Jason Flom — CEO of Lava Records (Launched Kid Rock, Katy Perry, Lorde, Greta Van Fleet, etc)American music industry executive Jason Flom is the CEO of Lava Records, Lava Music Publishing, and Lava Media, LLC. Flom previously served as Chairman and CEO at Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and Capitol Music Group and is personally responsible for launching acts such as Kid Rock, Katy Perry, Lorde, and Greta Van Fleet. The New Yorker described him as “one of the most successful record men of the past 20 years…known for his specialty in delivering ‘monsters.’” Flom began his career at Atlantic Records as a Trainee Field Merchandiser when he was 18 years old. He rose through the ranks and was named Chairman and CEO in 2003. Artists who he discovered and developed during his time there included Kid Rock, Matchbox 20, The Corrs, Hayley Williams, Skid Row, Tori Amos, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jewel, and Stone Temple Pilots. Flom became Chairman and CEO of Virgin Records in 2006 where he discovered and signed Katy Perry. In 2008, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Capitol Music Group, where he oversaw the careers of such artists as Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz, and 30 Seconds to Mars. In 1995, he founded Lava Records as a joint venture with Atlantic Records, which turned out to be one of the most successful startups in music business history. In 2009, Flom reclaimed Lava Records, forming a partnership with Republic Records and signing Lorde, Jessie J, and Greta Van Fleet. In 2015, Flom created Lava Music Publishing. Jason Flom is a leading philanthropist who has long championed various political and social causes. He has demonstrated his commitment to social justice as a founding board member of the Innocence Project and a board member of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, The Legal Action Center, The Drug Policy Alliance, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition, NYU Prison Education Program, Proclaim Justice, and VetPaw. He founded the Life After Exoneration Program at the Innocence Project and what became known as the Innocence Network Conference to provide support and social services for exonerees after they are released. In 2007 Flom co-founded the Freedom Fund at the Bronx Defenders. He is also known as a leading civilian expert on clemency and is personally responsible for dozens of clemencies including 17 that were granted by President Clinton, all of whom were nonviolent drug offenders serving between 15 and 85-year mandatory sentences. Flom is the host of the hit podcast Wrongful Conviction, now in its sixth season, which features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit. Within two weeks of its release, the podcast shot to #7 on the iTunes charts and has raised over $1 million to benefit the Innocence Project.
*Jason’s latest passion? The Church Of Rock & Roll! “Our mission is to encourage and enable as many people as possible to recognize and support miracles in their own lives, and in the lives of others. We believe that miracles happen through being kind, open, accepting, optimistic, committed, grateful and brave. We create spaces for people to come together in this spirit, sharing memorable experiences of discovery and fun under the umbrella of common good. FOR US, "CHURCH" MEANS COMMUNITY AND CONNECTION WITH ANYONE, ANYWHERE. FOR US, "ROCK & ROLL" MEANS FREEDOM AND EXPRESSION FOR ANYONE, ANYWHERE.”
Noah IrvineNoah Irvine is a teenager who lost his mother to suicide and his father to a prescription drug overdose. As a result of a classroom writing assignment, where he talked openly for the first time about losing both his parents to mental illness and addiction, Noah came up with two goals for changes in the way our government can support other people like his parents: #1 Creation of a Secretariat for Mental Health and Addictions within the Prime Minister's Office #2 Creation of Ministries of Mental Health and Addictions at the federal, provincial and territorial levels Noah sent a letter to 338 Members of Parliament, and only 40 replied. So he went to the media. Eventually, Noah had a one-on-one meeting with the federal Minister of Health and a twenty-minute phone call with Prime Minister Trudeau.
Chantal Desloges — Founder & Senior Partner of Desloges Law Group / Specialist in Citizenship, Immigration & Refugee LawChantal’s practice encompasses every possible area of Canadian citizenship, immigration and refugee law, such as business class applications, skilled workers, family sponsorships, work and study permits, refugee cases, citizenship applications, plus Appeals and Judicial Reviews of refused cases. Chantal taught Immigration Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000/2001. In 2012, Chantal was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, followed by the Canadian Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Pro Bono award. In 2013, Chantal was appointed by the Minister of Justice to serve on the Federal Court Rules Committee and was re-appointed for a further term in 2016. In 2014, Chantal was elected to the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Section, where she continues to serve. In November 2016, she co-authored a law book called “Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law: A Practitioner’s Handbook.” Chantal has been called upon 15 times by Parliamentary and Senate Committees to appear as an expert witness on immigration and refugee issues. She is the current Chair of the Board of Homes First Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing supportive housing in Toronto for severely marginalized individuals with the fewest housing options. Chantal is a regular immigration commentator on CTV Power Play and has been interviewed by both national and local television stations such as CBC, CTV National News, W5, Canada AM, Global News, and CP24. She has also been interviewed and quoted in national and local newspapers such as the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Globe and Mail, National Post and the Ottawa Citizen.
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Marla & David CeliaWhat happens when a Canadian troubadour and a German singer/songwriter decide to become musical partners? This album, which is bathed in absolute beauty, proves that the result is a great partnership. Wonderful melodies, handsome vocal harmonies, and sublime instrumental interpretations make this album an absolute hit, David Celia is a wizard on guitar alongside Marla’s lush, sometimes husky vocals. David has four self-produced solo albums, and tours frequently across Canada & throughout Europe (including memorable appearances at the Glastonbury Festival). He has been touted as "one of Toronto's best guitarists” by CBC Radio and has been featured frequently on the BBC in the UK. He’s also been a sideman to artists such as Emilíana Torrini, Andy Kim (The Archies) and Ian & Sylvia Tyson. He produced Marla’s debut album Madawaska Valley in 2015 and the single “In The Wind” acquired over 1.2 million plays on Spotify. “A little discovery” says Rolling Stone.
CHECK THIS VIDEO OUT: Marla & David Celia - Heart Like A Dove (Official Video)
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Dr. Terri Orbuch — The Love Doctor®Dr. Terri Orbuch (Ph.D.) is America’s most trusted relationship expert. She is an author, speaker, therapist, professor at Oakland University, and research professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She brings her simple, straightforward, science-based relationship advice to REAL people everywhere! Dr. Orbuch has published 1,000's of articles and authored six books, including, “5 Simple Steps To Take Your Marriage From Good To Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps To a New and Happy Relationship”. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same 373 couples for almost 3 decades. Dr. Orbuch has been featured in such national news publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest and TIME magazine. She has also appeared on The Today Show, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, and CNN. Her relationship segments are aired on Fox-TV Detroit and she is a relationship expert for OurTime.com. Her PBS TV program titled, “Secrets From The Love Doctor” has been airing since 2013 and is available as a DVD on Amazon.com.
What's Their Secret
THE SECRET TO LOVE — Norm & Sue AllenDuring Love Month (February - duh) Drew will be interviewing married couples who have been together for 50+ years, asking them, “What’s their secret?”
TODAY’S LOVE BIRDS: Norm & Sue Allen have been married for 50 years!
*Each of the four couples interviewed this month, will have their name drawn from a hat and could win a one night’s stay in a fireplace suite with a king size bed at www.madisonmanorboutiquehotel.com (also included is a $25 gift card for the Madison Avenue Pub) OR they might win a LOVE BASKET from www.giddyyo.com with hand crafted dark chocolate and massage love butter!