ANYONE Can Innovate by John McDonnell

Search the Internet for the top 10 “inventions” of all time and you’ll come up with fire, the wheel, the printing press, the Internet, etc. Change the search for “innovations” and some of the same items appear again: fire and the printing press, for example.

Who among us believes we can come up with new ideas as powerful those? Not I!  So let’s step down from such mighty ideas as fire. Let’s think more humbly.

The French, for example, get credit for their innovative take on bread. The slender baguette was popularized in the 1920’s as a response to new labor laws requiring bread to be made more quickly and easily than traditional round loaves. Thinner and longer baguettes took less time and effort, which is how a famous innovation was born.

Next, a Japanese example. Portable, pre-recorded music the size of an index card had been around since 1954. By the time pre-recorded audiotapes emerged in the late 1960’s, Sony had invented a large hand-held “Walkman” to make music portable. After the company’s co-founder asked for something more travel-friendly to use with headphones, Sony launched its compact music player in 1979. It soon took over the 80’s as “The Walkman.”

Those are impressive illustrations, for sure. But as someone who’s been privileged to be part of less grand improvements in my particular field, I’ve come to appreciate that a valuable innovation doesn’t have to be earth-shattering. The simple fact is that ANY of us can innovate … as long as we bring the right open-minded attitude to our daily lives.

Myself, I’ve been lucky to be in the right place at the right time. That has given me the opportunity to play a supportive role in two innovations I believe in. But my ultimate point is much broader than what these stories illustrate. It’s to share how good it feels to help change things for the better.

I get no “credit” at all for the first innovation, and it’s certainly not a grand one. We’re not talking about inventing the light bulb! Merely changing the world’s perceptions of what a tequila could actually be. Even so, as humble as that is, I can tell you that it’s been satisfying to be a part of creating new perceptions. Here’s how I got the chance ….

In January 2005, I joined The Patrón Spirits Company as Chief Operating Officer. For decades the words that came to mind when someone said “tequila” often included “cheap” … “strong” … “harsh” … “foul.” It was the kind of drink you’d only consume if you could first DISGUISE its taste with sugar, lime, salt or whatever else could get you through it.

Talk to someone back then about trying Patrón Tequila for the first time in their lives, and often you’d hear stories about some nightmarish experience of doing shots with a different tequila — a poor quality tequila … one that led the consumer to kneel down before what Americans sometimes call the “porcelain goddess,” awaiting the drinker in the bathroom.

But the truth is, Patrón was (and still is) different. Unlike other tequilas, it began with only the finest agave plants in Jalisco State’s highlands. Inferior, cheaper ingredients were simply not acceptable. What’s more, its production never cut corners. Patrón used only ancient, genuinely historic methods for crushing the juice — the roller mill and tahona wheel. None of the mass manufacturing used in ordinary tequila brands.

Every product was aged in American oak barrels and bottled by hand. In fact – for real – over 60 human hands touched each individual bottle of Patrón. From artisans blowing the glass, with no two bottles alike … to personally applying the labels, each numbered by hand … along with wrapping every bottle. That steady approach to quality and craft paid off in consumer acceptance.

Knowledge supports effective innovation and our qualitative research with consumers taught us never to advertise Patrón as a “tequila” but as an “ultra-premium white spirit.” Previously, that phrase was pretty much limited to vodkas, gins and rums. No tequila was smooth enough to join the club … until Patrón’s innovations demonstrated a new possibility for how tequila could actually TASTE!

My task was to help spread word of the product’s quality and authenticity around the globe. I’m not saying it was easy, but the core product was a reality. By being consistent and truthful in every country, bar and liquor store I visited, I was glad to play a part in changing the global perception of what a tequila couldbe: ultra-premium!

How successful was the effort? Patrón became the world’s #1 tequila brand in retail value. Okay, so it wasn’t the wheel. But within that product category and in its industry, that transformation was considered awesome. I’m grateful I had the chance to experience being part of it.

