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January Jones – Trust The Journey

January Jones-Trust the Journey

January Jones welcomes Tom Ingrassia and Jared Chrudimsky co-author’s of When One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams sharing true life stories of people who have overcome insurmountable obstacles in order to live their dreams. Today’s interview will be with Shandirai Mawokomatanda entitled Trust The Journey dealing with molestation and low self-esteem.

January Jones welcomes  Tom Ingrassia “The Motown Historian” 

Meet Tom Ingrassia

Tom Ingrassia is a motivational speaker, writer and Motown historian. In 2001, Tom left a successful, 25-year career in higher education to pursue his lifelong dream of working in the entertainment industry, with the formation of Ingrassia Productions and Artist Management. Along the way, he had the opportunity to work with many of the legendary singers he grew up listening to and idolizing in the 1960s, including Arlene Smith (The Chantels), Barbara Alston (The Crystals), June Monteiro (The Toys), The Velvelettes, and Carl Gardner (The Coasters).  The highlight, however, was serving as Executive Assistant and Creative Director for Mary Wilson, of The Supremes, from 2001-05.

MA Motown Historian

Photo by Scott Erb Photography

Today, Tom is president of The MotivAct Group LLC, offering holistic personal and professional development programs designed to guide his audiences to live into their dreams. An in-demand speaker, Tom travels the country with his motivational/goal setting program, “Mental Massage®” and “Making A Difference Begins With YOU…So Live Into Your Dreams,” and pop culture programs, “Motown and The Civil Rights Movement” and “Girl Power: The Supremes As Cultural Icons.”

An accomplished music journalist, Tom has more than 25 articles printed in publications ranging from Billboard, Worcester Business JournalSpirit of Change,Goldmine, and Record Auction Monthly, to Soul Survivor and San Francisco Hot Ticket. In 2007, Tom collaborated with Barbara Alston (of The Crystals) on her autobiography, “There’s No Other,” and Carl Gardner’s (of The Coasters) autobiography, “Yakey Yak, I Fought Back.”

Tom Ingrassiawith Mary Wilson and Barbara Ingrassia

Tom & Barbara Ingrassia with Mary Wilson at Boston’s Fleet Center, 1997. Photo courtesy Thomas Ingrassia Collection.

Tom has been a consultant to a number of entertainment and media outlets, including The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, WCVB-TV (Boston), WBZ-TV (Boston), WHDH-TV, (Boston), and WXYZ-TV (Detroit). He has appeared on television and radio shows around the country, including “New England Newsmakers,” “Audio Journal,” “The January Jones Show,” “Ramona Interviews,” “The Boomer and The Babe,” and “Soapbox.” In 2002 and 2004, he worked closely with The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to coordinate The Legendary Girl Groups Commemorative Stamps unveiling ceremony, and “Reflections: The Mary Wilson Supremes Gown Collection.”

Memorabilia from the Thomas Ingrassia Collection has been exhibited at the Whitley Gallery (Los Angeles), Barbican Centre (London), Lockhart Gallery (Geneseo, NY), Albany Institute of Art and History, the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum (Austin).

Berea College poster

Courtesy Berea College

Tom’s speaking engagements have included the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester Art Museum, Berea College Distinguished Speaker Series, Alice Lloyd College, Albany Institute of Art and History, State University of New York, the Long Island Museum, Cape Cod Community College, Worcester Public Library, Jacob Edwards Library, North Shore Community College, Northern Essex Community College, Massasoit Community College, Worcester State University, Leominster Public Library, Worcester Institute for Senior Education, and the Valencia Men’s Club.

Prior to entering the entertainment industry in 2001, Tom spent 25 years in higher education and private industry, achieving the position of assistant dean of the Graduate School of Management at Clark University. He also has been affiliated with Assumption College, Regis College, Urbana College, West Virginia Northern Community College, and the State Mutual Companies. Tom earned his bachelor of arts degree in history from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He holds a master of arts degree in history from  the University of Connecticut.

Tom lives by the motto, “Learn from the turtle—it only makes progress when it sticks its neck out.”

The MotivAct Group

Motivate to Activate Your True Potential (tm)

Are you eager to develop a roadmap to guide you from where you are today to where you want to be?

Will this be the year when everything falls into place, just the way you envisioned it?

Are you searching for a vehicle to break through the roadblocks and detours that have sidetracked you on life’s highway?

