25 episodes

THEY SAY CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT. WELL, I'VE ALWAYS SAID I WAS A CAT IN A PAST LIFE. I AM VERY CURIOUS. ON "IT'S A MIX" YOU AND I WILL DIG INTO WHAT MAKES US TICK AS HUMANS.

It's A Mix Della Freedman

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

THEY SAY CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT. WELL, I'VE ALWAYS SAID I WAS A CAT IN A PAST LIFE. I AM VERY CURIOUS. ON "IT'S A MIX" YOU AND I WILL DIG INTO WHAT MAKES US TICK AS HUMANS.

    MAKING HISTORY IN CHARLOTTE

    MAKING HISTORY IN CHARLOTTE

    How many of us have either grown up in a town or moved to a new town and took the time to look into the history of that place? My guest for this episode of my podcast IT’S A MIX does just that. Doctor Tom Hanchett came to Charlotte NC in 1981 to document older neighborhoods for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. I got to meet him when I interviewed him for my cable access TV show Small Town Stories. He was working as the staff historian at the Levine Museum of the New South. He worked there for 16 years. We will chat about his background, Charlotte old and new, and his book sorting out the New South City: Race, Class and Urban Development in Charlotte 2nd edition. He chose to call his episode “Making History In Charlotte.” Thanks for checking out It's A Mix. I'm your host Della Freedman.
     Website with the “Food From Home” eating tips as well as the walking tours:  www.HistorySouth.org
     
    And a couple of other excellent Charlotte history websites:
     
    Carolina Room of the public library:  CMstory.org
    Historic Landmarks Commission: LandmarksCommission.org

    Dr. Tom Hanchett, Community Historian
     www.HistorySouth.org
     


    Host/Producer:  Della Freedman
    Audio Engineer:  Leah Smith
    Original Music:  Pete Freedman/Mindy Barker of Smile Decay

    • 36 min
    EMBRACING THE JOURNEY

    EMBRACING THE JOURNEY

    In 2015  I had the good fortune to be given the opportunity to go to New York City to direct a one act play near Broadway for a play festival.  I'm very proud, we came in second. And I can now say I directed something in Manhattan. During that experience, I got to meet several really talented actors from New York. We have continued getting to know each other through social media. One of those actors is Peter Quinones. I discovered through his posts on social media that he also helped during 9/11. I felt that I should ask him to share his story. And that is what you're going to hear in this episode of It's A Mix we’re calling EMBRACING THE JOURNEY.

    • 32 min
    TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY

    TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY

    Hi this is Della Freedman your host of It's A Mix . In this episode we have a little bit of an interesting turn about. Several months ago my friend Jane Kusterer said she thought it would be interesting to hear about my life on my podcast. Usually I'm the one doing the interviewing and finding out about other people and what they're doing. In real life I'm a fairly modest person who normally doesn’t talk about myself that much. I just go about my day doing whatever it is I have to get done. However, Jane asked if she could interview me. Since I have known her a very long time, I agreed to the interview. So, on the last month of the 2nd year of doing the podcast, going into year three, here I am. Jane and I decided to call this episode TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY.  
     
     
    Host/Producer:  Della Freedman
    Audio Engineer/Editor:  Leah Smith
    Original Music:  Pete Freedman/Mindy Barker of Smile Decay
    Sponsor:  Charlotte Murder Mystery Company
     
    Special Guest Interviewer:  Jane Kusterer

    • 32 min
    COMMUNITY CULINARY SCHOOL OF CHARLOTTE

    COMMUNITY CULINARY SCHOOL OF CHARLOTTE

    In episode 22 of the podcast It’s A Mix we will find out about the Community Culinary School of Charlotte. We will chat with Chef Ron Ahlert, Executive Director and Anne Lambert, Director of Development to get an in depth look at how it came to exist, what its initial goals were, where they are now in accomplishing those goals and what's ahead for the future of the school. The school serves a very definite purpose providing workforce development training and job placement assistance for adults who face barriers to long term successful employment. Let’s jump into the conversation. I'm Della Freedman, your host of It's A Mix.
     
    Website for Community Culinary School of Charlotte:  https://communitycullinary.org
    Here’s a link of a YouTube video about the School:   https://youtu.be/W9hDoTj5dLE
     
     
    Host/Producer of It’s A Mix:  Della Freedman
    Audio Engineer/Editor of It’s A Mix:  Leah Smith
    Original Music for It’s A Mix:  Pete Freedman/Mindy Barker of Smile Decay
     
     
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    • 34 min
    GUIDED TOUR OF NENAGH IRELAND

    GUIDED TOUR OF NENAGH IRELAND

    In this month's episode of my podcast It's A Mix, we get a guided tour of the town of Nenagh in Tipperary Ireland. Our guide is Kevin Whelan. I met Kevin on a Zoom meeting which I produced as part of my Works in progress events. It was a series where I brought together people I knew to share their creative talents with an audience on Zoom. Kevin was one of the audience members. I discovered through his friend who was performing what Kevin did in Nenagh. That is how all of this came about. You will hear from Kevin and when I post this on YouTube you will also be able to see Kevin giving us a guided tour on three individual videos. The YouTube link will be posted in the liner notes for the podcast. Sit back and relax and enjoy your tour of Nenagh Ireland.
    Host/Producer:  Della Freedman
    Audio Engineer:  Leah Smith
    Original Music: Smile Decay (Pete Freedman/Mindy Barker)
     
    YouTube Link:  https://youtu.be/SoA9dUMFLBU
     
    Facebook for Kevin Whelan:  Kevin Whelan Walking Tours also Nenagh Castle

    • 38 min
    THE GILDED AGE OF THE SHARPE HOUSE IN HISTORIC STATESVILLE, NC

    THE GILDED AGE OF THE SHARPE HOUSE IN HISTORIC STATESVILLE, NC

    In this month’s episode of “It’s A Mix” podcast, we will hear from Keith Rhyne, the Site Manager for a spectacular venue in Statesville, North Carolina called The Historic Sharpe House.  We will find out about the Sharpe Family and how the Sharpe House came to be built and also of the Town with its interesting history. Keith will explain how he has transformed the way events are created there and how he was inspired by the many Victorian aspects of Downton Abbey, down to training the young men who work there as footmen and servers.
     
    They can work with folks on many types of events.  My Company, Charlotte Murder Mystery Company (a sponsor of “It’s A Mix”) has performed for many fundraisers for the Sharpe House.  If you are interested in more information:
     
    sharpehouseevents@gmail.com
    704-682-7508
    Keith Rhyne
     
    This was recorded virtually via Zoom - February 2021
     
    Della Freedman:  Host/Producer
    Leah Smith: Audio Engineer/Editor
    Pete Freedman and Mindy Barker:  Original music from Smile Decay

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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JaneGene ,

Latest episode on Asylum Seekers

In this episode Della interviews two women heading up a local ( Charlotte NC) grass roots project providing food and aid to our Hispanic members who are suffering more than most from the Covid virus because of their living and work conditions. Their Passion is evident and their stories cannot help but stir our heartstrings. Hope you will give “ Asylum Seekers” a listen

J Kusterer ,

Can’t wait for the next Episode!

“It’s A Mix “ is a wonderful new podcast and if the next episodes are like the first one about the paramedic and her emotional struggles resulting from her years of work in this field then this podcast will be in my top three favorites!

Mother44 ,

It’s a mix

Excellent from start to finish. Worth listening to.

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