Innovations aren’t limited to products, of course.

In the fall of 2018, I was honored to recommend a totally new approach to the global duty free industry … a change that you, yourself, might experience when you travel in years to come.

My presentation took place in October, 2018 at the Trinity Forum conference in Shanghai, China. The focus of that annual event is global airport commercial revenues … reflecting your purchases in duty free shops around the world. Those transactions require the interactions not just of retailers, but also of the airlines that bring you to the stores … and the airports in which they are housed.

What I was excited to propose was a response to today’s digital era in which younger consumers, especially, are much more likely to place orders from their mobile phones than to actually walk into a store. The future of shopping is digital, plain and simple. Just look at the kids around you on their mobile phones!

In suggesting a new approach to global duty free selling, I was inspired by and gave credit to other innovators in the field. Example: AirAsia has been pioneering a mobile app for its travel retail business. Emirates airlines is building an information system to sell consumer services for an entire trip. Even Uber is creating mobile digital services for customer convenience with Starbucks, OpenTable and United Airlines.

Those are all signs of a changing world – and the need to “get digital” in appealing to traveling Millennials and younger passengers. The younger people are these days, the more they live online … doing everything on mobile phones.

So what was the proposed innovation? A new global duty free phone app that would bring different travel retail organizations together for customer convenience. Among the primary three involved were:

TFWA — an association of brands participating in the global duty free market.
MEADFA – the Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association.

IAADFS – the International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores.

The core idea of the app is to help each participating business reach Millennials and iGens via digital media … enticing them to purchase by texting incentives, savings and special deals to their phones. Real benefits for consumers = more business for the marketers offering them.

Receptivity to the idea was exciting. Don’t be surprised in the next few years if you experience innovations in the ways you make duty free purchases, can pay for them and then have them delivered to wherever you want – all via your phone!

I admit it: these few innovations I’m pleased I could be a small part of are relatively puny. It’s absurd to compare them to inventing a light bulb, fire or a printing press. But that is precisely my point! Any of us … EACH of us … can innovate, even in tiny ways. And doing so feels good.

All that’s required is a willingness to step back from your daily life. Give yourself a chance to take a fresh look at the various things you do at work and at home. What’s working especially well around you and in your life? What isn’t? You might find that taking even a small bit of time to ask yourself those questions leads you to a new idea to experiment with and learn from.

You’ve got nothing to lose by giving life a fresh look and – who knows? – your own MENTAL “light bulb” might switch on as a result!

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Rebecca Sounds Reveille with Rodney Damon Collins and Lester Greene

This is a double feature starring Rodney Damon Collins and Lester Greene. On the first of this two-part feature, Rebecca and Rodney talk about Rodney’s venture as an American actor and author. He is also a director and motivational speaker. Rodney is graduate of Bowling Green State University and has pursued his passion for the arts through modeling for American Greetings, local print ads, several independent films and theater projects in Cleveland, Ohio.

This episode really allows you to connect with Rodney in a way that maybe not too many have heard and really should. The details he shares on the show affect so many people not only in America, but around the world who are struggling and need hope. Not only does he provide the inspiration on the show, but offers to share some of his personal story. The story, his story, led him to write and publish, Shattered: A Journey Through the Pieces, available now on Kindle and soon to be released March 14, 2019 in print. https://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Journey-Rodney-Damon-Collins-ebook/dp/B07MQPCV7M/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=rodney+damon+collins&qid=1550800464&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull
Rodney is also a contributor to The Father Effect by John Finch https://www.thefathereffect.com/single-post/2018/08/17/The-Present-Father
(you can also see his contribution at this link)

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This second episode brings a bursting new actor on the horizon, who if you are following, will find is constantly on the move and in the groove, Lester Greene. He is talented in so many areas that if you haven’t discovered his work, now is the time! He can not only be heard through the music he writes, produces, and sings, but he has also authored an inspirational book (more below), and can be seen on camera starring in films, as well as, producing them.

