Cuz’s Corner Apr 6th: Music Historian, Daniel Coston

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Photo by Jim Schmid

Please join me, Dennis “Cuz” Frost, the host of Cuz’s Corner, Wednesday, April 6th on Charlotte Community Radio for an in-studio conversation with photographer, writer and music historian Daniel Coston. Not only will we discuss his photography, but we’ll talk about our first love & obsession, which is music… all kinds of music! He is one of the most recognized authorities on the music of North Carolina so our journey may start close to home, from there, who knows!

Daniel’s subjects include the Avett Brothers, Johnny Cash (his final public performance) and too many to list. Johnny Cash, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Son Volt, Wilco, Monkeys, Tift Merritt and many more have used his work through the years and you will find his work on over 100 Cds to date. He has been published in numerous magazines around the world, including Time, Rolling Stone, Newsweek and many more. Daniel has released four books including “North Carolina Musicians: Photographs and Conversations” and “The Briarhoppers: The Circle rolls On”.

Cuz's Corner ImageListen to Cuz’s Corner, hosted by Dennis Frost, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm every Wednesday night via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadio.org or Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio. This show is a roots based format with an Americana edge, exploring the roots and branches of the music with in-studio interviews and performances by both local and touring musicians.

Dennis Frost “Cuz”

Soul Connections Apr 5th: Inspirational Spiritualist, Kenya Redd

Photo of Kenya ReddEveryone has a purpose in life, and within that purpose lies a unique talent just waiting to be expressed and shared with the world.  My first Soul Connections‘ guest Kenya Redd, aka Redd Angel, is an Inspirational Spiritualist who believes in striving to make dreams a reality and learning to find a way to focus on the now.

Kenya is also a model/actress, serial entrepreneur and business woman who has been an inspiration to so many who follow her across social media and are moved by her positive outlook on life that she voices in her daily posts. Many look forward and are moved by her energy. She is currently the owner of Redd Angel Media Marketing, Runway 1on1, MEN Entertainment, and Editor in Chief of The Machine Network.

Eckhart Tolle said it best: You’ll Never Be Happy Until You Learn To Live For The Now.

What does it mean to live fully in the present moment? It means that your awareness is completely centered on the here and now. Rather than focusing only on our long-term plans and ambitions, the elders tell us to learn while we’re young how to live in the moment.

The idea of being mindful — being present, being more conscious of life as it happens — may seem contradictory to those who sacrifice living for pursuing their goals, but cultivating mindfulness will help you achieve your goals and enjoy life more. Join us as we have an in-depth conversation of the steps it takes to learn to live in the “Now” during the premiere of my Soul Connections talk show, broadcasting LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio, Tuesday, April 5th from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. I will also reserve 15 minutes at the end of the show for my signature Guest Reading.

If you’d like to comment during the broadcast, use the Mixlr app and thanks for connecting.

Image for Soul ConnectionsSoul Connections, hosted by Denise Peters, airs every Tuesday from 8pm to 9pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org or Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with our hosts.

Denise Peters ~ Soul Connections

Oral Fixation Apr 4th: GayCharlotte Film Festival

GayCharlotte Film Festival ImageOn the next Oral Fixation show, broadcasting live at 9:00pm, Monday, April 4th on Charlotte Community Radio, we’ll highlight the upcoming 2016 GayCharlotte Film Festival, happening April 21-24 at Theatre Charlotte. Now in its eighth year, the Queen City’s annual LGBTQ film festival aims to build bridges of understanding and support.

On hand to share about this year’s selections will be Victoria Eves and co-founder of the film festival, Teresa Davis. They will also discuss the broader film scene in the Carolinas, the region’s response to an LGBTQ festival, and how the increased visibility of LGBTQ people and stories on film and television helps to advance acceptance.

We love to hear from listeners so feel free to submit your query before the show by contacting me via emailTwitterInstagram, or Facebook, and if you use the Mixlr app you can chat with us while listening.

Oral Fixation Image For Becky Knight's Talk Show

Oral Fixation, a talk show about good sex and healthy relationships hosted by sexologist Becky Knight, airs every other Monday from 9:00pm to 10:00pm on CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadio.org or you can listen via Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with hosts and guests as well. We enjoy hearing from you!

Upcoming topics include: Cherry Pie: a feminist art show; an Ob/Gyn talks about hormones and how they affect desire and arousal; a panel discussion on dating in the Queen City; and a new mentoring program for trans young people. If you have ideas on topics to discuss or guests to interview, email me, Becky Knight, with your suggestions.

Becky Knight ~ LivingSexuality

Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour Apr 4th: Chef Alyssa

Photo of Chef Alyssa Taken by Bryan Bazemore

Photo by Bryan Bazemore

Charlotte’s culinary industry is on the rise with Chef Alyssa Gorelick at the forefront.

Alyssa grew up in Charlotte and attended the Art Institute of Charlotte. She has worked in and ran some of Charlotte’s most prestigious kitchens. Her culinary skills took her around the world and she has cooked everywhere from fine dining establishments to intimate settings. Chef Alyssa was the opening Executive Chef at Fern, Flavors from the Garden. While there, her passion for healthy and locally sourced cuisine grew.

In 2011, Alyssa met and began dating her now finance, Andrew Wilen. In December 2012, they formed the idea of Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen. Combining her culinary knowledge with his marketing and events experience, Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen now offers classes for every skill level and type of cuisine at Atherton Market, located in the South End.  The classes are designed to bring people together to share their love of food and enhance their cooking skill level. The products used in her classes are locally sourced whenever possible and recipes change with the seasons.

Chef Alyssa said admittedly she misses that rush a chef has from getting through a dinner service but is feeling more fulfilled these days by being able to share her love and knowledge of cooking with her students. If you consider yourself a master chef, don’t miss an episode of Top Chef, or even if you cannot boil an egg, I think you will enjoy my conversation with Chef Alyssa during my live show, Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour, Monday, April 4th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Charlotte Community Radio.

Show Image - Not Your Boyfriend's Radio HourNot Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour, hosted by Amelia Coughlin, airs every other Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org or Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with our hosts.

Amelia Coughlin ~ NYBRadioHour