Topic Episode #2: "The Grief" (and the Hope)
Topic: Premiere Episode - "What Happened?" The Unrest
About the Series:
The Collective "Voices of Up2Me Radio have come together in one voice to instill "HOPE" The 2020 Corona Virus Pandemic has touched every human in the world and brought all external (outside of your home) activities to a sudden STOP! A hard and sudden STOP! The destructive impact of the pandemic has resulted in millions afflicted with the virus and fighting for their life, mass deaths, mass unemployment, business shut downs, racial unrest and a major economic downturn. Fear and uncertainty is among the masses. Faith is being tested and many are seeking understanding for the worldly unknowns for basic survival. We are in earthly uncharted waters but not for believers who know the full story. Hope has to be restored in a way like never before in our lifetime.
Topic: The Israel Collective Group; A Conversation with Outreach Coordinator, Pastor Sammy Lopez
In this episode Host Gabby G welcomes Pastor and Inspirational Speaker and Outreach Coordinator, Sammy Lopez of “The Israel Collective Group” to the conversation. Gabby G will share her recent trip with the collective as Pastor Sammy Lopez talks about the Mission and Goal Behind the Israel Collective . Learn How American Christians can ask how we can Love the Israeli and Palestinian people in a way that will make God Smile! To learn more about Pastor Sammy Lopez and his work visit him at:
Topic: “Behind the Comedy; A Conversation with Comedian Jason Earls”
Jason Earls is on a mission. The comedian from Virginia’s Eastern Seaboard doesn’t live to make you laugh; he makes you laugh to help you live. A husband and the father of six children, Jason’s got a thing or two to say about how to navigate life. His warm personality and impeccable comedic timing has made him a favorite at comedy clubs, churches, businesses, and in front of students and members of the Armed Forces. Jason is a nontoxic comic: You can trust him to deliver without the offensive turn or twist. Once voted Seattle’s Favorite Comedian, Jason has also been featured on Focus On The Family’s Date Night Challenge, Trinity Broadcast Network, and the Date Night Comedy Tour. Visit Jason at www.jasonearls.com
Topic: “Faith to Live By" with Special Guest Pamela Christian
In this episode Host Gabby G is up close, personal and in conversation with Author and Inspiration Speaker Pamela Christian. Tune in to learn more about a free gift giveaway!
For over twenty-five years Pamela Christian has compassionately helped people discover and live in, life-giving truth. She holds an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from HSBN International Fellowship of Ministries, a certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, is a Bible teacher, keynote speaker, radio and television host and a multiple award-winning author with her Faith to Live By series. Live presentations are what she enjoys most, To book Pam, purchase her book and other services and to learn more visit her at the following sites www.pamelachristianministries.com
Topic: " Hope's Legacy" Behind the Scenes with Director, Doug Maddox
In this episode Host Gabby G welcomes Film Director Doug Maddox to the conversation to talk about his latest film Hope's Legacy. Hear about the cast, the story-line and some exciting behind the scene moments. Doug will share information about the upcoming Red Carpet Screening and how you can participate. To learn more about Hope's Legacy and DBM Films visit https://hopeslegacyfilm.com/ www.dbmfilm.com www.dbmstore.com
The Modern Milkman with Seth Bahler
Tune in as Host Gabby G welcomes Special Guest Seth Bahler to the conversation to talk about his story, journey and love for being "The Modern Milkman." Learn how one community is thriving from fresh milk home delivery!
Topic: "The Fire Catcher, A Declaration of Grace", A Conversation with Michael M.T. Arnold, Author
In this episode Host Gabby G and Guest Michael Arnold will discuss Michael's journey, successes, failures, lessons learned, and how his faith sustains him.
M.T. Arnold is an award-winning television sports producer, transformational writer, speaker and entreprenuer. He has also served as a Sunday school teacher, youth counselor and coach. He has three daughters and five grandchildren and lives in Evansville, Indiana where he enjoys reading, writing, tennis, public speaking and spending time with his family.