Lester witnessed a shooting that caused him to rethink his entire existence, leading him to write about it. He was so inspired that he then chose to follow his older brother down the path of becoming a rapper and went on to produce four rap albums before calling it quits. 
Greene had a friend named Henry who suggested that he pursue acting, considering he already had a stage presence from his rapping days.  Greene began doing background work until he saw Larenz Tate up close and personal. Tate’s acting had inspired him to the point that Greene knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Act! While pursuing his acting career, Greene drives a bus to support his passion.
Lester Greene’s second act is now in full swing having already worked with 50 Cent (50 Central) and Omari Hardwick (Power). He has studied with the likes of Alec Baldwin (Southampton Theatre), Peter Miner (Terry Schreiber Studios), Matt Newton, and Mary Boyer. He landed several speaking roles on television shows like Gotham, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, and Rachael Ray. He has also landed speaking roles in commercials for Chase, Rogaine, AAO, FYI, Amazon, MTB Bank, Citizen Watch, Peeps Delights, Buzzfeed, Boost Mobile, We The Internet TV, Crown Royal, Brooks and many more. Greene won best actor for his role in Driving Force at the Atlantic City Cinefest Downbeach Film Festival, and he won the Actors’ Showdown Monologue Competition at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival. 
Independently, Greene has starred in and produced six short films, two of which aired on CBS through the African American Short Films program. He even wrote and published a book that is now available on Amazon called, “Act Like You Love Yourself.” The sky is the limit for this young budding star. It’s only a matter of time before he hits superstardom. Greene is producing two series shows, one of which will star celebrated actress Deetta West. 
To learn more and connect with Lester, click here: https://www.lestergreene.com/

Rebecca Sounds Reveille with Al Caicedo and Shanna Toft

This double feature gives you an opportunity to enrich your life financially and get inspired by an actress who has been on the move! Al Caicedo is the President and Owner of “CKS Summit Group” and is the guest on the first show within this episode. Al found himself handcuffed to other peoples ideas and beliefs on how corporate shackles on finances were and he did not like that mentality. He decided to go independent to change the way finances can be designed to truly help people maintain their lifestyle and see “the more”. He feels it is an honor to help people and see their dreams come true.
Rebecca and Al talk about what your ally is to make your investments and fiances multiply along with other things that can lead you to a healthier financial position.

Al’s focus and objective is to help ensure his clients are able to enjoy their lifestyle beyond the workplace and into their retirement years through education that enables them to decide for themselves, the financial path they should follow. He has spent twenty years helping clients protect and preserve their assets and utilizes his safe money strategies which have helped clients save millions of dollars during the latest market collapse. Al is an asset preservation consultant and transitional planning specialist. The goals and objectives of a transitional client are more geared toward safety and risk elimination, peace of mind, developing income options and tax savings strategies, avoiding probate, and reducing or eliminating the potential for loss to a nursing home. His practice focuses on addressing the distinctive financial needs of those nearing retirement and those who are already retired.

Al is a member of the “Presidential Who’s Who” and the” Million Dollar Round Table.” He has been featured in the following publications: “Oakland Press”, the “Detroit News”, “Observer & Eccentric”, “Builder Magazine”, “Consumers Digest”, “WWJ News Radio 950”, “WDIV-TV Channel 4″,”Fox 2 Detroit,” and “C&G Newspaper.”

Al Caicedo

This second show on the episode is quite an inspiration as guest Shanna Toft, a mother of 5, gives an electric discussion as she talks about how she got into show business. Shanna grew up in the Austin, Texas area before moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for high school. Shanna attended the University of North Texas as well as Colorado Technical University.

