Hugh Hefner and Barbi Benton (2007)

Love Lust And Laughter – 10.10.17

Barbi Benton, Dr. Diana’s good friend of 20 years, discussed Hugh Hefner (aka Hef) and his legacy. Barbi was his good friend for nearly 50 years! Hef was a sexual and social pioneer who took sexuality out of the shadows and presented it as part of the Good Life. Barbi shared their good life as a couple (1968-1976), and then …

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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 – NYC REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL – THE INDOMITABLE DISABILITY DIVA HEATHER WATKINS – JARREAU / CORYELL REMEMBERED – 03.02.17

Mark recalls priceless time spent in–studio with greats Al Jarreau and Larry Coryell.  Modern jazz aficionado Russ Davis, also pays tribute to these phenomenal musicians http://russdavismoja.com/ Heather Watkins blog, “Slow Walkers See More” https://slowwalkersseemore.wordpress.com/ has readers laughing, talking and musing as well as taking action!  Heather depicts “My difference makes me stronger”, Mark’s mantra that so many persons with and …