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136: Author B.A. Crisp and her genre-defying stories of redemption

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Release Date: 01/27/2022

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Paul Nicklen has documented the beauty and plight of our planet for more than twenty years. His work is collected by Hollywood icons, rock stars and royalty. In 2019, he became the youngest person inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame. He has said it is one thing to capture the natural world in a moment of grace and dignity, but that pales in comparison to an image that shines a brighter light on the environmental crisis and drives everyday people to action, even if only in some small way. His work has been singled out for creating a unique connection between image and...

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Why would anybody want to jump on a sled and hurl himself down an icy mountain at over 80 miles per hour? At the age of 21, Ruben Gonzalez took up the sport of luge and started training for the Olympics.  Four years…. and a few broken bones later, Ruben made his Olympic dream come true! But he didn't stop there… Ruben kept training, and at the age of 47, he was racing against 20-year-olds at the Vancouver Winter Olympics!  Ruben's the first person to ever compete in four Winter Olympics in four different DECADES!  The oldest person to ever compete in the Winter Olympics was...

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Gary Rosen and Gary Rosen Communications (GRC) have fostered excellent relationships with major Fortune 500 companies, studios, celebrities, authors and musicians. GRC has represented some of the most successful television shows in the history of syndication, including "Judge Judy," "Hot Bench," "Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show," and "The People's Court." GRC's clients include Judicial Icon Judge Judy Sheindlin, Amazon Freevee's Emmy Award-winning "Judy Justice," as well as Freevee's new court program, "Tribunal Justice." GRC repped CBS's "Judge Judy," which wrapped a historic 25 year-run as...

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Basically, Susan Bennett is a musician! The voice work, speaking, acting and SIRI came later. She was playing the piano by ear by the age of 4, took classical piano lessons for many years, and ended up singing in her first band, "Conglomerate" during her years at Brown University. Susan went on to sing and play keyboards in clubs and restaurants in Atlanta, GA, where she moved in 1972 and still lives. She also did hundreds of commercial jingles (famously, Tillie the All-Time Teller for the first successful ATM in the US) and she sang backup vocals on tour with Burt Bacharach and Roy Orbison....

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This episode is dedicated to the extraordinary Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her remarkable contributions to health, safety, humanity and the human spirit. Bonnie Lautenberg is an artist, photographer and writer. Her works have been featured in gallery shows, museums and art fairs throughout the country. In 2022, Lautenberg was appointed by the White House to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.  Lautenberg is the type of artist who seamlessly communicates her seasoned life experiences through the lens of her camera and her digital canvas. Currently, she divides her time...

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Duane Lee Chapman, also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, is an American television personality known for popular TV programs following his life and adventures as a bounty hunter. Dog is deeply involved in crime fighting, advocating for tougher legislation to curb crime and is launching several media ventures including a new TV show and podcast.  Dog is a New York Times best-selling author with a new book titled “Nine Lives and Counting” coming in late 2023 or early 2024, along with a speaking tour.  Additionally, he operates the D.O.G. Foundation with his wife, Francie, whom he...

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For over 30 years Bob Burg has been successfully showing everyone—including entrepreneurs, leaders, and sales professionals—how to communicate their value and accelerate their business growth. Although for years he was best known for his sales classic, “Endless Referrals,” it’s his business parable, “The Go-Giver,” co-authored with John David Mann that has created a worldwide movement. While part of a four-book series, “The Go-Giver” itself has sold more than one million copies and been translated into 30 languages. It was rated #10 on Inc. Magazine’s list of The Most...

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Watercolorist, award-winning animal activist and actress, Loretta Swit is renowned for her starring role on TV's most honored series, M*A*S*H, for which she won two EMMY's and worldwide acclaim.  Loretta could not be more thrilled or proud of the response to new fragrance, called SwitHeart, in its trademark heart-shaped bottle and exclusively for SwitHeart Animal Alliance Donors. SwitHeart perfume is not available in stores – it is only for donors to my SwitHeart Animal Alliance nonprofit! All proceeds go to the nonprofit In addition, award-winning actress and activist, Loretta Swit,...

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Jerry Mitchell received the Tony Award for Best Choreography twice -for the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, “Kinky Boots,” for which he was also nominated as Director and previously for the 1st Tony Award winning revival of “La Cage aux Folles.”  Jerry was most recently represented on Broadway as Director/Choreographer of “Pretty Woman,” now touring the U.S. and playing on the West End. He directed the Gloria Estefan Broadway musical, “On Your Feet!” and its international tour, recently presented in London's Coliseum Theatre and was nominated for an Olivier Award for his...

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Having survived more than their fair share of personal crises, the funny, formidable and faith-full Kevin and Stephanie Mason have ventured into a new phase of their lives as authors, speakers, and podcasters. Their podcast, “Tell Us a Good Story,” gives them an opportunity to share their crazy experiences from their 17+ years of marriage, plus swap some behind-the-scenes stories with guests who have a good story to tell.   Kevin Mason has served in various finance and accounting roles during his 18-year career with Fortune 500 companies and Big Four public accounting. Kevin graduated...

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B.A. Crisp is the author of “Red Bird,” an Amazon #1 bestseller, and a second Amazon bestseller, “X Point.” Her book genres include science fiction, fantasy,  and adventure. 

Crisp has acted as a strategic-intelligence consultant for private contractors and government on national security—providing research, advice, and analysis on security matters. 

The CEO of Empowerment Enterprises, Inc. a Washington, D.C. based consulting company. Ms. Crisp’s portfolio includes advising with the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate on federal anti-human trafficking foundational efforts; applying models to develop risk analysis and support risk management decisions around the topic of human trafficking; mediating with special federal agents at the Dept. of Homeland Security, the FBI, and state and local law enforcement agencies on anti-human trafficking efforts; and co-founder of COAST (Club Operators Against Sex Trafficking). 

Crisp was a 2015 Homeland Security Director’s Service Award Nominee, meeting the mandates of the White House and Congress, in the battle against human trafficking. 

She was a Psychiatric Assessment Specialist at a major metropolitan hospital for the Chair of Psychiatry, helping test and implement mental health based software. She is a past Vice Chair on the board of directors for the PACE Center for Girls. Crisp earned her B.A. in psychology from Ursuline College, graduating Summa cum Laude, and her M.S. from George Washington University’ Graduate School of Political Management, receiving the Henry D. Paley Award for outstanding academic achievement with a valedictorian distinction. 

She attended Exeter College, University of Oxford, U.K. and the London School of Journalism. During her childhood, she was a ward of the court and foster child. She is a human trafficking survivor. (Although she prefers the term ‘thriver’.)

JONES.SHOW is a weekly podcast featuring host Randall Kenneth Jones (author, speaker & creative communications consultant) and Susan C. Bennett (the original voice of Siri).

JONES.SHOW is produced and edited by Kevin Randall Jones.

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