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Sam and Benjamin Hope of the Glider Pilots Photo Courtesy ofhttps://www.facebook.com/GliderPilotsBand/ Sam and Benjamin Hope of the Glider Pilots
(Photo Courtesy www.facebook.com/GliderPilotsBand/)

We spoke with The Glider Pilots who together are bringing a vibrant series of lyrically melodic music comprised of alternative and blues inspired sounds. We spoke with the Queensland, Australian, based-band about their inspirations, creative process and their latest full album release “Talk Free” available where all music is streamed and available for digital and hard copy through band camp and iTunes. Glider Pilot’s music has been making positive waves in the field of the independent spectrum of music earning features on numerous indie playlists such as March and May 2017’s edition of BIRP!  Listen to the full interview here!:


Follow the Glider Pilots on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and stream on Spotify and Soundcloud today! Make sure to pick up your copy of “Talk Free” from Glider Pilots now on iTunesMusic Glue and BandCamp.

 

 

Over time, we’ve found that the standard links to play RFP in Winamp, Windows Media, Real Player and I-Tunes do not always work in different browsers or in different versions of the players – so just in case you cannot connect to RFP in the conventional way, then try our new RFP Player – which will always give you an excellent connection to the station and the great music we play. Try it out below, and enjoy the music here….

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According to the  National Education Association Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullyingeach year. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying. 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. One organization is deflating that number by spreading kindness.

Meet Julie Cahow, the 16 year-old founder of Postiviti an anti-bullying and emotional support organization that positions itself  to affirm, encourage, and support students of all backgrounds on a global level. 

High schooler, Juliet Cahow, (pictured above,) and her quest for silencing bullying, has lead her to star Positivit, an organization that is purposed to affirm, encourage, and support students internationally. High schooler, Juliet Cahow, (pictured above,) and her quest for silencing bullying, has lead her to star Positivit, an organization that is purposed to affirm, encourage, and support students internationally.Founder Juliet Cahow was selected as Endeavor Elementary’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year and as an OCPS Outstanding Volunteer of the Year nominee for her establishment of Positiviti Junior. Photo Credit/ Juliet Cahow ( Positiviti.Weebly.Com)

 

 

Through its website, partnerships with schools, organizations, and provided resources for those to get involved, Positivi was created with to serve as online safe-haven, in addition to its  social media outlets such as Instagram  and Facebook that  provide students with additional words of optimism throughout the day!

 

 

Get Involved with Postiviti Now and follow them in action on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram

Spreading Love through Social Media, Positiviti provides positive vibes and resources on a daily basis!

Follow Positiviti on Instagram @Simplypositiviti

 

 

From school, employment and clinical based provided services, SARRC's mission is to assist families in their journey once their child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder through adulthood. https://www.autismcenter.org/ From school, employment and clinical based provided services, SARRC’s mission is to assist families in their journey once their child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder through adulthood. https://www.autismcenter.org/

 

 

 

This week we focus on a integral organization that is a cornerstone provider in helping advocating for those on autism spectrum. through ample resources such diagnosis tools and transitional programs and services for all ages,

Established in 1997,the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is a community-based nonprofit organization that has been a cutting edge provider serving those on the Autism spectrum and beyond.

SARRC’s team consists of highly trained and educated clinicians which provides services that not only impact the lives of individuals with autism, but also their parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, physicians, psychologists, educators, and therapists.

From school, employment and clinical based provided services, SARRC’s mission is to assist families in their journey once their child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder through adulthood.
Radio Free Phoenix’s Michael Thomas, Jr. spoke with  AMY KENZER, PH.D., BCBA-D
VICE PRESIDENT AND CLINICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center on the various resources, services, and programs provided by SARRC.

For more information regarding SARRC and it’s service visit them on https://www.autismcenter.org, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

 

“Sesame Street” introduce the newest Muppet, Julia. “Sesame Street” introduce the newest Muppet, Julia.

 

During this month of April which makes National Autism Awareness Month. Radio Free Phoenix will be showcasing those making a difference in their area to help with a diagnosis for autism and its spectrum disorders.

according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Autism is a spectrum of developmental disorders that can cause social, communication, and behavioral challenges,

and those in the spectrum of autism can range from severely challenged to being highly gifted.

As of 2016, about 1 in every 68 school-aged children has autism. Between 2000 and 2010, this number increased by about 119 percent.

This week we focuse on a very familiar name in children and public education.

Entering its 47th season The show producers for long running Sesame Street hope that Julia, a young Muppet girl with red hair and bright green eyes, will help “reduce the stigma” attached to the condition of autism spectrum disorders.

The character already exists in print and digital storybooks and is part of an initiative called “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children.”

Julia makes her TV debut in the US on April 10th on Youtube, HBO and PBS.

