Thursday, December 27, 2012

TOP 10 Books in 2012....

The end of the year is near and as always around this time we at Survival Radio Network reflect on the many positive and brilliant guests we had the pleasure of interviewing this year. As is our custom we like to share with you our top 10 authors and their books. It was certainly a hard process to narrow down to these 10. We believe you’ll agree with us once you've had a chance to purchase a few of these books for yourself. Listed below in no certain order are our 2012 TOP 10 BOOKS! ENJOY J

Sea Change (Karen White)- Sea Change is a wonderful suspense drama set in the antebellum South of Georgia. This novel does a wonderful job connecting past to present with a feeling of nostalgia for a time that every Southerner knows. Ms. White is a veteran writer and a New York Times Bestselling author with more than 10 titles to her credit. You can hear our interview with Karen here: AND visit Karen White at:

Rough Patch, Twisted Fate (Ton’e Brown)- this book is a compelling story of two people living different lives but yet having the same experience, HOMELESSNESS and their estrange encounters when they move into a extended stay hotel. Ms. Brown is now in the process of making this great story into a movie for release in 2013! Be sure to listen in to our sit down with the author here: For more information about the making of the movie visit:

In the Nick of Nine (Alretha Thomas)- We were so excited to get Ms. Thomas on our show to talk about her novel “In the Nick of Nine” her third book. A story based loosely on the author’s real life. The lead character Cassandra Whitmore meets a dashing young man in town on business, falls in love and decides to relocate with him after sensing all was not revealed. Ms. Thomas is also an award winning playwright having begun her writing career at the tender age of 10yrs old. Enjoy our discussion with Alretha by clicking this link: and go to: to get your copy today!

Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life (Dawn James)- Wow; this is truly one of my favorite books! It focuses on learning the Laws of Vibration and how to apply them to reduce stress, increase energy and cultivate inner peace. Dawn James is the author and Vibrational Healer from Ontario, Canada. Click this link to hear a little bit about how she’s helping so many Worldwide: and visit her website at: for more information about how you can transform you life.

Journeys on the Edge (Walt Hampton)- the author Walt Hampton is a writer, speaker, coach and adventure photographer. He is a high altitude mountaineer and a blue water sailor. The book Journeys on the Edge deals with living deeply, Living fully and Loving  well... Finding adventure and joy.  Rediscover the fun in your life and Revel in audacious possibility. I invite you to click the link to hear our chat with Mr. Hampton: To purchase your copy of the book go to:

Blackberry Days of Summer (Ruth P. Watson)- Blackberry Days of Summer begins as “the Great War” ends. This book has everything from family secrets, suspense, drama and love. Check out this sophomore project on Zane Presents publishing. Ms. Watson is a Virginia native now living in Atlanta, Ga. She is a freelance writer having written for Upscale magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and other publications. Listen to our interview here: and drop by her site to pick up your copy today:

A Boy, His Bibi and a Bari (Shah Alam)- Our 1st author from across the pond graced our show to talk about his amazing memoir of a boys journey to manhood. Mr. Alam in this his Debut book writes a brilliant depiction of his dad’s decision to send him home to Blangladeshi to live with his grandmother. This visit lasted for 1 year and was a rite of passage. A story for the ages! Click the link to listen to our interview with Shah: For your copy of this UK book go to:

If These Shoes Could Talk (Tia McCollors)- Tia McCollors is a seasoned author with several books to her credit including “If These Shoes Could Talk” a 30-day devotional for a woman’s daily walk. Tia McCollors uses inspiration infused with humor and wisdom to deliver a message that will move women forward in their lives of faith. Tia is a native of North Carolina who now lives in Atlanta, Ga. We were so fortunate to be able to sit down with Mrs. McCollors. Click the link for our chat: You can purchase any of her amazing novels here:

