Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Author Joseph Orazi

Author Joseph Orazi has always been interested in stories about the struggles of Italian immigrants, and he joins our show to discuss his latest book, “L’AMERICA,” which chronicles three immigrants from different regions in Southern Italy, exploring their stories of hope and resilience.

Joseph has been a student of the Italian America journey for as far back as he can remember, and in 2005, he wrote the award-winning documentary, “Prisoners Among Us, describing the internment of Italians in WWII.

In addition to writing numerous TV and radio commercials, Joe was also a staff writer for the popular soap, Ryan’s Hope. His song, Rescue You, Rescue Me, received a 2016 nomination for the American Songwriting Award. Let’s just say there’s a lot to talk about, including his Italian upbringing.

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Erin Runnion

Please welcome to our show, Erin Runnion, founder of The Joyful Child Foundation, formed in memory of her beautiful daughter, Samantha, who was abducted and murdered when she was just five years old.

Joyful Child is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that empower them, and adults, through training. Their aim is to protect young people from all forms of abuse, violence, and exploitation, including harassment, sexual abuse, trafficking, and abduction.

What Erin has done is remarkable, and she has become a friend to the show. Please hear her story, and all she’s done to help protect children for nearly two decades now.

Thank you for joining us, Erin, and for fighting to keep our children safe. Please find our full interview on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE. #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Naveed Mardi

Author, host, and “manny” Naveed Mardi is being called “ the modern-day Mr. Rogers,” and we interview Naveed on our show today to find out why he’s so popular with kids and adults.

Naveed joins us to talk about his latest book, “Alien Pizza,” which takes us on a fun adventure with aliens, pets, and pizza, all with a subtle message for kids – when one door closes, another opens.

Naveed has worked in fitness, been a host, actor, athlete, and now works as an in-demand “manny” for some of Hollywood’s most discerning clients. All of these eclectic experiences have given Naveed lots to build on, and let’s just say “Alien Pizza” is the beginning of what could be a budding career working with kids and modern media.

Please join us for our interview today, where Naveed also has lots of tips for parents, too, in addition to sharing his personal story of triumph. You’ll find our show on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and please invite your friends, too. Thanks for tuning in⭐️


Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Lisa Stardust

Please welcome to our show Lisa Stardust, world-known astrologer who has worked with everyone from Oprah Daily, Vogue, the Today Show, and more, reading charts and trying to help navigate one’s life according to the stars. Literally. And she’s spot on.

Even if you’re not into astrology, tune in to hear what Lisa has discovered, because she’ll soon make a believer out of you. We’ll discuss everything from presidential elections to cycles in the financial markets, health, travel, relationships, and much more. I’ve got a few personal questions for her, too!

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Marianna Gatto

When celebrating #ItalianHeritageMonth, I enjoy highlighting the rich cultural heritage and history of the Italian and Italian American people, particularly art, music, literature, architecture, and of course the stories surrounding them.

Today we interview Mariana Gatto, creator of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, located near Olivera St. in DTLA, housed inside the oldest remaining structure in the area, built in 1908. It’s a treasure, complete with an original speak easy door from the prohibition days.

The #IAMLA is a gem, packed with stories of the Italian American journey to this country, complete with in depth stories and research into each exhibit. There are revolving exhibits, such as the one about women’s needlework from the Italian diaspora, called, Woven Lives. Next month, the Pinocchio exhibit, A Real Boy: The Story of Pinocchio, which is sure to be a hit, as this story has been told to generations and still enthralls young and old.

There’s a new interactive app, too, featuring some of your favorite Italians telling their stories. Mariana talks anout her vision, how she created this gem of a museum, we talk about her life growing up Italian in Los Angeles, and so much more.

Please join us on #DeborahKobyltLIVE and #LittleItalyPodcast on all video and audio platforms, and invite your friends, Italian or not. This story is for everyone. Thanks for tuning in🇮🇹 #DeborahZaraKobylt