One Woman's Journey from Office Layoff to Passion in the Kitchen with Special Guest Lynne Coulter of Saucys Kitchen
"Saucys Kitchen; A Recipe for Success". Lynne Coulter decided to take a chance and re-define her passion for Cooking into a Successful Small Business after being laid off from her office job once morning. In this episode we will talk about how Lynn's passion is also inspiring her customers and other along the way. Visit Lynne at www.saucyskitchen.com
Up Close with Katie Garibaldi - Her Music, Her Heart"
In this episode Host Gabby G and Katie talk about Katie's latest release "Wonderful Mother Mary" and the inspiration behind this song.
Katie Garibaldi's Music is currently in Rotation on: KDNK, KRNG, SBB Radio 91.7FM, LPFM, 101.3FM Renegade Radio, WKGT, UP2Me Radio, ChristianBeats.us, KCHS, WTHO, KKCK, MAGIC 97.7FM, CFAM, WANB, KFAV, WGRV, WMTS, KDZY, Country Storm, WOCO, WTHO, Radio New Wheels, C and W Moonshine, WLCT, WEEN, CBTS, WBCU, WEAG, Country Barnyard 305, Englefield Country Roots Radio, KAGH, WIFE, WANB, WTUK, HEM Country, WEEM, WVCP, Tri Lakes Radio, Tampa Bay FM, Cornerstone Christian Radio, Belter Radio, KFM, KBJB, The Country Line, CYDR, Fish Creek Radio, Indie Radio Network
"Wonderful Mother Mary" is Available on iTunes:
"Wonderful Mother Mary" is Available on Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/track/0OK1L2eaQpJaqWJqkr4q7k?si=iyIyIH28T1ma_mJyOaFRNA
"Saving Destinies through Life Lessons and Film" with Guest Camy "Cameron" Arnett, CEO, Camy Arnett Production Studio
In this episode Gabby and Camy will talk about Camy's journey as an actor, producer, author and creator of a new film, Mattie the Discovery. Camy will share the challenges and opportunities before him and how his "faith" guides his steps. Camy inspires and works within the Faith Based Film Industry and will share his insights about this growing genre of films.
Christian Casting with Special Guest Laura Mae Poore, CEO of Christian Casting
In this episode Gabby G and Laura will talk about Laura's story and journey to Christian Casting and how Christian Casting sets itself apart from other casting agencies.
Meet Laura Mae: Laura Mae is a momma of 8 with an unquenchable passion for life and a desire to share that excitement with all she encounters. She is a wife of 17 years, mom, school teacher (music/drama), homeschooler, actress, comedian (with the Christian Comedy Chicks), motivational speaker, singer songwriter, talent coach/consultant, essential oils mentor and entrepreneur- after several years of hoping and praying, she is preparing to launch ChristianCasting.com, and Up2Me Radio has the first exclusive interview to tell you all about it. Laura's experience and credits include:
Up Close with Madeline Carroll star of the movie I Can Only Imagine
In this episode Gabby G and Madeline as they talk about the film I Can Only Imagine, Madeline's role in the movie and the movie's message.
Meet Madeline: Madeline is starring in the film "I Can Only Imagine" with Dennis Quaid directed by Andy and Jon Erwin.
