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The Gift of Individuality

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The Gift of Individuality

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Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens.

Individuality is more important than imitation.  But how can you express your individuality?

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Hosts Asya Gonzalez and Brigitte Jia talk about how teens can find their true identity. They read the chapter, the Gift of Individuality by Cynthia Brian, from the book, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS which focuses on marching to the tune of your own drum. Author of more than 50 books, Elizabeth Lenhard is interviewed for her newest book, Flirt-Our Song. Elizabeth has always been a full-time writer starting at a newspaper then moving to ghost writing and her own books. She advises people who want to write to just write, be unique, and not worry about getting published. Brigitte excites us with her Art Attack segment focusing on amazing examples of individuality in the history of art, including The School of Athens and Rafael.

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Your actions and decisions are powerful, and impact both you and the people around you. Be proud of yourself and your individuality, and remember that you are a star!

There has never been nor will ever be anyone with your exact combinations of strengths, weaknesses, talents, skills, and foibles. Celebrate your individuality!

“Be yourself, your only self, your greatest self! You already are a star!” Cynthia Brian

BIO: Elizaeth Lenhard
Elizabeth Lenhard has written more than 50 books for young adults and children. She’s the author of the Chicks with Sticks trilogy and Sixteenth Summer and Fifteenth Summer, both written under the pen name Michelle Dalton. Her latest hot-weather romance, Flirt: Our Song, was released by Simon Pulse in July. Elizabeth lives in Decatur with her husband and two daughters, who are finally old enough to read some of her books. (Just not the “kissing ones.”)

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The Gift of Friendship

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The Gift of Friendship

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What is friendship and how do we create life long relationships? Hosts Caiseen Kelly and Brigitte Jia discuss the meaning of real friendship. The Gift of Friends by Erica Miner from the book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens is read with tips on how to be a friend. The ladies then interview author, Erin Bow with her newest YA science fiction novel, The Scorpion Rules, that reveals how friends help one another survive. In Art Attack, Brigitte shares information on how movements in art were begun because of the friendship between friends, including Impressionism and Cubism.

“Choose your friends wisely. Then be there for each other. That is a gift that has no price: the gift of a lifetime.”
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Bio Erin Bow

Erin Bow gave up a promising career as a particle physicist to write books.  She has five of them — two books of poetry, two novels for teenagers, and a memoir, plus the brand new YA science fiction novel THE SCORPION RULES, out September 22nd.  Erin lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband James, who is also a novelist.  They have two small daughters, both of whom want to be scientists.  www.erinbow.com

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The Gift of Financial Literacy

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What is financial literacy and why is it important to understand starting at a young age? According to the dictionary, financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world; how you earn it, how you manage it, how you invest it, how you use it to help others aka donating.

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Producer, Cynthia Brian, sits in the hosting seat to interview teen reporters Zahra Hasanian, Eric Pawlakos, and Asya Gonzalez on what financial literacy means to them, how they are learning, and what are the benefits. The chapter on financial literacy penned by Heather Brittany is read from Be the Star You Are!® for Teens advocating the importance of earning a living to live a life.
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The Gif of Daring

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What does it mean to be daring? It’s time to step out of your comfort zone, take on a new challenge, be bold, be strong, become the best you!

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Hosts Rachel Glass and Henna Hundal chat with author Lee Kelly, author of City of Savages, a former high profile attorney who dared to become a writer. After the Red Allies turn New York City into a POW camp, two sisters must decipher the past in order to protect the future in this action-packed thriller with a dual narrative. Rachel reads her chapter of Daring from the book, Be the Star You Are!® for Teens and shares how her daring adventures have evolved in the six years since her story was published.

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Reporter of Art Attack, Brigitte Jia, explores the boldness and tenacity of the French artists Monet, Renoir, Sisley, and Bazille who dared to explore the innovative style that began a new and vivid movement, impressionism.
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Lee Kelly Bio:

Lee Kelly has wanted to write since she was old enough to hold a pencil, but it wasn’t until she began studying for the California Bar Exam that she conveniently started putting pen to paper. An entertainment lawyer by trade, Lee has practiced law in Los Angeles and New York. She lives with her husband and son in Millburn, New Jersey, though after a decade in Manhattan, she can’t help but still call herself a New Yorker. City of Savages is her first novel. Visit her at NewWriteCity.com.

