Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Dr. Dravon James

Please welcome to #DeborahKobyltLIVE a friend to our show, Dr. Dravon James, joining us to talk about inner confidence, self-esteem, and how to find it. Seems easy, and often talked about, but often it’s the hardest skill to master.

We talk about how to build leadership skills that stick. In fact, Dr. James recalls a time in her life when she hit rock bottom, and she made the decision to start learning how to create a life that works for her to achieve happiness. And she wants to share that with us. Dr. James lives by the mantra, Every Day Peace, and she teaches the rest of us how to find every day peace in our own lives.

In addition, she hosts the Every Day Peace podcast, and writes, speaks, and teaches clients about finding their inner peace, too. Please join us on all video and audio platforms of our show, and invite your friends, too. We can all use a little of this❤️

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Dr. Adrienne Youdim

Please welcome to our show,Dr. Adrienne Youdim, specializing in medical weight loss and nutrition, with a focus on obesity medicine.

Dr. Youdim provides a mindful approach to weight loss that is “actionable, compassionate, and
empathetic,” and encourages each of her patients to talk about not just why they want to shed weight, but what might be blocking them as well. And that’s a big one.

Dr. Youdim also hosts the “Health Bites” podcast, and has written “Hungry For More,” a fantastic
journey into weight loss for anyone who has struggled, and get behind those blockers once and for all. She also makes my favorite protein bars ever – dehlbar. We’ll talk about that, too. Please join #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all audio and video platforms, and make sure to *like and *follow our show, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Peter Onorati

Please welcome to our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast, actor Peter Onorati, recently featured in the film, “Being the Ricardos,” in addition to dozens of top credits in Hollywood, including “Goodfellas” and so many others.

Peter grew first generation New Jersey Italian, and credits his strong Italian roots for much of his success. We’ll be talking about his quick rise in the business, how he got the role in “Goodfellas” after reading for Scorsese, and the hilarious story he tells about first meeting the infamous director. Peter has been a mainstay on film, TV, commercials, and voice overs, and you may also recognize him from NYPD Blue, SWAT, This Is Us, Postcards from the Edge, and so much more.

Please enjoy our Little Italy of LA Podcast, where we interview Italians and Italian Americans from Los Angeles and beyond. I’m your host and creator, #DeborahZaraKOBYLT. And make sure to visit our #LittleItaly district in #SanPedro, and see what we’re developing there to rival any Little Italy in America. Ciao🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Natosha Fortini

Applying for dual citizenship can be daunting, and on our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast, we welcome Natosha Fortini, founder of Italian Citizenship DIY, who breaks it all down to make the process easier.

If you’ve ever tried to apply for Italian citizenship, and the rules can seem confusing, depending on when your relative first became a U.S. citizen. And often, people throw up their hands in frustration. But no more. Natosha has streamlined the process, answering every possible question you might have, and providing you with each step so you can get it done on your own, without forking out a fortune to do it. So many questions such as should I go through my maternal or paternal side, does it matter what year my family member became a citizen, etc. The questions seem daunting, until now.

Natosha said her own journey to becoming an Italian citizen was so confusing, that she decided to start Italian Citizenship DIY, providing everything you need to know from agencies here and in Italy, what paperwork is needed, and any other question you might have in an often confusing process, with results.

Please join our show, and invite you ir friends, too. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt, thanks for joining us🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Mike Ciminera

Please join us in welcoming Mike Ciminera to our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast, one of the most brilliant minds behind Northrop Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat aircraft.

Mike’s rise to the top of his field as an aircraft developer is the stuff movies are made of. He takes us through the development of this exceptional plane, and shares the entire technological and geopolitical story behind the aircraft that defended the US Navy for more than a generation, and eventually became the centerpiece of the film, “Top Gun.“

You can find our full interview with Mike on all video and audio podcast platforms. I’m your host,
#DeborahZaraKobylt, and thanks for joining us. Please invite your friends, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Romina Arena

What an thrill to interview international performing sensation Romina Arena on our #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast.

Romina has overcome a lot in her life, including a harrowing experience when she was just 15-years-old. While sitting in her dressing room, she survived a brutal attack, when someone came in and slit her throat. She nearly died. Instead, Romina came back stronger, with her voice reaching a rare FIVE octaves.

She’s since spent her life performing with some of the greatest singers in the world, including Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Ennio Morricone, and so many others.

Also known as the “Queen of Popera”, Romina was born in Palermo, Italy, and started singing for Disney at 4-years-old. She’s since sold 15-million records, has sung for popes and presidents, and has had to overcome her share of rough of hard times. But she’s stronger than ever, with some HUGE projects in the works that she talks about with us.

I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt.
Please enjoy our podcast, and invite your friends, too. Available on all video and audio platforms, also simulcast on #DeborahKobyltLIVE. Ciao🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Karen Grassle

If you were a fan of “Little House on the Prairie,” then please join us for our discussion with Karen Grassle, who played Ma on the show, who joins us to talk about her book, “Bright Lights, Prairie Dust.”

This is a stunning account of Karen’s life on the Prairie, which sent her spinning into a depression, and eventual alcohol addiction. As she calls her memoir, it’s a reflection on life, loss, and love, particularly during a time when the world looked at her and that infamous show as perfect and charming – which it was neither.

Karen also reflects on how some of the well known actors in that show were quite different than their public persona. She also talks about her advocacy for women’s rights, and how she’s prevailed after some very unflattering times in her life.

Please join us here on #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and audio platforms, and invite your friends, too. We look forward to sharing Karen’s story with you. #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Aidan Reilly

Twenty-three-year-old #AidanReilly, co-founder of #TheFarmlinkProject, says when he learned that one-third of all food on farms goes to waste, he set out to do something about it. And he did.

With more than thirty percent of unused food going to waste in the U.S, The Farmlink Project links unused food on farms to food banks, making sure unused food doesn’t rot in fields (also creating a massive carbon footprint) and instead gets donated to food banks, essentially feeding thousands of people each day.

Please join us as we talk with Aidan about how an idea in college became a viable and sustainable way to combat food waste and feed people in need.

#DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and audio platforms, and please invite your friends, too. #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer

Remember the best-selling “Chicken Soup For The Soul” series? It literally changed a generation. Well, we have the co-author of that book joining our show today, Mark Victor Hansen and his wife/partner, Crystal Dwyer Hansen, discussing their latest book, “ASK! The Bridge From Your Dreams To Your Destiny.”

These two have become an international sensation, selling more than 500-million copies of their books, topics ranging from financial success to personal growth. And today, they talk about the art of the Ask – how to ask for what you want, and get it. They say it’s not what you ask for, but how, and we’re thrilled to tap into their personal secrets to success here.

Join us here and on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and remember to #ask your friends, too.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Christina Erteszek

Did you ever wear #Olga undergarments? On our show this week, we speak with Christina Erteszek, who wrote, “The First Lady of Underfashions,” which follows the true story of her how her parents, Jan and Olga Erteszek, created the brand that changed how an entire generation of women wore underwear.

The couple literally turned a ten dollar investment into a multi-million-dollar fashion business after escaping war-torn Europe. But that’s where the story begins, and Christina talks about growing up in the fashion industry, namely undergarments, which laid the groundwork for future brands like Victoria Secrets and more. We learn about everything from garter belts to panty hose, her mom who was instrumental in growing the business, and eventually, it’s hostile takeover.

Please join our show on all audio and video platforms, and invite your friends, too.