The Toby Gribben Show Highlights
An awakened interest in and determination to understand Native American history beyond what was taught in the classroom prompted Patricia Streng to write this book. Understanding that history is primarily written by the victor, she spent uncountable hours researching, travelling and writing to thoroughly research centuries-old historical documents which prove the racism and genocide against Native Americans from the beginning.
Her passion unfolds as she tells a story of their strength and resilience as they fight to regain what is rightfully theirs – from treaties to equal rights and opportunities. By writing the book, she hopes to encourage others to join in supporting Native Americans as they fight for justice and equality. Their cause is that of racial equity and has no geographical or ideological boundaries, and it is the author’s desire that this book will help make a positive difference in the lives, not only of Native Americans but of all people who have been victims of racism.
In “Native American Resilience: A Story of Racism, Genocide and Survival” has two parts. The first focuses on the Cherokee People – their struggles and survival. Cherokee culture is highlighted, including their oral traditions from the earliest times to the confrontation between peoples when the New World was discovered. Trade and treaties played important roles from the early 1600s, with several significant Cherokee leaders guiding their interaction with the Europeans. Starting in the 1700s, laws stipulated that Indian children be educated in the white man’s ways. Native religions, languages and cultures were outlawed, with these basic rights only restored in 1990. For example, one of the chapters, Divergent Views on Removal, focuses on the period from the early 1800s until Congress passed a law in 1872 declaring there would be no more treaties. The story of Cherokee removal to Indian Territory, their involvement in the American Civil War and the period leading up to Oklahoma's statehood in 1907 follows.
In Part II, Native American life through modern times is explored, including issues Natives have within American society and with the government. Although there are treaties still in full force, unless changed by the specific Indian tribe and the U.S. government, many have been abrogated at the government’s convenience, resulting in numerous lawsuits with some significant settlements in money and rights for the Indian people. The government has admitted that terms of treaties have not been upheld and that over the centuries documents were lost or destroyed. Some tribes and/or their languages and cultures have ceased to exist. Yet Native Americans, the First Americans, continue their fight to gain justice for what has been done to them and what has been taken away from them – equality and respect.
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343. RJ Young09:20RJ Young is an accomplished author whose literary prowess shines through in his captivating work, "The Witch of the Whirlwind." Drawing on a rich tapestry of fantasy and adventure, Young weaves a tale that unfolds in the mystical realm where the Sky Elders returned two decades ago, entrusting the Itiwana tribe with the sacred duty of protecting the Tree of Life.As a seasoned warrior and beloved chieftain of the Itiwana, Tawa finds himself thrust into a perilous journey when the Witch of the Whirlwind attacks his village, forcing him to fulfil an old promise. Young skillfully guides readers through Tawa's solitary quest, exploring themes of duty, friendship, and the blurred lines between them.Beyond the protagonist's epic journey, Young delves into the lives of Tawa's children, each burdened with their own promises. Pahana, appointed as an interim ruler, grapples with the weight of defending his people, while the enigmatic newcomer Hayoka adds a disruptive element to his responsibilities. Kia, Tawa's daughter, emerges as a powerful Shaman, tempted by external forces seeking to exploit her extraordinary abilities for their own nefarious agenda.Little do they know that the Witch of the Whirlwind is poised to unleash an unprecedented threat upon the Itiwana, setting the stage for a gripping climax that will test the resilience of both characters and readers alike.Beyond his literary accomplishments, RJ Young's creative journey extends beyond the pages of his book. With a TV pilot episode, a play, and a graphic novel under his belt, Young's diverse talents shine through. His correspondence with the widow of Harpo Marx reveals a unique connection to the golden age of comedy, showcasing his broad range of interests.Yet, Young's personal journey is marked by resilience in the face of adversity. Overcoming depression, social anxiety, and Avoidant Personality Disorder, he has confronted existential crises head-on. The tragic loss of his parents to a drunk driver during his college years added a profound layer to his life, propelling him through challenges that ultimately shaped the depth and authenticity of his storytelling.In "The Witch of the Whirlwind," RJ Young not only crafts a mesmerizing fantasy narrative but also shares a piece of his own journey through the struggles and triumphs that define the human experience.
