Lorenza Calamandrei, DJ, Music Producer, Composer

Lorenza Calamandrei is known around the world as one of the most creative DJ’s, music producers, and songwriters of our time, and it’s so exciting to welcome her to our shows today.

Born in Florence to a family of trapeze artists, artists, and even a priest, Lorenza recalls her dad reading philosophy to her at a young age. And she always recalls loving music. She started in Italy as the first female DJ, made her way to London and played in clubs like Met Bar, then to NY and eventually LA. She’s worked with everyone from Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Madonna, Beyoncé, and even Elton John’s birthday bash! Lots of stories there!

As a resident of Los Angeles now, Lorenza has appeared on numerous TV shows, and spends much of her time producing original music of a variety of films, most recently Seven Women with Fran Drescher and Rosita Missoni, Maia with Rumer Willis, and Un Italiano Nel Mondo with Giuliano Gemma.

Please welcome Lorenza to #DeborahKobyltLIVE, #LittleItalyPodcast, and #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast on all video and audio platforms, and invite your friends, too. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt.

Cecelia Feiler and Terry Hyman Hamermesh, WOW, Wisdom of Wellness, The Mental Health Summit

Please welcome to our show, two extraordinary women making BIG changes in the area of mental health. Terry Hyman Hamermesh and Cecelia Feiler, co-founders of #WOW, the Wisdom of Wellness Summit that will take place next month at UCLA, with an extraordinary panel that includes Oprah Winfrey, Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and so many others who will be talking the myriad of mental health issues that plague our nation, young and old, and the extraordinary work and research being done at UCLA to combat mental illness and get people the help they need. The Summit is hosted by actor and mental health advocate Lisa Kudrow.

This is an important conversation you won’t want to miss, and an opportunity to learn what’s cutting edge at UCLA, and were being done to help. Please tune in to all video and audio platforms of our show on #DeborahKobyltLIVE. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt, thank you for joining us.

Mike Diamond, Speaker & Author, A DOSE of Positivity

Sometimes, we’re stuck and need to reframe how we look at ourselves. Meet Mike Diamond, author of “A Dose Of Positivity,” and believe me, this is a dose of something we all could use.

Mike talks about his extraordinary spiral from drug addiction, how he found his way to recovery, and now works with others to help them find their way out of whatever is plaguing them, whether it’s drugs, food, alcohol, or anything that holds a person back.

Mike has also been a successful actor, he’s a speaker, husband and father, and when you hear his story, you’ll realize that you’re not alone, and you can help yourself with some specific tools, and a dose of positivity. This is real stuff, not “let’s be happy” sort of stuff. Mike lays out common sense ways of working through life’s toughest moments, and how to keep up the momentum, too.

Please find our full show of #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all audio and video podcast platforms, and please invite your friends and family to this important conversation, too.

I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt And I thank you for joining us.

Alyssa Cheatham & Sharra Dade, Teen actress and Emmy-nominated / Mom & Acting Coach

Please welcome to our show 13-year-old actress Alyssa Cheatham and her mom, Sharra Dade, who join us to talk about growing up in the spotlight and some of the pressures that come with it.

Alyssa has decided to take a proactive approach to the pressures of being on set, and formed, “Stars Who Brunch,” which tackles subjects like bullying by providing a safe space for young people to come together and talk about it, and other topics, too.

Alyssa has been on a variety of notable TV shows, but she says it’s her passion to pay it forward that gets her up everyday. She’ll tell us about that, too, and some of her latest projects as well.

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Annalisa / Inanna, Singer, Co-Founder of Better Earth Media, Author of Acrotopia

Please welcome Annalisa Giolo, aka Inanna, who joins our show today to talk about how her singing and songwriting is completely inspired by what’s happening here on earth.

Inanna was born and raised in Italy, decided to make LA her home after she did a house swap and fell in love with Southern California, which inspired her songwriting and performing.

As a nature and animal rights advocate, and founder of Better Earth Media, she uses her platform as an artist to draw attention to our environment and now we can keep it from blowing up.

As an Italian having grown up just outside of Venice, Inanna says music, dance, and nature were always a constant as a child, and she talks about growing up Italian, too, and how that has inspired her work.

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Chiara Tilesi, Founder of “We do it together”

We are thrilled to have writer, producer, and filmmaker Chiara Tilesi join our show today, who is on a mission to change the way women are heard and portrayed in media, and as you’ll see, she’s succeeding.

Chiara is behind the award-winning film, “Tell It Like a Woman” and documentary, “One Of Us.” In addition, she founded, “We Do It Together,“ a nonprofit production company that produces content to empower the story of women around the world. It’s working, having recently been asked to speak before the United Nations.

“Tell It Like a Woman” highlights seven segments by female directors from around the world, with topics ranging from homelessness to mental health and addiction, starring some of today’s most recognized actresses. Each story is about women and by women, but for everyone.

“One Of Us” started as a documentary about four Italian women living and working in Los Angeles, and the concept has since grown and Chiara will be also talking about that. It was a collaboration with former Italian consul Silvia Chiave, who wanted to do something special for Women’s Day.

Please tune in to hear about Chiara’s goal of promoting gender equality. We also talk about Chiara’s life, her work, and what’s next.

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Lisa Guerrero

We close out Womens History Month with a real-life warrior, award-winning journalist Lisa Guerrero, currently chief investigative correspondent for Inside Edition, and former network sports reporter and anchor. She’s been an actor, graced the pages of Playboy, and faced a lifetime of adversity on job, which she talks about in her best-selling book, “Warrior, My Path to Being Brave.” This is one hell of a story.

In this clip, Lisa talks about some of the abuses she endured throughout her career, and highlights a time when she felt so vulnerable, she continued reporting LIVE on the field while suffering a miscarriage, because she didn’t want to be reprimanded, again, by her boss. And that, people, is abuse.

Lisa’s story is absolutely incredible, one I can relate to in many ways. She says she wrote this for all the future “Little Lisa’s” out there, so they can be brave and not struggle as she had.

Please join us on all video and audio platforms of Deborah KOBYLT LIVE, and please invite your friends, too. Lisa also talks about her family, having lost her mother when she was just eight. She goes on to talk about her acting career, and even talks her time at Playboy. Her life has been incredible, filled with moment of darkness through the smiles she put on for the cameras.

Thanks for tuning in, everyone. #DeborahZaraKobylt