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Gabriel’s story depicts the challenges of growing up with a father locked up in San Quentin Prison and a mother addicted to heroine. At age 12 he discovers theatre at his grandma’s church and he is hooked! With the guidance of several mentors, he was able to follow his passion, go on to college, get an MFA in Acting, and pursue a career. But his story isn’t just about him making it. It’s about him wanting to give back to the at-risk youth around Sarasota, FL by using theatre to help them find their unique voices and share their truth with their community. His work as a teacher and Assistant Principal have helped shape the lives of middle and high school kids over the last 10 years. Stay tuned for how to watch his new one person show "Between Two Truths" after is recent premier at the Sarasota Theatre Festival "Sarasolo Festival".
Lucas Jack discusses being a Lawyer in Chicago who decided to follow his passion and become a full-time singer/songwriter in San Antonio, Texas. He shares how he became artist of the year in San Antonio, opening for Foreigner, and rocking out at the NBA Finals. Find out what he’s been up to with music since his moved to St. Louis. Throughout the podcast, you’ll hear excepts from a variety of Lucas’ songs. For more from Lucas, follow Lucas Jack Music on Facebook and Instagram. He performs Live every Tuesday @ 9 pm and Friday @ 10 pm central time. @lucasjackmusic
The interview with Austin, TX Mayor Steve Adler offers insights on leadership in challenging times, his humble beginnings, having to take ownership of his life after losing both of his parents, taking on civil rights cases as a young lawyer in Austin, and the love of his family. It’s a fresh look at the heart of a man who has led the City of Austin during the 2020 Covid Pandemic. Find Steve on Facebook at "Austin Mayor Steve Adler"
Stacy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who lives in Dripping Springs, TX. She and Barton discuss the challenges parents and children are facing in 2020 and how parents can develop family rituals, self-care strategies, and effective communication to help their families thrive amidst the difficulties of 2020. She shares key insights from her early life and some of the struggles she faced, which help her understand and empathize with both struggling kids and parents.
Mark was thrown from a truck and broke his neck This eighteen year old college soccer player became a quadriplegic and had to figure out how to live in a wheelchair and find purpose in his life. He goes on to lead the US Paralympic Rugby team to a GOLD medal in the 2008 Paralympic Games and stars in the Academy award nominated documentary “Murderball” depicting the US Rugby team. Mark shares his mindset on overcoming his handicap, becoming the best in the world at his sport, and how to always dream big in life. *language may not be appropriate for younger audiences.