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Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences. Dare to care!

Be the Star You Are! charity. It’s the Season of Giving Make a donation today. Buy books and shirts at StarStyle Radio.

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Independence Day, Freedom Rings, July Garden Guide

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Independence Day, Freedom Rings, July Garden Guide

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This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us!

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On the 4th of July, parades, picnics, barbecues, and fireworks are the main events. What many forget to honor are our courageous founding fathers who risked their lives to gain freedom from an oppressive British monarchy. Today’s program will discuss freedom, what independence means for all of us, and how we can make sure that we embrace liberty, justice, and freedom for all. Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian, will take us outdoors to discuss what we can do in the July garden to conserve water and still enjoy our backyards. Cynthia will also relate a true story from her award winning book, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS with the Gift of Freedom.
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The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET.  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness.
Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.

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The Gift of Choice

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Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens.

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Life is about choices. We can choose to be happy, we can choose to be sad. We have the power. Host Henna Hundal examines the benefits of choosing a life of integrity, honesty, bravery, and empowerment, while inspiring others to do the same. Henna interviews two thrilling authors, Natalie Richards and Anita Telle.
Natalie is the author of the YALSA Teens’ Top Ten nominated psychological thriller, Six Months Later, and the newest thriller Gone Too Far. She discusses the choices she has made to live her passion as a writer and she encourages youth to go for their dreams.
Anita Telle has a mission: To teach acceptance and love to children ages 4 – 9 so they will grow up to be amazing, supportive and loving teenagers, immune to peer pressure and bullying.
Her recent book “The Ultimate Anti-Bullying Solutions Guide: The Sure fire way to STOP Bullying NOW!” is a handbook for people who want to choose a positive solution.

Choice is a gift. Choose Wisely!

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Born and raised in Central Ohio, Natalie D. Richards is the author of the YALSA Teens’ Top Ten nominated psychological thriller, Six Months Later.  Publisher’s Weekly calls her newest thriller, Gone Too Far, ‘…a gripping whodunit with a challenging ethical dilemma at its center.’  With a career history in technical, legal, and business writing, Richards turned to fiction in her late twenties and hasn’t looked back.  A champion of aspiring authors, Richards regularly presents workshops to schools and writing groups.  When she’s not writing or speaking, you can probably find her wading through the towers of dog-eared paperbacks that have taken over her bedroom.
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Anita Telle
Anita Telle is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, international award winning author, speaker and renowned children’s champion. She has a mission: to teach acceptance and love to children ages 4 – 9 so they will grow up to be amazing, supportive and loving teenagers, immune to peer pressure and bullying. She grew up in Norway, where storytelling is part of her culture. Drawing on that heritage, Anita started writing books for children with engaging stories.Anita has read her books to more than 1000 children. Inspired by the experiences of children, parents, teachers, and her son, Anita wrote “The Ultimate Anti-Bullying Solutions Guide: The Sure fire way to STOP Bullying NOW!” www.anitatelle.com

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The Gift of Literacy

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The cost of illiteracy to American taxpayers and businesses is $225 billion dollars for crime, loss of tax revenue due to unemployment wages, unemployment, welfare and other government assistance. In addition, low literacy adds $230 billion to the annual cost of delivering healthcare in the United States. Hosts Henna Hundal and Asya Gonzalez investigate the growing epidemic of illiteracy causing irreparable damage to our society.  They interview career strategist, Carol Christen, author of What Color is Your Parachute for Teens? to find out how young people can discover their strengths, design a promising future, and plan for a dream job.  The  3rd edition of the book features fresh updates on the specific challenges of today’s job-market and advice on information interviewing, social media, internships, and more. Reading and researching are key ingredients to this success. Low literacy and communication skills have been identified in studies as major contributors to general conduct disorders, psychiatric disorders, criminal behavior, and adolescent suicide.

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Guest Bio: Carol Christen

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CAROL CHRISTEN is a career strategist who has worked extensively with teenagers and young adults. She lives with her husband in Butte, Montana. Her updated career guide for teens draws on the principles of What Color Is Your Parachute? to help high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and find their perfect major or career.  www.parachute4teens.com

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The Gift of Asking

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Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens.

