In this special Junk and Jam Hour, Photographer, Media Producer and Founder of Lensa Productions, Anna Auguste joins Christopher Albert in the Radio Free Brooklyn studio to discuss her impassioned ventures, including the #ithinkyourepretty campaign - a photo project and collection that empowers dark-skinned girls define what beauty means to them.
Also on topic is black women body image - how society, her own culture - and even lingering negative images from the slave era - directly influences her own feelings about her hair, size and ultimately, skin color.
Anna, who is also of Haitian heritage, shares her own past battles and journey toward accepting her own beauty, and like many black women who have embraced their own natural kinky and curly hair, Anna is proudly a baldy by choice.
Most importantly - Anna encourages listeners to bravely speak up as she becomes vulnerable enough to share her story of having been sexually abused.
Media Personality, TV/Radio Host, Producer and Videographer Kareem 'Reem'o Meerak' Tyson joins Christopher Albert in the Radio Free Brooklyn studio for a special MLK Day episode of the Junk and Jam Hour.
'Reem'o' discusses his many media ventures, including his successful hit series, "ReemTV", now in its sixth season, and a film-festival favorite as part of The Meerak Brand Productions; as well as being the co-host of City Rok Radio.
We talk about his platform, which strives to uplift, highlight and put a spotlight on the local Hip-Hop community and events, and the prospects of expanding it to the West coast; as well as the importance of being able to amplify the voices of the unheard and underserved in the media - particularly black voices.
With 'perseverence' being his major theme, Reem'o and I also talk in detail about the significance of inspiring and supporting young black men, as well as ensuring that black women know their importance in a world that often discounts their existence.
It is MLK Day after all - and Christopher makes it a point to underscore the legacy and contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr., especially granting more civil rights to not just Afro-Americans, but to people with disabilities, the poor, and to women of all colors as well.
Reemo'o lends his voice to the Junk and Jam Hour segment,
Not So Fake Really Weird News – MLK JR DAY EDITION, and hurriedly tries to answer some questions in a pecial Black Card Revoked quiz, just before we run out of time.
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Christopher Albert invites Mrs. Ihesiah - Producer and Host of Public TV Show WelcomeOVO October's Very Own - to the Radio Free Brooklyn studio for an incredibly eccentric Junk and Jam Hour interview.
As a self-procalimed ambassador and promoter of everything Drake, his music and his OVO brand - Ihesiah dishes about her love and respect for the Canadian-born rapper, and has even gone as far as inking his brand's logo on her hand.
Not shy from experimentation, Ihesiah gladly shares her mystifying music, and not-so-coyly let's our audience know - that she doesn't care what people think! She is also adamant about letting everyone know how spiritual and Christian she is, and advises everyone to "eliminate the bullshit." Most interestingly, Ihesiah lovingly gushes about her prayer-come-true, her talented daughter.
Christopher Albert also takes Ihesiah along for the ride throughout the Junk and Jam Hour segments, including Not-So-Fake Really Weird News; Horoscopes - Lyrics by Drake Edition; and a Conversation Starter Quiz that we actually ended the show with.
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Eric Rivera - podcaster, video producer, and host of "Life and Whatever Else" - a talk-based program that covers the latest in pop culture, sports, and entertainment - joins Christopher in the Radio Free Brooklyn studio to discuss his production career; his early television and video production education; “Life and Whatever Else” - his broadcast program on Manhattan Neighborhood Network; steering his guests away from an uninformed interview; his favorite show to produce so far: HIV prevention and awareness; being a lifelong NYC resident; and his first love - wrestling.
Most interestingly, Eric discloses on-air, about the rarirty of never having been afflicted by the stomach flu. Here's to hoping we didn't jinx him.
Eric also partakes in some Junk and Jam Hour fun - including some commentary in the Not So Fake Really Weird News segment, about the unfortunate food poisoning deaths incurred at a Peruvian funeral and the joy some students find in baking and sharing cookies made of dead grandfather ashes.
We also discover exactly which Disney Princess Eric would be, based on his not-so-princessey activities; and that he's not very good at quizzes about anything related to cinema.
