Podcast: The Rise of Poca’s Hottest with Wendy Davis

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What happens local music meets local Chef Wendy Davis? A hot sauce company is born to support the artists. Here is the haphazard decade long journey from backyard party sauce to the aisles of Winn Dixie with Poca’s Hottest founder and one of the musicians she features: Kaleigh Baker, who serenaded us right behind her own personal marinade.  This show aired live on WPRK 91.5fm on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Listen to the podcast here (conversation starts at the six minute mark):


Poca’s Hottest’s is a homegrown local food company that creates custom sauces inspired by local bands & artists, using the freshest, locally grown ingredients. Wendy Davis started the company over a decade ago from her backyard and can now be found at area restaurants on in grocery aisles. Poca’s Hottest sauces are all natural and never use any artificial preservatives. The overall objectives of the organization are to give the bands and artists that inspire them a unique merchandise item and a valuable marketing tool and to help provide children with the materials they need to help them learn through music.


Pocast: Zen Awakening Festival

Zen Awakening Festival is a homegrown & currently the ONLY camping festival in the Orlando area centered on quality, conscious music and has over 200 workshops. Bringing together international talent found at infamous festivals such as Wanderlust, Burning Man & Lightning in a Bottle. Executive Producer Niekko Chin & Producer Riz join us in the studio with Demar Brown, Music Programming Director bringing their eccentric circle of friends home to Central Florida.

Listen to the podcast now:  [Actual talk show starts at 3:25 mark & interview begins at 9:30 mark]

About Zen Awakening Festival

zenZen Awakening Festival takes place November 20th, 21st, 22nd 2015 in Winter Garden, Florida (just outside Orlando). This transformational music and arts festival features Celebrity DJ’s, Bands, Yoga, Meditation, Spiritual Teachers, Holistic Teachers, Cirque Performers, Flow Dancers, Drum Circle, Group Chants, Fire Performers, Central Fire, Healing Sanctuary, Workshops, Theme Campsites, Permaculture, Kirtan, Camping, Organic Food Vendors and Art Installations.

Website: http://www.zenawakeningfestival.com/
Vendor Application: http://www.zenawakeningfestival.com/vendors/
Tickets: www.zenawakeningfestival.com/get-tickets/

This show originally aired LIVE on November 11th at 4pm EST to WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL.

Podcast: B-52’s Frontman Fred Schneider & Breyting Community Roaster

A tale of two longtime friends. One is a former straight edge punk & BMXer turned coffee disrupter, Von Coven, with a mission to help the communities in Laos & Vietnam still impacted by the Southeast Asia Conflict through his company, which is set to open a 4,000 square foot coffee roasting and packing plant, Breyting Community Roaster in DeLand, Florida this weekend. The other just so happens to be world famous frontman of The B-52’s, Fred Schneider, whose legendary dance party hits such as Love Shack, Rock Lobster and Private Idaho are still played on heavy rotation decades after their release.

Take a listen: (actual talk starts at the 4:25 mark)

After Breyting’s signature blend, Snake Bomb, launched to rave reviews, these friends decided to team up to craft a special line of coffee blends roasted to Fred’s liking: Monster & Invasion of the Caffeine Snatchers. Both will debut locally at the Grande Opening Tour & Tasting followed by a Monster Bash afterparty, hosted by Schneider. Both events are free and open to the public this Saturday, November 7th in DeLand, Florida. More details on both events can be found here.

And a shout out to today’s co-host Ms Mekanism who is a fabulous rock start in her own right and Miriphoto, who came to capture behind the scenes photos today (coming soon).

About our guests

fredschneiderFred Schneider is best known as the lead singer of legendary rock band The B-52’s with his four of his friends — Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson. Their 1979 self-titled debut album sold 500,000 copies behind the party rock hits “Rock Lobster” and “52 Girls.” Their 1980 follow-up, Wild Planet, proved to be another commercial success and critical darling, powered by singles such as “Private Idaho,” Give Me Back My Man” and “Strobe Light.”

