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Andy LoRusso, the Singing Chef, is the author of the best selling cookbook, Sing and Cook Italian. Mr. LoRusso is also a recording artist and celebrity chef. He has cooked and performed the world over. www.singingchef.com

Dr. Scott Terry is a licensed therapist and the Director of the Ardent Counseling Center in Chicago, Illionois. Dr. Terry also offers counseling services in Iowa. http://www.ardentcenter.com


Ben Gulley

Ben Gulley is an American operatic tenor. He is a member of the SONY/BMG recording group, the American Tenors. The winner of the Metropolitan Opera's 2009 National Council Distict and Regional Competitions, Mr. Gulley recently embarked on his first national solo tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxE5oR5JwAo           

Parmamahansa Yogananda


Today's guests are filmmakers Peter Rader and Lisa Leeman. Their current film, Awake: the Life of Yogananada, recently opened to rave reviews in theaters nationwide.

"Compelling....enough to make a modern soul look inwards." NY Times. Awake, will be playing at the Orpheum Theater in Fairfield, IA and the Apple Fresh Pond Cinema in Cambridge, MA on Friday November 7.


Ben Woolf

Phil Bolsta

Ben Woolf is an actor currently appearing in the new season of the televison series American Horror Story


Phil Bolsta is the author of the book, Through God's Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World. A comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life.


  • Tue
    Oct 21
    12:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Thu
    Oct 23
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Amalie Nash, Des Moines Registor editor. talks with Dennis Raimondi


1pm: Amalie Nash, an award-winning Michigan journalist, is the new editor and vice president for audience engagement for The Des Moines Register and DesMoinesRegister.com

Nash has spent the past three years at the Detroit Free Press as assistant managing editor for metro-state news. For the past 15 months,

Nash also has coordinated the Gannett Michigan network of news sites, which includes six newspapers and one TV station.


Donna Cleveland will be discussing her recent article on suicide written during suicide prevention month and published in Little Village Magazine. The discussion will specifically focus on suicide prevention in the Fairfield. community.http://littlevillagemag.com/suicide-in-fairfield-iowa-town-struggles-with-mental-health-awareness/

Jeff Shipley is running for Iowa State House of Representatives on the Republican ticket. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has recently worked as a legal assistant. http://www.shipleyforiowa.com

Ron Turner is the founder and director of Last Gasp Publishing. Last Gasp is a book and underground comix publisher and distributor, with its headquarters in San Francisco. Notable artists published by Last Gasp include Tim Biskup, Robert Crumb, Richard Corben, and Ron English. www.lastgasp.com

Engels is a Brooklyn based artist originally from Haiti who is the subject of the soon to be released documentary film, "Someway, Somehow." A Swedish artist recently painted a portrait of Engel which last month was featured at the National Portrait Museum in London, England. www.engelstheartist.com

Tom Newmark is the chairman of the Greenpeace Fund USA. He also serves on the Board of the American Botanical Council. Mr. Newmark is currently sponsoring the Tropical Farming Systems Trial in Costa Rica.

U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont. Senator Sanders is considering running for President in 2016. The interview will be followed with a discussion with Dennis Raimondi and James Moore.

Eli Lieb is singer song writer and an internet sensation. He has over 24 million visits to his postings on youtube. Eli recently was a featured performer at the 2014 GLADD AWARDS in San Francisco. 

Dr. Don Ingwerson was appointed to the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Southern California in August 2006. In this capacity, Dr. Ingwerson oversees all media and legislative relations on behalf of the Christian Science Church.

Mr. Philip Goldberg is an author and public speaker. His latest book is titled American Veda, From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West.

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