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Deborah Zara Kobylt is an award-winning journalist best known for her work on CNN, Fox11 Los Angeles, KCAL9 News, Turner Entertainment, and Deborah Kobylt LIVE, a successful video/audio podcast. Deborah believes everyone has a story to tell, and because of her keen interest in people and community, her guests feel relaxed enough to reveal what they might not tell anyone else. And that’s her gift as a journalist and storyteller.

Born in New Jersey, she currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, John Kobylt, a successful radio talk show host, her three amazing sons, and a menagerie of animals. Deborah enjoys hiking, travel, biking, and writing. She’s also a fierce competitor and completed the NYC and LA Marathons. Her passion is to promote women’s causes, mental health, veterans, and animal causes.

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Deborah Zara Kobylt is an award-winning journalist best known for her work on CNN, Fox11 Los Angeles, KCAL9 News, Turner Entertainment, and Deborah Kobylt LIVE, a successful video/audio podcast. Deborah believes everyone has a story to tell, and because of her keen interest in people and community, her guests feel relaxed enough to reveal what they might not tell anyone else. And that’s her gift as a journalist and storyteller.

Born in New Jersey, she currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, John Kobylt, a successful radio talk show host, her three amazing sons, and a menagerie of animals. Deborah enjoys hiking, travel, biking, and writing. She’s also a fierce competitor and completed the NYC and LA Marathons. Her passion is to promote women’s causes, mental health, veterans, and animal causes.

    Mariana Gatto, Founder, Italian American Museum of Los Angeles

    Mariana Gatto, Founder, Italian American Museum of Los Angeles

    When celebrating #ItalianHeritageMonth, I enjoy highlighting the rich cultural
    heritage and history of the Italian and Italian American people, particularly art, music,
    literature, architecture, and of course the stories surrounding them.
    Today we interview Mariana Gatto, creator of the Italian American Museum of Los
    Angeles, located near Olivera St. in DTLA, housed inside the oldest remaining
    structure in the area, built in 1908. It’s a treasure, complete with an original speak
    easy door from the prohibition days.
    The #IAMLA is a gem, packed with stories of the Italian American journey to this
    country, complete with in depth stories and research into each exhibit. There are
    revolving exhibits, such as the one about women’s needlework from the Italian
    diaspora, called, Woven Lives. Next month, the Pinocchio exhibit, A Real Boy: The
    Story of Pinocchio, which is sure to be a hit, as this story has been told to generations
    and still enthralls young and old.
    There’s a new interactive app, too, featuring some of your favorite Italians telling their
    stories. Mariana talks anout her vision, how she created this gem of a museum, we
    talk about her life growing up Italian in Los Angeles, and so much more.
    Please join us on #DeborahKobyltLIVE and #LittleItalyPodcast on all video and audio
    platforms, and invite your friends, Italian or not. This story is for everyone. Thanks for
    tuning in󰏢 #DeborahZaraKobylt

    • 41 min
    Nick Rimedio, General Manager, La Peer Hotel

    Nick Rimedio, General Manager, La Peer Hotel

    “This isn’t a job. Hospitality is a vocation,” says #NickRimedio, GM of the trendy
    #LaPeerHotel in #BeverlyHills, and soon, Nick will join the #WHollywood.
    We spoke with Nick on #DeborahKobyltLIVE and our #LittleItalyPodcast, and he told
    what what’s helped him become a success: his NONNA (and of course hard work!)
    Nick credits his #Italian #grandma with giving him the discipline and confidence to do
    anything in life, and we talk about some of the non-traditional routes he’s taken to
    get to where he is today, and it started in the kitchen.
    Join us for our conversation with Nick, LIVE on all of our video and audio platforms,
    and invite your friends, too. Sometimes, the path to success isn’t an Ivy business
    school, but it’s the schooling we get from our families that give us the edge.
    #DeborahZaraKobylt

    • 19 min
    Patricia Gallagher, Founder of The Happy Flower Day Project

    Patricia Gallagher, Founder of The Happy Flower Day Project

    Please welcome Patricia Gallagher, the founder of The Happy Flower Day Project, and this is an interview that is sure to brighten your day.

