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The Gale Hill Radio Hour
Episodes at the Intersection of Everyday and Extraordinary. This is a show about purpose, power and possibilities, with conversations and perspectives on the divine art of being human.
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Ep 28 - Dashielmusic.com
Since this interview took place, Dashiel Rowland has done a lot. He settled into his place in Brooklyn, where he moved in September 2022; turned 25 the following month, on Oct. 24; put his demo album, "Cordelia," on SoundCloud; and released his latest single, "Earth is Burning." He also added to his merchandise line, which he creates himself. In this episode, you'll get to know this talented multi-instrumentalist artist, songwriter, producer, and aspiring film and television composer. Along with SoundCloud, Dashiel's music is available on Apple and Spotify. Check out his website to learn more. At the end of the interview, Dashiel shares two of his songs: The first is the lyrical “2006” from “Cordelia,” his demo album, and the second is his recently released single “Earth is Burning.” Please note that "Earth is Burning" has language that might be offensive to some. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Nov 7, 2022
Ep 27 - Tapping Our Way to Emotional Freedom
Jondi Whitis is a Master Trainer in EFT, which stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques and is commonly referred to as “Tapping.” Jondi’s calling is helping others feel better fast and, in this episode, she talks about how these techniques work and what they can be used for. In simple terms, EFT is an easily learned way to release emotional overwhelm, limiting beliefs and even physical pain. Plus, it's a drug-free method of working with the mind-body connection and can be used for self-help, peer-to-peer care and, in practiced hands, therapeutic care. It also can help you develop new ways to overcome old problems, and experience life in happier, more productive ways. Jondi is the co-author, with Deborah D. Miller, PhD, of the Compassion in Action handbook “Emotional First-Aid for Children: How to Quickly Help in Times of Trouble.” She also has published two “handy-dandy” guides about EFT. Her books are accessible, well written and nicely designed. Please visit Jondi's website for more about her books and EFT. You may reach her directly by emailing email@example.com. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Nov 7, 2022
Ep 27 - Emotional Freedom Sound Bite
Jondi Whitis is a Master Trainer in EFT, which stands for Emotional Freedom Techniques and is commonly referred to as “Tapping.” In simple terms, EFT is an easily learned way to release emotional overwhelm, limiting beliefs and even physical pain. Jondi’s calling is helping others feel better fast and, in this short episode, she talks a bit about how these techniques work. She goes into further depth in the full interview, titled Ep 27 - Tapping Our Way to Emotional Freedom. Please visit Jondi's website for more information. You may reach her directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Oct 26, 2022
Ep 26 - The Power of Art Sound Bite
Cameron Cabot, an arts educator committed to advocacy and community engagement, believes that arts and culture have the power to shape a better world. In this short episode, he explains what he means by that. He's also an active performing and recording artist, composer, director, producer, and arts manager/strategist. In the full Episode 26, the conversation with Cameron continues. Topics include his career trajectory, which had its earliest beginnings when he was a little kid. For more about Cameron, visit his website, Facebook or LinkedIn. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Oct 26, 2022
Ep 26 - The Power of Art
Cameron Cabot believes that arts and culture have the power to shape a better world. In this episode, he explains what he means by that. He also talks about his career trajectory, which had its earliest beginnings when he was a little kid. Cameron is an arts educator committed to advocacy and community engagement with the arts. An active performing and recording artist, composer, director, producer, and arts manager/strategist, Cameron holds a BA in Arts Management & Entrepreneurship with minors in Applied Music and Spanish from Baldwin Wallace University, and a Master of Arts in Theatre Arts – Arts Administration from The University of Akron. He's the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the Baldwin Wallace Men’s Chorus, and is on the faculty at Walsh Jesuit High School, where he directs choirs and theatre, and teaches business leadership. Cameron owns a multi-discipline, project-based production company called The Curio Cabinet Network, LLC (through which he produces “Cam-e-grams,” original songs commissioned for various occasions), maintains an active schedule as a freelance vocalist, entertainer and consultant, and liturgical musician/cantor, regionally and nationally, and serves on the Board of Directors of Akron’s Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture. For more about Cameron, visit his website, Facebook or LinkedIn. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Sep 26, 2022
Ep 24 - 5 Minutes of GLEE
