Richard Beymer, aka Ben Horne of Twin Peaks, Oregon, filmmaker, tap dancer and koolaid stand entrepeneur, is scheduled to resume shooting on the vaunted series this summer. Beymer's unauthorized autobiography is entitled "Impostor: Who Am I When Not Being Who I Think I Am?"
In the summer of 1964, Beymer made a documentary on the activities during the Mississippi Summer Project. The film "A Regular Bouquet" documents the day-to-day lives of the people who registered Mississippi voters in 1964. That period of time became known as Freedom Summer.
Ms. Rekha Basu is a columnist for the Des Moines Register. She comments on a range of local, national, and international issues with a focus on human rights, racial justice, and gender equalilty.
Mr. Gregor Kresal is a mountain climber who has climbed some of the tallest and most difficult moutains in Europe and Asia. He is also a filmmaker. His film the Sphinx will be shown by Mr. Gregor this Thursday, Feb 5, at Dalby Hall on the campus of MUM in Fairfield, Iowa.
Dale Bell is the Principal, Co-Founder, and Executive Producer of Media and Policy Center www.mediapolicycenter.org. Mr. Bell has been producing progams for Public Television since the early 60's focusing on leveraging media for social justice. His latest film is Homes on the Range, "the New Pioneers." http://vimeo.com/84159445 Mr. Bell was a producer of the film, Woodstock and is an Ashoka Fellow.
Dr. Donathan Brown, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Ithaca College. He is also editor of the Journal of Race and Policy. Dr. Brown, and co-author, Dr. Michael Clemons, have just completed a new book on race and voting rights, entitled, "Voting Rights Under Fire: The Continuing Struggle for People of Color."
Sharon Isbin is a widely recorded American classical guitarist, recording artist, concert performer, and founder of the Guitar Department at the Juilliard School. Ms. Isbin has been hailed by the Boston Magazine as the "pre-eminent guitarist of our time." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjROsUG6xoE
Karen Borger forged her creative career as an award-wining filmmaker and meida designer. Her portfolio includes documentaries, short films and television commercials in Australia, Asia and the United States. She works between Australia an the US creating engaging and entertaining projects with international story lines and themes.
Natascha Vega-Pertuz is an Account Supervisor at Grey Advertising Agency, where she has been part of the P&G Gillette Global team. Ms. Vega-Pertuz has been chosen to work with The Womanity Foundation, in Paris and in Geneva in January 2015.
Colonel Bernard Banks is a senior military officier who has served in the U.S. Army for over 25 years.
He is currently Chief Executive Officer for the United States Military Academy at West Point's graduate program in leader development. Colonel Banks holds a PhD from Columbia University in Social-Organizational Psychology.
Dr. Nick Terrafranca is the Co-Founder and CEO of NeuroRecovery Technologies, a new, cutting-edge medical technology company focused on the design and development of devices and applications to help restore function & movement in patients with paralysis. Their current technology evolved from collaborative research between The University of California Los Angeles, The California Institute of Technology, and The University of Louisville.
Dean Sluyter is an author and public speaker. He will be discussing his latest book, Natural Meditation: A Guide to Effortless Meditative Practice, and his recent trip to India.
Jonathan Narducci is a producer, director, and cinematographer. His latest documentary film, Love Me, follows a number of American men traveling to the Ukraine to find a wife. The film has been screened at numerous film festivals including: The Toronto Film Festival, The New Orleans Film Festival, and the Catalina Film Festival. Love Me will be released world wide in February 2015
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