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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.

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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.

    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
    STEPHANIE MAY FAUSTO - Performer/Athlete/Champion

    STEPHANIE MAY FAUSTO - Performer/Athlete/Champion

    In this month's episode of my podcast It's A Mix I interviewed Stephanie May Fausto. She's a fifth generation circus performer and a fourth degree black belt in Taekwondo. Being the oldest athlete in the division at 30 years young training primarily over Zoom and making the best of her apartment living room training space, Stephanie May Fausto won the Bronze at the 2020 Online World Taekwondo Championships.  A quote from Miss Fausto “I've been a fan of Team M for years. I feel honored to be a part of the community program and the team's success throughout the years.  Earning a medal for Team USA is as important as earning a medal for my team.” She won the Bronze Medal in the over 17 female freestyle division. Congratulations Stephanie May Fausto . Let's see what she has to say About her family's years as circus performers as the Fausto Scorpions with Ringling Brothers and throughout Europe, and about her Taekwando Championships. I'm Della Freedman your host of It's A Mix.  
     
    This episode was recorded via Zoom December 2020
     
    Stephanie Fausto World Championship Video:
    https://youtu.be/569DLEdmwo0
     
    Fausto Scorpions performing at Grand Canyon University:
    https://youtu.be/NFOEsb32_Rs
     
     
    Producer/Host:  Della Freedman
    Audio Engineer/Editor:  Leah Smith
    Original Music:  Pete Freedman and Mindy Barker of Smile Decay

    • 41 min
    LIFE DEFERRED

    LIFE DEFERRED

    In this month's episode of it's a mix We'll hear from 5 people who are also friends of mine about where they were in their lives last November 2019, what they've gone through and experienced this year 2020 and what they're hoping for in 2021. We'll hear from George who is a voice actor and voiceover coach in Pineville North Carolina. He has lived in the Charlotte area since 1998. We also have Jeanene who works in public radio she is a mother, Girl Scout leader and an occasional singer and theater performer. She resided in Charlotte for 18 years and is now in Chapel Hill. Lillie is an actress, voiceover talent and uses her voice to help those who are still silent. Rashunda is a US Air Force veteran and a local actor in the Charlotte area. Even though a lot of horrible things have happened in 2020 she is optimistic that things will improve.  And, Douglas is a longtime resident of Charlotte. In addition to his software firm Einstein's legacy V 2.0, he is also a member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission. Let's just jump in and hear what they have to say. I'm your host Della Freedman and this is it's a mix.
    Della Freedman - Host/Producer
    Leah Smith - Audio Engineer/Editor
    Pete Freedman/Mindy Barker - Original music by Smile Decay

    • 1 hr 8 min
    FINDING FAMILY-BROADCASTING IN COMMON

    FINDING FAMILY-BROADCASTING IN COMMON

    Hi this is Della Freedman your host of It's a Mix. Being an on-air radio announcer at a public radio station has been a big part of my life for the past 30 years. I remember many years ago I had a second cousin from my mother's side of the family who was on the radio as a music announcer but for a commercial radio station. So it was a lovely surprise when I recently discovered that my first cousin Linda’s son Mike Antonellis is also a radio announcer. He is in the sports field and does play by play reporting.  With what's going on in the world currently with Covid I thought it would be a good time to interview him and see how it is directly affecting sports and his job.
    Comment from the Leah, our Sound Engineer:
    What a cool interview! This brought back some good memories of watching the Paw Sox at the new Charlotte stadium with my best friend before she moved. We were fully decked out in red sox gear, hah!
     
    Della Freedman: Host/Producer
    Leah Smith: Audio Engineer
    Pete Freedman/Mindy Barker of Smile Decay:  Music
     
    Mike Antonellis:  Guest

    • 36 min
    SIX FRIENDS FOREVER

    SIX FRIENDS FOREVER

    Hi this is Della Freedman your host of It's a Mix. In one's lifetime you're very lucky to find one good friend that you can count on. But to find five really good friends who have been with you through great times and sad times for 46 years, that's not only unusual, but it's a real blessing. I have been fortunate enough to be that lucky. We met in a dance class. We've seen our families grow and grow up. Some of us have experienced the loss of a loved one, or dealt with an illness. But through it all, we have been there for each other. I recorded us chatting away about our experiences and what we mean to each other. I did this firstly so that we would have a record of our memories. And Secondly to share our memories with others in this episode of the podcast. As I always do with my guests, I asked the girls what we should call this episode. It was unanimous. This episode is SIX FRIENDS FOREVER. Thanks for tuning in. Again, this is Della Freedman your host of the podcast It's a Mix.
    Host/Producer/Director:  Della Freedman
    Audio Engineer/Editor:  Leah Smith
    Music:  Pete Freedman/Mindy Barker of Smile Decay
    Original Music for this Episode:  The Wish (written by Leann Marshall and remixed and accompaniment by Pete Freedman
    Sponsor:  Charlotte Murder Mystery Company

    • 47 min
    TRANSITIONS

    TRANSITIONS

    I’m still curious and there’s lots to learn about.  For instance, I wanted to find out where people come from, what gives them the courage to go ahead and take that leap of faith and create an interesting life for themselves and potentially others.
    So, in this episode I called on my friend Dr. Wrenn Goodrum, who not only nourishes folks with her cooking skills, but she nourishes their creative theatrical souls.  We are calling this episode TRANSITIONS.  You will hear why.
    Thanks for checking us out.
    Host/Producer: Della Freedman
    Audio Engineer:  Leah Smith
    Music:  Pete Freedman/Mindy Barker of Smile Decay

    • 38 min

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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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