This brief essay is the first in an occasional series about living exuberantly. Here, Kate Jones, host of The Gale Hill Radio Hour, talks about bouncing back from disappointment with a little exercise that she calls GLEE. Why are all the letters capitalized? Good question! If you want to find out and learn how to do the exercise, have a listen. Editor's note: One repetition of the exercise is good; three repetitions really rev up the exuberance! Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Sep 21, 2022
Ep 25 - A Few Minutes with Author Jack Torry
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Aug 9, 2022
Ep 23 - The Cat That Wouldn't Purr
A squinty-eyed cat named Talker lived with John Perry and his wife, Mary, for 12 or 13 years. He was, as John fondly recalls, "a great guy to have around the house." The story of this special cat lives on in the charming book "The Cat That Wouldn't Purr," co-written by John and his good friend, H. Page Stephens, and illustrated by Chuck Ayers, former longtime editorial cartoonist for The Akron Beacon Journal. (If you're a comics page reader, you might recognize Ayers as the artist on the nationally syndicated strip Crankshaft, which debuted in newspapers in 1987.) "The Cat That Wouldn't Purr" is a softcover that was beautifully designed by Ben Small of Live Publishing, which published the book in 2014. From the start, all proceeds have gone to animal welfare organizations in Portage County, Ohio. A limited number of copies are left from the first run, but there may be subsequent printings. You can support animal welfare and get one of the remaining books by donating to Talker's Fund on the Portage Foundation's website. When you get to the main page, click on Donors and then on Funding Priority Areas. Scroll down to Animal Welfare, and you'll find Talker's Fund. If you'd like, you also can check out this episode on YouTube. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Aug 5, 2022
Ep 19 Sound Bite - PorchRokr
Music and art lovers who happen to be in Akron, Ohio, on Aug. 20 have the grand opportunity to attend the city's biggest party of the year: The Highland Square PorchRokr Music and Art Festival. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Headliners The Beyonders start playing at 8. For more information, visit Facebook or go to porchrokr.org, which takes you to the Highland Square website. Once there, click on PorchRokr. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Jul 21, 2022
Ep 22 - A Memoir of Abuse
Linda Lee Blakemore is the author of “Entrenched: A Memoir of Holding On and Letting Go,” in which she shares her awakening to the ways that child abuse affected her life as an adult and how she found a path toward healing. Published in 2022, "Entrenched" is Linda's second book. Her first is “Kids Helping Kids (Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse),” which was published in 2003 long before she was fully healed enough to write the story of her own life. In "Kids Helping Kids," children tell their true stories to help other children. In addition to writing both books to help others, Linda is a speaker and an advocate for those who have experienced abuse. To learn more, please visit her website. Her books are available on her site as well as on Amazon and elsewhere where books are sold. They're also in library collections. In this interview, Linda mentions another book that proved instrumental to her healing. Here's the Amazon link: The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 20th Anniversary Edition by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Jun 30, 2022
Ep 20 - Sheridan, WY: Hometown of Miss Wyoming 2021-22
On May 22, 2022, during a visit to Sheridan, Wyoming, host Kate Jones and her husband had the grand opportunity to see the Eatons' Ranch Horse Drive, which takes place every spring. They — and a crowd of some 200 other spectators — enjoyed close-up views of the horses as they clip-clopped down a city street right in front of the historic hotel where the Joneses were staying. In this episode, you'll hear about both the horse drive and the Sheridan Inn, which opened in 1893 with the help of investor and occasional resident "Buffalo Bill" Cody of Wild West Show fame. Both topics are pertinent to today's interview with Mikkayla DeBolt, who was the reigning Miss Wyoming when Kate met her on the front lawn of the hotel the morning of the horse drive. Mikkayla talks about how she became Miss Wyoming, how she handled competition (turns out she loved it) and what she learned during her year-long reign, among other topics. She passed along the Miss Wyoming crown to her successor, Hazel Hom…
Jun 22, 2022
Ep 18 - A Smile on a Summer's Day
Kate shares a thought from the first day of summer 2022. It has to do with connection and bluebirds. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Jun 2, 2022
Ep 19 - Akron, Ohio's Giant Holiday and Much More
