August 2013 Interviews

Celebrity Interviews – August 2013


[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on August 29th, 2013

Steve Prohm began his coaching career in 1998-99 as a volunteer assistant to Billy Kennedy at Centenary College, where he initially lived in the basement of a dorm and lived off cafeteria meals. He followed Kennedy to Southeastern Louisiana University, where he spent five seasons as an assistant before leaving for Tulane. In 2006, he rejoined Kennedy’s coaching staff, this time at Murray State University. Prohm played a key role in Murray State’s resurgence under Kennedy, which culminated with a school-record 31 wins in 2009-10 and an upset of Vanderbilt in the 2010 NCAA Tournament–only the second NCAA Tournament win in school history.
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[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on August 25th, 2013

Les Stroud is a Canadian musician, filmmaker, and survival expert best known as the creator, writer, producer, director, cameraman and host of the television series Survivorman. After a short career behind the scenes in the music industry, Stroud became a full-time wilderness guide, survival instructor and musician based in Huntsville, Ontario. Stroud has produced survival-themed programming for The Outdoor Life Network, The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, and YTV. The survival skillsimparted from watching Stroud’s television programs have been cited by several people as the reason they lived through harrowing wilderness ordeals.
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[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on August 22nd, 2013

As a child in St. Louis, Missouri, Reggie Lafaye first became interested in playing the saxophone in a most unusual way. His mother and father had taken him to see the Pink Panther – he loved the introduction in the opening of the movie and asked his mom what the instrument was making that awesome sound. She replied, “The saxophone.” Reggie worked all summer mowing lawns and bought his very first sax at the young age of 11. Just four years later, he and fellow musicians were playing private parties, weddings, the Admiral Showboat, The Cervantes Center and other venues they could book considering his young age. His early career was abruptly cut short in 1969. The US was in the middle of the Viet Nam war and Reggie proudly put his Saxophone aside to provide relief and medical aid to the troops overseas as a Corpsman in the U.S. Navy.
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[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on August 19th, 2013

Jerry B. Jenkins, former editor of Moody Magazine, vice president for publishing, and now chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 180 books, including the 63,000,000-selling Left Behind series. Jerry has been awarded honorary doctorates from Bethel College (Indiana), Trinity International University (Illinois), Colorado Christian University, Huntington University (Indiana), and Tennessee Temple University.
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[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on August 19th, 2013

Tammy Brawner was born and raised in Oakland, CA. She graduated high school from Skyline High where she was a standout 4 year varsity basketball player. Her senior year she received all-league honors and MVP of her team as she led the team in points, steals, and assist. Brawner’s high school coach, who had coached both men and women’s varsity basketball for over 25 years, said her ability to handle the ball and get anywhere she wants on the court was the best he had ever seen or coached.
Today, she is a professional basketball player and wants to send the message to people that nothing is impossible. She says, “everybody’s route to success doesn’t have to be the conventional route to success. Sometimes there are detours along the path there. Those detours often deter people,” says Tammy. “But I like to call it the scenic route”, says Brawner. “If you keep going, you will end up at your destination in due time. That’s just the thing though, you have to keep going. It’s so easy to turn around, but then you never fulfill your purpose.” Tammy says, “I ended up accomplishing everything I could have ever dreamed of. I have my MBA, I play professional basketball, and I entertain. I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. ”
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[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on August 11th, 2013

The Busboys
Formed in Los Angeles in the late 1970s, the original lineup featured brothers Brian O’Neal (keyboards, vocals) and Kevin O’Neal (bass, vocals), Gus Louderman (vocals), Mike Jones (keyboards, vocals), Vic Johnson (guitar), and Steve Felix (drums). All of the original band’s members were African-American except Felix, who is of non-black Hispanic heritage.
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[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on August 5th, 2013

Walter Ray Williams, Jr. (born October 6, 1959 in Eureka, California) is a professional bowler. He currently holds the record for all-time standard PBA Tour career titles (47) and total PBA earnings (over $4.3 million through the 2010-11 season). He is a seven-time PBA Player of the Year winner, and won at least one PBA Tour title in 17 consecutive seasons (1993 through 2009-10); both of these feats are also PBA records. He starred in the ten-pin bowling sports documentary A League of Ordinary Gentlemen. He is currently active on both the PBA Tour and the PBA50 Tour (formerly PBA Senior Tour). Walter is also a nine-time world champion in the game of horseshoes (3 junior titles and 6 men’s titles.)
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[mantra-multi][mantra-column width=”1/3″][/mantra-column] [mantra-column width=”2/3″]Published on August 2nd, 2013

Michael Joseph “Mike” Farrell (born February 6, 1939) is an American actor, best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the television series M*A*S*H (1975–83). He is an activist for political causes.

Farrell was a producer of Patch Adams (1998) starring Robin Williams, and has starred on the television series Providence (1999–2002). He appeared as Milton Lang, the father of Victor Lang (John Slattery), husband of Gabrielle Solis (Eva Longoria) on Desperate Housewives (2007–2008). He was seen in the tenth season episode “Persona” of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Most recently he appeared as the character Fred Jones in the season 8 episode “Hunteri Heroici” of Supernatural.
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