EPISODE #121
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: HOLLYWOOD BELOVED

Today’s episode of ‘Empowered’ is truly one for the books. Deacon Steve welcomes several folks to the studio, including his special guest, Fr. Ethan Southard. Together they discuss an event called “Hollywood Beloved,” which is taking place on Saturday, November 18th in Hollywood. This faith-filled event will include a Mass, music, and a Eucharistic Procession through the streets. See lives impacted in remarkable ways. For more details, visit: hollywoodbeloved.com

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/12/17

EPISODE #20
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUEST IS DR. JUNG-A LEE

Episode 20   November 11, 2017     Dr. Jung-A Lee, Concert Organist, Organist at St. Andrew Presbyterian, Organist for the Pacific Symphony, Artist-in-Residence for Pacific Chorale.

Find out about Southern California’s busiest organist, Dr. Jung-A Lee. She is a church organist, concert organist, symphony organist, accompanist/artist-in-residence for the Pacific Chorale, and college teacher. Hear her fascinating journey from South Korea to Canada to the US as she studied organ at some of the finest and most prestigious universities. Enjoy music from Harvard University Chapel to Disney Hall as Dr. Lee tells of her performances on organs literally all over the world. In 2009 she founded Music Mission International to promote the organ. She is a brilliant young artist with a fascinating story. Tune in!

 

MUSIC: “Thee, God” Ned Rorem   Memorial Church, Harvard University. Jung-A Lee, organist

MUSIC: “For Mortal Flesh is as the Grass” (Requiem) Johannes Brahms Pacific Choral Festival Chorus, Jung-A Lee, organist

MUSIC: Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29 Johann Sebastian Bach, Jung-A Lee, organist   from her DVD “Beauty in the Wind”

MUSIC: “Amazing Grace/How Great Thou Art” Jung-A Lee with David Washburn trumpet, recorded at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach on the CD Precious Lord.

MUSIC: Final (Symphonie No. 1) Louis Vierne   Jung-A Lee, organist on the Rosales/Glatter-Goetz Organ in Disney Hall, Los Angeles, from her CD Amazing Grace.

EPISODE#121
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS JAMES DAY

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes James Day back to the program. James is literally our “next door neighbor” at OC Catholic Radio, as he is the Operations Director for EWTN’s west coast studios. He is also quite a prolific writer, having recently penned a book about Pope Benedict called “Father Benedict – The Spiritual and Intellectual Legacy of Pope Benedict the 16th.”

Today they discuss an article that James wrote entitled “From Bukowski to Benedict.” Join us for this compelling conversation!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/09/17

EPISODE #24
TRENDING WITH DON & TIMMERIE: IMAGES AND SELF-IMAGES

Hollywood continues to pepper the news with sex scandals and warnings for our own lifestyles. Don and Timmerie discuss this and the influence of Hollywood on our lives, the lifestyle that parallels the sex abuse culture, and how we perceive our daily work.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/05/17

EPISODE #120
EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT: HEAVEN, HELL & PURGATORY

On today’s much anticipated episode, Deacon Steve Greco welcomes Fr. Felix Just back to the studio. Fr. Felix is, among other things, a renowned biblical scholar. We have no doubt that today’s topic is sure to bring about a great deal of discussion.. the teaching of the Catholic Church in regards to heaven, hell and purgatory.

Listen in, and encourage others to do the same!

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/05/17

EPISODE #19
MUSIC FROM THE TOWER: GUEST IS CARL ST. CLAIR

Episode 19   November 4, 2017     Carl St. Clair, Conductor of the Pacific Symphony

Hear from one of America’s longest tenured Symphony Conductors, Carl St. Clair. He is a musical treasure of the entire Orange County arts community and far, far beyond that as a beloved guest conductor of almost every major symphony in the US and Europe. Not only do we hear of his very earliest beginnings in music, but his working with the great Leonard Bernstein. Enjoy great memories with the early days of the Pacific Symphony and how it has become one of the prominent symphony orchestras of our time under St. Clair during his 28 years as Conductor and Artistic Director. He highlights two of this season’s coming concerts, “Cathedrals of Sound” built around the deeply religious composer, Anton Bruckner, and his Symphony No 8 and then he speaks a bit about the symphony’s historic trip to Carnegie Hall this year to celebrate the 80th birthday of Philip Glass with the piece commissioned for the opening of our own Segerstrom Concert Hall, The Passion of Ramakrishna.         https://www.pacificsymphony.org

 

MUSIC:   Greeting   Leonard Bernstein

MUSIC: There Will Be Rest   Frank Ticheli   Pacific Chorale, John Alexander, director

MUSIC: The Passion of Ramakrishna PROLOGUE   Philip Glass     Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale Carl St. Clair, Conductor

MUSIC: Symphony No. 8 II. Scherzo   Anton Bruckner Vienna Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan

CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUEST IS KEVIN GRABOWSKI

Join Peggy and JimmyG for today’s Call Me Catholic Show, with Kevin Grabowski, the National Projects Director for Conrad Schmitt Studios. He’s here today to discuss the relationship between fine art and Catholic tradition. Kevin brings us an enlightened understanding of stained glass – its history and its place in our Catholic liturgy.

To learn more about Kevin’s work at Conrad Schmitt Studios go to conradschmitt.com

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/04/17

EPISODE#120
OC CATHOLIC RADIO: GUEST IS PIA DESOLENNI

Host Rick Howick interviews guests on a variety of topics. On this week’s program, Rick welcomes back one of our favorite guests, Dr. Pia DeSolenni. Pia is the Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange, and also the Theological Advisor to Bishop Kevin Vann.

Rick and Pia always have lively conversations; and, today’s is no different. They talk about, among other things, the recent Hollywood scandals that have hit the news headlines.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/02/17

EPISODE #23
TRENDING WITH DON & TIMMERIE: WITCHCRAFT AND ASTROLOGY

Millennials continue to stray from religion and turn to other things such as witchcraft and astrology. What can we learn about sacramentals and being grounded in the faith while others search for meaning? Don and Timmerie also discuss prayer and how we can continue to grow in our faith and face the challenges presented by prayer as fundamental to the life of Saint John Paul II.

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/29/17

CALL ME CATHOLIC: GUEST IS FR. ALAN BENANDER

Batter up, Catholics, it’s time for World Series talk on Call Me Catholic with our favorite sports commentator Fr. Alan Benander, O. Praem. Fr. Alan shares some insight on the World Series as a metaphor for our ongoing battle to win the heavenly crown. And, Peggy challenges him to a game of “Draft this Saint.” Play ball!

 

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/28/17