Akron creative Karen Starr is passionate about her community, and she and a legion of friends and collaborators do a lot to make the city better and more fun. In this live edition of The Gale Hill Radio Hour, Karen talks about a host of great projects, starting with the gorgeous coffee-table book If This Wallpaper Could Talk, which she produced with her photographer friend Shane Wynn. As its title suggests, it's all about wallpaper, specifically Akron wallpaper. An interior designer, Karen has an affinity for wallpaper, though she's well aware that not everyone shares that feeling. She also has a deep appreciation for January Paint & Wallpaper, which has been in business since 1956 and is where, as a kid, Karen accompanied her mom on shopping (or just browsing) trips. In this interview, Karen also talks about her own business, Hazel Tree Interiors, celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2022. Whenever feasible, the Hazel Tree team members incorporate the work of local artists and maker…
May 10, 2022
Ep 17 - Reflections on Home, Nature, and Maya Lin's Confluence Project Landscapes
An interview with Ann Batchelor Hursey, a poet and writer of prose, and the author of "Field Notes to Maya Lin's Confluence Project Landscapes." The Confluence Project commemorates the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark's journey along the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington, especially the role of the Columbia River tribes who welcomed and assisted the explorers in their travels. Poems and haiku are sprinkled throughout this interview, illuminating the various topics of conversation. Here's where you can find one of the poems in the episode: 6:52 — "How It All Began" by Ann Batchelor Hursey There are many more, offering insight and reflection. For more about Ann and her work, visit her website. For more on the Confluence Project, go to confluenceproject.org. And for more about Maya Lin, visit her site. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
1 hr 1 min
Apr 17, 2022
Ep 16 - excerpt 3
This is the third of four clips from Episode 16 featuring Zane DeLong, YouTube creator of “Welcome to the Mess Lab.” In this excerpt, he covers the movie “House.” He also talks about great walls of cinema and the appeal of Brigitte Nielsen. You can get to "Welcome to the Mess Lab" here. You also can check out Zane's Twitter feed, where he goes by the handle @_noone_specific. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Apr 15, 2022
Ep 16 - excerpt 2
This is the second of four clips from Episode 16 featuring Zane DeLong, YouTube creator of “Welcome to the Mess Lab.” In this excerpt, Zane offers brief insights into a few favorite films and talks about the groundbreaking filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles. You can get to "Welcome to the Mess Lab" here. You also can check out Zane's Twitter feed, where he goes by the handle @_noone_specific. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Apr 15, 2022
Ep 16 - excerpt 1
This is the first of four clips from Episode 16, featuring Zane DeLong, artist, filmmaker, IT professional, and YouTube creator of "Welcome to the Mess Lab." In this excerpt, host Kate Jones asks Zane, who also describes himself as a film essayist, to describe his channel. You can get to "Welcome to the Mess Lab" here. You also can check out Zane's Twitter feed, where he goes by the handle @_noone_specific. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Apr 15, 2022
Ep 16 - excerpt 4
This is the last of four clips from Episode 16 featuring Zane DeLong, artist, filmmaker, IT professional, and YouTube creator of “Welcome to the Mess Lab.” In this excerpt, he talks about two of his music videos and the 3-D face he created using Blender. He also gives a shout-out to his alma mater, Ohio University. You can get to "Welcome to the Mess Lab" here. You also can check out Zane's Twitter feed, where he goes by the handle @_noone_specific and where you'll see a sampling of his artwork, particularly the digital face he sculpted using the free program Blender. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Apr 5, 2022
Ep 21 - Homage to Ancestry and Clay
Karen Koblitz is a Los Angeles-based artist and Associate Professor Emerita from University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art & Design. Over her long and illustrious career, Karen's ceramic works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and around the world. She has works in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Check out Orvieto Red Rooster Lunette on the Renwick Gallery site and, on the LACMA site, see these two works: a decorative ceramic plate and Still Life with Pitcher and Hedge Apple. In this wide-ranging interview recorded in early spring 2022, Karen talks about her beginnings as an artist, as well as her love for both working in clay and for teaching; her Czech family roots, including family members lost in the Holocaust; her involvement in the restoration of a Czech synagogue in…
1 hr 2 min
Mar 31, 2022
Ep 16 - Welcome to the Mess Lab
Artist and IT professional Zane DeLong, the creator of Welcome to the Mess Lab on YouTube, devotes most of his channel to presenting articulate commentary on movies that, as he puts it, have something to say. In this episode, he talks about several films, including 1984's "Surf II," which is on one hand trying to be a goofy "Airplane!" style comedy and, on the other hand, a rather disturbing portrayal of the anxieties of its characters. The comedy doesn't really work, but the film is interesting nonetheless, Zane says. And several of its actors — Eddie Deezen, Eric Stoltz, Linda Kerridge, Cleavon Little, Terry Kiser and Ruth Buzzi — are recognizable because they were in bigger and better-known shows. Zane's movie commentaries, which tend to be pretty involved, generally take him a long time to produce, so he experimented with giving viewers shorter "impressions" of more movies. In his first of these short-form commentaries, he covers "The Story of a Three Day Pass" and "Watermelo…
