Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Mike Ciminera

Please join us in welcoming Mike Ciminera to our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast, one of the most brilliant minds behind Northrop Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat aircraft.

Mike’s rise to the top of his field as an aircraft developer is the stuff movies are made of. He takes us through the development of this exceptional plane, and shares the entire technological and geopolitical story behind the aircraft that defended the US Navy for more than a generation, and eventually became the centerpiece of the film, “Top Gun.“

You can find our full interview with Mike on all video and audio podcast platforms. I’m your host,
#DeborahZaraKobylt, and thanks for joining us. Please invite your friends, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Romina Arena

What an thrill to interview international performing sensation Romina Arena on our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast.

Romina has overcome a lot in her life, including a harrowing experience when she was just 15-years-old. While sitting in her dressing room, she survived a brutal attack, when someone came in and slit her throat. She nearly died. Instead, Romina came back stronger, with her voice reaching a rare FIVE octaves.

She’s since spent her life performing with some of the greatest singers in the world, including Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Ennio Morricone, and so many others.

Also known as the “Queen of Popera”, Romina was born in Palermo, Italy, and started singing for Disney at 4-years-old. She’s since sold 15-million records, has sung for popes and presidents, and has had to overcome her share of rough of hard times. But she’s stronger than ever, with some HUGE projects in the works that she talks about with us.

I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt.
Please enjoy our podcast, and invite your friends, too. Available on all video and audio platforms, also simulcast on #DeborahKobyltLIVE. Ciao🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Karen Grassle

If you were a fan of “Little House on the Prairie,” then please join us for our discussion with Karen Grassle, who played Ma on the show, who joins us to talk about her book, “Bright Lights, Prairie Dust.”

This is a stunning account of Karen’s life on the Prairie, which sent her spinning into a depression, and eventual alcohol addiction. As she calls her memoir, it’s a reflection on life, loss, and love, particularly during a time when the world looked at her and that infamous show as perfect and charming – which it was neither.

Karen also reflects on how some of the well known actors in that show were quite different than their public persona. She also talks about her advocacy for women’s rights, and how she’s prevailed after some very unflattering times in her life.

Please join us here on #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and audio platforms, and invite your friends, too. We look forward to sharing Karen’s story with you. #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Aidan Reilly

Twenty-three-year-old #AidanReilly, co-founder of #TheFarmlinkProject, says when he learned that one-third of all food on farms goes to waste, he set out to do something about it. And he did.

With more than thirty percent of unused food going to waste in the U.S, The Farmlink Project links unused food on farms to food banks, making sure unused food doesn’t rot in fields (also creating a massive carbon footprint) and instead gets donated to food banks, essentially feeding thousands of people each day.

Please join us as we talk with Aidan about how an idea in college became a viable and sustainable way to combat food waste and feed people in need.

#DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and audio platforms, and please invite your friends, too. #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer

Remember the best-selling “Chicken Soup For The Soul” series? It literally changed a generation. Well, we have the co-author of that book joining our show today, Mark Victor Hansen and his wife/partner, Crystal Dwyer Hansen, discussing their latest book, “ASK! The Bridge From Your Dreams To Your Destiny.”

These two have become an international sensation, selling more than 500-million copies of their books, topics ranging from financial success to personal growth. And today, they talk about the art of the Ask – how to ask for what you want, and get it. They say it’s not what you ask for, but how, and we’re thrilled to tap into their personal secrets to success here.

Join us here and on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and remember to #ask your friends, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Christina Erteszek

Did you ever wear #Olga undergarments? On our show this week, we speak with Christina Erteszek, who wrote, “The First Lady of Underfashions,” which follows the true story of her how her parents, Jan and Olga Erteszek, created the brand that changed how an entire generation of women wore underwear.

The couple literally turned a ten dollar investment into a multi-million-dollar fashion business after escaping war-torn Europe. But that’s where the story begins, and Christina talks about growing up in the fashion industry, namely undergarments, which laid the groundwork for future brands like Victoria Secrets and more. We learn about everything from garter belts to panty hose, her mom who was instrumental in growing the business, and eventually, it’s hostile takeover.

Please join our show on all audio and video platforms, and invite your friends, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Lorenzo Antonucci

Please welcome to our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast actor, writer, producer Lorenzo Antonucci, heartthrob from “Days Of Our Lives,” and “Game of Thrones” in their eighth season.

Lorenzo always wanted to work in the acting business, but pursuing his dream wasn’t so easy because it just wasn’t what kids did in his neighborhood. Born in Brooklyn and raised on the streets in Queens, the idea of becoming an actor seemed so far away, until one day he decided to pack up and head to Los Angeles to make things happen.

Lorenzo joins us on our show to talk about taking chances in life, making a plan of action, and of course, he discusses how his Italian roots shaped him.

Our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast is available on all audio and video platforms. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt, please invite your friends to join, too🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Andrea Landi

Welcome to our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast, and we’re thrilled to welcome Andrea Landi to our show.

Andrea is president of Landi Renzo, USA. The company which is a global leader in manufacturing ecological engines for the auto industry. It was his grandfather who started the business in Italy, long before clean energy fashionable, but after his death, it was Andrea’s grandmother who brought the business international. Andrea learned everything from the ground up, working in Brazil, China, Iran and Pakistan to gain a global perspective.

He’s led a fascinating life, and joins us to talk about his Italian roots, business, and family life, in addition to serving on the board of our #LittleItalyOfLAAssociation. I hope you’ll join us, I’m your host, Deborah Zara Kobylt, also a proud board member of #LILAA.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Leah Guy

If you’re emotionally and physically exhausted, please tune in to our interview with Leah Guy, author
of “Overcoming Toxic Emotions,” which offers a practical, 3-step method to building better
relationships with yourself and others in your life.

The goal? Learn to heal your toxic emotions so you can begin living the life you’re meant to live. And
Leah knows, because she’s has overcome a lifetime of obstacles from addictions, rape, anxiety,
eating disorders. She talks about how she got through it, and shares how you can, too.
Please join us to learn more. Leah is a true inspiration, and a beautiful woman inside and out.
#DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and audio podcast platforms. And please invite your friends, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Kelly Lang

Please welcome to our show, singer/songwriter/prodicer Kelly Lang, who recently wrote, “I’m Not Going
Anywhere,” and it’s all about resilience.

Kelly talks about her stellar career in music, playing with legends The Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie
Morgan, and so many others, but mostly, she touches on survival in an often unforgiving business.
She won #StarSearch three times, where she was discovered, was a spokesperson for #CindyCrawford’s beauty products, and if that’s not enough, became a painter in her adult years, her work on the walls Oprah.

Winfrey, her friend Olivia Newton John, Sir Barry Gibb to name a few.

Tune in to hear how she’s done it all, and survived, too. Hear about it on #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and
audio podcast platforms. #DeborahZaraKobylt