Gratitude to Friends; New Friends; Friends I Do Business With and Supporters in 2014

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My business partner Debra Grobman  and I are very thankful that Cherri Senders, the publisher of Labor411.org, is supporting our efforts to spread the word to buy made in USA whenever possible. Our business associate, USAF vet, Alice Fisher, has been a great consultant and resourceful communications pro to us.  Ms. Alice probably will kill me for not asking her to edit this blog entry, but what the heck. Somethings you just want to write without other eyes looking at it first.  We owe so much to her for fixing up and working on the Search Engine Optimization of Patriot-Made Audiocasts.

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Sikh is “sick” but that’s good!

We’ve met so many incredible people over the past year.  It’s been truly fascinating. Vishavjit Singh,  o f http://www.sikhtoons.com/ by way of old dear college buddy of mine, (SUNY Buffalo State College) Howie Greene who is all grown up now and works as a real estate broker at Level Group, Inc Real Estate and Professor at Kingsborough Community College, in my beloved Brooklyn, NY.

My machtunim—heavy on the ch (hhh) sound like Juan and Julio (it’s a Yiddish word) aka-brothers-in-law have been very supportive of my business ventures and the company that Debra and I formed called Flatlands Avenue Productions, LLC. Continue reading Gratitude to Friends; New Friends; Friends I Do Business With and Supporters in 2014

Seems I Find Time to Post Here When Great People Die

Lovely story of the passing of a Dame

When you, my dear reader, have the chance, do click and go to the link that I’ve placed above this sentence.

It’s one of the most lovely tributes I’ve come upon on the Internet. It was done by The Australian, just minutes ago, and while I couldn’t see the video that they’ve embedded, I was able to hear the audio. What a lovely mix of the eulogist’s text, beautiful memorial music, and archival content of the mother of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

I read, while listening to this fine-tuned aristocratic voice, that she married at the age of 18 a man who was aged 42-the original media man of the family, Keith Murdoch. This woman was widowed at the age of 43. She raised 4 children. She has at least 70 grand children. But she’s most well known for her good works and sponsorship and support of charities, hospitals and the arts.

She was 103 when she died, and as a consequence of the time she lived in, she was the first woman to do many things in Australia. Rest in peace. May the young get to know you and how you lived, Dame Elisabeth.
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Press Release-Charlie Sheen Doesn’t Know Squat about 12-Step Meetings.

Charlie Sheen Doesn’t Know Squat About 12 Step Meetings.

Denise McIntee Does.

Who: Executive Producer, Denise McIntee, of “Steppin’ Out: The 12 Step Meeting On-The-Air” America’s one and only reality radio show that features real people sharing their true stories of addiction and recovery.

Why: Actor Charlie Sheen- he’s like people we all have encountered: desperate, delusional and in denial.  He says 12 Step Meetings do not work.   McIntee, and the many thousands of listeners of her show on the American Armed Forces Radio Network, and over 30 affiliates across the country, and on the web at www.12stepmeeting.com, know better.

“Sheen’s remarks are damaging.  We all know the power of celebrity spokespersons to sell products.  I beg your readers, listeners and viewers to not take Charlie’s word about these meetings as the last word.  Please consider interviewing me to lay out the rules of the meetings, and shed light about what goes on behind the scenes.” Denise.

More:   While taking psychology courses in grad school and while working as Operations Manager at WABC Talkradio in New York, McIntee attended 12 Step Meetings as part of her course work.   She became fascinated and noted that the meetings were often more compelling, engaging, uplifting and real than many of the stories currently heard on-the-air. Great talkradio is great storytelling, and 12 step meetings have the best storytellers in the world.  That is how the idea for “Steppin’ Out: The 12 Step Meeting On-The-Air” concept was born.  The show is in its 11th year of production.

Contact: Denise McIntee, denise{at}powerfulradio.com, (845) 359-3299, or publicist Rita Rich at info{at}ritarichmedia.net (301) 404-9609.

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Chuck Rich’s List of Under-Appreciated Movies

Some Under-Appreciated Films of 2010
Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 (First Light) [and weekend of Jan. 1-2, 2011 (America This Week)]
(Summary of conversations with First Light guest host Barton Eckert and America This Week guest host Dan Scanlan)

CASINO JACK
MADE IN DAGENHAM
HOW DO YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS
FAIR GAME
CONVICTION
EASY A
GOING THE DISTANCE
THE BACK-UP PLAN
MACGRUBER
THE A-TEAM
MACHETE
PLEASE GIVE
CITY ISLAND
HOLY ROLLERS
CHLOE
THE OXFORD MURDERS
THE GHOST WRITER
HARRY BROWN

December 8, 2010

I heard the news 30 years of “Yesterdays” ago. And, “oh boy” was it stunning.
I didn’t hear it when it first broke. I was sleepy-bye. But, when my radio-alarm clock went off at about 5:20 in the morning, WPLJ-FM New York City newscaster, Shelly Sonstein broke the news to me. Imagine

My friends were stunned and saddened. But, I was still a kid. I didn’t quite get the enormous influence of this one man on generations. Well, do give a gal a chance to grow up. I think, 30 years later, that I get it.