Oral Fixation Mar 21: Sex Therapist, Morgan Ray

Photo of Morgan Ray - Sex Therapy CharlotteJohn Barrymore is quoted as saying, “Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble.” If that’s true for you and sex is a source of disappointment, confusion, or frustration, you might want to consider seeing a sex therapist.

On the next Oral Fixation show, broadcasting live on March 21st at 9:00pm via Charlotte Community Radio, Charlotte-based sex therapist Morgan Ray joins me in-studio to explain how sex therapy differs from counseling or psychotherapy, and what training sex therapists undergo in order to successfully evaluate clients and advise them. We will also spend a large portion of our time together discussing how sex therapy can be beneficial in addressing a variety of common concerns. Is my partner a sex addict? Why did my wife lose interest in sex? Is it normal to lose your libido as you age? How do I get over the feeling that sex is shameful? How do I tell my partner what I would like to try in bed? Am I normal?

This is also an opportunity for the community to contact us with questions and concerns relevant to their lives and relationships. You can submit feedback during the show when using the Mixlr App while listening, or you can submit your query ahead of time by contacting me via Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

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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 show topics include: the Gay Charlotte Film Festival, a panel discussion on dating in the Queen City, and a new mentoring program for trans young people.

Becky Knight @livingsexuality

Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour Mar 21st: Soprano, Colette Gardner

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Dating back to the 16th Century, opera is one of the most time honored and stunning forms of performance art. The advanced skill sets and the dedication it requires to perform opera is in direct correlation to how amazingly stirring and mesmerizing a performance can be. Sadly, in our community, opera is not receiving the attention it deserves.

I did not have a live opera experience until I saw my good friend Colette Gardner perform at the Halton Theatre with Central Piedmont Community College Arts this past year. I had the privilege to see two of her performances with the CPCC Opera Theatre, Pagliacci and Battle of the Composer Verdi vs. Wagner (don’t ask me to pronounce it). To say I was impressed is putting it very lightly and I was slightly ashamed of my lack of knowledge on the art form.

Opera characters, music and staging are complex. In order to perform opera you must have an extremely solid vocal technique as well as an ability to master a foreign language. The training for an opera singer is comparable to a professional athlete. In order to get noticed in a competitive and a highly concentrated realm one must be working on their craft every day and live a stringent lifestyle.

Colette has traveled the globe to perform opera. Her journey has taken her to Germany, Italy, all over the US West Coast, and luckily she has landed back here in Charlotte. Her next performance with the CPCC Opera Theatre is The Old Maid and the Thief paired with The Medium, April 8th-10th at Halton Theatre.

Join me and opera sensation Colette Gardner this Monday, March 21st during my Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour show 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.

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Voices From The Community Mar 15th: Café Amaretto

Photo by Franklin Castro of the duet Cafe Amaretto

Photo Credit: Franklin Castro

Ana Lucia Divins was a speaker at Ignite Charlotte 3 where she delivered a 5 minute talk about her Passion of Latin American Boleros. That talk came with a little something extra, she sang while educating us and the information she shared back in 2011 captivated my senses enough to want to learn more about her.

Ana is a Colombian-American singer located in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is passionate about inspiring a greater awareness of the richness of the Latino culture, rhythms and art. Since 2014, her acoustic performances with the duet Café Amaretto featured a mixture of jazz, blues and smooth Latin American folk music. Her partner, Carlos Crespo, originally from Ecuador, plays guitar and has led several musical projects exploring and gaining experience in a diverse range of music styles nationally and internationally. Now, their music goes from jazzy romantic boleros to swingy happy jazz songs, and on Tuesday, March 15th, Ana will be in-studio during my Voices From The Community show.

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Voices From The Community, hosted by Bridget B., airs Monday through Friday from 2pm to 5pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org or CLTCRadio.org. Feel free to ask a question of our hosts and/or guests while you listen via Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio.

Bridget B.

Charlotte Folk Society Gathering Mar 11th: Joe Craven

Photo of Joe CravenThe Charlotte Folk Society’s (CFS) March Gathering features multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven. He’s “not just an entertaining musician with a penchant for the mischievous. He is a teacher and student all at once and he will draw you into his performance by including you as though you’re part of the show itself. His gift of gab is unprecedented and his musical knowledge impressive. Joe’s openness and expression of gratitude for the gifts he’s acquired make it all the more fun for him to share them with his audience.” CFS

Joe brings his “one man folk show” to the Great Aunt Stella Center, located at 926 Elizabeth Avenue near Uptown Charlotte, on Friday, March 11th. This is a concert for the entire family and we promise you’ll leave with a smile on your face! Arrive at 7:00pm when the doors open to hear the Myers Park High School Bluegrass Club play in a pre-concert.

The Friday, March 11th concert at The Great Aunt Stella Center is presented in partnership with the Myers Park High School Bluegrass Club and Charlotte Community Radio.

Interested in learning a thing or two from the man himself? He’s got a fabulous workshop offering on Saturday, March 12th.