Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Danny Simmons & Seb “Fetan” Zewdie

Suffer For Good” is an inspiring documentary by filmmaker #DannySimmons​ about shattered dreams and never giving up. It’s the story of Ethiopian boxer #SebZewdie​, whose aspirations were put on hold after the boycott of the 1984 LA Olympics and a vicious stabbing that nearly took his life. Seb survived, became a political refugee in the U.S., and 33 years later, director Simmons follows his journey back into the boxing ring and joins us to talk about it. Seb’s life has had many unexpected moments in his life, yet his story is about never giving up, even when something awful tries to take you down. Hear our full interview on Facebook, IGTV, YouTube, and all audio podcast platforms. And please enjoy “Suffer For Good” on VOD, DVD, and digital.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Joanne Reyes

The Fulfillment Fund is an extraordinary program that helps nearly 3,000 students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities throughout LA prepare for college. And joining us on our show today is director of the Fulfillment Fund, Joanne Reyes.
Joanne explains how the Fulfillment Fund builds pathways to college, navigates educational barriers, creates support networks, and empower these future leaders who might not otherwise have such opportunities.
It’s a program that is much needed, has a proven success rate, and one I support.
Hear all about the #FulfillmentFund​ on our show, how they help deserving students, and how you can get involved and make a difference in a young person’s life. LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, IGTV, and all podcast platforms.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Alex Mendoza & Eddie Martinez

So honored to speak with director #AlejandroMendoza and actor #EddieMartinez about their latest film, COVID-19, Sins and Virtues, currently on Vimeo, with ALL proceeds benefitting the #ActorsFund.

The film is a series of 14 episodes written and directed by various artists, all depicting #COVID from different points of view. Eddie appears in the episode titled, LUST, and it’s magnificent.Alejandro got the idea for these episodes after his own daughter got COVID early on, and the stress nearly broke him. Thankfully, she’s okay, but he decided to dive into his work to save his own sanity, and help so many who are struggling and are out of work due to covid, and he settled on the Actors Fund.

You might recognize Eddie from #LawAndOrder, #TheSinner, and most recently #AllRise on #ABC. He talks to us about filming remotely for this film on his iPhone and how the entire family got involved.

Please join us for this inspiring interview with both of these gentlemen, hear all about the Actors Fund, all they do and how you can contribute. LiVE here on Facebook, YouTube, IGTV, and all podcast platforms.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Mary Albertoli

When social worker Mary Albertoli read about a 9-year-old took his life, she decided to do something bold to help children, adolescents and young adults suffering with mental illness,

So Albertoli created The Shift, a ground-breaking docu-series created by young people for young people, providing a safe space to talk about issues and where to get resources for help
Please join us today on #DeborahKobyltLIVE for this important conversation with Mary as she walks is through the mission behind The Shift, and how we can recognize and erase stigma behind mental illness once and for all in our society. Mary also goes through the warning signs of youth struggling with certain issues, and how we can all be part of the solution.

This is a deeply important conversation. Please join us, and let’s all help our youth together. Thank you for joining me.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Dina Morrone

Actress and entrepreneur Dina Morrone has certainly led an exciting life, and she joins us on our Little Italy of LA Podcast today. Dina has a fascinating story, growing up with her Italian immigrant parents in Canada, leaving for NY and back to Italy to find work as a model and actress. Dina even met and worked with the famed Fellini and has many stories to share about her experiences working in Italy.

Eventually Dina made her way to Los Angeles, wrote and starred in two highly-acclaimed one woman shows, “Moose on the Loose,” and “The Italian in Me.” She’s quite a story teller and we hope you enjoy some of the stories she shares with us today, LIVE on all #LILAA and #DeborahKobyltLIVE platforms.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Patrice Shavone Brown

Most people think “big girls” have low self esteem and don’t feel sexy, says author Patrice Shavone Brown, but she’s not having it. Patrice may not be a size six, and she’s cool with that. In fact, she’s happy, feels beautiful in her own skin, and writes all about her journey as a woman of size in her latest book, “A Fat Girl’s Confidence. I’m Fat. So What?” Patrice tells DeborahZaraKobylt she’s tired of media deciding that bigger ladies are of less value because they aren’t stick thin. Her mission is to empower others to own their worth, regardless of size.
Patrice has worked two decades as a mental health counselor. She’s a mother of two, lost her mom and best friend in 2017, and says she’s been through a lot in her life and can help others navigate their own rough patch. “It’s hard, yet life is what you make it. And it’s full of twists and turns,” Patrice Shavone Brown shares. I hope you enjoy our show with this inspiring lady. There’s a lot of wisdom to gain here, starting with self love and acceptance

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Renata Helfman

I’ve long admired, Renata Helfman, founder of Lipstick Angels, and believe me, Renata is an angel. Watching her grandmother battle cancer, this in-demand, Hollywood make-up artist knew the power of helping patients feel beautiful as they’re battling this awful disease. So she decided one day to put her talents to work, got her make up case, partnered with various hospitals, and now has a staff that goes every day to provide make up, beauty and spa treatments to patients in need of a mental and physical pick-me- up. Absolutely extraordinary using her gifts to help selflessly help others.

Hear all about Renata’s life and work. I promise she’ll inspire you to dig into your tool box and use your talents to make other people live their best lives.

We hope you enjoy our show, and you feel as inspired as I did speaking to to this beautiful lady.

LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, and all podcast platforms.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Chef Jillana Miller

She’s cooked for some of the most famous celebs in the world, now Jillana Miller is giving back to community and her Italian roots.
Joining us today on our Little Italy of LA Podcast, the co-founder of Miller Butler Pasta, providing unique experiences in authentic, Italian food from pop ups, to bagged pastas, cooking classes and even pasta making. Jillana formed Miller-Butler with her husband just last year, and it’s already taken off with not just members of the community in Sant Pedro, but with A-list culinary experts.
Hear how Jillana started cooking with her chef dad, and how her early roots growing up Italian inspired an entire lifestyle and career.
In addition, Jillana will be patterning with @LILLA these next few weeks, offering cooking classes and more. Check out our page for more. And enjoy our show with Jillana. I learned a thing or
two, myself. #LILAA and #DeborahKobyltLIVE platforms.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Simone Knego

What an extraordinary woman #SimoneKnego is! A busy life with three kids, a husband, and work, she and her family decide to open their home to children who don’t have one, and adopt two children from Ethiopia and South Korea.

Simone writes about her experience in her inspirational book, “The Extraordinary Unordinary You,” and she joins us on #DeborahKobyltLIVE today to talk about how extending their family has had a profound impact on everyone in the household, and talks about how it’s defined her mission in life, and hopes to inspire others with a similar purpose.

Please join LIVE here on Facebook, YouTube, IGTV, and listen on all audio platforms. We hope you enjoy our shows today, and thanks for the inspiration, Simone, who just happens to be from my hometown of Sarasota, Florida❤️

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Dr. Janet Brill

Do you want to live a leaner, healthier, longer life? Then join me and nutritionist author Dr. Janet Brill to discuss the many benefits of intermittent fasting.

The science behind the many health benefits from intermittent fasting is tested, and includes everything from sustainable weight loss, increased mental clarity, more energy.

In her latest book, “Intermittent Fasting For Dummies,” Dr. Janet shows us how to choose the fasting method that best suits us, increased metabolism and so many other benefits from this incredible health tool. And it’s easy.

Join us on #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and let’s learn more about what so many are calling the breakthrough in healthy diet and lifestyle. Plus, it’s easy. Sign me up! #DeborahZaraKobylt