Shanna shared in detail how she participated in theater, choir, and dance all through school, along with what roles she played. She also modeled in her early college years and her modeling debut was as a live Barbie for Mattel. Though she acted for years in school, her professional acting took the course of working as an extra/background/stand-in before gaining her first television role as the wife of a bank robber in a documentary reconstruction on Channel 4 in the UK. Since then, and even more recently, she has exploded in the film industry with a number of roles, one of which debut on the Red Carpet, “Insincere Twins,” in Carrollton, Texas on June 1, 2019. She is currently involved in “Blind Confessions” and a web series about Human Trafficking.
Shanna has also garnered her career to add a new role to her portfolio, as she is also now a Director and Producer for an upcoming film. She delves into expressing how involved directing and producing a film is in comparison to having been an actor. She evens shares a secret to what is required on the set for a scene shot. Shanna is influential to all, as she lays the palette out to show that no matter what one wants to do in life, you pick the color and just start painting, then continue to add colors on the canvas until a beautiful picture emerges!To find out more about the work she is involved in you’ll have to tune into the show!
www.facebook.com/IMDbShannaToft
www.instagram.com/ShannaToft
www.imdb.me/ShannaToft
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www.backstage.com/u/Shanna-Toft
http://www.katzcasting.net/shannatoft

Google Wages War: Weaponized to Spy, Push Propaganda, and Cut off Truth Posted by Susan Price, Gold Star Mother & Analyst

There’s a solidarity growing and emerging with an urgent call for the unveiling of truth spreading from coast to coast in America.

The concern over the last few years is systemic and increasing as truth seekers & dragon slayers come forward in the name of citizen journalists, researchers, alternative radio and media hosts, Youtubers, alternative & holistic doctors, and American patriots have awakened to the consensus that big tech social media has been Weaponized to spy on Americans, push propaganda, cut off the truth and power of knowledge to the masses, with an all out war against the trailblazers of truth who wore the crown before social media really developed and implemented their agenda 21/30.

Dr. Joseph Mercola has become one of Big Tech’s arch-enemies as Mercola is one of the powerful health and wellness icons known to millions around the globe for his commentary, knowledge and the awareness of what the Left is doing to harm every facet of life on this planet.

It’s heartbreaking what they’ve done to Dr. Mercola, taking his voice and freedom of speech away from him in the 21st century of the United States of America.

Dr. Mercola states “Over the years, the government and business monopolies, including the likes of Big Tech, have formed a global alliance hell bent on protecting and concentrating member profits. The price for keeping business going as usual in personal liberty and freedom of speech that may impact these fascist government-industrial complexes.

The major industries colluding to take over the government and government agencies include banking, military, agriculture, pharma, media and Big Tech.

The leaders of these industries have organized strategies to buy off politicians through lobbying and to capture regulatory agencies through revolving door hiring strategies and paid for media influence through advertising dollars.

Big Tech has joined the movement, bringing in a global concentration of wealth to eliminate competition and critical voices, voices that bring awareness to the frightening future as our rights, freedoms and competition erode into a fascist sunset, all disguised as a means to protect you from “misinformation.”

Dr. Mercola reminds us that “Google is not an independent actor in its censorship movement. While some argue that Google, being a private company, has the right to do whatever it wants, even if that means creating algorithms that censor important and relevant news and health insights while manually burying “undesirable” pages to protect the profits of it’s advertisers and other financial stakeholders.

However, being one of the biggest monopolies in the world, one could argue Google has really become more of a utility (like gas, water and electric utilities), and as such has a responsibility to serve the people. In fact last year, U.S. .House Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, suggested Google and Facebook be turned into, and regulated as, public utilities.

After all, if you want to find an answer on the web what do you do? You Google it, you don’t just “search”. Google worked for many years to earn your trust, but it was just setting a trap to twist that trust into powerful control.

Unfortunately, even if such an idea were to gain traction (which it has not), it still wouldn’t solve the problem, as Google is not acting independently, but rather is merely fulfilling a role within a much larger complex that includes the U.S. government, it’s military and national security apparatus, as well as several of the wealthiest and most powerful industries on the planet.

