Month: August 2016

S1:E7, John Jeter, Fort Smith Symphony

John is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Hartt School of Music with a degree in Music Theory and Piano, and graduated with distinction from Butler University’s Jordan College of Fine Arts with a master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting. John has been serving as the Music Director for the Fort Smith Symphony for 20 years, and along with the musicians, staff, board of directors and community, he has led a transformation of a small community symphony to a large fully professional regional orchestra. John and the orchestra has received the League of American Orchestras’ Helen M. Thompson Award; the Mayor’s Achievement Award, and the Mayor’s Civic Center Award for the Performing Arts. John is the recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Arts Award “Individual Artist Award.” Simply a great show. We talk music of course, but also the planning logistics of creating the shows, the travel of musicians, importance of attention to detail, how John got his start, and art. Some World War I & II stuff is thrown in as well. John Jeter biography on the Fort Smith Symphony website Fort Smith Symphony website Earquake! Jolt Cleveland Orchestra: Website, Wikipedia Berlin Philharmonic: Website, Wikipedia League of American Orchestras: Website, Wikipedia Music and Composers (this is just a few we discussed): Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin Symphony From the New World, Symphony #6, Antonin Dvorak: Wikipedia Moonlight Sonata, Ludwig von...

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S1:E6, Todd Whatley, The Elder Law Practice

H. Todd Whatley, The Elder Law Practice. This episode is with Todd Whatley, one of only 500 certified elder law attorneys in the United States. This is one of the most interesting podcasts I’ve done so far, and the information Todd provides is very useful for all of us. The term “elder” is a bit misleading. Regardless of your age or your income, you can start planning for protecting your assets and enjoying life. It doesn’t really matter if you are 30 or 80 years old, there are important lessons to be learned, regardless of the size of your estate. Todd’s website is rich with information, his weekly radio show podcasts, and a link to the live broadcast of his show every Wednesday at 9am (Central) on KURM. Make sure to stay past the movies and other non-topic stuff, because there is a story at the end. Amazon Echo links: Amazon Echo Echo Battery Boot Movies: Pirates of the Carribean Indiana Jones Fargo Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Ladykillers Vacations Camping in the Keys: Bahia Honda State Park Haleakala National Park, Maui (Wikipedia entry) Molokai Larry Elison Hawaii Island – Lania (in the podcast I mistakenly said Kaui) http://www.tomkirkham.com/podcast-player/254/s1e6-todd-whatley-the-elder-law-practice.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration:...

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