Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution - with Directors Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is a 2020 American documentary film, directed and produced by Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht. Barack and Michelle Obama serve as executive producers under their Higher Ground Productions banner.

"In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” (a term no longer used) in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and make-out sessions awaiting everyone, and campers experienced liberation and full inclusion as human beings. Their bonds endured as many migrated West to Berkeley, California — a hotbed of activism where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption, civil disobedience, and political participation could change the future for millions."

Nicole Newnham (Writer, Director and Producer) is an Emmy-winning documentary producer and director, four-time Sundance Film Festival alumnus and five-time Emmy-nominee. She has recently produced two virtual reality films with the Australian artist / director Lynette Wallworth: the breakthrough VR work Collisions, which won the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches to Documentary, and Awavena, featured at the World Economic Forum in Davos and at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Jim LeBrecht (Writer, Director and Producer) has over 40 years of experience as a film and theater sound designer and mixer, author, disability rights activist and filmmaker.


LeBrecht and BSA’s credits include some notable films. Just some of the titles that have garnered acclaim are The Blood of Yingzhou District, which won the Academy Award for short documentary in 2006, Minding The Gap, Unrest, The Force, The Island President, The Waiting Room, The Kill Team, Daughter From Danang, The Cockettes, We Were Here, and Audrie and Daisy.


Episode 162: You Call THAT Marketing!

I was in a conversation recently with some business owners and the question of “what is your most effective marketing advice” came up.  Almost all of them said “yeah, we don’t do much marketing,” which I found strange.  Upon further examination many of them engaged in plenty of marketing-related activities but they just didn’t “call” them marketing.  So we’re going to talk about all of the activities that companies do that apparently they don’t think are marketing, but they actually are.  We’ll also dig into who’s winning and losing this week on another fantabulous episode of May the Best Brand Win on Entertalk.  

Oz Noy - It’s Jazz. It Just Doesn’t Sound Like It

This is how virtuoso guitarist Oz Noy describes his intoxicating blend of jazz, funk, rock, blues, and r&b. 

Born in Israel, Oz started his professional career at the age of 13. By age 16, he was playing with top Israeli musicians and artists. By age 24, he was one of the most established studio guitar players in the country. Oz was also a member of the house band on Israel’s top-rated television show for more than two years. 

Since his 1996 arrival in New York, Oz has made a huge impact on the local and international music scene. His unique and intoxicating style has broken all the rules of instrumental guitar music by focusing on the groove. 

His latest album, released on Abstrack Logix, is called “Booga Looga Loo.”


Oz Noy has performed, toured and recorded with Richard Bona, Chris Botti, Gavin DeGraw, Harry Belafonte, Cyndi Lauper, Clay Aiken, Toni Braxton, Phoebe Snow, Nile Rogers, Dave Weckl, John Patitucci, The East Village Opera Company, Roger Glover, Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, The Gil Evan Orchestra, Warren Hayes, The Allman Brothers, Allen Toussaint, Eric Johnson, Mike Stern, John Abercrombie, Steve Lukather,Tom Scott, Don Was, Nelly Furtado, Natasha Bedingfield, Phillip Phillips, Andy Grammer, Angelique Kidjo, Matisyahu, Jennifer Hudson, Henry Butler, Gart Hudson, Don Henley, Patti Austin, Take 6, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Phil Ramone, Paul Shaffer, Dweezil Zappa, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Sting, Steve Perry, Allison Krauss Foreigner, Patty Smyth, Wiz Khalifa, Shelea, Jordin Sparks, Average White Band, Christopher Cross, TYP, Betty Buckley, Idina Menzel, Luke Nelson, Justin Timberlake, Bonnie Raitt, Lizzo, Dave Mathews, Cat Stevens and Scary Pockets. oznoyguitar

Ep. 161: Marketing's Order of Operations

Math was not my favorite subject mostly because you couldn’t BS your way through it.  There’s a process, an order to how you do it and there isn’t any room for improvisation.  Well, after studying thousands of marketing campaigns from b2b and b2c companies, I can tell you there’s a order of operations for marketing too.  We’re gonna talk about it and still have time to hit who’s winning and losing on another semi-entertaining episode of May the Best Brand Win on Entertalk! 