All of these “partners” have a vested interest in censoring information addressed by yours truly on a daily basis; information relating to nondrug options for the prevention and treatment of disease and /or warnings about dangerous treatments, drugs and vaccines, for example, or the benefits of regenerative agriculture over conventional farming and fake meat, or the hazards of toxic chemicals found in everyday products and food.

Again, as explained earlier, Google’s latest core algorithm update and quality rater guidelines bury all of this information, favoring instead information relayed by sites that are either part of this industrial technological military government complex, or that peddle the desired talking points.

It doesn’t matter that I’m reporting on and referencing publicly available peer reviewed research and have a whole panel of medical and scientific experts reviewing much of the information, because the science I highlight is the science industry doesn’t want you to see.

Few are ever going to take the time to dig up these studies even though they’re readily available, and thus by censoring me and other online sources like myself, the industrial technological military government complex’s task of social engineering is significantly simplified.

The information I share about pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines, GMOs, pesticides, junk food, fake meat, artificial sweeteners and other dangerous additives are prime targets for censorship for the simple reason that when you take control of your health, they LOSE control over you. By being informed, you take their power over you away from them.”

Big tech companies are coming under heightened scrutiny in D.C. from the government and Congress. Not only are the President and many conservatives criticizing major tech companies, Yet, Democrat, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is also calling for a break up of the tech moguls, Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon.

According to multiple media sources the White House is planning a Social Media Summit on July 11, 2019, to “bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment.”

President Trump has complained about the European Union targeting U.S. technology companies. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has fined Google billions of dollars for antitrust violations and has opened an early-stage investigation into Amazon.com Inc’s potential use of data on smaller rivals sales. As well complaints include threats of alleged bias against conservatives at social media companies and the President stated that “the U.S. government should sue Google and Facebook Inc. for unspecified wrongdoing.”

The Justice Department has taken responsibility for Google and Apple Inc, while the FTC will oversee Facebook and Amazon.

Let’s revisit February 2011, when President Obama flew into the Silicon Valley for a two hour dinner with eight of the fifteen tech moguls who were among his and the Democratic party major campaign contributors, today we see this as the emerging communist party, the anti-American, radical Left.

Upon his arrival, Obama was greeted by then, former Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, (Nancy Pelosi’s nephew) former Attorney General Kamala Harris, and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. After a short flight to the Canada Community College in Redwood City, the POTUS was motorcaded to a 90 minute private dinner held at the prominent home of Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr.

Many of these attendees were members of TechNet. This 14 year old technology lobbying group was founded in the Silicon Valley. An advocacy group for high-tech CEOs, their names included, Carol Bartz, president and CEO, Yahoo, John Chambers, CEO and chairman, Cisco Systems, Dick Costolo, CEO Twitter, John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO, Oracle, Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix, John Hennessy, president Stanford University, Steve Jobs, chairman and CEO, Apple, Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO, Genentech, Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google, Steve Westly, managing partner and founder, The Westly Group, Mark Zuckerberg, founder, president and CEO, Facebook.

The narrative of the meeting was stated by Stanford University President John Hennessy “it’s a good meeting with frank and vigorous exchange of opinions focused on innovation and economic growth, including topics such as the nation’s investment in research and education, high-skill visa reform and educating more engineers and scientists.”

Former POTUS #44 was leading a toast while dining with Silicon Valley’s tech moguls, including at the time Apple’s Steve Jobs, yet there no further details regarding this private two hour dinner event….question is, what was the real topic of discussion?

We ask this because we today are witnessing the Treason and Tyranny demonstrated by the administration belonging to the former POTUS. Is this the real reason why these tech moguls attack President Trump, to deflect the agenda of their own actions?

After all, President Trump stands between the communist Left, keeping them from obtaining their long planned out plot against the American people. One of the sources involved in arranging this meeting said the tech moguls applauded Obama’s funding of science and technology programs and research development, but also pushed the president to support corporate tax reform, including lowering taxes on profit generated overseas.

