This woman has been my teacher, cheerleader, mentor, caregiver, and most of all my friend. It's time for you all to learn who my mom is. Please give a listen as we get a just a peek into her life and accomplishments.
Listen to the story of how a scrappy "Steeltown girl" turned herself into the Pittsburgh Maven of the Arts. Joy Sato joins me to talk about being one of the first of very few black arts administrators in Pittsburgh, her life at Motown, and doing the will of God.
Co-owner of Black Forge Coffee, Ashley Bianca Corts, opens up about holistic healing, fighting back against sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace and the business of starting a business.
Mary Ann McBride came in to the studio to discuss her career in film and being a doula. But midway through our conversation, I found out that she has been a surrogate, more than once, so I had to ask all of the questions that I have ever wanted to ask a woman who could give so much of herself.
Founder and VP of the Lincoln Lemington Neighborhood Revitalization Group came by to talk about her life of growing up "ghetto rich", improv acting, building community, revitalizing neighborhoods and so much more.
Jatolloa Davis is a midwife is here to talk all about catching babies and what it's like to be a part of such a spiritual and intimate moment in a family's life.
Singer/Songwriter Jill Sobule, takes a break from workshopping her new one woman show #FThe7thGrade to talk to me about junior high crushes, surviving the music industry and the intimacy of house concerts.
It's my 100th episode! My husband thought a great way to celebrate would be for me to be interviewed on my own show. In this episode, I unveil my creative processes, awkward teen years and love for the people in my life. Ok...here we go!
Playwright/Songwriter/Experience Designer, Molly Rice and I discuss some female serial killers because Molly has written and produced a show called Angelmakers: Songs for Female Serial Killers.
The new case Shawn and Gus are working on, takes them to a comic convention. SO we share some of our favorite con stories.
Artist Christine Bethea has been through some dark times, but has managed to come out on the other end with grace, joy and faith. Listen as she tells her story of finding strength.
It's not always easy to admit to yourself that you aren't fully following your passions. Linsey McDaniel is on a journey of self discovery. And that journey has led her to starting her own business. Linsey joins me chop it up about taking the leap, African dance, black women's hair care and not being a very good Engineer.
The Movie Scene Queen joins me to discuss film and finding time to following your passion as you hold down a family.
Jen Saffron, PR/Marketing Guru and owner of Sprezzatura Catering takes a moment to sit down with me to talk about her life, the importance of community, and her love for feeding people.
Shawn and Gus take a case from a guy who has multiple personalities, and one of them looooves Gus. Shawn pulls another trash move when he drugs and kidnaps Gus.
Listen to this super episode with Jameela Lewis aka The Wine Lady of Fruit of the Vine. Walk away with tips on loving yourself, being kind to your wine and get "Wine Woke".
This week I got to chat with the "DIY Maker Mavan" and the Director and Founder of Assemble, Nina Barbuto. Nina has a passion for art, new media, social learning, architecture, film, urban acupunture, and would like to use the word "rainbow" to describe herself. We talk about it all of it.
This week’s guest is Kristine Irwin. An extremely brave woman who survived a sexual assault and has chosen to use what happened to her to help give a voice to other survivors. Please check out her non-profit, Voices of Hope, as well as her book of the same name, that focuses on not just how the attack affected her, but how it also affected her loved ones.
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh, was so kind as to include The RuggedAngel Cast in the Sunstar Festival line up. Internationally based fashion designer, Tereneh Idia joins me to talk about sustainable fashion and her experiences gaining trust and collaborating with the women of Oneida Indian Nation and Kenya.
This week’s guest is multi disciplinary artist, Lindsey Scherloum. Lindsey is currently and Artist in Residence with the Office of Public Art, working with the United Somali bantu Group of Pittsburgh. We have a great conversation about self discovery that involves the time that she decided to walk from Ashville NC to Columbus OH.
You may know Tina Alexis Allen as Shurn from the wildly popular TV show Outsiders. Now, get to know her as an author. Her new memoir, HIDING OUT: A Memoir of Drugs,Deception, and Double Lives, is wilder than fiction. Get it Feb 20, wherever you buy books! Settle in for Tina’s truth.
Shawn and Gus find themselves going undercover in a Civil War re-enactment group.
If you are in the public art game, more than likely you know Renee Piechocki. For the past 13 years, Renee has been the founding Director of the Office of Public Art here in Pittsburgh. She has recently decided to hand the crown over to Sallyann Kluz and spend her time traveling the world and concentrating on her own art. We have a very open conversation about her childhood, what brought her to Pittsburgh and how she got to be so damn awesome.
I got to know President and CEO of 1Hood Media, Celeste Smith. This strong and beautiful soul talked about reclaiming her time, finding her footing in a new city, and setting a good example.