In addition to his long tenure with The B-52’s, Schneider has enjoyed a successful solo career as both a musician and an actor. He has released two solo albums, Fred Schneider & The Shake Society (1984) and Just Fred (1996). In 2006, Schneider formed a synthetic pop band called The Superions, releasing both a self-titled EP and an album, Destination… Christmas!, in 2010. Schneider has also worked sporadically as an actor in films such as The Flintstones (1994) and The Rugrats Movie (1998).

riccovenVon Coven is the founder of The Breyting® Group, a privately held brand management company that cultivates a flourishing portfolio of branded companies and product collections. Each brand operates independently and with its own distinct identity and market segment and are supported by important synergies such as a shared fulfillment system, a talented support team, and an unwavering devotion to quality and ethics. Coven is a lifelong activist & his strong sense of integrity is the driving force behind his missions to raise awareness about important causes &  pay attention to the human & environmental impact of his work.

Tune in on November 4th at 4pm EST to WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL or listen live online here.

Podcast: “The White House Overture” featured in the upcoming Global Peace Film Fest

[Note: In the above podcast, the conversation starts around the nine minute mark.]

The revolution will not be televised – it will be danced into being in living rooms like the very special one tucked inside The Timucua White House.  Steve Radley, director of “The White House Overture,” along with Benoit Glazer and wife Elaine Corriveau held a lively conversation on Wednesday, September 23rd  to inspire audiences ahead of an upcoming screening and live performance at the Global Peace Film Festival. Also joining us was Nina Streich, producer of the festival.

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About the Film

“The White House Overture” is a 35 minute feature film about an underground cultural institution in Orlando, The Timucua White House. Montréal-born Benoit Glazer has been making music professionally since 1981. He is a trumpet player, arranger and a conductor for Cirque du Soleil, La Nouba in Orlando, Florida. His love for music runs deep, so deep, in 2007 he and his wife, Elaine Corriveau, built a concert hall in their house. Just about every Sunday night, strangers (who become friends) gather in their (state of the art) living room turned concert hall to share a unique experience of music and art. Admission is a dish, snacks or a bottle of wine. They’ve hosted over 400 concerts, musicians from 24 countries along with 300 artists.  Watch the trailer:

The white house Overture (trailer) from Steve Radley on Vimeo.

About the Festival

The Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF) celebrates its annual event from September 28 through October 4 in various locations throughout Orlando and Winter Park Florida. This unique event draws together filmmakers and filmgoers from all walks of life into a community of people inspired to take action in their daily lives. The program includes nearly 60 films from around the world, K-12 Peace Art Exhibit, and panel discussions.

The Global Peace Film Festival was established to utilize the power of the motion picture to further the goal of peace on earth. The GPFF presents films from around the world and global discussions that highlight the power of this extraordinary medium as it relates to new peace issues. See films from around the world, attend educational panels, meet filmmakers and special guests and hear from local activists about their work. Visit peacefilmfest.org for more information.

This show originally aired LIVE on September 23, 2015 at 4pm EST on WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL.

Podcast: Terri Binion & “The Day After The Night Before”

Just ahead of her new CD debut on March 18th, Terri Binion was in the studio talking about and sharing tracks from her upcoming album, The Day After the Night Before, which completed a successful crowdfund a few months back.

“Terri [is] a magic person–someone who not only follows her own compass, but who is guided by stars not visible to the average eye.” – Jim White

Jessica Pawli guest hosted on Wednesday, March 9th from 4 to 5pm for an intimate interview with Terri Binion her music and songwriting. Listen to the podcast below (interview starts at 9:30 mark)


binionTerri Binion is an accomplished musician with international reach & the gracious grande dame of local music in Central Florida.

Her 1996 album, “Leavin’ This Town” was a quiet but major success for an unknown and led to show openings for Gillian Welch, Arlo Guthrie, Elejandro Escovedo and Steve Forbert and took her on the road with The Indigo Girls during the “Shaming Of The Sun” tour.

Her next record “Fool” was released in 2002 with local Central Florida producer, David Schweizer at his home studio, Richter Records, and featured Lucinda Williams singing harmony on the song “GayleAnne.”  The album brought her to Holland two years in a row to tour while garnering great reviews in both American and European music magazines and performing very well on the Americana Charts in the US and Europe.

Tune in on March 9th at 4pm EST to WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL or listen live online here.