Paul Kingsbury shares about ‘If Trees Could Sing’ a creative project of The Nature Conservancy to help preserve our trees.
This program ‘brings together a diverse array of musical artists to talk about trees and their benefits for people. Check out their videos collected here. www.nature.org/iftreescouldsing
You can dig in deeper on each musical artist’s tree page to learn more about the featured tree species and about trees in general.’
In this interview my guest is Jamie Vernon Founder and Director of Songs for Sound.
‘Songs for Sound is a Nashville-based charity whose core mission is to improve the quality of life for profoundly deaf children worldwide by providing resources to give them the chance at a mainstream life. Songs for Sound will inform the deaf community and provide resources for cochlear implants and rehabilitation, including speech/audiology services, to children in need regardless of race, religion or any other criteria.’
Also in this interview learn about a new branch of this non-profit called Songs for Soldiers.
Join them for the 2nd Annual Good People Golf Tournament October 13th at the Nashville Golf & Athletic Club to help raise funds and awareness. To register and get more information please visit: www.goodpeoplegolf.com
In this episode I interview Justin Harvey, Co-Founder of abrasiveMedia and Creator/Director of Project Awake.
‘abrasiveMedia exists to help artists grow, connect, and produce. We facilitate and advocate for artists in Nashville, while building relationships within the artistic community and making excellent art more accessible for our city.’
Learn more about their artist residency, classes, workshops, showcases and exhibitions here
In this episode meet Jennifer Wheeler the Development Director for Renewal House.
‘Renewal House provides Nashville’s first, largest and most comprehensive residential recovery program for addicted women and their children — allowing families to restore, renew, and recover their lives together.’ www.renewalhouse.org
Join them on OCTOBER 4th 2014 for Race the Hill
‘Pedal With a Purpose is an 18+ team race using push and pedal riding toys. The day will begin with five-member teams customizing their vehicles to give them the most personality and competitive edge they can! At 11:00 AM, the races will start on a custom course between the Demonbreun roundabout and 14th Avenue South. The fundraiser is designed to bring awareness to Renewal House and inspire our community to work together to break the cycle of addiction and poverty. There will be prizes for the race winners, most creative vehicles, biggest individual fundraiser, and more!’ www.racethehill.com
I recently enjoyed interviewing Nicole Brandt the Founder of Poverty and the Arts. Their goal is ‘to empower homeless individuals as artists and creatives by helping them generate income, meaning, and purpose in life. They use the arts to promote relationships and space for volunteers to view homeless as talented and creative individuals, thus creating better advocates and more compassionate community members.’ For more information visit their website
Their upcoming annual Gala will be held at
Abrasive Media, 434 Houston St. Nashville, TN 37203, on
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I recently interviewed Lashaunna Williams the Founder and CEO of Better Boys and Greater Girls Alliance. This new organizations mission is to Empower each child’s life by enabling a healthy, sustainable and educated life; free from hunger, self-harm, bullying and obesity.
Their foundation is founded upon the principles of proper nutrition and physical activity being key in a child and adolescent’s life to enable greatness!
For more information on their curriculum and other programs please visit:
This week I interview the President and CEO of Make a Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Beth Torres.
This chapter was established in 2000 with the mission to grant the wishes of children who have reached the age of 2½ and are under 18 years old, and have life-threatening medical conditions. They strive to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
This great non-profit has the responsibility to use their resources to grant wishes in creative ways and you can help!
Check the website for events and more ways to get involved!
In this show I interview Sean Dyer with the Sertoma Club of Nashville who’s mission is to improve the quality of life for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss or communicative disorders. Through their club they educate, support and sponsor programs that benefit the local community.
Notes for Notes is dedicated to providing youth with FREE access to musical instruments, instruction and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive influence in their lives. They build, equip and staff after-school recording studios called MusicBoxes: positive, safe, and inspiring recording studio environments that offer youth the opportunity to explore, create and record music for FREE. Their partnership with the Girls and Boys Club of America has been huge in their growth and now staff three locations/studios in Santa Barbara, Nashville & Los Angeles.