We’re the MotivAct Group. Our holistic approach to personal and professional development has helped clients from all walks of life overcome formerly intractable obstacles as they pursue their personal and professional goals. And we’re confident we can help you.

January Jones-Missing News & Bill Deane

January Jones-Missing News & Bill Deane

William Deane

Our Missing News Blog.com written by William Deane is dedicated to bringing back the commitment of professional journalism. As a former network news editor, major market news director and anchor, BILL DEANE gives you the inside story often missed by media  more interested in Hollywood gossip. OUR MISSING NEWS gets into the WHY of the today’s significant events. 

BILL DEANE is a dedicated journalist and the author of, Smooth Criminal the story of an alleged CIA spy and one man crime way.

On The Connected Table Live Oct. 29

We have another spirited lineup this week from coast to coast Wednesday, October 29, on The Connected Table Live on www.W4CY.com, 2p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.

Our first guests are the bartending world’s dynamic duo, Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix, who have built the largest female bartending competition in the USA- and soon the world…. Speed Rack. Along the way Speed Rack has raised over $250,000 for breast cancer charities.

Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, Founders, Speed Rack

Ivy Mix and Lynnette Marrero, Founders, Speed Rack

Speed Rack showcases not only the growing number of talented women in mixology while providing for the #1 women’s health issue in the country. One in 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer.

The competition judging is based precision, time and accuracy. Contestants compete in timed heats to make rounds of cocktails culled from a list of accepted industry-standard classic recipes in front of a panel of judges and a crowd of spirited supporters.

The U.S. judging world panel includes such cocktail world luminaries as Julie Reiner, Dale DeGroff, Audrey Saunders and David Wondrich with a few noted chefs like Johnny Iuzzini, mixed in. The national winner is crowned Miss Speed Rack USA and received a scholarship to BAR (Beverage Alcohol Resource) five day program and industry glory.

Speed Rack’s fourth national tour kicks off in Washington DC November 10 and will travel to eight cities before crowning the Miss Speed Rack national winner at the U.S. Finals taking place in New York June 7. The first international Speed Rack competition will start in Canada in March 2015 followed by Paris in June and concluding in the U.K. next October.

Connect:

http://www.speed-rack.com

http://www.facebook/speedrackinfo.com https://www.Twitter.com/speed_rack

http://www.speed-rack.com/videos

 

We’ll be switching gears to talk saké  in the second half of our show with Steve Vuylsteke, Founder and CEO of SakéOne.  A native Oregonian, Steve’s family founded Oak Knoll Winery, one of Oregon’s pioneer wineries, in 1970. Steve has worked tirelessly to promote Oregon craft beverages, working for his family’s winery, as general manager and sales manager for Erath Vineyards and serving on the Oregon Wine Marketing Board and Willamette Valley Wineries Association.

Steve V in front of bottles

Steve Vuylsteke, Founder and CEO of SakéOne

He turned to saké in 1992 founding SakéOne, the only American operated sake brewery focused exclusively on premium sake in Oregon’s wine rich Willamette Valley, and importer of some of Japan’s finest saké.  SakéOne has been crafting strictly junmai ginjo quality saké at its state-of-the-art kura (brewery) in Forest Grove, the heart of the Willamette Valley: Oregon’s craft beer-brewing and wine making mecca, since 1998.

In 2010, SakéOne’s Momokawa “Ruby” Junmai Ginjo earned a silver medal at the prestigious U.S. National Sake Appraisal 2010, no small feat for an American producer in a crowd of more than 300 Japanese entrants and a judging panel held to precise Japanese standards.

Shanken News Daily recently reported that “Marketers of top saké brands say the category is now making inroads into the mainstream, while also benefiting from marked expansion in its core Asian restaurant account base.”

We’ll discuss why saké  is gaining popularity here in the USA and talk the ins and outs of enjoying saké  with Steve. Fun fact: Portland, Oregon boasts the highest per capita consumption of saké in the U.S. A home run market for the state SakéOne calls home.

Connect

www.sakeone.com

https://www.facebook.com/SakeOneOregon

https://twitter.com/SakeOne

 

Melanie Young and David Ransom

Melanie Young and David Ransom

 

Each Wednesday food and beverage industry insiders Melanie Young and David Ransom bring you the people who work front and center and behind the scenes in the industry on The Connected Table Live. Melanie and David are the Insatiably Curious Culinary Couple. Follow them on https://twitter.com/connectedtable  and https://facebook.com/theconnectetdable.com