The Junk and Jam Hour Featuring Writer, Actor, Co-creator of "Wonder" the Series and Short Film, and Co-founder of Real Talk Films, Gabriel Furman.
Gabriel joins host Christopher in the Brooklyn Free Radio Studio to discuss "Wonder" the Series, about a 10 year-old, gender non-conforming biracial child named Sammy (born a male), who, while growing up in the projects in Queens NY, starts to question themselves outside the "traditional" gender system. Sammy finds themself dreaming of trick-or-treating as Wonder Woman for Halloween - and is surprised to receive the overwhelming support and encouragement from their father.
Gabriel engagingly chats about his progressive production company - RealTalk Films - with a diverse team comprising of Puerto Rican Actor and Director Javier Molina, and Iranian, Transgender Activist and Writer Pooya Mohseni; the challenges of production of Wonder the Series, their Go Fund Me Campaign, and their important work with The Gender & Family Project - which provides families and communities with gender affirmative services. Gabriel also talks about his very special love of Hip-Hop Music and spinning records.
Gabriel joins Christopher for some Junk and Jam Hour fun as well, including the Not So Fake Really Weird News Segment about holiday shoplifting and the banning of candy canes; and Horoscopes - Superhero Edition.
Host Christopher Albert welcomes Teacher, Speaker, Coach, Trainer, Author and Media Maven - Da'Shawn Pretlow into the Radio Free Brooklyn Studio to discuss all things media - including his many goals to help others prepare and produce more meaningful content; some common mistakes content creators make early on in their endeavors; the responsibility of brushing up on technical skills and how NOT to get left behind; the importance of time-management; the era of Smart Television, and the evolution from television watching to streaming content.
Also on topic is Da'Shawn's media guidebook, "The Video Foundation Guide: How To Create An Amazing Video" and his media workshop series entitled, "Project Get Yo Life: The Digital Etiquette Workshop" in which he discusses the importance of understanding digital footprints and the false sense of online privacy and security, and how to effectively e-communicate.
Da'Shawn also participates in Christopher's media-themed Horoscope segment, as well as a NYC subway quiz.
Professional Running Coach, Personal Trainer and Host of Conversation P.A.C.E. Nicole Rodriguez joins Christopher Albert in the Radio Free Brooklyn studio to discuss her love of running, nutrition and "keeping it real" with her clients.
Other things on topic include:
the the 2018 NYC Marathon; the difference between a runner and an "elite" runner; the disparity of participation between US born black runners as compared to their white peers and international black runners; black runner sponsorship as well as creating and producing an amazing platform - Conversation P.A.C.E. - the television program that she so graciously shares with other racing professionals .
Nicole also partakes in a little Junk and Jam Hour fun, including Really – Real Stupid Fake News,
Fitness Horoscopes and Silly Trivia.
Stand up Comedian, Improviser and Actress Camille Theobald sits down with host Christopher Albert to discuss her childhood dreams of becoming a competitive dancer; her thoughts about once being in an Acting Masters Class and receiving guidance from Oscar Winner and pedophile Kevin Spacey; Playing guitar with Keith Urban; the lack of diversity within female comic festivals; and the salary disparities between White-Americans, African-Americans and Native-Americans.
We also provide listeners with a very fun comedy-themed horoscope and play a game of riddles.
Leah Woods - Indie Music Artist with an R&B / Soul influence, joins Christopher Albert in the studio - along with some of her band-mates, The Rolly Boys, including Guitarist Andrew and Drummer Francesco - to talk about their latest EP 'Brighter Tides', its successful singles including 'Feel Your Ground' (which originally was accidentally mixed without Andrew), their philanthropic work and upcoming projects.
Not only did they share their incredible music on-air, but they also partook in Christopher's silly Music-themed Horoscopes and Music-themed riddles.
Actress, Model, Designer and Founder of Tunc branded Fashion Jes Davis
sits down with Christopher Albert in the Radio Free Brooklyn studio, and
discusses everything from sexual and religious freedoms of expression, advocating for women's rights, birth control, her Fuck Trump apparel, and living successfully with Cystic Fibrosis - the root cause to her coughing throughout the entire on-air interview.
Segments include Really-Real Stupid Fake News, Performer's Horoscopes and a Rancdom Quiz.
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