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Please read through THIS ENTIRE POST upon joining this Community. And, Willkommen, Tervetuloa, Soo dhowow, Hoş geldiniz, Ласкаво просимо, Ngiyanemukela, 歡迎光臨,  Bienvenue,  Welcome!

HI Everyone!

Just wanted to touch base and thank you again for making our Google Hangouts some of the most complimented forums on the web.  We're young and growing and the level of conversation is tops.  

In case you are unsure about how to join our Google Hangouts, here are a few tips:

For our #EConvo  Monday evening Google Hangout events, please RSVP when they are posted here in our Community. The Event Page contains tons of info. And it's on the Event Page where we can see your questions for our panelists and have them respond to you live during the actual event.  

Our #EConvo  Hangouts air live on YouTube so you will always be able to view them Live as we air them.  You do not need a lesson on how to use Google Hangout to do this.  Just watch us live on YouTube as we provide the link every week.  They are also available for replay. I've attached a link to our current playlist of previously aired #Econvo   #HOAs  (Hangouts on Air) here.

In the future, such as with September 22nd's "Relationship Roundtable with Dr. Rhonda," you may actually have a chance to participate in the Hangout with us as a panelist, and of course we will still air Live on YouTube for the broader public audience.  I am happy to train you on the Google Hangout format when you are a panelist with us. Just let me know!

Keep a close eye on your e-mail notifications from this community and the #EConvo  Event for which you choose to RSVP. We will always keep you informed of the YouTube link where to join us. We post the link 15 minutes before the event.  

Also, promote, promote, promote. We're here for you on #TalkItUpTuesdays . Promote your event, entrepreneurial and artistic endeavors, casting notices, latest adventures all here with us! We're a global networking community.  Let us know what you're up to! On Tuesdays! 

And what is everyone up to the weekends?  We have a global community. Please post under "Weekend Plans" in our list of topics so that we may have cool ideas for our travels. Let's share!

So being a part of our #EConvo Monday night Google Hangouts and our EPIPHANY Conversation Google+ Community is simple. Hopefully your EPIPHANY Conversation experience will provide you with numerous benefits beyond imagination.
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Mark, so nice!!  Ditto!
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Kiara Imani Williams “Black History Month Matters Because For Many of Us, It Is the Only History We Have”
The Dr. Vibe Show™: Kiara Imani Williams “Black History Month Matters Because For Many of Us, It Is the Only History We Have”

Kiara Imani Williams talks about her article, Black History Month Matters Because for Many of Us, It Is the Only History We Have.

Kiara Imani Williams is a contributing columnist to the Huffington Post, and a law student at the University of Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in 2011 with a major in political science, specifically focusing on politics in the media. In the past, she has worked for the FCC, MTV Networks, Fox News Networks, Modern Viewpoint Magazine, Disney ABC Television Networks, and the Student Press Law Center. She spends her free time speaking to elementary, middle, and high school students, assuring them that when nurtured, the craziest dreams can turn into the most incredible success stories. She is also in the process of publishing my first children’s book entitled “Follow That Dream”.

Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/1Ej1kkd #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Do You Know What Time It Is…? – February 15, 2015

The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: +Rodney Kellum, +Bill Johnson and Lawrence A. Rasheed.

The panelists discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: 5 Reasons Obama Seems Soft On Race When He’s Not

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Black Future Month – Examining The Current State Of Black Lives And Envisioning Where We Go From Here

The Dr. Vibe Show™: We Speak for Ourselves – Black Digital Power In The 21st Century

The Dr. Vibe Show™: F.B.I. Director Speaks Out On Race And Police Bias

The Dr. Vibe Show™: America’s “Prince” Problem – How Black People – And Art – Became “Devalued”

Check out the conversation, please go to: http://bit.ly/1Mv573y #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Do You Know What Time It Is…? – February 8, 2015

The panelists for last Sunday’s show were +Henri Morris and Lawrence A. Rasheed.

The panelists discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Rethinking The ‘Problems Of Black Marriage’

The Dr. Vibe Show™: African-Americans Need To Find Their Political Muscle

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Diversity In The Classroom – How To Solve The Black Male Teacher Shortage

The Dr. Vibe Show™: The Underpolicing Of Black America

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Living Color – Fathers And Sons Discuss ‘The Talk’

Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/196H0sD #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Live Tonight At 7 P.M. Eastern/4 P.M. Pacific – Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta “The Change You Want! Change Your Mindset and Change Your Life” 

+Yvonne Ruke Akpoveta is an ardent Change Consultant, John C. Maxwell Coach, speaker and author.