The Ghost of Whispering Willow (Amanda M. Thrasher)- Amanda Thrasher Author of the Mischief Patchseries: Mischief in the Mushroom Patch and A Fairy Match in the Mushroom PatchThe Ghost of Whispering Willow is her latest release, a ghost mystery complete with kidnapping and a ghost feud. Ms. Thrasher is one of the Country’s finest children author and is currently working on a Graphic Novel! Tune in to our interview here: For more information on other novels and works visit:

F.E.E.L: Turn your negative feeling into your greatest allies (Michelle Bersell)- This book was one of only 4 books to be included as a gift at the 2012 Emmy Awards.  F.E.E.L. has been a life-changing process for myself and others because it opens you up to realize how extremely loved and cared for you are day by day, moment by moment, and emotion by emotion. Michelle walked away from a thriving psychotherapist and life coaching career after having an emotional breakdown believing herself to be a “Fraud”. Check out our interview: and visit her website to pick up your copy:

I hope you enjoy our recommendations and choose to purchase a few books that may have caught your attention. Be sure to continue to tune into the Survival Radio Network for you weekly motivation, inspiration, education and entertainment! Be sure to connect with us on social mediums:

Milano Flascucci~

Friday, November 23, 2012

Great Job America....Land That I Love?!

It seems powerfully contradictory to the message the “American People” preached throughout the campaign cycle that there are “NO” jobs and we as a Country have “NO” money? Americans and Republicans shouted on the highest mountains that the Government is spending our Country into the Abyss of Chinese control. Polls citing our Nations fluxing unemployment percentages donned every channel and the Red Party preaching on the lack of job growth rates made for the end of the United States as we know it…(and it is ALL Pres. Obama’s fault).

Then, I turn on the “tele” only to find a surge of mass hysteria of bodies trampling other souls to race to spend money they say we don’t have at stores (aka small business owners) they say are barely open? This madness is affectionately branded “Black Friday”(originating in Philadelphia circa 1975)! The day named thus by Billionaire owners targeting the very same electorate that argues raising tax rates for the 1%ers or regulating wall street. How many Millionaires do you think are racing around standing in lines with the middle-class  All this, while hundreds of thousands in the Northeast recovering from “Sandy”still have no running water nor heat.

That’s not ALL…

Now, it seems retailers are getting a much needed jump on Black Friday! It’s “even Blacker Thursdays”!!!! Go ahead and drop by Granddad’s with the family, whoof down the deep fried turkey, dressing and cherry pie then get your pup tent out and get in line at the nearest Best Buy. I’m going to go out on a limb and advocate we just skip the whole Turkey Day celebration and get things started on Monday and just carry through the week! Who needs Thanksgiving anyways…

Great Job America….Land that I love

~Milano Flascucci

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Raising Your Vibrations w/ Dawn James

Let Me Start by saying, yes I’m a metaphysical information junkie! So, naturally I would be inspired to read this POWERFUL book “Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life: A Practical Guide for Attaining Better Health, Vitality & Inner Peace” written by a charming woman…Ms. Dawn James.  How I found the book was quite simple for me. I’m a radio show host of a popular online show “the Conversation”. We’re always on search for hidden Jewels and along came Dawn James. I’ve read plenty of books about alternative methods to finding inner balance and peace, but very few describe such a clear course of action that even the average seeker can follow.

Raising Your Vibration, Transform Your Life deals with convoluted issues like (Detoxification, Vibration & Mass Media, Chakras, Spend time in Nature & Attitude of Gratitude) and breaks them down in a rather copacetic ideology. For the first time, I can remember all 7 Chakras. I understand the body’s temperamental PH balances and I even have a better comprehension of how all things are in a constant state of vibration!

As I mentioned, we were very fortunate to have Ms. James as our guest on talk radio's "The Conversation". Check out this very honest interview of the author Dawn James on our show earlier this year!

