Deborah Kobylt Live: Victoria Passarella

On our Little Italy of LA Podcast today, #DeborahZaraKobylt speaks with Victoria Passarella, founder of the Italian American Leadership Network, which connects fellow Italians through business, education, and even social networking.

Victoria is the daughter of an Italian immigrant, holds two masters degrees from Columbia University, has been featured in Forbes and on the Today Show for her work as a career and brand strategist.

Now she’s bringing her expertise to the Italian American community to make connections through business and more.

Hear our full interview with Victoria, and learn more about the Italian American Leadership Network on their website at and please join, too!

Deborah Kobylt Live: Frank Stallone

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with #Grammy and GoldenGlobe nominated artist Frank Stallone Official , about his life in music, acting, and yes as the younger brother of SylvesterStallone of Rocky fame.

Frank has a documentary film that premieres on 1/19/21 about his life, STALLONE, Frank That Is. The film includes interviews from various music and film stars, and takes us on a journey into his music career, his more than 75 films he’s acted in, and the many legendary people he’s worked with. Available on Google, Amazon, and other streaming platforms.

Enjoy our interview for Little Italy of Los Angeles Association. It was a real honor, so thank you, Frank.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Jono Klein & Bharath Katragadda

When I hear young people saying they have nothing to do, I say check this out.
College buddies Jono Klein and Bharath Katragadda saw a need during the November 2020 election to get elderly people out to vote, so they formed #VoteSavr. Now they’ve pivoted, creating #VaxSaver, helping get vaccines and personnel to areas needed most, like nursing homes and other facilities.
Tune in to #DeborahKobyltLIVE to hear how Jono and Bharath are rolling up their sleeves and finding a way to help during this critical global pandemic. LIVE at 1:30PST and available on IGTV, Facebook, YouTube, and wherever you get your podcasts.
And thank you #SharonFeldstein, co-founder of #YourMomCares (check them out), for introducing us❤️

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Dr. Jocelyn Eberstein

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with Dr. Jocelyn Eberstein, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Jocelyne’s advanced training in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Functional Medicine, Allergy Desensitization, Infertility, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, and Nutrition have a proven track record in her hundreds of success stories. She believes that there is no formulaic answer to health issues, and individualizes every treatment plan to fit the specific needs of the patient. Jocelyne’s education and continued passion for Western science and knowledge of Eastern medicine keeps her at the forefront of her field.


Italians LOVE Christmas. And on our Little Italy of LA Podcast today, we’re introducing you to some of our #LILAA board members, for which I’m one, and sharing some of the ways we grew up celebrating Christmas, Italian style.
Please join us, and leave any comments about how you celebrate. We’d love to hear from you. And Merry, Happy, Blessed Christmas to you and your families from all of us at Little Italy of Los Angeles Association. #DeborahKobyltLIVE🇮🇹

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Arthur Egeli

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with Arthur Egeli, director & producer of The Black Emperor of Broadway. Arthur is a fine artist and a filmmaker. He has produced and directed five feature films and sold over a dozen original screenplays, including the award winning “The Art of Passion” (Miramax) and “Getting It Real”. For his art, he has received awards from the Portrait Society of America, the Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist society.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Miriam Kruishoop

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with Award-winning Miriam Kruishoop, Director & Writer of Estilo Americano. Miriam is a Dutch-American writer/director and visual artist. Kruishoop graduated with honors from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. The Short Film Estilo Americano tells the timely story of a Mexican-American family divided by politics. What starts as a festive family gathering turns into an explosive showdown when siblings with opposing political views clash. As everyone struggles with their own deeply ingrained beliefs, some painful and shocking truths are revealed.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Bilal Alaji

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with Bilal Alaji, an entrepreneur, mentor, investor, motivational and public speaker. Bilal, is a transformational leader that uses his platform to inspire and educate others. With over 15 years working with youth in group homes, transitional housing facilities, and corrections, Bilal uses his experiences to motivate youth . “My life is my message”, said Ghandi. So, Bilal, has chosen to use his life’ s story as a way of communicating with today’s youth.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Joanne Mosconi

Deborah Zara Kobylt talks with Joanne Mosconi, the daughter of the legendary Chef of Greenwich Village, Pietro Mosconi. The chef of Greenwich Village author Joanne Mosconi talks about her labor of love in collecting her father’s best recipes. After four years in the making, Joanne Mosconi, has published this book, with all of the chef’s secrets and most prized recipes.