Her passion lies in working with individuals, entrepreneurs,and organisations to succeed in their desired goals, thereby elevating them to a higher level of performance.

She is an experienced Management Consultant, trained Coach, and certified Project Manager with a BSc honours in Business Information Technology & Marketing, and an MBA with Warwick Business School, England.

She is an Inspirational and ‘Tell it like it is’ speaker, who is passionate about enabling individuals, entrepreneurs, and organisations excel. As a writer, she frequently contributes articles to a variety of online blogs and print publications worldwide.

Yvonne is multifaceted, having worked with a variety of clients; Small Businesses, Non-Profit organisations, and major Corporations such as JPMorgan Chase, Loblaw, GM, Phillips Consulting, Deloitte & Touché, and British Telecom to deliver strategic and business critical projects.

During her time with these organisations, she has pioneered change and gained invaluable experience in developing individuals and businesses, and taking them forward in realising return on investment. Most of all, her international experience – Europe, Africa and North America – has afforded her exposure to diverse business environments and a proficiency in thinking outside the box.

Yvonne has received awards including; ‘Young Entrepreneur’ of the year from the ‘European Federation of Black Women Business Owners’ and won a Shell live wire business prize award for new business development.

Her greatest reward is helping others achieve success.

Yvonne is an author of three books including The Change Your Want! Change Your Mindset and Change Your Life, and a regular contributor to a variety of print and online publications, and blog sites. When she is not writing professional, personal and business development articles, she explores her creative side in writing true life anecdotes and poetry. She has also written guidebooks on career advancement, kick-starting your business and achieving your goals in 4 weeks.

Ms. Akpoveta will be on our show live tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific.

All you need to listen to the conversation live is:

Desktop/Laptop: All you need to do is go to http://thedrvibeshow.com/ tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific.

Tablet/Smartphone: Tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific, please go to the “Mixlr” player at the bottom of http://thedrvibeshow.com/ and click on “Click To Play”.

You can also provide your comments and questions during the event via Twitter (@drvibeshow#DrVibe) and at our Facebook Fan Page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page.

During our live conversation, you have the opportunity to call in and share with us and ask questions via Skype. If you would like to do this, please call us at: doctorvibe42. If you get through, please be patient and we will get to your call as soon as possible.

For more information, please go to: http://bit.ly/1DY0glz #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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Just shared this with a friend and thought I'd re-share for any women in need. You are not alone. Please pass along our video for the Campaign to end chronic pain in women. #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Dr. Vibe’s Allies “Do Blacks Support Each Other In The Corporate World?"

Join Dr. Vibe’s Allies as they discuss, “Do Blacks support each Other In The Corporate World?”

The guests for the show were: +The Victory Unlimited Show, +Henri Morris, +Clive Henry  and Dr. Marvin Thompson. Wendy Todd joined in for part of the conversation.

Here were some of the conversation topics for the show:
Do Blacks support each other in the corporate landscape? If not, why?

Does where you attended college have a positive or negative reflection when apply for a corporate job?

What have affirmative action and the quota system done to compromise our upward mobility in the corporate world?
What is your definition of the phrase “corporate world”?

What are some of the challenges that blacks face in the corporate world?

Do you think there’s a difference between the male black experience in the corporate world and the female black experience? And if so, what are they?

What do you think are some of the reasons why blacks don’t support each other in the corporate world?

Is there anything that we can learn about the challenges blacks face in the corporate world by observing the Obama Presidency?

Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/16iP73s #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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Welcome to #TalkItUpTuesdays , Everyone! What do you have to share? 
It's Black History Month...I get a wee bit busy but looking forward to filling you in here.  Please join us for our Twitter chat hosted by +Marie Roker-Jones, senior editor of +The Good Men Project and co-hosted by me and www.LittleBrotherFilm.com, and featuring guest Roosevelt Mitchell III, M.ED.  It's our #GoodMenChat on Wed., 9pmEST. See you online and please share!
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Scott Mendelson “Why Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Oscar Snub Matters”

+Scott Mendelson is a longtime box office analysis and film critic who currently writes for Forbes.com. He has plied the trade professionally and informally for nearly ten years, while studying the industry for over twenty-five years going back to his childhood and extending through college and adulthood. He lives in southern California and is married with two kids and a third on the way. Scott specializes in box office punditry, marketing analysis, and film criticism.

