Does the American Dream still exist? Author inspiration from Daniel Milstein
January 31, 2013
Hosted by Cindy Rakowitz
On a cold December night in 1991, a young boy with seventeen cents in his pocket first set foot in the United States. Twenty years later, that young man found himself the founder and CEO of a billion-dollar corporation. Daniel Milstein’s harrowing story about how his mother, father and brother escaped the oppressive government of the U.S.S.R and immigrated to the United States. They carved out a life for themselves with the quintessential immigrant story of the era. Don’t miss this conversation with the author of 17 Cents and a Dream: My Incredible Journey from the U.S.S.R. to Living the American Dream.
Blackman Rakowitz Public Relations CEO Cindy Rakowitz is a highly respected, award- winning executive with years of experience in crisis management, branding and marketing. Rakowitz contributes as an expert analyst to several news organizations. She is the co-author of Emergency Public Relations, Crisis Management in a 3.0 World and is currently enjoying her speaking tour.
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Headquartered in Southern California, Radii (ray-dee-eye) Footwear brings an unbridled passion for art and couture to the world of sneakers and high-end footwear. Launched in 2009 by 26-year-old designer, Casey Arisohn, Radii set forth to show there is no limit to fashion, creative styling, and opportunity. Radii Footwear’s goal is to exceed the expectations of the current consumer climate by offering quality products, creative concepts, comfort and value. Radii Footwear’s creative team thrives off the principles of functionality and fashion forward ingenuity. From futuristic designs and materials, to classic styling and detailing, each shoe exudes confidence for the ambitious forward-thinkers of the world. View Guest page
Susan Austin became a legal "working girl" in her 40s after single handedly raising her sons. She is now the owner/operator of the two most successful, legal brothels in America; The World Famous Mustang Ranch and the Wild Horse Resort and Spa. She shares her story of indomitable spirit and personal emancipation only with Cindy Rakowitz on Thursday, October 8th at 7AM Pacific Time. www.voiceamerica.com will review the history of the brothel business, and how regulation might be the best and safest route for the “working girl” and their clientele. View Guest page
Travel writer Jessica Eturralde will talk about her project, “Louisville Rediscovered” on VoiceAmerica Talk. A member of the Louisville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, military wife and transplant from Atlanta, Georgia, she fell in love with Louisville, Kentucky. She calls Louisville the City of Possibilities and she will tell us why. View Guest page
Paul Michael Glaser
Paul Michael Glaser is proud to announce the release of CHRYSTALLIA AND THE SOURCE OF LIGHT, a life affirming story about a fourteen year old girl and her eleven year old brother who, on the eve of their last Christmas with their dying mother, take a magical journey through the underground world of crystals and minerals in search of the source of light. Paul Glaser currently serves as Honorary Chairman of the Board of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the leading non-profit organization committed to ensuring better overall medical treatments for children, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and creating a healthier future for children worldwide. He was chair of the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2002. When Paul assumed the Chair, the Foundation had a Board of seven, a budget of 5-7 Million, and was at a crossroads as to whether it would be able to maintain the core funding for continuing research and the public’s focus on the relevancy of H.I.V. research. To that end, he led the growth of the Board to 25, a budget that now is in excess of 80 million, and the realization of a multi-faceted organization that has been particularly successful in raising funds and maintaining the relevancy of H.I.V. research as it affects not only infected children worldwide, but research into what H.I.V. can teach us about other life threatening childhood diseases. To that end, Paul was instrumental in establishing the Glaser Pediatric Research Network in 2000. The Network was designed to hasten the transfer of research findings into patient treatments and therapies geared expressly for- and tested on- children. As an actor, Paul appeared in over 50 roles in regional, repertory, off-Broadway and Broadway theatre. He has appeared in the television soap operas 'Love is a Many Splendored Thing,' and 'Love of Life.' .” He is well known for his role as Starsky in the television series, "Starsky and Hutch.’ He has guest starred in a number of T.V. series and television movies in the past. He has appeared in the movies "Fiddler on the Roof," "Butterflies Are Free" and "Phobia,” “Something’s Gotta Give” with Diane Keaton, and “Starsky and Hutch – the movie” Paul also writes, directs and produces motion pictures and television shows. He has directed and/or produced ‘Band of the Hand,' 'The Running Man,' 'The Cutting Edge,' 'The Air Up There,' and 'Kazaam' and recent television shows including, Judging Amy, The Agency, Robbery Homicide Division, Mr. Sterling, Lyon’s Den, Las Vegas, and The E Ring. Born in Cambridge, MA, Paul graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in English Literature and Theatre, and Boston Universtiy with a Master's Degree in Theatre. He resides in Venice, CA. He has a son from his marriage to Elizabeth Glaser, who died in 1994 from complications of AIDS. Jake is twenty-six years old. Paul also has a daughter, Zoe, (13) from his second marriage. View Guest page
Nancy Pearlman chairs the infrastructure committee for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. She is an award-winning broadcaster, environmentalist, college instructor, anthropologist, editor and producer. In addition to these impressive accomplishments, she coordinated the first Earth Day in Southern California. As Executive Producer and Host of the environmental television series, ECONEWS, Nancy has presented her program to over 35 million homes. Her international weekly radio series, ENVIRONMENTAL DIRECTIONS is now the longest-running environmental series in the country. And yes! She is also an achieved athlete and a member of the Gypsy Folk Ensemble. View Guest page
Susan Weinstein joins Stars of PR to discuss the stunning new serial The Anarchist’s Girlfriend. The ideas are as fresh as Occupy Wall Street, but the book was originally written in the 1970s—dealing with art, politics, mystics and megalomaniacs. It is delightfully retro and powerfully prescient at the same time. In “The Anarchist’s Girlfriend”, Dostoyevsky’s divine “Idiot” is reimagined as a Brooklyn Go-Go Girl, who’s psychic and makes clothes of the future. She lives with the Anarchist, who silkscreens posters for his organization, Food for Vendettas, and Sandy, a video-veritie artist/nihilist. The story is told through the compassionate yet worldly eyes of Wayne, a deaf mute journalist for the cultish “News World.” View Guest page