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So many people are dealing with an abnormal amount of stress these days. We’re all so busy searching for answers that we won’t take the time to listen? Not to our friends (who are in worst situations we are in but love to give advice anyways) but from ourselves. That’s right, as you read this book you realize all the answers you need reside in YOU! You can stress yourself to the doctor’s office so you can be placed on meds that make you feel worse, or you can invest in a healthy you.... GET THIS BOOK!

Great job Dawn! :)

Title: Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life!
Author: Dawn James
Publisher: Lotus Moon Press
ISBN: 978-0-9865378-1-3

***Dawn James is a vibrational healer (currently living in Canada), gifted teacher on the art of conscious and ‘stress-less’ living, and author of the book “Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life”.

Her book introduces you to the laws of vibration and how to apply these laws to improve your health, increase vitality and cultivate inner peace.

Milano Flascucci~

Friday, April 13, 2012

Mommy wars? Really! WTF

Are we really this easily distracted? Recently, Hillary Rosen a Democratic pundit & Lobbyst made a remark directed towards Ann Romney (wife of Gov. Mitt Romney) that started a backlash of controversy. Are we now so distracted on what the actual argument was that we now are back to women’s rights on staying home or not? First, that was not the argument she was making. Hilary Rosen was speaking to the point that a millionairess (who’s been of a privileged life) may not be the best person to be the source of detailing women’s lives who are struggling to make ends meet. Secondly, it was a woman who made the comment, right?! If you think Mrs. Romney knows what it feels like to make the decision whether to go to work to earn money to feed, shelter and clothes your kids or stay at home and raise them….more power to you (oh by the way, I have a great piece of property in Alligator Alley, FL)!

That's sarcasm…

Let’s see if we can get back to the matter at hand! Does Gov. Mitt Romney (the projected Republican Nominee for the Presidency) promote policies which will make working women’s lives easier? Where exactly is the “mommy wars” in that question? Are you guys/gals really going to let “Willard” off the hook from answering this very important question? By the way, that reporter from the Huffington Post (Mr. Sam Stein) never got his question answered….still on hold? Why then have we jumped tracks on an issue that in this case is not an issue? Why? Because, we are absolutely stupid and easily distracted as a Nation! Yes, America the beautiful and often times full of SH#$!! I’d rather live in a Country like Iran where the Dictator can say exactly what he actually feels and means than continue to have this duplicitous rhetoric spewed on every media outlet on cable and internet (politically speaking of course). At least they know their leader is a jackass and could care less if they eat or not! Notice how they (not in power) want real change and fight with their lives every day in hopes that someone will save them. Do you think they could be distracted on whether Ahmadinejad's wife knows what their life is like? HELL NO! (for the record, no I don't want to be Iranian, nor am I a Muslim fundamentalist...however, i would like our politics to have REAL substance and stop with the overbearing hubris)

What in the hell is wrong with us? Mommy Wars…really? Were mothers asleep when Congress basically established an all male panel to decide what kinds of contraception they would be allowed to have on their insurances? Where were Mrs. Romney and her adoring fans’ outcry then? It’s all politics people….WAKE UP!!! The reality is people get paid a lot of money to mislead and keep we Americans confused and asleep. We are not getting politically smarter we’re WORSE! If we wake up and begin to let the media know we don’t care about the alleged Mommy Wars, N. Korea’s paper rocket that fell in the sea, or ALL Reality TV programs....we will go back to the good ole days when reporting was by true professionals that cared if "truths" were being told!

Dear God, please bring back (Walter Cronkite, Edward R Murrow, Tim Russert, Peter Jennings, Ed Bradley and Andy Rooney)....please :(

By the way, when did “a Corporation” become an individual? AND why in the hell did “we the people” let 9 FOOLS (in black robes) tell us we’re ignorant and didn’t know the answer to that question already!? Why are we not at arms about that? Ooppps that a discussion for another day….

Milano Flascucci~

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The ONLY answer is....the LIGHT!

