Category: Podcasting (Page 1 of 7)

Good Eye Podcast – Mindy Conklin – HCB2 – Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Education

Melinda (Mindy) Conklin has worked in the health and wellness industry for 30 years. She has a master’s degree from Virginia Tech in Human Development and a master’s degree in Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Melinda lost her young husband to colorectal cancer in 2011. After her loss, she left her career as a mental health clinician and she founded Hitting Cancer Below the Belt – a Richmond, Virgina based nonprofit organization dedicated to colon health and colorectal cancer prevention.

Melinda’s personal and professional experience in the field of mental, emotional, and physical wellness has prepared her to identify community needs and has produced a strong skill set which encompasses the ability to create and bridge resources which positively impacts community health. Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2) began serving the Richmond community in 2013 and continues to expand its messages and services across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

HCB2.org

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Good Eye Podcast – Laurel Marr – Death Doula

Laurel Marr’s website states that the term “doula” is a Greek word that means “a woman who serves”. While traditionally associated with childbirth, a doula is also someone who assists in a variety of ways with the end-of-life process, supporting the patient, family, caregivers and loved ones. In this conversation we discuss when it might be a good idea to enlist the services of a doula, when it might not be and some of the things we might not consider with which a doula could help. Learn more about Laurel and doula care on her website at www.lmdoulacare.com

Good Eye Podcast – Go Forward Together Ride Recap

Today’s episode is a recap of the 3rd Annual Go Forward Together Ride.  It was recorded at Final Gravity Brewing, the start/finish line for the ride and site of the after party.  The after party actually became the main event as we had to cancel the ride due to remnants of Hurricane Ian rolling in and a state of emergency having been declared.  Safety is always the #1 priority.  Participating in the discussion are :

-Andrea Starr – Executive Director of the Forward Foundation
-Dan Cherkis – Forward Foundation cyclist advisory board and ride leader of the Carytown Bicycles Saturday morning group ride
-Tim Mullins – Market Manager Atlantic, Specialized Owned Retail
-Bryan Oprel – General Manager Carytown Bicycle Co., Specialized Owned Retail
-and me, Jay Smack – Forward Foundation cyclist advisory board and host and producer of the Good Eye Podcast.

Go Forward Together Ride
The Forward Foundation
Carytown Bicycle Company 
Final Gravity Brewing

For a complete list of sponsors and media partners go to goforwardtogetherride.com

StudioB RVA – Merciful Zero, B4NK MACHIN3, Omen Stones, Ryan Kent

B4NK MACHIN3 – Days Like These (new)
-members of The Seymores, Dynamic Truths, Coral, Fudge, Dark Little Rooms.

Merciful Zero – Melonite Kingdom
No Filter Through the Vortex
Live at The Camel Wed. Sep 21
WITH: Darkness Is Falling, The Saturn Death Cult, Earth Dog Mothership
EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/643944286930430
MercifulZero.com
At Another Round Bar and Grill Oct 8

Omen Stones – Black Cloud (new)
-Erik Larson (ATP, AVAIL, Lord By Fire) – drums, Ed Fierro (Tel, Desert Altar) – bass, Tommy Hamilton (Druglord) – vocals, guitar

Ryan Kent (with Chris Farmer) – Dying Comes With Age (new)

Good Eye Podcast – Jonah and Natalie – Cyclist Safety and Awareness

Jonah Holland was struck and killed by a drunk driver last Saturday, August 13 while cycling along Osbourne Turnpike near Richmond.  She was cycling with Natalie Rainer who was also struck and remains hospitalized.  Jonah was an avid cyclist and swimmer and a member of numerous community organizations as is Natalie.

At the time of release of this podcast there are several ways to help.  A “Take Them A Meal” page has been set up for Jonah’s family, but states that the schedule is full.  You can contact the organizer for other ways to help.

Meals for John, Josie and Grayson Holland

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with Natalie’s expenses and hospital bills which will be significant.

Help Natalie Rainer Recover

Story from CBS 6 in Richmond

Feel free to reach out here via email at goodeyepodcast.com.

#liveforjonah

Good Eye Podcast – Henry Katinda – Empathy Children Initiative Uganda

Henry Katinda is a Ugandan Educator, Tourism Entrepreneur and Humanitarian. He is the Founder of Empathy Children Initiative, Uganda. It’s a charitable nonprofit helping vulnerable children in Uganda access education and other basic needs. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Henjo African Safaris, a Safari company that organizes Adventures, Vacations, Study excursions and Safaris to Uganda and Rwanda.