Madeline Carroll began modeling when she was 3-years old after being “discovered” in a nail shop in Sherman Oaks, California. Madeline is best remembered for her starring role in Swing Vote opposite Kevin Costner. Her television and film resume includes Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, The Spy Next Door (Jackie Chan), Mr. Popper's Penguins (Jim Carrey) and the film adaptation of Wendelin Van Draanen's novel, Flipped directed by Rob Reiner, and Machine Gun Preacher directed by Marc Forster. Madeline has also appeared in over 65 commercials, and several tv shows such as Scandal with Kerry Washington, Lie to me, NCIS, and Cold Case to name a few. She is active in giving to Generosity Water founded by Jordan and Philip Wagner, She also volunteers at The Dream Center and partners with her family in feeding the homeless every Tuesday night. Won “Woman's Impact Award” by The Dream Center
" Living Biblically" with Special Guests John Eric Bentley and Patrick Walsh
In this Episode Host Gabby G chats with John Eric Bentley and Patrick Walsh about their journey as a Actor and a Producer in the smash CBS Comedy Hit "Living Biblically"
Meet Patrick - Patrick Walsh got his start writing for FX's long-running hit "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia." Since, Walsh has served as a Producer on NBC's "Outsourced," a Co-Executive Producer on CBS's "2 Broke Girls" and a Consulting Producer on Judd Apatow's HBO series "Crashing." He has twice been the intoxicated narrator on Comedy Central's "Drunk History," he penned jokes for last year's "White House Correspondents Dinner," and he is currently Executive Producer and Showrunner of the CBS series "Living Biblically!"
“My Daddy Is In Heaven” with Jenn Gotzon Chandler , ‘An Uplifting Story of Faith Tested....and Rediscovered.
Meet Jenn: Award-winning actress Jenn Gotzon Chandler made a niche playing historical and real-life characters as seen in MY DADDY IS IN HEAVEN. Her breakout role as President Nixon’s daughter, Tricia Nixon, directed by Ron Howard in FROST/NIXON, and ALONE YET NOT ALONE, a novel-turned-movie, credits her in films with six Academy Awardâ nominations. Gotzon Chandler loves playing the protagonist who transforms from brokenness to wholeness through the story. Her goal is to impact and inspire audiences through the art of storytelling on film. She stars in many family movies available on Amazon including top-grossing faith-based comedy LOVE DIFFERENT and the following for which she won awards for her performances: DOONBY, GOD’S COUNTRY, JULIE AND JACK, THE SACRED ETERNAL, THE GOOD BOOK and UNBRIDLED. She strives to be a role model mentoring teens and as a public speaker. With her husband, Jim E. Chandler, she will soon be seen in the Lionsgate rom-com SAVING FAITH.
" Our Love Story" with Special Guests Glen and Monica Dick
Join Gabby G as she welcomes Glen and Monica Dick to the show for a conversation on love and how their journey together lead to a meaningful and purposeful life.
Meet Glen and Monica Dick:
Having always loved nature and drawing, Glen Dick graduated from Temple University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. One year later, in 1995, Glen broke his neck at C4/5 and became paralyzed from the chest down. Since his accident, Glen has taught himself to paint with his mouth, concentrating his artwork on the beauty and solace he finds in nature and the wonder of seeing it through his daughter’s eyes. Being an advocate for disability education, he also published his first children’s book last year, “We Can Go Anywhere: My Adventures on Daddy’s Chair”. Glen was born and raised in Doylestown, PA and currently lives in Chalfont, PA with his wife and 8 year old daughter.
Monica began her almost 20 year career in Marketing for Campbell Soup Company and, among other positions, ran the Marketing Department for Tasty Baking Company (Tastykake). She earned her MBA in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where she has been an Adjunct Food Marketing Professor. She currently serves as the Secretary and Administrator for the Giving Angels Foundation, a 100% volunteer organization that provides life-changing therapies, medical supplies and equipment to special needs children from low income families. She lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania with her husband (who is a quadriplegic) and daughter and enjoys traveling, reading, organizing, working out and spending time at her lake house in Western New York.
"Up Close and Personal with Katie Garibaldi"
Tune in as Gabby G welcomes Singer and Songwriter Katie Garibaldi. Join Gabby G and Katie as Katie shares her journey, inspiration and her music!
Meet Katie: Katie Garibaldi is a San Francisco, CA based singer/songwriter and guitar player who has been releasing music independently for about half of her life thus far. Elmore Magazine describes Garibaldi’s sound as, “sweet, smooth music that is equal parts old‐school pop princess and folk songstress.” The songwriter has a characteristic musical style wherein her country‐tinged dreamy folk gives her a distinct sound—ethereal Americana with sparkling memorable melodies.
