Special Guests

  • Imam Suhaib Webb — American Muslim Scholar
    We thought Imam Suhaib Webb would be a great person to explain to us non-Muslims why Muslims are starving themselves this month. He is the Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and the founder of Center DC. He also runs City Sundays in Washington DC. Suhaib Webb is a Graduate of University of Central Oklahoma with a background in Education & Azhar University from the College of Shariah (Islamic Law & Jurisprudence). Imam Suhaib has over sixteen years of experience by serving various communities in North America and is currently managing an Institute for training Imams in Washington DC. Imam Webb was named one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in 2010. His website was voted the best "Blog of the Year" by the 2009 Brass Crescent Awards and his tweets won him the vote of "Best Muslim Tweeter" of 2010.

  • Claudia Riemer Boutote — SVP, Publisher of HarperElixir
    Claudia Riemer Boutote is SVP, Publisher of HarperElixir, a new line of conscious living books from HarperOne, the west coast imprint of HarperCollins. HarperElixir books are dedicated to exploring the essence of the human spirit, personal growth and transformation; ancient wisdom and its application to modern life, and the convergence of ideas between culture, spiritual practice, wellness and healing. For the past eleven years, Claudia Boutote has overseen HarperOne’s innovations in marketing, public relations, and packaging as well as sitting on HarperOne's editorial board. Her strategies have been instrumental in propelling over 120 books (and counting) onto the New York Times bestseller list, including Clean by Dr. Alejandro Junger, Love Wins by Rob Bell, and authors such as Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Arielle Ford, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Paulo Coelho and many more; as well as national and regional bestsellers in spiritual, wellness, metaphysical and business books and ebooks. She spearheaded the successful marketing launch of HarperBibles, including the top selling The Green Bible, and the re-branding of HarperSanFrancisco to HarperOne. Prior to joining HarperOne, she held management positions at a variety of major New York publishing companies including Workman Publishing, St. Martin’s Press, Scribners, among others. She was Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Seventeen Magazine and in the editorial department of Good Housekeeping magazine. She was the editor of Meet The Press: Fifty Years of History in the Making by Tim Russert; The Disease to Please by Harriet Braiker; and edited a special digest edition of Seventeen Magazine.


  • Jen
    Jen was sexually abused by her brother when she was a young child and then in her 20’s she experienced further abuse by a fiancé. That was it for her. She no longer looked for love from men. Within a couple of months she had met a woman who treated her the way she’d always hoped to be treated. Then after 20 years of identifying as a lesbian, Jen eventually dated then married a male friend who had once said to her, “You know if you weren’t a lesbian, I’d ask you out.” Throughout her life, Jen has never walked away from her faith. There was a long period of time when she sort of put her faith on hold because she felt hypocritical living a life that was contrary to what she had been taught in the Evangelical Christian world. This isn’t a lesbian story. This isn’t a heterosexual story. This is the story of a bi woman who still loves God and is married to a man.

  • Michelle
    Michelle is a young mom whose entire world shifted in June 2011 when her two-year old daughter was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor and given just months to live. Michelle and her wife Aimee were determined that if they “couldn’t add days to her life, they would add life to her days” and learned the true meaning of living like there is no tomorrow. When Stella died, the “magical” funeral Michelle and her family experienced inspired her to enter the profession so that she could make a difference in the lives of others. The same way the funeral directors made a difference for her. Since Stella’s death, Michelle has teamed up with the life-cycle celebrant and funeral director who helped plan Stella’s service and spoken to many groups about what it truly takes to celebrate life in the face of such a devastating loss.

LIVE! on TDMS - Devoted Souly to the Art of Music

  • This Week's Recording Artist: Vito Loschiavo
    Vito became passionate about classical guitar after he suffered a brain injury from a car accident in 2005. As part of his rehabilitation it was recommended that he volunteer playing at local senior residences. This really inspired him to share his talent and love of music. As a result of his brain injury, Vito has become an incredibly talented classical guitarist. He as no website. He has no recording contract. He has no Canadian tour. All he has is an unexpected gift that he uses to bless others with.

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