Jeanette Betancourt, Sesame Workshop’s senior vice president of US social impact,

Express the years of research behind Julia, expressing; ”

We wanted to reduce the stigma often found around these children

Jeanette Betancourt, Sesame Workshop

Sesame Street has been on the air since 1969, and features a host of incredibly famous characters including Big Bird,

Bert and Ernie, Elmo and the Cookie Monster. In Julia’s debut episode, Julia is expected to demonstrate some

common characteristics of autism. The scenario will begin when Sesame staple and beloved character, Big Bird is

introduced to her, Julia ignores him.

Confused, Big Bird thinks “that maybe she didn’t like me”.

But the other Muppets tell him: “She does things just a little differently.”

Listen to the full feature here:

Chuck Berry Tribute on Radio Free PhoenixOur tribute to the late, great, Rock Pioneer, #ChuckBerry Mon- 3/20 @RadioFreePHX.com at 10:30 AM AZST Listen: https://goo.gl/Scjyop

 Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S Paperback – by Janice Easterling Brustman (Author)
Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S Paperback –
by Janice Easterling Brustman (Author)

Listen to the interview here:

Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S

The man was Sinatra and “his way” keeps growing to this day nearly twenty years after his death in 1998. A man imperfect in every way but a man whom personified pop culture and popular music in a way that will live on beyond our lives and carries on for the ages. Sinatra represented the first generational wave of Americans taking storm across at the time for what was a booming country full of people of all races and religions and affiliation. Sinatra kept his deemed “ethnic” name at time as he took on show business. We lived through his ups and his downs. His brush with World dignitaries, starlets, and US campaigns. Sinatra to a sense was “us” in every way. During his life, He was in our lives through every medium; radio, TV, film, record, etc. The man sang like Shakespeare wrote, talked with comfort and swag of his hometown of Hoboken, NJ. He loved like true a lover, many times helplessly and sometime unrequitedly to the point of suicidal thoughts. He was an Italian tempered-man. He loved like a romantic Italian father and man does; soft and gentle. He was a loving father, papa to his grandchildren, loving son and devoted friend and lover to all he loved including his four wives. He fought for what was right when it wasn’t deemed acceptable. Sinatra was a kind-hearted, soul deep down, loyal to those whom loved and admired him and returned the same. Always.

A memoir revolving around    author Janice Easterling’s years working for  Frank Sinatra and his wife Barabara 1976-1980. Includes never before seen, mementos, letters, and personal photos of Frank Sinatra and their homes in Rancho Mirage, CA & NYC apartment at the Waldorf-Astoria Towers. Delve into one of the most integral and iconic pop-culture figures of Modern history from the memory bank of one lady whom worked along Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara.

Author Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S, Janice Easterling-Brustman, stays true to her title chronicling her best recollection working for the man many knew Frank Sinatra the man of popular song, dance and film.

She describers her book a bucket list item in which she expressed, “ finally getting around to pour out my memories as best I could. Now around the same age of what of the late Mr. Frank Sinatra and his surviving wife, Barbara Sinatra, she knew it was time to give others a glimpse of the more casual, intimate, lighter-side of Frank, through her own interpretation through various mementos such as Polaroid shots, notes, postcards, newspaper clippings, programs, snippets of Frank’s favorite snacks and requests and much more!

From stories of traveling with the family to Mr. Sinatra’s first and historic visit Brazil in 1980 where hundreds of thousands lined- up to-catch a glimpse as many knew as “ The Voice of The Century”.

From other global excursions following Frank Sinatra and his wife as he continued performing for people all across the globe.

This is where you'd usually find me, back at the hotel....Wherever we were. He didn't like being left alone. This is Monaco! I could live there for sure. The 8th floor balcony of the Churchill Suite! Author of Postcard from Dreams of Memories of  Mr. S.,  Janice Easterling looks off the 8th floor balcony of the Churchill Suite in Monte Carlo, Monaco  Describing of her time with Frank in 1977  “This is where you’d usually find me, back at the hotel….Wherever we were. He didn’t like being left alone.” Featured in Postcards From a Dream, 2016. POSTCARDS FROM A DREAM @ Amazon Copyright 2016

Among the memories of many excusions came fond memories of Frank’s closes friend one of whom Janice became well-acquanited to during her time with the Sinatra family. One of those friends was Jill Rizzo.

Frank’s long time buddy, Jilly Rizzo & Janice taking a break from errands in Monaco. Then back to the hotel!! Frank’s long time buddy, Jilly Rizzo & Janice taking a break from errands in Monaco. Then back to the hotel!!

Omg her memories, she shares in the book is Frank signature’s friend, Jilly whom Janice desires; ” was a typical “fugget about it kinda guy; he was there for Frank always.” “He and Sinatra (Frank) would fight like you’ve never heard then make-up by the next day!”

“I just wanted to share what it was like to watch someone so prolific like Frank Sinatra, working through him for four years seeing the very best and worst, they become a part of your family.”