E"A Women Pioneer in Entertainment" with Special Guest BJ Arnett, Host, BJA Today
In this Episode Host Gabby G welcomes BJ Arnett to the conversation in honor of Women Pioneers in the entertainment industry. BJ will share her story and journey into the entertainment industry in addition to talking about her television show called BJA Today and the outlook of women in entertainment from her lens and years of experience.
Meet BJ Arnett: Producer, Director, Costume/ Stylist /Buyer and educator of over 40 years. Former NBC 11Alive noon news anchor and entertainment/lifestyle reporter, Mrs.BJ Arnett is no stranger to the film and entertainment industry. As host and associate producer of Employment Line and Primetime for Georgia Public Television, additionally, TV69, (now CW) with Community, Beat of the City and Soul of Atlanta. BJ is familiar with investigative reporting and producing with her current talk shows BJA Today produced by Camy Arnett Production Studios andThis Day with BJ Arnett.
Shuffle with Elify - Virtual Business Cards- Tools of the Future with Special Guest Ed Kenny, Professional Network Marketer, Motivational Speaker
In this episode Gabby G and Ed as they talk about mobile marketing, virtual business cards and Shuffle with Elify, tools of the future.
Meet Ed: Ed Kenny is a nationally recognized and world renowned professional network marketer. Ed has trained and motivated those in his field on a national and international level. With over 20 years in sales and network marketing combined, he is currently a top leader and money earner at Viridian International which is a 500-million-dollar company. He continues to be well respected in his industry and among the most sought-after trainers and speakers worldwide. In addition, Ed is also currently a Master Affiliate with Shuffle by Elify, a Virtual Business Card technology considered to be the tool of the future.
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"Singing the National Anthem with Tamica Harris"
In this Episode Gabby G and Tamica talk about Tamica's story and journey to where she is currently in her young life and career as a singer/songwriter. Tamica will also share her journey and experience becoming a anthem singer for the Nashville Predators Hockey League and so much more as a singer in Nashville!
Meet Tamica: Singer, songwriter, social media’s #MoonChildMusing, vocalist Tamica Harris is becoming nationally known for her vocal talents as one of the anthem singers for the Nashville Predators Hockey League.
As a native of Nashville, TN, Tamica was immersed in music at a young age. She fell in love with singing, at the age of 5, after hearing Whitney Houston. Her parents were very supportive in developing her musical abilities. Tamica was a student at the W.O. Smith Community Music School which afforded her many opportunities such as performing with Aaron Neville, Shania Twain, and Dolly Parton. She attended Tennessee State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Music, and then went on to Middle Tennessee State University earning her Master of Arts degree in Vocal Performance.
Tamica has graced the stage singing various styles of music. With her passion for opera, jazz and neo-soul, she plans to release an EP soon. When she is not working on music Tamica enjoys spending time with her sons Jerrion and Jaxson.
As she goes forth realizing her dreams to be a successful recording artist, Tamica simply wants to spread a message of love in her passion for music.
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"The Christmas Ranch" for the Holiday Season with Special Guest Douglas Maddox, Director & Producer
In this Episode Host Gabby G and Douglas will talk about the film "The Christmas Ranch" a film directed and produced by Doug. A holiday family film just in time for the 2017 holiday season. A touching story and a must movie now on DVD to see! To learn more about the movie visit www.thechristmasranch.com
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"Meet The Thomas Sisters" on their way to Nashville!
Record Label: 'Nashville Entertainment Weekly Records' with Jill Santibanez and TJ Cates on Music Row in Nashville
In this episode Host Gabby G and Guest The Thomas Sisters, Tiffany and Theresa will discuss their journey into becoming recording artists. The Thomas Sister will share their story and discuss their latest EP and one of the songs from their latest EP will be played so tune in!
Meet the Thomas Sisters:
The Thomas Sisters may have recently release their first single, "I'll See You" from their all-original EP, "Love Chased Me", but they have been impacting communities with their anointed music ministry and warm, vibrant personalities for many years. Recently opening for Danny Gokey, they received a standing ovation for their music ministry.
