Interludes: A Pure Lighthouse production is an aspirational, inspirational and motivational (AIM) podcast hosted by independent filmmaker & producer Valarie Johnson. The AIM of "Interludes" is to give voice to creatives & entrepreneurs in transition. Johnson reveals her compelling reasoning behind the title, "Interludes" and along with executive producer Michael Wamble, uses the love of music to connect the dots with today's compelling events in the areas of film, television and music.
Chicago Cares with Angela Hurlock
There's a big difference between gentrification and reinvestment when it comes to neighborhoods of color. Angela Hurlock, executive director with the nonprofit organization Clairetian Associates talks about how her organization and Fifth Third Bank worked tirelessly to secure a $20 million revitalization project for one of my beloved South Side neighborhoods.
It's About Busine$$
It's about legacy. It's about ownership. It's about mentorship. We all have a purpose. How close are you to reaching that purpose and arriving at "you" that you were always meant to be. Meet business owner Terrence Brown of Swan Associates. It's about the journey. It's about business.
Engineering Your Best Life
Ever wonder how the math and science concepts within engineering can be applied in life coaching? Habit 2 Greatness founder and engineer Bakar Bey is living his best life by showing others how with engineering principles.
Ignite the Spark of Science
Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. Collectively they are known as STEM. Among some kids, they are known as "fun." The mission of educators like Dr. Stephen Jones is find those who see STEM as fun and ignite a spark of curiosity to pursue a career in the sciences.
Making Dreams Reality
Can we make the dreams for our lives a reality? For many, taking action toward their dreams or goals can be difficult to accomplish, especially alone. Interludes talks with certified coach Rebecca Goros, a Jersey girl with a bold vision to help people be accountable to their stated dreams.
Squid Game: Debt & Dystopia
Squid Game: Debt & Dystopia: Soul-crushing debt. Descent into a dystopia. These twin themes battle for the spotlight in one of the most watched dramas in the world. “Squid Game,” a series that could be described as “The Hunger Games” meets hopscotch, provides a compelling fictional look into a world - that if we’re not careful - could become a reality.
Wow I! I learned so much about entertainment and history in such a short space of time. This was both entertaining and uplifting. Valarie Johnson is a natural. She is easy on the ears, very knowledgeable and a great story teller.
The House that Danie Built
This was educational, uplifting and inspiring baby girl!❤️ I first heard house music from Steven and I really loved it. Any and everything Janet Jackson has recorded I so love and the fact that her style is influenced by House Music made me see why I enjoyed this epic style! Your guest Danie Sanders aka Black Widow made me laugh. I can appreciate some good dark humor.😂 It’s wonderful, as a creative being myself, to take and allow your art, whatever the form, to embody your healing process. Especially after a divorce. It’s so challenging but your art can aide you in not only healing, but strengthening! Thank you again baby girl for sharing your inspiring talents and skills. I love you ❤️ ❤️❤️