John Chambers the chairman and CEO of Cisco, who sat across the table from the former commander in chief stated “I was honored to be apart of the discussion with President Obama and Silicon Valley business leaders. Government and private industry must work hand in hand to spur innovation, strengthen our economy and get Americans back to work.”

Hold on a minute, isn’t Cisco Systems, Inc. a vital part of the Defense Information Systems Agency cybersecurity? Yet in 2015, during Obama’s administration, it was reported from U.S. CENTCOM that there was a break in this trusted Cybersecurity.

These corporations as well as these nefarious individuals should be brought up on charges for the degrees of treason and tyranny they’ve participated in against the American people. I personally hope their names are among those of the sealed indictments against the domestic enemies from within.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”~ Edmund Burke
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Rebecca Sounds Reveille with Sam McElroy and Eric James Morris

This double header starts with guest Sam McElRoy , PYSD, NSSA, who is partner and founder of @financial. He and his firm uses a “client focused” approach and tailors solutions to both businesses and individuals from a holistic perspective. Sam graduated from Hampton University, magna cum laude, holds a Doctorate in Psychology, as well as, several financial licenses. He has been the recipient of several Humanitarian and Achievement awards, has contributed research examining social dynamics and methods for optimizing cooperation and efficiency in team, group, and work settings, and has been exploring unique insights with respect to the psychology of personal finance. On the show, we talk about how finance influences the way in which we react to things within our individual worlds, including towards ourselves. We also talk about how there must be an intentional change towards what we are doing with our finances if we want to see a different outcome and ultimately this is true if applied in most of the other areas of our life. There is much more valuable information in this episode that will positively make a difference in a number areas of life if you take the key points and use them.

http://www.atfinancial.com

http://www.atfinancial.com/management

https://youtu.be/dQJqn4JDSYs

http://youtu.be/dQJqn4JDSYs
This episode is a riveting with fun starring guest Eric James Morris, an Air Force veteran and an actor, known for Reap It , MacGyver (2016) and Edge of Town! He streams the interview from his laptop while sitting in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot; you can hear the pitch of police sirens roar in the background! In all seriousness, Eric has at least 25 role credits to his name and has recently completed a couple of films, with others he has worked on now in post production, and even one in pre-production. One role he has currently been working is The Bounty Hunter. Eric details this independent film background, along with what the film is about, and what his role in it is. The film is based on factual events and is presented by BWC Films, a veteran organization,with the director who is a real life war veteran.

Eric started his journey in the entertainment industry as a young teenager, playing guitar and singing whenever someone would give him the chance. You will be surprised at what he played and his journey leading him to where he is in this arena on the show! He discovered his passion for acting and film production through a number of things along life’s highways, one of which included his son. In addition to his acting career, he has his own company, Morris Environmental, most recently changed to Morris Enviro, a waterproofing company in Atlanta Georgia.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm8252717

https://www.facebook.com/ericjamesmorris

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Rebecca Sounds Reveille with Teneicka Drake

This episode features guest Teniecka Drake who is a dynamic woman that dedicates her life to making an impact on the world. Her message is so important that she has hosted her own radio show and founded Loving Arms for Families (LAFF). Her message has been getting noticed and she was recently featured in Voyage LA magazine. Teniecka is a veteran, domestic violence survivor, and mother of an autistic child. She has worked as an Eligibility Reviewer and has volunteered for the American Red Cross.

Loving Arms for Families is an organization that incorporates the arts in order to assist Veteran families. What sets this organization apart from others who serve veterans is that this one helps those who are affected by domestic violence and also have children who have been diagnosed with autism. Many organizations have tools to help with the trauma people face from these types of concerns, but the LAFF strategy is committed to providing arts which allows for the expression and coping skills to work through the trauma of violence and the challenges of caring for a child with a developmental disability. LAFF is resolute on providing support groups and community resources.