Scott talked about his article, Why Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Oscar Snub Matters.

During our conversation, Scott talked about:
– Where did his love of film originate
– His thoughts on the movie Selma
– Why he was not surprised and his reaction to the lack of Oscar nominations for Selma
– The story behind and the reaction to the article
– Reaction to the snub
– His thoughts on the current state of Hollywood
– What are Hollywood insiders saying and what is it going to take for this situation to change
– Do the media have power to change this situation?
– His thoughts on the current state of black in Hollywood
– His message to movie goers who love black films



Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/1ECFOar #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Do You Know What Time It Is…? – January 25, 2015
The Dr. Vibe Show™: Do You Know What Time It Is…? – January 25, 2015

The panelists for last Sunday’s show were: +Henri Morris, +Christopher Norris and Arthur Griffin Jr.

The panelists discussed the following stories:

The Dr. Vibe Show™: White Anxiety And The Futility Of Black Hope

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Did Liberals Put Black America Behind Bars?

The Dr. Vibe Show™: Beyond The Stereotypical Image Of Young Men Of Color

The Dr. Vibe Show™: ‘Selma’ Movie Release, #BlackLivesMatter Debate Inspires Hope For More Media Diversity

The Dr. Vibe Show™: 9 Charts That Force The Question, Does Black Life Matter?


Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/1Bvysom #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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HI Everyone! Hope you had a wonderful Tuesday. There are still a few hours left to sneak in your news for #TalkItUpTuesdays !  I wrote my latest writing assignment in a blog post recently.  I'll repost my news here.  Thanks and have a terrific week! Please share what you're up to!
When 2015 made its debut less than a month ago I was quite excited for several new projects.  One I can share with you now is a new writing assignment I have with NBCBLK.  The new vertical for NBC News, with managing editor Amber Payne, is described as elevating America's conversation about black identity, politics & culture. I was thrilled to help launch its debut with an article on Ava DuVernay. This talented, dedicated and generous...
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#EConvo Conscious. Curious. Connected. Please read through the entire 48 lines of the pinned post upon joining this community. An EPIPHANY Conversation (#EConvo) is the community dialogue that follows the media presentations of EPIPHANY Inc. This Google+ Community invites a global discussion among the inspiring people behind incredible stories. Artists, scientists, business executives, academics, lifestyle experts... Let's Share. Network. Discover your passion. Join our EPIPHANY Conversation. Join our Google Hangouts, after sunset on Monday nights. An EPIPHANY Conversation is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Jason L. Russell “Black Men Run” 

The +Black Men Run mission statement is to encourage health and wellness among African American men by promoting a culture of running/jogging to stay fit resulting in “A Healthy Brotherhood”. It is an independent running group focused on the mission to promote a healthy lifestyle among African American males through participation in recreational running activities.

Recently, Jason L. Russell of +Black Men Run  was on our show.

During our conversation, Jason talked about:

– Some of his background and where did his love for technology come from
– The story behind Black Men Run and how it provides Black Men an opportunity to train and fellowship
– How his father is a positive force in his life
– The work that takes to make Black Men Run a success
– What is holding back many Black men from running
– The concern that he has for African American mens health and how Black men get started running
– The story behind the Black Men Run app and its some of its features and the work it takes to maintain it
– The next step in the journey and how are they maintaining the momentum
– A success story that impacted him
– The reactions from women
– His message for Black to make the most of technology, the importance of Black men taking care of their health

Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/1vvfEq7   #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Stephen Balkaran “Black Struggles and Achievements Black History Month: Why America Must Never Forget”

Stephen Balkaran is currently an Instructor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University (2011-Pres) He has in the past had Professorial appointments at Central Connecticut State University, where he is an Instructor of African American Studies and Coordinator of the Civil Rights Project, which he initiated and developed. (2006-Pres). He has served in the past on the faculty of The University of Connecticut-Waterbury (2005-06), Post University (2003-04) and Capital Community College (1999-03). He has also served as research fellow at Yale’s University, The Human Rights Research Fund working under Black Panther, Civil Rights Activist and Yale Professor of African American Studies, Mrs. Kathleen Cleaver.