Mar 5, 2022
Ep 13 - Awe in Ohio: Abolitionists, America's First Black Professional Football Player & More
In the first segment, Frank Satullo, the creator of ohiotraveler.com, talks about five fascinating places to visit around the state. Each inspires awe in its own way. The first is the John Rankin House in Ripley. A National Historic Landmark on the Ohio River near Cincinnati, this was the home of Presbyterian minister John Rankin and his large family. The Rankins are said to have been among Ohio's first and most active "conductors" on the Underground Railroad. The next stop on this Ohio tour is a man-made wonder called the Temple of Tolerance. Jim Bowsher created this amazing rock garden in a residential neighborhood in Wapakoneta, also the hometown of astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Another Ohio rock garden worth seeing is in Springfield. The Hartman Rock Garden consists of more than 50 structures ranging from a castle and capitol building to Noah's ark, all created between 1932 and 1944 by Ben Hartman, who died in 1944. Today, the site is owned and mai…
Mar 1, 2022
Ep 15 - Your Song of the Day (Delivered Daily or Weekly) & "Wild Symphony"
Retired newspaperman Sheldon Zoldan found himself with time on his hands during the pandemic lock-down in 2020, so he did what a lot of us do: He scrolled the internet, particularly music videos on YouTube. That mindless pastime became a passion project requiring research, creativity and discipline. Every day, Sheldon publishes an article featuring a Song of the Day. He uses different criteria for choosing his subjects. Sometimes he focuses on the day itself, perhaps it's a holiday or the day that a particular event occurred. A lot of times, his article is about a musical milestone or something that was going on in the life of a singer or musician. And other times, Sheldon just comes up with another kind of intriguing story that fits with a song. He posts his Songs of the Day on Facebook and sends them out by email to everyone who's asked to be on his list. A former editor for the Fort Myers News-Press, Sheldon has now moved from print to broadcast. To be specific, he's on WGCU, his…
Feb 10, 2022
Ep 12 - Expression by Design with Mike Forfia
New York City-based Mike Forfia is a musician, a teacher and career adviser, and a design thinker. While seemingly very different, these jobs have one thing in common: they all fascinate him in one way or another. Besides that, as a bass player, "The role I'm usually playing is to make sure everyone around me has what they need," he says. In all his various roles, he supports others, and enjoys doing it. In this interview, he talks about the many aspects of his career, including his performing life and previous gigs on cruise ships and in the South Pacific; his current job as music director at Citylight Church in Astoria, Queens; and the work he did while pursuing his master's degree in jazz and contemporary media at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. At the end of the episode, you'll hear “When The Blues Leave” and “Beautiful Love" from the album “Mike Forfia: Live with Friends 2017.” For more, visit https://www.mikeforfia.com/. Thank you for listening to The…
Jan 31, 2022
Ep 11 - The Pleasures of Little Books & Feeling Grateful
Kicking off this episode, Kate Jones interviews bookstore owner Kate Schlademan, who's also a city councilwoman and, during the summer, an avid golfer. The main topic of conversation is their shared fondness for beautifully written and well-designed small books, although they also discuss influential books, including Run for Something, which proved helpful to Schlademan as a first-timer to politics. The beautiful little books mentioned in this interview include Maurice Sendak's Nutshell Library, an enchanting collection of four pocket-sized versions of classic children's books by the Caldecott Medal winner. For food lovers, there are two delightfully written and illustrated cheese books: The New Rules of Cheese: A Freewheeling & Informative Guide by Anne Saxelby and Cheese, Illustrated, written by Rory Stamp and illustrated by Holly Exley. Schlademan owns The Learned Owl in Hudson, Ohio. Her store presents in-person book signings outdoors in the summer, and she also recommends the…
Jan 13, 2022
Ep 14 - A Daring Reporter & A Gutsy Reinvention
This episode opens with Jack Torry, author of "The Last One Out," a new book chronicling the life of Yates McDaniel, a daring reporter in World War II. McDaniel was a foreign war correspondent for the Associated Press who took enormous risks to provide newspapers with accurate and riveting firsthand coverage of the war. He's considered the equal of legendary World War II correspondents Theodore White of Time Magazine, George Weller of The Chicago Daily News, Cecil Brown of CBS Radio, and Ernie Pyle of Scripps-Howard. The Associated Press boasted that during the war, McDaniel was the first “to arrive and last to leave.” As a war correspondent, McDaniel was known all over the world. Yet when he died in Florida in 1983, "few outside his family paid much attention," Jack says. "At age 76, he seemed like just another white-haired retiree whose final years passed with little notice amid so many other senior citizens in Florida. The only hint of his fame came in a brief obituary buried…