To learn more about the Thomas Sisters and their music visit them at www.thomassisters.com
"Book the Job" with Special Guest Aaron Marcus, Author, Actor & Coach
In this episode Host Gabby G and Aaron as they discuss the challenges and opportunities in the Acting and Modeling Industry. Aaron will share some of the "secrets" , insights and tips on how to book the job!
Meet Aaron: Aaron Marcus has been a full-time actor for over 30 years. He has been cast in over 1,200 acting and modeling jobs to date. You have seen him on the TV shows, House of Cards (reoccurring role) , Gotham, Mr. Robot, Do No Harm, Law & Order, and Rectify, Halt and Catch Fire, The Wire, West Wing, as well as film projects such as Project Almanac, Philomena, Eugene, A Modest Suggestion, Buck Run and Fishbowl. Aaron Marcus has written “How to Become a Successful Actor and Model.
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"Chosen Leadership" with Special Guest Staff Sergeant Timothy Payne
In this episode Gabby G as she welcomes Staff Sergeant Timothy Payne to the show. Staff Sergeant Timothy Payne will share his compelling story and journey to where he is today and how he is inspiring and serving others through www.chosenleadership.com
Meet Staff Sergeant Timothy Payne:
Staff Sergeant Timothy Payne grew up in Buffalo New York and graduated high school August 2001. After the attacks on 9/11 he joined the United States Army as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. After 7 years he deployed twice to Iraq and became an expert infantryman. He was one of the top recruiters in New York State fiscal year 2007. After attempting Special Forces four times he was deployed to Afghanistan. Before his third deployment, he prayed for the first time and asked God to save his men in exchange for his life. After many casualties, all Leaders lost men except him and combat patrols ended. The same day the Taliban attacked the Company Outpost and SSG Payne killed an attacking insurgent. The next day after all patrols were halted one last patrol was called for to clear out trees where he killed that terrorist. Soon as he went out there he was attacked and blown up losing both legs. Three years later he fought through medication addiction and being suicidal. Throughout the whole process Sergeant Payne was healing slowly. President Barrack Obama invited him to The White House on three occasions. Also while rehabilitating Sergeant Payne chose adaptive sports to aid in his recovery and just as he began Prince Harry of England came to Bethesda Naval Hospital and visited the Wounded Warriors. Payne and Prince Harry spoke for quite awhile and appeared on all the news stations.
After retiring Staff Sergeant Payne self-published two books detailing the process of recovery. He was able to speak at many venues sharing his story. More notable venues were with the Christian Cultural Club at the United Nations, the Joint Special Operations Command, President Obama, President Bush and Prince Harry at the 2016 Invictus Games. He won 11 medals with 7 being gold while competing in the games and his main drive is to share his healing process with anyone willing to listen. He appeared on ESPN, Men’s Health and multiple news platforms. He had many supernatural experiences with God leading him through the whole process. Lastly he traveled back to the Middle East to provide humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in hostile areas without regarding his own life. The motivation flowing through Payne is divine and extremely inspiring, his book Chosen is a must read for all people
" MakeUp/Hair in the Film Industy with Special Guest Donna Krutz Moore, MakeUp/Hair Artist in the Film Industry
In this episode Gabby G and Donna talk about her personal journey into becoming a MakeUp/Hair Artist and how she got into the film industry. Donna will share the diifferent types of films she has worked on and how important hair and makeup is in setting the character and time period of films.
Meet Donna Krutz Moore: Donna is a make-up/hair artist in the faith based and family film industry. Her career started in Aug 2012 working as a make-up/hair assistant on the film “Touched by Grace” From her very first day on set, she fell in love with working in the film industry. Donna has since gone on to work on 14 feature films, the Fox News TV series Legends & Lies (Season 3 Civil War) and many other film projects. Donna believes her career in the film industry is a gift from God. Something He knew she would love before she even knew it was a possibility.
