My Conversation With Richard Ratay, Author Of Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History Of The Family Road Trip

Click Here To Listen Richard Ratay Part pop history and part whimsical memoir in the spirit of National Lampoon's Vacation—Don’t Make Me Pull Over! is a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips—a halcyon era that culminated in the latter part of the twentieth century, before portable DVD players, iPods, and Google Maps. In the days before cheap air travel, families didn’t so much take vacations as survive them. Between home and destination lay thousands of miles and dozens of annoyances, and with his family Richard Ratay experienced all of them—from being crowded into the backseat with noogie-happy older brothers, to picking out a souvenir only to find that a better one [...]

My Conversation With Fran Leadon, Author Of Broadway: A History Of New York City In Thirteen Miles

Click Here To Listen Fran Leadon An eye-opening history of Manhattan told through its most celebrated street. In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it. What was once New Amsterdam became New York, and farmlands gradually gave way to department stores, theaters, hotels, and, finally, the perpetual traffic of the twentieth century’s Great White Way. From Bowling Green all the way up to Marble Hill, Broadway takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America’s most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart [...]

Steps Ahead Mobile Is The Official “Land Jet” Of Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality In Music City 2018

During the Reception & Soul Concert for The Leading Persons on Sunday April 22nd at 3pm and 6pm at The Little Brick Theater at The Factory Of Franklin, The Little Russell Band will be using this first class office. To get tickets to this premiere Women Month Event call 615-716-2139. To experience the “Land Jet” call 615-961-2735 and ask for Carlos or Shenita Baker or visit Tell them DrAlvin.Com sent you. Photos courtesy of The Tennessean.

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Deb Kosmicki

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Deb Kosmicki Deb comes to Grand Avenue with over 15 years of sales, hospitality and coordinating of large sporting and concert events. Prior to moving to Nashville she spent 9 years as President and CEO of Tier One Crewing Inc.. She had contracts with ESPN, Turner Broadcasting and Kronke Sports providing them with television crews for Live Sports telecast for the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rockies. Which consisted of Avalanche Hockey Stanley Cup Championship seasons 1995-96 and 2000-01, All Star Baseball 1998, All Star Hockey 2001 an All Star Baseball 2005. She also has coordinated Live to Internet concert for the House [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading Women 2018: Sally Mink

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Women Sally Mink Sally Mink is the marketing director for the local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise in Brentwood, Murfreesboro, and Hendersonville. She also manages the marketing for locations in Atlanta, GA and Fort Worth, TX. Sally began her career there five years ago when only the Brentwood location was in existence. Being a native of Middle Tennessee, Sally has a true passion for helping the communities that have watched her grow. Through TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, she has been able to serve the community in a multitude of ways. From collecting items for women suffering from domestic violence to moving families that have underwent [...]

Ewing Is The Official “Moving & Storage” Partner Of Leading African Americans In Music City 2018

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RutherfordBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Edward C. Morant

Click Here To Listen Rutherford Business 100 Leading African Americans Edward Morant Edward C. Morant is founder and chief executive officer of Moraya Transportation, LLC., a non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) company launched in 2017. Moraya provides safe, compassionate and timely roundtrip transportation service to medical appointments for veterans, Medicare patients and other qualified patients with no means of transportation. Morant launched Moraya after over 40 years of corporate experience with companies including Gallo Wines, S.C. Johnson & Son, The Maxima Corporation, and most recently, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) where he retired in 2015 after leading technical roles including program developer, project manager and interface engine development. Morant began his career as a computer programmer [...]

Bill James, Author Of The Man From The Train: The Solving Of A Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Bill James Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Jewelry and valuables were left in plain sight, bodies were piled together, faces covered with cloth. Some of these cases, like the infamous Villisca, Iowa, murders, received national attention. But few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived within walking distance to a train station.When celebrated baseball [...]

Devin Murphy, Author Of The Boat Runner: A Novel Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Devin Murphy In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem. On days when they aren’t playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become [...]

Carlos Baker And His First Class Jet On Wheels: Step Ahead Mobile

Carlos Baker Business & Corporate Transportation As executives with an eye for detail, and a penchant for first class service, the owners have created Steps Ahead to provide innovative mobile business solutions for the active business professional who values productivity. Our business model is to provide a first class experience to every customer. No request is too large or small. With the executive mobile office on wheels, the goal is to provide a productive work environment while traveling both local or long distances. By providing innovative mobile business solutions, and concierge services, we don’t compete with Black Car Services or Limo Transportation. Essentially, it is a private jet on wheels to serve even the most [...]