He has authored 2 books: ReTracing the Civil Rights Movement and The Continuing Significance of Race. An American Dilemma. His 3rd and forthcoming book is entitled; Broken Promises, Broken Dreams, Disparities and Disappointments: Civil Rights in the 21st Century (September 2015). He has also authored over 40 articles in Academic Journals, Magazines and OP EDs on American Foreign policy, Race Relations, and Public Policy. He has given over 75 conference presentations on his research and publications throughout the United States.

Before launching his academic career, Mr. Balkaran worked for the African National Congress (Nelson Mandela’s ruling party in South Africa) in partnership with the University of Connecticut. He was also a Research Associate for the United Nations in New York, and was a former aide to the CT Secretary of State.

Mr. Balkaran’s educational background spans from the Presentation College in Trinidad, The University of Connecticut, and Quinnipiac University School of Law. Mr. Balkaran currently resides in Hartford, CT. USA.

Recently, Mr. Balkaran was on our show talking about his article, Black Struggles and Achievements Black History Month: Why America Must Never Forget.

During our conversation, Stephen talked about:

– His needs to fight for justice and equality for people of color
– Working for the African National Congress
– The story behind the article
– His thoughts on the significance of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War On Poverty” in 1965
– What is holding back from America from having a discussion about race and what is holding Barack Obama back from leading a discussion on race
– The role each of us has in carrying Black History to the next generation
– His thoughts on the current state of Black America
– His belief that integration failed Black America
– The relationship between lower class and non-lower class African Americans
– Why are African Americans still committed to America

Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/1L8c2fv #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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Nicole Franklin
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Please share your news as we are in another round of #TalkItUpTuesdays . What are you hosting/producing/programming/participating in this week that needs our support?

Tonight, I'll be at ‪#‎LincolnCenter‬ in #NYC for the St. Clair Bourne film In Motion: Amiri Baraka. I'm looking forward to the Q&A with me, co-curator +Michelle Materre, Kathe Sandler and Moikgantsi Ngama. Tell It Like It is, continues! See you there!
http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/in-motion-amiri-baraka
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Live Tonight At 6:00 P.M. Eastern/3:00 P.M. Pacific “The Sports Vibe”

Join Dr. Vibe and W. Brenden Whitted live tonight at 6:00 p.m. Eastern/3:00 p.m. as they chat about some of hot current sports topics including the Super Bowl, the death of former North Carolina Tar Heels coach Dean Smith, the National Basketball Association at the all star break and American high college football players signing with American colleges.

W. Brenden Whitted received his JD and sports certificate from Tulane University. He is a sports radio host for The Sports Shop on 620 am, 99.3 FM, and 96.5 FM in addition to his weekly podcast He’s the Producer, I’m the Host. Additionally, he is a co-editor for Catcrave and has had his writing featured at VerySmartBrothas and Ebony Magazine.

All you need to do to watch the conversation live is to go to http://thedrvibeshow.com/ tonight at 6 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Pacific.

You can also provide your comments and questions during the event via Twitter (@drvibeshow#DrVibe) and at our Facebook Fan Page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page.

For more information, please go to: http://bit.ly/1EWpnst #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Fabienne Colas – 2015 Toronto Black Film Festival 

Cool, international, independent, politically incorrect and eye-opening, the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) is about discovery. TBFF will showcase the most outstanding and most powerful Black films while creating a space to debate major cultural, social and socio-economic issues.

The Toronto Black Film Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world. A dynamic, refreshing and audacious Festival whose ambition is to encourage the development of the independent film industry and to promote more films on the reality of Black people from around the Globe.

The Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) was created in 2013 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a not-for-profit, professional, artistic organization dedicated to promoting Cinema, Art and Culture in Canada and abroad. The Fabienne Colas Foundation is also the creator of the very successful Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF).

After 8 years of continued success, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), presented by Global Montreal, has expanded to the vibrant and beautiful city of Toronto. The inaugural Toronto Black Film Festival was presented by Global Toronto from February 13 to 17, 2013.