Links:
Empathy Children Initiative Uganda
ECIU on Facebook

Any kind of assistance can be donated to via GoFindMe.
https://gofund.me/fb75d625

Safari Tourism
Henjo African Safaris
Henjo African Safaris on Facebook

StudioB RVA – Doug Nunally – The Newlin Music Prize

Doug Nunally runs the online Richmond-area music magazine The Auricular and has spearheaded the creation of the new Newlin Music Prize,  “an award given to the best full-length album from the Richmond-Petersburg, VA metropolitan area based solely on artistic merit without regard to style or popularity.

Named after musical prodigy, VCU professor, and performer Dika Newlin (1923-2006), the prize launched in 2022 to award its first ever award for albums released in the previous calendar year. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize in the hope of fostering future recordings and performances.”

Newlin Music Prize short list

The Auricular

StudioB RVA

Good Eye Podcast – Andrey Karpov – TrueAgilityRVA, IT4Causes

Andrey Karpov is Director of Operations for IT4Causes.  They provide IT solutions for nonprofit clients.  He also has a burgeoning life coaching business in TrueAgilityRVA.  We get into the weeds and talk about the path that brought him to America from St. Petersburg Russia, early influences, favorite books, wellness practices and his plans to grow TrueAgility across the country.

IT4Causes.org

TrueAgilityRVA

Books referenced:

Andrey’s must have list:

Additional:

Current Podcast Obsession and Old School Metal

I’m a child of the 80’s.  What can I say?  But not the 80’s you might think of when someone says “The 80’s”.  Not the Cyndi Lauper, Men Without Hats 80’s.  More of the Dio-era Black Sabbath, early Iron Maiden, early Metallica, Priest, RUSH kind of 80’s.  I grew up a KISS fan, but what I was really after was Black Sabbath which I actually discovered after KISS.  When I heard the song Black Sabbath I knew I had found my tribe.  I used to tell my grandmother (my earliest musical supporter – she used to have me write her poems which were often dark and mysterious, but she didn’t care) that I liked “mean” music.  And until I found Sabbath that meant the darker Beethoven and Stravinsky.

Martin Popoff is a Canadian music journalist, podcaster, magazine publisher and author.  His depth of knowledge is by no means genre-specific (one of his favorite bands is The Damned), but he tends to focus on progressive rock, hard rock and metal.  His podcast “History In Five Songs with Martin Popoff” is a total stroll down memory lane for me.  But his knowledge and references are very detailed and specific.  Topics include session musicians, one hit albums, drum hooks and early (producer) Mutt Lange.  To a music and production nerd like me it’s absolute heaven.  I have actually created a new Spotify playlist called “Referenced” which is where I put songs and artists he talks about so I can go do my homework on bands I haven’t listened to in forever or somehow missed.

Martin is often on another podcast which is actually a YouTube series produced by Pete Pardo’s Sea of Tranquility.  Pete’s knowledge is as deep as Martin’s and it’s a total blast watching these two old schoolers go down the rabbit hole.  And the vibe is totally chill and unpretentious.  And just because they often focus on older groups the newer stuff gets equal billing with frequent mentions and analysis of bands like Opeth, Dream Theater, King’s X and Porcupine Tree.

If you’re an unpretentious person who appreciates the tongue-in-cheek pretentiousness of prog and metal, check these out and let me know what you think.

Books by Martin Popoff

Martin Popoff’s Brave Words, Bloody Knuckles

Pete Pardo’s Sea of Tranquility YouTube Channel

Sea of Tranquility Website

Good Eye Podcast – Tom Dorney – Veteran Outreach

Tom Dorney is a Navy vet who served aboard the USS Enterprise and is the current National Director of Resources and Partnerships for ReGroup Foundation.  His mission is to advocate for Veterans and First Responders effectively and provide them with the programs and resources they need.  Tom also serves as President of the Board of Directors of Adam’s House, a Peer to Peer and Educational support program for grieving children and their families.

From the conversation:
ReGroup Foundation
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Smokin and Jokin Podcast
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SUCCESS… Your WHY Powers Your How with Richard Kaufman
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Convene Collab
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VetUnite.org – Mentoring for Veterans
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Mission22
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Good Eye Podcast
Jay Smack

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