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Every Tuesday at 5:30pm Dr. Candace Kelley delivers a weekly program about amazing people, who share their own life journeys and the lessons they have learned.
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League of the Extraordinary
(Feb 03, 2009) Play Dowanload

Minister Alex Pineda grew up in Hoboken, NJ as a ward of the state. Plagued by drug and alcohol addiction, as a child he watched as his mother deal with a multiple personality disorder and watched as his father drowned himself in alcohol. Minister Pineda began trying to sooth his pain when he was 8 years old by taking Nyquil to rid him of what he calls "real visions" of demons. But he says that God set him free from self-destruction. Now he travels the world ministering to the sick.

League of the Extraordinary
(Dec 16, 2008) Play Dowanload

Growing up, she said "no" to Barbie dolls and "yes" to Star Wars collectible cards. Tara Dilullo Bennett developed a passion for science fiction at an early age and was inspired by many including James Cameron and Tim Burton. She found a home for her passion as an author, going behind the scenes of some of the most adored television shows and movies. Through books like "300: The Art of the Film," and all four of the "24: Official Companion Guides" readers discover how artists and designers bring

League of the Extraordinary
(Dec 09, 2008) Play Dowanload

It was 2003, after the American invasion of Iraq, when thieves stole priceless antiquities from the Iraq Museum. Armed with a Master's in Classicial Studies, Marine Reservist Colonel Bogdanos quickly realized the role he had to play in saving a significant chunk of Iraq's cultural heritage. He shares how he recovered hundreds of priceless pieces. His journey is detailed in his book Thieves of Baghdad: One Marine's Passion to Recover the World's Greatest Stolen Treasures.

League of the Extraordinary
(Nov 25, 2008) Play Dowanload

Jason Riddick remembers when it was his turn to cook for his family for a month. After his mother died when he was 14, he perfected his skills in the kitchen and turned his passion into his company "Sweetcakes" where he has made a name for himself making cheesecakes and other sweet delights.

League of the Extraordinary
(Nov 11, 2008) Play Dowanload

It's one of the oldest book clubs in the country. The "Bibliophiles" is a book club of African American women who have been meeting for the past 20 years. Members of the group share how the they have stayed together while other book clubs have come and gone. They consider themselves more than just a book club-they are a family.

League of the Extraordinary
(Oct 28, 2008) Play Dowanload

When Jay Chaskes was disabled by a staff infection in 2004 everything in his life changed as he knew it. He had a slim chance of surviving but when he left the hospital he had to reinvent his day from beginning to end. Chaskes discusses the challenges he overcame and how his disability transformed his personal life and his teaching career.

League of the Extraordinary
(Oct 07, 2008) Play Dowanload

A carnival wouldn't be the same without getting your caricature done. Artist Josh Adaire takes listeners behind the scenes of caricature art, drawing a clear picture about the art form. He shares the ups and downs of poking fun at people's worst features. Adaire also explains the underground world of carnivals and how "carnies" survive traveling the country entertaining others.

League of the Extraordinary
(Sep 23, 2008) Play Dowanload

In 1937 Cartoonist Jackie Ormes became the first African American female cartoonist, who through her coiffed characters addressed every issue from racism to even fashion. The outspoken strips eventually led her to be investigated during the McCarthy Era. Nancy Goldstein talks about her book Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist which chronicles the life of the cartoonist.

League of the Extraordinary
(Sep 16, 2008) Play Dowanload

In the second of a two-part series Cortney Wilcox explains how she healed her body of cancer. From her diet to her exercise routine and her support group, Cortney shares the details of her powerful journey.

League of the Extraordinary
(Sep 09, 2008) Play Dowanload

In the Fall of 2007, Cortney Bolden was diagnosed with stage 3B Breast Cancer but surprised doctors when months later they found her cancer undetectable. In the first of a two-part series, Cortney explains how she healed her body from cancer and discusses her life-changing experience.

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