Jon Anderson — Founding Member/Lead Singer of YESJon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind Yes. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the series of epics produced by Yes and his role in creating such complex pieces as Close to the Edge, Awaken, and especially The Gates of Delirium was central to the band's success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group's biggest hits, including I've Seen All Good People, Roundabout, and Owner Of A Lonely Heart.
Taraji P. Henson — Academy Award Nominated ActressTaraji Henson earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Taraji is a 2011 Emmy nominee for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for Lifetime’s Taken From Me. She starred as Detective Joss Carter in the highly rated J.J. Abrams crime drama Person of Interest for CBS and won the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. In Larry Crowne she co-starred with star and director Tom Hanks. She starred in the hugely successful Karate Kid opposite Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, and in Date Night with Tina Fey and Steve Carrell. For her role in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself, she received the 2009 Diversity Award for Best Actress. She also starred in Peep World playing Rainn Wilson’s love interest; The Good Doctor with Orlando Bloom and Once Fallen with Ed Harris. Henson received rave reviews for her role in Focus Features’ Talk to Me opposite Don Cheadle. She co-starred in the ensemble action drama Smokin’ Aces with Ben Affleck and Alicia Keys. She starred opposite Forest Whitaker in Hurricane Season, and Kathy Bates in Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys. Henson made her singing debut in Hustle & Flow and performed the Academy Award-winning song, “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” on the Oscar telecast. She reunited for the third time with John Singleton to film Four Brothers with Mark Wahlberg. Taraji was a series regular on David E. Kelly’s Boston Legal and recurred on ABC’s Eli Stone.
Brian BulgerBrian experienced sexual abuse between the ages of 12 and 16. Once by a cousin and the other times by a pedophile. By the age of 12, he was addicted to pornography after he found a stash of his father's “dirty magazines”. The shame and experience of 'using porn' cycled Brian into all kinds of destructive sexual encounters throughout high school and for many years to follow. Today, Brian is in a 12 Step program called Celebrate Recovery – recovering from sexual addiction, sexual abuse and codependency.
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This Weeks Recording Artist: Ali Matthews“I desire to write songs that connect us with each other; songs that tap into our hopes and heartaches, our fears and passions, the things that make us vulnerable, the things that tell us we are alive. I see a dark and broken world in desperate need of mercy and compassion and I am compelled to create music that will draw us closer to grace, to each other and to our Creator. I am not a preacher - just a fellow-traveller on this fascinating ride …and I don’t mind being transparent.” Writing and performing on both piano and acoustic guitar, she blends mature and sensitive lyrics with evocative, compelling melodies. Ali’s songwriting and performing are highly respected in both the Christian and the mainstream music industry due to her accessible, honest lyrics and her ability to weave the “spiritual” into every day life experiences. She once held the GMA (Gospel Music Association Canada) record as the artist with the most nominations ever in one year. (11 nominations in 2006). She has received 14 GMA Covenant awards and 36 nominations in 7 years. She was a winner in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition, The Canadian National Songwriting Competition, The Word Guild Canadian Writers Awards and she was named Woman of the Year in the City of Stratford for her outstanding contribution to the Arts. CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO
Tamára Lunardo — Real Life & Real FaithKnown for her disarming honesty and humor, Tamára is the editor of What a Woman Is Worth, a monthly contributor to DeeperStory.com, an award-winning, syndicated blogger, an essayist appearing in several anthologies, and a copywriter for a large, child-focused anti-hunger organization.
“If any of the words in the following sentence offend you, consider turning back now: This blog sometimes gets all Jesus-y and shit. Still here? Great—let’s talk! Tamára Out Loud began as a place to work out my thoughts on real life and real faith. And then it launched a book, and a literary agency contract, and the opportunity for even more books. (Whoa. I still can’t quite believe it.) So now it’s still a place to work out my thoughts on real life and real faith, because that’s how you put together a book—you get out your words and see what stories they tell. So please read, share your thoughts, and enjoy with me the small stories that may just be books in the making.”
Drew & His Mates Crack Open A Few!Current affairs, pop culture, even touchy-feely-relational stuff! Listen in OR call and join us, as we crawl from topic to topic!(Got a topic you want the gang from the pub to crack open? Click here)
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W.here's T.he F.aith?Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!)
Today's W.T.F. Guest: Michael Paulson, National Religion Reporter for The New York Times