Episode 160: Making Sure Your Price is Right With Science

If you study marketing, you know about the four P’s.  One of those P’s is PRICING.  And with us today is an expert in pricing, Per Sjofos, the CEO of market research company, Atenga.  Per does price specific market research also called Predictive Demand Analysis(TM) and is an expert in what things SHOULD cost. We’re going to talk about pricing, baby and Per is going to show us the science behind it.  We’ll also hit who’s winning and losing on another affordably priced, award-winning episode of May the Best Brand Win on Entertalk. 

Rose Schindler - "Auschwitz, You Had To Have Guts To Survive."

Rose Schindler (1929-) Born and raised in Czechoslovakia, Rose was deported to Auschwitz along with her parents, aunt, five sisters and two brothers when she was just 14 years old.

Max Schindler (1929-2017) From Cottbus, Germany, Max and his family were deported to Poland and sent to a forced labor group in 1942. Over a three year period, Max was sent to six concentration camps.

Despite these horrible beginnings, Max and Rose found each other and have been engaged in Holocaust activities for much of their lives. They are members of the ’45 Aide Society and involved in The Butterfly Project, whose mission is to educate students about the Holocaust. Rose has also been the president of the New Life Club, a local San Diego organization of Holocaust survivors.

They have been interviewed extensively by the news media and their video testimonies are included at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute – the organization founded by Steven Spielberg.

Max and Rose have earned many awards as well. They were honored to receive the Jewish Heritage Month Local Heroes Award from KPBS television in 2016. Rose was named one of the Cool Women of 2015 by the San Diego Girl Scouts, as well as a Woman of Valor during the 24th Annual Lipinsky Family Jewish Arts Festival. She was awarded an honorary high school diploma from La Jolla Country Day School in 2018, and awarded an honorary Master of Business Administration by the California International Business University in May 2019. A sought-after speaker, Rose continues to recount her story regularly at schools and events.

instagram page: @twowhosurvived

Episode 159: When There's No Time Left for Marketing

Why are some of the world’s most successful people NEVER late to meetings?  Because time is the one thing which you cannot buy more.  In my business, a common objection to improving marketing is time.  I just don’t have TIME to do any marketing.  Well, that is pretty shortsighted and dumb.  So I’m going to show you WHY you should make time for marketing and HOW to do it.  We’ll also tackle who’s winning and losing this week in marketing on another fun-filled and super educational edition of May the Best Brand Win on Entertalk.

Episode 158: Three Big Ways Social Media Scares Us

Most of the danger of Cv-19 is fear.  Fear is  an emotion that requires a stimulus in the human brain.  Now the mass media have tried their very best to keep us afraid, but we’ve dealt with them before.  I believe the Cv-19 crisis got all of its fear muscle from social media.  We love liking, sharing and posting SO much that kinda got played by our own creation.  But FEAR not, because I’m going to show you my top 3 ways social media scares us and hopefully by knowing that, YOU won’t get played again. We’ll also dig into who’s winning and losing on another fantabulous episode of May the Best Brand Win.  

Episode 157: Gimme Three Steps to a Better Website

Most website really, really suck. They are old, outdated, unclear and full of so much marketing crap you have to run a mental marathon of calories to figure out what they say.  And of course, most people won’t do that.  So we’re gonna discuss how it happened and more importantly the three things you can do RIGHT NOW to fix yours.  We’ll also dive into who’s winning and losing on another robust yet airy episode of May the Best Brand Win on Entertalk.  

Boney James - "Solid"... A Reflection on Relationships and a Respite from a Stress-Filled World

Saxophonist Boney James, whose style falls on the R&B and pop side of jazz, is a Soul Train award-winner and four-time Grammy nominee who has sold over three million albums. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts; he grew up in New Rochelle, New York before moving to Los Angeles with his family at the age of 15.

In 1985, James went on the road as a keyboardist with Morris Day, and eventually convinced Day that he should be playing saxophone instead. He spent four years playing with Day and also became an in-demand guest musician on tenor, alto, soprano, and flute, playing with Randy Crawford, Sheena Easton, the Isley Brothers, and Bobby Caldwell.

James made his debut as a solo artist with “Trust” in 1992 on Spindletop Records, which earned him a contract with Warner Bros. two years later.

His latest album “Solid” will be available on June 12, 2020 on Concord Records.


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