Could You Be A Mystery Writer?

Neil Plakcy is a professor at Broward College and the author of more than 30 published novels. He has also edited and contributed to many anthologies.

For the past 20+ years, Neil has been able to publish about four books a year, from a gay detective series to the very popular series of mysteries about a golden retriever.

His most recent series of books are Deadly Labors, a police procedural mystery set in Honolulu, and the latest in his golden retriever mystery series called Dog’s Green Earth.

Lying on the Beach is thrilled to have the unbelievably productive author and professor Neil Plakcy join us.

Could You Be A Mystery Writer?

 
 
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What You Need to Know About Miami’s Art Basel

Dan and Kathryn Mikesell, Co-Founders of Fountainhead Residency

This is one of the most exciting weeks for art lovers in the United States. Artists, collectors, gallerists, writers, photographers, and so on, are all flocking to Miami for Art Basel, the most extensive art fair in the country with over 200 of the world’s leading international modern and contemporary art galleries displaying the works of over 4,000 artists. In addition to Art Basel, there are countless satellite exhibits all over Miami where you can find young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces.

We are very excited to have one of the major art forces in Miami with us today on ”Lying in the Beach” who is going to tell us more about Miami Art Week. Kathryn Mikesell is the co-founder of Fountainhead Residency, an artistic home away from home in Miami where artists get the opportunity to create and connect with other artistic talent from around the world. Fountainhead has hosted over 390 artists from more than 45 countries. After 12 years of existence, Fountainhead is thrilled that over 100 of its alumni are now exhibiting in Miami Art Week.

Welcome Kathryn to “Lying on the Beach.”

What You Need to Know About Miami’s Art Basel

 
 
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Ron Abel’s Winning Formula For A Life Long Career In Entertainment

Ron Abel is a multi-award winning composer, producer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor and musical director. His client list ranges from multi-million selling pop diva Taylor Dayne to opera diva and Kennedy Center Honoree, Jessye Norman. He also had a recurring role on the Fran Drescher television series “Happily Divorced” playing, who else, but himself.

Ron is currently composing the scores for several new Broadway musicals: ROCKWELL, LIFE ON A PALETTE, a musical tour of the 20th century through the paintings of America’s most beloved artist, (book & lyrics by Eleanor Albano & Anthony Barnao) as well as BRICKTOP, QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, RE-INTRODUCING LAURETTE BISHOP and UNDRESSED with his long-time writing partner, the celebrated lyricist, Chuck Steffan.

A major sweep of every Los Angeles theatre award was won by Ron for his score of TWIST OF FATE, a musical written with Kleban award winning bookwriter/lyricist Lissa Levin.

Recently, Ron, Chuck & Lissa’s collaboration of their new musical HAZEL, A MUSICAL MAID IN AMERICA premiered at Chicago’s Drury Lane Theatre.

Ron has arranged, orchestrated and conducted world-wide for artists such as Liza Minnelli, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mandy Gonzales, Lucie Arnaz, Michele Lee, Bryce Pinkham and Shirley Jones among many others.

Ron joins TV personality Steve Greenberg and PR expert Lois Whitman-Hess on their podcast “Lying on the Beach.”

Ron Abel’s Winning Formula For A Life Long Career In Entertainment

 
 
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The Falconer

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… 

No it’s— wait a minute— it is a bird?

That’s right as Miami is being invaded by common grackles, seagulls, crows and starlings— many South Floridians are turning to a superhero who is actually a bird— it’s a Falcon by the name of Chop

Chop’s boss is Neal Ottoway— and Neal is a Master Falconer— 

Neal and Chop (and Neal’s other birds) have the mission of scaring annoying birds away from various properties 

Neal Ottoway joins us to explain what he and Chop do

The Falconer

 
 
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Sam Roberts Introduces You To A New York You Never Knew

Sam Roberts is celebrating the 400th anniversary of New York City with  a new book called “A History of New York in 27 Buildings.”  Sam brings to light the brilliant architecture, remarkable history, and bright future of the greatest city in the world.  Sam looks at Grand Central Terminal, Empire State Building, and St. Paul’s Chapel. Other structures in his book show how municipal politics  aka corruption — impacted the rise of the department store, live theater and public housing. The book isn’t really about design, but how occupants have used these buildings over the years.   And you’ll learn why a spice shop on Lexington Ave is so important to US Presidential history. 

Sam Roberts is one of the New York Times best known journalists. He has worked there for decades. He is also the author of several books and has a major role in the new Roy Cohn documentary.  Sam interviewed Roy several times in the 1970’s and 80’s.  He learned a great deal about the Trump mentor and shares those insights during the film and with us on Lying on The Beach.  Join us.

