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The 50th Law By 50 Cent And Robert Greene chats with Dr. Alvin

Robert Greene-50 Cent A hip hop icon joins forces with the best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power to write a bible for success in life and work living by one simple principle: fear nothing.

I Rhoda By Valerie Harper chats with Dr. Alvin

Valerie Harper Click Here To Listen Valerie Harper is best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and on Rhoda. The winner of four Emmys, as well as a Golden Globe for her role in Rhoda, Harper has been celebrated by fans and peers alike for her work as an actor. Most recently Harper released a heartwarming memoir “I, RHODA.” Filled with charming anecdotes and inspirational stories, “I, RHODA” is the memoir of a certain type of woman– forward-thinking, independent, smart, and inspiring – everything Valerie Harper is. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Cheryl Burke Of ABC’s DWTS chats with Dr. Alvin

Cheryl Burke Click Here To Listen Cheryl has won over audiences with her creative choreography and effervescent personality. We suspect her dangerously low cut dresses might have something to do with it, too. Joining the show in the second season with a bang, Cheryl won back-to-back disco ball trophies with partner Drew Lachey in Season 2, and then with Emmitt Smith in Season 3, and had a second place finish with Rob Kardashian in Season 13, and another one in Season 14 with William Levy. But don't let her sweet smile fool you—this girl has some sizzling hot moves and knows just how to show them off! "We want people to think something is going [...]

Peta Murgatroyd And James Maslow Of ABC’s DWTS chats with Dr. Alvin

James Maslow Click Here To Listen James Maslow partners with Peta Murgatroyd on ABC's Dancing With The Stars. James Maslow is best known as the star of the hit television series Big Time Rush and as a member of the worldwide bestselling music group of the same name. Maslow has headlined sold out tours across the globe, most recently the Big Time Rush Live 2014 World Tour, performing at some of the largest venues across North and South America. Maslow began his acting career on the popular series iCarly and completed the fourth season of Big Time Rush last year. As one of the most popular music groups internationally, Big Time Rush has won countless [...]

Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon chats with Dr. Alvin

Robert Gordon Click Here To Listen The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a record company that becomes a monument to racial harmony in 1960’s segregated south Memphis.

Louis Armstrong: Master Of Modernism by Thomas Brothers chats with Dr. Alvin

Thomas Brothers Click Here To Listen The definitive account of Louis Armstrong—his life and legacy—during the most creative period of his career. Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet virtuoso, seductive crooner, and consummate entertainer, Armstrong laid the foundation for the future of jazz with his stylistic innovations, but his story would be incomplete without examining how he struggled in a society seething with brutally racist ideologies, laws, and practices. Thomas Brothers picks up where he left off with the acclaimed Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, following the story of [...]

Greer Grammer of MTV’s Awkward chats with Dr. Alvin

Greer Grammer Click Here To Listen Greer Grammer is an American actress and former beauty queen. She is best known for her role as Lissa in the hit series, Awkward which airs on MTV.  

Here Comes The Night by Joel Selvin chats with Dr. Alvin

Joel Selvin-Here Comes The Night Click Here To Listen Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues is both a definitive account of the golden age of rhythm and blues of the early ’60s and the harrowing, ultimately tragic story of songwriter and record producer Bert Berns, whose meteoric career was fueled by his pending doom. Berns was one of the great originals; he prospered and thrived under the auspices of Atlantic Records, a company devoted to authentic, vibrantly musical rhythm and blues records at the forefront of the art form. His heart damaged by rheumatic fever as a youth, Berns was not expected to [...]

Mavis Staples by Greg Kot

Greg Kot This is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples—lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. Now in her seventies, Mavis has been a fixture in the music world for decades. One of the most enduring artists of popular music, she and her family fused gospel, soul, folk, and rock to transcend racism and oppression through song. Honing her prodigious talent on the Southern gospel circuit of the 1950s, Mavis and the Staple Singers went on to sell more than 30 million records, with message-oriented soul music that became a sound track to the civil rights movement—inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. [...]