342. Michael Margiela07:02Michael Margiela, a rising star in the realm of artistry and acting, hails from the vibrant city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Born with an innate passion for creativity, Michael has carved his own unique path in the entertainment industry, leaving an indelible mark on both the art and acting scenes.A true polymath, Michael is not only an accomplished artist but also a budding actor with a magnetic on-screen presence. His journey into the world of entertainment has been fueled by a relentless pursuit of excellence and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression.One of Michael's notable contributions to the digital landscape is the creation of the intriguing and suspenseful web series, "The Masked Murderer." This gripping show, available on YouTube and produced by Motion Inc Records, showcases Michael's storytelling prowess and captivates audiences with its suspenseful narrative. "The Masked Murderer" has quickly gained attention, boasting two gripping episodes that showcase Michael's versatility as a creator and entertainer.As an artist, Michael Margiela's work reflects a fusion of creativity, emotion, and a keen understanding of his craft. His artistic endeavours serve as a testament to his commitment to pushing the boundaries and exploring new avenues within the world of visual expression.With a charismatic presence and a commitment to honing his skills, Michael Margiela is poised to become a prominent figure in the entertainment industry. His journey from Harrisburg to the global stage is marked by a dedication to his craft and an unwavering passion for storytelling that resonates with audiences far and wide. Keep an eye on this rising talent as he continues to make waves and leave an indelible imprint on the world of art and entertainment.
341. Tim Flatt18:41Tim Flatt is the visionary CEO at the helm of RTVA, Inc., driving innovation in the realm of healthcare technology. Under his leadership, RTVA has introduced a groundbreaking solution to the world's pressing need for efficient and accessible COVID screening. As the mastermind behind the Real Time Voice Analyzer (RTVA), Tim Flatt has ushered in a new era of non-invasive screening, revolutionizing respiratory health management.At the forefront of this pioneering endeavour is a mobile health app that stands as the first-of-its-kind in the realm of COVID-19 screening. Developed in collaboration with Hematico and the esteemed Dr Rita Singh, an internationally recognized voice analysis research expert, RTVA's technology leverages patent-pending advanced AI algorithms. These algorithms, meticulously crafted through Dr Singh's over 25 years of expertise, enable swift and accurate detection of respiratory health variances, transcending language barriers.The Real-Time Voice Analyzer, spearheaded by Tim Flatt, offers a user-friendly experience with a free trial that requires no credit card, making it accessible to everyone. The app provides a fast, reliable, and non-invasive screening for COVID-19 and respiratory illnesses, eliminating the need for uncomfortable nasal swabs or painful tests. Tim Flatt's commitment to privacy is evident, with the assurance that information is secure and 100% HIPAA compliant.Under Tim Flatt's leadership, RTVA's AI algorithms extend beyond COVID-19 detection to include influenza and common cold strains. The technology utilizes the sound of a person's voice, akin to a doctor using a stethoscope to detect irregularities in vital organs. Tim Flatt has ensured that RTVA's data host is a trusted, patented platform hosting over five hundred high-security projects worldwide.Results are delivered with exceptional speed—within 5-10 minutes—and boast a 99% negative predictive rate. Tim Flatt's commitment to inclusivity is reflected in the algorithm's ability to work with a wide range of vocal sounds, with a primary focus on vowel sounds for consistent performance across languages and dialects.RTVA, guided by Tim Flatt's leadership, is not only a technological marvel but also environmentally conscious. The app eliminates the need for plastics, swabs, packaging, or shipping, contributing to a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to healthcare solutions.Tim Flatt's vision for RTVA goes beyond the technology itself; it encompasses a commitment to empowering individuals in managing their respiratory health. As part of the Real-Time Network, founded in 1998, Tim Flatt has played a pivotal role in shaping a portfolio of brands and companies dedicated to providing innovative, cost-efficient health solutions. His dedication to effectiveness, affordability, and accessibility has solidified the Real Time Network as a trusted name in the industry. Tim Flatt's leadership continues to drive RTVA towards new frontiers, making the Real Time Voice Analyzer an invaluable tool in proactive respiratory health management.
340. Michael Nelms14:47Michael Nelms is the enigmatic vocalist and visionary founder of "Where the Children Play," a band that has boldly traversed the diverse realms of metal. Emerging from its blackened death metal roots, the group, under Michael's guidance, has evolved into a force within the atmospheric death metal soundscape.Amidst the fiery depths of the extreme metal's crucible, Michael, also known as Mike, stands as the haunting voice that commands attention. Alongside Luminal and Louis, the sonic architects behind the instruments and programming, he has shaped the band's sonic identity into an immersive experience.In the pivotal year of 2022, "Where the Children Play" unveiled "The Church of Satan," an audacious release that marked a transformative turning point for the band. This album, coupled with the hauntingly captivating "One for the Darkness," laid the foundation for their sonic journey. However, it was in 2023 that the band truly embraced new thematic dimensions with "Poems from the Solemn Black," delving into the profound themes of nature, death, winter, night, and solitude.Under Michael's guidance, the band underwent a metamorphosis with the introduction of a new producer in late 2023. Their latest single, "Part 6: Amber Wood," a sneak peek of the upcoming fourth full-length album, serves as a testament to Michael Nelms and the band's unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of their musical expression. As the vocalist and driving force behind "Where the Children Play," Michael Nelms continues to lead the band into uncharted territories, crafting a unique and captivating musical narrative that transcends the conventional boundaries of metal.
