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The Bus Ride to 'Belief'

Sister Jenna | Posted 10.01.2015 | OWN
Sister Jenna

As I stood there, I knew this soul was sincere, and she was being called to serve humanity through two efforts: by elevating humanity into a pure experience of God and by showcasing the importance of beautiful connections through the power of relationships.

First Do No Harm

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

If I was Prime Minister for the day I would work from the principle of "First Do No Harm". Can you imagine how powerful this principle would be in guiding policy decisions and how much it would support us all to live in harmony with each other?

Radio, Emotions and Ad Effectiveness: Why Every Marketer Needs a Sound Strategy

Brian Kaminsky | Posted 09.25.2015 | Media
Brian Kaminsky

There's an actual scientific reason why the memory of the first time I heard The Clash has stayed so vividly with me. Think about the emotions and impulses that certain sounds have elicited in you throughout the years. Because it's time for you to ask yourselves "What's my sound strategy?"

What Every Successful Person Knows, But Never Says

James Clear | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

It's easier to recognize beauty than it is to create it. You're good enough to know that what you're doing isn't good, but not good enough to produce something great. When you find yourself in this frustrating limbo, the challenge is to never forget what got you there in the first place. Remember that thing that got you into the game.

Honoring Great Music Means Fair Pay For All Artists

Marc Cohn | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marc Cohn

Even though I get paid when my new recordings are played, the artists who laid down the 1970 originals that inspired me in the first place get paid nothing when their own versions are played. That is simply unfair and unjust.

LA Radio Show Takes Intimate Look At The Love Lives of Immigrants

ASSOCIATED PRESS | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.27.2015 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- On weekday evenings, carpenters and longshoremen, working mothers and young professionals hailing from Latin America and living i...

Garrison Keillor Says He Is Stepping Down As Host Of 'A Prairie Home Companion'

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Media

  ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor, creator and longtime host of the popular "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show, says he means i...

Apple... Phones; Watches and Now Radio...

David Sable | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
David Sable

What Apple does do -- time after time -- is open our eyes to new ways to look at things without encumbering us in the digibabble that so often bogs us down.

Les Paul's Journey and the History of American Popular Music

John Covach | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
John Covach

American guitarist Les Paul would have turned 100 years old this week. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on June 9, 1915, Paul became one of the most important figures in popular music during the middle decades of the twentieth century.

When Music Restores Faith in Humanity

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Alexander Brown

Let's face it -- the news is depressing. This is nothing new, and it isn't likely to change any time soon. Therefore, it's always refreshing to come across a story that manages to uplift, in spite of connections to difficult issues in both our past and present.

Media Ethics: Whose Standards?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Broadcast media are under intense pressure, given tight deadlines, security threats, competition and shrinking budgets. The key challenges are: How do we define media ethics and who sets the standards when the journalism of terror is becoming the new normal?

The Two Most Important Days in Your Life

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caroline Giegerich

As you enter the world and strive to figure out your why, know that it will come to you when it comes, not when you want it to. It will come and it will be the second most important day of your life. Give me a call. I want to hear all about it.

Women in Business: Three Generations of Women in Radio: Renee Roth, Jo-Ann Silverstein and Rachel Roth

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

With Mother's Day in mind, here are three generations of women -- grandmother, mother, daughter -- who have all worked in radio over the last century.

Broadcast Meet Tackles Terrorism, Policies, Challenges

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A conference aimed at mitigating hate speech, radicalism, and violence that plague Arab broadcast media took the bull by the horns this week amid heated debate on freedom and government controls.

Women in Business: Kirsten Winquist, Program Director, Radio Margaritaville

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kirsten Winquist grew up in what could be the setting for Margaritaville in the coastal town of Safety Harbor, Florida. At an early age she developed ...

The Exceptional Touch of KCRW's Jason Bentley Shapes America's Musical Tastes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?

Site Stroke

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology
Dean Opperman

I've done some imbecilic things in my life but nothing tops trying to build my own website without professional help. What I thought would be a fun weekend project made me go gray in places I didn't know I had hair.

Ruining Romance: The '80s Rock Power Ballad

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The summer I was 13, Kerry Flanagan and I took turns sleeping over at each other's houses. We stayed up all night playing Rummy 500 and listening to Rock101, the local rock station. It was the late-1980s, the high holy days of hair metal, dudes in spandex, and girls in music videos.

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 06.28.2015 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

I go around and around about classical music and opera not being popular, especially with younger audiences. It really bugs me. How do you get them to enjoy it and not make it feel so foreign?

The Secret to 'Serial': An Afternoon With Sarah Koenig

Patrick Daniel | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Patrick Daniel

Koenig successfully demonstrated that podcasts can rival television shows, even if the success of her show lies in adopting the very elements that make television successful. She rediscovered the power of the radio and legitimized a model that bundled serious journalism with entertaining elements.

Storytelling vs Journalism: From The Jinx to This American Life

Miguel Macias | Posted 05.31.2015 | Media
Miguel Macias

Storytelling has a number of objectives, and ethical considerations are not necessarily compatible with these priorities. When we hear a story we want it to be engaging, we want to relate to interesting characters.

Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved From Prison to Intensive Care, Supporters Seek Access and Answers

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, after he was removed from prison for a medical emergency without any notification to his family, friends or lawyers. Prison officials told his supporters he is in diabetic shock.

Agents of Change: 5 Remarkable Individuals You Need To Know

Greg Archer | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

They walk among us--those agents of change--but sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are, especially in an era where the media remain...

Are You Subscribed to the 14 Best Podcasts About Money?

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.16.2015 | Money

According to an Edison Research study, the percentage of total podcast users grew 163 percent between 2006 and 2012; in 2014, there was a 25 percent uptick in Americans age 12 and up who had listened to a podcast in the last month, totaling 39 million Americans.

Why I Feel More Gen X Than Baby Boomer

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Hold on to your hats, Traditionalists and Baby Boomers: Generation X is 50 years old.