    Patricia is called “The Flower Lady” in her community, and it all started with an act of kindness by delivering day-old flowers to seniors in her area. The the idea has since blossomed into something much bigger. She shares ideas for expressing generosity,
    appreciation, and kindness in a world often bogged down in negative thinking. Just one flower can change all of that. And how she started this is even more incredible, including the people who help her do it.

    Patricia is the founder of three national kindness projects: The Happy Flower Day Project, delivering day-old bouquets to senior communities; The Stories for Seniors Project, which gives 11,000 new and gently-used stuffed animals to nursing home residents, cancer patients, and people in recovery
    houses; The Send a Team of Angels to Help Movement, providing angel pins to our United States Armed Forces, hospitals, hospices, and more. And it all started with an idea, which has caught the attention of The Today Show, Oprah, CNN, and now #DeborahKobyltLIVE.

    Please join us on all video and audio platforms, and invite your friends to join, too. We could all use a little inspiration. #DeborahZaraKobylt

    • 22 min
    Catherine Shainberg, Author, "The Kabbalah of Light"

    Catherine Shainberg, Author, "The Kabbalah of Light"

    Please welcome to our show, Catherine Shainberg, author, “The Kabbalah of Light,” a spiritual guide on using ancient practices to ultimately free us from feeling “stuck.”

    Catherine talks about how to release past traumas and ancestral patterns that hold us back in life. We discuss freeing our imagination to enhance creativity and bring back joy into our lives.

    You don’t have to be someone who practices Kabbalah, just be open to learning the principles that have been guiding so many for centuries. Catherine shares 159 short exercises and practices to tap into our subconscious mind to receive answers to so many questions in our life. She literally teaches us to “dialogue” with our inner selves so we can find our true purpose and reason for being here. It takes practice, but she says once we learn the technique to digging deeper into our subconscious, anything is possible.

    Please join us on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and please invite your friends to join in on this discussion. #DeborahZaraKobylt

    • 39 min
    Daryl Twerdahl, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels California

    Daryl Twerdahl, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels California

    The need for home-bound and disabled adults who need a meal is growing. Many are isolated and feel alone.

    We recently spoke with Daryl Twerdahl, executive director of Meals on Wheels, and honestly the work that she and her team do to help literally tens of millions of people each year is astounding, and sobering.
    Here’s a clip with Daryl from our show, where she talks about the types of programs available at Meals on Wheels, who is eligible (no one is turned away), and how this is often the only mean and connection these people ever see, and how a little kindness goes a very long way.

    Please find our full interview with Daryl on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and please invite your friends, too. Thanks, Daryl, for all you do, and for being such an inspiration to us all.
    #DeborahZaraKobylt

    • 18 min
    Vanessa Racci, Italian American singer and Italian jazz expert

    Vanessa Racci, Italian American singer and Italian jazz expert

    I learned a lot from my recent interview with Vanessa Racci, the 38-year-old jazz and cabaret singer who nearly gave up her dream of becoming a performer because her traditional family wanted her to pursue a more “stable career.” She tried, but didn’t listen, and instead listened to her inner voice to perform.

     
    Vanessa was influenced at a young age by legendary performers Dean Martin, Connie Francis, and Frank Sinatra when her Italian grandfather played their music around the house. And that’s when she got the bug to perform. But she held off for a while, working 9-5 in the corporate world, until one day she decides to hit the road, and she’s never looked back. This is the story of a young woman who wouldn’t give up on her dreams, and is now living her dream.

     
    Here’s a clip from our show with Vanessa, and you’ll find our full interview on #DeborahKobyltLIVE, #LittleItalyPodcast and #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast on all video and audio platforms. We invite you to join us, and please share with your friends, too. And thanks for tuning in. We appreciate your support #DeborahZaraKobylt 

    • 30 min

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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