Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Chritopher Radko

This is one of those feel-good holiday stories, and I’m pleased to welcome to our show, Christopher Radko, founder of HeARTfully Yours, a unique Christmas ornament company unlike any other. And it all started when his grandmother’s Christmas tree fell over, breaking her glass ornaments. Years later, Christopher decided to do something about it.

Christopher designs stunning holiday ornaments hand-crafted by glass, made by artisans in Poland and Ukraine. His designs have caught the eye of some of many notable celebs from Elton to Travolta, and dozens more. This year, some of the ornaments are being made in what’s left of the Ukrainian factories in that country, employing people and bringing hope there. It’s a beautiful story, and one that started when Christopher was a young boy, and he tells us about that, too.

Join us on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and please invite your friends, too. I just love this story, and I’m excited to interview Christopher about his delightful company that brings hope and holiday cheer to so many.


Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Richard Lee Procter

Please join me in welcoming Richard Lee Procter, author, “SUGARBALL, A Novel of Negro Baseball League.” The book is based on a true story, and highlights the indignities many players endured in the Negro baseball league, and the history behind it.

This is fascinating account dating back to 1937, when the dictator of the Dominican Republic enlisted the greatest baseball players from the American Negro League, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Cool Papa Bell, to represent his country in a national baseball tournament. The players quickly found themselves celebrated in a country with no race prejudice. What they couldn’t know is that they were pawns in a deadly, winner-take-all political game. The tale is told by the 12 year old bat boy who watched it all, based on a true story.

Thanks for joining us for this conversation with Richard, who said he’s been fascinated with this story since he was a young boy, and wanted to make sure to tell the story of these men, and all of the players who had to endure prejudice and mistreatment, and how they overcame it. Full interview LIVE on #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and audio platforms. Thanks for tuning in, and please invite your friends, too.


Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Goli Ameri

We are honored to welcome Iranian businesswoman and former U.S. Diplomat, Goli Ameri, discussing the human rights violations of women in Iran, highlighted by the death of brutal murder of Iran has been rocked by the biggest protests in years following the death of Masha Amini, who was arrested by the country’s morality police for not wearing her hijab correctly and for sporting skinny jeans. She died in police custody, which then set off a storm of protests globally to put a spotlight on the the atrocities against women there and what can be done about it.

It’s a complicated situation there, buried beneath a thick layer of culture and politics, and Goli joins us to explain in detail what’s it’s like for women in Iran today, and how increased pressure from the international community could finally break decades of oppression, and murder, again women.

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