Children are incredible with unquenchable curiosity. They inquire, about small things and big things, wanting to know more about the world around them. It’s time to be a child again, and bring back the ability to inquire. Hosts Henna Hundal and Katelyn Darrow interview four authors in this broadcast. First up is author Michelle Zink who writes Young Adult Fiction, and is the award-winning author of six published novels and six novellas. Her first series, Prophecy of the Sisters, was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels and a Booklist Top Ten YA novel.

In segments two, three, and four, our hosts interview a trio of Christian ministers who are breathing new life into the importance of being a father with their book Daddy Look. Authors Reggie Watts, Todd Battle, and Darrell Sanders tackle weighty parenting questions in their tremendous book destined to change the lives and make a difference in the lives of all who read it. Daddy Look outlines how to become a godly father by focusing on five important virtues: -Being a Godly Man -Being a Man of Character -Being a Teacher -Being a Provider and -Being a Protector. Ask yourself-are you a Daddy that Looks? If not, why not? Start today.
Ask and you shall receive!

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Michelle Zink
Michelle Zink lives in New York in an old converted barn on four acres. Her first book, Prophecy of the Sisters, was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut novels, and her work as been included in the Lonestar List, Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best, and New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age. Michelle’s work has been published in over twenty countries. LIES I TOLD is her sixth book.  https://www.michellezink.com

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Reggie Watts was born in Columbia, Mississippi, later moving to San Francisco, California. Reggie attended Solano Community College and received a basketball scholarship to San Francisco State University where he studied Business Administration. Reggie is a faithful member of the Greater New Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church of Berkeley, California where Dr. Todd Battle is his loving Pastor and Teacher. Reginald is currently serving under Pastor Battle as an associate and youth minister.
Reggie is a single dad and is a proud father of 6 amazing children. www.DaddyLook.net

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Todd A. Battle serves as the Pastor of The Greater New Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church of Berkeley, CA. Along with co-authoring Daddy Look!™, Todd has written several Bible Studies and Lectures. Todd is married with two beautiful daughters and one grandson. He has conducted seminars, workshops, and revivals throughout all of California, as well as other parts of the country. He was fortunate to be raised by a Daddy that Looked and he continues the legacy. www.DaddyLook.net

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Radical, Charismatic, Poetic, Apologetic and Anointed are some of the words often used to describe Darrel Sanders also known as Minister “Blu”..He received his Theological Degree from Sacramento Theological Seminary; he has also served his country as a United States Marine. Darrel, the Co-founder of Fraps ‘n’ Snaps, created a monthly Author and Poet’s workshop where his gift of poetry and writing was used to motivate and inspire other poets, writers and spoken word artist to share and expand their creative writing and oratorical skills. Darrel is Vice President of Daddy Look!™ LLC and Marketing Director for the company, a D.T.L. and continues to study the art of Lookology! Darrel is a proud father of five beautiful children and is happily married. www.DaddyLook.net

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Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences. Dare to care!

Be the Star You Are! charity. It’s the Season of Giving Make a donation today. Buy books and shirts HERE

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The Gift of Acceptance

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Even superheroes have flaws, even great literary characters have foibles. We have to learn to accept both our strengths and our weaknesses in order to live fulfilling lives. In this powerful show, hosts Henna Hundal and Asya Gonzalez give you the tools you need to appreciate the gift of acceptance. The teens interview entrepreneur and actor Jake Johnson, who started his first family business venture at age eight. Now in high school, Jake was recently named the winner of Warren Buffett’s “Grow Your Own Business” challenge. In addition, Diana Zimmerman, an author, businesswoman, humanitarian, and performer known as the “World’s Foremost Lady Magician”, gives insight on how to break free of insecurities and embrace your uniqueness. With star guests and stimulating conversation, this show sheds light on the importance of knowing yourself, being yourself, and accepting yourself.

