Television news anchor, professional speaker, trainer, spokesperson, emcee and host: Beth Bednar’s career represents a composite of work in front of an audience. Her background as a television journalist and independent businesswoman gives her unique qualifications to make presentations on a variety of topics.For nearly twenty years, Beth was a respected TV news anchor on a Minnesota ABC affiliate, earning nominations for three consecutive years for Outstanding Minnesota Broadcast personality. Since 1997, she has pursued a successful career as a professional speaker and seminar trainer, setting herself apart with refreshing candor and uncommon insight into today’s business challenges. Her favorite training topics include concerns that touch many areas of business: Powerful Presentations, Communicating in the Corporate World, Business Writing and Grammar, and Management and Supervisory Skills.Beth is the author of Dead Air: The Search for Jodi Huisentruit,  the true-crime story explores the cold case file of a missing North Iowa morning anchorwoman who mysteriously disappeared in 1995.

Please refer to the website to keep up with the latest news on this case and ongoing investigation.

RICH FERGUSON – 8/5/2011

Rich Ferguson

Co Hosting: Monica Rosales from DOCMIAMI

Rich Ferguson has performed across the country and has been heard on many radio stations, including WBAI in New York City, KCRW and KPFK in Southern California, and World Radio. He has shared the stage with Patti Smith and Janet Hamill, Exene Cervenka, David Thomas of Pere Ubu, Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons), Bob Holman, and many other esteemed poets and musicians. He has performed at the Redcat Theater in Disney Hall, the New York City International Fringe Festival, The Knitting Factory (NYC & LA), the South by Southwest Music Festival, the North By Northwest Music Festival, Stephen Elliott’s “The Rumpus,” the Henry Miller Library, the Miami International Documentary Film Festival, the Topanga Film Festival, the Electric Lodge (Venice, CA), and Beyond Baroque. In addition, he has performed and lectured at El Camino College, UC Irvine, UC-Santa Barbara, Cal State Northridge, the County of Orange Youth Guidance Center Probation Department, and San Pedro High School’s Docs Rock International Documentary Series. He is also a featured performer in the film, What About Me (the sequel to the double Grammy-nominated film 1 Giant Leap), featuring Michael Stipe, Michael Franti, k.d. lang, Krishna Das, and others. Ferguson has studied poetry with Allen Ginsberg and fiction writing with Aimee Bender and Sid Stebel. In addition, he has been published in the LA TIMES, spotlighted on PBS (Egg: The Art Show), and was the recent winner in Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match, LA. He is a regular contributor and poetry editor to the online literary journal, The Nervous Breakdown, and his spoken word/music video “All The Times” was screened at the Valley Film Festival in October 2009.




VonJanic-Legend of Arlage- Tahd VonJanic prepares to serve his Kingdom on the Northern Frontier, as King Fahren begins to tire of the responsibilities of the Throne.  Elements within the Kingdom are tiring of Fahren as well.  Will the peoples’ attempt at self determination endanger their culture?  Join the author as he weaves a spellbinding tale of intrigue, power, romance and deception in this, the first of the VonJanic trilogy.  It will satisfy the hunger of your imagination, yet leave you eager to taste more. Loyalty, betrayal, charity, jealousy, love and loathing season the colorful lives of those who call the Kingdom their home.  Prepare to feast on the banquet that is Arláge.  It’s everywhere you’ve been, like no place you’ve seen.  Watch for the cinematic release!









Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes

Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes was born in New Jersey to Cuban parents. Author of “Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles”  published in 2009 and most recently “Everyday Chica”  Music and More  2011

As Latinos/as we struggle to define and redefine ourselves, works like ‘Everyday Chica” are indispensible in our search for a new identity. Although Cristina Milanes’s work is fresh and new, it brings an air of the old Country’s classical storytelling that has been lost through the decades. By listening to her poetry we become aware of our new identity being a mixture of the Ancestral Traditions and our New Reality to form who we are today…. The Universal Latina, we are the “Everyday Chica”

Cecilia loves to read and perform, especially with her musical collaborators Kevin Meehan, vocals and guitars and her husband Jorge Milanes, vocals and percussion.




Raymond Rodriguez Torre

Raymond Rodriguez Torres ha disfrutado de una exitosa carrera como ejecutivo para una variedad de grandes organizaciones globales. Se ha desempeñado como asesor de la ex Primera Dama de Panamá, la ex Primera Dama de Venezuela, y el ex Presidente y la Primera Dama de Honduras, entre otros.  En 2007, cuatro años de Raymond hija Bella repente se paralizó y se diagnostica en estadio rabdomiosarcoma alveolar 4. En su libro y en sus conversaciones de inspiración, Raymond relata la milagrosa historia de coraje y fuerza como Bella superó la parálisis y el cáncer cuando no se creía posible.  Este show les dara esperanza y fe y les mostrara como Dios puede cambiar nuestras vidas. Sin fe no existe nada.

Dinner with Warriors 3/16/2011


Dinner with Warriors

Since the attacks of 9/11 the War on Terror has claimed the lives of over 5,500 US service men and women. The number officially wounded is over 30,000 As citizens of the US we must stand and care for these warriors and their families that have given so much fighting for our safety and freedom “Dinner with Warriors” is a cookbook that contains favorite great meals from America’s Heroes. Some of the soldiers who have been fortunate enough to return home will speak about their experiences and soldiers who have perished their family members will speak in their name. With this book we honor America’s best.

Other great organizations that are helping our troops

Dinner with Warriors Sunday 2/27/2011


Dinner with Warriors

Author Brig Arnold talks about this great cook book filled with recipes from men and women of our armed forces who lay their lives selflessly to defend our freedom.


Susan Price mother to fallen hero Aaron Michael Kennefick,

USMC  Stacy, is only one of two women to win the NPAA Military Photographer of the Year Competition. Stacy served three different tours in Iraq and earned a Bronze Star medal and a Commendation of valor for heroic actions under fire for her courageous actions and after being injured.

The mother of Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Adam McSween USNavy was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” (combat Distinguished Device), Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal 1st & 2nd Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, 1st 2nd & 3rd Award, Expert Marksmanship Rife Medal, Expert Marksmanship Pistol; Qualifications:Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Diver, Naval Parachutist, SCUBA Diving Supervisor.  First Class. McSween was on his second tour on Iraq when he was killed.




My guest Matt Goldstein from Whiskey Goldmine, a website dedicated to the art and culture of eating and drinking talks to us about the best things in life and how they don’t have to cost a fortune. Matt and his team review and rate beer, wine, liquors, bars, restaurants; and create original food and drink recipes from our gourmet staff. Their team of writers consists of sommeliers, award winning gourmet chefs, bartenders, bar managers, and experienced connoisseurs in many of our themes. Whiskey Goldmine specializes in double blind taste tests where we put any range of price and class of beers, wines or liquors in the mix. They also put together many top ten lists, event and festival schedules, beer tournaments and reviews of TV shows like Boardwalk Empire, Brewmasters, Three Sheets and many others. Join us and learn more….