It has been brought to my attention that African-Americans (esp. those in modern history) are quick to raise a voice in protest for the many injustices placed upon their heads. Yet that weight never seems to be taken off their brow? Why? Recently, a young African-American Trayvon Martin (now more famous in death, than ever would have been in life…one would think?) has been raised as a recent martyr.  He was shot and killed by a man who’s been purported to be a Democrat and of Peruvian/white decent. So, why has the majority of mainstream conservative America taken the charge to stand in support of a man who shared very little history or value with them? Do they really care if he receives a fair trial or escapes a trial altogether? apparently Sean Hannity does...

Legendary activist Angela Davis scolded African Americans for being hot and cold leaders for justice! I agree….  How soon do we as a people go back to our “Matrix like” existences once we perceived the spot light is off…once the cameras are not turned on! I agree with her that having Zimmerman arrested and convicted cannot and will not address our plight! George is simply the instrument of the problem. The “system” is and will always be the core and bane of the African-American. Are African-Americans willing to raise the same kind of fuss when it’s reported that their voting rights are being slowly taken away? NOPE! “I’ve got to go to work tomorrow” or back to the FIELDS, right!

Here are a few thoughts I see as the problem…

-          We have absolutely no willingness to unite as a solid fist to fight injustices
-          We LOVE money too much and don’t realize it is POWER that rules….not money
-          We hate each other!
-          We hate educating ourselves to a new concept of belief
-          There is no “we”
-          We have no clue as to our “History”….. the real one
-          We think $100,000 is a lot of money
-          We love trends and looks that degrade us
-          We think we are “real” when we are “lost”
-          We refuse to go to Africa to see our Origin
-          We don’t realize that our freedom is only hate by “love”
-          We believe that Africans that come to America are not our brothers/sisters
-          We think we are actually “Democrats”
-          We sale and use “their” drugs
-          We spend close to $1Trillion in retail expenditures a year and won’t spend anything to support or help our selves
-          What does “Gotta Get mine” actually mean?

The only answer is to look for and find “the light”! Senator Henry Berry once addressed the Virginia House of Delegates by saying “We have as far as possible closed every avenue by which the LIGHT will enter the Slaves Mind. If we could extinguish the capacity to see the LIGHT our work would be complete. They would then be on the level with the beast of the field. And we would be Safe”. So what is the light? It is your 3rd Eye which lies within. It never lies because it is your direct conduit to the Universe and its truths. It is GOD within you. We are all equal in this World of simple plain truths above so below, we attract in our lives what we focus on the most and the Law of Consistency!

I do not believe I am completely unplugged from the matrix nor do I think my reality is my existence. Yet what I do believe is that until those 2 things come to pass, my light will never shine. What about you?

Milano Flascucci~

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Sundance Festival Winner...Director Ava DuVernay!

Let me start by saying Congratulations to director Ava DuVernay for winning the 2012 Sundance “Best Director” award! Ms. DuVernay is now the first African-American woman to win the directing award in the dramatic category at Sundance film festival. For those who may not know the relevance of the Sundance Film Festival, it is held in January of each year in Utah. Known as the largest independent cinema festival in the United States, It has been around since 1978 founded by Sterling Van Wagenen.  Not only was she the 1st African-American to win this category award, she was the 1st woman to win as a Director since Natalia Almada for El General (2009).

Admittedly, I did not know who Ms. DuVernay was prior to this morning (or so I thought) but I was pleasantly surprised to know that I’ve seen her work. In 2011, I caught the featured film “I Will Follow”, with Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Beverly Todd. A powerfully emotional film with surprisingly good acting (you know Salli has gotten much better over the years). She also directed a documentary I viewed titled “My Mic Sounds Nice” featuring a host of legendary divas in the rap industry. And now, it appears she’s out done herself with this latest project “Middle of Nowhere”, which she says deals with a women who has lost her husband to incarceration and now tries to maintain the marriage from outside the prison walls.