Sam Roberts Introduces You To A New York You Never Knew

 
 
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It’s NEVER Too Late To Re-Invent Your Life

Loren Pomerantz is living the life so many of us dream of. At the age of 50, this New Yorker decided to give herself a gift that would change her life forever. She joined a travel network called “Remote Year” that allows you to connect with other professionals who together work and live like locals from four to 12 months in exciting cities around the world. 

Loren was at least 20 years older than most but that didn’t stop her blending into the group who were made up of people who live in different parts of the world and have jobs that allow them to work remotely in the digital age. Loren is a successful public relations agent who represents companies in a variety of fields.

Most of us can’t imagine what it would be like to experience the life Loren led two years ago. She is with us today to tell us all about it and how she has maintained this lifestyle on her own since the Remote Year ended. We are catching up with Loren in Stockholm where her evening is now our afternoon. Welcome Loren to Lying on the Beach.

It’s NEVER Too Late To Re-Invent Your Life

 
 
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Is The Nordstrom Family Betting Against The Odds?

Nordstrom’s 57th St. will alter your clothes for free (even those that you didn’t buy there) and serve you drinks (you pay, they deliver) as you shop. Steve Greenberg, a TV personality, and Lois Whitman-Hess, a PR agent, discuss the ever changing retail landscape. They also talk about the ups and downs of starting a new company and why most fail. 

Is The Nordstrom Family Betting Against The Odds?

 
 
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Is Journalism Dead? Our podcast guest thinks it may not be dead, but it might be on life support

We would need this entire podcast to properly introduce our guest today on “Lying on the Beach.” For the last 40 years, Ray Elman, currently founding Editor in Chief of Inspicio, has been at the forefront of both the editorial and art worlds. Podcast Co-hosts, Steve Greenberg, a TV personality, and Lois Whitman-Hess, a PR counselor, interviewed Ray, about the state of journalism and why it’s not getting the respect it so richly deserve.

To appreciate the comments Ray is going to make you have to appreciate the quality work he has done in his career. In 2015, Ray founded the Inspicio arts publication platform, which is sponsored by FIU | CARTA.  Inspicio provides in-depth, high-quality insights into all arts disciplines with a focus on Miami and South Florida. The publication is famous for its video interviewing technique and for mixing famous authors with student writers.

Elman also co-founded Provincetown Arts magazine and Cincinnati Arts magazine. Ray was also a pioneer  in the digital communication industry, first as the National Director of Creative Services at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and as the co-founder of Streamline Communications, which is now a public company called Bridgeline Digital. He was also a founder of Cambria Interactive at Cambria Consulting.

In addition, Elman has sustained a successful life-time career as a visual artist. Four of his large scale mixed-media portraits (Pulitzer Prize recipients Stanley Kunitz, Jhumpa Lahiri, Alan Dugan, & U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky) are included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. His work is exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections all over the world.  

Is Journalism Dead? Our podcast guest thinks it may not be dead, but it might be on life support

 
 
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Can a Smart Gadget Give a Better BJ Than a Person?

Brian Sloan says YES

Brian is the inventor of the Autoblow A.I. — the first device that uses artificial intelligence to imitate the sexual experience of—  a blow job.  That’s right—a Blow Job— I’ll bet that just got your attention —

(BTW— if you are under 18 years old— you shouldn’t be listening to this podcast)  

Brian Sloan has made this handy high tech gadget available to the public on Autoblow.com. A recent global crowdfunding effort by more than 5,500 men in 64 countries raised $755,000 to make the Autoblow a reality.

Sex toy inventor Brian Sloan graduated from law school in 2005, but decided he had a greater potential helping people masturbate than he did helping them with their legal problems.

TV personality and gadget maven Steve Greenberg and PR queen Lois Whitman Hess, Co-Hosts of “Lying on the Beach” podcast, talked to Brian about BJ’s and the Autoblow.

It’s a stimulating conversation with a happy ending.

Can a Smart Gadget Give a Better BJ Than a Person?

 
 
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Channeling Is Now A More Accepted Discipline To Help You With Life Challenges

Dr. Peter Wisch, a prominent New York City dermatologist, left his traditional medical practice a few years ago because he started to get passionate about a holistic approach to healing focusing on channeling. Channeling is a discipline whereby information is obtained from more evolved and enlightened energies to help guide you with regard to various difficult issues and hardships you may be experiencing in life. Many clients have reported positive results from these sessions.  TV personality Steve Greenberg and PR expert Lois Whitman, co-hosts of “Lying on the Beach” spoke to Dr. Wisch about the “channeling” process.

Channeling Is Now A More Accepted Discipline To Help You With Life Challenges

 
 
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