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Jake Johnson is a young teen who enjoys playing soccer, football, while running cross country and track and playing piano!Jake Johnson started his acting career at the age of seven. he is best known for his role of “young Ricky” on “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and for his role of Lucas Moran for six seasons of Lifetime’s “Army Wives”. At the age of 8, he and his sister Lachlan started their first business called Flipoutz: A silicone bracelet that held coins that kids could track and trade online at Flipoutz.com. Because of this new business venture they were featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, as well as PBS Biz Kids as well as being nominated for ChiTAG’s Young Inventor of the
Year! Jake was recently named the winner of Warren Buffett’s “Grow Your Own Business” challenge.  After selling Flipoutz, Jake went on to start a new business called Beaux Up, which is an edgy twist on the classic self-tie bow tie that has two interchangeable bow tie halves on a unique clip.

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Diana has been a performer, entrepreneur, and businesswoman since the age of eight when she invested all of her resources into a small magic trick. With a total capital outlay of 47 cents, she parlayed her investment into a spectacular 25-year stage and television career that earned her the title “World’s Foremost Lady Magician.”
Diana’s transition from magical performer to the high-powered world of corporate business saw the creation of CMS Communications, Intl.,an award-winning Marketing Communications agency. Today, Diana is considered an expert on Brand Strategy, and her newest book, Why Most Branding Fails—What Stansilavky Knew, will be out in the Spring of 2015. She was recently invited to be a keynote speaker at Wharton School of Business’ Leadership Conference. Diana’s books include her award-winning series, “Kandide: the Secret of the Mists”, “Kandide: The Lady’s Revenge, and Kandide: The Flame is Fleeting.

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Life is a Balancing Act By Youngjoo Ahn

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Life is like a circus. An entertaining circus needs a little bit of everything—elephants, acrobats, magic, and people! A fulfilled life needs to strike a balance between social experiences, school demands,, and extracurriculars.  With all the opportunities we are afforded as teens, the sooner we learn the balancing act, the happier we will be.

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What is a circus without elephants? When I think of this traveling extravaganza, elephants are first on my list. Elephants are the necessities of living.  It’s important to prioritize the most important elements in your life.  Before committing to any other activities, ask yourself: “Will this take away from my elephants?” “Right now my biggest priority is lacrosse. It’s my first year on varsity and my coaches expect a lot,” sophomore Sommar Ververka said. “Although I’d like to say that school is my number one concern, it just doesn’t seem that way.” 

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At the show, it’s incredible seeing people moving in ways that you didn’t think were possible. Flipping, contorting, and flying through the air, acrobats may not be essential but they keep the circus exciting and thrilling. In life, it’s good to have something that takes us out of our comfort zone, even if it means giving up something else. “School is my main focus but lately, speech and debate tournaments have been a huge added interest,” freshman Andrew Chow said. “Although I haven’t had time to hang out with friends, I don’t regret joining public speaking.” 

People:

Without people to clap and holler, there is no circus. Humans are social animals. In life, you need people to talk to, trust, have fun with, and lean on when the stress is overwhelming. Junior Andrew Bower commented. “I enjoy working with friends on school assignments and then we go out to eat afterwards as a reward for our hard work.”

Magic:

Watching magicians is like watching kids eat candy for the first time. Magicians are the extra sprinkle on top of the cupcake.  Activities that add pizzazz to your routine are the magic of your life. They’re the last things you add on and often the first things you give up. Before adding to your already full plate, make sure you are juggling the rest of your circus well. “For me, Netflix is a never ending world of discovery,” senior Jenny Li said.  Junior Meghan Rogers’ magical moments are drawing and writing in her spare time. 

Balancing is all about knowing how comfortable you are with juggling. You can’t do everything and balancing involves choosing and compromising wisely. To achieve success, we aspire to include the entire circus-elephants, acrobats, people, and magic. Pursue what you truly desire, then, remember to build slowly on top of your main priority, your elephants. 

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Youngjoo Ahn, a senior at Miramonte High School is the President of Club BTSYA, Host of Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio, and a fan of the circus, especially elephants.  Read the article Here. 

As the editor and teen coach for Teen Scene for the newspaper, Cynthia Brian has had the opportunity to work with talented teens with attitude and opinions. She shares selected published works. To read numerous articles shepherded by Cynthia on Be The Star You Are. Cynthia Brian also produces Express Yourself!™ on Voice America Kids Network heard Tuesdays NOON PT or for photos, descriptions, links, and more.

More information about the show at Express Yourself Radio!

Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email info@BetheStarYouAre.org. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences. Thanks for supporting teens!

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