This California native and graduate of UCLA has had success in the film industry after creating The DuVernay Agency also known as DVA Media + Marking in 1999. Her agency works as a marketer and publicist for more than 120 films and television campaigns. This accolade certainly awards her the honor of being mentioned when referencing African-American Female Directors with the likes of Sanaa Hamri and Tanya Hamilton. The Strides made in Hollywood to give credence to the impact African-American women are having both in front of the camera and behind the scene are listless and lethargic at best. Yet, when greatness is achieved like in the form of the film “Middle of Nowhere” art has to be respected and honored.

With films like “Red Tails” coming out last week and proving to be a box office hit (Directed by African-American Anthony Hemingway), we now have a impactful indie film we need to see, which by the way has actor David Oyelowo from “Red Tails” playing a role. I’m happy to report that “Middle of Nowhere” was picked up for distribution by Participant Media AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement…DuVerany founded this org). Shortly, after the Sundance Festival. This ensures that we will be able to support this film by going on the internet to locate your local indie film theater and supporting our sister in her journey and supporting her art!


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Milano Flascucci~

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 10 Authors on the Conversation w/ Klarque Garrison 2011!!!

During the year of 2011 blog talk radio’s “the Conversation with Klarque Garrison” featured many authors Nationwide in all genres. We decided to feature in this blog our top 10 accomplished scribes and their literary works. We hope that you support each author by visiting their websites and following our recommendation of adding their novels to your bookshelves. The Conversation is an online talk radio show that features authors, singers, entrepreneurs, business owners or anyone with a positive voice, product, service or journey. The show airs live each Sunday at 4pm EST and Wednesday at 7pm EST and records in podcast so you can listen to any playback and any time! I’ve listed the dates we interviewed each author. So, be sure to go to our show page and search the “on demand episodes” for the dates listed…

In no particular order…

Jemal Gibson

Mr. Gibson has an amazing story of love, despair & curse. In his book “Drugs: My Curse, My Savior” Jemal shares his harrowing experience in the inner city of Chicago and how in a twist of irony Drugs (which once plagued his family) became his Savior! I recommend this book to all everyone as a symbol of hope! This bestselling author is a graduate of Florida A&M University and now resides in Atlanta, Ga.  Jemal was recognized as featured author at the 2011 National Book Club Conference. We had the pleasure of having Mr. Gibson as a guest on the show  March 27th. For more information on the author visit www.drugsmycursemysavior

Cas Sigers

Cas Sigers a Native of North Carolina has been writing for almost a decade. Her writing journey originates in writing spec scripts for various show runners. She and her business partner Ms. Terri J. Vaughn created Nina Holiday Entertainment with the purpose of developing feature film and television projects. Sigers also served as supervising producer for the Mo’Nique Show! You can find her novels at most Targets & Walmart Stores. Check out any of her 5 novels including “The Virgin Widow!” Cas, appeared on our November 23rd date!  For more info about Cas Sigers go to: 

Trice Hickman

Award Winning Author Trice Hickman (a self-proclaimed Southern Girl)  decided to take the plunge into the literary world after her then secure 9 to 5 job put her on waivers….that code for, she GOT FIRED! It’s a good thing for us that she did because soon after “Unexpected Interruptions” was born! Although starting off as a indie book writer she soon garnered the attention of the publishing house of Kensington Publishing Corp came a calling. You can find Trice on the book tour circuit, speaking with book clubs worldwide or speaking at colleges year round. We caught up with her November 16th and the show has not been the same since J. For more info about Trice Hickman go to:

Susanna Barlow

“What Peace There May Be” deals with polygamy and the trials it brings the children living within this cultural phenomenon. Susanne is the 23rd child of 46 children, the quintessential middle child! Reading this book will help you discover how a small sect in Utah has challenged a standard system built on 1 husband and 1 wife. I certainly enjoyed interviewing Ms. Barlow and listening to her honesty with views she was born into. If you’re like me, you have little to no experience with polygamy. Reading this book will give you an insight you never thought you’d have. Susanne was a guest on our show Oct. 12, 2011. For more info about the book and the author go to:

Dawn Bedingfield

It’s no secret that there’s a growing trend of African-American males dating and marrying women of different races. Dawn Bedingfield has decided to get answers right from the source. This book is a report of here going out into the field and getting answers from African-American men. You will be surprised at what she found! After months of hearing the thoughts of more than 200 men in seven states, Dawn was drenched with compassion and understanding for the black man. You can catch the interview with Dawn on our June 12, show. You can find this book at:

Val Jones

"Chasing the Wind" is a story about the choices we make and the consequences we face. It chronicles the life and times of Viviana Long, an intellectually gifted girl who spent the majority of her life straddling the fence between right and wrong; between humbling herself and standing strong. Viviana’s journey is both good and bad. Come experience the best and worst times a young girl ever had. Val Jones is one of the most talented writers we’ve had on the show. This books speaks to you no matter what age, sex or race. You can find the interview with Ms. Jones by searching the show aired on November 23rd; Enjoy and look for this book at:

Kiffany Dugger

Growing up in Mississippi surrounded by southern bells and then relocating to Michigan, Kiffany was influenced by strong women that taught her proper etiquette, style, and grace. People have always been intrigued by Seth St. James, especially her green eyes. After all, she looks nothing like the woman who raised her. But Seth's past is cloaked in mystery. No one knows about the tragic accident that left eight-year-old Seth an orphan in the care of her surrogate grandmother, Madelyn. Together the two have worked hard to keep what really happened that fateful night a secret. We were most fortunate to have this powerful author on the August 31st show. To find more info about Kiffany go to:

Dawn Nicole

Dawn Nicole is a multi-talented indie artist who found her way to Atlanta from Richmond back in 2006. While taking a mini break from songwriting Dawn explored her talents as an Author. What came out of this movement was “The Velvet Whisper”. The “Velvet Whisper” is a contemporary urban novel involving three young successful black women who are also best friends. The story takes place in Chicago and takes the reader on a whirl-wind journey of love, heartbreak, mistrust, and intrigue. “the Velvet Whisper” is a modern day love story with an old school feel. Ms. Nicole was interviewed on the December 18th show. For more info about Dawn Nicole and her novel go to:

Michael McFadden

After growing up In the D.C. area and living a youthful life of Hustlin on the streets, Michael McFadden realized this in no legacy to leave. Moving to the Metro Atlanta area his life to a turn for the better (MUCH BETTER)! Serving his Country as an infantry soldier in “operation Desert Storm” the proof of change was in the pudding. Now, as a successful talk radio show host, national speaker and author he travels preaching his principles of “Truisms”. We first had an opportunity to have Mr. McFadden on our show on the Jan. 9th show but since then he’s been a friend of the show and drops by oftenJ! To follow Michael McFadden on his journey go to:

Anjuelle Floyd

Absolutely without a doubt one of my favorite new authors in the game! Ms. Floyd has two excellent novels “the House” & “Keeper of Secrets” with a third underway “Season in Purdah”. She is a clever writer with a mastery of suspense and detail. If these 3 works are an example of where she’s going the Literary World just got a big richer! She’s a wife with 3 kids, license family and marriage therapist, grade from DUKE U., and lives in Cali! You can catch a very insightful interview with Anjuelle on our October 5, show! For more info on Anjuelle Floyd go to:

Wow, what a powerful season on the HOTTEST TALK RADIO SHOW OUT!! I'd like to also give a shout out to all the authors who graced our show in 2011 (too many to name but you know who you are)!!! Thanks so much for your tireless work and your love for your craft. Be sure to check out the shows listed above AND all our other shows in PODCAST at our website:

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Milano Flascucci~