339. FienXSol10:03FienXSol is a visionary songwriter, mesmerizing MC, and innovative producer, hailing from the vibrant borough of Queens, NY. What sets her apart in the musical landscape is her extraordinary ability to seamlessly blend the realms of Hip Hop, Rock, Pop, and Electronic music, creating a delectable sound that defies the constraints of contemporary trends.Born in the picturesque city of La Paz, Bolivia, FienXSol's early years were steeped in the rich tapestry of poetry. Her love for words found its perfect expression in Rap Music, a genre she discovered upon her arrival in the bustling metropolis of New York City at the age of 11. Enrolled in a Catholic School in the heart of Manhattan's Hell’s Section, she navigated the challenges of a new language and culture by immersing herself in the transformative power of music. Rap and Rock became her steadfast companions, providing solace and inspiration as she forged her path.The fusion of Rock and Rap, exemplified by legends like Aerosmith and Run DMC in their iconic collaboration "Walk This Way," ignited FienXSol's desire to create music that challenged conventions. In college, she encountered Chris Sibilla, an aspiring producer who became her mentor, introducing her to the intricate world of music production. This marked the beginning of a musical journey that transcended genres, as she delved into Jazz, Blues, Classical, and the art of DJ’ing.FienXSol's passion and talent caught the attention of DJ Alex 'Flash' Takasaki from Toronto, Canada, who included her track in his 2001 mixtape. This early recognition paved the way for her role as the MC for the eclectic drum & bass group SUISSE MODULAR, culminating in the release of their acclaimed debut EP "Fly Me to the Lunar" in 2004 on Galactic Dust Records.As she stands on the cusp of a new chapter, FienXSol is ready to ascend once again. Currently working on her debut solo album, she has already released a series of vibrant singles. Her music, a kaleidoscope of influences, effortlessly weaves together Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, and Electronic elements, creating a sonic experience that is uniquely FienXSol. With a spirit that defies conformity and a sound that resonates beyond boundaries, FienXSol is a trailblazer in the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary music.
338. Gary Baysinger08:41Gary Baysinger, an accomplished author with a penchant for weaving captivating historical fiction, brings to life the poignant tale of love and resilience in his novel, "A Kind of Homecoming: A World War I Historical Fiction Romance (A Soldier's Heart)." Born with an innate ability to transport readers to a bygone era, Baysinger's storytelling prowess shines through in this evocative narrative.At the heart of the story is Rose Maddox, a young woman on the cusp of adulthood, whose ordinary life takes an unexpected turn with a chance encounter. Baysinger masterfully introduces us to Rose as she navigates the quaint country village she's called home for eighteen years. Her collision with a young German, Sebastian, sets the stage for a love story that unfolds against the backdrop of the idyllic Yorkshire countryside.Rose's restlessness becomes palpable as she yearns for something beyond the familiar confines of her village. The chance meeting with Sebastian proves to be a serendipitous moment, a collision that alters the course of both their lives. As they traverse the Yorkshire landscape on Sebastian's Royal Enfield motorcycle, the blossoming connection between Rose and Sebastian becomes a source of solace and inspiration.The narrative takes an unforeseen turn as storm clouds gather a thousand miles away in Europe. The assassination of the Archduke of Austria in Sarajevo sets off a chain of events that reverberate across the continent, casting a shadow over the idyllic love affair between Rose and Sebastian. Baysinger skillfully intertwines the personal and the historical, drawing readers into a world on the brink of war, where love and dreams are tested against the harsh winds of change.In "A Kind of Homecoming," Gary Baysinger showcases his ability to blend meticulous historical research with the artistry of storytelling. The result is a compelling and emotionally resonant narrative that explores the indomitable spirit of love in the face of adversity. As readers immerse themselves in the pages of this World War I historical fiction romance, they will find themselves transported to a time when love, like a fragile bloom, dared to flourish amidst the gathering storm.