Dec 22, 2021
Ep 10 - The Fine Arts of Collage & Making Connections
In this episode, host Kate Jones has the pleasure of having conversations with two creative women about work and life. In the first segment, Gretchen Bierbaum talks about her "light-bulb moment" that led to her becoming a collage artist. She went on to study Islamic art in Iran, became an art educator and administrator, and has enjoyed doing bicentennial and other commissions, including a painting that hangs in the dining room of one of the Sea Wolf nuclear submarines. Gretchen is the founder and president of the National Collage Society, the first organization in the United States devoted to collage, which at the time of the group's founding in 1982 was a misunderstood art. Gretchen's book, Collage in All Dimensions, published in 2005, traces the history of collage as a fine art. Although collage existed in many craft forms prior to the 20th century, it was not until 1912 that Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque were the first historically significant artists to glue collage pieces in…
1 hr 5 min
Dec 17, 2021
Ep 9 - Mental Health, Resilience & Versatility
In November 2017, Justin Alan Hayes voluntarily checked himself into a hospital's psych ward after years of dealing unsuccessfully with anxiety and other issues. That decision put him on the path where he is today. Since 2017, he's been teaching marketing at the college level as well as serving as a career coach to his students. Along those lines, he wrote a guide to help young people prepare to enter the workforce or, if they already have a job, move up to a better one. Justin also has written a deeply personal book about recovering from mental illness, and he started a nonprofit that aims to help others on their road to recovery. Besides all that, he has two podcasts. You can find out more on his websites: The House of You and Voices for Voices. In our second segment, Katie Andrews talks about resilience, a trait that she began developing when she was a senior in high school. It has served her well ever since. Here, Katie offers advice on how to respond when life doesn't go our wa…
Dec 14, 2021
Ep 8 - Posterity Podcasts & a Passion for Public Service
Christina Forward, co-owner and Director of Operations at the recording studio PodPopuli, talks about Posterity Podcasts which, she explains, are basically audio books for seniors or others who want to create lasting gifts of stories, messages and life lessons to pass on to friends and family members. Christina, who has a bachelor of science in accounting and most recently worked in investment banking, left the business world to go into podcasting. She loves her job and is especially passionate about the posterity project that she leads. You'll learn why it means so much to her and more in this episode. For more information, visit posteritypodcasts.com. Closing out this episode, Kate interviews Nicole Kowalski, whose parents set a great example for her and her six siblings. Even with a large family, Nicole's parents made time to help others, whether it was her mom singing at funerals with the volunteer choir at their church, or her dad stepping up to help people move. Nicole learne…
Dec 10, 2021
Ep 7 - Cleaning House with Lottie & Mike
Two neat freaks — in a good way! — share their experiences, insights and stories. One is a professional and the other just can't help himself. Listen and learn with Lottie Washington, owner of Key's Blessed Hands, and Mike Villegas, producer, owner and mix engineer at Area 67 Recording. To reach Lottie, visit Key's Blessed Hands on Facebook or email Lottie at email@example.com. For information on Mike's studio, visit https://www.area67music.com/ or Facebook. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Dec 1, 2021
Ep 6 - Vegans in the Rust Belt & '92 Days'
Belt Publishing released "Rust Belt Vegan Kitchen: Recipes, Resources, and Stories," edited by Meredith Pangrace, on Dec. 2, 2021. It's a proudly unpretentious collection of delicious-sounding recipes, from pierogi to paprikash, chitterlings to chimichurri. Meredith, an artist and graphic designer, is the creative director at Belt. She's also a musician who sings, plays the accordion and is a founding member of the band Maura Rogers & The Bellows. "Rust Belt Vegan Kitchen" represents the diversity of the Rust Belt region, and includes vegan versions of Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, Detroit-style Coney Dogs, old-world standards, and so much more. The contributing home cooks and professional chefs offer stories about their recipes, including family history and personal narratives explaining how they created and adapted the dishes. The book also includes resources on how to stock a vegan pantry, guides to useful equipment, and basic how-to’s for “veganizing” staples. The cookbook is…
