrition from Texas A&M University in Kingsville in 1970. She has also authored a number of children’s books—The Adventures of Callie: Callie Finds a Home, The Adventures of Callie: Callie’s New Friends, The Cat Who Ate Spinach, Super Copper: Yoga Cat, From the Windowpane: A Book About the Pandemic, and The Birthday Party. To her, writing children’s books is a means to help parents teach life skills to children, promote reading, comprehension, and life-long learning. https://www.pageturner.us/bookstore/from-the-windowpane-a-book-about-the-pandemic http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/7324pt2.mp3

Duration:00:27:20

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Episode 3015: TENNESSEE THUNDER: A TALE OF TWO ARMIES by Daniel F. Korn

7/3/2024
Tennessee Thunder: A Tale of Two Armies by Daniel F. Korn Everyone has heard of Gettysburg, but for the sheer ferocity of the fighting, it is tough to match the horrendous stories of what happened in the fight for Tennessee in the battles of Stones River and Chickamauga. This is the story of two very different armies and their equally different commanders. About the Author Born in 1952 to Italian and German immigrants in the industrial city of Rochester in western New York, Daniel Followed his passions and aspirations through his academic career which eventually unfolded into his first two published novels; Dawn's Gray Steel and Tennessee Thunder. https://www.amazon.com/Tennessee-Thunder-Tale-Two-Armies/dp/1955205264/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2Q6KKZK6NY4WQ&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.-oerytyi1heeslR6OiZyyw.ZXB6S6UeWG-HrDhWGiYM0P7ccruOuIhb5VO5hRerN2Q&dib_tag=se&keywords=Tennessee+Thunder+by+Daniel+Korn&qid=1715715413&s=books&sprefix=tennessee+thunder+by+daniel+korn%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C374&sr=1-1 https://ayrpresents.com/ http://www.PageTurner.us http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/6624dfkpt.mp3

Duration:00:27:03

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Episode 3014: LITTLE SASHA by Alfred Anderson

7/3/2024
Little Sasha: Sasha Sasquatch’s Namesake by Alfred Anderson Little Sasha is a thriller/mystery and romance novel that follows Deputy Sheriff Sean Anderson, following the events of the first Sasquatch Chronicles book, Sasha. Sean confronts a sinister plot threatening the very fabric of their community. Sean’s daughter, Little Sasha, becomes a target of a dangerous conspiracy. Sean must rally a militia and confront the chilling truth about the world he thought he knew, along with a policewoman named Alejandra and a mysterious stranger. Alfred Anderson hails from Minnesota and takes pride in his Swedish immigrant roots. Before successfully working as a deputy sheriff, he commenced his academic journey at the University of Colorado and subsequently pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts in England. Additionally, the author obtained an A.A.S. in Law Enforcement. In the 70s to 90s, Anderson successfully started and sold four profitable businesses. However, his career path took a new turn at the age of forty when he became employed in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff. After serving for about six years, he retired. Drawing upon his experience as a deputy, the author pursued his desire to assist readers in comprehending their constitutional rights. Anderson’s motivation is to educate others in an engaging and informative manner about what he believes is fundamental knowledge that everyone should possess. Throughout the writing process, the former deputy found his passion for sharing his collected knowledge with his readers. Following numerous years of diligent labor, Anderson and his wife, Helena, now divide their time between Washington and Costa Rica, savoring their retired life. https://www.amazon.com/Little-Sasha-Sasquatchs-Namesake/dp/B0D1MS6S85 https://www.amazon.com/Sasha-Guardian-Sasquatch-Alfred-Anderson-ebook/dp/B0CJ9SNL3P/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=oul5i&content-id=amzn1.sym.f911c8db-3a2b-4b3e-952f-b80fdcee83f4&pf_rd_p=f911c8db-3a2b-4b3e-952f-b80fdcee83f4&pf_rd_r=144-3317548-6020727&pd_rd_wg=ttA4I&pd_rd_r=9d4b6801-f415-41b1-8cb2-6c130993c8c8&ref_=aufs_ap_sc_dsk http://www.ReadersMagnet.com http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/7324rm1.mp3

Duration:00:24:16