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Rebecca Sounds Reveille with Baker Halleran

Rebecca talks with actor and model Baker Halleran who was a star high school athlete and lover of theater and acting. Both of these things pushed this young man into a very colorful life. Going from Oklahoma to Massachusetts to Milan, Italy, to Los Angeles, California, he took his university major in Investment Banking and followed his passion.

His journey had also led him to model in Milan, Italy not long before chauffeuring him to the scene in Los Angeles, where many hit the hub to stardom. As a current bar tender and manager of one of the nation’s most popular night clubs, Baker Halleran pursues his love in acting. He known for his roles in Whitey, Street Smarts, and most recently on Fox’s 9-1-1 as an LAPD officer. He has also played the role as an police officer on a show broadcasted on FX.

Rebecca Sounds Reveille with Baker Halleran and Brad Williams

On the first of this dual episode, Rebecca talks with actor and model Baker Halleran who was a star high school athlete and lover of theater and acting. Both of these things pushed this young man into a very colorful life. Going from Oklahoma to Massachusetts to Milan, Italy, to Los Angeles, California, he took his university major in Investment Banking and followed his passion.
His journey had also led him to model in Milan, Italy not long before chauffeuring him to the scene in Los Angeles, where many hit the hub to stardom. As a current bar tender and manager of one of the nation’s most popular night clubs, Baker Halleran pursues his love in acting. He known for his roles in Whitey, Street Smarts, and most recently on Fox’s 9-1-1 as an LAPD officer. He has also played the role as an police officer on a show that broadcasted on FX.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7171586

On the second episode, Rebecca speaks with Brad Williams, President of Brad Williams Financial Services who has over 25 years of addressing the financial concerns of retirees and business owners. He is able to simplify and explain in everyday language even the most complex concepts and alternatives. His reputation for unquestioned integrity is far more important to him than any fee or commission.
Brad inspires many having worked his way up the corporate ladder from an operations manager position in Birmingham, AL to eventually forming his financial services company. By the age of 29 he had made enough money to seek advice from a financial advisor about his long-term financial goals and he found a mentor that believed in him.

http://askbradwilliams.com

https://www.facebook.com/askbradwilliams

Rebecca Sounds Reveille with Reba Merrill

Reba Merrill is an Emmy award-winning journalist, author, and speaker. She has traveled the world interviewing nearly a thousand Hollywood royalties, such as, legendaries Jimmy Stewart and Jack Lemmon to Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood to Hollywood’s hot new comers of the time like Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks. Her in-depth interviews have been syndicated in over 60 countries.

Reba hosted four talk shows: two in Phoenix – Reba, a once a week show, followed by the daily- Good Morning Arizona, both on ABC. She then moved up and hosted two in San Diego, Sunup San Diego on CBS and That’s Life on COX Cable. She won an Emmy for her work as a talk show host.

Reba has chronicled her life as celebrity interviewer in a personal memoir Nearly Famous: tales from the hollywood trenches. She was elected to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and The Reba Merrill Collection is now part of the Motion Picture Academy archives. Night Flight airs her interviews every Friday night and have been featured on The Official Hollywood Walk of Fame App. Reba is on the leadership council for AIDS Project Los Angeles.

http://www.rebamerrill.com/

Rebecca Sounds Reveille with Scott Schwartz

Rebecca L. Mahan brings actor Scott Schwartz to the show and the duo talk about his lengthy legendary time on screen. Many of you know him for his role as Flick (think of the one who stuck his tongue on the flag pole) in A Christmas Story because this iconic movie is part of almost every American household family’s Christmas holiday tradition. Scott also co-starred opposite Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason in the movie The Toy and in that same year he was also in Kidco. Rebecca and Scott also talk about how the societal climate has changed and some of the things that were and are meaningful staples to life. In addition, Scott shares how he created celebrity-based trading cards and his personal involvement in helping his cast-mate (extended-type) family in raising proceeds to assist with the death of Corey Haim.