The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) was created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation. Formerly the Montreal Haitian Film Festival, the first edition of which consisted of 3 films in 3 days, today the MIBFF has become the youngest and already the largest festival of its kind in Canada thanks to its bilingualism (its films are subtitled in either French or English), its international press coverage, its growing movie-goers base (tens of thousands), the number of countries represented (40 in 2012), the large number of films and premieres presented each year (more than one hundred), as well as the number of distinguished guests who attended (Legendary activist, singer, actor Harry Belafonte, Hollywood Legend Danny Glover, Legendary director Souleymane Cissé, Oscar nominated director Kim Nguyen, Award-winning actress Tantoo Cardinal, Bestselling author and speaker Stedman Graham, Actor and Rapper Bobby Brown, Director Darrell Roodt, Award Winning author Dany Laferriere, Academy Award nominated Director Spike Lee and many more…).

Recently, Ms. Colas came on the show. During our conversation, Ms. Colas talked about:

– How the Montreal International Black Film Festival began ten years ago and how did the the Toronto Black Film Festival got its start
– How did her careeer in film began
– The lack of diversity on the screen in Canada
– The different experiences launching the Montreal Black Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival
– Some of the highlights from this year’s Toronto Black Film Festival
– What it takes to make the Toronto Black Film Festival happen

Check out the conversation at: http://bit.ly/16GtOIY #TalkItUpTuesdays
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Welcome to #TalkItUpTuesdays Everyone! What's your news? Here's ours:

#LittleBrotherFilm

Four of the Little Brother films from EPIPHANY Inc. have helped launch the new channel #FUBUTV! Please read more about us here: 

http://www.nicolefranklin.com/blog/category/were-on-tv-fubu-tv
I've always admired the four guys from Queens story of Daymond John, J. Alexander Martin, Keith Perrin and Carlton Brown starting an iconic clothing line of "For Us By Us" fashion with keen entrepreneurship and focus. Their longevity for more than 20 years has proven this team holds the key to success and J. Alexander Martin, is once again on the cutting edge by bringing multi cultural content to a variety of broadcast channels as CEO...
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All eyes are on #Greece as they may change the financial structure in Europe as we know it with their latest election.  Let's keep watch. #ThisIsVoting  
Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (left) shakes hands with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades before a meeting in Nicosia on February 2, 2015
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Tomorrow- Saturday Jan 31, 2015 I will host a discussion and solutions workshop on Understanding Policing in Communities across the Socio-economic spectrum. We have a dynamic panel lined up! Please join us. All are welcomed. We encourage all participants to get Informed. To Educate. To inspire and Activate. Bring a young person!

1pm- Elmont Memorial Library 700 Hempstead Tpke Elmont NY.
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The Dr. Vibe Show™: Live Tonight At 7 P.M. Eastern/4 P.M. Pacific – Ernest Owens “5 Real Ways To Actually Support Black-Owned Businesses”

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, +Ernest Owens is an award-winning multimedia journalist and Editor in Chief of Au’loni Magazine. A graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, he launched a career in media as a talk radio show host for WQHS Radio and as a video producer and op-ed columnist for The Daily Pennsylvanian. Ernest has interned at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, NBC Philadelphia, and Philadelphia City Council. He is currently a contributing writer for USA Today and The Huffington Post, where he covers a variety of social issues regarding society, race, and entertainment. His work has been featured on Al Jazeera English, The Root, The Oprah Winfrey Network and other media outlets. He is a member of the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, and the Online News Association. His writing and filmmaking has even been honored with the Gold Circle Award by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and a Finalist Award from the Tribeca Film Festival.

Ernest will be live on our show tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific. He will talking about his article, 5 Real Ways to Actually Support Black-Owned Businesses.

All you need to listen to the conversation live is:

Desktop/Laptop: All you need to do is go to http://thedrvibeshow.com/ tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific.

Tablet/Smartphone: Tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific, please go to the “Mixlr” player at the bottom of http://thedrvibeshow.com/ *and click on “Click To Play”.

You can also provide your comments and questions during the event via Twitter (@drvibeshow#DrVibe) and at our Facebook Fan Page at “The Dr. Vibe Show” Facebook Fan Page.

During our live conversation, you have the opportunity to call in and share with us and ask questions via Skype. If you would like to do this, please call us at: doctorvibe42. If you get through, please be patient and we will get to your call as soon as possible.

For more information, please go to: http://bit.ly/15KQMyd #TalkItUpTuesdays  
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