StudioB is starting to roll back into form after many months of spotty releases. The last year was hard on everyone, and the creative community was gut punched as venues closed and artists did whatever they could to remain productive and inspired. This episode features new music from these Richmond-area artists, all released in 2021, much of it worked on during lockdown in 2020.
I’m sort of old-school when it comes to equipment and software. I don’t like subscriptions. I rarely sell old gear. And I don’t really take advantage of “free trials”. That said, I learned Audacity, the free DAW for audio editing and mixing, because a number of my podcasting clients were using and I found it to be surprisingly able. (I’m a Pro Tools guy which brings its own special brand of heartache. But at least their support sucks! I digress.) There ARE some things about Audacity that I’m not keen on such as how when you want to record in multitrack mode you select the number of tracks you want then just hit record. I know. That sounds user-friendly and logical, but I like to set up my session and inspect it before rolling. Like I said, I’m old school. But there’s a new version of Audacity out and the reviews have been positive – good news for podcasters and project studio producers who are not as old-school and are just fine using a free program. Here’s Music Radar’s take on it. Give me a shout if you don’t want to deal with any of this when producing your podcast. Some folks understandably feel they have enough on their plate with the ideation, hosting, interviewing and promoting of their podcast.
Today’s guest is Empowerment Coach Pamela Losada. Originally, Switzerland she was a prominent Psychologist and Counselor with a successful practice. But something was missing. She was looking for something deeper and more meaningful, had chronic exhaustion and no measure of success made her feel complete. Then she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. This led her on a quest to find something to make her feel more complete. She became a Certified Health Coach, and began to implement the most cutting-edge insights and strategies to help transform her life and the lives of her clients.
Today’s guest is Lorna Smith from Covenant Home Care. Lorna talks about balancing the challenges they’re currently facing as well as some of the opportunities created for people who might be considering a career change whether by necessity or choice. Like many essential businesses who find themselves busier than ever, Covenant is actually hiring and looking forward. Their website has a lot of useful information and FAQs regarding in-home care as well as a list of their affiliations and accreditations.
Today’s guest is Andrea Starr, Executive Director and CEO of The Forward Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with single mothers who have encountered a life-altering event and are now in crisis. Andrea explains the many ways the Forward Foundation works with single mothers including financial assistance to help with childcare, workshops, education assistance, available programs and more. She also addresses the added challenges their clients and the foundation face as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ben King created Armor Down with Mindfulness after serving as a Psychological Operations Sergeant in the Army during the Iraq War. While searching for methods to restore his mind and body he discovered the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. He now strives to help fellow service members calm active minds often stuck on “threat”. Ben relays his fascinating story and incredible mission during Part 1 of this conversation on the Good Eye Podcast.
The full playlist from Saturday’s River City Limits is available on WRIR’s website here:
Check out the playlist below for most of the artists featured on Saturday night’s broadcast. Actual songs played on WRIR Saturday night are included where available, otherwise I substituted another song from the artist. Artists not on Spotify are not included in the playlist.