337. John Barbour39:14John Barbour is the multi-Emmy-winning Godfather of Reality TV, whose illustrious career spans from his early days as a writer for Frank Sinatra to becoming a television legend who changed the face of American TV. His journey from a high school dropout to an acclaimed figure in the entertainment industry is a testament to his resilience and talent.As the creator of REAL PEOPLE, the groundbreaking reality TV show, John Barbour earned his reputation as a pioneer in the genre. However, his contributions extend far beyond reality television. In journalism, Barbour interviewed an array of controversial and influential figures, including Mohammad Ali, Cesar Chavez, Ronald Reagan, and Jane Fonda, on his award-winning program. His ability to engage with diverse guests showcased his versatility and made him a respected voice in the media landscape.Before the advent of reality TV, Barbour left an indelible mark on the talk show scene, having worked with iconic comedians such as Lenny Bruce, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, Johnny Carson, Bob Hope, and George Burns. His collaboration with Tim Conway in Knuckles and Nash in Vegas added another dimension to his entertainment repertoire.John Barbour's career in television took a significant leap when he became the original host of AM LA, earning the first of his five Emmys. His interviews with some of the world's most recognizable names established him as a premier television personality. Pioneering again, he became the first in America to provide film reviews on the news, securing three consecutive Emmys as KNBC's Critic-At-Large.Beyond the small screen, Barbour showcased his talents in writing and directing, with notable works including the award-winning documentary "The Garrison Tapes," acclaimed by Director Oliver Stone as the perfect companion piece to his movie, JFK. In 2017, he continued to delve into crucial topics with "The American Media and the Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy," hailed as the definitive film on JFK and the rise of Fake News.In his best-selling autobiography, "Your Mother's Not a Virgin," John Barbour invites readers into his world, revealing the multifaceted storyteller behind the legend. His journey from the early days with Sinatra to the pinnacle of reality TV and documentary filmmaking reflects a man who has witnessed and actively shaped American media's evolution. John Barbour is, without a doubt, a television icon whose impact resonates across decades.
336. Andrés Salvatierra16:30Andrés Salvatierra is a 19-year-old emerging artist hailing from La Paz, Bolivia. Recognized as a young pop singer revelation by the Bolivian government's Department of Culture in 2022, Andrés is currently leaving an indelible mark on the music world with his debut single, "Echoes of Doubt," released in September 2023. Crafted by the artist himself and produced by Jorge Blanco, this captivating musical journey showcases Andrés's unique sound and artistic vision.Born into an artistic family, Andrés Salvatierra discovered his passion for music at a tender age. Transitioning from the world of musical theatre to contemporary pop, he effortlessly blends singer-songwriter authenticity with the vibrant energy of pop music. His powerful and versatile voice, coupled with his skills in piano and guitar, distinguishes him in the competitive music landscape.Currently refining his craft in the creative hub of Los Angeles, Andrés is on a mission to share his art with the world. With a deep commitment to his roots and an unwavering dedication to his craft, he aspires to captivate global audiences and make an enduring impact on world stages. Andrés Salvatierra is not just a young artist; he is a rising force, poised to shape the future of the music industry with his distinctive style and undeniable talent.
335. Anthony Allen09:29Anthony Allen, a visionary entrepreneur and a lifelong enthusiast of the transportation industry, serves as the Founder and CEO of E-Universe Transportation Showroom. His journey in the world of transportation began at a remarkably young age, fueled by an inherent passion for all things automotive.Straight out of high school, Anthony embarked on his professional journey at a car dealership, immersing himself in a myriad of automotive responsibilities. This early exposure laid the foundation for his deep understanding of the intricacies of the industry. Subsequently, he dedicated over two and a half decades of his career to the esteemed Chrysler Corporation, where his expertise continued to blossom.Anthony's fascination with various modes of transportation manifested early on, with ownership spanning from skateboards to a motorcoach that he ingeniously converted into a private RV. His diverse personal experiences with different forms of transportation not only fueled his passion but also provided invaluable insights into the needs and desires of enthusiasts and consumers alike.Beyond personal endeavours, Anthony has actively participated in showcasing vehicles at car shows and public exhibitions over the years. This hands-on experience has allowed him to witness the evolution of the transportation industry firsthand, from conventional vehicles to the cutting-edge, electrified solutions that define the contemporary landscape.With a keen eye for innovation and an unwavering commitment to staying abreast of industry developments, Anthony is at the forefront of the dynamic changes in the transportation sector. His tenure in the field has seen the industry transform, embracing non-gas and battery-operated products that are now electrified, marking a significant shift toward sustainability.As the Founder and CEO of E-Universe Transportation Showroom, Anthony Allen brings a wealth of experience, a deep passion for transportation, and an acute awareness of industry trends. His leadership is propelling the company to new heights, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of the ever-evolving transportation landscape.