Pick up a copy of “Postcards from a Dream: Memories of Mr. S” By Janice Easterling available on Amazon on kindle and paperback.

and Barnes&Noble.com

 

A New mobile application that help Handymen and professionals cleaners is set to release in March of this year. The new application, CLYN pronounced ‘’CLEAN’’ allows users and entrepreneurs alike to be paired with the courtesy of professional cleaning services and and handymen in their area, all by a click of a button.

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAdGAAAAJGNlZjFhNTJmLTg0N2ItNDE0Zi1iZGMwLTkyM2QwMGQzMWM2OA Founder and CEO of Clyn, Diana Muturia is set to make her mark on helping cleaners, handymen, landscapers and more by a click of a button. Photo Courtesy of Dian Muturia, ClynPro, LLC.

 

Heralded as the ‘Uber for Handymen and Cleaners’, CLYN’s owner and Founder, Diana Muturia explains, her humble beginnings in coming to the states for the American dream to begin her quest for the application began after coming to the United States working as a professional cleaner realizing an application for those starting out in the workforce new to a country such as the US, would be beneficial to help gain the confidence in those looking to employ workers for valuable services that so many bring to our country in search of their dreams.

“It will be a huge advantage for helping the economy like 3rd world countries in Bangladesh, Nigeria and other areas where small business are the driving force of the economy allowing those to reach larger masses and provide more for their families. “If we’re able to help, ,” She  expresses, “that means their family can be provided for with food, and opportunities such as providing education for the family she provides for.”

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Clyn’s Diana Muturia and her team look to serve beyond Phoenix, the US and across the globe through team members in Kenya, Nigeria, Bangladesh, ready to go live for Android Marketplace, Google Play, Amazon, Apple App-store,  March 2017!

Clyn is looking for providers to sign up now in all areas!

Make sure to check out Clyn on all major social media platforms including their home page @ Clynpro.com!

 

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http://clynpro.com

This feature was produced, written, recorded, and edited by, Michael Thomas, Jr. 

(Mthomas@bonneville.com)

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TUCSON: The Arizona Geological Survey has discovered a new growing crack in Pinal County.

The Geological Survey announced late January that they found the fissure, which they explored with drone video . The fissure is  located just 25 miles south of Arizona City between Casa Grande and Tucson.

The fissure is believed to have formed between March 2013 and December 2014. It is more than half a mile longer than other fissures in the area at just over 2 miles in total wide.

While Fissures are fairly common in central Arizona, this one continues to grow and will be closely monitored by The Arizona Geological Survey.

We spoke with Chief of The Arizona Geological Survey, Francis Michael Conway about the growing gape!

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    Photo Courtesy of The Arizona Geological Survey, Tucson

Written, Recorded, Produced, Published and Edited by, Michael Thomas, Jr. 

Teenager Abby Harrison ” astronaut Abby’ is obsessed with becoming an astronaut,  hopes to become the first Astronaut on Mars and inspire others to reach for the stars, literally!

Photo Illo. Teenager Abby Harrison " astronaut Abby' is obsessed with becoming an astronaut, will be traveling to Russia courtesy of an Italian astronaut for the next manned launch to the space station. Minneapolis, MN on May 10, 2013. ] JOELKOYAMA•joel koyama@startribune.com ORG XMIT: MIN1305142124080143

As a child we all have dreams we hope to achieve one day as as an adult. By the time we become adults those dreams often alter and change.

For one 19 year old college student, that tale is one that could be traced back to childhood and living stronger than ever.

19 year old Abigail Harrison with an incredible set of dreams. For one, Ms. Harrison  is an aspiring scientist and with dreanof becoming a NASA astronaut, the first one to land on MARS.

And that’s just the beginning –Astronaut Abby, her self titled moniker and name of website and blog), also dreams of becoming the first astronaut to Mars.

I addition to her dreams of epic proportions, Ms. “Astronaut Abby” has also created a worldwide outreach program called the #FutureOfSpace, a global initiative  that is geared toward inspiring  opportunity for those to express their passion and excitement about space, STEM and dreams with kids around the world.

The program includes initiative,  includes “an email pen pal program, classroom visits, web chats, speaking at events and sharing on her social media channels and blog”; describes Astronaut Abby’s Blog @ AstronautAbby.com
Abby is committed to inspiring her generation and beyond instilling opportunity  to those less fortunate to have the opportunity that allows underprivileged children to hone their skills in the fields of STEM through organization like ‘The Mars Generation.’

RFP’s Michael Thomas, Jr. Spoke with Ms. Abigail Harrison on her life ambitions’s, her intuitive to provide opportunity and inspire others through her organization and the future of STEM education.

Young and Aspiring Astronaut, Abigail Harrison as a lot to see about the future of STEM fields and so much more! Young and Aspiring Astronaut, Abigail Harrison as a lot to see about the future of STEM fields and so much more!

Hear the interview below

Follow Abby’s journey on Instagram, Twitter, or at AstronautAbby.com

-Produced & edited by Michael Thomas, Jr.

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