" Believe" with Special Guest Rebecca Croft of the Cedar Breaks Band
In this Episode Gabby G and Rebecca discuss Rebecca's journey and discovery of her life purpose that led her to the Cedar Breaks Band. Highlight and accomplishments of the Cedar Breaks Band will be discussed and their latest release will be played! Upcoming Cedar Breaks Band appearances will be shared.
Rebecca Croft discovered her passion for singing and performing after beginning vocal training at age eleven. She continued to sing and write music, collaborating with acclaimed songwriter and producer Steele Croswhite, culminating in her self-titled debut album in 2010. Rebecca’s accomplishments feature many awards and performances, including music and film festival wins as a lead vocalist with Cedar Breaks Band.
"Up Close with TJ Cates and Jill Santibanez"
In this Episode Gabby G, TJ and Jill discuss the inspiration, journey and purpose to creating Nashville Entertainment Weekly
Meet TJ Cates:
Gail Metzbower, on air known as “Gabby G”
Gail was born and raised as the eighth of ten children in Baltimore, Maryland. She spent her formative and teen years developing her love of musical theater and the arts by studying and performing in her school productions, local community colleges, theaters, summer stock, a repertory acting company and Maryland Public Television.
After graduating from high school, Gail followed her dream and moved to Hollywood, California where she experienced the business side of the industry working with the Albert G. Ruben Co., Entertainment Insurance Agency in Beverly Hills as an Assistant Claims Representative. However, it was after she had returned to Baltimore and was working in Marketing at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra that she realized her love of promotion for others and the performing arts.
After raising her family, Gail began to grow a passion for empowering others to pursue their own performing arts dreams. She felt she was led to a “God appointment” when she met Up2Me Radio’s, Alicia Ward, Author and Radio Host of There is Life After Lay-off at the 2013 Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival in Atlanta, Georgia to honor her friend, Actress and Executive Producer, Julie Silcott. Gail felt an instant connection and respect for Alicia and the Atlanta Life Media team (led by Founder, CEO and Executive Producer, Melinda Davis} who were committed to the same passion in directing others towards finding success in their own personal journeys through media excellence. This meeting led to an invitation to join the Atlanta Life Media, LLC team and as the second radio host added to their Up2Me Radio program with The Up2Me Magazine Show, a companion to the magazine of the same name, of which Gail is a Senior Copy Editor today.
To date, Gail continues as host of The Up2Me Magazine Show as “Gabby G”, every Saturday morning from 10am-11am (EST). Currently in its fourth season, The Up2Me Magazine Show offers a premiere platform for a variety of guests and in the faith-based film industry to go behind the scenes to share their own personal back-stories to offer resources, tips and practical tools that bring inspiration and direction to nearly one million listeners at Up2Me Radio. Since 2013, Up2Me Radio has now expanded to 12 diverse programs heard around the globe and can be accessed on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music and TuneIn free apps on all mobile devices. For more information please visit Gail’s website at www.up2meradio.com and click on her show page for The Up2Me Magazine Show.
As “Gabby G”, Gail has also appeared on the Nashville Entertainment Weekly Television Show with Hosts, T.J. Cates and Jill Santibanez of Nashville Artists Management in Nashville Tennessee and has written two articles for ‘Fair Play Country Music’ Magazine, a German publication. Her second article featuring her role as host with Up2Me Radio will be included as a book through Amazon in April, 2019 and features TJ Cates and Jill Santibanez on the cover. Gail is also a member through Atlanta Life Media Agency LLC of the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.
Look for Gail as “Gabby G” in October as Up2Me Radio sponsors the Up2Me Radio & Friends Awards Luncheon with Actress, Producer and Inspirational Speaker, Shannen Fields and the “H.E.A.R. My Heart Women of Faith Conference & Gala in Atlanta, Georgia. Gail is also serving on the planning committee with Author, Actress and Screenwriter, Terri Bea-Sopher and Up2Me Radio, Executive Producer, Melinda Davis and feels grateful to be surrounded by such passionate and experienced women who work generously in supporting others.