Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Carolyn Johnson

I love Harlem, have lived there, and have always had a passion for the people, culture, and history there. So naturally, I jumped at the chance to interview Carolyn Johnson, creator of Harlem-Opoly, an exciting board game based on the Harlem Renaissance, which includes some of the famous personalities and landmarks Harlem, from Josephine Baker to the Apollo Theater.

Carolyn is also President and Founder of Welcome to Harlem, focusing on the rich history and cultural diversity of Harlem, and also Harlem Roots, which teaches kids about Harlem’s history. In this clip, we talk about Carolyn’s passion for Harlem, what has encouraged its resurgence, and she gives us a quick history lesson into this fascinating part of NYC.

Please find our full interview with Carolyn on all #DeborahKobyltLIVE video and audio podcast platforms. Please invite your friends to listen, too, and thank you as always for joining us! #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Mark Thompson

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Please welcome to our show Mark Thompson, world-renowned radio personality heard every morning for 25 years on the nationally syndicated Mark and Brian Show originating from KLOS Radio, and Mark joins us to talk about his book, “DON’T BUMP THE RECORD, KID,” and it’s a true inside look into what goes on in the radio biz, both on and off the air!

I’m no stranger to Los Angeles radio, being married to half of the longest-running radio team in the history of radio, John Kobylt of “The John and Ken Show,” and John started reading this book even before I did.

This is more than a personal memoir, Mark’s book offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at morning drive, the celebrities, studio politics, passionate fans, and the incredible live music & comedy bits that pumped life into two and half decades of entertainment. Mark & Brian were indicted into the Radio Hall of Fame as well. As an aside, John and Ken have been twice nominated, can the third time be the charm?

We look forward to our interview with Mark, and hope you’ll join us and listen.

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: JD Slajchert, author, “Darling, You’re Not Alone.”

This next story is what life, and the holidays, are all about. Meet JD Slajchert, former college athlete and author, “Darling, You’re Not Alone.” The book is based on JD’s life story about a young boy who came to see all of JD’s college basketball games, until one day, the boy got very sick.

What happens after the boy’s illness forever changed JD’s purpose in life, and he writes about it. In fact, the NY Times calls his book, “A Must Read That Will Change Your Life.” We talk with JD about this, and also how one incident in a person’s life can truly change one’s entire direction in life.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Jake and Angela McFarland

Meet Jake and Angela McFarland, proprietors of Coffee Closet With Barista Jake, and this is NOT your ordinary coffee shop. Jake, who is autistic, opened a coffee cart in his dad’s record store, and the community in Norristown, PA, went bonkers for it.

Fast forward, he and his mom now have their own shop, and employ people with special needs, giving them life-long job and social skills that will serve them long after they leave the coffee shop.

These are two extraordinary people who have given back so much to the community and beyond, and it’s a terrific way to get into the giving spirit for the holidays. Please join me, and invite your friends to, on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE. Thanks for tuning in!

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Janeshia Adams-Ginyard

Please welcome to our show, Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, an Emmy-nominated actor, stunt woman, speaker, former sports reporter, member of the U.S. Bobsled Team, and oh, plays Nomble in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” She was in the first Black Panther, too, and she joins us today on #DeborahKobyltLIVE.

Janeshia says the secret to her success really isn’t a secret at all. This So. Cal native credits her faith, grit, and says it all starts with doing the hard work to make things happen. There’s so many layers to this beautiful woman, and get down with knowing this beautiful lady from the inside out. And oh yeah; didn’t we LOVE her body paint at the latest film premiere. Let’s just say she stole the show.

Thanks for tuning in, invite your friends, send us your questions for Janeshia, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Dannie De Novo, lawyer, author, and “happiness” coach

Meet Dannie De Novo, lawyer, author, and “happiness” coach, but I assure you, her road to happiness wasn’t paved with gold.

Dannie wrote “Get In A Good Mood & Stay There,” and “It’s All Gravy, Recipes for Happiness,” in addition to creating a successful coaching business on how to find your happy, which led to appearances on major TV Networks and shows. But life didn’t start out this way. Growing up in an Italian family in rural Pennsylvania, Dannie related more to her horses than people. Feeling out of sorts, she tried everything from pills to shock therapy to find her happy, but nothing worked, until she took matters into her own hands to find out what was truly the root cause of her terminal unhappiness. And she found it, and now helps others do the same.

Please join #DeborahKobyltLIVE and #LittleItalyPodcast on all audio and video platforms, and invite your friends to hear Dannie’s story as well. It’s a real shocker. Thanks for tuning in, as always. #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Angela Yeoh

#MeToo became a well-known phrase after women came forward to report sexual harassment and mid treatment they endured in the movie industry, particularly, under the hand of one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein.

Please join me as I interview actress Angela Yeoh, who gives a moving performance as Rowena Chiu, Harvey Weinstein’s former assistant, in the film, “She Said,” which chronicles the women who brought the film mogul down — and the journalists who told their story, from the abuses they endured, to NDA’s they were forced to sign, and hush money payments to keep them silent.

Please join #DeborahKobyltLIVE on ALL video and audio platforms, and invite your friends to participate in this interview as well. Thanks for tuning in, and remember to ALWAYS speak out. #DeborahZaraKobylt