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Donna Viale and Jan Ping – Coping With Cancer from The Outside In

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: People undergoing cancer treatment face a host of challenges each and every day. One specific challenge that many people may face involves dermatologic side effects. Celebrity make-up artist and cancer survivor (R to L) JAN PING and leading oncology nurse PAMELA VIALE join me to talk about an educational campaign, “Coping With Cancer from the Outside In.” which focuses on informing oncology nurses about the dermatologic side effects associated with a type of cancer medicine called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors.

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Ted Bell – New York Times Best-Selling Author of Warlord

This week on TALK! with AUDREY : Joining me this week is New York Times best-selling author TED BELL to talk about his latest thriller WARLORD, the sixth in the spy adventure series featuring counter terrorist ALEX HAWKE.

In WARLORD, counterterrorist operative Alex Hawke is embroiled in an assassination plot against the Royal Family while hunting down a lost nuke in the mountains of Taliban and al-Qaeda infested Afghanistan.

Hawke has all but given up on life. He lost the woman he loved on his last mission, almost a year ago, and he’s been seeking refuge at the bottle of a rum bottle. But His Royal Highness Prince Charles, an old friend, calls on Hawke for help when Charles receives a threat against the lives of his two sons. The threat is signed with the same signature as a suspicious note found in an old book that once belonged to Charles’s godfather—Lord Mountbatten—the beloved family patriarch who was assassinated 30 years prior.


While investigating the death threat, Hawke is tasked to find a way to lock down Pakistan’s nuclear weapon storage facilities. A new terrorist group, “Sword of Allah” has plans to infiltrate and put sleepers inside the arsenal storage facilities at Islamabad. But when Hawke and his team arrive in Pakistan, they learn a nuke has already been stolen from one of the facilities and is in the hands of the most powerful terrorist warlords in the region.


Hawke and his team must race high into the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan to chase down the loose nuke before it finds its way out of the country and into the heart of America. 

Photos: Courtesy of  Ted Bell (Credit: Hugo Tillman) and William Morrow. Subject to copyright.

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Dorothea Benton Frank – New York Times Bestselling Author of Low Country Summer

This week on TALK! with AUDREY :

I have a conversation with New York Timesbestselling author DOROTHEA BENTON FRANK about her newest book LOW COUNTRY SUMMER.

BENTON FRANK returns to South Carolina for her latest novel LOWCOUNTRY SUMMER, the much-anticipated sequel to her second novel Plantation.


LOWCOUNTRY SUMMER is the story of the changing anatomy of a family after the loss of its matriarch, sparkling with the inimitable Dot Frank’s warmth and humor. Benton Frank follows her recent successes with a tale rich in atmosphere and unforgettable scenes of Southern life.


When Caroline Wimbley Levine returned to Tall Pines Plantation, she never expected to make peace with the long-buried truths about herself and her family. The Queen of Tall Pins––her late mother Lavinia––was a force of nature, but now she is gone, leaving Caroline and the rest of the family uncertain of who will take her place. In the lush South Carolina countryside, old hurts, betrayals, and dark secrets surface, and a new generation will rise along the banks of the mighty Edisto River.

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Jessica Francis Kane – Author of The Report

This week on TALK! with AUDREY :

My guest is JESSICA FRANCIS KANE author of THE REPORT. Ten Years ago, while living in London, Jessica Francis Kane came across a story when she attended an event at the British Library for a series of books published by the London Stationery Office. The series is comprised of official government reports not previously available in popular form and the one the series editor held up in his hand and spoke passionately about was The Tragedy at Bethnal Green.  The Bethnal Green Tube Disaster was the largest civillian accident of World War II, 173 adults and children died in a crowd seeking shelter from an air raid.  No bombs fell in the area that night , so why had the crowd panicked and why did the government withhold information, citing issues of home security?   

FRANCIS KANE‘s novel is a touching exploration of the tragedy and of the way tragedies are reported, remembered and commemorated.

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Playwright, Daniel Beaty and Director, Charles Randoplh- Wright

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: My guests are(L-R) award winning actor, singer, writer and composer, actor, playwrightDANIEL BEATY and director, CHARLES RANDOPLH- WRIGHT.


We talk about their latest collaboration, THROUGH THE NIGHT, the story of six interconnected black males ages 10 – 60: a child scientist, a young man from the projects on his way to college, an ex-convict, a corporate executive, a health food store owner, and the Bishop of a mega church – and the people who love them as they make it Through the Night. They all experience an unexpected phenomenon on the same evening that changes their lives forever and challenges them to tackle issues of education, addiction, finance, and mental & physical health. The play features Obie Award Winner Daniel Beaty’s unique blend of music, poetry, comedy, & drama, Through the Night is an urgent, timely story of possibility and hope. Visit: www.throughthenightonstage.com

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Donnie McClurkin: Award-Winning Gospel Singer, Songwriter, and Minister

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: My guest is Grammy award-winning DONNIE McCLURKIN, one of gospel’s best-selling artist’s. He will perform at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 27 at 8: P.M. Count on a soul-stirring evening of classic and contemporary gospel and inspirational music — GOLDEN GOSPEL!

Donnie spoke to me about what inspires him and the events in his life that have made him the artist he is today.

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Beverly Williams – Attorney and Employment Law Expert

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: Joining me today to talk about employment matters and how the employment landscape has changed is Beverly Williams, a former corporate executive, who is also an attorney specializing in employment law.

Beverly’s diverse employment background includes a stint with a nationally known and respected law firm specializing in labor, employment and health care law with multiple locations across the nation; serving as a regular guest anchor on employment laws matters on Tru TV, formerly known as Court TV, serving as Executive Director of Labor Relations of a large urban school district and various other human resources positions.

Currently, Beverly is pursuing her goal of providing information to the public at large about employment-related matters by developing program content for various forms of media

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Greg Stamper – Singer , Songwriter, Producer

This week on TALK! with AUDREY: SINGER / SONGWRITER / PRODUCER GREG STAMPER joins me to talk about his new album ONE WITH YOU.

The church has been the breeding ground for countless artists and Greg is no exception. Writing his first Gospel song at the age of 5, Greg moved on to singing in the choir, directing the choir, playing piano and writing songs for the choir by his teens. In addition to embracing sacred music, Greg was heavily involved in school music programs from Elementary school to High School. As a result of his talent he was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar in the Arts receiving a partial scholarship to attend any school in the state of Maryland and performed in Constitution Hall.

In college as a member of the world-renowned Morgan State University Choir under the direction of the late Dr. Nathan Carter, Greg had the opportunity to perform in world famous venues including Carnegie Hall and tour the US.

Today, Greg Stamper has become a respected favorite on NYC’s underground circuit and audiences.  

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Dr. Warachal Faison – Alzheimers

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Our memories are too important to take for granted. Alzheimer’s disease physician and researcher, DR. WARACHAL FASION, of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, on the early signs of Alzheimer’s, importance of memory screenings, treatment and supporting care givers on this week’s talk! with AUDREY.

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