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Season 4

Aug. 17, 2022

Gloria Lucas - Fiesta Nights

Today’s returning guest is Gloria Lucas. Gloria is the author of an upcoming full-length novel and she’s one of fifteen authors in the upcoming anthology, Fiesta Nights , which is going to be released on September 15th. The ...

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June 15, 2022

Noemi - Creative Soul

Welcome back to the podcast, I’m Jamie Baynes. Today’s guest is Noemi from Creative Souls. I came across Noemi’s Instagram page and was instantly hooked on her positive message. And since that’s what this podcast is all about...

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June 8, 2022

Jose Cartagena - A Life in Balance

Welcome back to the podcast, I’m Jamie Baynes. Today’s guest is my friend and former RPD co-worker, Jose Cartegna. Jose was a Richmond Police officer for seven years and the last few of those years served as a detective in …

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June 1, 2022

Vic Ferrari - Swinging in on a Vine

Welcome back to the podcast, I’m Jamie Baynes. Today’s guest is retired NYPD detective and bestselling author, Vic Ferrari. I’m a huge fan of independent authors and Vic’s books popped up on my Amazon recommendation page. His...

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May 25, 2022

Brenda Ruiz - Helping All People Live Well

Today’s guest is Officer Brenda Ruiz, the inspiration for the The Giving Notes Project song written by Emily Roig. Brenda and I talk about how her life experience became the subject of Emily’s song, what major event led her d...

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May 18, 2022

The Giving Notes Project: Heart, Chops and Mark Brown

Today’s guest is Mark Brown, the founder of The Giving Notes Project . On a previous episode, I spoke with Emily Roig who is one of the musicians associated with the amazing group. She suggested that I talk to Mark …

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May 11, 2022

Emily Roig - Changing what we crave

Welcome back to the podcast, I’m Jamie Baynes. Today’s guest is singer and songwriter, Emily Roig. Emily and I crossed paths when she tagged me in an Instagram post about a song she’d written about a Richmond police officer. ...

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May 4, 2022

Johnnie Calloway - Positivity is Contagious

Today’s guest it Johnnie Calloway. Johnnie’s YouTube page showed up in my feed one day, so I checked him out. I was hooked after listening to him for probably less than two minutes. His contact information was on his page, …

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April 27, 2022

Demetria Ross - Come Correct

Today’s guest is former Richmond Police dispatcher Demetria Ross. Ms. Ross was a dispatcher with the City of Richmond for fifteen years, and was a Petersburg dispatcher for four years before that. Ms. Ross and I talk about th...

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April 20, 2022

Vee Tells Tales - Make Someone Else's Day

Today’s guest is Vee, from VeeTellsTales on Instagram. I came across Vee’s page and was immediately fascinated by the artwork on the cover on her books as well as her photos. I reached out to her to see if she’d …

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April 13, 2022

Kari Smith - Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Today’s guest is musician Kari Smith. Kari writes, produces, and sings her own music. Oh yeah, she also plays the guitar, piano and is bilingual. Kari talks to me about growing up in Richmond, planning a trip to Austin, then …

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April 6, 2022

Self Compassion and Poetry: A Conversation with Bri Stokes

Today’s guest is Bri Stokes, a poet I came across on Instagram. Bri’s page fascinated me because of the artwork that she uses as the background for her poetry. I reached out to her and asked if she’d be willing …

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