former model Breanne Rice coming clean about living with the rare skin condition, vitiligo (she was diagnosed at 19)

INSIGHT – MODEL REVEALS HER REAL BEAUTY – DISABLED STUDENTS DENIED SCHOOL ACCESS – NEW TREND MARRY ONESELF – 06.22.17

Model, speaker, reality tv star and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Breanne Rice joins Mark and discusses her decision to reveal how Vitiligo an autoimmune disease impacted her personally and professionally.  Wearing make-up to photo shoots and never ever leaving home without makeup that disguised her condition is just a slice of Breanne’s life prior to hitting the send button on an …

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INSIGHT – MUST SEE BRILLIANT NEW FILM, DATE RAPE DRUG DETECTOR AND POLITICAL AVOIDANCE – 06.15.17

Meet Patti Channer, Executive Producer for the highly anticipated documentary film“Hearing Is Believing”, from award-winning Producer/Director Lorenzo DeStefano who introduces us to the astonishing young musician and composer, Rachel Flowers.  This supremely talented musician lost her eyesight due to Retinopathy of Prematurity and at just two she began picking up melodies from her musician parents and was soon playing every …

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INSIGHT – SOUL CAMP FOR FUN, THE MIND/BODY & S’MORES INCLUDED, – CORRUPT NJ OFFICIALS CLAMP DOWN ON CORRUPT NJ OFFICIALS AND GRATEFUL FOR 40 YEARS OF THE DEAD – 05.12.17

Come and get your soul on!!!  Soul camp is where campers leave their worries and iPhones behind for workshops, classes and seminars that nourish their bodies, minds and spirits – and some yummy food!  Soul Camp Co-founders and childhood camp buddies, Ali Leipzig and Michelle Goldblum join Mark for an insightful and funny conversation on their concept that has adults …

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INSIGHT – A WALK IN THE PARK FOR MENTAL HEALTH – ABILITIES EXPO DOES IT RIGHT – THE APPEAL OF DIRTY JEANS – 05.04.17

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS) presents its first walk, A Walk for Wellness – A Stride Against Suicide.  Phyllis Alongi, SPTSl Clinical Director joins Mark for a conversation on how the vast work SPTS has accomplished has created a national dialogue with teens on mental health as well as their inaugural 5k walk on Sunday May 7, …

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INSIGHT – FILM ON JAZZ GIANT JUNIOR MANCE AND THE CEREBRAL WRITER, MULTI-MEDIA GIANT – 04.27.17

Adam Kahn, Co-Director of “Sunset and the Mockingbird” joins Mark for a conversation on the feature documentary that tells the love story of legendary jazz pianist/composer Junior Mance and his manager and soul mate, Gloria Clayborne Mance.  Junior has recorded over 100 albums and during his illustrious career he jammed with fellow icons including Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Dinah Washington, …

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INSIGHT – TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH MUSIC INNOVATOR DOC AND ROUSING CONCERT, YOUR DIGITAL PERSONA AND O’REILY’S OUSTED FROM FOX – 04.20.17

Clive Davis gave us Janis Joplin, Earth Wind and Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Barry Manilow, Santana, Whitney Houston and a seemingly endless list of mega musicians and now Director Chris Perkel gives us “Clive Davis – the Soundtrack of Our Lives” an extraordinary look on the life and midas touch of the music industry’s most notorious record producer and friend – …

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INSIGHT – FOX’S BILL O’RISQUE, BARRY MANILOW’S SHOCKING NEWS, DOWN ON THE FARM AND THE AVOCADO CALLS BROOKLYN HOME – 04.06.17

Dr. LOREN A. OLSON lived for decades the best way he knew how until he realized that yes, he was gay.  Mark speaks with Dr. Olson about his new book FINALLY OUT: Letting Go of Living Straight and asks about his first marriage, how his children dealt learning that their father was gay to society’s ever slow developing acceptance of …

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INSIGHT – A TEENS PAGEANTRY FOR THE DISABLED, ANOTHER DOOR OPENS, WHY SEEK HELP – 03.30.17

Talaura Cothran is not a typical high school senior. Her astuteness and compassion for others is boundless and that’s only a small part of who she is and why she created The Special Beauties Pageant http://www.specialbeautiespageant.com/ for children with special needs and disabilities in California. Hear how this extraordinary 17 year old became the caregiver of her mother, Jennifer MacMonagle at the young age of 3 after her mother was paralyzed. Jennifer, Talaura’s mother also speaks with Mark about her daughters successes including their ironclad relationship. Jennifer also talks about the night her life forever changed when riding with an intoxicated driver and how she turned a nightmare into a cathartic experience as well as twice earning the title of Miss. Wheelchair California. Mental illness is not on any level indicative of being weak rather it’s realizing that one needs professional help. Mark muses on the significance of professional help and how it saved him.

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INSIGHT – SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, CHUCK BARRIS “GONG BUT NOT FORGOTTEN”, THE NEXT SOFIA COPPOLA AND NEW SESAME ST. MUPPET WITH AUTISM – 03.23.17

Gong Show creator, songwriter and novelist – Chuck Barris gave the nation unique shows that forever changed the landscape of television. Mark recalls a hilarious episode of Barris’s The Newlywed Game where a most embarrassing revelation occurred for a couple. Shannon Ryan will undoubtedly write and direct highly informative and entertaining films in the future though now as a shinning graduate student at Brooklyn College’s Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema and recipient of Woman of Her Word Disabilities scholarship (awarded by Michele Spitz), Shannon explains how she is furthering her vast skill set that includes incorporating her keen perspective and resiliency as an indomitable woman with multiple disabilities including hearing and visual impairments. Plus, why it’s healthy to step out of ones comfort zone even if it risks embarrassment – or in Mark’s case, the inability to see bowling pins for the sake of a good time. And meet Julia – Sesame Street’s new muppet who is on the Autism spectrum.

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INSIGHT – ALL WOMEN CREW SOAR WORLDWIDE SETTING RECORD – GRAD STUDENT GOES X COUNTRY FOR POLITICAL INSIGHT AND SPRING BREAKERS WITH MEANS – 03.16.17

Kyle Mendelson is taking the temperature of our nation by traveling to over a dozen US cities to meet with politicians, educators and more in an effort to better understand perspectives and motives in regions that voted number forty-five. From the cockpit to ticket handlers and everyone between – the significance of the women of Air India who circumnavigated the world.