Dennis Raimondi interviews classical musician Paul Jones
Ms. Kelly Rappuchi is known for her work as an instructional consultant, curriculum strategist, researcher, and writer. Ms Rappuchi recently collaborated with Dr. Ron Heifetz, professor at Harvard University and the founder of Adaptive Leadership, on an innovative program for developing advanced leadership skills.
Miriam Katz is a New York based curator and writer. She has organized exhibitions and performances for MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, Art21, Columbia University, and Deloitte Consulting. Ms. Katz has written on the relationship between comedy and art and recently conducted a panel discussion at MoMA on Andy Kaufman's Influence on Contemporary Comedians.
Swami Tyagananda is a Hindu monk of the Ramakrishna Order. He is currently the head of the Vedanta Society in Boston and the Hindu Chaplain for Harvard and MIT.
Doug Rauch is the former President of Trader Joe's. His current work is with Urban Food Initiative, a non-profit solution to the issue of “food waste” and hunger/obesity by bringing high quality, nutritious food at affordable prices to the underserved in our inner cities.
Dr. Eric Topol is the former chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He is currently the Director of Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, CA. Dr Topol is considered the world's foremost authority on wireless medicine.
His new book is titledIt’s about how social networking, smartphones and connectivity will change the medical field. Dr Topol was recently featured on
Ryan Thoreson is the current President of the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus, and an expert in his own right on LGBT civil rights issues. He's a former Rhodes Scholar, has done work in South Africa, is now at Yale Law School.
Jonas Wang was the Co-Chair of Queer Students and Allies while at Harvard. Jonas did a range of things at Harvard, including doing research on LGBTQ asylum and refugee cases. Jonas also won the prestigious Ames Award, given the the two most outstanding "unsung heroes" of each Harvard graduating class.
Ging Cristobal the Project Coordinator for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission for Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Malika Zouhali-Worral and Katherine Fairfax Wright are the directors of the award winning documentary film, "Call Me Kuchu." The film explores the struggles of the LGBT community in Uganda, focusing in part on the 2011 murder of LGBT activist David Kato. Click on the pic to view trailer.
Hossein Alizadeh is the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's Regional Program Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa.
Tobias Grace is the Editor emeritus of the magazine Out in Jersey. He will be discussing issues and challenges facing the LGBT community.
Xander Mozejewski is the survivor of a near fatal motorcycle accident. This young man is an inspiraton for all who face adversity in life.
Timothy McCarthy is a professor of History and Literature and is the Director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program athe the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard.
He is a founding member of President Obama's National LGBT Leadership Council and serves on the board of the Harvey Milk Foundation.
Dennis talks with actor/comediene Cindy Williams, who starred in the "Laverne & Shirley Show" and the seminal movie "American Grafitti." Cindy discusses her career and upcoming performance for the Sondheim Center production of Nunset Boulevard. That's right, folks. Cindy will be in Fairfield for one night only Thursday, November 15th.
Philip Goldberg has been studying India's spiritual traditions for over forty years. He is the author of 19 books, his most recent being, American Veda. Mr Goldberg's blogs appear regularly in the Huffington Post.
Master artist/instructor/curator William Teeple, founder and director of ICON Gallery in Fairfield, IA.
Steven Druker is the author of the recently released book, Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public. The book tells the story of how the massive enterprise to reconfigure the genetic core of the world’s food supply was born, how it has routinely advanced through illicit means, and how it is subjecting our health and the health of the environment to unacceptable risks.
Jack Garcia is a retired FBI agent and the most notorious infiltrator in the history of the Bureau. He is the author of the book, The Making of Jack Falcone. The book became an instant New York Times Bestseller. A movie based on the book and Garcia's life is currently in the works with actor Benicio del Toro cast to play the lead role.
Dr. Jack Springer is a Medical Doctor with advanced training in tropical medicine. He is a member of the faculty of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California.
Brother Elias is a Catholic monk of the Trappist Order. He is currently the novice director at the Holy Spirit Monastery in Conyers, Georgia.
Speaking Freely host Dennis Raimondi interviews sgrouples.com founder Mark Weinstein.
Filmmakers John Aramian and Louis Ferrarese discuss their recently released documentary film, "Arthur Avenue, Little Italy in the Bronx." There will be a special showing of the documentary at this coming weekend's All Things Italian Street Festival. [Click on pic to see a trailer.]