Nov 24, 2021
Ep 3 - Navigating Life's Challenges, Lessons from Dolly, and "Smile"
An opportunity to travel internationally with a friend fell into Berenice Kleiman's lap, but before she even left the States, she took a literal fall at the Newark Airport. Rather than having that mishap ruin her vacation before it truly began, Berenice turned it into an opportunity to make new friends. There's a certain alchemy in the way Berenice deals with life's challenges. She employs her natural curiosity and communication gifts to connect with others, often helping them with their own challenges. She did this more than two decades ago when her husband, Herb, had a massive stroke. Two books came out of that terrible experience: One Stroke, Two Survivors: The Incredible Journey of Berenice and Herb Kleiman and Lessons Learned: Stroke Recovery From a Caregiver's Perspective. Both of Berenice's stroke books are available to download for free on http://www.onestroketwosurvivors.com/. When Herb passed away in April 2020, Berenice wrote another book, this time to help newly widowed…
Nov 21, 2021
Ep 4 - Cryptocurrency & a Musical Coda
In this episode, Mike Villegas — musician, owner of Area 67 Recording in Akron, Ohio, and former accountant — gives Kate a primer on cryptocurrency. He explains crypto's importance and why this form of currency is not going away. In fact, he maintains, it's our financial safety net. "People need to get educated on crypto," Mike says, noting that a site called Coinbase is a good place to start because it offers short tutorials on different currencies. For information on Mike's studio, visit https://www.area67music.com/ or Facebook. After all the information that Mike shared about crypto, Kate thought it was time to sit back and take in some music. So check out an instrumental piece that Mike wrote titled "You and Me." It will come in after the musical interlude, around 46 minutes and 40 seconds. Thank you for listening to The Gale Hill Radio Hour, a show about purpose, passion, and sharing our gifts with the world.
Nov 21, 2021
Ep 5 - Beautiful Art: Photography & Life's Ephemera
In the first segment of this episode of The Gale Hill Radio Hour, Kate interviews photographer Inga Smith, who was 8 years old when she and her family walked out the door of their home in Augsburg, Germany, and boarded a train in the dark of night. They would end up in America, but Inga didn't know that at the time. Nor did she know, until much later, how fortunate her family was to get out of Germany when they did. They left in December 1939. Her father was Jewish. Now 89 and happily settled in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, Inga tells captivating stories — about coming to America and her travels back to Germany as an adult, and through her photography, which became a huge part of her life starting at age 10. She has been to every European country, to Russia twice, China, Tibet, every Caribbean island and all 50 states, and of course she chronicles her travels with her camera. You can see a sampling of Inga's photos in the fall 2021 issue of the online magazine R…
Nov 13, 2021
Ep 2 - Curiosity, Faith & Weddings on Zoom
Adrian S. McNeal is an elder of The Word of God Community Church in Canton, Ohio. He's also a husband, father and nationally recognized fiber internet salesman whose passion for history stretches back to childhood. In eighth grade, for example, he borrowed Adolph Hitler's Mein Kampf from the local library and read the entire book. “I didn’t know any other African American eighth-graders who were reading that,” he says with a chuckle. In the first segment of today's Gale Hill Radio Hour, Adrian covers many topics, including the fact that history initially sparked his interest in Christianity and how, in time, his faith became stronger. Closing out the episode is an interview with Caroline Creidenberg, CEO of Wedfuly, which became the expert in virtual weddings during the pandemic. Caroline's segment begins at 33 minutes and 45 seconds. When Caroline founded the Denver-based company in June 2017, her goal was to help ease the expense and stress of a traditional wedding, but it w…
1 hr 4 min
Nov 10, 2021
Ep 1 - Podcasting, GLEE, and an Author's Provocative Question
Welcome to the debut of The Gale Hill Radio Hour, our podcast version of a newspaper's lifestyle section with interviews, feature stories and commentary. In this episode, your host Kate Jones begins appropriately enough with a segment on podcasting. She talks with Mike Villegas, who was an early adopter of this form of entertainment and information. Then Kate segues into a brief segment about how she learned to bounce back from adversity with GLEE. (What's GLEE? It takes only about three minutes to find out.) Wrapping up the episode is an interview with Nicole Draffen, author of Hyphened-Nation: Don't Check the Box. In her book, Nicole poses the question "Why does the United States hyphenate its citizens by ethnicity before nationality?" The California native contends that hyphenation diminishes people's standing as Americans. Sounds heavy, but her slim volume is anything but. Nicole writes in an engaging, conversational style while presenting ideas that are meant to make readers t…